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Dave Chappelle to make Broadway debut in July

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Photo: Mathieu Bitton(NEW YORK) — Dave Chappelle is taking over Broadway.

The Grammy and Emmy-winner announced Wednesday he will perform five shows from July 9-13 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City.

Registration for the Ticketmaster Verified Fan presale began today at 1 p.m. and closes Sunday at 10 p.m. ET. The presale begins Tuesday, June 18 at 1 p.m. ET. Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, June 21 at 10 a.m. ET.

Chappelle is currently on tour, performing shows Thursday through Sunday at the Tabernacle in Atlanta.

Last month it was announced that the comedian will be presented with the 2019 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on October 27 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The honor recognizes individuals who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to Twain, the iconic novelist and essayist. 

Earlier this year, Chappelle won his second Grammy award for Best Comedy Album, for Dave Chappelle: Equanimity & The Bird Revelation.

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Cuba Gooding Jr. will surrender to New York City cops to face groping charge

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Photo by Gotham/GC Images(NEW YORK) — Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. will surrender to police in New York City Thursday to face a misdemeanor forcible touching charge, his attorney confirmed to ABC News.

The charge stems from accusations that the actor groped a woman on Sunday at Magic Hour Rooftop Bar, a charge Gooding Jr. has denied.

The People Vs. O.J. Simpson and Jerry Maguire star plans to turn himself in at the NYPD’s 25 Precinct between noon and 1 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, according to his defense attorney Mark Jay Heller. 

This is not the first time that Gooding, 51, has been accused of touching a woman inappropriately.

In 2012, a group of women claimed he fondled them in a New Mexico bar, but the Gooding told TMZ at the time that the allegations were “bulls**t.” No charges were ever filed in that case.

That same year, he was also accused of pushing a female bartender in New Orleans and a warrant was issued for his arrest. CNN reported at the time that the bartender dropped all charges.

The actor has also had many high-profile messy nights out since he separated from his wife in 2014.  The New York Post detailed them in a recent article called “The Five-Year Party Also Known as Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Life”

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Alec Baldwin reveals special guest on 'Match Game' next season is…BLANK

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ABC/Heidi Gutman(NEW YORK) — Alec Baldwin returns for season four of Match Game tonight on ABC, chock-full of celebrity panelists and the trademark hilarious fill-in-the-blanks.

While we get to enjoy this latest batch of summer episodes, production on the next season is already underway and will include a very special celebrity panelist: Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria.

The host jokes he “fought against” having her on the show and he anticipates she’s loading up on zingers to throw his way.

“My wife loves having a room full of really smart comedy writers to give her the stuff to kick me with,” he tells ABC Radio.

Baldwin says the only “smart thing” to do is to go easy on her.

“I mean, I’m dumb but I’m not that dumb,” he says. “I’m going to treat her the way [I treat] all the other panelists — I’m gonna be warm and kind and celebratory. And what good is it going to do me, you know? Some of the people on that panel would rather have dinner with me than my wife when the show’s over. So we’ll see what happens.”

The panelists on tonight’s episode include Jason Alexander, Sheryl Underwood, Gabriel Iglesias, Constance Zimmer, Michael Che and Bridget Everett.

Match Game airs at 10 p.m. ET on ABC, capping off the night’s “Summer Fun & Games” lineup, which also features the new game shows Card Sharks, hosted by Joel McHale, and Press Your Luck, hosted Elizabeth Banks.

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Thanks to Airbnb, you can stay at in Tony Stark's 'Endgame' cabin

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Marvel Studios(ATLANTA) — (AVENGERS: ENDGAME SPOILERS AHEAD) What better way to say goodbye to Tony Stark than in the very place his super-powered friends did.

Eagle-eyed fans on Reddit thought there was something familiar about a rustic lakeside cabin in Georgia that was listed on Airbnb, and they were right.

The cabin, located in Fulton County, and home to the the Bouckaert Farm and Chattahoochee Hills Eventing horse show, IS the picturesque spot where Tony Stark and Pepper Potts raised their daughter Morgan in Avengers: Endgame, in the years after the horrors of Thanos’ genocidal snap.

It’s also the place where the Avengers and their friends and family members gathered en masse to pay tribute to Stark at the movie’s end, after he sacrificed himself to reverse Thanos’ terrible deed and save all of the living things in the universe that the Mad Titan vanished.

In reality, you’ll get a chance to visit ground trod upon by everyone from Robert Downey Jr. to Chrises Evans, Pratt, and Hemworth; to Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfieffer, to Rocket Racoon. Ok, Rocket was computer generated, but all the rest of the stars were real, and all gathered on the site for a scene that was disguised — even to them — as “The Wedding” until shooting day.

The property is part of a breathtaking 8,000 acre farm on the Chattahoochee River; its owners tell ABC News they’ve had it listed on the website for three years, and previously only rented it on occasion to officials linked to the farm’s premier horse eventing facilities.

While the listing, which goes for $800 a night, initially made no reference to the blockbuster film, it now does — and likely as a result of that, it appears to be booked solid for the foreseeable future.

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'The Bachelorette' recap: Hannah meets the “Luke Ness Monster”

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ABC/Mark Bourdillon(NEW YORK) — The drama from last week continued on Tuesday night’s The Bachelorette on ABC as Hannah B. pulled bitter rivals Luke P. and Luke S. aside before the rose ceremony to “get to the bottom” of the bad blood between them. One will leave; the other’s fate is left hanging by a thread.

After a sit-down with the two guys proves futile, Hannah leaves the room even more confused. Host Chris Harrison asks the Lukes to join the other men, where he announces that Hannah has canceled the cocktail party and will move straight to the rose ceremony.

Before the first rose is handed out, though, Luke S. surprises everyone by taking himself out of the competition, explaining that he’s tired of constantly having to defend his character. He also has some parting words for Hannah: “Keep your eyes open for you know who.”

When the final rose is handed out, it’s John Paul Jones and Matteo who are sent home. The remaining men will have to put up with Luke P. for at least another week. Hannah, addressing the camera, explains that her “heart” wants him to stay, while her “head” says otherwise.

Hoping to leave the drama behind them, Hannah tells the remaining men they’ll be heading on an overseas adventure to Inverness, Scotland. Luke shatters the temporary bliss by proposing a toast to Hannah and the guys: “To finding your forever, and having the time of our lives while on the hunt.” Neither the men nor Hannah are eager to raise their glasses.

The first one-on-one date in Scotland goes to Mike, whom Hannah invites on a booze-filled tour of the country, while the “Luke Ness Monster,” as he’s nicknamed, gets a dressing down from the other guys for throwing Luke S. under the bus.

Meanwhile, after a fun day, Hannah and Mike settle down for an intimate dinner where they each open up about what brought them to The Bachelorette. For Hannah, it was finding her strength after a series of heartbreaks. Mike is also trying to bounce back from a broken heart after the woman he loved dumped him in 2015. He tells Hannah he’s “terrified” of falling in love, but assures her that he’s “ready to get down on one knee in a few weeks,” if he should be so lucky. Mike’s willingness to open up, and his vulnerability, earn him the date rose.

Devin, Tyler Jed, Dylan, Grant, Connor, Dustin, Peter, Kevin and Garrett are the next men selected for a group date, leaving Luke P. as the lucky recipient of the next one-on-one date with Hannah. However, in an about-face from his first group date, in which he declared he was “falling in love” with Hannah, he tells the guys he’s still seeking “clarity” in their relationship.

Next, the ten men, fitted with Scottish kilts, compete in the first-ever “Bachelorette Highland Games,” which consists of ax-throwing, a wrestling match, and a yoke race, where the guys race to see who can carry buckets of milk suspended from a piece of wood balanced on their shoulders without spilling any. Jed wins the competition and, after a series of steamy make-out sessions, the date rose.

Then it’s Luke’s one-on-one with Hannah, which comes with an invitation to “figure things out, one way or another.”  Addressing the camera, Luke says he “can’t see it going any other way than phenomenal” — but is he ever wrong.

Hannah gets right down to business, asking Luke why he’s so disliked by the other men. None of Luke’s answers seem to satisfy her, and his inability to open up or express any emotion finally has Hannah walking away in frustration. Dinner proves just as exasperating, as Luke still refuses to own up to his flaws, instead blaming everyone else for his predicament. After agonizing over her decision, the episode ends with Hannah finally telling Luke, “I can’t give you this rose.”

Will he stay or go home? We’ll have to wait until next week to find out, when The Bachelorette returns Monday night, June 17 at 8:00 ET on ABC.

Here are the 12 remaining men:

Connor S., 24, an investment analyst from Dallas, TX
Devin, 27, a talent manager from Sherman Oaks, CA
Dustin, 30, a real estate broker from Chicago, IL
Dylan, 24, a tech entrepreneur from San Diego, CA
Garrett, 27, a golf pro from Birmingham, AL
Grant, 30, unemployed from San Clemente, CA
Jed, 25, a singer/songwriter from Nashville, TN
Kevin, 27, a behavioral health specialist from Manteno, IL
Luke P., 24, an import/export manager from Gainesville, GA
Mike, 31, a portfolio manager from San Antonio, TX
Peter, 27, a pilot from Westlake Village, CA
Tyler C., 26, a general contractor from Jupiter, FL

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