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Ryan Seacrest reveals the distraction that caused his fall on Live with Kelly and Ryan

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ABC/Gavin Bond(NEW YORK) — It doesn’t look like Ryan Seacrest will be able to live down the hilarious moment he fell out of his chair on live television anytime soon.

The Live with Kelly and Ryan host stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday and explained exactly how he ended up on the studio’s floor.

“Normally, we have little balloons that fall down. Well, we went big and got these grand, gorgeous, shiny disco balloons that caught my eye when they first started to come down in the new year,” he explained to host Jimmy Fallon. “I couldn’t stop staring at them, so I’m trying to catch one of the balloons and then, it happens.”

Seacrest added that his morning show cohost, Kelly Ripa, got lucky.

“There was a moment where I almost brought her down with me,” he said.

The American Idol host also revealed that the tumble left him with a bruise on his thigh due to the studio’s “hardwood floor that clearly was just cement with a sticker on top.”

The unexpected moment occurred over a month ago on January 7, yet Seacrest said that he still gets asked about it.

“People will come up to me now and say, ‘Hey, listen, how are you?’… ‘how are you feeling?’… ‘I saw you fall out of the chair,” he recalled. “Well that was the beginning of the year.”

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Dwayne Wade says daughter Zaya helped him become the man of his dreams

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John Sciulli/Getty Images for NBA 2K20(LOS ANGELES) — Dwayne Wade isn’t too proud to admit that his daughter has taught him a few things.

The NBA star dished about the positive effect that his 12-year-old, Zaya, who was born male and named Zion, has had on him while at the premiere of his ESPN documentary, D.Wade: Life Unexpected.

“I think coming from the inner city of Chicago early on, I was kind of closed-minded on a lot of things,” Wade told Entertainment Tonight. “And I’ve been with my wife, traveling the world, meeting people, going to different places, I’ve learned to keep my mind open, keep my eyes open, keep my heart open, keep my thoughts open.”

“That’s what I’ve been trying to do as I’m growing into the man that I’ve always dreamed of becoming,” he added.

Wade opened up about his daughter’s journey on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday.

“Zaya, our 12-year-old… came home and said, ‘Hey, so I want to talk to you guys. I think going forward I’m ready to live my truth. And I want to be referenced as ‘she’ and ‘her.’ I would love for you guys to call me Zaya,'” he explained.

“We are proud parents of a child in the LGBTQ+ community,” Wade said of himself and wife, Gabrielle Union.

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'Sonic the Hedgehog' and 'Fantasy Island' lead busy Presidents Day weekend at the box office

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Paramount Pictures and Sega of America(NEW YORK) — Opening nationwide on Friday:

Sonic the Hedgehog — Parks and Recreation’s Ben Schwartz voices the titular character in this live action/CGI animated film is based on the Sega video game that follows Sonic as he tries to defeat the evil scientist, Doctor Robotnik — played by Jim Carrey — with the help of a small-town sheriff named Tom — portrayed by James Marsden.  Tika Sumpter also stars.  Rated PG.

Fantasy Island — This scary film adaptation of the kitschy hit TV show that ran from 1978 to 1984 starts off much like its predecessor — with people who come to experience a fantasy and discover they are getting more than they bargained for.  However, in this permutation, the guests — which include Maggie Q and Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Portia Doubleday, Jimmy O. Yang, Ryan Hansen and Michael Rooker — don’t get the happy endings the classic series’ weekly guest stars experienced.  Michael Peña plays the enigmatic Mr. Roarke.  Rated PG-13.

The Photograph — Issa Rae plays the estranged daughter of a famous photographer who falls in love with a rising journalist — portrayed by Lakeith Stanfield.  With his help, she unravels the secrets of her mother’s early life.  Chelsea Peretti, Lil Rel Howery and Courtney B. Vance also star.  Rated PG-13.

Downhill —  This remake of the 2014 Swedish black comedy Force Majeure stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell as a couple whose ski vacation in the Alps has them reevaluating their marriage following an avalanche that his him running for cover — without his family.  Rated R.

Opening in limited release on Friday:

Ordinary Love — This drama examines the lives of a middle-aged couple — played by Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville — as they deal with the wife’s breast cancer diagnosis.  Rated R.

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Billie Eilish's James Bond theme song "No Time To Die" is here

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(LOS ANGELES) — The name’s Eilish, Billie Eilish and her James Bond theme song, “No Time To Die,” is officially here. 

The 18-year-old singer, who happens to be the youngest Bond singer in franchise history, teamed up with her brother Finneas for the highly anticipated tune that dropped on February 13.

From the moody lyrics to the orchestral guitar-work by former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, “No Time To Die” nails the essence that is James Bond.

The song is also befitting given that the latest installment of the film series will be star Daniel Craig’s fifth and final time portraying the MI6 agent.

The upcoming spy film will follow Bond as he is recruited to help find a missing scientist. When it’s discovered the scientist has been abducted, he finds himself confronted with a dangerous new technology and villain, played by Academy Award winner Rami Malek.

No Time To Die is scheduled to hit theaters April 10.

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Jane Fonda tackles ageism and swears off plastic surgery in new interview

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Walt Disney Television/Heidi Gutman(NEW YORK) — Grace and Frankie star Jane Fonda says she will no longer put herself under the knife.  

Speaking to Elle Canda, the 82-year-old actress affirmed, “I can’t pretend that I’m not vain, but there isn’t going to be any more plastic surgery — I’m not going to cut myself up anymore.” 

Fonda says that actresses have long been pressured to appear younger than they actually are.  So, when they embrace their age, the hurdles become larger and, consequently, undermine one’s self esteem.

That’s what also inspired Fonda to become “relatable” about self love because “if I really told the truth, it would be universal.”

She explains there are five universal struggles all women face, which are, “I’m not good enough; I have to please, starting with Daddy; I’m not pretty enough; I’m not thin enough; I’m not smart enough.”

The Monster in Law actress says that those five beliefs caused her years of pain, resulting in numerous eating disorders and addictions.  “I have to work every day to be self-accepting; it doesn’t come easy to me,” she admits.

She overcame both addiction and her eating disorders in her 40’s, but even 40 years later, it’s still an uphill battle, “I try to make it very clear that it has been a long and continuing struggle for me.”

Despite her past challenges, Fonda admits that she has it easy compared to others.  “I’m white and privileged, so for people of color, gay people, physically challenged people, it is all so much harder,” she finishes, before saying that in order to make life better for everyone, there needs to be “collective action.”

Meaning, all races, genders, and ethnicities working collaboratively toward a better future — such as halting climate change — because “Nothing good ever happened without mass movement.”

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