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How Jordin Sparks Is Coping with Her Split from Jason Derulo


Taylor Hill/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It's an exciting time for Jordin Sparks: her latest movie, Left Behind, arrives in theaters on Friday, and she's preparing to release her first new music in five years.

Having to deal with the fallout from her breakup with Jason Derulo at the same time has been challenging, but as the star tells ABC News Radio, she's getting through, thanks to support from what she calls the three "Fs": Her family, her faith and her fans.

"I'm actually doing great considering all the craziness," says Sparks. "So it's been good...all I can do is smile, you know? It's life. Things happen and, you know, you move on and you get better and you grow from it."

"Right now, actually, I'm definitely leaning a lot on my family," she adds. "They have been so instrumental in all the craziness in my career thus far, so, whenever something goes crazy, or something unexpected happens, I'm like, 'Hey, mom, can you come out to California?'"

In addition, Sparks says, "My brother has been checking up on me every day, multiple times a day. He's so sweet. And I definitely rely on my faith. You know, I have the hope that there is a plan for my life and that there are better and more amazing things happening and that I'm just gonna come out of this stronger."

While Derulo has given several interviews telling his side of the story, so to speak, and has even issued a statement about the break-up, the one-time American Idol champ says she feels no need to put in her two cents.

"You know, when you answer things that haven't even been said yet, it kind of just, kinda makes people go, 'Well, wait a minute, I didn't even think about that,'" she explains. "So, for me I'm just like. ...you know, there's not really anything for me to say."

Thanks to all the support she's getting from her fans, Sparks doesn't really feel any pressure to discuss what happened, either.

"I've always had that support from them and I definitely feel it now," she tells ABC News Radio. "You know, they're just like, 'Hey, we're here for you. Don't worry. We're so excited for your music.' And I just can't wait to give that to them."

"I think that'll be my gift to them, in a way. You know, 'Thank you so much for sticking by me these past five years and' -- well, past eight years really -- 'thank you so much for, you know, sticking by me when times get tough!'" she added.

The music Sparks is releasing will be her first official material since her album Battlefield came out in 2009, and she says she can't wait to show people how she's changed as an artist.

"I want to be able to introduce people to the newer, more grown-up me. It's been five years...I'll be 25 in December, you know, it's a big growth spurt!" she explains. "So, I'm like, 'I don't want to scare them but at the same time, maybe that would be good!' But I want my other fans to know that it's still me. So, we're really trying to figure out that point, but we definitely have the goal of having music out this year. So it's coming!"

Meanwhile, catch Sparks in Left Behind, a new thriller that also stars Nicolas Cage, when it opens on Friday.

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Jimmy Kimmel Named McAfee's 'Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity'


ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- On ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel confirmed that he has been named by the virus fighters at McAfee the Internet's "Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity," a badge he wears with honor.

"They say that if you search my name...there's a one in five chance you'll land on a malicious website," Kimmel explained.

Number two on the list is a DJ named Armin van Buuren.

"Britney Spears is number 7. Usually it's a woman on top of the list. The only other male celebrity to wind up number one was Brad Pitt in 2008 -- so it's just one more thing Brad Pitt and I have in common," Kimmel quipped. "The price of being sexy, I guess."

"Most consumers are completely unaware of the security risks that exist when searching for celebrity and entertainment news, images and videos online, sacrificing safety for immediacy," said McAfee's Gary Davis.

"Cybercriminals capitalize on consumers' attention to breaking celebrity news and leverage this behavior to lead them to unsafe sites that can severely infect their computers and devices and steal personal data," Davis added.

Kimmel had another take, implying "every girl" who wouldn't go to the prom with him might now be regretting their decisions. "Who would have guessed that a boy used to carry a briefcase to junior high and played the clarinet end up being the most dangerous person?" he asked.

Other celebrities in the top 50 include Jimmy Fallon (No. 12), Adam Sandler (No. 14), Jason Segel (No. 19), Cameron Diaz (No. 41), Kate Winslet (No. 18), Jennifer Lopez (No. 31), Jessica Biel (No. 33), Jennifer Aniston (No.37), Jennifer Garner (No.38), and Cameron Diaz (No.41).

Here's McAfee's top 10 Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrities of 2014:

  1. Jimmy Kimmel - 19.38% chance of downloading a virus.
  2. Armin van Buuren - 19.33%
  3. Ciara - 19.31%
  4. Flo Rida - 18.89%
  5. Bruce Springsteen - 18.82%
  6. Blake Shelton - 18.47%
  7. Britney Spears - 18.19%
  8. Jon Bon Jovi - 17.64%
  9. Chelsea Handler - 17.22%
  10. Christina Aguilera - 16.67%

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George Clooney Sold Wedding Pictures for Charity


Robino Salvatore/GC Images(NEW YORK) -- George Clooney auctioned off his wedding pictures to the highest bidders, but that money will go to a great cause.

The winners were People magazine in the North American market and the British tabloid, Hello, in Europe. Sources familiar with the sale tell TMZ the decision came down to which publication would pony up the most money.

The sources say the money will be going to several human rights charities, with the lion's share earmarked for the Satellite Sentinel Project. It’s a charity that monitors the movements of militant gangs in the Sudan in order to warn civilians. Clooney is a co-founder of the group, which launched in 2010.

"Every photo in both magazines will be saving a life," one of the sources close to Clooney tells the gossip website.

Clooney, 53, married lawyer Amal Alamuddin, 36, over the weekend.

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Ed Sullivan Statue Stolen from Television Academy


CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- A statue of TV pioneer Ed Sullivan was stolen Sunday from the Academy of Television Arts & Science headquarters in North Hollywood, police said.

The solid bronze statue, weighing around 20 pounds and standing about two feet tall, was stolen from its pedestal in the Academy's Hall of Fame Plaza, according to police.

The statue was part of an outdoor exhibit featuring several other classic television personalities. 

Sullivan hosted a variety show on CBS from 1948 to 1971. The Ed Sullivan Show originated from the Manhattan theater that David Letterman's Late Show has called home since 1993. Sullivan died in 1974.

Police are investigating the theft.

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Elizabeth Banks and Donald Glover Complete "Magic Mike XXL" Cast


Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) -- Warner Bros. announced that Elizabeth Banks and Donald Glover are the latest stars to join the highly anticipated sequel, Magic Mike XXL. There's no word on what their roles would be in the follow-up.

The actors will join writer and star Channing Tatum, who is set to reprise his role as Mike, in the stripper film.

Entertainment Weekly reports the movie studio also released a synopsis of what fans can expect from the sequel to the 2012 film.

"Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, the film finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blowout performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them," the statement read.

"On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways," the statement concludes.

The cast for Magic Mike XXL also includes Michael Strahan, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Jada Pinkett Smith, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, Gabriel Iglesias, Amber Heard and Andie MacDowell.

Earlier this month, Magic Mike XXL director Gregory Jacobs announced that Matthew McConaughey won't be reprising his role as Dallas in the sequel.

Magic Mike XXL will strut into theaters July 1, 2015.

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"Twilight" Making a Comeback -- Sort Of


Lionsgate/Summit(NEW YORK) -- Thought the Twilight franchise had ended in 2012 with the release of Breaking Dawn - Part 2? Not so fast.

Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer and Lionsgate have announced that five aspiring female directors will get the chance to release short films based on characters in the series, as part of an upcoming contest, according to The New York Times.

Meyer, Twilight star Kristen Stewart, Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer and Julie Bowen are among the panelists who will select the directors.

The stars of the theatrical Twilight movies, including Stewart and Robert Pattinson, are not expected to take part in the short films, which will premiere on Facebook next year.

More information on the contest will soon become available on the social media platform Tongal.com.

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CBS Ordered to Pay $10.4 Million in "NCIS" Fatal Crash Lawsuit


Kevin Lynch/CBS(LOS ANGELES) -- CBS has been ordered by a jury to pay $10.4 million to the family of a security guard who was killed on the set of NCIS in 2011, TMZ reports.

According to the report, a CBS production van was transporting NCIS crew members when the driver had a medical emergency and lost control.  The van crashed into 52-year-old security guard Julio Villamariona.  He died in an ambulance on the way to the hospital.

TMZ reports CBS admitted during the lawsuit proceedings that the driver had a medical condition that the network should have known about.

Brian Panish, the attorney representing the victim's widow and his three adult children, told TMZ, "I am so proud of the surviving family members and the jury for standing up to a powerful entity like CBS."

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Watch the Trailer for "Taken 3"


Fox(NEW YORK) -- The man with the particular set of skills is back for a third Taken movie.

Liam Neeson reprises his role of former CIA operative Bryan Mills for the latest sequel in the action franchise, whose trailer premiered on Tuesday.

This time, he's on the run from the authorities -- including a law enforcement agent played by newcomer to the series Forest Whitaker -- after he's suspected of killing his ex-wife. He puts his skills to good use to kick butt and protect his daughter, Maggie Grace's Kim.

Taken 3 -- officially titled Tak3n -- will open on Jan. 9, 2015.

The most recent film in the series, Taken 2, made $140 million at the domestic box office following its release in 2012.

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Taylor Swift's Management Company Named in Lawsuit Over Her Transportation Needs


ABC/Richard Harbaugh(NEW YORK) -- Taylor Swift's management company is the target of a lawsuit from a company that claims it arranged for Taylor to be driven around New York City this past summer, but then had its contract canceled after being hit with complaints that her alleged demands weren't being met.

The New York Post reports that in its complaint, APG Security claims that it was hired as a contractor by Firefly Entertainment, Taylor's management company, to arrange for cars and drivers to ferry Taylor and her entourage around Manhattan in June.  But a month into the job, Firefly's director of security told APG that there were "issues" that the contractor was told to "‘remedy as soon as possible."

According to APG security, the "issues" included what kind of food and supplies the vehicles were supposed to be stocked with when Taylor was in them, and "under what circumstances" the drivers were allowed to speak to her.

The next day, APG claims, Taylor requested two additional SUVs in addition to the one that was already being used for her transportation needs.  The extra vehicles cost APG $2,000 per month, claims the suit, but then Firefly abruptly canceled the contract on July 22 -- leaving APG stuck with that bill.

According to the Post, Taylor's reps have yet to comment on the suit.

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Robin Williams Autopsy Results Delayed One Month


ABC/Randy Holmes(MARIN COUNTY, Calif.) -- The results of an autopsy conducted on late comedian and actor Robin Williams have been delayed, and may not be completed for another month.

The Office of the Marin County Counsel said on Tuesday that while the results were initially estimated for completion on Sept. 30, the Coroner's Office "is waiting for the scientific testing and analysis to be completed." The new estimated completion date is Nov. 3.

Williams, 63, apparently hanged himself on Aug. 11. His wife said that he had been battling depression and the early stages of Parkinson's disease.

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Tracy Morgan Responds After Wal-Mart Blames Him for Injuries


Virginia Sherwood/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Tracy Morgan is speaking out one day after Wal-Mart blamed the comedian and his fellow passengers for their injuries in the fatal June crash on the New Jersey Turnpike involving one of its drivers.

In a formal response to a suit brought against the retailer, Wal-Mart said the passengers should've been wearing seat belts when the car they were riding in was struck by a Wal-Mart truck.

In a statement to ABC News, the 30 Rock star said, "After I heard what Wal-Mart said in court I felt I had to speak out. I can't believe Wal-Mart is blaming me for an accident that they caused. My friends and I were doing nothing wrong. I want to thank my fans for sticking with me during this difficult time. I love you all. I'm fighting hard every day to get back."

In court papers Monday, Wal-Mart broadly denied allegations of recklessness and negligence when the vehicle Morgan and his friends were riding in was struck by Wal-Mart truck driver Kevin Roper’s rig, and said the plaintiffs’ injuries were caused “by failure to wear an appropriate available seatbelt restraint device.”

Had Morgan and the others been wearing seat belts, Wal-Mart said, “all or a portion of the injuries could have been diminished or minimized.”

Morgan was seriously injured in the crash. He suffered a broken femur, a broken nose and several broken ribs, among other injuries. His friend, comedian James McNair, died.

Wal-Mart declined to answer a specific allegation that its driver, Roper, was fatigued, because the company is also involved in the National Transportation Safety Board investigation.

An attorney for Morgan and the other plaintiffs who brought the lawsuit called Wal-Mart's argument "surprising and appalling."

In a new statement, the retail chain said Tuesday, “Walmart is committed to working to resolve all of the remaining issues as a result of the accident. As part of the ordinary course of legal proceedings, Walmart filed an initial response yesterday to the lawsuit that included facts and defenses that may impact the case moving forward.  While we were required to respond to the lawsuit, we have also taken steps to encourage settlement discussions. Our thoughts continue to go out to everyone involved, and we remain committed to doing what’s right.”

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Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps 'Deeply Sorry' After DUI Arrest


Chris Hyde/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Olympic legend Michael Phelps said he was "deeply sorry" after authorities arrested him early Tuesday morning for suspicion of driving under the influence in Maryland.

"I understand the severity of my actions and take full responsibility," Phelps tweeted and said in a prepared statement released through his agent. "I know these words may not mean much right now but I am deeply sorry to everyone I have let down."

The gold medalist was pulled over in his white Land Rover by police at 1:40 a.m., originally for speeding, police told ABC News.

Phelps, 29, was going 84 mph in a 45 mph zone and was also seen crossing double lane lines, police said.

The officers realized he was intoxicated and gave him a field sobriety test, authorities said.

"Mr. Phelps was identified as the driver by his driver’s license and appeared to be under the influence. He was unable to perform satisfactorily a series of standard field sobriety tests," a spokesperson for Maryland Transportation Authority told ABC.

Phelps has been charged with speeding, DUI and crossing double lane lines, police said. He has since been released, they added.

This is the athlete's second DUI arrest. He was arrested in 2004, also in his native Maryland. He pleaded guilty to that arrest and got 18 months probation.

Phelps is one of the most notable Olympians ever, winning 22 total medals -- 18 of which are gold. He won his first Olympic gold in Athens in 2004 and competed recently in the 2012 London Games.


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'Heartbroken' Nicole Kidman Speaks Out About Father's Death


Brad Barket/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Actress Nicole Kidman is still grieving the loss of her father Antony earlier this month at the age of 75.

Kidman, 47, and her husband, Keith Urban, released a joint statement on Facebook Tuesday.

"We would just like to thank everyone for their love and prayers over these past couple of weeks," the couple wrote. "We are all heartbroken but knowing we are in the hearts and thoughts of others is so comforting. Sending love, Nic and Keith xx."

The cause of Antony Kidman's death has not been revealed by authorities, but the clinical psychologist was confirmed to be in Singapore, visiting family, when it was announced on Sept. 12 that he had died.

“Nicole and her family are in shock by the sudden death of her father," a statement from Nicole Kidman's rep said at the time of her father's death.

Additionally, Urban canceled a charity event after he heard the news of his father-in-law's death and jumped on a jet from California to get to his and Kidman's home in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Alfonso Ribeiro Has Lost 17 Pounds on "Dancing with the Stars"


ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) -- Alfonso Ribeiro is already making his mark as a front runner on Dancing with the Stars. The former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star, 43, has good reason for his early success -- he's practicing eight hours a day.

"I'm doing four, five hours at the studio, then I come home and work for three or four hours on the dances myself, just kind of get it into my body," he told ABC News. "It's really, really, really difficult. People seem to think I'm this professional dancer and that's so not the case. I've only done tap dancing before."

He continued, "All of this is brand new. Like this week we are doing the quick step...It's been a tough, tough journey. But every day we go into it saying, 'Let's do the best we can today' and hope that keeps us near the top."

Ribeiro said the first week where his dance floored the judges was the easiest because he had three weeks to prepare; now he only has four days a week to get ready.

"It's so hard, but it's a lot of fun and I'm having a blast. I've got the best partner in Witney Carson, she's just amazing. We are having a blast with it," he said.

Ribeiro is not only having fun, he is also seeing immediate physical benefits from his rigorous dance schedule.

"I've already lost 17 pounds," he revealed. "There's been a lot of change."

Ribeiro said his wife Angela Unkrich and family are partially to thank for the change.

"Well, we work hard as a team," he added. "She's been supporting me and making sure I'm eating all the best stuff at home. That is where my family has been so supportive. They understand how important this is to me and obviously my wife knows how hard I like to work. she totally gets it."

With an almost 1-year-old son -- Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro, Jr., who was born last October -- at home, the TV star said he still does get to see who matters most to him.

"I do get my time in the morning with them and a little time in the evening," he said.

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"The Leftovers" Star Liv Tyler Is Pregnant


Paul Schiraldi/HBO(LOS ANGELES) -- The Leftovers star Liv Tyler is pregnant with her second child.

The Armageddon actress, 37, and David Gardner have been dating since earlier this year and are “thrilled with the news,” People magazine reported.

This new baby will be Tyler's second. She is already mom to Milo, 9, from a previous relationship. Gardner also has a son, Gray, from a previous relationship.

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