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'Father of the Bride' house sells for nearly $2 million

For more information, contact Listing Agent Ann Gluck of Compass at 626-616-2310 or

"Um, I met somebody in Rome. Uh, he's an American -- He's from LA, actually! And his name's Brian McKenzie, and he's just this wonderful, wonderful, amazing man. And well, we started seeing each other -- a lot. And we fell in love."

The scene in which Annie Banks (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) tells her father, George, (Steve Martin) that she's getting married in "Father of the Bride" is nothing short of iconic. 

And the house featured in the 1991 film just sold -- and at a steep price.

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The four bedroom, four-bathroom house, located in Alhambra, California, hit the market in June with a $1,998,000 price tag.

That's approximately $454 per square foot -- and there's 4,397 square feet total. It sits on a 18,110-square-foot lot.

"I’ve been really fortunate to work in an area with a lot of movie and TV locations," said Listing Agent Ann Gluck," "But I have to say this is one of my all time favorites."  

The home, listed by Compass, is a 1925 Colonial that was used for the wedding and basketball scenes in "Father of the Bride." The front of the house did not appear in the movie.

Special features include "a wonderful new gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances including a 90 bottle wine fridge and French doors overlooking the expansive yard," according to the listing.

There's also a grand entry, formal living and dining rooms, a walnut-paneled den and a sun room with a Batchelder fountain. A separate 600-square-foot room has its own full bathroom.

Gluck says the "icing on the cake" is that the basketball goal at the house is the same one that's seen in the movie.

>> Click here to see photos of the home.

Ryan Lochte may be the next big movie critic

Ryan Lochte: Olympic swimmer, once platinum blond person-who-was-maybe-robbed-but-also-possibly-not and America’s greatest movie critic.

On Aug. 14, Lochte claimed that he and three other U.S. swimmers -- including Jack Conger, former Longhorn Jimmy Feigen and Gunnar Bentz -- had been robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro by someone posing as a police officer. In the following days, the veracity of Lochte’s claims were called into question by Brazilian officials. The Associated Press on Thursday reported that Conger told police that Lochte fabricated the robbery narrative.

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But over the years he has also garnered a reputation in pop culture as a man with what some have called "enthusiasm in place of intellectual prowess." A reality show called "What Would Ryan Lochte Do?" attempted to answer the titular question in amusing ways, and the swimmer famously lampooned his image as an "idiot" on "30 Rock."

Adding to his reel of notable accomplishments is Lochte's commitment to movie reviews. In late June, Buzzfeed staff writer Grace Spelman unearthed the swimmer's thoughts on various movies, many of which he deemed funny or good with lots of "haha"s and "jeah"s.

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Roger Ebert would be proud.

Lin-Manuel Miranda tapped for new Disney live-action 'The Little Mermaid'

Lin-Manuel Miranda has already conquered Broadway, now the "Hamilton" writer, producer and star will turn in his waistcoat for a pair of fins. 

Miranda has been tapped to co-produce and write new songs for Disney's newest foray into turning a cartoon classic into a live-action movie, Variety reported.

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He will work with Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken. Menken, along with the late Howard Ashman, gave the soundtrack to many a girl's childhood when they composed the music for the 1989 cartoon version of "The Little Mermaid."

Recently Miranda, who also wrote the music for the upcoming Disney animated feature "Moana" took control of Disney's Instagram account, posting videos of himself singing Disney songs. 

One of the videos he posted was himself singing "Under the Sea."

Under The Sea w @auliicravalho! #Linstagram #LittleMermaid A video posted by Walt Disney Animation Studios (@disneyanimation) on Aug 7, 2016 at 8:23am PDT

He is also starring in "Mary Poppins Returns."

There is no date set for "The Little Mermaid."

For the 25th anniversary of 'Hook,' the film's Lost Boys came together to remember Robin Williams

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the iconic Peter Pan film “Hook,” and the movie’s Lost Boys got together for an epic film reunion.

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The boys, who are now all men, ranged in age from 6 to 17 when the film premiered in theaters, and some said it was surreal to get together and squeeze back into those costumes.

“We haven’t seen each other in quite some time, but I almost feel like there was no lost time,” James Madio (Don’t Ask) told "Entertainment Tonight." “We just picked it up right away where we were and just reminiscing about everything. It’s just really cool.”

Brian Pocrass, CEO/Producer of 22 Vision, who has reunited the casts of other films, including “Little Rascals” and “School of Rock,” is behind this reunion and felt it was a special time to get the gang back together.

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“‘Hook’ is just one of those movies that people really grew up on,” he said. “To get them together to remember Robin and celebrate this milestone is something that I loved being a part of.”

One special member of the “Hook” family is notably absent. This week marks the second anniversary of Robin Williams’ untimely death, and the Lost Boys all shared fond memories of their time on set with him.

“I think for all of us, [Williams’ death] was the death of our childhood,” Dante Basco (Rufio) said. “There’s sadness there, also there’s a lot of space to kinda celebrate one of the most legendary artists of our time.”

“[Williams] really taught me at a young age what it means to be a star, what it means to be a leader on a set,” he added. “Everything you want Robin Williams to be, he delivered in spades.”

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“It was like his mission to make sure everyone around him is happy and laughing all the time,” Thomas Tulak (Too Small) remembered.

“He kept the set very alive,” Madio said. “He made sure that he had a relationship with each and every one of us."

Williams clearly impacted the lives of these men when they were young. When asked if they could say anything to the late actor, the group answered with “thank you.”

“A lot of the things we became, all these years later, are directly because of him,” Isaiah Robinson (Pockets) said.

New film to highlight Michelle, Barack Obama's love story

A new film will document the Obamas' love story.

In "Southside With You," Tika Sumpter portrays Michelle Robinson, the woman who would become first lady Michelle Obama, at the very dawn of her romance with the future president.

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The movie, with Parker Sawyers as Barack Obama during his community organizing days, follows the young Obama and the former Robinson on their first date. The two visit spots in Chicago including the Art Institute, where the pair attended a showing of Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," and an ice cream parlor, where they shared their first kiss.

Highlights from the trailer? Apparently, Obama was late to meet his future wife on their first date -- although Robinson refused to acknowledge that their meetup was, in fact, a date.

Plus, Robinson said it "would be tacky" if she started dating "the first cute black guy who (walked) through the firm's doors." To that, Obama replied, "You think I'm cute?"

"This is all done out of heart and respect and a lot of love," Sumpter said of the film during an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Monday. She prepared for the role with lots of research and grew in admiration for her subject.

"Don't you think she'd be fun to hang out with?" Sumpter said of Michelle Obama. "She's very accessible. She's a girl who wants a lot for herself but who's also very real."

The movie hits theaters on Aug. 26.

Here's a video clip of the AJC's interview with Sumpter:

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Watch the trailer for "Southside With You" below.

Lin-Manuel Miranda puts own spin on Disney classics

What happens when Disney Animation gives control of its Instagram account to Broadway blockbuster actor, singer, and writer Lin-Manuel Miranda? You get a little Disney music magic.

The "Hamilton" creator and Tony Award winner wrote a song for Disney's latest animated feature "Moana" called "We Know the Way." 

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And now that he is going down in Disney history, the House of Mouse handed over its social media site to the songwriting star.

Miranda spent the day putting his own spin on Disney classics. 

"Moana" hits theaters Nov. 23.

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Jimmy Fallon to host 2017 Golden Globes

Comedian Jimmy Fallon will take over hosting duties for the 47th annual Golden Globes on Jan. 8, 2017. It will be his first time hosting the awards show.

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Robert Grenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, announced Fallon's new gig Tuesday at the Television Critics Association's press tour, Entertainment Weekly reported.

"We've found the best-possible host to make the evening really memorable, and that's Jimmy Fallon," Greenblatt said. "I know he will bring his unique energy and wit to the show. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is thrilled and we're thrilled as well that he wanted to do it this year."

Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, echoed Greenblatt's sentiments in a statement Tuesday.

"Jimmy Fallon is an exceptionally talented and dynamic entertainer and we couldn't be more excited that he'll be hosting the 2017 Golden Globes," Soria said. "His charm, wit and incredible spontaneity will play exceedingly well both to everyone at the show as well as the millions watching at home from around the world."

The host of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" expressed his own excitement at the announcement on social media.

"I'm so excited to be hosting The Golden Globes in January," he wrote before joking, "and I'm really looking forward to spending time with the Hollywood Foreign Press before Donald Trump has them all deported."

Fallon previously hosted the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards. He has presented various categories at the Golden Globes. He most recently appeared alongside actress Melissa McCarthy in 2014 when he presented Michael Douglas with the Golden Globe for Best Performance by An Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

British comedian Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes awards ceremony this year. Comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the shows from 2013 to 2015.

Twitter trolls Donald Trump with #DonaldTrumpTheMovie

Donald Trump appeared in "Zoolander," "Sex and the City" and "Home Alone 2." 

He played himself in each of the productions, but what would a film starring Trump look like?

Earlier this year, Funny or Die released a parody film, "Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie" in which Johnny Depp portrays a flamboyant Trump in a sarcastic biopic.

But internet users think Trump's distinct personality could be the center of plenty other films. 

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People upset with the Republican presidential nominee have used the hashtag #DonaldTrumpTheMovie to suggest titles of films the 70-year-old businessman should star in.

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J.K. Rowling says Harry Potter is 'done' -- but we're not so sure

With the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" come and gone, the journey of the Boy Who Lived is finally complete.

At least, that's what author J.K. Rowling says.

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She told press at the play's premiere: "This is the next generation. ... So, I'm thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now."

But there are many outlets that aren't so sure the two-part play is really Harry Potter's swan song.

For one thing, most people were pretty sure the heroic story of Harry was over when he vanquished Voldemort at the end of the "Deathly Hallows" book.

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Jump ahead nine years to 2016, and now we've got the two-part play that not only set new preorder records with the print version of its script, but also had its run extended through December 2017 because so many people wanted tickets.

There's also the interactive website Pottermore, where Rowling is constantly adding new supplemental material for fans.

And then there's the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" spinoff film, based on a companion book Rowling wrote in 2001.

>> Related: Watch: 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' trailer is here

Rowling, who is the film's screenwriter, confirmed on Twitter that "Fantastic Beasts" will be a movie trilogy.

So, we'll go along with Rowling and acknowledge that for now, Harry's journey is complete. But if something new involving the Boy Who Lived just happens to debut in the next decade or so, will anyone be surprised?  

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'Step Sisters' film drawing backlash over racial humor

The dance comedy "Step Sisters" won't be in theaters until next year, but the film is already drawing a backlash from the African-American community because of subject matter deemed racially offensive by some.

The plot centers on a black sorority sister named Jamilah, who in order to get into law school, has to teach black Greek-stepping to a group of white sorority sisters whose charter is about to be revoked.

On its face, the story line suggests a dubious effort to get some laughs out of racial stereotyping and cultural appropriation. But the film's participants believe the public is getting the wrong impression.

"I think people will come away being pleasantly surprised that the take-away message is actually the opposite of white people culturally appropriating the black culture," said Megalyn Echikunwoke, who plays Jamilah. "The messages are a lot different, and a lot more profound."

Yet a description of the film making its way around the internet has disturbed many blacks.

"The way it was presented to me, it just put me off," said Candice Frederick, a film blogger. "A lot of my readers and followers kind of felt similarly, and a lot less diplomatic. ... There are a lot of (black) people not excited about this movie."

Frederick and others have sent messages to Echikunwoke and to one of the film's producers, Lena Waithe, through blogs and social media. Waithe, who is black, has responded that the film isn't an attempt to portray black fraternities or sororities in a negative light. She told one person the film is in good hands with fellow producer Benjamin Jones and writer Chuck Hayward, both of whom have black fraternity backgrounds.

Frederick said Waithe reached out to her directly and said she would never work on a project involving cultural appropriation and that "Step Sisters" was "really smart and funny."

Frederick said she's open to the movie Waithe is describing, "but this is really about how this movie is being presented."

Echikunwoke said "Step Sisters," in a comedic way, actually takes issue with stereotypes of both blacks and whites, along with society's lack of racial progress. She compares the context of the film to the 2014 movie "Dear White People," a satire about race relations.

"The comedy, stereotypes and the social references are meant to be thought-provoking," Echikunwoke said. "It's definitely meant to be provocative. It might be offensive to some people. It's not like we are trying to be offensive, but I think we're definitely pushing it a little in a good way."

When director Charles Stone, who is black, was first pitched the film, he was opposed to helming it. But after he read Hayward's script, he liked how the story explored the gray areas of crossing cultures, the fear of cultural appropriation and humor in racial stereotypes.

Stone expects some initial backlash, saying the hook line will "immediately get people up in arms." But he said black Greek-stepping is the "perfect" stage to tackle racism and discrimination.

Stepping is a popular dance routine used mostly by African-American fraternities and sororities in competitions on college campuses. Routines typically involve a rhythmic, beat-driven mixture of foot moves and hand claps.

"White and black Greek systems are separate," said Stone, who directed the 2002 film "Drumline." ''They really don't mix together. In the African-American Greek world, it embraces being separate because they are protective of their rituals for the fear of appropriation and another culture profiting off of it. It's a very real fear and concern."

But Stone also noted that crossing cultures isn't necessarily a bad thing. He said the film references black sisters Serena and Venus Williams' breakthrough in the predominantly white sport of tennis, and white rapper Eminem's rise in hip-hop music, which was ignited in the black community.

"We're all human beings, despite the fact we live in a world where there are biases, prejudice and gender inequality," he said. "Here's an opportunity where we all can embrace a common goal in working together regardless of cultural and societal differences."

Eden Sher, who plays white dancer Beth in the film, said she never attempted step dancing until her role in "Step Sisters." The actress said she doesn't have a problem with both cultures learning from each other.

"It would be awesome if we could step without taking anything away or without taking ownership," she said. "We can honor someone's roots ... but let's share. Keeping it totally separated, it just perpetuates this weird modern day segregation."


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