<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - TV, movies, music and celebrity news]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcbayarea.com/entertainment/entertainment-news http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usWed, 29 Mar 2017 22:07:24 -0700Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:07:24 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Mass. Teacher Reaches Out to Home-State Celebs for Class Supplies]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:42:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/232*120/Screen+Shot+2017-03-29+at+8.41.17+PM.png

Teachers often have to reach into their own pockets to finance classroom supplies, but one teacher in Kingston, Massachusetts, has reached out online to some Bay State celebrities for financial support.

"There’s not always a ton of money to go around to bring new material into the classroom," said technology teacher Shawn Avery. "A lot of times teachers go out and are buying materials on their own."

Now, thanks to Avery and generous celebrities, students in a third grade class in Kingston Intermediate School have innovative technology at their fingertips.

"It’s awesome, I mean we get to use 3D, we get to go in the VR," said student Michael Reiche.

"I think the technology is really cool because I’ve never seen something like it," added student Bryn Lally.

Through Donors Choose, teachers like Avery can request help funding school projects or purchasing supplies that would otherwise be unattainable.

For an annual #BestSchoolDay initiative on Wednesday, Donors Choose matches every donation made to teachers. It prompted Avery to reach out on Twitter to actor and Newton, Massachusetts, native John Krasinski for help late Tuesday.

"I just sent a tweet out to him saying is there anything we can do to rally some support," Avery recalled.

Krasinski not only responded, but asked some of his famous friends from Massachusetts for help too.

Those famous friends, including Cambridge native Mindy Kaling, answered the call.

"Just to see the support and see that even though they have so much going on in their own lives, that they can still take the time to try and rally for communities that they grew up in," said Avery.

Over the past five years, Avery says he has gotten about $70,000 in funding through Donors Choose which has allowed him to purchase iPads, Chromebooks, drones and 3D printers for his classroom.



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<![CDATA[Top Celeb Pics: Matt Damon, George Clooney, 'Going in Style']]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:38:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_17088261271215.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities.

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<![CDATA[There's Just No Stopping Robert Klein]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:59:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630917982.jpg

Jerry Seinfeld, a while back, unveiled his Mount Rushmore of comedy: Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Don Rickles and (pre-disgrace) Bill Cosby.

With a little more room on his imaginary stand-up monument, Seinfeld might have carved out space for an observational comic who taught him something about nothing: Robert Klein.

Seinfeld is the headlining talking head in the documentary "Robert Klein Still Can't Stop his Leg," which makes its TV premiere Friday on Starz. The film, which airs nearly two months after Klein's 75th birthday, marks a celebration of the self-declared "Child of 50's," whose deceivingly influential humor has aged well.

The movie's title refers to Klein's signature bit as a blues man who can't help stomping in time. He initially performed the routine on the fifth installment of "Saturday Night Live" – four episodes after Carlin became the first host, and just before Lily Tomlin and Pryor took the stage of NBC’s Studio 8H. That all happened in 1975, the year Klein also starred in HBO's first stand-up special.

Klein, a former Catskills busboy and a Second City comedy troupe member, emerged as a strong link between old-school stand-up and counterculture comedy. His landmark 1973 album, "Child of the 50's," trafficked in Baby Boomer proto-nostalgia, but didn't wallow in it. Recalling on Cold War civil defense drills in school, Klein noted his teachers were “very subtle about it. They told us, ‘Children, the sirens mean disaster!’"

Klein's prime 1970s routines didn't pack the underlying pain of Carlin and Pryor, or the multi-character magic of Tomlin. But he cleverly mined ordinary absurdity for laughs. Take Klein's view of photos of smiling students in college recruitment materials: "There are never pictures in the brochure like, 'I’m gonna flunk out of this place! I lost $200 in a card game! I’m pregnant!'”

It's a bit that could have come straight from the book of Seinfeld, who is joined in the documentary by Jay Leno, Billy Crystal, Jon Stewart and other Klein acolytes. Robert Klein might not have made it to the mountaintop of humor, but like his hyperactive leg, his comedy goes on.

Jere Hester is Director of News Products and Projects at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He is also the author of "Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family." Follow him on Twitter.



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<![CDATA[Aunt Viv Slams 'Fresh Prince' Star After Reunion Pic]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:38:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/vivmad.jpg

Aunt Viv is ticked off.

Janet Hubert, the original Aunt Viv of the 90s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” wrote a scathing Facebook post about former co-star Alfonso Ribeiro after he posted a reunion photo on Instagram. 

The reunion photo did not include her.

Hubert wrote in the post that she was not offended that she wasn’t invited to the “Fresh Prince” reunion. But she bashed “Carlton,” calling him a suck-up to Will Smith when they filmed the show. She also accused him of being in desperate need for attention.

Ribeiro posted a picture of the cast on Instagram and wrote, “Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family.” The photo included Will Smith, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Daphne Maxwell Reid and Joseph Marcell.

James Avery, who played Uncle Phil, passed away in 2013 due to surgery complications. Ribeiro wrote that he wished Avery was still alive to make the photo “complete.”

Hubert wrote on Facebook that there will “never be a true reunion of Fresh Prince” because she has “no interest” in seeing any of her former castmates.

However, this is not the first time she has gone after the “Fresh Prince” cast. She was replaced on the show by Reid after three seasons and has feuded with former castmates, most notably star Will Smith, on prior occasions.

Hubert plans to write a tell-all memoir about her time on the show.


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<![CDATA[Royal Family: Kate at the National Portrait Gallery Gala]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:09:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-659452326-sm.jpg A look through the years at the royal family.

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<![CDATA[David Bowie's NYC Apartment and Piano for $6.5 For Sale]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:52:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/1_160CentralParkSouth_1_LivingRoom_HiRes.jpg David Bowie's former apartment that faces Central Park is up for sale for $6,495,000 -- and comes with the Yamaha piano that Bowie used. The apartment is at 160 Central Park South, Apt. 915, between Sixth and Seventh avenues.

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<![CDATA[Meet the Man Whose Robot Prints, Burns Trump's Tweets]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:55:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/anti-trump-robot.jpg

This Twitter account is the latest to burn President Donald Trump online, and it's doing it in a whole new way.

On Tuesday, @burnedyourtweet joined Twitter with one purpose: sharing video of a robot printing Trump's latest tweets and burning them. 

Each time @realDonaldTrump has tweeted since the account went live, the account posts a video of the plastic-and-wire robot printing the tweet on a strip of paper, cutting it with scissors, holding it over a lighter and throwing the burning message in an ashtray. Almost all of the tweets reply to Trump's personal Twitter account, writing simply, "I burned your tweet."

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After one day of actively tweeting at Trump, the account has over 10,000 followers. In its Twitter bio, the account describes itself as "giving Trump's tweets the attention they deserve."

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The engineer behind the robot is David Neevel, a longtime creative technologist from Portland, Oregon, who now lives in Amsterdam after moving there for work. His website is full of gizmos he's created, and he confirmed to NBC that the robot and the Twitter account are his.

"The goal with this robot was the same as with a lot of my robots: finding small, but not necessarily simple, ways of making life better," Neevel said.

No fan of the 45th president, Neevel reasoned that Trump's tweets cause negative emotions for many, and the robot can alleviate those feelings because it is "immune" to them.

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Neevel said that "burning each tweet allows people to acknowledge the tweet's existence and perform a small ritual of dismissal of it."

Trump is a longtime Twitter user with over 27 million followers. He's said it is a great way to get his message past a media he feels is biased against him, but he's also used it to share unverified claims without evidence, including recently that Barack Obama wiretapped him before the election. (The FBI director and other officials have said there is no evidence to support the claim; possible surveillance of Trump Tower is part of a controversial House investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election.)

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Neevel said that the tweet-burning robot project took him a few weeks to master. He has created many robots before that solve everyday problems, but this one involved new elements he hadn't encountered before, like teaching the robot to read and recognize tweets to print.

Neevel didn't expect the account to go viral overnight, but it was on Reddit's home page by Tuesday night. He said he hopes to expand on the account as well as shoot some background video that shows how the machine works.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Trump Unfollowed 'Morning Joe' Hosts]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:35:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/morning-joe-late-night.jpg

Seth Meyers talks to "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski about why President Donald Trump unfollowing them on Twitter was a "highlight."

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<![CDATA['Late Night': A Closer Look at Rep. Devin Nunes]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:36:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/devin-nunes-late-night.jpg

Seth Meyers dives into the investigation of President Donald Trump's possible ties to Russia and why the House committee leader may not be so impartial.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': White House Administration Edition of Kid Art]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:24:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tonight-show-kid-art.jpg

Jimmy Fallon shows off pictures of President Donald Trump's cabinet and administration members drawn by elementary school children, including a laughing Ben Carson and a patriotic Kellyanne Conway.

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<![CDATA['Tonight Show': Jinx Challenge With YouTuber Lilly Singh]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 02:29:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/lilly-tonight-show.jpg

Jimmy Fallon and YouTube star Lilly Singh draw random categories then try to shout out the same answer at the same time to jinx each other.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Craig Ferguson's Naked Commute to Work]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 02:10:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/craig-ferguson-late-night.jpg

Craig Ferguson sits down with Seth Meyers to talk about his new radio show, which he hosts from his garden. That made Ferguson happy, because now he has a 15-second commute to work.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Closer Look at the Failed Health Care Bill]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 02:04:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Seth+Meyers+closer+look+trump.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a look at President Donald Trump's comments about being a skilled dealmaker, even though his party failed to pass its signature health care bill.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': VR Pictionary With Scarlett Johansson]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:05:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/scarlett-jo-tonight-show.jpg

Jimmy Fallon and Dove Cameron face off against Scarlett Johansson and Michael Che in a virtual reality version of Pictionary.

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<![CDATA['Ew!' With Demi Lovato on 'Tonight']]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:55:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/demi-lovato-ew.jpg

Jimmy Fallon shows a clip from "Ew!" in which Sara and her friend Emily (Demi Lovato) do emoji selfies and practice kissing on "crush cushions."

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<![CDATA[Chance the Rapper is ‘Looking for an Intern’]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:21:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_17065779497714-sm.jpg

Chicago’s Chance the Rapper is looking for an intern with experience “putting together decks and writing proposals,” the musician posted on Twitter Monday.

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“I want intern resumes formatted as creative decks, pitches or proposals,” he wrote, adding the email address ctinternsubmissions@gmail.com.

Chance, whose real name is Chancelor Bennett, did not elaborate on what specifically the intern would be working on—but that didn’t stop a torrent of applications from coming his way, mostly on Twitter.

Applications came from a motley crew of Twitter users, such as Olympic diver Riley McCormick who said he’s now a second-year law student in Chicago.

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“Have lots of experiencing dealing with the media and background in entertainment and contract law,” McCormick tweeted, followed by the hashtag #TakeAChanceOnRiley.

Adam Singer, whose verified account profile says he is an analytics advocate for Google, tweeted at Chance “yo I can make you some hot beats.”

Others tweeted images of their resumes, argued about the issue of paid and unpaid internships, or, as was the case with a New York Times social media editor, tweeted a gif from the hit film “Mean Girls.”

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The rapper did not immediately respond to request for comment on the nature of the internship.

Bennet recently made headlines and received praise from the likes of Michelle Obama after donating $1 million to cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools.

“While I’m frustrated and disappointed in the governor’s inaction, that will not stop me from continuing to do all I can to support Chicago’s most valuable resource—it’s children,” Bennet said at a press conference announcing the donation.

After his meeting with Rauner earlier this month, Bennett, who attended Jones College Prep, slammed the governor for vetoing $215 million in CPS funding last December.

Bennet also announced his organization, Social Works, will be accepting donations for CPS where he will match every $100,000 raised with an additional $10,000.



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<![CDATA[Judge Clears Way For Katy Perry to Buy Convent]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:02:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/GettyImages-494135132.jpg

A judge last week cleared the way for singer Katy Perry to be able to buy a contested former convent in Los Feliz.

It's a legal battle that's pitted nuns against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

The five remaining sisters of the former convent have not lived at the location for nearly two years.

Their attorney said they bought the property in the 1970s with their own money and have maintained it ever since, so when they wanted to sell it, they believed they had the right to do so.

In 2015, a judge ruled the sale of the Los Feliz fixture by the nuns to local businesswoman Dana Hollister was no longer valid.

Hollister bought the 9-acre property from the nuns of the order for $15.5 million, or so she thought. A legal battle ensued when the Archdiocese stepped in to say they were the owners. Another judge last summer ruled in their favor.



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