<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - ]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usThu, 28 Jul 2016 17:34:37 -0700Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:34:37 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Gwen Stefani Brings Bullied Boy on Stage at Fla. Concert]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:58:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Gwen+Stefani+West+Palm+Beach+Show.png A bullied boy becomes emotional after he's brought on stage for a hug from Gwen Stefani at a concert in West Palm Beach.

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<![CDATA[MTV Classic Brings Back 'Daria,' 'Beavis and Butthead']]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:34:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/MTV+Classic.jpg

MTV is rebranding VH1 Classic as MTV Classic and says the channel plans to serve up heaps of nostalgia for fans of "Beavis and Butt-head," ''Daria," ''Total Request Live," and other MTV staples.

MTV says the channel will have "a special focus on the 1990s and early 2000s." In addition to full-season marathons of "The Real World," ''Road Rules" and "Laguna Beach," MTV says the channel will feature prime-time programming blocks that include episodes of "Cribs," ''Jackass," ''Punk'd" and others. "MTV Unplugged" episodes that MTV says haven't been aired in years also will be rerun.

MTV Classic will debut on Aug. 1 — 35 years to the day of MTV's debut. Its first show will be "MTV Hour One," a rebroadcast of MTV's first hour of programming from 1981.



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<![CDATA[Slash Visits 'School of Rock' Cast]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:02:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SLASH+SURPRISES+SCHOOL+OF+ROCK+-+00003401_WNBC_000000012515703.jpg

The kid band at the heart of the Broadway musical "School of Rock" got a surprise guest during rehearsal - Guns N' Roses star Slash.

The guitarist made a surprise appearance Friday while the pre-teen band was practicing the Guns N' Roses song "Sweet Child O' Mine." He then joined in with young guitarist Brandon Niederauer, who seemed delighted.

Singer Bobbi MacKenzie didn't notice the musician until after the song, covering her mouth in surprise. After shaking hands with the kids, Slash joined them on "Paradise City."

The musical stays close to the plot of the Jack Black-led 2003 film, in which a wannabe rocker enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands.

Slash is touring with Guns N' Roses.



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<![CDATA[‘Tonight Show’: Box of Lies With Matt Damon]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 06:59:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DAMON_GettyImages-583806920.jpg Host Jimmy Fallon and Matt Damon take turns trying to stump each other about what items are hidden inside their mystery boxes.

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<![CDATA[‘Late Night’: Closer Look at DNC Day 2]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 06:59:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s3e140_400_closerlook_20160727_1200x675_733755971964.jpg With Hillary Clinton officially the Democratic presidential nominee, Donald Trump somehow managed to push himself into the news by saying some wildly dangerous things, host Seth Meyers notes.]]> <![CDATA[‘Late Night': Seth's Affirmations on Aging, Brunch]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:01:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s3e140_400_affirmations_20160727_1200x675_733759555693.jpg Host Seth Meyers confesses that he hasn’t had much time recently to spend qualiy time with his good friend, himself. He explains that he has his writers compose affirmations that he can read to himself in the mirror.]]> <![CDATA['Weekend Update' Roasts DNC]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 06:09:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/WEEKEND_GettyImages-468735598.jpg

"Saturday Night Live" returned from summer vacation for a second Wednesday in a row for a special segment on day three of the Democratic National Convention, with jokes that ranged from despondent Bernie Sanders supporters to a love story that failed to mention a sex scandal.

"There's been so much passion and enthusiasm here — only problem was, most of it was for the guy who lost," "Weekend Update" co-host Colin Jost said, referring to Sanders.

They then showed images of Sanders supporters in the convention hall who were in tears.

"Look at all these white girls crying — they look like Dave Matthews just played 'Crash Into Me,'" co-host Michael Che joked. "What are you so sad about? You're gonna be fine. What do you think is going to happen if Bernie Sanders doesn't get to be president? You still get to be white."



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<![CDATA['Sharknado 4': A Return to Summer Camp]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:10:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Sharknado2Effect11.jpg

During an episode from the latest season of "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," Titus Andromedon explains the lack of activity at a construction site by passing along some insider information from his hardhat boyfriend: "Mikey told me 'Shark Week' is now a union holiday."

If Discovery's annual salute to the sharp-toothed guardians of the ocean warrants a vacation, then Syfy's upcoming latest "Sharknado" installment marks Christmas in July. "Sharknado: The 4th Awakens" arrives on Sunday, offering a refreshing splash of summer camp at a time when we all could use a break from real disasters.

It's been three years since the first legions of insatiable sharks got swept up in a tornado and attacked Los Angeles, becoming an instant and unexpected pop culture phenomenon – essentially sharks propelled by Twitter snark. The gloriously silly TV movie represented less a commentary on global warming than a spoof of 1970s disaster flicks, complete with hammy acting and the greatest chainsaw-aided escape from the jaws of death in entertainment history.

The laughter spawned sequels in 2014 (the sharks invade New York) and 2015 (sea-dwelling sharks swallow political sharks in Washington) as the series got better by getting worse.

Pushing most movie franchises past three installments, as George Lucas learned the hard way, doesn't always fly with fans. So perhaps it’s appropriate that the title of the new "Sharknado" chapter plays off "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens."

Timing might help the odds of success for "Sharknado: The 4th Awakens," in which the airborne predators hit the Las Vegas strip. There's an almost Trumpian theme to the series – warnings of disaster awaiting us at every turn – not to mention some more direct Donald Trump links: In the last "Sharknado," Mark Cuban, another rich guy from TV (he's a mainstay of "Shark Tank") and a frequent Trump critic, did a great job playing an over-the-top tough-guy president in last year's installment.

Gary Busey and Cheryl Tiegs, both veterans of "Celebrity Apprentice," join this year's cast. Returning as the aptly named Fin, the only man able to protect us against the flying sharks, is Ian Ziering, whom Trump fired "Celebrity Apprentice" after the actor set a booze jingle to "La Cucharacha." Tara Reid (whose character apparently survived a does-she-live-or-die online poll) and David Hasselhoff round out the C-list cast of the B-movie parody.

If nothing else, "Sharknado: The 4th Awakens," offers a chance to veg out as the carnivorous sharks chow down. We might not need a week to celebrate, but the laughs hopefully will make some uncertain weeks ahead more bearable.

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[Questlove Talks 'Oprah Rule' of His Philadelphia Childhood]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:46:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/slack-imgs.com.jpg

Questlove, the drummer for The Roots, the house band on "The Tonight Show," recalled that while growing up in Philadelphia, his parents enforced the "Oprah rule" to keep him off the streets after school.

He was expected to be home before Oprah Winfrey’s talk show came on at 4 p.m.

"My parents were like, 'you want to come straight home. Do not let that 'Oprah' theme come on and you're not in this house," Questlove, whose birth name is Ahmir Thompson, told "Today's" Matt Lauer in an interview that aired Wednesday morning.

The Roots, Questlove said, started out by busking on Philadelphia streets in 1987 with the aim of "earning date money." The word spread about them in the hip-hop community, leading to bigger shows. The Roots served as the house band on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" from 2009 to 2014, and in the same role on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", since 2014.

Questlove, who's also a music producer and a DJ, discussed some of his favorite moments on "The Tonight Show," describing one performance with Bruce Springsteen that drove the audience wild.

"It looked like the yuppie version of the 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' video," he said.

Questlove reminisced about weekends where he would go with his father, a doo-wop singer, to the record store and return home with a trunk full of vinyl.

"He'd buy like 200 records at a time," said Questlove. "I was in a house with 5000 records."

He said his family's dedication to music is what made him successful.

"They literally saved my life, he said. 



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<![CDATA[Sarah Silverman's Twitter Hacked for Anti-Clinton Message]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:35:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-580958410-dnc.jpg

Comedian Sarah Silverman said Wednesday on Twitter that her account had been hacked, after an earlier message linked to a YouTube video criticizing Hillary Clinton.

"MY TWITTER ACCT GOT HACKED THIS IS NOT ME," Silverman wrote in response to a tweet from 8:48 a.m. ET.

The since deleted post had said "America, are you awakening?" It also included language in the Cyrillic alphabet and linked to a YouTube video from the hacker group Anonymous on April 9 in opposition to Clinton.

Silverman, a former Bernie Sanders supporter, joined Sen. Al Franken Monday night to urge Democratic National Convention delegates to unite behind Clinton.

She also responded to Sanders die-hards who had booed Clinton's name at convention events by saying: "To the Bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous."



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<![CDATA[‘Late Night’: Andy Cohen Forgets Show's Guests]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:53:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s3e139_399_andycohen_show_20160726_1200x675_732907075712.jpg Host Seth Meyers talks to Andy Cohen about his show. Cohen admits that he struggles to remember who has been on his show and who hasn’t.]]> <![CDATA[‘Late Night’: A Message to Bernie Die-Hards]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:57:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s3e139_399_hey_20160726_1200x675_732908099689.jpg Host Seth Meyers is inspired by the so-called Bernie or bust delegates who do not approve of Hillary Clinton’s democratic nomination for president. Like Sarah Silverman, Meyers has strong words for the group. With Trump leading some polls, Meyers concludes that “we don’t have time for this.” “This", being democracy.]]> <![CDATA[‘Tonight’ Pros and Cons: DNC]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:57:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s3e176_508_proscons_20160726_1200x675_732904515922.jpg Host Jimmy Fallon weighs the good and bad of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.]]> <![CDATA[‘Tonight’: Frozen Blackjack With Michael Fassbender]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:58:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/FASS_GettyImages-583543794.jpg Host Jimmy Fallon and Michael Fassbender compete in an icy twist on blackjack, where the loser of each round gets a pitcher of ice water funneled into their pants by the winner.

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<![CDATA[Susan Sarandon, Sarah Silverman Ignite DNC Celebrity Bern]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:26:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sarandon-silverman.jpg

There's no doubt the Democrats trounced the Republicans in one contest: the Day One convention celebrity lineup. Scott Baio, Antonio Sabato Jr. and Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson proved no match for the wattage of Demi Lovato, Eva Longoria, Paul Simon and Sarah Silverman.

What's less clear is whether controversy sparked by some of the entertainment-world guests did their respective parties more harm than good.

Donald Trump supporter Baio got called out during an interview with MSNBC for retweeting a vile post slurring Hillary Clinton. Former underwear model Sabato absurdly insisted in an interview with ABC that – despite all evidence to the contrary – his fellow Christian President Obama is a Muslim.

On Monday night, Democratic schisms played out, in part, through the stars. While Simon's poignant croak of "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" sought to heal, comments fired from the convention stage by Sarah Silverman and eye-daggers shot from the crowd by Susan Sarandon threatened to irritate an open wound.

While the duo couldn't overshadow the night's biggest star – First Lady Michelle Obama – the attention Silverman and Sarandon grabbed underscored not only the growing role of celebrities in high-stakes political races, but the unpredictability they bring.

The GOP learned as much in 2012, via Clint Eastwood's bizarre improvised comedy act with an empty chair.

Silverman, a Bernie Sanders fan who is now supporting Clinton, offered a far funnier (including a racy crack about getting a cream for her “Bern”) and nuanced performance. She extolled Sanders and made a case for Clinton, without slamming Trump – normally an easy target for a caustic, left-leaning comedian.

Still, her comic instincts kicked in amid booing by from Sanders diehards, prompting her to react as if she were putting hecklers in their place. "To the Bernie-or-bust people: You're being ridiculous," she said with comedian-turned-senator Al Franken at her side.

While her words likely rang true to many Democrats, they starkly highlighted a lack of the kind of unity party leaders had hoped to project on a night when even pleas on Clinton's behalf from Sanders and his fellow liberal Sen. Elizabeth Warren couldn't ground the boo-birds.

Sarandon, meanwhile, gave voice to the split without uttering a syllable. The Sanders supporter, who told TYT Politics last month that Clinton “in a way” is “more dangerous” than Trump, became an Internet meme after journalist Ian McKenna tweeted a gif of her looking miserable in the Philadelphia arena.  

“Susan Sarandon is having literally the worst time at the #DemConvention,” McKenna noted. Sarandon retweeted the observation, and added: "Accurate."

Her short, if not sweet, tweet likely won't be the final word from a celebrity during a divisive president election cycle in which both parties got humbling reminders that reaching out to the stars brings a risk of feeling the burn.

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[Dr. Dre Handcuffed After Driveway Confrontation]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:54:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_129703052779.jpg

Music producer and entrepreneur Andre "Dr. Dre" Young was briefly handcuffed after deputies responded to a report of a confrontation outside his Malibu home.

Young was accused of pointing a gun at a man Monday morning outside the home on Pacific Coast Highway, authorities said. The man told deputies the rapper pointed a gun at him and told him to leave while he was stopped in his car on PCH, according to the department.

Young told deputies the man was in front of his home, blocking his driveway, and that he asked the man to leave.

The 51-year-old artist was searched, handcuffed and briefly detained in a patrol car while deputies investigated the claims, according to the sheriff's department. Deputies said Young was cooperative with deputies and consented to a search.

Young claimed the man drove away after the initial encounter, but immediately returned and parked near the same location. Young said he pulled out his cellphone and started recording the man, who then drove away, and denied threatening the man, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The man insisted Young had a handgun, but a weapon was not found at the scene, authorities said.

Young was not arrested or taken into custody by deputies, but the other man initiated a private person's arrest of Young for misdemeanor brandishing a firearm, according to the sheriff's department. Young received a citation and was not transported to the station.

A representative for Young did not immediately return a request for comment from The Associated Press.



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<![CDATA[‘Tonight’: Good Name, Bad Name, Great Name]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 04:57:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s3e175_507_goodnamebadname_20160725_1200x675_732164163904.jpg Host Jimmy Fallon demonstrates what makes a good name for one thing might make a bad name for something else or make a great name for something else.]]> <![CDATA[‘Late Night’: Bill Clinton Called Lenny Kravitz]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:37:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KRAVITZ_GettyImages-580957598.jpg Host Seth Meyers asks Lenny Kravitz if there’s any truth behind the story that Bill Clinton called Kravitz at home. Kravtiz did in fact receive a call from Clinton, even though the two hadn’t been personally acquainted. At the time, Bill Clinton was president and he asked Kravitz to play at that year’s Democratic National Convention.

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<![CDATA[Late Night’: A Closer Look at DNC Emails]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:07:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s3e138_398_closerlook_20160725_1200x675_732166723991.jpg Democrats in Philly are presenting themselves as the safe alternative to the “forest fire in cuff links that is Donald Trump,” host Seth Meyers said.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight’: Catchphrase With Denis Leary]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:21:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s3e175_507_catchphrase_20160725_1200x675_732169283895.jpg Host Jimmy Fallon teams up with Denis Leary against Shay Mitchell and G-Eazy for a game of Catchphrase.]]> <![CDATA[Top Celeb Pics: 'Bad Moms' Premiere ]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:28:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/kristin-bell-mad-moms1.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities looking their best.

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<![CDATA[What to Expect for Next Week’s Outside Lands Music Festival]]> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:48:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/outsidelands41.jpg

Thousands of avid music followers will flock to Golden Gate Park next weekend for three days of bands and festivities at this year’s Outside Lands music festival. People from across the nation are travelling to San Francisco to take part in the popular event’s ninth year.

Attendees of the festival will have paid more than $145 per day to see this year’s lineup, which includes more than 90 alternative, rock and rap artists. Popular musicians such as Radiohead, Lionel Richie and Lana Del Ray will take the stage beginning on Friday, August 5, and continue through Sunday.

Each day includes a mix of more seasoned artists combined with smaller, underground bands. Friday’s set features rapper J. Cole and Swedish indie-pop band Miike Snow, Saturday includes music producer Zedd and singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens, and Chance the Rapper and electronic band Major Lazer will be shown on the final day.

But lively performances aren’t the only thing to be looking forward to next weekend. The festival is famous for the unique and often wacky food that it serves. Concert-goers can choose between the 79 vendors that Outside Lands has partnered with this year—including Straw, which specializes in donut cheeseburgers, and Rocko’s, which serves its original ice cream tacos.

To complete the weekend experience, the festival has also scheduled sets by over 15 comedians—including ‘Saturday Night Live’ veterans Fred Armisen and John Mulaney—and will feature a golf course and a dance party hosted by MTV.

In case you can’t make it to the event, Outside Lands will be livestreaming all the action on ‘go90.’ Last year attracted over 195,000 music-loving fans, and even more are expected to show up this year.



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<![CDATA[Dozens of Arrests at GNR's NJ Show]]> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:59:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/188*120/72416slash.jpg

At least 30 people were arrested at a Guns N' Roses concert at MetLife Stadium, police in New Jersey said Sunday.

The arrests occurred Saturday night and the charges ranged from drug possession, lewdness and simple assault to resisting arrest.

One New Jersey woman was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, officials said.

Guns N' Roses performed a second show at the stadium in East Rutherford on Sunday night.

The band broke up in 1996 and the reunion of Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan is called the "Not in This Lifetime" tour.



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