Getty Images/Samuel de Roman-WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- A judge Wednesday denied Brad Pitt's request to seal documents in his custody battle with Angelina Jolie.
Superior Court Judge Richard Burdge, Jr., ruled in court documents obtained by ABC News that Pitt's request didn’t meet the requirements for a seal.
Pitt's attorneys said in court documents that the actor wanted all documents regarding the former couple's six children sealed to shield them from "intense media coverage" and "worldwide public scrutiny."
"I am extremely concerned that if court records are not sealed, information contained therein will cause irreparable damage to our children's privacy rights," Pitt said in the court documents.
However, Jolie's lawyers in response said the seal should be denied, calling it a "thinly veiled attempt to shield himself, rather than the minor children, from the public view."
Pitt, 52, and Jolie, 41, were married for two years and together for more than a decade when she filed for divorce this past September. The former couple have six children, aged 15 to eight. Jolie filed for sole physical custody; a few weeks later, Pitt filed his own paperwork, seeking joint custody.
According to the documents obtained by ABC News, a temporary order is in place regarding custody of the children, who currently live with their mother. According to the documents, Pitt has weekly meetings with the kids, during which therapists are present. That order’s in place through the end of January.
In September, a source told ABC News that Pitt had been accused of child abuse after he argued with one of his kids while aboard a flight from France to the U.S. The Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services and the FBI both investigated the incident and cleared Pitt of wrongdoing.
Attorneys for Pitt and Jolie declined to comment to ABC News after Wednesday's hearing.
Image courtesy CBS(LOS ANGELES) -- Just ahead of the premiere of her new Showtime documentary, Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour, the Material Girl herself took the passenger seat in the latest installment of "Carpool Karaoke" last night on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Madonna might have sat down but she didn't sit still while riding around New York City in an SUV with endearingly star-struck James Corden.
The 58-year-old singer was ageless as ever in her black leather jacket, black jeans and fingerless gloves, rocking attitude from the moment Corden pulled into traffic. The two of them struck a pose for “Vogue” and Madonna ended with her leg stretched to the roof of the car. James tried to do the same, playing it for laughs.
As seen on the teaser released Monday, Madonna straight-up twerked in her seat to “B****, I’m Madonna.” She later shocked her host as she talked about the difference between her life on stage and off, saying she doesn’t drink or smoke and that at home, she’s like Julie Andrews.
The pair also sang “Papa Don’t Preach” and “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina,” from the Evita soundtrack, before moving on to the topic of Michael Jackson. Not only did she kiss, Madonna did tell, admitted that she encouraged Jackson a little with some chardonnay before she made her move on him. “It worked wonders,” she said.
James was clearly having the time of his life and Madonna seemed to enjoy herself, especially while performing “Ray of Light” and “Hey, Mr. DJ.”
“That was the only time I haven't minded being stuck in traffic,” Madonna said at the end.
Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour premieres on Showtime, Friday, December 9 at 9 PM ET/PT, and on Showtime on demand December 10.
L-R: Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad and Martin Short as Wilbur Turnblad in “Hairspray Live!”; Colleen Hayes/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Hairspray Live! the three-hour musical adaptation of the 2002 Broadway musical Hairspray, about a girl who finds overnight success in 1962 Baltimore, aired Wednesday night on NBC. And the production managed to delight, despite a few flubs, and one stumble.
Overall, the show went off without a hitch, save for some microphone and lighting glitches. Pop star Ariana Grande also tripped during the number, “I Can Hear the Bells” -- although if you blinked, you might have missed it.
The show also starred Dancing with the Stars pro Derek Hough, Broadway vets, Harvey Fierstein, Andrea Martin and Kristin Chenoweth, Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson, Martin Short, Sean Hayes, Billy on the Street’s Billy Eichner, and newcomer Maddie Baillio, as Tracy Turnblad. It also utilized the live audience as the audience for the play’s fictional Corny Collins Show, as well as the finale, which featured the cast taking their bows to Grande and Hudson dueting on "Come So Far (Got So Far to Go)."
The production also featured surprise cameos from former Tracy Turnblads Rikki Lake and Marissa Winokur, as Mr. Pinky’s assistants, as well as the original “Dynamites.”
As with previous live TV adaptations, fans expecting a live version of either the 1988 John Waters film or the 2007 reboot were probably a little lost, since this one stayed truer to the Broadway play. The show also didn’t shy away from drawing parallels between the 60s civil rights movement and current tensions.
ABC/Fred Lee(LOS ANGELES) -- Paula Patton is back on social media, and is apologizing to fans for her two-year hiatus.
The actress shared her first message on Tuesday night, tweeting, “Please forgive my long absence! Feeling so grateful for every second of this life."
Patton, who shares son Julian with her ex-husband Robin Thicke, then added, "If any of you are still out there, thank you & I'm sorry!"
The actress' last tweet was on April 7, 2014, where she shared a photo of her son that was taken at Dodger Stadium for his fourth birthday. "What a wonder day with the Birthday Boy!!! Love him so much!!!! XO," she wrote.
According to HipHollywood, Patton just finished filming an independent thriller called Stranded, directed by Deon Taylor and co-starring Laz Alonso and Omar Epps. The film is expected to arrive sometime in 2017.
Lucasfilm - 2016(NEW YORK) -- For Ben Mendelsohn, playing a villain in the new Star Wars film Rogue One was a career highlight. "Look, it's an incredible honor," he told ABC Radio. "I mean, I'm a fanboy of [Star Wars] first. I saw the first film when it came out."
It's safe to say the accomplished Australian actor would be lining up at the theater to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story this month if he wasn't playing the evil Director Orson Krennic, the guy who designed the planet-smashing Death Star.
On that note, Mendelsohn says Krennic certainly has a leg-up on the baddie meter compared to Darth Vader, who appears in the new movie.
The actor joked,. "The guy I play is...the builder of the Death Star. So, yeah Darth Vader's pretty good, but he's no match for 'the awesome power' of the Death Star."
But Mendelsohn also admits that appearing onscreen alongside Vader is somewhat intimidating for aStar Wars fan.
"He is a towering figure, so it does take a few times for sort of the jitteriness to go down."
Joking aside, the actor said of getting tapped for the role, "It's just an incredible honor, and it's very, very exciting."
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters Dec. 16.
L-R: Shemar Moore, Nadine Velazquez, Bill Bellamy, 2016 - Liquid Soul(NEW YORK) -- Nadine Velazquez is showing a tougher side in her new movie, The Bounce Back, and says her bad breakup helped her create the brazen character of Kristin Peralta.
In the film, Velazquez plays an outspoken therapist who is convinced that Shemar Moore's character, Matthew, is a fraud. Nadine believes that Kristin's edginess is due to her brokenness.
"She's very outspoken about her beliefs and I think she's a little bitter," Velazquez tells ABC Radio. "She certainly has an edge to her. If feels like there is something not complete about her because I think that she's broken so when Matthew challenges her and her position on love, she's a skeptic."
For Nadine, playing Kristen came at a tumultuous, yet appropriate time in her life. "At the time I was in the middle of a breakup that was really bad," she explains. "So I was very, very able to relate to the part of it."
However, the actress, who played Catalina Aruca onMy Name Is Earland was featured asDenzel Washington's love interest inFlight, says this character also helped to move her away from the conventional "leading lady" roles that she was used to playing.
"The director didn't want me to play the typical, happy, cute, leading lady," she says. "He was like, 'You know what? It's very rare we see your face carrying a role like this,' and also, 'Don't be afraid to be a strong character, a strong woman in it either.'"
ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- For the second year in a row, Johnny Depp has been named Forbes' Most Overpaid actor.
At issue is each actor's ROI, or Return On Investment for a studio.
The magazine included the 2016 movie Alice Through the Looking Glass among Depp's three most recent films in order to calculate that he only returned $2.80 at the box office for every $1 the 53-year-old star earned.
Number two on the list is Will Smith, who starred in this year's Suicide Squad and Concussion, among other projects. His return for every dollar paid to him was $5.
Others include Julia Roberts, the highest-ranked woman on the list; Adam Sandler, and Channing Tatum.
Forbes' List of Hollywood's Most Overpaid Actors, 2016
1. Johnny Depp $2.80 earned at the box office for every $1 in salary 2. Will Smith $5 at box office for every $1 paid 3. Channing Tatum - $6 at the box office for every $1 paid 4. Will Ferrell - $6.50 at the ticket booth for every $1 he earned -- Forbes notes that's even worse than his $6.80 ROI last year. 5. George Clooney - $6.70 for every $1 paid 6. Adam Sandler - $7.60 for every dollar paid 7. Mark Wahlberg - $9.20 for every dollar paid 8. Leonardo DiCaprio - $9.90 for ever dollar paid 9. Julia Roberts - $10.80 for every dollar paid 10. Bradley Cooper - $12.10 for every dollar paid
Marvel - 2016(LOS ANGELES) -- The sneak peek of Spider-Man: Homecoming that was seen over the weekend by fans at Brazil Comic Con is coming closer to home: the footage will be shown on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday night.
A tiny sneak peek of the footage landed online Wednesday morning. In the clip, some of it shot from Peter Parker's perspective, actor/director Jon Favreau, again playing Tony Stark's bodyguard Happy Hogan, looks into the camera and asks Tom Holland's Spider-Man what he's wearing.
He then asks if he's seen the goodies that were left for him by Iron Man's alter ego. "Where's the case? Didn't you see the case?!"
Parker then walks up to a silver suitcase, on which is perched a note. "A minor upgrade from Tony Stark," Holland reads aloud, before Spidey is seen leaping off the tip of the Washington Monument and over a in-flight helicopter, thanks to web wings under his arms.
"This is the coolest thing I've ever seen!" a winded Peter Parker explains in selfie mode.
Spider-Man: Homecoming -- which also stars Zendaya, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Oscar winner Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, and Oscar winner Michael Keaton as the baddie The Vulture -- opens July 17, 2017.
ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- Will Smith can't walk down the street these days without being recognized, but he doesn't mind it. In fact, it even got him him out of a jam recently.
During an appearance on Monday night's Jimmy Kimmel Live! the Suicide Squad actor recalled driving home a few weeks ago and discovered his gas tank was on "E" -- 30 minutes away from his house. To make matters worse, he pulled into a nearby gas station, only to realize he'd left his wallet at home.
“I looked over on the other side and I saw a dude. He was, like, 36, and I was like, ‘That dude is a Fresh Prince fan," You can spot ‘em!” recalled Smith. “So I kinda rolled the window down...after a couple of minutes, he was like, ‘Will?’”
“He said, ‘Hey, man, can I get a picture?’ I said, ‘Yeah man, I need about $10,’” continued the 48-year-old actor.
When Will attempted to get the guy’s information so he could to repay him, he said, "No way, that's yours."
Smith stars in the upcoming film, Collateral Beauty, alongside Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren and Keira Knightley. It opens nationwide December 16.
Robin Marchant/Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival(NEW YORK) -- Amy Schumer took to social media on Tuesday to respond to the Internet trolls who criticize her looks.
According to a Deadline.com report from December 2, the actress is in negotiations to star in a live-action Barbie film. Almost immediately, critics of the 35-year-old Trainwreck star voiced their opinions that she doesn't look the part.
Schumer responded by sharing an Instagram photo of herself in a bathing suit, and a long caption that began, "Is it fat shaming if you know you're not fat and have zero shame in your game? I don't think so."
"I am strong and proud of how I live my life and say what I mean and fight for what I believe in and I have a blast doing it with the people I love. Where's the shame? It's not there. It's an illusion," Schumer continued.
"Thanks to everyone for the kind words and support and again my deepest sympathy goes out to the trolls who are in more pain than we will ever understand," she added. "I want to thank them for making it so evident that I am a great choice. It's that kind of response that let's you know something's wrong with our culture and we all need to work together to change it."
Schumer concluded by noting, "Anyone who has ever been bullied or felt bad about yourself I am out there fighting for you, for us. And I want you to fight for yourself too! We need to laugh at the haters and sympathize with them. They can scream as loud as they want. We can't hear them because we are getting s*** done. I am proud to lead by example. "I say if I'm beautiful, I say if I'm strong. You will not determine my story. I will.'"
Ali Caldwell on “The Voice: Trae Patton/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- On Tuesday’s episode of The Voice, the eight artists who performed Monday learned that Team Miley Cyrus’ Aaron Gibson and Ali Caldwell, Team Adam Levine’s Brendan Fletcher, and Team Alicia Keys’ Christian Cuevas were sent home.
Christian, Ali and Josh lost an "Instant Save" vote to Team Adam member Josh Gallagher.
Prior to the vote, Christian, Ali and Josh sang for an opportunity to be saved by the viewers. Christian covered “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” by Bonnie Raitt; Ali sang “Sledgehammer,” by Rihanna; and Josh performed “I Drive Your Truck,” by Lee Brice.
There are now four artists remaining in the competition: Billy Gilman joins Gallagher as Team Adam’s two remaining members, along with Team Alicia’s Wé McDonald and Team Blake Shelton’s Sundance Head. There are no artists left on Team Miley.
The evening also included OneRepublic performing their song “Let’s Hurt Tonight.” The Voice season 10 finalist Hannah Huston also sang her new single, “I Alone Have Loved You” and Shelton performed his latest single, “A Guy with a Girl.”
The Voice returns Monday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
ABC/Ida Mae Astute(LOS ANGELES) -- Tom Hanks plays a charismatic tech visionary opposite Emma Watson in The Circle, the adaptation of the thriller novel from author Dave Eggers.
The first trailer for the star-studded movie has just gone, appropriately, online: Hanks plays the head of the world's largest social media and technology company, which like their real life counterparts, thrive on all of our personal information.
Emma Watson's character applies for a job at The Circle full of ambition, but soon learns that the job -- and the company's insatiable hunger for all of our data -- can get downright scary.
The movie, which also stars The Force Awakens' John Boyega, Guardians of the Galaxy's Karen Gillan, and Patton Oswalt, opens April 28.
Clay Enos/ TM & (c) DC Comics (LOS ANGELES) -- Arguably the least polarizing of all of Warner Bros.' polarizing DC comic book-based films, Suicide Squad, overcame a reportedly troubled production and "meh" reviews from critics and fans alike, and managed to become a bonafide blockbuster.
The Screen Junkies gang's newest offering slices and dices the film, noting that strong performances from Will Smith, Margot Robbie, "and Jai Courtney of all people" weren't enough to save the film, "that we thought would put the DC Extended Universe back on track, but instead gave us two hours of characters trying to look cool, to a soundtrack that sounded like someone scanning through a radio dial."
The movie's high points, the trailer jokes, can't elevate it past its laughable script, and Cara Delevingne's "hula hooping witch" villain The Enchantress, and Jared Leto's "manorexic Juggalo" take on The Joker.
Sonja Flemming/CBS (NEW YORK) -- Shemar Moore holds his former Criminal Minds co-star Thomas Gibson in high regard, but says if the actor was fired for assault, then a lesson had to be learned.
Moore, who says he's now focused on his upcoming film, The Bounce Back, which he raised money to finance, produced and stars in, says the reported incident in which Gibson allegedly kicked a co-worker during an on-set dispute was definitely unacceptable.
"As far as the circumstances that went down, there's just certain lines you can't cross," Moore tells ABC Radio. "And there's legal issues in a place of work. So all I can say to that is if he did what he did, then he has to learn a lesson. And the powers that be decided that was the lesson."
Yet Moore, who announced in March he was leaving the hit series to pursue other opportunities, still praises Gibson's work ethic and admits there were "good days and bad days" for everyone on the set.
"Thomas Gibson is a talented man, he's a talented man," Moore says. "He takes his work - he takes his life very seriously. And when you're a family, you have good days and you have bad days. Sometimes you adore each other and sometimes you need a break from each other..."
As far as making a return as Special Agent Derek Morgan, Shemar says he's open to it -- but in a limited capacity.
"If asked under the right circumstances to just come back and play with my family... those folks at Criminal Minds are like a family," Moore explains. "So would it be long term? Probably not... But would I go back and kick down doors and beat up some unsubs and flirt with my original baby girl? Um, yes, yes, yes and another, yes."
Lucasfilm - 2016(NEW YORK) -- Last week, actor Riz Ahmed had a low-key birthday. He only went to Skywalker Ranch, the Marin County, California headquarters of all things Star Wars, and watched himself in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
It was the first time he realized he was in the movie -- sort of, he told Kelly Ripa and her Live With Kelly guest co-host Ilana Glazer, of Broad City fame.
"When you're doing the shoot itself, it feels kind of surreal, doesn't quite sink in. But it's when you see those titles come up, and it says Star Wars," Ahmed recalled, losing his train of thought in excitement.
Ahmed plays gruff pilot Bohdi Rook in the film.
"Actually, at the end of the movie, it was almost kind of awkward. Kathy Kennedy, head of Lucasfilm, and the director Gareth Edwards, were looking to all us actors, and we like, 'So What did you think?!' We were just silent. We were just like in stunned silence. 'Cause like, yeah: it's kind of surreal."
Rogue One, which also stars Felicity Jones, Alan Tudyk, and Forest Whitaker, opens December 16, from Lucasfilm, which, like ABC News, is owned by Disney.