(SARASOTA, Fla.) -- A viewing party for the premiere of the new Florida-based MTV reality series Siesta Key has been canceled in the wake of the fallout from that viral video of a shark being dragged to its death behind a speedboat.
You’ve probably heard of or seen the viral video by now. What has people as outraged as the act itself is the four men on the boat responsible for the act of animal cruelty are seen on the video laughing as the shark suffers. There have been widespread calls since for their arrest and prosecution, and Florida wildlife officials…
(LOS ANGELES) -- After Kathy Griffin was photographed in May holding a fake bloodied, severed head of Donald Trump, a ferocious backlash ensued, and the comedian lost gigs and was subject to a Secret Service investigation.
But according to Griffin, she's now in the clear.
"I am no longer under federal investigation," she tweeted Friday. "The case is closed, I have been completely exonerated. Finally."
ABC News had contacted the Secret Service for comment.
When Griffin tweeted the photo initially, she wrote, "I caption this 'there was blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his ... wherever.'"…
(NEW YORK) -- (SPOILERS AHEAD) In this week's episode of Game of Thrones, "The Queens' Justice," Daenerys and her team try to recoup after their brutal defeat on the sea in last week's episode. Meanwhile, a triumphant Euron Greyjoy returns to King's Landing, Jorah Mormont finds himself in a much better state of health and we have another Stark reunion. But first, we start in Dragonstone, where ice will finally meet fire.
DragonstoneAfter last episode's invitation, Jon Snow arrives in Dragonstone to meet Daenerys. He's greeted by Tyrion, and they make awkward small talk involving whether or not Tyrion consummated his marriage…
(NEW YORK) -- Dunkirk topped the weekend box office for the second straight weekend, beating out the week's new releases, The Emoji Movie and Atomic Blonde. Dunkirk raked in an estimated $28 million. That brings its total earnings in the states to $102 million.
Overseas, the World War II pic made $45.6 million, bringing its international total to more than $131 million. Its worldwide earnings now stand at $234.1 million.
The Emoji Movie began the weekend on a pace to take the top spot, but ended up settling for second place. The animated film, featuring the voices of T. J. Miller, Anna Faris, Patrick Stewart,…
(LOS ANGELES) -- Samuel L. Jackson is looking to bring his star power to television.
According to Deadline, Jackson has been tapped for the leading role in a TV series currently being pitched from Black Sails co-creator Jonathan E. Steinberg and Handmaid's Tale executive producer Warren Littlefield.
The potential series, titled Old Man, is based on the 2017 novel by Thomas Perry. Similar to the book, the series is set to follow widower Dan Chase, played by Jackson, who is an "average Vermont retiree" with a dark secret. After being on the run for many years from people who want him dead, Chase suddenly finds himself caught "in the crosshairs."
(LOS ANGELES) -- George Clooney plans to take legal action against a French magazine for photographing his 1-month-old twins.
The Oscar winner said in a statement obtained by ABC News that photographers from Voici magazine went to great lengths to take unauthorized photos of his children.
"Over the last week photographers from Voici magazine scaled our fence, climbed our tree and illegally took pictures of our infants inside our home," Clooney said in the statement. "Make no mistake the photographers, the agency and the magazine will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The safety of our children demands it."
(LOS ANGELES) -- When reports surfaced earlier this week Superman's alter-ego, Henry Cavill, was filming Justice League reshoots with a mustache -- which would later have to be digitally removed -- fans lost their minds.
On the plus side, some clever videos did surface.
The actor, who is currently shooting Mission: Impossible 6, has taken to Instagram to rip the "fiasco" out by the roots, and try to smooth things over with fans.
"It is time to finally set the record straight in this moustache fiasco," he wrote.
Referring to a huge, glowing set prop, Cavill noted, "Pictured above, is not a set on 'MI6' but is in fact the latest in…
(NEW YORK) -- Former Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan returns to TV this fall in the TBS comedy The Last O.G., three years after the traffic accident that left him with a severe injuries and killed one of his friends.
The series teams Morgan with a high-profile cast that includes Cedric the Entertainer and Girls Trip's Tiffany Haddish. At the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Thursday, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Morgan was asked why he choose an ensemble comedy instead of a solo star comedy for his return to TV.
"Maybe I'm just a better man now since the accident. Maybe I'm just a better man.…
(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Aniston reportedly is plotting her return to television and Reese Witherspoon is along for the ride, according to The Hollywood Reporter.The trade mag reports that a show is being shopped to networks set to take place in the world of New York media and network morning shows, and that Aniston and Witherspoon are attached to the project.
The show is the work of Michael Ellenberg, the former head of drama at HBO, and the show is expected to be shopped to HBO and other outlets like Netflix.
It would be Aniston's first regular TV work since Friends ended in 2004. Witherspoon recently…
(NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Lopez is ready for round two with shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti. The two are getting ready to launch their second collection together, after successfully launching their first collaboration earlier this year.
According to Footwear News, the fall collection will debut in August and features four new styles, including lace-up over-the-knee boots and embellished booties.
“For spring, each style was named after people who have a special place in my heart,” J-Lo tells Footwear News. “For fall, I wanted to pay homage to some of my favorite roles from my performances in television and film.”
(LOS ANGELES) -- Opening nationwide on Friday:
* The Emoji Movie -- Silicon Valley's T.J. Miller heads an all-star voice cast in this animated adventure, revolving around Gene, an emoji with multiple expressions, on a journey to become "normal," like the other emojis. Also starring Anna Faris, Patrick Stewart, James Corden and Maya Rudolph. Rated PG.
* Atomic Blonde -- Charlize Theron stars in this action thriller based on Antony Johnston and Sam Hart's 2012 graphic novel The Coldest City, about an undercover MI6 agent investigating the murder of a fellow agent in Berlin during the Cold War. Also starring James McAvoy, Eddie Marsan and John Goodman. Rated R.
Opening in limited release on Friday:
* Detroit -- This film from Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker writer…
(LOS ANGELES) -- Issa Rae is sharing her appreciation for black love as depicted on-screen in the new issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, and explaining why she's not exactly interested in working with white lead characters.
"We don’t get to see black lust in a normalized and natural way that isn’t hypersexualized," she explains in regards to film and television. "Young black people have sex. Sometimes it’s good sex, sometimes it’s bad sex, sometimes it’s revenge sex. There’s so many different facets. It’s such a privilege to show that and it feels so real."
The Insecure actress is excited to share stories that reflect her community. That's…