E! to Air 'Access Hollywood Live' in Daytime Slot (Exclusive)

E! has picked up syndicated entertainment news show “Access Hollywood Live,” TheWrap has learned exclusively.

Hosted by Billy Bush and Kit Hoover, the “Access Hollywood” daytime spinoff will begin airing daily starting June 10 on the cable channel at 3 p.m./2c, an E! representative told TheWrap.

Produced in Los Angeles by KNBC-TV and distributed by NBC Universal Domestic Television, “Access Hollywood Live’s” airings on E! represent some synergy between the sister NBCU companies.

An insider said that there has been some talk internally at NBCU about ways to join “Access Hollywood Live,” currently in its third season, and E!’s resources in the entertainment news space. This move would seem like a step toward that goal.

“Access Hollywood” executive producer Rob K. Silverstein also leads the senior production team responsible for “Access Hollywood Live.”

“‘Access Hollywood Live’ and E! are a perfect match,” Silverstein said in a statement on AccessHollywood.com. “Pop culture fanatics understand that the E! network and ‘Access Hollywood’ are the top destinations for entertainment news. Adding ‘Access Hollywood Live’ to E!’s robust programming lineup is sure to leave viewers wanting more. E!’s audience will appreciate that ‘Access Hollywood Live’ is fun, spontaneous and always unpredictable.”

“Access Hollywood Live” debuted in Sept. 2010. It was initially seen only on NBC owned-and-operated stations in six markets and Fox owned-and-operated stations in six other major markets, all on stations that already carried the flagship series. The program is now distributed to non-network owned stations nationwide.

Kim Kardashian 'Agrees To Move To Paris To Be With Kanye West After Baby Is Born'


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Kim Kardashian has been left to deal with the majority of her pregnancy alone recently, as rapper beau Kanye West works on his album in Paris, but reports now suggest that once the baby is born, Kim has now chosen to make the 5,000+ miles move to be with her other half for three months.

According to Life Style, the Keeping Up With Kardashians star has agreed to move to the French capital to be with Kanye after the baby’s born in July.

“Kanye asked her for months to consider the move,” an insider tells Life Style.

Adding, “She finally decided to compromise and make the move for at least three months.”

The showbiz parents-to-be, who were spotted shopping at Paris baby store Bonpoint in early April, have already set up a nursery in Kanye’s apartment in the city. On May 18, although heavily pregnant, Kim, 32, flew to Paris for last-minute prep.

“Checking on our place,” she announced two days later.

To the Kardashians, LA will feel empty without Kim and her new bundle of joy, with the source adding: “Kim’s a first-time mom, and Kris wants to help her as much as possible,” another insider tells the publication.

“Kim’s also worried — she wants Kris to visit Paris a lot.”

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Kim is said to have agreed to move to Paris for 3 months following the birth of her and Kanye’s baby! (Photo: WENN)

Recent rumours suggested that Kanye wouldn’t be attending his baby shower on June 2, but sources have now told EntertainmentWise that this is rubbish!

Sources had previously told The Sun: “Kanye wants their life with their first child to be out of the public eye. He would like the baby shower to be the first part of that, so doesn’t want to be there while the cameras are rolling.”

The news of Kanye’s refusal to attend the baby shower comes after Radar Online reported last week that Kim had to “beg” her rapper beau to attend.

A source claimed to the gossip site that Kim had to encourage her rapper beau “to stop by the baby shower.”

The baby bash will be filmed for Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and he just doesn’t want to appear on the show at all, period: “Kim nagged him until he agreed when she said it would look really bad if he didn’t show up. Kanye thinks it’s silly to even go to the baby shower since he will be the only man there. He will be there for less than ten minutes, tops. It was important to Kim that he go, so he agreed.”

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First gay marriage celebrated in France

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Vincent Autin (right) and Bruno Boileau kiss on the balcony in front of the crowd after their marriage at the city hall in Montpellier, France.

MONTPELLIER, France – Two men married each other in the southern French city of Montpellier on Wednesday, in the first same-sex wedding in a country rocked by protests against and for the reform. 

Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau exchanged vows in the city hall before the mayor, relatives and friends as dozens of riot police stood guard outside to ensure the ceremony was not interrupted by protesters. 

The two men, who have been together since they hit it off six years ago discussing music in an online forum, embraced to wild cheers from the audience of some 500 people and the strains of “Love and Marriage” by U.S. crooner Frank Sinatra. 

“It’s a great pleasure for me to declare you married by law,” said Montpellier Mayor Helene Mandroux as the couple, both dressed in dark suits, kissed and signed the marriage registry. 

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Vincent Autin (left), 40, and his partner Bruno Boileau, 30, were married by Montpellier’s mayor on Wednesday, three days after a protest drew hundreds of thousands of opponents to Paris’ streets.

The ceremony marked a symbolic end to months of debate that often overshadowed France’s economic woes, sealing Socialist President Francois Hollande’s reputation as a reformer despite bitter and continued opposition from Catholics and conservatives. 

Despite support for the reform in Montpellier, which boasts of being France’s most gay-friendly town, officials scrapped plans to broadcast the wedding live on a giant TV screen and instead beamed it live online to the city’s website. 

Moments before the men walked in, a smoke bomb was lobbed from outside into the perimeter of the city hall. Security guards rushed to investigate, but the wedding went ahead. 

An emotional Autin gave a brief speech to the audience, thanking his family, friends and government spokeswoman Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, a personal friend present at the ceremony. 

“Love each other, love us, love one another, because it’s important,” said Autin from a balcony to a crowd of hundreds of well-wishers outside the city hall, adding the next step would be a law allowing gay couples to adopt children. 

After the men exchanged a kiss, Mandroux signed the first ever marriage registry entry for two people of the same sex in France, a nation predominantly Roman Catholic but fiercely attached to the separation of church and state. 

After months of protests in France and just days after the same sex marriage bill became law, two men, saying “we are pleased and honored”  have made history by becoming the first to marry there.  ITV’s Emma Murphy reports

Backed by a slim majority of French and feted by gay men and lesbians when it came into force this month, a law making France the 14th country to allow same-sex marriage has triggered street protests by conservatives, Catholics and extreme right-wingers. 

“This is a historic moment in your own lives… and a historic moment for our country,” Mandroux told the ceremony. “We are building here together the society of tomorrow.” 

Frigide Barjot, a pink-clad comedian who leads the anti-gay marriage movement, has urged her supporters to stay away from Wednesday’s wedding and expressed concern at right-wingers who have hurled bricks, bottles and firecrackers during marches. On Sunday, a massive march in Paris was marred by violence. 

“I forbid militants from going to protest in Montpellier,” Barjot told Reuters TV after hardliners in motorcycle helmets beat up a press photographer at a march against the reform in Paris on Sunday. 

Hundreds of the well-wishers outside city hall and many of the guests inside were dressed fancifully, with men in drag made up as nuns and others wearing gold and pink capes. 

“It’s a fantastic day for us, for our generation and for the kids that will have proper homes because of this,” said Lucile Dampierre, 24, a student and lesbian activist who was trying to get one of the seats reserved for members of the public. 

Earlier, French Interior Minister Manuel Valls pledged to toughen penalties for homophobic behavior, citing an increase in the number of threats against gay people on online forums. 

“Why do we need to toughen security? Because there are threats,” he told i-Tele news TV. “It’s likely that we’ll have to harden penalties for homophobic speech and behavior by law.” 

Organizers of the wedding in Montpellier, a bohemian city with a medieval university, took no chances. Between 50 and 100 police and gendarmes were deployed and ready to cordon off any potential protests. 

A few dozen members of the public were let in to the 500-seat function room alongside invited guests and dozens of journalists for the wedding of the year in Montpellier’s futuristic new city hall, built in blue glass. 

Bruno’s teary-eyed mother, Dominique Boileau, dressed in a short white dress and coral jacket, told reporters: “I cried when Hollande passed the law and I am still crying. I am proud of them.” 

Homosexuality, still a crime in some 78 countries, has been legal in France since the Revolution, and the age of consent was lowered to that of heterosexual relations in 1981. 

Autin, 40, and Boileau, 29, were the first gay couple to apply to marry as President Hollande was pushing through the law, which grants equal marriage and adoption rights that go beyond existing rules for civil partnerships. 

Autin proposed by phoning Boileau at work in September in front of city officials who had just announced that Montpellier would host the first gay wedding. A surprised Boileau, put publicly on the spot via speakerphone, said yes. 

Since then, rallies that are partly fuelled by anger at the government over other issues like the economy appear to have eroded support for the gay marriage law; it now stands at 53 percent, with 47 percent opposed, reflecting a deep national division, particularly over the adoption rights it includes. 

Last week, one opponent of gay marriage shot himself dead at the altar of Paris’s Notre Dame cathedral and on Sunday hundreds of thousands marched in the capital to demand the law’s repeal. 

That evening, the jury at the Cannes Film Festival, along France’s Mediterranean coast from Montpellier, handed top prize to an explicit, taboo-shattering love story between two women. 

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Sergeant's Pet Care Products Distributes Pet Health Kits To Animal Shelters Nationwide

OMAHA, Neb., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Sergeant’s Pet Care Products, a leading pet care product company, with the help of American Humane Association, is distributing Pet Health Kits worth up to $250,000 to shelters nationwide as part of its emBARK on Pet Health program.

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The emBARK on Pet Health campaign asks pet owners to take a free pledge to become more mindful of their pet’s ongoing needs at www.embarkonpethealth.com. Each pledge triggers the donation of a Sergeant’s Pet Health Kit, which will help one of the millions of animals waiting for their forever homes at local shelters nationwide.

Sergeant’s Pet Care Products is committed to donating up to 5,000 kits, which will ensure these animals are sent home with all the products they need to get started on a healthy and happy life after adoption. With nearly 4,500 pledges taken to date, there is still time for consumers to visit the site and take their pledge so even more kits can be delivered to community shelters.

“There are millions of animals looking to be adopted in shelters nationwide at any given time,” said Patsy Sumner, vice president of marketing services. “We hope the Sergeant’s Pet Health Kits will give families an additional incentive for considering adoption this summer, knowing they will not only leave with a new lovable family member, but also with all the tools they need for a healthy start together.”

The first batch of Pet Health Kits will be delivered beginning June 3. Local shelters receiving the kits include:

  • Humane Society of Atlantic County in Atlantic City, N.J.
  • Big Dog Rescue Ranch in Wellington, Fla.
  • Humane Society of North Texas in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Animal Aid USA/Miracle Ranch in Williamston, N.J.
  • Tri County Humane Society in Boca Raton, Fla.
  • Stanislaus Animal Services Agency (SASA) in Modesto, Calif.

All new pledges received from now until June 30 will benefit additional shelters, including:

  • Bergen County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center in Teterboro, N.J.
  • Guardians of Rescue in Smithtown, N.Y.
  • Animal Foundation in Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Five Acres Animal Shelter in St. Charles, Mo.

Each Pet Health Kit, estimated at a total retail value of $50, features the most popular Sergeant’s products designed to keep pets healthy every day. These products include:

  • Sergeant’s Fur-So-Fresh Whiff Shampoo
  • PurLuv Sizzlin’ Strips
  • SENTRY Petrodex Dental Kit
  • SENTRY Calming Collar for dogs with Good Behavior pheromone technology
  • Sergeant’s Vetscription Joint-Eze Plus

“Research shows that people with dogs or cats live longer, healthier and happier lives,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and chief executive officer of American Humane Association. “With these Pet Health Kits, we are hoping the newly adopted dogs will also go on to live long lives with all the tools they need for proper health.”

For more information about the emBARK on Pet Health campaign, including pet health tips and how you can take the pledge, visit www.embarkonpethealth.com. To be a part of the ongoing conversation about pet health, join Sergeant’s Facebook page at Pet Health Central (facebook.com/phcfans).

About Sergeant’s Pet Care Products, Inc.
Sergeant’s Pet Care Products, one of America’s most trusted brands of pet supplies, is an Omaha, Nebraska-based manufacturer of pet products. As part of the Perrigo Company, a leading global manufacturer of OTC healthcare products, Sergeant’s brings effective, in-demand flea and tick treatments, health and well being solutions and treats for dogs and cats to grocery, mass, dollar, drug and club retailers. For more information, visit Sergeant’s website at sergeants.com. To be a part of the ongoing conversation about pet health, join Sergeant’s social media community, Pet Health Central (facebook.com/phcfans and blog.sergeants.com).

About American Humane Association
American Humane Association is the country’s first national humane organization and the only charity dedicated to protecting children and animals. They are leading the way in understanding the human-animal bond and its role in therapy, medicine and society. American Humane Association reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and business. For more information, visit www.americanhumane.org.

Entertainment News 27th May 2013

Every time President Obama goes on board Air Force Oneprotocal dictates  he has to salute the Marine on duty outside the aircraft.

This time he forgot but then remembered just as he got to the top of the steps. So, being the President he turned around and ran down the steps, shook hands with the Marine and said sorry for not saluting him. What a nice man.


 

Pattinson, Perry: Wedding crashers

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McCain slips into Syria to meet with rebel leaders

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., with U.S. troops at a Patriot missile site in southern Turkey on Monday, May 27. McCain met with some of the rebels during a surprise visit to the war-torn country, his spokesman said.

Sen. John McCain, one of Congress’ strongest advocates for increasing America’s role in Syria, on Monday became the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit the country since a bloody civil war broke out there more than two years ago, NBC News has confirmed.

McCain, R-Ariz., crossed the Turkey-Syria border with Gen. Salem Idris, the leader of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army, The Daily Beast first reported.


McCain stayed in the country for several hours during the unannounced trip and met with rebel leaders, who called on the U.S. to increase its support of the Syrian opposition by providing weapons, a no-fly zone and air strikes on forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

“The visit of Sen. McCain to Syria is very important and very useful, especially at this time,” Idris told The Daily Beast. “We need American help to have change on the ground; we are now in a very critical situation.”

McCain has been one of the most vocal critics of how President Barack Obama’s administration has handled the civil war, which has claimed more than 70,000 lives, according to U.N. estimates. McCain has shied from calling for U.S. boots on the ground there, but he has advocated for the U.S. to enforce a no-fly zone and further arm the rebel groups.

The White House declined to comment on the GOP senator’s visit.

Earlier this month, McCain wrote an op/ed for Time Magazine in which he said inaction in Syria would further destabilize the Middle East and threaten U.S. interests abroad.

New reports of chemical weapons attacks by Assad’s forces have surfaced in recent days as fighting has increased. Obama has called the confirmed use of such weapons a “red line” warranting further involvement — but it is unclear what that involvement may be.

Violence erupts from Baghdad to Lebanon just as Sen. John McCain makes a surprise visit in Syria with rebels. NBC’s Richard Engel reports.

The rebels told McCain on Monday that chemical weapons have been used against them on multiple occasions, according to The Daily Beast.

Further complicating the conflict is Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah’s support of Assad, which was formally announced Saturday. The news stoked the fears of those already worried that the Syrian crisis could spill into Lebanon.

Leaders of the Free Syrian Army told McCain that they are running out of ammunition and need more advanced weapons to counter Assad, according to the report. They also said there is a growing number of Russian military advisers, as well as increased amounts of Iranian and Iraqi troops, on the ground in Syria.

News of McCain’s trip was followed Monday by British Foreign Minister William Hague’s announcement that European Union governments had agreed to ease an arms embargo to help the rebels.

EU foreign ministers met in Brussels for 12 hours Monday to bridge their differences over the issue, with Britain and France pushing to allow European governments to deliver arms.

“It was a difficult decision for some countries, but it was necessary and right to reinforce international efforts to reach a diplomatic solution to the conflict in Syria,” Hague said afterward. “It was important for Europe to send a clear signal to the Assad regime that it has to negotiate seriously and that all options remain on the table if it refuses to do so.”

Hague stressed that Britain hadn’t actually decided to send arms to the rebels, but he said the agreement means “we now have the flexibility to respond in the future if the situation continues to deteriorate.”

NBC’s Kristen Welker contributed to this report

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Murdoch’s, PHS team up for pet health fair

There is a simple way to make sure your pet never gets lost: Have it microchipped.


As a way to ensure a safe community for humans and pets alike, the Panhandle Humane Society and Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply will sponsor a Pet Health Fair on Saturday, May 25, at Murdoch’s in Scottsbluff.

The event is designed to offer pet owners in the area the opportunity to have their pet microchipped, vaccinated and licensed at a reduced price, said PHS Executive Director Cathy McDaniel.

The event will offer microchipping identification for $25; $15 each for rabies, parvo and feline distemper vaccinations; de-worming and pet licenses for $6. In addition, there will be grooming demonstrations, pet photography by Spectrum, dog and cat nail trimming, a booth for local pet daycares, groomers and boarders; dog obedience demonstrations; as well as dogs and cats that are available for adoption.

McDaniel said she has been wanting to offer a pet fair for a while and that Murdoch’s approached the shelter wanting to be involved with one.

“This is not the first time the shelter has had a chipping event, but it’s something we want to see continue. Plus we are offering services at a discounted price because there are some people who don’t feel comfortable doing some of the services at home,” she said. “In a perfect world, every dog and cat would have an identification chip in them so that their owners can be notified if they get lost.

“We don’t want to hold people’s pets here, and if all we have to do is scan the pet and make a quick call, the faster that pet gets home,” said McDaniel.

She said that all dogs and cats who are adopted from the shelter will now be chipped as part of the adoption process. McDaniel said PHS is able to offer the chipping service through a donation the shelter received from the local United Way chapter. The grant allowed the shelter to purchase a software package from PetPoint as well as the chips used to identify the pets. 

She said there will also be some giveaways from the shelter and that Murdoch’s will have a number of door prizes.

“Our hope is that the people who have thought about chipping their animal and maybe can’t afford it will come out and take advantage of this opportunity,” she said. “We want to provide a safe and happy environment for pets in this region, and this fair will help do that.

“We are in no way trying to compete with or replace a family’s veterinarian, because those relationships between a family pet and their vet are crucial for the animal. We just want to help by providing this community service,” said McDaniel.

Because of a limited number of chips and vaccine, McDaniel said services will be on a first come, first served basis.

“I think it will be a fun day. We want to make sure all the pets have their shots and are chipped before they and their owners head out to the lake to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday,” she added.

For more information about the event, call the shelter at 308-635-0922.

Arrested Development premiere party; witching hour bingo: North Portland entertainment news

North Portland, here’s what’s going down on this long, rainy weekend. Today at 3:30 p.m., artists will unveil the Albina Yard Mural. The 2,800-square-foot mural will be the first mural on a city maintenance building.

If you’re still lamenting the loss of Portland’ last lesbian bar — The E Room closed in 2010 — you may be interested in the “Temporary Lesbian Bar” night at Mississippi Pizza tonight, 9 – 12:20 a.m. You don’t have to be a lesbian to attend the free night. Organizers will have board games and dance music. But not house music. But maybe a little Tracy Chapman.

KMHD Jazz Radio sponsors Blue Cranes’ record release show Friday night at Mississippi Studios. The show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10.

A new bar has opened on North Williams Avenue. Check out Tin Bucket this weekend at 3520 North Williams Avenue. They have 39 craft beers, Pabst Blue Ribbon and growlers to take it all home in.

Saturday at 11 a.m., take your kids to explore the amazing world of reptiles with Steve Lattanzi at the St. Johns Library. Kids will be able to safely see, hear and touch some of the most amazing creatures on earth.

Saturday night, head to Sloan’s on North Russell Street for The Witching Hour’s night of bingo. They’ll have three rounds of $1 single-line and a round of $2 blackout.

The Foggy Notion will have Murmurs, Eiger Sanction and Cockeye for $5 at its North Lombard spot Saturday night.

On Sunday, Kenny Zukes Deli Bar on North Williams Avenue will show the season premiere of the new season of Arrested Development at 9 p.m. If you come early, you can watch Edward Scissor Hands first.

— Casey Parks