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Maggie Gyllenhaal Discovered Her First Name Isn't 'Maggie'


Charles Sykes/NBC(NEW YORK) -- When Maggie Gyllenhaal recently saw her birth certificate, she made a shocking discovery: Her name isn't Maggie.

It's Margalit.

"I actually really love that, but [to me] it's not my name," she said on ABC's Live with Kelly & Michael. "Maggie's on everything! Maggie's on my driver's license, my passport, everything!"

Gyllenhaal, 36, said she stumbled across the finding while gathering the paperwork necessary to legally take the last name of her husband, actor Peter Sarsgaard. When she confronted her parents about the name confusion, she said they didn't remember naming her "Margalit."

"I wish that was my name," she added, "but it isn't!"


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Madonna Calls for Cease-Fire in Israel-Hamas Conflict


Jason Merritt/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) -- Madonna has renewed her calls for a cease-fire in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Last week, she uploaded to Instagram a photo of flowers, and wrote, "These flowers are like the innocent children of GAZA! Who has a right to destroy them? No One!!!! CEASE FIRE! #peaceinthemiddleeast."

She subsequently posted a picture of herself and declared, "I do not support Hamas! I support human dignity and respect! I support sharing! I support Peace! #ceasefire."

Madonna again urged a cease-fire in a post on Wednesday, sharing a link to ANERA, an organization that helps Palestinian refugees and poor families in Gaza. She added in a separate post on Thursday, "No Separation! We all bleed the same color! #ceasefire #peaceinthemiddleeast #livingforlove."

Madonna has been calling for peace in the Middle East for years. She launched her 2012 MDNA tour in Israel, telling the Tel Aviv crowd, "You can't be a fan of mine and not want peace in the world, OK?"
 
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Are Wedding Bells in Cameron Diaz's Future?


ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- Are Cameron Diaz and her rocker boyfriend Benji Madden already talking marriage?

The couple got together earlier this spring, and an insider says things are moving quickly for the 41-year-old actress and the 35-year-old Good Charlotte guitarist, according to People magazine.

The insider says, "It's early, but they have talked about marriage."

Another source tells the magazine the pair have been inseparable while living in Los Angeles.

The source reveals, "Benji spends so much time at Cameron's that it seems he now kind of lives there. They look very happy together. Cameron hasn't looked this happy for years."

The couple spent last week on a European vacation with friends sailing along the French and Italian coasts on a $633,000 per week mega-yacht.

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Jada Pinkett Smith Explains Why She and Will Smith Don't Have Marriage Rules


ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- Jada Pinkett Smith said her marriage with Will Smith is stronger than ever. One reason, she said, was because they changed the way they view each other.

"We used to have all these rules, [but] as you go on in your relationship, you just get into a flow," she told Net-A-Porter magazine. "The thing I love is being in a place where it’s just like, Will, to me, encompasses everything. It's almost as if calling him 'my husband' is too small of a word for what he means in my life -- and especially how I feel we, as women, identify the idea of a husband. I really had to mature and expand that."

Pinkett Smith, 42, said that for a long time, she had "a very stuck idea of what a spouse's role should be."

"Once I broke all of that, a whole new world opened for me and, man, oh, man, I got to see him in all his glory and so that's what it's evolved into," she said. "I'm just ecstatic about it."

The actress, who has been married to Will Smith for nearly 20 years, said that the couple is currently planning a big anniversary party to celebrate their relationship.

"It's hard to love someone," she said. "It takes so much courage and so much strength."

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Adrienne Bailon Fires Back After Kim Kardashian Diss


Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- After Kim Kardashian took Adrienne Bailon to task for mentioning her ex Rob Kardashian and how the family's famous name may have hurt her career, the singer and current co-host of The Real responded on Instagram.

First, Kim Kardashian, 33, tweeted on Wednesday, "Funny how she says being with a Kardashian hurt her career yet the only reason she has this article is bc she is talking about a Kardashian."

Bailon posted a picture of a message Thursday, saying "Fame and a Career are two different things. I've always had a career. I have been working hard since I was 15 years old. Being someone's 'girlfriend' was never what I wanted to be famous for."

She continued, "What makes you 'famous' isn't always what you want to be 'labeled' as, or known for. If anyone should understand that... It should be you.I also stated in the article that none of this would have stopped me from being in love and being in that relationship. I just would have gone about it differently. You can love someone just as much in private. We all learn from our first loves."

She hashtagged the post, "GodBless."

The comments that started this back and forth were Bailon's in Latina magazine that read, "To be stuck with that Kardashian label, that was so hurtful to me and to my career."

Kim Kardashian told her to "LetItGoooooLetItGoooooo."

Bailon and Rob Kardashian dated from 2007 to 2009.

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Kerry Washington Reveals Why She Named Her Baby Isabelle


ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- Kerry Washington never talks about her personal life, but she has revealed a bit about her daughter.

The Scandal star appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday and bonded with the late night host about their newborn daughters.

"I heard your baby's named after her grandmother?" Washington asked Jimmy Kimmel. "Mine is too, named after my grandmother."

"We should swap them and see if our families notice," joked Kimmel. "Just for a few days."

Washington, 37, and her husband, Nnamdi Asomugha, 33, welcomed their daughter, Isabelle, in April. During her pregnancy, Kimmel, a "good friend," pampered the actress with a shipment of barbecue from La Barbecue in Austin, Texas.

"There's nothing more kind to do for a pregnant lady than [sending her] a box full of frozen deliciousness," gushed Washington of the gesture. "It was amazing."

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"Guardians of the Galaxy," "Get On Up" Open Nationwide Friday


Buena Vista(NEW YORK) -- Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

Guardians of the Galaxy
-- In Marvel's latest film, Parks and Recreation actor Chris Pratt plays Earth-born space adventurer Peter Quill, who steals a powerful orb sought by the villainous Ronan. Peter must protect the orb -- and the universe -- with the help of a ragtag bunch of allies: Rocket Raccoon, the tree-like creature Groot, the green assassin Gamora, and Drax the Destroyer. Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly and Glenn Close are among the cast for the film, which is screening in 3D and in IMAX theaters. Rated PG-13.

Get On Up
-- The drama from The Help director Tate Taylor tells the life story of James Brown. 42 actor Chadwick Boseman plays the late Godfather of Soul. Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd also star in the Mick Jagger-produced biopic. Rated PG-13.

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Movie Review: “Get On Up” (PG-13)


Universal(NEW YORK) -- Chadwick Boseman, who was terrific as Jackie Robinson in last year’s 42, is even better as James Brown in Get On Up.
 
A sprawling biopic that took years to get made, director Tate Taylor guides Boseman and company back and forth throughout Brown’s life in what is a relentlessly entertaining, human portrayal of the Godfather of Soul.
 
It begins with a strung-out and used-up Brown in his hometown of Augusta, Georgia, where one of the most famous men in the world is agitated because someone utilized the bathroom in his storefront office, which is hosting a business seminar. Brown has become unhinged in, we find out later, what is a seminal moment in the latter part of his life -- a life that began with an awful childhood in which his mother (Viola Davis) left him to fend for himself with his seemingly abusive father who, in turn, handed over young James to his aunt (Octavia Spencer), where he was raised in a brothel.
 
To nobody’s surprise, James is eventually arrested for stealing a three-piece suit from a car and is given a lengthy sentence at a juvenile detention center. Turns out it’s the best thing that ever happened to James, because this is where he meets Bobby Byrd (Nelsan Ellis), the lead singer of a gospel group who performed at the detention center. Byrd convinces his mother to take James in, and that’s when James Brown and the Famous Flames are born, and Brown begins his ascent to super-stardom.
 
Boseman’s performance as James Brown may very well define his career.  It is, in no uncertain terms, Oscar-worthy.  It helps that he has several dynamic scene partners, most notably the surprising Jill Scott, who plays his wife, DeeDee Brown, and the aforementioned Nelsan Ellis and Viola Davis.  Special note needs to be made of  Brandon Smith.  As a young Little Richard, he has just two scenes in the movie but when he’s on screen with Boseman, it’s like watching a young Pacino and De Niro act together. These two young men are that good.
 
The performance pieces in Get On Up, whether at The Apollo, or in the bar where James meets Little Richard are, for the most part, engrossing and in some cases, mesmerizing.  Overall, Get On Up does what great cinema is supposed to do: it’s transformative, it’s engaging, and even when it’s rendering James Brown’s ugliest moments, it is beautiful.
 
Four-and-a-half out of five stars.

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Katy Perry Performs at White House Event for Special Olympics


ABC/Randy Holmes(WASHINGTON) -- Katy Perry took time out from her Prismatic tour Thursday evening to perform at a White House event that paid tribute to the Special Olympics.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hosted “A Celebration of Special Olympics and a Unified Generation” to mark the 46th anniversary of the Special Olympics.

“I love Katy Perry.  She is just a wonderful person,” Obama said. “I’ve just met her mom and now I know why she is such a wonderful person, but I just want everybody to know she is on tour right now and so for her to take time out to do this is really special and so we really want to say thank you to her for doing this.”

A Special Olympian introduced Perry, who wore a floor-length blue sequined dress. She dedicated her first song, "Roar," to "those who inspire me."  Her set list also included “Unconditionally.”

In addition to Perry, invited guests included elected officials, Special Olympians and a number of celebrities, including Stevie Wonder.

Perry resumes her Prismatic tour Friday in Boston.
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Miranda Kerr 'Embarrassed' by Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Fight, Says Source


Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret(NEW YORK) -- Orlando Bloom's ex-wife, Miranda Kerr, is reportedly "embarrassed" by the altercation that took place between the actor and Justin Bieber in Ibiza, Spain on Wednesday morning.

A source tells E! News the 31-year-old supermodel is currently on vacation, and she would like to put all of the feuding and subsequent taunting on social media behind her.

The source explains, "Miranda is in Spain and Europe now and is vacationing with the family and relaxing."

The source adds, "Miranda wants all of this behind her and she just wants to move on from this and go about her life. She is very embarrassed about everything that has gone on."

Following Bloom and Bieber's run-in, which allegedly occurred after Bieber made a rude comment about Kerr, the supermodel didn't address the issue on social media. Instead, Kerr posted a photo on Instagram of herself walking with Flynn, her 3-year-old son with Bloom. She captioned the photo with a heart emoji.


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Javier Bardem Clarifies His Position on Gaza


Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After signing an open letter denouncing Israeli military action in Gaza, Javier Bardem has written another letter clarifying his position, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  Bardem says his intention with the letter was to call for peace.

The open letter, which was printed in multiple Spanish media outlets earlier this week, was signed by a number of artists, including Bardem's wife, Penelope Cruz.  The letter described Israel’s military action against the Gaza Strip as "genocide." Cruz issued a clarification of her own on Wednesday.

In his clarifying letter, Bardem states, "While I was critical of the Israeli military response, I have great respect for the people of Israel and deep compassion for their losses. I am now being labeled by some as anti-Semitic, as is my wife -- which is the antithesis of who we are as human beings. We detest anti-Semitism as much as we detest the horrible and painful consequences of war."

He writes, "I was raised to be against any act of violence, and the consequent suffering of humanity for it, regardless of religions, ethnicities and borders. Too many innocent Palestinian mothers have lost their children to this conflict. Too many innocent Israeli mothers share the same grief. There should not be any political reason that can justify such enormous pain on both sides. It’s my hope that leaders involved in this complicated struggle will heed the call of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. In the name of humanity, the violence must stop.”

Bardem concludes, "Palestinians and Israelis in the region deserve to have their safety and human rights recognized and respected so in the near future they may find peace and co-existence, for themselves and their innocent children. So generations to come could bring hope, forgiveness and compassion for each other. This is the most basic and necessary way to peace for all of us."

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"Orange Is the New Black" Star Jokes About Possible Emmy Win, Hints at Third Season


Netflix(NEW YORK) -- Orange Is the New Black star Natasha Lyonne, who portrays recovering drug addict Nicky, is up against two co-stars -- Laverne Cox and Uzo Aduba -- in the outstanding guest performance category at the Emmys. Have the actresses made a pact in case one of them wins?

"Yes, they've agreed that if they win they'll dedicate the award to me. I've made it clear I will not do the same if I win," Lyonne quipped to People magazine. "No, no pacts yet. We're just so thrilled as a group at the 12 nominations. We're all just cogs in the wheel."

Being that it's her first time being nominated for an Emmy, Lyonne admitted she's a tad nervous, especially about what she plans to wear. "I hope that I look good. Honestly, I'm not going to lie, I really hope I don't blow it. And if I do blow it, I hope it's in such a mediocre way that nobody notices," she said. "...I want people to say, 'Oh my God, you look so great and comfortable!' At this point in my life, it's very important for me to be able to walk in my shoes."

The ladies are already filming season three of Orange Is the New Black, but Lyonne isn't revealing any spoilers. Instead, she told the magazine just three words: "So much bloodshed."

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, will be held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Monday, Aug. 25. NBC will air the ceremony live.


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Katy Perry Says She Doesn't 'Need a Dude' to Have Babies


ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) --  Katy Perry has had some pretty high-profile romances with the likes of John Mayer and ex-husband Russell Brand.

But the pop singer, 29, said while she wants to have kids someday, she doesn't need a man to make it happen. She can do that on her own.

"I don't need a dude," she told Rolling Stone for its cover story, out August 1.

She also cited couples like Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, who have twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace.

"I mean, Neil and David, their twins are beautiful," she said. "It's 2014! We are living in the future; we don't need anything. I don't think I'll have to, but we'll see. I'm not anti-men. I love men. But there is an option if someone doesn't present himself."

While she has babies on the brain, she won't be having them anytime soon.

"I want to be doing that in the right time," she said. "And that's not in the next two years, you know? Maybe it's in a five-year plan, but I need to really be able to focus 100 percent of my attention on it."

Perry is still promoting her latest album Prism and said the rigors of the music industry aren't conducive just yet for her to have kids.

"I don't really want to take the child on tour. Not until, like, birth through five is over," she added.

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Wrote Handwritten Love Notes While Apart


ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- Not long ago, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were working on projects on two different continents: Pitt was shooting Fury in London while Jolie was directing Unbroken in Australia.

However, they still found a way of staying close.

"We decided to be of that time when we could imagine he was in the European theater and I was in the Pacific theater and we wrote handwritten letters to each other that were very connecting for us," she told TV Week in Australia. "He was supportive from a distance and it was quite romantic in a way."

To Jolie, 39, Unbroken was a project that was worth sacrificing proximity to her love for. Based on the life of World War II veteran Louis Zamperini, it depicts the man's life from childhood, to his time in the Olympics, to the war and beyond. She even got to show a rough cut of the film to Zamperini before he died earlier this month.

"I brought him the film on my laptop in the hospital and it was amazing seeing someone at the end of their life watching their life unfold again, at the same time their body was shutting down," she said. "He wanted me to make the movie to show something hopeful about the strength of the human spirit that can pull us through. He reminded me to have my surgery in the year that I did and he reminded me to appreciate every day of my life."

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Chris Pratt: Premature Son 'Restored My Faith in God'


ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(NEW YORK) -- Chris Pratt and Anna Faris were excited to start a family.

"It started [for us] around the same time, and I don't think one of us wanted it any more than the other," Pratt, who stars in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, told People recently.

"She would say, 'How do you feel about that?' and I would say, '…I've been kind of thinking about that too! I think that'd be cool. Let’s make that happen.'"

Then their son, Jack, was born nine weeks premature in August 2012, and the couple felt helpless.

"We were scared for a long time. We prayed a lot," Pratt, 35, said about the month Jack spent in intensive care.

"It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it," the actor continued. "The baby was so beautiful to us, and I look back at the photos of him and it must have been jarring for other people to come in and see him, but to us he was so beautiful and perfect."

Now, Jack is now approaching his second birthday and Pratt calls him "a fighter."

"He's amazing," Pratt says, laughing. "He's so open and there's no fear in him no matter what."

The proud father added, "He is so charming that my plan is to just let him take care of us as soon as he's old enough."

Pratt's Guardians of the Galaxy, backed by ABC News' parent company, Walt Disney, opens Friday.


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