<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcdfw.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.comen-usMon, 25 Sep 2017 06:35:38 -0500Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:35:38 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Photos: Timberlake, Grande, More Perform for Charlottesville]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:24:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-853304592.jpg

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<![CDATA[J.Lo Pledges $1M to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Relief]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:21:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/j-lo-puerto-rico-aid.jpg.png

Jennifer Lopez pledged Sunday to donate $1 million from her Las Vegas show to help residents in Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria. 

Lopez made the announcement at a press conference with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who announced the state would organize a recovery effort, including information on www.ny.gov that would detail donation collection points and lists of items that needed to be donated. 

"We have to help Puerto Rico with the same urgency that we're helping Texas and Florida and the other parts of this country that need help," Cuomo said. 

Lopez, who is of Puerto Rican descent and was born in the Bronx, said she hasn't been able to reach all of her family on the island.

"Puerto Ricans are American citizens and today Puerto Rico needs our help. Hurricane Maria has devastated our island," she said.

She said that she and MLB star Alex Rodriguez, who is of Dominican descent and was also born in New York, were using their connections in entertainment, sports and business to gather support for relief efforts.

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred and New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner have both committed to giving a "significant" contribution, Lopez said.

She added that she and ex-husband Marc Anthony are organizing the Latino community to support Puerto Rico.

Across Puerto Rico, more than 15,000 people are in shelters, including some 2,000 rescued from the north coastal town of Toa Baja. Officials were racing to stem a growing humanitarian crisis in towns left without fresh water, fuel, electricity or phone service.

Cuomo said it will take billions of dollars in the long term to help the island recover, money that will have to come from the federal government.

Taking a shot at President Donald Trump, the governor said, "instead of arguing with football players, instead of obsessing about how to take health care from the poor in this country, why don't we put the politics aside and focus on helping Americans in desperate need."



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<![CDATA[See It: NFL Players Protest After Trump's Criticism]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:56:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_17268023398253.jpg NFL players knelt and protested in other ways during the national anthem on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, after days of criticism from President Donald Trump.

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<![CDATA[Top Celeb Pics: Charlottesville Unity Concert]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:12:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-853251356.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities.

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<![CDATA['Will & Grace' Cast Performs Show's Theme Song on 'Tonight']]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:53:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/206*120/Screen+Shot+2017-09-23+at+2.29.11+AM.png

The cast of "Will & Grace" joins Jimmy to perform the show's theme song for the first time with lyrics.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Colin Jost Won an Emmy But Went Home Empty-Handed]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:41:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/218*120/Screen+Shot+2017-09-23+at+2.17.28+AM.png

Colin Jost talks about breaking Saturday Night Live's 23-year-old Emmy drought and helming the Weekend Update desk.

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<![CDATA[Aretha Franklin To Headline "A Night To Remember"]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:57:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ANTR+2014_.jpg

NBC 5 and CitySquare are proud sponsors of A Night to Remember with The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, on Saturday, September 6, at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House in downtown Dallas. Tickets are sold out!
Event co-chairmen, Cindy and Scott Collier and Kara and Ross Miller, promise to deliver another stellar event. A Night to Remember has featured legendary performers like Diana Ross, Jay Leno, Steve Martin, Lyle Lovett and BB King.
For more than 25 years, CitySquare has been fighting the causes and effects of poverty by addressing hunger, health, housing, and hope in Dallas and now offers a variety of programs throughout Texas. The new CitySquare Opportunity Center at the corner of Malcolm X Blvd and I-30 creates new opportunities for individuals and families to receive comprehensive services under one roof. CitySquare helps neighbors achieve progress and begin to work their way beyond poverty into viability and self-sufficiency.
 
NBC 5 is a proud sponsor of a Night to Remember! For more information, visit www.CitySquare.org/RESPECT.
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Saturday, September 6th
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<![CDATA[Megyn Kelly Talks With Kris Gutierrez About Love for Texas]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:39:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Gutz_Megyn_interview_1200x675_1053043267799.jpg

Before her new show premieres Monday, Sept. 25, at 9 a.m. NBC's Megyn Kelly met with the team at NBC 5, including our own Kris Gutierrez. They discussed their previous work together, and Gutierrez asked Kelly about her thoughts on Texas.

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<![CDATA[DMA Reveals Kusama's Pumpkins and Steichen's Friendships]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:16:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Yayoi+Kusama_All+the+Eternal+Love+I+Have+for+the+Pumpkins_1_Courtesy+YAYOI+KUSAMA+Inc+Ota+Fine+Arts+Tokyo++Singapore+and+Victoria+Miro+London+photography+Thierry+Bal+Yayoi+Kusama.jpg

The Dallas Museum of Art’s recent acquisition of Yayoi Kusama’s All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins simultaneously inspires a contemplation of infinity and a craving for a pumpkin spice latte. The small mirrored room filled with glowing spotted pumpkins is one of Kusama’s signature Infinity Mirror Rooms.

“She creates a unique experience where you discover what is really the infinity,” Agustín Arteaga, the DMA’s Eugene McDermott Director, said. Beginning October 1, patrons can get lost in a pumpkin patch stretching out into perpetuity.

Kusama, born in Matsumoto, Japan in 1929, is one of that nation’s most important and prolific contemporary artists. As a child, she experienced intense hallucinations, seeing polka dots everywhere. From an early age, she used art as therapy and incorporated polka dots into her artwork.

Kusama moved to New York in 1957 and worked with a variety of media including painting, soft sculpture and collage. In the 1965, she created her first Infinity Mirror Room.

“The introductions of the mirrors for her is a way to involve the spectator.  As they move through the space, their movements and actions become part of the sculpture,” Anna Katherine Brodbeck, DMA’s Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, said.

Kusama has created 20 room-sized mirror installations and the DMA’s mirror room is the first mirror pumpkin room Kusama has created since 1991.

From the outside, All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins looks like a small, stark, square enclosed room. Inside is a joyful, compelling and overwhelming scene consisting of 62 pumpkins in nine different sizes, perfectly placed to intrigue.

“Think of their placement as part of the artistic composition—it is deliberate, like the placement of figures in a painting and sculpture, and was carefully composed by the artist to her desired effect,” Brodbeck said.

Tickets costing $16 must be reserved online for a specific date and time. Two people will be admitted into the room for 45 seconds, escorted by a room attendant. It’s tempting to spend those 45 seconds taking photos of the spectacular piece, but engaging with infinity requires standing still and looking out in every direction.

Kusama’s affinity for pumpkins, full of seeds, is meaningful and sentimental.

“They are a type of regeneration for her. It’s about this kind of proliferation, this fertility that she was interested in,” Brodbeck said. “Her parents were also purveyors of seeds. She grew up in a nursey and she has fond childhood memories of being among the pumpkins in Japan.”

Kusama returned to Japan in 1973, suffering from ill health. She voluntarily lives in a psychiatric hospital where she continues to create a significant amount of work.

All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins is the third Kusama work in the DMA’s collection, joining Accumulation and a pair of silver shoes covered with soft-sculpture phallic forms.

“Yayoi Kusama has ignited love for contemporary art in many people. She’s one of those artists, with her life story and her works, marks a period of time in our history,” Arteaga said.

Steps away from All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins is the result of the DMA conservation team’s summer-long work. Edward Jean Steichen’s mural series, In Exaltation of Flowers, was commissioned in 1911 by Steichen’s friends, Eugene and Agnes Meyer, for their Manhattan townhouse.

The seven murals feature Steichen’s closest friends including Mercedes de Cordoba, Katharine Rhoades, Marion Beckett and Isadora Duncan. By the time the life-size murals were complete, the Meyers had sold their townhouse and the murals have not been displayed in 102 years.

Art patron and philanthropist Alice Walton loaned the murals to the DMA for the conservation as a part of Art Bridges, a non-profit foundation focused on sharing outstanding works of American art.

Sue Canterbury, The Pauline Gill Sullivan Associate Curator of American Art at the DMA, and Laura Eva Hartman, the DMA’s Associate Paintings Conservator, oversaw the conservation. Canterbury and Hartman pieced together the history of the murals, taking that history into account as they selected the murals’ current black frames.

“I do know from written accounts that the foyer was done in black marble. The glistening gold here and there would have been really quite attractive and the rhythm would have carried you around the room,” Canterbury said during the conservation.

Their research and findings during the conservation will travel with the piece so the public can have a better understanding of the murals and the intimate nature of the work.

While visitors have less than a minute to experience infinity in All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, In Exaltation of Flowers beckons observers to linger and appreciate the beauty of an enduring friendship.

All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins will be on view from October 1, 2017 through February 25, 2018.  In Exaltation of Flowers is now on display through May 28, 2018. Learn more: www.dma.org


Kimberly Richard is a North Texan with a passion for the arts. She’s worked with Theatre Three, Inc. and interned for the English National Opera and Royal Shakespeare Company. She graduated from Austin College and currently lives in Garland with her very pampered cocker spaniel, Tessa.


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<![CDATA[Big Tex Accessorizes to Benefit Hurricane Harvey Relief]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:55:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Big_Tex_Goes_Up_at_State_Fair_of_Texas_1200x675_1052786755939.jpg

It's perhaps the best time of the year for many North Texans -- welcoming back Big Tex! Because that just means the State Fair of Texas is right around the corner.

At 55-feet tall and weighing 26,000 pounds, it took a team of more than 40 people to get North Texas' favorite cowboy dressed and ready for his big debut Friday.

Just to make his cowboy outfit, it took nine months -- and let's just say it really did take a village to put it all together.

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"His pants weigh 100 pounds. It takes a team of five stitchers to actually move those pants through the machinery. When we have to do a check on how things are looking, we have to lay them out in the hallway because we don't have a space big enough to view everything," said Williamson-Dickie Director of Technical services Jill O'Leary.

This year, Big Tex is donning a particularly meaningful accessory.

"He is wearing a button this year, just below his Dickies logo, that says, 'Texas Strong.' Now this is to help bring attention to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. We are going to sell human-sized buttons, like the one I'm wearing right here, for only $2 out here at the fair. People can purchase them and all the proceeds of the sales will go to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts," said State Fair of Texas Vice President of Public Relations Karissa Condoianis.

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Helping fellow Texans and celebrating all things Texas is what the State Fair is all about. And folks from all over DFW came out to be a part of that, including an 8-year-old boy from Fort Worth who took the day off from school just to see his favorite cowboy.

"I want to be like Big Tex because Big Tex is so cool. He's really cool," said Brody Balda.

Brody's mother, Kendal Brody, said he's been waiting more than a year to come and see Big Tex's installation.

"It's been on his bucket list, if you can have a bucket list at 8-years-old. It's a big day for him and I definitely took the day off for this exciting moment for him."

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The week leading up to opening day, Big Tex's team will test his sound, electricity and movements to make sure he'll be ready to go for the 2017 State Fair of Texas, where he'll be standing tall and greeting Texans for three weeks.

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<![CDATA['Family Matters' House Set to Be Demolished]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:31:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/urkel_family_matters_house_-_00003524_29011830_960.jpg

Steve Urkel made himself at home there, but now, the building made famous by "Family Matters" is going to be torn down.



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<![CDATA[Gosling, Gadot, Jay-Z Added to 'SNL' Star-Studded Lineup]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:38:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/snlryanjgal.jpg

Wonder Woman is coming to 30 Rock.

Gal Gadot will host the Oct. 7 episode of "Saturday Night Live" coming off the heels of the worldwide hit "Wonder Woman," which grossed $400 million dollars at the domestic box office. Gadot will be joined by Grammy winner Sam Smith, who recently released his new song "Too Good at Goodbyes" earlier this month.

It was earlier announced that Oscar-nominated actor Ryan Gosling will host the premiere of the upcoming 43rd season of "SNL" when it returns Sept. 30 with the help of hip-hop superstar, Jay Z, who will be the musical guest.  This will be Gosling's second time hosting "SNL." His new movie "Blade Runner 2049" opens on Oct. 6.

The long running sketch comedy show also announced that Kumail Nanjiani will be joined by musical guest P!nk when he hosts for the first time on Oct. 14. Nanjiani stars in HBO's "Silicon Valley" and recently released the critically acclaimed film "The Big Sick."

This season will air live coast to coast.

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<![CDATA['America's Got Talent' Winner Darci Lynne Performs on Ellen ]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:54:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Darci+Lynn+ventril.jpg

The latest winner of "America's Got Talent" will show off her talent on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Friday.

Darci Lynne, the 12-year old ventriloquist who wowed audiences on NBC's hit talent show, left Ellen speechless when she performed the Ella Fitzgerald classic "Summertime" with her puppet named Petunia.

Lynne said she got into ventriloquism after seeing someone at her church perform.

The Oklahoma native won $1 million and a headlining gig in Las Vegas on Tuesday night.

Jake Gyllenhaal also makes an appearance on Ellen's show to promote his new movie "Stronger" about Jeff Bauman, who survived the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

"Stronger" opens Friday in theaters.




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<![CDATA[Sam's Weekend Deals: Fall Edition]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:46:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/plano-balloonfest.jpg

This Friday, you've got to check out Oktoberfest in Fort Worth. The event celebrates German traditions with authentic food, drinks, music and dancing.

Kids under 12 get in free! Adults will pay $10 Friday and Saturday.

Oktoberfest is from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturday. NBC 5 sponsors the Panther Island Pavilion event every year.

Online: Oktoberfest Fort Worth 2017

Another big event this weekend is the Plano Balloon Festival. The kids will really get a kick out this one. It includes live entertainment, sky divers, food, music, and of course those amazing hot air balloons.

It's free for children 36 inches and under and the rest of the family will get in for $5 each day. The event kicks off Friday at 4 p.m. and ends on Sunday.

Online: Plano Balloon Festival

The Southlake Butterfly Festival is also this weekend. The 2-day event features a walk with hundreds of butterflies. This is a great opportunity for kids to explore their curiosity and learn more about the eco-system.

Children under two are free, kids are $5 and adults are just $7. Doors open Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m.

Online: Southlake Butterfly Festival



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<![CDATA['Tonight': Fallon's Favorite #MyWeirdTeacher Hashtags]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:57:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e207_742_hashtags_20170921-150606794553500002.jpg

Jimmy Fallon reads his favorite #MyWeirdTeacher hashtags from Twitter.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Jimmy Fallon, Megyn Kelly Are Now Neighbors]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:54:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e207_742_megynkelly_daytime_20170921-150606797930100002.jpg

Jimmy Fallon chats with his new 30 Rock neighbor Megyn Kelly and what she hopes for her new daytime show on NBC.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Emma Stone's Winning Spelling Bee Word]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:50:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e161_581_emmastone_oscar_20170921-150606795682300002.jpg

Emma Stone sits down with Seth Meyers to talk about what word won her the 4th-grade spelling bee, where she keeps her Oscar and why Billie Jean King is the best person to watch tennis with.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': A Look at the GOP's 'Hail Mary' Health Bill]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:46:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-09-22-at-4.47.55-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers discusses the GOP's latest health care, which Sen. Mitch McConnell says is 2,074 pages, and what President Donald Trump thinks of it.

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<![CDATA[Woman With Machete, Gun Arrested at Kardashian Store]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:27:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/kardashians+machete.JPG

A woman who entered a Kardashian-owned store Thursday was arrested after allegedly threatening employees with a handgun and threatening death to the famous family while being armed with a machete.

The incident began at the DASH store in West Hollywood around 11:32 a.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's West Hollywood station said.

The woman pointed a handgun at an employee after shouting, "Stay away from Cuba," then knocked things off the counter before walking out of the store, police said.

Television cameras covering the initial incident were rolling as the woman returned around 1:25 p.m. holding what appeared to be a machete and incoherently shouting profanities.

"The Kardashians will be executed if they step on communist territory," she shouted. "They'll be f-----g killed. Don't mess with the Castro family."

When someone shouted at her to "shut up," she shouted back, "Do you want to f-----g get stabbed?"

"And this is on the cusp of the president speaking at the U.N.," the woman said before wedging the machete between the store's door and frame, leaving it behind as she walked away toward La Cienega Boulevard.

The woman was later arrested at her home. It was not immediately clear if she had an attorney.



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<![CDATA[Jimmy Kimmel Challenges Senate Ahead of Health Care Vote]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:54:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/849709530-Jimmy-Kimmel.jpg

The war of words over the future of health care in America is heating up and it has an unlikely figure leading the fight -- late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel.

Kimmel, whose son was born with a congenital heart defect and needed multiple surgeries to survive, has often talked about health care during his late show monologues -- specifically pre-existing conditions. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) co-sponsors a new health care bill with Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) that Republicans could pass as soon as next week.

Kimmel gave an impassioned monologue on his show Tuesday saying Cassidy wasn't very honest when he recently appeared on his show to discuss a health care proposal to replace Obamacare.

Kimmel said Cassidy said he wanted a plan that included coverage for all, no pre-existing conditions discrimination, lower premiums for the middle class and no lifetime caps. Kimmel said the Graham-Cassidy bill provided for none of that. See Kimmel's monologue below.

The issue for Kimmel, whose insurance paid for his son's surgeries, is the concern that the new bill would leave some Americans with pre-existing conditions to fend for themselves if the Obamacare protections are removed.

Cassidy said that isn't true and that there will be resources available to provide coverage and that they have included protections for pre-existing conditions.

President Donald Trump tweeted that he would not sign the bill if it did not include coverage for pre-existing conditions while going on to call the Graham-Cassidy bill a "great bill."

Does the Bill Really cover Pre-Existing Conditions or Not?

It's not a simple 'yes' or 'no.' The plan does allow states to opt-out of covering pre-existing conditions, but they'd have to explain how they intend to keep those people covered.

How Does This Bill Compare to Previous GOP Bills That Failed to Pass?

This bill would get rid of unpopular Obamacare mandates to sign up for health insurance. Graham-Cassidy would increase how much money people can put in health savings accounts and allow them to use this money to pay their premiums. Premiums for older and disabled Americans would go up while Medicaid expansion would be cut. Also, cost-sharing subsidies would disappear by 2020.

There are some key differences in this proposal.

This bill gives states block grants to allocate to health care as they deem fit until 2026. The bill also caps Medicaid enrollment and funding -- which could affect millions of Americans. It also allows people 30 and older to sign up for catastrophic coverage plans with high deductibles and low premiums.

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (TX-R) said he supports the bill while U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (TX-R) said he's not yet made up his mind about how he'll vote.

A vote could happen as early as next week; Republicans need 50 votes for it to pass.



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<![CDATA['Tonight': Fred Armisen's Noise Remix]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:08:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-09-21-at-5.07.55-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon has Fred Armisen record some noises, like laughs and gasps, and uses the Samplebot app on his iPad to remix them into a song.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': 'Speak for Yourself' With Ben Stiller]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:01:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-09-21-at-5.03.01-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon and Ben Stiller perform "Speak for Yourself," their 90s teen drama.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Bobby Moynihan's 'David S. Pumpkins' Story]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:45:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e160_580_bobbymoynihan_davidspumpkins_20170920-150598194478800002.jpg

Seth Meyers chats with "Saturday Night Live's" Bobby Moynihan, who talks about how he came up with Tom Hanks' iconic "David S. Pumpkins" sketch.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Checking in With Rep. Rohrabacher of Calif.]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:36:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-09-21-at-4.37.36-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a break from breaking news to talk about Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., and his relationship with Russia.

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<![CDATA[Gwyneth Paltrow's Vampire Repellent on Shelves For Halloween]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:04:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/WEB_4P_VAMPIRE_REPELLANT.jpg

Just in time for Halloween: Here's a spooky new celebrity-pitched product for you. "Vampire repellent," a sprayable elixir, contains ruby, rosemary, juniper and lavender. It is supposed to banish bad vibes and shield you from the people who may be causing them. Gwyneth Paltrow is featuring it on her lifestyle website "Goop" for $30.

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<![CDATA[Lawsuit: Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' a Rip-Off]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:32:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tswiftfeuerherd.jpg

"Haters gonna hate," as the song goes. But whose song is it?

Taylor Swift is being sued in federal court in Los Angeles, with the songwriters behind the 2001 3LW recording called "Playas Gon' Play" arguing that she lifted lyrics from the tune for her 2014 smash hit "Shake it Off."

According to the copyright infringement lawsuit, songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler contend their 2001 song includes the lyrics "Playas, they gonna play, and haters, they gonna hate."

Compare that with Swift's "Shake it Off" lyrics: "Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play and the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate." Hall and Butler contend their copyrighted material accounts for about 20 percent of "Shake it Off," and they want compensation. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages, but it notes that Swift's tune has sold more than 9 million copies and the video for the song has nearly 2.4 billion views on YouTube.

"The combination of playas/players playing along with hatas/haters hating may seem like common parlance today, however, in 2001 it was completely original and unique," according to the lawsuit. "Indeed, the combination had not been used in popular culture prior to plaintiffs' original use."

Swift's representatives have written off the lawsuit, issuing a statement saying, "This is a ridiculous claim and nothing more than a money grab. The law is simple and clear. They do not have a case."

According to the lawsuit, Hall has written and produced songs for artists including Justin Bieber, Color Me Badd, 98 Degrees, Lionel Richie, Pink and Maroon 5. Butler, meanwhile, has worked with artists such as Luther Vandross, Victoria Beckham, Christina Milian, Backstreet Boys and Aaron Carter, according to the lawsuit.



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<![CDATA[Megyn Kelly Joins Ellen DeGeneres, Talks Trump, New NBC Show]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:39:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/megynellen.jpg

Host of the upcoming morning show "Megyn Kelly TODAY," Megyn Kelly made her first appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Wednesday.

Kelly spoke candidly about her decision to leave the Fox after cable news primetime coverage became politically focused and "felt like a snake pit."

She also told DeGeneres President Trump helped solidify some of her life choices and revealed she’s trying to keep an open mind waiting for him to become a unifying force. Plus, Kelly discussed the format of her new NBC morning show.


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<![CDATA[Evie Clair Returns to 'AGT,' Performs Tribute to Late Father]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:04:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/eviesings.jpg

Evie Clair returned to "America's Got Talent" on Tuesday and sang "What a Wonderful World," dedicating it to her late father, who died in early September.

"My dad taught me, after I started something, to always finish it," she said on the show. "That's why I'm fighting to the end, just like he did."

The story of the 13-year-old and her father has been part of her journey on the show since she auditioned back in June. During that audition, she sang "Arms" by Christina Perri, saying it was the tune she'd croon to her father Amos, who was battling colon cancer.

"When my dad is having rough days, then I go into his room and I sing this song to help him feel better and just to give him comfort and strength to continue fighting," she said then.

There was some doubt as to whether Clair would return to finish the competition after her father's death, but in the end the young woman came back and gave it her all with the Louis Armstrong classic. Her performance brought the audience to tears and got a standing ovation from both the crowd and judges.

"Our hearts and our souls go out to you, Evie," said judge Howie Mandel after the performance, reported Entertainment Tonight. "I know that your father passed this week, and I cannot believe the strength that I'm seeing in such a beautiful young girl."

But we don't know how Clair's story ends just yet: the "AGT" finals results show airs Wednesday night, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. on NBC.


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