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WATCH: Michael Phelps races great white shark ... sort of

Michael Phelps may be fast, but apparently not as fast as a great white shark.

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In Discovery's highly anticipated Shark Week special "Phelps vs Shark: Great Gold vs Great White," the 28-time Olympic medalist wore a special wetsuit and monofin to take on a great white – well, sort of – in a 100-meter race.

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Unfortunately for fans, Phelps, with a time of 38.1 seconds, lost by 2 seconds. But that wasn't the biggest disappointment: Instead of facing a real shark, Phelps was shown alongside a computer simulation of a great white. The shark's "time" in the race was based on speed data collected by scientists.

Fans were not amused.

Plane carrying comedian Sinbad diverts after plane hits birds

A jetliner carrying the comedian Sinbad had to divert its flight Saturday after it struck several birds during takeoff in Jacksonville.

In a tweet from his official account, David Adkins, better known as Sinbad, said the Delta plane hit a dozen birds and had to return to the airport.

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The comedian had performed a show Friday night at the Florida Theater and was traveling to Mississippi before the bird strike caused the forced landing. 

The comedian said the birds that hit the plane were turkey vultures. 

The Jacksonville International Airport said it happened at about 3,000 feet in the air "a little ways out" from the airport. The plane returned to the airport, an airport spokesperson said.

The airport said there may have been some damage to the plane's fan blades but its engine never lost power. The airport could not confirm whether the plane was taken out of service.

Sinbad said a storm in Jacksonville further delayed the flight's takeoff time when he tried to board a new flight. 

No one was hurt during the incident. 

Sinbad is known for his role in the Bill Cosby-spinoff in "A Different World" and starring in "The Sinbad Show."

Hoda Kotb posts new pics of new daughter, cutest photos yet

On Friday, Hoda Kotb shared another adorable picture of her new daughter, Haley Joy, whom she calls her “everything” in the caption on Instagram.

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In the picture, Hayley smiles right at the camera with her big, brown eyes shining and sporting some thick, growing hair. Kotb has been keeping fans updated on Haley’s growth ever since announcing her adoption early this year, posting cute photos of her daughter’s sweetest moments.

“Life flies by,” she said on becoming a mom and on celebrating her recent four year anniversary with boyfriend Joel.

>> Related: Hoda Kotb reveals how she kept her adoption a secret

“It’s so funny because you spend so much of your life wondering, ‘When is it going to happen?’ If ever. Sometimes in my life, I thought it was already happening—like the most that could ever happen was happening. I was happy and grateful, and then this happened. It just reminded me that work is work, and life is life.”

Princes William, Harry on their sorrow over last ‘rushed’ call with Diana 

Princes William and Harry are talking about the last, rushed phone call they had with their mother, Princess Diana, before her untimely death in a car crash in Paris in 1997.

Their painful reflections are part of a new ITV documentary called “Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy,” airing on Monday, July 24. The program comes as the 20th anniversary of the death of the Princess of Wales approaches on Aug. 31, and celebrates her life and charitable works, according to ITV.

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The princes opened up to the filmmakers about the last time they spoke to Diana from the Queen’s estate in Balmoral, Scotland. The brothers, William 15, at the time, and Harry, just 12, remembered that they were playing with their cousins at the time Diana phoned. 

Both William and Harry said they have regrets about that final call to this day.

“Harry and I were in a desperate rush to say goodbye, you know ‘see you later.’ … If I’d known now, obviously, what was going to happen I wouldn’t have been so blasé about it and everything else,” William said in the documentary while he and Harry were looking through a photo album. “But that phone call sticks in my mind quite heavily.”

Harry echoed his brother.

“Looking back on it now, it’s incredibly hard. I’ll have to sort of deal with that for the rest of my life,” Harry said. “Not knowing that was the last time I was going to speak to my mum; how differently that conversation would have panned out if I’d had even the slightest inkling her life was going to be taken that night.”

>> Related: Prince William, Harry to rededicate Princess Diana’s grave on her birthday

“I can’t necessarily remember what I said, but all I do remember is probably regretting for the rest of my life how short the phone call was,” Harry said.

The brothers also talked about how much fun their mother was.

“She was very informal and really enjoyed laughter and the fun,” William said.

“She was one of the naughtiest parents,” Harry added.

Prince William and Harry said they are talking candidly about their mother publicly for the first time to help honor her memory and the good works she was known for, including her work with AIDS victims and her activism against land mines. But Prince William said he doesn’t expect to discuss his mother again in such an open way after the events surrounding the 20th anniversary of her death. 

 The Associated Press contributed to this report.

New 'Justice League' trailer, movie poster revealed at Comic-Con

Superhero fans, rejoice: A new "Justice League" trailer and movie poster have been revealed at Comic-Con in San Diego.

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Time reported that the trailer released Saturday "hints at the appearance of a mysterious hero," possibly Superman or a Green Lantern. 

>> WATCH: Gal Gadot cheers up teary-eyed girl dressed as Wonder Woman at Comic-Con

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The poster, which features Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), the Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa), features the words, "You can't save the world alone."

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WATCH: Gal Gadot cheers up teary-eyed girl dressed as Wonder Woman at Comic-Con

A young Wonder Woman fan has something to smile about after sharing a heartwarming moment with actress Gal Gadot at Comic-Con in San Diego.

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According to "Entertainment Tonight," a girl dressed as the superhero seemed to have tears in her eyes when she met Gadot during a "Justice League" autograph signing Saturday. Gadot immediately smiled at the young fan, took her hand and offered some words of encouragement. 

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"Now we are friends, so there's no reason to cry anymore. We are together!" Gadot said in a viral video of the exchange shared by Variety, according to "ET."

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Gadot's "Justice League" co-star Ezra Miller also contributed to the pep talk.

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"You're a warrior. ... I think the ability to let yourself cry is what makes you such a warrior," he said, according to "ET." "Come join the Justice League whenever you get ready."

"Sweet kid," co-star Ben Affleck added.

Report: Actor John Heard dies at 72

Actor John Heard, best known for playing the dad in the “Home Alone” movies, has died, TMZ reported.

US Weekly confirmed the report.

Heard was found dead in a California hotel Friday, according to TMZ. He was 72.

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The cause of death is unknown, but TMZ reports that Heard had minor surgery on Wednesday, and was staying at the hotel while recovering.

Heard’s acting career included film, television and stage credits. While best known for playing father Peter McCallister in “Home Alone,” other film credits include “Big” and "Beaches," while television credits include “The Sopranos” and “Prison Break.”

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Louis Tomlinson heeds dying mother's wish, reconciles with ex-bandmate Zayn Malik

Louis Tomlinson said he honored a special request from his dying mother last December: The One Direction member reconciled with former bandmate Zayn Malik.

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The Sun reported that before her death from leukemia at age 42, Johannah Deakin initiated a secret reconciliation between her son and Malik, who had not spoken to one another for a year. 

“My mum said, ‘You’ve got to get back in contact with Zayn,” Tomlinson told The Sun. “Life’s too ... short!”

Malik had a bitter split with One Direction and criticized his time with the band. But Tomlinson said the meeting went well.

“If there is any animosity, just clear the air,” Tomlinson told The Sun. “I met up with him and it was nice.”

Canadian rock legend Kenny Shields dies 

Kenny Shields, the lead singer of Canadian classic rock ‘n’ roll band Streetheart, died Friday after cardiac surgery in Winnipeg, CBC News reported. He was 69.

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Shields and Streetheart charted during the 1970s and 1980s with hits like “Action,” “Hollywood,” “Here Comes the Night,” and a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Under My Thumb.”

The group’s last album was 2008’s “The Hits/Anthology.” The band had planned a cross-country tour this year to celebrate its 40th anniversary, but scrapped the plan when Shields became ill earlier this month.

Shields’ wife and daughter were with him when he died around 3 a.m., according to close friend and bandmate Jeff Neill.

“The ones that he loved were by his side and he wasn’t in pain,” Neill told CBC News. “And he just slipped away.”

‘Britain’s Got Talent’ champion dog Pudsey dies

Former “Britain’s Got Talent” winner Ashleigh Butler announced the death of her beloved dog, Pudsey on Friday, ITV reported.

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Butler, who won the 2012 season title on the ITV television show with Pudsey -- a mix of border collie, bichon frise and Chinese crested -- posted an emotional tribute on her Instagram account.

“My handsome man is gone and I don’t know what to do without him,” Butler wrote.

Butler said Pudsey, who was 11, was put down on Thursday after a short battle with leukemia. 

"I had to make the hardest decision of my life to let my beautiful boy go to sleep at the age of 11," Butler told the BBC.

The pair were notable for their dance routine to the theme song from “Mission: Impossible,” and were the first dog act to win the competition.

Jimmy Kimmel shares update on infant son following heart surgery

A few months ago, Jimmy Kimmel revealed that his newborn son, Billy, was diagnosed with a congenital heart disease. The newborn was found to have a “hole in the wall of the left and right side of his heart.” Kimmel broke down on his show as he described his son going into surgery and described the wait as “the longest three hours of my life.”

May 1, 2017 announcement: 

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Fortunately, the operation was a success, and Billy is doing better than ever. Kimmel shared a picture of Billy on Twitter.

>> RELATED: Jimmy Kimmel breaks down reliving story of newborn son’s heart surgery

“Billy is three months old today and doing great,” Kimmel wrote. “Thanks for all your love & support and please remind your Congresspeople that every kid deserves the care Billy got.”

Kimmel’s wife, Molly McNearney, also posted a picture in celebration of Billy turning three months old. From the looks of the big smile on his face, it was almost like he was never sick.

Charlize Theron opens up about the night her mother shot her father in self-defense

When Charlize Theron was 15 years old, her mother shot and killed her alcoholic father in self-defense. It was a traumatic experience for the Oscar-winning actress, who has infrequently discussed what happened that night in public.

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According to PEOPLE, Theron opened up about the evening her father died in a new interview with Howard Stern to promote her film “Atomic Blonde.”

“I just pretended like it didn’t happen,” she said, explaining that she didn’t want to feel like a victim.

The traumatic shooting prompted Theron to seek therapy in her late 20s and early 30s.

“I think what more affected me for my adult life that happened in my childhood was more the every day living of a child living in the house with an alcoholic and waking up not knowing what was going to happen. And not knowing how my day was going to go and all of it dependent on somebody else and whether he was not going to drink or drink,” she added.

Theron also praised her mother for her strength and resilience in the face of such an awful tragedy. She noted to Stern that her mother never went to therapy in the aftermath of the shooting, instead choosing to acknowledge that what happened was horrible and to move on with her life in a positive way without letting that one moment define her.

Theron added, “I think both of us have dealt with that night really well. I think both of us still have to deal with the life that we had — and that’s what people don’t really realize. It’s not just about what happened one night.”

Linkin Park cancels tour following death of Chester Bennington

Following the death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, the rock band has canceled its upcoming tour.

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Concert promoter Live Nation issued a statement on Friday:

We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington. The Linkin Park One More Light North American Tour has been cancelled and refunds are available at point of purchase. Our thoughts go out to all those affected.

The band’s U.S. tour to support new album “One More Light” was slated to kick off a summer run of arenas and amphitheaters with Machine Gun Kelly on July 27 in Boston.

Bennington, 41, died of a suicide by hanging Thursday at his home near Los Angeles.

An online petition is circulating to rename Santa Monica’s Lincoln Park -- for which the band is named -- in Bennington’s memory. It currently has over 6,000 signatures toward its goal of 7,000.

Beyonce’s wax figure restyled and ‘adjusted’ after criticism 

Beyonce’s wax figure at Madame Tussauds in New York took a brief break and returned restyled and “adjusted” Friday after fans said it looked nothing like the star.

The New York Times reported that the statue wasn’t on display Thursday afternoon.

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A museum representative would not answer questions about why the figure was no longer displayed, only saying that it was “off the floor until further notice.”

Criticism from fans said that the figure looked more like Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Mariah Carey or Hillary Duff than Beyonce.

Related: Beyonce’s new wax figure looks nothing like her, fans say

Madame Tussauds said in a statement Wednesday that the appearance of the figure was because of lighting and flash photography.

“At Madame Tussauds, our talented team of sculptors take every effort to ensure we accurately colour match all of our wax figures to the celebrity being depicted,” the statement said. “Lighting within the attraction combined with flash photography may distort and misrepresent the colour of our wax figures, which is something our sculptors are unable to account for at the production stage.” 

On Friday, Entertainment Weekly reported that the museum restyled the figure after accusations that the first one was whitewashed.

“We love, respect and enjoy a working relationship with Beyonce,” Madame Tussauds said in a statement. “We have adjusted the styling and the lighting of her figure and she is on display at Madame Tussauds New York.”

TMZ reported that the figure appears to have a darker skin tone than its previous iteration.

Korn’s Brian Welch apologizes for comments on Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington’s suicide

Just hours after Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was found dead from suicide, Brian “Head” Welch, who is a guitarist for the band Korn, made a few controversial statements on his Facebook page about the singer’s death.

Welch made a series of posts, all of which have since been deleted from his page, criticizing the singer for taking the “cowardly way out.”

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“I’ve battled depression/mental illness, and I’m trying to be sempethetic (sic) but it’s hard when you’re pissed,” Welch wrote in one deleted post. “Enough is enough! Giving up on your kids, fans, and life is the cowardly way out!!!”

Related: Chester Bennington tackled depression and his therapeutic album in his final interview before his death.

Some criticized Welch for his comments. Jennifer F. Piaquadio wrote, “What’s sad is that you have made such an ignorant comment like that.”

Welch has since apologized for his comments in another post and has also released a video on his page.

Related: Celebrities react to death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington

“I didn’t mean to sound insensitive about Chester. Just dealing with a range of emotions today,” Welch wrote. “Love you Chester. I’m pissed that you did this, but I know this could have been me back in the day after getting wasted one night.”

Welch expressed frustration at the news of Benninghton’s death and Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell’s death in May. Cornell died of suicide by handing in May. 

“I’m still shocked,” Welch said in the video. “There’s got to be something good from all this tragedy that’s been happening in rock music.”

WATCH: Foreigner members reunite for first time in 37 years

Three former members of rock band Foreigner reunited for the first time since 1980 during a concert at Jones Beach, New York.

Rolling Stone reported that original lead singer Lou Gramm, original keyboardist Al Greenwood and original instrumentalist Ian McDonald performed 1977’s “Long, Long Way From Home,” 1978’s “Hot Blooded” and 1984’s “I Want to Know What Love Is.”

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A video of the reunion performance was posted to the band’s official Facebook page Thursday.

Ultimate Classic Rock reported that the reunion of the four of the five surviving original members was confirmed by Gramm and founding member guitarist Mick Jones at of the group.

Original drummer Dennis Elliott did not participate in the reunion and left the band in 1991. Greenwood and McDonald were fired from the group in 1980. Bassist Ed 

Gagliardi left the group in 1979 and died in 2014.

“It was great to have Lou, Al and Ian join us on stage last night, and certainly brought back some special memories,” Jones said in a statement. “All the original guys are out there playing live shows and working on studio projects. A performance by the entire original band for a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction next year would be a great way to cap off our 40th anniversary celebrations.”

Linkin Park's Chester Bennington died on late rocker friend Chris Cornell's birthday

After the death of rocker Chris Cornell was announced in May, Chester Bennington was one of the many high profile names that paid tribute to the Soundgarden singer.

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Bennington, best known as the lead singer of the band Linkin Park, died by suicide this week. He was found hanging in a private residence in California early Thursday morning.

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Bennington’s body was found on what would have been Southgarden singer Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday.

Weeks before his death, Bennington performed “Hallelujah,” a Leonard Coen song famously covered by Jeff Buckley, at Cornell’s funeral. That week, he remembered his friend in an emotional post on social media.

“I’m still weeping with sadness as we as gratitude for having shared some very special moments with you and your beautiful family,” Bennington wrote in an open letter to Cornell. “I can’t imagine a world without you in it. I pray you find peace in the next life. I send my love to your wife and children, friends and family.Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life.”

Bennington was 41 years old. He is survived by his wife and six children.

Report: Ryan Seacrest to make more than $10 million for 'American Idol' return

Ryan Seacrest announced Thursday that he will return as the host of the upcoming “American Idol” reboot on ABC.

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“It’s genuinely hard to put into words what ‘American Idol’ means to me,” Seacrest said in a statement of the news. “I’m so grateful for the show and all the career and life opportunities it’s allowed me to experience. It’s been an incredible journey from day one. To be asked to return this year, at my new home at Disney ABC, is an honor, if not a bit surreal. I believe ABC is the perfect home for ‘Idol,’ and I’ve every confidence the show’s legions of fans will love it, especially ‘Idol’s’ best traditions of showcasing heartwarming stories, remarkable talent discovery and, best of all, making dreams come true.”

According to PEOPLE, Seacrest signed a multi-year deal worth upwards of $10 million. He previously served as the host of the original series for 15 seasons from 2002 to 2016. There were rumors that Seacrest wanted the title of executive producer before signing on as the host of the reboot, but according to TMZ, he did not get that title.

Seacrest currently works in New York City during the week on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” and reportedly plans to fly back and forth to Los Angeles to shoot “American Idol.” He also plans to continue his daily radio show.

Auditions for the reboot of “American Idol” kick off on August 17.

Justin Bieber banned in Beijing

Pop singer Justin Bieber is now banned in Beijing.

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Bieber won’t be performing in the Chinese capital due to “bad behavior,” according to a statement from the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture.

“His series of misbehaviors while living abroad and during his performances in China has caused public resentment,” said the statement, which was dated July 18. “To regulate the domestic entertainment market and purify its environment, we find it inappropriate to bring in performers with bad behaviors.”

The 23-year-old Canadian is currently on a world tour, CNN reported.  He has dates scheduled in Japan, the Philippines, India, Singapore and Indonesia. Bieber’s website does list a show in Hong Kong on Sept. 27. It does not show any scheduled dates for mainland China.

Bieber joins a list of musicians allegedly blacklisted by China, CNN reported, including Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Linkin Park, Bjork, Bon Jovi and Maroon 5.

Disney building the world's first Marvel hotel

It’s a hotel that Disney is hoping guests will marvel at.

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Disney’s Hotel New York, a 565-room property near Disneyland Paris’ Disneytown. will be renovated to feature the props, drawings and costumes from Marvel films, television shows and comic books, Travel & Leisure reported.

The Art of Marvel will be the first Marvel Comics hotel. It will boast a skyscraper facade and likely will include Stark Tower, Travel & Leisure reported, continuing Marvel’s expanded presence among Disney properties. 

The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment in 2009, and has opened two attractions -- Guardians of the Galaxy, Mission Breakout! at Disney’s California Adventure; and Iron Man Experience at Hong Kong Disneyland. Walt Disney World’s Epcot park in Florida will be opening a Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster soon, while Avengers attractions are being proposed for the Disney California Adventure park, Travel & Leisure reported.

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