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Bill Murray and Warren Oates in "Stripes"; Columbia Pictures/Getty Images (NEW YORK) --"That's the fact, Jack!"  CBS is developing a comedy based on Bill Murray and Harold Ramis' 1981 hit movie comedy Stripes, according to Deadline.

Ivan Reitman, who directed the original, is reportedly attached to direct and executive produce the series.

Stripes starred Murray and Ramis as two slacker friends who were dissatisfied with their jobs and decided to join the Army, whereupon hilarity ensured. It co-starred John Candy,Sean Young and P.J. Soles, as well as then-largely unknown actors including John Larroquette, Bill Paxton, Judge Reinhold, and Timothy Busfield. 

Coming as it did just a year after the hit box office comedy Caddyshack, which also starred Murray, Stripes cemented his status as a bankable big-screen comedy star.  It grossed more than $85 million. 

No word on when we'll see the series.

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Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/TM & © DC Comics(NEW YORK) -- Ray Fisher plays Cyborg, the half-man, half-machine superhero in Justice League. Fisher, a newcomer to the DC Comics Universe, says when he landed the coveted role, his hope was to embody his character.

"Once I started testing for the role and found out what it was, that's when I started doing as much research into the character [as possible]," Fisher tells ABC Radio. "And that's when I saw a completely different side of Cyborg. And that's the side that I actually fell in love with, which was a character that was very deep and grounded and had a lot of pathos in respect to his origin and his life circumstances."

Those life circumstances, says Ray, include how he "lost his mother...[and] his body...through no fault of his own."

Ray says to become Cyborg, DC Comics gave him all the tools he needed.

"Once I booked the role they sent me every Cyborg comic that ever existed," Fisher says. "From the 1980s when he was created for the New Teen Titans all the way through The New 52 where Cyborg is introduced as a founding member of the Justice League. So I got a pretty expansive look at who he was. So when it came time to actually portray the character -- you can pick and choose little bits from any version to sort of make it a cohesive whole."

Now, with all those pieces together, Ray says he can focus on what's important.

"What would it be like for an individual to go through this transformation?" Ray asks. "Dealing with that loss and having him being able to recover a piece of himself, a piece of his humanity... is something that as an actor was exciting to play with because it gives you a lot to chew on."

Justice League opens today.


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Santiago Felipe/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Marg Helgenberger wants to remind everyone that the season of giving is upon us. As a Stand Up to Cancer ambassador, the actress is raising awareness for the organization’s campaign with CVS called The Value of a Dollar.

Through this weekend, CVS shoppers have the opportunity to donate $1, $3 or more to Stand Up to Cancer when they check out at their local pharmacy.

Helgenberger tells ABC Radio she was inspired to get involved after her mother was diagnosed with cancer in the 1980s. Her mother, her sister and many of her friends are now among the survivors.

“Everyone in the world has someone in their family [who's been touched] by some type of cancer,” she says. “So I think that it’s something that everybody would be willing to spend a little money to help be a part of the solution.”

When she’s not working in support of cancer research, you can find Helgenberger on stage, in the Off-Broadway show What We’re Up Against. The timely story is about gender politics in the workplace and Helgenberger says she can relate to the misogyny her character experiences.

“Lots of dismissiveness and mansplaining, my God!” she says of the things she’s experienced on the job. “And just being literally sort of ignored.” 

She recounts a story where her director was only relaying direction to her male co-star. She finally had to remind the director that she was in the scene too.

Other on-set memories were more fun, however -- like the time when Taylor Swift -- a self-proclaimed obsessed fan of CSI -- made her acting debut on a 2009 episode of the show. Though Taylor never named one of her cats after Helgenberger's character, the actress says the singer couldn't have been nicer to the cast and crew.

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Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Sylvester Stallone is denying published report that he and a bodyguard were accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in 1986.

A rep for Stallone said in a statement to ABC affiliate KABC, "This is a ridiculous, categorically false story. No one was ever aware of this story until it was published today, including Mr. Stallone. At no time was Mr. Stallone ever contacted by any authorities or anyone else regarding this matter. It never happened."

The story, first published in February 2016 by the Baltimore Post-Examiner website, but picked up Thursday by The Daily Mail, cites a Las Vegas police report that the Mail said was verified by the retired police detective who headed the Vegas police sexual assault unity at the time.

According to the report, which the Mail published a copy of, the 16-year-old was introduced to Stallone by a child actor on the film Stallone was working on at the time, Over the Top.

The report alleges that the teen was given a key to Stallone's room by Stallone's bodyguard and invited up where she and Stallone had sex while the bodyguard remained in the bathroom. Stallone later asked if she'd ever had sex with two men after with the bodyguard came into the room and, the report alleges, the men coerced her to perform oral sex on them. 

Later, the report claims, Stallone threatened to beat the girl if she told anyone.  The report says the teen, who suggested her initial encounter with Stallone, but not the later encounter with Stallone and the bodyguard, was consensual -- the age of consent in Nevada is 16 -- declined to press charges saying, "I'm humiliated and ashamed...."

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Lester Cohen/Netflix(NEW YORK) -- Netflix has officially revealed the date and name of Dave Chappelle's third stand-up comedy special for them, and have used their hit series Stranger Things to help announce the news.

The hilarious teaser shows the actual from Stranger Things in which telepathic character Eleven uses her powers to blast a guard into a wall, knocking him unconscious.  Just after the guard falls, an excited Chappelle moves into the frame in front of Eleven, saying "Do me! Do me next!"

Titled Dave Chappelle: Equanimity, the special follows Dave's previous specials: The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood Palladium, and Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits, which debuted earlier this year.

Dave Chappelle: Equanimity Premiere's New Year's Eve -- Sunday, December 31 -- on Netflix.


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Netflix/Jessica Miglio(NEW YORK) -- Marvel's The Punisher is now available for your binging pleasure on Netflix. Based on the fan-favorite comic character of the same name, the series picks up with Special Forces soldier-turned vigilante Frank Castle where we last left him at the end of Daredevil, season two. 

Jon Bernthal's brooding, bruising Castle is now on the run in New York City, trying to live under the radar after slipping custody following his decimation of rival gangs, and the members of a conspiracy that got his family murdered.

Castle soon learns, however, that he hasn't eliminated every loose end in a conspiracy that followed him all the way from his time serving in Afghanistan. Key to unraveling the mystery is Karen Page, the dogged reporter who befriended Castle in the Daredevil series. Deborah Ann Woll [wohl] reprises her role as Page in Punisher.

"Frank needs someone to remind him about the real world," Woll tells ABC Radio, "and Karen needs someone to light a fire under her a**, you know, and I like that they do that for each other."

Woll adds, "I like that Karen can say, 'How far down this road of violence of revenge do you go before you're ripped apart?' and he can look at her and go, 'I'm already ripped apart. And you are, too.'"

Woll says "We had no idea that Karen and Frank would have such a connection after Daredevil, season two. You know, they don't interact at all in the comic books, and that was something really unique to our story ...Jon and I, I think, just really fell in love, and love working together, and I love him and his personality, and his work ethic, and it was just easy to fall into that relationship."

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Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor is being accused by a second person of sexual harassment on the set of the award-winning Amazon show.

Trace Lysette, the transgender actress who plays yoga instructor Shea on the show, in a statement on Twitter, accuses Tambor of making "many sexual advances and comments" towards her and "one time it got physical."

Lysette says that while filming a scene with Tambor, he first seemingly joked, "My God, Trace. I want to attack you sexually." But later, Lysette writes in the statement, "He came in close, put his bare feet on top of mine so I could not move, leaned his body against me, and began quick, discreet thrust back and forth against my body. I felt his penis on my hip through his thin pajamas."

Tambor responded in a statement of his own to ABC News, writing, in part, "I know I haven’t always been the easiest person to work with. I can be volatile and ill-tempered, and too often I express my opinions harshly and without tact. But I have never been a predator — ever. I am deeply sorry if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being sexually aggressive or if I ever offended or hurt anyone. But the fact is, for all my flaws, I am not a predator and the idea that someone might see me in that way is more distressing than I can express."

Amazon already is investigating a claim of sexual harassment against Tambour made by his former personal assistant, Van Barnes.

A rep for Amazon told The Hollywood Reporter of Lysette's claims, "This information will be added to our ongoing conversation."

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Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) -- Opening in wide release on Friday:

* Justice League -- Batman and his newfound ally Wonder Woman -- played by Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot, respectively -- assemble a team of superheroes that includes Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash -- portrayed by Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher and Ezra Miller, respectively -- to save the planet from a newly awakened enemy waging an assault of catastrophic proportions. Also starring Henry Cavill. Rated PG-13.

* Wonder -- Julia Roberts stars in this drama, based on the bestselling book of the same name, about August Pullman -- played by Room's Jacob Tremblay -- a boy with facial differences who tries to fit in at a new school. Owen Wilson also stars. Rated PG.

* The Star -- This animated feature, based on the Nativity of Jesus, tells the story of a small, but brave donkey who, along with his friends, goes on an adventure and becomes an accidental hero of the first Christmas. Featuring the voices of Steven Yeun, Kegan-Michael Key, Tyler Perry, Tracy Morgan and Oprah Winfrey. Rated PG.

Opening in limited release on Friday:

* Roman J. Israel, Esq. -- Denzel Washington stars as the titular character, a driven, idealistic defense attorney who, through a tumultuous series of events, finds the activism that defines his career tested. Colin Farrell also stars. Rated PG-13.

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ABC/Randy Holmes(VENICE) -- Anna Faris reportedly has taken her rumored romance with Michael Barrett overseas.

The 40-year-old Mom star and 47-year-old Barrett were spotted in Venice, Italy on Wednesday, cozying up to each other while on a water taxi, according to Entertainment Tonight.

It's just the latest sighting of the pair, who reportedly were seen together several times in Los Angeles.

Faris split with Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt in August after eight years of marriage. She reportedly hooked up with Barrett, a cinematographer, on the set of her upcoming film Overboard, due out in 2018.

Moms, now in its fifth season, airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Universal(LOS ANGELES) -- Jordan Peele's racially-charged horror thriller Get Out has been submitted for Golden Globe Award consideration in the "comedy" category, but Peele isn't to happy about that characterization.

Get Out is a documentary,” Peele tweeted on Wednesday.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the Golden Globes agreed to accept Get Out in the comedy/musical category, where it might have a better chance against such potential nominees as The Big Sick, I, Tonya, The Disaster Artist, Lady Bird and The Greatest Showman.

But according to Peele, his intention in making the film wasn't to be funny, but to show his "truth."

“There are no jokes in the movie. It's all meant to feel true,” Peele said previously n an interview with CBS. "[This is] my truth as a black man, my perspective that I haven't seen in film before, I haven't seen that represented." 

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Getty Images/Samir Hussein(LONDON) -- At least twenty people over a period of 18 years reported being the subject of inappropriate behavior by Kevin Spacey, according to an investigation by London's Old Vic Theatre. 

A statement released Thursday revealed the results of an investigation conducted by a law firm at the Old Vic's request, which found the alleged incidents occurred between 1995 and 2013, with all but two occurring prior to 2009.  Spacey was the Old Vic's artistic director from 2004 to 2015.  None of the alleged victims were minors, the statement says, and everyone who participated did so knowing their identity would be kept confidential.

Late last month, actor Anthony Rapp told Buzzfeed that when he was 14, Spacey made a sexual advance on him.  The Old Vic later issued a statement saying they were "deeply dismayed" by the accusations. Since then, there have been multiple additional accusations of Spacey engaging in in appropriate behavior, including alleged sexual assault.

Thursday's Old Vic statement notes that "no legal claims, formal grievances, formal disputes, settlement agreements or payments made or authorized were made at all in relation to Kevin Spacey during his tenure," and that only one of the claims was reported to management.  Because of this, and because Spacey hasn't commented on the allegations, "The review cannot therefore make any findings of fact about the alleged misconduct," the statement says.

The Old Vic also shoulders some of the blame for the environment in which the alleged behavior occurred, saying their review found "that those affected felt unable to raise concerns and that Kevin Spacey operated without sufficient accountability."  Many who observed the alleged behavior said they were "unclear about how to respond," or "did not feel confident that The Old Vic would take those allegations seriously," given Spacey's position and notoriety.

The statement ends with a commitment by the Old Vic to systems and practices "to ensure that the theatre fulfils its duty of care to all who work with the organization."  That includes making around-the-clock counseling available to any alleged victims.

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ABC/Lou Rocco(LOS ANGELES) -- Ron Howard has directed dozens of films in his decades-long career, but stepping behind the camera still presents some trials for the veteran director.

The Academy Award winner told ABC Radio that he found it “very challenging” to take over the reins of the upcoming Han Solo prequel, Solo: A Star Wars Story from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller over the summer.

The movie, which is currently in post-production, is expected to hit theaters in May.

"Those are challenging projects. And they take they take you know a lot of very talented people’s energy to try to live up to the legacy of Star Wars and everything that it means," he said. "Of course no spoilers coming from me but I had a great experience and I think fans are going to really enjoy it."

Howard spoke to ABC Radio at the Beverly Hills premiere of Broken Memories, which stars his father, octogenarian Rance Howard, as a man struggling with Alzheimer's disease.

Before the screening, the Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles organization presented gifts to Ron and his daughter, actress Bryce Dallas Howard: framed photographs of Rance Howard with his late wife, Judy Howard, who died earlier this year after a battle with Alzheimer's.

Ron Howard told ABC Radio of his father, "He loved making the movie. He believes in what [the film] said. It’s a subject that has touched our family -- Alzheimer’s. ... [and] could be applied to anyone’s life."

Added Bryce Dallas Howard: "We’ve experienced what an organization like Alzheimer Greater Los Angeles can do for a family… so to get to give back in even in a smallest way is meaningful."

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NBC Universal(LOS ANGELES) -- The playoffs concluded on Wednesday night’s one-hour episode of The Voice, with the six artists from Miley Cyrus' team performing for a spot in the top 12. Blake Shelton and Jennifer Hudson’s teams performed on Monday. Adam Levine’s team took the stage on Tuesday.

It was up to Miley to determine which three artists would represent him in next week’s live shows, when the power will shift to America's vote.

Also, host Carson Daly revealed that before the show, Miley got to pick a “comeback artist” from her team to rejoin the competition. She chose Karli Webster.

The artists advancing to the top 12 for Team Miley are: Brooke Simpson, Janice Freeman and Ashland Craft

Brooke Simpson led off with James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s Man’s World,” followed by Miley’s comeback artist, Karli Webster, singing Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors.” Rocker Adam Pearce -- stolen from Adam’s team -- tackled Nazareth’s “Love Hurts”; big-voiced country singer Ashland Craft sang “When I Think about Cheatin’” by Gretchen Wilson; and 16-year-old powerhouse rocker Moriah Formica put her spin on Beth Hart’s’ “World Without You.” Soul singer Janice Freeman rounded things out, tackling Leela James’ “Fall for You.”

Miley saved Simpson, Freeman and Craft. It was the end of the road for Webster, Pearce and Formica.

The Voice returns Monday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Disney(LOS ANGELES) --  Luke Skywalker himself -- aka Mark Hamill -- gave Star Wars fans the surprise of their lives Tuesday night when he crashed a ride at Disneyland in California.

In a video posted on his Twitter page, Hamill, 66, pops up out of nowhere during the Star Tours ride introduction, during which fans take their seats and get instructions on what to expect before their adventure begins.

"The captain did mention something about a special passenger," a Disney employee tells fans who are all seated and ready to go. "Oh, and the Force is strong with this one."

"Hello, everyone," Hamill shouts, as fans jump back and then lose their minds with excitement. 

Hamill continues to joke, asking, "There's no Star Wars fans here, are there?"

The actor later commented on the post, writing, "It took me long enough - but my childhood dream of working at Disneyland finally came true!"

Hamill will be on tour in the coming weeks promoting the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which hits theaters December 15.  He's likely to delight more fans with his antics -- he's been known to make surprise visits to children's hospitals to lift the kids’ spirits.

Star Wars is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

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Netflix(LOS ANGELES) -- While unheard of just years ago, people can now fill every available moment watching their favorite shows, and a new survey shows just how far they're willing to go.

A survey of more than 37 thousand Netflix users reveals that 67% of people will risk "embarrassment, awkwardness and spoilers" to watch their favorite shows in public places. That's right: They're not afraid to laugh out loud, cry, or squee -- or openly watch steamy streaming content just to get their binge on.

The SurveyMonkey poll revealed that 45% of Netflix watchers have nabbed "backseat bingers" checking out their shows, though most watch proudly -- just 18% say they've been embarrassed about what strangers are peeping, and 77% say prying eyes aren't enough to get them to hit "pause."

Speaking of which, 7% of those surveyed say they've watched streaming content in public bathrooms -- way more do so in their own bathroom, for the record --  and 26% say they've watched it at work.

Streaming their stuff is so important, in fact, that the survey shows 30% of those polled say, "access to movies and TV shows" is considered more essential than food or beverages on a trip.

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