Maarten de Boer/Contour by Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Actor Frank Grillo may be 51, but it’s safe to say he’s in better shape than a lot of guys in their 20s.
His secret to staying fit?
“Red wine,” he declared on Thursday’s Good Morning America. “And I get a lot of sleep and I box and run a little bit.”
Mostly, though, it’s the wine, which is great news for all of us. “A glass of red wine a day and lots of olive oil,” Grillo explained. “I’m Italian.”
Grillo stars in the new thriller The Purge: Election Year, hitting theaters Friday. The film is set in the 2020s, when America has rebounded from economic catastrophe, unemployment is at an all-time low and crime is non-existent. The reason: one night a year, the government allows its citizens to kill, loot and act out their most immoral impulses.
The third installment in the film series takes place during an election year. Grillo plays the head of security for a presidential candidate, played by Elizabeth Mitchell, who wants to do away with Purge Night.
“She wants to get rid of the purge and I’m trying to make sure she lives long enough to do that,” Grillo said.
Miss Teen USA Katherine Haik; Steve Mack/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- The Miss Universe organization has decided this week to replace the swimsuit competition in the Miss Teen USA pageant with athletic wear.
“This new direction for Miss Teen USA is a great way to celebrate the active lives that so many young women lead and set a strong example for our peers," the current Miss Teen USA Katherine Haik told USA Today, which first reported the news.
Miss Universe President Paula Shugart wrote in a letter that the change will "celebrate women’s strength, confidence and beauty" and "this decision reflects an important cultural shift we’re all celebrating that empowers women who lead active, purposeful lives and encourage those in their communities to do the same."
She added: "Our hope is that this decision will help all of Miss Teen USA's fans recognize these young women for the strong, inspiring individuals they are."
The next Miss Teen USA pageant takes place in Las Vegas July 30.
Hopper Stone/Sony Pictures Entertainment(NEW YORK) -- Who you gonna call if you want to take a ride in the Ghostbusters-mobile?
The ride company Lyft is giving fans a chance to ride in the new Ghostbusters' official vehicle. The Ecto-1 -- as seen in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, not the original two -- will be picking up passengers who select a special "Ghost Mode" option for a limited time.
The special rides are only available to passengers in New York City; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco; and Boston on July 1 and 2.
Lyft had a similar promotion -- but using DeLoreans -- to commemorate October 21, 2015 -- a.k.a. Back to the Future Day.
Ghostbusters, which stars Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, and Kristen Wiig, hits theaters July 15.
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in "Captain America: Civil War"; image courtesy MarvelPlaying Black Widow has been very, very good for Scarlett Johansson. The actress is officially Hollywood's new box-office queen.
According toBox Office Mojo, the 31-year-old is the highest-grossing actress of all time, with her movies earning in more than $3.3 billion worldwide. Her roles in Captain America: Civil War, which grossed more than $400 million, and The Jungle Book, at $358 million helped secure her place on top of the list.
Johansson's biggest film so far has been 2012's The Avengers, which brought in $623.4 million.
Johansson is 10th overall on the list of actors and actresses. The next highest-grossing actress on the list is Cameron Diaz at 19, followed by Helena Bonham Carter at 26, Cate Blanchett at 29, Julia Roberts at 30, Elizabeth Banks at 31, Emma Watson at 32 and Anne Hathaway at 50.
Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks on the set of "Sully"; Steve Sands/GC Images(NEW YORK) -- We've got our first trailer for Sully. Tom Hanks stars as Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the pilot who landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in January 2009 after losing both engines, an emergency landing that came to be known as the "Miracle on the Hudson."
In the clip, we see Sully dealing with the aftermath of the landing, especially the investigation into whether or not it was necessary. There's also plenty of cockpit action with co-star Aaron Eckhart, who plays First Officer Jeffrey Skiles.
In an interview with People Wednesday, Eckhart said he and Hanks practiced the landing on a flight simulator. "We had the transcripts and the radio conversation between Sully and the tower, to hear how calm he was and how precise. It was great filming those scenes and everybody getting out on the wing and seeing Tom take charge," Eckhart says. "It was a blast."
For the movie, director Clint Eastwood had an Airbus A320 disassembled and reassembled in a pool on a movie set. "I've been making movies for a long time, but whenever you see a complete plane in a pool right there -- it blew us away, everybody was very impressed with that," Eckhart tells People.
D Dipasupil/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Actress Drew Barrymore made one of TV's most notorious appearances as a guest on a talk show -- climbing on top of David Letterman's desk to flash thehost in 1995. Now she may be getting ready to climb behind the desk.
Variety reports the actress and producer is in discussions about a talk show deal with Warner Bros.
Although the company had no official comment for the Variety report, the magazine cites sources as saying conversations have been going on for a while.
Whether or not the talk show materializes, you'll be able to see Barrymore in the upcoming Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet, in which she stars with Timothy Olyphant.
ABC/Adam Taylor(NEW YORK) -- It's been rumored for over a month, but now it's confirmed. Dancing with the Stars pros Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are expecting their first child.
"We couldn't be happier -- Baby Chmerkovskiy is coming " Peta tweeted Wednesday, complete with a picture of Maks planting a kiss on her prominent baby bump.
Chmerkovskiy, 36, and Murgatroyd, 29, learned they were in the family way just a few weeks into season 22 of Dancing with the Stars, they told People. "I was so sick," confessed Peta, who competed -- and eventually won, alongside Nyle DiMarco -- while secretly in her first months of pregnancy.
Samuel L Jackson and wife LaTanya Richardson/Gregg DeGuire/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Samuel L. Jackson, Oscar nominated actor and for years the Guinness World Record holder for the highest-grossing star in Hollywood, was once a struggling actor addicted to booze and drugs -- and he credits his loved ones with turning his life around.
At Sunday's BET Awards, the Star Wars prequel and Marvel movie series star credited wife LaTanya and daughter Zoe with helping him get the help -- and more importantly the love -- he needed to save himself.
"They found me passed out on the floor after I left somebody's bachelor party and put my a** in rehab the next day and supported me and pushed me and give me a reason to get up and go and chase it day after day," Jackson said in accepting his trophy.
At the recent Hollywood premiere of his latest movie, The Legend of Tarzan, the 67-year-old actor explained his sobriety-related shout-out to People, "You look into people's eyes at a certain point, and you realize that they're not punishing you, they're actually telling you the truth. That you are at a point now that you can go this way [or] you can go that way."
Support is key, Jackson says, but getting clean starts with the individual. "You have to look in the mirror and say to yourself, 'Okay, I really need to do this for myself.' And you become a very selfish individual...But the most important thing to do is to save yourself first so that you can be of service to those people that you love."
And of his loved ones, Jackson said, "they made me understand that. It was great."
The Legend of Tarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgard in the title role, opens Friday.
Image courtesy Universal(NEW YORK) -- The third installment of the Bridget Jones's Diary film series arrives in September and the movie's second trailer, released Tuesday, gives us a glimpse at the paternity battle brewing in the film.
Bridget Jones's Baby finds Renee Zellweger's Bridget pregnant but unsure of the identity of the baby's father -- ex-husband Mark Darcy, played by Colin Firth, or new character Jack Qwant, played by former Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey.
The hijinks-filled trailer features plenty of Firth and Dempsey competing to be the baby's father, with a glimpse of two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson cracking wise as Bridget's obstetrician.
RCA Records(NEW YORK) -- No wedding reception is complete without a spin of Kool & the Gang's classic "Celebration," right? Not according to a new survey of wedding DJs conducted by Billboard magazine, which puts that song right at the bottom of the most popular tunes played at weddings across the country.
Billboard asked wedding DJs in 13 different cities, including Las Vegas, New York, L.A. and Washington, D.C., for their lists of their most frequently played songs. The publication then compiled a list of the 100 most popular tunes. Surprisingly, "Celebration" is #100. What's #1? "Uptown Funk," by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars.
The list includes nearly every musical genre, from classic rock, to country, to pop, to new wave, to Latin, to hip-hop. The top 10 is a cross-section of eras and styles, and includes some surprisingly recent tunes in addition to "Uptown Funk."
Here's the top 10:
10. Isley Brothers -- "Shout Part 1," a.k.a. "That song from Animal House" 9. Michael Jackson -- "Don't Stop til You Get Enough" 8. Journey -- Don't Stop Believin'" 7. Usher, Lil Jon & Ludacris -- "Yeah" 6. Earth, Wind & Fire -- "September" 5. Whitney Houston -- I Wanna Dance with Somebody" 4. Justin Timberlake -- "Can't Stop the Feeling!" 3. WALK THE MOON -- "Shut Up and Dance" 2. Taylor Swift -- "Shake It Off" 1. Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars -- "Uptown Funk"
L-R: Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei, and Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen/Image courtesy of HBO(LOS ANGELES) -- Game of Thrones showrunners D. B. Weiss and David Benioff tell Deadline they have a series ending planned.
"We’ve been talking about the ending, from the beginning,” Benioff says. “It’s a strange phenomenon, we’re in this territory where you are walking on your own and can’t rely on the written material anymore," because the show has now surpassed the books in content.
Thrones creator George R. R. Martin is still working on the next book.
Weiss said the goal is to have fans "leave while all the people watching this show are really into it. Get out at a high point and not have it be, 'Well, thank God that’s over.'"
Benioff added, "It’s two more seasons we’re talking about." "From pretty close to the beginning, we talked about doing this in 70 to 75 hours, and that’s what we’ll end up with. Call it 73 for now," he added.
"We’ve known the end for quite some time and we’re hurtling towards it,” Benioff continues. “hose last images from the show that aired [Sunday] night showed that. Daenerys is finally coming back to Westeros; Jon Snow is King of the North and Cersei is sitting on the Iron Throne. And we know the Night King is up there, waiting for all of them. The pieces are on the board now."
There are reports the two seasons will be shorter, with as few as 13 episodes total between them.
For the pair, the most important thing is that it's one story, not an ongoing show. "We wanted to something where, if people watched it end to end, it would make sense as one continuous story," Benioff said.
Robert Knight Archive/Redferns(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- Guitar legend Scotty Moore, who accompanied Elvis Presley on his original Sun and early RCA recordings, helping to lay the foundation for rock guitar, died Tuesday at 84, reports Memphis' Commercial Appeal.
Moore, who combined jazz and country influences into his distinctive style, played guitar on many of Elvis' early hits, including "Heartbreak Hotel," "Hound Dog," "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Jailhouse Rock." He reunited with Presley in 1968 for the TV special Elvis, which launched the King's late-career comeback.
Moore was named to Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the "Sideman" category in 2000, and in 2002 received the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Gibson guitar company.
Moore was elected to the Memphis Music Hall of Fame last November. Although he was too sick to attend the ceremony, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards accepted the award on his behalf. "I started out on an acoustic guitar, then I heard Scotty Moore and I went electric," Richards said at the ceremony, according to the Commercial Appeal. "That was the kick-off for me and a lot of guys."
Sofie Dossi on “America’s Got Talent”; Trae Patton/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- America’s Got Talent continued on Tuesday night with more singers, comedians and magicians.
Tuesday's showcase included a teen contortionist who ate an apple and shot a bow and arrow with her feet over her head.
Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B were back behind the judges’ table to offer their opinions and decide which acts would advance. Also back this season is “The Golden Buzzer,” which gives each judge one opportunity to send an act straight to the live shows.
Here’s a rundown of some of Tuesday’s highlights:
Ryan Beard is a home-schooled 18-year-old singer who lives with his parents and has never dated. He amused the judges with a tongue-in-cheek song about his situation, called “Ladies Man.” Ryan got four “yeses” from the judges and moves on to the next round.
Magician Kaden Bart Brocket, 10, placed his assistant/sister Brooklyn Nicole Brocket, 8, in a cardboard box and sawed her in half with a chainsaw. He then removed the box to reveal Brooklyn laying there in two separate pieces. Kaden told the judges he wouldn’t put her back together until the next round. Luckily for his sister, the judges voted unanimously to send them on.
Patrick rescued his dog Ginger, and claims the pooch eventually rescued him from the crushing effects of OCD. Patrick guided the dog through a series of tricks that included jumping rope, balancing on a rope and doing back flips. They earned four “yeses” from the judges and advance to the next round.
Husband and wife duo Raii and Whitney Smith – A.K.A -- The Smiths -- sing background vocals for major recording artists. Their version of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s “You’re All I Need to Get By" floored the judges. Mel declared they were her favorite singing act so far. Howie felt it was a “great throwback,” adding that it was “amazing.” Simon thought it sounded “a bit karaoke” at first, but blew him away in away in the middle. They earned four ”yeses.”
Another husband and wife act, Throwings, thrilled the judges with a dangerous acrobatic act. Perched high above the stage, Andre – the male half of the duo – threw his wife Annie high in the air and she performed a series of flips and spins. For Annie, it was a triumphant return to the stage after falling and breaking her spine four years ago. Simon declared “It wasn’t just good, it was incredible.” The duo received four "yeses" and advances.
Sword-swallower Dan Meyer insists his act is incredibly dangerous and has the scars to prove it. After swallowing a sword, he did the same with a car axle. For his finale, he pulled a car tied to a sword that he swallowed using just his stomach and his mouth. Mel B said “I don’t know why you would want to do this, but I couldn’t stop looking.” He racked up four "yeses" and advances to the next round.
Contortionist Sofie Dossi, 14, amazed the judges not just with her ability to bend her body in impossible positions, but her showmanship as well. During her routine, Sofie bent herself in half while balancing on her hands on pedestals, ate an apple with her feet, and hit a bull's-eye with a bow and arrow using her feet, over her head. Sofie earned four "yeses" and she moves on to the next round.
Brian Justin Crum, 28, was bullied in school for being overweight, gay and wanting to sing. His performance of Queen’s “Somebody to Love” drew a standing ovation from all four judges. Four “huge yeses” later, Bryan was on his way to the next round.
America’s Got Talent returns next Tuesday at its normal time, 8 p.m. Eastern time on NBC.
Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Owen Wilson is in negotiations to join Julia Roberts in Wonder, an adaptation of the R.J. Palacio YA novel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Child actor Jacob Tremblay, who had a breakout performance in Room opposite Brie Larson, will star in the film as Auggie Pullman, a young boy who was born with a facial deformity. Wilson would play the boy’s father and Roberts will play his mother.
Fault in Our Stars and Divergent series actorAnsel Elgort is in early talks to star in Dungeons & Dragons, also according toThe Hollywood Reporter. The film is based on the classic role-playing game.
And Will & Grace’s Megan Mullally and Fresh off the Boat’s Constance Wu have been cast in Hulu’s upcoming sci-fi anthology series Dimension 404, reports Variety. Mullally and Wu join previously announced cast members including Lea Michele, Robert Buckley, Ryan Lee, Sarah Hyland, Joel McHale, Ashley Rickards and Patton Oswalt.
Promotional image from "The Amityville Horror"; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Want to buy a house that's either guarateed to attract trick-or-treaters -- or maybe, frighten them away?
The infamous house that inspired the 1979 film The Amityville Horror is on the market for $850,000.
According to a real estate listing, the home is a "stately center-hall Colonial on Amityville River with large boat house and slip. Two-car garage. Living room with fireplace. Formal dining room, heated sun room. Master bedroom w/bath."
However, the listing neglects to mention that on Nov. 14, 1974, Ronald "Butch" DeFeo Jr. shot to death his mother, father and four siblings in that house. At trial, Defeo testified he was possessed by Satan when he committed the murders.
That claim inspired the 1977 book The Amityville Horror, and the films and legends that followed.