<![CDATA[NBC10 Boston - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2019 https://www.nbcboston.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcboston.com/designimages/clear.gif NBC10 Boston https://www.nbcboston.com en-usMon, 21 Jan 2019 07:44:03 -0500Mon, 21 Jan 2019 07:44:03 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['SNL': Rachel Brosnahan Hosts First Show of 2019]]> Sun, 20 Jan 2019 10:51:41 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/218*120/Screen+Shot+2019-01-20+at+7.33.12+AM1.png

After a holiday season rife with political turmoil, ‘Saturday Night Live’ is back. The first episode of 2019 proved to be as pertinent as ever, immediately referencing President Donald Trump’s recent refusals to compromise on funding for a southern border wall, which has resulted in the longest government shutdown in US history.

The cold open placed Trump, played by Alec Baldwin, on ‘Deal or No Deal’, where he had to face various political bigwigs from both sides of the aisle. Nancy Pelosi, played by Kate McKinnon, reassures Trump with a wink and a smirk that she does not mean to place him under pressure. Trump was also confronted by Leslie Jones’ Maxine Waters, who changed Trump’s typically insulting opinion of her by reminding him of the subpoena power the House now has.

The first ‘SNL’ host of 2019 was actress Rachel Brosnahan, known for her roles in HBO’s ‘Westworld’ and Amazon’s “The Marvelous Miss Mrs. Maisel.” Brosnahan was joined by cast members Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson and Aidy Bryant for a song about having fun in the new year, though the cast had trouble taking their mind off of the chaotic events of the world today.

On ‘Weekend Update’, Colin Jost and Michael Che broke down how the government shutdown has affected the country.

The pair also touched on the recent Buzzfeed story that alleged President Trump had directed his former lawyer to obfuscate facts regarding his involvement in a project in Russia. The story drew a rare response from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office, which disputed some reporting in the story.

Also on the ‘Weekend Update’, Pete Davidson was joined by comedian John Mulaney to talk about their experience going to see Clint Eastwood’s new film, ‘The Mule’.

Mulaney and Davidson spoke of their somewhat unorthodox friendship. Davidson, never one to shy away from a daring joke, made fun of his own threats of suicide.

The two talk about the brilliance and absurdity of the film and its main character, a 90-year-old drug mule played by Eastwood.

Michigan rockers ‘Greta Van Fleet’ appeared as the musical guest, playing two of their songs ‘Black Smoke Rising’ and ‘You’re The One’.


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<![CDATA[Netflix to Release 'Carmen Sandiego' Animated Series]]> Sat, 19 Jan 2019 03:51:31 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/GinaRodriguezSandiego.jpg

Carmen Sandiego and Maria Vargas Aponte don’t have much in common. One is a fictional criminal mastermind who travels the world to avoid capture, while the other is a very real Texas-based video game blogger who makes an honest living as a computer engineer.

But when Netflix released the trailer for its new series “Carmen Sandiego,” which drops on Jan. 18 and features actress Gina Rodriguez as the voice of the main character, Vargas Aponte told NBC News she watched it “more than 15 times."

Like other young adults who grew up in the 1980s and ’90s loving computers and gaming, Vargas Aponte relates to Carmen for many reasons, though one sticks out.

“Many Latina characters are secondary characters, but with Carmen Sandiego, we have this badass Latina character,” said Vargas Aponte, 28, who grew up playing a version of the “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” computer game.



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<![CDATA[Top Celeb Pics: Fallon Produces 'Love Letter' to Puerto Rico]]> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:41:39 -0500 special episode taped in Puerto Rico for Fallon's "Tonight Show" on Jan. 15, 2019.]]> special episode taped in Puerto Rico for Fallon's "Tonight Show" on Jan. 15, 2019.]]> https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/NUP_185725_8595.JPG Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities.

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<![CDATA[R. Kelly Parts Ways with Sony as Former Manager Arrested]]> Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:40:31 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-496089430.png

Sony and R. Kelly have agreed to part ways according to multiple reports. Kelly had been signed to Sony since the beginning of his career in the early 1990s, and has been under contract at RCA since 2012.

Earlier Friday, a former manager for R. Kelly turned himself in for allegedly threatening a Georgia man who accused the singer of sexual abuse, authorities said.

NBC News reported that Henry James Mason surrendered to Henry County Sheriff's deputies at 9 a.m. ET and was booked on one count of allegedly making terroristic threats, a department spokeswoman said.

He posted a $10,000 bond and was released within minutes, the spokeswoman added.

It wasn't immediately clear if Mason had an attorney or when he stopped working with Kelly.



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<![CDATA[Shot Down: Miranda Slams Hamilton Filmer Mid-Performance ]]> Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:16:12 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/AP_19012117104957_opt.jpg

A Hamilton audience member in Puerto Rico took her shot at filming Lin-Manuel Miranda during a recent performance... and got shot down from stage. 

During a recent performance of "Hamilton" Lin-Manuel Miranda was in the midst of performing one of the show's iconic songs  "My Shot" when he spotted a major no no... a woman in the audience filming him. That's when Miranda put his impressive improv skills to work. Instead of stopping mid-performance, he addressed her during the song itself.

In case you're wondering, the actual lyrics are "I'ma get a scholarship to King's College, I prob'ly shouldn't brag, but dag, I amaze and astonish. The problem is I got a lot of brains but no polish."

And just like that the show went on. But, what apparently surprised Miranda even more after the fact was receiving an apology from the fan for the faux pas. It was an apology Miranda graciously accepted.

So next time, enjoy the show and leave the cameras at home.



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<![CDATA['Tonight': Rachel Brosnahan Still Plays 'Pokemon Go']]> Fri, 18 Jan 2019 04:07:01 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/215*120/Screen+Shot+2019-01-18+at+4.05.04+AM.png

"Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" actress Rachel Brosnahan talks about being nervous to host "Saturday Night Live," adding new awards to her "toilet shelf" and her and her husband's obsession with "Pokemon Go."



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<![CDATA['Tonight': Fallon's Favorite 7-Word Super Powers]]> Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:43:08 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2019-01-18+at+3.41.42+AM.png

Jimmy Fallon reads some of his favorite tweets with the hashtag #7WordSuperPower.



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<![CDATA['Late Night': Strahan Skipped White House After Super Bowl]]> Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:33:18 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/myr_hlt_s6e048_784_michaelstrahan_tombrady_20190117-154779711765200002.jpg

Michael Strahan talks about declining an invitation to the White House after the Super Bowl and what it's like to work with Tom Brady on their new sports media company. 

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<![CDATA['Late Night': A Closer Look at Giuliani's Collusion Comment]]> Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:09:59 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/216*120/Screen+Shot+2019-01-18+at+3.06.51+AM.png

Seth Meyers takes a closer look at Rudy Giuliani's CNN interview, in which Giuliani claimed he "never said" President Donald Trump's campaign didn't collude with Russia.



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<![CDATA[Man Sentenced in Killing of Morgan Freeman's Granddaughter]]> Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:49:41 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/morgan+freeman+granddaughter+killed.jpg

The man convicted of killing Morgan Freeman's granddaughter on a Manhattan street in 2015 has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. 

Lamar Davenport, 33, was convicted of first-degree manslaughter in a bench trial last May. Prosecutors said he fatally stabbed his 33-year-old girlfriend E'Dena Hines near her Washington Heights apartment building in July 2015 while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. 

"Ambitious and driven, E’Dena Hines was deeply loved by family and friends before her life was brought to a horrific and tragic end by her boyfriend, Lamar Davenport," Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said.

Freeman mourned Hines in a statement when she died, saying: "The world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had to offer. Her friends and family were fortunate enough to have known what she meant as a person. Her star will continue to shine bright in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace."

Hines shared Freeman's love of acting, and appeared in a small role in "12 Flights Up", a drama starring her grandfather and Diane Keaton. She studied at New York University's graduate acting program, according to her website. 

She also taught under-exposed children in her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. 

Freeman's publicist has said that Hines was technically the actor's step-granddaughter but that he always referred to her as his granddaughter. Police initially said that she was his goddaughter.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Don Cheadle, 'Avengers' Cast Played Boggle on Set]]> Thu, 17 Jan 2019 04:08:16 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/216*120/Screen+Shot+2019-01-17+at+4.06.40+AM.png

Don Cheadle chats with Jimmy Fallon about refusing to do press with his "Avengers: Endgame" co-star Mark Ruffalo, winning Boggle on set with the cast and his Showtime series "Black Monday."



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<![CDATA['Tonight': 'The Rock' Pushes Fallon to Drag 250 Lb. Rock]]> Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:08:11 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/219*120/Screen+Shot+2019-01-17+at+3.57.24+AM.png

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson interrupts "The Tonight Show" to get Jimmy Fallon to attempt a "Titan Games" challenge: dragging a 250-pound rock across the studio using nothing but his own strength.



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<![CDATA['Late Night': A Closer Look at the Government Shutdown]]> Thu, 17 Jan 2019 03:49:05 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/myr_hlt_s6e047_783_acl_20190116-154771241635700002.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a closer look at who's to blame for the government shutdown.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Jim Gaffigan Has 3 Films Screening at Sundance]]> Thu, 17 Jan 2019 03:42:08 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/215*120/Screen+Shot+2019-01-17+at+3.40.18+AM.png

Jim Gaffigan talks about his wife's recovery from a brain tumor and how the last three films he worked on will be screened at the Sundance Film Festival.



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<![CDATA[Chris Hansen, From 'To Catch a Predator,' Arrested in CT]]> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:52:29 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/AP_19016694346728.jpg

Chris Hansen, the former host of NBC’s “To Catch a Predator,” has been accused of bouncing checks and failing to pay for thousands of dollars worth of marketing material, according to police in Connecticut.

Stamford Police Sgt. Sean Scanlan confirms Hansen, 59, was charged Monday with issuing a bad check and for failing to pay $13,000 worth of marketing materials he received from a local vendor.

Scanlan says Hansen was released after signing a written promise to appear in court.

Police say Hansen agreed to make a statement at the Stamford police station, but never showed up.

It was not immediately clear if Hansen retained an attorney who could comment on the accusations.

News 4’s attempts to contact Hansen were unsuccessful.



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<![CDATA[Carell to Star in Netflix Comedy Based on Trump Space Force]]> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:36:54 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/carellsteve1.jpg

If anyone can figure out what the heck Space Force is supposed to be... maybe it's Steve Carell.

Carell is reteaming with "The Office" creator Greg Daniels for a Netflix series inspired by President Trump's plan for a space force as the sixth branch of the military.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Netflix delivered a straight-to-series order for "Space Force", which will star Carell. It's described as a workplace comedy centered around the people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services — Space Force. 

Carell's salary for "Space Force" — including co-creator and exec producer fees — sets a new overall record for talent, likely topping the $1 million per episode paydays that the cast of CBS' The Big Bang Theory previously netted, according to the Hollywood reporter. 



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<![CDATA[Lopez, Witherspoon Among Stars Taking #10YearChallenge]]> Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:49:34 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/challenge.jpg

Celebrities... they don't age like us.

Need proof? Well, a host of celebrities have gone to social media to partake in the viral #10YearChallenge where you post side by side pics of yourself today versus a decade ago.

Some of the stars, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Beckinsale and others, look like they've barely aged a day. Others, among them Caitlyn Jenner, took an opportunity to joke about how much they've dramatically changed in the past decade. Meanwhile, Mariah Carey simply refused to acknowledge the passing time altogether. 

But, take some small measure of comfort in that many of the stars posted glam shots of themselves a decade later. So imagine a bit of work may have gone into the final product.


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<![CDATA['Late Night': Checking in on Trump Country]]> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 03:49:29 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/myr_hlt_s6e046_782_tci_20190115-154762285107600002.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a break from breaking news to check in on rural America, which the president dubbed "Trump Country" and promised he would improve under his administration.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': James McAvoy Really Admires Samuel L. Jackson]]> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 03:43:36 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2019-01-16+at+3.41.41+AM.png

Actor James McAvoy talks about his character on the new M. Night Shyamalan film "Glass," and working with co-stars Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson.



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<![CDATA['Tonight' in PR: Watch Fallon Ride 'The Monster' Zip Line]]> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 03:04:13 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/215*120/Screen+Shot+2019-01-16+at+3.01.54+AM.png

Jimmy Fallon and The Roots' Tarik "Black Thought" Trotter strap on GoPro cameras and take on El Monstruo, the world's second-longest zip line at Toro Verde in Puerto Rico.



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<![CDATA['Tonight' in PR: Fallon Joins 'Hamilton' Cast on Stage]]> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:13:43 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/216*120/Screen+Shot+2019-01-16+at+2.49.36+AM.png

Jimmy Fallon puts a "Tonight Show" spin on "Hamilton" as he joins the Puerto Rico cast for a special version of "The Story of Tonight."



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<![CDATA[New Spider-Man Trailer Includes 1st Look at Mysterio]]> Tue, 15 Jan 2019 11:05:51 -0500 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/spidertrailer213.jpg

Well, if you had any lingering doubt as to Spider-Man's ultimate fate in the upcoming "Avengers Endgame," he appears to be headed for a resurrection if the newly released trailer for "Spider-Man: Far From Home" is any indication.

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In the trailer, Peter Parker's school trip abroad to Europe is interrupted by the sudden appearance of Sam Jackson's Nick Fury and Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio. In between he appears to be working on a budding romance with Mary Jane (played by Zendaya.)

And exactly what the heck is going down between Aunt May and Happy Hogan?

"Spider-Man: Far From Home" hits theaters on July 5th.


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