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Photo courtesy of TV Land(NEW YORK) -- The cast of Younger is taking a stand to protect women against violence.

The show’s stars -- Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann, Molly Bernard and Charles Michael Davis – have teamed up with The United State of Women for a new PSA in support of the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act.

The Violence Against Women Act was enacted in 1994 and supports survivors of crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. In April, the House passed a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the act for five more years, but the Senate has not yet passed it.

“Girls, women, people who identify as women, and non-binary people are disproportionately affected by violence,” the cast says in the PSA.

“Right now long-standing funds to help and protect survivors of gender-based violence are under threat,” they continue. "It’s time to renew the Violence Against Women Act.”

The PSA urges fans to take action by going to

Younger is currently airing its sixth season on TV Land.

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Mike Pont/WireImage(HOLLYWOOD) -- Anthony Bourdain would have been 63 today. To mark the celebrity chef's birthday, fellow chefs Eric Ripert and Jose Andres launched "Bourdain Day," in which they encouraged others to celebrate Bourdain, and announced a scholarship in his honor from his alma mater, The Culinary Institute of America.

The Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship will finance students' travels abroad to deepen their appreciation and understanding of foreign cuisine.

"The career of Chef Bourdain is a testament to the great power that travel can have in a culinary education—and in a full life," the school said in a statement.

In celebration of #BourdainDay, his estranged wife, Ottavia Busia-Bourdain, shared footage of Bourdain swimming with their daughter, Ariane.

Other celebrities posting their tributes on social media include Debi Mazar, Padma Lakshmi, and Rachael Ray.

Bourdain was found dead on June 8, 2018 in a luxury hotel in the tiny village of Kaysersberg, in the Alsace region of northeast France. He appeared to have hanged himself, according to officials.

Bourdain hosted three series that married his love of travel and food: No Reservations and The Layover for the Travel Channel and Parts Unknown for CNN. Just before his death, Bourdain had been filming an episode of Parts Unknown with Ripert, his close friend.

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MGM(JAMAICA) -- Despite recent on-set mishaps, Bond 25 appears to be moving along just fine.

The production released a one-minute behind-the-scenes video Tuesday showing Daniel Craig and company on location in Jamaica. In addition to quick shots of Craig’s James Bond and the Caribbean nightlife, we see glimpses of Jeffrey Wright as Bond's old pal Felix Leiter and a new character played by Captain Marvel’s Lashana Lynch.  

The film, directed by Cary Fukunaga, picks up with 007 enjoying a peaceful life in Jamaica after leaving active service. But of course he gets pulled back in when Felix asks for his help in rescuing a kidnapped scientist.

Bond 25 has had some setbacks in a recent weeks. Last month, shooting was paused after Craig sustained an ankle injury on set. Then, a few weeks later, a crew member suffered a “minor injury” during the filming of a “controlled explosion.”

And earlier this week, The Independent reports a man was arrested and charged with voyeurism for allegedly placing a hidden camera in a women's bathroom at England's Pinewood Studios, where Bond is currently in production.

The film, which doesn't yet have an official title, is still on track to hit theaters on April 8, 2020.

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General Mills(LOS ANGELES) -- General Mills has found the perfect champion for its signature Wheaties box.

The company announced on Tuesday that tennis star Serena Williams will be the next athlete featured on the breakfast cereal's iconic orange box.  

Serena took to Instagram to share the monumental news.

"In 2001, Wheaties paid homage to a true champion and an icon by putting her on the cover of a Wheaties Box, Williams wrote.  "Althea Gibson was the FIRST Black Woman tennis player to be on the box. Today, I am honored to be the second."

She posted a photo of her Wheaties box cover, in which she wears a white dress.

Williams, who has been named the women's player of the year seven times, has a long list of accomplishments. She has earned 23 major singles titles, 14 major doubles titles, and was ranked the world number one in women's singles eight times between 2002 and 2017.

As mentioned, Williams is the second black tennis player to be featured on the box. She is also the first active tennis player featured since Pete Sampras in 2000 and the fourth female tennis player overall.

"I am so excited to be on the cover of the next Wheaties box," said Williams in statement. "I have dreamt of this since I was a young woman and it's an honor to join the ranks of some of America's most decorated athletes. I hope my image on this iconic orange box will inspire the next generation of girls and athletes to dream big."

Williams' limited-edition Wheaties box will become available in the U.S. starting next month.

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Marvel Studios(LOS ANGELES) -- Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige teased the news last week, but now it’s official. Avengers: Endgame is heading back to theaters this weekend...and now there’s even more incentive to see it again.

In addition to the original film, audiences will be treated to a video introduction by director Anthony Russo and an unfinished deleted scene. Not only that, but the showing will include a special sneak peek of the upcoming movie Spider-Man: Far From Home, which takes place after the events of Endgame.

In select theaters, fans who buy a movie ticket will also receive an exclusive piece of Avengers art while supplies last. The art features a rendering of the Infinity Gauntlet with a variation of one of Tony Stark's quotes from the movie: “We love you 3000.”

Avengers: Endgame, which first hit theaters on April 26, returns Friday, June 28.

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Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images(HOLLYWOOD) -- Ariana Grande is heading to The Prom with Meryl Streep.

According to Deadline, the two are among the star-studded cast on board for Ryan Murphy’s Netflix adaptation of the Tony-nominated musical, The Prom.

They’ll be joined by James Corden, Andrew Rannells and Nicole Kidman, who currently appears with Streep on HBO’s Big Little Lies.

Streep, Corden, Rannells and Kidman will play four washed-up Broadway stars who decide to champion the cause of a small-town high school senior named Emma who isn’t allowed to bring her girlfriend to prom. Ariana will play Alyssa, the popular daughter of the head of the school’s PTA.

Awkwafina and Keegan Michael-Key will also play key roles. A nationwide search is currently underway to cast the role of Emma.

Murphy will direct and produce the film, with shooting reportedly set to begin in December and aiming for a fall 2020 release in theaters before it hits Netflix.

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ABC(CHICAGO) -- Chicago police have released more files, officer body cam footage and other video from the night they say Empire actor Jussie Smollett staged an attack on himself, with the help of two associates.

The Empire actor claimed white supporters of President Trump attacked him in the middle of the night on January 29, threw bleach on him and put a noose around his neck, while shouting homophobic and racist slurs.  However, Chicago police allege Smollett paid two Nigerian associates of his, brothers Abel and Ola Osundairo, to help him stage the attack on himself.  The brothers were also recorded on camera buying red ball caps approximating Make America Great Again hats, and rope that Smollett said his attackers tied around his neck. 

More than 70 hours of video footage has been made public, some of which was shot in Smollett's own apartment as investigators interviewed him.  Body cam footage from the apartment shows Smollett still wearing the makeshift noose, some time after the alleged attack, with the actor saying he wanted it to remain around his neck until he was able to show it to police.

The released footage also shows the brothers being detained at the airport after the incident and taking a cab to the location the alleged attack reportedly took place. 

Smollett was eventually indicted on 16 counts of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report; all charges were dropped in February but that decision will be reviewed by a special prosecutor, who will review the actions of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, whose office dropped the charges against Smollett.  It's possible charges could be reinstated against Smollett, depending on the special prosecutor's findings. 

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ABC/Mark Bourdillon(LOS ANGELES) -- Monday’s episode of The Bachelorette saw the guys joining Hannah B. in Riga, Latvia, as she tried to turn things around following a trying time in Scotland last week.

The first date went to Garrett, along with the message, “Can I trust our love?” Hannah decides to surprise Garrett by taking him bungee jumping, but the surprise is on her as well because, apparently, Latvians like to bungee jump au naturel!

Afterward, Garrett says he’s ready to take another leap of faith, and tells Hannah he’s falling in love with her “big time.” She agrees that “sometimes when you’re falling in love, you just have to trust and take that leap,” and offers him the date rose.

When Garrett tells the other men about his naked bungee jump with Hannah, they’re all impressed, and a little jealous -- except for Luke, who thinks Garrett is just making the whole thing up.

Next, Mike, Jed, Tyler, Dustin, Luke, Connor and Dylan are invited on a group date with Hannah, during which they take in the local culture. All goes well, with the men all getting along -- until Hannah shares the details of her bungee jump with Garrett, forcing Luke to accept the naked truth. Needless to say, he’s not happy.

When Luke gets his turn alone with Hannah, her one-on-one with Garret comes up, and Luke expresses his disapproval, including concerns about bringing her home to meet his family. However, he insists he can forgive her, even when she makes a ”boneheaded mistake.”

Adding to Luke’s anger and frustration?  The date rose goes to Tyler, and not him.

The next one-on-one date goes to Peter, who joins Hannah for a Latvian spa ritual that combines elements of sauna with spiritual elements and massage techniques that promise to help them “get close to each other.”

Hannah had no doubts about their physical chemistry entering the date, but she needs to know if they can relate to each other on a deeper level. After exchanging stories of heartbreak, she’s satisfied Peter’s a potential match for her and gives him the rose.

After Peter spills the details of his date with Hannah, one of the other guys decides he needs to pay Hannah a surprise visit -- but it’s not Luke. This time, it’s Jed. The Nashville singer/songwriter tries to woo her by serenading her outside her window, followed by some serious kissing, during which he reveals that he, too, is falling in love with her.

Meanwhile, tempers between two arch rivals flare again when Garrett confronts Luke about discussing the details of Garrett and Hannah’s one-on-one date. Luke tries to get Garrett to promise that their current conversation won’t make it back to Hannah before the rose ceremony, but Garrett will do no such thing.

“Why should I promise you?” asks Garrett. Luke then demands Garrett leave his room, saying he needs to get some sleep. Garrett obliges, saying “Sweet dreams, Luke,” as he leaves.

As the guys anxiously await the rose ceremony, Hannah pulls Luke aside to discuss their prior conversation about the bungee jump. She tells him she respects him for sharing his feelings, but the conversation “didn’t sit well” with her.

“You’re not my husband, you don’t own my body, you don’t own me,” Hannah declares. Luke defends the outburst by insisting Hannah simply “misunderstood” him, and promises that fighting to make their relationship work will be “worth it.”

“I don’t know,” is Hannah's response.

Luke rejoins the other men and the fights continue, until they’re interrupted by host Chris Harrison, who tells them that, for the third straight week, Hannah has dispensed with the traditional cocktail party and they’ll head straight to the rose ceremony.

When the last rose is handed out, the guys are once again frustrated to see it go to Luke -- especially Dylan and Dustin, who are sent home.

 “There’s goodness inside you, and I see that,” Hannah whispers to Luke before placing the rose in his lapel.

“What do you like about Luke,” Harrison later asks Hannah in private.

“I’m either falling in love with Luke, or Luke is making me go crazy,” is her answer.

Here are the seven remaining men:

Connor S., 24, an investment analyst from Dallas, TX
Garrett, 27, a golf pro from Birmingham, AL
Jed, 25, a singer/songwriter from Nashville, TN
Luke P., 24, an import/export manager from Gainesville, GA
Mike, 31, a portfolio manager from San Antonio, TX
Peter, 27, a pilot from Westlake Village, CA
Tyler C., 26, a general contractor from Jupiter, FL

The Bachelorette continues Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Rock’n Robin Productions(LOS ANGELES) -- Before the new film hits theaters, The Lion King is getting its own primetime special on ABC.

Robin Roberts is set to host The Lion King: Can You Feel the Love Tonight, exploring the franchise’s long-lasting appeal and giving a sneak peek into the upcoming film.

The special will include interviews with director Jon Favreau and members of the cast, including Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Alfre Woodard and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Roberts will also take viewers on a behind-the-scenes visit to the studios where the new film is currently being readied for theaters, and preview an exclusive unreleased scene.

The voice actors from the original 1994 animated Lion King -- including Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick and Jeremy Irons – will also participate in the special, along with Elton John, who co-wrote and performed songs in the original film and who contributes a new song to the new film.

“The legacy of The Lion King is absolutely incredible, and I’m excited to give fans a special look at this iconic film,” Roberts says in a statement.

“It’s a dazzling glimpse into what it takes to bring The Lion King to life in its many forms and how meaningful it has become for the cast members of both the original and new film, as well as Broadway and music legends.”

The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight with Robin Roberts airs Tuesday, July 16 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
The Lion King, featuring CGI animation, hits theaters July 19.

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Jay Maidment(LOS ANGELES) -- Sony Pictures has some major explaining to do to Marvel Cinematic Universe star Samuel L. Jackson.

On Monday, Jackson, who's portrayed S.H.I.E.L.D director Nick Fury since 2008's Iron Man, took to Instagram to go off on a major blunder that Sony made in its ad campaign for Spider-Man: Far From Home.

In his post, Jackson shares an image of two side-by-side Homecoming posters that feature his Nick Fury character. However, in the poster on the left, Fury is wearing his signature eye patch on the wrong eye.

"Uhhhhhhh, What In The Actual F*** IS GOING ON HERE???!!! he captions the photo, adding the hashtags #headsgonroll #lefteyemuthafukkah.

Humorous as it may be, this isn't the first time that there's been a marketing blunder when it came to a Marvel superhero film.

In March, Marvel had to fix its Avengers: Endgame poster when Black Panther star Danai Gurira's name was omitted. Of course, fans had plenty to say to Marvel when that happened.

"Don't let it happen again," one fan wrote, sharing a gif of Gurira saying, "Wakanda forever!"

Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 2.

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James Devaney/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- A year after her Roseanne revival was pulled off the air, Roseanne Barr is hitting the road for a new comedy tour with Andrew Dice Clay.

Barr shared a promo poster for the "Mr. and Mrs. America" tour on Instagram Sunday, which features her wearing a Statue of Liberty crown and Clay wearing an Uncle Sam top hat.

“On sale next week,” she captioned it.

Barr and Clay have known each other for years; they performed together at the Laugh Factory in Las Vegas earlier this year.  

This tour marks Barr's first official project since the Roseanne reboot was canceled by ABC. The cancellation came after Barr posted a controversial tweet likening former Barack Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett to an “ape.”  

The rest of the Roseanne cast went on to star in the spin-off series, The Conners

Clay was most recently seen in A Star Is Born, playing the father of Lady Gaga's character, Ally.

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Jordin Althaus/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images(SAN JOSE DEL CABO) -- Busy Philipps threw herself an epic 40th birthday celebration in Mexico over the weekend.

Though she’s been married to screenwriter Marc Silverstein since 2007, the actress and TV host decided to hold a wedding-style bash at the popular wedding venue Flora’s Farms in San Jose del Cabo. She even wore a flowy white dress for the occasion.

“I decided I wanted to throw myself a destination wedding (to myself) for my 40th at one of my favorite places in the world,” Philipps wrote on Instagram.

She added, “This was, without question, one of the greatest, most fun, and beautiful nights of my life. Thank you thank you thank you to all of my friends and family who made this weekend the best of all time.”

Among the celebrity guests who jetted to Cabo for the affair were Elizabeth Banks, Colin Hanks, Retta and Girls writer Jenni Konner.

There was food, drinking, dancing and even a surprise flash mob of Busy lookalikes, all dressed in her signature "Mr. Nightgown" and pink-haired wigs.

“I’m obsessed with flash mobs!” she said in her Instagram Story, calling it the “best surprise of all time!”

Philipps’ actual birthday is Tuesday, June 25.

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Walt Disney Studios(NEW YORK) -- Woody, Buzz and all your old favorites are back for Toy Story 4, the latest installment in the Disney-Pixar franchise, which opened in first place this weekend. This time around there are also new favorites to love -- including the DIY trash-turned-toy Forky, voiced by Tony Hale, and carnival prize stuffed animals Ducky and Bunny, voiced by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, respectively.

While fans turned out in droves to the see the film this weekend, Keegan-Michael Key says that as a voice actor in the film, he had a very different viewing experience when he finally got to see his character come to life.

“It was really fulfilling and very satisfying to go, ‘Oh, oh yeah!’ Like, everybody else around you might be laughing but you're going, ‘Now I get it. Now I see what you were doing,’” he tells ABC Radio.

Hale, meanwhile, loved that he got the chance to see the film with his 13-year-old daughter.

“The cool thing is she's not able to see a lot of the work that I do,” Hale tells ABC Radio. “I mean she's not gonna be able to see Veep until she's late middle age. So, you know, we can enjoy this together.”

And kids all over can enjoy Forky, Ducky and the whole gang in actual toy form, as tie-in merchandise. Hale says that part is surreal.

“It's one of those wake-up times where I'm like, ‘Oh, yeah, I am in Toy Story. This is not some kind of dream,’” he says.  “'Cause I saw when we were in Orlando, all these kids were carrying around Forkys …so it's neat to see it kind of live out in these kids' lives. It's pretty exciting.”

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Walt Disney Television/Jeff Neira(NEW YORK) -- Nik Wallenda, the so-called "King of the highwire," successfully traversed a 1,300-foot-long cable suspended 25 stories above street level over New York's legendary Times Square Sunday night, joined by his sister, Lijana, in her first performance since she fell 30 feet off a tightrope and was critically injured in 2017.

The walk was televised live Sunday night on ABC in a special entitled, Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda.

Nik and Lijana met at the middle of the wire, which was roughly the width of a cork, at which point Lijana had to lower herself a sit on the wire so Nik could step over his sister, after which Lijana had to stand up again on the wire so that each could continue the walk. A particularly tense moment came as Nik had to temporarily unhook Lijana’s harness for the bypass.

The two talked to each other constantly along the way, while Nik offered Lijana encouragement, and she sang spiritual songs to help calm her nerves.

Nik, who finished before Lijana, raced over from One Times Square to greet her when she completed her walk at Two Times Square. The entire stunt took a little over 36 minutes to complete.

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Disney/Pixar(NEW YORK) -- Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 topped the weekend box office with a an estimated $118 million debut -- a franchise high, topping Toy Story 3's $110.3 million opening back in 2010. However, as has been the case with most sequels of late, it opened well below the $140 to $200 Disney had projected.

That said, Toy Story 4 -- featuring the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key and Keanu Reeves -- posted the fourth-largest animated opening ever. It also notched the third-largest weekend opening of the year, while giving Disney the top four openings of 2019.

Overseas, Toy Story 4 grabbed an estimated $120 million, for a $238 million global debut.

Landing in second place was the second of this week's debuts, Child's Play, a remake of the classic 1988 horror flick of the same name, featuring Mark Hamill as the voice of the killer doll Chucky and a live-action performance from Aubrey Plaza. It delivered an estimated $14 million domestically, right at the low end of pre-relaese expectations.

Disney's Aladdin held on to third place in its fifth week of release, earning an estimated $12.2 million and bringing its totals stateside to just below $288 million. The film's overseas tally now stands at $522 million, with its worldwide gross now standing at around $810 million.

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The week's other major release, Anna, starring Russian model/actress Sasha Luss in her first big role, alongside Luke Evans and Helen Mirren, failed to crack the top 10, delivering an estimated $3.5 million.

Men in Black: International fell from first to fourth place in its second week of release, grabbing an estimated $10.75 million. The Secret Life of Pets 2 rounded out the top five with an estimated $10.3 million.

In limited release, Wild Rose earned an estimated $56,183 from four theaters.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated domestic box office earnings:

1. Toy Story 4, $118 million
2. Child’s Play, $14 million
3. Aladdin, $12.2 million
4. Men in Black International, $10.75 million
5. Secret Life of Pets 2, $10.3 million
6. Rocketman, $5.65 million
7. John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum, $4 million
8. Godzilla: King of the Monsters, $3.7 million
9. Dark Phoenix, $3.6 million
10. Shaft, $3.55 million


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