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Kirsten Dunst says her pregnancy was a "surprise": "It feels like I lucked out"

Liz Von Hoene /SHOWTIME(LOS ANGELES) -- In a new interview with Net-A-PORTER’s digital magazine PorterEdit, Kirsten Dunst opens up about her baby son with fiancé Jesse Plemons.

“I thought I would have a hard time getting pregnant, but it was a surprise,” the 37-year-old says. “If I hadn’t met Jesse, I would have frozen my eggs. [But] it feels like I lucked out.”

The two, who met on the set of the TV show Fargo in 2016, are the proud parents to 15-month-old Ennis Howard. Both she and Plemons were child stars, but she says they won’t be pushing their kid into the spotlight any time soon – though she understands why people do.

“If you have a kid who’s very cute, I get why people do it,” she says. “Do a Gap ad and you can make your college money. It’s the first time I kind of understand it.”

She adds, “Ennis is so adorable, with two big dimples. He is such a happy baby, and I see why I might want that memento of him at this age, but we will probably just encourage him to do school plays.”

Dunst’s new show On Becoming a God in Central Florida, her first acting project since giving birth, premieres August 25 on Showtime.

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Disney unveils concept art for Avengers Campus; first-ever 'Moana' attraction

The Walt Disney Company/Image Group LA(ANAHEIM) -- At the D23 Expo in California Friday, Disney announced some big plans for its theme parks.

First, the new concept art was revealed for its Marvel-themed Avengers Campus, currently under construction at California Adventure and Disneyland Paris. Those lands will be part of an “interconnected, global story.”

More details about the Avengers Campus will be revealed on Sunday.

Disney also announced the first-ever Moana attraction set to open in Disney World’s Epcot. The attraction, called “Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana,” will allow guests to interact with “magical, living water.”

Epcot will also add an indoor Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster, a Ratatouille ride inspired by the one currently operating in Disneyland Paris and new landscaping around the property.

Also today at D23, Robert Downey Jr., Christina Aguilera, Jon Favreau, James Earl Jones, Bette Midler, Robin Roberts, Diane Sawyer and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D star Ming-Na Wen were all inducted as Disney Legends.

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What do Robert Downey Jr., the Rolling Stones and NASA have in common?

Courtesy of the Rolling Stones(PASADENA) -- Months after announcing a plan to clean up the Earth significantly in 10 years, Robert Downey Jr. made an announcement Thursday that was...well, out of this world.

The Marvel star revealed that the team behind NASA's InSight lander has named a Martian rock after iconic rock band The Rolling Stones, called the "Rolling Stones Rock."

Downey made the announcement Thursday night in California at the famed Rose Bowl before the Rolling Stones performed.

Last year, InSight's thrusters made this particular rock roll about three feet during a mission to Mars, "the farthest NASA has seen a rock roll while landing a spacecraft on another planet," NASA said in an official press release.

Downey couldn't have been more thrilled to announce the news, writing, "Sometimes the world does seriously cool stuff... Huge thanx to @therollingstones and @nasa @nasajpl #marsrocks."

The Rolling Stones were obviously thrilled as well.

"This is definitely a milestone in our long and eventful history. A huge thank you to everyone at NASA for making it happen," the group wrote in an official statement.

Downey has shown his love for science and space over the years. In June, he took the stage at Amazon’s re:MARS artificial intelligence conference to announce his real-life plan to clean up the planet.

Downey's new venture, called the Footprint Coalition, will launch in April 2020.

"Between robotics and nanotechnology, we could clean up the planet significantly, if not totally, in 10 years," Downey said, according to the many news outlets in attendance, including Forbes and Variety.

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Christina Hendricks reveals she secretly had a hand in 'American Beauty'

DreamWorks(LOS ANGELES) -- Before Christina Hendricks hit it big, her hand was more famous than she was.

The Good Girls actress just revealed a fun fact about herself that has fans and co-stars reacting in disbelief: She was actually the hand model featured on the iconic movie poster for the acclaimed film American Beauty.

“Fun fact.... wait for it...I used to be a model and sometimes a hand model.... this is my hand and another model’s stomach....proud to be a part if this film in ANY WAY!!! #americanbeauty,” Hendricks wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of the poster.

Her former Mad Men co-star January Jones commented, “This is important. How come I didn’t know this?”

Her Good Girls co-stars also reacted, with Retta commenting, “Staaahhhppp,” and Mae Whitman writing, “WHAAAAAAT.”

Elle Fanning commented, “IM SHOOK!!!!!!,” while Busy Philipps wrote, “Wait…What?!”

Other celebs that had their minds blown by this fact included Alison Brie, Whitney Cummings, Rachel Leigh Cook, and Christian Siriano.

American Beauty celebrates its 20th anniversary on September 17.

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'Power' stars tease what to expect during the show's monumental last season: "They're going to be blown away"

L-R: Omari Hardwick as Ghost and Joseph Sikora as Tommy; image courtesy Starz(NEW YORK) -- With the sixth and final season of Starz's hit series Power premiering Sunday night, some of the show's cast is weighing in on the monumental last season.

Power co-creator and exec-producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson says the final season will definitely be an "intense" one.

"I think they're going to be blown away by it," 50 tells ABC Radio. "Things just get higher and higher as you go."

Those intense moments will likely involve two of the show's central characters: James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a New York drug kingpin played by Omari Hardwick, and his former best friend, Tommy, who killed Ghost's mistress in the fifth season finale.

"There's no more alliances," says Hardwick of season six.  "Everyone is a passer in the night of each other and a ship amongst himself. All the characters are crazier than ever. The characters are more focused than ever on serving themselves."

Joseph Sikora, who plays Tommy, agrees, adding that this season will be a trying time for his character. 

"I think that this is the biggest journey for Tommy," Sikora says. "The character of Tommy has the biggest and broadest journey that he's had throughout the series."

Tommy's ride-or-die girlfriend, LaKeisha, played by La La Anthony, echoes Sikora's sentiments, saying they all brought their A-game.

"I think we all stepped it up," she says of the forthcoming season. "Even more for this being the final season, just so that Power can be officially stamped in everyone's mind as a show that we'll never forget."  

Power's sixth and final season premieres Sunday at 8 p.m ET on Starz.

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'Angel Has Fallen,' 'Ready or Not' among this week's new movies

Gerard Butler in "Angel Has Fallen"; Simon Varsano/Lionsgate(NEW YORK) -- Opening nationwide on Friday:

* Angel Has Fallen -- The third installment of the Fallen film series, following 2013's Olympus Has Fallen and 2016's London Has Fallen, stars Gerard Butler, reprising his role as Secret Service Agent Mike Banning, who finds himself framed for the attempted assassination of President Allan Trumbull, once again played by Morgan Freeman. On the run from his own agency, as well as the FBI, Banning enlists some unlikely allies to help clear his name and uncover the real terrorist threat. Also starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Nick Nolte and Piper Perabo. Rated R.

* Overcomer -- This faith-based drama follows a high school basketball coach, played by Alex Kendrick, whose dreams of winning a statewide championship are shattered when the largest manufacturing plant in his town closes. After taking a job as a cross-country coach, he helps an unlikely athlete, portrayed by Aryn Wright-Thompson, win the biggest race of the year. Rated PG.

Opened nationwide on Wednesday:

* Ready or Not -- This black comedy thriller stars Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri's Samara Weaving as a new bride whose wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying ritual. Mark O'Brien, Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, and Andie MacDowell co-star. Rated R.

Opening in limited release Friday:

* Brittany Runs a Marathon -- Jillian Bell, best-known for her roles in Comedy Central's Workaholics and HBO's Eastbound & Down, stars in this comedy based on the true story of Brittany O’Neill, a New York City woman who went from couch potato to runner in an effort to regain control of her life. Lil Rel Howery also stars. Rated R.

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Dave Chappelle to host free block party in wake of Dayton mass shooting

Netflix/Lester Cohen(DAYTON) -- Dave Chappelle is giving back to those affected by the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio.

According to the Gem City Shine Facebook event page, Chappelle is set to host the “Gem City Shine” block party and benefit concert in Dayton, Ohio. The event, which will honor the victims of the August 4th mass shooting that left nine people dead and 27 people injured, will also be strictly for Dayton residents.

“This event will honor the lives lost and to reclaim the community’s favorite places to shop, dine and enjoy time with family and friends,” the Facebook event page said.

The free event will take place on Sunday, August 25 from 4 to 10 p.m. in the city’s Oregon district-- the downtown area where the shooting took place.

Although free, tickets are required for admission and will available via Ticketmaster by registering via the website’s Verified Fan program.

Those that attend will receive a commemorative T-shirt in exchange for a $20 minimum donation that will go toward the tragedy fund at the Dayton Foundation.

Chappelle, a native of Ohio, lives with his family in Yellow Springs, a small town 20 miles outside of Dayton.

His fifth Netflix stand-up special, Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones, launches on Netflix on August 26.

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Jamie Foxx says he’s not dating singer Sela Vave: “[She’s] as young as my daughter”

ABC/Lou Rocco(LOS ANGELES) -- After reports that Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have called it quits, Foxx is setting the record straight on rumors that he’s already moved on with singer Sela Vave.

During an Instagram Live Wednesday, the 51-year-old Oscar-winner clarified his relationship to Vave, who's reportedly 21. He says he’s helping her as a newcomer to the music industry, as he’s done with several other artists – including Ed Sheeran, Nick Cannon and Ne-Yo.

“There was a young lady by the name of Sela Vave. I did the same thing with her,” he says. “When I met her, [my friend] introduced me to her. He said, ‘This girl is amazing.’ So, she’s on my steps, singing Beyoncé, broken down, she’s playing the guitar…So we took her under our wing.”

He goes on to explain the paparazzi photos that started the rumors, which captured Foxx holding Vave’s hand as they got into his SUV.

“I’m escorting her to my car, to put her in the car -- my artist, who hangs out with my kids, who’s as young as my daughter [Corinne, 25],” Foxx says. “I’m not no old n**** out here with no young folks. You understand what I’m saying?”

He adds, “She’s been brought into the family, she works hard and she’s a beautiful singer.”

Vave posted the Instagram Live video to her own Instagram page, writing, “For the people who care... here is the TRUE story.”

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Angelina Jolie drops eldest son, Maddox, off at college in South Korea

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(SEOUL) -- They grow up so fast! Angelina Jolie is now the proud mom of a college student.

The actress dropped her eldest child, 18-year-old Maddox, off at Yonsei University in South Korea earlier this week.

In a clip captured by Instagram @xx_efu, Jolie is seen chatting with a group of students as Maddox stands next to her quietly. One asks when she plans to leave South Korea and she says she’ll be leaving that same day and is “trying not to cry.”

She tells the group she and Maddox got to travel a little bit in South Korea before coming to the school.

“It seems like a great school,” she says, and agrees to take a group photo with everyone.

Entertainment Tonight previously reported that Maddox was set to attend Yonsei, where he will be studying biochemistry. He has reportedly been studying the Korean language to prepare.

Jolie and ex-husband Brad Pitt are also parents to Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and 11-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

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First trailer debuts for true-life thriller 'The Report,' starring Adam Driver and Annette Bening

Amazon Studios(LOS ANGELES) -- The first trailer for the Oscar-buzzy film The Report, starring Adam Driver and Annette Bening, has been released.

The film, a thriller based on actual events, follows the investigation of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which was created after 9/11. A staffer leading the investigation, played by Driver, uncovers explosive details about the torture of detainees. Bening plays his boss, real-life Senator Dianne Feinstein.

“They waterboarded him 183 times. Everything they got from him was either a lie or something they already had,” Driver tells Bening in the clip.

“If it works, why do you need to do it 183 times?” she asks.

To which he replies, “Maybe when the report comes out, people will finally see that.”

The film, an Amazon Original that first debuted at Sundance this year, also stars Jon Hamm, Corey Stoll, Michael C. Hall, Maura Tierney and Tim Blake Nelson. It will debut in select theaters on November 15.

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Bethenny Frankel is leaving Bravo's 'Real Housewives of New York'

Heidi Gutman/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- Bethenny Frankel, a staple of Bravo's Real Housewives of New York for eight of its 11 seasons, is once again leaving the show.

Frankel made the announcement Wednesday in a lengthy Instagram post.

"I am so grateful to you for sticking with me through everything, Frankel began.  "You started this journey with me in my tiny apartment in my late 30s, wondering what would happen to me. I was broke, single, had no family and no idea what the future held.  I had big dreams and I never stopped, but I honestly didn’t know if I would ever get here."

Frankel, now 48, closed by writing, "Thank you so much for your love and support. And stay tuned, you haven’t seen the last of me. There are many amazing things to come. I love you all and am so lucky to have you in my life! PS: New York City is still my playground."

Frankel first burst on to the scene in 2005 with a stint on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart. She joined RHONY in 2007, before leaving the show in 2010 after three seasons.

After starring in a series of RHONY spinoffs, including Bethenny Getting Married?, Bethenny Ever After and Bethenny & Fredrik, Frankel hosted the short-lived talk show, Bethenny, and launched the line of Skinnygirl cocktails. Frankel returned to RHONY in 2014.

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Quentin Tarantino and wife expecting first child

Brian Dowling/© 2019 CTMG, Inc.(NEW YORK) -- Once Upon a Time in Hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and his wife, Daniella Pick, are expecting their first baby together.

“Daniella and Quentin Tarantino are very delighted to announce that they are expecting a baby,” the couple said in a statement obtained by People magazine on Wednesday.

Tarantino, 56, met the 35-year-old Israeli actress/singer while visiting Israel to promote his 2009 film Inglorious Basterds. The pair got engaged in 2017 after nearly a year of dating, and tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Los Angeles back in November.

Pick makes a cameo appearance as the fictional actress Daphna Ben-Cobo in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is Forbes' highest paid male actor in the world

ABC/Randy Holmes(HOLLYWOOD) -- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been named this year's highest paid male actor in the world, according to Forbes.

The Hobbs & Shaw star raked in an eyebrow-raising $89.4 million between June 1, 2018 and June 1, 2019 thanks to a lucrative pay formula that includes massive upfront paychecks and a cut of profits on his films. He also gets paid $700,000 per episode for HBO’s Ballers and seven figures in royalties for his Under Armour line.

He's followed up by two Avengers: Endgame stars: Chris Hemsworth at number two with an estimated $76.4 million and Robert Downey Jr. at number three with $66 million. Fellow Avengers Bradley Cooper, Chris Evans and Paul Rudd also make the list at numbers six, eight and nine respectively.

Other actors on the top 10 include Jackie Chan, Adam Sandler and Will Smith.

Last year, Johnson was number two on the list, with George Clooney taking the top spot.

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See Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly and Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson in first 'Bombshell' trailer

Hilary Bronwyn Gayle(HOLLYWOOD) -- Lionsgate has debuted the first teaser trailer for Bombshell, starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie as the women who took down Fox News boss Roger Ailes.

In the clip, we see Theron as Megyn Kelly, Kidman as Gretchen Carlson and Robbie as a fictional news producer named Kayla Pospisil. They all gather for a tense elevator ride as they head to the second floor of the Fox News Channel building, where the executive suite is located.

Bombshell hits theaters December 20.

Roger Ailes, who died in 2017, was forced to resign in 2016 after Carlson accused him of sexual harassment in a lawsuit. Other women at Fox News, including Kelly, also said Ailes sexually harassed them during his tenure at the cable news channel.

Bombshell also stars John Lithgow as Roger Ailes, Connie Britton as Beth Ailes, Allison Janney and Kate McKinnon.

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Woody Allen's 'A Rainy Day in New York' making its debut in France after getting shelved in US

iStock/Sjo(FRANCE) -- Woody Allen’s latest film A Rainy Day in New York will be getting a release after all – in France.

Variety reports the film, which was shelved by Amazon Studios in the U.S., will be opening France's Deauville American Film Festival next month. It will also get a theatrical release in the country on September 18.

The film stars Timothee Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Jude Law and Selena Gomez. It wrapped production in 2017 just as the #MeToo movement was gathering steam, which led to the resurfacing of abuse allegations against Allen made by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.

The allegations prompted Chalamet to donate his salary from his role to various charity organizations, including Time’s Up, and it was also reported that Gomez made a sizeable anonymous donation to Time’s Up that “far exceeded her salary for the film.”

Deauville’s artistic director Bruno Barde explains to Variety why the festival is supporting Allen.

“I’ve always championed Woody Allen’s films,” says Barde. “I consider myself a feminist, and I understand #MeToo but Woody Allen had been cleared by the American justice in two different states and I trust the American justice system.”

The 45th edition of the Deauville American Film Festival will take place from September 6 to 15.

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