Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Aniston is mourning the loss of her mother, Nancy Dow.
The actress told People magazine in a statement that Dow died "after enduring a long illness." She was 79.
"It is with great sadness that my brother John and I announce the passing of our mother Nancy Dow. She was 79 years old and passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends," Aniston's statement read. "We ask that our family’s privacy be respected as we grieve our loss."
Dow, an actress and model, was married twice -- first to Jack Melick, with whom she had a son, and then to Aniston's father, John Aniston. They divorced when the actress was a child.
Aniston, 47, opened up a bit about her relationship with her mother last year in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Explaining that at one point, Dow "was very critical of me," Aniston admitted that they did not always enjoy the easiest relationship.
Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Art of Elysium(LOS ANGELES) -- Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's marriage is reportedly over.
The actress filed for divorce earlier this week, TMZ reports.
Depp, 52, and Heard, 30, first met on the set of The Rum Diary in 2009 and married in February 2015. Almost immediately, the couple was dogged by tabloid rumors that their relationship was on the skids. Heard, however, shot down such reports last December.
"I try not to react to the horrible misrepresentation of our lives," she told Marie Claire, "but it is strange, and hard."
Still, there were aspects of the marriage that made her uncomfortable. Last June, Heard admitted to Elle that she was afraid that Depp's fame would make it tougher for her to lead a private life. Her independence, she said, was important to her.
"I never want for my life to lose the ability to transverse the world, with freedom and ease. The freedom and ease I have worked so hard to acquire for myself,” she said.
Depp and Heard made waves earlier this year with their now-infamous apology video regarding her causing an international incident when they sneaked her tiny Yorkshire Terriers into Australia.
This was the first marriage for both actors, though Depp was previously in a long-term relationship with French actress Vanessa Paradis. They have two children together, Lily-Rose, 16, and Jack, 14.
Ben Rose/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- A concert by rapper T.I. in New York City got violent on Wednesday night, resulting in one person's death and injuring three others.
Four people were shot at the Manhattan venue Irving Plaza, the site of the concert, at 10:15 p.m. local time. T.I. was not performing at the time of the shooting, but was inside the venue. The shootings took place in the venue's third-floor green room, according to NYPD Chief of Manhattan Detectives William Aubry.
One unidentified 33-year-old male victim was pronounced dead at Beth Israel hospital of a gunshot wound to the stomach, Aubry said. Two other victims, a man and a woman, who were taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the chest and leg, respectively. The fourth victim, a man, was taken to New York University Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. His condition was unknown as of Thursday morning.
So far, there have been no arrests in the shooting, said Aubry, who adds police are investigating, including recovering ballistic evidence at the scene. He also said there was security at the event, including metal detectors.
Frank Ockenfels/FOX(NEW YORK) -- X-Files star Gillian Anderson sent fans into a tizzy, after she retweeted a poster of her standing in the rifled barrel backdrop made famous at the start of every James Bond film.
"It's Bond. Jane Bond," she captioned the post, which was retweeted nearly 13 thousand times, and liked more than 25 thousand since Saturday. "Thanks for all the votes! (And sorry, don't know who made poster but I love it!)," Anderson wrote, adding, "#NextBond."
Eric Charbonneau/Netflix(NEW YORK) -- Laverne Cox, the groundbreaking transgender star of the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, gets emotional when discussing the controversy swirling around North Carolina these days.
In the wake of bathroom legislation that critics have deemed anti-LGBT, recordings artists including Maroon 5, Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam are boycotting the state. That's music to the ears of Cox.
"I've never seen so many artists, so many artists on a federal level come have our backs," the actress says.
Cox says she thinks the laws are just scapegoating trans people during an election year.
"[W]hat's amazing is that the public's not falling for it, all the artists who are boycotting North Carolina aren't falling for it, and we're going to have equality and justice for trans people in the United States," she says.
Walt Disney Studios(NEW YORK) -- A lot of us clearly are looking forward to seeing that live-action remake of Disney's Beauty and the Beast.
The just-released teaser trailer for the movie has set a record. It was watched a record 91.8 million times in its first 24 hours following its release Monday morning, surpassing the old mark of 88 million views set by the second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson as Belle and is based on the hit 1991 Disney animated movie of the same name. It also Dan Stevens as The Beast, with Emma Thompson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Kevin Kline, Audra McDonald, and Stanley Tucci. It opens March 17 of next year.
Beauty and the Beast and Star Wars are both properties of Disney, the parent company of ABC News.
Adam Rose/Netflix(NEW YORK) -- Chelsea Handler has made a career out of being unapologetic, unafraid and sometimes half-naked.
Now, Handler is trying to reinvent herself and the late-night talk show format with her new Netflix show, Chelsea.
"It's not your traditional talk show in the fact that it's not the same format every single night. It's different things," Handler, 41, told ABC News' Nightline.
On Chelsea, Handler has done everything from having dinner parties with movie stars to trips to Japan so she can learn how to become a geisha and a Harajuku girl. And her dog Chunk is on stage at all times.
"I mean, not everybody is going to like it. You know, not everybody is going to like me. I'm a very divisive person, so I'm not expecting the whole world to be like, 'Oh my God, we finally found our leader,'" said Handler.
Netflix has signed up for 90 shows a year. The episodes drop just after midnight on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and air in 190 countries, with subtitles.
Because it’s on-demand, even though it's a late-night talk show, viewers can catch Handler at any time of the day.
"They've told me that people have been binge-watching rather than watching every night. I mean, when I look on Twitter, I can see the people who are watching in the morning," she said. "I'm thinking, 'No, I don't want you watching me in the morning. What is that? This isn't a morning show,' and then I thought, 'Who cares?'"
Handler said Chelsea is a departure from her E! network show Chelsea Lately, where she made her name before ending the talk show in August 2014.
"I think a lot of my fans that came from my old show are probably like, 'No, we want more celebrity gossip. We want more of that,' but I'm just not really feeling that anymore, so I don't really want to do that," Handler said.
Celebrities will still stop by the show, but Handler will tackle other subjects too, including this year's election season. Handler said she wants to ask and attempt to answer questions to which she doesn't necessarily know the answer.
"I want it to be a place where you can get information in a fun way. I want people to learn. I want to ask the questions that some people are embarrassed to say, that they don't have the answers to," she said. "I'm allowed to talk about how stupid somebody is, and I don't have to care about getting them on my show, and I certainly don't have to care about what he thinks about me."
And while Handler said she can't ignore those who don't like her or her new show, she said she's going to continue to not care what people think.
"When you have those moments of insecurity, you definitely pay more attention to what the negative stuff that people say. So, you got to just have to at a certain point go, 'OK I'm not looking at that anymore,'" Handler said.
"Of course it bothers you when people don't like you. You know when people don't like you, they can say vitriolic things about you, but I try and focus on the people that do like me. I mean, especially with the show launching, I pay more attention to what people are saying than I would."
Disney/Pixar (NEW YORK) -- With just over three weeks to go before it opens, we've got a second trailer for Finding Dory.
The sequel to the 2003 Disney/Pixar hit Finding Nemo, which had Dory helping Nemo's dad, Marlin, find his son, this time has Marlin and Nemo helping the very forgetful Dory find her family.
Ellen DeGeneres is back as the voice of Dory, with Albert Brooks also returning to voice Marlin. They're joined by an all-star cast that includes Kate McKinnon, Idris Elba, Diane Keaton, Ed O'Neill, Ty Burrell, Dominic West, Bill Hader, Eugene Levy, and Kaitlin Olson.
Finding Dory hits theaters June 17, 2016. Disney is the parent company of both PIxar and ABC News.
Justin Stephens/Comedy Central(LOS ANGELES) -- Amy Schumer is standing up for herself against online "trolls," with an Instagram photo of herself in a one-piece bathing suit.
The photo was taken over the weekend on a beach in Hawaii, where the star of Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer was vacationing with boyfriend Ben Hanisch.
"I meant to write 'good morning trolls!'" the comedian's caption began. "I hope you find some joy in your lives today in a human interaction and not just in writing unkind things to a stranger you've never met who triggers something in you that makes you feel powerless and alone.
"This is how I look," she continued. "I feel happy. I think I look strong and healthy and also like miss trunchbull from Matilda. Kisses!"
Back in April, Schumer spoke out against the inclusion of her name on the cover of Glamour magazine's "Chic at Any Size" special issue.
"I think there's nothing wrong with being plus size. Beautiful healthy women. Plus size is considered size 16 in America. I go between a size 6 and an 8. @glamourmag put me in their plus size only issue without asking or letting me know and it doesn't feel right to me," she wrote on Instagram at the time. "Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamourous."
Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive subsequently defended the magazine's cover while also apologizing to Schumer on Twitter.
Trae Patton/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Christina Aguilera made Voice history on the 10th-season finale of the NBC singing competition Tuesday night.
Her artist, Alisan Porter, was named the new champion of The Voice. It marks the first time in series history that a female coach has led a contestant to victory.
Alisan, a 34-year-old mother of two and former star of the movie Curly Sue, finished ahead of runner-up Adam Wakefield of Team Blake Shelton in the voting. She receives a recording contract as her grand prize.
Alisan reprised her original song "Down That Road" to close the season.
Hannah Huston of Team Pharrell Williams and rocker Laith Al-Saadi of Team Adam Levine finished in third place and fourth place, respectively.
During the two-hour results show, each finalist performed with a special guest. Alisan joined Jennifer Nettles on Nettles' song “Unlove You”; Adam Wakefield welcomed Alison Krauss for a cover of “Willin’” by Little Feat; Hannah teamed up with former Voice coach Cee Lo Green for a rendition of his hit song, "Crazy"; and Laith and Joe Walsh collaborated on Walsh's "Rocky Mountain Way."
Each artist also brought back previously eliminated contestants for special group performances.
A couple of the coaches took the stage during the night, including Christina, who assisted Ariana Grande on a medley. After Ariana sang her song "Into You," Christina lent her powerful vocals to Ariana's single, "Dangerous Woman."
Earlier in the broadcast, Blake delivered a live version of his new tune, "She's Got a Way With Words."
Little Big Town kicked off the broadcast with a performance of "One of Those Days." Pharrell, who produced the country band's upcoming album, joined them on stage and sang along.
The musical lineup also included Sia, who sang "Cheap Thrills," and Zayn, who entertained viewers with "Like I Would."
The Voice returns next fall on NBC, with Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus both joining the show as new coaches.
ABC/Adam Taylor(LOS ANGELES) -- Model/actor Nyle DiMarco won season 22 of Dancing with the Stars Tuesday night, beating out UFC fighter Paige VanZant and Good Morning America meteorologist Ginger Zee to take the coveted mirror ball trophy.
DiMarco jumped when the results were revealed before being quickly engulfed in hugs from supporters and his pro partner, Peta Murgatroyd.
“This is such an amazing feeling. This whole thing has been so incredible,” she said, adding that it was all because of DiMarco.
Show co-host Tom Bergeron handed the pair the mirror ball trophy, and DiMarco beamed and hugged him.
VanZant came in second, and she told Bergeron that she was happy to have been a part of the show.
“I’m going to remember it forever,” she said.
Zee took third place. She thanked her pro partner for making her a meteorologist who can dance.
“I’m just so grateful for the opportunity to be here...,” Zee said, adding that she hopes viewers saw her example and realized “that you can be more than one thing.”
The finale started with two performances Monday night, ending with VanZant leading in judges’ scores, followed by Zee and then DiMarco.
The three each had to perform a third routine Tuesday night -– the 24-hour fusion challenge dance, in which they fused two contrasting styles of dance into one routine with only a day of preparation. VanZant scored the highest in this round, followed by DiMarco and then Zee.
The judges’ scores and viewer votes from the last week and this week were combined.
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The finalists each gave an encore of one of their breakout routines from earlier on in the season, then later delivered their 24-hour fusion challenges.
Ginger Zee: Zee missed a part of the choreography in her Argentine tango/foxtrot with partner Val Chmerkovskiy, but she recovered quickly and the three judges commended her for keeping her composure. Carrie Ann Inaba said Zee was “a beautiful dancer.” Zee earned three 9s, for 27 out of a possible 30 points.
Nyle DiMarco: Judges gave DiMarco three 10s -– for a perfect score of 30 -- for his smooth cha-cha/tango fusion dance with Murgatroyd. Judge Bruno Tonioli said DiMarco, who is deaf, had spoken “so eloquently in our language of dance.” Head judge Len Goodman said DiMarco proved that “the only boundaries are the one we put on ourselves,” and Inaba brought DiMarco to tears when she addressed him in American Sign Language. When Bergeron asked her what she said, she replied: “I said, 'Thank you for showing us your beautiful heart when you dance. So thank you.’”
Paige VanZant: VanZant got a perfect 30 for her fusion jive/salsa with pro partner Mark Ballas. Goodman said if the competition were “judged solely on dance, you’re the one to beat.”
The season started in March with 12 celebrities in the running. Weekly eliminations narrowed the field to the final three.
Zee, 35, started out moderately strong and continued to blossom, going on to win frequent praise from the three judges for her dance ability as well as her dance floor charisma. Zee earned the first perfect score of the season. During rehearsals last week, Zee, a new mother, injured her pelvis but was able to perform all her routines despite feeling pain.
VanZant, 22, had dance training as a child and it showed in her technique and high-scoring performances, but judges had praised her throughout the season for allowing her vulnerability to show, telling her she has only continued to improve.
DiMarco, 27, became an early fan favorite. Despite being deaf and unable to either hear music or feel its vibrations, the America’s Next Top Model winner wowed the judges with his eloquent delivery and continuously improving technical skill.
Tuesday night’s finale featured live performances from Pitbull, Fifth Harmony, Aloe Blacc, Dan Shay and Fleur East. Eight of the nine stars who were eliminated throughout the season –- Wanya Morris, Antonio Brown, Von Miller, Marla Maples, Kim Fields, Jodie Sweetin, Doug Flutie and Geraldo Rivera –- returned to the ballroom to perform during the two-hour show.
Chmerkovskiy and his Dancing pro alum brother, Maks, also offered a preview of their upcoming dance tour, “Maks and Val Live on Tour: Our Way.”
Austin Lee "Chumlee" Russell; photo by Joey L./History(LAS VEGAS) -- Austin Lee Russell, a.k.a. "Chumlee" on the History network hit Pawn Stars, is taking a plea deal in connection with an arrest earlier this year on gun and drug charges.
Russell, 33, will plead guilty to attempted possession of a controlled substance, his lawyers told a Las Vegas judge Monday, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Under the terms of the plea deal, the gun charge would be stayed and Russell will avoid jail and serve three years' probation. In addition, Russell must undergo counseling and forfeit all property seized by police at his home at the time of his March arrest. Items seized included 12 guns, a plastic bag containing marijuana, and a small quantity of methamphetamine.
If Russell completes his probation, the gun charge will be dismissed. If he does not do so, he could be found guilty of the weapon charge and face prison time.
Russell is due in court next week.
Police had visited Russell's home to serve a warrant in connection with a sexual assault complaint. Prosecutors will not pursue additional charges in connection with the investigation.
Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.(NEW YORK) -- Just in case the first two trailers didn't get your heart racing, we've now got a brand-new, extended trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence.
How extended? The new one clocks in at nearly five minutes, and it's all alien invasion eye candy. And if you're wondering why the aliens are returning after 20 years -- other than so we can enjoy Jeff Goldblum saying "My God!" some more -- your answer is two words: "Distress call."
Independence Day: Resurgence, also starring Liam Hemsworth, Joey King, Vivica A. Fox and Bill Pullman, opens opens June 24.
Bill Cosby in a Dec. 30, 2015 booking photo released by the Cheltenham Township, PA Police Department.(MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Penn.) -- A Pennsylvania judge has ruled Bill Cosby must stand trial in the case of a woman who has accused the comedian of sexually assaulting her a dozen years ago.
Cosby appeared in court Tuesday in Montgomery County, PA, after an application to delay the indecent assault case against him was denied Monday.
This could be the first time in years that Cosby, 78, comes face-to-face with his accuser, Andrea Constand. She did not appear in court today.
District Judge Elizabeth McHugh heard portions of Constand’s statements to police. Although Cosby’s defense was quick to point out alleged discrepancies in his accuser's previous statements, the judge found enough evidence to proceed to a criminal trial.
Last December, Montgomery County First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele brought an aggravated indecent assault charge against Cosby, stemming from an alleged incident a decade or so earlier.
Lawyers for Cosby fought to have the charge dismissed, claiming that it was brought "illegally, improperly and unethically." They also asked to disqualify Steele from the case, though both motions were denied.
Constand, a former Temple University employee, claimed in 2005 that the year before, Cosby sexually assaulted her after giving her pills and wine, which rendered her unresponsive. Cosby was deposed in 2005, and his comments were publicly released last year. In those statements, he allegedly admitted to giving Quaaludes to one woman in the past, but described his encounter with Constand as consensual.
Cosby's legal team has repeatedly denied the sexual allegations against him.
"The charge by the Montgomery County District Attorney's office came as no surprise, filed 12 years after the alleged incident and coming on the heels of a hotly contested election for this county's DA during which this case was made the focal point," his lawyers said in a previous statement. "Make no mistake, we intend to mount a vigorous defense against this unjustified charge and we expect that Mr. Cosby will be exonerated by a court of law."
Fotos International/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Twenty-five years ago, Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis were on the run.
Their classic film Thelma & Louise was released May 24, 1991. It follows the journey of Davis' Thelma Dickinson and Sarandon's Louise Sayer, after the latter shoots and kills a man who attacks Thelma, as they embark on a trip to Mexico.
The movie famously ends with the pair driving into the Grand Canyon, killing themselves.
Thelma & Louise earned a total of more than 45 million dollars at the domestic box office -- nearly triple its budget, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. It earned six Oscar nominations, including acting nods for Sarandon and Davis and a directing nod for Ridley Scott, and won gold for its screenplay.
Last month, Sarandon, 69, and Davis, 60, spoke with Robin Roberts for a Good Morning America interview about the movie's legacy.
"When I read the script I said, ‘I have to be in this movie,’” Davis said. "It was so rare to find a script with two incredibly well-drawn female characters, but none of us had any idea...had any clue that it would strike. We were hoping people would see it because it was a small budget [film].”
But according to Sarandon, the shocking ending wasn’t the original plan for director Ridley Scott.
“He said, ‘I know [Louise] will definitely die, I’m not sure about [Thelma],’” Sarandon recalled. “He said, ‘You might push her out at the last minute,’ but actually, we only had one take.”
Davis said, "I think the ending is exactly how it should be because we get away. Despite the fact that we kill ourselves, we retain control of our lives to the bitter end.”