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'The Bachelor' recap: Zach's journey ends with an engagement to Kaity

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Zach Shallcross' journey as The Bachelor concluded on Monday night with an engagement to Kaitlyn “Kaity” Biggar, a 27-year-old ER nurse from Austin, Texas.

“I can no longer say I’m falling in love with you, because, Kaity Lane, I am so in love with you. You are my world,” Zach, 26, declared. “The love I feel for you is something I could’ve never imagined and something I thought a lot of my life I would never be able to deserve. I love you so much. I love you with all my heart. You’re the face I want to wake up to every morning. I want to go through life with you and only you. Kaity, I want to be with you forever...You’re the only one I want in my life... Kaity, will you marry me?”

"Absolutely," she replied.

Zach is the first Bachelor lead to get down on one knee since Peter Weber proposed to Hannah Ann Sluss during the show's 25th season in 2020.

The episode also featured one of the most gut-wrenching breakups in Bachelor history, when Zach confessed to Gabi that "knowing you and falling in love with you has made me a better man, but..."

"I don't want to hear it," a tearful Gabi said repeatedly as Zach tried to finish his thought, adding, "You've known," in response to his denials that he was "stringing her along."

"That was so humiliating. I was strung along," she added in an emotional confessional. "I put myself out there, yet again, and I'm not good enough."

As for the happy couple, they plan on moving in together in Kaity's hometown of Austin this summer and they revealed that they plan to tie the knot in 2025.

The Bachelorette season 20, featuring Charity Lawson, premieres Monday, June 26 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Be kind, rewind: Blockbuster Video's website returns, sparking speculation and nostalgia

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By now, most have heard of the downfall of once-giant Blockbuster Video, even if you're not old enough to have ever rented a movie at one of their locations.

However, something interesting happened online: Blockbuster's website is now back up and running. It's just a splash page right now, with the company's logo and the clever legend, "We are working on rewinding your movie."

Blockbuster also recently tweeted a cheeky message, "New business idea: We're going to come back as a bank and use VHS and DVDs as currency. Time to go visit your mom."

While the splash page didn't have much to offer, the fact that it's back online sparked some major nostalgia for social media users.

"Some of my favourite childhood memories were going to Blockbuster on a Friday night," reminisced one Twitter user.

"If you released the blockbuster smell when you walked in….in a candle that would be all you need for a comeback," another posted to the brand's Twitter.

Another saw the company's tweet as a chance to get something off their chest: "Now is as good a time as any for this confession of a lifetime…I have not (yet) returned Love and Basketball to my local @blockbuster. Rented it 23 years ago. I’m sorry. Also, I don't have a rewind machine and so I will not be rewinding it."

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Report: Liv Tyler to reprise her 'Hulk' role in 'Captain America: New World Order'

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Liv Tyler is reportedly stepping back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, some 16 years after appearing in one of the first movies made by then-fledgling Marvel Studios.

The Hollywood Reporter says Tyler will reprise her role of Betty Ross from 2008's The Incredible Hulk -- the film that opened after that same year's Iron Man, the launching point of the MCU -- for Captain America: New World Order.

Ross was the love interest of Edward Norton's Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk, with the latter role recast by Mark Ruffalo starting with 2012's The Avengers. Ross is also the daughter of Gen. Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross, who was played several times in the franchise by actor William Hurt before his death in 2022.

In 2024's fourth Captain America film, Anthony Mackie reprises as Sam Wilson, who traded in his title of The Falcon for the stars and stripes at the conclusion of the Disney+ series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Harrison Ford has been cast in Hurt's role.

However, Ross, who in the MCU has gone from a general to secretary of state, is the president of the United States in New World Order.

While clips from Norton as his green-skinned alter ego are seen in the background during a shot in The Avengers, he never returned as Banner; the switcheroo was mentioned for the first time only coyly in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, with Ruffalo explaining he was "a whole different person" when he first became The Hulk.

Captain America: New World Order hits theaters May 3, 2024.

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Questlove to direct live-action remake of Disney's 'The Aristocats'


Disney's 1970 movie The Aristocats is getting the remake treatment. Deadline reports the new version will be a mix of live action and CGI, with Questlove directing, executive producing and overseeing music for the film.

The Aristocats follows the story of a family of pampered felines who have inherited a massive fortune from their owner, and are fighting to reclaim their riches from a jealous butler who attempts to get rid of them and inherit the fortune himself.

Pixar’s Onward writer Keith Bunin is adapting the screenplay alongside Peter Rabbit filmmaker Will Gluck. Gluck's production company, Olive Bridge, and Questlove's Two One Five Entertainment are producing the film, according to Deadline. 

Tariq TrotterShawn Gee and Zarah Zohlman are tapped as executive producers, Deadline reports. 

The live-action remake of The Aristocats will mark Questlove's feature film directing debut. He previously directed Summer of Soul, which won the Oscar for Best Documentary last year.

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'Bear' bites 'Whale': 'Cocaine Bear' takes down Oscar-winning 'The Whale'


One might not think Cocaine Bear could turn its powdered nose up at an Oscar-winning drama, but that happened on the streaming charts.

Elizabeth Banks' pulpy stoned bear movie stayed at #1 on the top 10 from Vudu, Fandango's streaming service, for the second week in a row, where it managed to best Brendan Fraser's Oscar-winning performance in The Whale.

The latter film has been in the top 10 in various positions since Fraser won his Best Actor trophy, but streaming audiences are apparently hooked on Cocaine Bear.

In the movie's second week atop the charts, Guy Ritchie's action comedy Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre took second place, and The Whale took third.

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'John Wick' series director Chad Stahelski talks friendship with "older brother" Keanu Reeves

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John Wick: Chapter 4 killed it at the box office the world over this weekend, with an estimated $137.5 million debut.

To Good Morning America, franchise director Chad Stahelski looked back at his earliest days with the dude in the bulletproof suit, Keanu Reeves.

The former stuntman turned filmmaker was Keanu's stunt double – Brad Pitt's, too, hence his cameo in Deadpool 2 and his leading role in Brad's recent hit Bullet Train. He and Keanu first met around 1999, Stahelski recalled. "I got the job thinking it was this little sci-fi action movie — and it was not. It's The Matrix.'"

The now-54-year-old director went on to work with Keanu for Constantine, and they stayed close; Chad even helped Reeves with his directorial debut, 2013's Man of Tai Chi.

"There was a massive mentorship going on there, like learning and growing and becoming a better performer, a better stunt person, better stunt coordinator, better choreographer," Stahelski said, seeing Keanu, now 58, as an "older brother" figure.

It was Reeves who brought Stahelski the first John Wick script.

"It was a bit of an odd script. Puppy dies and this guy goes on a rampage," Stahelski recalled. "And he's like, 'Do you have a take on this? We can't quite crack it.'"

Chad said, "I had this take on Greek mythology and how to blow it out and be this surreal love letter to action movies, embracing the idea, 'don't worry about making a movie, but make a myth and make a legend.'"

The rest, as they say, is history: By comparison to Chapter 4's $75.3 domestic opening, 2014's original John Wick opened to just $14 million.

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Vincent D'Onofrio spotted in NYC as Kingpin; says second season of 'Daredevil: Born Again' being planned


Daredevil fans have been freaking out thanks to Vincent D'Onofrio being snapped on the streets of New York City once again portraying Wilson Fisk/Kingpin on the set of Daredevil: Born Again.

What's more, the celebrated actor — who was brought into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the Disney+ series Hawkeye after playing him in the acclaimed "Netflix Marvel" shows — tells Newsweek that Born Again is being developed with a second season already in mind. The show is bound for Disney+.

Once again, Charlie Cox returns as blind lawyer turned vigilante Matt Murdock for the show, after appearing in Spider-Man: No Way Home and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law; Jon Bernthal also reprises from the Netflix days as Frank Castle/The Punisher.

D'Onofrio explains, "I think we're [only] a couple weeks in, and the show is going to be very, very different than the Netflix show, and it's so exciting because ... I think it's something that people are not going to expect."

The Godfather of Harlem star adds, "But ... the main thing is to answer the fans. To give them what they want but try to be original in some way at the same time, and so that's what we're doing on the show."

He calls it "really deep, really emotional," and noted that "by the second season, there are gigantic, gigantic payoffs — in the first season, too, but I can't say much about that — but the fans are gonna really get what they want. It's really quite cool to be doing it."

It remains to be seen how different Born Again will be from its Netflix predecessors, which can be seen on family-friendly Disney+ in spite of their mature rating.

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Indiana Jones and the Golden Palm: Fifth Indy film will reportedly debut at Cannes Film Festival


Indiana Jones' fifth cinematic adventure, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, will reportedly debut this spring at the historic Cannes Film Festival.

That's according to Variety, which is reporting "Indy 5" will follow Top Gun: Maverick's takeoff from the famed fest last year, the start of the Tom Cruise blockbuster's more than $1.4 billion strafing run on theaters worldwide.

While the official lineup for this year's event won't be revealed until April 13, the trade speculates that the James Mangold-directed, Steven Spielberg/George Lucas-produced movie starring Harrison Ford will screen on the second or third day of the festival, either May 17 or May 18. The 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival runs May 16-27.

Like Maverick, Dial of Destiny won't be in contention for Cannes' coveted top prize, the Palme D'or.

Also starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, John Rhys-Davies and Boyd Holbrook, Lucasfilm's fifth Indy adventure comes to theaters worldwide on June 30.

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Daniel Radcliffe and girlfriend Erin Darke expecting their first baby

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Daniel Radcliffe and longtime girlfriend girlfriend Erin Darke are expecting their first child, a rep for the Harry Potter alum tells People.

Radcliffe, 33, and Darke, 38, started dating after playing love interests in the 2013 movie Kill Your Darlings. They worked together again on the 2016 movie Don't Think Twice and season three of Radcliffe's TBS series Miracle Workers.

Radcliffe told People last year that he and Darke, 38, were "really happy" together, adding, "I've got a really nice life. I've been with my girlfriend for a decade, pretty much."

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Jeremy Renner seen walking on specialized treadmill as part of his recovery

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In an update to fans on his Instagram stories on Sunday, Marvel movies star Jeremy Renner proved he's back at it, getting in a walking working out on a specialized treadmill following his near-fatal snowplow accident.

Renner, 52, is seen conversing with a person about the so-called anti-gravity treadmill, which secures the user's pelvis and provides weight relief, allowing them to walk normally but with less of their body weight on their legs as they recover.

The Mayor of Kingstown actor explains he's walking using "40% of my weight" as he puts in the work.

He captioned the snippet, "Now is the time for my body to rest and recover from my will."

Renner was seriously injured when he was pulled under the tracks of his snowcat snowplow machine on January 1. He suffered more than 30 broken bones and blunt force trauma in the accident.

The Avengers and Hawkeye star was airlifted from the scene and underwent emergency surgery, then spent weeks in intensive care before continuing his recovery at his home outside Reno, Nevada.

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In Brief: 'Grey's Anatomy' renewed for season 20, and more

Nicholas Lloyd Webber, son of musical composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, died in Basingstoke, England on March 25, after an 18-month-long battle with gastric cancer, Lloyd Webber announced on Saturday. He was 43. “I am shattered to have to announce that my beloved elder son Nick died a few hours ago in Basingstoke Hospital,” the elder Lloyd Webber shared Saturday on Twitter. “His whole family is gathered together and we are all totally bereft." Nicholas Lloyd Webber followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, becoming a Grammy-nominated composer as well as a record producer. Nick worked on feature films, short films, television and theater projects, most recently the 2021 Bad Cinderella original cast album, along with his father...

Jon Hamm is joining the cast of Paramount+'s Mean Girls Musical in the role of Coach Carr, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He joins previously announced cast members Angourie Rice, Auli’i Cravalho, Jaquel Spivey and Reneé Rapp. Along with original star and writer Tina Fey, Tim Meadows will also be returning to the screen. Jenna Fischer, Busy Philipps, Avantika, Mahi Alam, Christopher Briney, Bebe Wood, Ashley Park and Connor Ratliff also star in the movie, an adaptation the Broadway musical that itself is an adaptation of the original 2004 teen comedy film...

Following Trevor Noah’s exit from The Daily Show back in December, Comedy Central has set dates for the next five guest hosts. Former Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. will sit in the anchor chair the week of April 3, followed by Jordan Klepper the week of the April 17, Desi Lydic the week of April 24, Dulcé Sloan the week of May 1 and Michael Kosta the week of May 8. Ronny Chieng and Lewis Black are also set to guest host, with their dates to be announced. The Daily Show airs weeknights at 11 p.m. ET on Comedy Central...

Variety reports Grey’s Anatomy, already the longest running primetime medical drama in TV history, has been renewed for season 20 at ABC. After 19 seasons, Grey's Anatomy ranks as the network’s number-one show among adults 18-49, averaging 10.7 million viewers per episode in Live+35 viewing across all platforms, per ABC. The season 19 finale of Grey’s Anatomy will air on May 18...

Schitt's Creek alum Eugene Levy has been tapped to star in the upcoming feature comedy Summer Camp, joining Diane Keaton, Kathy Bates and Alfre Woodard, according to Deadline. The movie follows three childhood friends who spent their childhood summers together at sleepaway camp. After drifting apart they attend a camp reunion, where they're reminded of how much they need each other. The film is set to begin shooting in April...

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'John Wick: Chapter 4' tops the box office with franchise record $73.5 million debut


John Wick: Chapter 4 blew away the competition at the North American box office, opening with an estimated $73.5 million. The latest chapter in the action series, led by Keanu Reeves, recorded a franchise-best debut, topping the previous series high of $56.8 million set by John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.

Internationally, John Wick: Chapter 4 collected an estimated $64 million, bringing its global tally to $137.5 million.

Shazam: Fury of the Gods dipped to second place, with an estimated $9.7 million, bringing its current domestic total to $46 million.

Third place belonged to Scream VI, delivering an estimated $8.4 million. The latest installment in the slasher franchise has grossed $89.8 million in North America and another $49.4 million internationally after three weeks.

Creed III landed in fourth place with an estimated $8.36 million at the domestic box office, bringing its four-week tally to $140.8 million. The third Creed movie added another $105 million at the international box office for a global haul of $245.8 million..

Rounding out the top five was the prehistoric thriller 65, grabbing an estimated $3.2 million in its third week of release. Its domestic tally now stands at $27.8 million.

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Jonathan Majors' attorney says actor is "completely innocent" following assault arrest


Following his arrest in an alleged domestic assault incident Saturday, Jonathan Majors’ attorney released a statement denying allegations of wrongdoing.

"Jonathan Majors is completely innocent ... We are quickly gathering and presenting evidence to the District Attorney with the expectation that all charges will be dropped imminently," Priya Chaudhry, Majors' attorney, said in a statement Sunday.

Chaudhry said the evidence includes video footage from the vehicle where the alleged assault occurred, witness testimony from the driver and others who both saw and heard the alleged incident, "and most importantly, two written statements from the woman recanting these allegations."

"The NYPD is required to make an arrest in these situations, and this is the only reason Mr. Majors was arrested. We expect these charges to be dropped soon," Chaudhry's statement said.

Police officers initially responded to a 911 call Majors made himself, purportedly over concerns about his girlfriend, with whom he lives in a penthouse apartment in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, police sources told ABC News.

The girlfriend, whose name was not released, told officers she and Majors were in a taxi on their way home from a bar in Brooklyn when, she alleged, he physically attacked her, the sources said.

Majors was charged with two misdemeanor counts of third-degree assault, second-degree aggravated harassment, second-degree harassment and third-degree attempted assault.

He appeared briefly in court, and a judge released him on his own recognizance. His next court date is May 8.

Repercussions over the Creed III actor's arrest have already started. The U.S. Army Enterprise Marketing Office announced Sunday that it is pulling two advertisements Majors appears in as part of the army's "Be All You Can Be" recruitment campaign.

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Jonathan Majors arrested on assault charges; rep denies wrongdoing


Jonathan Majors was arrested Saturday following an alleged domestic dispute in New York City, ABC News has confirmed.

According to a statement from an NYPD spokesperson, a 911 call was made from a Chelsea apartment Saturday morning. The 30-year-old female victim told police she had been assaulted. Police said the victim “sustained minor injuries to her head and neck and was removed to an area hospital in stable condition.”

Majors was taken into custody on charges of strangulation, assault and harassment.

A representative for the 33-year-old actor told ABC News that Majors “has done nothing wrong.”  “We look forward to clearing his name and clearing this up,” the rep said.

Majors most recently appeared in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Creed III.

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Gwyneth Paltrow testifies in ski crash trial

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Gwyneth Paltrow has taken the stand in the civil trial for a ski accident that occurred on February 26, 2016.

Terry Sanderson, a retired optometrist, filed a lawsuit in January 2019 accusing Paltrow of crashing into him on the slopes at Deer Valley Ski Resort in Utah, claiming he was left "seriously injured" as a result.

Sanderson's original complaint claims that Paltrow allegedly "skied out of control and hit the back of Terry Sanderson, another skier, who was downhill, knocking him down hard, knocking him out, and causing a brain injury, four broken ribs and other serious injuries."

In an amended complaint filed in February 2019, Sanderson changed the value of damages he is seeking in the lawsuit from $3.1 million to $300,000.

Paltrow filed a countersuit in which she claimed it was Sanderson who crashed into her, delivering a "full 'body blow'" when he "plowed into her back."

The award-winning actress called Sanderson's lawsuit an "attempt to exploit her celebrity and wealth."

Paltrow said her injuries were "relatively minor" and that she is only seeking "symbolic damages" of $1 plus costs for lawyers fees from Sanderson for defending herself against "this meritless claim."

So far in the trial, the jury has heard opening remarks from both Paltrow's and Sanderson's attorneys, as well as testimony from a slew of doctors and a person Sanderson's defense claims is the sole witness of the crash.

Sanderson's ex-girlfriend and two of his daughters have also taken the stand, as did the brother of Sanderson's son-in-law.

Paltrow's attorney said the Goop CEO's husband, Brad Falchuk, who was her boyfriend at the time of the accident, and her two children, daughter Apple and son Moses, will take the stand in the trial.

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