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Where's the beef? Wolfgang Puck's got it this Oscar Sunday

(LOS ANGELES) -- As sure as a winner will forget to thank their significant other on the podium, celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck will be running the kitchen for the famed Governors Ball after the Oscars Sunday night.  It's the 25th year that Puck's been crafting A-list edibles for A-list guests…... Read More

Following arrest, Jussie Smollett is removed from the final two Season 5 episodes of 'Empire'

(CHICAGO) -- Hours after returning to the set of his show Empire following his arrest for falsely reporting he was the victim of a politically-motivated hate crime, Jussie Smollett has been temporarily cut out of the show. In a statement obtained by ABC News, the show's producers announce that they…... Read More

Michael B. Jordan says a 'Black Panther' Oscar win would "inspire and motivate" future filmmakers

(NEW YORK) -- With the Oscars only days away, Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan is already envisioning what it would mean for the blockbuster Marvel superhero film to win Sunday night. "It would definitely set the bar pretty high," Jordan tells ABC Radio. "But, also to inspire and to…... Read More

'How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World' tops new movie releases

(NEW YORK) -- Here are the movies opening nationwide Friday: * How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World -- The third and likely final installment in the How to Train Your Dragon series -- the film's being billed as "The Epic Conclusion" --  follows Hiccup, again voiced by Jay Baruchel,…... Read More

Jussie Smollett's legal team criticizes "law enforcement spectacle"

(CHICAGO) -- Jussie Smollett's legal team apparently isn't happy with the way his case has been handled by investigators. “Today we witnessed an organized law enforcement spectacle that has no place in the American legal system," declares a statement issued by his attorneys Thursday afternoon, hours after Smollett was arrested…... Read More

How the other half shivs: $13,500 "Axe-throwing experience" part of this year's Oscars gift bag bonanza

(LOS ANGELES) -- Sure, "it's just an honor to be nominated," as many Oscars hopefuls will be saying this weekend, but being recognized by the Academy -- win or lose -- is an easy way for celebrities to scoop up a ton of freebies. The gifts included in the nominees'…... Read More

Judge sets $100,000 bond for Jussie Smollett, orders 'Empire' actor's passport surrendered

(CHICAGO) -- A Chicago judge set Jesse Smollett's bond at $100,000 on Thursday and ordered him to surrender his passport, hours after a Chicago Police Department press conference, where Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson blasted the Empire star, saying that Smollett's alleged staging of a hoax attack was a "publicity stunt...to promote…... Read More

She's back: Wendy Williams returns to her show on March 4

(NEW YORK) -- After a nearly three-month extended hiatus from her daytime talk show due to health issues, Wendy Williams is set to return to her namesake show next month. The news of her return came on Thursday via a statement from the show's production company, Debmar-Mercury, which was posted…... Read More

Anna Paquin talks "amped-up" role in 'Flack'; remembers "shocked" reaction to Oscar win at age 11

(NEW YORK) -- On the new Pop TV series Flack, Anna Paquin plays Robyn, a publicist who cleans up high-profile messes but can't seem to clean up her own messy life. Paquin, who also serves as a producer on the U.K.-set series, says her character's "amped-up" life mirrors the craziness…... Read More

"I'm lost for words" -- Tyler Perry, Octavia Spencer and other celebrities react to Jussie Smollett's hoax, arrest

(LOS ANGELES) -- Celebrities are reacting to the arrest of Jussie Smollett, who's been charged by Chicago PD with filing a false police report.  The Empire star falsely claimed he was attacked on January 29 by two men shouting racist and homophobic epithets. Tyler Perry took to Instagram, writing, "I…... Read More

Latest 'Rocketman' trailer details Elton John's name change, substance abuse, sexuality & more

(LOS ANGELES) -- If you thought Elton John's upcoming biopic Rocketman, described as a "musical fantasy," would only focus on the positive parts of the legendary star's life, a new trailer indicates otherwise. The trailer, which runs for about two-and-a-half minutes, shows Elton's transformation from an unknown musician named Reginald…... Read More