<![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-usFri, 20 Jan 2017 18:48:07 -0600Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:48:07 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['Celebrity Apprentice' Star Ricky Williams Stopped By Police]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:35:28 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rickywilliamsprofile.jpg

"Celebrity Apprentice" cast member Ricky Williams, a former NFL running back, says he was racially profiled and the victim of an illegal police search walking near his hotel in Tyler, Texas, earlier this month.

Williams said he was in town for an awards banquet when the incident occurred. Williams discussed the altercation during a radio interview with The Dudley & Bob + Matt Show on KLBJFM.

One of the officers even commented that the former Miami Dolphin "looked like Ricky Williams." Williams can be heard on the police video that captured the incident saying "I am Ricky Williams."

You can hear the entire radio interview here.

"We got to the hotel and there were four hours before an event so I decided to go for a walk. Right outside of the hotel there's a little wooded area so I started walking over there," Williams said. "There's houses not too far away and I heard a dog barking and I realized in that moment I'm a black man and I'm walking in the South and and there's a dog barking. I turn and head back toward the hotel and a police car pulls up toward me and I thought 'ok'"

Williams said the four officers questioned him and searched his pockets after asking him what he was doing in the area. Williams was not handcuffed during the incident, but detained and questioned for several minutes.

Williams said he started getting upset as the questioning continued.

"They said calm down. I said you don't know what it's like to be a black man. This is not the first time cops have harassed me when I haven't done anything," Williams said.

Tyler police released the following statement to KLTV.com regarding  the incident.

"On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at approximately 3:30 p.m. Tyler Police received a call from a resident in the 8200 block of Yale in reference to a suspicious person behind his fence line in his backyard. The caller stated that his dog was barking in his backyard as if someone was back there. The caller then observed a black male, wearing all black, crouched down behind his wire fence in a green belt area that backed up to the Courtyard Marriott.

"The homeowner made verbal contact with the subject who asked the owner if he was looking for his dog. The subject then continued a short distance to the north climbing over the fence into the Colonial Hills Baptist Church rear parking lot. After the subject left the area the homeowner called the police.

"While checking the area police contacted a construction worker with Saltgrass Steak House and were advised that a person matching the description had been seen in the area. The worker stated that the person picked up a tape measure and was going to walk off with it. He told the subject that the property did not belong to him and it was returned.

"Around 4 p.m. officers located a subject matching the description provided by the caller just north of the Courtyard Marriott. Officers conducted a short investigation in reference to the suspicious person call. During the course of the interview, officers identified the individual as Ricky Williams. After obtaining all of the necessary information officers completed the contact with Mr. Williams. No further action was taken by officers."

Williams did not indicate if he would pursue legal action against the police department.

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<![CDATA[Top Red Carpet Looks: 2017 Golden Globes Arrivals]]> Sun, 08 Jan 2017 20:20:24 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/simone-gg.jpg Take a look at some of the best red carpet looks from the 74th Golden Globe awards.

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<![CDATA['Dark Knight' Fans Say Trump Channeled Bane During Speech]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:12:02 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/trumpbane.jpg

"The Dark Knight Rises" star Tom Hardy has a fan in the White House.

Social media erupted Friday following President Donald Trump's inaugural speech following one particular quote during his 16-minute address.

“Today, we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the people,” Trump said.

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While not a word for word poach, several inauguration viewers thought that portion of the speech sounded oddly familiar. The quote is reminiscent of a scene in "The Dark Knight Rises," after super villain Bane has apparently vanquished Batman, overrun the city government and police, and stands in front of the hoards of Gotham.

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“We take Gotham from the corrupt! The rich! The oppressors of generations who have kept you down with myths of opportunity, and we give it back to you, the people,” Bane says.

The similarities between the two quotes did not go unnoticed.

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<![CDATA[Best-Dressed Couples on the Golden Globes Red Carpet]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 10:54:08 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/AP_17009017897311-gg.jpg Take a look at these couples on the 2017 Golden Globes red carpet.

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<![CDATA['House of Cards' New Trailer Coincides With Inauguration]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:26:26 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/houseofcardsteaser.jpg

Timing, they say, is everything.

So it may not be a coincidence that Netflix debuted a menacing new trailer Friday to coincide with President Donald Trump's inauguration festivities.

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The 28-second teaser features an ominous music score with the sounds of children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. As the camera pans back, it reveals anupside down American flag in front of the U.S. Capitol.

"House of Cards" returns to Netflix on May 30.

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<![CDATA[Conway Dons 'Trump Revolutionary Wear' for Inauguration]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:57:18 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/trumprevolutionarywear.jpg

Donald Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway sported a "Trump revolutionary wear" outfit for the inauguration ceremony on Friday, she told NBC. 

"It's just Gucci," an elated Conway told NBC about the red, white and blue outfit prior to the ceremony Friday morning. 

"It's revolutionary wear!" the former Trump campaign manager then said. "Trump revolutionary wear!" 

Conway then danced and playfully saluted after explaining her outfit. 

Conway's style drew some ribbing on Twitter, with users pointing out how colonial the outfit looks. 

"@KellyannePolls goes 4 #revolutionary look at the #Inauguration Auditioning 4 @Hamiltonthemusical? #nutcracker?" wrote Karyn Miller-Medzon. 

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<![CDATA[Malia Obama Lands Internship With Hollywood Producer: Report]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:41:14 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/maliaharvey.jpg

Her father may be out of a job, but Malia Obama's career appears to be taking off.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the eldest daughter of former President Barack Obama has secured an internship with mega-Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Malia Obama is no stranger to working behind the scenes on a film set. She previously interned on the HBO show "Girls."

THR reports Obama, 18, is expected to begin work in the New York office of The Weinstein Co. in February, following the former first family's vacation in Palm Springs.

Over the past decade, Weinstein's company has produced a handful of critically acclaimed blockbuster films, including "Django Unchained," "The King's Speech," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Inglourious Basterds."

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<![CDATA[Shia LaBeouf Vows 4-Year-Long Anti-Trump Livestream Event]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:19:27 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/trumpshia.jpg

Leave it to Hollywood resident bad boy Shia LaBeouf to find a unique way to voice his displeasure with the incoming Donald Trump administration.

Starting at 9 a.m. Friday LaBeouf began what he described as a 4-year anti-Trump livestream of performance art entitled "HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US." From a set-up near New York's Museum of the Moving Image, participants are invited to place themselves in front of a camera and say the words "he will not divide us." The footage will then be compiled and broadcast live on the web at hewillnotdivide.us.

LaBeouf pledges the piece will be in operation 24 hours a day for the duration of President Trump's time in office.

One person who's already participated is Will Smith's son Jaden.  

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<![CDATA['Late Night' Writers Can't Agree on the Women's March]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:16:26 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e055_475_womensmarch_20170119_1200x675_858923075646.jpg Host Seth Meyers asks three of his writers why they are attending the Women's March, but none of them are on the same page about what the demonstration is for.]]> <![CDATA[A Closer Look at Trump Preparing to Take Office]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:35 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e055_475_closerlook_20170119_1200x675_858921027586.jpg Host Seth Meyers, the night before Donald Trump's "landmark" inauguration, discusses how the "least popular incoming president in modern history" is getting ready. ]]> <![CDATA[Aziz Ansari Dramatically Reads Bad Yelp Reviews]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:35:09 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e071_606_yelpreviews_20170119_1200x675_858923075660.jpg Aziz Ansari and host Jimmy Fallon take turns reading real Yelp reviews and replies with a dramatic flourish.]]> <![CDATA[Aziz Ansari Is Donald Trump's Favorite Comedian]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:58:26 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e071_606_azizansari_trump_20170119_1200x675_858912835966.jpg Aziz Ansari chats with host Jimmy Fallon about what it was like working on his SNL monologue at a comedy club where Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer, Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock happened to drop by.]]> <![CDATA[Spiked! Lee Dumps Michele Over Inauguration ]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:22:49 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/leemichele.jpg

Spike Lee originally had plans for Chrisette Michele's song "Black Girl Magic" in his upcoming Netflix series "She's Gotta Have It."

Scratch that.

After hearing about her participation in President-elect's Donald Trump inauguration concert, Lee ditched Michele in an Instagram post.

"I Wuz Sorry To Read That "Sistuh Girl" Is Singin' At DT's Inauguration (And To Use His Fav Word-SAD). I Wuz Thinkin' 'bout Using Chrisette's Song- BLACK GIRL MAGIC In My Netflix Series SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT.... NOT ANYMORE. And Dat's Da Truth, Ruth," Lee wrote.

On Thursday, Michele defended her decision to perform in an open letter posted on social media. 

"I am willing to be a bridge. I don't mind 'These Stones', if they allow me to be a voice for the voiceless," Michele wrote. 

"Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, 'Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about what matters.' I am here, representing you, because this is what matters," she continued. 

Lee is known for his political stance in his projects. "She's Gotta Have It" will be based on his 1986 film of the same name. 

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<![CDATA[Why Kanye Isn't in Inauguration]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:06:50 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/trump+kanye.png

Despite being famous friends, President-elect Donald Trump’s team passed on considering Kanye West as a performer for his inauguration Friday.

Tom Barrack, the chair of Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee, told CNN's Erin Burnett on Wednesday that the controversial hip-hop mogul was not the right fit for such an event. 

"He considers himself a friend of the president-elect, but it's not the venue,” Barrack told CNN. “The venue we have for entertainment is filled out, it's perfect, it's going to be typically and traditionally American."

Country music star Toby Keith, actor Jon Voight and rock band 3 Doors Down are among the “traditionally American” entertainers slated to perform. Several prominent artists had publicly declined to participate in Trump's inauguration festivities.

“Kanye is a great guy but we just haven't asked him to perform,” Barrack said in his interview with CNN. “We move on with our agenda."

Military bands will also participate, and a fireworks show will follow the "Welcome Celebration."

Trump and West made headlines in December for what many perceived to be an unusual friendship after being photographed together. West was one of several black celebrities Trump met with to talk about issues facing inner city African-Americans.

West refused to comment with reporters after the meeting, instead saying only "I just want to take a picture right now" as he posed for pictures with Trump.

Trump said the two were meeting as "just friends" and were talking about "life."

"He's doing well, he's a good man," he said. 

Trump added, "we've been friends for a long time." 

West announced last year at the Video Music Awards that he would run for president in 2020. That means he would face Trump if the president-elect seeks a second term. After meeting with Trump, West hashtagged a tweet #2024, the first time someone would be able to run for president outside of a possible two-term Trump presidency.

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<![CDATA[Grammy Award Winner Anita Baker Announces Retirement ]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:03:55 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bakerretire.jpg

This songstress will sing no more.

On Jan. 12, in a series of tweets, Grammy Award winner Anita Baker decided to put the speculation about her retirement from music to rest by tweeting "Lotta rumours out there. No. Tour. No CD. #Retired."

Just two weeks ahead of her 59th birthday, Baker also tweeted "retirement was 1 of many goals/dreams #SuchaBlessing."

Baker started her career in 1979 with soul group Chapter 8. Baker eventually rose to fame following the release of her second album, "Rapture,"which includes the single "Sweet Love." The song won a Grammy for Best Single in 1987.

Baker received eight Grammy Awards for her works. She also retires with five platinum albums and one gold album.

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<![CDATA[Springsteen Plays 'Secret' Farewell Concert For Obama Staff]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:01:22 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bossobama.jpg

The Boss sent them out with a bang.

Bruce Springsteen staged a sort of secret acoustic concert at the White House in January to reward President Barack Obama's staff for their hard work over the past eight years, Backstreets revealed Wednesday

Backstreets.com, the online home of Backstreets Magazine, has been covering the music of Bruce Springsteen and Jersey Shore artists for more than 30 years.

The 15 song setlist (see below) ran the gamut of Springsteen's hits over the years. 

"Bruce opened with a very brief note of thanks to the President and the staff who were being honored before launching into "Working on the Highway," Backstreets reported. "That opener led into an incredible "Growin' Up" for a lively start, but not much of the set was so upbeat, with haunting readings of songs like "My Hometown," "My Father's House," and "Devils & Dust." The mood in the room the whole night — both reception and concert — was not exactly somber, but it wasn't festive, either. It was elegiac, I'd say. There was a clear sense of something ending."


Working on the Highway

Growin' Up

My Hometown

My Father's House

The Wish

Thunder Road

The Promised Land

Born in the U.S.A.

Devils & Dust

Tougher Than the Rest (with Patti Scialfa)

If I Should Fall Behind (with Patti Scialfa)

The Ghost of Tom Joad

Long Walk Home

Dancing in the Dark

Land of Hope and Dreams

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<![CDATA[See It: New 'Logan' Trailer Reveals More of Hero's Grim Fate]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:37:42 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/logantrailer.jpg

March 3rd can't get here soon enough.

The latest 'Logan' trailer reveals a bit more about our claw-wielding X-man's traveling companion. She's a little girl played by Dafne Keen who has a set of claws all her own and apparently an attitude that rivals even that of Wolverine.

The plotline takes place in the near future, where a weary Logan is caring for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But his attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

The film co-stars Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook and Stephen Merchant.

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<![CDATA[Oscar De La Hoya's Ex-Big Bear Training Site Sells for $1.5M]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:45:27 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/knbc-oscar-de-la-hoya-big-bear-cabin-tn-2.jpg The former Big Bear training camp of boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya has switched hands again.

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<![CDATA[See It: Ellen Pays Final Tribute to President Obama]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:09:09 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ellenobamatribute.jpg

In honor of President Obama’s last day in office, Ellen DeGeneres shows a different perspective of his farewell address which many people didn’t see on Thursday, January 19th.

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Plus DeGeneres, who was the recipient of a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016, thanks President Obama for personally changing her life and for his fight for equal rights.

Watch as DeGeneres reminisces about all the fun she’s had with President Obama and the First Lady over the past eight years.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Amber Says What?]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:49:03 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e054_474_ambersayswhat_20170118_1200x675_858050115876.jpg Seth Meyers couldn't deliver all the news, so his writer Amber helps out. And she's got something to say about Michael Jackson, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump.]]> <![CDATA['Late Night': Michael Keaton Didn't Know He Was a Guest]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:51:41 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e054_474_michaelkeaton_guest_20170118_1200x675_858048579747.jpg As host Seth Meyers introduces his guests for the show, he confuses one of them. Michael Keaton, sitting in the audience, thought he was just supposed to attend the "Late Night" taping.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight Show': Ramen Challenge With James McAvoy]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:34:24 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e070_605_ramenchallenge_20170118_1200x675_858048579686.jpg 'Split' star James McAvoy and host Jimmy Fallon race to be the first to finish three four-foot-long ramen noodles and three shots of sake, while the loser has to put on a mystery costume and dance.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight Show': Nick Offerman Recites a Poem]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:52:43 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e070_605_nickofferman_poem_20170118_1200x675_858046019951.jpg In honor of the cozy season, Nick Offerman reads a heartfelt poem dedicated to firewood.]]> <![CDATA[Disney Reveals Hidden Links Between Pixar Movies ]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:08:10 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP090514050419.jpg

Walt Disney Co. has all but confirmed the most feverish of movie fans' conspiracy theories: All of the Pixar movies do, in fact, exist in the same universe, run by an evil corporation inside Buckingham Palace, NBC News reported.

In two promotional videos published over the weekend — one on Disney's own Facebook page and one on the Facebook page for "Toy Story" — Disney thoroughly ties together nearly all of the Pixar movies.

The videos connect "A Bug's Life" to "Toy Story" to "Monsters, Inc." to "Finding Nemo" to "The Incredibles" to "Cars" to "Wall-E" to "Ratatouille," all the way up to the most recent features, "Inside Out" and "Finding Dory." For example, Riley, the homesick protagonist of "Inside Out," makes an appearance in "Finding Dory."

Lots of other connections have been noted, but none is more compelling than BnL, which stands for Buy n Large. The Walmart-like corporation grows so big in the Pixar universe that by the time "Wall-E" (which the company manufactured) rolls around, it is a ghost company that used to run the universe. For example, the batteries used in the toys in the "Toy Story" are made by BnL.

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<![CDATA[Top Celeb Pics: People's Choice Awards ]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:53:19 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/AP_17019174855084.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities.

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<![CDATA[Photographer Accidentally Captures Stunning NY Proposal]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:10:07 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/couple+park+proposal.jpg

He wasn't paid to be there, but a hobby photographer from New Jersey may have accidentally captured the perfect New York marriage proposal photograph.

James Tran took a trip into Brooklyn on Saturday to take pictures of the Brooklyn Bridge Park on a snowy day.

Instead of capturing the cold, he stumbled upon a romantic marriage proposal. 

"As I was walking around, I noticed a bunch of people gathered," he said.

"As I got a bit closer to investigate, I saw an aisle assembled from candles and rose petals, with people standing on each side with roses. Immediately, I knew there was about to be a proposal."

He said he stuck around for the next few minutes as the woman was led by a friend down the makeshift aisle, being handed a rose by each person.

Tran said he snapped a photo as the woman reached the love heart made from flowers on the icy ground. The beautiful image shows the happy couple inside the heart, with the Brooklyn Bridge wreathed in mist behind.

"She said yes, and cheers ensued," Tran recalled.

"But afterwards they seemed busy receiving hugs and kisses, so I didn't get their contact information."

Keen to send the couple his accidental engagement photographs, he went to the web.

Tran posted one of the photos he captured to community discussion website Reddit, asking for help finding the lovebirds.

By Wednesday morning, a man on the site had come forward to say he was the person in the photograph.

Tran was verifying whether the person was the subject of his photo, and planned to send the couple a range of photographs to remember the special day by.

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<![CDATA[Caitlyn Jenner to Attend Trump Inauguration: Report]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:34:58 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CaitlynJenner-AP_35986543168.jpg

Caitlyn Jenner will attend President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday “to bring attention to LGBTQ causes,” People magazine reports.

Jenner, 67, is going to the event as a guest of the American Unity Fund, a conservative LGBTQ rights advocacy organization.

“Caitlyn has been a Republican all her life and she sees this as an opportunity to represent and defend the LGBTQ community within her own party,” a source close to Jenner told People, adding, “She has no problem speaking out if Republicans fail to protect equal rights.”

The “I Am Cait” star, meanwhile, offered to serve as a bridge between Republicans and the LGBTQ community, tweeting Wednesday: "Republicans need help understanding LGBTQ issues and I'm here to help!"

In April, Trump said he supported transgender people using whatever bathroom they choose during an interview on the "Today" show. A few days later, Jenner made a video of herself going into the women's bathroom at New York's Trump International Hotel and Tower. 

"A trans woman in New York, I gotta take a pee. Anyway... Oh my God, Trump International Tower, I love this," Jenner says in her Facebook video. "OK, last week Donald Trump said I could take a pee anywhere in a Trump facility. I am gonna go take a pee in the ladies' room."

Jenner, who was formerly known as Bruce Jenner, made her name and gender change official in September 2015.

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<![CDATA['Baskets': A Clown Only a Mother Could Love]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:40:34 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/175*120/emmy-37-GettyImages-505082218_master.jpg

When Louie Anderson won an Emmy last year, he followed in the footsteps of many performers by giving a familial shout-out: "Mom! We did it!"

But Anderson owed special thanks to his late mother, whose figurative house slippers he walks in to portray put-upon matriarch Christine Baskets in FX' "Baskets."

The dark comedy, starring Zach Galifianakis as a depressed clown, returns Thursday for a second season to wring laughter from melancholy. 

That might not sounding like a rousing endorsement, but "Baskets" in an oddly compelling first season, put its own balloon-animal twist on the sad-clown genre.

We learned, via flashbacks, how Chip Baskets' dreams of becoming a serious artiste were raised and dashed by his misadventure as a student at a precious Parisian clowning school (L'Académie de Clown Française). 

He's forced to return to his sleepy California hometown, trailed by a reminder of his grand illusion and loss: his too-beautiful-for-him French wife (Sabina Sciubba) who wed him for a green card – and to spite her father, a wealthy entertainer. 

Baskets becomes a rodeo clown, getting laughed at as he's chased and knocked around by bulls. Outside the dusty ring, he's overshadowed by his shrill, modestly successful twin brother Dale (Galifianakis in a dual role). While his absent wife mocks him by phone and siphons what little money he has, Baskets treats Martha (a wonderfully deadpan Martha Kelly), a sweet local sad sack with a crush on him, much the same way.

But it's Christine who sheds the only modicum of light amid this slow-motion gloom. She’s powered by love and denial as she tries to get the family to post for happy photos, snapped with one of the disposable cameras she bought in bulk at Costco.

“Baskets” might be about a clown, but the show is a balancing act. While aggressively unlikable characters have become a sitcom staple, from “Seinfeld” to “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” pathetic, gradually unraveling protagonists are far from guaranteed long-term laugh-getters.

Anderson earned his Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Emmy by never falling into stunt-casting gimmickry. His funny, yet sensitive portrayal grounds the bleak “Baskets” landscape in humanity – no more so than when the dysfunctional family awkwardly comes together during Christine’s brush with death. 

At the end of last season, Chip hopped a boxcar to nowhere, more like hobo than a clown. But previews show back him at home with Christine, who asks perhaps the defining question of the series as she dutifully sews him a new costume: “What kind of clown do you think you are?”

Chip replies: "A dead-inside clown."

The two actors give life to a show that's hard to watch at times, but harder to keep your eyes away from – especially when Louie Anderson channels his mom.

Jere Hester is Director of News Products and Projects at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He is also the author of "Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family." Follow him on Twitter.

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<![CDATA[Chrisette Michele to Perform at Trump Inauguration]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:42:19 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/chrisettetrump.jpg

Chrisette Michele, who won the Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance in 2009, has reportedly signed on to perform at President-elect Donald Trump's Inauguration Friday. And some of her fans are less than thrilled, including the bandleader from "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon." 

Questlove Gomez tweeted he would "pay" Michele not to perform at the event. The singer joins a group that includes 16-year-old "America’s Got Talent" contestant Jackie Evancho, country singer Toby Keith and post-grunge band 3 Doors Down.

Broadway star Jennifer Holliday backed out as an inaugural performer last week, saying she did not realize that her participation would be interpreted as a statement of support for Trump.

Holliday, best known for her Tony-winning role in Broadway's "Dreamgirls," faced pressure from her gay, lesbian and black fans when it was announced she would sing at a Thursday concert at Washington's Lincoln Memorial.

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<![CDATA['This Is Us' Cast Discusses Surprising Reveals]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:22:50 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/this-is-us1.jpg Chrissy Metz and Milo Ventimiglia break down Thursday's episode, which touches on everything from the emotional fallout of Jack and Rebecca losing one of the triplets to Kate deciding it's time to take a break from her relationship with Toby.

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<![CDATA['Will & Grace' Returning to NBC for 10 Episode Run]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:32:38 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/willgracewill.jpg

They're back. "Will & Grace" is returning to NBC.

The show, which ran originally on NBC from 1998 to 2006, and stars Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes, is returning for a 10-episode limited run in 2017-18.

It was one of the first broadcast programs to feature gay series regulars.

Series stars Messing and Hayes took to social media Wednesday to announce the news via a NBC trailer that references everything from the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie split to Trump and the "Basket of Deplorables."

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"We're thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest, and most defining comedies in NBC history is coming back," NBC's Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. "This groundbreaking series for everything from gay rights to social and political commentary— all disguised as a high-speed train of witty pop culture — is coming back where it belongs."

The cast most recently reunited in September to shoot a 10-minute episode related to the presidential election.

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<![CDATA[M. Night is Back: 'Split' a True Horror Showcase for McAvoy]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:13:35 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/splitcast.jpg

Four words horror fans thought they may never hear: M. Night is back.

Shyamalan busted out of the gates in 1999 with "The Sixth Sense," and had popular, if uneven, followups with "Unbreakable" and "Signs." But the director fell out of favor with horror fans after clunkers like "Lady in the Water," "The Happening," and "The Village."

But Shyamalan produced genuine shocks in 2015 with "The Visit" and he's done it again with "Split," a film starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley and a tour de force by James McAvoy... and James McAvoy... and James McAvoy... and James McAvoy.

Mild spoilers ahead.

McAvoy stars as a man suffering from multiple personalities who kidnaps Taylor-Joy and two classmates in broad daylight and entraps them in a dungeon. The cat and mouse that ensues as the girls attempt to outwit their captor(s) produces genuine shocks that harks back to Shyamalan's earlier works.

We caught up with the cast of "Split" as they discussed the challenges of making the film.

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<![CDATA[Eva Longoria Sells Her Romantic Home in the Hills]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:29:19 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/knbc-eva-longoria-sells-hollywood-hills-home-tn-final.jpg Actress Eva Longoria has parted ways with her romantic Mediterranean-style villa in the Hollywood Hills.

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<![CDATA[Rodgers' Father Opens Up About Family's Rift With NFL Star]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:11:53 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-631769054.jpg

Aaron Rodgers’ rift with his family has been making headlines since his brother’s appearance on “The Bachelorette” last year, but little has been said about the unusual family dynamic from Rodgers’ father – until now.

In an interview with the New York Times, Ed Rodgers said the family is still learning how to deal with the star quarterback’s rise to fame.

“One in the news is enough for us,” he said, adding, “Fame can change things.”

The Rodgers family patriarch confirmed in the interview that the family hasn’t spoken to Aaron Rodgers since the end of 2014, a short time after the Green Bay Packers star first began dating actress Olivia Munn.

Jordan Rodgers first revealed his troubled relationship with his brother on the dating show in July, saying he and his brother Luke don’t speak to Aaron.

"It's something we don't really talk about a whole lot," Luke Rodgers told ‘Bachelorette’ JoJo Fletcher. "It pains both of us like not to have that relationship. We miss our brother."

It was an issue that lingered heavily over the “hometown date” episode, with two empty chairs sitting at the Rodgers’ family dinner table, presumably for Aaron and Munn. 

"I miss my brother a lot, especially in moments like this because my family means so much," Jordan said in the episode.

At the time, Aaron Rodgers declined to talk about the family dynamic publicly.

"As far as those kinds of things go, I've always found that it's a little inappropriate to talk publicly about some family matters, so I'm just--I'm not going to speak on those things," he said.

Ed Rodgers told the Times that while "airing public laundry is not what I would have chosen,” he wasn’t upset that it happened.

“It’s good to have it all come out,” he said.

It’s a sentiment echoed by Jordan Rodgers as well, as he told E! News in an exclusive interview that he hadn’t seen “The Bachelorette” before he became a contestant and wasn’t sure what to expect.

"Family things are always tough, and they're always tough to address, let alone on a TV show,” he said. “But I knew I made a commitment to go on there and be honest with JoJo and make sure that she knew everything because we didn't have any time off-camera and we were going to get to a proposal. So you have to be honest, you have to trust she believes in the person you are.”

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