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Cameron Diaz Clarifies Anti-Monogamy Comments


Raymond Hall/GC Images(NEW YORK) -- Cameron Diaz recently made headlines for her thoughts on monogamy, telling InStyle magazine, "I don't know if anyone is really naturally monogamous. We all have the same instincts as animals. But we live in a society where it's been ingrained in us to do these things."

But the actress cleared the air Wednesday on Good Morning America about what she really meant about having a solo sexual partner.

"Monogamy, I think, is a very important part of relationships working," Diaz, 41, told GMA co-host Lara Spencer, adding that she was previously referring to her character's beliefs in her upcoming film, The Other Woman, rather than her own.

"My character said she doesn't believe in monogamy and then somehow journalists were like, 'So, you don't believe in monogamy?' And I'm like, 'That is my character. You know I'm acting, right?'" Diaz explained.

In the new romantic comedy hitting theaters Friday, Diaz plays a sexy single woman who discovers she's dating a married man. The confusion surrounding her comments on monogamy stemmed from the publication's interview where she said, "A lot of people chase after it because they've been told, 'This equals happiness.' They chase it, they get it, and then they find out, 'Why did I think this was going to make me happy? I'm miserable.'"

It's a sentiment the blond bombshell echoed on the BBC's The Graham Norton Show earlier this month.

"I'm like, 'Relax. It's OK if you did.' Everybody gets cheated on," she explained.

Of course, the A-lister has not shied away from serious relationships. She has been linked to some of Hollywood's leading men, from Justin Timberlake to Jared Leto to baseball star Alex Rodriguez.

"I'm grateful for all of it, whether it was something quick and passing or something that lingered too long," she told the publication. "There is not one thing I've been through that hasn't been a lesson that led me to this moment, and I can't believe how great life keeps getting."

 


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Jodie Foster Marries Alexandra Hedison


Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts(LOS ANGELES) -- Congrats are in order for Jodie Foster and photographer Alexandra Heddison. ABC News Radio has confirmed the two were married last weekend.

Foster and Heddison began dating in the summer of 2013, according to E! News

Heddison previously dated Ellen DeGeneres before the talk show host left her for Portia de Rossi, according to E! sources. Heddison and DeGeneres had dated for about three years before they split in 2004.

Foster was previously linked to Cydney Bernard; they split in 2008 after 20 years together. They are co-parents to two sons: Charles and Kit.

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Chris Brown's Trial Postponed to Late June


Sara De Boer/STARTRAKS PHOTO via ABC(WASHINGTON) -- After being postponed twice, Chris Brown's misdemeanor assault trial was expected to start Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Superior Court. But the trial has been delayed once again.  

The Washington Post reports the judge overseeing the case delayed Brown's trial until June 25, which is the same day the singer's bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, will be sentenced. Earlier this week, Hollosy was found guilty of assaulting a man outside of a Washington, D.C., hotel last year.

The paper reports Hollosy has refused to testify against Brown, who allegedly participated in the physical altercation, in an effort to avoid incriminating himself prior to his sentencing. Brown's bodyguard faces a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

While Brown has denied hitting his accuser, he faces the same penalty as Hollosy. In addition, Brown also could face problems in California, where he's on probation stemming from his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna. If he's found to have violated his probation in that case, he could face four years in a California prison.

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"Bachelorette" Contestant Eric Hill Dies in Paragliding Accident


GO with Eric/Facebook(NEW YORK) -- One of the competitors on Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette has died, his sister confirmed.

Eric Hill, an adventurer who sought to visit every country in the world in less than 1,200 days, was involved in a paragliding accident Sunday that left him in a coma. He died Wednesday morning. He was 31.

"Eric shared his final journey with us this morning as all his immediate family were able to be at his side when he passed away. Thank you to all of your love and support and prayers and fasting," Karen Tracey wrote on her Facebook page. "It was amazing to be with so many of his friends and family yesterday in the hospital who came to express their love for Eric."

According to reports, Hill's parachute collapsed while he was paragliding in Utah with a friend.

The California native, who called his trip around the world, "The Global Odyssey," did not seem to be filming the ABC reality series at the time of the accident.

"He gave us such a gift of a life fully lived and fully shared, and allowed us all to be a part of his last adventure here on earth. It is hard to think of life without his bright spark, but we know he is on to new adventures," Tracy added in her post. "We look forward to carrying on his legacy here and greeting him joyfully again someday. I love you so much, little brother!"

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MTV Video Music Awards to Air Live from Los Angeles Forum


MTV(NEW YORK) -- Last year, the MTV Video Music Awards became the first awards show to take place at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. This year, the show, which airs on Aug. 24, will be the first-ever awards telecast at the Los Angeles Forum.

That legendary venue dates back to 1967, and has hosted concerts by the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, the Jackson 5, Bob Dylan, Madonna, Prince and others. It just re-opened in January of this year with all the latest high-tech bells, whistles and amenities.

MTV President Stephen Friedman said in a statement, "With its incomparable legacy as a world-class music venue, the Forum is one of Southern California’s most iconic entertainment landmarks...[and has] has hosted some of the most legendary musical artists and performances ever seen and we can’t wait to add the 2014 Video Music Awards to this list and create the type of memorable moments that music fans will talk about for years to come.”

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Justin Bieber Apologizes Following Shrine Controversy


John Paul Filo/CBS(NEW YORK) -- Justin Bieber has apparently learned his lesson.

During a trip to Tokyo earlier this week, the singer stopped at the Yasukuni Shrine, then tweeted an homage to the shrine.

Only problem was that the Yasukuni Shrine was founded in the late 1800s and honors more than two million Japanese who died in combat from the Boshin War in 1868 through the end of World War II. But it also honors convicted war criminals that are categorized Class A -- crimes against peace -- stemming from mass murders across Asia during World War II.

After Chinese fans urged Bieber to take his positive tweet down, he did so and posted an apology Wednesday morning.

"While in Japan I asked my driver to pull over for which I saw a beautiful shrine," he wrote. "I was mislead to think the shrines were only a place of prayer. To anyone I have offended I am extremely sorry. I love you China and I love you Japan."

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Robin Roberts Tells Letterman She's 'Healthier and Happier'


ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) -- Robin Roberts has watched Late Show With David Letterman countless times before. But the Good Morning America co-anchor had never appeared on the program. Not until Tuesday, when she visited Late Show to promote her new book, Everybody's Got Something.

Roberts spoke with David Letterman about the medical obstacles she has faced and overcome. Roberts, a breast cancer survivor, was later diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, a rare blood disorder. She underwent a bone marrow transplant in 2012, receiving donor cells from her sister, Sally-Ann.

Through it all, she has maintained a positive outlook, saying she wouldn’t change a thing.

"I can look at you right now and say I am healthier and happier than I've ever been," Roberts, 53, said. "That's all that matters."

Letterman remarked on the book's title, saying how appropriate it is. "Nobody gets a free ride," he said.

"You think you’re the only one," Roberts said of life's obstacles. "And my momma would say, 'Honey, everybody's got something.' Everybody's got something, not just a challenge, but something to give to help you get through that challenge."

After taping the appearance, Roberts had a parting message for Letterman:

.@GMA's @RobinRoberts has a special message for Dave. Watch Robin coming up next on #LSDL pic.twitter.com/aGS5AhYF9J

— Letterman (@Letterman) April 23, 2014

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Colbert Appears on "Late Show," Presents His Own Top Ten List


Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS(NEW YORK) -- David Letterman welcomed his future Late Show successor, Stephen Colbert, onto his CBS program on Tuesday night.

The Colbert Report host said he's "obviously thrilled" that he will take over the Late Show in 2015. Letterman replied that he is thrilled, too, because CBS execs could have easily hired "another boob like me. But they didn't. They hired a guy..." Colbert interjected, "They hired a boob like me." Letterman said, "No, no, no," but Colbert maintained, "Every boob is like a snowflake, Dave. We're all unique in our own way."

Colbert noted that he has a couple of connections to Letterman. He recalled that in 1986, his college girlfriend interviewed for an internship with Letterman's old NBC program, Late Night. By chance, Colbert landed an interview himself. He was offered an internship, his girlfriend wasn't, and the "relationship did not last."

Colbert said he didn't accept the internship because it didn't pay. As he declared to Letterman, New York City is "an expensive city!"

About a decade later, Colbert said, the Late Show was seeking new writers, so he and a collaborator submitted material. By the time they heard back, months later, they'd moved on to jobs with the TV show Strangers with Candy, which premiered on Comedy Central in 1999.

However, Colbert revealed a Top Ten List he'd submitted: "Top Ten Cocktails for Santa." The top items on the list were:

3. "King of the Juice -- any available juice, any available liquor, wedge of matzo."

2. "Jack Frost -- equal parts Jack Daniels and snow (seasonal)."

1. "Silent Nighttrain."

After the interview aired on the East Coast, Colbert tweeted a selfie featuring himself with Letterman that he snapped during their segment. He included the hashtag #boobs.

#boobs pic.twitter.com/bPKXOII4Vc

— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) April 23, 2014

CBS announced on April 10 that Colbert will replace Letterman. An exact start date for Colbert hasn't been announced.

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Lupita Nyong'o Is People's Most Beautiful Woman for 2014


Steve Granitz/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Lupita Nyong'o is having a very good year. After winning the Oscar for her role in 12 Years a Slave, the actress has now been named People magazine's "Most Beautiful."

"It was exciting and just a major, major compliment," Nyong'o said of nabbing the cover. "I was happy for all the girls who would see me on it and feel a little more seen."

Being a role model for other women like her is important for Nyong'o, who told People she first thought being beautiful meant having "light skin and long, flowing, straight hair."

"Subconsciously you start to appreciate those things more than what you possess," she added.

Nyong'o credits her mother, Dorothy, for finally convincing her that her own beauty was enough. The actress said her mother "always said I was beautiful. And I finally believed her at some point."

Nyong'o said she's received the most compliments on her looks when she doesn't have any makeup on, "and also before I comb my hair or put on a pretty dress. Happiness is the most important thing."

The Most Beautiful issue of People goes on sale this Friday.
 
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Discovery Channel Planning Documentary on Mount Everest Avalanche


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- After cancelling its Everest Jump Live special in light of Friday's avalanche at Mount Everest that killed 13 people, Discovery Channel is instead planning a documentary on the tragedy.

According to Deadline.com, Discovery will utilize footage shot by NBC News' Peacock Productions, which had been set to produce Everest Jump Live. Its crews had been shooting footage for the five nights of Everest-themed programming that the network had planned, leading up to the special.

Everest Jump Live, which had been scheduled to air May 11, would have featured Joby Ogwyn gliding down from the summit of Mount Everest using a wingsuit.

The documentary will focus on the avalanche and the local reaction to it. The film's length and airdate have not yet been announced.

Discovery hopes to make a donation to a charity benefiting the families of the Sherpa guides killed in the avalanche, and encourage viewers to pitch in as well.
 
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Robert De Niro Posts First Vine Video


Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for DTFF(NEW YORK) -- Robert De Niro may be a veteran actor with plenty of experience under his belt, but he apparently can still learn something new. Just this past week he recorded his first Vine video.

De Niro was playing around with Tribeca Film Festival judge Jerome Jarre's cell phone when he discovered the app.

The video, captioned "ROBERT DE NIRO'S FIRST 6 SECOND FILM!," shows the 70-year-old actor appearing puzzled as he looks into the camera lens and asks, "What happened to my iPhone?"

Jarre then appears in the frame and says, "What are you doing with my Vine? My Vine account?"

The video was most likely filmed during the Tribeca Film Festival, of which De Niro is a co-founder. The festival is currently running through April 27.

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Diane Keaton Says She's Still Woody Allen's Friend Amid Sex Abuse Allegation


Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of director Woody Allen and actress Mia Farrow, recently revived past accusations that Allen abused her as a child, but one person in Allen's life will not waver in her friendship with him.

"I’m Woody’s friend and I’ve been Woody’s friend for 45 years and nothing’s going to change that," Diane Keaton says in the May issue of More magazine.

Dylan Farrow detailed the alleged abuse in an open letter published in The New York Times. Allen has long denied the abuse claims and defended himself in his own open letter on the Times' website, saying, "Of course, I did not molest Dylan."

Keaton starred in eight Woody Allen movies, including 1972’s Play It Again, Sam, 1995’s Love and Death, 1977’s Annie Hall and Manhattan Murder Mystery in 1993. Allen reportedly wrote the title role of Annie Hall for Keaton. It earned her an Academy Award as best actress.  Keaton and Allen were romantically involved for a time.

Keaton has also been linked to her other co-stars, including Warren Beatty and Al Pacino, but she has never married.

In her interview with More, Keaton, 68, says she could've walked down the aisle for the right man.  "I told myself I wanted to [marry] but I didn’t really want a man that I could have...I wanted the dream."

Keaton details her life, including her love affairs, in her new book, Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty, out April 29.
 
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Hollywood Executives Deny Allegations Made by Bryan Singer's Accuser


Mark Davis/Getty Images for EJAF(LOS ANGELES) -- The three Hollywood executives accused of sexual abuse by the man who is suing X-Men director Bryan Singer over similar allegations are denying the claims made against them.

Michael Egan, 31, claims in lawsuits filed this week that he was abused by Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard when he was a teenager.

A lawyer for Ancier, the former head of programming for Fox and NBC, says in a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter that the claims are "demonstrably untrue." The statement continues, "As just one of many examples, Mr. Ancier has never even visited the estate in Hawaii where the plaintiff claims to have encountered him."

An attorney for Goddard, who has helped create theme park attractions for Universal Studios, said in an email to The Hollywood Reporter that Goddard is currently in China and a proper statement will be released in "due course but needless to say this is without merit."

Neuman, a former president of Disney TV, addressed the allegations against him on his Twitter feed, calling them "disgusting and COMPLETELY FALSE." He added, "Also very shocking in that they don’t just stretch the truth, they are whole-cloth lies with zero basis in reality or truth. Sickening, and very evil, for anyone to lie like that, let alone in a legal document."

The lawsuits against the executives were filed just days after Egan filed a similar complaint against Singer. The director's attorney has said the claims against Singer are "completely fabricated."

Singer's latest film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, opens on May 23.

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Michael Imperioli Says It Would Be 'Painful' for Him to Watch James Gandolfini's Final Films


Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Michael Imperioli is still coming to grips with the loss of his Sopranos co-star, James Gandolfini, who died last June in Italy of a heart attack at the age of 51.

ABC News Radio recently asked Imperioli whether he will reunite with his fellow Sopranos cast members to watch Gandolfini's final movie, The Drop, once the drama is released in September. He said he currently has no plans to do so, and mentioned that he has yet to see Gandolfini's most recent movie, Enough Said.

Imperioli admitted that it would be "a little painful" for him to watch one of Gandolfini's final works. He said, "We miss him a lot, man. He was a good guy and he was a good friend."

Imperioli is one of the stars of the new comedy The M Word, opening everywhere on May 2.

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Kevin Spacey OK with Former President Clinton Dropping "House of Cards" Spoilers


Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former President Bill Clinton may have dropped a couple of House of Cards spoilers at a recent benefit concert, but the lead star of the Netflix series, Kevin Spacey, has no problem with that.

Clinton and Spacey were among the top names who attended Sting's Rainforest Benefit Concert in New York City last Thursday night.

As he addressed the crowd, the 42nd U.S. president poked fun at Spacey's character on House of Cards, Frank Underwood. He joked, "When I was president, people accused me of murder all the time! Made a show of investigating it! Spacey's president for 15 minutes, and he gets away with murder!"

That last line contains two spoilers from the second season of House of Cards, which premiered in February: Spacey killing Kate Mara's journalist character, Zoe Barnes, and his character making the jump from vice president to president.

Spacey normally discourages people from discussing spoilers, but he makes an exception in Clinton's case. He pointed out to ABC News Radio that the event was not televised. He added, "If he wants to be the spoiler-in-chief that's entirely up to him. He's a good man, it was great of him to have shown up, and we had some fun on stage together."

Much like he did at the Rainforest Benefit Concert, Spacey imitated Clinton: "I love that show because 99 percent of what they do in that show, it's real. And the one percent they got wrong, you could never get an education bill passed that fast."

Aside from House of Cards, you'll soon be able to catch Spacey in the documentary NOW: in the Wings on a World Stage. He collaborated with his American Beauty director, Sam Mendes, on the film, which chronicles their touring production of the Shakespeare tragedy Richard III.

NOW: in the Wings on a World Stage will screen in select theaters and be made available for download on May 2. You can learn more about the film at KevinSpacey.com.

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