<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usThu, 30 Mar 2017 12:52:31 -0400Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:52:31 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[The Final Four of Love: Vote for Your Favorite TV Couple]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:09:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/finalfinalfour1.jpg


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<![CDATA['Salt Bae' Takes Manhattan: Internet Sensation Spotted in NYC]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:14:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/salt+bae.PNG

"Salt Bae" has landed in New York City. 

Two months after the man behind the meme announced plans to open a restaurant in the Big Apple, sightings of Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe around the city swept Instagram Wednesday.

"Spotted #SaltBae!!" one woman captioned her selfie with Gökçe in his signature sunglasses, shoulder-length hair and beard. 

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"Dreams do come true," another Instagrammer wrote alongside a photo with the dramatic salter.  

Gökçe appeared to be taking a whirlwind tour of the city Wednesday. Star-struck fans tagged their pictures around Times Square, St. Patrick's Cathedral, near Central Park and the Upper West Side. 

Gökçe, 34, gained Internet fame when a video of him sprinkling salt on a steak with a peculiar flick of the wrist gained millions of views in a matter of weeks.

He announced plans in January to open a steakhouse in Manhattan. Gökçe, who already has seven steakhouses and burger joints in Turkey and Dubai, and is opening a London location later this year, said expanding to New York will mean whether or not he’s truly made it.

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“It shows that I’m an international brand if I open up in New York,” Nusret previously told NBC News. 

“In New York, there are many steakhouses. We would like to show that Nusr-et is different than the others in service, meat quality and connection with the customers,” he added.

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Photo Credit: Nusret Gökçe
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<![CDATA[It's Here: See the New Trailer From King's Horror Classic]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:26:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/itishere.jpg

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"It" is here. And "It" looks pretty damn creepy.

The trailer for the remake of Stephen King's horror classic "It" was unveiled Wednesday, and for fans of the novel it appears to be worth the wait.

To be fair, the first televised rendition of King's 1986 horror classic hasn't held up well over time. Hamstrung by a television budget and child actors of varying skill, the film had a few scares but largely failed to capture the sense of dread of its source material. And Tim Curry's take on antagonist Pennywise the Clown evoked more Freddy Kruger than the clown of your nightmares. 

But if anything is to be gleamed from the trailer, it appears the second time around the film hits all the appropriate horror marks. "You'll float too."



Photo Credit: Courtesy IMDB
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<![CDATA['Late Night': Morgan Freeman's Tired of Recording Voicemails]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:25:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/morgan+freeman+late+night.jpg

Seth Meyers sits down with Morgan Freeman, who says that he has to lose a big bet in order for someone to make him record a voicemail message.

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<![CDATA[Seth Meyers Explains 'Jesus Dad' and Other Teen Slang]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:19:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MEYERS_GettyImages-518049492.jpg

Seth Meyers says he's old now, so he sits down to explain some crazy things kids are saying these days, such as "Jesus Dad" and "Dadbury Creme Egg."



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<![CDATA['Tonight': Pup Quiz With Andrew Rannells and Katie Holmes]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:06:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/andrew-rannells-tonight-show.jpg

Katie Holmes and Andrew Rannells face off in a trivia game where the winner of each round gets a puppy to snuggle.

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<![CDATA[Tonight': Puppies Predict the 2017 Final Four Championship]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:58:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tonight-show-puppies.jpg

Jimmy Fallon welcomes back a panel of puppies to predict the results of the upcoming NCAA Championship between Final Four contenders South Carolina Gamecocks, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Oregon Ducks and North Carolina Tar Heels.

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<![CDATA[Aunt Viv Slams 'Fresh Prince' Star After Reunion Pic]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:38:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/vivmad.jpg

Aunt Viv is ticked off.

Janet Hubert, the original Aunt Viv of the 90s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” wrote a scathing Facebook post about former co-star Alfonso Ribeiro after he posted a reunion photo on Instagram. 

The reunion photo did not include her.

Hubert wrote in the post that she was not offended that she wasn’t invited to the “Fresh Prince” reunion. But she bashed “Carlton,” calling him a suck-up to Will Smith when they filmed the show. She also accused him of being in desperate need for attention.

Ribeiro posted a picture of the cast on Instagram and wrote, “Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family.” The photo included Will Smith, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Daphne Maxwell Reid and Joseph Marcell.

James Avery, who played Uncle Phil, passed away in 2013 due to surgery complications. Ribeiro wrote that he wished Avery was still alive to make the photo “complete.”

Hubert wrote on Facebook that there will “never be a true reunion of Fresh Prince” because she has “no interest” in seeing any of her former castmates.

However, this is not the first time she has gone after the “Fresh Prince” cast. She was replaced on the show by Reid after three seasons and has feuded with former castmates, most notably star Will Smith, on prior occasions.

Hubert plans to write a tell-all memoir about her time on the show.


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<![CDATA[Royal Family: Kate at the National Portrait Gallery Gala]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:09:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-659452326-sm.jpg A look through the years at the royal family.

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<![CDATA['Breaking Bad' Pop Up Restaurant Headed to LA, NYC]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:59:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/a31c8c99-29d1-6f37-6d48-3d0a0259895d_Jimmy_Car_Sand.jpg

Somebody "Better Call Saul." 

Gus Fring's infamous chicken chain featured in the TV show "Breaking Bad" is coming to downtown Los Angeles this week, according to AMC. 

Fring's Albuquerque restaurant served as a headquarters for both his chicken and meth empires on AMC's critically-acclaimed series. 

The pop-up restaurant near the Arts District will feature Fring's famous curly fries on Wednesday and Thursday. 

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It's unclear if the restaurant will actually serve chicken dinner, but like DEA Agent Hank Schrader says on the show: "We're not here for the chicken." 

The real-life Los Pollos Hermanos will also pop-up in New York in April. The pop-up recently made a stop in Austin at SXSW where series stars Bob Odenkirk (who plays Saul Goodman) and Giancarlo Esposito (who starred as Gus Fring) signed autographs and greeted fans.

You can stop by the Pollos pop-up at 1345 E. 6th St. in downtown LA from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. 

The third season of the "Breaking Bad" spin-off "Better Call Saul" premieres on AMC on April 10 at 10 p.m. EST.


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<![CDATA[Meet the Man Whose Robot Prints, Burns Trump's Tweets]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:55:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/anti-trump-robot.jpg

This Twitter account is the latest to burn President Donald Trump online, and it's doing it in a whole new way.

On Tuesday, @burnedyourtweet joined Twitter with one purpose: sharing video of a robot printing Trump's latest tweets and burning them. 

Each time @realDonaldTrump has tweeted since the account went live, the account posts a video of the plastic-and-wire robot printing the tweet on a strip of paper, cutting it with scissors, holding it over a lighter and throwing the burning message in an ashtray. Almost all of the tweets reply to Trump's personal Twitter account, writing simply, "I burned your tweet."

After one day of actively tweeting at Trump, the account has over 10,000 followers. In its Twitter bio, the account describes itself as "giving Trump's tweets the attention they deserve."

The engineer behind the robot is David Neevel, a longtime creative technologist from Portland, Oregon, who now lives in Amsterdam after moving there for work. His website is full of gizmos he's created, and he confirmed to NBC that the robot and the Twitter account are his.

"The goal with this robot was the same as with a lot of my robots: finding small, but not necessarily simple, ways of making life better," Neevel said.

No fan of the 45th president, Neevel reasoned that Trump's tweets cause negative emotions for many, and the robot can alleviate those feelings because it is "immune" to them.

Neevel said that "burning each tweet allows people to acknowledge the tweet's existence and perform a small ritual of dismissal of it."

Trump is a longtime Twitter user with over 27 million followers. He's said it is a great way to get his message past a media he feels is biased against him, but he's also used it to share unverified claims without evidence, including recently that Barack Obama wiretapped him before the election. (The FBI director and other officials have said there is no evidence to support the claim; possible surveillance of Trump Tower is part of a controversial House investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election.)

Neevel said that the tweet-burning robot project took him a few weeks to master. He has created many robots before that solve everyday problems, but this one involved new elements he hadn't encountered before, like teaching the robot to read and recognize tweets to print.

Neevel didn't expect the account to go viral overnight, but it was on Reddit's home page by Tuesday night. He said he hopes to expand on the account as well as shoot some background video that shows how the machine works.



Photo Credit: Courtesy of David Neevel
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<![CDATA[David Bowie's NYC Apartment and Piano for $6.5 For Sale]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:52:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/1_160CentralParkSouth_1_LivingRoom_HiRes.jpg David Bowie's former apartment that faces Central Park is up for sale for $6,495,000 -- and comes with the Yamaha piano that Bowie used. The apartment is at 160 Central Park South, Apt. 915, between Sixth and Seventh avenues.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Trump Unfollowed 'Morning Joe' Hosts]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:35:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/morning-joe-late-night.jpg

Seth Meyers talks to "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski about why President Donald Trump unfollowing them on Twitter was a "highlight."

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<![CDATA['Late Night': A Closer Look at Rep. Devin Nunes]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:36:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/devin-nunes-late-night.jpg

Seth Meyers dives into the investigation of President Donald Trump's possible ties to Russia and why the House committee leader may not be so impartial.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': White House Administration Edition of Kid Art]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:24:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tonight-show-kid-art.jpg

Jimmy Fallon shows off pictures of President Donald Trump's cabinet and administration members drawn by elementary school children, including a laughing Ben Carson and a patriotic Kellyanne Conway.

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<![CDATA['Tonight Show': Jinx Challenge With YouTuber Lilly Singh]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:29:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/lilly-tonight-show.jpg

Jimmy Fallon and YouTube star Lilly Singh draw random categories then try to shout out the same answer at the same time to jinx each other.

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<![CDATA[New Emoji: T-Rex and Zombies and Vampires, Oh My!]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:50:30 -0400 See the full set here.]]> See the full set here.]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Emoji-5-.jpg

Emoji are taking a trip back to the Jurassic period as dinosaurs join the ranks of the texting-friendly symbols.

T-Rex and brontosaurus are part of a slate of 56 new characters in 69 total variations joining the ranks of emoji, the Unicode Consortium announced Monday. They'll also let you get spooky with zombies and vampires, show activities like rock climbing and a yoga pose or add a little diversity to the faces in texts, with older adults and women in headscarves.

Most of the new emoji are smileys and people, bringing starry-eyed and exploding faces into the lexicon, and letting you show skepticism, nausea and even cursing. Among the 13 new food and drink emoji are steak, broccoli, chinese food container and pie.

The new emoji will be available in June, when Unicode version 10 is released. That makes them available to companies like Apple and Google, which make their own versions of the emoji for users to type.

Emojipedia mocked up how the new emoji might look on Apple devices. See them here.

It's the fifth set of emoji to be released.



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<![CDATA['Late Night': Craig Ferguson's Naked Commute to Work]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:10:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/craig-ferguson-late-night.jpg

Craig Ferguson sits down with Seth Meyers to talk about his new radio show, which he hosts from his garden. That made Ferguson happy, because now he has a 15-second commute to work.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Closer Look at the Failed Health Care Bill]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:04:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Seth+Meyers+closer+look+trump.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a look at President Donald Trump's comments about being a skilled dealmaker, even though his party failed to pass its signature health care bill.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': VR Pictionary With Scarlett Johansson]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:05:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/scarlett-jo-tonight-show.jpg

Jimmy Fallon and Dove Cameron face off against Scarlett Johansson and Michael Che in a virtual reality version of Pictionary.

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<![CDATA['Ew!' With Demi Lovato on 'Tonight']]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:55:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/demi-lovato-ew.jpg

Jimmy Fallon shows a clip from "Ew!" in which Sara and her friend Emily (Demi Lovato) do emoji selfies and practice kissing on "crush cushions."

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