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<![CDATA['My Wife Is Awesome': Bieber Confirms Marriage to Baldwin]]> Mon, 19 Nov 2018 06:33:19 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/1035778926-Justin-Bieber-Hailey-Baldwin.jpg

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are confirming their long rumored marriage. On Instagram, at least.

The 24-year-old Canadian singer posted a picture on Instagram earlier this week of him holding hands with the 21-year-old model with the caption: "My wife is awesome."

Baldwin followed up by changing her Instagram username to "Hailey Bieber."

The young couple got engaged this summer in the Bahamas after about a month of dating. Bieber also confirmed that via Instagram. He posted a photo of Baldwin kissing him and called her the love of his life.

Baldwin is the daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin. Bieber released his last album, "Purpose," in 2015.

Bieber's manager didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

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<![CDATA[Barack Obama Surprises Michelle at DC Book Event]]> Sun, 18 Nov 2018 15:14:32 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/michelle+obama+dc+book+tour.jpg

Thousands of people crowded Capital One Arena in D.C. Saturday night for Michelle Obama's "Becoming" book tour event — which included a special surprise for the former first lady.

Lines outside the arena were reminiscent of the crowds the venue might see for major concerts and sporting events.

Many people told News4 that braving the sold-out crowd was well worth it to see Obama speak.

"Oh my gosh, just to be in her presence. And I love what she embodies - just the spirit of women, empowering women. It’s really exciting," Dionne Powell said.

"I wish I could get a selfie with her, but I know that’s not gonna happen so just hearing her speak ... and getting a copy of the book and getting it signed," said Rita Barrett, who flew all the way from Atlanta.

Obama's memoir chronicles her experiences growing up in Chicago, balancing the demands of being a working mother and her time serving as first lady.

"We grew up in a neighborhood called South Shore on the South Side of Chicago. Yes! South Shore in the house," she said during the event.

She touched on education, a topic close to her heart.

"As we look at school inequality, and things aren't right, kids know when they are not being valued and it makes them feel some kind of way," Obama said.

The conversation was moderated by her longtime friend and former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.

When the conversation shifted toward Mrs. Obama's feelings about her husband, Jarrett announced a "special guest" and Barack Obama came on stage carrying a bouquet of pink roses for his wife.

The crowd leapt to its feet.

Jarrett asked him what about Michelle Obama captured his heart when they met at a Chicago law firm where she was his mentor. Barack Obama said she was "one of a kind," strong and honest, and someone he knew he could always count on.

"We thought it was really cool and that it was inspiring," one young girl said after the event.

"She’s just so dynamic and just an amazing, amazing woman. I miss her. Any chance I get to see her, I’ll be happy to do that," said Susanne Wilborn.

"Becoming" is expected to sell millions of copies and has the official backing of Oprah Winfrey.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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<![CDATA[Steve Carell Hosts 'Saturday Night Live', Ella Mai Performs]]> Sun, 18 Nov 2018 16:48:58 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/220*120/SNLSteveCarellOffice.png

On this weeks episode of "Saturday Night Live," the show opened with a parody of Fox News' show "The Ingraham Angle", hosted by Laura Ingraham. Kate McKinnon played a baffled Ingraham, and made up hilarious excuses as to why the Democrats retook the House of Representatives during the midterm elections. Cecily Strong appeared as fervent Fox News host Jeanine Pirro. 

In the monologue, host Steve Carell started by talking about his new film "Beautiful Boy." The speech was quickly hijacked by audience members who all asked him to consider reprising his role as boss Michael Scott on the hit show "The Office." After resisting, Carell was confronted by his former costars from the show, Ellie Kemper, Ed Helms, Jenna Fischer and his wife, Nancy Carell. 

Carell played Jeff Bezos in a skit that showed the Amazon CEO explaining his reasoning for opening headquarters in New York and Virginia. Carell's Bezos hints that it had less to do with business and more to do with showing President Donald Trump who's boss. 

Colin Jost further mocked Amazon's new headquarters on "Weekend Update," taking time to call out New Yorkers that oppose Amazon's plans, saying "only New Yorkers could complain about getting 25,000 new jobs." 

Michael Che calls out the voting process, and questions how Floridian voting machines overheated after a vote recount.

English singer Ella Mai was the musical guest, performing her hit single "Trip." Mai released the song shortly before she released her self-titled album last month, which has received critical acclaim.  

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<![CDATA['Tonight' Superlatives: 2018 NFL Season Vikings and Bears]]> Sat, 17 Nov 2018 05:21:45 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tjf_hlt_s6e034_963_superlatives_20181116-154244805865200002.jpg

Jimmy Fallon hands out superlatives to the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears NFL players.

<![CDATA['Late Night’: Short Says Meyers Looks Like O’Rourke-Cruz Love Child]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:08:21 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/shortScreen-Shot-2018-11-16-at-6.06.18-AM.jpg

Comedian Martin Short talks about the midterm elections and tells Seth Meyers he has youthful skin and looks like the love child of U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. 

<![CDATA['Late Night’: A Closer Look at Trump’s Post-Midterms Depression]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 04:44:02 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/myr_hlt__acl_20181115-154236032066300002.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a closer look at President Donald Trump's post-election funk as the blue wave that put Democrats in charge of the House keeps getting bigger.

<![CDATA[‘Tonight’: Steve Carell Was Nervous Meeting Kelly Clarkson]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 04:42:30 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tjf_hlt_s6e033_962_SteveCarell_KellyClarkson_20181115-154235611987500002.jpg

"Welcome to Marwen" star Steve Carell talks about returning to host “SNL" after a decade and why he was scared to meet Kelly Clarkson in person after screaming her name in the classic "40-Year-Old Virgin" scene.

<![CDATA['Tonight’: #TurkeyDayTradition Hashtags]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 04:40:54 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tjfScreen-Shot-2018-11-16-at-5.40.01-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon reads some of his favorite tweets with the hashtag #TurkeyDayTradition.

<![CDATA[Revisiting the Sins of Their Fathers: 'Creed II' Delivers]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:14:21 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/creedII2.jpg

Massive Spoilers Ahead.

It's almost... not ... fair.

When you go to watch a film like "Creed II," much as you did with its 2015 predecessor "Creed," you're not just viewing an individual movie. Far from it. You're watching 42 years of cinema history played out on the silver screen. 

To those of a certain age, names like Rocky Balboa, Apollo Creed, Mickey, Paulie, Clubber Lang, Thunderlips, Drago and "Adriaaaaan'" aren't just characters on a screen, but the fabric of a childhood movie-going experience.

Sylvester Stallone has embodied the skin of Rocky Balboa for four decades over the course of eight films. We've seen Balboa mature from wiseguy muscle with a heart of gold to up and coming contender. We've witnessed him ascend to world champion and fall as an aged heavyweight. Finally, we've seen him settle comfortably into the role of wise mentor to Adonis Creed. We know Rocky better than we know some members of our own families.

It was with those heavy expectations that "Creed" burst onto the scene in 2015 and delighted audiences by resurrecting Rocky and having him turn over the franchise mantle to a more than worthy successor in Michael B. Jordan. 

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For the 2018 sequel director Steven Caple Jr. does some resurrecting of his own, bringing back Dolph Lundgren as Ivan Drago, the most diabolical villain in the Rocky annals (Sorry, Clubber Lang fans). In doing so Caple does something rather miraculous: He re-envisions Ivan Drago from the robotic, cartoon brute he was in "Rocky IV," to a fully realized, three-dimensional character who has carried the shame and humiliation of his loss to Rocky for over 33 years. 

First, lets take a step back. While "Creed II" stands on its own, you're simply not going to fully appreciate the stakes unless you're familiar the Rocky terrain in general and "Rocky IV" specifically. So first a quick recap. In "Rocky IV" Adonis' father Apollo dies in Rocky's arms after being beaten to death by an unsympathetic Drago, who utters his one memorable line "If he dies... he dies." It's a death that haunts Balboa both because Creed took his place in the ring and because he failed to throw in the towel to save his friend.

Flash forward three decades and, while the film's thread links most directly from "Rocky IV," longtime franchise fans will discover the movie most symbolically echoes the beats of "Rocky III," where Balboa had grown soft and comfortable living the good life, wracking up wins against soft opponents, unaware that a mean, lean and ravenous Clubber Lang had his sights on him.

Here, we open with Adonis Creed becoming heavyweight champion beating an opponent past his prime. Things are looking good for Adonis. He has Rocky in his corner. He's just popped the question to girlfriend, now fiancee, Bianca (an always superb Tessa Thompson) and the two have just found out they're about to become unexpected parents. Life is good. 

But Drago is coming. And he has hungry offspring Viktor in tow.

One of the many pleasures of the film is seeing Stallone and Lundgren share an excruciatingly tense reunion scene. Yes, in the years since "Rocky IV" the actors have reunited in the "Expendables" franchise, but they weren't playing Rocky and Drago. The weight of their reunion is acted with clinical precision by both men, each carrying a wounded edge and world weariness that only comes with decades of history. 

The film itself plays out along the familiar beats you would expect. There's the upstart challenge and the ignored pleas to ignore said challenge. You have the aging mentor who doesn't want to revisit past trauma and an ignoble defeat. The mentor, of course, returns in time for the inevitable rematch, the outcome of which is never in doubt.

While there are few curve balls along the way (aside from two very unexpected cameos) that doesn't mean you're disappointed with the journey along a beaten path. Far from it. In two films Jordan has made the role of Adonis Creed his own. And there's a not too subtle scene of a passing of the torch at films' end that lets you know he may be playing the role for some time to come.

"Creed II" hits theaters Nov. 21.

<![CDATA[NBC Owned Stations Win Emmy for StormRanger Radar Truck]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:00:02 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/scott-meadows-stormranger.jpg

NBC’s Owned Television Stations division has won an Emmy for its mobile radar truck StormRanger, which the NBC and Telemundo owned station group developed to detect weather quicker and forecast with more accuracy than existing radars.

StormRanger's first truck was deployed in 2016 and there are now six vehicles tracking weather primarily in the NBC and Telemundo stations' markets of Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, the Bay Area and Los Angeles. The vehicles travel to nearby markets as well during severe weather events.

NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations said in a Thursday release the division received a 2018 Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for the new technology, which was developed over two years and improves local weather forecasting and reporting. Fixed with a Doppler radar, the vehicle can move right to a storm, scanning the system at a closer range and with more detail than a radar mounted high above the ground.

"We're able to take the radar to the storm instead of waiting for the storm to come to the radar," said Nate Johnson, director of weather operations for NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations.

Johnson added that this results in more up-to-date and higher resolution pictures for weather forecasting. StormRanger scans the weather every 15 to 20 seconds, Johnson said. That's compared to other radars that may scan the area every 90 seconds or, sometimes, every five minutes. This allows people in the storm's path to have more time to protect themselves, Johnson said.

StormRanger's high-resolution radar can better forecast snowfall measurements by detecting where in the atmosphere rain turns into snow. This can mean the difference between predicting an area will receive a few inches or more than a foot of snow.

The radar can also help people better understand when a tornado forms and what damage it causes by detecting debris in the air and types of precipitation. And it even detects small particles in the air during fire season, allowing fire departments and governments to better alert the public of a fire threat.

Johnson said StormRanger's ability to aid in the reporting of wildfires has been a "tremendous asset." The radar can detect where the fire's smoke is going and what the wind is doing inside the plume, helping meteorologists see if a fire whirl could form.

StormRanger helped meteorologists in Texas forecast storm cell movements several minutes before another existing radar. In Boston, the radar allowed NBC10 to report a detailed view of a winter storm’s morning icing for the rush-hour weather forecast. And meteorologists in Los Angeles used StormRanger to track the smoke plumes of a wildfire. 

Johnson said NBC will continue to perfect StormRanger's technology and "explore new ways to use it to help keep our viewers and users a step ahead of the weather."

NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations President Valari Staab said in a release that StormRanger's "exceptional technology" came into play "as more severe weather events and fires affect the communities we serve." She added that StormRanger is "vital to helping communities stay safe when severe weather threatens.”    

NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations includes 40 NBC and Telemundo stations in 28 markets in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It will receive its award at the 70th Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards on April 7, 2019, in Las Vegas.

Teams from Accelerated Media Technologies and Enterprise Electronics Corporation also collaborated with NBC and Telemundo stations to design and build the trucks.

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<![CDATA[Cast of 'Fantastic Beasts' Talk 'Crimes of Grindelwald']]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:14:28 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_fantasticbeasts1114_1500x845.jpg

The cast of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" talk about their time filming "The Crimes of Grindelwald," part two of the Harry Potter spin-off. "The Crimes of Grindelwald" appears in theaters Nov. 16.

<![CDATA['Late Night’: Stanley Tucci Talks About 'A Private War']]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:22:43 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/myr_hlt_s6e023_759_stanleytucci_privatewar_20181114-154226416362800002.jpg

Stanley Tucci talks about fatherhood, what he misses about living in the United States and the story behind "A Private War."

<![CDATA['Late Night’: A Closer Look at Trump’s Panic Over Blue Wave]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:20:18 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/myr_hlt_s6e023_759_acl_20181114-154226414224400002.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a closer look at the Trump White House panicking as the midterm elections results get worse and the Russia investigation looms.

<![CDATA[‘Tonight’: Kardashian Picked Spinach Out of Graham's Teeth]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:18:40 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tjf_hlt_s6e032_961_ashleygraham_spinach_20181114-154226419980800002.jpg

Ashley Graham explains what led to Kim Kardashian picking spinach out of her teeth at the Met Gala and gives Jimmy Fallon some modeling suggestions to spice up his curtain walk-out for the monologue.

<![CDATA['Tonight’: Thanksgiving Dinner Pringles for a Midnight Snack]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:16:41 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tjf_hlt_s6e032_961_midnightsnacks_20181114-154226423520800002.jpg

Jimmy Fallon and The Roots' resident foodies, Questlove and Tarik, taste and rate some of the weirdest snack combinations they could find.

<![CDATA[DeGeneres Distracts, Serenades Obama at Costco Book Signing]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:26:26 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Rozman_Michelle+Obama+Costco_20181114_0054r.jpg

Michelle Obama is taking over "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Thursday, joining the talk show host for an hour-long interview in which Obama recounts trying to break out of the White House to celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage and daughter Malia's heavily guarded prom send-off. She also surprises Costco shoppers with an impromptu book signing. 

In a preview of Obama's appearance on DeGeneres' talk show, the former first lady shared how she and daughter Malia attempted to escape the White House the night the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in 2015, so they could celebrate in the street with the thousands of revelers who had gathered outside.

She noted the ruling came down on the same day that she and President Barack Obama attended the funeral for the victims of the Charleston church shooting in South Carolina.

"We are trying to get out the White House and realized that it's not that easy to get out of the White House when you're in it," Obama said, adding "but we were determined."

After 15 minutes of being chased around 1600 Pennsylvania, trying to evade Secret Service agents and stopped by locked doors, the pair finally got to have their mother-daughter moment in front of the White House, which was lit up in the LGBT colors in honor of the occasion.

"My feeling was – we are moving forward," Obama said. "Change is happening." 

In more lighthearted moments of the interview, DeGeneres gave a romantic reading of an excerpt from Obama's new memoir, "Becoming,"  in which Obama describes arranging her first kiss with her eighth-grade crush. 

The host also took Obama to Costco for an impromptu book signing, surprising unexpected shoppers. DeGeneres serenaded the crowd while throwing digs at Obama for mentioning Oprah Winfrey's name more times than hers in the book.

Touching on her daughter's prom, Obama recounted how she and the former president jumped through hoops to allow daughter Malia's prom date to pick her up at the White House.

"I tried to make security know, 'he's coming, don't hassle him,'" Mrs. Obama said. "I told Malia, 'make sure his car is clean' — if you know what I mean — because dogs sniff the car. I don't want him to be embarrassed."

As the couple watched Malia and her date drive away from the White House, Obama said the president joked it was worth being re-elected just to see Malia escorted to prom with three cars full of armed men. 

"Barack was like, 'This makes running for a second term all worthwhile. My daughter is being followed by men with guns to prom,'" she said. "He's like, 'I'm good.'" 

DeGeneres put Obama in the "hot seat" to answer some tough questions. The former first lady reveals her celebrity crush, what she talks to her dogs about and does an uncanny impression of her husband.

And as someone who has had the privilege of attending three inaugurations, DeGeneres asked Obama if she could tell which president had the largest crowd size. 

"I could tell," Obama quipped, while nodding her head 'yes' without directly naming which president. 

The interview is set to air during Thursday's episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on NBC. 

Photo Credit: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.
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<![CDATA[Looters, Think Twice: Carey Hart Issues Ominous Warning]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:42:16 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_CareyHart_17324049495659.jpg

With wildfires burning their way through California, some have turned to the state’s cowboy roots to protect themselves.

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Carey Hart, a former motorcross star married to singer Pink, allied with people threatening to shoot looters targeting the towns affected by the wildfires. Hart said it was “unfortunate that some people take advantage of others in a crisis." 

“There have been sightings of looters breaking into homes,” Hart wrote in the caption of a Tuesday Instagram post. “Well, if you are a looter, think twice if you are heading back into Malibu.”

Hart followed the comments with the #DefendYourLand and #2amendment.

At least 75,000 homes and about 265,000 residents, including many celebrities, have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties as the Woolsey Fire sweeps Southern California. Woolsey Fire has claimed three lives, and the Camp Fire, burning through Northern California, has claimed 48 lives.

The photo Hart shared in the post has been raising eyebrows.

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In the black-and-white photo, 12 men wearing masks and sunglasses tote rifles and handguns while posing in the street. In front of them is a sign that reads “Looters will be shot on site!” and is signed the “P.D.C. Posse.”

It’s unknown if Hart is present in the photo.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement Sunday, Nov. 11, detailing the steps it’s taking to prevent looting in the areas of Southern California affected by the Woolsey Fire.

“We have experienced some looting activity during the past two days,” the statement said. “People found in areas where they do not belong will be contacted by law enforcement and may be arrested.”

The statement also said there are 75 law enforcement officers patrolling the southeastern section of Ventura County. It also called on resident to “be vigilant” and call the police if they witness suspicious or illegal activity.

Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
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<![CDATA[Gaga Surprises Fire Evacuees, Workers With Food, Gift Cards]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:59:24 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_18289615748944.jpg

Lady Gaga may have had to abandon her Malibu home amid the California Woolsey Fire, but she has definitely not left the Los Angeles-area community behind. Instead, she's been devoting her time to helping her fellow evacuees.

In honor of World Kindness Day Tuesday, the "A Star Is Born" actress brought a stack of pizza, fresh coffee and gift cards to one of the many evacuation centers around Los Angeles, posting an image of herself in a "Malibu" baseball cap on her way in.

As she noted in a Twitter video, "Today is my favorite day of the year — it's World Kindness Day. I encourage you all to do one act of kindness, even if it's for yourself."

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"I am thinking so deeply for everyone who is suffering today from these abominable fires & grieving the loss of their homes or loved ones," she wrote in a tweet on Friday.

The wildfires in the state, including the Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire, have killed at least 48 people and destroyed some 7,600 single-family homes, according to the latest data.

Photo Credit: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
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<![CDATA[Keeping Up With Country Music Stars: CMAs, BMI and More]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:30:16 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CMAs-2.jpg Catch the latest from your favorite country stars, whether they're performing soulful ballads on stage or strolling around town in their cowboy boots.

Photo Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Dave Chappelle Photobombs Ohio Couple's Engagement Shoot]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:28:38 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/chappelle111.jpg Dave Chappelle photobombed a couple's engagement shoot in Ohio this week, and the photographer is not mad about it. Photographer Jaycee Brammer told Yahoo Lifestyle that her husband turned to her as she was shooting Thomas Saunders and Emily Eldridge in Yellow Springs Nov. 10. and said, "Dave Chappelle just walked in." Indeed he did. See the photos.

Photo Credit: Jaycee Marie Photography]]>