History/Joey L. (LAS VEGAS) -- Richard Benjamin Harrison -- known to millions of Pawn Stars fans as "The Old Man" -- has died, according to a post on the Facebook page for Las Vegas' Gold and Silver Pawn shop, the setting for the hit reality show.
"It is with heavy hearts that we acknowledge the passing of Richard Benjamin Harrison...this morning," his son and fellow Pawn Stars star Rick Harrison posted Monday. "He was surrounded by loving family this past weekend and went peacefully."
The post continued, "The team at Gold & Silver Pawn and the Pawn Stars family is grieving his loss. He will be remembered as the best father, grandfather and great-grandfather you could have by his family and by fans as the sometimes grumpy (always loving, however), often wisecracking, and voice of absolute reason on the History [Channel] television show Pawn Stars. Services are pending and the family appreciates your prayers and kind words."
The Old Man was a U.S. Navy veteran in his younger days, and bought the now-famous pawn shop back in 1988. The extended Harrison clan, which also included Rick's son Cory Harrison and Cory's childhood friend Austin "Chumlee" Russell, first brought its wheelings and dealings to the small screen in 2009.
Photo by Mark Milan/GC Images(SCOTLAND) -- Most weddings on Game of Thrones end in tragedy, so it's about time there was a joyful one.
Game of Thrones co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, aka Jon Snow and Ygritte, tied the knot Saturday inside Kirkton of Rayne church in Scotland. A reception, where many of their Game of Thrones co-stars were seen, was held inside Wardhill Castle, after which they adjourned to the Leslie family's 900-year-old castle, according toPeople magazine.
Leslie and Harington, both 31, met on the Game of Thrones set six years ago, where they played lovers and fell in love in real life on location in Iceland.
“Because the country is beautiful, because the Northern Lights are magical, and because it was there that I fell in love,” Harington said in an Italian Vogue cover story. “If you’re already attracted to someone, and then they play your love interest in the show, it becomes very easy to fall in love.”
Harington and Leslie announced their engagement last September in The Times of London newspaper.
Naturally, many Game of Thrones stars attended the wedding. Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams, who play sisters Sansa and Arya Stark, arrived together. Also attending were Peter Dinklage, who portrays Tyrion Lannister; Emilia Clarke, who stars as Daenerys Targaryen -- and the current Game of Thrones lover to Harington's Jon Snow -- and Liam Cunningham, who plays Stark's right-hand man, Ser Davos Seaworth.
The wedding will have to satisfy Game of Thrones fans for now. The eighth and final season of the hit fantasy epic won't premiere until 2019.
Ventura County Sherriff's Department(LOS ANGELES) -- Once again, Heather Locklear is in serious trouble with the law.
ABC News has confirmed that the 56-year-old actress is behind bars at Ventura County, CA, Main Jail. She was arrested and charged Sunday night with misdemeanor battery upon a police officer, and misdemeanor battery on an emergency services technician.
According to Ventura County cops, Locklear was "heavily intoxicated," and at the center of a domestic situation at her home when cops were called. She reportedly battered an officer who was trying to separate her from her family, and kicked an EMT in the chest; the first responder was trying to medically clear the actress before she could be taken to jail. Neither the cop nor the EMT was injured.
Locklear was brought under control, and then taken to the jail. She has a court date Tuesday.
The arrest comes a week after Locklear was put under an involuntary psychiatric hold following a domestic situation in which she was accused of assaulting her parents.
In February, she was busted on charges of felony domestic violence as well as three counts of battery on emergency personnel. At that time, she was allegedly drunk and belligerent when officers showed up during an argument the actress was having with her boyfriend.
Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The 2018 BET Awards, hosted by Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx, were broadcast live Sunday night from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The annual show offered a star-studded line-up of performances, appearences and presenters.
Some of the night's highlights included Migos performing "Walk It," and "Stir Fry"; Nicki Minaj hitting the stage with her songs "Chun-Li" and "Rich Sex," and then joining YG, 2 Chainz and Big Sean for "Big Bank,"; H.E.R. performing "Focus" and then bringing Daniel Caeser out for "Best Part"; and Jamie Foxx kicking off a tribute to Anita Baker that featured Marsha Ambrosius, who sang Baker's "Caught Up in the Rapture." Ledisi performed "Sweet Love," and Yolanda Adams ended the serenade with "You Bring Me Joy."
Other notable moments of the three-hour show included performances by Ella Mai, Janelle Monae, and Snoop Dogg. However, the crowd seemed the most excited when Kevin Hart and other Philly entertainers introduced Meek Mill, who debuted his new song "Stay Woke," featuring Miguel.
In addition to the performances, Foxx engaged the crowd with a bit of awkward humor, which included telling Michael B. Jordan to recite a line from Black Panther and then later asking Childish Gambino to perform an impromptu version of "This Is America" for the crowd.
Here are Sunday night's winners:
Album of the Year Award DAMN., Kendrick Lamar
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Award Beyoncé
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Award Bruno Mars
Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award Cardi B
Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award Kendrick Lamar
Best Group Award Migos
Best Collaboration Award DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, "Wild Thoughts"
Video of the Year Award Drake, "God's Plan"
Video Director of the Year Award Ava DuVernay
Best New Artist Award SZA
Best International Act Award Davido (Nigeria)
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award Lecrae feat. Tori Kelly, "I'll Find You"
BET Her Award Mary J. Blige, "Strength of a Woman"
Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award Cardi B, "Bodak Yellow"
CNN(FRANCE) -- Anthony Bourdain's toxicology report revealed the chef and television personality had no narcotics in his body at the time of his death, The New York Times reports.
When Bourdain was found dead in his hotel bathroom in France June 8, police ruled it a suicide. The question remained if Bourdain -- who has a history of drug abuse -- used any drugs prior to his death that may have contributed to it. However, a French judicial official confirmed the only substance found in his system was an unspecified, non-narcotic medicine in its recommended dose.
Bourdain was open about his struggles with cocaine, heroin and alcohol, about which wrote in his 2000 bestseller Kitchen Confidential, revealing how he bought his first bag of heroin at 24 years old.
“I was a heroin addict, for sure, and I was a cocaine addict, for sure, but I never stopped drinking,” Bourdain later told People, but adding “I never was a person who needed a drink. I’ve never felt the urge to. When I’m home, it would never occur to me to sit at my house and drink beer or pour myself a cocktail.”
Bourdain's agent said there's no plan "at this time" for a public memorial to honor Bourdain's life and work.
Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In a wide-ranging interview with spiritual adviser Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, recorded after ABC's cancellation of the Rosanne reboot nearly a month ago and released Sunday, Roseanne Barr gave an emotional apology for tweeting a remark comparing a black former Barack Obama White House adviser to a character from Planet of the Apes, which was widely considered racist.
Through tears, the 65-year-old comedian told Boteach, "I have black children in my family...I can’t let ‘em say these things about that, after thirty years of my putting my family and my health and my livelihood at risk to stand up for people."
Barr continued: "I'm a lot of things. I'm a loudmouth and all that stuff but I'm not stupid, for God's sake, and I never would have wittingly called any black person a -- say they are a monkey. I never would do that, and I didn't do that."
Declaring that her actions have made her "a hate magnet" because of the scorn they've attracted, Barr also again blamed her tweet on being under the influence of the sleep aid Ambien.
"I’ve made a huge error and I told ABC when they called me," said Barr. "They said...“What were you possibly thinking to say this egregious and unforgivable thing you said? Now first of all I had already apologized and removed it by then, 'cause it wasn’t up very long. You know, sometimes you reread your tweets, especially Memorial Day weekend at 2am, on Ambien. And that’s no excuse, but that is what was real. There’s no excuse. I don’t excuse it. It’s an explanation. I was impaired, you know.”
"No, I don't excuse it," Barr said. "I horribly regret it. Are you kidding? I've lost everything."
Ironically, Barr said when she first returned to ABC, both they and her family told her to avoid Twitter. "Get off Twitter, they said, because you'll shoot yourself in the foot if you're on there," recalled Barr, who said she agreed.
ABC last week announced it will launch a Roseanne spinoff this fall that for now has the working title of The Connors, that'll feature all of the Roseanne principal cast members but not Barr, who will have no connection to the show nor receive any financial compensation.
Universal(NEW YORK) -- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom topped the weekend box office with an estimated $150 million, marking just the second time ever that two different films have delivered debuts of over $100 million over two consecutive weeks. The only other time was in 2007 when Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End followed Shrek the Third with $114 million and $121.6 million, respectively. Disney/Pixar's Incredibles 2 opened with $180 million last week.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom beat expectations -- pre-opening tracking had it earning at most $140 million -- but still finished behind the first film, which debuted with $208.8 million in 2015. Fallen Kingdom also earned an estimated $106.7 million in its third week of release overseas, bringing its worldwide total to $711.5 million.
Incredibles 2 dropped to second place with an estimated $81 million, bringing its total stateside to $350 million. It's now one of the 10 top-earning animated features of all time. The film opened in China over the weekend with an estimated $21.2 million, the biggest-ever opening there for a Disney/Pixar film, bringing its global tally to $485.1 million. Disney is the parent company of Pixar and ABC News.
Ocean's 8 finished in third place with an estimated $11.6 million. In fourth place is the comedy Tag, with $8.2 million. Rounding out the top five is Deadpool 2, delivering an estimated $5.25 million. It's now topped $300 million in the U.S. and $707.1 million worldwide.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated box office sales:
1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, $150 million 2. Incredibles 2, $81 million 3. Ocean’s 8, $11.65 million 4. Tag, $8.2 million 5. Deadpool 2, $5.25 million 6. Solo: A Star Wars Story, $4.5 million 7. Hereditary, $3.8 million 8. Superfly, $3.35 million 9. Avengers: Infinity War, $2.48 million 10. Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, $1.875 million
Courtesy Travelpro(NEW YORK) -- On last season's Queer Eye, the Internet went nuts over Antoni Porowski’s avocado obsession. Now, just a week after season two debuted on Netflix, Tan France’s love of the “French tuck” has gone viral.
France, the show’s fashion expert, teaches men on the show how to do the tuck -- in which the shirt is tucked in the front but left loose in the back. At a Travelpro event in New York City Tuesday, France told ABC Radio he’s shocked by fans’ response to the simple clothing trick.
“Oh my God! It became such a thing!” he says. “It's only been five days. I've had literally thousands upon thousands of people tag me in a French tuck. Who knew?!”
Tan says he’s been rocking the style since he was a teen and thinks it’s “the perfect way to make you look slightly less sloppy.” It seems many people now agree.
“I've been to New York many times and I've always noticed that there aren't that many French tucks around,” he says. “[Now] it's everywhere! And people keep stopping me in the street and saying, ‘I'm French tucking for you!’ I'm like, great! That feels wonderful!”
So should we start calling it the Tan France tuck instead? France says he will “happily accept” that change.
Netflix/David LeeGabrielle Dennis will be one to watch on the second season of Marvel's Luke Cage. The black superhero series, which officially launches today, will feature Dennis as Tilda Johnson, the estranged daughter of disgraced Harlem councilwoman Mariah Dillard, played by Alfre Woodard.
"She's regal. She's funny. She's talented. She's just.. amazing," Dennis tells ABC Radio of Woodard. "And when I found out I was playing her daughter, I was like, 'What? What TV mother jackpot have I hit?' You know, first I had Lorraine Toussaint on Rosewood and now Alfre Woodard and she's just... great."
Part of what makes Woodard so "great" is the Emmy-winner's ability to captivate an audience. Dennis agrees.
"We have some very powerful scenes in the series. It was very exciting," she says. "And just watching her work and her character is so dynamic and interesting this season. [Our] mother-daughter dynamic and like how we butt heads... it's very interesting."
While Woodard's character faces some major challenges during Luke Cage's second season -- including facing off with Cage himself, again played by Mike Colter, and dealing with a new and powerful opponent named Bushmaster -- Dennis says her character will also undergo some life-changing experiences.
"So there's all of these things that she's learning about her family's past that's a little darker than she thought," Dennis explains. "So it's kind of like, 'Is it that nurture versus nature? Are there things in her DNA... Or is she going to make a decision to do things or her own way?'"
Dennis continues, "So...a lot of the characters this season go to that point of like, 'To get the good I have to do something bad?'"
Luke Cage season two is available today on Netflix.
(LOS ANGELES) -- ABC on Thursday announced it would be moving forward with a Roseanne spin-off that excludes the show's original star and namesake.
The network added that show regulars like John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman are all set to reprise their roles in the new sitcom, which has the tentative title The Conners.
While ABC says Barr will have no financial or creative involvement, the comedian did speak out about the spin-off, wishing the cast and crew "the best."
"I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from Roseanne," she told ABC News in a statement. "I agreed to the settlement in order that 200 jobs of beloved cast and crew could be saved, and I wish the best for everyone involved."
Terms of ABC’s settlement with Barr were also not disclosed.
Barr's show was abruptly canceled after she sent a tweet likening Valerie Jarrett, an adviser to President Obama, to the Muslim Brotherhood and the movie Planet of the Apes. She later deleted the tweet and apologized.
ABC said The Conners will air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and the, "spinoff will continue to portray contemporary issues that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago."
"We have received a tremendous amount of support from fans of our show, and it’s clear that these characters not only have a place in our hearts, but in the hearts and homes of our audience," the statement added.
Marvel Studios(WASHINGTON D.C.) -- Black Panther’s vibranium costume and other items from the record-breaking film will soon be on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.
The museum acquired several objects from the blockbuster Marvel movie, including the Black Panther suit worn by actor Chadwick Boseman; a shooting script signed by director Ryan Coogler, Marvel President Kevin Feige, executive producer Nate Moore and co-writer/producer Joe Robert Cole; two early script pages; and 24 high-resolution production photographs.
The items will be on display during the inaugural Smithsonian African American Film Festival in October. Plans for a permanent display of the objects are currently under consideration by the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Marvel's Black Panther made history by featuring the first black superhero lead in mainstream film. It is the third-highest grossing film domestically, having earned just under $700 million.
Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Lydia Hearst, the wife of Nerdist founder and AMC show host Chris Hardwick, has broken her silence to People, following allegations made by his ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra that he had emotionally and sexually abused her during their three-year relationship.
Hearst declared, in part, "This is not a statement in defense, this is a statement of defense. Defense for all the women who have been sexually abused, raped, trafficked, and tortured; defense of all the people who this movement was started for...As someone who has been involved in toxic relationships in the past, I...do not take this situation lightly."
She added, "I have made the decision to come out in support of my husband, not out of obligation, but out of necessity to speak the truth about the person I know. Chris is nothing but loving and compassionate and is the only person who has stood by me, never judged me, helped me heal, and feel whole."
"To defend my husband would be giving credence to any of these accusations," she continued. "I will not do that. Chris Hardwick is a good man. I remain in complete support of my husband, and I believe that the truth will always win..."
Hearst, 33, and Hardwick, 46, married in 2016.
Last week, Dykstra claimed that she was in a relationship with an ex who was controlling and sexually abusive. She didn't name the popular show host, but it was easy to work out to whom she was referring.
In response, AMC pulled Hardwick’s show Talking with Chris Hardwick, and he was fired from moderating two panels at San Diego’s Comic-Con in July.
A "heartbroken" Hardwick vehemently denied the accusations, and clarified that he left Dykstra after she had cheated on him; texts later surfaced that seemed to show that she was eager to reconcile with him.
ABC/Adam Rose(LOS ANGELES) -- The Conner family will return to ABC following Roseanne's cancellation -- but without the show's embattled star.
On Thursday, the network announced that much of the cast of Roseanne, including John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman, will reprise their roles in the new show, currently going by the working title The Conners.
Roseanne Barrwill have no financial or creative involvement in the new series, according to the network.
“The Conners stories demonstrate that families can always find common ground through conversation, laughter and love," ABC said in a statement announcing the series. "The spinoff will continue to portray contemporary issues that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago."
“We have received a tremendous amount of support from fans of our show, and it’s clear that these characters not only have a place in our hearts, but in the hearts and homes of our audience,” the announced cast members said in a joint statement of their own. “We all came back last season because we wanted to tell stories about the challenges facing a working-class family today. We are so happy to have the opportunity to return with the cast and crew to continue to share those stories through love and laughter.”
Last month, Roseanne was canceled after Barr tweeted remarks about former Obama adviser Valarie Jarrett -- who is African-America -- comparing her to a character in Planet of the Apes, remarks widely regarded as racist.
TheConnners will debut with ten episodes and air on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Additional cast members and a premiere date will be announced later.
Lucasfilm(NEW YORK) -- Hold up, Star Wars fans. Reports of the death of future stand-alone films from that galaxy far, far away -- like Solo, Rogue One, and a rumored Obi-Wan Kenobi project -- appear to be premature.
Lucasfilm sources on Thursday characterized as “inaccurate” a widely quoted Collider report that future Star Wars movies falling outside of the regular trilogy storyline -- the Episodes I to IX chapters -- have been put on hold in the wake of the box office under-performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Solo is expected to top out at $400 million globally. That's a blockbuster for any other movie, but the first Star Wars stand-alone film, 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, earned more than a billion bucks. The divisive Star Wars: The Last Jedi grossed more than $1.3 billion while its predecessor, The Force Awakens, made nearly double that.
Even so, Lucasfilm tells ABC News there are still "multiple" Star Wars films currently in development that haven't been officially announced. Those projects are moving forward separate from an already-announced Star Wars trilogy being overseen by The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, as well as another series of movies from Game of Thrones producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
Star Wars: Episode IX, starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac, is set to hit theaters in December 2019. The film is being directed by J.J. Abrams, who also helmed The Force Awakens in 2015.
Lucasfilm is not yet talking publicly about the subject of any unannounced Star Wars films or their expected release dates. Fans will just have to wait and see.
As Yoda says: "Difficult to predict, the future is."
Lucasfilm is owned by Disney, parent company of ABC News.
* Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom -- The sequel to 2015's Jurassic World takes place three years after the events of the first film, with Owen and Claire -- played by Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, respectively, reprising their Jurassic World roles -- scrambling to save the dinosaurs from extinction when the island's previously dormant volcano erupts. B. D. Wong and Jeff Goldblum also reprise their roles from previous films in the series. Rated PG-13.
Opening in limited release Friday:
* Boundaries -- A mother, along with her teenage son -- played by Vera Farmiga and Lewis MacDougall, respectively -- is forced to drive her estranged, pot-dealing, father -- portrayed by Christopher Plummer -- from Texas to her sister's house in California after dad's kicked out of a nursing home. Bobby Cannavale, Kristen Schaal, Christopher Lloyd and Peter Fonda co-star. Rated R.