<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - TV, movies, music and celebrity news]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcdfw.com/entertainment/entertainment-news http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.comen-usWed, 28 Jun 2017 16:41:01 -0500Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:41:01 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['Cash Me Ousside' Teen Enters Guilty Pleas in Fla. Court]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:57:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/215*120/062817+danielle+bergoli+court+date+cash+me+ousside.JPG

The South Florida teen that drew worldwide attention on television with her “Cash me Ousside” catchphrase on "Dr. Phil" pleaded guilty to several charges Wednesday.

Fourteen-year-old Danielle Bergoli Peskowitz entered the pleas inside a Delray Beach courthouse, according to NBC affiliate WPTV, on charges that included grand theft, filing a false police report and possession of marijuana. She was not sentenced today.

The charges stemmed from an incident that took place before the Palm Beach County native’s 2016 appearance on Dr. Phillip McGraw's television show, where her catchphrase went viral and she began booking events across the country.

The teen currently lives in Los Angeles with her mother, but her father, Ira Peskowitz, has argued that it is not in her best interest for her to continue in that environment.

“I am the only parent in this relationship with Danielle that is trying to see the best thing for this child,” Peskowitz said outside the courtroom.

Bergoli Peskowitz could face charges as well for a separate battery incident in Lake Worth earlier this year.

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<![CDATA['Fast and Furious' Star Threatens to Leave Franchise]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:43:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/lettyout.jpg

The "Fast and Furious" franchise may have to update its storylines if it wants to keep its lead female actress.

Actress Michelle Rodriguez threatened to leave the billion dollar "Fast and Furious" franchise if the movies do not begin placing greater importance on female characters in an Instagram post on Tuesday.

"I hope they decide to show some love to the women of the franchise on the next one," the actress wrote on the social media platform. "Or I just might have to say goodbye to a loved franchise."

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Rodriguez points to a lack of interaction among female characters as an issue in the film series, according to the New York Daily News. Actresses including Gal Gadot, Charlize Theron, and Helen Mirren have been added to the cast throughout the franchise. Rodriguez's character Letty Ortiz is the love interest of Vin Diesel’s character Dominic Toretto.

The franchise began in 2001 and most recently released its eighth film, "The Fate of the Furious," in April 2017.

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<![CDATA[Girl Power: Young Females Star as Heroes in Action Films, TV]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:16:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/girlpower1.jpg

From the murderous Laura in "Logan" to the mysterious Eleven in "Stranger Things" to the audacious determination of Mija in "Okja," opening Wednesday, powerful young girls are starring in mainstream action fare like never before.

Though Nancy Drew was solving mysteries in the 1930s and Buffy slayed vampires all through high school in the late 1990s, young girls are rarely shown as heroes in programs aimed at general audiences, said Mary Celeste Kearney, director of gender studies and a professor of film, television and theater at University of Notre Dame.

"Girls have seen these figures... but when they've looked to mainstream stuff and what their brothers and their dads and boys are watching, those girls are never there," Kearney said. "And now they are, and that's huge."

It means girls don't have to look to grown up heroes like Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games" or Rey in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Like 10-year-old Elliot on the flying bicycle in "E.T. the Extraterrestrial," now girls are having awesome genre adventures as powerful young kids onscreen.

The Duffer Brothers said gender was never a question when it came to creating the super-powered star character in their Netflix series "Stranger Things." Eleven, played by 13-year-old Millie Bobby Brown, can move things with her mind and is the fascinating secret friend of a group of pre-teen boys in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana.

"Eleven was always a girl. I don't even remember when or why we made that decision except that was always the case," Matt Duffer said in a recent interview. "Eleven was the centerpiece of the show for us always and was always going to be this girl who escaped the lab... I think we liked the idea because it wasn't something we had seen before."

A second little girl is joining the cast for the show's second season, which premieres Oct. 31.

Writer-director Bong Joon Ho intentionally made his central human character a girl in "Okja," an international adventure film named for the genetically engineered six-ton "super pig" at its heart.

"In cartoons or movies, young girls are often portrayed as characters that need to be protected or rescued. I wanted to do the opposite," the filmmaker said in an email. "I liked that a young female character was the unstoppable guardian of a creature, and that she had to charge and break through all obstacles that stood in her way. I liked this feeling."

Played by 13-year-old An Seo Hyun, Mija has grown up with Okja, and risks everything to protect the massive creature when the corporation that sponsored the super-pig program comes to claim its product.

One thing that's missing from "Okja" and the other projects is a stereotypical little girl who needs saving.

"Logan" writer-director James Mangold can't take credit for creating the young female mutant Laura — he mined the character from "X-Men" history. But Mangold cast an exceptional actress, 11-year-old Dafne Keen, and successfully brought a killer female character to the ultra-male world of big-screen superheroes.

He chose to make Laura a child rather than the teenager she is in the comics because of the bond it would allow with Hugh Jackman's character and the shock it might elicit when Laura draws her claws.

Like Hit-Girl in 2010's "Kick-Ass," Laura is a character created in her father's image. She's Wolverine's daughter and has just as much flesh-shredding power as her dad.

"I did think the shocking nature of Laura's ability to kill savagely would be all the more shocking, in a really wonderful way, that it was a girl and not a boy, that that lethalness would be exhibited by this little girl," Mangold said. "I wondered whether we could pull it off, whether the audience would truly believe this level of violence and intensity trapped inside an 11-year-old body. To me that made it even more exciting to put it on the screen."

Mangold said he took care with Laura's character, who's mute for the first half of the film and speaks only Spanish in the second, to "undermine the kind of cute factor of what this young woman would be and allow her to exist as her own unique character."

It's notable, too, that these young heroines are not all embodied by white actresses.

Kearney says it's more than just the "Wonder Woman" effect inspiring these empowered characters: "History has everything to do with this and the gender politics of different historical moments."

The powerful women and girls onscreen reflect more progressive gender attitudes, she said, adding that some writers and producers may have been inspired to create such heroes out of a desire to see more real-life female leaders.

She noted the recent crop of characters all exist in "fantasy narratives," where people can have super powers.

"It's not in our reality; it's in some other reality, and that's really disheartening if you think about it in that way," she said. "Like girls are great as action heroes, but not as president of the United States, not in real life."

Consider that "Billy Elliott," the charming, realistic 2000 independent film about an 11-year-old boy who learns about gender and identity through dance, became a sleeper hit that was adapted for the stage. "The Fits," a similarly realistic, 2016 indie film about an 11-year-old girl who does the same, didn't get the same reception.

Girl action heroes are a start, though, especially ones with mass-market appeal.

"They have a powerful, powerful cultural impact," Kearney said, "which is girls seeing these things and boys seeing girls do these things.... A boy can't go and see 'Logan' and not see a girl as powerful as Logan."

The Duffer Brothers note that Eleven is the show's most popular character and best-selling action figure. Mangold said that when his pre-teen sons visited the set during the making of "Logan," they were more interested in Laura than Wolverine himself.

"They were completely mesmerized by her," he said. "It's really refreshing for everyone to see a kid, especially a young girl, who's not a kewpie doll first or a dimpled smile first, you know? That what's really going on there is someone in conflict, someone who's searching for something, someone who's capable — someone also, by the way, in my film who ends up offering pretty intense advice and wisdom and stability."

<![CDATA[#Ham4All: Sing 'Hamilton' Online, Donate to Immigrant Orgs]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:39:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/armus-lin-manuel.jpg

"Hamilton" star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is challenging fans to raise money for immigrant support organizations in what could be the next viral internet sensation.

In honor of Immigrant Heritage Month, the #Ham4All challenge dares participants to sing their favorite song from the hit Broadway musical, post it on social media, and donate to the Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition while challenging friends to do the same.

The coalition, which is named after a song from Miranda's musical, includes 12 nonprofits that support immigrants and refugees in the U.S. through legal support and advocacy.

A $10 donation enters fans in a raffle for two VIP tickets to the opening night of "Hamilton" in Los Angeles, plus airfare and hotel, with more entries for higher donations.

Celebrity participants to date include Shonda Rhimes, Ben Stiller and Steph and Ayesha Curry.

"With each one, I keep getting overwhelmed," Miranda said during an appearance on the "Today" show.

Following the viral (and medical) success of the Ice Bucket Challenge three years ago, Miranda's challenge connects the immigrant story at the heart of his musical to some of the ways it's been used in recent political activism against President Donald Trump's travel ban.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Steve Carell Plays 'Blow Your Mind']]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:33:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-06-28-at-4.19.11-AM.jpg

Steve Carell and Jimmy Fallon take turns guessing whether mind-blowing facts are true or false, getting blasted in the face with an air cannon for every wrong answer.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Steve Carell Loved His 80s Fashion]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:18:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-06-28-at-4.17.23-AM.jpg

Steve Carell talks to Jimmy Fallon about "Despicable Me 3" and the movie's 1980s-style villain who reminds him of the fashions he was obsessed with back in the day.

<![CDATA['Late Night': Joy Behar Dishes on the Trump-Maples Wedding]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:14:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-06-28-at-4.10.04-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers chats with Joy Behar, who talks about her like-hate relationship with President Donald Trump. She also reveals details about Trump's lavish wedding to Marla Maples in 1993.

<![CDATA['Late Night': Checking in With the Private Prison System]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:09:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-06-28-at-4.06.46-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers checks in with how the private prison system is doing and takes a look at how President Donald Trump is doing in his promise to boost it.

<![CDATA[Top Celeb Pics: DNCE Performs at 'Isle of MTV']]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:37:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-802144312.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities.

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<![CDATA[I'll Be Back: Baldwin to Return Trump Impersonation to 'SNL']]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:36:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/alextrumpsatire.jpg

Alec Baldwin said in an interview with CNN on Monday he would return to "Saturday Night Live" this fall to continue his impersonation of President Donald Trump.

"Yeah, we're going to fit that in. I think people have enjoyed it," Baldwin said.

The 17-time "SNL" host's impersonation led to the surge in viewership of the late night show, which had its most-viewed season in 23 years. Baldwin's original stint on the show was meant to last until the election. Trump has repeatedly criticized "SNL" on his Twitter account.

Baldwin was in New York City promoting his new film, "Blind," which comes to theaters July 14.

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<![CDATA[Nicki Minaj Gets the Key to Queens]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:48:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nickikey.jpg

She'll never have to worry about getting locked out of her hometown.

On Monday, Nicki Minaj was presented with the key to the Queens, the borough in New York City.

“This is a #MajorKeyAlert I just got the #KeyToTheCity” she tweeted yesterday, less than 24 hours after a devastating loss to rival Remy Ma at the BET Awards.

Although she was born in Trinidad and Tobago, Minaj considers herself a proud native of the Jamaica neighborhood in Queens.

As a teen, the rapper attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Arts, where she was able to foster her passion for music.

Minaj has never been shy about sharing where she got her start. She even made sure to include a shoutout to her beloved hometown on the song “Moment 4 Life.”

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Pharrell Wiliams Plays 'Name That Song']]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:17:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-06-27-at-4.15.44-AM.jpg

Pharrell Williams and Jimmy Fallon go head-to-head trying to correctly guess random songs The Roots play one instrument at a time.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Williams' Triplets Harmonize When They Cry]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:08:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-06-27-at-4.05.00-AM.jpg

Pharrell Williams chats with Jimmy Fallon about becoming a father to triplets and demonstrates his assembly line-style parenting.

<![CDATA['Late Night': A Look at the CBO Report on GOP's Health Bill]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:43:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-06-27-at-3.40.33-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers discusses the Congressional Budget Office's recent report on the GOP's Senate health care bill, which the CBO said would leave 22 million more people uninsured.

<![CDATA['Late Night': Presidential Tweets 'Back in My Day']]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:30:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/216*120/Screen+Shot+2017-06-27+at+3.28.35+AM.png

Seth Meyers reminisces about the good ol' past when the president didn't tweet and a movie called "The Mummy" starred Brendan Fraser instead of Tom Cruise.

<![CDATA[Fans Gather at King’s Cross for Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:04:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Fans_Gather_for_Harry_Potter_20th_Anniversary-149850715002400001.jpg

Two decades after J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone," fans are flocking to King’s Cross station to celebrate the boy wizard and his adventures.

<![CDATA[Rihanna Urges World Leaders to #FundEducation]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:03:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Rihanna20.jpg

Rihanna is known for calling people out on social media, but this time she’s doing it for a good cause.

Over the past week, the singer has been tweeting world leaders urging them to “#FundEducation” as part of her work with the Global Partnership for Education.

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So far Rihanna has tweeted at French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Argentine president Mauricio Macri, and the press secretary for German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Her goal is to get heads of state to commit $3.1 billion dollars to help educate children in developing nations.

The push comes ahead of the annual G20 summit, a meeting of the 20 major world economies. The forum will take place July 7-8, in Hamburg, Germany.


Rihanna also urged her fans to join her in reaching out to the G20 members. 

This is not the first time Rihanna has done philanthropic work for education. Last year, after being appointed as global ambassador to champion education for the Global Partnership for Education, she visited Malawi to help teach math and fundraise. She also started a scholarship to help international students coming to the United States for college.

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<![CDATA['Spider-Man: Homecoming' Director on Helming Blockbuster]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:38:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/spideydirector.jpg

One of the summer's most anticipated films, "Spider-Man: Homecoming," hits theaters on July 7. We caught up with director Jon Watts during a recent junket in New York where he discussed working with an all-star cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Micheal Keaton and Marisa Tomei, and the confines of working within the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe.

You’re only a few years removed from working on television projects and doing smaller, independent films. How do you leap from that to helming a summer blockbuster of a multi-million dollar franchise in just a few year's time?

Watts: I guess I just tried to not think about it too much so that my head wouldn’t explode. 

Q: The film stars Oscar winner Marisa Tomei and Oscar nominees Robert Downey Jr. and Michael Keaton. But it largely rests on shoulders of actors  like Tom Holland and a few others who are barely old enough to vote. Is that a difficult challenge as a director working with actors of vastly different experience levels?

Watts: Weirdly... no. If anything it was like a fun reminder for everyone on both sides of the flag. Oh... this is what it's like when you’re a pro and you’re totally professional and also this is what its like when it’s totally brand new and it's the most fun thing in the world and it's overwhelming. It was actually a nice balance to have those two extremes in the same place.

Were there any particular restraints put on you considering this film has to fit within the framework of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Watts: You know nothing that I wanted to do ever came into conflict with anything else that might be happening in the MCU. I think it was particularly beneficial for me because my story is about a kid who wants to be a larger part of the world and isn’t allowed to be yet. So if anything the overlaps aren’t happening yet. It’s like a jigsaw puzzle with a piece that’s an extra piece that you don’t need yet. His story is its own very separate part.

Where would you like to see the story go next?

Watts: I have some vague ideas of things I’d like to see. Peter is just a sophomore now. He still has a lot of room to grow and I feel like we're just scratching the surface of what kind of story we can tell. But we’ll have to see what happens in 'Avengers: Infinity War' too.

You draw any inspiration from the earlier reboots staring Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield?

Watts: Those movies were great. They were always something that were sort of in the back of my head. But what was nice was we got to skip so much of what they had to do. We got to skip the origin story. If anything it was just trying to do things that weren’t in those movies because they did them so well, we felt like let's try to do something new and show people things they haven’t seen before.

Were you a comic book guy before this film or did you have to immerse yourself in the subject matter?

Watts: Now that I know real comic book guys I would never claim that I was a comic book guy. I can’t even hold a candle. But I did completely immerse myself in the world and learn as much as I could. Now I think I think I could say that I am… at least for Spider-Man.

You were working with heavyweights of the industry in Downey, Keaton and Tomei. What's that experience like for a relatively young director?

Watts: You have to be on your toes. You have to have an idea of what you want as a director and make sure you’re being clear. Because... you talk to Micheal Keaton about something and you walk away and you’re like.. did I make any sense or did I just sound like a complete idiot. You just really try to do your homework so you can answer any question they may ask and just be there to support them and make everyone feel safe... safe to make a mistake or safe to try some thing different or new or follow a tangent and see if they can come up with something better. You just try to protect them.

And the film largely rests on young Tom Holland.  What was it like working with him this early in his career?

Watts: It was great. Tom and I... I think both feel like we were in the same boat. He’s never been the lead of a movie and certainly never had to be the face of a huge franchise. I’ve certainly never done anything this big before either so we were in it together. I think we have a pretty good bond as a result.

What was the most challenging part of the shoot for you?

Watts: It's all challenging because so much of it was new and things I hadn’t done before. The biggest surprise for me was the pace. I’ve never done one thing for this long. I’ve never shot that many days in a row. Just keeping up your energy level and staying focused and not burning out. Just being as enthusiastic at the end as you were at the beginning was something I had to be really conscious about.

What's your takeaway been from this whole experience?

Watts: I don’t know yet. Hopefully that doesn’t seem like a cop out answer but I truly don’t know. Once this all calms down for a second and then I’m gonna see what my perspective is but right now I feel like I’m still swinging through the air.

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<![CDATA[Bear and Cub Take Dip to Cool Off]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:02:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-06-23-10h45m26s94.jpg

A mama bear and her cub took a dip in a cool spring in Chico, California, to get some relief from the triple digit temperatures. The owner of the property, Marc Miller, set up the camera in hopes of spotting a mountain lion after seeing some big cat tracks nearby. Instead, video captured the bear family cooling off.

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<![CDATA[From 'Potter' to 'Twilight,' 15 Years of Kids' Bestsellers]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:19:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-51550352.jpg Children's literature is full of all kinds of stories, packed with wizards and vampires, adventure and love. Which ones topped the charts? Check out the best-selling kids' books of the last 15 years.

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<![CDATA[Photos: Star-Studded 2017 BET Awards, Red Carpet]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:52:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/AP_17177144707481.jpg Hosted by "Saturday Night Live" fan-favorite Leslie Jones, the 2017 BET Awards telecast took place live at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 25.

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