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Craig Blankenhorn/HBO(NEW YORK) -- The HBO show Girls is back for its fifth season later this month, but its biggest star will not be making press appearances due to a "chronic condition."

Lena Dunham took to Instagram Monday to write, "I just wanted to let you know that, while I am so excited for Girls to return on Feb 21, I won't be out and about doing press for the new season. As many of you know I have endometriosis, a chronic condition that affects approximately 1 in 10 women's reproductive health."

The writer and creator of the show, 29, added that she's going through a "rough patch" with the illness and that doctors told her to rest.

"That's a hard thing to do, but I'm trying, because all I want is to make season 6 of Girls the best one yet," she said.

According to the Mayo Clinic, endometriosis can result in "severe" pain and fertility problems due to tissue that grows outside the uterus instead of inside, which is normal in most women.

"So many women with this disease literally don't have the option of time off and I won't take it for granted," she added, with the closing, "Back soon."

Dunham has starred on Girls since she helped create the show in 2012.

Hey Beloved Pals, I just wanted to let you know that, while I am so excited for Girls to return on Feb 21, I won't be out and about doing press for the new season. As many of you know I have endometriosis, a chronic condition that affects approximately 1 in 10 women's reproductive health. I am currently going through a rough patch with the illness and my body (along with my amazing doctors) let me know, in no uncertain terms, that it's time to rest. That's a hard thing to do, but I'm trying, because all I want is to make season 6 of Girls the best one yet. I'm lucky enough to have support and backup from Jenni, Judd and the whole Girls gang. So many women with this disease literally don't have the option of time off and I won't take it for granted. Wishing you all health & happiness, in whatever form suits you. Back soon xxLena

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Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan in "Creed"; Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros.(LOS ANGELES) -- The topic of diversity in Hollywood and within the Academy was addressed by several stars Monday at the Oscar nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills.

Sylvester Stallone, a best supporting actor contender for Creed, made headlines by saying he had been open to the idea of boycotting the upcoming Oscars ceremony, due to the all-white field of acting nominees. He says he left it up to Creed director Ryan Coogler, who is black, to make the call.

Stallone shared, “I said, ‘If you want me to go, I’ll go, if you don’t, I won’t.’ And he goes, ‘No, I want you to go.’ That’s the kind of guy he is. 'I want you to go and respect us and stand up for the film.'”

The 69-year-old actor said he believes it's "a matter of time" before more improvements on the diversity issue are made.

“Eventually all talent will rise to the top. It’s just a matter of getting, I guess, a new paradigm, a new way of thinking,” he said.

George Miller, a best director nominee for Mad Max: Fury Road, was asked whether the ongoing diversity conversation will affect the way he makes movies in the future. He replied, "To be honest, I hadn't thought about it in terms of the next movies I hope to make."

He added, "I think casting is story-driven, but I think what's really good about what's happened, if there's a positive to come out of it, it's alerted everybody to the problem."

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently voted unanimously to make the voting members "significantly" more diverse, with the goal to double the number of women and diverse members by 2020.

The vote came after stars like Will Smith, his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, and Spike Lee said they will not attend the upcoming Oscars ceremony, airing live on ABC on February 28.

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ABC/Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) -- Monday night's episode of The Bachelor picked up where last week's episode left off: with Ben Higgins having a private chat with Olivia after he received several complaints about her from the other women.

Olivia played the victim, saying she has a target on her back and that her fellow bachelorettes were put off by her aggressiveness in pursuing Ben.

The conversation wasn't going to have any immediate effects on Olivia's status on the show, since she earned the previous group date rose. But things would change for her soon enough.

At the rose ceremony, Jennifer was eliminated.

The rest of the episode took place in the Bahamas, where Caila scored the first date. While they went fishing, Leah sobbed at the bachelorettes' place, wondering why she wasn't the one who was invited to the date.

Caila confessed to Ben that she wasn't quite ready to be more vulnerable around him. When asked point-blank if she's ready to commit to him, she expressed reluctance, saying, "I feel my greatest fear is I can't totally, completely fall in love with somebody."

Yet moments later, she said she's falling in love with Ben because she feels understood. After all the confusion, Ben gave her a rose.

Six women joined Ben on the group date, which involved riding a boat and feeding swimming pigs. Seriously.

Leah continued to doubt her future with Ben, and his attempt to reassure her didn't help much. She later gave Ben something new to worry about, when she told him that a potential relationship between him and Lauren B. wouldn't work out because she acts differently when she's not around him. Ben raised the issue with Lauren B., and she was confused and distraught.

When an emotional Lauren B. told the others what had happened, Leah lied and claimed she wasn't the one who made the comments to Ben.

Lauren B. wondered whether all of this cost her the group date rose, after Ben presented it to Amanda.

Leah tried to dig Lauren B. into an even deeper hole by visiting Ben and suggesting that Lauren isn't a genuine person. Her plan backfired, big time; Ben was tired of the Lauren B. talk, and he chose to send Leah home after admitting that something was missing between them.

"Leah, I don't want to put you through this...I think it's best for us to kind of say goodbye," he said.

Olivia was back in the picture for a two-on-one date with Ben and Emily. With only one rose up for grabs, one of these bachelorettes would be eliminated. Ben had private time with each of them on a rainy tropical island.

Right before he awarded the rose, he took Olivia aside and said that while he appreciated how open she was with her feelings, he couldn't reciprocate. "I think as honest as you've been with me about your feelings, I have to be honest with you about mine and tell you that today I can't give you this rose," he explained.

Emily happily accepted the rose moments later.

Ben wasn't feeling up to the cocktail party, so he cancelled it. He jumped straight to another rose ceremony, where he said goodbye to Lauren H.

Next Monday, the remaining six women will visit Ben's hometown of Warsaw, Indiana.

For more Bachelor fun, tune in to ABC this Sunday night -- Valentine's Day -- for the special The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love, which will include footage of Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert's recent wedding.

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(L-R) Morena Baccarin, Leslie Uggams, Ryan Reynolds and Brianna Hildebrand; Gary Gershoff/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Deadpool, opening Friday, is the latest flick about a Marvel superhero to hit the big screen.  But unlike previous Marvel heroes you've seen, Deadpool doesn't play nice.  He's a foul-mouthed, uncensored and mentally unstable mercenary whose story is so edgy, it took years for a studio to agree to actually make a movie about him.  But despite his R-rated ways, Ryan Reynolds, who plays Wade Wilson/Deadpool, says he's never felt so close to a character before.

"There's just a kind of a weird symmetry between our personalities and I don't know exactly what that is, but it feels as close as an alter ego could feel, you know, when it's just a role," he told ABC Radio at a New York City fan event for the movie.  "I just have always related to him. I've always been able to kind of 'freestyle' as Deadpool, much like, maybe, someone can freestyle sing, which I can't do!  So I love it. I've always loved it."

At the fan event, dozens and dozens of fans showed up in Deadpool outfits, some in pretty bizarre configurations, including Ballerina Deadpool, Pee-wee Herman Deadpool and "Kiddie Pool," a five-year-old dressed up in Deadpool's trademark red and black costume. Clearly, fans don't take their hero too seriously, and neither does Reynolds.  In fact, it was his idea to include a lot of self-deprecating humor in the script, taking shots at himself and his career -- most notoriously, his superhero misfire Green Lantern.  

"My whole career is built on making fun of myself and, and, and there's no better person to make fun of," he tells ABC Radio. "You know, when you think of a funny joke about someone, it's nice when you can point it towards yourself, instead of them. That way no one gets hurt and everyone still laughs!"

Because there's so much humor in the script, Reynolds' co-star Morena Baccarin, who plays his love interest, says it was hard to keep a straight face while shooting.

"He's so g**damned funny," the Gotham actress tells ABC Radio. "And it was a blast working with him."  She joked, "He's a really sweet, self-effacing, obviously ugly as sin, and so has to make up for it with a winning personality."

Baccarin is currently hugely pregnant with her baby with Gotham co-star Ben McKenzie, and she says watching herself onscreen in Deadpool makes her long for her pre-pregnancy body.  She laughs, "You know what? I don't want to look at it too much until I'm done with this!"  

By the way, the character of Deadpool first appeared onscreen in the 2009 movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Reynolds played him back then, too, but the character was portrayed completely differently as he is in the comics, which angered fans.  However, Deadpool fans swooned in 2014, when director Tim Miller posted online computer-generated test footage of the "Merc with the Mouth," voiced by Reynolds.  The viral response the action scene received prompted 20th Century Fox to greenlight Miller's big-screen version, which presents the snarky, saber-swinging character just as he exists in the comics.

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James Devaney/GC Images(NEW YORK) -- President Obama will want to pack his dancing shoes for his trip to California this week, as he is set to make a special in-studio appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday, February 12.

The announcement was sent out through Ellen DeGeneres' Twitter account, including a joke that the president would be participating in a game of "Never Have I Ever" with the host.

The taped appearance will be the first time a sitting president appears in studio on the show. Obama was last interviewed in 2014 by Ellen DeGeneres in a two-way camera interview from the White House, where he promoted enrollment in the Affordable Care Act and joked about how DeGeneres broke his "retweet" record.

But his 2007 appearance on the show as he was campaigning for president was arguably the most playful -- as he entered the studio dancing to Beyonce's "Crazy in Love." 

His wife, first lady Michelle Obama, followed up with a dance-filled performance of Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" in March of last year to highlight her "Let's Move" fitness campaign.

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Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Monday, February 8 marks 40 years since Taxi Driver first hit theaters, grabbing us by the throat and dragging us into lead character Travis Bickle's dark, twisted world.

The film, which starred Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster and Harvey Keitel, was an instant classic, the 12th-highest-grossing movie of 1976.  It earned four Academy Award nominations and won the Cannes Film Festival’s prestigious Palme d’Or.  It also established the careers of director Martin Scorsese and star De Niro, and cemented their on-screen partnership, which continues to this day.

Taxi Driver not only changed the movies, it changed history.  Here are five ways:

1. Taxi Driver established director Scorsese, then 33, as Hollywood's premier auteur, whose influence would be later felt by a new generation of filmmakers like Spike Lee and Quentin Tarantino.

2. Coming off his Oscar win for The Godfather: Part II, De Niro turned down half-million dollar offers to star in Taxi Driver, his second collaboration with Scorsese, after 1973’s Mean Streets. It sealed his reputation as one of Hollywood's greatest actors, while the character he embodied, Travis Bickle, became a cinema classic.

3. Bickle's memorable line -- "You talkin’ to me?" -- became one of film's most recognized and is included in the top 10 most famous movie lines by the American Film Institute. Screenwriter Paul Schrader later said, "It’s the best thing in the movie, and I didn’t write it." De Niro, who improvised the entire monologue that included that famous line, borrowed it from Bruce Springsteen, whom he’d seen perform in Greenwich Village just days earlier.

4. Scorsese’s portrait of New York City in 1976 was dark, cramped and filled with garbage -- the latter of which, it turns out, was real. In the summer of 1975, when he shot Taxi Driver, a sanitation workers’ strike left garbage piled on the streets and sidewalks. The film, Scorsese’s farewell to his hometown, also signaled the end of an era in New York. The Checker cabs, grimy neighborhoods and Times Square of the movie no longer exist.

5. Schrader's script was inspired in part by the failed political assassination of presidential hopeful George Wallace in 1972. In the film, Bickle plots to assassinate presidential candidate Senator Charles Palantine after he’s rebuffed by Palantine's campaign volunteer, Betsy, played by Cybill Shepherd. Five years later, John Hinckley, Jr., who was fixated on the film and its star Jodie Foster, mimicked Bickle's Mohawk-wearing  appearance from the film and attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan. White House Press Secretary James Brady was shot in the head in the attack and left severely disabled.  Hinckley was found not guilty of the shooting by reason of insanity and remains under institutional psychiatric care.

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"black-ish" star Anthony Anderson; ABC/Bob D’Amico(PASADENA, Calif.) -- ABC's black-ish and the Fox drama Empire won major awards Friday night at the 47th NAACP Image Awards, held Friday night in Pasadena, California.

black-ish was named outstanding comedy series, while stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross received acting prizes.

Anderson was the host of the ceremony.

Empire earned the award for outstanding drama series, and stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson were honored for their performances on the show.

On the movie side, Straight Outta Compton and Creed were among the winners.

A complete list of winners is available on NAACPImageAwards.net. Here are the winners in the major categories:

Outstanding Comedy Series
black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series 
Anthony Anderson - black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series 
Tracee Ellis Ross - black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Drama Series
Empire (FOX)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Terrence Howard - Empire (FOX)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson - Empire (FOX)

Outstanding Motion Picture
Straight Outta Compton

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Michael B. Jordan - Creed

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Sanaa Lathan - The Perfect Guy

Entertainer of the Year
Michael B. Jordan

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ABC/Jeffrey Neira(NEW YORK) -- Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice opened up about her financial situation, her time in federal prison and what her future holds in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Amy Robach.

"[We're not in] foreclosure any longer, thank you, God," Giudice said in the interview, airing Tuesday on Good Morning America. "And our restitution's paid off. We're in -- thank God -- in good shape."

The interview marks the first sit-down television interview with Giudice, 43, since she was released from a federal correctional institution in Danbury, Connecticut, in December.

The reality-TV star served 11-and-a-half months after pleading guilty last year to tax fraud.  Despite her guilty plea, when asked whether she believed she was "breaking the law," Giudice replied, "No."

"This is what happened in my eyes. I signed some papers. There was no intent to commit a crime. I didn't know I was committing a crime," Giudice told Robach. "I got indicted. The government saw it differently. I got sentenced. I ... served time. I did what I had to do and now I'm moving past it."

Her husband, Joe, also pleaded guilty. He's set to begin his own 41-month prison sentence in March.

Giudice was released from jail before her sentence of 15 months for good behavior, her attorney, James Leonard, told ABC News at the time.

Giudice has spent her time since the release at home with her husband and their four daughters, Gia Gabriella, Milania and Audriana. She recounts her experience in her first-ever memoir, Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again, out Tuesday.

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"The Revenant" star Leonardo DiCaprio and director Alejandro G. Iñárritu; Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- The Revenant director Alejandro G. Iñárritu won a major award over the weekend.

He received the prize for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film at the Directors Guild of America Awards Saturday in Los Angeles.

The DGA Awards are traditionally a bellwether for who will win the best director Oscar. Only seven times has the DGA winner for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film not gone on to win an Academy Award the same year.

Iñárritu won the directing award at the DGAs and the Oscars last year for Birdman.

The other DGA nominees this year were, in alphabetical order: Tom McCarthy, for Spotlight; Adam McKay, for The Big Short; George Miller, for Mad Max: Fury Road; and Ridley Scott, for The Martian.

Check out the winners in the other categories on DGA.org.

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Darren Michaels/CBS(LOS ANGELES) -- Elton John was in the passenger seat for the latest installment of James Corden’s popular feature “Carpool Karaoke” during a special edition of The Late Late Show following Super Bowl 50 Sunday.

After breaking into a chorus of Elton’s “Your Song,” the rock legend told Corden that the tune marked a big step in his long songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin.

"[I] sat at the piano, read it through and said, 'God, this is amazing for an 18-year-old poet to write this lyric.' And I played it to him, and I think when I finished playing we both realized that this was a huge step forward in our songwriting. We never looked back from that song."

Corden and his passenger then donned funny sunglasses and boas as they launched into “Crocodile Rock.” Other songs included “Tiny Dancer and “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.”

In between, Elton explained that his crazy stage costumes were born out of necessity. noting, "I was never a lead vocalist. I was playing the piano...and I wasn't you know, a sex symbol, and so I had fun with my outfits."

Elton and his partner of more than 20 years, David Furnish, have two sons via surrogate -- 5-year-old Zachary and 3-year-old Elijah -- and insisted that at 68, the recording artist doesn’t feel like he’s too old to be a dad.

 "I love it. They've been amazing,” he says. “And I haven't had one second in Zachery or Elijah's life where I felt that they'd been getting on my nerves...Ten years ago if you'd have told me that I'd be saying this, I would've said, 'you're crazy,' but it's changed my life."

Elton appeared on the Late Late Show to promote his new album Wonderful Crazy Night, which arrived  Friday. 

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Sunday night's match-up between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers scored the second-highest overnight rating for a Super Bowl, according to Variety.  Only last year's game drew more viewers.

Variety reports that, according to Nielsen, Super Bowl 50 averaged a 49 rating/73 share.  Last year's game scored a 49.7 rating, which equaled 114.4 million viewers -- an all-time record.  Actual viewer estimates for Sunday's game will be out later today.

The Bronco's beat the Panthers 24-10, while Beyonce and Bruno Mars upstaged Coldplay during the halftime performance.  Lady Gaga nailed the national anthem all by herself.

This year, digital ratings are expected to set records as well; this year's game was available for free viewing on devices like Apple TV and Roku for the first time.

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ABC News(SANTA CLARA, CALIF.) -- Coldplay offered a flashback performance during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show Sunday night at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, dipping deep into their catalog while also paying homage to past performers who've graced the big stage at the big game -- with the help of Beyoncé and Bruno Mars.

Chris Martin and company teased their first hit, "Yellow," before launching into "Viva La Vida." Martin commanded a psychedelic stage while the fans in the seats held up yellow, blue and orange signs.

Martin said, "Wherever you are, we are in this together," before seguing into the sing-along "Oooooh" part of the song.

His band -- which was joined by the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles -- followed up with "Paradise," as the audience surrounding the stage waved their arms.

Chris shed his jacket with blue patches for a more recent tune, "Adventure Of A Lifetime," jumping up and down and singing "Woohoo" repeatedly.

Coldplay gave way to Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson, who delivered their smash hit "Uptown Funk." Bruno wore a shiny black outfit with sunglasses, plus large chains dangling from his neck.

A marching band led into Beyoncé, who performed her just-released song "Formation." She and Bruno then had a bit of a dance-off before she and Martin joined in on "Uptown Funk," with a sample of Bey's "Crazy In Love" mixed in.

Coldplay returned with "Clocks" and "Fix You," as viewers saw a montage of highlights of past Super Bowl halftime performances from the likes of Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Stevie Wonder and others. Martin even worked in lyrics of songs by these artists, including Prince's "Purple Rain" and Bruno's "Just The Way You Are."

Martin, Beyoncé and Bruno all sang Coldplay's "Up&Up" to close things out. In the stands, fans held up placards that spelled out, "Believe In Love."

A new Beyoncé tour was announced immediately after her appearance in the halftime show.


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ABC News(SANTA CLARA, CALIF.) -- After joining Coldplay for their Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday night, Beyoncé announced a stadium tour for later this year.

The North American leg of The Formation World Tour will launch in Miami on April 27 and will continue through a June 12 date in Hershey, Pennsylvania. 

Incidentally, one of the stops will be Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, where Sunday night's Super Bowl was held.

As part of the tour, fans will have the chance to get involved in Beyoncé’s #BeyGOOD initiative, which is helping out the response to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Tickets will go on sale beginning Tuesday, February 16. Beyhive members can purchase tickets in advance. Visit Beyonce.com for more info.

The European leg runs from June 28 in Sunderland, U.K., through July 31 in Brussels, Belgium.

Bey's halftime show appearance and tour announcement came one day after she released a new song, "Formation."

Here are the North American tour dates: 

4/27 -- Miami, FL, Marlins Park
4/29 -- Tampa, FL, Raymond James Stadium
5/1 -- Atlanta, GA, Georgia Dome
5/3 -- Raleigh, NC, Carter-Finley Stadium
5/5 -- Nashville, TN, Nissan Stadium
5/7 -- Houston, TX, NRG Stadium
5/9 -- Dallas, TX, AT&T Stadium
5/12 -- San Diego, CA, Qualcomm Stadium
5/14 -- Los Angeles, CA, Rose Bowl
5/16 -- Santa Clara, CA, Levi's Stadium
5/18 -- Seattle, WA, CenturyLink Field
5/20 -- Edmonton, AB, Commonwealth Stadium
5/23 -- Minneapolis, MN, TCF Bank Stadium
5/25 -- Toronto, ON, Rogers Centre
5/27 -- Chicago, IL, Soldier Field
5/29 -- Detroit, MI, Ford Field
5/31 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Heinz Field
6/3 -- Boston, MA, Gillette Stadium
6/5 -- Philadelphia, PA, Lincoln Financial Field
6/7 -- New York, NY, Citi Field
6/10 -- Baltimore, MD, M&T Bank Stadium
6/12 -- Hershey, PA, Hersheypark Stadium

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ABC News(SANTA CLARA, CALIF.) -- The stars weren’t only on the field during the Super Bowl on Sunday.

The much-hyped commercials offered a wide range of A-listers, from Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen to Christopher Walken to Willem Dafoe –- as Marilyn Monroe.

Of course, the ads cost a lot of money to air during the CBS broadcast of the game: $5 million per 30-second spot, according to reports.

If you missed some of the commercials during the Super Bowl telecast, or if you want to re-watch them, you can check out all of the ads on YouTube.

Here’s a recap of the best spots:

Pregame

-- Comedian Jim Gaffigan made his debut as KFC's new Colonel Sanders, replacing Norm MacDonald.

-- Kevin Hart is an overprotective dad who lends his daughter’s date his Hyundai Genesis, then follows their every move with its tracking system.

-- There were movie previews for Deadpool, Captain America: Civil War and 10 Cloverfield Lane.

First Quarter

-- Willem Dafoe tries to pass himself off as Marilyn Monroe in her Seven Year Itch white dress in Snickers’ latest “You’re not you when you’re hungry” spot.

-- Jeff Goldblum and a choir perform The Jeffersons theme -– and Lil Wayne makes a cameo -– in a spot for Apartments.com.

-- Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in an action-packed commercial for the game Mobile Strike.

-- Things get nutty when a pregnant woman's partner eats Doritos during her ultrasound.

-- A retired, depressed astronaut is reinvigorated when he’s handed the keys to the Audi R8 V10 plus. The commercial utilizes the David Bowie song “Starman.”

-- What do you get when you cross a puppy, a monkey, and a baby? A really weird creature for an even weirder ad for Mountain Dew Kickstart.

-- Comedy duo Key and Peele play funky characters as they tout Squarespace.

-- Silicon Valley’s T.J. Miller trades insults with a Shock Top beer tap.

-- There was a movie preview for The Jungle Book.

Second Quarter

-- Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen form the “Bud Light Party” and go on the campaign trail like they’re in the presidential race. Paul Rudd and Michael Pena make cameos.

-- Steven Tyler teaches a Skittles portrait of the Aerosmith singer how to sing like him –- until it falls apart.

-- Steve Harvey spoofs his Miss Universe mishap in an ad for T-Mobile.

-- Two women driving a Hyundai Elantra on a road in “Ryanville” pass by Ryan Reynolds as a cop, a construction worker, a dog walker, etc. The car is billed as one that “doesn’t get distracted” thanks to its auto-emergency brake system.

-- Bank robbers are forced to rely on a Toyota Prius for their getaway vehicle, leading to a chase that becomes a media sensation.

-- There were movie previews for the new Bourne movie starring Matt Damon and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Independence Day sequels.

Halftime

-- CURE auto insurance had an awkward ad in which a dying father has something important to tell his son, who's distracted by an attractive hospital staffer.

-- Janelle Monae dances to the sixties hit "Do You Love Me" by the Contours and Madonna's "Express Yourself" before singing her updated version of the "Joy of Pepsi" jingle.

-- Alec Baldwin and Dan Marino take verbal jabs at each other during a party in a commercial for Amazon's Echo speaker and Alexa voice service. "How many championships has Dan Marino won?" Baldwin asks Alexa. Marino's response: "How many Oscars has Alec Baldwin won?"

Third Quarter

-- Dogs desperate for Doritos dress in human clothing to purchase the cheesy snack in a shop.

-- Serena Williams, Tony Hawk, soccer star Abby Wambach, T-Pain and others describe MINI USA vehicles as a “chick car,” a “short man’s car,” a “cute car,” a “slow car” and more. The message: the MINI will “defy labels.”

-- Anthony Hopkins stars in an ad for TurboTax.

-- Liam Neeson is a man who travels back in time to chat with his younger self, played by his real-life son, Micheál, about protecting the future –- and LG’s OLED TV.

-- Kung Fu Panda isn’t just a star on the big screen. The animated character is front and center in an ad for Wix.com, a website builder.

-- Dogs dressed in hot dog costumes? Why not. That’s what Heinz gave us.

-- A flock of sheep sings Queen’s “Somebody to Love,” apparently inspired by the Honda Ridgeline truck.

-- There was a movie preview for X-Men Apocalypse.

Fourth Quarter

-- The NFL aired its commercial on “Super Bowl babies” –- kids born nine months after their city won the big game. The children sing a football version of Seal’s “Kiss From a Rose.” Seal himself appears in the spot, too.

-- Christopher Walken and his sock puppet lecture a man inside a walk-in closet -- get it? –- before introducing him to the new Kia Optima.

-- In a T-Mobile commercial, Drake gladly takes suggestions on how to revise his hit tune “Hotline Bling” for a mobile phone company.

-- Helen Mirren charmingly warns viewers about the dangers of drunk driving on behalf of Budweiser.

-- Colgate advises viewers to start conserving water by turning off the faucet when it’s not needed.

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DreamWorks Animation(NEW YORK) -- Kung Fu Panda 3 scored another box office win during Super Bowl weekend.

The animated sequel earned an estimated 21 million dollars in its second weekend of release to top three new films.

The Coen brothers' Hail, Caesar! opened in second place, collecting 11.4 million dollars. It boasts an all-star cast that includes George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum.

The Nicholas Sparks romantic story The Choice debuted in fifth place, with 6.1 million, followed by Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which premiered with 5.2 million.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens reached two more milestones over the weekend. It surpassed the 900-million-dollar mark at the domestic box office and two billion globally. It was released in December by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Rentrak:

1. Kung Fu Panda 3, $21 million.
2. Hail, Caesar! $11.4 million.
3. The Revenant, $7.1 million.
4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, $6.9 million.
5. The Choice, $6.1 million.
6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, $5.2 million.
7. The Finest Hours, $4.7 million.
8. Ride Along 2, $4.5 million.
9. The Boy, $4.1 million.
10. Dirty Grandpa, $4.1 million.

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