<![CDATA[NBC New York - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com en-us Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:12:55 -0500 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:12:55 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Stallone Breaks Up Movie Set Fight]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:52:49 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Stallone-AP.jpg

Sylvester Stallone played peacemaker after a real life fight broke out during filming of the new Rocky movie “Creed” in Aston, Pennsylvania Monday.

TMZ first reported a boxer/actor jumped out of the boxing ring while a scene was being filmed and attacked an actor who was playing his corner coach. Sources confirmed with NBC10 there was an altercation on the set and that Stallone helped break up the fight.

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Sources said the fight was minor and no one was seriously injured. They have not yet revealed, however, what led to the fight.

Crews for the upcoming movie have been filming in several locations in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas.

The movie focuses on the grandson of Apollo Creed, the fictional rival of the famous Rocky Balboa, who is now working with Balboa to help become a boxing champion. It will be the seventh film in the "Rocky" franchise.

Along with Stallone, the film stars Michael B. Jordan, who will play Apollo’s grandson, and is directed by Ryan Coogler. Coogler’s first film, “Fruitvale Station,” garnered critical acclaim and also starred Jordan in the lead role as Oscar Grant, an Oakland man who was killed by a police officer.

“Creed” is scheduled to be released Nov. 25.

Here are pictures and video from the set:



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<![CDATA[Diane Lane Back on Stage in LCT's "Love & Sex"]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:55:40 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/MysteryMain.jpg

Oscar nominee Diane Lane makes a rare New York stage appearance in “The Mystery of Love & Sex,” a complex and gratifying family drama that illustrates the fallout of following a misguided path but promises it’s never too late to turn back and start over.

The show just opened at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

Action in the four-character play by Bathsheba Doran (“Kin”) begins during a dorm room dinner that college students and childhood pals Charlotte and Jonny are throwing for her parents, a native southerner (Lane, the big-screen star of “Unfaithful”) and tightly wound transplanted Jewish New Yorker (Tony Shalhoub, the Tony nominee and star of TV’s “Monk”).

The kids (Gayle Rankin and Mamoudou Athie) have set out salad, wine and plain bread, which is fine with doting mom Lucinda, or “Lula,” but dad Howard won’t be satisfied until there’s butter, so he goads eager-to-please Jonny into running out to the store.

“If he’s a contender for son-in-law, I will whip him into shape,” Howard insists, before his piqued wife and daughter.

Charlotte is a white Jewish girl and Jonny is a black Baptist boy, making their way in this unnamed southern city. Friends since age 9, they’re hosting dinner to let mom and dad in on a secret -- they’re a couple -- or at least, they may be. Charlotte is confused about her sexuality. As the play progresses (the second act unfolds five years after the first), we glimpse Lula and Howard’s misguided sacrifices and humble regrets, even as Charlotte and Jonny chart their own jagged course.

Doran addresses an array of themes in the two-and-a-half hour piece, directed by Sam Gold (“The Real Thing” and “Fun Home”), among them racism, homophobia, religion and presumed differences between North and South. At times during the overstuffed first act, you’ll wonder if the playwright will be able to tie together the dissonant themes.

Lane embodies confidence and fragility in such a singular package that she seems to have arrived here from a Tennessee Williams play. (In fact, Lane’s stage return after a quarter-century absence came in 2012, in a Chicago production of “Sweet Bird of Youth.”)

Lula, a southerner, may be 50, but that doesn’t stop her from sneaking off to puff on a joint, or to contemplate joining the peace corps, now that her sexless marriage to Howard is falling apart. Lula can ask Charlotte whether her bed is getting "much action" or gossip with her daughter over pedicures, and it’s possible to see the multifaceted actress as a rebellious girl and protective mama bear, even in the same scene.

Shalhoub treads this territory with remarkable ease (could it be that his character, a successful serializer of detective fiction, bears a passing resemblance to his well-known TV persona?). Howard fancies himself an open-minded liberal, even though --  as Jonny has slowly discerned -- he’s not quite one. Like Lula, Howard has a troubled relationship with “the older regime” in his family, and though he perceives himself as progressive, he proves to be his own father’s son. 

 

Athie (with Rankin, above) is marvelous as a young man shedding the burden of his own familial expectations. Jonny must reconcile his view of Howard as a father figure with his fermenting belief that the older man's fiction is racist at its core. The two have a second act confrontation that is gripping and well-executed.

The talented Rankin allows us to see her as both a naive girl, convinced her bond with Jonny makes them "a model of how the world should be," and a more jaded adult.

Doran ultimately sketches a warm portrait of four people intent on carving out their own identities, though it means they crash into each other from time to time. A climax set on the eve of a wedding brings the group and their differences into stark contrast, even as we see them as parts of one wholly functional modern family.

“The Mystery of Love & Sex,” through April 26 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, 150 W. 65th St. Tickets: $77-$87. Call 212-239-6200.

Follow Robert Kahn on Twitter@RobertKahn



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<![CDATA[WATCH: Man Tapes Mentos on Body, Bathes in Coke]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:27:54 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2015-03-02+at+11.59.29+AM.png

Check out this video bubbling up around the Internet.

Well known YouTube user Hajime taped Mentos candies all over his body and jumped into a tub full of Coke Zero.

The resulting messy video has been viewed over 6 million times and doesn’t appear to be fizzling out anytime soon. 

The video was posted in July 2014, but it only recently went viral.

A similar video of a man covered in Mentos being submerged in Coke also captured a lot of attention last summer.  


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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Gaga, Vaughn Take Polar Plunge]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:07:20 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages_464871214.jpg Lady Gaga, her fiance Taylor Kinney and actor Vince Vaughn joined thousands for Chicagoans in an icy dip into Lake Michigan for the annual Polar Plunge on Sunday, March 1, 2015.

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<![CDATA[Gaga, Vaughn Take Polar Plunge]]> Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:21:53 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages_464871218.jpg

Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn joined more than 4,500 Chicagoans in an icy dip into Lake Michigan for the annual Polar Plunge on Sunday to support the Special Olympics.

"It’s too late to turn back now," Vaughn told the crowd before heading into the icy waters. "Let’s just get out and have some fun.

The "Wedding Crashers" actor and Lake Forest native was dressed in his Chicago Blackhawks jersey and jeans. He first went in up to his knees, then slowly fell backward in the water.

While Vaughn was the guest of honor at the event, Lady Gaga's appearance was a surprise. Polar Plunge spokeswoman Maura Bruton confirmed to The Associated Press that Gaga participated in the plunge.

She entered the water on the shoulders of her fiance, Taylor Kinney, star of "Chicago Fire." Kinney was scheduled to participate in the event his year with co-stars David Eigenberg and Randy Flagler. All three participated in last year's event.

Last year, "Tonight Show " host Jimmy Fallon helped raise more than $1 million at the event. Fallon jumped into Lake Michigan wearing a suit and tie.

But don't expect him to participate in the plunge any time soon. On "The Tonight Show" segment following the 2014 Polar Plunge, Fallon said "absolutely not" to a repeat.

"I'll donate money. I'll do whatever else. I'm not -- I mean, that was just crazy," Fallon said.

Fortunately for Vaughn and others, this year's weather for the Polar Plunge wasn't as bad as last year's when temperatures barely reached the teens. Despite suffering one of the coldest Februaries on record in Chicago, the temperature was above 20 degrees Sunday.

The warmth of the air, however, is not much of an indication for the warmth of the water. More than 85 percent of Lake Michigan was covered in ice, and the consistent record-breaking low temperatures this winter meant the water was downright icy cold.

Regarding the Chicago brand of cold, however, Vaughn had another advantage over Fallon. The actor grew up in suburban Lake Forest, while Fallon grew up in New York. As cold as the winters can be in New York, Chicagoans know that's one area where Chicago often overcomes its second-city status.

Vaughn is no stranger to daring stunts on North Avenue Beach. In 2010, he jumped out of an airplane at the Chicago Air and Water Show and landed -- safely -- on the beach. As Casey Hogan, the president of Special Olympics Chicago, the beneficiary of the event, said, jumping into a lake should be easy in comparison.

Mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia also took the plunge Sunday. Last year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel participated with Fallon after challenging the comedian to do the stunt.

This year's event had a record 4,500 people register to take the plunge, and participants raised $1.1 million.



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<![CDATA[For Dakota Johnson, "SNL" Is a Family Affair]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:08:55 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Dakota-Johnson-SNL-Feb-28.jpg

“Fifty Shades of Grey” star Dakota Johnson revealed during her first hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live” a special connection to the show.

In her opening monologue, Johnson said that her dad, Don Johnson, proposed to her mom, Melanie Griffith, after Griffith hosted “SNL” in December of 1988.

“And exactly nine months later, I was born,” she said. “So I must have been conceived that night, after the show. Or maybe even during the show.”

The camera cut to the audience where Dakota's Johnson's parents were seated, shielding their eyes with their hands in the cameo.

Asked if they were embarrassed by the story, Don Johnson told Dakota they were just afraid she was "going to be naked."

Johnson’s monologue was followed up with a send-up of Toyota's Super Bowl ad that showed a father dropping off his daughter at the airport so she can join the military. In "SNL's" version, the seemingly heartwarming father-daughter moment turned out to be a recruiting ad for a terrorist group.

“Dad, it’s just ISIS,” the girl (Johnson) tells her father (Taran Killam) before climbing into a pickup truck filled with heavily-armed militants. Cue the tagline: “ISIS: We’ll take it from here, Dad.”

The host (playing herself) also fielded questions from a surprisingly well-informed fourth-grader (Kyle Mooney) at a “Fifty Shades of Grey” press junket.

“I gotta ask—does your character play video games?” he asked.

“Um, I don’t think she does,” Johnson replied.

“Oh, of course—she prefers twisted games of sexual domination,” he concluded.

The first “SNL” episode since the Oscars opened with “Giuliani,” a spoof of the Oscar-winning film “Birdman” that lampooned the former New York mayor’s divisive comments about President Barack Obama. During a break from a guest appearance on FOX News with host Gretchen Carlson (Vanessa Bayer), Rudy Giuliani (Killam) grapples with the voice of his conscience (Beck Bennett).

Weekend Update co-hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che credited ISIS with “a devastating psychological attack that made us question everything we believed in,” also known as #TheDress. (Jost said it was #whiteandgold. Che didn’t care.)

“Have you ever seen two groups of people look at the exact same image and have two totally different opinions about it?” an exasperated Jost asked Che.

“Yeah, I remember one time,” Che said, before a picture of Obama appeared onscreen.

Joining them at the desk was a remarkably spry Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (McKinnon), who dispelled any notions of retirement, even at 81.

“I might be the oldest justice on the bench, but that doesn’t mean I’m the closest to death,” she told Jost. “Have you seen Justice Scalia? He looks like he’s permanently hooked up to an IV bag of bolognese.

"Hey Scalia! Ya just got Gins-burned!” she crowed, before breaking into a dance at the desk.

Also making an appearance were Riblet (Moynihan), Che’s microphone-obsessed friend from high school, and Kanye West (Jay Pharoah), who rapped a series of overblown, self-centered apologies.

The band Alabama Shakes performed, with singer/guitarist Brittany Howard belting out “Gimme All Your Love” and “Don’t Wanna Fight No More” to roars of applause.

Another crowd favorite: "SNL’s" tribute to the late Leonard Nimoy, beloved for his role as Mr. Spock in “Star Trek.” In “Emergency Room,” two confused nurses (Johnson and Leslie Jones) try to help a dying patient (Killam), only to find that the doctor on call (Kenan Thompson) has arrived dressed as Worf, from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

During the goodbyes, cast members — and, from the audience, Don Johnson — saluted Nimoy with Spock’s iconic Vulcan farewell.

“SNL” returns March 7 featuring Chris Hemsworth and the Zac Brown Band.



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<![CDATA[Astronaut's Vulcan Tribute to Leonard Nimoy ]]> Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:38:29 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/11036297_10153067319546772_6134829756795390802_n.jpg

American astronaut Terry Virts tweeted a photo tribute to actor Leonard Nimoy on Saturday from the International Space Station. 

Virts shared an image of the split-fingered Vulcan salute against the backdrop of Earth. It contained no written message, but comes a day after the death of 83-year-old Nimoy.

Nimoy played the half-human, half-Vulcan Mr. Spock on the classic television series "Star Trek."

The actor was a native of Boston and the Massachusetts coastline is visible to the right of Virts' hand.

NASA tweeted its own tribute to Nimoy on Friday, explaining how so "many of us at NASA were inspired by Star Trek."

Other astronauts have been tweeting messages about Nimoy’s impact on their own careers.

"#RIP @TheRealNimoy who popularized #space travel for generations to come so we may live long and prosper," Scott Kelley said in a tweet.

Live Long and Prosper, Mr. #Spock!" tweeted Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, aboard the International Space Station.



Photo Credit: Terry Virts/ NASA
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<![CDATA[Jimmy Fallon Asks: What Color is #TheDress?]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:27:07 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Jimmy-Fallon-Ponders-TheDress.jpg

The question that divided social media over the week also seemed to wreak havoc on "The Tonight Show" — or at least on the mind of its host.

“I apologize if I’m in a weird mood tonight," Jimmy Fallon said in his opening monologue Friday night. "I just lost all my friends over the color of a dress."

That would be #TheDress, which was so bafflingly polychromatic that it spawned a contentious debate (blue and black? white and gold?) and more than a few jokes.

“I think somebody should ask Obama, our country’s first gold president," he said.

“It’s gold history month,” quipped Fallon’s announcer, Steve Higgins.

Fallon wrestled with the question again in his weekly "Thank-You Notes" bit.

“Thank you, anonymous thief who stole Lupita Nyong’o’s $150,000 dress — or as the rest of the world calls it, not the dress we care about right now,” Fallon said. “It wasn’t blue and black, that’s all I’m saying.”

And when Fallon thanked the Cleveland Browns for introducing a new logo that's virtually identical to their old one ("more importantly: still not brown”), he nearly gave up on the question altogether.

“I don’t know what color anything is anymore," he said, before bursting into an impromptu “West Side Story”-styled song-and-dance number in the studio. (“Is it black and blue?! No it’s white and gold!”)

Comediennes Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, whose Comedy Central show "Broad City" is in its second season, visited "Tonight" to play a game of "Truth or Truth" with Fallon.

“Have you ever stolen anything?" Jacobson cooly asked Fallon.

“No,” Fallon deadpanned. “Just a couple of TVs.”

Besides trying to eke out gossipy details from each other's pasts, the guests and the host tried to stay as straight-faced as possible — and make the others crack up with hilariously over-the-top renditions of "truth or truth?"

Josh Hutcherson — known for his role as Peeta Mellark in "The Hunger Games" movies — also stopped by the studio to talk about his role in Ron Howard's upcoming project, "The Trailer." Naturally, Fallon asked him about his Twitter account.

“You can drunk-text, right?" Hutcherson said. "If you drunk-tweet, it’s like 2.1 million times worse. It can take 12 years to build a career, and you can ruin it in 140 characters or less.”



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<![CDATA[Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson Play "Truth or Truth" on "Tonight"]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:51:56 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Jimmy-Fallon-Truth-or-Truth-Abbi-Jacobson-Idina-Glazer.jpg Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, stars of Comedy Central's "Broad City," join Jimmy Fallon on "Tonight" for a game of "Truth or Truth."

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<![CDATA[Watch: Jimmy Fallon Thanks Kale, the Cleveland Browns]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:55:14 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Fallon-Thank-You-Notes-27-Feb.jpg Jimmy Fallon writes thank-you notes to Alaska, kale and the Cleveland Browns.

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<![CDATA[Nyong'o's Stolen Oscar Gown Found]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:15:47 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/lupita-oscars-15.jpg

The missing pearl-covered $150,000 gown worn by Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o at the Academy Awards has been returned to the West Hollywood hotel from which it was taken, apparently by the thief who stole it, authorities said.

Nicole Nishida of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said investigators were in possession of a dress similar to the one worn by Nyong'o.

The white dress believed to be the same one was found abandoned under a sink in a bathroom at the London West Hollywood hotel, the same hotel where the actress had been staying when it was stolen on Wednesday, Nishida said.

The person who had returned the dress had taken it to the downtown Los Angeles garment district and found out that the pearls were fake, Nishida said.

The dress, a white Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein gown decorated with 6,000 pearls, was a showstopper on the red carpet before Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony.

Nyong'o won the Oscar for best supporting actress in 2014 for her portrayal of an abused slave in that year's best-picture winner, "12 Years a Slave."

She also appeared in the Liam Neeson thriller "Non-Stop" and will be seen in the highly anticipated "Stars Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens."

Kate Larsen contributed to this report.

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<![CDATA[Leonard Nimoy: He Lived Long and Prospered]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:34:36 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages_161468824_10_Spock.jpg

Leonard Nimoy's finest moment as Mr. Spock came in his death scene from 1982’s "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" as he haltingly bid James T. Kirk farewell: "I have been, and always shall be, your friend."

The dramatic, if temporary, goodbye underscored the most highly illogical – and winning – aspect of Nimoy's uptight, iconic Vulcan: Mr. Spock, in some respects, emerged as the most human member of the "Star Trek" universe.

Nimoy, who died Friday at age 83, will be remembered for that scene and many others from nearly a half-century’s worth of "Star Trek" TV episodes and movies. He'll also be remembered for embodying his wish for others, bestowed with a blessing-like V-shaped split of his fingers: Leonard Nimoy lived long and prospered.

Television viewers had never encountered a show like "Star Trek" before the space drama's 1966 debut on NBC, and they certainly never met a character like Mr. Spock. He spoke with a deep, calm voice, though he often said more with the raise of an eyebrow, which, like his ears and hair, was of the pointy variety.

Spock's first name was unpronounceable, and it could be harder at times to put into words what the data-spewing science officer was thinking as he shot quizzical looks at his crewmates on the Starship Enterprise.

Nimoy generated his most amusing moments when playing the preternaturally unflappable foil to William Shatner's often-impulsive Kirk and DeForest Kelley's excitable Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy.

But Nimoy made Spock far more than a spiky-eared straight man for his beloved scenery-chewing co-stars. Rather than portraying Spock as an automaton, he imbued him with a wry sense of humor, offering a balancing subtlety on a show that mixed melodrama and action with allegories during a turbulent social period.

Spock didn't understand humans – and he wasn't alone. That, combined with own identity crisis as a half human, half Vulcan, made him oddly relatable.

The crew's voyage to Omicron Ceti III, where Spock's human side – brimming with laughter and love – most memorably surfaced thanks to some spores and a woman named Leila, could have been played for laughs. But Nimoy, by emphasizing Spock's internal struggle, brought out the Vulcan's vulnerability.

Spock also brought out Nimoy's vulnerability. The actor, who also was a poet and photographer, grew sensitive about being pigeonholed and penned a 1975 memoir defiantly titled, "I Am Not Spock." He wrote a sequel 20 years later – "I Am Spock" – after growing to appreciate his role not only in entertainment history, but in helping inspire countless imaginations – including that of President Barack Obama, our Trekker-in-Chief – and a scientific revolution forged by geeks raised on "Star Trek."

Nimoy’s fans span decades and universes, from the short-lived first series to the franchise's movie-house rebirth to his parts in the two most recent "Star Trek" big-screen reboots, in which Spock meets his younger self, as portrayed by Zachary Quinto.

Nimoy, by bringing his uncommon talent to an uncommon character, leaves this planet as a TV and movie friend to legions of admirers able to see part of themselves in an alien who made the search for Spock one of pop culture's greatest adventures.

Jere Hester is founding director of the award-winning, multimedia NYCity News Service 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[WATCH: Leonard Nimoy's Most Memorable Moments]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:46:46 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages_161468824_10_Spock.jpg

"Star Trek" fans mourned the loss of Leonard Nimoy on social media Friday, sharing videos of the actor better known to millions as Mr. Spock and memorializing his best moments on the screen.

Perhaps the most poignant video clips shared after Nimoy's death were the scenes of his Spock character's death and funeral in the 1982 spinoff film "Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan."

Nimoy died Friday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He had told Piers Morgan last year that he had developed the illness, 30 years after he'd quit smoking. "It can sneak up on you later," he said, and he urged his fans to quit smoking.

Back in 1993, Nimoy had made a guest appearance on "The Simpsons," sending up his own iconic character.

He made an appearance on the game show "What's My Line?" in the '70s as the show's titular mystery guest.

Check out the video for Nimoy's bizarre but infectious, and unmistakably '60s, hobbit-themed novelty song "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins":

Nimoy first appeared alongside his future "Star Trek" costar William Shatner in the 1964 film "U.N.C.L.E."



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<![CDATA[Naomi Campbell Grabs Camera Outside Havana Hotel]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:09:27 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/f_ots_naomi_campbell2_150226.video-260x195.jpg

Supermodel Naomi Campbell was caught on camera lunging at an NBC News cameraman as she left her hotel in Cuba.

The catwalk queen refused to speak to waiting reporters outside the Hotel Nacional in Havana on Thursday. When Campbell spotted the cameraman, she charged towards him, grabbed his camera and demanded he stop.

“Why are you filming me,” Campbell said. “Stop filming me.”

Campbell has been accused of assault several times in the past. In 2006 she was charged with reckless assault and later sentenced to community service and anger management for striking her maid on the head with a cellphone.

In another incident, Campbell pleaded guilty in Toronto to an assault charge for beating an assistant during the production of a movie in 1998.

The London-born model reached out to NBC News and apologized for grabbing the camera in Thursday's incident, NBC News reported.

"I am sorry for what happened. It was all a big misunderstanding. Please forgive me," Campbell said in a telephone interview on Thursday afternoon.



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<![CDATA[Watch: Will Forte Reveals "Second Chance Theater" Ideas]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:21:49 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Will+Forte.JPG Seth Meyers asks Will Forte to perform some of his best unseen sketches "Second Chance Theater" sketches the next time the "SNL" alum returns to “Late Night.”

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<![CDATA[Watch: “Tonight Show” Hashtags #EmailFail]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:07:46 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Hashtags.JPG In light of the Gmail glitch that forced users to send email to the wrong people, Jimmy Fallon reads his favorite tweets with the hashtag #EmailFail.

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<![CDATA[Watch: Flip Cup with Margot Robbie]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:11:01 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Margot+Robbie.png Jimmy Fallon and Margot Robbie face off in a winner-take-all Flip Cup battle for toilet paper and red Solo cups.]]> <![CDATA[Watch: Ice T Re-Voices "Scooby-Doo," “Dora" & "G.I. Joe" Cartoons]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:20:27 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Ice+T.JPG Ice T revealed to Jimmy Fallon that he once had a long career doing voiceover for animated children's shows like "G.I. Joe," "Scooby-Doo" and "Dora the Explorer.”

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<![CDATA[Aguilera Knows Why Blake Shelton Wins "The Voice"]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:36:42 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Christina+Aguilera.JPG Christina Aguilera talks about her Grammy win for "Say Someting" and reveals the reason behind Blake Shelton's success in "The Voice."

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<![CDATA[Watch: "Celebrity Whispers" With Chris Pratt, Anna Faris]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:18:05 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Celebrity+Whispers.png Peggy Hess, Jimmy Fallon's entertainment correspondent, reports on what stars like Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are whispering about to each other on the red carpet.]]> <![CDATA["Parks and Rec" Cast Talk Finale on "Late Night"]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:19:05 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Parks+and+Rec+1.JPG The cast of "Parks and Recreation" talk about filming the series finale and reveals an alternate ending Chris Pratt pitched for himself.

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<![CDATA["Parks" Cast Sings "Bye, Bye, Li'l Sebastion"]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:32:57 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Parks+and+Rec+Song.JPG "The Parks and Recreation" cast sings “Bye, Bye Li’l Sebastian” in honor of the series finale.

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<![CDATA[Watch: Random Object Shootout with Gabrielle Union]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:56:50 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Random+Basketball.JPG Gabrielle Union and Jimmy Fallon, with some ringer assistance from Josh Duhamel, compete in a shooting contest using random objects including a doll bathtub filled with super bouncy balls.

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<![CDATA[“Tonight Show” Pros and Cons: The Deep Freeze]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:06:25 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Pros+and+Cons+Freeze.png Jimmy Fallon weighs the good and bad of dealing with country-wide subzero temperatures.]]> <![CDATA[“Hamilton” Moving to Broadway]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:34:02 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/HamiltonBroadway.jpg

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s critically acclaimed new musical “Hamilton,” which is now enjoying a sold-out limited run at The Public Theater, will move to Broadway this summer.

“Hamilton,” which tells the story of one of history’s founding fathers and features book, music and lyrics by Miranda and direction from Thomas Kail (“In the Heights”), will begin previews July 13 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Opening date is set for Aug. 6.

It’s a full circle moment for Miranda, who made his Broadway debut at the Richard Rodgers with “In the Heights.”

“The relationship between the audience and the stage at the Richard Rodgers is the best I’ve ever had,” he told NBC New York. “You can see every face, you can communicate with everyone. It feels like a conversation, not like you’re doing a show for people.”

Miranda also told NBC New York why he thought “Hamilton” has been resonating with critics and audiences:

"We deify the founding fathers, and with good reason,” Miranda said. “But they were people. And ‘Hamilton’ is a reminder that they were human beings. And they were brilliant but they were flawed. But the fights they had crept into the recipe that made America. We’re all still having those same discussions and those same debates today.”

“Hamilton” will be the second show The Public has transferred to Broadway this year, following Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron's “Fun Home,” which begins performances at the Circle in the Square Theatre on March 27.

“We have produced two shows that are radically different from one another in every way, except they truthfully speak to the time in an extraordinary fashion,” The Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis told NBC New York. “They are of our moment in an amazing way. And one of them is about a lesbian cartoonist and her suicidal father, and the other is about the founding of the United States, but they’re both big, open hearted, innovative, experimental musicals that touch a mainstream audience.”

Tickets for the Broadway engagement of “Hamilton” go on sale March 8 via Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.



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