<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - ]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcsandiego.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.comen-usMon, 26 Sep 2016 07:13:32 -0700Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:13:32 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Matt LeBlanc Signs Deal To Host BBC's 'Top Gear' ]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:11:56 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/joeyGettyImages-463000527.jpg

The BBC says former "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc has signed a two-series deal to host its popular car show "Top Gear."

The broadcaster announced Monday that LeBlanc will front the program when it returns for a 24th series in 2017.

LeBlanc was one of two hosts when "Top Gear" was relaunched in May after the loss of its longstanding team of presenters. His co-host, Chris Evans, quit in July after the show drew lackluster ratings and lukewarm reviews.

A mix of humor, stunts and automotive advice, "Top Gear" became a global hit under presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

The trio left last year after an off-set dustup in which Clarkson punched a producer. They are hosting a new car show, "The Grand Tour," on Amazon Prime.

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<![CDATA[Bill Nunn Dies at 62]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:59:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/radioraheem.jpg

Bill Nunn, the actor most famous for his role as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," died Saturday in Pittsburgh, Lee announced on Instagram. He was 62.

"My Dear Friend, My Dear Morehouse Brother- Da Great Actor Bill Nunn As Most Of You Know Him As Radio Raheem Passed Away This Morning In His Hometown Of Pittsburgh. Long Live Bill NUNN," Lee wrote on Instagram.

Nunn appeared in a number films throughout his career, which spanned from the late 1980s into the 21st Century. He acted opposite Tobey Maguire in the "Spiderman" franchise, in "New Jack City" with Wesley Snipes, and in "Sister Act" starring Whoopi Goldberg.

But his most notable role was Radio Raheem, the Bedford-Stuyvesant resident who spoke in poetic prose about his brass knuckles emblazoned with the words "love" and "hate." 

In the film, racial tensions in the Brooklyn neighborhood simmer during a steamy summer day. They boil over at night when Nunn's character is choked to death by a New York City police officer. 


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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Global Citizen Festival in Central Park]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:39:04 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-610175280.jpg Rihanna, Eddie Vedder, Chris Martin and Kendrick Lamar were among a long list of artists to perform Saturday at the Global Citizen Festival in New York.

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<![CDATA[Watch Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith 'Poetry Battle']]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:31:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/20160924+Oprah+Will+Smith+Thumb.jpg Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith share the work of African-American poets during the dedication of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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<![CDATA[Whoopi Goldberg 'Probably Not' Returning to 'The View']]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:50:47 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/whoopGettyImages-605883170.jpg

After 10 years on "The View," Whoopi Goldberg may be ready to say goodbye to the daytime talk-show. 

In an interview on the "Wendy Williams Show" Friday, Goldberg revealed that she's "probably not" going to rejoin the cast after season 20.

"I know you've only signed on, according to what we've talked about, for one more year. So, in September, when everyone comes back for the new season, you might not be there," Williams pressed.

"No, probably not," Goldberg replied.

Upon gasps from the audience and protests by Williams herself, a steadfast Goldberg said "I have to do it, baby." 

Goldberg said her time at "The View," which she's co-hosted since 2007, was great, but now was time to "go and grow." 

"I've got stuff to do. I've got movies I need to direct, I got books I gotta finish," Goldberg said, adding that "Now, I’m alley-ooping elsewhere."

Goldberg appeared on Williams’ show to promote her new reality series "Strut," which documents the first trans-specific modeling agency. The season premiere episode aired Tuesday on Oxygen. Goldberg, an executive producer on the show, said she joined the project to help foster a more sympathetic outlook on transgender people.

"The conversations that we’re having about people’s gender and the questions we’re asking may not be the best questions to ask," she said. "And maybe if we realize that transgender people have moms and dads, and boyfriends and girlfriends, that we can be kinder when we’re with them."

Editors Note: An earlier version of this story reported Whoopi Goldberg announced her departure from the talk-show "The View." Goldberg did not make an annoucement on her exit from the show, rather, she said she may not return.

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<![CDATA[Top Entertainment Photos]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:58:42 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-609755678.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities.

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<![CDATA[Celeb Breakups: Anthony Bourdain and Ottavia Busia]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:14:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-498512408.jpg Nothing lasts forever, especially when you're a celebrity. See whose relationships have hit the rocks.

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<![CDATA[NBC Daytime]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:02:31 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/nbc-daytime.gif ]]> <![CDATA[Win Tickets to Kill the Noise!]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:48:36 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Kill+the+Noise+Bassmnt+Photo.png

Come on, feel the noise! On Sept. 30, downtown nightclub hotspot Bassmnt welcomes in-demand EDM producer Kill the Noise and we’re giving away two pairs of tickets to one lucky winner!

Enter to win two pairs of tickets to see Kill the Noise at Bassmnt on Friday, Sept. 30!

Jake Stanczak, who moonlights under his stage name Kill the Noise (or Ewun), is one of the hottest producers on the planet right now. While you might know him best from his “Recess” collaboration with Skrillex, Fatman Scoop and Michael Angelakos, he's has been busy trekking across the planet for high-profile performances and continues making tracks that Spin magazine has said “are staples of DJ sets the world over.”

KTN’s debut full-length album -- last year’s “Occult Classic” -- was just an epic as the title suggests. Collabs included Feed Me, Tommy Trash, Dillon Francis and twoton and included the huge hit single “Kill It 4 The Kids,” which featured Awolnation and R. City.

You’d be right to assume that come Sept. 30, Bassmnt will be straight-up on fire when Kill the Noise hits the decks. The performance will be a 18-plus show if you're there to dance and 21-and-up if you're planning on drinking. Bassmnt is located at 919 Fourth Ave. #100, and if you’d prefer to buy tickets before it sells out, go here.

We pull one lucky winner’s name on Thursday, Sept. 29 at noon -- so get in while the gettin’s good!

Enter to win two pairs of tickets to see Kill the Noise at Bassmnt on Friday, Sept. 30!

<![CDATA[Steve Harvey on His Talk With Sons About Police Encounters]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:42:17 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/steveRaceAndPolicing1LR.jpg

In wake of the recent shootings of black men by police officers in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Charlotte, North Carolina, Steve Harvey hosted an hour-long show dedicated to improving race relations.

Harvey assembled a diverse audience Thursday that included both police officers and people who say they live in fear of police. During the episode, Harvey spoke about raising his own three sons and how told them how to respond if they're ever stopped by police.

"It has been ingrained in us from the time I was taught how to drive, I was taught how to behave when I'm stopped," he said. 

Harvey went into detail about the procedure he tells his sons to follow, everything from hand placement on the wheel to the vocal volume they should use with officers. As the officer approaches the car, he said wrists should be displayed on top of the steering wheel and should only be moved when his sons are told to do so by the officer. Every single move the driver makes in the car should be narrated, Harvey said, and not without calling an officer "sir" or "ma'am."

"Submit to every single thing he tells you, and try to get back to the house," Harvey said. 

Harvey tweeted that the procedure doesn't always work, "but in that moment, the only goal is to try to #gethomesafe."

After the segment aired, Harvey received both praise from viewers on social media about his advice and criticism from those who both defended the police and those who condemned the recent shootings across the country. 

Emory Law professor Dorothy A. Brown wrote on Twitter in response to the tips that "as we know that doesn't always work." 

"That is so terrifying," she wrote. "We can't do anything to guarantee our safety."

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<![CDATA[Sean 'Diddy' Combs Pledges $1M to Howard University]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:43:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/p+diddy+feuerherd.jpg

Sean "Diddy" Combs will give $1 million to his alma mater, Howard University, he announced Thursday.

The historically black university helped the musician and entrepreneur get his start, he said.

“I was blessed to receive a great education from Howard University – one of the best schools in the world – and it helped to fuel my success in business and life," he said in a statement. "This scholarship will make it possible for the next generation of leaders to pursue their dreams and achieve greatness."

The funds will support The Sean Combs Scholarship Fund, which will award scholarships starting in fall 2017 to undergraduate business majors.

In addition to receiving financial aid, scholarship recipients will get summer internships at Bad Boy Entertainment or Revolt Media & TV and have a mentor from Combs Enterprises, the star said in his statement.

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<![CDATA['Late Night’: Chris Pratt Rides a Horse Like a Jet Ski]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:14:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e004_424_chrispratt_horse_20160922_1200x675_771602499655.jpg Chris Pratt talks to host Seth Meyers about his newly found affinity for horse riding. “I had a contentious relationship with the equine,” he notes about his previous experiences with horses.]]> <![CDATA['Late Night’: Forced Friendship With Miley Cyrus]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:12:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/miley-cyrus-maya-marty-nbc.jpg Host Seth Meyers explains that NBC has something called enforced friends — which partners various employees of the broadcasting corporation together in the hopes of establishing new relationships. Meyers takes us through his forced friendship with NBC’s newly purchased pawn Miley Cyrus.

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<![CDATA['Tonight Show’ Fans More Interested in Hugh Jackman’s Coffee Company]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:09:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e004_539_hughjackman_coffee_20160922_1200x675_771598915986.jpg Hugh Jackman chats with Jimmy about his Laughing Man Foundation coffee shop and hosting Global Citizen Festival.]]> <![CDATA[‘Tonight Show’ Singing Tweets About Fall With Shawn Mendes]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:08:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Mendes_Screen-Shot-2016-09-23-at-2.06.20-AM.jpg Shawn Mendes and The Roots help Jimmy Fallon sing his favorite tweets with the hashtag #FallSongs.]]> <![CDATA[Brad Pitt Investigated After Alleged Child Abuse Claims]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:10:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/476377453.jpg

A child abuse allegation against Brad Pitt has triggered a "routine" investigation by the Department of Children and Family Services in Los Angeles County, a source close to the agency told NBC News Thursday.

The investigation stems from a recent incident with a child on board a private plane flying from Europe to Los Angeles, the source said. The incident was anonymously reported to authorities several days later. Pitt has six children with actress Angelina Jolie, who filed for divorce from the actor on Monday.

According to the DCFS source, Pitt is not allowed to have contact with the child, which is usual in such cases, while the investigation is ongoing.

The Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI have not launched an investigation. An FBI spokeswoman, Laura Eimiller, said in a statement late Thursday that the agency is still evaluating whether to do its own investigation into the allegations.

Citing irreconcilable differences, Jolie filed for divorce "for the health of the family," her lawyer Robert Offer told The Associated Press. Jolie is asking for physical custody of their six children — Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 8. The couple married on August 14, 2014 after a 12-year relationship.

"Angelina will always do what’s in the best interest to protect her children," her manager Geyer Kosinski told E! News in a statement. "She appreciates everyone's understanding of their need for privacy at this time."

In a statement released to People Magazine, Pitt said his focus is also on the "well-being of our kids," adding that he is saddened by divorce and asking "the press to give [the children] the space they deserve during this challenging time."

Pitt was previously married to actress Jennifer Aniston in 2000, divorcing in 2005. This was the third marriage for Jolie, having previously been wed to Jonny Lee Miller in 1996 and Billy Bob Thornton in 2000.

The divorce was first reported by TMZ.

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<![CDATA[Clinton Takes On Zach Galifianakis on 'Between Two Ferns']]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 03:46:32 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/hillary-between-two-ferns.jpg

On “Between Two Ferns,” Zach Galifianakis asked Hillary Clinton who made her infamous pantsuits. Halloween’s coming up, and he’s thinking of going as a librarian from outer space.

“I think that would be a good look on you,” Clinton said, smiling.

The episode, released today on "Funny or Die," was filmed on the same day the Democratic nominee was diagnosed with pneumonia several weeks ago, according to NBC News. Despite the illness, Clinton received no sympathy from Galifianakis, who brought his comedic A-game to the interview on his fake talk show. She met Galifianakis' awkward questions with deadpan responses and an impressive death stare. 

“Critics have questioned some of your decision making recently, and by you doing this show I hope it finally lays that to rest,” Galifianakis said.

“Oh, I think it absolutely proves their case, don’t you?” Clinton countered.

The "Hangover" actor ignored the barb. “Are you excited to be the first girl president?” he asked.

“For a younger, younger generation, you will also become their first white president, and that’s pretty neat, too,” he added, to which Clinton responded with a frown.

Galifianakis also made sexist remarks about Clinton’s stint as secretary of state, questioning her typing skills and wondering how President Barack Obama likes his coffee.

“What happens if you become pregnant?" he said. "Are we going to be stuck with Tim Kaine for nine months? How does this work?”

“You know Zach, those are really out-of-date questions,” Clinton said. “You need to get out more.”

Like most interviews on "Between Two Ferns," this one was tense, and it became combative when the comedian started putting words in her mouth.

“Don’t tell me what to say,” she retorted. 

Galifianakis then transitioned to another topic: the Republican nominee. 

“When you see how well it works for Donald Trump, do you ever think to yourself, ‘Oh, maybe I should be more racist?’” he asked. Clinton, who has often defended minorities, and whose platform emphasizes racial equality, returned to her silent judgment.

Then, Galifianakis proposed a government where Trump won the presidency and Kid Rock served as secretary of state. Would Clinton move to Canada, like some of her supporters plan to do in the face of a Trump administration? She said instead, she would fight to save America from demise. Galifianakis took her statement literally, envisioning her as the leader of a second civil war.

“No, I wouldn’t take up arms,” she said. “I think that might be a little extreme." 

“Oh right, because you were saying before we were rolling that you wanted to take away everyone’s guns,” Galifianakis said. “Very cool. Cool, cool, cool.”

Finally, he asked a real question: What would Clinton’s priority be if elected president?

“Oh Zach, it has to be the economy,” said Clinton, taking a page from her husband’s years in the White House. “We need more good jobs with rising incomes. We’ve got to make the economy work for everybody, not just those on top.”

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<![CDATA[Oscar Winner Cotillard Thrust Into Unwelcome Spotlight]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:39:37 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/marion-GettyImages-533073442.jpg

Right about now you may be asking yourself, "Who the heck is Marion Cotillard?"

For starters, she's an Academy Award-winning actress, having won the coveted best actress prize in 2008 for her role in "La Vie en Rose."  Cotillard became the first French actress to win the Oscar for a leading role in a French language film.

She was also a 2015 Oscar nominee for her leading role in "Two Days, One Night," losing to Julianne Moore for her role in the Alzheimer's drama "Still Alice."

The 40-year-old French actress began her career in television overseas in the early '90s, but didn't truly come to the attention of American audiences until her 2003 role in the film "Big Fish" co-starring Ewan McGregor and Jessica Lange. After her Oscar win in 2008, opportunities in American roles followed. She co-starred in 2009's "Nine" opposite multiple Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, and "Public Enemies" in 2009 with Johnny Depp.

Her American breakthrough role was as the female lead in the high-concept thriller "Inception" opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in 2010. After that other blockbuster films quickly followed:  "Contagion" opposite Matt Damon in 2011, "The Dark Knight Rises" in 2012 with Christian Bale, and a comedic turn in 2013 in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues."

Cotillard recently wrapped filming "Allied" with Brad Pitt. The actor's recent divorce announcement led to speculation about a romantic involvement with Pitt, which she adamantly denied. 

"Firstly, many years ago, I met the man of my life, father of our son and of the baby we are expecting. He is my love, my best friend, the only one that I need," Cotillard wrote. "Secondly to those who have indicated that I am devastated, I am very well thank you."

Cotillard is expecting her second child with French actor/director Guillaume Canet, her partner since 2007. Cotillard and Canet are parents to 5-year-old son Marcel.

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<![CDATA[Girl Gives Dad Tips While He Does Her Hair in Viral Video]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:38:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Culpepper-Video-Still.jpg

A Rowlett, Texas, father's video that shows his young daughter giving him encouragement while he does her hair, originally posted on YouTube, has gone viral on Facebook.

Derrick Culpepper says he posted the video showing him doing his daughter Linda's hair before school on YouTube about 10 months ago.

The video shows Culpepper's daughter, who was 3 years old at the time, giving him tips and pointers along the way.

"You brush it, then you put a band on it," she says.

She even encourages him as he does her hair.

"You're getting it down, you're almost done, you're doing a good job," Linda says in the video.

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Culpepper, who is black, said he wanted to share something positive in the face of all the police shootings of black drivers.

"I was just so encouraged by what she was saying that I was like, 'man, I better capture this on video,'" said Culpepper.

Someone shared it on Facebook and the video skyrocketed. Culpepper says he's gotten calls from BuzzFeed and the New York Post. He's also gotten phone calls from around the country thanking him for being a positive role model.

"Man I was shocked," said Culpepper. "When I saw it I looked and it had 5,000 views, and I was like, 'where'd this come from?'"

The video has been shared many times on Facebook, but one of the first posts has racked up more than 500,000 views.

Meanwhile, adorable Linda has had a birthday, and is now 4 years old.

The Culpeppers have become celebrities at their church in Plano, but they're taking it all in stride.

"I'm just wanting to be a vessel, show the Savior, through my character and through the way that I raise my family," Culpepper said.

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<![CDATA[Band's Instruments Made of Trash]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:45:52 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/garbangeband-092016.PNG

One man's trash is another man's trombone. 

An internationally-renowned orchestra from Cateura, Paraguay, that has played with the likes of Metallica brought the sweet sound of music to East Los Angeles using instruments entirely made of garbage.

The "Landfill Orchestra" featured in a documentary of the same name straight from a slum in Paraguay are bringing the message to LA that you can achieve great things even when you start with nothing.

"Who would have ever thought you could make music from recycled items?" said LAUSD music student Kaelee Aguilar.

LAUSD students, many members of their school's music programs, filled Torres High School in East LA to hear a once-in-a-lifetime performance from the unique youth orchestra.

The band used oil cans, pots, and old utensils collected from the Cateura landfill to make the instruments. Three million pounds of solid waste are dumped each day at the landfill.

Cynthia Serbin in the orchestra says she has always loved music.

"My instrument is made out of pan, to cook bread," she said.

She plays a violin with a front made out of an old paint can. The back, a baking pan. Wood from pallets form the rest with a fork stabilizing where the strings end.

It is, to say the least, inspirational.

The thought of rebirthing the trash into musical treasure caught the attention documentary filmmakers.

"I love the topic of 'Landfill Harmonic' because it was discovering magic in the most unexpected place, which is a landfill, Julian Penaranda-Loftus, the producer and co-director of the documentary said. "This is the reason a lot of people want to play the violin. This is the reason music should stay alive."

It is the reason a student from South America can form a bond with a student from East LA, and without speaking a single word, they understand each other perfectly as they play "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" together.

The documentary "Landfill Harmonic" premieres Friday at the Laemmle Theatre in Santa Monica.

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<![CDATA['Late Night’: Neil Patrick Harris' Family Is Serious about Halloween]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:54:58 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e003_423_neilpatrickharris_halloween_20160921_1200x675_770753091951.jpg Neil Patrick Harris tells host Seth Meyers that Halloween is serious business in his family. Host Seth Meyers realizes that he’ll soon be getting into the holiday with his own infant.]]> <![CDATA['Late Night’: A Closer Look at New Questions Over Trump’s Foundation]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:52:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e003_423_closerlook_20160921_1200x675_770754627654.jpg The Washington Post recently reported that Donald Trump spent more than a quarter of a million from his charitable foundation to settle lawsuits involving his for profit business and that may have been against the law, host Seth Meyers notes.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight Show’ Superlatives: 2016 NFL Season - Bears and Cowboys]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:45:47 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e003_538_superlatives_20160921_1200x675_770753091681.jpg Jimmy Falllon hands out superlatives to Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys NFL players.]]> <![CDATA[‘Tonight Show’: Bobbing for Apples With Priyanka Chopra]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:43:21 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e003_538_bobbingforapples_20160921_1200x675_770754115808.jpg Jimmy Fallon and Priyanka Chopra celebrate the fall season by taking turns to see who can grab the most apples using only their mouths.]]> <![CDATA[Hollywood Stars Unite in Video Slamming Donald Trump ]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:02:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/3HillaryVid.jpg

The last time this many Avengers assembled it was to defeat the nearly indestructible android Ultron in "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

So what was the dire threat this time?

Donald Trump.

"Avengers" director Joss Whedon called upon a few of his celebrity friends, 27 in all, in a video aimed at encouraging voter registration and keeping Trump out of the White House. 

The video, released by activist production company Save The Day, features 27 celebrities ― including Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Neil Patrick Harris, Keegan-Michael Key, Don Cheadle, James Franco, Taran Killam, Stanley Tucci, Martin Sheen, and Leslie Odom Jr. 

With both humor and earnest conviction, the stars laid out their case why no one should sit on the sidelines in the upcoming election. 

"You only get this many famous people together if the issue is one that truly matters to all of us. A disease, or ecological crisis or a racist, abusive coward who could permanently damage the fabric of our society," the stars said.

"We cannot pretend both sides are equally unfavorable," says Sheen.

"We can't say one vote doesn't matter," says Blindspot star Ashley Johnson.

"Your vote matters," added Cheadle.

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<![CDATA['Painted as the Bad Guy': Strahan Defends Leaving 'Live']]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:40:17 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-476327635.jpg

Michael Strahan expressed his disappointment with the reaction his former co-host, Kelly Ripa, had to his exit from "Live With Kelly and Michael" while defending himself in a new interview.

"The most disappointing thing to me was that I was painted as the bad guy, because I value the way I carry myself," he said in an interview with People Magazine.

After spending four years on the show, Strahan announced in April he would be leaving for a position as a co-host on "Good Morning America." Following the abrupt announcement, Ripa took off from work the next day — it was revealed she wasn't given earlier notice of his departure.

The former New York Giant and Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end insists he did nothing wrong, as the news was delivered three months before his would-be exit. Strahan said he had no regrets about the situation.

"I think you have regrets or you feel bad about something if you feel like you did something wrong, or you did it in the wrong way," Strahan said. "I felt like I went about it in the best way possible."

While he acknowledged that others may not agree, Strahan defended his actions, saying that he remained honorable and accountable to all involved.

Of his friendship with Ripa, Strahan said, "I don't know what it is to be honest with you. I wish her well though."

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<![CDATA[Marshawn Lynch Speaks Out On Kaepernick Kneeling Protest]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:19:44 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/lynchGettyImages-598769134.jpg

Retired NFL running back Marshawn Lynch is notorious for not speaking his mind in front of the cameras. But Tuesday night, Lynch offered some thoughts on the current Colin Kaepernick controversial knee at the national anthem when he made a guest appearance on 'Conan.'

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"With what’s going on, I’d rather see him take a knee than stand up, put his hands up, and get murdered," Lynch said as he stood with his hands up. "My take on it is -- [expletive] gotta start somewhere and if that was the starting point, I just hope people open up their eyes to see that it’s really a problem going on."

Lynch expressed support for the movement and the bigger issue it represents, saying "something needs to be done" to combat systematic racism and social injustices. He also pointed out people who are not racist shouldn’t see Kaepernick’s form of protest as a threat, but rather a method of addressing a problem.

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<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Gives Barack Impersonation on 'Colbert']]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:06:59 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_16177445657356.jpg

Michelle Obama reflected on her last eight years as the first lady during an appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

“It’s definitely bittersweet,” Obama said Tuesday night about her husband’s presidency coming to an end. “Everything is the last.”

She continued, "I find myself choking up cause we have raised our kids in the White House. We've had so many amazing experiences."

And one of the main things she remembers are the mistakes she made.

“Oh god, so many of them. They usually involved pronouncing someone’s name wrong,” she told Colbert.

But along with the struggles of pronouncing people’s names, there were many perks that she relished, including a “sleepover at Buckingham Palace.”

“They have some good fries at the palace,” she noted.

She also revealed to Colbert that both she and their two daughters — Malia and Sasha — have developed impersonations of the president.

Michelle Obama offered her version of the president’s way of talking over dinner when all she and Sasha want to do is talk about “our favorite song on the Lemonade album." 

She gave an example of Barack being asked by Malia about global warming -- which would trigger a long-winded explanation.

"I'm glad you asked that," Michelle said in an impersonation of her husband. "Let me just answer that in three points." 

On the current presidential campaign between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Colbert wondered if Michelle had any sympathy for the candidates' spouses who have to stand by their partners.

"No not really," she said. "Because you have to be in it and if you don't agree you should've agreed before they ran."

She continued, "Bottom line is if I didn't agree with what Barack was saying I would not have supported his run so I stand there proudly and I hope they are too."

When Colbert asked if she had sympathy about Melania Trump's Republican National Convention speech -- which had borrowed heavily from Michelle's own speech -- she deadpanned, "yeah that was tough."

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<![CDATA[In Memoriam: Arnold Palmer]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:50:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/PALMER_AP_16270027752411.jpg Take a look back at the people we've lost in 2016, including politicians, artists and other public figures.

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<![CDATA[Lin-Manuel Miranda Sings Donald Trump Tweets]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 04:11:22 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/lin-manuel-miranda-adios-thumbnail.jpg

"Hamilton" channeled his skills into singing tweets written by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, NBC News reported.

"I am going to be singing you some Trump tweets today," Miranda began in his video with GQ Magazine. "I have not changed a word of these, only added melody."

Miranda is a supporter of Hillary Clinton. Earlier this summer he spoke at a "Hamilton" benefit for her. During the fundraiser, he tweeted his support for the candidate. He urged voters to "include a woman in the sequel," meaning a Clinton victory would continue Obama's legacy.

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<![CDATA['Late Night’: James Spader Embraces the Writers’ Eyerolls]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 04:13:24 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e002_422_jamesspader_eyeroll_20160920_1200x675_769924163915.jpg Host Seth Meyers and James Spader talk about Spaders involvement with the writing side of "The Blacklist."Spader acknowledges that the writers that he speaks with on the other end of the line may be eye rolling at his suggestions. And he embraces that.]]>