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Gwyneth Paltrow testifies in ski crash trial

ABC/Christopher WillardGwyneth Paltrow has taken the stand in the civil trial for a ski accident that occurred on February 26, 2016. Terry Sanderson, a retired optometrist, filed a lawsuit in January 2019 accusing Paltrow of crashing into him on the slopes at Deer Valley Ski Resort in Utah, claiming he was left "seriously injured" as a result. Sanderson's original complaint claims that Paltrow allegedly "skied out of control and hit the back of Terry Sanderson, another skier, who was downhill, knocking him down hard, knocking him out, and causing a brain injury, four broken ribs and other serious injuries." In an amended complaint filed in February 2019, Sanderson changed the value of damages he is seeking in the lawsuit from   ... Read More

‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ already killing it at the box office

LionsgateFans are apparently ready for John Wick to be back. The fourth chapter of the hit franchise has already broken a series record, and it only officially hit theaters on Friday. Variety reports John Wick: Chapter 4 snagged some $8.9 million in sneak preview ticket sales in this country on Thursday alone. By comparison, the last film in the series, Chapter 3: Parabellum, earned $5.9 million in its domestic sneaks, John Wick 2 earned $2.2 million and the original made $950,000 during its Thursday night screenings, according to the trade. The latest installment's huge sneaks have put Keanu Reeves' latest adventure as Baba Yaga on track for not only a record opening for the series, but an impressive weekend open   ... Read More

Adam McKay arrests Robert Downey Jr., Robert Pattinson, Amy Adams and more for serial killer satire

Netflix/Dimitrios KambourisDirector-writer Adam McKay, who recently called the shots on Netflix's environmental disaster movie Don't Look Up, starring Oscar winners Leo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, has lined up some major stars for his next big comedy. Deadline reports Oscar-nominated screenwriter McKay has netted Robert Downey Jr., The Batman's Robert Pattinson, Till's Danielle Deadwyler, and Oscar winners Amy Adams and Forest Whitaker for a dark comedy centering on a serial killer. The trade reports Average Height, Average Build will have Pattinson playing a killer who turns to a Washington DC lobbyist, played by Adams, in an effort to help change the laws so that he could literally get away with murder. Deadline says Downey will play a retired cop who still   ... Read More

Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth divorcing after 12 years of marriage

Presley Ann/Getty Images for Icelandic GlacialReese Witherspoon and Jim Toth are divorcing after 12 years of marriage. The Legally Blonde actress took to Instagram on Friday, March 24, to share a joint statement from herself and Toth announcing the split, which comes days before their 12th anniversary on March 26. "We have some personal news to share," the statement began. "It is with a great deal of care and consideration that we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We have enjoyed so many wonderful years together and are moving forward with deep love, kindness, and mutual respect for everything we have created together. "Our biggest priority is our son and our entire family as we navigate this next chapter,"   ... Read More

James Cameron is concerned AI “could be the end of the world”

20th Century StudiosOscar-winning director James Cameron knows a thing or two about artificial intelligence — after all, he conceived of Skynet, the AI system that tried to end humanity in the Terminator films. However, in real life, he tells Sean Hayes, Will Arnett and Jason Bateman's SmartLess podcast that we also have something to fear about the technology. "I'm not afraid but I'm certainly pretty concerned about the potential of misuse of AI,'' the Avatar director said. "I think AI can be pretty great. I think it could also literally be the end of the world." He agreed that experts in the field "start laughing" at him when he brings it up, given his Terminator bona fides, but he clarifies,   ... Read More

How the Trump hush money case compares to the John Edwards indictment

Sara D. Davis/Getty Images, FILE(WASHINGTON) -- With a grand jury weighing possible charges against former President Donald Trump, the case is drawing comparisons to the indictment of a rising Democratic star over a decade ago that also involved hush money accusations. In 2011, John Edwards, a former senator from North Carolina and two-time presidential candidate, was charged in an alleged plot to violate campaign finance laws during his 2008 bid for the White House. Federal prosecutors accused Edwards of soliciting nearly $1 million from wealthy donors to hide his affair with videographer Rielle Hunter -- and that he was the father of their baby -- to prevent damage to his reputation as a family man during the campaign. Edwards' defense   ... Read More

Meadows, other top Trump aides ordered to testify in Jan. 6 probe as judge rejects claims of executive privilege

Creativeye99/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A federal judge has rejected former President Donald Trump's claims of executive privilege and has ordered Mark Meadows and other former top aides to testify before a federal grand jury investigating Trump's efforts to overturn the election leading up to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, multiple sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News. Meadows, Trump's former chief of staff, was subpoenaed along with the other former aides by Special counsel Jack Smith for testimony and documents related to the probe. Trump's legal team had challenged the subpoenas by asserting executive privilege, which is the right of a president to keep confidential the communications he has with advisers. In a sealed order last week,   ... Read More

Going down the ‘Rabbit Hole’ with Kiefer Sutherland’s new Paramount+ series

Paramount+/Michael GibsonOn Sunday, Kiefer Sutherland returns to TV with Paramount+'s new thriller series Rabbit Hole. The 24 veteran executive produces and stars as John Weir, an expert in corporate espionage, who takes on a routine job that lands him in the middle of a deadly conspiracy.  The show touches on some ripped-from-the-headlines topics, from fragile digital banking systems to an omnipresent security state and deepfake tech. Sutherland tells ABC Audio, "It's alarming. But the truth is we're in the middle of a technological revolution ... our capabilities of manipulating information, manipulating other people's images and voice imaging is changing dynamically by the week." He adds, "And, you know, and some of it can be used for good and some of it can be used for bad.   ... Read More

Weekend Watchlist: What’s new on streaming

Here’s a look at some of the new movies and TV shows streaming this weekend: HuluUp Here: Fall in love with the new musical romantic comedy set in New York City during the year 1999, starring Mae Whitman and Carlos Valdes. NetflixLove Is Blind: Learn if true connections can be made without knowing what your partner looks like in season four of the dating reality show. HBO MaxSuccession: The Roy family struggles for power as they prepare for the sale of their media company in the fourth and final season. ShowtimeYellowjackets: Find out if the Yellowjackets will make it through the winter in season two of the drama series. Paramount+Rabbit Hole: There’s more than reputation at stake when a corporate spy is accused of murder in the new   ... Read More

Mae Whitman says this former co-star convinced her to tackle new musical series ‘Up Here’

HuluThe new series Up Here, out Friday on Hulu, follows a couple working through their anxieties in late ‘90s New York City. Mae Whitman stars as a writer who can’t get out of her own head, and she tells ABC Audio that even though she’s wanted to do a musical for a while, the thought of it also scared her. “I’m at that point now where I’ve been lucky enough to do so many different things that it’s exciting to me to do something I haven’t done and that really terrifies me,” Whitman says. “This is genuinely the most terrifying thing I could ever possibly imagine. And I was like, well, if I’m scared of it, I should probably make myself try at   ... Read More

‘John Wick’, ranked: Fans sound off on the “#1 Action Film Franchise”

LionsgateThis weekend, John Wick: Chapter 4 explodes into theaters, and to that end, the website Ranker polled its users about what they thought of Keanu Reeves' hitman movies. Turns out, they love them. A lot. The Keanu Reeves film series appears on countless fan surveys on the site, which lets its 30 million monthly visitors vote up or down on various topics. For example, the John Wick movies ranked #1 on Ranker's list of the Greatest Action Film Franchises, ahead of Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible movies (#2), the Jason Bourne collection (#3) and even James Bond's decades of films (#4). Chapter 4 is ranked #3 on the Most Anticipated Sequels And Reboots We Can't Wait To See — behind only   ... Read More

Jeremy Renner gets reunited with snowplow that ran him over

Paramount+Jeremy Renner is proving once again that his sense of humor remained unscathed after the New Year's Day snowplow accident that could have killed him. The actor posted a video to his Instagram stories of him recording that he has been reunited with his snowcat snowplow that was at the center of his near-fatal mishap. Reno, Nevada authorities had seized the 14,330 pound vehicle as part of their investigation into the accident, which occurred when the actor was pulled under its tracks, suffering more than 30 broken bones as well as blunt chest trauma. According to the video, the snowcat was returned to him on Thursday, From another car, Renner recorded the plowing machine being driven back to his home,   ... Read More

In Brief: ‘Outer Banks’ big for Netflix, and more

Showtime has canceled The L Word: Generation Q after three seasons, according to Deadline, but the franchise may continue on the cabler with a reboot of the series, tentatively titled The L Word: New York. There are no further details at this time. The L Word: New York would be the latest Showtime series to get a reboot, joining Billions and Dexter... The third season premiere of Netflix’s teen drama Outer Banks pulled in 3.15 billion minutes of viewing time for the week of February 20-26 -- the biggest single-week total of 2023 to date for any title in the Nielsen rankings, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Viewing of the first and second seasons accounted for almost a third of   ... Read More

Top Trump attorney appeared before grand jury last December in classified docs probe: Sources

ftwitty/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A top attorney for former President Donald Trump gave previously undisclosed testimony before a grand jury late last year regarding efforts by Trump's team to locate any classified documents that remained in Trump's possession after the FBI's unprecedented August search of his Mar-a-Lago estate, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. The Dec. 22 testimony from attorney Timothy Parlatore was ordered after months of wrangling between Trump's attorneys and officials in the Justice Department, who had grown increasingly concerned that Trump still continued to hold onto classified documents after more than 100 were discovered in the August 8 search, sources said. In fact, just days before his testimony, Parlatore revealed to the DOJ and D.C.   ... Read More

Alec Baldwin claims special prosecutor in ‘Rust’ case violated his constitutional rights

This file handout photo released April 25, 2022, courtesy of Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office and part of the investigative files, shows actor Alec Baldwin being processed after the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Oct. 21, 2022. -- Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office(NEW YORK) -- Alec Baldwin's attorneys claimed in a new court filing that the now-former special prosecutor who investigated the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of "Rust" used the case to advance her career and that public statements made in the case have violated his constitutional rights. New Mexico state Rep. Andrea Reeb announced last week that she was stepping down from the   ... Read More

‘Yellowjackets’ star teases season 2, debunks a wild theory

Kailey Schwerman/SHOWTIMEYellowjackets returns to Showtime for its second season Friday and star Sophie Nélisse promises the stakes are higher than ever. Nélisse, who plays the younger version of Melanie Lynskey’s Shauna in the series, tells ABC Audio fans should prepare themselves for “more chaos” and “more conflict” as the teenage survivors of last season’s plane crash go deeper into survival mode and their adult counterparts deal with the repercussions 25 years later.   “I think what I was really intrigued [about] with the show is to kind of see how we'll transition into this sort of feral state where we're ready to commit really bad things,” she says. There are lots of fan theories about what those “bad things” will   ... Read More

Sheryl Lee Ralph reveals she was sexually assaulted in public by a “famous TV judge”

ABC/Gilles Mingasson(NOTE LANGUAGE) In a wide-ranging interview with the Wake Up with Angela Yee podcast, Abbott Elementary Emmy winner Sheryl Lee Ralph discussed an accusation she made in her new book, DIVA 2.0: 12 Life Lessons From Me For You, in which a "famous" person sexually assaulted her at a public event. "There was one incident — it was like the third time something like this happened to me. I thought to myself, 'What did I do to deserve that?'" She expressed, "This was a famous TV judge. Not Judge Mathis, I love him. He's a great man." Ralph recalled, "I'm at a very public place. I was suited. I had my suit on. I was handling my business for   ... Read More

Robert Downey Jr. could star in big-screen remake of Hitchock’s ‘Vertigo’

ABC/Randy HolmesRobert Downey Jr. might just star in a remake of one of Alfred Hitchcock's most beloved thrillers. Deadline reports Downey is interested in starring in and producing a big-screen remake of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, with Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight — who will reportedly be writing the next Star Wars film — adapting the screenplay. Downey would be playing the role made famous by famed Hitchcock collaborator Jimmy Stewart: a detective who retires after developing the titular symptom when a colleague falls from a rooftop during a chase. The former gumshoe is subsequently tasked with minding a friend's wife, but the simple case turns out to be anything but. There's no word yet on who will fill the considerable   ... Read More

Go Go! Trailer drops for super-powered reunion: ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always’

L-R: Cardenas, Yost, Sutherland -- Netflix/Geoffrey H. ShortNetflix has reunited most of the original cast for a 30th anniversary nostalgia blow-out, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always, and a brand-new trailer is more than enough to get fans pumped. The special stars Walter E. Jones, reprising as the Black Ranger Zack Taylor; Catherine Sutherland as the Pink Ranger Kat Hillard; David Yost's Blue Ranger Billy Cranston; Steve Cardenas' Red Ranger Rocky DeSantos; Karan Ashley as Aisha Campbell, the second Yellow Ranger; and the second Black Ranger Adam Park, again played by Johnny Yong Bosch. The star who played the original Yellow Ranger, Thuy Trang, died in a car accident in 2001. The trailer sees Charlie Kersh as Minh Kwan,   ... Read More

Lance Reddick, star of ‘John Wick’ films, ‘The Wire’, dead at 60

Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDbCelebrated character actor Lance Reddick has died at 60 years old, ABC News has confirmed. The star who played Baltimore cop Cedrick Daniels in HBO's acclaimed drama The Wire more recently logged memorable recurring performances as The Continental's concierge Charon in the John Wick series — including the upcoming fourth installment. According to his rep, Reddick passed away "suddenly from natural causes" Friday morning. The statement continued, "Lance will be greatly missed." Reddick had been on a promotional tour for the new film in the hit franchise, but was absent at the New York City premiere Thursday evening. Instead, he Instagrammed a photo of himself at his California home with his four beloved dogs. The actor   ... Read More

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