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"This is the late night pickle ... This is the passing of the pickle."
– Jimmy Fallon, passing down the long-standing (and questionably tasty!) Late Night "torch" to new host Seth Meyers, on his talk show
– Anna Kendrick, who worked up the courage to meet Beyoncé at this year's Grammy Awards, on Instagram
"Shipping is going to cost me a fortune, so Oprah, if you want it, you have to come to my show and get it."
– Ellen DeGeneres, who made a sequined portrait of the media mogul for her 60th birthday, on her daytime talk show
"When women succeed, America succeeds."
– President Barack Obama, who addressed the gender pay gap during the State of the Union address
"Just 'cause you can chew it and swallow it and poop it out doesn't mean it's food."
– Cameron Diaz, on how she resists her Taco Bell cravings, to Self magazine
"I'm a cobbler, I like to make shoes ... When Daniel Day-Lewis was spending all his time playing Lincoln, I was just fixing shoes. He's spending all the time focused on the hat and the pipe and getting into character, and I remained focused – with the overalls and the hammer."
– George Clooney, revealing his secret hobby, during his Reddit Ask Me Anything session
"Things got a little gangsta."
– 50 Cent, who struck a pose with Oscar winner Meryl Streep and NBA star Kobe Bryant at a Los Angeles Lakers game, on Instagram
"Y'all tryna start a roast beef? '@Arbys: Hey @Pharrell, can we have our hat back? #GRAMMYs'"
– Pharrell Williams, responding to the fast food chain's friendly jab over his fashionable Grammys headwear, on Twitter
"Weird thing – everyone who went to the Grammys wound up married at the end – whether they wanted to or not. Steven Tyler is now Mrs. Ryan Seacrest."
– Jimmy Kimmel, on the mass wedding at this year's Grammy Awards, on his late-night talk show
"MTV's paying me today in ones, so we can all go to the strip club after this."
– Miley Cyrus, adding a little banter to her country-flavored performance, on the network's Unplugged
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The season finale of Sleepy Hollow aired last week on Fox, and I met Nicole Beharie just before so everything was still a spoiler. She wouldn’t give away anything, so it’s actually safe to read this interview even if you haven’t caught up on Sleepy Hollow. In fact, add it to your Fan TV WatchList now so you can catch up on the first season.
Beharie plays Abbie Mills, a police lieutenant partnered up with Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), who has been transported to modern day Sleepy Hollow. Her captain Frank Irving (Orlando Jones) assigns her to stay with Crane and deal with all the supernatural occurrences he brought back with him, from the Headless Horseman to spirits of possession. Sleepy Hollow will be back for a second season, so get to know Nicole Beharie in our exclusive Fan Voice interview.
Fan Voice: You already go back to work in March. Will you do a movie in the hiatus?
Nicole Beharie: I might. I have some things lined up. I’m not sure what’s the right thing to do at the moment because of the time. It’s either we go back in March or May.
Fan Voice: Oh, that’s a big difference.
Nicole Beharie: It is a big difference so scheduling is tricky.
Fan Voice: Are you getting offered lead roles now?
Nicole Beharie: Here and there, bits and pieces, but definitely more interesting stuff.
Fan Voice: What have you enjoyed about playing Abbie this year on Sleepy Hollow?
Nicole Beharie: I love how she’s been able to change. I’ve been able to play with a lot of different colors. I thought Abbie could be very one note. It could be a very one note character but she just continues blossoming. There are moments where I find humor and there are moments where I have profound vulnerability and anger in places that maybe they shouldn’t be or you wouldn’t see it on the page and it’s happening. And then the intimacy that she has with Crane has been huge. I think people have even picked up on that online.
Fan Voice: I called it first. I thought they would have a romance eventually.
Nicole Beharie: I don’t know if they’re going to have a romance but there’s an intimacy there. There’s definitely a partnership.
Fan Voice: Do you and Tom have to work on the dialogue to make sure it’s not too much that he’s from the past misunderstanding things?
Nicole Beharie: Not really. The writers are so amazing, they do a really nice job balancing all that out so we just kind of have to say it.
Fan Voice: What’s been the most fun action you got to do on the first season of Sleepy Hollow?
Nicole Beharie: In the finale, there was some killer action.
Fan Voice: When you get a Sleepy Hollow script, what’s your process?
Nicole Beharie: I read it like a billion times, as many times as I can. I think that’s the first thing, and then just try to understand the story as best I can.
Fan Voice: What surprised you about Abbie this year?
Nicole Beharie: I guess it’s along the lines of what they write. The thing that surprised me the most is also in the finale. The finale’s good.
Fan Voice: What are you hoping to do in season two?
Nicole Beharie: There are some skills I think Abbie may or may not learn. Things that happen in the finale may open up possibilities for her and I’m looking forward to exploring some of her new talents.
Fan Voice: What do you like to watch on TV?
Fan Voice: I know there’s very little you can give away about Sleepy Hollow.
Nicole Beharie: So little. I’m so sorry. I feel so cagey and strange.
Fan Voice: Is it fun to be on a show like that?
Nicole Beharie: It’s fantastic. It’s a lot of fun because honestly, the only reason that we’re not giving it away is because we don’t want to steal the experience from the audience.
Fan Voice: Do they give you a media prep course for how to handle this?
Nicole Beharie: No, that’s why I’m being awkward. That’s why I’m like uh, what do I say? And then I’m always trying to make sure that I have a different interview with everybody so I’m not just saying the same things over and over again. We’ve been in it for so long and we love it so much that I think it sort of comes out and we want to protect it for the audience.
Fan Voice: Besides maybe a movie, how are you going to spend your break?
Nicole Beharie: Getting a new home and I have some lovely people in my life that I haven’t spent enough time with, one in particular.
Fan Voice: Where is your new home?
Nicole Beharie: In New York.
Fan Voice: How often do you go home when you’re shooting Sleepy Hollow in North Carolina?
Nicole Beharie: There isn’t much time. I think this year while I was shooting, I went to New York three times. You make wherever you put down your hat your home. That’s sort of the gig. We’re like carnies, pick up the show and take it to the next city.
Fan Voice: How did you make North Carolina your home?
Nicole Beharie: I rented a cottage, a little house, a mini cottage with a garden. I messed around in the garden and I hung out with guys like Orlando and Tom. We just made it as home-ish as I could. I also had friends come visit me all the time.
Michael B. Jordan and Kristen Bell have been tapped to emcee the Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards, which will be held at The Beverly Hills Hotel on Feb. 15.
"We are thrilled to have Kristen and Michael join us as hosts for this year’s Sci-Tech Awards," said Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs in a statement. "They are bright, young talents in the film community and will be a great addition to a night that honors the industry’s technical achievements."
This also means that they are going to be presenting at the Oscars!
Layer Cake and Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn is the man who many fans credit for finally doing the X-Men franchise justice with 2011's X-Men: First Class. In the following interview with Empire Magazine, the filmmaker reveals why he chose not to return for this movie...
"It didn't excite me enough," he tells Empire Magazine. "The thing that was exciting about it was bringing all these actors together. What a cast! But I've worked with great actors and I just thought, 'I've got to do my own thing.'" That "own thing" would be the big screen adaptation of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons' The Secret Service. "The script was great for X-Men, but I had Secret Service in my head. And this has always been Bryan's machine. It's come full circle."
When "Once Upon a Time" returns, an evil character will be making a comeback. TVLine reports that Rose McGowan will reprise the role of young Cora in Episode 18.
McGowan first appeared as Cora in the March 2013 episode titled "The Miller's Daughter." In the episode, it was shown through a flashback that Cora and Rumple were once romantically involved. That is, until Cora removed her heart to pursue power as Prince Henry's wife. By episode end, she had given birth to baby Regina.
Cora is expected to add to the show's complicated family tree, which will add two new branches by the end of the season.
The series is also casting the one-episode role of ruthless pirate Blackbeard.
Series co-creator Adam Horowitz also said that the fourth episode back, called "It's Not Easy Being Green,' will shed light on the Wicked Witch, as well as her issue with the Evil Queen. "She's got a whole backstory and mythology," Horowitz said. "We used the original [L. Frank Baum] book as a jumping-off point, and then spun her in a hopefully unique, Once Upon a Time way."
He added that when the Wicked Witch meets with the Evil Queen, "There are sparks that fly."
Also, when the show returns, it will be apparent that the destruction of Storybrooke did not reverse anyone death's--except maybe one.
One death may have been undone due to the burning of the Shadow. (Big hint: Co-creator Edward Kitsis said Rumplestilskin definitely died, but he's "the Dark One," meaning he may not stay dead.)
When viewers last tuned in to the series, Peter Pan (Robbie Kay) attempted to reuse Regina's (Lana Parrilla) curse, which forced everyone back into the Enchanted Forest and destroyed Storybrooke. But Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Henry (Jared Gilmore) were not part of the original curse, so their memories were wiped clean and they stayed in the mortal world. Now they are living in New York City, leading quiet, normal lives. That is, until Hook (Colin O'Donoghue) showed up to tell Emma that her parents are in trouble.
Hook now has to make Emma remember her fairytale past.
Horowitz said Emma will have two sets of memories. "The ramifications of this new life of Emma's that we glimpsed at the end of the winter finale and what would happen if she did regain her memories play a huge part in the second half of the season," he said.
He said that the new Emma will be a bit different, but with similar personality traits. "She has some new memories, but that didn't ruin her upbringing," he explained. "She still grew up tough, she still grew up with a wall. It was her against the world and what we'll see is with these new memories it's now her and Henry against the world. She still is the same person, but we're going to really explore what her life is like in Episode 12 called "New York City Serenade.""
Although Emma's memory was wiped clean, the characters sent back to the Enchanted Forest still have memories of Storybrooke.
"As we laid out in the winter finale, Emma was the one who being back there was going to lose those memories and have this new life," Horowitz said. "The fairy tale characters get left with the pain and knowledge of what happened over the years that the show has been on and what they've been through. None of that is erased."
Snow White may also become pregnant, which would overlap with Ginnifer Goodwin's real-life pregnancy. But, Horowitz noted that Snow's storyline will follow what they've planned since the beginning.
Kitsis said Snow's pregnancy could cause a bit of chaos. "But you know, every time Snow White gets pregnant, hell gets unleashed," he said.
There will also be a wedding, as well as a tough transition for Regina, who is feeling empty after losing Henry. While she does want another child, she will focus on healing first.
"For Regina, it's what is going to make her heal again and where is she going to do," Kitsis said. "We know she filled the hole in her heart by doing the most selfless thing we've ever seen. She did what's best for Henry and gave him up to Emma, her sworn enemy, so they can have a better life. What happens when she returns to the Enchanted Forest? She needs to fall in love first."
Meghan Ory, who played Ruby/Red Riding Hood/the Wolf in season one and two, may also be returning to the series.
New York City Serenade airs Sunday, March 9 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Just weeks after announcing that he was splitting from Hilary Duff, Mike Comrie was spotted relishing a guys' night out in New York City. The former NHL athlete attended Cîroc Presents Bootsy Bellows at the Liquid Cellar in honor of the Super Bowl on Thursday, Jan. 30.
The 33-year-old "definitely seemed to be enjoying himself," according to a fellow partygoer.
"He had a table with a bunch of guys and there were girls all around them."
The eyewitness said that Comrie was dancing throughout the evening and "chatting up a bunch of different blondes."
The insider added, "He stayed until the very end of the party and didn't leave until 3:30 a.m."
On Jan. 10, Comrie and Duff announced that they were splitting up after three years of marriage.
Duff's rep says in a statement, "They remain best friends and will continue to be in each other's lives. They are dedicated to loving and parenting their amazing son, and ask for privacy at this time."
Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan were in attendance, but our source said that the two former pals went to great efforts to avoid any contact with each other.
Oh, the drama!
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1. Madonna – Total gross: $801,299,671
Madonna Louise Ciccone popularly known as Madonna takes the number one spot on this list with a total gross of $801 million. Madonna holds a Guinness book of world record as the best selling female recording artist of all times. She has sold over 300 million records worldwide. It took her 248 shows only in the past decade to gross over $800 million. 244 shows were sold out boosting the total attendance to 6,387,124 people. She has had 4 successful tours in the past decade namely; Re-Invention World Tour in 2004, Confessions Tour in 2006, Sticky and Sweet Tour in 2008/9 and The MDNA Tour in 2012. Her latest tour (MDNA) performed the best grossing $305.2 million. She clearly deserves to be Number 1 in this list.
2. Bruce Springsteen – Total gross: $688,136,476
Bruce Springsteen or The Boss if you like is another American singer-songwriter with a touring record that deserves one of the top spots in this list. His four tours of the last decade; Devils and Dust Tour (2005), Magic tour (2007), Working on a dream tour (2009) and The Wrecking Ball Tour (2012) grossed over $688 million. Springsteen sold out 248 shows out of the total 403 he had lined up for his fans. He also recorded an impressive total attendance of 8,605,238 people. He isn’t slowing down any time soon. He has already announced a 2014 tour.
3. Elton John – Total gross: $603,804,670
Sir Elton Hercules John is the other Knighted member in this list. Born in England in 1947, this English superstar singer has a record 30 albums under his belt. He has sold more than 300 million records worldwide making him one of the best selling artists of all times. He makes it to this list for grossing over $603 million from the 541 shows he has held over the past decade. He has an equally impressive total attendance figure of (5,789,833 people) and 470 sold out shows. He doesn’t show any signs of slowing down considering his 31st album (The Diving Board) is due to be released soon. He is expected to start touring soon in an effort to promote the album.
4. Celine Dion – Total gross: $536,593,262
Celine Dion is the only Canadian singer to make it to this list. Regardless, she needs no introduction. Dion was already a star at age 13. Three decades later and counting, she is still going strong with numerous tour dates and sold out shows. In the past decade, Dion has sold out 597 shows out of the total 792 she had lined up for her fans. She holds the record of sold out shows in this list. This has helped her gross over $536 million. Her four latest tours; A New Day (2003-2007), Taking Chances (2008-2009), Sans attendre (2013) and Celine (2011-2014) have attracted a total attendance of 4,099,963 people. Dion will definitely continue touring this year to conclude her Celine Tour.
5. Kenny Chesney – Total gross: $477,931,760
American country music star Kenneth Arnold Chesney popularly known as Kenny has 14 gold certified albums under his belt. He can easily qualify as the most consistent touring artist in this list considering he has toured consistently every year since 2001. This explains why he has managed to gross over $477 million in the past decade. He has performed in a record 622 shows selling out 409. He holds the total attendance record in this list (9,210,288 people).
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A psychic may be to blame for Hilary Duff’s divorce! An insider reveals in the new issue of In Touch that the actress, 26, has been seeing a clairvoyant “religiously” for years, and that it was she who advised Hilary to split in January from her husband of three years, former NHL player Mike Comrie, 33.
ONTD, do you believe in psychics?
Ryan Phillips shows that he still got that six pack giving Robin Quivers a lap dance at Howard Stern Birthday Bash held at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Other attendees included Heidi Klum, Lena Dunham, Chelsea Handler and Adam Levin.
Ryan Phillips is delicious. I want a lap dance as well.
On January 24, Jewel Moore, a 17-year-old junior at Fuqua High School in Farmville, Virginia, launched a Change.org petition asking Disney to give us an interesting female character who isn't stick-thin. As of Friday afternoon, it had almost 2,000 signatures.
"It's extremely difficult to find a positive representation of plus-size females in the media. If Disney could make a plus-size female protagonist who was as bright, amazing, and memorable as their others, it would do a world of good for those plus-size girls out there who are bombarded with images that make them feel ugly for not fitting the skinny standard," Jewel writes in the petition.
"Disney films are highly influential and wide-spread, and they impact the lives of many children, especially girls. It would be revolutionary for Disney to show support to a group of girls who are otherwise horrendously bullied by the media."
Jewel says that being a plus-size kid has been a struggle, and the point of her campaign is to help younger girls feel better about themselves.
"I know the characters are just cartoons but they give girls their first impressions of real-life women," Jewel tells Yahoo Shine. "Now that I’m almost an adult, cartoons don’t impact my confidence, but I have small cousins and I want them to see a wide representation of women. If plus-size girls see characters that look like them succeed, it would show them that they can do anything."
Jewel had initially wanted to express her feelings to Disney in a letter, but she quickly realized that she needed backing in order to be taken seriously by the company. So, last Friday, while home from school on a snow day, she penned the petition.
Over the years, Disney has occasionally strayed from its classic princess aesthetic. Its 2012 Pixar film "Brave" focuses on Merida, a tomboy hero with wild, curly red hair, and 2009's "The Princess and the Frog" features a hardworking African-American waitress named Tiana (who eventually becomes the princess). And of course, there’s the 1995 flick "Pocahontas," which tells the story of the daughter of an Algonquin chief who falls in love with an English colonist, and 1998's "Mulan," about a Chinese warrior who leads her country to battle dressed as a man.
But rarely has the company rejiggered its classic, slim frame.
"To be clear, I’m not asking for Disney to stop making thin princesses," says Jewel. "I would just like to see a princess with a different body shape. Where’s the pear-shaped princess? The short princess? The chubby princess?"
And although Jewel has received plenty of support from her friends, she admits to having experienced some backlash, too.
"I’ve had a few people tell me that I should redirect my efforts to help women not look toward the media to gain their self-confidence," she says. "I wish women wouldn’t listen to the media, but that’s inevitable. If we can’t change people, we can at least start with animated characters."
And there’s one more group of people Jewel would like to reach with her petition: "I want little boys to see plus-size Disney princesses," says Jewel, "so they don’t grow up and think women they date have to look perfect." Smart girl!
Bruno Mars: Super Bowl 2014 Press Conference!
Bruno Mars chats with reporters while attending the 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII National Anthem and Halftime Show Press Conference on Thursday afternoon (January 30) at the Rose Theater in the Time Warner Center in New York City.
The 28-year-old singer, who will be performing this year’s halftime show, was joined at the event by opera singer Renee Fleming, who will perform the national anthem.
“I ain’t scared if that’s what you think,” Bruno said during the press conference. “Spectacle-wise? I don’t do trapeze and all that stuff. I hope to get people dancing and smiling. If you ever come to one of my shows, it’s just us up there. We’ve got these songs and our instruments and I’m hoping that’s enough.”
FYI: Bruno is wearing head-to-toe Saint Laurent.
If you’ve given up on "Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," Clark Gregg has pretty much given up on you. Even if you’re a self-identified geek.
"Those aren’t geeks. Those are losers," the man who plays Agent Coulson said on the set of his show, somewhere in Los Angeles. (The producers want to keep exactly where kind of quiet, perhaps to keep the fanboys and fangirls away.)
Gregg is himself a self-identified geek. And he’s passionate about the party line at "S.H.I.E.L.D." — be patient.
There has been lots of grumbling from fans about the show, a spinoff of sorts from movies like "Iron Man," "Captain America," "Thor" and "The Avengers."
"We’re turning that into a TV show and we’re doing that with characters that people don’t know," said executive producer Jeffrey Bell. "And so there were expectations."
Not just from the fans, but from critics, who generally supported the show.
ABC’s initial tagline was, "Not all heroes are super."
"But there are still people online who go, ‘We don’t understand why Iron Man isn’t on the show!’ " said executive producer Jeph Loeb. "You know what? He’s not. I love Robert [Downey Jr.] — not coming by anytime soon."
The producers, writers and cast all insist that the slow build "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." went through in its first dozen episodes was necessary to build toward what Loeb described as "the incredible momentum and urgency of what’s going to happen."
Gregg compared it to eating "the healthy stuff first" and saving "the dessert" for later. "We’re deep in dessert right now."
Network TV is not the most patient of mediums. Series get yanked after two or three episodes. And yet the people behind "S.H.I.E.L.D." seem surprised that viewers haven’t been altogether patient with a show that took 12 episodes working toward the good stuff.
Ming-Na Wen, who stars as Agent Melinda May, admitted she’s frustrated with some of the fan reaction.
"I love our fans so much, but they want the end of it already," she said. "We have 22 episodes and, hopefully, years to come of stories and developing characters, and all we want is our fans to just be patient and not come down hard. Go with us. It’s a slower ride."
"Hopefully, a five-year-plus ride," interjected Brett Dalton, who stars as Agent Grant Ward. "And I think all of the stuff that they want, we have in store."
The normally super-secret Marvel — where you need a Level 7 clearance just to get onto the set — is opening up about some of what’s in store in the next few episodes:
• Mike Peterson (J. August Richards) will be revealed as the cyborg Deathlok in the Feb. 4 episode. The character has existed for 40 years in comic books; this is his first appearance on film.
• Also on Feb. 4, comics legend Stan Lee — co-creator of "S.H.I.E.L.D." in print — will make a cameo appearance.
• In an upcoming episode, Lady Sif (Jamie Alexander) will cross over from the Thor movies to "S.H.I.E.L.D." She’ll come to Earth in pursuit of Lorelei (Elena Satine), another Asgardian who is a minor villain in the Marvel comics.
• Also upcoming — Bill Paxton will appear in several episodes as Agent John Garrett, a tough S.H.I.E.L.D. operative introduced in the comic books in 1986.
"You start to have people like Deathlok showing up," Gregg said. "You start to understand that a bunch of these different episodes were connected. A lot of the geeks that I respect most … are very excited about where we’re going. So I’m going to choose to work for them."
All this will please some, but not all fans. Some will never be happy because they want the show they imagine in their heads, not the one they see on TV. Which, in the age of the Internet, is true of pretty much every show.
Anyone still watch this show?
According to Wall Street Journal, Saks is about to embark on a pretty risky sales strategy. The new management is reporting that $250 million has been earmarked for upgrades to the Fifth Avenue flagship, including revamping a 30,000-square foot lower-level hair salon and storage space into another retail floor that would be stocked with (even more) expensive products—like the $48,000 Louis Vuitton crocodile handbags they recently received.
Meanwhile, parent company Hudson's Bay Co. is going to make the Saks Off Fifth outlet stores "look a little more unkempt." Wait, what?
Apparently, they're following the tactic of other department-store based discount chains. "Our outlet stores look too much like department stores," according to Baker. "Nordstrom Rack is a mess, and customers love it."
While Saks Off Fifth has yet to establish a location in the five boroughs, its competitors have been stepping up their NYC game—Nordstrom Rack has two planned locations in Brooklyn's Fulton Mall and Flushing's Shops at Skyview Center, in addition to their Union Square spot, and Neiman Marcus Last Call is headed to Downtown Brooklyn.
However, we may not have to wait long. In addition to the messification of existing Off Fifth stores, Baker plans to at least double the number of off-price locations around the United States (there's currently 71).
It sounds like a mess already. I don't like to shopping in a messy environments. How about you guys?
America's First Family of Curling deserves ... a Duck Dynasty–style family reality show.
Siblings Erika and Craig Brown were born into a curling family: their parents have won two national titles together, and their father is one of America's most decorated curlers. Sochi will be Erika's third Olympics and Craig's first, and Erika is married to a world-champion curler, too. The show could be calledCurling Up With the Browns, and it could educate us all about the wonderful world of curling.
Oscar Pistorius, a.k.a. the Blade Runner (sprinter, 2012 Olympics), should get a … procedural.
A by-no-means-comprehensive summary of the activities chronicled on the very charismatic Bolt’s Instagram: motorbike racing in Jamaica; cooking with Jamie Oliver; playing the piano; crashing a wedding in Paris; reviewing the Drake album; meeting Jay Z; purchasing Call of Duty; winning a bunch of medals. Don’t you want to watch this show?
Surya Bonaly (figure skating, 1992, 1994, 1998) should get … a biopic
During figure skating's nineties heyday, Bonaly stood out not just for her talent, but also because she wore unusual bodysuits and frequently skated to avant-garde music (or nature sounds). She also has a pretty fascinating backstory: She was already a decorated tumbler when a figure-skating coach discovered her at 10, and that coach created a fake story about Surya's origins to garner media attention. (This 1995 profile of Bonaly is riveting.) Whatever demure princess-y image we might associate with female figure skaters never seemed like it applied to Surya, and in her final program at the Nagano Olympics, she performed an illegal backflip — as a fuck-you to judges.
The 1996 Atlanta Bombing should be … an action film.
ESPN just released a "30 for 30" short on Richard Jewell, the security guard who was falsely accused of the 1996 bombing at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. It is excellent, but it’s only part of the story; Jewell was later exonerated and Eric Rudolph, the real bomber, was arrested after living in the woods for several years. The bombing, the false accusations, the dramatic hunt for the radical anti-abortion fugitive: Your action film is already written.
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