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Model mom: Ashley Graham responds to flak for weaning her twins off breastmilk

Model mom: Ashley Graham responds to flak for weaning her twins off breastmilk

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Ashley Graham has been open with her Instagram followers as she journeyed into motherhood, telling ABC Audio before the birth of her first child, Isaac, in 2020 that she was taking notes from her social media followers. "The mommy community has embraced me so much," she said at the time.

But now, as a mom of twins, she's learning online feedback cuts both ways. She told guest Daily Show host Chelsea Handler on Tuesday night that she's gotten flak online for her decision to stop breastfeeding her twin sons, Malachi and Roman.

"There's this whole thing with people telling you how to feed your child," the model and body positivity advocate vented.

"With my first kid, I was like, 'I can only breastfeed! This is the right way!'" she said of raising Isaac, now 3.

Graham continued, "Then I had the twins, and I was like, 'I'm not doing this. This is not working here. Both of you want both of these? This is a lot of work.'"

"Overnight, my whole life changed, and it felt like I was feeding a nation," she joked.

The 35-year-old former Sports Illustrated pinup said five months after she and husband Justin Ervin added the twins to their family, she switched to formula, and the now-1-year-old boys are "so strong and happy."

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Lea Michele calls

Lea Michele calls "reach-outs" after Glee diva accusations "eye-opening"

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Lea Michele is getting rave reviews and breaking box office records as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl on Broadway, but the recent accolades come after she weathered some negative headlines.

Back in 2020, a social media post in support of the Black Lives Matter movement led some of her former Glee co-stars to shade her, with Samantha Marie Ware saying Lea had made her "first television gig a living hell."

Others piled on about Michele's alleged diva behavior, including co-star Heather Morris. Michele quickly lost an endorsement deal with food prep company HelloFresh. More recently, Chris Colfer said seeing Michele onstage would be "triggering."

Michele addressed the controversy in Interview magazine: "I think these past two years have been so important for everybody to just sit back and reflect." She said she "did a lot of personal reach-outs" in that time.

She added, "The most important thing was for everybody to just take a step back. More than anything, I’m so grateful to have this opportunity to apply the things that I've learned over the past 10-plus years in a positive way."

"At the end of the day, what matters the most is how you make people feel," she said.

Michele continued, "The conversations that I've had behind the scenes with some people were incredibly healing and very eye-opening for me. I've been doing this for a really long time and I’m not going to ever blame anything on the things that I’ve been through in my life. But you also can’t ignore those experiences or deny them. They are a part of the patchwork of my life."

She also commented that taking the Funny Girl role was "an opportunity to introduce people to who I am now."

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'DWTS' pros Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy reveal their baby boy's name

'DWTS' pros Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy reveal their baby boy's name

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Almost a month after welcoming their first child together, Dancing with the Stars pros Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy have revealed his name.

"Rome Valentin Chmerkovskiy," Johnson, 28, shared Tuesday on Instagram, alongside a photo of the baby, which also showed his face for the first time.

"Cannot believe it’s been 4 weeks of being completely infatuated with you. Thank you for bursting my heart wide open and showing me what unconditional love is. Mommy and Daddy love you so much!!!!" she added, along with the footnote, **the left dimple melts me every time."

Jenna revealed the birth in a January 11 Instagram post, writing, “Our world is forever changed 1.10.2023,” along with a black-and-white photo showing a closeup of the baby grabbing her thumb and Chmerkovskiy's hand wrapping around both of them.

Johnson announced her pregnancy in July, captioning a pic of Val, 36, kissing her belly, "Baby Chmerkovskiy coming this January! My heart has grown beyond comprehension while growing this little miracle inside of me. We can’t wait to meet our precious angel."

A month later, Jenna wrote on Instagram, "IT'S A……BOY!!!!!!!" alongside images of she and Val popping containers of blue confetti.

"Today we are officially half way there to meeting our son," she continued. "Saying those words still makes me emotional!! SO EXCITED to be a boy mom."

It's the first child for the couple, who who tied the knot in 2019.

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Christina Applegate hints at retirement after 2023 SAG Awards

Christina Applegate hints at retirement after 2023 SAG Awards

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(NOTE LANGUAGE) Christina Applegate, who has been battling multiple sclerosis since 2021, may be looking to retire from acting following this month's 2023 Screen Actors Guild Awards on the 26th.

"It’s my last awards show as an actor probably, so it’s kind of a big deal," the Dead to Me star told the Los Angeles Times in an interview published on Tuesday.

“Right now, I couldn’t imagine getting up at 5 a.m. and spending 12 to 14 hours on a set; I don’t have that in me at this moment,” Applegate, 51, explained.

That doesn't necessarily mean we've heard the last of the Married with Children alum, though. Applegate says she's contemplating producing, development and “doing a s*** ton of voice-overs to make some cash to make sure that my daughter’s fed and we’re homed.”

Her most recent awards show appearance was at the Critics Choice Awards last month -- her first awards show since her diagnosis.

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The Grammys made sure Adele was

The Grammys made sure Adele was "authentically surprised" by Dwayne Johnson

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One unexpected moment at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, besides Bonnie Raitt winning Song of the Year, came when host Trevor Noah surprised Adele by introducing her to a celebrity she loves and had never met: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Johnson tells Variety that moment was 100% not scripted — Adele really didn't know about it.

“We wanted to do something special for Adele,” Johnson tells Variety. “I know that she is a very big fan of mine and has made that clear publicly many times. But I’ve got to tell you, I am a huge fan of hers, as well — her music, her journey, her openness and directness in how she speaks. I’ve always admired that about her.”

Johnson was initially set to attend the taping of Adele's CBS special in 2021. He couldn't make it, so he sent her flowers instead, which Adele later said made her "nearly fall off my chair." That show's producer, Ben Winston, is also the producer of the Grammys, so when Johnson confirmed that he and his wife would attend the show, Winston pitched him on the idea.

"We had kicked around ideas all week,” Johnson says. "The key to a surprise like that is to actually keep it a surprise. Myself and the Grammys went to great lengths to make sure that Adele was authentically surprised in the moment, and she was.”

Johnson says later that evening nobody was more surprised than he was when he gave out the Record of the Year award and Adele's name was in the envelope.

"That’s why I was able to say, ‘Get up here best friend, Adele!’" he explains. "It was such a special night. And she’s such a special, iconic, brilliant, inspiring artist ... I love that woman."

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In Brief: 'La La Land' headed to Broadway; 'Fawlty Towers' reboot, and more

In Brief: 'La La Land' headed to Broadway; 'Fawlty Towers' reboot, and more

Deadline reports CBS is planning to replace The Late Late Show with James Corden with a reboot of @midnight, a series that aired on Comedy Central between 2013 and 2017. The Late Show host Stephen Colbert will executive produce the show, which, in its first incarnation, was an Internet-themed panel game show where three guests competed in a series of improv games. Chris Hardwick, who hosted the original series, is not expected to have direct involvement in the reboot, according to the outlet...

LA is heading to New York -- that is to say, La La Land, the 2016 movie musical starring Emma Stone as an aspiring actor and Ryan Gosling as a jazz musician who pursue their dreams in Los Angeles, is being adapted as a Broadway show, according to Variety. The Broadway cast has yet to be announced. La La Land, which grossed $151 million in North America and $472 million worldwide, won several Academy Awards, including best director for Damien Chazelle and best actress for Stone...

Here's some great news for Fawlty Towers fans -- a reboot of John Cleese's popular Brit-com is in the works from the Monty Python alum and Rob Reiner. Cleese is set to write and star alongside his daughter Camilla Cleese in the series, which, according to Deadline, "will explore how Cleese’s over-the-top, cynical and misanthropic Basil Fawlty navigates the modern world." Fawlty Towers, which ran for two six-part seasons, finishing in 1979, ranks #1 on numerous best all-time British comedy lists...

Three Women, the Shailene Woodley-led drama, recently scrapped by Showtime, is getting a new life at Starz, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series, also starring DeWanda Wise, Betty Gilpin and Blair Underwood, was one of three to get the axe -- along with Let the Right One In and American Gigolo -- as a result of the premium cable channel's consolidation with Paramount+. Three Women is the latest castoff scripted series to land at stars, joining Minx, after the latter was dropped by HBO Max after one season...

The MTV Movie & TV Awards -- scripted and unscripted -- will return on Sunday, May 7 for a live show at the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles. After a year off the air in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the show returned with two ceremonies in 2021: the MTV Movie & TV Awards on one night and the MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted on the next. Host, honorees, performers, presenters and additional details will be announced at a later date...

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Lauren Ash, Hannah Simone say 'Not Dead Yet' breaks the mold for shows about seeing dead people

Lauren Ash, Hannah Simone say 'Not Dead Yet' breaks the mold for shows about seeing dead people

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Not Dead Yet breaks the mold of a character suddenly gaining the power to see the dead, say stars Hannah Simone and Lauren Ash.

The show stars Gina Rodriguez as Nell, a woman who takes a job writing obituaries at the local paper and gains the ability to see those she's writing about. Ash, who plays Lexi, said the show excels at fleshing out the characters and what connects them.

"I think the premise of the show is brilliant," she told ABC Audio. "I think that it's always fun to see a new guest star basically every single week who are, like, 12 out of 10 amazing actors and people."

The guest stars she's referring to are actors like Rhea Perlman, who play the deceased people who talk to Nell as she writes their obituaries.

Simone is pleased with how the show explores the topics of grief and past regrets. "I just feel like it's authentic storytelling," she expressed. Simone also appreciates the show doesn't shy away from ruining a second chance and making mistakes, adding, "It just feels real. It's not a show where things feel forced."

"You're watching people in the relationships stumble in ways that we all really relate to," she said, adding the writers "really went there with telling the truth."

She said that is what makes the show "interesting and groundbreaking."

Ash agreed, saying, "I think what the real kind of crux of what makes this show unique is that every single character is so vastly different from the character before ... We're getting to see the full stories of these people, rather than just we come in, and there's a dead person and then they're out." 

Not Dead Yet premieres Wednesday, February 8, at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Ben Affleck's Dunkin' ad reportedly now a Super Bowl commercial with Jennifer Lopez

Ben Affleck's Dunkin' ad reportedly now a Super Bowl commercial with Jennifer Lopez

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As reported last month, Oscar winner and director Ben Affleck showed his love for Dunkin' by shooting a commercial at one of its Massachusetts locations. But now it appears the commercial has a famous co-star: his wife, Jennifer Lopez.

J.Lo was spotted thanking staffers when the commercial shoot wrapped and chatting with Ben through the drive-thru window when he was "working" there. But Entertainment Tonight now reports his wife's actually in the spot, and the famous couple's ad is bound for the big game.

A source says, "Ben's Dunkin' commercial was initially supposed to be a regular commercial and campaign, but things changed and now it will be a commercial during the Super Bowl." The spy added, "The commercial is funny and cute. It shows Ben working at Dunkin' in his free time because he loves it so much. Then Jen pulls up to the drive-thru and asks him, 'What are you doing here? Is this what you do all day?' They're both very excited about it."

For the record, Dunkin' demurred on the details, with Jill Nelson, the company's chief marketing officer, telling ET, "Dunkin' is airing its first-ever Super Bowl ad this year, but you'll have to tune in on Sunday to see what's 'Ben' brewing."

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Eddie Murphy's 'You People' stays on top of Netflix's Top 10 list

Eddie Murphy's 'You People' stays on top of Netflix's Top 10 list

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You People, the romantic comedy that sees co-writer Jonah Hill desperately trying to impress his girlfriend's rigid dad, played by Eddie Murphy, kept 'em laughing for another week on Netflix.

The movie held onto the #1 slot on the streaming giant's English Language film list, with another 65.6 million hours viewed last week. The film, directed and co-written by Kenya Barris, was also ranked #1 in 64 countries.

Landing in second place was Pamela, a Love Story, the autobiographical film about former Baywatch bombshell Pamela Anderson, which debuted in the #2 spot last week, with 24.3 million hours viewed.

Coming in third was another debut, Minions: The Rise of Gru. The animated movie starring the voice of Steve Carrell debuted in third place, with more than 19 million hours viewed.

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'WandaVision' director Matt Shakman says Marvel's 'Fantastic Four' starts shooting in early 2024

'WandaVision' director Matt Shakman says Marvel's 'Fantastic Four' starts shooting in early 2024

Shakman with Elisabeth Olsen on the set of 'WandaVision'

A long-awaited Fantastic Four movie will get underway early next year. That's the word from Matt Shakman, the Emmy-nominated director of WandaVision who was tapped to bring Marvel's First Family to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

While promoting his work behind the camera on Prime Video's The Consultant, Shakman explained to The Wrap his decision to leave a fourth Star Trek movie he was to direct to instead helm the anticipated Marvel project.

"I had a great time working on Star Trek for a little over a year ... I love that franchise, and I love that cast that J.J. [Abrams] put together, and it would have been an unbelievable pleasure to work with them," he expressed.

Shakman continues, "But movies have different journeys and momentums and schedules are a little bit mercurial, and so when the Fantastic Four opportunity came up, it was just too hard to pass up ... to go back home to Marvel, a place that I worked on WandaVision at, with those people who are wonderful collaborators."

Shakman replaced Tom Holland's Spider-Man series director Jon Watts, who left the project in 2022; Marvel Studios later announced F4 was being bumped from its previous release date of November 2024.

The Fantastic Four characters — Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards); his girlfriend, Invisible Woman (Sue Storm); her daredevil brother Johnny "The Human Torch" Storm; and Ben Grimm aka The Thing appeared in a pair of 20th Century Fox movies in 2005 and 2007, then in a bomb reboot in 2015.

John Krasinski briefly portrayed a multiversal version of Richards in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, only to meet an abrupt end at the hands of Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch.

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Attorney for Alec Baldwin seeks to disqualify special prosecutor in 'Rust' shooting case

Attorney for Alec Baldwin seeks to disqualify special prosecutor in 'Rust' shooting case

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Alec Baldwin moved on Tuesday to disqualify Andrea Reeb, the special prosecutor in New Mexico who investigated him over the fatal shooting of the cinematographer on the set of Rust.

"The special prosecutor in this case ... is a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives. Under ... the New Mexico Constitution, however, a sitting member of the Legislature may not 'exercise any powers properly belonging' to either the executive or judicial branch," defense attorney Luke Nikas wrote.

Baldwin has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Halyna Hutchins. Baldwin was aiming a Colt-style pistol at her when a live round discharged, fatally striking Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza.

The actor's defense attorney's motion to disqualify argued Reeb was simultaneously exercising legislative and judicial power. He wrote, "A prosecutor who also serves as a legislator could face pressure to make prosecutorial decisions that serve her legislative interests, such as by prosecuting a prominent defendant ... even in the face of conflicting evidence or law."

The filing cited a funding request from First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies of $635,500 from the State of New Mexico Board of Finance for the prosecution of individuals related to the Rust shooting — that figure included $156,000 for Reeb's salary.

"Representative Reeb is violating both the plain text and the purpose of the New Mexico Constitution's separation-of-powers provision ... She must be removed," Nikas claimed.

In response, Heather Brewer, spokesperson for Carmack-Altwies, said, "Mr. Baldwin and his attorneys can use whatever tactics they want to distract from the fact that Halyna Hutchins died because of more than mere negligence on the Rust film set. However, the district attorney and the special prosecutor will remain focused on the evidence and on trying this case so that justice is served."

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See Oscar winner Christoph Waltz as the boss from hell in the official trailer to Amazon's 'The Consultant'

See Oscar winner Christoph Waltz as the boss from hell in the official trailer to Amazon's 'The Consultant'

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If you think your boss is bad, wait until you get a load of two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz in the official trailer for the Prime Video series The Consultant.

Based on Bentley Little's 2015 novel of the same name, the Django Unchained and Inglourious Basterds Academy Award winner plays the titular role: Regus Patoff is a mysterious consultant called in after the murder of a gaming company's CEO and quickly turns employees' lives upside down.

Officially, Patoff is there to "observe, streamline, and improve" the company, but instead he manages to freak out his charges in increasingly creepy ways. "For those who work remotely, you have one hour to get here, or you'll be terminated," he tells his new employees moments after meeting them.

He fires another worker because he doesn't like the way he smells. Then there's his shadowy background: His last job was working for another CEO who was also murdered weeks after he hired the consultant.

Prime teases the "comedic-thriller series ... explores the sinister relationship between boss and employee," as Patoff's demands and challenges to the company's workers "put everything into question — including their lives."

The eight-episode series, which also stars Nat Wolff, Brittany O'Grady and Aimee Carrero, premieres February 24 on Prime Video.

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Ahead of season 3 premiere, 'The Mandalorian' making broadcast debut

Ahead of season 3 premiere, 'The Mandalorian' making broadcast debut

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Ahead of the March 1 premiere of The Mandalorian's third season on Disney+, the first episode of the show's Emmy-winning first season will make its broadcast television debut on Friday, February 24.

"Chapter 1: The Mandalorian" will be simulcast at 8 p.m. ET across several Disney-owned networks: ABC, Freeform and FX.

Originally debuting on Disney+ November 12, 2019, the episode was the introduction to Pedro Pascal's armored bounty hunter, later revealed to be named Din Djarin, making his way in the universe five years after the fall of the Empire in Return of the Jedi.

In the first chapter, Mando snatches an alien embezzler and later takes on a high-paying job to find an elusive quarry, dead or alive. The target was later revealed to be a 50-year-old infant alien of the same mysterious species as Yoda — and the "Baby Yoda" phenomenon was born.

Chapter 1 was written by show creator Jon Favreau and was the live-action directorial debut of its Emmy-winning executive producer, Star Wars: The Clone Wars veteran Dave Filoni.

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Welcome back to Rydell High: Paramount+ releases teaser to prequel series 'Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies'

Welcome back to Rydell High: Paramount+ releases teaser to prequel series 'Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies'

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On Tuesday, Paramount+ released the trailer for its musical prequel series Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies.

Starring Marisa Davila, Cheyenne Isabel Wells, Ari Notartomaso and Tricia Fukuhara, the show is based on the bad girls from 1978's blockbuster Grease; Jamie Donnelly, Dinah Manoff and Didi Conn played the big-screen versions of the pink satin jacket-wearing "girl gang" led by Stockard Channing's Rizzo.

The teaser shows that even in 1955, four years before Grease took place, cliques were alive and well in high school. "There are a lot of kids in Rydell who are sick of feeling not welcome here," Davila's Jane laments.

Soon she and her friends take the Pink Lady Pledge: "To act cool, to look cool, and to be cool. From death do us part: Think Pink." She adds in voiceover, "Sometimes you gotta be bad to do good."

The upcoming musical series will premiere on Thursday, April 6, exclusively on Paramount+.

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Pamela Anderson responded to Britney Spears' shout-out with a

Pamela Anderson responded to Britney Spears' shout-out with a "private letter"

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A week after Britney Spears spoke highly of Pamela Anderson, the Baywatch star revealed she returned the sweet gesture with a "private letter."

Speaking to ET Canada, Anderson seemingly appreciated Britney's public show of support, which came after Netflix released her documentary Pamela, a Love Story. In a since-deleted Instagram post, the singer praised Pamela for reclaiming her narrative.

Instead of returning Britney's gesture with an Instagram post of her own, the actress went to the post office.

"I wrote her a letter back and hopefully she’s received it by now ... just a private letter," she said.

In the deleted post, Britney applauded how Pamela's sons — Brandon Thomas Lee, 26, and Dylan Jagger Lee, 25 — continue to defend her. She also seemed to suggest she wished her family would do the same.

"Pamela game me an understanding that people should support you exactly where you are in that moment of your life," Britney wrote in the deleted post.

Anderson empathized with the singer. "It’s hard when the people closest to you betray you or use you — you’re like a moneymaker," she said. "It's painful.'"

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'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' becomes Disney+'s most watched Marvel movie debut

'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' becomes Disney+'s most watched Marvel movie debut

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Following a historic Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe win for Angela Bassett, as well as her nomination for the upcoming 95th annual Academy Awards, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has become the most-watched Marvel film premiere on Disney+.

The film, which dropped on Disney+ on February 1, had the most hours streamed in its first five days on the streaming service. Although ABC News' parent company didn't divulge viewership numbers, as most streamers decline to do, data from smart TV tracker Samba TV quoted by Deadline shows 2.1 million people watched the Ryan Coogler-directed film to date.

The movie, which made more than $842 million in theaters worldwide, is available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. Meanwhile, Assembled: The Making of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever debuts on Disney+ Wednesday.

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'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days', 20 years later: Kate Hudson & Matthew McConaughey reminisce about the rom-com

'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days', 20 years later: Kate Hudson & Matthew McConaughey reminisce about the rom-com

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey celebrated the 2003 film in an Instagram live session on Monday.

"I think it's so amazing," Hudson said. "We got lucky to be in such a classic one, you know."

The film follows Hudson's character, Andie Anderson, a magazine columnist who devised a plan to dupe McConaughey's Ben Berry into leaving her in 10 days. But like all good rom-coms, the two end up falling for each other.

"Everyone wants to know ... what's it like to kiss McConaughey," Hudson began. "And my whole thing is we're always in weird environments. There was only one time when we kissed that was so nice and gentle in the bathroom."

"Yeah, everything else was not climate control," McConughey added.

"Or you're on the Brooklyn Bridge and the wind is blowing in your face..." Hudson laughed.

McConaughey said of their chemistry, "We enjoyed going toe to toe. It was fair game and we knew it wasn't personal -- and hopefully the camera's rolling while it's happening...I think we can...take the joke further ... We were never afraid to push it where some would consider it to be too far."

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days has enjoyed a revival on social media, with many delivering some of the film's lines on TikTok or singing to Carly Simon's "You're So Vain."

"There's been this whole viral How to Lose a Guy moment and it's basically introduced our movie to an entirely new generation of young kids," Hudson said. "And all these younger kids are...lip-syncing and doing moments for it."

McConaughey agreed: "...They're like, 'We just watched your movie for the fifth time' -- and it's very current to them."

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In Brief: Grammy ratings up; Spin-offs of 'Dexter' and Billions' coming, and more

In Brief: Grammy ratings up; Spin-offs of 'Dexter' and Billions' coming, and more

Sunday night's Grammy Awards telecast on CBS drew over 12.4 million viewers, according to time zone-adjusted fast national ratings from Nielsen and including streaming on Paramount+ and CBS apps -- a three-year audience high for the awards show. That makes the Grammys the most-watched network primetime program this season, with the exception of sports. Sunday's show put up the best numbers on CBS since the 18.69 viewers for the 2020 telecast, which was the last ceremony held before the COVID-19 pandemic began...

Sony Pictures is eyeing an I Know What You Did Last Summer reboot with original stars Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr. in talks to reprise their roles, according to Deadline. The 1997 film, about a group of teenagers stalked by a killer, one year after a fatal accident on their graduation night, grossed $125 million worldwide and helped launch Hewitt and Prinze Jr.'s careers, as well as those of Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe. Plot details for the reboot have not been revealed...

The soon-to-be-named Paramount+ on Showtime is expanding two of the cabler's popular dramas -- Dexter and Billions -- with "multiple offshoots in the works," sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. As many as four Billions spinoffs are in the works, including Millions and Trillions. Billions now ranks as premium cable channel's longest-running scripted original series. Showtime also has gone straight to series on a prequel series: Dexter: Origins, which will tell the origin story of Michael C. Hall’s serial killer and a new version of Dexter: New Blood, depicting "the ongoing emergence of Dexter’s son Harrison”...

Showtime has given a straight-to-series order for a political thriller tentatively titled The Department, according to Deadline. The series, executive-produced and directed by George Clooney, follows the "'Bureau of Legends,' responsible for training and handling deep-cover agents on long-term missions in areas with French interests. Living under false identities for years, these agents’ missions are to identify and recruit good intelligence sources"...

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'The Bachelor' recap: One woman is sent home, two others leave on a night of surprises

'The Bachelor' recap: One woman is sent home, two others leave on a night of surprises

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Monday's episode of The Bachelor was a night of surprises as three ladies left the competition -- two deciding to go home and another departing in a surprising elimination.

Things between Zach and Christina seemed to be heating up after their one-on-one date last week, during which she met his family and went on to snag the date rose. However, he had second thoughts on Monday after hearing about her behavior around the other ladies.

It seemed Christina couldn't stop rubbing it in about her date with Zach and the strong connection they formed. It finally came to a head following Monday's group date that saw Charity snag the rose and not her. Christina voiced her "confusion" over the outcome, complaining, "Honestly, I'm mad that it wasn't me."

Christina's remark brought Charity to tears and angered the others on the date, with Brooklyn accusing the 26-year-old Nashville-based content creator of trying "intimidate and manipulate" and of being "calculated."

Zach was alerted to the Christina situation by Brianna, who brought it to his attention after informing him that she was leaving the competition. After hearing similar stories from several other women, Christina was sent home at the rose ceremony.

Elsewhere, Bailey also left the competition after Zach confirmed her fear that their relationship wasn't moving in the right direction, and a pair of one-on-one dates yielded roses for Katie and Aly.

Here are the 14 women remaining after Monday night's episode:

Aly, 26, a healthcare strategist from Atlanta, Ga.
Anastasia, 30, a content marketing manager from San Diego, Calif.
Ariel, 28, a marketing executive from New York City, N.Y.
Brooklyn, 25, a rodeo racer from Stillwater, Okla.
Charity, 26, a child and family therapist from Columbus, Ga.
Davia, 25, a marketing manager from Charleston, S.C.
Gabriella “Gabi,” 25, an account executive from Pittsford, Vt.
Genevie, 26, a neonatal nurse from Baltimore City, Md.
Greer, 24, a medical sales rep from Houston, Texas. -- First Impression Rose
Jessica “Jess,” 23, an e-commerce coordinator from Winter Springs, Fla.
Kaitlyn “Kaity,” 27, an ER nurse from Austin, Texas.
Katherine, 26, a registered nurse from Tampa, Fla.
Kylee, 25, a postpartum nurse from Charlotte, N.C.
Mercedes, 24, a nonprofit owner from Bloomfield, Iowa

The Bachelor returns Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Kevin Costner reportedly mulling 'Yellowstone' exit, with Matthew McConaughey in the wings

Kevin Costner reportedly mulling 'Yellowstone' exit, with Matthew McConaughey in the wings

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While sources at Paramount Network denied it to the trade, Deadline reports Kevin Costner is seeking to ride off into the sunset when it comes to Yellowstone.

Deadline reports Costner, who plays series patriarch John Dutton, has issues with the shooting schedule of the Taylor Sheridan-created series, and his decreasing availability was "causing morale problems for the other stars of the show, which includes Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille and Gil Birmingham."

What's more, the trade insists not only could a compromise not be struck with the Oscar winner, who recently received a Golden Globe for his work on the series, but that the network is looking to continue the Dutton saga in another form with another Oscar winner, Matthew McConaughey, at the helm.

However, a Paramount Network source replied to the trade that there's "no news to report."

The source continued, "Kevin Costner is a big part of Yellowstone and we hope that's the case for a long time to come. Thanks to the brilliant mind of Taylor Sheridan, we are always working on franchise expansions of this incredible world he has built."

However, the spokesperson added, "Matthew McConaughey is a phenomenal talent with whom we’d love to partner."

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