David Giesbrecht for Netflix(NEW YORK) -- So, House of Cards season 3 is just hours away (3 a.m. to be exact), but before you get cozy in bed, or set up your favorite snack by the couch and clear your schedule for the next 10 hours, here's a quick-and-dirty rundown of season 2:
To kick off the season, the sexiest reporter in D.C. -- Zoe Barnes -- was killed by Frank Underwood, who pushed her in front of a train.
After spending most of season 1 vying for the vice presidency, Underwood stepped things up and set up the president for a big fall, just so he could take the top spot.
Meanwhile, Underwood and his wife Claire had an affair with a Secret Service agent -- at the same time. Frank also had a season-long battle with billionaire Raymond Tusk, who had been very close to the president. We found out about Claire's past as a victim of sexual abuse and also her affair with a famous photographer.
A prostitute keeping a secret that could ruin Frank is sent away and watched over by Underwood's friend Doug, but then she kills him. The season ends with Frank taking over the presidency.
Amanda Edwards/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Tyra Banks, the executive producer of America's Next Top Model, expressed her deep sorrow over the death of one of the show's former contestants, Mirjana Puhar.
"We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic news about Mirjana Puhar," Banks and fellow executive producer Ken Mok wrote in a statement to ABC News. "She was a vivacious and promising young woman. Our hearts and prayers go out to her loved ones."
Puhar, 19, was found dead, along with Jonathan Cosme Alvarado and Jusmar Isiah Gonzaga-Garcia, Tuesday in a home in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Police have not said how or when the three were killed, but have arrested and charged 19-year-old Emmanuel Rangel in the killings, according to The Charlotte Observer. Rangel remains in custody and has not yet appeared in court to enter a plea.
Puhar appeared on the 21st cycle of America's Next Top Model, which premiered in August. At the time of filming, she was 18 and introduced as the youngest of the show's 14 contestants.
She was eliminated in the 10th episode of the season.
As word spread of Puhar's death, people connected with ANTM responded on social media.
Fellow contestant Will Jardell posted several remembrances on his Instagram, including a photo with Puhar. "You are one of the kindest most passionate people I know and I am at a loss knowing that you are gone," Jardell wrote. "Reality TV may have painted you one way but make no mistake you are an incredible and loving person that the world will truly miss."
A.M.P.A.S.(r)/Michael Yada(LOS ANGELES) -- Did Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar night gown -- a custom Calvin Klein collection dress that reportedly featured over 6,000 white Akoya pearls -- get stolen straight out of her hotel room?
Deputies in West Hollywood tell ABC News that's exactly what happened to the Oscar winner. The dress, worth $150,000, was swiped from the actress' room Wednesday at The London West Hollywood while the 12 Years a Slave star was out.
Investigators were on the scene Thursday morning and have obtained hotel security footage in hopes of identifying the thief.
The dress, designed by Francisco Costa along with Nyong'o, took months to create. Costa told Vogue he created "a series of textures with intricate placements of a variety of different-sized pearls." He added, "We looked at a variety of different pearls -- South Sea, iridescent, and natural -- and decided that the natural pearls looked the most beautiful."
Nyong'o's publicist had no comment, while a rep for Calvin Klein has not yet responded to requests for comment.
Nyong'o, 31, won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar last year and presented at this year's awards, wearing the custom dress that was designed for her by Francisco Costa.
ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- Zendaya has accepted Guiliana Rancic's apology for making fun of the Disney star's appearance on the Oscars red carpet with a questionable joke.
Rancic attempted to poke fun at Zendaya's dreadlocked hair when she commented Monday night on her E! series Fashion Police, "I feel like she smells like patchouli oil. Or weed. Maybe weed." She apologized the next night on E! News after Zendaya, 18, called the comment "outrageously offensive" in a lengthy Instagram post.
In another message published on her Instagram page Wednesday, Zendaya tells Rancic she appreciates the apology, adding, "I’m glad it was a learning experience for you and for the network. I hope that others negatively affected by her words can also find it in their hearts to accept her apology as well."
She then shared a famous quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”
Rancic's Fashion Police co-host, Kelly Osbourne, has remained quiet on Twitter since she wrote Tuesday that she does not condone racism and that she was seriously questioning her role on the show in light of the controversy.
ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan will have to work overtime on community service following a decision by a Los Angeles judge on Wednesday.
Judge Mark Young ordered the Mean Girls star to perform an additional 125 hours of community service in connection with her reckless driving case, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Last month, a prosecutor questioned whether Lohan had completed the terms of her community service. She had received credit for young people shadowing her while in London working on her play, Speed-the-Plow.
Her attorney, Shawn Holley, said Wednesday that the court and prosecutors "had a problem with some of the work shadowing."
A hearing is scheduled for March 12 to determine how Lohan can perform her remaining hours of community service before late May.
Lohan, who currently lives in the U.K., was ordered to perform community service as part of her sentence for the 2012 case involving her crash with a truck on the Pacific Coast Highway.
Comedy Central(NEW YORK) -- We are just a month away from the Justin Bieber "Roast" on Comedy Central and the roastmaster himself, Kevin Hart, is dishing on what to expect.
"He'll be fine, that's a great friend of mine. I'm not going to be malicious, we'll throw a couple jabs here and there, but it's all about setting the tone," Hart told MTV News over the weekend. "It's all in fun."
Hart added that he's not trying to make the pop singer cry on his 21st birthday on March 30.
"We don't," he said. "[Almost crying] where his face shakes. I don't want to make him cry, I just want to make his face shake. Then go 'I'm kidding Bieb.'"
ABC(NEW YORK) -- Modern Family has always lived up to its name with its depiction of modern, 21st-century family life, but now the show is breaking new ground by depicting that family interacting with 21st-century technology.
Wednesday night’s episode of the TV comedy was shot using only mobile devices, an idea that grew from a real-life conversation on a mobile device.
“The whole thing began when I was FaceTiming with my daughter, who’s at college,” the show’s co-creator, Steve Levitan, told ABC News. “There were some emails that were open, some Web sites I’d been on and maybe a script I was working on at the time.”
From that experience came Wednesday night’s episode, which takes place entirely on the Mac laptop of Julie Bowen's character, Claire Dunphy, as she waits for a plane and FaceTimes with the rest of her family on their phones.
“We have 11 or 12 characters that all appear this way,” said Levitan. “I think people were somewhat cautious about it in the beginning, shall we say.”
Actor Rico Rodriguez, who plays Manny Delgado in the show, calls the concept “amazing” and “so different.”
“At first, whenever they told us how we were going to do it, holding the cameras, we’re not going to be holding the cameras but we will, the whole thing about iPhones, filming it on iPhones, was kind of mind-boggling,” he said Wednesday on ABC's Good Morning America. “But we all got the hang of it pretty fast.”
The episode was filmed in two days -- a “pretty amazing” amount of time, according to Rodriguez -- and got the thumbs-up from the actor.
“Last week all the cast and crew went and screened it and it was a pretty amazing episode,” Rodriguez said. “I got lost in the story even though I knew exactly what was going to happen.”
“I was like, ‘Whoa, this is crazy,’” he said.
Modern Family airs Wednesday night at 9 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Central on ABC.
Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams are in court to face the family of Marvin Gaye.
Thicke, Williams and Clifford Harris Jr. (aka, T.I.) defended themselves in a lawsuit filed in 2013 against accusations made by Gaye's loved ones that the singers stole parts of the 1977 Gaye song, "Got to Give It Up," for their hit, "Blurred Lines."
However, in October, a judge sided with the Gaye family, ruling that their musicological experts had given enough evidence to allow it to go to trial.
Thicke and Williams are expected to take the stand in the two-week trial, during which a jury of five women and three men will listen to the composition and melody of "Got to Give It Up" to determine if there was a copyright infringement. The trial began Tuesday and continues Wednesday.
They'll also watch past interviews that Thicke gave, including one with VH1 in which he admitted that "Got to Give It Up" was one of his favorite songs of all time. However, he has since said that he lied during that interview, and wasn't in his right mind when it was conducted.
Some experts believe that this case could have a resounding effect throughout the music industry.
"Artists have drawn upon the inspiration for their songs, listening to other songs," legal expert Alison Triessl told Good Morning America. "They may not be able to do that anymore."
Disney XD(NEW YORK) -- Children of the '80s, rejoice. DuckTales, the beloved animated series, will be remade for a new audience, Disney announced Wednesday.
"DuckTales has a special place in Disney's TV animation history," said Marc Buhaj, Disney XD's Senior Vice President of Programming and General Manager, in a statement. "It drew its inspiration from Disney Legend Carl Barks' comic books and through its storytelling and artistic showmanship, set an enduring standard for animated entertainment that connects with both kids and adults. Our new series will bring that same energy and adventurous spirit to a new generation."
The new series will again feature the adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his grandnephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, as well as Donald Duck.
Other characters that will return are Duckworth, Gyro Gearloose, Launchpad McQuack, Flintheart Glomgold, Magica DeSpell and Poe, Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys (Burger Beagle, Bouncer Beagle), Mrs. Beakley and Webbigail Vanderquack.
The reboot of the show, which originally aired from 1987 to 1990, is set to launch in 2017 on Disney XD channels worldwide.
Lifetime(ATLANTA) -- Bobby Brown has postponed the Australian leg of his tour to be with family and his ailing daughter Bobbi Kristina.
Brown has been at the hospital with his daughter for most of the time since she was found unresponsive more than three weeks ago in her Roswell, Georgia home.
"Bobby Brown’s upcoming Australian Tour featuring special guests Treach and Kay-Gee from Naughty By Nature, has been postponed to May to allow Bobby Brown to spend further time with his family," a statement from the Australian site Ticketek read.
The site also posted new tour dates for the shows that were supposed to happen in March and that "for anyone who has bought tickets, they will still be valid for the rescheduled tour."
Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, was found face down in her tub on Jan. 31 and the daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was taken to North Fulton Hospital, but then moved to Emory University Hospital days later.
Since then, Bobby Brown, 46, has been thankful about the continued support from his and his daughter's fans.
“We continue to request privacy in this matter," read a recent statement from his attorneys. "We thank everyone that supports Bobbi Kristina and God is hearing our prayers."
"Frozen" - Buena Vista(NEW YORK) -- Forget about spring fever. "Frozen Fever" is about to take hold.
The Frozen gang is coming back with a brand new seven-minute short film called Frozen Fever, which debuts before Disney's live-action Cinderella, in theaters March 13. ABC's Good Morning America got an exclusive first look at the animated short, which features the same magical cast of characters, Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf.
Elsa and Kristoff are preparing a birthday celebration for Anna. But in fairy-tale fashion, things go awry and Elsa's ice powers have a few unintended consequences. Still, Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give Anna the best celebration ever.
The film also features a new original song from the Oscar-winning songwriters behind the infectious hit, "Let It Go."