‘Avengers: Endgame’: Captain Marvel meets Thor in new trailer

‘Avengers: Endgame’: Captain Marvel meets Thor in new trailer
March 14 (UPI) — Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) comes face to face with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in the latest trailer for Avengers: Endgame. The clip, released on Thursday, begins by looking back at the backstories of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America (Chris Evans). Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) also appears as he reunites with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) following the aftermath of Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) destructive finger snap from Avengers: Infinity War. Hawkeye is featured training his daughter how to use a bow and arrow. Captain Marvel, who was recently introduced in her own self-titled film, meets with Thor at the end of the trailer. “I like this one,” Thor says as Captain Marvel does not flinch while the God of Thunder summons his hammer. Other key moments include a team consisting of Captain America, Hawkeye, Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Nebula (Karen Gillan), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Iron Man and... More

Watch: Jay Leno interrupts Jimmy Fallon’s monologue, gives comedic rant

Watch: Jay Leno interrupts Jimmy Fallon’s monologue, gives comedic rant
March 14 (UPI) — Jay Leno returned to The Tonight Show and interrupted Jimmy Fallon during his opening monologue in order to deliver a comedic rant. Leno was introduced by Fallon on Tuesday as an angry man who he found on the street. Leno’s rant featured the former Tonight Show host making fun of commercials, iPhones, supermarkets and Amazon. “We buy $128 worth of groceries and the clerk says, ‘You want a bag for that?’ No, we’re going to eat it here, OK, that’s fine. I’m gonna put the ice cream in my pants. I’ll put the hamburger in my shirt,” Leno joked. “Amazon announced they’re going to be opening stores nationwide with no sales clerks of any kind. First of all, that’s not new, OK. Sears had that 20 years ago,” he continued. February marked the fifth anniversary of Fallon becoming the host of the Tonight Show. He celebrated... More

Whoopi Goldberg makes surprise return to ‘The View’

Whoopi Goldberg makes surprise return to ‘The View’
March 14 (UPI) — Whoopi Goldberg made a surprise return to The Viewfollowing her health scare. The 63-year-old television personality was met with hugs and cheers from her co-hosts on Thursday’s episode amid her recovery from pneumonia. Goldberg gave an update on her health and said she will slowly make her official return to the daytime talk show in the coming weeks. “This is my first foray out,” the star said. “I’m not there yet, I know that. But the only way it’s going to get better is if I begin. So this is my beginning.” “I still have a cough and that’s the last thing to go, apparently. Over the next week and a half, I will start to be here more often,” she shared. “I wanted to first foray to come see y’all, because I really kind of missed y’all.” Goldberg conveyed the seriousness of her illness, which... More

Ben Affleck defends back tattoo: ‘I’m very happy with it’

Ben Affleck defends back tattoo: ‘I’m very happy with it’
March 14 (UPI) — Ben Affleck says he’s personally “very happy” with his back tattoo. The 46-year-old actor addressed criticism of his large phoenix tattoo while promoting his movie Triple Frontier during Thursday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Photographers had captured pictures of Affleck’s tattoo in March 2018 as the star filmed Triple Frontier in Hawaii. The photos went viral online, with many criticizing Affleck’s choice of ink. “It’s meaningful to me. I like it,” the star said of his tattoo. “It’s something that I sort of kept private. It wasn’t like I was sort of doing photo shoots or whatever,” he said of the pictures. “We were two hours north of the city on some island in Hawaii, and we didn’t know the paparazzi was there.” Affleck acknowledged public opinion but said he remains fond of his tattoo. “The sentiment ran, you know, against,” he said. “I love... More

Joe Giudice released from prison after serving 36 months

Joe Giudice released from prison after serving 36 months
March 14 (UPI) — Joe Giudice was released from prison after serving nearly 36 months of a 41-month sentence. TMZ reported Giudice left Allenwood Low Federal Correctional Institution in Allenwood, Pa., Thursday and was transferred into Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody. People confirmed Giudice was transferred directly to an immigrationdetention center. Entertainment Tonight said Giudice will remain in ICE custody until he receives a court date to appeal his deportation. Giudice’s attorney James Leonard, Jr., said Giudice and his family, wife Teresa Giudice and their four daughters, remain optimistic about the star’s future. “Mr. Giudice has finished serving his federal prison sentence and was transferred early this morning from the Bureau of Prisons to a facility in western Pennsylvania which houses immigration detainees,” Leonard said. “His lawyers and his family are hopeful that justice will prevail and Mr. Giudice will return home to his wife and four daughters who love... More

Olivia Newton-John enjoying ‘every day’ amid cancer battle

Olivia Newton-John enjoying ‘every day’ amid cancer battle
March 8 (UPI) — Olivia Newton-John is feeling grateful and enjoying “every day” amid her battle with cancer. The 70-year-old Australian singer and actress gave an update on her health and explained why she kept her second bout with cancer secret in an interview Friday on Today. “Of course . I mean, everyone does. We’re all going to die — I mean, that’s probably the hardest thing to accept as a human being,” Newton-John said. “I kind of consider I’ve had a gift of extra time.” “I’m very grateful. I’m 70 and I’ve had the most amazing life,” she added. “I have extra time — so whatever that is, I’m grateful for it and I’ll just enjoy every day.” Newton-John was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, and was diagnosed again in 2018. She confirmed there was a second bout with cancer in 2013 she kept secret... More

Disney sets May, August opening dates for ‘Star Wars’ parks

Disney sets May, August opening dates for ‘Star Wars’ parks
March 7 (UPI) — Disney announced its newest theme park lands, dubbed Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, will open in May in California and August in Florida. The company tweeted a teaser showing footage of the new attractions, based off the Star Wars film franchise, along with the May 31 opening date for the Anaheim, Calif., park and the Aug. 29 date for the Orlando, Fla., version. Disney Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger told a crowd of investors during Disney’s annual shareholder meeting in St. Louis, Mo., that the parks would be opening a month earlier than previously expected, but only one of the much-hyped marquee attractions, Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run, will be finished by opening day. The second main attraction, a longer ride called Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, will open later in the year. More

Jason Priestley mourns death of ‘dear friend’ Luke Perry

Jason Priestley mourns death of ‘dear friend’ Luke Perry
March 8 (UPI) — Jason Priestley wrote on Instagram that he struggled to find the appropriate words to express his grief over this week’s death of Luke Perry, his former Beverly Hills, 90210 co-star. “My dear friend of 29 years, Luke Perry, was one of those truly special people who really cared,” Priestley wrote. He added: “Luke was not only a star, he was an incredibly bright light that was extinguished far too soon… and that is why I, and so many others, are in so much pain today… If you had the good fortune to know Luke, or to have ever crossed his path, I know you are sad today as well… the candle that burns twice as bright only burns for half as long… you burned oh, so brightly Luke… Goodnight Sweet Prince.” The message accompanied photos of the actors posing happily together recently and in their 90210... More

Julianne Moore recalls being fired from film: ‘It’s still kind of painful’

Julianne Moore recalls being fired from film: ‘It’s still kind of painful’
March 8 (UPI) — Julianne Moore says being fired from a film remains a “painful” experience. The 58-year-old actress said on Thursday’s episode of Watch What Happens Live that screenwriter Nicole Holofcencer let her go from the 2018 movie Can You Ever Forgive Me?, which ultimately starred Melissa McCarthy. “I didn’t leave that movie. I was fired. Nicole fired me,” Moore told host Andy Cohen. “I think she didn’t like what I was doing.” “We’d kind of just been rehearsing and doing pre-production and stuff, and I think that her idea of where the character was was different than where my idea of the character was, and so she fired me,” she explained. Moore said she hasn’t seen Can You Ever Forgive Me?, which stars McCarthy as author Lee Marielle. Marielle, who died in 2014, attempted to revitalize her writing career by forging letters from late authors and playwrights. “I... More

Helen Hunt, Paul Reiser confirmed for ‘Mad About You’ revival

Helen Hunt, Paul Reiser confirmed for ‘Mad About You’ revival
March 6 (UPI) — Mad About You co-stars Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt confirmed Wednesday that they will reprise their roles as Paul and Jamie Buchman in a revival of the New York-set sitcom. “We are so excited to finally be doing this and thrilled to have Peter Tolan as our fearless captain,” Reiser and Hunt said in a joint statement. “We promise you the same funny and heartwarming show — as soon as we can remember what’s funny about being older. It’s going to be great!” Hunt will also direct the first episode of the limited series, while Tolan will serve as showrunner. Danny Jacobson, who co-created the show with Reiser, is an executive consultant on the project. “I TOLD you we were working on it. So happy to finally get the band back together! And getting to work with the great Peter Tolan,” Reiser tweeted. The collaboration between... More