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ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- Most celebrities don't like to talk about their personal life -- but not Dwayne Johnson. In fact, during a recent interview with Esquire, he made a point of mentioning his girlfriend and his daughter Simone.

"I've lived with my longtime girlfriend, Lauren Hashian, going on, like, eight, nine years now. She's a singer-songwriter. We spend a lot of time with my daughter in Florida, Simone, who's 13. We do these stories and we talk so much about the business end, the success end, but then Lauren isn't mentioned and my daughter isn't mentioned," he told the magazine.

"I always like making sure we find the balance and my home life is in there and Lauren Hashian is in there and my daughter is in there," he added. "You gotta get the better half in there. With all the cool s**t and success that I've been lucky enough to get? That doesn't happen unless the home life is solid."

Johnson also spoke about life growing up in a wrestling family.

"At a very young age, at five, I was with my dad down [Rocky Johnson] in the wrestling ring and in the weight room, watching all these guys wrestle," he explained. "Everything was dirty: dirty gym, dirty mats. My dad said, 'I'm getting up at six; you're gonna get up at six, too. I'm having my coffee; you have your orange juice. I'm going to the gym; you come to the gym with me.'" 

Asked if he enjoys wrestling or starring movies more, Johnson had a candid response about the lows of the sport.

"Wrestling is intimate. You can reach out and touch the wrestlers. I don't get that connection in movies, but the impact is so much greater. You're able to craft a longer career in movies," he said. "In wrestling, there's a shelf life, and some wrestlers don't pay attention to the shelf life."

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Universal(LOS ANGELES) -- In Trainwreck, Amy Schumer portrays a woman who loves dating and has no interest in being tied down. The comedian said many of her personal experiences inspired scenes from the film. 

"So the scene where I get high and then John [Cena's] character looks through my phone, and then instead of comforting him I ask if I can leave -- that did happen in my real life," she told reporters at a press conference in Los Angeles, reports People magazine.

Schumer denied that her character was to "act like a man."

"This is how I am and how a lot of girls are where the guy ends up being a little more sensitive and more invested," she clarified. "A lot of people have asked me if I intended to kind of flip the gender roles like I'm playing the guy, and that's not been my experience at all." 

Co-star Bill Hader said it was great filming with Schumer, even the intimate scenes. Hader added that it was director Judd Apatow who was the most nervous when it came to filming their sex scene.

"Judd was very embarrassed," he said. "He was very shy when we did the real sex scene on the couch. He was like, 'OK, so today's the big day. OK, you guys it's gonna be fun,' and everyone was looking at the ground." 

Trainwreck, also starring LeBron James, hits theaters July 17.

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BET(LOS ANGELES) -- Looks like there's more hair drama for Zendaya. The Disney star and "Replay" singer caused a stir at Sunday's BET Awards when she debuted a pixie-cut wig.

Many took to Twitter to criticize the 18-year-old for her new look.

Not one to stay silent, Zendaya responded on Twitter with a couple of playful selfies. "When people don't like your hair but they tweetin bout you tho," she wrote.

Zendaya seemed please with her entire ensemble, which included a sparkly, see-through minidress and some seriously high heels. "Yes...I'm a tall 6'4"(with these heels) skinny glass of sparkling water and I love it," she wrote on Instagram, alongside a pic of herself on the red carpet.

And when the night was over, Zendaya reminded her fans that whether they liked her latest look or not, it's only temporary. She retweeted a video of her snatching off the wig, showing her long locks.

Zendaya's dreadlocked hairstyle at this year's Oscars previously drew controversy, including stinging comments from Fashion Police co-host Giuliana Rancic, who said the actress must have smelled of "patchouli" and "weed." Zendaya blasted Rancic on Instagram for her insensitive remarks, and Rancic later apologized.

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Lisette M. Azar/CBS(ATLANTA) -- Tyler Perry was seen walking into the Peachtree Christian Hospice near Atlanta, Georgia, last Sunday. It's the same facility where Bobbi Kristina Brown -- the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston  -- is receiving medical care since being found unresponsive in her bathtub on January 31.

According to photos obtained by the U.K.'s The Daily Mail, the Hollywood producer and director was seen getting out of his blue Rolls Royce vehicle at the facility, dressed in all black while wearing a white hat. Photographers said Perry stayed at the facility for more than two hours.

Last week, Bobbi Kristina's aunt Pat Houston said her niece had been moved to the facility as her "condition has continued to deteriorate."

Perry is well known to be a friend of the Houston family. He helped Bobbi Kristina break into acting by casting her in his TV show Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse back in 2012, months after her mother passed away after being found unresponsive in similar fashion -- in a bathtub. He also told Oprah Winfrey in a 2013 interview that he failed at an attempt to get the late singing icon into a drug rehab facility after befriending her since the two both lived in Atlanta.

Bobbi Kristina, 22, has been in a medically induced coma since she was discovered at her Atlanta-area home.

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Paul Drinkwater/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Robert Downey Jr., Ellen DeGeneres and Kim Kardashian are just some of the stars featured on Forbes Celebrity 100 list this year.

The Celebrity 100 details the world's highest paid celebrities in 2015.

Downey, number eight, moved up two spots from 2014 when he was listed at number 10. The highest-paid actor in Hollywood made his $80 million windfall thanks to his role as Iron Man in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which raked in $1.4 billion at the box office. He also reportedly made $40 million from the forthcoming film, Captain America: Civil War, out in the U.S. May 6, 2016.

Although DeGeneres, at number 12, fell seven spots from the year before, the daytime talk show host still made $75 million this year. Reportedly, DeGerenes can thank her production company, Very Good Productions, which currently has five shows on the air. She also has a show, based on Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham, in development at Netflix, according to Forbes

Kardashian moved up the list this year to number 33 as her earnings nearly doubled in 2015, according to Forbes. The reality star's earnings of $52.5 million are partly due to her popular mobile game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. And of course, she continued to make money from her family's popular reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and its spin-offs.

Other entertainers to make the list include Jennifer Lawrence, Jackie Chan, Scarlett Johansson, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper and Tom Cruise. Also, retired late night show host David Letterman made the list at number 67 and funnyman Kevin Hart came in at number 95.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather took the number one spot, raking in a whopping $300 million, while his boxing rival Manny Pacquiao made the number two spot with $160 million.

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ABC/Heidi Gutman(NEW YORK) -- Jada Pinkett Smith is one of the rare female stars of Magic Mike XXL. The actress, who is married to Will Smith, said her husband wasn't really worried that she'd be around half-dressed Hollywood hunks while filming the sequel to 2012's Magic Mike.

"People always say, 'Was he jealous?' And I say, 'Listen, after 20 years of marriage boo boo, he know he got me on lock down,'" she on Monday's Good Morning America.

Pinkett Smith admitted that she was never into strip clubs, but after filming Magic Mike XXL, she better understands why women frequent the venues.

"Women go to these particular shows to feel validated, to feel acknowledged. It really isn't about sex in any sense of the word," she explained. "And so that was what it was really about for us [filming], for that hour that you are there with us you are going to feel like a queen, every last woman in that room."

Pinkett Smith won't be stripping down in the film. The actress explained on GMA that her character instead "owns an erotic club."

"And for Rome, my particular character, she looks at eroticism as a religion, as a way for a person to find their enlightened self," she added, laughing. "And so the [boys] come to her because they want her to emcee their last show.

Magic Mike XXL, also starring Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez and Kevin Nash, is out Wednesday.

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Universal(LOS ANGELES) -- The dinosaurs ruled the box office once again over the weekend.

For the third consecutive weekend, Jurassic World earned the top spot. The blockbuster, starring Chris Pratt, raised 54.2 million dollars, boosting its domestic total to date past the 500-million mark. It's only the fifth film to reach that milestone, joining Avatar, Titanic, The Avengers, and The Dark Knight.

The Seth MacFarlane comedy Ted 2 opened in third place, collecting 32.9 million bucks -- falling far short of the 54.4-million-debut of the 2012 original.

The drama Max bowed in fourth place, with 12.2 million.

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

1. Jurassic World, $54.2 million
2. Inside Out, $52.1 million
3. Ted 2, $32.9 million
4. Max, $12.2 million
5. Spy, $7.8 million
6. San Andreas, $5.3 million
7. Dope, $2.9 million
8. Insidious Chapter 3, $2 million
9. Mad Max: Fury Road, $1.7 million
10. Avengers: Age of Ultron, $1.6 million

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Paramount(LOS ANGELES) -- He promised he'd be back, and on Sunday night he was. Arnold Schwarzenegger was on the gray carpet in Hollywood at the U.S. premiere of the new Terminator movie.  

A huge crowd waited in soaring temperatures to see Schwarzenegger, who said "it was wonderful to be back again as the Terminator" in Terminator: Genisys.

Schwarzenegger plays two terminators this time, and that presented a minor problem for him. He explained, "I'm playing the one that is protecting the human race, and I'm also the one that is protecting the machines. That, of course, creates a lot of conflict and, therefore, huge epic battle scenes between the two. The only problem I had is I didn't know who to root for."

Terminator: Genisys opens Wednesday.

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Justin Stephens(NEW YORK) -- Amy Schumer took to Twitter on Sunday to respond to claims that some of her jokes are racially insensitive.

The post was apparently in response to an article in the Guardian noting the 34-year-old Inside Amy Schumer star has a "shockingly large blind spot around race," alluding in part to "lazy jokes about Latina women being 'crazy'" from Schumer's hosting stint at this year's MTV Movie Awards.

"I am a comic," writes Schumer in her post. "I am so glad more people are laughing at me and with me all of a sudden. I will joke about things you like, and I will joke about things you aren’t comfortable with. And that's OK. Stick with me and trust I am joking."

"I go in and out of playing an irreverent idiot," she continues. "That includes making dumb jokes involving race. I enjoy playing the girl who time to time says the dumbest thing possible, and playing with race is a thing we are not supposed to do, which is what makes it so fun for comics."

Schumer then seems to reference the magazine's comment in the tweet by noting, "You can call it a 'blind spot for racism' or 'lazy,' but you are wrong. It is a joke and it is funny. I know that because people laugh at it."

Inside Amy Schumer airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. Eastern time on Comedy Central.

Schumer stars on the big screen opposite Bill Hader in the comedy film Trainwreck, opening nationwide July 17.

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Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS(LOS ANGELES) -- Paris Hilton experienced the most terrifying plane ride that had her thinking she "was going to die," only to learn it was a prank pulled on her by an Egyptian TV show.

In the clip, Hilton, who was in Dubai for a promotional appearance, boards a small plane with a group of VIP passengers for what she thinks will be a 15-minute aerial tour of the city with Egyptian actor Ramez Galal.

The first sign of trouble occurs when the smell of rotten eggs fills the plane, causing the 34-year-old hotel heiress to ask, "Is the toilet like overflowing?"  

Things go from bad to worse when the plane begins to plummet and Paris, literally in tears at this point, thinks she's about to die. "Is this normal? What is happening?" she cries.

Next, a passenger opens up the jet's side door and tosses a man out as Hilton screams, "I don't want to jump."

The prank goes on for several minutes, before the plane finally lands safely and Galal lets Hilton in on the joke.

"I almost thought I was going to die," she declares, crying. "That's been my biggest fear my whole life, dying in a plane."

She reiterated that comment on Twitter.


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Timothy White/E!(LOS ANGELES) -- Sorry, Kim Kardashian, but you no longer have the most-liked post on Instagram. That distinction now belongs to your younger sister, Kendall Jenner.

Jenner, 19, set the record with a picture she posted over a month ago that now has 2.6 million likes. It features her lying on the floor, wearing a white lace gown with her hair styled in heart shapes.

The previous record was held by a photo posted by Kim of her kissing Kanye West on their wedding day, which racked up 2.4 million likes.

Jenner needled her sister over her accomplishment by tweeting, "take that KimYe!"

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Eamonn McCormack/WireImage(LONDON) -- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Pitt shared a tea with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, a spokesperson for London's Kensington Palace tells People magazine.

The Hollywood couple visited the royal couple Friday afternoon and discussed their shared interest in "illegal wildlife trade," notes the spokesperson.

Jolie Pitt, 40, who serves as a special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, was in London with Pitt, 51, and their children, for a luncheon at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, according to the magazine.

None of the Pitt-Jolie kids, nor William and Kate's son, Prince George, were at the royal tea.

This wasn't Angelina's first brush with British royalty. Just over a year ago she was made an honorary dame by William's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. The official title, Dame Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, was awarded for the actress's extensive service to U.K. foreign policy.

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Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair(NEW YORK) -- Caitlyn Jenner made a public appearance in New York on Sunday.

She attended a New York City Pride event at the Dream Downtown Hotel. E! says she was with six girlfriends during a party at the hotel.

A witness tells E! that people started chanting Jenner's name, and she responded by waving and smiling.

Caitlyn was being filmed for her new E! series, I Am Cait, premiering July 26.

Various photos of Caitlyn in New York have been posted on Instagram.

Caitlyn made her debut at the beginning of the month on the cover of Vanity Fair.

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BET(LOS ANGELES) -- Janet Jackson was in the spotlight Sunday night at the BET Awards in Los Angeles.

She was honored with the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award ahead of her new album and tour coming later this year. With her mom and dad present, she said, "It's been a very long moment to this journey...my heart is so full."

Diddy made headlines by falling during a performance celebrating Bad Boy Records' 20-year anniversary that featured Lil Kim, Mase, Faith Evans, 112 and The Lox.

As for the winners, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown took multiple honors.

Here are the winners:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Chris Brown

Best Group
Rae Sremmurd

Best Collaboration
Common & John Legend -- "Glory" (from the Motion Picture Selma)

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj

Video of the Year
Beyoncé -- "7/11"

Video Director of the Year
Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Todd Tourso

Best New Artist
Sam Smith

Best Actress
Taraji P. Henson

Best Actor
Terrence Howard

Youngstars Award
Mo'ne Davis

Best Movie

Sportswoman of the Year
Serena Williams

Sportsman of the Year
Stephen Curry

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Nicki Minaj f/ Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown -- "Only"

Centric Award
The Weeknd -- "Earned It" (from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack)

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ABC Television Network(NEW YORK) -- Rev. Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi? Well, sort of. The Jersey Shore star recently opened up about why she decided to become ordained as a minister.

"The only reason I got ordained was because my hairstylists asked me to marry them," Snooki told People magazine. "The fact that I got to marry them and the fact that it was legal and it was just such a beautiful ceremony and they wanted me to be a part of it, freaking honored."

A picture posted to Instagram shows Snooki marrying New York city stylists Bradley Moreland and Luis Miller.

Snooki also gave the magazine an update on life as mother to 2-year-old son, Lorenzo and 9-month-old daughter, Giovanna. It looks like the former bad girl may be getting a taste of her own medicine at home.

"Giovanna's a pain in my a**," Snooki said of her little girl. "She's starting to have an attitude and I'm like, 'No girl, shut it down.'"

"I'm used to raising a boy and boys are just like whatever and [Giovanna] has an attitude, so she's me and I'm screwed," she added.

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