<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcmiami.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida http://www.nbcmiami.comen-usFri, 26 May 2017 20:42:21 -0400Fri, 26 May 2017 20:42:21 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Red Nose Day 2017: Stars Turn out for Charity Special]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 09:39:08 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/rednosedayhere.jpg

Are you wearing your red nose? 

Celebrating Red Nose Day for the third year in a row, NBC will anchor a special night of programming on Thursday, May 25 with Chris Hardwick hosting the "The Red Nose Day Special."

The Red Nose Day program kicks off with "Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day" at 8:00 p.m. and will be followed by a special 9:00 p.m. episode of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls for Red Nose Day," with Academy Award winner Julia Roberts venturing to Kenya, leading up to NBC's third annual "The Red Nose Day Special," hosted by Hardwick at 10:00 p.m.  

Roberts and other stars will partake in Red Nose Day-themed programming throughout the night that both entertains viewers and gives them an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of kids in need.

Hardwick, also host of NBC's "The Wall," said he jumped at the opportunity to host the special because Red Nose Day tackles the needs of children from a unique perspective.

"Coming out of the lens of comedy and using comedy to tell that story and garner attention and be able to say you know jokes aside we really need to help these kids, we really need to help children, I think that separates it from other charities that I’ve seen," Hardwick said.

The one-hour "Red Nose Day Special," hosted by Hardwick will be broadcast live from Rockefeller Plaza in New York City in support of the Red Nose Day charity campaign.

Stars appearing include Ben Affleck, Jack Black, Orlando Bloom, Yvette Nicole Brown, Bryan Cranston, Patrick Dempsey, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Bear Grylls, Mindy Kaling, Mark Hamill, Matt Iseman, DJ Khaled, Matt Lauer, Rachel McAdams, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, Julia Roberts, Al Roker, Paul Rudd, Dax Shepard, Ben Stiller and Kenan Thompson, along with "This Is Us" cast members Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Chris Sullivan, Susan Kelechi Watson and Ron Cephas Jones.

The special will also feature "Red Nose Day Actually," the much-anticipated reunion sequel to "Love Actually," catching up with cast members from the beloved holiday film, including Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Laura Linney, Liam Neeson and Bill Nighy.

"Love Actually" star Martine McCutcheon, who played Hugh Grant's love interest in the romance classic, said she was happy the reunion film was being tied to a charitable cause.

"It's a fantastic clever link by [director Richard Curtis.] At the end of the day it's about people coming together and understanding others struggles and the different curveballs people chuck at you in life. To link 'Love Actually' with comic relief is such a brilliant teaming of two things," McCutcheon said.



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<![CDATA[Who's the Best TV Dad of All Time? You Be the Judge]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 10:21:45 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/dad+bracket3.jpg

Father's Day is quickly approaching. So who wears the crown for best TV dad of all time? Here's your chance to be the judge. Vote now in the All-Time Television Dad bracket.

Most of the top seeds advanced into the Top 8 after the first round of voting. Although, Homer Simpson falling to 'This is Us' dad Jack Pearson was thought to be a surprise by some. Will any other top seeds fall in the second round? It's up to you. 

The Final Four will be revealed Friday, June 2nd.

The top two dads will square off June 9th and the winner will be revealed Friday, June 16th, just before Father’s Day.

Scroll to the bottom of the bracket to place your vote. Only your first vote will be tabulated. 


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<![CDATA[Chris Cornell Funeral: Rock Royalty Pay Final Respects]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 19:06:35 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/chris-cornell-funeral.jpg Numerous members of rock royalty and the Hollywood A list joined mourners at Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell's memorial service in Hollywood on Friday.

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<![CDATA[Five Things You May Not Know About 'The Rock']]> Fri, 26 May 2017 13:31:49 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+THE+ROCK+THUMB.jpg

Already dominating the box office with "The Fate of the Furious," Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is set to open another blockbuster this weekend with "Baywatch." Here are five fun facts about the superstar that you may not know.

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<![CDATA[See Inside Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Museum]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 10:15:39 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/VSECRET7.JPG A museum featuring the costumes worn by supermodels in the Victoria's Secret fashion show is hidden inside the lingerie brand's Manhattan flagship store.

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<![CDATA['Breaking Bad' Pop-Up Bar Is Rolling Into NYC in a Lab RV]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 09:43:24 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/ABQ-Awards6.jpg

Four years after the last episode of "Breaking Bad" aired, fans in New York City are apparently still crazy enough about the show to clamor for a chance to get into a pop-up bar, set inside a recreational trailer, based on the award-winning series.

The "Breaking Bad"-themed bar called ABQ is expected to hit town this summer after a successful two-year stint in the UK, Eater NY reports. It'll be set entirely inside a "meth lab" RV resembling that of Walter White.  

The organizers of ABQ, a UK-based shop called Lollipop, says it's the "world's first cocktail lab in an RV where you can cook your own cocktails using molecular techniques, chemicals and potions."

Inside, visitors will find a "makeshift laboratory to cook cocktails using molecular mixology techniques," organizers say. Among the offerings will be a Saul's C2H60, a semi-frozen cocktail using dry ice and an infusion technique called nitrogen cavitation, and Blue Flynn, a rum-based cocktail consisting of flavored acids and aromas, concocted in an elaborate setup of lab bowls and tubes. 

Bartenders will be dressed in the shows' trademark yellow jumpsuits, with "HEISENBERG" scrawled across the wall. 

Organizers haven't determined exactly where they'll install the RV, but are looking at several places in Brooklyn, they say. ABQ will open for several months beginning in July, with tickets starting at $45 for a two-hour visit and three cocktails in the bar. 

Fans can sign up for tickets on the ABQNY website, although they may have a bit of a wait -- the live waitlist shows over 1,700 people have signed up as of Thursday, and only 30 people at a time can enter the trailer.

The ABQ website says 100,000 people have visited the UK pop-up so far. 

Last month, another pop-up restaurant based on the TV show arrived to a fan frenzy in New York City: Gus Fring's infamous chicken chain "Los Pollos Hermanos" saw huge lines -- just for curly fries, the only offering on the menu -- as AMC promoted the spinoff series, "Better Call Saul." 



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<![CDATA['Late Night': Bryan Cranston Acts on Toilets a Lot]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 04:37:25 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-05-26-at-4.36.17-AM.jpg

Bryan Cranston sits down with Seth Meyers, who points out the fact that Cranston has performed a lot of scenes on the commode.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Closer Look at Gianforte and the 1st Amendment]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 04:44:18 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-05-26-at-4.32.07-AM.jpg

Though Seth Meyers taped his "Closer Look" segment before the results of Montana's special election were announced, he discussed the meaning of Republican Greg Gianforte's alleged body slam of Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Niall Horan Makes Fallon Do Gangnam Style]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 09:45:59 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-05-26-at-4.20.57-AM.jpg

Singer Niall Horan interrupts Jimmy Fallon's monologue to have him do the Gangnam Style dance in honor of Red Nose Day.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Musical Genre Challenge With Jamie Foxx]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 04:17:24 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-05-26-at-4.16.14-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon and Jamie Foxx sing popular songs in different musical styles, like "Who Let the Dogs Out" as a Broadway musical tune.

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<![CDATA[2017 Cannes Red Carpet]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 20:18:36 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-688406350_master.jpg The 70th Cannes Film Festival opened Wednesday, May 17, in Cote D'Azur amid heightened security measures, restricted access and even an anti-drone system.

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<![CDATA[Melania Trump Style Guide ]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 17:10:31 -0400 sells for $51,000.]]> sells for $51,000.]]> http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/melaniatrumpDGjacket_1200x675.jpg First lady Melania Trump brings her fashion sense as a former model from the campaign trail to the White House.

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<![CDATA[They Make the Terror: 'House of Cards' Powers Up Again]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 12:01:28 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/%27House-of-Cards%27Netflix_AP.jpg

The fourth season of "House of Cards" ended with Claire Underwood joining her husband, Frank, in turning to the camera and breaking the fourth wall as the final line landed.

"That's right, we don't submit to terror – we make the terror."

He said it, but she was thinking it, too.

The scheming first couple, now presidential running mates, return to Netflix Tuesday to wage a scorched-earth campaign fired by fear itself.

Surface parallels to real life abound as few would have predicted when Season 4 debuted a year ago: A president, besieged by investigative reporting shedding unflattering light on his rise to power, wields a deflection arsenal that includes declaring war on terror.

But "House of Cards" weaves a deeper, more intricate tale of a couple united by a quest for power at all costs.

While their marriage at times has teetered with the fragility of the title image, Season 4 culminated in a chilling show of unity amid an uphill election fight.

They didn't join full forces over Frank's near fatal wounding as much as the shared realization they're two parts of the same person – bound via a mind-meld that extends to finishing one another's thoughts while plotting.

Just take this exchange when they're at their lowest ebb: down in the polls to a handsome New York governor amid the damaging press reports and an unsuccessful attempt to free an innocent man kidnapped by homegrown terrorists.

"I'm done trying to win over people's hearts," Claire declares.

"Let's attack their hearts," Frank responds.

"We can work with fear," she concludes.

That led to a bloody ending, shocking by even "House of Cards" standards.

The Underwoods' latest human sacrifice on the altar of ambition underscored the heartless machinations that fill a show with no heroes – save for some great actors, led by Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, and some exceptional writers.

"House of Cards" returns at time when a constant stream of political revelations out of Washington threatens to wash away the ability to jolt a jaded public. 

But the show, based on its stellar track record, dangles the promise of delivering another surprise-packed, scary-good outing bound to resonate well beyond the fourth wall.


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[Race Car Costs: The High Price of Fielding a Racing Team]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 11:54:23 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/indy500.jpg

Gentlemen, start your engines — of your money-munching machines.

While waiting for the flag to drop at the Indianapolis 500 this Memorial Day weekend, are you fantasizing about becoming a race car driver? You may have the driving skills, but you also need sponsors, a support team, and most importantly, money. Lots and lots of money. Monster truckloads of money. 

Spending varies greatly by types of racing as well as with individual teams, as open-wheel racing (Formula 1 or IndyCar), NASCAR Sprint Cup, and lower levels all have their own peculiar economic structure. Racing teams do not often reveal their costs or open their books for competitive reasons, but a few reporters have taken a peek under the hood. 

Michael Ballaban of Jalopnik.com was allowed access to the finances of one racing team competing in the 2015 Tudor (now WeatherTech) SportsCar Championship, and concluded that an average race team probably costs around $1 million per year, "give or take a couple hundred thousand." Should a car be totaled during the season, add another $400,000 to that sum for a full replacement. It’s not easy for racing teams to get cheap auto insurance

Major components cost tens of thousands of dollars, including engines and gearboxes at around $43,000 each, and the chassis/brake assembly at $65,500. You may think fuel is a huge expense, and it is significant at around $40,000-$50,000 per year, but it pales in comparison to tire costs: a season of racing tires (around 90 full sets) run teams around $225,000 per year. That's nearly a quarter-mill on tires only. So the next time you get a flat, don't complain.

Another large cost that can be overlooked by outsiders is entry fees. Ballaban estimated a bit over $100,000 in entry fees for the year. Simple things jack up the costs as well. Items like plane tickets, hotel rooms, and food for your team plus shipping logistics for your car and accessories can approach $10,000 per race. 

Want to race in NASCAR? Get ready to pony up. A 2014 article from Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal covered the finances of the Stewart-Haas (Tony Stewart and Gene Haas) racing team and found competition costs for a race at more than $1.4 million. That included the costs of the cars, which should last for more than one competition, but sometimes don't. The vehicles totaled $980,000, given the need to maintain primary and backup cars for each race. Each primary car cost approximately $200,000, with engine costs at roughly half of that total, and a chassis at $25,000. 

The team budgets $400,000 for firesuits for the year, but that didn't include the cost of dry cleaning: $2,400 per race. Even the ice bill for the weekend totaled $900. Don't forget to add team expenses that topped $125,000: flights and 44 hotel rooms took up over $82,000; transport for the cars, rental cars for the crew and support team, and other auxiliary transportation costs surpassed $30,000. The haulers that transport the car cost approximately $400,000 each and are replaced every five years. 

The cost of a NASCAR team through the season appears to be in the eight-digit range. An older Florida Times-Union report suggested that the costs approach $400,000 per week — if true, for a 38-week season, that is over $15 million in annual expenses. 

If you think that is chicken feed, perhaps Formula 1 racing is more your speed. Last year, Gene Haas of Stewart-Haas joined Formula 1 with two cars and spent a total of €117 million ($128 million), according to The News Wheel. That's just a fraction of the €386 million ($422 million) rung up by the top-spending Ferrari team. Gas 2 estimated in 2016 that an IndyCar cost roughly $3 million, including its chassis, transmission, brakes, engine, and tires, which are usually all mass-produced; a Formula 1 car's custom-built components drive the car's cost over $200 million. ESPN supports that IndyCar price, estimating a range of $3 million to $8 million per car, depending on the team. 

You need pretty good credit to get an auto loan for $3 million.  

A well-heeled sponsor is necessary in the upper levels of racing not to thrive, but just to survive. Prize money alone can't possibly pay the bills, and aside from the lowest local levels of racing, it is virtually impossible to be independent and field a racing team. 

But sponsors don't always get their money's worth. Danica Patrick, the only woman ever to win an IndyCar Series race, recently agreed to compete in two NASCAR races in a car and racesuit promoting the movie "Wonder Woman." It was a marketing match made in heaven. But one horrific crash later, and the car was totaled in its debut. So, if the Indy 500 puts me in the mood to put the pedal to the metal, I'm going to grab a roll of quarters and head to Chuck E. Cheese. 

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<![CDATA[From Darth Vader to Rey: Celebrating 40 Years of 'Star Wars']]> Thu, 25 May 2017 11:49:07 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/starwarsbirthday.jpg Thursday, May 25, 2017, marks 40 years since the first Star Wars movie release. Look back at the series' red carpet premieres and the actors who made the movies possible.

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<![CDATA['This Is Us' Was Originally Going to Be About Octuplets]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 10:38:56 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-619311940.jpg

Fans of "This Is Us" know and love the the trio of Pearson children whose stories are told on the hit NBC drama.

But when the show was still being sketched out, there were going to be eight Pearson kids, "Today" reported.

"This Is Us" Creator Dan Fogelman said in the June edition of Emmy Magazine that he was originally going to saddle Jack and Rebecca Pearson with a set of octuplets, and the story was originally going to be a movie, according to People's look at the interview.



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<![CDATA['Late Night': Closer Look at Trump's Budget Proposal]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 04:47:01 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Seth+Meyers+closer+look+trump.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a look at President Donald Trump's budget proposal released this week and how it will affect various programs in the country.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Ellie Kemper Had Some Embarrassing 'Roles']]> Thu, 25 May 2017 06:24:33 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-05-25-at-4.35.48-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers sits down with Ellie Kemper and jokes around by showing Kemper in some embarrassing "roles."

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<![CDATA[5 Questions With 'Love Actually' Star Martine McCutcheon ]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 15:11:59 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/martinemc.jpg

One of the more anticipated events leading up to Red Nose Day on Thursday, May 25, is the short reunion film "Red Nose Day Actually," featuring much of the "Love Actually" cast. Martine McCutcheon, who played Hugh Grant's love interest "Natalie" in the romance classic, spoke about her excitement reuniting with her co-stars and why she believes the film has had an enduring impact.

The original film came out 13 years ago. Why do you think fans continue to have a fascination with it?

"It's such a wonderful feeling that something that was so special to you has lasted for so long. For me, it was so exciting and something I knew I was going to treasure for a lifetime. But I didn't know that the public would cherish it for a lifetime. Everyone is saying it's kind of like "It's a Wonderful Life," and part of their Christmas ritual now. We had a dinner recently with (Director Richard Curtis) and he was just blown away too. It was his directing debut and in the grand scheme of things with everything happening with September 11th we hoped our little message would help people for a short time. And here we are 13 years later and this movie has taken on it's own thing.

Why do you think the film connected with people the way it has and did you get the sense at the time you were creating something special.

For me the reason why it touched so many people...I mean at the time it got mixed reviews. For some it was like 'Oh, its just emotional stuff. It's romance. It's just a rom-com,'  and you forget how clever Richard is in talking about really serious, poignant things as human beings. He's got the most amazing human touch. At the end of the day everyone in the world can identify with the connection of love. We've all lost love or have yearned for love. Its the one thing we all have in common.

What was it like for you being reunited with some of your cast members after all these years?

It was amazing. It was so lovely to see everyone. The only way I can explain it is you have this amazing experience when you go to college and you experience this time in your life that you'll never share with anyone else. When I got back together with those guys it was just so nice to see everyone. As one of the younger people in the cast at the time and one with the least experience they really took care of me. It was quite emotional to see everyone again. 

The reunion movie is taking part because of the Red Nose Day charity. Why is that significant?

It's a fantastic clever link by Richard. At the end of the day it's about people coming together and understanding others struggles and the different curveballs people chuck at you in life. To link "Love Actually" with comic relief is such a brilliant teaming of two things.

Would you be interested in full-feature length sequel of the film if the opportunity arose? 

Any actress would be crazy not to entertain anything that Richard does.  If he does something he does it well. He does it with his full heart he's so passionate about his charity work and comic relief. If he does another film I'd  one hundred percent be into it. I'd entertain anything he does. He's too good not to. 

Catch the "Love Actually" sequel "Red Nose Day Actually," 10 p.m. Thursday on NBC. 



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<![CDATA[5 Questions With Red Nose Day Host Chris Hardwick]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 10:44:50 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/hardwickrednose.jpg

NBC's Red Nose Day fund-raising broadcast special on Thursday, May 25, will be hosted by Chris Hardwick and feature comedy, music and a special reunion film featuring the cast of "Love Actually" called "Red Nose Day Actually."

Hardwick, host of NBC's "The Wall," AMC's "Talking Dead" and creator of Nerdist Industries, laid out how and why he got involved with Red Nose Day and shared news on some of his other upcoming projects.  

How did you first get involved with hosting the Red Nose Day special?

Hardwick: They jut asked me to do it and I immediately said yes. I’ve been working for NBC now for a little while. I don’t know what made them decide to ask me but I’m glad they did because Red Nose Day is legendary and has raised so much money for kids it was an incredible opportunity to be able to help.

What separates Red Nose from other charitable events?

Hardwick: Coming out of the lens of comedy and using comedy to tell that story and garner attention and be able to say you know jokes aside we really need to help these kids, we really need to help children, I think that separates it from other charities that I’ve seen.

You're also developing a six-episode sci-tech series "The Awesome Show" for NBC. What attracted you to that project?

Hardwick: We’re in the early stages of development on that, but essentially I love that we’re in a place in our culture where a major network will say 'Yes, lets do a show that celebrates science and technology.' The idea of the show is not to just showcase what humans can do, but also why that’s important. It's basically science through the lens of human stories. How does it affect people? Why is it important? What does it mean for you and where are we going? It's also a way to celebrate the human spirit. So much of social media thrives on negativity. It's important to remember there are really good things in the world and people are achieving amazing things. 

You’ve had a very interesting career, including stand-up comic, DJ and television host. Are things playing out according to your grand plan?

Hardwick: Yes and no. But the no is a very positive no. Things have played out even better than I would have imagined. Being able to work at three different networks, doing multiple types of shows and also being able to have something like Nerdist which I created. I have a podcast where I get to talk to people that I always wanted to meet and just get to have a conversation with them for an hour like we’re just having coffee. It's afforded me the opportunity to do many of the things that were beyond my wildest dreams. On top of that, to be able to tour and do stand-up... the career I have is really the perfect type of career for the way my brain works. I don't work on anything that I don’t feel passionately about.

You’re also a newlywed. How’s managing married life with an increasingly hectic career?

The good thing about having a lot of stuff to do is my year is kind of planned out, so I know what my sked is. I've started to carve some time because my wife is also very busy. We make time for each other. Sometimes, in a relationship, you sort of hang out with your significant other whenever you're not doing something else. But it's very important to make efforts to hang out and schedule time away. Relationships deserve the same work  as any other ambition you have in life. That’s what we do. 

Be sure to catch NBC's all-star lineup of Red Nose programming on Thursday, May 25. Academy Award winner Julia Roberts and other stars will participate Red Nose Day-themed programming throughout the night.

And don't forget to pick up your red noses at Walgreens and Duane Reade locations nationwide.



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<![CDATA['Tonight': Virtual Reality Pictionary With Orlando Bloom]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 04:31:45 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-05-25-at-4.30.01-AM.jpg

Orlando Bloom and The Roots' Tariq Trotter face off against Jimmy Fallon and Zoe Lister-Jones in a virtual reality version of Pictionary.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Good Name, Bad Name, Great Name]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 04:28:19 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/FALLON_GettyImages-528518222.jpg

Jimmy Fallon demonstrates that what makes a good name for one thing might make a bad name for something else, such as "Fight Club" or "Payless."



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<![CDATA[Top Celeb Pics: Mathers Pleads No Contest for Privacy Charge]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 20:53:57 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-687805668.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities.

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<![CDATA[Hyland Strikes Back Against Trolls Slamming Slim Physique ]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 07:02:08 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/sarahsarah.jpg

"Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland took to social media Wednesday to strike back against trolls criticizing her thin appearance on Instagram. The young star revealed she's suffering from an undisclosed illness that has left her bed-ridden and unable to maintain muscle mass.

"I normally don't comment on things like this because it draws attention to those trying to spread negativity..but I haven't had the greatest year. This has brought a lot of changes and with that, physical changes," the actress wrote.

Hyland went on to write she wasn't a fan of "being skinny."

"No one's head should be bigger than their body. But considering I've basically been on bed rest for the past few months, I've lost a lot of muscle mass," she wrote. " My circumstances have put me in a place where I'm not in control of what my body looks like."

The actress did not specify the medical condition. But she said her appearance has led some to accuse her of promoting anorexia, which led her to speak out.

"Am I bothered by my appearance right now? Well it's never fun to look in the mirror and see your hard work at the gym fade away or have your legs be the size of ones arms," she wrote. "But I know when I get clearance I will be able to get back to the STRONG, lean, and fabulous self I know I can be."

Fans of the actress were quick to jump to her defense, offering support and condemning those who made her feel a public revelation was even necessary.



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<![CDATA[Leslie Jones to Host 2017 BET Awards]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 06:21:13 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/578767990-leslie-jones-twitter-rio-olympics.jpg

"Saturday Night Live" star Leslie Jones was announced to host The 2017 BET Awards. The award ceremony will be held on June 25, 2017 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

"I am so excited to be hosting The BET Awards this year," Jones said in a statement on Wednesday. "BET was the first network and place where I was on TV - I am looking to turn this whole experience into a joyful homecoming."

Last year, Jones was also the target of racist trolls, who wrote hateful comments on Twitter and hacked her accounts, posting naked pictures of the star. The attack appeared to start after she starred in "Ghostbusters," which showed the country that racism and sexism have come nowhere close to dying.

However, fans and celebrities alike rallied behind Jones with the hashtag "#LoveforLeslieJ."



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<![CDATA[Thrones Season 7 Trailer Promises 'The Great War Is Here']]> Thu, 25 May 2017 07:01:28 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/thronestrailr.jpg

"The great war is here," Lena Headey's Cersei proclaims in the first "Game of Thrones" season seven trailer. And what a war it looks like. 

The trailer features all your favorites doing what they do best, including sitting atop the Iron Throne. Cersei isn't giving that seat up easily, but there are definitely challengers coming her way.

"We're the last Lannisters," she says. "The last ones who count."

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Don't be so sure about that.

"I was born to rule the Seven Kingdoms," Emilia Clarke's Daenerys Targaryen says. "And I will."

Keep your eyes peeled for Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) and a fair amount of dragons, sex and battles. It looks like season seven will not disappoint.

HBO previously released the official season seven key art which features the Night King. While this season was delayed from its normal spring premiere, it looks like for good reason. "Just finished reading season 7," Williams previously tweeted. "S—t gets REAL…I'd start preparing yourselves now…Scratch that, nothing will prepare you for this."

And yes, the start of season seven means the beginning of the end for the HBO fantasy drama, but that doesn't mean the end of adventures in Westeros. HBO is working on several spinoffs. Details are being kept under wraps but there is more than one project in the works to continue the tales of George R.R. Martin's characters.



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<![CDATA[Playboy Model Pleads No Contest for Post of Nude Woman ]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 15:11:01 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/dani+mathers+conejita+playboy.jpg

A Playboy centerfold was ordered to clean up graffiti Wednesday for secretly snapping a photo of a naked 71-year-old woman in a locker room and posting it online with a mocking comment.

Dani Mathers pleaded no contest to misdemeanor invasion of privacy in Los Angeles County Superior Court for the case that sparked outrage over the incident of so-called body shaming.

Mathers, 30, had previously apologized for taking the photo at an LA Fitness club in July and posting it on Snapchat with the caption: "If I can't unsee this then you can't either."

The posting was accompanied by a selfie of Mathers in a tank top with her hand over her mouth as if she's gasping in horror.

The 2015 Playmate of the Year contended she intended to send the photo privately to a friend and accidentally posted it publicly.

Mathers was relieved to put the case behind her and was grateful to be spared a jail term, defense attorney Thomas Mesereau said outside court.

"She really apologizes from the bottom of her heart for what happened," he said. "She never thought this would come out like this. Never intended to hurt anyone."

Under terms of the plea, Mathers will be on probation for three years and must not take photos of people or post them online without their permission.

She was ordered to either serve 45 days in jail or 30 days of graffiti removal. She chose the latter.

Defense lawyer Dana Cole earlier argued unsuccessfully that the charge should be dismissed because the woman in the photo can't easily be identified.

The victim, who has not been named, had been expected to testify if the case went to trial, according to Rob Wilcox, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney.

Defendants who plead no contest do not admit guilt but do not dispute the charges and are convicted.



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<![CDATA['Clerks' Actress Lisa Spoonauer Dies in New Jersey at 44 ]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 13:51:32 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/214*120/clerkdeathsmith.jpg

An actress who starred in the 1994 award-winning movie "Clerks" has died. Lisa Spoonauer was 44.

The George Hassler Funeral Home says Spoonauer died Sunday at her home in Jackson, New Jersey. The cause of death wasn't released.

Kevin Smith cast Spoonauer in the role of Caitlin Bree in his first movie, which was set in the New Jersey convenience and video stores where he worked in real life.

On Instagram on Tuesday, Smith wrote that she was one of "the chief architects" of the movie. Smith said, "Lisa was easily the most natural and authentic voice in the room."

She soon left acting and became a restaurant manager and event planner.

She is survived by her husband, her daughter and a stepson.

Her funeral is scheduled for Saturday.


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