<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usSun, 11 Dec 2016 03:05:07 -0500Sun, 11 Dec 2016 03:05:07 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['Days of Our Lives' Actor Joseph Mascolo Dies]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:19:44 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-496330636.jpg
Longtime "Days of Our Lives" actor Joseph Mascolo has died at the age of 87, the show announced on Twitter.

Mascolo played the villain, Stefano DiMera, an international businessman.

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<![CDATA[Blake Shelton Offers Tix to Fan Who Missed Show After Crash]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:56:22 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/blake-shelton-1209.jpg
Country star Blake Shelton is saving a set of tickets for a New York fan who reached out to the "Voice" judge on Facebook after a life-threatening motorcycle accident kept him and his girlfriend from attending a...

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<![CDATA[LIRR, Metro-North Ban Alcohol for SantaCon Weekend]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:26:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/121314santa.jpg
SantaCon, the pub crawl that sees thousands of naughty revelers descending on bars each December, is returning to Williamsburg this year.]]>
<![CDATA[New 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Trailer Includes Downey, Keaton]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:54:09 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/spideyweb.jpg
The wait is almost over. The first full-length trailer for 2017's "Spider-man: Homecoming" debuted during "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Thursday night. And if the two minute sneak peek is any indication, fans of...

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<![CDATA[Facebook 2016 'Year in Review']]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:05:26 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16193386624382-Candace-Payne-CMT-Awards.jpg
If you're feeling nostalgic, and maybe a bit brave, Facebook is ready to shed light on your most memorable posts of 2016, and remind you of the biggest stories of the year.

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<![CDATA[Blond Kanye Makes First Appearance Since Hospitalization]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:11:34 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kanye_West1.jpg
Kanye West made his first public appearance since his hospitalization on Thursday, Dec. 8.

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<![CDATA[Happy 100th! Acclaimed Actor Kirk Douglas Hits Century Mark]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:19:58 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/KirkDouglas.jpg
Kirk Douglas celebrates his 100th birthday on Dec. 9, 2016. His long career started in 1946 with his role in "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers" and included over 91 acting credits in television and film.

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<![CDATA['Today's' Savannah Guthrie Welcomes 2nd Baby]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:47:02 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/today-savannah-guthrie-mike-charles-baby-inline-002-161209.jpg
Savannah Guthrie, co-anchor of NBC's "Today" show, gave birth to her second child.

Photo Credit: Savannah Guthrie, "Today"]]>
<![CDATA['Late Night': Taraji P. Henson Accepts the Actathalon]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:25:15 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e039_459_actathalon_20161208_1200x675_828857411570.jpg
Actress Taraji P. Henson completes an acting obstacle course to receive a prestigious prize from host Seth Meyers.]]>
<![CDATA['Late Night': A Closer Look at Trump's Carrier Deal]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:12:26 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e039_459_closerlook_20161208_1200x675_828856899527.jpg
Host Seth Meyers breaks down what President-elect Donald Trump has said and done about saving American jobs.]]>
<![CDATA['Tonight Show': #TextFail Hashtags]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:21:58 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e052_587_hashtags_20161208_1200x675_828856899511.jpg
Host Jimmy Fallon reads some of his favorite tweets about texting mishaps.]]>
<![CDATA[Moore Tweets Inauguration Protest Petition to 3.4M Followers]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:27:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/miketrump.jpg
The outspoken film director tweeted to his followers an online petition to show up in Washington D.C. on Jan 20th and disrupt the inauguration.

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<![CDATA[Jimmy Fallon's 'Golden' Opportunity]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:16:51 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fallonglobe.jpg
Fallon enters the game with a big advantage: He gets to go first.

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<![CDATA[X-Wing Fighter Lands in LA for 'Rogue One' Premiere]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:04:50 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/628379988-X-Wing-Rogue-One-Hollywood-Thumb.jpg
An X-Wing fighter lands on Hollywood Boulevard for the Saturday Dec. 10, 2016, premiere of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" at the Pantages Theatre.

Photo Credit: Gabriel Olsen/GC Images]]>
<![CDATA[Meghan Trainor Cancels Mohegan Performance Due to Illness]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:56:58 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/trainor-AP257101418234.jpg
Meghan Trainor will not be performing at Mohegan Sun Arena tonight because she has been placed on vocal rest.

Photo Credit: Amy Sussman/Invision/AP
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<![CDATA['Hairspray Live!' Makes a Big Splash on Social Media ]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:16:10 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hairhairsprayhair.jpg
Welcome to the '60s! Last night, NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” took audiences on a wild ride through Baltimore, Maryland, as Tracy Turnblad and her gang navigated young love, race relations, and celebrity in one...
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<![CDATA[DiCaprio Meets With Trump on Green Jobs to Boost Economy ]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:04:27 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/leotrump.jpg
Leonardo DiCaprio and the head of his foundation met Wednesday with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss how jobs centered on preserving the environment can boost the economy.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Sofia Vergara Sued by Group Representing Her Frozen Embryos]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:19:04 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sofiasofia.jpg
"Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara is being sued by a Louisiana pro-life group representing two frozen "pre-embryos," or fertilized eggs that have not been implanted, she created via IVF with her former fiancé...

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<![CDATA[Celeb Breakups: Sia Furler and Erik Anders Lang]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:23:36 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16342810070165sia-erik-anders-lang.jpg
Nothing lasts forever, especially when you're a celebrity. See whose relationships have hit the rocks.

Photo Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP]]>
<![CDATA[Exclusive Interview With Raiders Quarterback Derek Carr ]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:46:43 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2016-12-08+at+9.45.53+AM.png
Thursday night the 10-2 Oakland Raiders take on the 9-3 Kansas City Chiefs in a battle for first place in the AFC West on your NBC station.]]>
<![CDATA[Photo of Fake 'Happy Hour Playset' Sparks Online Outrage]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:30:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fisher-price-photo2_blurred-faces-2.jpg
An online backlash over a supposed “happy hour playset” for kids has proven to be misplaced since the item in question doesn’t exist. After a Facebook user posted a photo Tuesday that showed the set – complete...]]>
<![CDATA[Yoko Ono Calls for Peace on Anniversary of Lennon's Death]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:20:38 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/yokoonoIII.jpg
Yoko Ono offered a heartfelt appeal for peace in a Facebook post on the 36th anniversary of the murder of her former husband, John Lennon.

Photo Credit: AP
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<![CDATA[John Waters on 'Hairspray' and Christmas Gifts]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:53:33 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000016995723_1200x675_827434563977.jpg
Mark Segraves spoke with John Waters, who wrote and directed a 1988 movie “Hairspray," at his home in Baltimore about everything from what makes a good Christmas gift to what Baltimore thinks of D.C.]]>
<![CDATA['Late Night': A Message to Media Normalizing Alt-Right]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:30:16 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e038_458_hey_20161207_1200x675_827860035917.jpg
In his segment "Hey!", host Seth Meyers delivers special words for anyone casually covering the Alt-Right, which are groups whose core belief is that “white identity” is under attack by multicultural forces, as...]]>
<![CDATA['Tonight Show': Raiders and Chiefs Superlatives]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 04:44:53 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e051_586_superlatives_20161207_1200x675_827849795730.jpg
Host Jimmy Fallon hands out special accolades to 2016 Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs NFL players.]]>
<![CDATA['Tonight Show': Nintendo Switch Debut]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:26:14 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e051_586_nintendoswitch_20161207_1200x675_827847235839.jpg
President of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aimé guides host Jimmy Fallon through Super Mario Run before debuting the Nintendo Switch game system by playing The Legend of Zelda in front of creator Shigeru...]]>
<![CDATA['Late Night': Moore Wants Trump to Have More Briefings]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:26:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e038_458_michaelmoore_briefings_20161207_1200x675_827847747980.jpg
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore talks to host Seth Meyers about how important it is for President-elect Donald Trump to keep America safe.]]>
<![CDATA['Royal Family' Sports Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Charity]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:15:22 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16341348957554-royal-family-ugly-sweaters.jpg
Even a family as regal as the British Royals is not exempt from humiliating holiday traditions.

Photo Credit: AP
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<![CDATA[New 'Fifty Shades Darker' Trailer is Full of Suspense]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:42:22 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP524283624435.jpg
Fans got another taste of what's to come in "Fifty Shades Darker" with the release of a new trailer Wednesday.
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<![CDATA[Mom Pulls Coyote Prank on Husband]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:52:23 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/222*120/coyote-cover-or-12616.jpg
An Oregon mom scared the daylights out of her husband through clever Photoshop skills when she began texting him about a poor, little lost dog -- which he instantly recognized as a coyote.

Photo Credit: Kayla Eby]]>
<![CDATA[No Charges Filed Against Crowe in Hotel Dispute With Banks]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:05:26 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/222*120/12-7-16-Crowe-no-charges-filed.jpg
A Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney has determined no charges will be filed against actor Russell Crowe over a hotel dispute with rapper and singer Azealia Banks in October.

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<![CDATA['This is Us' Cast Reflects on Emotional Christmas Episode]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:21:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/thisisus10.jpg
It's Christmas time for the Pearson family as Kate begins a new step on her weight loss journey, William makes an unexpected connection and the family gives support to Dr. Katowsky in his moment of need.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump: Alec Baldwin 'SNL' Imitation Doesn't Get Me at All]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:53:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/NUP_175509_0055_opt.jpg
The newly minted the Time Person of the Year wouldn't answer Matt Lauer's questions on whether it would probably be better for him to just stop watching "Saturday Night Live."

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Extreme Dog Shaming]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:27:22 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e037_457_dogshaming_20161206_1200x675_826766403538.jpg
Host Seth Meyers introduces some cute pups and their shame-worthy, human-like offenses.]]>