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...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In South Dakota...iowa...nebraska...minnesota... James River At Huron James River Near Forestburg Split Rock Creek Near Corson Rock River At Rock Rapids ...Read More.
Effective: March 19, 2019 at 8:54pmExpires: March 21, 2019 at 12:52amTarget Area: Davison; Hanson

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ will hit digital on July 31, Blu-ray on August 14

Marvel Studios(LOS ANGELES) — Marvel Studios’ blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War will be coming to you soon — veritably in the snap of a finger.

The movie, which has made more than $2 billion worldwide since its release in April, will be available for digital download on July 31, and will be released on Blu-ray and 4K formats two weeks later, on August 14.

Both versions of the superhero-packed film will be loaded with two hours of special features, including deleted scenes, making-of snippets, and more — including a round-table discussion featuring nearly every director from the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Iron Man‘s Jon Favreau, Guardians of the Galaxy‘s James Gunn, Black Panther‘s Ryan Coogler; Ant-Man series filmmaker Peyton Reed; Thor: Ragnarok‘s Taika Waititi, Avengers and Age of Ultron‘s Joss Whedon; as well as Joe and Anthony Russo, who directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War and both Infinity War and its upcoming, temporarily-titled follow-up, Avengers 4.

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

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Winston Duke set to portray MMA fighter Kimbo Slice in new biopic

Marvel Studios(LOS ANGELES) — Black Panther breakout star Winston Duke is taking his talents into the ring.

According to Deadline, Duke, who reprised his role as the hulking warrior M’Baku in Avengers: Infinity War, has been tapped to star as MMA legend Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson in his upcoming biopic, Backyard Legend.

The film, which was announced last October, will follow the Bahamian-born fighter’s story from being homeless to his rise to fame which started in brutal backyard fights that garnered a massive audience on Youtube.

Kimbo Slice’s fame, however, was short-lived: in June of 2016, he died at just 42 years old from heart failure and a liver mass. Although the fighter battled high blood pressure for years, he insisted on boxing months before his death — and ended up winning a three-round heavyweight match against Dhafir “Dada 5000” Harris.

“I’m looking forward to exploring Kimbo’s story and interrogating the expectations society places on men like him who are their own special breed of hero,” said Duke in a statement. 

This is the latest project for the imposing actor, who will co-star with Lupita Nyon’go in Jordan Peele’s upcoming thriller, Us. 

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From tracksuits to sarongs: Armie Hammer might spark a whole new fashion trend in “Sorry to Bother You”

ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(NEW YORK) — During last year’s press tour for Call Me By Your Name, Armie Hammer became a fashion sensation for his seemingly endless array of tracksuits. He’s since retired the comfy outfits but his character in the new film Sorry to Bother You might spark a whole new fashion trend.

As Steve Lift, the psychopathic CEO of a telemarketing company, Hammer sports a sarong with his suit jacket. It’s a bold choice but Hammer was all for it. In fact, his love of sarongs is probably the only thing he has in common with his character.

“The first time I ever wore a sarong was on my honeymoon with my wife,” Hammer tells ABC Radio. “We were down in French Polynesia and there was a sarong there and I was like, ‘I’ll take that one, that one, that one, and that one!’ And I literally wore a sarong every single day on my honeymoon.”

Hammer says the Polynesians had the right idea. “We need to be doing sarongs way more,” he says, noting their comfort.

But how did his wife, Elizabeth Chambers, feel about his honeymoon attire?

“She was like, ‘What are you doing?’ And I was like, ‘I am living my best life, thank you very much,’” Hammer says.

Sorry to Bother You, also starring Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson, is in theaters now.

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‘Damn Yankees’ star, gay icon, Tab Hunter dead at 86

Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — 1950s Hollywood heartthrob and gay icon Tab Hunter died Sunday at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California from a blood clot that caused cardiac arrest. 

Allan Glaser, Hunter’s partner of 35 years, confirmed his passing to ABC News, calling Hunter’s death “sudden and unexpected.” The former actor was 86.

Born Arthur Andrew Kelm, the Damn Yankees star, long rumored to be gay, came out in in 2005 autobiography, Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star, in which he also revealed an affair with Psycho actor Anthony Perkins.

That affair will be examined in the upcoming J.J. Abrams-Zachary Quinto produced film, Tab & Tony, which is based on Hunter’s memoir.

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Sacha Baron Cohen will return to TV in Showtime’s upcoming half-hour comedy series, ‘Who Is America’

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — After a few days of teases, it was officially announced Monday that Sacha Baron Cohen will return to TV in Showtime’s upcoming half-hour comedy series, Who Is America.

The seven-episode series will “explore the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum, who populate our unique nation,” according to the cable network.

The first episode will debut on streaming, online and On Demand midnight ET on Sunday, July 15 and make its on-air premiere at 10 p.m. ET that same night. Subsequent episodes will on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET.

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Report: Billy Dee Williams set for a ‘Star Wars’ return?

Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney(LOS ANGELES) — Billy Dee Williams — the original Star Wars Lando Calrissian — is set to reprise his role for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

While Episode IX will mark Williams’ first appearance the suave smuggler-turned-good guy since 1983’s Return of the Jedi, the actor has voiced Calrissian in various cartoon series and video games in recent years. He made his first appearance in 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back.

Donald Glover played a younger Lando in this year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Besides Williams, Star Wars: Episode IX, directed by J.J. Abrams, will feature returning stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver, as well as new addition Keri Russell. The film is slated for a 2019 release.

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Clooney OK after scooter accident in Italy

ABC/Randy Holmes(ITALY) — George Clooney was briefly hospitalized this morning after he was knocked off his scooter in an accident on the island of Sardinia, Italy. 

The 57-year-old star was on his way to a TV series shoot when the driver of a Mercedes cut him off in the providence of Olbia, according to the Italian-language newspaper La Nuova. The motorist called an ambulance for the actor, who complained of pain in his hip, arm and leg.

Shortly after his wife Amal met him at John Paul II hospital, where he was given an MRI, the actor was cleared and discharged, with only some bruises to show for the mishap.

Clooney was on location filming a TV series based on the classic Joseph Heller novel Catch 22. The Oscar winner is directing and producing the project.

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Johnny Depp sued for allegedly punching film crew member

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Johnny Depp is being sued for allegedly punching a crew member on the Los Angeles set of his upcoming film City of Lights, about the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.

The lawsuit, filed Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court and obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, alleges that while shooting the film last year, Depp became angry at location manager Greg “Rocky” Brooks when Brooks told him they only had time for one more shot before their legal permits to shoot expired and they had to stop production for the night.

Brooks then claims he sought the help of an off-duty police officer serving as security when Depp, smelling of alcohol and appearing intoxicated, followed him and allegedly punched him twice in the ribs.

Brooks then claims that Depp said he’d give him “$100,000 to punch me in the face right now” after Brooks didn’t react to the punches, and that Depp was eventually removed from set by his bodyguards.

The lawsuit also accuses the film’s director, Brad Furman, of forcing Brooks to go beyond his duties in telling Depp himself that shooting had to end.

Brooks goes on to say that when he returned to work the following Monday, he was asked by a producer to write and sign a declaration saying he wouldn’t sue over the incident, and was fired on the spot when he refused.

Brooks is also suing the Furman and the film’s producers for unspecified damages.

This is the latest in a number of setbacks for Depp, who’s seen a career downturn with several box-office flops in recent years, as well as a long court battle with his former money managers and a bitter divorce from wife Amber Heard.

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‘The Bachelorette’ recap: Becca chooses the final four men for hometown dates

ABC/Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) — Becca Kufrin took her remaining six suitors to the Bahamas on Monday’s The Bachelorette to whittle the group down to four men she wants to take on next week’s hometown dates. The week on the beach led to a big confession from Colton and left Wills in tears. 

Becca began the episode hopeful as she told Chris Harrison that she was definitely falling in love with some of the men she’s chosen.  “I would bet it ends with somebody down on one knee and me saying yes,” she said. “It’s so crazy to think about.”

After confessing her excitement about the future, Becca took Colton on the first one-on-one date of the week on a private yacht. While Becca was fawning over Colton and gushed about his physical appearance, Colton was harboring a secret: he’s a virgin. 

Just as he was about to tell her, the couple was interrupted by an excited boater who wanted to take them conch diving. After fishing for the shells deep underwater, the boater explained that the conchs are an aphrodisiac, making the situation even more uncomfortable for Colton. 

Finally, at dinner, Colton confessed his secret. 

“I spent a lot of time working on football Colton and I sort of forgot who personal Colton was,” he explained. “I only had one serious relationship coming into this and I haven’t had that many girlfriends or that many dates because of sports. Because of that, I am a virgin.”

Becca didn’t take it well at first. In fact, she got up and walked away from him and took some time to think things over. Eventually, she returned to the table and told him that she would never judge him for his decision and that she respects his lifestyle. She finished the date by giving him the rose, which meant Becca will meet Colton’s family next week. 

Garrett was next to get a one-on-one date with Becca, and it started with a ride around the Bahamas in a sea plane. While in the air, Becca explained that she and Garrett have strong chemistry that feels “fun and natural.” She explained that she’s falling in love with him but is nervous there isn’t any depth in their budding relationship, so at dinner she asked the hard questions.

Becca explained that she fears Garrett might not actually have feelings for her but instead might just like the idea of her — something he’d experienced in his previous marriage. He brushed off that idea and explained that he’s falling in love with Becca, prompting her to give him the rose and the second hometown date. 

“The chemistry with Garrett is undeniable,” Becca said. “It’s something I never felt before. It’s just so special.”

On the week’s third one-on-one date, Becca took Blake to a beach bar to dance to some local music. While on the beach, he explained that this week he was really in his head while watching the other guys go on a dates with her. Becca explained that in some ways she sympathizes with Arie now — who first proposed to her and then dumped her on The Bachelor — because she’s developing strong feelings for multiple men at the same time and it does get confusing. This got Blake visibly jealous.

At dinner, Blake told Becca that when he was younger his mother fell in love with his teacher and basketball coach, but never told him. He found out through friends and neighbors about the break-up of his parents. Because of that experience, he said he wants to be open and communicative but most importantly, he wants to put family first. 

“Falling in love is fun, but I think staying in love would be even more fun, and I never had that,” Blake said. “Becca, I am in love with you.”

Blake became the first guy to tell Becca he was in love with her and the third suitor to get a hometown date. Becca even confessed to camera that she’s in love with Blake too and can easily see him as her forever husband. 

On the final date of the week, Becca brought Wills, Leo and Jason to a small private beach. She said this was going to be the hardest date of the entire season because she had to send home two guys she really cares for. The first to go was Leo — Becca explained to him that their relationship isn’t progressing like some of her other relationships and it wouldn’t be fair to go meet his family next week if she felt this uncertain. 

She left Leo on the beach and tried to further her explore her relationships with Wills and Jason at dinner. Becca said she was worried about Jason because he hadn’t expressed his feelings for her yet, while Wills told her that he was falling in love with her.

In the end, she invited Jason on the fourth hometown date and sent Wills home. She explained that she and Wills were not 100% on the same page, but it was still “the hardest decision I ever had to make.” While in the car on his way home, Wills asked the driver to pull over. On the side of the street, a heartbroken Wills sobbed. 

“The hardest part was her saying ‘I know you will find your person,'” Wills explained. “That’s probably the worst thing she said to me because that means she is not my person.”

The four men going on next week’s hometown dates are:

Garrett, 29, a medical sales representative from Reno, Nevada.
Colton, 26, a former professional football player from Denver, Colorado.
Blake, 28, a sales representative from Bailey, Colorado.
Jason, 29, a senior corporate banker from Seattle, Washington.

The Bachelorette airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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‘Insecure’ creator Issa Rae on the worst advice she never took: “Do it the traditional way”

HBO/Anne Marie Fox(NEW YORK) — Insecure creator and star Issa Rae has forged her own path in Hollywood.

Forgoing the conventional route often taken by actors dictated by casting directors, agents and producers, Rae created her own show: a web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, which became massively popular and in 2013 won the Shorty Award for Best Web Show.

It caught the attention of writer/producer/comedian Larry Wilmore and together the two created HBO’s Insecure. Now about to enter its third season, Insecure has garnered critical acclaim, named one of the American Film Institute’s top 10 television programs of the year in 2017 and earning Rae two Golden Globe Award nominations.

So when it came to sharing the worst advice she never took it’s not surprising that for Rae it was, “to do it the traditional way.”

Rae tells ABC News’ Chief Business, Technology and Economics correspondent, Rebecca Jarvis, that she was told, “No one’s checking for Internet shows. No one’s checking for web series. So just write a traditional spec script, send it to someone, send it to an agent, and you’ll break in the industry that way.”

Had she listened and tried do it the “traditional way,” Rae tells Jarvis, she believes that she “wouldn’t be where I am now.”

She adds, “Your individuality is such a currency, because it makes you rich. It makes you, you.”

Since the first episode of her web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl aired in 2011, Rae has helped to pave the way for other web creators, opening a new door to entry in Hollywood. Today her online content has amassed over 23 million views and over 350,000 YouTube subscribers.

You can hear more from Issa Rae on episode 41 of ABC Radio’s No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis podcast.

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