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...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In South Dakota...iowa...nebraska...minnesota... Vermillion River Near Davis Vermillion River Near Vermillion Missouri River Near Greenwood Missouri River Near Verdel ...Read More.
Effective: September 20, 2019 at 9:31amExpires: September 22, 2019 at 8:00amTarget Area: Davison

Chris Pratt returns to Bubba Gump Shrimp, the same restaurant franchise where he was discovered

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — After swinging by Good Morning America on Tuesday to plug his LEGO Movie sequel, Chris Pratt walked right across the street to the Times Square location of the Bubba Gump Shrimp company.  It was a short trip — but a long way from where he’s been.

Turns out Pratt was “discovered” while working at one of the franchise’s eateries in Hawaii. 

“Twenty years ago I was a waiter at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company,” he said in an Instagram post documenting his visit. “Every time I go back, I’m reminded of the thousands of shrimp I ate off of people’s plates on the way back to the kitchen. Please tip your server. Leave at least 20%. Also leave some shrimp.”

He isn’t joking, either. While he’s now one of the most bankable action stars in Hollywood, during his time as a literally starving waiter, Pratt has previously admitted to supplementing his diet in those lean years with customers’ uneaten food.

He once told the Graham Norton Show that he convinced a kindly “90-year-old woman” that she should order a massive Porterhouse steak just so he could eat her leftovers…only to have her ask for a doggie bag after he’d already scarfed them down. 

The LEGO Movie: The Second Part hits theaters Friday.

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Lupita Nyong’o covers ‘Marie Claire’, dishes about celebratory post-‘Black Panther’ getaway

Marvel Studios(LOS ANGELES) — Lupita Nyong’o is the March cover girl for Marie Claire and in the magazine, the Oscar-winning actress opens up about how she decided to treat herself after the success of Black Panther.

“I went on a 10-day silent retreat. It was a gift. I did it for my birthday,” says Nyong’o, whose birthday falls on March 1. “And it was the best gift because, the thing is, my job has two main parts. There’s the acting, and there’s the celebrity. And the celebrity involves a lot of giving.”

She adds, “After talking so much, and just expend, expending, expending, to sit with myself and just listen. Our lives are so full of distractions; you go from one distraction to another.”

For Lupita, getting away was much more than just rest: it left her with a clearer vision.

“It was like clarity,” she says. “And I was just, like, ‘Wow.’ I imagine that people sometimes get that from drugs. But it was really nice to get that just from spending time with myself.”

Also in the feature, Nyong’o dishes on Us, her upcoming horror film from Get Out director Jordan Peele. The actress says working with Peele actually brought her to tears.

“He asked me, ‘What is your process as an actor? What do you need from a director?” she says. “And I just started to cry. I was like, ‘I’ve never been asked that before.’ I could just tell in that question was a man who understood what it meant to be an actor…”

Marie Claire’s March 2019 issue featuring Nyong’o hits newsstands February 19.

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Premiere of Liam Neeson’s ‘Cold Pursuit’ goes on as planned, minus red carpet

ABC(NEW YORK) — The New York City premiere of Liam Neeson’s new film, Cold Pursuit, went off as scheduled Tuesday evening, despite earlier reports to the contrary.

However, the red carpet portion of the evening prior to the movie was cancelled, ABC News has confirmed.

The cancellation came amid Neeson’s comments during an interview with the British paper The Independent that he wanted to “unleash physical violence” against black men after a close friend revealed she had been brutally raped by one decades ago.

Neeson clarified his remarks to Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts on Tuesday, insisting that he’s “not a racist,” adding that if his friend has said her attacker had been white, or Scottish, or any other ethnicity, he would have searched for someone who fit that description.

He also told Roberts that the lesson he wants people to take away from the controversial statements is that he learned, “Violence begets violence. Bigotry begets bigotry.”

 

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Shemar Moore mourns the loss of his dear friend and ‘Y&R’ co-star Kristoff St. John

(L-R) Moore, St. John – Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Former soap opera star Shemar Moore is mourning the recent loss of Emmy-winning soap star Kristoff St. John, who died unexpectedly at the age of 52 on Monday.

In an interview with People magazine, Moore says his former The Young and the Restless co-star was like family to him and was quick to take him under his wing.

“I’m raised an only child, but Kristoff is truly the closest thing to a brother and a brother’s love and a brother’s mentorship that I’ve ever known,” Moore said. “He didn’t have to embrace me the way he did. When I came in and was trying to find my way and he saw how scared I was, he saw how nervous I was.”

Fans may recall that Moore portrayed Malcolm Winters, the half brother of St. John’s Neil Winters on The Young and the Restless during the 90s. Moore said that St. John was definitely a pioneer in the soap world and helped “open many doors” for people like him– who was just starting out in the business.

“He opened doors for people who don’t even realize he opened doors, but he did. He opened doors and he was so committed to his craft,” the SWAT star said. “He always wanted to be better. He wanted to touch people and he did.”

For his role on the daytime soap, St. John won a Daytime Emmy in 1992 for his outstanding younger actor in a drama series and won 10 NAACP Image Awards. The actor was found dead at his home in Los Angeles home in California. The official cause of his death is still being investigated.

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Jennifer Lawrence is engaged!

ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Jennifer Lawrence is officially off the market. The Hunger Games star is engaged to boyfriend Cooke Maroney, her rep told People magazine Tuesday.

Earlier, Page Six reported that Lawrence was spotted wearing a “massive ring” while enjoying what appeared to be a celebratory dinner at a posh French restaurant in New York City.

“It was a giant rock. They seemed like they were celebrating and people were talking about it,” a source told Page Six. “The ring was very noticeable. They were sitting back in a corner. She was wearing a cute black dress with white polka dots.”

A source told People back in June that Oscar-winner Lawrence, 28 was dating Maroney, a NYC art gallery owner. Since then, the two have appeared in public together on several occasions, including the New York Film Festival premiere of The Favourite, which stars her ex-boyfriend, Nicholas Hoult. Another of Lawrence’s exes, filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, was also in attendance, according to the magazine.

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Disney CEO promises to keep making R-rated ‘Deadpool’ movies

20th Century Fox(NEW YORK) — Deadpool is officially welcome in the Magic Kingdom.

On the heels of Disney’s upcoming acquisition of 21st Century Fox, many Deadpool fans wondered about how the “merc with the mouth,” played by Ryan Reynolds, would fare under the Disney umbrella, and on Tuesday, they got their answer.

In a call with investors, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger promised that the company would continue making R-rated Deadpool movies and other adult-oriented Marvel adventures after it absorbs much of Fox.

“We will continue in that business,” said Iger, according to Variety, “There’s certainly popularity” with those types of films.

Popularity, yes — as in big box office revenues.  2016’s Deadpool remains the second-highest-grossing R-rated film ever in the U.S., with $363 million in revenue domestically and $783.1 million worldwide.  Deadpool 2, released last year, is the fifth highest-grossing R-rated movie domestically, with $324.5 million, $785.9 million globally.  And don’t forget 2017’s Logan, Hugh Jackman’s R-rated swan song as Wolverine, which grossed $619 million worldwide for Fox.

Even so, Iger also hinted that any R-rated films wouldn’t necessarily be released under the Marvel or Disney banners, so as to ensure “careful branding [of R-rated films]…so we’re not in any way confusing the consumer.”

Disney’s massive $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox hasn’t been finalized, but is expected to close near the end of January.

Marvel Studios is owned by Disney, parent company of ABC News.

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ABC announces an “exciting” Oscars opening, the return of “DWTS,” and…could there be a “Lost” reboot?

ABC/AMPASDuring the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles Tuesday, ABC President Karey Burke covered a variety of topics. Among them:

The Oscars

(HOLLYWOOD) — While the Oscars, which will air February 24 on ABC, won’t have a host, that doesn’t mean they’ll be boring.

“From what I’ve heard, we have a very exciting opener planned,” Burke told reporters.

As for the “host-less” solution, Burke said that after Kevin Hart stepped down amid controversy, “there was an idea that they were going to have the presenters…host the Oscars. We all got on board with that.” 

Burke predicts “a big turnout” from viewers, thanks to the box office success of Best Picture nominees Black Panther, A Star Is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody

She also said the show will, mercifully, be kept to three hours.

Back to the Island?

When a clip of ABC’s landmark series Lost, which ran from 2004-2010, was shown as part of a montage, a reporter asked Burke if they should “read anything into” that.

“You should,” she joked, adding, “I would like that very much; that’s a reboot I would be interested in seeing.”

However, Burke admitted that she hasn’t spoken to the creators of the series about reviving the show, which focused on a group of plane crash survivors on a mysterious island. 

Deadline reports that Lost showrunner Carlton Cuse has said in the past he’d be open to a reboot if it featured new characters traveling to the island.

Renewals

ABC’s medical drama The Good Doctor gets a third season, while freshman drama A Million Little Things will return for a second season.  Meanwhile, Shark Tank is coming back for an 11th season, and Dancing with the Stars, which skipped its spring season, will return this fall for season 28.

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‘Grown-ish’ renewed for season 3; ABC passes on Kenya Barris’ ‘Betwitched’ reboot

Freeform/Mitch Haaseth(LOS ANGELES) — Yara Shahidi and her crew of collegiate friends are coming back for another season of grown-ish.

At Wednesday’s Television Critics Association press tour, Freeform announced the season three renewal of the black-ish spinoff, which has been a strong ratings producer for the network to date; in fact, it ranks as the No. 1 comedy on cable among women 18-49 and females 12-34.

Executive produced by black-ish creator Kenya Barris, grown-ish stars Shahidi as popular, but entitled Zoey Johnson, who is navigating college life as a sophomore. She’s joined by Trevor Jackson as socially conscious Aaron Jackson, Francia Raisa as outspoken conservative Latina Ana Torres, Emily Arlook as openly  bisexual Nomi Segal, and singers Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey as athletic twins Jazz and Sky Forster.

Meanwhile, Kenya Barris’ plans to reboot Bewitched has been passed on by ABC.

According to Variety, the project is still currently in active development, but will be pitched to other networks. The series, inspired by the 1960s show with the same name, would focus on a black witch who falls in love with a white mortal man.

The Bewitched reboot was the last project Barris sold to ABC before he moved on to Netflix.

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‘Modern Family’ to end after its upcoming 11 season

ABC/Richard Cartwright(LOS ANGELES) — ABC announced today that its Emmy Award-winning series Modern Family is coming back — for an 11th and final season.

“For 10 years, our characters have bravely faced turning points in life and moved through them to great personal enrichment; we have chosen a different path by doing one more season of Modern Family,” quipped co-creator and executive producer Christopher Lloyd.

The show’s other co-creator and executive producer, Steve Levitan, joked, “Even after 10 years together, we realized there are still some things our writers don’t yet know about each other’s sex lives.”

Striking a more serious tone, ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke said of Lloyd and co-creator Steve Levitan, “Chris and Steve have created one of the most seminal and iconic comedies in television history…In its final season, there will be more milestone events that anyone who has been a fan of the series won’t want to miss.”

A five-time Emmy winner for Outstanding Comedy Series, Modern Family, which focuses on an extended and blended family, is one of the most awarded comedy series on television. 

In addition to Emmys, over the past ten years, its accolades include a Golden Globe win, four SAG Award wins,  two GLAAD Media Awards, and a host of others.

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Oscars appetizer: Nominees gather for the Academy Awards luncheon

Regina King – Tatum Mangus / Annapurna Pictures (LOS ANGELES) — Every year, ahead of the Academy Awards, that year’s crop of new nominees gather for a luncheon that culminates in a star-studded group photo. This year’s event took place on Monday, and ABC’s Chris Connelly caught up with some of this year’s hopefuls.

Melissa McCarthy, nominated for Can You Ever Forgive Me?, brought her mom as her date, and told Connelly that mom had a specific question before she accepted the invitation.

“She’s like, ‘Well, do we really get lunch?'” McCarthey laughed. “And I said, ‘We do. The luncheon will provide a lunch!'”  And I was like, “Is…the deal off if they don’t give lunch?”

In a career that’s spanned more than 50 years, Sam Elliott earned his first-ever Oscar nomination, for his role as Bradley Cooper’s character’s brother in A Star Is Born.  But as Elliott told Connelly, he’s always seen his career as a marathon, not a sprint.

“I wanted to do this when I was a young kid and on same level,” the laid-back actor drawled. “I felt it was against all odds, it was like a pipe dream, but it was my pipe dream. And, y’know, I was prepared to spend a lifetime pursuing it.”

For Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Regina King, her Oscar nomination for If Beale Street Could Talk means giving a hand up to others.

“I hope that it allows me to be in a position to create more opportunities, to be a part of the inclusion happening on a bigger level,” she says of her newfound showbiz status as a nominee. “You don’t want to receive these accolades and not do what you’re supposed to do as a human being.”

The 91st annual Academy Awards air February 24 on ABC.

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