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ABC/Paula Lobo(NEW YORK) -- Actor-rapper 50 Cent addressed the backlash he's received for making light of fellow actor Terry Crews' claim that he was groped by a Hollywood executive, telling The View that he would, "never make fun of any sexual assault victim."

"I wasn't looking at Terry Crews that way, at that point. I'm looking at the Hulk. The guy is this big, that's being taken advantage of," 50 Cent explained.

In June, 50 Cent posted two images on Instagram of Crews on Instagram after Crews appeared in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to speak about his experience and voice support for the Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights.

The two images now deleted images were accompanied by a caption that read: "LOL, what the ---- is going on out here man? Terry: I froze in fear. ... They would have had to take me to jail."

Crews, a former NFL linebacker and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star, has said the assault happened during a 2016 party that he attended with his wife.

"If you asked [a man] if someone touched them. ... They go, 'Yo, what you doing?' Nothing more but 'What you doing?'" 50 Cent said. "In the Senate, when they [were] talking about it, he didn't even respond [to the alleged perpetrator] by doing that."

"Because he was in shock!" Whoopi Goldberg said in response.

"I wouldn't be prepared for that either," 50 Cent said.

"No, nobody is!" Goldberg said.

"Y'all would be bailing me out! I'd have to get bailed out," 50 Cent said.

50 also touched on his hit Starz series Power and the fandom that has come from the Sunday night crime drama.

"It's exciting to see so many people invested in it," he said about the show. "It's cool!"

Power airs Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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PepsiCo(NEW YORK) -- Busta Rhymes' catchy freestyle on Chris Brown's 2011 hit song, "Look At Me Now," is arguably one of the rapper's most memorable efforts.

So when Doritos decided to team up with the legendary rapper, it was a seemingly easy decision to use his rap freestyle from that track in their 2018 Super Bowl commercial, which showed Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage lip-syncing over Busta's verse.

Rhymes says working on the commercial with Dinklage was absolutely "incredible."

"It just was an incredible moment to be able to share with a dude that I'm a super fan of too," Rhymes tells ABC Radio. "The Game of Thrones and all of that -- and just a bunch of other things that Peter Dinklage has done. I'm a super fan."

Interestingly, when it came time to lip-sync the freestyle, Dinklage had an distinct advantage.

"I didn't really have to tell him too much. I mean he knew...exactly what he was doing," Busta reveals. "From what I understand, he used to rhyme, so he knew what he was doing...And he was in a rap group, he had his own thing popping with his emcee days-- back when he was spitting bars himself."

According to the AV Club, Dinklage was the lead singer of Whizzy, "a rap/rock/punk/funk band in the mid-’90s."

Busta continues, "He definitely...had that under control flawlessly, so to speak. So, I don't want to take too much credit for that."

Rhymes also praised another actor, giving props to Missy Elliott's freestyle-inspired Superbowl commercial, where Morgan Freeman lip-synced over her song, "Get Your Freak On."

"She's like the female Bus Rhymes I'm proud to say," he adds. "And I think Morgan Freeman did an amazing job -- the whole concept was dope."


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Lucasfilm(LOS ANGELES) -- Lucasfilm has announced that Solo: A Star Wars Story, will be released on HD digital download on September 14, and on Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on Sept. 25.

Directed by Oscar winner Ron Howard, the second "stand-alone" Star Wars story stars Alden Erenreich as Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, as well as Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Paul Bettany, and Woody Harrelson.

The release will come packed with deleted scenes, interviews with the cast and director Howard, as well as behind-the-scenes featurettes regarding the characters and settings from the film.

The adventure tracks the smuggler's early days as an impoverished hustler on the streets of his home planet, to his stint in the Imperial army, and his falling in with a crew of crooks pulling a major heist for a dangerous galactic gangster, played by Marvel movie series star Bettany.

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

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ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- Sports and entertainment collide Wednesday night at the ESPYs, hosted by racing star Danica Patrick.

Danica will also be making history as the first woman ever to host the show -- a change she tells ABC News is long overdue.

"The fact that the show has been around for about 25 years and there hasn't been a female host is definitely surprising, because there are plenty of funny women," she says.

Of course, Patrick hasn't forgotten that the ESPYs are all about sports, and there hasn't been any shortage of memorable moments over the past year.

"You know, Nick Fowles winning a Super Bowl as a backup quarterback...World Cup and Wimbledon... I mean, Serena [Williams] didn't win Wimbledon, but my goodness, she just had a baby and she went to the finals...Tiger Woods started playing golf again, so lots of cool stuff happening in sports and we're going to talk about as many of them as we can," says Patrick.

The 36-year-old former NASCAR star also hopes she'll make us laugh and cry: "There are the triumphant moments that are amazing, and then there are the sad losses. I mean, World Cup just ended and I watched so many grown men cry for a very long period of time." 

The 2018 ESPY Awards will are live from The Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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ABC/Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) -- With her #PretendCookingShow videos on Instagram, Jennifer Garner shows off her favorite recipes in a casual and relatable style. But don't expect her to become the next Martha Stewart any time soon.

“I do not have plans in any way shape or form to do a real cooking show,” she tells ABC Radio. “I'm really happy doing a three minute pretend cooking show and that seems just about right. I'm in my pajamas, I rarely have any makeup on, it's just my own kitchen and that's the way to do it!”

She says her kids – 12-year-old Violet, 9-year-old Seraphina and 6-year-old Samuel – appreciate her home-cooking, but sometimes take it for granted, too.

“[We] just spent a week out of town and they said to me, ‘Mom, next week will you cook every night? We just want your food. We just wanna be home and have your food,’” she says. “And that made me really happy.”

She may not have a real cooking show in the works, but she is cooking up some other food-related projects. She's the co-founder of the organic baby food line, Once Upon a Farm. Garner also recently bought the Oklahoma farm where her mom grew up and is restoring it with the help of her uncle.

“He's plowed it and there are blueberries and persimmons and beets, I think, going in and it's all gonna be just sourced for Once Upon a Farm,” she says. 

You can find Once Upon a Farm baby food in the refrigerated aisle at your local grocery store and at big retailers including Walmart and Target.

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ABC Image Group LA(LOS ANGELES) -- Gabrielle Union recently shared some important motherly advice with her stepsons.

During a recent panel discussion, attended by Refinery29, Union, who co-parents her husband Dwyane Wade's children, Zaire and Zion, as well as his nephew, Dahveon, revealed she had to teach her stepsons about valuing dark-skinned, black women.

Union recalled a conversation where she asked the three boys about girls they were interested in. When they showed her the girls’ Instagram accounts, she soon realized they all had something very similar in common. 

“Literally, probably about 10 girls I looked at had the same light skin, curly hair, tiny waist, butt, boobs — it was the same girl over and over again,” Union said. “So I asked them to show me the most beautiful chocolate sister they’ve seen. They say there are none. I was like, ‘Why do they get exed out so fast? What is happening in your brain that is causing you to look at these women through a prism that is distorting their actual selves?'”

Shocked by her discovery, the Breaking In star decided to show the young men some brown skinned beauties, like Star's Ryan Destiny.

“They’re like, ‘Oh, she bad!’ But do you know how many Ryan Destinys there are? I pull up every Black model, women from all over the world, and they’re beautiful," she said. "But they don’t see the beauty unless it comes from an actress or a supermodel or a video vixen. They have to have somebody else tell them that a chocolate woman is attractive for them to believe it.”

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Lionsgate/Larry Horricks(LOS ANGELES) -- The first trailer is out for Robin Hood, the latest retelling of the adventures of the swashbuckling hero -- this time starring Kingsman's Taron Egerton and Oscar winner Jamie Foxx.

The action-heavy coming attraction shows Foxx's Little John -- in this retelling a Moorish commander -- training Egerton's fellow Crusades vet Robin of Loxley in order to take the fight to the evil Sheriff of Nottingham.  "You were a lord, but now you get to become a thief, and I’m going to show you how," says Foxx, his face dotted with tribal scars.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's baddie Ben Mendelsohn plays the corrupt cop.

The heroes don hoods to hit the corrupt cop where it hurts -- his wallet -- and in their whole "steal from the rich, give to the poor" quest, Robin is seen performing a variety of death-defying stunts, and firing arrows so fast that Hawkeye from the Avengers movies would be jealous.

The movie, which also stars Jamie Dornan from the Fifty Shades movies, and U2 frontman Bono's daughter Eve Hewson as Maid Marian, opens November 21.

The first trailer is out for Robin Hood, the latest retelling of the adventures of the swashbuckling hero -- this time starring Kingsman's Taron Egerton and Oscar winner Jamie Foxx.

The action-heavy coming attraction shows Foxx's Little John -- in this retelling a Moorish commander -- training Egerton's fellow Crusades vet Robin of Loxley in order to take the fight to the evil Sheriff of Nottingham.  "You were a lord, but now you get to become a thief, and I’m going to show you how," says Foxx, his face dotted with tribal scars.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's baddie Ben Mendelsohn plays the corrupt cop.

The heroes don hoods to hit the corrupt cop where it hurts -- his wallet -- and in their whole "steal from the rich, give to the poor" quest, Robin is seen performing a variety of death-defying stunts, and firing arrows so fast that Hawkeye from the Avengers movies would be jealous.

The movie, which also stars Jamie Dornan from the Fifty Shades movies, and U2 frontman Bono's daughter Eve Hewson as Maid Marian, opens November 21.

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Michael Desmond/OWN(NEW YORK) -- Mara Brock Akil is sharing a special and important narrative in Love Is___, her latest pet project with husband/producing partner Salim Akil. According to Mara, their scripted relationship drama -- which mirrors their own real-life relationship journey -- is something she hopes will become more of the norm on both television and in film.

"We have come a long way [with] progress about our images in intimacy," Akil tells ABC Radio, referring to the lack of black relationships on screen. "I've been in movie theaters where I've watched the black audience squirm when you see love, and kissing, and sex, and romance...In a way that's not comical -- that's serious."

Akil says her creation of the OWN series was purposeful in that she wanted to show love from the black lens.

"Black artists getting the opportunity to do what we've watched white artists do for eons," she explains. "And so, I'm really proud of the progress that we're making as artists within this storytelling medium. And that we can do it and keep professional bounds, but make you the viewer believe."

Of course, Akil knows that just like love and relationships -- changing an audience's viewpoint on how they see love is also a daunting journey. But, the Being Mary Jane creator says it's one she and the actors of the series are definitely on board to take on.

"And we have progressed and so as artists we have to progress," she says. "So yes, you can kiss and be a trained artist and know how to connect spiritually, and connect as actors, and connect as creatives, and still maintain the boundaries of professionalism." 

Love Is ____, starring Michele Weaver and Will Catlett, airs tonight at 10 p.m. ET on OWN.

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© 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. (LOS ANGELES) -- A new trailer for the Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody will have fans stomping and clapping along with "We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions," as the snippet, partially set to the song, shows the genesis of that legendary rock anthem.

"I want to give the audience a song they can perform," says Gwilym Lee as guitar virtuoso Brian May, before demonstrating the "stomp/stomp/clap" for Rami Malek's spot-on Mercury.

The trailer shows glimpses of how Freddie joined Brian May and the rest of the group, as well as some of the in-studio innovations that led to the group's titular masterpiece.

The trailer also gives more glimpses of its portrayal of Queen's legendary performance at Live Aid, and seems to allude to Mercury's fatal AIDS diagnosis: Someone says, "I just need a bit of time," to which Malek replies, "What if I don't have time?"

Joseph Mazzello plays bassist John Deacon, and Ben Hardy portrays drummer Roger Taylor, when the movie hits theaters November 2.

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Focus Features(LOS ANGELES) -- We've got our first look at Felicity Jones' portrayal of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the first trailer for the biopic On the Basis of Sex.

The clip shows various scenes depicting the many obstacles the Notorious RBG faced on her way to the nation's High Court, while challenging the laws that discriminated against women based on their sex.

On the Basis of Sex, co-starring Kathy Bates, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux and Sam Waterston, opens nationwide December 25.

(Trailer contains mild uncensored profanity.)

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Photo: Gavin Bond/SHOWTIME(NEW YORK) -- Showtime has finally broken its silence regarding the controversy surrounding Sasha Baron Cohen's new series, Who Is America?

Former GOP vice presidential candidate and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin called Baron Cohen out in a blog post published on her website, accusing  Baron Cohen of "stolen valor" for tricking her into an interview by the comedian, whom she claims disguised himself as a disabled U.S. Veteran. The allegation has led to a #BoycottShowtime campaign on Twitter.

Following Sunday’s premiere of Who Is America, which featured an interview with Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, the network released a statement released on Tuesday, defending its star.

"There has been widespread misinformation over the past week about the character of Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., Ph.D., performed by Sacha Baron Cohen on the SHOWTIME comedy series WHO IS AMERICA? the statement began. Baron Cohen did not present himself as a disabled veteran, and viewers nationwide who watched the premiere on Sunday can now attest to that."

The statement went on to say, "In Sunday’s episode, during an interview with Senator Bernie Sanders, Baron Cohen in character as Dr. Ruddick was asked by the Senator if he is disabled, and he stated that he is not and uses a mobility scooter to conserve his energy."

Showtime insists the same holds true for Palin’s interview, noting, “Baron Cohen never presented himself as a veteran of the U.S. military to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin during the booking process or during the filming of her interview, and contrary to her claims he did not appear in a wheelchair. In both the interview with Governor Palin and the interview with Senator Sanders, he did not wear military apparel of any kind."

Palin's segment has yet to air.  Who Is America? airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.

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ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- Johnny Depp has reached a settlement in his year-and-a-half-long legal battle with his former managers, the Management Group, a month before a scheduled August 15 trial.

“Johnny Depp is pleased to have achieved a settlement agreement with The Management Group following the legal action he took against the company in January 2017,” a spokesperson for Depp said in a statement obtained by Variety. “The lawsuit taken out against The Management Group -- and the subsequent settlement -- is a further demonstration that Johnny is determined to take firm action to protect his personal and artistic reputation in the interests of his family and his career.”

Depp sued The Management Group for more than $25 million he claimed they mismanaged his personal finances. The company handled his finances from 1999 until early 2016, during which Depp launched the lucrative Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, as well as other big-budget films, including Alice in Wonderland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The Management Group responded to Depp's claims with a counter-suit that claimed his financial issues were the result of his allegedly excessive personal spending.

The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

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ABC/Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) -- Becca Kufrin got family-friendly on Monday's episode of The Bachelorette when she took her four remaining bachelors on hometown dates. By the end of the week, all four men confessed their love for her, but a surprise bombshell changed everything.

Becca started off her week in central California for her first hometown date with Garrett. The suitor took her tomato planting to show just how important the outdoors is to him. While working the fields, the couple talked about raising children and the importance of hard work. 

Despite having instant chemistry the moment they met, Becca said she's hesitant to meet Garret's family because the last person he brought home was his abusive ex-wife.

Her worries seemed to be justified -- Garrett's parents pressed her about her feelings for their son.  But eventually, Garrett's protective mother came around and accepted the bachelorette into the family, saying Becca will make Garrett happy.

"I could see myself fitting in with his family for life and starting a family of our own," Becca said. "That's something really special and meaningful. Something just seems so easy and right and natural with him."

Next, Becca flew across the states to Buffalo, New York to meet Jason's family and explore her "crazy chemistry" with the banker. The day started with the two eating "world famous" buffalo wings and then testing their skills at an ice skating rink. 

"Whatever I'm feeling now, I will never settle for less," Jason said during the date. "It feels right."

Later that day, Jason's mother said Becca is a lovely, smart girl but couldn't sense if she's falling in love with Jason, which worried her. When speaking with his brother, Jason confessed that he has strong feelings for Becca, so his brother prompted him to tell her immediately before time runs out. 

Jason took his brother's advice because outside the house, he told Becca how he truly feels. "When I kiss you, I don't want to stop kissing you," he said. "All that does it tell me one thing. It tells me I am so insanely, wildly in love with you."

From upstate New York, Becca traveled west to the mountains of Bailey, Colorado for her hometown date with Blake. The date started at his old high school where they met Blake's former coaches and mentors, who helped shaped who he is today. 

While in the library, Blake told Becca about another important incident that influenced his life. He explained that in his senior year, his campus experienced a school shooting where one girl died. 

"It changed my outlook on life," he explained. "I wanted you to know why it's important to me to be positive and see life as a gift."

The date took a more uplifting turn when Blake surprised Becca with her favorite musician, Betty Who, at a surprise concert in the school auditorium. 

When Becca met Blake's family that evening, his mother warned her that Blake has gone through a serious breakup and is worried that Becca will break his heart too. But at the end of the date, Becca said, "I can see Blake in my life forever and Blake's family in my life forever."

For her fourth and final hometown date, Becca stayed in Colorado to meet Colton's family. After visiting the patients at a children's hospital, Becca admitted she was "nervous for this one" because Colton doesn't have much experience -- both intimately and romantically. In fact, he never brought another woman home before, which surprised Becca. 

Once she met his large family, Colton's father pulled Becca aside and asked her why she hasn't been open about her relationship with Arie, especially after Colton had been open about his relationship with Becca's friend, Tia. He also told her that he doesn't want her to choose Colton if she doesn't think it will be the right decision. 

"Better to have someone hurt now than down the road," Colton's father said. 

Meanwhile, Colton expressed to his mother that he's ready to get down on one knee and propose to Becca at the end of this journey. 

The next day, Becca consulted her closest friends about her hometown dates and about the difficult decision she's about to face. When she mentioned Colton's name, Tia asked to speak with Becca privately. Tia then dropped her bombshell: she still has feelings for Colton.

"When I think about Colton being at this point, it makes me sick in my stomach," Tia confessed. 

A "frustrated" Becca said she had a lot to think about. In the end, she sent Colton home, explaining that it wasn't Tia's confession that led to her decision, but that it just didn't feel right in her heart. 

"I just wanted an opportunity to fall in love and be happy," Colton explained. 

"I'm sorry," she answered. "I don't know what else to say. I feel so bad."

The remaining three bachelors -- Garrett, Blake, and Jason -- will be heading to Thailand next week for the always adventurous fantasy suites. 

The Bachelorette airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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Jordin Althaus/AMC(LOS ANGELES) -- AMC has given the temporary hosting reins of Chris Hardwick's AMC shows to actress, self-described geek, and popular Talking Dead panelist Yvette Nicole Brown.

AMC annouced the news in a statement to Variety.

“Yvette Nicole Brown will step in as an interim guest host of The Walking Dead Season 9 Preview Special on August 5 and Talking Dead when it returns following the premiere of Fear the Walking Deadon August 12, as we work to complete our assessment related to Chris Hardwick,” the statement read.

The news comes less than two weeks after AMC announced that Brown would also serve as the moderator for the San Diego Comic-Con panels for both The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead.

Hardwick stepped down from his AMC shows in June amid accusations from his ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra, who accused him of abusing her during their relationship and subsequently getting her blackballed from the industry after they broke up. Hardwick has denied the allegations.

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ABC/Lou Rocco(LOS ANGELES) -- Jamie Foxx could be teaming up with Michael B. Jordan for an upcoming courtroom drama.

A source tells Variety, the Oscar winner is in negotiations to star alongside Jordan in the upcoming the Warner Bros. film Just Mercy. 

The drama, based on the book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, chronicles the real-life story of social justice activist Bryan Stevenson, who founded the Equal Justice Initiative.

Like Stevenson's book, the film will follow his first case, that of Walter McMillian, a young black man sentenced to death for a crime he didn't commit.

According to Variety, Foxx will play the role of  McMillan, a role described as, "highly coveted by several movie stars." Variety reports Foxx pushed hard for the gig, which may, "thrust him back in the awards-season spotlight.." 

Just Mercy is set to hit theaters on January 1, 2020.

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