Focus Features(NEW YORK) -- Dermot Mulroney recently said he and Julia Roberts are still the best of buds, almost two decades after starring in My Best Friend's Wedding.
"There was this automatic, palpable chemistry between the four of us," Mulroney told HuffPost Live of him, Roberts, Cameron Diaz and Rupert Everett in the 1997 hit film. "Just as friends and as people, and just the right amount of uncertainty."
The movie starred Mulroney as Michael, a sports writer, marrying Diaz's character, while Roberts played Julianne Potter, Michael's best friend, who comes to terms with feelings she's had for him for years. She even tries to end the couple's wedding before it starts.
After the scene where Roberts finally kisses Mulroney towards the end of the film played in the HuffPost studio, Mulroney watched and said, "That day, that kiss was awesome!"
"Julia and I have remained the closest of friends, which really doesn't always happen," the Shameless star added. "All actors like each other and you think, 'Oh, we'll stay in touch,' but it's like summer camp. You stay in touch with a few of them and not very many, but bless her heart, I love her, and we stayed that close."
Mulroney continued, "Those real feelings were in that movie."
"We really had an immediate connection, Julia and I. [We're] similar people -- both Scorpios, you know. Stuff like that," he explained. "And that movie has just grown and evolved, recycled itself...now the kids of the original people that were fans of it, love it, too."
Mulroney has a new film in the theaters, horror flick Insidious: Chapter 3, out June 5.
Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- One day after Lori Loughlin confirmed she'll guest star on Fuller House, Netflix's sequel to the classic TV sitcom Full House, John Stamos announced on Twitter that Bog Saget is on board, too.
"Last but not least-best piece of casting yet. The great @bobsaget will be joining our show on @netfilx - this completes the perfect reunon!" Stamos tweeted Friday.
In reply, Saget quipped, referencing Stamos' onscreen character: "How did you get this information? Kidding! Love you Jesse!"
Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber have long been signed to the show, scheduled to premiere in 2016. Bure's character will reportedly be a widowed mother of three, who has her sister Stephanie and friend Kimmy -- played by Sweetin and Barber, respectively -- move in to help.
The show will also feature guest appearances by original stars Stamos and Dave Coulier.
Two of the show’s biggest stars, twins Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, have declined to participate.
Paul Drinkwater/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- After a plane crash that left him hospitalized for nearly a month, Harrison Ford returned to the skies Thursday, flying a helicopter.
According to photos obtained by Peoplemagazine, Ford was spotted at Santa Monica Municipal Airport in the cockpit of a 2013 Bell 407 helicopter. The actor was wearing a t-shirt, khaki pants and a hat.
A source told the magazine, "This is the first time Harrison was back at the airport since his scary crash landing."
"He co-piloted his helicopter and flew up and down the coast with a friend for a couple of hours," another person added. "He seemed very excited about flying again."
It was March 5 when the 72-year-old Star Wars actor crashed his single-engine, World War II-era plane on a golf course near Santa Monica Municipal Airport. His plane's engine reportedly quit and he landed on the golf course while attempting to return to the airport. Ford was transported to UCLA Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, where he recovered for nearly a month.
Gregg DeGuire/FOX(LOS ANGELES) -- Kristen Bell accidentally grabbed an Uber that was a carpool option on Thursday. That's when the Frozen actress decided to live tweet the experience.
"Didn't know @uber had a carpool option, but my driver just pulled over and said "gotta pick someone else up". this should be fun," she wrote, before adding, "Come to think of it, i did press "pool" but i thought it was a fun summer reference. like how @google changes fonts to celebrate holidays."
Clearly, the actress was uncomfortable with having strangers in her Uber. "no one is talking. this silence is the only thing more awkward than if all of us were talking. #ubercarpool," she detailed.
Then Bell wrote: "if I'm not home in 10 minutes pls call the police and tell them i was last seen in a honda accord with 2 males mutes. #ubercarpool."
After tweeting that her fellow riders were singing Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" and that the car had just driven past a man wearing a bullet proof vest, it seemed panic set in.
Bell tweeted, "Not sure where the other rider is headed but were getting close to my house. then it occurs to me "WHAT IF HES COMING OVER?" #ubercarpool."
But everything worked out in the end. "ok he's opening the door and getting out. a little too close to this garbage can for my taste. #ubercarpool," she wrote, before adding, "alright I'm pulling up safe and sound. thank you for the ride, emanuel. it was full of surprises. #ubercarpool."
James O'Mara(NEW YORK) -- New details have emerged about the health issue that has led to Joni Mitchell's hospitalization.
Billboard and Showbiz411 both report that sources have told them the lauded singer/songwriter suffered a brain aneurysm.
Showbiz411 further reports Mitchell has been moved to a rehabilitation facility, and that some of Joni's friends are saying Leslie Morris, her longtime friend who was recently granted conservatorship over the 71-year-old musician, is trying to set things up so Mitchell can rehab at home.
The website quotes a friend as saying, "It's a long way to go, but she can do it," and that Mitchell is having difficulty speaking, but is able to communicate.
Mitchell was hospitalized March 31 after she was found unconscious at her Los Angeles-area home.
ABC/Lou Rocco(LOS ANGELES) -- It has been more than 15 years since Cruel Intentions debuted in 1999, but the story is back in a new musical. And the cast of the movie came out Thursday night to celebrate the cult classic’s taking the stage in Los Angeles.
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Selma Blair and Reese Witherspoon all came out to support the premiere and had a blast reminiscing about their hit movie.
"Oh it's happening!!! #CruelIntentions .....the later years. @reesewitherspoon @therealselmablair #CruelIntentions," Gellar posted on Instagram Thursday, coupled with a picture of the three actresses.
Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:
San Andreas -- When a magnitude-9 earthquake strikes California, a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot and his estranged wife travel to San Francisco in an effort to save their daughter. Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, Archie Panjabi and Paul Giamatti star. Rated PG-13.
Aloha -- Bradley Cooper is a military contractor who heads to Hawaii and reconnects with his ex-wife while falling for the Air Force pilot assigned to him. Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride and Alec Baldwin also star in the Cameron Crowe-directed film. Rated PG-13.
Sonja Flemming/CBS(LOS ANGELES) -- Reality and fiction have collided at UCLA, as the cast and crew of the hit television series The Big Bang Theory have endowed a scholarship fund to provide financial aid to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields at the university.
The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment has already raised more than $4 million, with an initial donation from the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation and gifts from nearly 50 people associated with the show, including stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch.
“We have all been given a gift with The Big Bang Theory, a show that’s not only based in the scientific community, but also enthusiastically supported by that same community. This is our opportunity to give back,” notes series creator Chuck Lorre. “In that spirit, our Big Bang family has made a meaningful contribution, and together we’ll share in the support of these future scholars, scientists and leaders.”
UCLA notes that for the 2015–16 academic year, 20 Big Bang Theory scholars will be selected to receive financial assistance. Each year in perpetuity, five additional scholars will be chosen.
The inaugural group of scholarship recipients will be announced this fall on the set of the show.
One of the show's stars, Bialik, earned a doctorate in neuroscience as well as a bachelor’s degree from UCLA.
The Big Bang Theory recently completed its eighth season on CBS.
Frank Micelotta/FOX(LOS ANGELES) -- Mariah Carey did not have a pleasant experience during her brief stint as a judge on American Idol. During an interview with an Australian radio show earlier today, she made her feelings abundantly clear, calling the competition series “boring” and “fake.”
When asked by hosts Kyle and Jackie O if she would consider appearing on American Idol for its final season next year, she replied, “Hell no. Absolutely not. That was the worst experience of my life.”
She continued, “I’m not gonna get into what it was, but let’s just say I don’t think they had any intentions for us to have a good experience doing that show. Pitting two females against each other wasn’t cool. It should have been about the contestants.”
She was referring to the so-called feud between her and fellow judge Nicki Minaj during their time on the show’s 12th season in 2013.
Mariah also said she took issue with the fact that judges would have to exaggerate their comments to the contestants. "I mean, it's so boring and so fake," she said. "I'm sorry, I just think it's, you know, when I say it's fake, I mean, it's just like, you have to make up things to say about people. Half the time, the performances are good, you just be like 'It was good.' You just feel like ending it there, like, 'It's really good.'"
During the day, the film's director, David Ayer, posted a note to Twitter, saying, "I believe in old school filmmaking. Real stunts. Real people. Real places. It makes all the difference on the screen. Thank you #Toronto."
Suicide Squad hits theaters in August of 2016. It also stars Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress.
Dorothy Hong(NEW YORK) -- David Oyelowostars on the small screen as Peter Snowden, a war veteran struggling to adjust when he comes back home, in HBO's Nightingale.
The Golden Globe-nominated actor in the single-scene film portrays a man clearly unraveling after he's committed a horrible crime against his mother. Oyelowo tells ABC Radio what else is wrong with Snowden.
"We deliberately didn't want to necessarily define what it is, but in talking to a psychiatrist, who I gave the script to read, he has what's called dissociative identity disorder, which is what we used to know as multiple personality disorder," he explained at a private New York City screening Thursday night. "And basically how that comes about is people are shattered into different personalities in order to deal with trauma."
To perform solo for nearly 90 minutes, the actor said he had to stay in character for three weeks while he shot the film.
"It was the first time I had done it. I wouldn't necessarily describe myself as a method actor but I thought it was necessitous for this particular role just because he's so in his head," Oyelowo said. "He's so self-involved. Loneliness is something I wanted to really feel. I have a wife and four kids. I'm never alone so I moved into a friend's apartment for three weeks. I just wanted to immerse myself in what it must be like to a certain degree to be him in order to be able to tell the truth."
Part of the truth that Oyelowo wanted to display is the fact that his character is gay. It's something Snowden can't wrap his own head around, although he's borderline-obsessed with an old war colleague.
"He's in denial about his sexual disposition," he said. "And I think that's borne out of a very repressed upbringing. I think it's also borne out of a loathing he has for himself, both in terms of his sexual orientation, how that is perceived by those around him, including by his mother, including having been in the military and society in general."
HBO's Nightingale premieres Friday at 9 p.m. Eastern.
Brian Bowen Smith/E!(NEW YORK) -- After being in the hospital unresponsive for a week, Joan Rivers died on September 4 of last year. The comedic icon had been on life support, and now her daughter Melissa, 47, is opening up about the decision to take her off.
“She had a living will and an advance directive that was very specific. My mother’s definition of quality of life was having all her faculties and being able to go on stage for one hour and, here was the kicker, be funny. As hard as it was, I knew the right decision," she told AARP magazine.
She also explained where she is in the grieving process.
“You miss even the sh******* things: I miss when she’d come in and rearrange my furniture and tell me how I ran my house wrong and criticize everything. I miss the criticism! I’m still in that phase," she said. "I was part of a comedy team. I was the straight man. And now I’m a solo act. That’s the hard part. I’m trying to find my voice.”
Melissa Rivers lost her father, Edgar Rosenberg, in 1987.
“When one parent dies, it’s a comma,” she said. “When the second parent dies, it’s a period.”
ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan's probation stemming from a 2012 Santa Monica, California, traffic crash has now been terminated after her attorney provided proof she completed her community service.
The actress was not on hand for a progress report hearing Thursday, but she posted an Instagram picture of a TMZ story celebrating her finishing 125 hours of service for the 2012 incident. The clerk of courts in New York confirmed to ABC station KABC that her probation was finished.
"Hard work pays off. Thank you to all those that allowed me to volunteer while in nyc. God bless you all. Amen," she wrote.
Lohan was ordered earlier in the month to come to New York City to complete the service. She had been living in London.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark Young told Lohan’s lawyer in early May that she had to return to Brooklyn to complete her community service by May 28 or face "consequences." That's exactly what she did.
Lohan had been charged with three misdemeanors, including reckless driving and allegedly lying to Santa Monica police, in connection with a June 2012 traffic accident that involved her Porsche.
Jason Kirk/Getty ImagesMichael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is on the market, and it can be yours for $100 million.
The property, located in Los Olivos, California, about 40 miles from Santa Barbara, is now called “Sycamore Valley Ranch,” Suzanne Perkins, one of the realtors, tells the Wall Street Journal.
The amusement park rides are gone, according to the agents, as are the orangutans and elephant. However, there is currently a llama on the property, as well as the railroad tracks and train station built at Jackson’s request. The famous floral clock, which spells out “Neverland,” is also still there, along with the building that once housed the Neverland Valley Fire Department, although it’s no longer staffed by full-time firefighters.
The roughly 2,700-acre property has about 22 structures on it, according to Perkins. The Normandy-style main house, which sits between the property’s two lakes, measures about 12,000 square feet, with six bedrooms plus an attached staff quarters.
There’s also a four-bedroom guesthouse near the main home and a two-bedroom guesthouse a little farther away, a swimming pool with a cabana, a barbecue area, a basketball court and tennis court, a 50-seat movie theater with a private viewing balcony and a stage that includes trap doors for magic shows.
Jackson paid $19.5 million for the ranch in 1987 and lived there more than 15 years. He defaulted on a $24.5 million loan backed by the ranch, according to the daily business publication, which adds that real-estate investment firm Colony Capital bought the note in 2008 for $23 million and put the title into a joint venture it formed with the pop star.
Sony/ColumbiaCameron Crowe is a great writer. Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Say Anything, Singles, Jerry Maguire and the Oscar-winning Almost Famous are some of the most quotable movies from the past 30 years. Though his efforts since 2000’s Almost Famous have been uneven, my love for Crowe has not diminished, and I remain hopeful he’ll recapture that former magic. In his new movie, Aloha, the best of his trademark idiosyncratic banter and character interactions occasionally bubble to the surface.
Bradley Cooper is Brian, an innovative military contractor with a keen interest in space who used to live in Hawaii. He returns there expecting to complete a deal for a billionaire for whom he’s been working, named Carson Welch (Bill Murray). He didn’t necessarily expect to see his ex-girlfriend, Tracy (Rachel McAdams), who’s married to and has two kids with military pilot Woody (John Krasinski). Enter Emma Stone’s Allison Ng, a pilot assigned to be Brian’s watchdog. She’s very by-the-book, and very interested in Brian in more ways than just professionally.
Then there’s Hawaii. Crowe’s efforts to make Hawaiian culture part of this story are a bit convoluted and feel forced. So does the Brian-Allison sub-plot. On the flip side, Tracy feels like an amalgam of Diane and Corey from Say Anything, with a bit Penny Lane from Almost Famous sprinkled in -- three of Crowe’s best and most beautifully written characters, so I can’t complain about that. Also, Cooper’s chemistry with McAdams is considerably better than his chemistry with Stone.
There are plenty of likeable nuggets in Aloha, particularly Danny McBride’s quirky Colonel “Fingers” Lacy character; the two young actors who play McAdams’ children, Danielle Rose Russell and Jaeden Lieberher (the latter of whom was also outstanding opposite Murray in last year’s St. Vincent); and the scenes between Cooper and Krasinski. Unfortunately, it all just isn’t enough to make Aloha a truly good movie.