<![CDATA[NBC Boston - Entertainment]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcboston.com/entertainment http://media.nbcboston.com/designimages/clear.gif NBC Boston http://www.nbcboston.comen-usSun, 22 Oct 2017 17:13:27 -0400Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:13:27 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations PAATH: /entertainment <![CDATA[Al Roker Talks Weather, Climate Change and Extreme Events]]> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:55:51 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Roker.gif

"Today" host Al Roker talks with NBC's Eric Hinton about writing a weather book for children, how journalists should report on extreme weather events and why there are more of them than ever.

<![CDATA[Celeb Breakups: Aly Raisman and Colton Underwood]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:11:21 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-642160650.jpg Nothing lasts forever, especially when you're a celebrity. See whose relationships have hit the rocks.

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<![CDATA[Justin Bieber Accidentally Strikes Photographer With Truck]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:09:35 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/215*120/Screen+Shot+2017-07-27+at+9.14.31+AM.png

A paparazzo taking photos of Justin Bieber was injured after being struck by a truck outside the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

<![CDATA['SNL' Leads Emmy Race]]> Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:00:14 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Emmys0713_MP4-150004394211500001.jpg

"Saturday Night Live" and HBO's "Westworld" rack up 22 nominations each ahead of the 69th annual Primetime Emmys.

<![CDATA[Photos: Star-Studded 2017 BET Awards, Red Carpet]]> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:21:57 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/AP_17177144707481.jpg Hosted by "Saturday Night Live" fan-favorite Leslie Jones, the 2017 BET Awards telecast took place live at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 25.

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<![CDATA[One-on-One With 'The Voice' Winner Chris Blue]]> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:34:39 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/thumbnail50.jpg

Chris Blue, winner of season 12 on "The Voice," talks about his emotions as he won, his friendship with Alicia Keys and his career goals.

<![CDATA[Deaf Singer Stuns 'AGT' Judges, Brings Audience to Tears]]> Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:12:37 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/agt+mandy+harvey.jpg

When Mandy Harvey took the stage on “America’s Got Talent” carrying her ukulele, she appeared as yet another singer stepping in front of the judges to share her voice.

And she did. The only difference is, she couldn’t hear it.

The 29-year-old deaf singer-songwriter who was born in Ohio and raised in Colorado lost her hearing when she was 18 years old due to a connective tissue disorder, which deteriorated her nerves.

She had just begun studying vocal music education at Colorado State University when she says she got what she thought was an ear infection.

“It just got worse and worse and by Christmas I was borderline legally deaf in both ears,” Harvey said.

She ultimately left the music program and continued to study education.

“Everything that I’d ever wanted was just going away and I couldn’t stop it,” she said.

But her father knew that his daughter, who had been singing since the age of 4, still “had the music in her.”

Harvey, standing without shoes on the AGT stage, uses her feet to feel the tempo through the floor then sings using her muscle memory and visual tuners.

“Music now isn’t about the sound, it’s about the feeling,” she said. “It’s not the dream that I always had. That’s OK, because I showed up and I did something I never believed I could do.”

Harvey went on to perform a song she wrote called “Try,” a song she said was inspired by her journey back to music. 

"After I lost my hearing I gave up but I want to do more with my life then just give up," she told the judges. 

“I don’t think you’re going to need a translator for this,” judge Simon Cowell said seconds before hitting his golden buzzer, sending Harvey through to the live rounds.

“Honestly I never think I’m going to be surprised or amazed by people and then you turn up,” he said. “Just the fact that you are you but it was your voice, your tone, the song was beautiful.”

An emotional Harvey walked off the stage in shock.

“What just happened?” she shouted.

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<![CDATA[Sold! Marilyn Monroe's Former Home Finds Quick Buyer]]> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 20:13:48 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/knbc-marilyn-monroe-brentwood-home.jpg The single-floor home boasts four bedrooms and three bathrooms on 2,624 square feet.

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<![CDATA[Mystery Swirls Around Brutal Home Invasion of RHONJ Star ]]> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 07:05:35 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/dina+manzo+home+invasion.jpg

Nearly a month after a former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star and her millionaire boyfriend were victimized in a brutal weekend home invasion that left both traumatized and with facial injuries, sources familiar with the probe tell NBC 4 New York investigators don't appear much closer to making an arrest. 

The investigation into the May 13 attack on Dina Manzo, 46, and David Cantin, 37, in Holmdel remains active and ongoing, the sources said.

The couple had walked into their home that Saturday night to find two masked robbers already inside, according to sources and law enforcement officials. 

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The attackers rushed toward them, beating the man with a baseball bat and punching the woman, sources said. The couple was then bound together in the home. The robbers went through the house and stole cash and jewelry before fleeing, prosecutors said. Both victims were treated for facial injures, but were otherwise expected to be physically OK, officials said. 

"Dina and David are obviously shaken up from the traumatic and violent home invasion and robbery," the pair's attorney Andrew Brettler said in a statement shortly after the attack. "No one should ever have to go through what they did. They are grateful to law enforcement and the other emergency responders and appreciate everyone’s concern and well-wishes."

It wasn't the first home invasion at the home; the previous owners were also targeted. Neighbors said they were concerned they too could become victims.

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Bravo hasn't commented on the investigation. Manzo appeared on the first two seasons of the reality TV show before leaving the series.

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She returned for the sixth season in 2014, then left again. Prior to that she tried to launch her own series about party planning called "Dina's Party" on HGTV; it was canceled after two seasons. Manzo remains close with former co-star Teresa Giudice and is the godmother of her daughter. 

Cantin, a New Jersey native, blazed new trails in the car dealership industry with his financial and business acumen and became co-owner of one of the largest dealerships in the world. He was diagnosed with leukemia several years ago and directed philanthropic energies toward battling pediatric cancer.

Anyone with information on the home invasion is asked to contact Detective Eric Hernando of the Holmdel Township Police Department at (732) 946-2820 or Detective Wayne Raynor of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office at (800) 533-7443.

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<![CDATA[Celebs in the Stands: Stars at the Mayweather-McGregor Fight]]> Sun, 27 Aug 2017 02:02:52 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/179*120/GettyImages-839692914.jpg Star-gazing isn't just for the red carpet! Take a look at some celebrities who've been spotted in the stands and on the sidelines rooting for their favorite sports teams and athletes.

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<![CDATA[Harvard to Offer 'Game of Thrones'-Themed Class]]> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 13:07:39 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/GameOfThrones_HBO.jpg

Winter is coming to Harvard.

The Ivy League university is planning to offer a "Game of Thrones"-themed class starting this fall.

According to TIME, the Folklore and Mythology class will be called "The Real Game of Thrones: From Modern Myths to Medieval Models," and will look at how the popular HBO series and the books it is based on both mirror and differ from actual medieval European history.

Assistant Professor Racha Kirakosian, one of two people teaching the course, told TIME she hopes the course will help recruit more students to the school's medieval studies and humanities courses.

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<![CDATA[A Look Back at Roger Moore's Career as James Bond]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 10:53:36 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/AP_592410957642-bondd.jpg

British actor Sir Roger Moore has died at the age of 89. Moore passed away in Switzerland after what a statement posted on the actor's official media account said was a "short but brave battle with cancer." Moore was the third actor to play British secret agent James Bond, in seven feature films released between 1973 and 1985.

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<![CDATA[Sir Roger Moore, James Bond, Dies at Age 89]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 11:34:16 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/bondlead.jpg The actor who famously played James Bond in seven movies -- more than any other Bond actor -- passed away after battling cancer, his children announced on Twitter on May 23, 2017. Sir Roger Moore was known for his sense of style, and closely associated with sports cars, gadgets and sex appeal. While best known for playing Bond, Moore had a long and storied career that spanned decades. His other acting credits included the lead role as Simon Templar on the series "The Saint," which made him a television star.Take a look at some highlights from across his career. ]]> <![CDATA[Wardrobe Watch: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:01:15 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/fashion_watch_thumb.jpg Even before she wore a spectacular Alexander McQueen gown at her wedding to Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge had a distinctly chic sense of style, and her admirers have only grown in number.

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<![CDATA[What Is Red Nose Day?]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 07:20:02 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/DIT+RED+NOSE+DAY+THUMB.jpg

May 25th is Red Nose Day, which helps children living in poverty, and has attracted some big names to the cause. This year, the charity is debuting a long-awaited sequel to a beloved movie to help raise money. Go to www.rednoseday.org to learn how you can help.

<![CDATA['This is Us,' 'Will & Grace,' 'Law & Order' Return to NBC]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 13:35:51 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/NC_willgrace_1500x845.jpg

New hits and old favorites are coming back to NBC's fall schedule, with "Will & Grace" making a return to the small screen, as well as "Great News," "This is Us," and "Timeless." 

<![CDATA['Star Wars' Day Quiz]]> Thu, 04 May 2017 08:49:01 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/DIT_ENT_STAR_WARS_DAY_050317_1-149385147518100001.jpg

How well do you know the "Star Wars" films? Take this short quiz to test your knowledge.

<![CDATA[Mexican Singer Luis Miguel Arrested]]> Tue, 02 May 2017 18:47:13 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/DIT+LUIS+MIGUEL+ARRESTED+THUMB.jpg

Mexican singer Luis Miguel was arrested on May 2, 2017, after repeatedly failing to appear in court. The singer is being sued by his former manager, who claims that he is owed over $1 million in commission and interest. This is not the only legal trouble for Miguel, who is also being sued by fellow singer Alejandro Fernandez for backing out of an announced joint tour, and Warner Music, his record label, who allege the singer owes them for a $4 million loan.

<![CDATA[The Museum of Ice Cream Opens in Los Angeles]]> Tue, 02 May 2017 06:28:51 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/DIT+MUSEUM+OF+ICE+CREAM+THUMB2.jpg

The Museum of Ice Cream opened a location in Los Angeles after it became a hit in New York City. The pop-up pop art experience features everything from a mint chocolate chip “grow room” to the famed “sprinkle pool” centerpiece that is filled to the brim with sprinkles attendees can dive into.  If it’s cold, sweet or something that would be welcome on a sundae, you’ll probably find it there.

Check out a 360 VR tour of the museum below.

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<![CDATA[Best Red Carpet Looks From the 2017 Met Gala]]> Tue, 02 May 2017 08:33:07 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/MetGala_THUMB.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[In Memoriam: William Christopher]]> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 08:07:20 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-73514575.jpg Take a look back at the people we've recently lost, including politicians, artists and other public figures.

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<![CDATA[2017 Coachella Pics: Music, Stars and Style]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:37:57 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-672144374_master.jpg The second weekend of the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicked off Friday, April 21 and runs through Sunday, April 23. Check out the latest performances, scenes from last week and star-style photos from the annual event in the Southern California desert.

Photo Credit: Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella]]>
<![CDATA[Todd Webb's 1940s Photos Show Ever-Bustling NYC]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:28:37 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/webbthumb1.jpg The 1940s-era photographs of New York photographer Todd Webb are on display in 2017, seventy years after their original exhibition.]]> <![CDATA[Lady Gaga Talks Mental Health With Prince William ]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:04:02 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/AP_17108251158140-sm.jpg

Lady Gaga and Prince William chat on FaceTime, talking about Gaga's mental health struggles and the Prince's charity, Heads Together.

<![CDATA[Astronaut Brings the Solar System to Earth in 'Miniverse']]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:03:39 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Miniverse-Hadfield.jpeg

Former Commander of the International Space Station Chris Hadfield speaks with NBC on the importance of space exploration, what being an astronaut taught him about perspective on Earth and why Pluto was kept in the solar system line-up for new space documentary "Miniverse." In it, Hadfield, the first Canadian astronaut to walk in space, hosts astronomers and physicists on a road trip from the tip of Long Island, New York, to California's Santa Monica Pier in a scaled down model of the solar system transposed across the United States. The "Miniverse" documentary airs on new science and technology streaming service CuriosityStream.

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<![CDATA[See Inside Tyra Banks' Stunningly Glamorous NYC Duplex]]> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:37:38 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/TyraApartment.jpg Model, TV personality, actress and etc. extraordinaire Tyra Banks' expansive Battery Park City duplex is on the market. The combination of four apartments at Riverhouse can be yours for just $17.5 million.

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<![CDATA['Better Call Saul' Pop-Up Restaurant]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 21:33:43 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/DIT+LOS+POLLOS+HERMANOS+POPUP+THUMB.jpg

Fans of "Better Call Saul" and "Breaking Bad" got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit a functioning version of "Los Pollos Hermanos," the iconic restaurant from both series, in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday. The pop-up restaurant is part of AMC's effort to promote the upcoming season of "Better Call Saul." It will soon be opening for a few days in New York City.

<![CDATA[David Bowie's NYC Apartment and Piano for $6.5 For Sale]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:52:19 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/1_160CentralParkSouth_1_LivingRoom_HiRes.jpg David Bowie's former apartment that faces Central Park is up for sale for $6,495,000 -- and comes with the Yamaha piano that Bowie used. The apartment is at 160 Central Park South, Apt. 915, between Sixth and Seventh avenues.

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<![CDATA[National Tour of 'Hamilton' Coming to Boston]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:48:40 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Hamilton_GettyImages-539757268.gif

The national tour of the smash Broadway show "Hamilton: An American Musical" is coming to Boston, but you’ll have to wait until 2018 to see it. 

According to the Boston Globe, Broadway In Boston announced the show will come to Boston after it heads to San Francisco in March for five months, then Los Angeles until December. 

The exact dates have not yet been announced. 

The national tour is being led by Michael Luwoye, the fifth actor to play the title role of Alexander Hamilton. 

Tickets for the show have been notoriously difficult to obtain, with shows selling out and ticket lottery winners only having an hour to make a purchase. 

The musical made history last year, earning a record 16 Tony nominations and winning 11 awards. 

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<![CDATA['Sesame Street' Introduces Character with Autism]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:19:31 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/DIT_ENT_SESAMESTREETAUTISM_032017-149003629706200001.jpg

"Sesame Street" spent more than five years developing Julia, a new character with autism who makes her debut in April.

<![CDATA[Bill Gates Keeps Top Spot on Forbes' Billionaires List]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:38:56 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/forbesmoneymoney.jpg

Bill Gates remains atop the list of the world's richest individuals with a personal fortune of $86 billion, following the unveiling of Forbes 31st annual rankings of the globe's billionaires. Joining Gates in the top three is investor/philanthropist Warren Buffet, with a net worth of $75.6 billion and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the biggest gainer on the list, with a net worth of $72.8 billion. 

President Donald Trump comes in on the list at No. 544, with a net worth of $3.5 billion. This is a slight drop from the 2016 list where Trump's fortune was listed at $3.7 billion.

Eight of the top 10 on the list hail from the United States. 

“Booming stock markets, higher commodities prices and plain old-fashioned entrepreneurship helped make this a record year in terms of wealth creation around the globe,” said Luisa Kroll and Kerry Dolan, Assistant Managing Editors of Wealth at Forbes Media, said in a press release announcing the list.

Rounding out the top five are Spanish clothing retailer Amancio Ortega ($71.3 billion), and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ($56 billion)

Among the other stats revealed on the list:

  • 2,043 billionaires (up from 1,810 in 2016) made the list, with an average net worth of $3.75 billion.
  • The change in the total number of billionaires – up 233 since last year – was the biggest increase in 31 years.
  • The total combined net worth of this year’s billionaires was $7.67 trillion, up from $6.48 trillion last year.
  • 1,371 members were self-made billionaires. 238 inherited their wealth; another 434 inherited at least a portion but are still growing it.
  • Notable newcomers included Vietnam's first self-made woman billionaire, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, who took her budget airline, VietJet Air, public in February 2017. Also new to the list is Japan’s first self-made woman billionaire, Yoshiko Shinohara, who started a part-time staffing firm from her one-bedroom Tokyo apartment to help women get into the workforce. She debuts thanks to a 50% surge in the stock price of her company, Temp Holdings, in the past year.
  • Other notable newcomers to the list include: Australian Manny Stul, whose toy company created the popular Shopkins collectibles; American Yvon Chouinard, the founder of outdoor gear maker Patagonia; and Juan Francisco Beckmann Vidal of Mexico, who is chairman of tequila maker Jose Cuervo.

<![CDATA[Best Looks From the 2017 Oscars Red Carpet ]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:16:29 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/oscarsredcarpet2017.jpg See the best looks from this year's red carpet at the 89th Academy Awards.

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<![CDATA[Trump Continues War Against 'Fake News Media']]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:22:34 -0400 http://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/trumpwarpress.jpg

President Donald Trump wasted little time at his Thursday news conference getting to one of his favorite subjects: bashing the "fake news media."

But Trump did take a moment to single out one example of an organization he believes is doing it right.

"I watched this morning a couple of the networks. And I have to say, 'Fox & Friends' in the morning, they’re very honorable people. They’re very — not because they’re good, because they hit me also when I do something wrong. But they have the most honest morning show," Trump said. "That’s all I can say. It’s the most honest."

Trump also addressed what he perceived to be a constantly negative tone in the media coverage about his administration.

"The tone is such hatred. I’m really not a bad person, by the way. No, but the tone is such — I do get good ratings, you have to admit that — the tone is such hatred."

Addressing a reporter from CNN, a frequent target, Trump lambasted the network yet again.

"You look at your show that goes on at 10 o’clock in the evening. You just take a look at that show. That is a constant hit. The panel is almost always exclusive anti-Trump. The good news is he doesn’t have good ratings. But the panel is almost exclusive anti-Trump," he said.  "And the hatred and venom coming from his mouth; the hatred coming from other people on your network."

Trump also had a tense exchange with NBC News' Peter Alexander, who challenged the president on his false claim that he had the biggest Electoral College victory since Ronald Reagan.

After some back and forth, Trump said: “It was a substantial victory, you do agree with that?”

“You’re the president,” Alexander responded.

Despite his constant criticism, Trump did admit to being a faithful CNN viewer.

"I watch it. I see it. I’m amazed by it. And I just think you’d be a lot better off, I honestly do. The public gets it, you know. Look, when I go to rallies, they turn around, they start screaming at CNN," he said. "They want to throw their placards at CNN."

At the same time as Trump was lambasting the media, CNN President Jeff Zucker said that his network's brand "has been as strong as it has ever been," The Associated Press reported. 

He said an internal study he ordered to find out if Trump's "fake news" label had sticking power found that less than a third of 2,000 Americans surveyed believed CNN's Trump coverage was unfair.

Trump did make one concession during the news conference. He would stop addressing the media as "fake news."

"I’m changing it from fake news, though," he said. "Very fake news."

On Thursday, the Trump campaign released a "Mainstream Media Accountability Survey." The statement accompanying the survey said "You know that I don’t trust the media to report on anything we achieve."

"You are our greatest asset in helping our movement deliver the truth to the American people. Which is why I need you to take the Mainstream Media Accountability Survey to do your part to fight back against the media’s attacks and deceptions."

Trump tweeted Friday afternoon, calling the media "enemy of the American people," and mentioning The New York Times, NBC News, ABC, CBS, and CNN. 

The tweet comes after he tweeted a similar tweet saying "The FAKE News media (failing @nytimes, @CNN, @NBCNews and many more) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American people. SICK!" and then deleting the tweet immediately.

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