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George Clooney talks about helping Amal with her pregnancy, potential names

George Clooney made the rounds at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Tuesday to promote his upcoming movie, “Suburbicon.” A lot of red carpet chatter led him to use that time to share some details about his wife, lawyer Amal Clooney’s, pregnancy.

She is reportedly expecting twins.

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Clooney joked with Entertainment Tonight about the two names he has picked out for his kids.

“My wife says I can’t name them Casa and Amigos. That’s the one thing I’m not allowed to do,” he said, joking that he considered naming the twins after his tequila company, Casamigos.

“It was just a thought. I mean, you know, it’s a family business,” he joked.

Clooney told E News the parents-to-be have not picked out names yet.

“I've had friends pick out names around their parents and then it becomes...whatever name you pick they're like, ‘Oh, I don't like that. That guy's a prime minister… Can't name her Susan. You remember your Aunt Susan?’”

“I didn't know that we'd have kids,” he told E News. “I was very happy that we were going to get married, and then (a pregnancy) seemed like the next step."

Clooney said Amal Clooney is “doing really great.” 

“She is amazing,” he told Extra. “I don’t have anything to do. There is nothing I can do to help but make tea and stuff.”

The Clooneys are expecting their twins, a boy and a girl, in June. Shortly after the pregnancy news broke, Clooney’s mom, Nina Clooney, shared details about the twins to Vogue.

“It will be one of each! Yes, a boy and a girl. That’s what I’ve been told,” Nina Clooney said. “How marvelous! My husband and I are extremely excited.”

The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

Here’s how to use Twitter's updated mute feature to prevent spoilers for your favorite shows

A new Twitter feature allows users to mute words, phrases and hashtags from view on timelines and in notifications, and it could mean a way out of having your favorite shows spoiled.

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USA Today reported that the social-media company announced the tool as a way to prevent abuse, but the ability to avoid show spoilers appears to come as an additional benefit. That initial feature only applied to user’s notifications, so a user could see offensive content -- or spoilers of a show or movie -- on their timeline and across Twitter.

The new mute allows users to stop certain words, phrases, emojis, usernames and hashtags from appearing in their Twitter feeds and can be adjusted for specific time periods: 24 hours, seven days, 30 days or forever.

The only catch is that those muted items will still appear in a Twitter search.

Here’s how to mute hashtags on the Twitter app for iPhone’s iOS and Android:

  1. Go to the notifications tab and tap the gear icon.
  2. Tap muted words.
  3. On iOS, tap “add.” For Android, tap the “plus” icon.
  4. One at a time, add the word, phrase, emoji or hashtag you would like to mute.
  5. Choose to enable the mute feature in notifications, your timeline or both.
  6. Select whether the muted items pertain to anyone on Twitter to only people you don’t follow.
  7. Choose how long you want the items to be muted and tap save.

More information on how to edit or unmute items and how to enable the feature on Twitter’s mobile site and desktop is at Twitter’s support website.

Tearful Vin Diesel honors late friend Paul Walker at early screening of 'The Fate of the Furious'

During an early screening of “The Fate of the Furious” at CinemaCon Wednesday, star Vin Diesel paid tribute to his late friend and franchise costar, Paul Walker, who died in a tragic car accident in 2013. During his speech, the actor revealed that it was Walker’s idea to do an eighth “Fast and Furious” film.

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“It was Paul Walker who promised eight,” Diesel said, adding that it was the reason they went forward with the eighth movie in Walker’s absence. “It played over and over again in my brain.”

RELATED: After Paul Walker’s tragic death, Porsche reportedly hid important documents about the safety of its Carrera GT

He then went on to honor the man he has called his best friend by saying that Walker continues to live in through the movie’s characters.

“Part of Paul’s legacy lives through every frame that we shoot,” he said. “You are reminded of this angel that was so integral to this concept of brotherhood for our millennium. There’s something beautiful about that. There’s something celebratory about that.”

Next, Diesel reportedly covered his eyes with his hand as he fought back tears.

“I always feel like he’s looking down on us, so we didn’t want to let him down,” he said.

Fellow “The Fate of the Furious,” screening, actor Tyrese Gibson added, “We move and operate in the memory of Paul Walker.”

‘Get Out’ writer and director Jordan Peele honored with director of the year award

Jordan Peele, writer and director of the brilliant socially conscious horror film “Get Out,” is being honored as Director of the Year at CinemaCon, the gathering of the National Association of Theatre Owners, happening March 30 in Las Vegas.

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“With the phenomenon known as ‘Get Out,’ Jordan Peele has instantaneously become a force to reckon with as a gifted and enormously talented director and filmmaker,” CinemaCon Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser said in a statement. “He has audiences and critics around the globe enamored and spellbound, dare I say hypnotized, with his wildly inventive directorial debut, and we are ecstatic to be honoring him as this year’s ‘Director of the Year.’”

Related: Jordan Peele's directorial debut 'Get Out' makes impressive box office gross

“Get Out,” his directorial debut, is quite a departure from “Keanu” or the acclaimed Comedy Central sketch comedy series “Key and Peele.” The movie starts out hitting the notes of a romantic comedy, with Chris, played by Daniel Kaluuya, who is black, and Rose, played by Allison Williams, who is white, headed to a weekend at her parents’ home outside of New York and in the countryside.

Related: Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” takes on the horrors of racism

“I wrote this movie in the Obama presidency. It felt like race was not being discussed in a way I felt like it deserved to be,” Peele said during an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “For the past couple of years and especially now, racial tension and racial conversation is front and center in this country.”

The movie captivated audiences and made history when Peele became the first African-American writer-director to earn $100 million with his debut movie. Yet he knows all too well the persistent sting of racism.

“I’ve been asked to hang up coats” while attending black-tie events, he said.

“We have to look within ourselves constantly,” Peele said. “Racism is always going to be present in this country, and racism is not a one-sided dynamic. This isn’t just a black horror movie, this is a movie everyone is meant to enjoy. It’s a way to promote that conversation in a way that’s fun.”

‘DWTS’ pro Cheryl Burke replaces Abby Lee Miller on ‘Dance Moms’

“Dance Moms” instructor Abbey Lee Miller blindsided fans when she announced she was quitting the Lifetime reality TV show Monday, but the network is moving on fast.

According to Entertainment Tonight, “Dancing with the Stars” pro Cheryl Burke will be on board with the show for the rest of the season.

“It's a go with or without Abby,”an unnamed source told ET. “It's been up in the air because the network said it's either all of the cast or they weren't doing any [more episodes).”

Related: ‘Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller says she's leaving show

People reported that Miller is not aware of the replacement. Her representative told the outlet: “We haven’t been told anything about Abby being replaced or released from the show other than seeing the stories run last night.”

Miller announced her departure in an Instagram post.

“I just have a problem with being manipulated, disrespected, and used day in and day out by men who never took a dance lesson in their lives and treat women like dirt,” she wrote in a caption.

Burke had been on “DWTS” for the first 19 seasons, until her contract expired and she left the show in 2014. She returned for season 23 in 2016.

Miller, who is facing a bankruptcy fraud case for attempting to hid income from her show during her bankruptcy proceedings, has starred in “Dance Moms” since it started in 2011 and has had multiple spin-offs shows on Lifetime.

Teaser trailer for Stephen King’s ‘It’ released

Clowns will be haunting your nightmares, thanks to the master of horror Stephen King and latest big screen adaptation to one of his best selling books.

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The teaser trailer for the reimagined “It” was released Wednesday. 

Pennywise is the true embodiment of the terror that many people feel when they even think about clowns.

“It” stars Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the clown who stalks the town of Derry, Maine, kidnapping and killing the town’s residents.

Watch the trailer below or click here.

“It” will be released Sept. 8.

Teen surprised as he meets ‘Bart Simpson’ in real life

Kids never know who they will meet when they’re doing a fundraiser for school. 

But one 13-year-old’s chance meeting may put all of his classmates' stories to shame.

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James was selling candy bars to try to win a school contest when a woman walked up to him asking about what he was selling and why.

The woman ended up being Nancy Cartwright, who voices Bart Simpson. She even interacted with James in her alter ego.

The video of the encounter was posted to Twitter.

Cartwright bought 10 of James’ candy bars and gave him a signed “Simpsons” bookmark to prove that they met. 

Leonardo DiCaprio shares emotional tribute to 'Gilbert Grape' mom Darlene Cates

Leonardo DiCaprio is going to miss Darlene Cates.

Cates, who played DiCaprio’s mother in the 1993 film “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape," died in her sleep over the weekend. She was 69 years old.

>> Darlene Cates, 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape' star, dead at 69

On Tuesday, DiCaprio shared an emotional tribute to Cates on Facebook.

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“Darlene was the best acting mom I ever had the privilege of working alongside,” he wrote. “Her endearing personality and incredible talent will live on in the memories of those who knew her, and those who loved her work. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.”

>> See the post here

DiCaprio earned his first Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for his role as Cates’ mentally impaired son. She later went on to act in small parts in “Touched by an Angel” and “Picket Fences.”

(H/T E! News)

Iconic songs added to National Recording Registry

More than two dozen songs that shaped our memories have been added to the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress.

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Judy Garland’s “Over the Rainbow” will now be preserved for history.

The hit song from “The Wizard of Oz” will be joined by the original cast recording of “The Wiz,” N.W.A’s “Straight Outta Compton,” and The Eagles’ “Their Greatest Hits.”

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said, “This year’s exciting list gives us a full range of sound experiences. These sounds of the past enrich our understanding of the nation’s cultural history and our history in general.”

Barbra Streisand’s first hit single “People” was also included in this year’s addition.

Don McLean’s 1971 anthem “American Pie” was also added. 

The new additions bring the total number of recordings on the registry to 475, but the Library of Congress has about 3 million recordings in its collection.

To be considered, a song has to be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and at least 10 years old.

Click here to see the complete list of 25 songs added to the the National Registry.

SEE IT: 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' cast reunites on Instagram

This reunion should bring a smile to the faces of '90s kids everywhere.

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More than 20 years after "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" came to an end, the cast was pictured "chillin' out, maxin', relaxin' all cool" Monday night in a photo shared to Instagram by Alfonso Ribeiro, aka Carlton Banks.

>> Is Will Smith becoming Uncle Phil? Internet freaks out over bungee-jumping selfie

"Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family," Ribeiro wrote in the post, which has more than 50,000 likes. "Wishing that James Avery was still with us to make this complete."

>> See the snapshot here

The photo features, from left, Tatyana Ali (Ashley Banks), Ribeiro, Karyn Parsons (Hilary Banks), Will Smith, Daphne Reid (Aunt Vivian) and Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey). Avery (Uncle Phil) died in December 2013.

Darlene Cates, 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape' star, dead at 69

Rest in peace, Darlene Cates.

The actress who played Gilbert’s mother in the 1993 film "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" died in her sleep Sunday. She was 69 years old.

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Cates was reportedly discovered when she appeared on an episode of “Sally Jessy Raphael.” The show was titled “Too Heavy to Leave Their House.”

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On the episode, Cates opened up about her obesity and the pelvic infection that made her gain about 150 pounds. The screenwriter of “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” Peter Hedges, saw her on the show and decided to cast her in the role.

She later became one of the most iconic characters from the film.

>> Watch some clips from the movie here

Nicki Minaj signs modeling contract with Wilhelmina 

Nicki Minaj can add “model” to her list of jobs.

Vogue reported that the rapper, actress, songwriter and mobile video game creator has signed a modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models, a talent and model management agency.

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Specifically, Minaj will join Wilhelmina’s celebrity division and will work with the agency on campaigns, editorials and endorsement deals. Other details have not yet been announced.

Bill Wackermann, Wilhelmina's CEO, said in a news release on Tuesday that the rapper is “a style pioneer and an icon.”

Related: Nicki Minaj beats Aretha Franklin's Billboard 100 record

“I love the synergy between my music and how it inspires my fashion. My message is always celebrating your own style,” Minaj said in the news release. “I’m thrilled and honored to have signed with Wilhelmina -- they get me.”

The news comes a week after Minaj set a new Billboard record as the female artist with the most Hot 100 songs in the chart’s history.

TLC’s ‘Trading Spaces’ is headed back to television

TLC is bringing back its popular show “Trading Spaces” 10 years after it went off the air.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network announced it will bring the show back in an upfront presentation to advertisers on Tuesday.

“I am excited to announce that TLC's most successful and most iconic series ... ‘Trading Spaces’ is coming back.” TLC’s 

president and general manager Nancy Daniels, said at the presentation, according to Fox News.

In the original version, which rain from 2000-2008, two sets of neighbors swapped houses and were given 48 hours to completely transform a room with a $1,000 budget.

Related: HGTV to air 'Fixer Upper' and 'Flip or Flop' spin-off shows 

EOnline reported that the first season was hosted by Alex McLeod. By the second season, Paige Davis took over until 2005, when the show aired without a host until TLC asked Davis to come back in 2008, when the show went off the air for good.

The Discovery Communications networks also announced it will be bringing back “Cash Cab” on the Discovery Channel, and last year THR reported the Science Channel was looking to revive “MythBusters.”

Daniels said the “Trading Spaces” revamp will be on TLC in 2018.

The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

Chance the Rapper seeks intern, Twitter responds

Chance the Rapper took to Twitter Monday to let fans know he could use the help of an intern.

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He said he is looking for “someone with experience in putting together decks and writing proposals” and later clarified that he’s seeking someone to fulfill a job.

The Chicago rapper then told Twitter users to pitch themselves to him. 

Nearly 3,000 people responded.

Some uploaded their resumes, while others explained important accomplishments. Others sent eager gifs.

When asked if there was a hard deadline for “applying,” the 23-year-musician said there wasn’t one because he is “trying to find someone specific.”

Chance donated  $1 million to public schools in Chicago earlier this month after meeting with Chicago Gov. Bruce Rauner. The two met to discuss funding for public schools in the city. Chance expressed disappointment and said he got “a lot of vague answers” from Rauner. 

 

Woman jailed for playing Ed Sheeran song loud and on repeat

An English judge handed down an eight-week jail sentence Monday to a woman who played an Ed Sheeran song at top volume and on repeat for an hour, according to multiple reports.

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Sonia Bryce, 36, played Sheeran’s “Shape of You” on repeat, despite complaints from her neighbors and their five children, The Telegraph reported.

“I used to like Ed Sheeran but I’ve taken him off my playlist,” neighbor Clare Tidmarsh told the newspaper. “It drove us crazy,"

As part of her defense, The Telegraph reported Bryce claimed “that she does not actually like Ed Sheeran that much.”

Bryce’s landlords, Walsall Housing Group Ltd, got a court order last year that barred the Walsall woman from “creating a nuisance or annoyance,” ITV News reported. She violated the injunction several times and was sentenced to six weeks in jail last December, according to the news station.

"You must learn that you should behave as a reasonable and responsible adult, and not make life for your neighbors the misery that you have," Judge Philip Gregory of Walsall County Court told Bryce on Monday, according to The Telegraph.

"Everybody is entitled to live in a degree of peace and quiet with the usual give and take of society, but you do not behave like a civilized person, and you have got to learn that you will," he said.

Broadway stars lend voices to save arts funding with Beatles classic

Stars of the Great White Way put their voices together to help save arts funding endangered by President Donald Trump’s proposed budget.

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Cast members from hit shows like “Hamilton,” “Rent,” “Cats,” and “Les Miserables” belted out a gospel-like version of the Beatles hit “With a Little Help From My Friends” to help gain support for the National Endowment of the Arts, Billboard reported.

The single was recently released on iTunes and Amazon with all of the profits going to Americans for the Arts

The push to save funding for the arts has had some big-name support, with Josh Groban and Barbra Streisand tweeting to save arts funding.

There is also a petition on change.org to send a message to Washington on how important many believe arts are to the country.

Trump has proposed to eliminate the National Endowment of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, CNN and other media outlets have reported.

Click here to read Trump’s budget proposal.

Brady tells Kraft he's willing to play six or seven more years

Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft shared a part of his recent conversation with Tom Brady Monday during the owner's meetings in Phoenix. 

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"As recently as two, three days ago, he assured me he'd be willing to play six, seven more years at the level he performed," said Kraft. "There's no one that would be happier than I, and our fan base... There's one player at the age of 40 who had one good year (Brett Favre) for the Vikings but he didn't do so well before. 

"I think Tommy's sustained excellence is just unbelievable and it's a lifestyle. You know, he's in training now. It's not like he's stopped. He works out. I remember after our first Super Bowl in '01, going down in the training room in the old Foxboro Stadium, three days after we won and he's in there with the music blaring working out, so he's really dedicated and the thing that's amazing about him is to this day, he hasn't changed as a human being in terms of how he relates to people but also how he works out, and the only thing that's probably changed is how he eats. I'm not sure avocado ice cream is right for me, but if I could look like him and perform half as well, I guess I'd do it." 

When asked about the future of Brady's backup, Jimmy Garoppolo, Kraft deferred to Bill Belichick's expertise. "I charge him to handle all football matters," said Kraft. "We're privileged to have the greatest quarterback in the history of the game and it looks like he's playing pretty solid and he's off the charts in my opinion and we're lucky to have him.

"That's the most important position on the team, needless to say. I don't think anyone can say, 'You've got too much depth at that position,' and I've charged Bill to make those decisions and I'll leave that with him." 

Malcolm Butler, the center of speculation regarding a possible trade with the Saints, remains an unrestricted free agent who has the option to sign a one-year offer sheet from the Patriots. 

"I hope he's with us and signs his offer sheet and plays for us," said Kraft. "I have a great affection for him and he actually was part of probably the greatest play in the history of our team, but there are a lot of people involved in that, on both sides."

When asked if the intention was to trade Butler, Kraft quickly said, "No," but also made it clear that he didn't want infringe on Butler's rights and re-stated his hope Butler returned with the Patriots in 2017.

As for Commissioner Roger Goodell, and whether he's welcome at the Patriots season opener in September? 

"I think I'll let you all ask him that," said Kraft. "Look, he's commissioner of the league. As we all know, he has the right to go wherever he wishes to go and if he wanted to come he's welcome to come. We're happy that we're celebrating our fifth banner and he can decide whether he wants to be there." 

Atlanta Hawks fan celebrates major dunk with silly dance

At the Atlanta Hawks game against the Brooklyn Nets Sunday in Atlanta, one fan got the crowd going with his dunk and his dance.

In a video posted on Facebook by the Hawks, a man dressed in jeans, a shirt and Nike shoes, first dribbled the ball from across the court and then made the jump of his life.

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His body reached heights taller than the basket, but he was able to make the daring basket and land on the pad below.

If that didn’t get the crowd going, his dance surely did.

He somersaulted off the pad and “butt-bumped” on the court and then finished with a full-body spin.

The clip has more than 368,000 views.

Some commented with skepticism on the video and suggested it was staged, comparing it to some of the “kiss cam fails” that have gone viral, like the proposal fail at a January Hawks game.

Whether or not he was a real fan, it was a fun sight for the crowd.

As for Sunday’s game, the Nets won 107-92. 

Watch the video of the dunk and dance below.

‘Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller says she's leaving show

Get ready to say goodbye to Abby Lee Miller, “Dance Moms” fans.

People reported that the dance instructor took to Instagram on Sunday to share the news that she has resigned from the Lifetime series and accused the network of treating her “like dirt.”

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“I will no longer take part in ‘Dance Moms,’” Miller wrote. “For the past six years/seven seasons I have asked, begged, and even demanded creative credit for all the ideas, award winning routines, themes and costuming – to no avail!”

“I just have a problem with being manipulated, disrespected, and used day in and day out by men who never took a dance lesson in their lives and treat women like dirt,” she wrote.

The network has not yet responded to the announcement. Miller is also in the middle of a bankruptcy fraud case.

In October 2015, Miller was charged after she attempted to hide $775,000 of income from her Lifetime series, “Dance Moms,” and the spin-off, “Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition,” during her bankruptcy proceedings.

She allegedly hid the extra money in several bank accounts and was accused of having her friends hide money in plastic bags in their luggage in 2014, according to a report from The Associated Press.

Her sentencing court date was postponed in February.

Kim Kardashian says she'll try for baby No. 3

Less than two years after giving birth to her first son, Kim Kardashian has revealed she would like to have a third child, the reality television star said in a new promotional video for her family’s show on E!

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“I want my kids to have siblings, but the doctors don’t feel like it’s safe for me,” Kardashian says in the clip.

Both of Kardashian’s previous pregnancies were considered high-risk. 

During her first pregnancy, Kardashian had pre-eclampsia, a condition characterized by high blood pressure. During her second, she experienced placentia accreta, which happens  when the placenta attaches too deeply in the uterine wall.

Kardashian wrote about her pregnancy struggles on her website before delivering her son in 2015.

“I’m going to try to have one more baby,” Kardashian says in the clip, which teases scenes of the 36-year-old at a doctor’s office.

“I don’t want you to do something that would put you in danger,” Kris Jenner told her daughter. 

Kardashian and rapper Kanye West welcomed their first child, daughter North West, in June 2013. The couple wed in 2014, and welcomed son Saint West in December 2015.

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