<![CDATA[NBC New York - Entertainment News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcnewyork.com/entertainment/entertainment-news http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.comen-usTue, 26 Sep 2017 07:22:57 -0400Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:22:57 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['Late Night': A Closer Look at Trump's NFL 'Knee' Comments]]> Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:39:02 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-09-26-at-4.39.54-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers discusses President Donald Trump's weekend full of rants about professional athletes who don't stand during the national anthem.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Lip Flip With Madonna]]> Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:32:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-09-26-at-4.35.13-AM.jpg

Madonna shows off her Kim Kardashian impressions and beatboxes Run-DMC when she and Jimmy Fallon flip lips.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Fallon Encourages Fans to Help Puerto Rico]]> Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:30:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e209_744_puertorico_20170925-150641290981100002.jpg

Jimmy Fallon takes a moment before his show to encourage his viewers to make donations to help Puerto Rico recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria.

<![CDATA['Late Night': Chrissy Metz's Lunch With Oprah]]> Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:07:32 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e163_583_chrissymetz_oprah_20170925-150641300434600002.jpg

Seth Meyers chats with Chrissy Metz, who dishes on her lunch with Oprah. When she got the invitation, she thought she was being "Punk'd."

<![CDATA[Simpson's Release From Prison, Move to Fla. May Be Delayed]]> Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:27:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/simpson-oj-smiling.jpg

O.J. Simpson will be eligible for parole from prison in Nevada Sunday, but that may be delayed if a required release plan is not completed and approved by then.

When Simpson was found suitable for release in July, he told the parole panel that he intended to move back to Florida, where he had lived after leaving Los Angeles and before his 2007 arrest in Las Vegas. He has served nine years at the remote Lovelock prison, two hours outside of Reno.

The Florida Department of Corrections, however, has yet to receive a transfer request for Simpson, officials said.

Transfer of parole jurisdiction is routinely approved. But under the terms of the governing Interstate Compact, the review process can take up to 45 days.

"Mr. Simpson's obligation to make arrangements, not mine," tweeted his attorney Malcolm LaVergne in response to an inquiry from NBC. "When he advises me of move, I'll inform media."

Under the procedure in Nevada, the inmate collaborates with a case worker to develop the plan for release supervision, which is then sent to a "pre-release specialist," according to Capt. Shawn Arruti of the Nevada Division of Parole and Probation.

Arruti said he is precluded from disclosing where in the process the Simpson case is now. In the general case of an inmate seeking to have parole transferred to another state, the specialist forwards the release plan as part of a formal transfer request to the "receiving state."

Once a star football running back for the USC Trojans, and later the Buffalo Bills, then a TV pitchman and actor, Simpson lived for many years in the affluent Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood.

In the mid 1990s he was jailed 15 months after being arrested on suspicion of committing the stabbing murders of his former wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman.

Simpson was acquitted, but was found liable in a wrongful death civil trial.

Simpson moved to Florida and bought a house on nearly two acres south of Miami, where his two children with the late Nicole Brown lived until adulthood. After his Las Vegas arrest, Simpson lost that property to foreclosure, but the grown children remained in Florida.

Longtime friend Tom Scotto of Naples, Florida, has invited Simpson to stay with him. Reached by phone Monday, Scotto said he believes Simpson wants to stay with him, but is not sure when Simpson will be arriving.

It is possible for Simpson to abandon his request to serve parole out of state, at least for the initial period after he leaves prison. But even so, before any inmate can be released to live in Nevada, a release plan would have to be prepared and approved, Arruti said.

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<![CDATA[Watch 'The Voice' Season 13's First Blind Auditions]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:00:00 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-674524086.jpg

If the talent auditioning for "The Voice" season 13 stays at the level of this first blind audition, they might want to offer the contestants hard hats.

Why? Because, as new coach Jennifer Hudson demonstrates during this sneak peek at the first blind audition of the season, when she's faced with staggering singing, she can't help but throw things. Including her fellow coaches' shoes.

When Chris Weaver finishes his performance of "Try a Little Tenderness," which earns him the coveted four-chair turn, the Oscar-winning diva turns to returning coach Miley Cyrus and demands she hand over her shoe. Little does she know this isn't the first time she's been moved in such a way by the aspiring star.

"What am I about to do?" she asks Chris.

"You're about to do the same thing you did to me two years ago in January when you sang to me at the Color Purple party," he tells her, pulling a photo out of his pocket.

"We're done," Miley shouts.

"Where I come from, y'all, that's a compliment," Hudson continues, explaining the shoe toss. "And we know at times, when you sing like that, you better be prepared to do what? Duck!"

To see the rest of the squabbling, be sure to check out the clip above. And to find out which team Chris chooses in the end, make sure you tune in when "The Voice" returns for season 13 on Monday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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<![CDATA[Kelly Launches New Show, Saying She's Done With Politics ]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:25:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/kellymegtoday.jpg

Megyn Kelly announced she is "done with politics for now" during the premiere of her new show "Megyn Kelly Today" on Monday.

“I’m so excited; I’m also a little nervous,” Kelly admitted to a live studio audience as she introduced herself talking about her family (including her mother and husband, who were in the audience), and described events that have shaped her, especially the death of her father.

Answering a question from the audience, she said, "my biggest challenge is the alarm clock."

Among the segments on Kelly's first show was an interview with the cast and creators of "Will & Grace." That show returns for a revival Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Photos: Timberlake, Grande, More Perform for Charlottesville]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:24:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-853304592.jpg

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<![CDATA[J.Lo Pledges $1M to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Relief]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:21:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/j-lo-puerto-rico-aid.jpg.png

Jennifer Lopez pledged Sunday to donate $1 million from her Las Vegas show to help residents in Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria. 

Lopez made the announcement at a press conference with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who announced the state would organize a recovery effort, including information on www.ny.gov that would detail donation collection points and lists of items that needed to be donated. 

"We have to help Puerto Rico with the same urgency that we're helping Texas and Florida and the other parts of this country that need help," Cuomo said. 

Lopez, who is of Puerto Rican descent and was born in the Bronx, said she hasn't been able to reach all of her family on the island.

"Puerto Ricans are American citizens and today Puerto Rico needs our help. Hurricane Maria has devastated our island," she said.

She said that she and MLB star Alex Rodriguez, who is of Dominican descent and was also born in New York, were using their connections in entertainment, sports and business to gather support for relief efforts.

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred and New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner have both committed to giving a "significant" contribution, Lopez said.

She added that she and ex-husband Marc Anthony are organizing the Latino community to support Puerto Rico.

Across Puerto Rico, more than 15,000 people are in shelters, including some 2,000 rescued from the north coastal town of Toa Baja. Officials were racing to stem a growing humanitarian crisis in towns left without fresh water, fuel, electricity or phone service.

Cuomo said it will take billions of dollars in the long term to help the island recover, money that will have to come from the federal government.

Taking a shot at President Donald Trump, the governor said, "instead of arguing with football players, instead of obsessing about how to take health care from the poor in this country, why don't we put the politics aside and focus on helping Americans in desperate need."

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<![CDATA[See It: NFL Players Protest After Trump's Criticism]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:07:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/186*120/AP_17269024803186.jpg After days of criticism from President Donald Trump, NFL players knelt and protested in other ways during the national anthem of their games.

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<![CDATA['Will & Grace' Cast Performs Show's Theme Song on 'Tonight']]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:53:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Colin Jost Won an Emmy But Went Home Empty-Handed]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:41:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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.

<![CDATA['Daily Show' Alum's Risky 'Opposition' Strategy]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:12:42 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/klepper.jpg

"The Colbert Show" debuted on Oct. 17, 2005 with a new word – "truthiness" – and a unique, if seemingly thin premise: a nightly satire of "The O’Reilly Factor."

Colbert quickly succeeded against the odds – and against established late night stars Jay Leno and David Letterman (albeit before Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O'Brien moved to pre-midnight shows).

Now Colbert's fellow "Daily Show" alumnus Jordan Klepper takes over the old "Colbert Report" slot Monday with "The Opposition." Klepper embarks on a comedy high-wire act by skewering the likes of raging conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and Breitbart News in the comic guise of a true believer.

“The Opposition” debuts amid more competition and more initial scrutiny faced by Colbert, who raised the bar high by playing a blowhard conservative commentator for nine years.

Klepper also has far more to tackle.

That's less a blessing than a major challenge in the aftermath of the hate-fueled tragedy of Charlottesville. Armed with a show tagline of "embrace the fringe," Klepper is out to resist by mocking the so-called opposition.

He's also on a mission to wrest back the term "fake news" from President Trump and return it to where it belongs: to current events-driven late night TV comedy.

Klepper's new character appears to be a mutated extension of his "Daily Show" persona: a clueless, privileged Middle American doofus.  

Promising clips touting "The Opposition" show him railing against the "mainstream media" and spouting absurd conspiracy theories ("Chuck Todd has a ponytail!"). 

Klepper also attended a pro-Trump rally in Phoenix, where he got some attendees to sign a petition calling for Hillary Clinton's impeachment. While the segment proved sobering, it also ran the risk of punching down at the woefully ignorant rather than striking up at powerful, manipulative forces. 

But no one ever said leading "The Opposition" would be easy.

Klepper joins a crowded late night landscape, filled primarily with other white males – including Colbert, now his direct competitor, along with Jimmy Fallon, Kimmel and O'Brien. It's a tough time slot: Just ask Klepper's predecessor, Larry Wilmore, whose strong “Nightly Show” got canceled after less than two years amid poor ratings.

"The Opposition" also becomes TV's first journalism-fueled late night comedy entry in the Trump era – an age of truthiness that Colbert predicted, one where facts are frighteningly fungible. 

The hard truth is that Klepper's biggest task, amid all else, is to make audiences laugh before bedtime. And he's setting out to find humor during a divisive and troubling period that might make some folks want to crawl under their beds.

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['Family Matters' House Set to Be Demolished]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:31:51 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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[Gosling, Gadot, Jay-Z Added to 'SNL' Star-Studded Lineup]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:38:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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.

<![CDATA['America's Got Talent' Winner Darci Lynne Performs on Ellen ]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:54:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e207_742_hashtags_20170921-150606794553500002.jpg

Jimmy Fallon reads his favorite #MyWeirdTeacher hashtags from Twitter.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Jimmy Fallon, Megyn Kelly Are Now Neighbors]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:54:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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.

<![CDATA['Late Night': Emma Stone's Winning Spelling Bee Word]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:50:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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.

<![CDATA['Late Night': A Look at the GOP's 'Hail Mary' Health Bill]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:46:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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.

<![CDATA[Woman With Machete, Gun Arrested at Kardashian Store]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:27:06 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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.nbcnewyork.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.

<![CDATA['Tonight': 'Speak for Yourself' With Ben Stiller]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:01:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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.

<![CDATA['Late Night': Bobby Moynihan's 'David S. Pumpkins' Story]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:45:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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.

<![CDATA['Late Night': Checking in With Rep. Rohrabacher of Calif.]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:36:25 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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.

<![CDATA[Lawsuit: Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' a Rip-Off]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:32:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.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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