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New TV Land's “Younger” Is ‘Like “Devil Wears Prada” Meets “Sex and the City”’

TV Land(NEW YORK) — In Younger, Broadway star Sutton Foster plays Liza, a 40-year-old single mom who tries to return to the workforce after several years and a divorce, and finds that it's not how she left it. So she pretends she's in her 20s to score a job in the publishing industry after a dozen failed job interviews.

Debi Mazar stars as Maggie, the lesbian best friend of Liza, who suggests she "re-think things," Mazar tells ABC Radio, especially after a much younger man mistakes Liza for a woman in her 20s at a Brooklyn bar.

Hilary Duff stars as junior editor Kelsey Peters. She describes the series as "kind of like Devil Wears Prada meets Sex and the City." The actress also described her character. "I play this young girl, who's kind of an animal in the work space where she's gotten very high up quickly and she's pretty aggressive, but her dating life is a hot mess," she tells ABC Radio.

Initially, Duff didn't want the role. "My agent calls me and she's like, '[Creator] Darren Star sent this amazing script and this part will be really great for you and he wants to meet you and talk to you.' And I'm like, 'Nope! No, no, no! I don't want to do it. I cannot move to New York right now.' There was just so much going on in my life with a new baby and everything else," she explains.

Eventually after a phone call, Duff agreed, telling Star, "'OK! I'm gonna be there.'"

Mazar, however, jumped at her role. "I'm 50 playing 40. So I'm loving it," she says. "I can tell you how blessed I felt when I got the part because I was older and I got to play younger and it's just so nice. I usually age up. I'm like, 'I'll play the grandmother. I've got no problem with that.'"

Both actresses signed onto the series not only because of the script, but because of the opportunity to work with Star, who also created Sex and the City.

"It's Darren Star so it has his mark on the show for sure," says Duff.

"Darren Star loves women as you can see from all of his shows. He's very specific. It's like doing theater. He knows what he wants. He knows where he wants the comma [and] the period," Mazar adds. "He's a joy to work for just because he really celebrates women and their relationships."

Duff says "the fashion is great" on the series, especially since Star reunited with Sex and the City costume designer Patricia Field to create the looks. Mazar agrees, telling ABC Radio that Star told her he wanted her character to "be a lesbian and still be fierce, and sexy, and wear that lipstick and keep those heels on."

Younger, which also stars Miriam Shor and Nico Tortorella, premieres with back-to-back episodes on TV Land Tuesday at 10 p.m. Eastern time.

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“Dancing with the Stars” Recap: Model Charlotte McKinney Eliminated

ABC (LOS ANGELES) — Charlotte McKinney, the model who became a sensation after she starred in a racy Super Bowl commercial for Carl's Jr., was voted off ABC’s Dancing with the Stars Monday.

“I wanted to make you happy, that was my main thing,” McKinney told her pro partner, Keo Motsepe, after learning she was being voted off the show.

“I learned so much,” she added.

McKinney said the show had been “a challenge” and she was “extremely grateful” for the opportunity.

The eliminated couple had the lowest combined total of judges’ scores and viewers’ votes from the previous week’s performances.

It was Latin Night on Monday’s show.


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Here’s a rundown of the routines:

Rumer Willis:
The actress’s Disco-themed Salsa got the evening started on a high note. Head judge Len Goodman called the performance “the best dance I’ve seen this season.” Julianne Hough said she enjoyed seeing Willis “let loose” and wanted more of that from her. Bruno Tonioli said Willis had gone “completely disco fabulousm,” and Carrie Ann Inaba said she had initial misgivings about mixing the Disco with Salsa but found the result “fantastic.” Willis earned three 8s and a 9, for a total of 33 out of a possible 40 points.

Charlotte McKinney: After appearing to lack focus and being distracted by her work email during rehearsals, the model, who is dyslexic, earned a standing ovation for her Rumba -- but the judges roundly panned her effort. Hough said she felt “sad” because it appeared McKinney didn’t take her pro partner Keo Motsepe’s instruction and seemed to be picking up her feet during slides. Inaba told the model that everybody was being a little hard on her because she had “so much potential.” An unhappy looking Goodman said, “I tell you about this show. You get out what you put in. The more you sweat the better you get.” And there were murmurs of disapproval when Tonioli told McKinney: “You’re never going to win the Nobel Prize for quantum physics but you are easy on the eyes,” then added that she produced “very good shapes” but appeared to lack concentration. McKinney earned two 5s and two 6s, for a total of 22 points.

Michael Sam: The judges had constructive criticism for the football player after his Salsa. Tonioli called the performance “a great effort” but said Sam’s focus on his partner resulted in his timing being “really, really wrong.” Inaba found the routine “a little choppy” and said she didn’t feel safe watching the lifts. Goodman admitted he found it “a little bit rough and ready” but he thought the lifts were good. “Dance is a little bit like life. You have good days and not so good days. Tonight, not so good,” he said, adding that Sam should focus and come back stronger. Hough agreed, saying: “I think the last two weeks were definitely stronger.” Sam earned four 6s, for a total of 24 points.

Riker Lynch: The judges liked the R5 band member’s Salsa, but Inaba said she wanted to see Lynch dominate his pro partner, Allison Holker, more. Hough agreed, saying the pair danced well separately but needed more chemistry and interaction together. Goodman said he didn’t think Lynch was the best dancer this season, but added: “You’re not the best but you could be, because you’ve got flair.” Tonioli said the performance was “Salsa full throttle.” Lynch earned three 9s and a 7, for a total of 34 points.

Suzanne Somers: The actress, wearing a fruit-laden headdress, turned in a judge-pleasing Salsa, although Inaba said she’d like to see more emotional depth from Somers at this stage of the competition. Somers’ partner, Tony Dovolani, said he and the actress put everything they had into the performance. Hough and Tonioli both remarked that the routine had lots of Salsa content, but both saw mistakes. “You lost a couple of steps...but good performance,” Tonioli said. Goodman told Somers the routine was “a bit like your headdress: that was juicy, fruity and full of fun.” Somers earned three 6s and a 7, for a total of 25 points.

Chris Soules:
Coming off a disappointing performance last week, the Bachelor star was determined to do better with his Argentine Tango and he did. “You are the comeback kid!” an enthusiastic Hough said. Tonioli agreed, calling Soules “so much stronger, so connected, so present.” “I could feel the sparks fly between you two,” he said, referring to Soules’s partner, Witney Carson. Inaba said she was impressed with the way Soules carried himself. “You were powerful, you were magnificent,” she said. Goodman said Soules put in the work after a bad prior week. “For me, that’s the best dance you’ve done, so well done for that.” Soules earned four 7s, for a total of 28 points.

Robert Herjavec: Bruno told the Shark Tank star that his smoldering Rumba demonstrated commitment between him and his pro partner, Kym Johnson, but also said Herjavec needed to work on his hands and the continuous flow of the dance style. Saying the pair’s chemistry was “ridiculous,” Inaba advised Herjavec to provide a firmer frame for her partner and sustain his movement more. Herjavec complied by demonstrating more movement during the judges’ critique. When Goodman told him he was “middle of the pack” and needed better hip action and more fluidity, Herjavec also started moving and the audience cheered. Hough went against her fellow judges, saying: “I thought that was one of your best performances.” Herjavec earned three 7s and an 8, for 29 points.

Patti LaBelle: The singer’s Cha Cha was a crowd-pleaser but all four judges said the routine needed more content at this stage of the competition. Inaba said that, compared to last week’s performance, LaBelle’s routine left her “a little underwhelmed.” Goodman told the singer she had “great musicality” and charm, but directed his criticism about more content to her pro partner, Artem Chigvintsev. LaBelle earned two 5s and two 6s, for a total of 22 points.

Willow Shields: The 14-year-old actress earned a standing ovation for her intense Paso Doble. “First Paso of the season. That’s going to be hard to beat,” Goodman said. Hough said the actress had improved “beyond belief” every week. “Keep doing what you’re doing,” she said. Tonioli said Shields was getting the taste of the competition and learning how to become a dancer, and Inaba said the actress was “a seasoned performer” when she hit the dance floor. Shields earned four 8s, for a total of 32 points.

Noah Galloway: The U.S. Army veteran is a double amputee and has been dancing with a prosthetic leg. For his Argentine Tango, he rehearsed with a prosthetic arm for the first time but ultimately decided not to use it. Despite that, he showed great strength and dexterity, bending and lifting his pro partner, Sharna Burgess. Hough said she was “blown away” by Galloway’s flexibility and praised Burgess’s choreography. Goodman agreed. “Your imaginative choreography is fantastic,” Goodman told Burgess. Tonioli said Galloway’s lifts were “out of this world.” Inaba also praised Galloway, but drew boos from the crowd when she mentioned that she saw an out-of-sync step from Galloway. Galloway earned two 7s and two 8s, for a total of 30 points.

Nastia Liukin: The Olympian’s Samba with partner Derek Hough earned mixed reviews from the judges. Inaba loved Liukin’s flexibility but Tonioli cautioned against being so flexible that Liukin overextended her moves. Goodman called Liukin “a fantastic dancer.” Liukin earned two 9s and two 8s, for a total of 34 points.

Monday night’s scores:

  • Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough: 34
  • Riker Lynch and Allison Holker: 34
  • Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy: 33
  • Willow Shields and Mark Ballas: 32
  • Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess: 30
  • Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson: 29
  • Chris Soules and Witney Carson: 28
  • Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovolani: 25
  • Michael Sam and Peta Murgatroyd: 24
  • Charlotte McKinney and Keo Motsepe: 22 (They were voted off.)
  • Patti LaBelle and Artem Chigvintsev: 22

Dancing with the Stars returns next Monday at 8 p.m. Eastern time on ABC.

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Bravo TV Unveils 2015 Programming Slate

NBC Universal(NEW YORK) — Bravo TV announced Monday that its 2015 original programming slate will include 10 new shows and four returning series.

Bravo's lineup of new shows includes Après Ski, which centers on the staff of a ski resort in Whistler, British Columbia, where the rich and famous vacation.

Fit Club centers on highly competitive celebrity fitness trainers living in New York City.

My Fab 40th
appears to be a twist on MTV's My Super Sweet 16, where instead of centering on teen parties, the series showcases birthday celebrations for 40 year olds.

While Mother Funders centers on a parent-teacher organization in Locust Grove, Georgia, Tour Group follows those taking mind-blowing and exotic vacations around the globe.

Lastly, Recipe for Deception is another Bravo cooking competition. This time host Max Silvestri leads four new chefs into head-to-head competitions where they have to create a dish using one main ingredient.

The slate also includes several unscripted series, many of which are spin-offs of popular Bravo shows. NeNe and Kim: The Road to Riches will center on Real Housewives' Nene Leakes and Kim Zolciak as they travel across the country to Los Angeles. Below Deck Mediterranean will follow the yacht charter season in the Mediterranean, while Ladies of Dallas and Married to Medicine Houston, will center on women in the Lone Star State.

Bravo also announced a second season for its first scripted series, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, which follows House's Lisa Edelstein as she portrays Abby, a self-help author who hides the fact she's separated from her husband. The cable network also announced the premiere date of Odd Mom Out, which centers on the wealthy world of Manhattan mothers. The comedy series debuts with back-to-back episodes on June 8.

With Monday's announcement, Bravo now has a total of 40 original shows on its slate.

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Paula Patton Says After Split from Robin Thicke She Became ‘a Real Woman’

Ida Astute/ABC(NEW YORK) — Paula Patton and Robin Thicke are not yet officially divorced, but the actress says she's already a changed woman since splitting from the "Blurred Lines" singer last year.

"I live in a place of gratitude and [I'm] growing up in many ways, I think. I moved from my parents' house to moving in with Robin," she says on Tuesday's episode of The Meredith Vieira Show, according to a preview clip obtained by E! News. "And now I'm like becoming an adult at this old age. I'm really like a real woman now."

The former high-school sweethearts wed in June 2005 and split in February 2014 after rumors of Thicke's infidelity.

"You know I'm doing really well. It's been a long year and a lot of challenges but I've grown quite a bit and [I'm] just getting used to change," she explains, adding that she tries to "embrace it and just be thankful for everything I do have."

Their divorce will be finalized on April 14. The two will share custody of their 4-year-old son Julian.

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Vin Diesel Teases Sequels to “Furious 7” and “XXX”

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — On Monday's Jimmy Kimmel Live!Furious 7 star Vin Diesel promoted the seventh movie in the franchise, and hinted that despite some rumors to the contrary, an eighth Fast and the Furious movie is in the future.

In the same way they teased Jason Statham's character at the end of Fast 6, only to have him emerge as the main heavy in the follow-up, Diesel explains series newcomer Kurt Russell plays a character who has a much bigger role in an upcoming adventure.

"You know I always think of these films...as trilogies," the actor explained. "We really hired [Russell] because of a story that follows us, that takes place in New York."

Speaking of follow-ups, Diesel also hinted he's in for another XXX movie, and explained to Kimmel that fans can thank Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg.

Diesel starred as extreme athlete-turned spy Xander Cage in the 2002 original, only to be replaced, improbably, by Ice Cube in the far less successful 2005 sequel XXX: State of the Union. In that film, Diesel's character was said to have been killed on a mission, although a DVD extra featuring Diesel's stunt double, shot from behind, purported to show Cage killed in an exploding building.

However, the rumors of his demise have apparently been greatly exaggerated.

Diesel explained he took a meeting with Zuckerberg, who the actor claims did some work on his Facebook page: "I said I wanted to take some of the spam off my page," the actor said of the billionaire, to which Kimmel replied, "You treated him like an IT guy, basically." 

"Basically," Diesel laughed.

The actor said Zuckerberg told him, "I want another XXX," which got the star thinking. "So I was like, 'Hm, another XXX...' the actor mugged, as the crowd cheered approvingly.

Furious 7 opens nationwide Friday.

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Robin Williams' Wife and Kids' Lawyers Meet in Court

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Legal teams for Robin Williams' widow and for his three children appeared in a San Francisco courtroom Monday to determine who will get what of the late actor's estate.

Lawyers for both parties said they hope to have the matter resolved by June 1, the date set for the next hearing.

"This is very, very typical," said James Wagstaffe, an attorney for Susan Williams. "The court recognized that this is an amicable matter. ... His wife and her two sons with whom he lived for many years can stay in the home and not have the home stripped of normal things that are in a home, like art and furniture, and she can keep her wedding presents."

Susan Williams, the late comedian's third wife, filed paperwork this past December to determine who had rights to his things. She asked the court to exclude the contents of their San Francisco area home from what his three children from previous marriages were allowed to have.

Susan Williams said her husband's trust intended to distribute items from his other home in Napa, Calif., as opposed to the one they shared, according to the court documents.

The late movie star's adult children, Zachary, Zelda and Cody, claim that Susan Williams is robbing them of their father's things.

"My brothers and I have not at any point since dad’s death been invited to or visited his and Susan’s house in Tiburon, nor have we removed anything from it," Zelda Williams wrote Monday in a Tumblr post.

"They are disturbed that this petition has been filed and we are here because as an intensely private person, Mr. Williams wouldn't have wanted this," attorney Andrew Bassak, who represents the trustees, said Monday. "That is troubling to the trustees as close confidants of Mr. Williams."

"It's painful," said Meredith Bushnell, another lawyer representing the children. "They were very close with their father."

Williams was 63 when he died at his home last August, later deemed by authorities to be a suicide. Shortly thereafter, Susan Williams revealed that the late actor had struggled with depression and had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease shortly before his death.


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See North West Look For Easter Eggs

Bauer-Griffin/GC Images(NEW YORK) -- Easter came early for North West.

Kim Kardashian posted photos on Instagram on Sunday of her daughter looking for eggs with a friend.

"My baby girl on the hunt for Easter eggs at the farm! #PerfectSunday #GettingReadyForNextWeek #SpringTimeEasterFestival," she captioned one.

It's been a busy month for the toddler.

West, who turns 2 in June, was just in Paris with her mother for Fashion Week. Her trip home was a well-documented one, as she was seen being pulled through the airport on her Frozen suitcase.

"She won't let it gooooo #FrozenSuitcase #MomLife #ToysInTheBagForTheLongFlight," Kardashian wrote.

 

Fun day at the farm ????????

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Another pic from yesterday's fun day at Underwood Farms #BFF'S

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My baby girl on the hunt for Easter eggs at the farm! #PerfectSunday #GettingReadyForNextWeek #SpringTimeEasterFestival ????????

A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Mar 29, 2015 at 5:26pm PDT

 

 

Face painting ????

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BFF'S! Ryan North ????

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WrestleMania 31: Five Things to Know About New Champ Seth Rollins

Ray Tamarra/GC Images(NEW YORK) -- It wasn't a big name like John Cena or Brock Lesnar who walked away with the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 31 on Sunday night.

It was Seth Rollins.

You may have heard the young wrestler's name kicked around over the last few months, but who is the new champ?

Here are five things to know:

1 - He Cashed In to Win

Rollins wasn't booked on the title shot, it was Lesnar and Roman Reigns, but he cashed in using his Money in the Bank contract from an earlier event win to swoop in and snag the crown after the other two had worn each other out.

Lesnar was the champion, beating Cena at SummerSlam, now it's Rollins. But we'll see for how long!

 

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2 - His Real Name Isn't Seth Rollins

Rollins was born Colby Lopez in Buffalo, Iowa. He was also the former partner of Reigns and the two were Tag Team Champions as part of The Shield.

3 - He's One of the Youngest Champs

Rollins, 28, is one of the first champions to win the title at WrestleMania and actually be younger than the event itself. WrestleMania has been a blockbuster event for 31 years now.

 

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4 - He's Big into Crossfit

Wonder how he gets so jacked?

Well, Rollins posts videos and pics as part of Team Collins for Crossfit. He's pretty passionate about it.

 

A photo posted by Seth Rollins (@wwerollins) on Mar 27, 2015 at 3:01pm PDT



"Doing my best post 15.5, bro-sesh Arnold impression," he wrote earlier this week.

 

 

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He even used Crossfit to prep for his championship!

 

 

A photo posted by Seth Rollins (@wwerollins) on Mar 24, 2015 at 3:57pm PDT

 

 

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5 - He's Considered a Villain in the WWE

Wrestling villains are often called "heels," and Rollins is the latest in wrestling. Just look how he won. Rollins waited until the right time to strike after his opponents were worn down and had beaten each other up.

Bleacher Report columnist Chris Roling even went as far as to write: "It's what the best cowardly heels do. They strike at the opportune time when the odds are heavy in their favor and succeed (or run away and try again)."

Roling continued, "Sit back now and enjoy how Rollins intends to counter Lesnar, Reigns, Orton, John Cena, Daniel Bryan and many more gunning for his top spot. And expect him to do so with a masterful plan."

 

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“The Walking Dead” Season Five Finale Recap

Gene Page/AMC(NEW YORK) -- Sunday night's season five finale of AMC's The Walking Dead was 90 minutes long and it made good use of them, with cliffhanger moments for some series favorites -- who, bucking a Walking Dead trend, managed to stay alive.

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Morgan returned to the series, shown waking up after spending the night in a crashed car. It's not long before he comes face to face with a young man with a gun and that recurring "W" on his head. The man explains he's one of the wolves, a gang that raids camps and traps people. Morgan isn't easily trapped, and fights off the armed man and an accomplice who springs out of the woods.  

Rick wakes from his Michonne-induced knock-out blow, and learns there will be a meeting to decide his fate in the community. Carol suggests a cover story to explain to the residents why he had a stolen gun from the armory -- that it was to confront Pete about his spousal abuse. In case the cover story doesn't work, however, they plot a takeover.

Daryl and Aaron are still looking for new recruits, and along the way, they spot a semi trailer. Thinking it's full of food, they open it, springing a trap -- the trucks were filled with "W" adorned walkers that trap them in a car. Morgan comes to the rescue. Aaron invites him to Alexandria, but he declines at first -- until Daryl spots Abraham's "Rick Grimes" map in Morgan's hands.

At Alexandria, Glenn sees the cowardly Nicholas scaling the fence and follows him outside, only to be shot in the shoulder. The pair tussle, and walkers come calling -- and Glenn is seemingly a goner. He gets the better of them, however, and eventually turns the tables on Nicholas, beating him into submission for getting Noah killed -- but can't kill the coward himself.

Back at Alexandria, Fr. Gabriel goes on walkabout to try to commit suicide by walker, but chickens out. Returning to the community, he doesn't lock the fence.

Rick is on his way to the meeting when he notes the unlocked fence, and blood betraying walkers had breached the perimeter. He tangles with one while in another part of the village, Sasha scraps with Fr. Gabriel, eventually getting him at gunpoint -- until Maggie interrupts.

At the meeting, Deanna condemns Rick's actions the day before, but just then, he comes into the meeting with a dead walker over his shoulder. He drops the body at the residents' feet, then warns them that they can expect more of the same unless they take security seriously -- and that's when a drunken Pete returns, with Michonne's katana and a grudge against Rick. As the residents try to restrain him, he accidentally lashes out and cuts Reg's throat.

Devastated at the loss of her husband, Deanna tells Rick, "Do it," and Rick executes Pete -- just as Rick looks up to see Aaron, Daryl, and Morgan staring back at them.

The season ends with the walker truck trap reset; a car nearby spray painted with the warning, "Wolves Not Far."

The episode also featured a sneak peek of Fear: The Walking Dead, the series' Los Angeles-set spin-off.

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Harvey Weinstein 'Being Investigated' After Model Files Complaint

Harvey & Georgina Weinstein. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is "being investigated" after a 22-year-old model filed a complaint with police on Friday evening, the NYPD confirms to ABC News.

The unidentified Italian woman claims Weinstein groped her in his office at the Tribeca Film Center in Manhattan around 6 p.m. Friday. No charges have been filed at this point, police add.

Weinstein, 63, is alleged to have grabbed the woman’s breasts, a police source tells ABC News.

After police look into the matter, it will be up to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office to decide whether to proceed with charges against the famed movie executive.

Weinstein is famous as a co-founder of Miramax and now is co-chairman of The Weinstein Company. The New York native married fashion designer and actress Georgina Chapman in 2007. The couple has two kids.

Representatives at The Weinstein Company did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.

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Is Tracee Ellis Ross' Rainbow Pregnant on "black-ish"?

ABC/Tony Rivetti(NEW YORK) -- When black-ish returns Wednesday, Tracee Ellis Ross' character Rainbow may have a "little secret."

"Dre thinks that Rainbow is pregnant," she teased on Monday's Good Morning America. "And perhaps she is, perhaps she isn't."

On black-ish, Ross portrays Rainbow, a doctor and mother of four kids. Her husband, Dre, is played by comedian Anthony Anderson. The series follows the family as they navigate life in the suburbs.

The actress said it's no secret why so many people have connected with the comedy.

"We're a loving family and I think that's one of the beautiful lessons of the show that [we have] all these differing opinions, all these differing ideas and somehow even though [we] might all disagree about the way things should go, or look, or whatever, you find your way back, and there's this love between the family," the daughter of Diana Ross explained.

Although Tracee Ellis Ross is filming black-ish, she had time to co-host BET's Black Girls Rock, which was taped last Saturday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey, but airs April 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Among others, the awards show honored Jada Pinkett Smith with the Star Power Award, Cicely Tyson with the Living Legend Award, Erykah Badu with the Rock Star Award and Selma director Ava DuVernay with the Shot Caller Award, among others.

"The show itself is just the tip of the iceberg for what the organization does, [which is] empowering young women and making sure that we have generations of trailblazing women," Ross said on GMA. "But it was an exciting show. We had Mrs. [Michelle] Obama, the first lady, was with us all night."

Obama spoke about the importance of education during her address at Black Girls Rock. She also told the honorees, "I am so proud of you. My husband, your president, is so proud of you. We have so much hope and dreams for you."

Black-ish airs Wednesday nights at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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Hilary Duff Explains Why She Dyed Her Hair Green

Telepictures Productions Inc.(LOS ANGELES) -- What in the world would make Hilary Duff dye her blonde tresses green?

"I've never done anything like this, and I was just in Cabo [San Lucas, Mexico] with my son and I was staring at the ocean and I was like, 'I want that on my head,'" she said on Monday during her 12th appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "So this happened."

Duff said her 3-year-old son, Luca, with former NHL player Mike Comrie, loves the new look.

"Here's the thing: Luca is very particular about how he likes my hair. There are absolutely no buns on my head, no ponytails. I'll have a ponytail and he's like, 'Um, hair down, Mom. Hair down, please,'" she explained. "Now he likes to go through his roster of colors that he knows. He's like, 'Your hair's purple,' and I'm like, 'No, it's green.' He's like, 'Nah.' I'm like, 'Yeah.' He's like, 'It's blue.' 'No.' 'It's purple.' 'No.'"

"He's very, very funny," Duff added, smiling.

Duff is set to star in TV Land's new comedy Younger, which premieres Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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“The Daily Show” Names Trevor Noah as New Host

Comedy Central(NEW YORK) — The Daily Show has found their new host.

South African comic and Daily Show contributor Trevor Noah will succeed Jon Stewart when he leaves the show later this year, the network announced on Twitter.

"It's official: we're thrilled to confirm @Trevornoah will be the next #DailyShow host," read the tweet.

Noah, 31, first appeared on The Daily Show last December in a segment titled “Spot the Africa,” during which he highlighted African stereotypes by comparing America to African nations, including Noah’s home country of South Africa.

Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless said of Noah: “We talked to women. We talked to men. We found in Trevor the best person for the job. You don’t hope to find the next Jon Stewart -- there is no next Jon Stewart. So, our goal was to find someone who brings something really exciting and new and different."

Largely unknown in America outside of his Comedy Central appearances, Noah is a popular stand-up comic in Europe. The son of a black Xhosa mother and a white Swiss father, Noah tells The New York Times his mother had to hide who his father was during apartheid, since multi-racial unions were illegal.

"He brings such a unique worldview and a deep understanding of human nature, which makes his comedy so insightful,” Ganeless said of Noah. “He’s truly a student of the world.”

Noah also brings color to a talk show medium that has increasingly been criticized for being too white, too male and two middle-aged. His selection follows Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, which debuted last January starring the former Daily Show correspondent, who also is black.

Noah himself tweeted the news Monday morning, writing, "No one can replace Jon Stewart. But together with the amazing team at The Daily Show, we will continue to make this the best damn news show!"

Chris Rock also tweeted his stamp of approval, posting a screenshot of Noah with the caption, "Thank you President Obama."

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It's Latin Night on “Dancing with the Stars” Monday Night

ABC(LOS ANGELES) — Monday night's edition of Dancing with the Stars should be steamy and sexy.

It will be Latin Night on the ABC dance competition, with the 11 remaining couples performing dances such as the Samba, Rumba, Salsa, Argentine Tango, Paso Doble and Cha Cha.

Noah Galloway, a double amputee war vet, and his partner, Sharna Burgess, will tackle the Argentine Tango. If you want a preview of their routine, Burgess suggests you look them up on social media.

Burgess explains to ABC Radio, "It'll be the first week we can do lifts. And anyone who's followed our Instagram account knows that we've got some good ones up our sleeves."

Riker Lynch, the Glee actor and R5 musician, and his partner, Allison Holker, promise their dance will be "hot," "spicy," "grimy" and "on fire." As Holker puts it, "It's Latin Week. We have to be all of those things."

One couple will be eliminated at the end of the night.

Here's a rundown of the songs to which the couples will dance on Monday night:

  • Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess: “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne
  • Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson: “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding
  • Patti LaBelle and Artem Chigvintsev: “Oye 2014” by Santana featuring Pitbull
  • Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough: “Chillando Goma” by Fulanito
  • Riker Lynch and Allison Holker: “Limbo” by Daddy Yankee
  • Charlotte McKinney and Keo Motsepe: “Empire” by Shakira
  • Michael Sam and Peta Murgatroyd: “Celebrate” by Pitbull
  • Willow Shields and Mark Ballas: “Hanuman” by Rodrigo y Gabriela
  • Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovolani: “Copacabana” by Barry Manilow
  • Chris Soules and Witney Carson: “Dangerous” by David Guetta featuring Sam Martin
  • Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy: “Turn the Beat Around” by Gloria Estefan

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“Comedy Central's Roast of Justin Bieber” Airs Monday Night

Courtesy of Comedy Central(LOS ANGELES) — You've heard all about it, but now you can finally see it: Comedy Central's Roast of Justin Bieber airs Monday night at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

The show features celebs like Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart and Shaquille O'Neal ripping into the Bieb about everything from his sexuality, to his arrests, to his relationship with Selena Gomez.  And according to the participants, coming up with insults about the singer was almost too easy.

Talking about how he prepared to host Monday night's roast, Kevin Hart told reporters on the red carpet, "I basically went through my mental Rolodex of all the dumb s**t that Justin has done and I said, 'You know what? Why choose a couple? Just talk about it all!'"

Asked to name his favorite dumb thing that Justin's done, Hart laughed, "My favorite? He bought a monkey! It doesn’t get better than that. The white kid bought a monkey. Is that not a big deal to everybody? I don’t understand how that is not the topic of conversation overall!"

But in addition to having to rely on their mental Rolodexes, one of the roasters, comedian Natasha Leggero, tells ABC Radio that Comedy Central helped everyone come up with jokes by giving them tons of research about Justin's missteps.

"You download the twenty-five page document that Comedy Central sends you of all of his arrests and DUIs and insane incidents," Leggero explains. "And after five years of being on Chelsea Lately, where every week there’s a new thing, like, everything made the news! It’s like, 'Someone throws a water bottle at Justin Bieber’s head!' So yeah, so it’s kind of easy because there’s so much there."

Making fun of Bieber is one thing, but his closest family member also came under fire -- at the taping, there were references to his mom and abortion.  On the red carpet beforehand, Justin's mom, Pattie Mallette, told ABC Radio, "I kinda braced myself for the worst imaginable possible things and feelings and I’m just here as a supportive mom."

Asked which celebrity roaster she thought would be the meanest to her little boy, she said, "Martha Stewart. I’m a little worried about Martha Stewart, I’m not gonna lie. I think Martha Stewart’s got a little bit more up her sleeve than you might imagine."

As for Stewart, she told reporters that she agreed to do the roast "in a moment of weakness" and added that she had "many, many reservations" about it.  Among them: the fact that you'll see her saying "some raunchy stuff." 

"Please, please everyone who knows me…I didn’t write this stuff!" says the domestic diva.

One thing that happened during the taping that you won't see Monday night are the tasteless jokes about the late Fast and Furious star Paul Walker -- they've been edited out.  After the taping, Justin told reporters that he “didn’t particularly like” the jokes about Walker.   He also told reporters, "I turned a lot of people off over the past few years, but I know I can still turn out good music and turn everything around."

Other celebrity roasters tonight include Pete Davidson, Ludacris, Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia and Jeffrey Ross.

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