<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - TV, movies, music and celebrity news]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcmiami.com/entertainment/entertainment-news http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida http://www.nbcmiami.comen-usWed, 26 Jul 2017 02:51:53 -0400Wed, 26 Jul 2017 02:51:53 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Fox News Host Ambushed With Water at Brooklyn Bar]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:53:38 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/foxnewsassault.jpg

Fox News host Kat Timpf was drenched with water in an apparent assault targeting the 28-year-old at a friend's campaign event in Brooklyn, N.Y. Monday evening.

Timpf, a libertarian co-host on "Fox News Specialists," was attending an event hosted by her friend and Brooklyn Borough presidential candidate, Ben Kissel, at Union Pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn when a man walked into the bar and dumped a bottle of water on her head, and then in her face.

The host described the encounter in a series of tweets, citing a "cruel climate" as the motivation behind the attack.

"I'm getting hate from people on all sides of the aisle bc have views that don't fit in with any particular party," Timpf wrote.

A police report has been filed to investigate the incident, but the man accused has not been found.

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<![CDATA['Lady Blue Eyes' Barbara Sinatra Dies at 90]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:07:47 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP_96071101255.jpg

Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra and a prominent advocate and philanthropist for abused children, has died at 90.

John Thoresen, director of the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center, says she died Tuesday of natural causes at her Rancho Mirage, California, home.

A former model and Las Vegas showgirl, Barbara Sinatra was a prominent Palm Springs socialite in her own right before she married Sinatra in 1976.

They remained wed until his death in 1998.

Together they founded the center that bears her name.

The nonprofit has provided therapy to more than 20,000 young victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse since opening in 1986.

Thoresen says Sinatra remained active at the center until recently, raising funds and visiting with the children.

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<![CDATA[Dallas Cowboys Player Cut After 'Arrest' Now Cleared By Police ]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:40:44 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-607561366.jpg

Police say the man arrested for a petty theft in Prince William County, Virginia, last month was not Dallas Cowboys player Lucky Whitehead.

The news comes a day after the team cut the wide receiver.

The Prince William County Police Department told multiple outlets that Whitehead was arrested on June 22, at a Wawa convenience store, after an employee noticed he tried to leave the store without paying for some items.

Whitehead failed to appear for his arraignment for the incident on July 6, which led to a subsequent charge, according to police records.

But on Tuesday, police announced there had been a mistake.

Police say the suspect did not have identification on him at the time of the arrest and gave officers a name, date of birth and social security number that matched Rodney Darnell Whitehead Jr.

Officers then compared the man in custody to a photo from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles database.

"Officers acted in good faith that, at the time, the man in custody was the same man matching the information provided," the Prince William County Police Department said Tuesday.

Police say they are now working to clear Whitehead from the investigation. 

David Rich, Whitehead's agent, told ESPN that Whitehead did not commit the crime and wasn't even in Virginia when the theft happened. 

Whitehead, 25, was in the news last week when he said he returned to his Dallas home to find out his dog was being held for ransom. The situation was resolved after Whitehead told NBC 5 the dog was returned to him, without payment.

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<![CDATA[You're Blocked! Teigen Latest Celeb Twitter Blocked by Trump]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:10:24 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/trumpteigen-1.jpg

Celebrity Twitter feuds can be petty, but now they can turn presidential.

Chrissy Teigen has found herself added to the list of celebrities blocked by President Donald Trump on Twitter, according to a tweet from the model.

"After 9 years of hating Donald J Trump, telling him 'lol no one likes you' was the straw," Teigen wrote on Tuesday.

President Trump apparently decided to unfollow the model after her response to a tweet on Sunday, where the president criticized Republicans for doing "very little" to protect him.

Teigen finds herself in growing company. A number of other celebrities and groups who have criticized the president on Twitter have found themselves blocked on the social media site.

Trump may soon find himself in legal hot water for blocking Teigen and for that matter...anyone else. A group of Twitter users blocked by Trump sued him earlier this month arguing his Twitter account is tantamount to a public forum that he not legally able to block people as a government official.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Jane Lynch Travels With Everything in Her Bra]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:04:07 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-07-25-at-4.04.46-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers chats with Jane Lynch, who shows off her special hack for carrying items while traveling.

<![CDATA['Late Night': A Look at Kushner's Statement on Russia Ties]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:00:13 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-07-25-at-4.00.52-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a look at the recent statements by Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law- and senior adviser, who said he "did not collude" with Russia.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Metz Had 81 Cents When She Joined 'This Is Us']]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:47:32 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-07-25-at-3.46.30-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon chats with Chrissy Metz, who shares how she didn't even have enough money to get gas on her way to audition for "This Is Us." 

<![CDATA['Tonight': Best Son Challenge With Rob Lowe]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:43:46 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-07-25-at-3.44.30-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon asks Rob Lowe's sons Matthew and John Owen a series of random questions about their dad to determine which son knows him best.

<![CDATA['Dragon Challenge' To Close For New Harry Potter Thrill Ride]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:01:20 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/072417dragonchallenge.jpg

A new "highly-themed" thrill ride is coming to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, according to the Universal Orlando Resort.

To make way for the new attraction, the "Dragon Challenge" ride formerly known as "Dueling Dragons" will be permanently closed Sept. 5, according to an official blog post. The roller coaster’s last day of operation will be Sept. 4.

In a cryptic post about the new attraction, Universal Orlando said the new ride will combine a “new level of storytelling” with an “action-packed adventure.”

“This all-new thrill ride will take you deeper into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, where you will encounter some of your favorite characters and creatures,” the post read. “It’ll be unlike anything we’ve ever done before, and it will be fun for the entire family.”

The Universal Creative team will collaborate with Warner Bros. and the production design team from the Harry Potter movies to create the new attraction.

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<![CDATA['Insecure' Secures a Second Season Worth Watching]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:38:59 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/IssaRae_Insecure.jpg

The two strongest moments of the first season of HBO's "Insecure" grew out of different kinds of humiliation.

In one early episode, the youngsters who main character Issa helps in a program for needy middle-schoolers discover a bawdy online video of her freestyle rapping about her broken, um, sex life.

In the season finale, Issa’s boyfriend, an aspiring tech mogul, dangles a possible reconciliation after she cheated on him. She returns to their apartment to find his closet empty, save for a symbol of his past humiliation: the Best Buy shirt he wore working the kind of non-descript job she pressured him to take.

The show, which seamlessly intertwines comedy and drama, returned Sunday with Issa struggling to patch together the remnants of her life in Los Angeles.

When we met Issa (show co-creator, writer and star Issa Rae), she appeared, at least on the surface, to be in a good place while hovering around 30: She was a smart, calm do-gooder with a loyal boyfriend and a fun coterie of pals from her college days, including her best friend, lawyer Molly.

But Issa’s missteps on the job and in her love life – including sleeping with an old flame who’s making it in the music business – belie her solid exterior.

The show is at its best when Issa gives herself spoken-word-poetry-like pep talks in front of a bathroom mirror, and when she fantasizes about what she’d like to say to some of her over-privileged coworkers as they deal with under-privileged kids.

She’s not the only one, though, dealing with insecurities. Her now ex-boyfriend Lawrence (Jay Ellis) struggled with his confidence when his efforts to strike out on his own in the tech world stalled. Molly (Yvonne Orji), an achiever from modest roots, can't decide what she wants or where she fits in as she frequently sheds boyfriends from various rungs of the social ladder.

“Insecure,” co-created by Larry Wilmore, makes good on the promise shown in Rae’s old web series, “The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl.” The TV show’s focus on millennial women and its HBO perch invite inevitable comparisons to the recently ended “Girls.” But “Insecure” plays with a minimum of whiny narcissism.

No one could blame Rae if she griped even just a bit about being snubbed by the Emmys. But the new season offers another opportunity to notch some deserved recognition for a show about a young woman searching for a semblance of security and self, while trying to sidestep new humiliations.

Hester is Director of News Products and Projects at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He is also the author of "Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family." Follow him on Twitter.

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<![CDATA[15 Celebs Who Adopted Rescued Dogs]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:43:16 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/AP_473250883425.jpg Celebrities have long had a platform for advocacy. These particular celebrities love animals. Like millions of other pet owners across the United States, some stars opt to adopt their furry friends from animal shelters or rescue groups.

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<![CDATA['Midnight, Texas' Stars Bring Book Series to Life]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:26:20 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-816732188-midnightthumbnail.jpg

In "Midnight, Texas" being normal makes you an outsider.

NBC's upcoming thriller series centers around the rural town where supernatural beings can shield themselves from the outside world and reveal their true colors. The show is based on the best-selling book series by Charlaine Harris, the author who inspired the "True Blood" series.

Manfred Bernardo (Francois Arnaud), a charming psychic whose ability to communicate with spirits has landed him in trouble, arrives in Midnight after his ghost grandmother tells him the town will be safe for him. Manfred quickly gets pulled into the town's affairs and meets writer Creek Lovell (Sarah Ramos), whom he takes an interest in right away.

"I really liked exploring a lead character who isn't flawless, who is damaged, not inherently bad … but has selfish ways," Arnaud said.

While Manfred possesses supernatural abilities, his love interest, Creek, enjoys writing and dreams of leaving Midnight to find stories.

"Creek is kind of a small town girl but with an edge … her small town is filled with monsters," Ramos said. "She has come to feel at home with these people with supernatural powers … they become more of her family than even her immediate family."

For Ramos, her performance in "Midnight, Texas" signals a dramatic departure from her usual roles.

"I haven't been on a show like this before," said Ramos, who played Haddie Braverman on NBC's "Parenthood." "It was just really exciting to be branching out, and … fun to play an adult."

Manfred and Creek may live in a world where supernatural powers exist, but Arnaud and Ramos find ways to relate to their characters. Despite his character's ability to communicate with spirits, Arnaud says that Manfred's personality is similar to his own.

"In his disposition, he's not that far off from me," Arnaud said. "It's very hard and also very satisfactory to tap into something that's closer to you … you can't really hide so much behind the character."

"I relate to [Creek’s] journey," Ramos said. "She really has to transition from being a young adult …  to being a fully-formed individual."

"Midnight, Texas" draws from author Charlaine Harris' book series, but its format as a television program allows the characters and the setting of the town to come to life. The actors praised Harris, whose creativity sparked the series.

"[Harris] has this ability to make really weird, unique stories feel really compelling and relatable," Ramos said. "This show literally has an angel, a witch, a psychic, an assassin, an energy-leaching vampire, and a were-tiger."

"Tonally there's something different [about Midnight] because it's incredibly scary," Arnaud said. "But it stays funny, it takes itself seriously … it deconstructs the codes of all the genres it borrows from. There's a self-awareness to the show that is a new take on the supernatural."

As members of the town fend off the intrusion of the local police department and the dangers of a biker gang, the supernatural beings ban together as allies to protect their town.

"It's just a thrill ride," Arnaud added. 

Catch the premiere of "Midnight, Texas" on Monday, July 24 at 10 p.m. EDT.

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<![CDATA[Animated Great White Takes Gold in Race Against Phelps]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:05:58 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-589032482.jpg

After ample build up and the promise of a dramatic face-off, Michael Phelps finally raced his fiercest competitor on Sunday night. But a computer-generated great white shark, to the disappointment of many viewers, snagged the gold in Discovery Channel's anticipated Shark Week kick-off, "Phelps Vs. Shark: The Battle for Ocean Supremacy."

In the previously recorded stunt, the trained athlete and the ocean predator went head-to-head (sort of) in a 100-meter race off the coast of South Africa. The shark ended up crossing the finish line in 36.1 seconds with Phelps falling 2.0 seconds behind.

Though the show highlighted Phelps' man-made advantages, which included an especially buoyant wetsuit and a mono fin to help him "swim like a shark," his victory was perhaps never meant to be.

Great white sharks can hit top speeds of 15 miles per hour in short bursts, according to National Geographic. However, the beasts have been reported to max out at 25 or even 35 miles per hour

Phelps, even with his special equipment, barely averaged 6 miles per hour, as noted in the broadcast.

Adding to the loss, many viewers were disappointed with the set up of the race, as Phelps didn't technically race an actual shark.

The Discovery team recorded data of a shark swimming for 100 meters in the water. With that information, a computer-generated image was created to simulate a shark racing next to Phelps, who performed his own 100-meter swim in a separate, shark-free area.

While the seamless editing made it appear as though Phelps and the great white were truly racing in adjoining lanes, many viewers took to social media to express their disappointment in the simulation.

After the race aired, Phelps took to Twitter too, but with a different tone.

Until then, Shark Week fans will get to see Phelps again on July 30 when he spends some quality time with sharks in Discovery's "Shark School with Michael Phelps."

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<![CDATA[Stars of NBC's 'Midnight Texas' Answer Questions at Comic-Con]]> Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:36:22 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/dr_web_midnight_texas_1200x675_1006690371692.jpg

NBC 7's Danielle Radin met up with the cast of "Midnight Texas" to talk about the show's upcoming premiere Monday, July 24, at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.

<![CDATA[Conor McGregor, Draymond Green Go at It Over Warriors Jersey]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:46:15 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/ConnorDraymond.jpg

Draymond Green does not want Conor McGregor wearing Warriors gear as he prepares for his mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather.

Green took to Instagram Saturday night and called out McGregor for wearing a vintage No. 23 Warriors jersey, writing "We rocking with Floyd bro not you... take that off bruh @thenotoriousmma."

Mayweather showed his appreciation and commented "Splash for the cash #warriors #michigan."

McGregor's response wasn't quite as nice.

"That's C.J Watson mate. I don't know who the f--- you are. No disrespect tho kid, keep hustling and stay in school," McGregor wrote back. Clearly, Green took that as disrespect.

The Warriors forward responded Sunday morning: "@thenotoriousmma hahahahaha that number won't be worn again when I'm finished with it clown! Gold medalist, all star, DPOY etc!!! Hahaha stop it boy! Nate Diaz (Bay Area stand up) whooped you in your ring! Money May about to destroy you!!! Take that Warriors jersey off bruh you're an incredible internet troll we don't rock with you! Go train bum!!"

In a YouTube video showing the highlights of McGregor during his world tour promoting the fight with Mayweather, McGregor rocked a throwback Warriors jersey while training.

McGregor and Mayweather are set to square off in the ring on Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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<![CDATA[Kimmel Says Son Is 'Doing Great' After Heart Surgery]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:55:23 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/jimmykimmel_1200x675.jpg

Jimmy Kimmel took to Twitter last week to post an update on his 3-month-old son's condition after the boy underwent open-heart surgery. 

The the late night host offered a tearful plea about health care to politicians after he learned his son was going to need the surgery in May. 

On Friday, Kimmel revealed his son is recovering and urged his Twitter followers to call on politicians to expand health care. 

"Billy is 3 months old & doing great. Thx for the love & support. Please remind your Congresspeople that every kid deserves the care he got," he tweeted, with a photo of the baby grinning widely.

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<![CDATA[Ice Cube Puts a Spin on 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' at Cubs Game]]> Sun, 23 Jul 2017 04:24:19 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-815724998.jpg

There have been some remarkable renditions of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" over the years, but on Saturday, a famous recording artist took things to another level. 

Rapper and actor Ice Cube stepped into the booth during the seventh inning stretch and delivered a version of the song that would have made Mike Ditka proud.

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There are no official records for reference, but Ice Cube's rendition may be the fastest one ever delivered at the Wrigley Field. 

The song seemed to motivate both teams, as the St. Louis Cardinals scored two runs in the top of the eighth inning and the Chicago Cubs responded with three more to secure the comeback victory.

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<![CDATA[90 Taken to Hospital After Chance the Rapper Concert]]> Sun, 23 Jul 2017 18:03:39 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/chancetherapperfeuerherd.jpg

Police in Connecticut made 50 underage drinking referrals and medical staff transported over 90 patients to hospitals, many for severe intoxication, during a Chance the Rapper concert at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford Friday night.

Police said around 21,000 people attended the event, which had a special detail focused on underage drinking enforcement, sponsored in part by an “Underage Drinking Enforcement” grant by the state Department of Transportation.

Most people charged with underage drinking were issued a promise to appear summons.

Friday’s crowd was mostly fans in their late teens and early 20s and there was a great deal of tailgating, partying and heavy drinking, police said. Many of the medical transports were for underage drinkers who suffered severe intoxication.

A Lady Antebellum concert is scheduled for Saturday, and police remind parents to be aware of the atmosphere at some concerts so that parents and children can talk about making responsible decisions.

Those who received referrals will appear at Hartford Community Court on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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<![CDATA[2017 San Diego Comic-Con: Sunday Highlights]]> Sun, 23 Jul 2017 11:03:18 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/supernaturalshot.jpg ]]> <![CDATA['Tonight': Jenna Tatum Teaches Jimmy the 'Tatum Body Roll']]> Sat, 22 Jul 2017 02:18:04 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/226*120/Screen+Shot+2017-07-22+at+1.28.59+AM.png

"World of Dance" host and mentor Jenna Dewan Tatum shares the time she fell off a stage while backup dancing for Janet Jackson's All for You tour.

<![CDATA['Tonight' First Drafts of Rock: 'Blowin' in the Wind']]> Sat, 22 Jul 2017 02:08:54 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/216*120/Screen+Shot+2017-07-22+at+1.28.08+AM.png

First Drafts of Rock takes a look at the original version of Peter, Paul and Mary's cover of Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind," featuring Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick and Jimmy Fallon.

<![CDATA[The Costumes of Comic-Con]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:15:01 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+COMIC+CON+Costumes+THUMB.jpg

One of the key attractions at any Comic-Con is the fan-made costumes. NBC talked to a few attendees about what inspired their look and how much it cost to put it all together.