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“Sharknado 3”: See Who the President and Vice-President Will Be

Syfy/NBC Universal(NEW YORK) -- The oddly popular TV movie franchise Sharknado is about to get political.

Syfy has announced that the third installment of the satirical disaster film, which is scheduled to premiere in July, will cause “mass destruction in Washington, D.C., before roaring down the Eastern Seaboard and into Florida.”

It will star Mark Cuban, of the Dallas Mavericks and Shark Tank fame, as the President of the United States. Conservative political commentator Ann Coulter will assume the position of Vice President.

The movie will be set in Washington D.C. and for those who work on the Hill there may a chance for members of Congress to fight against a shark-battered hurricane that will soon take a bite out of our nation’s capital.

According to Politico, representatives from the Syfy network are seeking to cast “recognizable Senators and Congressmen, and a few others like Colin Powell and Oliver North.”

Along with a sundry list of stars who have made previous cameos, including Tara Reid, Jerry Springer and Chris Jericho, newcomers like Ryan Newman and Jack Griffo will be joining the team for the newest Sharknado movie.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar to Star in “Star Wars Rebels” Season 2

Vince Bucci/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Sarah Michelle Gellar and her husband Freddie Prinze Jr. are now working together.

Gellar will join the cast of Star Wars Rebels on Disney XD for season two, executive producer/supervising director Dave Filoni revealed Tuesday.

"We’re thrilled to have Sarah Michelle Gellar on board for season two," he said in a statement. "She is a true Star Wars Rebels fan and her passion undoubtedly comes through in the voice recording sessions."

In addition to Gellar and Prize Jr., the voice cast also includes David Oyelowo, Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar and Taylor Gray.

Star Wars Rebels, an animated show, focuses on the events between Star Wars Episodes III and IV.

No details about Gellar's character have been revealed yet.

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Kelly Clarkson to Go on Summer Tour

ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- Kelly Clarkson has a new baby, a new album and now she is taking both of them out on the road.

Clarkson, 32, announced Tuesday on ABC’s Good Morning America that she will be going out on tour this summer for her new album, “Piece by Piece.”

“I’m so excited,” Clarkson said. "I’ve been at home with a baby.”

The former American Idol winner gave birth to daughter River Rose in June 2014. She says the now 8-month-old River will make a great traveling companion during her tour, which Clarkson said will kick off in July.

“I have a magical baby. She loves traveling so far,” Clarkson said, adding that River especially loves her newest single, “Heartbreak Song.”

“This song, she loves the whole album but she loves this song. It’s crazy,” Clarkson said.

The three-time Grammy winner did not reveal any further details about the tour, such as who will open or whether any fellow singers will make guest appearances.

One thing Clarkson did clarify, however, is that if she asked fellow singers, they would show up.

“I was being funny,” Clarkson said, referring to the firestorm that erupted when she jokingly said in an interview last month on BBC Radio 1 that no major artists want to collaborate with her on a song.

"I also said I had the Black Plague. I don’t have that,” Clarkson said on GMA. "I was just being funny because people were kind of making it to where, because John Legend and I sang on this record, they were like, ‘Why didn’t you sing with anybody before?,’ like almost making me a snob.”

“I was like, ‘I’ve asked people to sing. I would sing with a lot of people but it just doesn’t always work out with the timing,’” Clarkson said. "People will work with me.”

Oscar winner Legend joins Clarkson for "Run Run Run," on "Piece by Piece," which was released on Tuesday.

Clarkson has previously collaborated with country greats like Vince Gill and Reba McEntire, her stepmother-in-law, and says a return to country could be in her future too.

"I love country music. I love R&B. I love a lot of styles. I just don’t want to stop changing and growing," Clarkson said of her future.

"I love Broadway. I grew up in musical theater," she added, hinting at another possible career move.

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Oprah Winfrey to Shut Down Harpo Studios in Chicago

Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Chicago is "everything" to Oprah Winfrey. It's where the media mogul became a superstar and where she first planted her showbiz roots.

But in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter posted Tuesday, Winfrey revealed Harpo Studios in Chicago will be shut down by year's end in favor of a transition to OWN headquarters in Los Angeles. This move ends Harpo's 26-year run in the Windy City.

OWN just moved into its new space at West Hollywood's The Lot.

"I've spent more hours in this building than I have any other building on Earth. ...We were here when there was nothing but hoes and rats on the street, and now it's one of the hottest neighborhoods [in Chicago]," she told the magazine.

The talk-show host and actress, 61, added: "The time had come to downsize this part of the business and to move forward. It will be sad to say goodbye, but I look ahead with such a knowing that what the future holds is even more than I can see."

Winfrey noted that top OWN execs had been going back and forth between Chicago and Los Angeles and that she wanted all her operations in one place. OWN has been around for the past four years and plans to expand further.

Around 200 employees will be impacted by the closing of the Chicago offices. The report adds that a "small group" of Chicago employees will join OWN.

The interview also notes that Winfrey will soon see how much time she has to get back in front of the camera on the big screen, including an upcoming Richard Pryor biopic. As for Broadway rumors, Winfrey told the magazine she decided to stay away due to the morbid nature of the play night, Mother. She will head to New York City soon to look at other projects and shows.

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Carrie Underwood Has Baby Boy, Isaiah Michael Fisher

ABC/Image Group LA(NEW YORK) -- Carrie Underwood is a mom!

The American Idol winner turned country superstar and her hockey-star husband, Mike Fisher, welcomed son Isaiah Michael Fisher Feb. 27, Underwood announced Tuesday on Instagram.

"Tiny hands and tiny feet...God has blessed us with an amazing gift! Isaiah Michael Fisher - born on February 27. Welcome to the world, sweet angel!" she wrote.



Underwood, 31, announced her pregnancy on Labor Day by posting a sweet picture with her dogs.

"In honor of "Labor" Day...Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents couldn't be happier!" Underwood wrote.

The picture featured her two dogs wearing shirts that said they were going to be a big brother and big sister to a new baby.

A couple months later, Underwood's co-host at the Country Music Awards, Brad Paisley, let slip that she was having a baby boy.

Underwood later told ABC Radio that she'd planned to announce the baby's sex during the show all along, but she didn't let Paisley in on the secret until the very last minute.

"Brad's got loose lips. He's a blabbermouth!" Underwood said with a laugh. "So, I was like, 'I'm not gonna tell you until we're ready for the rest of the world to know, 'cause I know you'll tell people.'"

She and her husband both had a feeling they were having a baby boy, but had the doctor write down the baby's gender for them to look at when they were ready. They took the envelope containing the news of the baby's sex with them to a nice restaurant.

"[It was] just the two of us in a nicer setting, but we both knew," she said. "So, that was just confirming our suspicions. We didn't really speak of it before, 'cause we were both just like, 'Whatever. It's all good.' But we knew it was a boy."

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Faith Hill Recovering from Neck Surgery

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- When country music star Faith Hill hit the red carpet at the Academy Awards with a sleek, new pixie cut last month, fans were concerned when they spotted a scar on her neck.

“Faith Hill has quite the neck scar! Hope she's OK,” one supporter wrote, while another added: "Just saw Faith Hill on the Red Carpet. Anybody know what that big scar on her neck is from?”

Citing a source, People magazine has reported that the 47-year-old, five-time Grammy Award winner is recovering from neck surgery. The source told People that Hill, the wife of fellow country music star, Tim McGraw, had surgery in January to correct damage caused by an old injury.

Representatives for Hill confirmed the report to ABC News.

Patrick Gomez, a staff writer for People, said Hill has been dealing with this issue for some time. He also said the “This Kiss” singer first underwent surgery in 2011 to help alleviate issues related to an injury sustained years before.

Doctors say the procedure Hill underwent is called anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, and that it’s very common.

“We find it in elderly patients very frequently, but it can also occur in younger patients who have experienced some kind of trauma," said Dr. Joshua Bederson, chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery for Mount Sinai Health System, who did not treat Hill. "It does occur spontaneously from time to time.”

"Since the neck is so mobile any kind of minor injury can lead to a herniated disc or compression of the nerves," Bederson said.

Hill, who has three children, isn’t speaking publicly about her recovery, but the surgery isn’t slowing her down. She attended several parties following her husband’s Oscar tribute to country music singer Glen Campbell.

"Faith has been going to physical therapy and the source says her recovery is going well and Faith is getting better and better," Gomez said.

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"The Bachelor" Recap: The Women Tell All

ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) -- The Bachelor: The Women Tell All special had it all on Monday night: heartfelt conversations, tears, and an onion.

The eliminated ladies from the current season of The Bachelor gathered to reflect on their romances with Chris Soules, and to revisit old feuds. The two finalists, Whitney and Becca, were not present.

Let's start with the bachelorette who was eliminated on last week's episode: Kaitlyn. She told host Chris Harrison she was confident heading into the rose ceremony in Bali, which is why she was so confused by her dismissal.

Later, Soules explained to her that he faced a difficult decision between the final three, comparing it to throwing darts at a dartboard. Kaitlyn wondered why he didn't give her the opportunity to chat privately before the ceremony, as he had with Becca. Soules agreed that in hindsight he should have done that, but he did the best he could at the time.

Jade, who was sent home during the hometown visits episode after revealing her Playboy past, also had the opportunity to speak directly with Soules. She was upset that Soules said it was awkward for him to look at her Playboy photos and video. He said he was being honest with her, and that her experience with Playboy was not the reason he let her go.  

The Women Tell All was also highlighted by the return of the most polarizing contestants of the season, Kelsey and Britt.

Kelsey insisted that she was not trying to manipulate Soules or curry empathy from him when she referred to the loss of her husband as an "amazing" story, as she had been accused of doing by some of the other women. Kelsey also said she did not believe she was better than the other bachelorettes, despite how she was depicted on the show.

Kelsey mended fences somewhat with Ashley I., with whom she went on the two-on-one date in South Dakota that ended with both being eliminated. She conceded that she felt "raw anger" when she mocked Ashley during the date, and she apologized.

Britt cried early and often during Monday's special, mostly because of her interactions with Carly. She said Carly was friendly to her face during the season but was critical of her to Soules and to the cameras. Britt believed that if Carly had not meddled in her relationship with Soules, she would have remained in the competition.  

In the strangest moment of the night, Harrison had a brief conversation with Ashley S., the bachelorette who mistook a pomegranate for an onion. She presented him with what she called a "hosting gift": an onion, naturally.

When asked if she had put on an act for the cameras during the season, she claimed she hadn't. An excited Harrison invited her to appear on the next season of Bachelor in Paradise, but he didn't get a straight answer from Ashley; instead, she stated, "It's so weird that we're on TV."

The Bachelor season ends next Monday night with Soules proposing to either Whitney or Becca...or perhaps neither of them.

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Jon Stewart Confronts WWE Nemesis in the Ring

Martin Crook(NEW YORK) -- After two weeks of back and forth with WWE villain Seth Rollins, Jon Stewart confronted his nemesis in the ring on Monday night -- and kicked him where it hurts.

Stewart called out Rollins in a YouTube video on Feb. 19, days after Rollins declared on the WWE program Monday Night Raw, "I could take over as host of The Daily Show for Jon Stewart and make that thing actually watchable."

Rollins then surprised Stewart on The Daily Show last week, inviting him to appear on Monday Night Raw. Stewart did just that last night, and he continued to needle Rollins.

Stewart angered Rollins by making fun of the blond streak in the wrestler's otherwise dark hair. The crowd at Newark, New Jersey's Prudential Center laughed when Stewart joked, "How could I make a fool out of a man dressed like a SWAT team stripper with Lady Gaga's hair?

Rollins responded by grabbing Stewart by his suit jacket and shaking him. However, when another wrestler caused a distraction, Stewart took the opportunity to kick Rollins in the groin and slip out of the ring.

Stewart announced last month he is stepping down from The Daily Show later this year.

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"Marvel's: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Returns with an Inhuman Twist

ABC/Bob D'Amico(NEW YORK) -- With ABC's well-received limited-run series Marvel's Agent Carter all wrapped up, Marvel's: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to the network Tuesday night.

Series star Ming Na Wen, who plays butt-kicking secret agent Melinda May, tells ABC Radio that fans should brace for an "incredibly intense" start to the second half of the show's sophomore season.

The show ended with a cliffhanger. The agent fans knew as Skye had just been revealed as an Inhuman -- a person with the potential to receive superheroic abilities; in fact, she was revealed as the Marvel comics character Daisy Johnson AKA Quake. As her name suggests, Quake has seismic powers, which lead to the death of one of her teammates.

Wen hints the season delves into how Chloe Bennet's character comes to terms with her literally earth-shaking gifts -- and how her former teammates deal with her.

"With the introduction of the Inhumans and having one of our own becoming that," Wen says, "it brings a lot of the unknown into the S.H.I.E.L.D. world. Where at one point we knew about...the Thors of the world, or the aliens...But to have the Inhumans, and not quite understanding if their powers are for good or evil...we enter a much more dangerous field."

For fans of the show -- and for Wen herself -- there's always speculation about whether some of the series' characters will eventually end up on the big screen. "No one's told me anything yet," she insists.

One thing is apparent: Agent May won't appear in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron. "I was still hoping for that phone call like, 'Hey, come on out to New Zealand for a quick scene,'" Wen laughed, adding, "I can't wait to see it to see how it all connects with our show."

Marvel's: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
airs at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

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Suzanne Somers Weighs In on Patricia Arquette's Oscar Speech

ABC/Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) -- Patricia Arquette's Oscar speech, in which she called for wage equality, resonates with Suzanne Somers.

For years the actress has claimed she was fired from the hit sitcom Three's Company in 1981 because she wanted to be paid equal to the male TV stars of the day.

Somers said in an interview with ABC Radio, "I still don't think they should have fired me for asking to be paid commensurate with the men."

Somers agrees with what Arquette had to say at the Oscars a little over a week ago, when Arquette accepted her best supporting actress award for Boyhood.

Somers declares, "If you are selling more tickets than the man in the movie or the TV series, and you've got the talent, then you deserve to be paid commensurately. Because it's show business."

Somers will compete on the upcoming season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, premiering March 16.

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Why Cameron Diaz Quit Social Media Last Year

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- Cameron Diaz hasn't tweeted since September, 16, 2014. Why? Because she quit social media altogether.

"I think social media is a crazy-a** experiment on society," she tells Cosmopolitan U.K. "The way people use it to get validation from a bunch of strangers is dangerous. What's the point?"

Besides, Diaz is busy being a newlywed with rocker Benji Madden. The two tied the knot in January. It may be safe to assume the two rarely leave the bed. Diaz told the magazine that sex is "something healthy that we need to be doing for many different reasons."

Still, it's not the only form of exercise Diaz does regularly. In fact, the Annie star encourages everyone to work out.

"You have to just do it. Once you commit and really put in the effort, your body goes, 'Oh, it's not OK to be without this.' People say, 'My body rejects exercise.' No, it doesn't.  Your mind rejects exercise," she explained.

But that doesn't mean Diaz doesn't occasionally indulge in sweets. "Well being is an equation. Remember, you don't have to have the whole cake, you can have a piece. Don't deprive yourself. Have fun. Just be self-aware," she said. "If your equation is 80 percent good, 20 percent bad most of the time, then a little movement toward the center isn't going to affect you much."

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Jared Leto Cuts Hair and Shaves Beard for Joker Role

ABC/Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) -- Jared Leto has undergone quite the transformation to prepare for his role as The Joker in an upcoming DC Comics film.

The Oscar winner has cut his hair short and shaved his beard for Suicide Squad. He documented his new look on Instagram Monday, first by posting a photo of someone holding a pair of scissors to his ponytail. He wrote, "I miss my beard already."

Leto later shared a picture of himself with his new hairdo and a clean-shaven face. He wrote, "...#gone!"

Suicide Squad, which will also star Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Viola Davis, will see a number of DC's signature supervillains come together for a secret government operation. The movie is scheduled to open Aug. 5, 2016.

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Maggie Smith Says 6th Season of "Downton Abbey" Should Be 'Last One'

Dave J Hogan/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Maggie Smith just celebrated her 80th birthday, but says she'll keep working in television and film as long as physically possible.

“When you’re not working it’s scary, and when you are working it’s scary, because you don’t know if you’ve got the energy to get through the day. But the bleakness of not doing it, and missing out on the friendships that you make, is too much to bear," she told U.K.'s The Sunday Times.

In fact, Smith just started filming the sixth season of her hit show Downton Abbey, but admits this is probably the last season -- at least for her.

“They say this is the last one, and I can’t see how it could go on,” Smith added. “I mean, I certainly can’t keep going. To my knowledge, I must be 110 by now. We’re into the late 1920s.”

One drawback from this huge show has been that Smith now has to deal with real celebrity.

"What’s sad is I’ve gone through my whole life without any of that. I could go round galleries and things on my own and I just can’t do it now. If someone decides to get at you, you can’t get away," she added. “What’s awful is it used to be just autographs, but now everyone wants photographs. You begin to feel like all those people who believed photographs took the soul away. There’s nothing like privacy, but nobody will have that soon. Nobody’s private anymore.”

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More 'Vulnerable' Bethenny Frankel Returns to "Real Housewives of New York"

Mathieu Young/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- After a three-season hiatus, Bethenny Frankel is coming back to Real Housewives of New York, but from the looks of the season 7 trailer, she's a little more humbled.

"It's like starting over," Frankel tells her therapist in a teaser for the new season, posted exclusively by Us Weekly. "Failed talk show, failed marriage."

Frankel is returning to the show that first made her a star, after starring in her own reality show spin-off, in which she married Jason Hoppy and had a baby daughter, and hosting her eponymous talk show, which was canceled in February of 2014, after less than a year.

Since filing for divorce from Hoppy in January 2013, the Skinnygirl founder has struggled.

"My divorce has made me a vulnerable person," Frankel says in the trailer.

Later, she's seen in the trailer with tears in her eyes, saying, "I don't want the same life back, I just want a new life."

But there's still a lot of snark left in Frankel, as the trailer also shows her clashing with the other housewives.

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Julianne and Derek Hough Going Back on Tour

ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) -- Siblings Derek and Julianne Hough are headed back on tour. The new Move Live on Tour 2015, which was announced on Monday's Good Morning America, will see the dancing pair hitting 40 cities across the U.S.

"We had such a fun and high energy show last year. It was amazing to see such a great reaction from our fans the first time, and we can’t wait til they see what we have up our sleeves now!" Julianne said in a statement. "Our goal then, and our goal now is to have it feel like a rock concert for dance, and I think we have and certainly will accomplish that again."

Derek added, "Our fans haven’t stopped asking when we would go back out on the road so we are excited to be able to tell them that because of their support and demand, we are headed out again to bring them a new and exciting show. We can’t wait to see everyone on the road."

The tour kicks off June 12 in Phoenix, Arizona and ends August 8 in Las Vegas. Tickets for Move Live On Tour go on sale Friday via

The brother and sister dancing duo will also be seen on the 20th season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. It returns Monday, March 16.

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