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Johnny Depp, dressed as Jack Sparrow, surprises Disneyland visitors

It really was a pirate’s life for Johnny Depp at Disneyland Wednesday night.

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Depp had a major surprise for riders on the Disneyland version of “Pirates of the Caribbean.” He blended in with the audio-animatronics on the ride, dressed in full Captain Jack Sparrow garb.

He appeared in one of the village scenes, getting as close as the water would let him to the boats full of riders.

The videos were quickly loaded onto social media.

This isn’t the first time Depp has donned his pirate hat in public. In 2015, he took time while filming in Australia to visit a children’s hospital. 

Last year, he also appeared in Disneyland as one of his other famous characters. Depp interacted with park guests via video link as the Mad Hatter as a promotion for “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”

WATCH: Adam Levine shares emotional tribute to Christina Grimmie on 'The Voice'

Adam Levine will always miss his mentee Christina Grimmie.

On Tuesday night, Levine and his current team on “The Voice,” Jesse Larson, Lilli Passero and Mark Isaiah, performed the Beatles hit “Hey Jude” in Grimmie’s honor.

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Before taking the stage, Levine addressed Grimmie’s parents and brother Marcus in the audience.

“I loved her so much,” he started. “I miss her. It’s unfair that’s she’s not here. And, we’re going to sing her a little song tonight and I am going to sing every word to her in her honor. Thank you guys for being here. Christina, we love you.”

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Team Adam then took the stage for a stunning and emotional performance. By the end of the performance, the audience and fellow coaches were on their feet applauding the number.

After the performance, Levine and host Carson Daly announced a new foundation that has been set up in her honor.

The foundation will work to provide assistance – both emotional and financial – for families and individuals who suffer from the devastating effects of gun violence and will support families facing breast cancer diagnosis.

Grimmie was killed in June 2016 after a man approached her after a concert in Orlando, Florida, and shot her. She was 22 years old. Levine was her coach on season 6 of “The Voice” and reportedly paid for her funeral.

Jeff Goldblum reprising original role as brash mathematician in ‘Jurassic World 2’

 

A familiar face is returning for the latest installment in the “Jurassic Park” franchise.

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Actor Jeff Goldblum, played the brash mathematician Dr. Ian Malcolm in 1993’s “Jurassic Park” and its sequel in 1997 “The Lost World,” and has now has signed on for “Jurassic World 2,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Goldblum, who also reprised his role in last year’s “Independence Day: Resurgence, sat out “Jurassic Park 3” and the series reboot “Jurassic World” in 2015.

The newest installment, “Jurassic World 2” will be directed by J.A. Bayona, and actors Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are returning for the sequel, THR confirmed.

“Jurassic World” earned almost $1.7 billion worldwide and is the fourth highest-grossing film in history, Time reported.

Madonna unhappy with biopic in works on life of Material Girl before fame

 

Madonna has some strong words for the producers of a planned biopic on her younger years, before she hit the big time.

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“Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen,” she said in an Instagram post. 

“Only I can tell my story.”

Universal acquired the rights to a script, called “Blond Ambition,” about the Material Girl’s life in New York and her struggles before her first album, “Madonna,” was released, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Brett Ratner is expected to produce the film.

Madonna isn’t pleased about someone else telling her story, saying that “anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool.”

She said the project is an example of “instant gratification” and “disease in our society.”

 

Photos: Dale Earnhardt Jr. through the years

Dale Earnhardt was born into a racing family, following his father, NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Sr., his paternal grandfather Ralph Earnhardt and his maternal grandfather was Robert Gee Sr., a NASCAR car builder, on the racetrack. He has been behind the wheel professionally for 18 years in the NASCAR Cup Series competition. Junior, as he is known, announced his retirement from racing Tuesday.

Erin Moran’s cause of death released, co-star Scott Baio responds to tabloids

 

“Happy Days” star Erin Moran most likely died from complications of cancer.

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that a “joint investigation into Moran’s death was conducted” and “a subsequent autopsy revealed she likely succumbed to complications of stage 4 cancer,” TMZ reported.

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“Standard toxicology tests were performed, and the results are pending, however no illegal narcotics were found at the residence,” sheriff officials said.

On Saturday, Moran was found unresponsive in her mother-in-law’s trailer in New Salisbury, Indiana. She was 56 years old.

Neighbors in the trailer park said before her death Moran was “full of energy,” but that she had stopped leaving her home in the last few months.

>> Related: ‘Happy Days’ actress Erin Moran dead at 56

“I used to see her all the time, walking up to get the mail or just out for a stroll,” David Holt said. 

“She always waved or stopped to say hello. But I hadn’t seen her for a couple of months. She kind of hibernated at the end. It’s so sad. She was a good person.”

After her death, her “Joanie Loves Chachi” co-star Scott Baio shared his condolences on Facebook.

“May people remember Erin for her contagious smile, warm heart, and animal loving soul. I always hoped she could find peace in her life. God has you now, Erin.” 

Baio also responded to reports that he blamed Moran’s death on drug and alcohol use calling it “fake news.”

Tabloids are “stating that I'm saying drugs caused her to die after it was reported stage 4 cancer. This is so wrong! Now I truly understand the meaning of ‘Fake News.’ This is crazy,’ he posted.

 

Ludacris’ rap of ‘Llama Llama Red Pajama’ is classic

It’s a bedtime story full of fun llama drama, thanks to hip-hop artist Ludacris.

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The singer took the Anna Dewdney’s classic “Llama Llama Red Pajama to a new level when he rapped the book’s text on Power 106’s “The Cruz Show,” the Huffington Post reported.

Ludacris, a father of four, provided a jaunty, bubbly, free-form version of the bedtime story. It’s part of a recurring segment on the “The Cruz Show,” a hip-hop program. The host gives a rapper a copy of the book to read over a beat. 

Other artists who have rapped the text include DesiignerJeezy and Migos.

Penelope Cruz gets Julia Roberts to lip-sync iconic song

Julia Roberts relived a scene from her iconic 1997 movie “My Best Friend’s Wedding” thanks to some prodding by actress Penelope Cruz, ETonline reported. 

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At Wednesday’s Lancome's Stars & Wonders gala in Monaco, California, one of the bands covered Dionne Warwick’s 1967 song “I Say a Little Prayer.” 

Cruz captured the moment on Instagram, then led a lip-sync singalong, which included Roberts, ETOnline reported.

The song was a part of a memorable scene in “My Best Friend's Wedding” as Rupert Everett's character convinces everyone in a restaurant — including Roberts, Cameron Diaz and Dermot Mulroney — to sing along with him.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ actor Jesse Williams, wife reportedly file for divorce

“Grey’s Anatomy” actor and social justice activist Jesse Williams and his wife, real estate broker Atryn Drake-Lee, are divorcing, according to TMZ. They were married for nearly five years.

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Williams and Drake-Lee were married in September 2012 after dating for over five years.

According to People, which says it confirmed the news, Williams, 35, met Drake-Lee while Williams was a New York schoolteacher.

In 2010, Williams told USA Today Drake-Lee  supported him throughout his career changes. 

“She’s stuck with me through thick and thick and thick and thin,” he said. “We know each other in and out.”

TMZ reported that the divorce is amicable and was filed last week, although it is not clear who filed.

The two are parents to a 3-year-old daughter named Sadie and a son named Maceo, who was born in 2015.

Neither Williams nor Drake-Lee have commented on the reports.

Jennifer Lopez’s twins appear on ‘Ellen;’ singer dishes on relationship with Alex Rodriguez

Jennifer Lopez and her twins, Max and Emme, 9, crashed the stage Monday during their mother’s appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” 

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As soon as they went onstage, Max hid behind his mother’s chair, while Emme embraced the spotlight and sat on Lopez’s lap to speak with DeGeneres.

“We see you back there,” DeGeneres said as a pouty Max reluctantly approached his mother and sat on her lap. “Are you angry? What’s that?”

“No, he’s the sweetest,” Lopez said before Max wandered off again and hid in a coffee table between them. DeGeneres opened the box for Max, and he immediately got in and let her close the lid.

“Yay!” Emme cheered as her brother was locked away.

“Maybe you need to get this at home,” DeGeneres joked. “Whenever you want to scare us, just go ahead and pop up.”

It wasn’t too long before Max decided to pop up and attempt to scare them all. DeGeneres played along and screamed.

DeGeneres continued her interview with Emme.

“Are you a musician also? Do you sing? Do you play anything?” she asked.

“I’m a gamer,” Max’s voice came from the box. He later accidentally kicked the back panel out of the faux coffee table.

“I think you did that. We are going to sue you,” DeGeneres joked. “Your mom has a lot of money. We are going to sue her.”

Before the children took the stage, DeGeneres probed into Lopez’s personal life and got the singer to dish about her new relationship with baseball player Alex Rodriguez.

“Now, where did you meet? And how did this happen? Tell us all about it,” DeGeneres asked.

“It’s very simple,” Lopez said. “I was having lunch somewhere and I saw him.” 

Lopez said she followed Rodriguez out of the restaurant and tapped him on the shoulder. 

“And then, that was it,” she said. “I mean, more stuff happened, but that’s how we met.”

According to Lopez, Rodriguez had just moved to the Los Angeles area and already had her phone number from “years ago.” She claimed that he had called her for another reason years ago and that he texted her, inviting her for dinner.

“I don’t remember what we had for dinner, but we had a nice dinner,” Lopez said.

“And a sleepover?” DeGeneres pressed.

“No, Mama don’t sleep over on the first date,” Lopez said.

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