<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://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-usWed, 28 Sep 2016 19:13:50 -0500Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:13:50 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Kim Kardashian Narrowly Avoids Prank Assault in Paris]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:43:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/kimattack.jpg

Hands off that famous derriere!

Notorious celebrity prankster Vitalii Sediuk found that out the hard way when he attempted to kiss Kim Kardashian's backside Wednesday during an appearance in Paris.

Although Sediuk got close, he was quickly subdued by Kardashian's security entourage. Sediuk, who fled after the incident, was most recently in the news for pulling a similar prank against Gigi Hadid on the streets of Milan last week. In that incident, Sediuk grabbed the model and lifted her off the ground before she elbowed him in the face and chased him away.

Sediuk posted on Instagram following the incident, saying the prank was intended as a form of "protest" against what he said was Kardashian's use of "butt implants."

"I was protesting Kim for using fake butt implants. I encourage her and the rest of Kardashian clan to popularize natural beauty among teenage girls who follow and defend them blindly," Sediuk wrote. "P.s. I was sitting there outside the posh restaurant to use free wifi and eating my ice-cream. When all of a sudden, the pack of paparazzi came out and the car with Kim Kardashian. I swear I didn't know she was going to be there."

That may be hard to believe, as it's not Sediuk's first run-in with the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star. Kardashian was approached in 2014 while trying to make her way through a hoard of press outside of Balmain's Paris Fashion Week when Sediuk dived for her legs.

Kardashian later posted a thank you to her security team.

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<![CDATA[Alec Baldwin Debuts as Trump in New SNL Premiere Teaser]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:14:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/baldwinhil.jpg

The "Saturday Night Live" premiere is going to be "YUUGE."

The show, which underwent a few casting changes in the off-season with the departure of Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah, debuted a teaser video via Twitter which promises show favorite Alec Baldwin donning an orange wig and doing his best Donald Trump impersonation while squaring off against Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton.

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The show is set to return Oct 1. with "Suicide Squad" star Margot Robbie as host.

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<![CDATA[Joe Biden Set to Appear on 'Law & Order: SVU']]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:50:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bidenGettyImages-609175184.jpg

Dun dunnn!

Vice President Joe Biden is set to make his debut appearance on "Law & Order: SVU" Wednesday.

The White House released a statement about the episode that Biden will be featured in, which will focus on "the rape kit backlog and efforts to end violence against women."

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SVU actress Marika Hargitay and Vice President Biden have addressed this issue off-screen as well. Biden has been part of the PSAs for Hargitay's "Joyful Heart Foundation" and the "No More" campaign to end sexual assault and domestic violence. Hargitay also recently presented Biden with the Finnegan Award at her charity's gala and lent her voice to introduce him at the Democratic National Convention.

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Despite the fact this is Biden’s first appearance on the 18-season show, he is no stranger to the camera. He made several guest appearances as himself on NBC's "Parks and Recreation."

Biden will also make an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Obama Slams Trump During Steve Harvey Interview]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:21:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/steveobama.jpg

Following Monday night’s presidential debate, President Barack Obama made it clear that he doesn’t want his daughters - or anyone’s children, listening to Donald Trump.

Obama joined the Steve Harvey Morning Show Wednesday, where he discussed his disdain for Trump’s comments on women.

"You have somebody who basically insulted women," he said, "And then doubled down in terms of how he talks about them, and talks about their weight, and talks about how they look instead of the content of their character and their capabilities."

During Monday’s debate, the Republican candidate’s history of sexist comments came up. During the exchange, Trump said that most of his sexist comments have been directed at Rosie O’Donnell, whom he’s had a feud with for years. He said O'Donnell deserved the barbs he hurled which included calling her fat, a pig and a slob.

"[He is] not somebody I want in the Oval Office that my daughters are listening to and that sons are listening to," Obama said. "And so, across the board you’ve got somebody who appears to only care about himself."

The president continued to voice his support for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, listing issues the pair share a passion for, including reforming the criminal justice system and ensuring all children in the United States have ample opportunity to succeed.

"I know Hillary, I’ve seen her work," he said. "She is capable, tough, does her homework, cares about the same things I care about."

The president also encouraged listeners to get registered to vote, and to make sure they get out on Nov. 8 to cast their ballots.

"If there’s one message I want to deliver to everybody, if you don’t vote that’s a vote for Trump," he said. "If you don’t vote, that’s a vote for Trump."

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<![CDATA[Not The Race Of The Century: Usain Bolt Runs Against Corden]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:11:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CordonBolt.jpg

Well, this pretty much turned out how you'd expect.

"The Late Late Show" host James Corden elected to race his guest Tuesday night. Unfortunately his guest was nine-time Olympic gold medalist and "fastest man alive" Usain Bolt.

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Both Bolt and Corden were decked out in Jamaican running outfits, Bolt’s native country, and pumped up in the CBS parking lot on the starting line. They were accompanied by the entire crew of "The Late Late Show" and Owen Wilson.

Wilson took off before the race even began, probably in the hopes that he could stand a chance against the Olympian. But once the start gun fired Bolt took an easy league. He ran off the frame within seconds as the crew, including Corden, looked sluggish behind him. Bolt might well as have been jogging.

Bolt of course won easily, jumping and skipping to the finish line while Corden placed 20th.

"I would’ve liked to have been in the top 15 but it wasn’t my day,
lamented Corden in his post-race interview. "That’s the life of an athlete."

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<![CDATA[Mary J. Blige's Serenade to Clinton Hits Off-Key Note]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:11:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/new+hillary.jpg

To be kind, it was a little off-key.

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R&B diva Mary J. Blige is taking fire on social media for what some are dubbing a cringe worthy serenade she performs to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton about social injustice and police brutality.

"If an officer stops you, always be polite. And never ever run away. Promise mama you'll keep your hands in sight," Blige croons as a Clinton nods her head and looks on.

The video was released by the Apple Music television show "The 411." Apple Music tweeted the preview Tuesday to promote the one-on-one interview.

The one-minute trailer features Blige belting a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s "American Skin (41 Shots)" as Clinton sits beside her. The song was originally written in response to the death of Amadou Diallo, who was shot and killed by New York City police in 1999.

The tweeted preview calls the upcoming interview between the two women "an intimate conversation" and ends with Blige asking the question, “Where do we go from here?”

But the social media sphere was more focused on the trailer itself and reactions were harsh. Many pointed out the general awkwardness of the R&B diva crooning to Clinton on the serious issue of police violence.

Tweeted responses included calling Mary J. Blige’s performance "cringeworthy," "awkward," and "an absolute joke."

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Blige apparently took notice of the online haters. The singer fired back at critics in a tweet she has since deleted. According to the New York Daily News, Blige tweeted, “Everybody shut the f--- up! #takethat #haters #crabsinabarrel #simpleminded #the411”.

The interview is set to air on September 30.

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<![CDATA[Dallas Black Dance Theatre - 40th Anniversary Season]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:31:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DBDT+2016+DA+web.jpg

Dallas Black Dance Theatre celebrates its 40th Anniversary Season marking history and making history.  

DANCEAFRICA   October 7 – 8
AT&T presents the tenth annual DanceAfrica Festival and Performance October 7 – 8 featuring Forces of Nature Dance Theatre from New York. Friday and Saturday night performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Dallas City Performance Hall with all five Dallas Black Dance Theatre companies and an ensemble from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

On Saturday, October 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. enjoy a free festival of fun for the entire family at Annette Strauss Square. The DanceAfrica Festival will be filled with the sights and sounds of main stage performances, vendors, art, plus children’s activities like face painting and African mask painting.

DIRECTOR’S CHOICE   November 4 – 6
DBDT makes history during the Director’s Choice series November 4 – 6 when the audience will be able to create their own experience in the world premiere of Tiffany Rea-Fisher’s, The B Side. Wireless headphones will allow audience members to select from three original music scores while viewing the dance.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre

40 Years Forward
40th Anniversary Season
To Purchase Your Tickets: www.DBDT.com


October 7 & 8
featuring Forces of Nature Dance Theatre from New York
7:30 p.m. performances
Dallas City Performance Hall
2520 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas

DanceAfrica Festival
October 8
Admission is Free
Annette Strauss Square
2389 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas

Director’s Choice Series

November 4 – 6
World Premiere of
Tiffany Rea-Fisher’s, The B Side
Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre
2400 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas

Black on Black

December 9-10
Dallas Black Dance Theatre Studios
2700 Ann Williams Way
Dallas, Texas

29th International Conference & Festival of Blacks in Dance
January 26–28, 2017
Majestic Theatre
1925 Elm Street
Dallas, Texas

Cultural Awareness
February 17-19, 2017
Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre
2400 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas

Dancing Beyond Borders - Richardson
March 3, 2017
Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations
2351 Performance Dr.
Richardson, Texas

Dancing Beyond Borders – Fort Worth
March 11, 2017
W. E. Scott Theatre
3505 W. Lancaster Ave.
Fort Worth, Texas

DBDT: Encore! – Rising Excellence
April 7-8, 2017
Dallas City Performance Hall
2520 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas

Spring Celebration
May 19-21, 2017
A grand finale to the 40th season with Dallas premieres by Ballet and Modern Dance masters!
Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre
2400 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201

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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.
A Night to Remember - SOLD OUT!
Benefiting CitySquare
Saturday, September 6th
8:00 p.m.
AT&T Performing Arts Center
Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
Downtown Dallas

<![CDATA[Madonna Joins Katy Perry in 'Vote Naked' Movement]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:08:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/PerryMadonna.jpg

The Material Girl apparently didn't want to be left out of the nude fun.

Jumping on the bandwagon started earlier this week by Katy Perry, Madonna shed her clothes Tuesday morning in an effort to get voters to the voting booths this November.

The 58-year-old pop star tweeted out a topless photo to her nearly 1.3 million followers where she reaffirmed she was voting for Hillary Clinton and teased the pic was just the first in a "nude voting series."

The patriotic tweet even came with multiple American flag emojis.

Madonna's tweet comes on the heels of Katy Perry promising and delivering a video where she was heading to the voting booth "naked." The parody video reminds voters there's no dress code at the voting booths. 

"I've briefly scanned the constitution and nowhere does it say you can't just roll out of bed in whatever state you woke up in," Perry says. "In the name of democracy, any just out of bed look is A-OK."

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Encouragement from Katy Perry aside, don't vote naked.

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<![CDATA[NYC Boy Offers Sage, Hilarious Advice on Surviving 3rd Grade]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:17:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/christopher+bannon.jpg

Look good on picture day. Don't call the teacher mom or dad because you might get extra homework. Drink water so you don't pass out. And choose your groups wisely, because once you get an assignment, there's no going back. 

An 8-year-old Staten Island boy had those sage words of advice -- and more -- to offer his classmates as part of a recent school project that called for 10 tips. Christopher Bannon, inspired by Marissa Moss' Amelia's School Survival Guide, according to his mother, Melissa Barvels, opted for an illustrated tutorial on surviving third grade. 

The creative, humorous guide starts with a warning from the author: "If you do not follow my tips you will be some crazy 3rd grader." 

It then begins with a key imperative: Do not lay down in the meeting area, Trust me I have tried it is not as comfortable as it looks. 

Bannon goes on to remind his classmates their picture day photos will likely end up on magnets on their home refrigerators, so they should be sure to look the part. Don't talk inappropriately, especially after lunch -- and whatever you do, don't call your teacher mom or dad because if he or she is your mother or father, you're going to get extra homework, he says. 

Work quietly, stay hydrated and don't forget your homework or you'll likely be without video games for a week, Bannon cautions. 

But the No. 1 item on his list is most crucial: HAVE FUN. 

Bannon told Babble, which first reported on the adorable assignment, he had fun making the tips for other kids. 

“It made me feel good when the kids in my class said I should be an author!" he told the website. "It also made me feel good when I was done sharing my work and my classmates gave me a huge round of applause.” 

Bannon, whose favorite classes are writing and math, said he hasn't gotten a grade on his project yet, but his teachers were laughing as he presented it, so he's optimistic. 

His mother says Bannon has always been a witty, joking kid. Plus, he's pretty darn cute. 

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<![CDATA[Royal Family Photos: Visit to Canada]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:47:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-610813254.jpg A look throughout the years of Prince William, Prince George and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, alongside Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the royal family.

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<![CDATA['Late Night’: Cecily Strong Has Sympathy for Melania Trump]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:57:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e006_426_cecilystrong_melania_20160927_1200x675_774618691868.jpg Cecily Strong explains her sympathy for Melania Trump, saying that she never asked for any of this. She also says that she is good friends with Melania.]]> <![CDATA['Late Night’: A Closer Look at the Debate Fallout]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:52:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_16271095428241.jpg Host Seth Meyers examines how Donald Trump’s supporters came up with excuses for his lackluster performance at the debate.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Morgan Freeman Narrating 'American Ninja Warrior']]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:50:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Suggestion_Screen-Shot-2016-09-28-at-2.47.29-AM.jpg Jimmy Fallon takes suggestions from the audience, including one asking Hashtag the Panda to skydive from a plane into the heart of the Tonight Show Farmstead Corn Maze in Meridien, Idaho.]]> <![CDATA[Rosie O'Donnell Fires Back At Trump After Debate Jab]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:46:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/RosieTrump.jpg

Longtime Donald Trump nemesis Rosie O'Donnell somehow found herself dragged into the middle of Monday's must-see presidential debate when the Republican nominee, unprompted, went into a diatribe about his longtime feud with the former talk-show host.

"Rosie O'Donnell — I said very tough things to her, and I think everybody would agree that she deserves it and nobody feels sorry for her," Trump said.

The jab came while discussing Trump's history of sexist comments toward women, which he maintains were mostly directed at O'Donnell.

O'Donnell soon responded via Twitter. Referring to Trump as an "orange anus," O'Donnell shared a video of a segment from "The View" that originally sparked their feud.

The two have a long history of contempt for one another, dating back to 2006 when O'Donnell criticized Trump for a controversy surrounding the Miss USA beauty pageant. 

Trump's jab also didn't go unnoticed by several of O'Donnell's celebrity pals, who rushed to her defense. Seth MacFarlane, who tweeted "Am I in the ninth circle of Hell?" in regard to Trump's comments.

Singer Madonna, who co-starred with O'Donnell in "A League of Their Own," also weighed in on Twitter.

"Mess with my girl Rosie and you're messing with me!!! Cruelty never made anyone a winner," she wrote.

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<![CDATA[Tom Hanks Photobombs Newlyweds in Central Park]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:32:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tom+hanks+bombs+photo+shoot.jpg

A man and woman were getting their wedding photos taken in Central Park over the weekend when Tom Hanks dropped in — an unforgettable moment that was captured by New York-based studio First Day Films and photographer Meg Miller.

The Academy-Award winning actor was out for a jog in the park Saturday afternoon when he spotted Elizabeth and Ryan getting their photos taken by Miller.

“Hi, I’m Tom Hanks,” the actor said as he walked up to the shocked couple.

“Can we get a photo with you?” Elizabeth asked.

“By all means,” Hanks said, kissing her hand. “We can do that right here.”

The three of them posed for photos and took selfies together.

“Ryan, you’re a lucky man,” Hanks said. “Elizabeth, you’ve done well for yourself.”

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In Miller's video, Hanks even offers to officiate their wedding.

“You know, I am an ordained minister. If the guy cancels let me know.”

Last year, Hanks got ordained to preside over the wedding of actress Allison Williams, according to E! News.

After a few more photos and congrats, Hanks went off into the park to finish his jog.

The actor took to his Instagram on Sunday and posted one of the selfies the three took together with the caption: “Elizabeth and Ryan! Congrats and blessings! Hanx.”

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Photo Credit: First Day Films/@firstdayfilms
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<![CDATA[Wardrobe Watch: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:03:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/kate-middleton-style-sept.jpg Even before she wore a spectacular Alexander McQueen gown at her wedding to Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge had a distinctly chic sense of style, and her admirers have only grown in number.

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<![CDATA[‘Tonight’: Truth or Door With Samuel L. Jackson]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:35:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e006_541_truthordoor_20160926_1200x675_773846595691.jpg Jimmy Fallon, Samuel L. Jackson and Gina Rodriguez decide between sharing personal facts or completing mystery challenges in a twist on the game truth or dare.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight’: Samuel L. Jackson Played Golf With Arnold Palmer]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:36:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e006_541_samuelljackson_palmer_20160926_1200x675_773846083709.jpg Samuel L. Jackson remembers the time he golfed with Arnold Palmer and the compliment he got from the legend for a shot he took on the green.]]> <![CDATA[Obama's Hard Stance on Ketchup]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:05:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_16145366840419.jpg

In this uncertain election season with its scandals, attacks and bald-faced lies, it’s refreshing when a politician takes a hardline stance on the world stage’s most pressing issues.

That’s exactly what President Barack Obama did when pressed by chef and television star Anthony Bourdain on how appropriate ketchup on a hot dog is.

“Is ketchup on a hot dog ever acceptable?” Bourdain asked the president on the season premiere of his television show “Parts Unknown.”

Obama’s response was a swift “No.”

Well… “It's not acceptable past the age of 8,” the president relented.

“My hot dog question might have been diplomatically problematic for a first-term president. He answered without hesitation -- like a Chicagoan,” Bourdain wrote of his recent bun cha meal with the president in Vietnam.

Bourdain also recently rattled off his favorite places to eat in Chicago during a Reddit AMAA.

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<![CDATA[Tom Hanks Photobombs Couple's NYC Wedding Shoot]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:51:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tom+hanks+wedding+photobomb.jpg A delighted couple was more than happy to have their Central Park wedding shoot crashed by the star of "Sully." Photos provided to NBC 4 New York by Meg Miller.

Photo Credit: Meg Miller of Meg Miller Photography - NYC based Photographer]]>
<![CDATA['Do The Right Thing' Cast: Where Are They Now?]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:31:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/do-th-right-thing-cast.jpg

Bill Nunn, who passed away Saturday, starred in over 71 film and television roles over the span of his career. His roles ran the gamut from newspaper editor Joseph Robertson in "Spider-Man" (2002) and its sequels to playing opposite stars like Harrison Ford, Whoopi Goldberg and Hugh Grant in films like "Regarding Henry," "Sister Act" and "Extreme Measures." 

But to a generation of film fans, Nunn will forever be immortalized as 'Radio Raheem' from Spike Lee's 1989 classic, "Do The Right Thing." 

"Do the Right Thing" (DTRT) may have been controversial in its time, yet it plays alarmingly contemporary in light of recent deaths of black men at the hands of police. The scene featuring the death of Nunn's character could be ripped from today's headlines and, with little tweaking, be substituted with Eric Garner, Terence Crutcher or Keith Lamont Scott. But beyond its lasting social significance, the film was also a showcase for a group of largely unknown actors who have gone on to become major players on both the big and small screens.

Samuel L. Jackson: To kids today, Jackson may be Nick Fury of "Avengers" fame or the guy pitching you Capital One Credit cards, but at the time of his casting as Mister Senor Love Daddy in DTRT, Jackson had less than a dozen film credits to his name. One film, "Sea of Love," listed him simply as Black Guy in the credits, while he had a memorable turn as Hold-Up Man in Eddie Murphy's "Coming To America." He's come a log way in the years since, playing everything from his Oscar-nominated role as Jules Winnfield in "Pulp Fiction" to Mace Windu in "Star Wars" episodes I, II and III. At one point, Jackson was recognized as the highest-grossing actor of all time, but he was recently surpassed by Harrison Ford.

Jackson now has 166 film credits to his name and counting. He'll reprise his role of Nick Fury in "Avengers: Infinity War" in 2018. 

John Turturro: A veteran actor of more than 100 film and television productions, Turturro actually made his screen debut as an uncredited extra in Martin Scorsese's 1980 classic "Raging Bull." He had small roles in big films including "The Color of Money," with Paul Newman and Tom Cruise, and Woody Allen's 1986 "Hannah and Her Sisters" before catching the eye of director Spike Lee, who cast him as Pino in DTRT. He quickly became a favorite of the director, appearing in no less than seven Spike Lee "joints" over the course of his career.

Turturro most recently captured raves and critical acclaim in the HBO miniseries "The Night Of."

Martin Lawrence: Lee cast Lawrence in DTRT for his first film role, although the character he played, Cee, didn't have much screen time. Lawrence went from that bit part to major Hollywood roles starring opposite Will Smith in "Bad Boys" and "Bad Boys 2" and spawned his own "Big Momma" movie franchise. The comedian also starred in a TV series "Martin" from 1992-1997.

Lawrence recently confirmed he and Smith will be partnering again for a third film in the "Bad Boys" franchise.

Danny Aiello: With the exception of stage and theater actors Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, many of the actors appearing in DTRT were relatively new to their craft. Danny Aiello was the other notable exception, having already been a movie veteran when he appeared in the film. With credits including "The Godfather: Part II" and "Fort Apache the Bronx," Aiello added a certain amount of gravitas, complexity and humanity to what could have been a two-dimensional role of pizzeria owner Salvatore "Sal" Frangione.

Aiello was rewarded for his effort with the only acting nomination bestowed on the film at the Academy Awards: best actor in a supporting role. 

Now 83, Aiello is still acting. He most recently appeared in the 2014 film "Reach Me" with Kyra Sedgwick and Thomas Jane. 

Giancarlo Esposito: Long before he terrified TV audiences as drug kingpin Gustavo Fring on the hit "Breaking Bad," two-time Oscar nominee Giancarlo Esposito brought the character Buggin' Out to life. He had his "brand new white Air Jordan's" stepped on by a Larry-Bird-T-shirt-wearing neighbor in DTRT, and the rest was history. 

Esposito has gone on to have a prolific career in both television ("Breaking Bad," "Once Upon a Time," "Revolution") and movies ("Derailed," "Sherrybaby" "Waiting to Exhale"). Nominated for a supporting actor Emmy for "Breaking Bad," Esposito is currently one of the stars of the Netflix musical drama "The Get Down." 

Rosie Perez: Rosie Perez burst into the public consciousness in the musical intro of DTRT, which was her film debut. Perez has gone on to a long career in films like "White Men Can't Jump," "Fearless" and "It Could Happen to You." 

In 2014, fans got to see another side of Perez as she joined the hit daytime talker "The View," opposite Whoopi Goldberg and then co-host Rosie O'Donnell, before departing the program in 2015.

Spike Lee: Lee wrote, directed and starred in DTRT, which was nominated for two Academy Awards, including best original screenplay. It was Lee's third major film production and the first to deal head-on with the issues of race and police brutality. His two preceding films, "She's Gotta Have It" in 1986 and "School Daze" in 1988, only flirted with the idea of sexual politics and racial inequality.

Lee now has 66 directing credits under his belt and was also nominated in 1998 for his documentary "4 Little Girls." Lee received an honorary Oscar in 2015, but still called for an Oscar boycott in 2016 to protest the lack of diversity in Academy Award nominations. 

Upon hearing of Nunn's death, Lee took to Instagram and Twitter to mourn the passing of his friend.

"My Dear Friend, My Dear Morehouse Brother- Da Great Actor Bill Nunn As Most Of You Know Him As Radio Raheem Passed Away This Morning In His Hometown Of Pittsburgh. Long Live Bill NUNN. RADIO RAHEEM Is Now RESTING IN POWER. RADIO RAHEEM WILL ALWAYS BE FIGHTING DA POWERS DAT BE. MAY GOD WATCH OVER BILL NUNN."

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<![CDATA[Biden to Make 1st 'Tonight Show' Visit Thursday]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:52:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bidenGettyImages-167290730.jpg

Vice President Joe Biden will appear as a guest on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Thursday, Sept. 29.

This will mark Biden’s first appearance on the program. In recent weeks Fallon has hosted both Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Trump appeared on Sept. 15, and Clinton on Sept. 19.

Both candidates will be take part in their first head-to-head debate this evening at 9 p.m.

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<![CDATA['Making a Murderer' Subject Steven Avery Is Engaged: Lawyer]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:08:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/avery-AP_070302017.jpg

"Making a Murderer" subject Steven Avery is engaged, his lawyer confirmed to NBC Chicago.

Avery is set to marry Lynn Hartman, a legal secretary from Nevada, according to his lawyer Kathleen Zellner.

The 54-year-old who has spent more than a decade in prison for the murder of Teresa Halbach, told the Daily Mail his relationship with Hartman began with letters and phone calls, but the pair met in person last week when Hartman visited him at the Waupun Correctional Institute in Wisconsin.

Avery told the website he’s "happy" and said "she treats me decent, she loves me, she’s kind of spoiling me right now."

According to her social media profiles, Hartman is a self-described bankruptcy specialist, legal assistant and "supporter of the wrongfully convicted Steven Avery."

Avery was launched into the spotlight when a Netflix docu-series chronicled his release from prison after spending 18 years behind bars for a rape he didn’t commit and his eventual arrest on murder charges soon after his release.

Avery was convicted in 2007 of killing Halbach, a 25-year-old photographer for "Auto Trader" magazine who vanished while taking photographs of a van at the Avery family's salvage yard in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.

Both Avery and and his then 16-year-old nephew Brendan Dassey were sentenced to life in prison in the case, but Dassey’s conviction was recently overturned by a federal magistrate judge. Wisconsin's attorney general has appealed that decision, however, keeping the now 26-year-old Dassey behind bars.

Avery’s attorney is seeking permission to perform extensive scientific tests on evidence she believes will show he’s innocent.

It’s not Avery’s first engagement and, if the two wed, it won’t be his first marriage. Avery had previously wed Lori Mathiesen and was also formerly engaged to Sandy Greenman, a woman featured at the end of the Netflix series, and Jodi Stachowski, who also appeared in episodes. 

Stachowski has claimed Avery is not the man he was portrayed to be in the documentary series and called him a “monster” behind closed doors.

"He threatened to kill me, and my family and a friend of mine," Stachowski said in an interview with HLN’s "Nancy Grace" show just as the Netflix documentary about Avery’s conviction was sweeping the nation.

In her first interview following the series' release, Stachowski said she endured an allegedly violent, volatile and abusive two-year relationship with Avery.

While neither Avery nor his lawyer have not commented on the abuse allegations, Stachowski said she asked Avery multiple times if he killed Halbach, and each time he adamantly denied it. She also said she had not seen Avery physically hurt others during their relationship.

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<![CDATA['Today's' Savannah Guthrie Reveals Her Baby's Gender]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:58:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/guthScreen-Shot-2016-09-26-at-10.38.18-AM.jpg

Savannah Guthrie revealed Monday her second child with husband Mike Feldman will be a boy! He will join the family, including 2-year-old big sister, Vale, this December.

"I thought, it's already enough upheaval for a little girl to have a new baby — we got to tell you what kind of baby," she said. "So baby brother is on his way in December!"

The big reveal was made with the help of blue milkshakes inside Studio 1A and something a little less subtle outside — a plane flying an aerial banner declaring, "It's a boy!"

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<![CDATA[Bill Nunn Dies at 62]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:59:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/radioraheem.jpg

Bill Nunn, the actor most famous for his role as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," died Saturday in Pittsburgh, Lee announced on Instagram. He was 62.

"My Dear Friend, My Dear Morehouse Brother- Da Great Actor Bill Nunn As Most Of You Know Him As Radio Raheem Passed Away This Morning In His Hometown Of Pittsburgh. Long Live Bill NUNN," Lee wrote on Instagram.

Nunn appeared in a number films throughout his career, which spanned from the late 1980s into the 21st Century. He acted opposite Tobey Maguire in the "Spiderman" franchise, in "New Jack City" with Wesley Snipes, and in "Sister Act" starring Whoopi Goldberg.

But his most notable role was Radio Raheem, the Bedford-Stuyvesant resident who spoke in poetic prose about his brass knuckles emblazoned with the words "love" and "hate." 

In the film, racial tensions in the Brooklyn neighborhood simmer during a steamy summer day. They boil over at night when Nunn's character is choked to death by a New York City police officer. 


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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Global Citizen Festival in Central Park]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:39:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-610175280.jpg Rihanna, Eddie Vedder, Chris Martin and Kendrick Lamar were among a long list of artists to perform Saturday at the Global Citizen Festival in New York.

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<![CDATA[Watch Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith 'Poetry Battle']]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:31:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/20160924+Oprah+Will+Smith+Thumb.jpg Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith share the work of African-American poets during the dedication of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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<![CDATA[Fixer Upper's Clint Harp and Divine Intervention]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:08:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Clint+Harp+092416.jpg

He’s a famous table maker on HGTV’s hit show 'Fixer Upper.' Clint Harp is sharing his story of success and how none of it would have happened if he didn’t take a huge risk to go after what he was called to do. NBC 5’s Kristin Dickerson met up with him in Waco, inside his design studio and store.

Clint Harp is an international 'Fixer Upper' celebrity, “Hey!” meeting fans and shoppers at his design studio in Waco, joking, “I just got hired as a door greeter.”

His humble stardom is thanks to his gift of carpentry and a leap of faith.

“My job is to be me, and let that Greater Power take care of the rest,” said Harp. Around five years ago, he felt a calling to work with his hands and he left his medical sales job in Houston to pursue carpentry full time.

“I think no matter what it is that you’re doing, at some point you just have to say 'you know what? Forget the unknown, I just, if I don’t go, then I never will know,'” said Harp.

Before he quit his sales job he was making a six-figure income; financially, starting over was a big risk. Harp said for him and his wife, “there were questions that we had to answer like, ‘what if we go bankrupt?’”

And they got close. Now living in Waco, nearly broke, and about to give up on his dream, Divine intervention struck at a gas station when Fixer Upper co-host Chip Gaines pulled up to the pump next to him. The rest, as they say, is history.

“I’m delivering for a Fixer Upper episode at 6:30 tonight,” Harp said.

He now has 20 employees, a speaking tour across the country, and is in the process of shooting a second pilot for his own show.

“Would you ever have thought in a million years that it would get this big,” asked Dickerson.

“No, no,” said Harp.

He said to never let fear cloud your path, and he follows this advice about doing what you’re called to do. "Your job is to be you and to go for your dream and do whatever it is that you want to do,” said Harp. “And eventually, if it’s the right thing it’s going to take on a life of its own to where your job is just to hang on for the ride. You know? And lo and behold, here we are.”

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<![CDATA[Plano Plans for Big Crowds at Annual Balloon Festival]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:21:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/plano-balloonfest.jpg

Winds blowing at more than 10 miles an hour Friday night kept hot air balloons on the ground at the annual InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival.

Still, organizers expect more than 100,000 people to attend the three-day festival, the largest event in Plano all year.

"A hundred thousand is always our goal," said festival organizer Jo Via. "Some years we hit it and go over, some years we're right around it."

Even with a four-hour rain delay on the second day of the festival last year, a record 60,000 people still attended that Saturday.

"For us, it is all about Mother Nature and what weather is going to do for us, and we live in Texas so it's subject to change very quickly," Via said.

Sunday's forecast calls for rain, which would also keep the big balloons grounded.

Several nearby streets will be closed this weekend, and Plano police will have a total of 70 officers helping with traffic.

At Plano City Hall, traffic managers can spot problems before they develop and alert police to keep cars moving.

"We're able to look several intersections away from the site to see what's coming and what's going. That assists them to coordinate what should be done to control and manage the traffic," said Lloyd Neal, transportation engineering manager with the city of Plano.

The 37th annual event is being held at Oak Point Park, located at 2801 East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX, 75074.

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<![CDATA[Whoopi Goldberg 'Probably Not' Returning to 'The View']]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:50:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/whoopGettyImages-605883170.jpg

After 10 years on "The View," Whoopi Goldberg may be ready to say goodbye to the daytime talk-show. 

In an interview on the "Wendy Williams Show" Friday, Goldberg revealed that she's "probably not" going to rejoin the cast after season 20.

"I know you've only signed on, according to what we've talked about, for one more year. So, in September, when everyone comes back for the new season, you might not be there," Williams pressed.

"No, probably not," Goldberg replied.

Upon gasps from the audience and protests by Williams herself, a steadfast Goldberg said "I have to do it, baby." 

Goldberg said her time at "The View," which she's co-hosted since 2007, was great, but now was time to "go and grow." 

"I've got stuff to do. I've got movies I need to direct, I got books I gotta finish," Goldberg said, adding that "Now, I’m alley-ooping elsewhere."

Goldberg appeared on Williams’ show to promote her new reality series "Strut," which documents the first trans-specific modeling agency. The season premiere episode aired Tuesday on Oxygen. Goldberg, an executive producer on the show, said she joined the project to help foster a more sympathetic outlook on transgender people.

"The conversations that we’re having about people’s gender and the questions we’re asking may not be the best questions to ask," she said. "And maybe if we realize that transgender people have moms and dads, and boyfriends and girlfriends, that we can be kinder when we’re with them."

Editors Note: An earlier version of this story reported Whoopi Goldberg announced her departure from the talk-show "The View." Goldberg did not make an annoucement on her exit from the show, rather, she said she may not return.

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<![CDATA[Top Entertainment Photos]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:20:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-610279504_master.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities.

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<![CDATA[Celeb Breakups: Anthony Bourdain and Ottavia Busia]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:14:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-498512408.jpg Nothing lasts forever, especially when you're a celebrity. See whose relationships have hit the rocks.

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