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Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp in 1990; Barry King/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Winona Ryder, who was engaged to Johnny Depp in the early 1990s, says she finds it hard to imagine the actor as violent and abusive.  In divorce proceedings the actor has been accused of domestic violence by his estranged wife, Amber Heard.

"It’s just hard to picture. The only word I can come up with is unimaginable," Ryder tells TIME. "You know with certain people you hear something and go, 'I can see that.' But this isn’t that."

Ryder is quick to add that she's not necessarily doubting Heard's claims. "It’s like anybody who says anything about it is a victim-blamer," she said. "I wasn’t there. I don’t know what happened. I’m not calling anyone a liar. I’m just saying, it’s difficult and upsetting for me to wrap my head around it."

"He was never, never that way towards me. Never abusive at all towards me," she said. "I only know him as a really good, loving, caring guy who is very, very protective of the people that he loves."

But, Ryder added, "All I have to offer is my own experience, which was a very, very long time ago."

Ryder is starring in the upcoming Netflix thriller Stranger Things, which debuts July 15.

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Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In the brutally honest way fans have come to expect and admire, Chelsea Handler admitted in an essay for Playboy's "Freedom Issue" that she had two abortions at the age of 16.

The comedian, now 41, used her own “irresponsible” actions, and the opportunity she had to safely correct them, as the launching point for a fierce defense of a woman’s right to choose.

Handler wrote that as an angsty teen she “wasn’t really playing with a full deck of cards.” With little parental guidance and a boyfriend she admits she probably shouldn’t have been having sex with in the first place, Handler said her first reaction upon finding out that she was pregnant was to keep the baby.

“Of course, the idea that I would have a child and raise it by myself at that age, when I couldn’t even find my way home at night, was ridiculous,” she wrote. Her parents recognized this reality, she said, and took her to Planned Parenthood, where she safely had the child aborted.

But then she got pregnant again.

This time, she was left to collect the $230 needed herself. Once she did, she was once again able to take care of the situation safely.

“I’m grateful that I came to my senses and was able to get an abortion legally without risking my health or bankrupting myself or my family,” she continued.

Using her own experiences as an illustration, Handler argued the importance of upholding Roe v. Wade, though she refuses to accept that the ruling is really in danger.

Pointing to other issues such as gay marriage, the comedian noted that, “Once you go forward in history, you don’t go backward.”

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ABC/Veronica Gambini(LOS ANGELES) -- On Monday’s episode of The Bachelorette, the competition between the men heated up, and the rose ceremony ended in a shocking twist.

JoJo Fletcher and the eight remaining men moved on to the beauty and history of Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires.

Wells, who revealed to the other guys that he hadn’t kissed JoJo yet, was put on the spot when she invited him on a one-on-one date. The two took a romantic stroll through the city and participated in a performance art piece called “Fuerza Bruta,” which finally set up the magic moment. Afterwards however, JoJo informed Wells that she “didn’t feel 100 percent” with him,” adding, “I don’t know if you are the person I will spend the rest of my life with.” She told him she couldn’t give him the rose and he went home.

Next, JoJo escorted Luke, Robby, Jordan, James Taylor and Alex for a group date in the La Boca neighborhood of the capital. The guys got involved in a soccer game with some of the locals, who challenged them to a penalty kick-off. The reward: a kiss from JoJo.  James managed to sneak one past the goalie, but it was Luke who stole her heart when they shared a passionate kiss afterwards. JoJo revealed to the camera that they had an “emotional connection.”

Next, James Taylor used his alone time with JoJo to throw some shade at Jordan, calling him “entitled” and “snotty.” Jordan denied the claims when confronted about them by JoJo. Afterwards, tempers flared between Jordan and James Taylor in front of the other guys. Ultimately, Luke got the date rose.

The two-on-one date went to Derek and Chase. Noting “It takes two to tango,” JoJo invited the guys to take part in a three-person tango. Afterwards, Derek told JoJo he was falling for her, and then the two made out. During an alone moment with Chase, JoJo doubted how strong his feelings for her actually were. He ultimately gave her the “validation” she needed, which was that he had growing feelings for her, and they too ended up making out. In the end, a stunned Derek -- who thought he had the rose in the bag -- was sent packing. Chase got the date rose, and he and JoJo danced as South American superstar Soledad Pastorutti serenaded them.

At the rose ceremony, JoJo gave out two of the three remaining roses to Jordan and Robby, but suddenly left the room. She told host Chris Harrison that should couldn’t give the last rose to either Alex or James Taylor. JoJo returned with two roses on her tray, and gave them to both guys, explaining that she couldn’t say goodbye to any of the guys.

The Bachelorette continues Monday night on ABC.

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Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The man who played the 2,000 Year-Old Man has gotten one year closer: comedy legend Mel Brooks is 90 today. 

Born Melvin James Kaminsky in Brooklyn, NY, Brooks started as a writer on Your Show of Shows. Brooks and another comedy icon, Carl Reiner first met in 1950. They delighted audiences and inspired a generation of comedians like Jerry Seinfeld and others with the improvised sketch about a really old man who has seen it all, as well as other now-famous bits.

The pair remain close to this day.

Brooks directed some of the most beloved comedies of all time, with three ranked on the American Film Institute Top 100 Comedies of All Time: 1968's The Producers and 1974's Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles.

Brooks' specialty became the spoof, not only the Emmy-winning James Bond send-up Get Smart! on TV, but also on the big screen with the 1977 Alfred Hitchcock spoof High Anxiety, 1987 Star Wars parody Spaceballs, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.  

Brooks credited his second wife, the late Anne Bancroft, for inspiring him to bring both The Producers and Young Frankenstein to Broadway.

The Producers became a 12-Tony-winning hit with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick playing the respective roles originated by Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. The musical, which ran for more than 2,500 performances on Broadway, came full-circle when it was turned into a movie musical with Lane and Broderick in 2005.

A musical adaptation of Young Frankenstein didn't fare as well; it closed after 484 shows. 

Incidentally, Brooks is one of history's rare EGOTs: that is, a winner of an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar -- for the screenplay to The Producers -- and a Tony.

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Finn Jones as Ser Loras Tyrell and Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell/image courtesy of HBO(NEW YORK) -- (SPOILERS AHEAD!)  So many characters died during Sunday night's Game of Thrones season-six finale, but perhaps one of the most unexpected was when Cersei Lannister blew up the temple of the High Sparrow, killing not only the religious leader, but also Queen Margaery Tyrell, the king's wife, and her brother, Ser Loras.

Natalie Dormer, the actress who plays Tyrell, tells Entertainment Weekly she learned of her character’s death even before producers intended.  

"I pre-empted the phone call because in true Natalie Dormer style, I tried to fit a million projects into a single year. I requested [while making season five that showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] release me from working on the show earlier than usual so I could do another project, and they ended up phoning me -- and that was 'The Call,'" she told the magazine.

She also said her character's death shouldn't be a surprise to Game of Thrones fans.

"Every year something comes from the left field that no one could have predicted. It’s great they can still shock people six years on. I watch as an audience member as well, you get side-swiped," she said

Dormer’s last day on set included a visit from Weiss and Benioff.

"Dan and David made sure they were there at the very end. It seemed very fitting Margaery’s last day is shooting a scene with the Queen of Thorns. They gave me a big hug and made a fuss out of me. It was lovely," she said.

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Neil Lupin/Redferns(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) -- The battle for Prince's estate continued Monday morning at the the Carver Country District Court in Minneapolis, MN.  Five of the late singer's siblings and their attorneys, along with attorneys from the estate's trust, attended the hearing that will determine who's the rightful heir to the music icon's estate.

Judge Kevin Eide, who presided over the hearing, explained that the case was a crossroads between probate and paternity law, which made it difficult to determine which motions and hearings should be held privately. "We are in uncharted water," the judge said.

Attorneys from Bremer Trust are handling Prince's estate in the absence of a will, which has yet to be found, if it exists at all.  Trust attorney say they've so far searched thousands of documents in four different locations looking for a will, with no success.  They said the search will soon be over.

Subsequently, the parties involved are working to interpret Minnesota law in order to determine what factors legally establish paternity, so they can then determine which, if any, of Prince's alleged heirs are entitled to a piece of his estate.

Attorneys for the potential heirs are requesting that the case be settled quickly, so as not to harm the estate, which they consider a "national treasure." Judge Eide promised to have the Minnesota Court of Appeals review the case to ensure proper handling, declaring, "I want to do this right."

Prince died April 21 from an overdose of the painkiller fentanyl.

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(NEW YORK) -- Pottermore, the official website of author J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter universe, announced that tickets have gone on sale for a special star-studded screening of Rowling's latest, the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The bestselling author herself will attend the event -- along with other celebs -- at New York’s Carnegie Hall, with all proceeds going to Rowling’s international non-profit children’s organization Lumos.

The screening will be held Saturday, November 12.

Set in Harry's Wizarding World -- but in New York City in 1926, not at Hogwards in England -- the film stars Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne as a specialist in capturing escaped magical creatures.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which also stars Colin Farrell and Ezra Miller, officially opens November 18. 

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Walt Disney Studios(NEW YORK) -- Mark Rylance won an Academy Award earlier this year for playing a Soviet spy.  His latest role, however, has him playing a very different part – that of a big, friendly giant in the Disney film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book, The BFG.

The 56-year-old Brit had been a theater actor for years, and snagged a best supporting actor Oscar last February for his first Hollywood role, playing Rudolf Abel in Bridge of Spies, directed by The BFG director Steven Spielberg.

"It means the world to me, that the stories I'm telling are making people laugh, or moving people, or just ... distracting themselves from the troubles of the world for a day and giving them a bit of strength to carry on," Rylance told ABC News.

The BFG – the story of what Rylance calls “a very loving friendship” between the giant and a young human girl – hits some of those themes, including finding the strength to overcome differences.

The movie even includes a special language, which Rylance was happy to demonstrate.

The BFG premieres July 1.

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Steve Granitz/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- La Toya Jackson was among the Jackson family members who took to social media Saturday morning to honor the seventh anniversary of her brother's death.

Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009, in Los Angeles at the age 50.

In recent weeks, a new crop of salacious rumors have plagued his legacy. La Toya made reference to them by pleading with fans to let the "Thriller" singer rest in peace.

She posted a photo of Michael on Twitter, writing, "Please! May We All Let Him #RIP! #MichaelJackson The #KingOfPop June 25, 2009."

Please! May We All Let Him #RIP!#MichaelJackson The #KingOfPop
June 25, 2009 pic.twitter.com/ojmVi3kXSh

— La Toya Jackson (@latoyajackson) June 25, 2016

La Toya also took to Instagram, posting a similar message, but with a different photo.

Michael's daughter Paris paid tribute to her dad on Instagram with a creating a photo collage featuring images of them together, including what appears to be a Photoshopped picture of what the pair might look like if they posed together today.

"7 years, rest in peace, my best friend in the entire universe," Paris wrote. "i love you more than anything,” she wrote in the touching note. “things may be a little s***** in the press right now but everyone knows it's all bull and i swear on the family name i will protect you for as long as i live. there's no one like you, and there never will be. thank you for touching millions of hearts, but especially my own.”

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Disney/Pixar(NEW YORK) -- In the battle of fish vs. aliens at the box office this weekend, fish won.

Finding Dory topped Independence Day: Resurgence taking in $73.2 million in its second weekend.  The Independence Day sequel disappointed in its debut weekend, managing just $41.6 million domestically.

However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Independence Day: Resurgence has fared well overseas, taking in more than $102 million in 57 foreign markets including China.

Central Intelligence, the comedy starring The Rock and Kevin Hart, finished the weekend third earning nearly $18.4 million.

Other debuts this week: the Blake Lively shark attack move The Shallows bowed with $16.7 million domestically while the Matthew McConaughey Civil War movie, Free State of Jones, earned nearly $7.8 million.

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L-R: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jamie Lannister and David Bradley as Walder Frey; Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO(NEW YORK) -- (SPOILERS AHEAD!) It's been six seasons since Ned Stark declared "Winter Is Coming," and now "The Winds of Winter" are here. In the season six finale of Game of Thrones, Jon Snow and the North plan for the future, Daenerys plans to sail to Westeros and a popular fan theory is confirmed. But first, we start in King's Landing, where Cersei Lannister and Loras Tyrell are to face trial for their crimes against the gods.

King's Landing
Loras' trial is up first, and he immediately confesses. He is marked with the symbol of the Faith, the seven-pointed star, which worries his sister, Queen Margaery. The Queen also realizes that Cersei has not arrived at the trial. Margaery tries to warn everyone that something bad is about to happen, but before she can, the entire courtroom blows up thanks to the rumored stash of explosive wildfire Cersei uncovered in the Red Keep. Everyone in the courtroom dies, including Margaery, Loras and the High Sparrow.

Cersei celebrates her victory by torturing Unella, a member of the Faith who tortured Cersei when she was kept in captivity. She doesn't have long to celebrate, however, as King Tommen, who watched the courtroom explosion from his room in Red Keep, jumped out of his window and killed himself. With yet another King of Westeros dead, Cersei herself is declared Ruler of the Realm.

Riverrun
Walder Frey celebrates retaking of Riverrun, thanks to the Lannisters. He plans a dinner with his sons, but when they don’t arrive, he asks a servant where they are. He then realizes with horror that his sons have been killed and cooked into his meal, and the servant reveals herself to be none other than Arya Stark, who’s now gone rogue with her powers as a faceless assassin. Arya then kills Frey, and declares vengeance for the Red Wedding.

The Citadel
Sam and Gilly finally arrive at the Citadel, where Sam is to study to become a maester. He is allowed to enter the library, where it is clear he has found his new home.

Winterfell
While the Starks have retaken Winterfell, Davos confronts Melisandre about the death of Shireen Baratheon, the daughter of Stannis. The Red Priestess admits that she had Shireen burned at the stake. Davos demands that Jon execute Melisandre, but Jon instead banishes her from the North.

Jon then meets with Sansa. She apologizes for not telling Jon about the  Knights of the Vale, who helped them reconquer Winterfell in last episode’s “Battle of the Bastards.” Sansa also tells Jon that a White raven has arrived, which means that, finally, winter is here.

Later, Sansa meets with Petyr Baelish, who tells her that he wants the Iron Throne, and he wants Sansa as queen. However, she rebuffs him. It’s just as well, since the rest of the North has rallied around Jon Snow, and declares him to be the new King of the North.

Dorne
Hey, we're back in Dorne! After nine episodes away, we return to the much ignored region to find Olena Tyrell meeting with Ellaria Sand to plot revenge against the Lannisters. Varys is also at the meeting, implying that they will be aligning with Daenerys.

Mereen
As Daenerys plans to sail to Westeros, she orders that her lover Daario stay in Mereen, as she plans to make alliances by marriage. Tyrion tries to console her, telling the Mother of Dragons that she’s finally ready to take Westeros and is part of the “great game” now. And it only took six seasons! Thankful for his council, Daenerys names Tyrion the Hand of the Queen. Then she, her new ships, and, of course, her dragons, begin their journey to Westeros.

In the North
Bran and Meera prepare to cross back over the Wall to return to Westeros. But before they do, Bran returns to his visions to see what is in the Tower of Joy. He sees a young Ned Stark enter the tower to find his dying sister, Lyanna. She makes Ned promise something, and she brings out a baby. That baby is Jon Snow, confirming the popular R L=J theory, meaning that Jon is the son of Lyanna and Rhaegar Targaryen.

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Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Peter Dinklage as Tryion Lannister in “Game of Thrones”; Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO(NEW YORK) -- Hold on to your dragons: Game of Thrones ends its sixth season with an epic finale Sunday night titled “The Winds of Winter.” We’re just assuming it’s epic, considering last week’s game-changing "Battle of the Bastards" that ended with the Starks reclaiming Winterfell.


The director of that penultimate episode and the finale, Miguel Sapochnik, would only offer one ominous hint to The Hollywood Reporter about this week’s season-ending episode: “People die.”

Actor Liam Cunningham, who plays Ser Davos, was a little more wordy -- though no more helpful. He says the finale will be “a little bit different” compared to past finales in that it's not just a set-up for season seven.  "You can certainly say there are going to be some surprises in the next episode,” he adds, teasing some “very big events.”

One thing’s for certain: make sure you watch the episode right when it airs -- at 9 p.m. ET on HBO. Otherwise, you might get spoiled. There’s even a new app out there, aptly called Spoiled, which allows users to anonymously text Game of Thrones spoilers to unsuspecting friends immediately after the episode airs.

Ruthless. The Lannisters would be proud.

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20th Century Fox/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- You have been warned: It's the 40th anniversary of The Omen today.

The classic horror film, starring Gregory Peck, Lee Remick and Harvey Stephens, tells the tale of a U.S. ambassador who adopts a newborn child after his wife suffers a stillbirth, only to discover that it may be the Antichrist.

The Richard Donner-directed flick made more than 60 million dollars at the box office following its release on June 25, 1976, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. It earned two Oscar nominations, winning for best original score.

The Omen spawned a few sequels, plus a remake in 2006 and the recently cancelled A&E series Damien.

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L-R: “Strong” exec. prod. David Broome, host Gabrielle Reece, exec. prod. Sylvester Stallone; Trae Patton/NBCUniversal(NEW YORK) -- Sylvester Stallone is being accused of throwing a sucker punch to a personal trainer who's suing the Rocky star for allegedly ripping off his idea for a reality TV show.

Rob Fletcher claims Stallone, 69, lifted the idea for a show he pitched called America's Next Great Trainer, and used it for the NBC series he executive produced earlier this year called Strong, Westchester, NY's The Journal News reports.  The show's first season concluded June 2.

Fletcher describes his show as a competition that would partner six to 10 contestants with personal trainers. The teams would compete in a variety of categories, and one would be eliminated each week. He claims he enlisted California celebrity trainer Todd Durkin as the show’s front man and got him to sign a confidentiality agreement in 2014.

"Think of it as American Idol for fitness trainers," Fletcher told the newspaper in 2015.

That same year, he says learned through through a fellow trainer that Stallone’s show had been green-lighted. Fletcher soon discovered the show would feature 10 female contestants paired up with trainers -- one of whom was Durkin.

NBC, Durkin and Strong producer David Broome were also mentioned in the lawsuit, but as of early Thursday, only Durkin and NBC reportedly had been served with legal papers.

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Vivica A. Fox in “Independence Day: Resurgence”; Claudette Barius/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.(NEW YORK) -- It's been 20 years since the original film debuted, but Vivica A. Fox is still excited when talking about her role in Independence Day: Resurgence.

"I was thrilled. I felt like that same young girl who twenty years ago got that call that I was going to be in one of the biggest summer blockbuster movies -- those same feelings came flooding back again," Fox tells ABC Radio.

The movie, the sequel to 1996's Independence Day, features a few returning cast members, with a few additions and minus Will Smith. Their goal -- to once again save Earth from invading aliens. Fox admits she was disappointed after hearing Smith wasn't taking part in the long-awaited film.

"There has been talks about doing the sequel for the last five years. The fans have literally been requesting this sequel for 15 years. So for five years you hear it's going to happen, it's gonna happen, it's not going to happen, it's going to happen, it's not going to happen and then I heard it's gonna happen and then I heard 'oh my gosh' I don't think Will Smith is going to do it. And I was like, sorry, selfish actor, damn, there goes my story line," the actress tells ABC Radio.

But even without Smith, Fox says she's happy with the result and her role as Jasmine Dubrow-Hiller, mother to Dylan Hiller, who was only a boy in the original movie.  Now, he's a fighter pilot.

"Dylan has now grown up and so have I," says Fox. "My character is no longer working the pole, which is a beautiful thing. She's going to be a hospital administrator, so she's not stripping for tips. OK, so you guys will be happy to hear that. So she's a hospital administrator and she's in there saving lives, and doing good things." 

Independence Day: Resurgence is in theaters now. 

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