<![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-usSat, 23 Sep 2017 12:43:53 -0400Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:43:53 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['Will & Grace' Cast Performs Show's Theme Song on 'Tonight']]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:53:22 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/206*120/Screen+Shot+2017-09-23+at+2.29.11+AM.png

The cast of "Will & Grace" joins Jimmy to perform the show's theme song for the first time with lyrics.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Colin Jost Won an Emmy But Went Home Empty-Handed]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:41:53 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/218*120/Screen+Shot+2017-09-23+at+2.17.28+AM.png

Colin Jost talks about breaking Saturday Night Live's 23-year-old Emmy drought and helming the Weekend Update desk.

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<![CDATA['Family Matters' House Set to Be Demolished]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:31:51 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/urkel_family_matters_house_-_00003524_29011830_960.jpg

Steve Urkel made himself at home there, but now, the building made famous by "Family Matters" is going to be torn down.



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<![CDATA[Top Celeb Pics: Tribeca TV Festival]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:41:25 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-851752364.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities.

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<![CDATA[Gosling, Gadot, Jay-Z Added to 'SNL' Star-Studded Lineup]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:38:30 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/snlryanjgal.jpg

Wonder Woman is coming to 30 Rock.

Gal Gadot will host the Oct. 7 episode of "Saturday Night Live" coming off the heels of the worldwide hit "Wonder Woman," which grossed $400 million dollars at the domestic box office. Gadot will be joined by Grammy winner Sam Smith, who recently released his new song "Too Good at Goodbyes" earlier this month.

It was earlier announced that Oscar-nominated actor Ryan Gosling will host the premiere of the upcoming 43rd season of "SNL" when it returns Sept. 30 with the help of hip-hop superstar, Jay Z, who will be the musical guest.  This will be Gosling's second time hosting "SNL." His new movie "Blade Runner 2049" opens on Oct. 6.

The long running sketch comedy show also announced that Kumail Nanjiani will be joined by musical guest P!nk when he hosts for the first time on Oct. 14. Nanjiani stars in HBO's "Silicon Valley" and recently released the critically acclaimed film "The Big Sick."

This season will air live coast to coast.

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<![CDATA['America's Got Talent' Winner Darci Lynne Performs on Ellen ]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:54:57 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Darci+Lynn+ventril.jpg

The latest winner of "America's Got Talent" will show off her talent on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Friday.

Darci Lynne, the 12-year old ventriloquist who wowed audiences on NBC's hit talent show, left Ellen speechless when she performed the Ella Fitzgerald classic "Summertime" with her puppet named Petunia.

Lynne said she got into ventriloquism after seeing someone at her church perform.

The Oklahoma native won $1 million and a headlining gig in Las Vegas on Tuesday night.

Jake Gyllenhaal also makes an appearance on Ellen's show to promote his new movie "Stronger" about Jeff Bauman, who survived the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

"Stronger" opens Friday in theaters.




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<![CDATA['Tonight': Fallon's Favorite #MyWeirdTeacher Hashtags]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:57:08 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e207_742_hashtags_20170921-150606794553500002.jpg

Jimmy Fallon reads his favorite #MyWeirdTeacher hashtags from Twitter.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Jimmy Fallon, Megyn Kelly Are Now Neighbors]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:54:47 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e207_742_megynkelly_daytime_20170921-150606797930100002.jpg

Jimmy Fallon chats with his new 30 Rock neighbor Megyn Kelly and what she hopes for her new daytime show on NBC.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Emma Stone's Winning Spelling Bee Word]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:50:17 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e161_581_emmastone_oscar_20170921-150606795682300002.jpg

Emma Stone sits down with Seth Meyers to talk about what word won her the 4th-grade spelling bee, where she keeps her Oscar and why Billie Jean King is the best person to watch tennis with.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': A Look at the GOP's 'Hail Mary' Health Bill]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:46:08 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-09-22-at-4.47.55-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers discusses the GOP's latest health care, which Sen. Mitch McConnell says is 2,074 pages, and what President Donald Trump thinks of it.

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<![CDATA[Woman With Machete, Gun Arrested at Kardashian Store]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:27:06 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/kardashians+machete.JPG

A woman who entered a Kardashian-owned store Thursday was arrested after allegedly threatening employees with a handgun and threatening death to the famous family while being armed with a machete.

The incident began at the DASH store in West Hollywood around 11:32 a.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's West Hollywood station said.

The woman pointed a handgun at an employee after shouting, "Stay away from Cuba," then knocked things off the counter before walking out of the store, police said.

Television cameras covering the initial incident were rolling as the woman returned around 1:25 p.m. holding what appeared to be a machete and incoherently shouting profanities.

"The Kardashians will be executed if they step on communist territory," she shouted. "They'll be f-----g killed. Don't mess with the Castro family."

When someone shouted at her to "shut up," she shouted back, "Do you want to f-----g get stabbed?"

"And this is on the cusp of the president speaking at the U.N.," the woman said before wedging the machete between the store's door and frame, leaving it behind as she walked away toward La Cienega Boulevard.

The woman was later arrested at her home. It was not immediately clear if she had an attorney.



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<![CDATA['Tonight': Fred Armisen's Noise Remix]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:08:13 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-09-21-at-5.07.55-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon has Fred Armisen record some noises, like laughs and gasps, and uses the Samplebot app on his iPad to remix them into a song.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': 'Speak for Yourself' With Ben Stiller]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:01:04 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-09-21-at-5.03.01-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon and Ben Stiller perform "Speak for Yourself," their 90s teen drama.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Bobby Moynihan's 'David S. Pumpkins' Story]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:45:45 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e160_580_bobbymoynihan_davidspumpkins_20170920-150598194478800002.jpg

Seth Meyers chats with "Saturday Night Live's" Bobby Moynihan, who talks about how he came up with Tom Hanks' iconic "David S. Pumpkins" sketch.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Checking in With Rep. Rohrabacher of Calif.]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:36:25 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-09-21-at-4.37.36-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a break from breaking news to talk about Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., and his relationship with Russia.

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<![CDATA[Lawsuit: Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' a Rip-Off]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:32:40 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/tswiftfeuerherd.jpg

"Haters gonna hate," as the song goes. But whose song is it?

Taylor Swift is being sued in federal court in Los Angeles, with the songwriters behind the 2001 3LW recording called "Playas Gon' Play" arguing that she lifted lyrics from the tune for her 2014 smash hit "Shake it Off."

According to the copyright infringement lawsuit, songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler contend their 2001 song includes the lyrics "Playas, they gonna play, and haters, they gonna hate."

Compare that with Swift's "Shake it Off" lyrics: "Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play and the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate." Hall and Butler contend their copyrighted material accounts for about 20 percent of "Shake it Off," and they want compensation. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages, but it notes that Swift's tune has sold more than 9 million copies and the video for the song has nearly 2.4 billion views on YouTube.

"The combination of playas/players playing along with hatas/haters hating may seem like common parlance today, however, in 2001 it was completely original and unique," according to the lawsuit. "Indeed, the combination had not been used in popular culture prior to plaintiffs' original use."

Swift's representatives have written off the lawsuit, issuing a statement saying, "This is a ridiculous claim and nothing more than a money grab. The law is simple and clear. They do not have a case."

According to the lawsuit, Hall has written and produced songs for artists including Justin Bieber, Color Me Badd, 98 Degrees, Lionel Richie, Pink and Maroon 5. Butler, meanwhile, has worked with artists such as Luther Vandross, Victoria Beckham, Christina Milian, Backstreet Boys and Aaron Carter, according to the lawsuit.



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<![CDATA[Megyn Kelly Joins Ellen DeGeneres, Talks Trump, New NBC Show]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:39:39 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/megynellen.jpg

Host of the upcoming morning show "Megyn Kelly TODAY," Megyn Kelly made her first appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Wednesday.

Kelly spoke candidly about her decision to leave the Fox after cable news primetime coverage became politically focused and "felt like a snake pit."

She also told DeGeneres President Trump helped solidify some of her life choices and revealed she’s trying to keep an open mind waiting for him to become a unifying force. Plus, Kelly discussed the format of her new NBC morning show.


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<![CDATA[Evie Clair Returns to 'AGT,' Performs Tribute to Late Father]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:04:06 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/eviesings.jpg

Evie Clair returned to "America's Got Talent" on Tuesday and sang "What a Wonderful World," dedicating it to her late father, who died in early September.

"My dad taught me, after I started something, to always finish it," she said on the show. "That's why I'm fighting to the end, just like he did."

The story of the 13-year-old and her father has been part of her journey on the show since she auditioned back in June. During that audition, she sang "Arms" by Christina Perri, saying it was the tune she'd croon to her father Amos, who was battling colon cancer.

"When my dad is having rough days, then I go into his room and I sing this song to help him feel better and just to give him comfort and strength to continue fighting," she said then.

There was some doubt as to whether Clair would return to finish the competition after her father's death, but in the end the young woman came back and gave it her all with the Louis Armstrong classic. Her performance brought the audience to tears and got a standing ovation from both the crowd and judges.

"Our hearts and our souls go out to you, Evie," said judge Howie Mandel after the performance, reported Entertainment Tonight. "I know that your father passed this week, and I cannot believe the strength that I'm seeing in such a beautiful young girl."

But we don't know how Clair's story ends just yet: the "AGT" finals results show airs Wednesday night, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. on NBC.


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<![CDATA[Kevin Hart, Wife Unite in Face of Alleged Extortion Plot]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:12:33 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/hartextortion.jpg

Kevin Hart and his wife Eniko Parrish are putting up a united front amid his alleged extortion scandal.

A source tells E! News Parrish—who is pregnant with Hart's third child—has accepted her husband's apology and plans to move forward with him as a couple.

"Eniko is aware of what's going on and that Kevin is not perfect," the insider explained. "She has accepted his apology and is focused on her pregnancy and what's to come. She has no plans for divorce. She believes Kevin is a good husband and always comes home to her."

The biggest issue Parrish is struggling with is the massive amount of media coverage the scandal has gained.

"She is bothered that these stories find their way into the press and that people are asking her about it," the source said. "But she does her best to ignore it all and move forward. She listens to her husband and is not going to get stressed out. She is supporting him and standing by him."

The couple have since been spotted together, enjoying lunch in Los Angeles.

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Hart took to Instagram on Saturday to publicly apologize to his pregnant wife and his two children, Heaven and Hendrix Hart, after finding out about the alleged extortion regarding an explicit video of the comedian with another woman.

"I'm at a place in my life where I feel like I have a target on my back and because of that, I should make smart decisions. And recently, I didn't," he shared in the video. "You know, I'm not perfect. I'm not going to sit up here and say that I am or claim to be in any way shape or form."

Hart continued, "I made a bad error in judgment and I put myself in a bad environment where only bad things can happen and they did. And in doing that, I know that I'm going to hurt the people closest to me, who've I talked to and apologized to, that would be my wife and my kids."

According to TMZ, an anonymous person contacted Hart's team and provided a video of the comedian and another woman involved in a "sexually provocative situation." The person allegedly demanded a multi-million dollar amount in return for keeping the video private.

While TMZ reports that the FBI is on the case and has a suspect, a spokesperson told E! News, "We cannot confirm or deny the existence of an investigation."

Furthermore, the Los Angeles Police Department told us they are unaware of the situation.

Hart's rep released a statement to us, further clarifying the situation: "Someone tried to set Kevin up in a failed extortion attempt. As law enforcement is involved, we cannot comment further as it could affect the investigation."



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<![CDATA['Tonight': Pratfall Contest With Kevin James]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:03:53 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e205_740_kevinjames_pratfall_20170919-150589615739600002.jpg

Kevin James and Jimmy Fallon compete in the "Tonight Show" Fall Classic, taking turns doing their best pratfalls in different categories, like tripping up and then falling down a set of stairs.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Cooper's Mom Bugged Him During Hurricane Irma]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:56:43 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e159_579_andersoncooper_mom_20170919-150589612152100002.jpg

Seth Meyers sits down with Anderson Cooper, who laughs about his mom's persistent emails she sent him while he was on the air covering Hurricane Irma.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Closer Look at the Latest GOP Health Care Push]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:47:49 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/215*120/Screen+Shot+2017-09-20+at+6.31.57+AM.png

Seth Meyers discusses the most recent attempt by Senate Republicans to replace the Affordable Care Act.

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<![CDATA['Scam': Kimmel Slams 'Kimmel Test' Senator's Bill]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:02:18 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Kimmel-Cassidy.jpg

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel sounded off on Tuesday to blast Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy for his part in crafting the latest GOP health care proposal that, Kimmel said, goes against the promises the senator had made to him on his show. 

Kimmel had discussed health care with Cassidy after the late-night host revealed in early May that his newborn son had open-heart surgery to fix birth defects. This led Kimmel to deliver an emotional message to Congress, pleading for affordable health care for Americans, especially those in similar situations.

Cassidy then famously coined the "Jimmy Kimmel test" phrase, saying families like Kimmel's should not have to deal with high premiums, lifetime caps and rate hikes when it comes to coverage. A week after Kimmel's plea, the Louisiana senator appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to expand on his idea of affordable health care.

Kimmel is now claiming Cassidy "lied right to my face" in that conversation.

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Cassidy delivered his replacement for the Affordable Health Care Act last week. In a proposed bill written with Sen. Lindsey Graham, states would receive block grants and cuts would be made to Medicaid, among other things.

"This new bill (passes) a different 'Jimmy Kimmel test,'" Kimmel said on his show. "In this one, your child with a pre-existing condition will get the care he needs if, and only if, his father is Jimmy Kimmel. Otherwise, you might be screwed." 

He claimed the Graham-Cassidy bill would kick 30 million Americans off their insurance and give states certain control over lifetime caps and coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. The Congressional Budget Office said it plans to deliver an initial analysis on the bill early next week, but can't do a full analysis by the end of the month. That's when a crucial deadline hits for Senate Republicans to act under special budget rules. 

In the meantime, groups including the American Medical Association and AARP have come out against the proposal. 

Kimmel went on to argue this latest bill is "actually worse" than the GOP's previous attempt to replace the ACA. That "skinny repeal" came to a halt when Republican Sen. John McCain delivered the deciding vote against it in the early hours of July 28.

Before McCain went thumbs down, GOP Sens. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski also voted "no."

"I hope they have the courage and good sense to do that again with this one," Kimmel said of the Graham-Cassidy proposal, calling it a "scam of a bill." 

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"Health care is complicated. It's boring. I don't want to talk about it… And that's what these guys are relying on," Kimmel continued. "Most of the congresspeople who vote on this bill probably won't even read it, and they want us to do the same thing. They want us to treat it like an iTunes service agreement." 

Cassidy responded to Kimmel's heated monologue with a statement late Tuesday. 

"We have a September 30th deadline on our promise," the senator wrote. "Let's finish the job. We must because there is a mother and father whose child will have insurance because of Graham Cassidy Heller Johnson. There is someone whose pre-existing condition will be addressed because of GCHJ. I dedicated my medical career to care for such as these; this is why GCHJ must pass." 

Speaking on CNN Wednesday morning, Cassidy also argued that "more people will have coverage and we'll protect people with pre-existing conditions."

"I'm sorry he does not understand," Cassidy said of Kimmel.

Independent analysts have said the proposal allows states to take action that could raise the cost of coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. Cassidy said that if a state applied for a waiver it must provide affordable coverage.  

As Kimmel urged viewers to call their representatives with opposition to the bill, he offered one final reason why he renewed his health care debate.

"Before you post a nasty Facebook message saying I'm politicizing my son's health problems, I want you to know, I am politicizing my son's health problems because I have to," Kimmel said. "My family has health insurance. We don't have to worry about this, but other people do."

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<![CDATA[Networks Pass on Sean Spicer for Paid Contributor Role]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:14:41 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Mr-Spicer-Stressed-EM.jpg

The big five news organizations have passed on offering former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer a job as an exclusive paid contributor, network sources confirmed to NBC News Tuesday.

Since Spicer left the White House, his representatives have been holding individual conversations about the possibility of President Donald Trump's former flack joining one of the major TV networks, which include CBS News, CNN, Fox News, ABC News and NBC News.

But "they won't touch him," said a media industry executive familiar with those conversations.

Spicer already has a role as a visiting fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, and is signed with Worldwide Speakers Group for paid speaking engagements.

Representatives of the five news networks all declined to comment for this story. Spicer and Robert Barnett, his representative, also declined to comment.



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<![CDATA[Leonardo DiCaprio Speaks at Yale Climate Change Conference]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:43:46 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/leoporp.jpg

Leonardo DiCaprio spoke at a Yale climate change conference hosted by the Kerry Initiative. 

The conference at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University kicked off on Monday and continued on Tuesday.

The conference moderator is former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who graduated from the university in 1966.

Panelists and speakers include former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker, California Governor Jerry Brown, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, General Electric Chair of the Board Jeffrey Immelt and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. 

Topics at the conference ranged from the future of energy, national and international climate change efforts, bipartisan U.S. leadership and the role of the private sector.

DiCaprio closed the event at 5 p.m. on Tuesday by discussing citizen engagement and activism. The actor said his foundation has donated $20 million in grants to organizations focused on wildlife conservation and combating climate change.

“We are proud to support the work of over 100 organizations at home and abroad,” DiCaprio said. “These grantees are active on the ground, protecting our oceans, forests and endangered species for future generations – and tackling the urgent, existential challenges of climate change.”



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