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Rosie Perez Returns to “The View” Tuesday

ABC(NEW YORK) -- Rosie Perez is indeed returning to ABC's The View.

The actress will make her return Tuesday, alongside guests comedian Martin Short, and Fresh Off the Boat stars Randall Park and Hudson Yang.

Perez took a break to rehearse for Larry David's forthcoming Broadway play, Fish in the Dark, which begins with previews in early February before it officially opens the following month.  She had already been scheduled to take time off from The View this month for rehearsals.

Her break sparked reports that Perez was leaving the daytime talk show for good. Co-host Rosie O’Donnell came to her defense earlier this month, saying on the show, "No matter what you read anywhere Rosie Perez is also coming back after she is done rehearsing her play."

The View underwent a major shakeup after last season, with Barbara Walters, Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd all moving on from the show.

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Suge Knight Arrested: What to Know About the Hip-Hop Mogul

Vivien Killilea/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Marion "Suge" Knight, arrested and booked on suspicion of murder on Friday over a fatal crash Thursday in Compton, California, has a long history as a rap pioneer, as well as a long history of trouble.

The ex-head of Death Row Records has been in the spotlight on and off since the early 1990s, supporting iconic artists on his former label such as Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur.

But there's more to Knight's story than his influence as a hip-hop mogul, or even his reported connection with an East Coast-West Coast rap feud that may have led to the deaths of Shakur and Bad Boy Records rapper Biggie Smalls.

The 6-foot-4 Knight, 49, also acquired a reputation as a dangerous and physically imposing man. In 1996, for instance, rapper Vanilla Ice told ABC News' Brian Ross that Knight dangled him off the balcony of a hotel in the early 1990s during an argument over money from the song "Ice Ice Baby."

"I needed to wear a diaper on that day," Vanilla Ice said. "I was very scared."

Knight denied the claim.

Knight was born in Compton, California and, after high school, he played football in college for UNLV before leaving in 1987, according to the Los Angeles Times. Around the early 1990s, Knight went to work as a bodyguard in the music industry, which led to a stint as a talent manager.

Knight opened Death Row Records in 1992 with partner Dr. Dre, whose album The Chronic put the label on the map. The label really started to dominate the rap industry and bring so-called "gansta rap" to the forefront when Snoop Dogg followed Dre with his classic album Doggystyle in 1993. That album earned four- and five-star reviews from the likes of Rolling Stone and The Source. It went quadruple platinum.

In 1996, Shakur, who had just joined Death Row, released All Eyez on Me, a double album, which eventually racked up $10 million in sales, according to The Source.

The entire time Death Row was dominating the music industry, Knight seemed to be the publicity catalyst.

But there was also trouble.

In 1995, Knight famously attended the Source Awards and insulted Bad Boy frontman Sean Combs, now known as Diddy, about performing on his artists' songs.

"Anyone out there who wanna be a recording artist and wanna stay a star, but don't have to worry about the executive producer trying to be all in the videos, all on the records, dancing, come to Death Row," he said.

Some have speculated that was the point where the reported beef between Bad Boy (East Coast-based) and Death Row (West Coast-based) began.

After Shakur joined Death Row, the reported feud seemed to get worse. Shakur insulted Bad Boy's legendary rapper, The Notorious B.I.G., a.k.a. Christopher Wallace, on records such as "Hit 'Em Up," which even talked about Wallace's wife, R&B singer Faith Evans.

Other artists were attracted to Knight and his empire in the mid-1990s -- even M.C. Hammer, who signed with the label in 1995 in an apparent effort to shed his clean-cut image.

In 1996, Knight was behind the wheel of the car with Shakur in the passenger seat when Shakur was shot and killed in Las Vegas at age 25.

Wallace was shot and killed months later in 1997 at age 24 in Los Angeles.

Unrelated to the murders of the two rap stars, Knight did jail time from the late 1990s to 2001 for violating probation on a 1992 assault and weapons case. In 2003, he went to prison again for the same offense.

It was around that time that Knight's Death Row records began to falter. Dre left in 1996 and, that same year, one of his bodyguards was shot during a dispute and later fired, according to the Times.

After Snoop Dogg left the label, as well, Knight filed for bankruptcy years later in the mid-2000s, according to LegalZoom.

In 2005, Knight was shot at a VMA's party hosted by Kanye West.

Death Row was sold in 2008.

Before Friday's arrest, Knight was arrested in Las Vegas in 2012 and was given three years' probation for driving without a license.

He was shot yet again in 2014 at a pre-VMAs Party hosted by Chris Brown. That shooting happened at 1:36 a.m. at 10ak in West Hollywood, where Brown was having an album release party, a source told ABC News at the time. His multiple gunshot wounds required surgery.

Knight also has another active case against him. He was charged with robbery late in 2014 over a claim that he stole a photographer's camera. He is expected back in court later this month. He pled not guilty to the charge.

Knight was being held on $2 million bail after Friday’s arrest.

His attorney told ABC News affiliate KABC- TV in Los Angeles that he has not yet been charged. The attorney added that though Knight was behind the wheel of the car that struck and killed Terry Carter, 55, and injured another man, Knight had been fleeing an attack and the collision was accidental.

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Katherine Jackson Loses Her Appeal Against AEG Live

Kevin Winter/Getty Images)(LOS ANGELES) -- Katherine Jackson has lost her appeal against AEG Live.

California's Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed a jury's 2013 judgment in Jackson's wrongful death suit and awarded AEG costs on appeal.

"Today in a strongly worded opinion, the California Court of Appeal agreed with what a unanimous jury found: AEG was in no way responsible for the tragic death of Michael Jackson," AEG Attorney Marvin Putnam told ABC News in a statement.

Katherine Jackson and her three grandchildren, Prince, Paris, and Blanket, sued AEG Live in 2010, claiming the company was negligent in hiring the King of Pop's doctor, Dr. Conrad Murray.

Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 for administering a fatal dose of propofol to the singer two years before.

However, the court wrote, "We agree with the trial court that Dr. Murray was an independent contractor as a matter of law."

"The evidence fails to establish a triable issue that AEG had the right to control the manner and means of Dr. Murray's treatment of Michael," the opinion continued. "AEG never instructed Dr. Murray on how to treat Michael, and no evidence was presented that AEG had the right to control Dr. Murray's treatment of Michael."

An attorney for the Jackson family did not immediately comment on the appeal.

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Shakira Welcomes Second Son

Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Shakira is a mother for the second time.

The singer confirmed on her website Friday that she and her partner, soccer star Gerard Piqué, have welcomed their second child, a boy.

"We are happy to announce the birth of Sasha Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 29 at 9:54pm, in Barcelona," reads the message on Shakira's website. "The name Sasha is of Greek and Russian descent and means 'defender of mankind' and 'warrior.' The hospital confirmed that both mother and child are in excellent health."

Sasha joins big brother Milan, who was born in January of 2013.

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Eddie Murphy Returning to “SNL” for Its 40th Anniversary Special

Al Levine/NBC(NEW YORK) — Eddie Murphy has not appeared on Saturday Night Live, the show that launched his career, in over three decades, but that will soon change.

The comedian has revealed he will appear on the sketch-comedy program's 40th anniversary special, scheduled to air on NBC on Feb. 15.

When asked about his extended absence from the SNL stage during a phone interview with TV One's News One Now, Murphy commented, "It's just timing. It just never worked out where the timing was right for me to do it. ...They're having a 40th anniversary, I think, in two weeks, I'm going to that. And that will be the first time I've been back since I left."  

Murphy was a cast member on SNL in the early 1980s, making his mark with characters like Buckwheat, Gumby and Mr. Robinson. He left the show in 1984.

Murphy has stated in the past he was upset with SNL after David Spade cracked a joke about his career on the show in the 1990s.

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Meet Elena of Avalor, Disney's First Latina Princess

Disney Junior Worldwide(NEW YORK) — Disney Junior has a new princess.

Princess Elena of Avalor, a "confident and compassionate teenager," will be introduced next year as Disney's first Latina princess, Nancy Kanter, executive vice president and general manager of Disney Junior Worldwide, announced Thursday.

"Our creative team has delivered a universal story with themes that authentically reflect the hopes and dreams of our diverse audience," she said. "What excites us most is the chance to use distinctive animation and visual design to tell wonderful stories influenced by culture and traditions that are familiar to the worldwide population of Hispanic and Latino families and reflect the interests and aspirations of all children as told through a classic fairy tale."

Elena is described in a news release as "a confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairytale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore."

She will debut in a special episode of Sofia the First on Disney Junior next year, and then have her own spin-off series on the network, Elena of Avalor.

The princess will be voiced by Aimee Carrero of ABC Family's Young & Hungry.

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Marion 'Suge' Knight Arrested for Murder in Deadly Crash

David Becker/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) —  Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested and booked for murder Friday and held on $2 million bail over a fatal crash Thursday in Compton, California, authorities said.

Knight's attorney said he was behind the wheel in the accident, which killed one man and injured another.

The Death Row Records founder apparently got in a fight on the set of a promotional shoot for the biopic Straight out of Compton, about the group NWA.

According to attorney James Blatt, Knight claims he was attacked by two people and while driving away, he struck his friend with his vehicle, killing him. Another man was injured in the incident.

The vehicle involved in the incident was described as a red Ford F-150 Raptor, similar to Knight's vehicle, authorities said.

Knight remained at large for a number of hours after the incident. KABC-TV reports Knight arrived at the L.A. County Sheriff's Department's West Hollywood station early Friday morning, and homicide detectives interviewed him.

Corina says witnesses at the scene said the incident "looked like it was an intentional act," and as a result, police are "handling it as a homicide."

Robert Smith says he witnessed the deadly incident. “I turned to look out, and I [saw] Suge Knight turn around and go to his car; backed his car up and then put it in drive and then he hit Terry Carter. He ran him over twice.”

Knight had currently been out on $500,000 bail after being accused last fall of stealing a paparazzo's camera. In August, Knight was wounded in a shooting at a pre-MTV Video Music Awards party in Los Angeles. Knight was also shot at a pre-VMAs party hosted by Kanye West in 2005.

Death Row Records dominated the West Coast hip-hop scene of the early to mid-1990s, releasing albums such as 2Pac's All Eyez on Me, Dr. Dre's The Chronic and helping to develop performers such as Snoop Dogg.

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Deflate-Gate: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Take Responsibility, Defend Patriots

Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube(LOS ANGELES) — The "deflate-gate" mystery has finally been solved.

A bevy of celebrity Bostonians -- including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Steven Tyler, John Krasinski and Chris Evans -- appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday, defending the New England Patriots and taking responsibility for underinflating the team’s footballs in its AFC championship game win.

Quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick have faced criticism amid the controversy, which has taken attention away from Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX matchup between the Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. A Patriots locker room attendant is reportedly a focus in the NFL’s investigation into the matter.

“When there’s a high-profile crime, all of a sudden a bunch of people come forward and claim they did it, like when the Lindbergh baby was kidnapped, there was a group -- a bunch of people confessed. Same with the Black Dahlia murders,” Kimmel said, introducing the segment.

Krasinski -- identifying himself as the tutor of Brady’s children -- told a story about a Goodyear blimp mishap.

“I start sucking air out of the regulation balls in order to save those people’s lives,” he said. “I saved 17 people’s lives. Tom Brady had nothing to do with it. But let me tell you something: If he did, he would have done the exact same thing. Because he’s a g****** hero.”

Damon, posing as an everyman, diehard Pats fan, discussed his sick nephew’s bronchitis.

“So I go and I take a football. I don’t want to squeeze all the air into his little lungs because, you know, I don’t want to ruin the football, so I just take a little bit of air out of ‘em, like 11 out of 12 of them, and it does the trick, it absolutely saves his lungs,” he said.

Affleck -- identifying himself as Ryan “Salty” Flanagan from Roslindale, Massachusetts, said he was turning himself in.

“Let me ask you a question: Who are you gonna believe: Tom Brady, the greatest man in all humanity? Or a bunch of a****** on Twitter?” he asked.

Tyler, Aerosmith’s lead singer, posed with a deflated football, looking sullen.

A mustachioed Evans said Brady could not have been responsible “unless he deflated those footballs with his piercing baby blue eyes.”

The segment ended, as do many of Damon's appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, by highlighting the simmering rivalry between the actor and late-night host.

"My name is Tubby Herlihy, and I acted alone," Damon said.

The camera zoomed out to show Kimmel standing beside him.

"Do you know why you acted alone?" Kimmel asked.

"Why?" Damon responded.

"Because nobody wants to act with you," Kimmel said, at which point Krasinski emerged.

"Good burn," Krasinski said, slapping Kimmel's hand and chuckling.

Krasinski and Damon shared an awkward pause, so Krasinski tried to chip away the ice: "Go Pats," he said.

"There we go. Go Patriots," Damon said, the butt of another late-night jab.

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“Project Almanac,” “Black or White,” “The Loft” Open Friday

"Project Almanac" - Paramount(NEW YORK) — Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

Project Almanac -- Teens discover a time machine that causes some serious problems for them and the rest of the world. Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista and Ginny Gardner star. Rated PG-13.

Black or White -- Kevin Costner plays Elliot, a very wealthy white man who suddenly has to raise his black granddaughter by himself after his wife dies. Elliot subsequently becomes involved in a somewhat-racially-charged custody battle with the child’s other grandmother, played by Octavia Spencer. Anthony Mackie also stars. Rated PG-13.

The Loft
-- Five men discover the body of a dead woman in a loft, leading to suspicions that one of them killed her. Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller and Eric Stonestreet star. Rated R.

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Movie Review: “Black or White” (Rated PG-13)

"Black or White" - Relativity(NEW YORK) — Inspired by actual events, Black or White stars Kevin Costner as wealthy lawyer Elliot Anderson. When we first meet him, he’s waiting in a hospital, alone, having just found out his wife was killed in a car accident. He is simply a broken man.  Now he has to go home and live with the news for the night before he tells his young granddaughter, Eloise (Jillian Estell).
We soon learn that Elliot and his wife had been raising Eloise, whose father was African-American, because her mother, their daughter, died during childbirth. Following the funeral, we meet Eloise’s other grandmother, Rowena (Octavia Spencer), who subtly suggests that maybe it will be best if Eloise moves to South Central Los Angeles to live with her and her expansive family. Rowena is a self-made woman who owns six businesses, while Elliot’s a struggling alcoholic who has now experienced more than enough tragedy for one lifetime.
If circumstances had been different, Elliot might be willing to let Rowena have at least joint custody of Eloise.  But there’s a problem, at least as far as Elliot is concerned.  Reggie (Andre Holland), Eloise’s biological father, is a drug addict, and Elliot blames him for the death of his daughter.  When Rowena tries to contact Elliot about a custody arrangement, he refuses to return her calls.  That’s when Rowena gets her brother, Jeremiah (Anthony Mackie) involved.  Jeremiah is a successful litigator who decides to use a strategy Rowena isn’t comfortable with: he wants to paint Elliot as a racist.
This is one of Costner’s more powerful performances. Spencer, Mackie and comedian Bill Burr are also terrific, but they’re overshadowed by a sloppy, meandering script that attempts to force unnecessary humor into the story.  Director Mike Binder also gets a little too cute with some of the courtroom scenes, robbing the moments of gravitas – treating Black or White more like My Cousin Vinny than as a movie that should’ve been a powerful reflection of who we are as a society, and our ability, as human beings, to forgive.
Two-and-a-half out of five stars.

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Cynthia Bailey Says Demetria McKinney May Not Be 'Perfect Fit' for "Real Housewives"

Alex Martinez/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- When Real Housewives of Atlanta returned for season seven, viewers met two new faces -- housewife Claudia Jordan and veteran castmember Cynthia Bailey's friend Demetria McKinney. Still, the fashion model may have regrets about introducing the House of Payne actress to the rest of the ladies.

"I think coming into this group you know her focus was always on her music career. And it may not have been the perfect fit for her if that was her main focus and if she couldn't really show a lot more of her life and reality," Bailey tells ABC News Radio about McKinney being on the hit series. "This is a reality show. You have to show your reality."

"I respect her tremendously. We've grown very, very close but this show is not for everyone," she adds.

Derek J., celebrity hairstylist and co-host of Bravo's Fashion Queens, agrees as he's worked with McKinney previously. "She's taking it as an acting job. And that's how I feel. Everything is a very rehearsed moment that she has and it's like I practiced this in my room, before I went downstairs," he tells ABC News Radio.

Bailey says McKinney would better connect with viewers if she did show more about her much-discussed relationship with Tyler Perry Studios executive Roger Bobb, and even her life as a single mother.

"I adore Demetria. I personally think she's a great addition to the show. However, I do know it's hard to put yourself out there. You have to be ready to be completely transparent and put yourself out there," Bailey says. 

Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Bravo.

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Movie Review: "Project Almanac" (Rated PG-13)

Photo credit: Guy D'Alema/ (c) Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved. (NEW YORK) -- Project Almanac.  Great -- another “found footage” movie.  Did we really need another one of these?

Mind you, I love any premise that involves time travel, and Project Almanac likely exceeds whatever expectations you may have of it, based on the marketing campaign. But this story would’ve been so much better if these kids had traveled back to 1999 and sabotaged The Blair Witch Project. While I love that movie, it begat a found-footage epidemic in Hollywood for which there seems to be no cure.

But whatever. In Project Almanac, we have high school senior David Raskin (Jonny Weston), a budding genius who’s attempting to score a full scholarship to MIT. Along for the ride are his best friends Adam (Allen Evangelista), Quinn (Sam Lerner), and David’s little sister, Christina (Ginny Gardner), who films everything (hence the found footage).

David gets that MIT scholarship, but it’s only a partial one. He retreats to the attic to rifle through his father’s old notes, looking for inspiration for another project he can send to the MIT admissions board.  Turns out dad was also a genius, but was killed in a car accident on David’s 7th birthday.  David comes across an old video camera, and turns it on to find footage from his 7th birthday party -- but there’s a twist. The footage reveals a brief glimpse of 17-year-old David passing by a mirror. What?

David and his sister visit his dad’s old basement lab, where they discover a metal box with some interesting-looking gadgets and notes. Turns out dad was smarter than they thought, because he invented a time machine! 

David recruits his besties for help and they start jumping back in time. Since the technology only allows them to jump back a maximum of three weeks, their goals are pretty small: change the outcome of school assignments, get even with a bully, and win the lottery. Also included in their adventures is Jessie (Sofia Black-D’Elia), David’s crush. You’ll have to see the movie to find out how she gets involved but David’s fondness for her plays a major role in how the plot unfolds. 

We’re dealing with time travel, which means we’re dealing with a little thing called a causal loop: the idea that if you change one tiny thing in the past, it will have a major ripple effect on future events. I love how it’s handled in this movie. Are there issues? Sure, but the speculation and effort invested in presenting the causal loops will keep the most skeptical and harshest time-travel-movie critics interested. 

Project Almanac has its flaws. Writers Andrew Stark and Jason Pagan, and director Dean Israelite, really start testing your suspension of disbelief when they asks us to accept that in the ten years since their dad died, neither David nor his sister have been in his basement lab. And again, this found-footage thing is perplexing. It’s amazing how somebody with a camera can stand 30 feet from their subjects, and yet we hear the characters as if they were wearing microphones. 

Silly, yes, but we’ll forgive, because Project Almanac is good fun, a solid teen time-travel flick that’s almost perfect for this generation.

Three-and-a-half out of five stars.

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Marion 'Suge' Knight Involved in Crash That Killed Friend, Says His Attorney

Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was behind the wheel in a fatal crash in Compton, California, on Thursday, according to his attorney.

Knight claimed he was attacked by two people and while driving away, he hit his friend with his car, killing him, his attorney, James Blatt, told ABC's Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV. Another man was injured in the incident.

Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies haven't named either of the men.

Knight planned to surrender to police, said Blatt.

ABC News called Blatt's offices but he wasn't immediately available for comment.

In August, Knight was injured in a shooting at a pre-MTV Video Music Awards party in Los Angeles.

Knight, who founded Death Row Records, was also shot at a pre-VMAs party hosted by Kanye West in 2005.

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Super Bowl: Katy Perry Talks Halftime Show, Jokes About 'Deflate-Gate'

Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday will feature wild animals, plenty of costume changes and a surprise female guest, she told reporters at a press conference on Thursday in Phoenix. She also hopes to leave 'em smiling when she's done.

"I think I'm gonna play on my strengths, which I think are humor, incredible joy...I think my songs are anthemic," Katy told reporters. "And I just hope at the end of the day that over 100 million people are all smiling in unison. And if you can imagine that happening, I think there's going to be an incredible energy that goes across the world."

"I think I'm probably the only person in Super Bowl halftime history that will ever bring both a lion and sharks to the show," she added.  Katy teased that her opening costume will be "flaming hot," but denied that it'll be a retread of her Halloween costume, which featured her dressed like a Flamin' Hot Cheeto. "I did that already," she joked.

Katy's entrance and exit will be something "never done before," she said, and she also revealed that two of the songs she'll be singing are "Roar" and "Firework."

As for her guest, Lenny Kravitz, Katy said, "We've worked up something incredibly soulful. Of course he brings the soul and I think he's just going to make the night even sexier." Then, she quickly added, "An appropriate sexiness, everyone!"  But the singer also revealed that a second surprise guest would be joining her.

"I thought long and hard about it, and wanted to kind of bring someone back, like a throwback of sorts, that definitely needed some more shine," she told reporters. "All I can say is that it will be a real female fun night. When this person enters the stage and when you hear the first ring of the chord I think jaws will drop and faces will melt." Place your bets on who it's going to be starting now.

And speaking of betting, Katy says she doesn't believe in gambling, but is thrilled that there are prop bets out there regarding what she's going to wear, and what her hair will look like. "I've never been betted on as far as what my hair color is going to be," she laughed. "I feel like, 'Wow, nobody's ever really invested in me this much. This is exciting!'"

Katy also admitted she's rooting for the Seahawks, but when asked if she had her eye on any particular player romantically, she repeated Seahawk Marshawn Lynch's now famous line: "I'm just here so I don't get fined."

Idina Menzel, who's singing the national anthem on Sunday, is also rooting for the Seahawks, because as a New Yorker, she says she just can't bring herself to root for the Patriots.  She named Whitney Houston as her favorite past Super Bowl anthem singer, and said it's important for her to get across the meaning of the anthem when she sings it. "It's actually a very poignant song and I'm proud to be singing about my country," said the Tony-winning "Let It Go" vocalist.

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Stanley Tucci and Felicity Blunt Welcome a Son

Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- It's a boy for Stanley Tucci!

The Hunger Games star and his wife, literary agent Felicity Blunt, welcomed a son on Jan. 25, his rep told ABC News.

Matteo Oliver Tucci, the couple's first child together, was born in London. He joins half-siblings Camilla, 12, and twins Nicolo and Isabel, 14, Tucci's children from his first marriage.

“I believe he is mine," Tucci joked to People. "We are all thrilled to welcome him to this cold, cruel world."

"We are all thrilled that he is here and healthy," he added more seriously.

The couple announced last October that they were expecting a baby. And, baby Matteo already has a surefire playmate: Felicity Blunt's sister, Emily Blunt, gave birth to her daughter with John Krasinski last February.

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