Poppy Montgomery Secretly Married Shawn Sanford At Disneyland--and She Wore Jeans!
Poppy Montgomery has been keeping a secret for months—she's married! The actress made the announcement during a Friday appearance on Live! With Kelly and Michael. "On Chinese New Year, I ran away with all of the children and got married at Disneyland," the star revealed. Montgomery and husband Shawn Sanford welcomed daughter Violet Grace in April 2013. Disney's two most famous characters, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, wore wedding attire and presided over the couple's wedding ceremony.
Andy Serkis' 'Jungle Book: Origins' Set For October 2016 Release
According to Warner Bros., Andy Serkis ' take on The Jungle Book is set for a fall 2016 theatrical release in the U.S. The 3D film, Jungle Book: Origins , will hit theaters on October 21, 2016. Disney's live action movie, The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau , will bow in theaters a year prior to Serkis' film, on October 9, 2015. The filmmaker is known for acting roles in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Rise of the Planet of the Apes .
Obama: U.S. Takes Ebola Outbreak Seriously
President Obama said Friday the U.S. takes the Ebola outbreak in Africa seriously and is taking precautions for next week's U.S.-Africa summit in Washington. Administration officials said the leaders of Liberia and Sierra Leone, two of the three countries hardest hit by the outbreak, had canceled their trips to Washington for the gathering. U.S. health officials have warned Americans not to travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the virus has killed more than 700 people this year.
Authorities Investigating Whale, Ferry Collision
A team of scientists is investigating the death of a humpback whale that was struck by the state ferry Kennicott near Kodiak. KMXT reports that law enforcement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investigating whether the ferry strike killed the animal. Kate Wynne, a marine mammal specialist for the University of Alaska Sea Grant Program, said the 25-ton whale died of massive trauma. A spokesman for the ferry system, Jeremy Woodrow, said the incident happened Saturday. He said it is a rare occurrence. He added that there was no damage to the ferry.
Argentina To Investigate If Debt Case Biased By Holdout Speculation
Argentina's economy ministry said on Friday it had asked the national securities watchdog to investigate whether litigation in the United States against the nation by holdouts was merely the "facade of speculative manoeuvre in favour of vulture funds." The ministry said the watchdog should investigate whether the holdouts litigated simply to earn profit on defaulted bonds they bought on the cheap as well as on credit default swaps, derivatives used to insure against default.
Border Security Bill Clears Procedural Vote In U.S. House
A $694 million bill to further secure the U.S. border with Mexico, amid a flood of Central American migrants, cleared a procedural vote in the House of Representatives on Friday. By a vote of 218-191, the Republican-controlled House paved the way for debate and a final vote on passage of the bill later on Friday. No Democrats voted in favor of advancing the controversial legislation.
Microsoft Says It Is Suing Samsung
Microsoft said it has sued Samsung Electronics, claiming its Korean rival violated a patent-licensing contract. The dispute involves technology included in Android, Google's operating system for mobile phones and tablets. Samsung is the leading maker of Android devices.
Orlando Bloom Parties Like A Wild Man -- I'M HAPPY!!!!
Orlando Bloom is not acting like the loser of the Justin Bieber scuffle ... he looks like he's having the best time of his life at a restaurant near Ibiza. Orlando looks a little -- well, buzzed -- as he dances furiously to "Happy" ... flailing his arms in the air. At one point he pulls what appears to be his GF -- Erica Packer -- up on the bench he dancing on and kisses her hand. But Erica does not have a monopoly on Orlando. A bunch of chicks swarm him as he dances uncontrollably.
Protesters In Libya's Benghazi March Against Militias
Two thousand people took to the streets of Benghazi on Friday to protest against Islamist militants and former rebel militias who have been fighting armed forces and taken over an important military base in the eastern Libyan city. The heavy clashes in Benghazi and the capital Tripoli over the past two weeks have been the worst since the 2011 fall of Muammar Gaddafi, killing more than 200 people and forcing most Western governments to pull their diplomats out of the North African state.
WHO: Ebola Moving Faster Than Control Efforts
An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital. Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, said the meeting in Conakry "must be a turning point" in the battle against Ebola, which is now sickening people in three African capitals for the first time in history.