<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - TV, movies, music and celebrity news]]>Copyright 2016http://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-usMon, 29 Aug 2016 17:08:38 -0500Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:08:38 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Gene Wilder Remembered: 'As Funny as They Come']]> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:39:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/MelBrooks-TeriGarr-GeneWilder-MartyFeldman-YoungFrankenstein-1974-sm.jpg

Gene Wilder, star of comedy classics like "Young Frankenstein," "Blazing Saddles" and "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," died Monday at the age of 83 from complications of Alzheimer's disease.

Fans and friends of the star — including legendary comedy director Mel Brooks, who worked with Wilder on many of his films — took to social media to mourn the loss.

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<![CDATA[Gene Wilder: Comedy Genius of the Silver Screen]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:23:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/GeneWilder-PeterBoyle-YoungFrankenstein-1974-Twentieth-sm.jpg Gene Wilder was best known for his roles in the movies "Young Frankenstein," "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and "Blazing Saddles," among other classics. He died on Aug. 29, 2016. Here are a few highlights from his career.

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<![CDATA[Marc Anthony Cries in Concert Over Juan Gabriel's Death]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:38:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/marc-anthony-radio-city.jpg

The death of legendary singer Juan Gabriel this weekend moved people around the world to tears - including fellow icon Marc Anthony.

Anthony grew emotional Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall while performing "Abrazame Muy Fuerte," a Gabriel hit from 2000 that Anthony covered on a 2010 album.

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"They just don't write songs like this anymore," Anthony told Billboard in 2010 of the Gabriel tune and others on his "Iconos" album.

With tears in his eyes and wiping his face repeatedly, Anthony performed Gabriel's song in front of a giant projection of the beloved Mexican singer.

Gabriel died Sunday morning. (For photos and memories of Gabriel in Spanish, click here for more from Telemundo 47).

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<![CDATA[MTV VMA Red Carpet Looks]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:55:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/vma-red-carpet-6.jpg Take a peek at stars strutting their stuff on the red carpet at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on August 28, 2016.]]> <![CDATA[Tim McGraw Surprises Newlyweds]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:43:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Tim+McGraw+serenade+wedding+main+photo+collage+CREDIT+Adrienne+Marie.jpg

A country music singer brought some star power to a local couple's downtown Philadelphia wedding this weekend, making the day even more unforgettable for the newlyweds and their guests.

David White, the father of bride, Lisa White, arranged for Tim McGraw to make a surprise visit and performance at his daughter's wedding to Paul Getz.

McGraw didn't disappoint: He stopped in at the wedding, held at Philadelphia's Vie on North Broad Street Saturday night, and performed a number of songs as excited guests captured the unexpected concert on social media.

Both newlyweds are from Delaware County.

One song McGraw performed was a special serenade for the father-daughter dance.

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<![CDATA[Bruce Springsteen Stops Concert for Marriage Proposal]]> Sun, 28 Aug 2016 09:19:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/BruceSpringsteen-AP_506149291660.jpg

Bruce Springsteen stopped his show to invite a couple on stage during his concert at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey Thursday night, “Today” reported. 

Springsteen stopped singing after he noticed something going on by the side of the stage. His guitarist, Steven Van Zandt, pointed to his ring finger, indicating the couple got engaged mid performance. 

The couple, who has been together for eight years celebrated their engagement on stage. 

“This is my girlfriend, Jill," the groom-to-be said after Springsteen handed him the mic. "We've been to a ton of shows together. This is by far the highlight of them all." 

They stayed onstage as Springsteen serenaded them to the rest of “Jersey Girl” as they slow-danced and took selfies. 

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<![CDATA['Tonight Show': Thank You Notes for Tim Tebow, Parallel Parking]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:37:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s3e189_521_thankyounotes_20160826_1200x675_752562755766.jpg Jimmy Fallon thanks Tim Tebow, among others, in his latest edition of his Thank You Notes.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight Show': Jessica Alba, Jeff Foxworthy Try Roomba Beer Pong]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:24:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-595427954.jpg Watch Jessica Alba and Jeff Foxworthy take their best shots at the ever-popular Roomba Beer Pong competition on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon."]]> <![CDATA[Woman Shoots Down Drone Hovering Over Robert Duvall's House]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:00:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/082616+robert+duvall+Jennifer+Youngman.jpg

A Virginia woman says she shot down a drone after she spotted the device flying over her famous next door neighbor Robert Duvall's house and it veered onto her land.

Jennifer Youngman said she was cleaning two guns on her front porch in Fauquier County when she saw two men park in front of the actor's home. 

The men set up a table and began operating the drone over "The Godfather" star's property.

The device buzzed about 75 feet in the air and disturbed his cows, Youngman said. 

But when the men appeared to have lost control of the drone, Youngman took action.

“They were going a little too fast and they went over my airspace," she told The Fauquier Times, which was first to report the story. "I had my .20-gauge there, so I put two 71/2 birdshot shells in it, and there you are.”

Youngman, who said she does a lot of clay shooting, took down the drone with a single shot, she said.

The men were angry but fled when Youngman threatened to call police.

“They were kinda mad, but they knew to not come on my property,” she told the Times about the incident, which she said occurred a few weeks ago.

The Fauquier County Sheriff's Office said no one had filed a criminal complaint related to the incident. Police said they had not heard from the men with the drone.

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<![CDATA[Primetime Preview I: 'The Voice' Returns, 'Timeless' Debut]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:02:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/preview-voice.jpg Primetime Preview I: It's The Return of 'The Voice,' Debut of 'Timeless'

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<![CDATA['Really Sad': Perry Expresses Sympathy for 'Catfish' Victim]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:58:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/463155768.jpg

Maybe a face-to-face meeting would've cleared things up.

Katy Perry is offering her sympathies to Spencer Morrill, a Tennessee man who appeared on a recent episode of the MTV series "Catfish: The TV Show," who believed he was in a six-year online relationship with the singer, reports US Weekly.

"My heart goes out to him actually, because anybody that’s been fooled like that or just, you know, people have dreams, and people live in different parts of world where not everything is always so accessible,” Perry said during an interview Tuesday on SiriusXM's "The Morning Mash Up." "We live on the coast, and we get stuff in a way that some other people don’t get, and I feel bad for him, and … I empathize."

In the Aug. 17th episode, Morrill sought help from the show’s hosts, Nev Schulman and Max Joseph, to find his online love 'Katy.' The Knoxville native never met Perry in person and the two only communicated via text, email, text and various messaging apps. He also believed they had once talked on the phone.

Sadly, the "Catfish" crew discovered the person Morrill was in fact talking to was a Canadian woman named Harriet, living in London.

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<![CDATA[The Obamas: The First Couple of Pop Culture]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:43:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ObamasNordicStateDinner-AP_16135016872598.jpg

Major Hollywood depictions of White House marriages, idealized and otherwise (plenty of Kennedy-related material falls into both categories), usually track some distance from their subjects' hey-day. One prominent, unofficial exception: "Primary Colors," the thinly veiled Clinton-inspired political satire that hit theaters in 1998 during Bill Clinton's second term. 

The acclaimed 1976 TV miniseries "Eleanor and Franklin," chronicling the future first couple's kissing-cousins courtship, came more than three decades after FDR's death. 

The more recent HBO effort "John Adams" landed nearly two centuries after the second president and his beloved Abigail exchanged their last by turns witty and sweet letters addressed to "My Dearest Friend."

In keeping with our fast-paced media age, "Southside With You," a film about Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson's 1989 first date, arrives this week – five months before the couple vacates the White House. The movie isn't only an expression of the producers’ confidence in the Obamas’ appeal – it also underscores their status as history's most entertainment-media friendly president and first lady.

Barack Obama made his first late night TV comedy appearance as president with Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show," and later slow-jammed the news with Jimmy Fallon. President Obama sat between Zach Galifianakis’ two ferns and tooled around the White House grounds in a 1963 Corvette Stingray Split Window Coupe with Jerry Seinfeld. 

Michelle Obama recently took a "Carpool Karaoke" ride with James Corden, belting Stevie Wonder and Beyonce tunes. She went "mom dancing" – twice  – with Fallon.

The Obamas’ entertainment-world forays reflect their recognition that it sometimes takes embracing the celebrity-obsessed culture to advance their agendas (the president’s Galifianakis appearance encouraged young people to sign up for healthcare; Michelle Obama's dance stints were in sync with her Let’s Move! fitness campaign).

History will judge whether their pop cultural ventures represent an extension of the modern-day made-for-Hollywood glamour epitomized by the Kennedys and Reagans – or a dubious sign of the times in an era when a former vice presidential candidate became a reality TV star and a former reality TV star became a major party candidate for president.

The success or failure of "Southside," which comes amid a highly partisan presidential race, could offer a hint of the Obamas' long-term position in the annals of the political-pop cultural intersection.

The film's producers, among them Obama supporter John Legend, recently upped the ante by expanding the opening run to more than 800 theaters – marking a national debut for what started out as film festival fare, The Hollywood Reporter noted this week.

The movie garnered some good advance notices at Sundance and its stars, Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter, enjoy a winning chemistry, as evidenced by their recent appearance on "The Late Show.” Sawyers showed off his uncanny Barack Obama imitation while Sumpter flexed her First Lady-like toned upper arms.

But the film's real strength is a couple who could have never known 27 years ago that their first date – a coupling they initially tried to hide from their Chicago law firm colleagues – would lead to a seemingly never-ending close-up.

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[Spears on Carpool Karaoke: Done With Men, Wants More Kids]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:47:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/SPEARS_GettyImages-591604326.jpg

Britney Spears couldn't say what her song "Oops!...I Did It Again" was about during her appearance on James Corden's Carpool Karaoke on "The Late Late Show" Thursday night.

"I think it's just a song," she said.

Spears sang many of her famous hits dating back to the '90s during her ride with Corden, who harmonized and belted out the tunes while in the driver's seat.

The two sang hits from "Oops!...I Did It Again" to "Toxic" to "Baby One More Time." 

During the ride, Spears said she wanted three more children — without the baggage of a partner. 

"I think I might not ever go to men again," she said. "I think, ever do the whole men thing again anymore. I'm just done with men." 

She continued, "I don't believe in marriage anymore." 

Spears paid tribute to her first hit by sporting a gray cardigan and white oxford shirt that echoed her famous schoolgirl uniform from the music video.

Spears noted that she employs some subterfuge when staying at hotels by using aliases.

One example is "Anida Dick."

Britney's Carpool session was timed with her new album, "Glory", which officially released right before she stepped into Cordon's car.

"Glory" marks Spears' ninth studio album and the pop star released the first single off the highly anticipated body of work back in mid-July with the track "Make Me."

Spears recently spoke to E! News about the making of the album.

"It's very exciting...I've been working on this project for a year and a half now, almost two years so it really means a lot to me," she said. "It's my baby."

"It's a little melodic, a little more not so poppy," she added. "It's kind of chill. Very chill."

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<![CDATA[‘Late Night’: Lochte Fan Interrupts Meyers]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:36:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s3e149_409_lochtefan_20160825_1200x675_751513667954.jpg A Ryan Lochte fan, played by a "Late Night" staff member, interrupts host Seth Meyers to ask why the American Olympian hasn’t been a guest on the show.]]> <![CDATA[‘Late Night’: A Closer Look at Trump Going Soft]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 01:54:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s3e149_409_closerlook_20160825_1200x675_751516227700.jpg Donald Trump’s attempt to appeal to more voters by changing his stance on immigration is not going well for the GOP’s presidential candidate, host Seth Meyers surmises.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight Show': Barbra Streisand Duets With 'Donald Trump']]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:36:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NUP_175160_0671.JPG It's no secret Barbra Streisand is #WithHer. But on the "Tonight Show" Thursday night the music icon did some bi-partisan crooning with an unlikely partner: Donald Trump.

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<![CDATA['Tonight Show' Tweets: #MyDumbLie]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:41:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s3e188_520_hashtags_20160825_1200x675_751515203555.jpg "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon reads his favorite tweets with the hashtag #MyDumbLie.]]> <![CDATA['Breaking Bad's' R.J. Mitte Wants More Disabled Actors on TV]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:19:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-532676832-mitte.jpg

RJ Mitte, known to legions of television fans as Walter White Jr. from "Breaking Bad," now wants to break barriers he feels are unfairly keeping disabled actors off the small screen.

Mitte, who has cerebral palsy, gave fans of the show a first hand look at what it was like for a person with that disability. But he says too often those roles go either unrepresented or portrayed by able-bodied actors. 

"I wouldn’t be in the position I am in today without my disability. I utilized everything I know about living with cerebral palsy for my role in 'Breaking Bad,'" Mitte told The Irish Examiner.

An analysis released in July found 95 percent of characters with disabilities on top 10 television shows were played by able-bodied actors, according to a study released by Ruderman White Paper.

The study on employment of actors with disabilities in television reveals the "unjust and troubling discrimination of actors with disabilities in Hollywood," the report noted.

"It was my acting ability that landed me the role, although my disability helped get me the part of Walt Junior – like everyone else I went through a grueling audition process," he said.

Mitte, 24, is co-hosting NBC's Rio 2016 Paralympics, and says he hopes increased visibility will inspire a tidal shift in the way disabilities are portrayed through the media and in Hollywood.

"I’m really looking forward to co-presenting the Paralympics, and I truly hope Rio 2016 will open further opportunities for other disabled actors in TV," he said.

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<![CDATA[Watch: 'Manchester by the Sea' Trailer]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:13:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Trailersm.jpg In the new movie, "Manchester by the Sea," a teen (Lucas Hedges) is suddenly under the legal guardianship of his uncle (Casey Affleck) after his father (Kyle Chandler) passes away. ]]> <![CDATA[#Aaliyah15: Remembering Aaliyah 15 Years After Her Death]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:38:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ALLIYAH_HAUGHTON.jpg

Fans have taken to social media to mourn the loss of R&B singer Aaliyah Haughton on the 15th anniversary of her death at just 22 years old. 

On Aug. 25, 2001, Aaliyah and eight others died in a plane crash in the Bahamas. The plane caught fire shortly after takeoff. She was returning home after time in the Caribbean filming the music video for her new single "Rock the Boat." 

Aaliyah collaborated with music legends Timbaland and Missy Elliott over the course of her short career. 

"It's great that everybody appreciates what she did for the short time she was here and it's amazing that her legacy is still alive, it's amazing," choreographer Fatima Robinson told Essence magazine earlier this year. 

Aaliyah had shared her excitement about being cast in "The Matrix Reloaded" during an E! interview in 2001. But she was not able to star in the movie as it began filming after her death. Nona Gay assumed her role.  

A Lifetime biopic on her life, "Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B," aired in 2014. 

On social media, fans used the hashtag #Aaliyah15 to share their remembrances of the pop princess. 

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<![CDATA[Pathetic Backlash Over Zendaya Casting in New Spider-Man Web]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:59:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DunstZendaya.jpg

The sage words of Spider-Man’s Uncle Ben – "With great power comes great responsibility" – landed in the comics in 1962, helping kick off the webslinger's storied run on a sober, yet inspiring note.

The explosion of the World Wide Web three decades later bestowed great powers even on those never bitten by a radioactive spider. But the responsibility portion of the Ben Parker covenant doesn’t always stick.

Latest case in point: the venom spewed by online trolls infuriated over a report in The Wrap that actress and singer Zendaya, the daughter of a white mother and an African-American father, has been cast as Mary Jane Watson – Peter Parker's traditionally white, red-headed love interest – in an upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot.

It marks the latest virtual backlash from, little doubt, much of the same crowd who aimed their misplaced outrage at the all-female remake of "Ghostbusters," with racist hate hurled at Leslie Jones,  the victim again this week of a vicious online hacking. More nastiness was spurred by the casting of award-winning actress Nona Dumezweni, who is black, as Hermoine Granger in the London stage play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."

To paraphrase Ralph Waldo Emerson, the trolls' foolish consistency is the (green) hobgoblin of little minds.

In the worlds of beloved series, the characters' race or even gender isn't necessarily key – but relatability is crucial. The durability of great franchises also rests in an ability to adjust with the times, which includes offering a more realistic representation of the populous than in years past. Peter Parker, after all, is a product of Queens, New York, one of the most diverse places on Earth, with scores of languages spoken.

The language of hate, even when cloaked in a pop culture debate, can be dangerous – and sad. While the fierceness of some responses are, in a sense, a tribute to the enduring grip of the Spider-Man story, it's pathetic that some supposed fans are threatened by any hint of change to fantasy world denizens. 

Some anger greeted news of the casting of 51-year-old beauty Marisa Tomei as Peter Parker's Aunt May, the frail, white-haired senior citizen of comic book lore. But the reaction didn’t match the abuse heaped upon Zendaya. At 19, the Disney Channel star is an age - appropriate choice – unlike Tobey Maguire, who was a decade older than teenage Peter Parker when he debuted in the first "Spider-Man" movie 14 years ago.

Trolls’ ranks can be difficult to pin down, but raucous voices tend to attract outsized notice. The Mary Jane gang proved loud enough to get the attention of "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn. “For me, if a character's primary attribute – the thing that makes them iconic – is the color of their skin, or their hair color, frankly, that character is shallow and sucks,” Gunn, who is not involved in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming,' posted on Facebook.

Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee, who penned Uncle Ben’s famous words, offered some more avuncular wisdom this week in an interview with Postmedia Network: “The (color) of their skin doesn’t matter, their religion doesn’t matter. All that matters is that this is the right person for the role.”

To quote another phrase made famous by Lee: "Nuff said!"

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[‘Late Night’: Meyers' Updated Offer to Trump]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:17:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s3e148_408_chicagopresident_20160824_1200x675_750572099746.jpg Host Seth Meyers believes that Donald Trump doesn’t actually want to be president and so Meyers offered to make Trump a president in a show. But since Trump hasn’t responded to his offer, he decided to read “The Art of the Deal” to try and tempt Trump to play in the show.]]>