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Zoe Saldana on Why She Married Marco Perago

Douglas Gorenstein/NBC(NEW YORK) — Zoe Saldana has revealed why she married her husband, Italian artist Marco Perago, months after her breakup from Bradley Cooper.

“I was finally able to spend time without being in a relationship and even though, it was a short period of time, it was beautiful,” she told Fashion magazine’s August issue. “Where I lost that fear of being alone. It was bliss.”

The Avatar star, 36, split with her former fiancé, entrepreneur Keith Britton, after 11 years at the end of 2011. Soon after, she was linked to her The Words co-star, Cooper.

Though Saldana never confirmed nor denied their relationship, the pair was spotted off and on through 2012.

Then, in May 2013, Saldana was seen kissing Perago at a Star Trek Into Darkness after-party. It didn’t take long for her to realize she’d found her soul mate.

“I met my partner when I was in really a beautiful place in my life. It was like I found all my answers with him not in him,” she told the Canadian publication. “I was finding my answers on my own.”

Saldana also had some advice for younger women who think they already have all the answers.

“Whenever these young women come and they just want to take everything all at once, just because they’re younger and their a**es are harder and plumper, you kind of go, ‘Child, sit down. Yes, you’re beautiful but listen to these 1, 2, 3s. 1. Don’t hike up your skirt too much. 2. I’m pretty sure you’re intelligent so act like it. 3. Read a book,’” she said.

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“Game of Thrones” Leads Primetime Emmy Nominees

Keith Bernstein/HBOThe nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning in North Hollywood, California, by Mindy Kaling, Carson Daly and Television Academy Chairman/CEO Bruce Rosenblum.

HBO’s Game of Thrones leads all nominees with 19, including a nod for Best Drama and acting nods for stars Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage. The FX miniseries Fargo was next with 18 nominations. Breaking Bad, which concluded earlier this year, received 16 nominations, including Best Drama and Best Actor for star Bryan Cranston.

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

Here is the list of the nominees:

Drama Series
Breaking Bad
Downton Abby
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
True Detective

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abby
Julianne Margulies, The Good Wife
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Claire Danes, Homeland

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Joanne Froggatt , Game of Thrones
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Josh Charles, The Good Wife

Comedy Series
Modern Family
The Big Bang Theory
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis Dreyfus, Veep
Melissa McCarthy, Mike and Molly
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheatel, House of Lies
Ricky Gervais, Derek
Matt Leblonc, Episodse
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black
Kate McKinnon, Saturdy Night Live
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Allison Janney, Mom

Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver, Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Fred Armisen, Portlandia
Tony Hale, VEEP

Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie & Clyde

The White Queen

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing On The Edge
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo
Idris Elba, Luther
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece)

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton And Taylor
Minnie Driver, Return To Zero
Kristen Wiig, The Spoils Of Babylon
Cicely Tyson, The Trip To Bountiful

TV Movie
Killing Kennedy
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece)
The Trip to Boutiful

Reality-Competition Program
Dancing with the Stars
The Amazing Race
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

Variety Series
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Colbert Report

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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Justin Bieber to Be Charged with Vandalism for Egging Incident

Sara Jaye Weiss/STARTRAKS PHOTO via ABC(LOS ANGELES) — Justin Bieber will be charged Wednesday with one count of misdemeanor vandalism for an egging incident at his neighbor’s home back in January, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office confirmed to ABC News.

The singer, 20, allegedly threw eggs at his neighbor’s home in Calabasas, California back on Jan. 6 and police were called that night at around 7:40 p.m., authorities said.

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office added that Bieber “will not be present for his 1:30 p.m. arraignment at Los Angeles County Superior Court in Van Nuys” Wednesday.

Police spent months investigating the case and Bieber could have faced a felony charge had it been deemed that the neighbor’s home had suffered and exceeded a certain amount of damage from the egging.

Police booked videos and photos into evidence after executing a search warrant at Bieber’s home a week after the incident and with this announcement have deem the crime a misdemeanor instead of felony.

A police news release back in January estimated the damage to the home at almost $20,000.

A rep for Bieber did not immediately return a message for comment.

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George Clooney Calls “Daily Mail” Report ‘Fabricated’ and Irresponsible

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — George Clooney is strongly denying a report from Britain’s Daily Mail alleging the mother of his fiancée, Amal Alamuddin, does not approve of their engagement.

The Daily Mail claims Alamuddin’s mother, Baria Alamuddin, is a member of the Druze religious sect, and prefers that the British-Lebanese human rights lawyer marry someone who holds the same religious beliefs.

A “Lebanese friend of the family in London” is quoted by the Daily Mail as saying that Baria Alamuddin believes “Amal can do better. She has been telling half of Beirut, in fact anyone that will listen, there are five hundred thousand Druze. Are none of them good enough for her?”

The newspaper states there have been members of the Druze sect who have been killed for marrying outside their religion. Its insider says, “There have been a few jokes in the family about the same thing happening to George!”

In a strongly-worded response posted on USAToday.com, Clooney calls the Daily Mail story irresponsible and “completely fabricated.” He says Alamuddin’s mother is not a member of the Druze sect and is not opposed to their engagement.

The Oscar winner accuses the Daily Mail of making up stories on a frequent basis: “If they fabricate stories of Amal being pregnant, or that the marriage will take place on the set of Downton Abbey, or that I’m running for office, or any number of idiotic stories that they sit at their computers and invent, I don’t care.”

Clooney continues, “But this lie involves larger issues. The irresponsibility, in this day and age, to exploit religious differences where none exist, is at the very least negligent and more appropriately dangerous. We have family members all over the world, and the idea that someone would inflame any part of that world for the sole reason of selling papers should be criminal.”

Noting that other media outlets picked up on the Daily Mail story, Clooney adds, “[W]hen they put my family and my friends in harm’s way, they cross far beyond just a laughable tabloid and into the arena of inciting violence. They must be so very proud.”

Clooney’s statement comes amid word that the couple’s mothers were seen shopping this past Sunday around Lake Como in Italy, where the actor has a villa.

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“The Bachelorette” Recap: Andi Dorfman Learns About Eric Hill’s Death

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) — On an emotional episode of The Bachelorette on Monday night, we saw for the first time Andi Dorfman’s initial reaction to the news of Eric Hill’s death.

Eric, a 31-year-old world explorer, died in a paragliding accident in Utah last April, after he was eliminated during taping of the current season.

After The Bachelorette producers learned of Eric’s death, host Chris Harrison passed along the sad news to Andi and her four remaining suitors: Nick V., Chris, Josh M. and Marcus. Andi’s eyes welled up, and she commented, “There’s nothing even really to say. Just, so young.”

She and the bachelors mostly sat in silence before the production crew stepped in to console them.

Before the rose ceremony, Andi confessed to Chris Harrison that she felt a “responsibility” to stay strong for the men. Harrison reassured her that she doesn’t need to put that kind of pressure on herself.

However, Eric’s death still weighed heavily on Andi’s mind at the rose ceremony. As she was set to present her first rose, she walked away to another room and cried. After composing herself, she returned and handed out roses to Josh, Chris and Nick.

Andi parted ways with Marcus, telling him that she couldn’t reciprocate the strong feelings he has for her.

In the lead-up to the rose ceremony, Andi visited the hometowns of the remaining bachelors. She began her travels in Milwaukee, where she reconnected with Nick V., a 33-year-old software sales executive. There, she was introduced to Wisconsin culture: she tried on a foam Cheesehead hat, toured the Lakefront Brewery, and attempted polka dancing.

Andi wasn’t entirely prepared for what awaited her once she and Nick arrived at his family’s home. She was caught off-guard by the number of relatives who greeted her — more than a dozen. The number included Nick’s nine-year-old sister, Bella, who peppered Andi with questions. However, she forgot Andi’s answers by the time she met with her big brother for a debriefing.

Nick admitted to his family that he was in love with Andi. In turn, his parents gave Andi their seal of approval.

Andi traveled west to the small town of Arlington, Iowa, to experience first-hand the quiet life of Chris, a 32-year-old farmer. When she asked him what she would do for a living if she moved there, Chris quipped, “There’s an opportunity to be a homemaker.” The subject was dropped once Andi saw a plane in the sky carrying a banner that read, “Chris loves Andi!”

Chris’ mom was supportive of Andi, even telling her that she’ll make beautiful babies one day. She called Andi and her son a “match made in heaven.”

Next on Andi’s itinerary: Tampa, the hometown of Josh M., a 29-year-old former pro baseball player. She took a few swings at a baseball field where he honed his skills as a child.

Josh explained to Andi that he left pro ball to spend more time with his family, especially his younger brother, Kansas City Chiefs draft pick Aaron Murray. She learned just how important football is to his family when they played the sport at their home.

Andi was concerned that if she were to marry Josh, she wouldn’t be his number-one priority. However, his family convinced her that would not be the case.

Andi concluded the hometown visits in Dallas. Marcus, a 25-year-old sports medicine manager, reenacted their first date by stripping down for her inside a lounge. Andi repeatedly gushed to the cameras that she found Marcus to be very sexy.

Later, Marcus told his mother that he feels fulfilled with Andi in his life. Andi sensed how strong the bond is between Marcus and his family. But apparently, that was not enough for her to keep him in the competition.

The Bachelorette
continues next Monday night with Andi, Nick V., Josh M. and Chris in the Dominican Republic.

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