Uinterview.comhttp://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48The only site on the web where celebrities and newsmakers interact daily with their fans.Copyright Uinterview.comThu, 17 Apr 2014 17:22:18 -0400uinterview<![CDATA[Tamar Braxton Sells Out Nationwide Tour, Adds More Dates]]>http://uinterview.com/news/tamar-braxton-sells-out-nationwide-tour-adds-more-dates-11183<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/tamar-braxton-sells-out-nationwide-tour-adds-more-dates-11183'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/a13b4ba8f47d1951f4f100c8d66b40a6-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Tamar Braxton</strong>, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, recently sold out her first-ever nationwide tour.</p> <h1> Tamar Braxton Announces Sold-Out Tour</h1> <p>Just two weeks after the tickets went on sale, Braxton was able to announce to her fans that all of the shows on the tour had sold out, and that she was in the process of adding dates and cities.</p> <p>“#amazingTamartianFriends u have <a href="http://instagram.com/p/mx2EKCgscz/" target="_blank">sold out my FIRST nationwide tour </a>in less than 2weeks,” the “Love & War” singer wrote on Instagram. “i❤️u sooo much!! #goodnews NEW dates and cities have JUST been added go to ticketmaster/live nation NoW and get your tickets #seeyousoon💋”</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="300" scrolling="no" src="http://instagram.com/p/mx2EKCgscz/embed/" width="359"></iframe></p> <p>Among the <a href="http://singersroom.com/content/2014-04-17/Tamar-Braxton-Adds-Tour-Dates-Thanks-Fans-For-Support/" target="_blank">new stops added</a> to the tour is one scheduled for Saturday, May, 31 at the Newark Symphony Hall in Newark, NJ. More information on the additional stops can be found on Ticketmaster, Live Nation or on <a href="http://www.tamarbraxton.com/" target="_blank">Tamarbraxton.com.</a></p> <p>Though Braxton is currently busy on the road, she’s planning on returning to film a third season of her WEtv reality TV series <em>Tamar & Vince</em>. She’s also planning on getting back into the studio for a forthcoming album.</p> <p><em>– Chelsea Regan</em></p>Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/5x7eota14oit<![CDATA[Bryan Singer, 'X-Men' Director, Accused Of Sexually Abusing Former Child Model]]>http://uinterview.com/news/bryan-singer-x-men-director-accused-of-sexually-abusing-former-child-model-11182<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/bryan-singer-x-men-director-accused-of-sexually-abusing-former-child-model-11182'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/33ffb93d61be66b108e8e2466d78b4b3-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><em>X-Men </em>director <strong>Bryan Singer</strong> has been accused of sexually abusing former child model and aspiring actor <strong>Michael Egan III</strong> in the 1990s when the alleged victim was 17-years-old.</p> <h1> Bryan Singer Sued For Sexual Abuse</h1> <p>Egan, who filed the lawsuit on Wednesday, claims that Singer, 48, <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/director-bryan-singer-accused-sexually-697047" target="_blank">pressured him into sexual acts</a> at parties in both California and Hawaii. In exchange for the sex acts, Egan was promised help in his career, including auditions for commercials and other acting jobs as well as modeling gigs, reported<em> The Hollywood Reporter.</em></p> <p>Though Egan names Singer as one of his abusers, claiming that he threatened him if he didn’t perform as requested and gave him drugs and alcohol, Egan says that it was tech entrepreneur <strong>Marc Collins-Rector</strong> who lured him into the sex ring that included other high-profile Hollywood men.</p> <p>Egan is reportedly looking to <a href="http://news-briefs.ew.com/2014/04/17/bryan-singer-sexual-abuse-lawsuit/" target="_blank">receive $75,000 for each of his four claims</a> – intentional infliction of emotional distress, battery, assault and invasion of privacy.</p> <p><strong>Marty Singer</strong>, the director’s attorney, has flat out denied the allegations against his client, implying that they're a publicity stunt.</p> <p>“The claims made against Bryan Singer are completely without merit," said Marty Singer. "We are very confident that Bryan will be vindicated in this absurd and defamatory lawsuit. It is obvious that this case was filed in an attempt to get publicity at the time when Bryan’s new movie is about to open in a few weeks."</p> <p>Among Singer’s best-known films, in addition to those in the <em>X-Men</em> franchise, include<em> The Usual Suspects, Superman Returns</em> and <em>Jack the Giant Slayer.</em></p> <p><em>– Chelsea Regan</em></p>Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/ozy8mjm9gc11<![CDATA[Hank Aaron Gets Hate Mail After Offering Racial Commentary]]>http://uinterview.com/news/hank-aaron-gets-hate-mail-after-offering-racial-commentary-11181<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/hank-aaron-gets-hate-mail-after-offering-racial-commentary-11181'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/9c3f81d61fa59c2f3bbeadfb37189eec-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Hank Aaron</strong>, the famed Atlanta Brave slugger that bested Babe Ruth’s homerun record in the 70s, is no stranger to getting hate mail. After offering his opinions on race relations in America last month, it was revealed on <a href="http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/10787707/mlb-bud-selig-celebrate-jackie-robinson-day-67th-anniversary-debut" target="_blank">Jackie Robinson Day</a>, that letters filled with vitriol flooded the Braves office once again.</p> <h1> Hank Aaron Targeted For Comments On Race</h1> <p>In the month leading up to the 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s debut in Major League Baseball, which made him the first African American to play for the league, Aaron revealed that while he felt that America has improved where racism is concerned over the years, he believes the country still has great strides to make. He keeps old hate mail from when he beat Ruth's record for the purpose of reminding himself of that.</p> <p>"To remind myself that we are <a href="http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/04/hank-aaron-saves-all-of-the-hate-mail-he-receives/" target="_blank">not that far removed</a> from when I was chasing the record," Aaron told <em>USA Today,</em> referring to 1974. "If you think that, you are fooling yourself. A lot of things have happened in this country, but we have so far to go. There's not a whole lot that has changed.</p> <p>"We can talk about baseball. Talk about politics. Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he's treated, he added. “We have moved in the right direction, and there have been improvements, but we still have a long ways to go.</p> <p>Talking about people who still harbor racist sentiment, he said, “The bigger difference is back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts."</p> <p>Aaron’s comments inspired many to<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2014/04/14/jackie-robinson-day-mlb-hank-aaron-racism-still-exists/7723045/" target="_blank"> write hate-filled letters</a> in which racial epithets were liberally used to describe him, reported<em> USA Today</em>. Ironically, though they were slamming his remarks, they were, in a sense, giving them credence.</p> <p>“Hank Aaron is a black man,<strong>” Frank Robinson</strong>, the first African-American manager and Hall of Fame player, told the <em>New York Daily News.</em> “He <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/report-hank-aaron-comments-lead-new-hate-mail-article-1.1756836" target="_blank">only spoke his mind</a>. I have seen and heard other people in this country say worse things, and they don’t get hate mail. It shows you we still have a ways to go.”</p> <p><em>– Chelsea Regan</em></p>Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/4kbjqaao6pa8cg<![CDATA[Rob Kardashian Is Not In Rehab, Contrary To Multiple Reports]]>http://uinterview.com/news/rob-kardashian-is-not-in-rehab-contrary-to-multiple-reports-11180<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/rob-kardashian-is-not-in-rehab-contrary-to-multiple-reports-11180'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/56a4ce31b04f8702f8adcb0259aab6f2-150x150.jpeg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Rob Kardashian</strong>, the lone son in the Kardashian-Jenner clan, is reportedly not in rehab despite reports that claim he was seeking treatment.</p> <h1> Rob Kardashian Not In Rehab</h1> <p>Kardashian, 27, was reportedly seeking treatment for depression and substance abuse issues at the Meadows Trauma and Addiction rehabilitation center in Wickenburg, Ariz. Now, however, sources have come forward to shut down those claims.</p> <p>"Rob is <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/532594/rob-kardashian-not-in-rehab-says-rep" target="_blank">not in rehab,</a>” a representative for the <em>Keeping Up With the Kardashians</em> star and fashion entrepreneur told E! News. Another insider claimed that Kardashian was in L.A. training with fitness guru <strong>Gunnar Peterson</strong> on Wednesday, and not – as had been reported – in Arizona.</p> <p>"He was in really good spirits, seemed very much himself," the insider revealed. "Said he'd been working out every day and was focused on getting back in shape."</p> <h1> Rob's Rehab, Addiction Rumors</h1> <p>Previously, reports claimed that Kardashian was struggling with depression and an addiction to the cough syrup concoction “sizzurp,” as well as his ongoing issues with his weight.</p> <p>“Rob has been<a href="http://hollywoodlife.com/2014/04/16/rob-kardashian-rehab-depression-report/" target="_blank"> checked into The Meadows</a> for about a month for substance-abuse issues,” a person claiming to be an insider had told <em>Star</em> magazine. “He’s been feeling stronger and more relaxed without the incessant berating from everyone. I would love to see him show up a changed man at Kim’s wedding and gain some independence.”</p> <p>“Rob was drinking a lot of Sizzurp, and that’s one of the reasons he gained so much weight,” the insider had continued. “Rob is well past the point of desperation and now is just flatout miserable. He wants to be the star of the Kardashians for once in his life, but right now he feels like he’s bringing the entire family down.”</p> <p><em>– Chelsea Regan</em></p>Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/cbdn070bh0<![CDATA[Andre Johnson, Wu-Tang Clan Rapper, Cuts Off Penis, Tries To Jump To His Death In Apparent Suicide Attempt]]>http://uinterview.com/news/andre-johnson-wu-tang-clan-rapper-cuts-off-penis-tries-to-jump-to-his-death-in-apparent-suicide-attempt-11179<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/andre-johnson-wu-tang-clan-rapper-cuts-off-penis-tries-to-jump-to-his-death-in-apparent-suicide-attempt-11179'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/5f0b09823736d73b0656997283686796-150x150.png' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Andre Johnson</strong>, a rapper who is affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan and goes by the stage name Christ Bearer, cut off his penis prior to jumping off a building in North Hollywood early Wednesday morning.</p> <h1> Andre Johnson Cuts Penis, Jumps From Building</h1> <p>Johnson leapt from the second story of an apartment building, according to police. Although he survived the fall, the rapper was <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/16/showbiz/rapper-severed-penis/" target="_blank">seriously injured and rushed to Cedars Sinai </a>Medical Center along with his recovered penis. Johnson is still being treated for his injuries, reported CNN.</p> <p>It’s unknown what caused Johnson to commit the act of self-mutilation followed by the daring leap, though it’s believed the rapper was likely trying to commit suicide.</p> <p>Johnson, who often performed with the Long Beach, Calif., hip-hop group Northstar, is likely best known for “When the Guns Come Out,” a track that was featured on the soundtrack for 2004 film<em> Blade: Trinity.</em> Hours before his near-fatal leap, “Oooh!,” a music video for a song he recorded with Rugged Monk, hit YouTube.</p> <p><em>– Chelsea Regan</em></p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6RyqtgJDvMc" width="300"></iframe></p>Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/1qo8rctg5g3hb<![CDATA[South Korea Ferry Passengers Sent Last-Minute Texts As Vessel Sank]]>http://uinterview.com/news/south-korea-ferry-passengers-sent-last-minute-texts-as-vessel-sank-11177<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/south-korea-ferry-passengers-sent-last-minute-texts-as-vessel-sank-11177'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/7095a8983f0a137d642a13e7a1bb15ba-150x150.png' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>As the South Korea Ferry “Sewol” began to take on water on Tuesday with 462 passengers onboard, some tried to reach out to loved ones via text, realizing the worst was likely happening.</p> <h1> Texts Sent As South Korea Ferry Sank</h1> <p>Most of the passengers aboard were students from a suburban Seoul high school, who were traveling with 15 teachers. “Mom, this might be the <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/s-korea-ferry-riders-texted-desperate-messages-article-1.1758682" target="_blank">last chance to tell you I love you</a>,” one student wrote to his or her mother, reported the <em>New York Daily News.</em> Another frightened student reached out to her father, explaining why she couldn’t get out of the ship.</p> <p>“Dad, I can’t walk out because the ship is tilted, and I don’t see anyone in the corridor,” the unidentified student texted.</p> <p>So far, 175 passengers have been rescued from the wreckage, including 75 from Danwah High School.</p> <p><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" background="#000000" flashvars="pType=embed&si=254&pid=J2Oo75NSkmma&url=http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/hundreds-missing-after-south-korean-ship-sinks" height="169" salign="lt" scale="noscale" src="http://www.cbsnews.com/common/video/cbsnews_player.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="300"></embed></p> <h1> Survivors Recount Sinking</h1> <p>One of the rescued students, <strong>Lim Hyeong-min</strong>, revealed that he knew something was wrong when it felt like the ferry was being shaken. “The ferry started tipping, and I jumped into the sea,” <a href="http://jtbc.joins.com/" target="_blank">Lim told JTBC</a>, a South Korean news network. “The height from the ferry to the water was lower than a one-story building. Rescue boats were right near, so I swam to one boat. The water was so cold.”</p> <p>Another student conveyed the mass chaos that ensued once the ferry began to tilt and the water came pouring in. “The water rushed in, up to my neck, and it was difficult to climb to the top of the boat because it was badly tilted,” passenger <strong>Kim Tae-young</strong> told the<a href="http://www.ustream.tv/news-y" target="_blank"> cable channel News Y. </a>“I saw shipping containers tossed off the ship’s deck and floating in the water. I also saw a vending machine toppled and two girls trapped under it.”</p> <p>Rescue efforts are ongoing, as 281 people have yet to be located. <strong>Lee Jun-seok</strong>, the ferry’s captain is among the rescued and will continue to be questioned by authorities, who’ve yet to announce what happened to the ferry to cause the tragic sinking roughly 60 miles south of South Korea.</p> <p>The Danwah High students as well as a group of 17 former classmates who were celebrating a 60th birthday, had embarked on a 13 ½-hour trip to the volcanic island of Jeju. Catastrophe struck mere hours into the journey.</p> <p><em>– Chelsea Regan</em></p>Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/3llfojctvf28kgkgk<![CDATA['American Idol' Recap: Caleb Johnson, Sam Woolf & Jena Irene Impress On 'Competitor's Pick' Night]]>http://uinterview.com/news/american-idol-recap-caleb-johnson-sam-woolf-and-jena-irene-impress-on-competitors-pick-night-11176<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/american-idol-recap-caleb-johnson-sam-woolf-and-jena-irene-impress-on-competitors-pick-night-11176'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/b6e9f95ae885fde21d65d15fc56654b8-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><em><a href="http://uinterview.com/tag/american-idol" target="_blank">American Idol</a>’</em>s top seven singers squared off on Wednesday night, singing songs selected for them by the fellow singers trying for a chance to be crowned the next <em>Idol</em> winner, as <strong>Demi Lovato</strong> joined <strong>Randy Jackson</strong> and judges <strong>Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez</strong> and <strong>Keith Urban </strong>in offering them advice.</p> <h1> American Idol Recap</h1> <p>Rocker <strong>Caleb Johnson</strong> was first up on stage, singing Kings of Leon track “Family Tree,” which <strong>Alex Preston</strong> had selected for him. The song perfectly suited Johnson, who’s become known on the show for making the songs he takes on his own – and “Family Tree” was no exception. All of the judges were in agreement that he knocked another performance out of the park.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zUHs6RAqqy8" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>Singing <strong>Miranda Lambert</strong>’s “Gunpowder and Lead,” selected by <strong>Sam Woolf</strong>, <strong>Jessica Meuse</strong> tried to apply some of the judges' suggestions. Instead of solely focusing on her pitch and how on-key she was, Meuse gave more of a concert performance, playing into both the live audience and cameras. The judges, perhaps wanting to get the most out of the talented singer, were a bit harsh in their critiques.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/qU-rJB-6720" width="300"></iframe></p> <p><strong>C.J. Harris</strong> took on<strong> Caleb Johnson</strong>-selected song “Gravity” by <strong>John Mayer</strong>. As Johnson predicted, the hit number brought out the bluesiness in Harris’ voice. By far, this was Harris’ best performance to date, as he stayed in pitch and seemed to feel completely comfortable with the song. The only criticism he received was that he still struggles to provide much excitement on stage.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/SOZVLl8CHVU" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>As suggested by Harris, <strong>Dexter Roberts</strong> sang <strong>Luke Bryan</strong>’s “Muckalee Creek Water.” Returning to his early <em>Idol</em> look, Roberts rocked his baseball cap and provided some grittier vocals for the country song. However, again, Roberts didn’t offer anything new to the song – a point that the judges have brought up week after week.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Cdewens1dk4" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>Preston chose to sing<strong> Ed Sheeran</strong>’s the A-Team, the “Competitor’s Pick” from Roberts, who watched Preston perform the song on YouTube and thought the <em>Idol</em> audience should be treated to his rendition. His take on the song included a high note towards the end, which he perfectly and effortlessly executed, Connick, Urban and Lopez were in agreement that the song perfected suited him and appreciated him making it his own.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CkdQYcP8xHo" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>Woolf sang <strong>David Gray</strong>’s “Sail Away,” which was picked for him by Meuse. With his performance, Woolf proved that he has a bit more soul to his voice than he’s previously put on display with his mellow song choices. Urban was Woolf’s biggest fan from the judges panel, while Connick and Lopez wasn’t sure if he connected enough with voters.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/HW5bGU93V7w" width="300"></iframe></p> <p><br /> <strong>Jena Irene</strong> opted to sing the song Caleb Johnson selected for her – “Creep” by Radiohead. The dark song and Irene’s sometimes haunting voices were a perfect match. Irene decided to take on the song from the piano and gave a performance that got the audience, Urban and Lopez on their feet for a standing ovation. Connick mused that she might be the “one to beat.”</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5RANIajQBy0" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>Tonight, the <em>Idol</em> contestants will be narrowed down to six.</p> <p><em>– Chelsea Regan</em></p> <p><strong>For More American Idol News:</strong></p> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/american-idol-recap-malaya-watson-sent-home-next-week-is-competitors-pick-11108" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">'American Idol' Recap: Malaya Watson Sent Home; Next Week Is 'Competitor's Pick'</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/american-idol-recap-caleb-johnson-and-sam-woolf-stand-out-on-80s-night-11093" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">'American Idol' Recap: Caleb Johnson & Sam Woolf Stand Out On 80s Night</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/american-idol-recap-sam-woolf-saved-from-elimination-11026" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">'American Idol' Recap: Sam Woolf Saved From Elimination</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/american-idol-recap-sam-woolf-malaya-watson-and-alex-preston-shine-11014" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">'American Idol' Recap: Sam Woolf, Malaya Watson & Alex Preston Shine</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/american-idol-recap-majesty-rose-exits-the-competition-10964" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">'American Idol' Recap: Majesty Rose Exits The Competition</a></sub></h4>Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/4ci9otnsc80088ss<![CDATA[Valerie Harper Says She's Now 'Cancer-Free' After Terminal Diagnosis]]>http://uinterview.com/news/valerie-harper-says-shes-now-cancer-free-after-terminal-diagnosis-11175<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/valerie-harper-says-shes-now-cancer-free-after-terminal-diagnosis-11175'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/c417bbe1605fe16bd02f98af525b4de3-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Valerie Harper</strong>, best known for playing Rhoda Morgenstern on <em>The Mary Tyler Moore Show</em> and <em>Rhoda</em>, says she’s “absolutely cancer-free” over a year after announcing that she had terminal brain cancer.</p> <h1> Valerie Harper Is 'Cancer-Free'</h1> <p>"I'm <a href="http://www.closerweekly.com/posts/valerie-harper-reveals-i-am-absolutely-cancer-free-37249" target="_blank">absolutely cancer-free</a>!" Harper told <em>Closer Weekly.</em> "My last scans have been positive, and my doctors are very happy. [The oncologist] looked at the scans and said, 'Oh my God, Valerie, this is very encouraging!' "</p> <p>While her doctor is wary of telling the legendary comedic actress that she’s in remission, he’s more than happy with what the scans are showing. "My doctor doesn't use that term [remission],” said Harper. “He likes to say, 'I give you a treatment, and it's either responsive or non-responsive — and you are having a phenomenal response.'"</p> <p>As part of her treatment regiment, Harper takes several pills in a “pulse does” – at one sitting, once per week.</p> <h1> Harper's Terminal Diagnosis</h1> <p>Harper, who last March refused to look at <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/valerie-harper-has-terminal-brain-cancer-6741" target="_blank">her terminal diagnosis</a> as a death sentence, continues to be optimistic about her health and her life. "There may come a time when I'm not feeling good," she told the magazine. "But then again, that time may never come!"</p> <p>"I'm now the poster child for not believing everything I'm told," Harper added.</p> <p>When Harper revealed that she had leptomeningeal carcinomatosis in March 2013, she stated that her doctors expected that she had no more than three months to live. Since then, she’s fought the prognosis, going on to reunite <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/lsquomary-tyler-moorersquo-reunion-featured-on-lsquohot-in-clevelandrsquo-finale-8677" target="_blank">with her <em>Mary Tyler Moore</em> costars</a> – <strong>Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman </strong>and<strong> Betty White </strong>– on <em>Hot in Cleveland</em> and <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/lsquodancing-with-the-starsrsquo-season-17-cast-revealed-8656" target="_blank">competing on ABC’s <em>Dancing With the Stars.</em></a></p> <p><em>– Chelsea Regan</em></p> <p><strong>For More Valerie Harper News:</strong></p> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/lsquomary-tyler-moorersquo-reunion-featured-on-lsquohot-in-clevelandrsquo-finale-8677" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">‘Mary Tyler Moore’ Reunion Featured On ‘Hot In Cleveland’ Finale</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/lsquodancing-with-the-starsrsquo-season-17-cast-revealed-8656" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">‘Dancing With The Stars’ Season 17 Cast Revealed</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/valerie-harper-appears-on-lsquothe-doctorsrsquo-talks-courage-6795" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Valerie Harper Appears On ‘The Doctors,’ Talks Brain Cancer Treatment</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/mary-tyler-moore-devastated-by-valerie-harperrsquos-terminal-brain-cancer-6759" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Mary Tyler Moore Devastated By Valerie Harper’s Terminal Brain Cancer Diagnosis</a></sub></h4> <p> </p>Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/6js118kr6cpc<![CDATA[Alan Thicke Weighs In On Son Robin Thicke's Marriage To Paula Patton]]>http://uinterview.com/news/alan-thicke-weighs-in-on-son-robin-thickes-marriage-to-paula-patton-11174<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/alan-thicke-weighs-in-on-son-robin-thickes-marriage-to-paula-patton-11174'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/7097606a679e24ecdb7a671a996df51c-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Alan Thicke</strong>, father to “Blurred Lines” singer <a href="http://uinterview.com/tag/robin-thicke" target="_blank"><strong>Robin Thicke</strong></a>, hopes for the best for his son and his estranged wife <strong>Paula Patton.</strong></p> <h1> Alan Thicke Comments On Robin Thicke's Marriage</h1> <p>Thicke, 67, isn’t sure whether or not Robin Thicke and Patton are going to officially reconcile after announcing their plans to separate earlier this year. Thicke thinks that they’re two great people, and his main concern is that they’re happy – together or apart.</p> <p>"I hope whatever they decide to do will <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/532037/robin-thicke-paula-patton-strong-post-split-i-want-to-see-them-both-happy-says-alan-thicke" target="_blank">make them both happy</a>,” Thick, who starred on <em>Growing Pains</em>, told E! News. “That's the key thing. You want your kids to be happy. They're strong, smart and talented people and they'll make great decisions."</p> <p>With his wife of nine years, <strong>Tanya</strong>, and their 16-year-old son <strong>Carter</strong>, Thicke is starring in his own semi-reality series <em>Unusually Thicke </em>that premieres Wednesday on TVGN. While his eldest son from his previous marriage to soap opera star <strong>Gloria Loring </strong>will make a few appearances on the show, his marital issues won’t make the cut.</p> <p>"You won't see [Robin's] drama. You'll see a couple of appearances, cameos by Robin checking up on me,” said Thicke, before joking, "Of course, I'm happy to exploit him as much as possible. He's clearly an important part of the family and good enough to participate a little bit."</p> <p>Thicke and Patton began dating when the former was just 14 years old, and they were married in 2005. In 2010, they welcomed their son <strong>Julian</strong>. They <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/robin-thicke-and-wife-paula-patton-separate-10614" target="_blank">announced their plans to separate</a> in late February with a statement that read, "We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time.”</p> <p><em>– Chelsea Regan</em></p> <p><strong>For More Robin Thicke News:</strong></p> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/robin-thicke-and-wife-paula-patton-separate-10614" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Robin Thicke & Wife Paula Patton Separate</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/robin-thicke-miley-cyrus-among-new-years-eve-performers-10000" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus Among New Year's Eve Performers</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/hugh-hefner-dresses-as-robin-thicke-for-halloween-wife-crystal-dresses-as-miley-cyrus-9348" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Hugh Hefner Dresses As Robin Thicke For Halloween, Wife Crystal Dresses As Miley Cyrus</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/elle-evans-on-lsquoblurred-linesrsquo-miley-cyrus-the-lamb-and-putting-her-feet-on-robin-thickersquos-face-exclusive-9213" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Elle Evans On ‘Blurred Lines,’ Miley Cyrus, The Lamb & Putting Her Feet On Robin Thicke’s Face [EXCLUSIVE]</a></sub></h4>Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/5oj85z81aboko<![CDATA[Barbara Walters' Final Week On 'The View' To Feature All 11 Co-Hosts]]>http://uinterview.com/news/barbara-walters-final-week-on-the-view-to-feature-all-11-co-hosts-11173<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/barbara-walters-final-week-on-the-view-to-feature-all-11-co-hosts-11173'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/bc0a201e5c64c663573db8a88e8b4128-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><em>The View </em>will include <a href="http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/16/the-view-cohosts-barbara-walters-final-week/" target="_blank">all of the 11 co-hosts </a><strong>Barbara Walters </strong>has worked with over the years on the program during her farewell week on the daytime talk show.</p> <h1> All 11 Co-Hosts Returning For Barbara Walter's Last Week</h1> <p>Walters, who co-created <em>The View</em>, is the only original member of the panel still on the show. Past hosts include originals <strong>Debbie Matenopoulos</strong> (1997-1998), <strong>Meredith Viera</strong> (1997-2006), <strong>Star Jones </strong>(1997-2006), and <strong>Joy Behar </strong>(1997-2013). <strong>Lisa Ling</strong> hosted from 1999-2002, <strong>Elizabeth Hasselbeck</strong> from 2003-2013 and <strong>Rosie O’Donnell </strong>from 2006-2007.</p> <p>Current hosts, in addition to Walters, include <strong>Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd</strong> and <strong>Jenny McCarthy.</strong></p> <p>Walters <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/barbara-walters-to-retire-from-the-view-tv-journalism-in-2014-7343" target="_blank">announced her plans to retire</a> from <em>The View </em>in May of last year. In her announcement, Walter reassured fans of the show that she’d be staying on as a co-producer.</p> <p>Walters, who’s been in TV journalism since the 1960s, is confident that now is the time to walk away from her day job. “It feels right for me. I love this show. I love what we’ve done,” she said earlier this month. “It will continue without me. But I also know that it’s time. I don’t want people to say, ‘Is she still here?’”</p> <p>Walter's <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/barbara-walters-announces-last-day-on-the-view-will-be-friday-may-16-11052" target="_blank">last day on <em>The View</em></a> will be Friday, May 16.</p> <p><em>– Chelsea Regan</em></p> <p><strong>For More The View News:</strong></p> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/barbara-walters-announces-last-day-on-the-view-will-be-friday-may-16-11052" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Barbara Walters Announces Last Day On 'The View' Will Be Friday, May 16</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/jenny-mccarthy-engaged-to-new-kids-on-the-blocks-donnie-wahlberg-11170" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Jenny McCarthy Engaged To New Kids On The Block's Donnie Wahlberg</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/hoda-kotb-eyed-as-new-lsquothe-viewrsquo-cohost-8194" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Hoda Kotb Eyed As New ‘The View’ Cohost?</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/elizabeth-hasselbeck-leaving-the-view-to-join-fox-news-program-fox-and-friends-7940" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Elisabeth Hasselbeck Leaves 'The View' To Join 'Fox & Friends'</a></sub></h4>Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/1ew68bq6ic<![CDATA['Time Is Illmatic' And Nas Kick Off The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival]]>http://uinterview.com/tribeca-2014/news/time-is-illmatic-and-nas-kick-off-the-2014-tribeca-film-festival<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/custom_series_news/time-is-illmatic-and-nas-kick-off-the-2014-tribeca-film-festival'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/custom_series_news/3bc9a563aa8fe72d62f55cab0944aa32-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><em>Time is Illmatic</em>, a music documentary on <strong>Nas</strong>’ rise to fame and the release 20 years ago of his classic album, <em>Illmatic</em>, opened the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, April 16 at New York’s Beacon Theatre.</p> <p>In 1994, Nas erupted on the music scene with his debut album, <em>Illmatic</em>, when he was only 20-years-old. <em>Illmatic</em> is associated with a movement that aims to focus rap music on powerful lyrics and wordplay, and Nas is, certainly, still considered one of the best. <em>Illmatic </em>celebrated its official 20th anniversary on Tuesday, April 15. For Nas and the <em>Illmatic</em> filmmaker, the 1994 album is still just as relevant today as it was 20 years ago.</p> <p>“If you look at conditions then and now, not much has changed for the people Nas represented. But so much has changed in the world. What was important for us to tell is that <a href="http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/04/17/tribeca-film-festival-nas-music-documentary-premieres/" target="_blank">Nas is a genius</a>, but he’s one of just a few that made it out,” said writer and producer <strong>Erik Parker</strong>.</p> <p>The film exposes the violence and drug use that surrounded Nas growing up in the 1980s and 90s, and the social struggles that influenced his writings. <em>Time Is Illmatic</em> follows Nas’ childhood in Queensbridge, and his journey to educate himself after dropping out of school in the 8th grade. The focus of the documentary, however, lies in the making of his breakout album, and features interviews of family members and producers who worked with Nas at the time.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dhPigi-5ZPA" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>Interestingly, Nas was not a part of the film until it was almost finished, perhaps a bit apprehensive at the idea of being vulnerable with the filmmakers, cameras and viewers.</p> <p>“It was hard. But I’m happy I did. I’m forever grateful,” <a href="http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/04/17/tribeca-film-festival-nas-music-documentary-premieres/" target="_blank">Nas admitted</a> when asked what it was like to open up in front of the cameras.</p> <p>Along with the documentary, Nas is also revisiting his first album this summer, when he will be going on tour and performing the 20th anniversary edition, <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/04/14/nas-discusses-illmatic-on-20th-anniversary/7504465/" target="_blank"><em>Illmatic XX</em></a>, from start to finish. At the premiere, Nas said that he is enjoying revisiting his old songs because it gives him the opportunity to truly experience his first album in ways he didn’t when he was younger.</p> <p>“I think when it originally came out, I was so out of it – like, gone. I was in this party state where I didn’t get the chance to enjoy most of it. Now I enjoy it a lot more,” <a href="http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/04/17/tribeca-film-festival-nas-music-documentary-premieres/" target="_blank">Nas said</a>.</p> <p><strong>Robert De Niro</strong> introduced the premiere screening next to Tribeca co-founder <strong>Jane Rosenthal</strong>, and <a href="http://bostonherald.com/entertainment/movies/movie_news/2014/04/nas_thanks_robert_de_niro_at_tribeca_film_festival_he_plays" target="_blank">Nas offered him a shout out</a> while onstage, saying, “I want to thank Robert De Niro. He plays me in the movies.” The next day, Nas thanked De Niro again, this time on twitter, declaring the night “one of my greatest nights ever.”</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Thank you Robert Dinero.... TONIGHT WAS ONE OF MY GREATEST NIGHTS EVER! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TimeisIllmatic&src=hash">#TimeisIllmatic</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TribecaFilmFestival&src=hash">#TribecaFilmFestival</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23IllmaticXX&src=hash">#IllmaticXX</a></p> — Nasir Jones (@Nas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Nas/statuses/456691693484773376">April 17, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p>The premiere of <em>Time is Illmatic</em> was followed by a performance by Nas, who did songs from his 1994 album for a packed crowd. <strong>Alicia Keys</strong> joined Nas onstage for a surprise guest performance, and Nas also invited his younger brother, <strong>Jabari</strong>, and his two nephews to join him onstage during the set.</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/Nas">@Nas</a> on stage performing "One Love" on <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TFF2014&src=hash">#TFF2014</a> Opening Night! <a href="http://t.co/CZUXlj5iYk">pic.twitter.com/CZUXlj5iYk</a></p> — TribecaFilm Festival (@TribecaFilmFest) <a href="https://twitter.com/TribecaFilmFest/statuses/456615311051993088">April 17, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p>– <em>Olivia Truffaut-Wong</em></p>Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/5jnheqgmt30go0<![CDATA[First Look At 'Gabriel' Starring Rory Culkin]]>http://uinterview.com/tribeca-2014/news/first-look-at-gabriel-starring-rory-culkin<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/custom_series_news/first-look-at-gabriel-starring-rory-culkin'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/custom_series_news/0a3eb0a7ae1c9db88194a09e504cb3af-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>Tribeca will host the world premiere of <em>Gabriel</em>, starring <strong>Rory Culkin</strong>, Thursday, April 17.</p> <p><em>Gabriel</em> is the feature film debut of writer and director <strong>Lou Howe</strong>, who has previously directed two short films, and was accepted into the Tribeca Film Festival as part of the Narrative Competition.</p> <p>The film is about Gabriel (Culkin), a man who embarks on a desperate search to find his first love, hoping it will bring stability to his life and ground him. As his search becomes complicated, Gabriel loses touch with reality and becomes increasingly impulsive and dangerous.</p> <p>Culkin, the youngest of the Culkin family of actors – Rory’s older brothers <strong>Macaulay Culkin</strong> and <strong>Kieran Culkin</strong> are both successful actors – stars in the intense drama, alongside <strong>Emily Meade</strong>, <strong>David Call</strong>, <strong>Deirdre O’Connell</strong> and <strong>Louisa Krause</strong>. In the first clip released from the film, Gabriel is having dinner with his family when he grabs a knife and becomes angry.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/D6meukOj0lI" width="300"></iframe></p> <p><em>Gabriel</em> will be screened four times at the Tribeca Film Festival, including Thursday’s world premiere. Tickets for the premiere are sold-out, though fans can try to gain admittance through Tribeca’s Rush Ticket system. The Saturday screening is also sold out, but <a href="http://tribecafilm.com/filmguide/53208ac3c07f5df7d20006c2-gabriel" target="_blank">tickets for screenings</a> on Sunday, April 20, and Tuesday, April 22, are still available for purchase.</p> <p>– <em>Olivia Truffaut-Wong</em></p>Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/1wsme3ss9ujy<![CDATA[Robert De Niro]]>http://uinterview.com/tribeca-2014/slideshow/robert-de-niro<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/custom_series_slideshow/robert-de-niro'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/home_image/1104889d7f4c7e8445e6c3ed37e8554b-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div>Robert De Niro shares a laugh with Grace Hightower on the red carpet for the Tribeca Film Festival's opening night premiere of 'Time Is Illmatic.'Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/101eow8paes0cc0<![CDATA[Nas]]>http://uinterview.com/tribeca-2014/slideshow/nas<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/custom_series_slideshow/nas'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/home_image/d347f630bc0874f0d0d4f527308aad4c-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div>Nas attends the premiere of his documentary 'Time Is Illmatic' on opening night of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/roav9a0891<![CDATA[Jemima Kirke]]>http://uinterview.com/tribeca-2014/slideshow/jemima-kirke<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/custom_series_slideshow/jemima-kirke'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/home_image/e3753bca2fe47642668b47f28b19433a-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div>Jemima Kirke ('Girls') attends the Tribeca Film Festival opening night premiere of 'Time Is Illmatic.'Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/1du8icqd0aw0gc<![CDATA[Miley Cyrus Hospitalized After Suffering 'Severe Allergic Reaction']]>http://uinterview.com/news/miley-cyrus-hospitalized-after-suffering-severe-allergic-reaction-11166<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/miley-cyrus-hospitalized-after-suffering-severe-allergic-reaction-11166'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/37cf623c9aeba96308b41234c20d5a52-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><a href="http://uinterview.com/tag/miley-cyrus" target="_blank"><strong>Miley Cyrus</strong></a> was hospitalized on Tuesday after suffereing an allergic reaction, forcing her to cancel her Tuesday night tour stop at the Kansas City Spirit Center and Wednesday night's show in St. Louis, Mo.</p> <h1> Miley Cyrus Hospitalized</h1> <p>Cyrus apparently <a href="http://music-mix.ew.com/2014/04/15/miley-cyrus-hospitalized/" target="_blank">had an allergic reaction</a> to a medication she’d recently started taking, reported <em>Entertainment Weekly.</em></p> <p>“Miley Cyrus’ <em>Bangerz</em> tour date scheduled for tonight, April 15, at Sprint Center in Kansas City has been canceled,” read a statement from the Spirit Center. “Cyrus has been hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics and has been placed on medical rest by her doctors. She will not be able to perform as scheduled. Refunds for tickets will be available at the point of ticket purchase. Tickets purchased online or by phone will be automatically refunded.”</p> <p>Cyrus took to social media on Tuesday to apologize to her fans and reassure them that she was on the mend.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Kansas I promise Im as 💔 as you are. I wanted so badly 2 b there 2night. 😿 Not being with yall makes me feel shittier than I already do 😷</p> — Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) <a href="https://twitter.com/MileyCyrus/statuses/456201663468945409">April 15, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Mr. Octopussy & some amazing Drs are taking good care of me 🌈 <a href="http://t.co/7FJFxYa7M5">pic.twitter.com/7FJFxYa7M5</a></p> — Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) <a href="https://twitter.com/MileyCyrus/statuses/456202359765729280">April 15, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p>On Wednesday, Cyrus used Twitter to inform her fans that she was not going to be released from the hospital in time to perform at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>I can't get a hold of my team because it is so early so I want to be the one to tell my fans especially the ones trekking to get there(tbc)</p> — Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) <a href="https://twitter.com/MileyCyrus/statuses/456420429352022016">April 16, 2014</a></blockquote> <p> </p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>the hospital is sayin i wont b released today😿 therefore Im not going 2 make it 2 St Louis. Im so sorry but somethings are outta my control.</p> — Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) <a href="https://twitter.com/MileyCyrus/statuses/456421262965743618">April 16, 2014</a></blockquote> <p> </p> <p>The next stop on <a href="http://www.mileycyrus.com/events" target="_blank">Cyrus’ <em>Bangerz</em> tour </a>is scheduled for Friday, April 18 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville followed by stops in Louisville, Ky., and Philadelphia.</p> <p><em>– Chelsea Regan</em></p> <p><strong>For More Miley Cyrus News:</strong></p> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/miley-cyrus-sings-cant-be-tamed-to-inflatable-replica-of-late-dog-11044" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Miley Cyrus Sings 'Can't Be Tamed' To Inflatable Replica Of Late Dog</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/miley-cyrus-family-tour-bus-bursts-into-flames-sister-noah-cyrus-shares-video-10856" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Miley Cyrus Family Tour Bus Bursts Into Flames, Sister Noah Cyrus Shares Video</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/miley-cyrus-hits-back-at-katy-perry-for-her-bangerz-concert-kiss-comments-10748" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Miley Cyrus Hits Back At Katy Perry For Her 'Bangerz' Concert Kiss Comments</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/miley-cyrus-kisses-katy-perry-at-la-bangerz-show-10611" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Miley Cyrus Kisses Katy Perry At L.A. 'Bangerz' Show</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/miley-cyrus-bangerz-show-features-provocative-simulation-on-bill-clinton-impersonator-10553" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Miley Cyrus'€™ '€˜Bangerz'™ Show Features Provocative Simulation On Bill Clinton Impersonator</a></sub></h4>Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/5kzprzt2npr<![CDATA[Maya Rudolph Variety Show Heading To NBC, To Feature Kristen Bell & Andy Samberg In Premiere]]>http://uinterview.com/news/maya-rudolph-variety-show-heading-to-nbc-to-feature-kristen-bell-and-andy-samberg-in-premiere-11172<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/maya-rudolph-variety-show-heading-to-nbc-to-feature-kristen-bell-and-andy-samberg-in-premiere-11172'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/346382b548731a89427ca9c27b149d1c-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Maya Rudolph</strong>, the<em> Saturday Night Live</em> alum and <em>Bridesmaids</em> actress, will be debuting her own variety show on NBC next month.</p> <h1> Maya Rudolph Variety Show</h1> <p><a href="http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/nbc-sets-may-date-for-maya-rudolph-variety-show-pilot-broadcast/" target="_blank"><em>The Maya Rudolph Show,</em></a> which will include musical numbers and sketches, is being executive produced by <em>SNL</em>’s <strong>Lorne Michaels</strong>. Though it’s only slated to be a one-hour special, it’s possible that it could be optioned as an ongoing series for NBC.</p> <p>For the May 19 premiere, Rudolph will be<a href="http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/15/maya-rudolph-variety-show-andy-samberg-kristen-bell/" target="_blank"> joined by fellow SNL alums</a><strong><a href="http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/15/maya-rudolph-variety-show-andy-samberg-kristen-bell/" target="_blank"> </a>Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen</strong> and <strong>Chris Parnell,</strong> reported <em>Entertainment Weekly</em><strong><em>.</em> Kristen Bell, Craig Robinson</strong> and <strong>Sean Hayes</strong> will all be featured as well. <strong>Janelle Monáe</strong> will serve as the musical guest for the <em>Maya Rudolph Show</em> premiere.</p> <p>Rudolph’s last big TV project was the NBC sitcom <em>Up All Night</em> in which she starred alongside<strong> Christina Applegate</strong> and <strong>Will Arnett.</strong> Though they were planning to revamp the show by going multi-camera back in February, NBC decided to pull the show from its lineup.</p> <p>Rudolf, who was on <em>SNL</em> for seven years, also currently has crime drama feature <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1791528/" target="_blank"><em>Inherent Vice</em> </a>in post-production and headed for theaters in December. <strong>Jena Malone, Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin</strong> and <strong>Reese Witherspoon</strong> are also starring.</p> <p><em>– Chelsea Regan</em></p>Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/17vhek4kc8803<![CDATA[Dina Lohan Pleads Guilty To DWI, Speeding]]>http://uinterview.com/news/dina-lohan-pleads-guilty-to-dwi-speeding-11171<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/dina-lohan-pleads-guilty-to-dwi-speeding-11171'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/a2645ae4026b5fd96955ab58c3fcfbb4-150x150.jpeg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Dina Lohan</strong>, the mother of <strong>Lindsay Lohan</strong>, pleaded guilty to DWI and speeding charges in a Long Island, N.Y., court on Tuesday.</p> <h1> Dina Lohan Pleads Guilty</h1> <p>Lohan, 51, was arrested and charged with the misdemeanor of<a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCoQqQIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nydailynews.com%2Fentertainment%2Fgossip%2Fconfidential%2Fdina-lohan-dui-sentence-skips-happy-hours-article-1.1757617&ei=htlOU6vVBKansQTsn4HQDA&usg=AFQjCNGGZatJjz35i5wZwkENw0-VDw4xXw&bvm=bv.64764171,d.cWc" target="_blank"> driving while intoxicated and speeding </a>excessively on Sept. 12 while traveling through Oyster Bay, reported the <em>New York Daily News.</em> She’d allegedly been driving at a speed of 77 mph, 22 mph greater than the 55 mph limit on the road. Her blood alcohol level registered at more than twice the legal limit.</p> <p>Now that Lohan has pleaded guilty, she will be sentenced on June 3. She will receive a conditional discharge, ordered to 100 hours of community service and to pay a fine, according to the Nassau country prosecutor.</p> <p>Although she pleaded guilty, Lohan claimed that the reason why she was speeding was because paparazzi were chasing her. Prosecutors decided that due to the circumstances, they would reduce the points on her license from nine to three, her lawyer, <strong>Mark Jay Heller</strong>, told the <em>News</em>.</p> <p>“[Dina] felt this was a great start to the Holy Week,” Heller said in a statement.</p> <p><em>– Chelsea Regan</em></p>Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/oykpj27jvnk0gkkc<![CDATA[Jenny McCarthy Engaged To New Kids On The Block's Donnie Wahlberg]]>http://uinterview.com/news/jenny-mccarthy-engaged-to-new-kids-on-the-blocks-donnie-wahlberg-11170<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/jenny-mccarthy-engaged-to-new-kids-on-the-blocks-donnie-wahlberg-11170'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/b526f7a69bd4fe3cf73ce97d991a8f23-150x150.jpeg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Jenny McCarthy</strong>, the former Playmate and current<em> The View </em>co-host, is engaged to actor and New Kids on the Block member <strong>Donnie Wahlberg.</strong></p> <h1> Jenny McCarthy, Donnie Wahlberg Engaged</h1> <p>McCarthy, 41, made the announcement and showed off her new ring on <em>The View </em>Wednesday morning. "I <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/jenny-mccarthy-engaged-donnie-wahlberg-article-1.1758291" target="_blank">just got engaged</a>," she gushed to her co-hosts, showing off her yellow sapphire ring before telling them how Wahlberg popped the question with the help of her 11-year-old son <strong>Evan</strong>.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GEH6l1KvO1w" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>"This weekend I was sitting with Donnie … and he went into the other room and out came Evan with a card that said 'Will' and he handed it to me," she said. "Then Evan ran away and Evan came in with a card that said 'You.' ... I just started crying and then Evan came back into the room with the word 'Marry' — but spelled wrong."</p> <p>"The last time, Donnie came out with Evan and Donnie's shirt said 'Me' with a question mark ... and he got down on his knee," McCarthy continued. "Of course, I said 'Yes.' In that moment Evan yelled, 'I have another dad!' and it made all of us cry."</p> <p>In November, mere months after McCarthy and Wahlberg began dating, the TV personality, who was previously married to <strong>John Mallory Asher</strong>, admitted that although she’d previously sworn off a second marriage, she’d marry her current beau.</p> <p>"I've said on every interview that I was like, '<a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/479261/jenny-mccarthy-talks-proposing-to-boyfriend-donnie-wahlberg-i-think-he-would-be-an-amazing-husband" target="_blank">Never get married again ever</a>,' and, of course, you never say never,” McCarthy told <strong>Bethenny Frankel</strong> on her talk show. “I think [Donnie] would be an amazing husband, so if he does [propose], I would for sure say yes."</p> <p>McCarthy and Wahlberg began dating during the summer of 2013 following the<em> Blue Blood</em> actor’s flirty appearance on McCarthy’s VH1 talk show. Though they’ve yet to set a date for the nuptials, McCarthy says they’re thinking about tying the knot in August 2015.</p> <p><em>– Chelsea Regan</em></p> <p><strong>For More Jenny McCarthy News:</strong></p> <p><strong><sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/jenny-mccarthy-reaffirms-sons-autism-diagnosis-10033">Jenny McCarthy Reaffirms Son's Autism Diagnosis</a></sub></strong></p> <p><strong><sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/oprah-tells-jenny-mccarthy-shersquos-not-on-her-lsquosmdasht-listrsquo-9396">Oprah Tells Jenny McCarthy She’s Not On Her ‘S—t List’</a></sub></strong></p> <p><strong><sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/jenny-mccarthy-and-donnie-walberg-are-dating-8006">Jenny McCarthy And Donnie Wahlberg Are Dating</a></sub></strong></p>Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/1jm68e69grb4w88<![CDATA['The Little Couple's Jen Arnold Gets Back To Work, Shopping Post Chemotherapy]]>http://uinterview.com/news/the-little-couples-jen-arnold-gets-back-to-work-shopping-post-chemotherapy-11169<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/the-little-couples-jen-arnold-gets-back-to-work-shopping-post-chemotherapy-11169'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/2b7831b4ebd678ec14f91a2b68c949ab-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Jen Arnold</strong>, the <em>Little Couple</em> star, has completed her chemotherapy and is getting back into her day-to-day life following her rare cancer diagnosis.</p> <h1> Jen Arnold Is Back To Work</h1> <p>Arnold is now in remission and already back to work as a neonatologist at Texas Children’s Hospital.</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Tomorrow is a big day for me- first day working back in <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NICU&src=hash">#NICU</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/TexasChildrens">@TexasChildrens</a>! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23backinthesaddle&src=hash">#backinthesaddle</a></p> — Jennifer Arnold, MD (@JenArnoldMD) <a href="https://twitter.com/JenArnoldMD/statuses/455900399690448896">April 15, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <h1> Bill Arnold Talks Wife's Recovery</h1> <p>With her husband <strong>Bill Arnold</strong> and their two young children, <strong>Zoey</strong> and <strong>Will</strong>, Arnold took a trip to San Francisco this week, where she enjoyed some shopping. Bill Arnold was happy to see his wife out and about following her tiring rounds of chemotherapy.</p> <p>"While Jen has experienced fatigue since completing chemotherapy, I believe having the opportunity to go shopping is <a href="http://www.today.com/entertainment/little-couple-star-jen-way-back-being-her-after-cancer-2D79534019" target="_blank">a good sign that she is on the way back </a>to being her," he told <em>Today</em>. "For a change, this husband won't be complaining when she heads to the mall."</p> <p><object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=10,0,0,0" height="169" id="msnbc16a25f" width="300"><param name="movie" value="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640" /><param name="FlashVars" value="launch=54952654&width=300&height=169" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" flashvars="launch=54952654&width=300&height=169" height="169" name="msnbc16a25f" pluginspage="http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash" src="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="300" wmode="transparent"></embed></object></p> <p style="font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #999; margin-top: 5px; background: transparent; text-align: center; width: 300px;">Visit NBCNews.com for <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com" style="text-decoration:none !important; border-bottom: 1px dotted #999 !important; font-weight:normal !important; height: 13px; color:#5799DB !important;">breaking news</a>, <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032507" style="text-decoration:none !important; border-bottom: 1px dotted #999 !important; font-weight:normal !important; height: 13px; color:#5799DB !important;">world news</a>, and <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032072" style="text-decoration:none !important; border-bottom: 1px dotted #999 !important; font-weight:normal !important; height: 13px; color:#5799DB !important;">news about the economy</a></p> <p> </p> <p>As for Jen, she was happy to have her newly adopted daughter Zoey along with her to enjoy the shopping experience – even though the toddler caused somewhat of a mess.</p> <p>"We haven't taken her to many stores since we brought her home because we've been on lockdown," Jen explained in a <em>Little Couple </em>preview. "So I think she was just having a blast, checking it all out. I've definitely found my shopping partner in crime."</p> <p><em>The Little Couple</em> airs Tuesdays on TLC at 10/9c.</p> <p><em>– Chelsea Regan</em></p> <p><strong>For More Jen Arnold News:</strong></p> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/jen-arnolds-cancer-diagnosis-chronicled-on-the-little-couple-10853" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Jen Arnold's Cancer Diagnosis Chronicled On 'The Little Couple'</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/jen-arnold-undergoes-last-chemotherapy-treatment-announces-cancer-is-in-remission-10378" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Jen Arnold Undergoes Last Chemotherapy Treatment, Announces Cancer Is In Remission</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/jen-arnold-shares-photo-of-herself-without-wig-starts-chemotherapy-9989" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Jen Arnold Shares Photo Of Herself Without Wig, Starts Chemotherapy</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/the-little-couple-star-jen-arnold-discusses-cancer-battle-9805" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">'The Little Couple' Star Jen Arnold Discusses Cancer Battle</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/jen-arnold-the-little-couple-wife-has-been-diagnosed-with-cancer-9761" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Jen Arnold, 'The Little Couple' Wife, Has Been Diagnosed With Cancer</a></sub></h4>Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/637bkmody2048s4<![CDATA[Paulina Gretzky Poses For 'Golf Digest']]>http://uinterview.com/news/paulina-gretzky-poses-for-golf-digest-11168<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/paulina-gretzky-poses-for-golf-digest-11168'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/2eb25c5a6ac58120a022a06d0cd0ef5b-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Paulina Gretzky</strong>, <strong>Wayne Gretzky</strong>’s daughter and professional golfer <strong>Dustin Johnson</strong>’s fiancé, recently had her photoshoot for <em>Golf Digest</em>’s May fitness issue</p> <h1> Paulina Gretsky To Cover ‘Golf Digest’</h1> <p>Though Gretzky is <em>Golf Digest</em>'s latest cover girl, she hasn't always been all that fond of the sport. "I <a href="http://www.golfdigest.com/magazine/2014-05/paulina-gretzky-interview" target="_blank">didn't appreciate golf as much</a> when I was little," she told the magazine. "My mom has a video of me when I was really young where I'm saying, 'Daddy, don't go play golf anymore.'" Now that she's dating a golf pro, however, Gretzky has a greater appreciation for the game.</p> <p>"I'll go with [Dustin] to the range every once in a while, but mostly I just love being with him and watching him play," she admitted.</p> <p>As for her own growing fame in the golf world, Gretzky credits an Instagram video she uploaded a few months ago in which she's shown taking a steady swing on a green.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="348" scrolling="no" src="//instagram.com/p/i9ssJ8Mj5J/embed/" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>"Shortly after [the video], TaylorMade called to ask if I'd do a commercial," Gretzky revealed. "And now I'm getting this opportunity with <em>Golf Digest</em>. I should have listened to my mom and become a golfer."</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" allowtransparency="'true'" frameborder="'0'" height="169" mozallowfullscreen="" src="'http://player.cnevids.com//embed/53430e0269702d6b17110000/52f2ab7369702d2e48230000'" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>Many people are taking exception with Gretzy’s <em>Golf Digest</em> cover, in part because a female golfer hasn’t graced the magazine’s cover since 2008 when <strong>Lorena Ochoa</strong> landed the spot. Olympian <strong>Lolo Jones</strong>, known for her candor, tweeted, “Golf Digest pulled a page right off the Kim K Vogue issue.”</p> <div> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Golf Digest pulled a page right off the Kim.k Vogue issue.</p> — Lolo Jones (@lolojones) <a href="https://twitter.com/lolojones/statuses/452448196325683200">April 5, 2014</a></blockquote> </div> <div> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></div> <p>In response to the backlash, <em>Golf Digest</em>'s editor-in-chief <strong>Jerry Tarde</strong> has released a statement in its defense.</p> <p>"Sports figures, celebrities and models have appeared on <em>Golf Digest </em>covers since the magazine's beginning," Tarde said. "Paulina ranks at the high end of the golf celebrity scene today and she has a compelling story to tell."</p> <p><em>– Chelsea Regan</em></p>Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/1nxwxdzoo8row040<![CDATA[Tika Sumpter Reveals She Never Saw The 'Gossip Girl' Finale]]>http://uinterview.com/news/tika-sumpter-reveals-she-never-saw-the-gossip-girl-finale-11167<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/tika-sumpter-reveals-she-never-saw-the-gossip-girl-finale-11167'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/41632192a62a527b9d7af3a5d13e9ac0-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Tika Sumpter</strong>, star of <em>Ride Along</em>, revealed she never saw the end of <em>Gossip Girl</em>, even though she starred in season 4 of the teen drama, in an exclusive interview with Uinterview.</p> <p>Sumpter joined the <em>Gossip Girl</em> cast in 2011, playing Raina Thorpe in eleven episodes of season 4. As Raina, Sumpter was romanced by both Chuck Bass (<strong>Ed Westwick</strong>) and Nate Archibald (<strong>Chace Crawford</strong>), two of the show’s resident heartthrobs.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CIdgVQEjW9M" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>During our exclusive interview, fans wanted to know Sumpter’s thoughts on the <em>Gossip Girl</em> series finale, which revealed Dan Humphrey (<strong>Penn Badgley</strong>) as the brains behind ‘Gossip Girl.’ Gossip Girl’s identity was a surprise, to say the least, and the twist was polarizing among fans, but Sumpter said she didn’t have a strong opinion either way, because she hadn’t watched the episode!</p> <p>“The end? Is it bad to say I didn’t watch the ending? Who was it?” Sumpter admitted when asked about her reaction to the finale.</p> <p>After Uinterview informed her of Dan Huphrey’s secret identity, Sumpter was surprised, saying, “That is very interesting! I didn’t see it. I probably should see it.”</p> <p>Sumpter added that once she left the show, she moved on from the TV drama’s storylines.</p> <p>“But you know, since [Raina] was somewhere in Chicago trying to get her life together, I kinda got out of the whole thing,” Sumpter explained.</p> <p>During Uinterview’s exclusive chat with the actress, Sumpter talked about her experience working with <strong>Ice Cube</strong> and <strong>Kevin Hart</strong> in <em>Ride Along</em> and what it was like behind the scenes.</p> <p>You can read the full interview in the U Q&A Section.</p> <p>– <em>Olivia Truffaut-Wong</em></p>Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/1cyx0owwgwdcks<![CDATA['Fargo' Recap: Series Gets A Bloody Introduction In Premiere]]>http://uinterview.com/news/fargo-recap-series-gets-a-bloody-introduction-in-premiere-11165<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/fargo-recap-series-gets-a-bloody-introduction-in-premiere-11165'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/177ccedd5301e167824d68b1f9d7326b-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><em>Fargo</em>, a small screen adaptation of the 1996 Oscar-nominated film, premiered on FX Tuesday night.</p> <h1> Fargo Recap</h1> <p>“This Is A True Story,” reads the opening credits of <em>Fargo</em>, "The events depicted took place in Minnesota in 2006. At the request of the survivors, the names have been changed. Out of respect for he dead, the rest has been told exactly as it occurred."</p> <p>As the action opens, Lorne Malvo (<strong>Billy Bob Thornton</strong>) is driving down a snow-coated road in the middle of the night. When he crashes into a deer, his car flips off the side of the road. There, a man who’d been stuffed in the truck makes his getaway through the snow wearing nothing but a pair of boxers and boots. Leaving the car behind him, Lorne stares menacingly at the animal that ruined his plans.</p> <p>At home, amiable but hapless husband Lester Nygaard (<strong>Martin Freeman</strong>) gets an earful from his wife Pearl (<strong>Kelly Holden Bashar</strong>) over lunch. She compares him to his brother, Chaz (<strong>Joshua Close</strong>), who makes more money, bought his wife Kitty (<strong>Rachel Blanchard</strong>) an expensive washer-dryer and can fix things – unlike Lester. She wants him to make the big bucks, and encourages him to put some more effort into selling life insurance. Taking his wife’s advice, Lester ends up scaring away a young couple by running off a variety of ways they could meet their unexpected deaths.</p> <h1> Sam Hess, Pearl Bully Lester</h1> <p>After work, Lester is approached by his childhood bully, Sam Hess (<strong>Kevin O'Grady</strong>), as he stares at top of the line washers and dryers through the window. Sam teases him about his last name, Nygaard, and tells his sons how he used to beat him up back in school. When Lester goes to dodge a punch, he ends up slamming his face into a window.</p> <p>While waiting to get seen by a doctor at the hospital, Lester winds up sitting next to Lorne. Lorne eventually engages him in conversation about his injury, and Lester tells him the whole story about Sam and what he said about his wife. Lorne says he should have killed him, to which Lester jokingly replies that Lorne can kill him for him.</p> <p>While Lorne appears to be plotting his next kill, Officers Vern Thurman (<strong>Shawn Doyle</strong>) and Molly Solverson (<strong>Allison Tolman</strong>) find the car Lorne had abandoned in the snow. Searching the area, they find blood and then the deer in the trunk. When the two travel farther out into the woods, they discover the man who’d been in the trunk, frozen to a tree branch.</p> <p>Lorne eventually pays Sam Hess a visit at his business, where he also meets his two sons. Lorne makes fun of the younger brother’s intelligence when Sam comes to meet with him. When Sam wants to know why Lorne’s there, he says, “I just wanted to have a look at you. [looks him up and down] Okay, that’ll do it.”</p> <p>Meanwhile, Lester and his wife head over to his brother Chaz’s for dinner where they learn he got a raise and a corner office. After Chaz tells Lester that his son, Gordo (<strong>Spencer Drever</strong>), might have autism, he shows him his new machine gun, which Lester drops. Enraged, Chaz cuts him down, saying his wife is through with him and that he’s ashamed to have him for a brother.</p> <h1> Lorne Kills Sam Hess</h1> <p>On the phone with someone who seems to be his boss, Lorne says that he has to take a detour. That detour was to a strip club, where Sam is busy having sex with one of the strippers. Lorne takes the opportunity to put a knife through his head. Lorne then heads to the local motor inn, where he gets a young guy who works there in trouble.</p> <p>Officer Solverson has been looking into Sam Hess’s murder, and the case of the abandoned car. She realizes that the driver and the guy they found frozen were not the same person. Later on, she finds out that a guy with a head wound was talking to Lester about Sam Hess, leading her to believe that the two instances are connected.</p> <h1> Lester Kills His Wife</h1> <p>When Lester gets in to work, he learns that Sam Hess is dead. He goes into a state of shock and then ends up meeting Lorne at the motel to talk about how he killed Sam. Later, Lester is at home in the basement working on the washing machine. When his wife comes down to see how it’s going, they realize it’s even worse than what it was. His wife spews vitriol. Eventually, he has enough, picks up a hammer and bludgeons her to death.</p> <p>Little does Lester know that Officer Thurman is on his way over. Thurman notices that Lester, who's cleaned up and called Lorne over to help fix his mess, is a bit on edge. Eventually, Thurman sees blood spatter on the floor, and makes Lester get on his knees while he looks down the basement and sees Lester’s wife. Then, in walks Lorne, who guns Thurman down and then seems to vanish. When Solverson gets on the scene, Lester decides to run himself into a wall down in the basement and ends up unconscious next to his wife.</p> <p>As the premiere came to a close, Lester found himself in a hospital bed without handcuffs on and Lorne had threatened his way out of a ticket from Officer Gus Grimley (<strong>Colin Hanks</strong>).</p> <p><em>Fargo</em> airs Tuesdays on FX at 10/9c.</p> <p><em>– Chelsea Regan</em></p> <p><iframe width="300" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6jFU0r0xG_c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p>Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/1dhznsd8oivns<![CDATA['The Voice' Recap: Josh Kaufman And Bria Kelly Sail Into The Live Rounds, Usher Picks His Top 3]]>http://uinterview.com/news/the-voice-recap-josh-kaufman-and-bria-kelly-sail-into-the-live-rounds-usher-picks-his-top-3-11164<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/the-voice-recap-josh-kaufman-and-bria-kelly-sail-into-the-live-rounds-usher-picks-his-top-3-11164'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/39ad6af8858f9476c8c779c80e7282d8-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><strong>Usher</strong> picked his top three to move on to the live shows in the final episode of the Playoffs on <em>The Voice</em>.</p> <p><strong>TJ Wilkins</strong> was up first, singing “Tell Me Somethin’ Good” by Chaka Khan & Rufus. TJ is a soul singer to his core, and the song shows off his strengths. Adam Levine compliments TJ for his ability to entertain, even while giving a somewhat subdued performance, and Shakira notes that the high note he hit at the end was the perfect trick to finish off the performance.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kSIANLiydNg" width="300"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Melissa Jimenez</strong> decided to sing “Halo” by Beyoncé, a song choice that is certainly a risk for Melissa. In rehearsals, Melissa says she wants to “strip down” the track, hoping to let her vocals shine. Unfortunately for Melissa, she doesn’t have the power that Beyoncé has, though she nails the high notes towards the end of her performance. Adam and Shakira both commended her for taking a risk, but Adam ultimately felt that her performance wasn’t up to par. Blake Shelton said the performance was “pretty dang good,” and Usher doesn’t seem too impressed, but commends her efforts.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/mTtkmvsnQXA" width="300"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Stevie Jo</strong> went with B.B. King’s “The Thrill Is Gone,” hoping to prove that he wants to be an R&B soul singer. The performance wasn’t without its problems, but the judges compliment his ability to throw himself into the song. Blake told him, “I’m a fan.”</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ajBUI339nZk" width="300"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Bria Kelly</strong> performed “Wild Horses” by The Rolling Stones with a raspy tone. Bria’s performance was a bit pitchy, but the coaches loved her belts and her guitar playing.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/76pyb0Twfpg" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>The final performance of the night came courtesy of <strong>Josh Kaufman</strong>, stolen by Usher during the battle rounds. Josh chose to sing Bruno Mars’ “It Will Rain,” a tough song, but one that allows Josh to steal the spotlight from all other Team Usher contestants. Josh not only showed the judges what he could do with his voice, he also brought more raw emotion to the stage than any other contestant, getting down on his knees at the end of his performance. The judges are quick to name Josh one of the best singers in the competition, and Usher thanks Adam for giving up such a great singer during the battle rounds.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_i_Z4R0zTr4" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>When it came time to pick which artists he would take to the live rounds, Usher stuck with his favorite, Bria Kelly, calling her to safety first. Usher’s second pick went to Josh Kaufman, leaving MJ, Stevie Jo and TJ to plead Usher for a spot in the live rounds. It was a tough decision for Usher, but eventually decided to say goodbye to MJ and Stevie Jo.</p> <h1> Top 12 To Perform In Live Rounds</h1> <p><strong>Team Usher:</strong><br /> Bria Kelly<br /> Josh Kaufman<br /> TJ Wilkins</p> <p><strong>Team Shakira:</strong><br /> Tess Boyer<br /> Kristen Merlin<br /> Dani Moz</p> <p><strong>Team Blake:</strong><br /> Sisaundra Lewis<br /> Audra McLaughlin<br /> Jake Worthington</p> <p><strong>Team Adam:</strong><br /> Delvin Choice<br /> Christina Grimmie<br /> Kat Perkins</p> <p>The Top 12 will perform in live rounds for America’s votes on <em>The Voice</em> starting Monday at 8 p.m. on NBC.</p> <p>– <em>Olivia Truffaut-Wong</em></p> <p> </p> <p>More on <em>The Voice:</em></p> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/the-voice-recap-dani-moz-and-christina-grimmie-shine-shakira-and-adam-levine-pick-their-top-3-11149" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">'The Voice' Recap: Dani Moz And Christina Grimmie Shine, Shakira And Adam Levine Pick Their Top 3</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> </h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/the-voice-recap-blake-shelton-picks-his-top-3-11077" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">'The Voice' Recap: Blake Shelton Picks His Top 3</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> </h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/the-voice-recap-blake-steals-madilyn-paige-from-team-usher-rounding-out-the-top-20-to-perform-in-live-shows-11058" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">'The Voice' Recap: Blake Steals Madilyn Paige From Team Usher, Rounding Out The Top 20 To Perform In Live Shows</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> </h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/the-voice-recap-battle-rounds-part-4-usher-uses-his-last-steal-for-team-shakiras-cierra-mickens-10935" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">'The Voice' Recap: Battle Rounds Part 4 Usher Uses His Last Steal For Team Shakira's Cierra Mickens</a></sub></h4> <p> </p>Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/m3y790irw5pr<![CDATA[MUSIC: Neal Middleton On Royal Bliss, Their New Album, 'The Voice']]>http://uinterview.com/music/neal-middleton-on-royal-bliss-their-new-album-the-voice<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/music/neal-middleton-on-royal-bliss-their-new-album-the-voice'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/music_image/86280376b3e373a759c4af0de7427d01-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><script src="http://www.springboardplatform.com/js/overlay"></script> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="250" id="uinv011_914311" scrolling="no" src="http://cms.springboardplatform.com/embed_iframe/2141/video/914311/uinv011/uinterview.com/10" width="300"></iframe></p>Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/jm67lmqyfz0<![CDATA[Tribeca Film Festival Jury Features Lake Bell, Whoopi Goldberg And More]]>http://uinterview.com/tribeca-2014/news/tribeca-film-festival-jury-features-lake-bell-whoopi-goldberg-and-more<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/custom_series_news/tribeca-film-festival-jury-features-lake-bell-whoopi-goldberg-and-more'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/custom_series_news/9ec0daa531727963a3e6a3092ce7fbea-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>This year’s Tribeca Film Festival jury features 33 members, including <strong>Whoopi Goldberg</strong>, <strong>Lake Bell</strong>, as well as <em>The Hunger Games</em> director <strong>Gary Ross</strong>.</p> <p>The 33 jury members will be split into seven groups, one for each competition category: World Narrative Competition, World Documentary Competition, Best New Narrative Director, Best New Documentary Director, Narrative Short Film, Documentary and the Student Visionary Award. Two other awards, the Bombay Sapphire Award for Transmedia and the Norah Ephron Prize, will also be awarded. Winners of the seven festival categories will receive $150,000 and prizes, and eight of the winners will also get to take home an original artwork. Winner of the second annual Nora Ephron Prize, which recognizes a female writer or director, will receive $25,000.</p> <h1> Seven Juries Will Award Prizes At 2014 Tribeca Film Fest</h1> <p><strong>Lake Bell</strong>, the <em>How to Make It In America</em> actress whose directorial debut, <em>In A World</em>, was a festival hit at Sundance in 2013, is excited to be a member of the <u>World Narrative Competition</u> jury.</p> <p>“This is the first time I am a juror so I’m very excited to be a part of the Tribeca team this year. It’s a lot of work and I take it really seriously. Obviously I had a tremendous experience and I’m very thankful to Sundance. I know how it can change for a first time filmmaker or any filmmaker. It can change your life, so I’m really excited to see all these new films. I am a film fanatic and film buff. I’m a film fan, I’m so excited to be an audience member and enjoy it,” <a href="http://www.craveonline.com/film/articles/675171-tribeca-film-festival-juror-lake-bell-on-the-jury-and-on-set-injuries?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tribeca-film-festival-juror-lake-bell-on-the-jury-and-on-set-injuries" target="_blank">Bell said</a> of her new position.</p> <p>Joining Bell are four other writer/directors: <strong>Steve Conrad</strong>, who wrote <em>The Pursuit of Happyness</em> and <em>The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, </em><strong>Bart Freundlich</strong>, director of <em>Catch That Kid</em> and <em>Trust the Man</em>, <strong>Ben Younger</strong> (<em>Prime</em>) and <strong>Catherine Hardwicke</strong> (<em>Thirteen</em>, <em>Twilight)</em>.</p> <p><em>New York Magazine</em> film critic, <strong>David Edelstein</strong>, will serve alongside journalist and television producer <strong>Nick Fraser</strong>, <strong>Andrea Meditch</strong>, founder of Back Allie Films, <strong>Jenni Wolfson</strong>, executive director of Chicken & Egg Pictures, and director and producer <strong>Marina Zenovich</strong> on the jury for the <u>World Documentary Competition</u>.</p> <p><em>Jurassic Park</em> actor <strong>Jeff Goldblum</strong>, who most recently starred in <strong>Wes Anderson</strong>’s <em>The Grand Budapest Hotel</em>, will be judging this year's directorial debuts as a member of the <u>Best New Narrative Director</u> jury. As will Lebanese filmmaker <strong>Nadie Labaki</strong> (<em>Caramel</em>), <em>All My Children</em>’s <strong>Dorothy Lyman</strong>, actress <strong>Adepero Oduye</strong> (<em>Pariah</em>, <em>12 Years A Slave</em>) and <strong>Mickey Sumner</strong>, who starred in last year’s surprise hit <em>Frances Ha</em>.</p> <p><strong>Rebecca Cammisa</strong>, the two-time Oscar nominated documentary director, will sit on the jury for <u>Best New Documentary Director</u>. Joining Cammisa are actors <strong>Heather Graham</strong> (<em>The Hangover</em>), <strong>Michael Stuhlbarg</strong> (<em>A Serious Man</em>) and <strong>Nate Parker</strong> (<em>The Secret Life of Bees</em>, <em>Non-Stop</em>), as well as American documentary film director <strong>Doug Pray</strong> (<em>Art & Copy</em>).</p> <p>Mexican actor, <strong>Alfonso Arau</strong>, will serve on the <u>Narrative Short Film</u> jury alongside fellow acting vets <strong>Whoopi Goldberg</strong> and <strong>Christine Lahti</strong>, <em>The Vampire Diaries</em> actor <strong>Paul Wesley</strong> and HBO Documentary Films President <strong>Sheila Nevins</strong>.</p> <p>Actress, producer and casting director, <strong>Lindsay Burdge</strong> will lend her expertise to the jury for the <u>Documentary Award</u> and the <u>Student Visionary Award</u>. Actress <strong>Toni Collette</strong> (<em>Muriel’s Wedding</em>, <em>About a Boy</em>) joins Burdge, along with Vince President of Engineering at Google, <strong>Regina Dugan</strong>, documentary producer, <strong>Simon Kulmurry</strong>, who has won twelve Emmys and is chief executive of American Documentary, and actor <strong>Anton Yelchin</strong>, whose film <em>5 to 7</em> will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.</p> <p><strong>Paola Antonelli</strong>, curator for MoMA, <strong>Kira Pollack</strong>, <em>TIME Magazin</em>e’s director of photography, and <strong>Caspar Sonnen</strong>, a man at the forefront of new media art forms and festivals make up the jury that will award the <u>Bombay Sapphire Award for Transmedia</u>.</p> <p>Finally, <strong>Delia Ephron</strong>, sister to the late Nora Ephron, will serve on the jury for the <u>Nora Ephron Award</u>. Ephron is a writer in her own right, having written <em>You’ve Got Mail</em> and <em>The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants</em> for the screen, as well as worked as a journalist, playwright and author. Ephron will be joined by director <strong>Gary Ross</strong> (<em>The Hunger Games</em>) and <em>Orange Is The New Black</em> actress <strong>Natasha Lyonne</strong>.</p> <p>– <em>Olivia Truffaut-Wong</em></p>Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/96jg9vg5qckkg<![CDATA[2014 Tribeca Film Festival Must-See Movies: 'About Alex,' 'Begin Again' And More]]>http://uinterview.com/tribeca-2014/news/2014-tribeca-film-festival-must-see-movies-about-alex-begin-again-and-more<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/custom_series_news/2014-tribeca-film-festival-must-see-movies-about-alex-begin-again-and-more'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/custom_series_news/c0177ce90af8ddc6eb0d45ad39615d24-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>The 13th Tribeca Film Festival begins Wednesday, April 16 with a lineup featuring over 50 world premieres and even more must-see films.</p> <p>This year’s Tribeca line-up begins Wednesday, April 16 with a screening of <em>Time Is Illmatic</em>, a documentary celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nas’ 1994 album <em>Illmatic</em>. After the screening, <strong>Nas</strong> himself will perform songs from his legendary album.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dhPigi-5ZPA" width="300"></iframe></p> <h1> Features Premiering At Tribeca</h1> <p>TV comedies collide in <em>About Alex</em>, which stars <em>Parks and Recreation</em>’s <strong>Aubrey Plaza</strong> and <em>New Girl’</em>s <strong>Max Greenfield</strong> – not to mention <strong>Jane Levy</strong> (<em>Subergatory</em>), <strong>Max Minghella</strong> (<em>The Mindy Project</em>, <em>The Social Network</em>), <strong>Jason Ritter</strong> (<em>Parenthood</em>), <strong>Nate Parker</strong> and <strong>Maggie Grace</strong> (<em>Taken</em>, <em>Lost</em>). Written and directed by <strong>Jesse Zwick</strong>, this <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O19k-YtwXTg" target="_blank"><em>The Big Chill</em></a> homage takes place during a weekend away, as old friends in their mi-twenties come together to help one in the group who is suicidal.</p> <p>Another TV-star driven film premiering at Tribeca is <em>Life Partners</em>, starring <em>Community</em>’s <strong>Gillian Jacobs</strong> and <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/adam-brody-weds-leighton-meester-in-secret-wedding-10546" target="_blank">teen drama royalty newlyweds</a>, <strong>Leighton Meester</strong> (<em>Gossip Girl</em>) and <strong>Adam Brody</strong> (<em>The O.C.</em>). <em>Life Partners</em>, directed by <strong>Susanna Fogel</strong>, is about the incredibly close friendship of Sasha (Meester) and Paige (Jacobs) and what happens when a man, Tim (Brody), is introduced to the equation as Paige’s serious boyfriend, threatening Sasha’s place as Paige’s best friend. <em>Life Partners</em> is an example of the growing movement in film to focus on the bonds of female friendship, a genre too often dominated by stereotypes. The fun subject matter, along with the cast, is sure to bring in audiences.</p> <p><strong>Dakota Fanning</strong> is sure to be declared one of Tribeca’s MVPs, as she stars in two of the festival’s most highly anticipated films: <em>Every Secret Thing</em> and <em>Night Moves</em>. <em>Every Secret Thing</em>, based on the novel by <strong>Laura Lippman</strong>, is a dramatic thriller starring <strong>Diane Lane</strong> and <strong>Elizabeth Banks</strong>. Written for the screen by <strong>Nicole Holofcener</strong> (<em>Enough Said</em>, <em>Friends with Money</em>), the film marks the first feature film for noted documentary director <strong>Amy Berg</strong>. <em>Night Moves</em> is also a dramatic thriller, but of a very different nature. Fanning stars as Dena Brauer, a young woman environmentalist who plots to blow up a dam. <strong>Jesse Eisenberg</strong> and <strong>Peter Sarsgaard</strong> play fellow environmentalists in the film directed by festival favorite <strong>Kelly Reichardt</strong> (<em>Meek’s Cutoff</em>, <em>Wendy and Lucy</em>).</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/s7-VqKLYZks" width="300"></iframe></p> <p><em>In Your Eyes</em> is also sure to capture audiences’ attention when it premieres at Tribeca. The drama is a unique take on a romance between Rebecca (<strong>Zoe Kazan</strong>) and Dylan (<strong>Michael Stahl-David</strong>). The film boasts a “metaphysical romance,” but it’s not a girly romance. After all, the film comes from the universally loved <strong>Joss Whedon</strong>, creator of <em>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</em> and current master of the Marvel Universe, who wrote the script. <strong>Brin Hill</strong> directs <em>In Your Eyes</em>, <a href="http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/03/06/tribeca-2014-katie-holmes-robin-williams-and-patrick-stewart-headline-world-premieres/" target="_blank">described by Kazan</a> as “Joss Whedon does <strong>Nicholas Sparks</strong>.”</p> <p>Highly anticipated directorial debuts from actors <strong>Chris Messina</strong> (<em>The Mindy Project</em>, <em>Ruby Sparks</em>) and <strong>Courtney Cox</strong> (<em>Friends</em>, <em>Cougar Town</em>) are also set to make their world premiere at Tribeca. Messina’s <em>Alex of Venice</em>, a drama starring Messina, <strong>Mary Elizabeth Winstead</strong>, <strong>Don Johnson</strong> and <strong>Derek Luke</strong>, and Cox’s dramedy <em>Just Before I Go </em>with <strong>Sean William Scott</strong>, will be featured in the Spotlight category. Other interesting films premiering at Tribeca include <em>Miss Meadows</em>, which stars <strong>Katie Holmes</strong> as a schoolteacher/vigilante, <em>Match</em> starring <strong>Patrick Stewart</strong> and <em>Boulevard</em>, starring <strong>Robin Williams</strong>.</p> <p>The festival will come to a close on April 26 with a screening of <em>Begin Again</em>, a musical film starring <strong>Mark Ruffalo</strong>, <strong>Kiera Knightley</strong>, <strong>Adam Levine</strong> and <strong>Hailee Steinfeld</strong>. The film, from <em>Once</em> director <strong>John Carney</strong>, was well received when it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/uTRCxOE7Xzc" width="300"></iframe></p> <h1> Tribeca Documentaries</h1> <p>The festival also features an impressive lineup of documentaries, including the much talked about Mala Mala, a documentary about Puerto Rico’s transgender community. <em>Mala Mala</em> is certainly one of the most talked about documentaries being show at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, along with <em>Keep on Keepin’ On</em>, a documentary about jazz legend <strong>Clark Terry</strong> and his friendship with 23-year-old <strong>Justin Kauflin</strong>, a blind piano player.</p> <p><em>All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State</em> is another highly anticipated documentary about the first woman elected governor of Texas, <strong>Ann Richards</strong>, a woman who eventually lost her seat to <strong>George W. Bush</strong>. On a lighter note, Tribeca will screen <em>A Brony Tale</em>, which explores the male fandom for <em>My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic</em>.</p> <p>Tribeca is also host to a number of sports documentaries as part of the <a href="http://tribecafilm.com/festival/espn" target="_blank">Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival</a>. One particularly buzzed about film is <em>Champs</em>, a documentary detailing the lives of some of America’s most successful and infamous boxers. But, the Tribecca/ESPN Sports Film Festival will not only include documentaries. <em>Intramurals</em>, a comedy spoof of sports movies, is also premiering during the Festival. The film stars <strong>Jake Lacy</strong> (<em>The Office</em>) and features a <em>Saturday Night Live</em> cast members <strong>Kate McKinnon</strong>, <strong>Beck Bennett</strong> and <strong>Jay Pharoah</strong>.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/IjOE_Kj8_nY" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>For those of you unable to attend the festival, <em>The Bachelor Weekend</em>,<em> Beneath the Harvest Sky</em> and <em>Bright Days Ahead</em> – three films premiering at the 2014 Festival – are available to buy or rent on iTunes, with Palo Alto coming soon.</p> <p>You can check out the <a href="http://tribecafilm.com/filmguide" target="_blank">full schedule here</a>.</p> <p>– Oli<em>via Truffaut-Wong</em></p>Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/2n9x20ebp47<![CDATA['Gone Girl,' Starring Ben Affleck, Releases First Trailer]]>http://uinterview.com/news/gone-girl-starring-ben-affleck-releases-first-trailer-11159<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/gone-girl-starring-ben-affleck-releases-first-trailer-11159'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/b7acab81b46aa52e2e70a4d7bbf73828-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>The first trailer for <em>Gone Girl</em>, the highly-anticipated thriller starring <strong>Ben Affleck</strong>, was released on Tuesday.</p> <h1> Gone Girl Trailer Released</h1> <p>In <em>Gone Girl</em>, Affleck plays a husband whose wife goes missing. Following her disappearance, he’s haunted by visions of her as he finds himself as both a suspect of the police and a fascination of the media and public. Directed by <strong>David Fincher</strong>, the film is an adaptation of <strong>Gillian Flynn</strong>’s haunting novel of the same name. Flynn also wrote the film’s screenplay.</p> <p><object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,47,0" height="169" id="flashObj" width="300"><param name="movie" value="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="flashVars" value="videoId=3469205421001&linkBaseURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hollywoodreporter.com%2Fnews%2Fvideo-gone-girl-trailer-ben-696101&playerID=1257205077001&playerKey=AQ~~,AAAAAC3bNtw~,c0hgCOyLwy4Lde_FJ6Ombu5W_uQUkX83&domain=embed&dynamicStreaming=true" /><param name="base" value="http://admin.brightcove.com" /><param name="seamlesstabbing" value="false" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="swLiveConnect" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" base="http://admin.brightcove.com" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" flashvars="videoId=3469205421001&linkBaseURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hollywoodreporter.com%2Fnews%2Fvideo-gone-girl-trailer-ben-696101&playerID=1257205077001&playerKey=AQ~~,AAAAAC3bNtw~,c0hgCOyLwy4Lde_FJ6Ombu5W_uQUkX83&domain=embed&dynamicStreaming=true" height="169" name="flashObj" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash" seamlesstabbing="false" src="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1" swliveconnect="true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="300"></embed></object></p> <p>The trailer for <em>Gone Girl</em> is sparse on dialogue, setting the tone of the film through glimpses of an at times tense-at times loving marriage between Affleck’s character Nick Dunne and his wife Amy Dunne, played by <strong>Rosamund Pike</strong>. In the background of the somewhat chilling trailer plays <strong>Richard Butler</strong>’s cover of <strong>Charles Aznavour</strong>’s “She.”</p> <p>Also starring in<em> Gone Girl</em> are <strong>Neil Patrick Harris, Missi Pyle, Tyler Perry</strong> and <strong>Sela Ward.</strong></p> <p><em>Gone Gir</em>l is set to premiere Oct. 3.</p> <p><em>– Chelsea Regan</em></p> <p> </p>Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/39yfxlytscdp<![CDATA[Paul Walker's Brothers Caleb And Cody Walker To Help Complete 'Fast & Furious 7']]>http://uinterview.com/news/paul-walkers-brothers-caleb-and-cody-walker-to-help-complete-fast-and-furious-7-11162<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/paul-walkers-brothers-caleb-and-cody-walker-to-help-complete-fast-and-furious-7-11162'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/b25a05a2011dd32118a789c7681d28b1-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p>Paul Walker’s two younger brothers, <strong>Caleb</strong> and <strong>Cody Walker</strong> will step in to complete their brother’s scenes in <em>Fast & Furious 7</em>, Universal announced Tuesday, April 15.</p> <h1> Caleb And Cody Walker Will Step In For Brother Paul Walker</h1> <p>Cody Walker has already stepped into his older brother’s shoes when he moved to California to work as Brand Manager for Paul’s foundation Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW) in January.</p> <p>“We can all make a difference in this world and I am honored to <a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=643093405749416&set=a.643093922416031.1073741828.642754795783277&type=1&stream_ref=10" target="_blank">join the ROWW</a> team in fulfilling my brother’s legacy and ensure that the good my brother did lives on,” Cody wrote when he announced his move.</p> <p>It seems Cody is ready to honor Paul Walker’s “legacy” in another one of his brother’s endeavors: the Fast & Furious franchise. He and Caleb have both agreed to work on completing Paul Walker’s <em>Fast & Furious 7</em> scenes.</p> <p>According to the film’s official statement, Walker had finished filming the majority of his scenes for the film, with his dramatic scenes completed and only a few actions sequences left undone when he <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/breaking-news-paul-walker-dies-at-age-40-in-tragic-car-accident-9696" target="_blank">died suddenly in November</a>. His brothers will be stand ins for Walker in the remaining action sequences and the production is also rumored to be <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/fast-furious-7-cgi-may-690418" target="_blank">preparing to use CGI</a> to re-create close-ups of Walker as necessary.</p> <p>“We have resumed shooting and now welcome <a href="https://www.facebook.com/FastandFurious/posts/10152301835187631" target="_blank">Paul’s brothers, Caleb and Cody,</a> into our <em>Fast</em> family. Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production. Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us too,” reads the statement.</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Paul Walker's Brothers Caleb and Cody Officially Added to Fast & Furious 7 To Complete Scenes <a href="http://t.co/0zwjSeXify">http://t.co/0zwjSeXify</a> <a href="http://t.co/R4W7jy3TYz">pic.twitter.com/R4W7jy3TYz</a></p> — Wilson Morales (@blackfilm) <a href="https://twitter.com/blackfilm/statuses/456141150353518592">April 15, 2014</a></blockquote> <br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> </p> <p>Filmmakers are also working on re-writing the script and going through the footage already captured to see how they can manipulate the film to give Walker’s character, Brian O’Conner, a fitting ending.</p> <p>“We are just under a year from the release of <em>Fast & Furious 7</em>, and this film is the most important we’ve ever done together. It will allow the character of Brian O’Conner to live on and let us celebrate Paul in his most defining role,” the statement continues.</p> <p>No word as to what that ending might be, but certainly fans are hoping that the beloved FBI agent-turned outlaw, Brian O’Conner, will be given a happy ending.</p> <h1> <em>Fast & Furious 7</em> Complete Statement</h1> <p>“The <em>Fast & Furious</em> saga is about family. The characters are connected by the bond of family, and it is how all of us who have worked together for more than thirteen years feel about each other. It certainly defines how we feel about our fans.</p> <p>Our family experienced an unthinkable shock in November. We had to take time to grief Paul, the brother we love and lost, and to figure out if we should move on with our film.</p> <p>We came together and all felt the only choice was to continue. We believe our fans want that, and we believe Paul would want that too. Paul had already shot his dramamtic scenes and most of his action for <em>Fast & Furious 7</em>, and it’s among the strongest work of his career.</p> <p>We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our Fast family. Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production. Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us too.</p> <p>We are just under a year from the release of <em>Fast & Furious 7</em>, and this film is the most important we’ve ever done together. It will allow the character of Brian O’Conner to live on and let us celebrate Paul in his most defining role.</p> <p>We wanted to take a moment to speak to our fans directly and thank you for the love and support you always show us as we resume our work.”</p> <p><em>Fast & Furious 7</em> is currently filming action sequences in Abu Dhabi. The film will be released April 10, 2015.</p> <h1> Vin Diesel Accepts Best Onscreen Duo MTV Movie Award In Paul Walker's Honor</h1> <p>Walker was honored at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 13, where his <em>Fast & Furious</em> co-star <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/jordana-brewster-and-vin-diesel-paid-tribute-to-paul-walker-at-the-2014-mtv-movie-awards-11135" target="_blank"><strong>Jordana Brewster</strong> introduced a tribute video to the actor</a>. Walker and co-star <strong>Vin Diesel</strong> also won the award for Best Onscreen Duo. Though the category was not televised, Diesel released a video of his acceptance speech from the set of <em>Fast & Furious 7</em>. Clearly emotional, Diesel thanks the fans for honoring “my brother, Paul Walker.”</p> <p> </p> <div id="fb-root"> </div> <script>(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script><br /> <div class="fb-post" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152454203493313" data-width="350"> <div class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152454203493313">Post</a> by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/VinDiesel">Vin Diesel</a>.</div> </div> <p> </p> <p>One of Paul Walker’s last films, <em>Brick Mansions</em>, will be in theaters starting April 25.</p> <p>– <em>Olivia Truffaut-Wong</em></p> <p> </p> <p>More on Paul Walker:</p> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/ice-cube-upset-he-lost-best-onscreen-duo-at-mtv-movie-awards-claims-paul-walker-got-sympathy-vote-11160" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Ice Cube Upset He Lost Best Onscreen Duo At MTV Movie Awards, Claims Paul Walker Got 'Sympathy' Vote</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> </h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/jordana-brewster-and-vin-diesel-paid-tribute-to-paul-walker-at-the-2014-mtv-movie-awards-11135" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Jordana Brewster And Vin Diesel Paid Tribute To Paul Walker At The 2014 MTV Movie Awards</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> </h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/paul-walkers-mom-cheryl-files-for-custody-of-meadow-walker-alleges-mom-rebecca-soteros-has-drinking-problem-10882" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Paul Walker's Mom Cheryl Files For Custody Of Meadow Walker; Alleges Mom Rebecca Soteros Has Drinking Problem</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> </h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/paul-walker-leaves-entire-25-million-estate-to-daughter-meadow-walker-10401" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Paul Walker Leaves Entire $25 Million Estate To Daughter Meadow Walker</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> </h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/paul-walker-scenes-to-remain-in-fast-and-furious-7-9948" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Paul Walker Scenes To Remain In '€˜Fast & Furious 7'</a></sub></h4> <p> </p>Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/7kxeo6ig1f0o4sg<![CDATA[Oscar Pistorius Trial: Prosecution Rests Cross Examination]]>http://uinterview.com/news/oscar-pistorius-trial-prosecution-rests-cross-examination-11163<div align='center'><a href='http://uinterview.com/news/oscar-pistorius-trial-prosecution-rests-cross-examination-11163'><img src='http://uinterview.com/images/uinterview/news/9413e0cf78bfd032ad8b2255070e1ad6-150x150.jpg' alt='' align='left' /></a></div><p><a href="http://uinterview.com/tag/oscar-pistorius" target="_blank"><strong>Oscar Pistorius</strong></a>’ cross-examination by prosecutor <strong>Gerrie Nel</strong>, who is trying to prove the Olympian intentionally shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, concluded on Tuesday.</p> <h1> Oscar Pistorius Cross-Examination Ends</h1> <p>Nel continued to try to show that Pistorius willfully and knowingly shot Steenkamp in a fit of rage. "You fired four shots through the door whilst <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/15/oscar-pistorius-trail-prosecutor-concludes-cross-examination" target="_blank">knowing that she was standing behind the door</a>," Nel said to Pistorius, who was on the stand in the South Africa courtroom. "She was locked into the bathroom and you armed yourself with the sole purpose of shooting and killing her.”</p> <p>In response, Pistorius said, “That is not true.”</p> <p>Nel also wanted to know why Pistorius’ shouts and screams, according to neighbor accounts, seemed to stop after he fired the shots and opened the bathroom door to find Steenkamp slumped next to the toilet. “When I saw Reeva there, I was broken,” Pistorius testified. “I was overcome with a bunch of sadness.</p> <p>Pistorius added that he’d said, “Baby, hold on. Jesus, please help me,”</p> <h1> Barry Roux Questions Pistorius</h1> <p>After the conclusion of the cross-examination, Pistorius’ attorney <strong>Barry Roux</strong> took the opportunity to once again question his client. Roux pressed Pistorius to explain what he’d meant when he said killing Steenkamp was an accident.</p> <p>"I mean the situation, and the situation as a whole,<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/15/world/africa/oscar-pistorius-trial/" target="_blank"> it wasn't meant to be</a>," Pistorius said, adding, "I didn't think about pulling the trigger. As soon as I heard the noise, before I could think, I pulled the trigger.”</p> <p>In an attempt to depict both the depth of Steenkamp’s feelings for Pistorius and the South Africa police force’s mishandling of evidence, the defense brought forth the Valentine’s Day card the model and law student had written for her boyfriend. The card, which police did not originally log into evidence, read, “Roses are red, violets are blue. I think today is a good day to tell you that I love you."</p> <p>Roux previously stated that the defense would be calling a total of 14 to 17 witnesses in the trial, which is expected to stretch until the middle of May. Judge <strong>Thokozile Masipa</strong> will determine the verdict in Pistorius’ trial, as South Africa doesn’t have trial by jury. Masipa will also determine his sentencing.</p> <p><em>– Chelsea Regan</em></p> <p><strong>For More Oscar Pistorius News:</strong></p> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/oscar-pistorius-trial-update-blade-runner-denies-he-picked-on-reeva-steenkamp-reveals-he-never-told-her-i-love-you-11096" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Oscar Pistorius Trial Update: 'Blade Runner' Denies He Picked On Reeva Steenkamp, Reveals He Never Told Her 'I Love You'</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/oscar-pistorius-trial-olympian-breaks-down-on-stand-detailing-shooting-court-adjourned-11059" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Oscar Pistorius Trial: Olympian Breaks Down On Stand Detailing Shooting; Court Adjourned</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/oscar-pistorius-trial-update-blade-runner-takes-the-stand-11045" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Oscar Pistorius Trial Update: 'Blade Runner' Takes The Stand</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/oscar-pistorius-trial-update-reeva-steenkamp-texted-im-scared-of-you-10923" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Oscar Pistorius Trial Update: Reeva Steenkamp Texted 'I'm Scared Of You'</a></sub></h4> <h4 style="font-size: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 0.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15.359999656677246px;"> <sub>> <a href="http://uinterview.com/news/oscar-pistorius-trial-update-photos-of-blood-covered-pistorius-shown-in-court-investigator-bolsters-defenses-case-10812" style="color: rgb(59, 199, 244); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;">Oscar Pistorius Trial Update: Photos Of Blood-Covered Pistorius Shown In Court; Investigator Bolsters Defense's Case</a></sub></h4>Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://uinterview.com/feed/2d2ekdxvk7s/4a6xxuk5s9a4/5vg5zryivkke/ng413orisb4cco8w/g0rjv687kco48/72h8ivt3fn7l