Gene Page/AMCNegan broke a lot of hearts -- and two heads -- at the beginning of this season's The Walking Dead when he killed two of Rick Grimes' gang. The guy is pretty ruthless, but Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays the new villain, doesn't see it that way.
ABC News spoke to the actor and asked him some fun "What If" scenarios, including what The Walking Dead would have looked like if it had followed Negan -- and not Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes.
"That's easy: Then he'd be our hero, and no one would be angry at Negan," Morgan said, grinning. "What a guy! Look at how he keeps everyone alive."
Imagining what viewers would say about Negan in that scenario, Morgan added, "He's so funny, and sweet. Love his baseball bat!"
Morgan also was asked which one of The Walking Dead's villains he'd love to see do battle with his character, and David Morrissey's The Governor topped his list.
"There's no one who's gonna take Negan at this point...But the only guy who kinda comes close is Morrissey's Governor, so to see them go head-to-head would be an awesome time."
Morgan played Bruce Wayne's doomed dad Thomas in a Batman v. Superman flashback -- opposite his onscreen wife Lauren Cohan, incidentally Walking Dead's Maggie, whose husband Negan (SPOILER ALERT) killed in the season premiere.
The mid-season finale of The Walking Dead airs Sunday night, December 11 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.
ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) -- Candace Cameron Bure is the latest co-host to leave ABC's The View.
Bure announced the news during the opening segment on Wednesday's show, explaining the decision was bittersweet, but one she needed to make.
"I'm very happy to be back," Bure, who'd taken a hiatus from the show, told her co-hosts and the audience. "But it's a little bittersweet today for me because I'm announcing that I'm leaving The View."
Bure, who joined the talk show in 2015, explained that her family and new commitments, such as her role in the Netflix series Fuller House and her appearances on the Hallmark Channel, are the reasons for her departure.
"Because of the success of those, my commitments have become even greater with those shows, and the commute of going West Coast to East Coast every single week for me has been tough on me and hard for my family as well," the actress said. "And I want to make sure that I am able to spend as much time with my children and invest in all the projects that I do to the fullest extent."
Bure added, "So, I thank everybody. Whoopi, Joy, I particularly want to thank you for welcoming me to this table."
With her departure, The View is down to six co-hosts from the eight with which it began its 20th season. In October, Raven-Symoné announced she would leave the show at the end of 2016 to work on a spinoff of her popular Disney series, That’s So Raven.
Dave J Hogan/Courtesy of JA Digital and Eagle Rock Film Productions (NEW YORK) -- In July, news broke that Mick Jagger was expecting a baby with his 29-year-old American girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick. Now, the new baby has arrived -- and it's a boy.
A statement provided to ABC News by The Rolling Stones' rep says, "Melanie Hamrick & Mick Jagger's son was born today in New York and they are both delighted. Mick was at the hospital for the arrival. Mother and baby are doing well and we request that the media respect their privacy at this time."?
The baby is the 73-year-old rock legend's eighth child: he has four with Jerry Hall, one with Marsha Hunt, one with his ex-wife Bianca Jagger and one with Luciana Gimenez Morad. Jagger also has five grandchildren, and in 2014, he became a great-grandfather when his daughter Jade's daughter Assisi welcomed a daughter of her own.
The Rolling Stones frontman had a longtime relationship with designer L'Wren Scott from 2001 until 2014, when she took her own life. The couple had no children.
(L-R) Jon Bass plays Ronnie, Alex Daddario plays Summer, Zac Efron plays Matt Brody, Dwayne Johnson plays Mitch Buchannon, Kelly Rohrbach plays CJ Parker, and Ilfenesh Hadera plays Stephanie Holden in BAYWATCH; the film by Paramount Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- A new teaser for the big-screen adaptation of Baywatch, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, has just made a splash online.
The movie has The Rock playing Mitch Buchannon -- the role once played by David Hasselhoff in the series of the same name. A buff, by-the-books lifeguard, Johnson's character butts heads with a brash new recruit, played by a pumped-up Zac Efron. The pair uncover a local criminal plot fronted by Quantico star Priyanka Chopra's character, though she's barely seen in this sneak peek.
The movie also stars Alexandra Daddario, who played Johnson's daughter in San Andreas, as well as Kelly Rohrbach who, in a nod to the TV show, is described as looking as if "she's always running in slo-mo."
Jon Bass and Hannibal Buress also star in the action comedy, set to hit theaters May 26.
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.