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(NEW YORK) -- The trailer to Thor: Ragnarok is already retro, from its garishly-colored logo to its use of Led Zeppelin's "The Immigrant Song." But Nerdist has taken things a step further, and revised the coming attraction to make it look as if it's a trailer you'd see on a VHS tape in 1987, not 2017. 

From the hammy narration, to the non-widescreen aspect ratio, to the video tracking errors -- for the young, those are image warbles that had to be adjusted with a knob on your VCR -- Nerdist left no detail untouched. 

"He's back to Ragnarock-and-roll!" the narrator exclaims, as an electric guitar riffs. "Thor is fantasy! Thor is excitement! Thor is a world of fantasy and excitement beyond your imagination!"

The teaser even uses TV show footage of Lou Ferrigno as The Hulk battling Eric Allan Kramer as Thor from his appearance in the cheesy 1988 TV movie The Incredible Hulk Returns, in place of Chris Hemsworth.

All this, in addition to special effects that were deliberately downgraded to look as if the movie was made in the Reagan era. 

Thor: Ragnarok will open November 3 from Marvel Studios, which is owned by Disney, parent company of ABC News.

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ABC/Lou Rocco(LOS ANGELES) -- Ryan Phillippe is pushing back against abuse accusations.

The actor's ex-girlfriend has slapped Phillippe with a lawsuit, claiming not only that he's using drugs -- including cocaine, ecstasy, mushrooms, and steroids -- but that on July 4, he attacked her, throwing the unidentified woman down a flight of stairs.

After he allegedly threw the woman down the stars, the star of USA's Shooter is also accused of grabbing, striking and kicking her, and then pushing her to the ground.  The complaint alleges Phillippe grabbed the woman hard enough to leave bruises on her arm.

Phillippe's camp disputes the claims.  "As a staunch advocate for the health, well-being and equality of women, Ryan is completely devastated that these false allegations have been made and circulated," reads a statement provided to ABC News. 

It adds, "Domestic violence is an incredibly serious issue and fabricated and proven false claims should not be used to unjustly slander the falsely accused.  The claims are false."

It should be noted that the Los Angeles Police Department took the alleged victim's report, but apparently didn't arrest the actor.  They did, however, issue a protective order against Phillippe, which is not uncommon.  

The L.A. City Attorney tells ABC News that it did get the case from the LAPD, and after a review, it was set for a hearing in the office.  Both parties were present, and were advised on the law and given guidance on how to avoid similar incidents in the future.  The office is taking no further action.

Just days ago, Shooter producers announced they were cutting the show's second season short because Phillippe broke his leg off-set, but didn't provide details.

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(LOS ANGELES) -- Kim Kardashian West has everything a girl could want, but in Allure's October edition, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star admits she and husband Kanye West want to make sure that her kids don't have too much.

"We don't do gifts," says Kim. "[Kanye and I] talk about it all the time, about not getting too much and trying to be as grounded and well-rounded as possible...I don’t like presents anymore."

The couple was just as stingy when it came to celebrating their recent wedding anniversary, according to Kim, who reveals they "just did absolutely nothing. We spent two days in Santa Barbara, and we slept."

"You know what? I think we went to IHOP," she adds.

Kardashain West says it's the simple things that matter most to her, like a plastic jewelry box her 4-year-old daughter North gave her just before she traveled to Paris last year and was later robbed.

Kim admits feeling a little anxious before taking off on that trip because of recent terrorist attacks, and her daughter wanted to reassure her by giving her one of her treasured items.

"She gave me a little plastic treasure box, and she put her little jewels in it -- like fake little plastic jewels -- and she was like, ‘Mommy, this will keep you safe when you go to Paris," Kardashian West recalled. "To have something really sweet like that is more important to me than all the jewelry."

In addition to North, Kim and Kanye are parents to one-year-old son, Saint, and reportedly are expecting baby number three -- via a surrogate -- by the end of January.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians returns Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on E!

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Taron Eggerton as Eggsy -- 20th Century Fox(LONDON) -- Kingsman: The Golden Circle -- the sequel to 2015's Kingsman: The Secret Service -- premiered in London on Monday.

Taron Egerton, who plays British secret agent Eggsy Unwin, said the movie is A LOT more of the same. 

"I think [director] Matthew [Vaughn] recognized that it was necessary that we do what we did in the first one that everyone loved," he says, "but...there's also lots of new and exciting things that you haven't seen before."

Explains Egerton, "It's like the first one, but with a shot of adrenaline. And Elton John."

The movie pairs the British secret agents with American counterparts, and the cast includes Jeff Bridges, Channing Tatum and Julianne Moore. 

"It was fun," Vaughn says about the expanded Kingsman universe. "I could play around with the culture clashes and get to work with some icons, so nothing to complain about."

Speaking of icons, it was a text from returning star Colin Firth that sealed the deal for Moore to play the film's villain.

"I wasn't going to take no for an answer this time," Firth says.  "I've been trying - 'cause Julianne and I worked together about seven years ago or something, and it was one of the best experiences I've ever had and we've stayed very good friends, but trying to reel her in on another project hasn't been the easiest thing."

As for Tatum, who plays a Statesman -- an American counterpart to the Kingsmen -- he just had fun with the accent and the language. "I'm pretty sure no one understood anything that I said in the whole movie," he explains. "I'm talking like, 'You smiling like a dead pig in sunshine' and stuff, so it's real silly, but super fun to do."

Kingsman: The Golden Circle opens in the U.S. on Friday.

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Courtesy of VH1(LOS ANGELES) -- On Monday night, VH1 brought together an all star line up for its Hip Hop Honors: The '90s Game Changers event in Hollywood. The '90s style block party celebrated the golden era of hip-hop and shed light on the influential genre and how it crossed over into pop culture.

Hosted by Regina Hall, the event honored Master P, Jermaine Dupri, Martin Lawrence, director Hype Williams and Mariah Carey.

Comedy also had a place at the Hip Hop Honors. When Tischina Arnold went to present Martin Lawrence with his award, the Survivor's Remorse actress was repeatedly interrupted during her speech by Lamorne Morris, Affion Crocket and Regina Hall who were all dressed as memorable characters from Martin.

The event also featured a number of signature performances which included Fat Joe and Remy Ma performing Big Pun's “Not a Player,” Warren G performing “Regulate” with Ty Dolla $ign, Xscape performing TLC’s “No Scrubs” and Ty Dolla $ign doing a melodic rendition of Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It.”

The event took a more serious turn when Pharrell Williams presented Hype Williams with his award. In a seemingly unrehearsed speech, Pharrell offered a heartfelt message about the current political climate asking everyone to "open your eyes." 

Lil Kim, Havoc and Fabolous hit the stage to perform "Quiet Storm" in tribute to the late Prodigy of Mobb Deep, who died earlier this year.

Yet, even with all the notable performances and speeches, DJ Khaled's son, Asahd Khaled, stole the show when he accompanied his father on stage to honor a true '90s icon: Mariah Carey.

After the Khaleds introduced Mariah, the singer sweetened the night by performing "Honey" and enlisting some of the song's most notable featured guests who included Da Brat, Jermaine Dupree, Mase and The Lox.

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CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc./Trae Patton(LOS ANGELES) -- Emmy audiences at home, and in the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, where stunned Sunday night, when, during his opening monologue, host Stephen Colbert brought out former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Spicer lampooned his own first White House press conference -- about the size of the audience at President Donald Trump's inauguration.

While Hollywood is not thought to be the most receptive crowd for Trump administration officials, Spicer said he had no trepidation about the appearance.

“It’s an honor,” Spicer told The Hollywood Reporter at an Emmys after-party Sunday night. “I have a lot of respect for folks who do what they do in film and on television, so it’s a real honor to be invited.”

Spicer said Colbert and the show's executive producer reached out to him and pitch him the idea -- which had him using a moving podium of the sort that Melissa McCarthy used to spoof Spicer during her Emmy-winning appearance on Saturday Night Live, and addressing the size of the Emmys audience.

“They came up with a concept, and I thought it was kinda funny," Spicer said. "I said I’d be there.”

So was Spicer worried about the kind of reaction he might get in a notoriously liberal room? “I was more worried about the logistical reactions,” he said. “I’ve never wheeled a podium before. The one I’m used to is pretty stationary.”

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ABC/Eric McCandless(LOS ANGELES) -- The battle for the Mirror Ball trophy got underway Monday night as season 25 of Dancing with the Stars premiered.

No contestants broke away from the pack on the premiere.  But backstage, many told ABC Radio they were happy with their performances and excited about the competition.

Former NFL star Terrell Owens finished the night second to last, but, the night got his competitive juices flowing. "This whole thing is bringing about the kid in me again, so I'm just enjoying every moment of it," he said.

Musician Lindsey Stirling, who ended the night tied for first, naturally was just as excited. "I honestly don't think I could have done any better," she said. "We had a blast doing it, and when we finished it I just got the biggest smile on my face. It's like, it's something you can't explain, that electricity of pure happiness."

For ESPN reporter and paralympic gold medalist Victoria Arlen, who was paralyzed for 11 years, spend some of her teen years in a vegetative state, and only started walking around 18 months ago after 11 years in a wheelchair, the night was a triumph regardless of her score. "We danced and we did it and my feet did what they were supposed to do and it was just so surreal," she said. "I'm really blessed it was just an incredible moment."

Hamilton actor Jordan Fisher ended up tied for first and already was looking ahead to the rest of the competition. "I feel like we under-promised and over-delivered tonight, and I couldn't be more thrilled and excited for, hopefully for the rest of the season, should America keep us going," he said. 

Dancing with the Stars returns next Monday and Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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ABC/Eric McCandless(LOS ANGELES) -- Thirteen celebrities and their professional partners strutted their stuff Monday night on the season 25 premiere of Dancing with the Stars in their bid to win the coveted Mirror Ball trophy.

After a splashy production number, hosts Erin Andrews and Tom Bergeron welcomed the new cast and revealed some changes for the landmark season. This year, there are only three judges: Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Due to time limitations, the judges will be limited to one comment per couple. How they'll be able to contain Bruno all season remains to be seen.

Things got underway with NFL champion Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke, returning for her 20th season. They danced a cha-cha to The Temptations' "Ain't Too Proud to Beg.” While Owens may be fleet-footed on the football field, Len cautioned him to watch his feet. The judges awarded a total of 15, which would end up being the lowest score of the night.  

1980s teen singing sensation Debbie Gibson danced a foxtrot with partner Alan Bersten to her own “Lost in Your Eyes.” Bruno told her to watch her arms and shoulders. The judges gave her 17.

HGTV’s Property Brothers star Drew Scott promised dancer Emma Slater he'd renovate her kitchen if they win. Their biggest problem is that he’s 6'4" and she’s 5'4". They came out, appropriately, to "Our House" by Madness, and while they were fun to watch, Len told Drew, "If you were a house, you would be a fixer-upper." The couple took a 16.

Shark Tank star and self-proclaimed cougar Barbara Cocoran bared her claws early in the pre-interview saying, "I would be happy with any of the guys here. I'll take anybody. Oh, yeah. Come to mama." Partnered with Keo Motsepe, their salsa did not impress the judges and she got the low score of the night with 14.

Hamilton star Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold tangoed in the high score of the night, with 22. With his Broadway experience and gymnastics background, Fisher could be a real contender for the Mirror Ball trophy.

WWE star Nikki Bella proved to be fierce in her pre-interview, body slamming Artem Chigvintsev, but was less confident going in for her dance. Len said she had good body context but needed to stop looking down and earned 20.

In her pre-interview, ESPN personality and former American paralympian swimmer Victoria Arlen shared her heartbreaking tale of overcoming adversity. "I was paralyzed for 11 years," she said. "When I was 10, I got sick and slipped into a vegetative state for four years, and was pretty much written off as a lost cause. At 15, I started to slowly make my way back into the world. About a year and a half ago, I started walking after spending ten years in a wheelchair. I can't feel my legs. If I fall, I apologize. I think this is a big statement to myself as well as the people that wrote me off, I'm here, I lived, and I'm ready to dance."

Victoria and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy danced a cha-cha and earned a 19 from the judges.

Nick Lachey, who was a member of the boy band 98 Degrees, and whose brother won DWTS season two, said, "Because I was in a boy band, people assume I can dance. But 98 degrees was the non-dancing boy band." His cha-cha with Peta Murgatroyd earned them an 18 total.

Nick's wife Vanessa, danced with Nick's partner's husband, Maks. Their cha-cha impressed Len Goodman, who said, "Vanessa can dance!" as the couple took a 21 for their first dance.

Lindsey Stirling, a Billboard number-one artist who has appeared on the show danced a cha-cha with returning pro and two-time champion, Mark Ballas. Len said, "You come out with the cha-cha-cha, crisp, clean, lovely leg action, nice hip action. That, for me, is the dance of the night." The judges awarded her 22, tying for first place with Jordan Fisher.

Judges’ Scores:
Jordan & Lindsay – 22 out of 30
Lindsey & Mark – 22
Vanessa & Maks – 21
Nikki & Artem – 20
Victoria & Val – 19
Frankie & Witney – 19
Nick & Peta – 18
Derek & Sharna – 18
Sasha & Gleb – 18
Debbie & Alan – 17
Drew & Emma – 16
Terrell & Cheryl – 15
Barbara & Keo – 14

Dancing with the Stars 25 returns next Monday and Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- Jamie Foxx is reportedly gearing up for another major biopic.

After winning the Best Actor Oscar for playing Ray Charles in 2004's Ray, Foxx will reportedly strap on the gloves of boxing legend Mike Tyson.

"It's on, as of right now," the British tabloid The Sun quotes Tyson as saying. "Jamie Foxx has signed on for it. Filming hasn't started yet, but it's going to happen.

Although Tyson didn't going into detail about what part of his life the rumored film would cover, the boxing champ did admit, "A lot of people aren't going to like the things I've done in my life."

In a January interview with Screen Rant, Foxx seemingly confirmed that he was a part of the Tyson biopic, calling it "a go" after being asked if he "were attached" to the project. The actor also revealed that Martin Scorsese, who's rumored to direct the project, was set to be a part of it as well.

"Yeah, he’s attached," Foxx said of Scorsese. "And...Mike Tyson’s life is one of the most amazing American stories."

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ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- The woman who is reportedly extorting Kevin Hart for millions of dollars for his alleged infidelity during his marriage to his wife, Eniko Hart, has released a video explaining why she went after the Central Intelligence actor.

In a nearly five-minute video, obtained by TMZ and described by the gossip site, the unidentified extortionist shares an image of Hart in bed with an unidentified woman. The video then continues with a scene where two people, one suspected to be Hart, are seen having sex. Later, the man is seen putting on his clothes.

In a written explanation in the video, which TMZ does share, the extortionist breaks down why she felt the need to expose Hart.

"The REAL reason Kevin Hart orchestrated the Texas Hurricane Relief fund... was... to get ahead as he knew this damaging footage was one click away from being exposed as the liar and cheater he is," the explanation reads, in part. 

"Kevin Hart was privy to me wanting to expose him, as I have made countless attempts to expose this information to various blogs, in an attempt to also get paid," the video text goes on, adding that Hart was "tipped off" and "most likely paid them off as they would not take on the story.  Hence why I am exposing him in this way (FOR FREE)."

According to the extortionist, Hart was "drinking, doing drugs and having sex with multiple women" in Las Vegas while she was there with her friends. The woman says she felt appalled seeing Kevin "blatantly disrespect his marriage."

"For the record, I do not claim to be a saint," reads the message.  "I know exactly who and what I am.  The difference is, I am not married, nor do I pretend to be perfect."

As previously reported, Hart went on Instagram on Saturday evening to apologize to his wife and kids for his actions. Although he did not specify what he exactly did, his management released a statement on Sunday to ABC News, saying he was being extorted.

“Someone tried to set Kevin up in a failed extortion attempt. As law enforcement is involved, we cannot comment further as it could affect the investigation,” the statement read.

 

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NBC/Tre(LOS ANGELES) -- The Saturday Night Live "Weekend Update" co-host Colin Jost had more Emmy gold to be proud of Sunday night, thanks to his show's performance at the 2017 Emmy Awards, but he was also proud of his rumored girlfriend, Scarlett Johansson.

"She's wonderful. She's working, so otherwise, she'd be here," the 35-year-old writer told Entertainment Tonight.

"She's pretty cool," he gushed, adding, "It's hard to have a lot of complaints, she's pretty awesome."

While news of their reported hooking up during a recent SNL afterparty seemed to take some by surprise, Jost explained they've known each other for years.

"The first time she hosted was the first year I was a writer on the show, so, we've kind of known each other since then."

As if it wasn't clear what he thinks of Johansson, Colin reiterated of the onscreen Avenger: "She's the best."

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(L-R) Alan Bernsten, Debbie Gibson - ABC/Lou Rocco(LOS ANGELES) -- When pop stars join the cast of Dancing with the Stars, they usually wait a few weeks before dancing to one of their own hits, but not Debbie Gibson. When the show returns for its 25th season tonight on ABC at 8 p.m. ET, she'll be strutting her stuff to her 1988 #1 hit "Lost in Your Eyes," along with her pro partner Alan Bernsten.

But just because she's dancing to a familiar song doesn't mean the former teen idol will be any less nervous.  "Seriously, I am somebody who, once I'm on stage, I'm happy, I'm relaxed...but the hours leading up to a performance, even 30 years later, I make myself crazy!" Debbie tells ABC Radio.

She laughs, "It's like, I don't drink, I don't take Xanax, I have no crutches. I anticipate that first time on the ballroom, I'm sure I'm gonna be petrified and trying to...pull it together."

Another pop idol, Nick Lachey, is competing this season, against his own wife, Vanessa. She's dancing with Maks Chmerkovskiy, while he's dancing with Maks' wife, Peta Murgatroyd.  But he says he and Vanessa will avoid any trash talk.

"I don't think we even need to talk smack, because it's just kinda understood that there's a lot riding on this," he tells ABC Radio. "I mean, pride if nothing else....we're both competitive. We both wanna win, but we also both support each other." 

"I think there's really a great opportunity to...be there for each other, and hopefully that gets us both into the finals," he says. "And then we'll see what happens!"

The third musician in the ballroom this year is platinum-selling pop violinist Lindsey Stirling.  She's paired with two-time champ Mark Ballas,  a friend of hers.

"I saw that I could...make it work [with my schedule] and...I was like, 'Sign me up! I'm in!'" Lindsey laughs. "And then when I found out Mark was doing it, I was like, 'Can he be my partner?'" 

On tonight's show, each couple will perform a salsa, foxtrot, tango or cha cha, and no one will be eliminated.

Here's who's dancing to what tonight:

Barbara Corcoran & Keo Motsepe – Salsa – “Money Maker” by Ludacris featuring Pharrell
Debbie Gibson & Alan Bersten – Foxtrot – “Lost in Your Eyes” by Debbie Gibson
Derek Fisher & Sharna Burgess – Salsa – “Basketball” by Kurtis Blow
Drew Scott & Emma Slater – Foxtrot – “Our House” by Madness
Frankie Muniz & Witney Carson – Foxtrot – “Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles
Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold – Tango – “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” by Shawn Mendes
Lindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas – Cha Cha – “Don’t Worry” by Madcon
Nick Lachey & Peta Murgatroyd – Cha Cha – “Come Get It Bae” by Pharrell Williams
Nikki Bella & Artem Chigvintsev – Tango – “So What!” by Pink
Sasha Pieterse & Gleb Savchenko – Cha Cha – “Like That” by Fleur East
Terrell Owens & Cheryl Burke – Cha Cha – “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” by The Temptations
Vanessa Lachey & Maks Chmerkovskiy – Cha Cha – “Woman” by Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns
Victoria Arlen & Val Chmerkovskiy – Cha Cha – “Born Ready” by Disco Fries featuring Hope Murphy

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ABC/Heidi Gutman(NEW YORK) -- Jedediah Bila, the sole conservative-leaning panelist who joined ABC's The View in August of last year, announced at the start of Monday's show that she's leaving. 

"So, this is my last day at The View and I want to thank these ladies," Bila said of her co-stars/on-air sparring partners Whoopi Goldberg, Sonny Hostin, Joy Behar, and Sara Haines.

"What you don't know about us, these ladies, we're friends," Bila said. "Sunny's texts, Sara, Whoopi, you're my inspiration. Joy, when I need comedic relief, this is where I go. So we're going to be friends no matter what."

Bila, who hinted for viewers to "stay tuned" for new opportunities on her horizon, including a book she's writing, also thanked them.

"We are nothing without you," she said. "We are able to do what we do because you invite us into our homes...You care enough about what we have to say, and that means more to me than ...any position I could hold." 

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ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(LOS ANGELES) -- Kate Walsh has played a doctor on TV, but two years ago she found herself dealing with her own health crisis.

The former Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice actress reveals to Cosmopolitan that she had a benign brain tumor removed in 2015. She says symptoms of fatigue and losing her train of thought prompted her to get checked out.

"The words 'brain tumor' were never in my zeitgeist," Walsh tells the mag. "I went in for the MRI, and you know it’s serious when they don't even wait, they're like, 'hey, the radiologist wants to see you.' And she starts to say 'well, it looks like you have a very sizable brain tumor,' and I just left my body... It was never anything I would have imagined."

Walsh says her medical role on TV didn’t make things any easier for her.

"It was the total opposite! You’d think that after playing Dr. Addison for the better part of a decade, where I spent more time on a hospital set than at my house, that I would feel somehow more comfortable, but I was such a little scaredy-cat," she says.

Ultimately, the surgery was a success, and Walsh took nine months off to recover -- which wasn't easy for her. "I love to work hard and do 800 things at once, and this was a really amazing lesson in just submitting to the process of healing," she says.

The biggest thing Walsh learned? "Go see a doctor!" she says. "…We should go get a checkup the same way we go to the gym, just preventatively, instead of waiting for something to go wrong."

In order to encourage more people to get their annual check-ups, Walsh is partnering with Cigna as part their TV Doctors campaign.

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Getty Images/Sunset Boulevard(LOS ANGELES) -- Thirty years ago today, the movie that inspired the phrase "bunny boiler" arrived in theaters.

Fatal Attraction, the 1987 psychosexual thriller directed by Adrian Lyne and starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close, followed Dan Gallagher, a guy who has a brief affair with a career woman named Alex Forrest. Alex then becomes obsessed with Dan, and stalks him and his family, with deadly results.

As Alex becomes more and more unhinged, she sneaks into Dan's house, kills his daughter's pet rabbit and leaves it boiling in a pot of water for Dan's wife and daughter to discover when they arrive home.  This led to any obsessive, spurned woman being dubbed a "bunny boiler."

The movie's original ending had Alex trying to frame Dan for her murder, and then killing herself.  But when test audiences didn't like it, the studio re-shot the ending, in which Dan's wife Beth shot and killed Alex -- an ending which Close protested at first.

Fatal Attraction sparked much discussion and debate, and struck fear into the hearts of many men tempted to cheat. In a 2008 article, Glenn Close said, "That movie struck a very, very raw nerve.  At the time, feminists hated the movie...they felt they'd been betrayed because it was a single working woman who was supposed to be the source of all evil."

She added, "Men still come up to me and say, 'You scared the s*** out of me.' Sometimes they say, 'You saved my marriage.'"

Fatal Attraction was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Actress for Close.  It spent eight weeks at #1 and grossed more than $320 million worldwide, making it the #1 movie of 1987 globally.  Other psychosexual thrillers followed in its wake, including Sliver, Disclosure, Basic Instinct, Single White Female, Sleeping with the Enemy and more.


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