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Jennifer Lawrence on How Fame Has Changed Her

(LOS ANGELES) -- As Jennifer Lawrence's star has risen, her circle of friends has gotten smaller. The 25-year-old Oscar winner, who was just named Entertainment Weekly's 2015 Entertainer of the Year, opened up to the magazine about the price of fame, how she protects herself and what's ahead now thatThe Hunger Games series is behind her. "I can speak from personal experience. People start to feel a lot less guilty when you become bigger or have more money," she told the magazine. "People feel less guilty because it's like stealing a Snickers from [drugstore] Duane Reade. People forget about the personal drain or…

posted 2015-11-26 05:00:56 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio


Streisand, Spielberg and More Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

(WASHINGTON) -- Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Steven Spielberg and Stephen Sondheim were among the 17 Americans who were honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a White House ceremony on Tuesday. The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, is presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. President Obama spoke about each recipient, and Streisand was delighted by the remarks. She said to ABC News, "Isn't he good? He is so spontaneous and so alive and so…

posted 2015-11-25 21:00:34 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Mark Hamill Appears to Confirm He's in "Star Wars: Episode VIII"

(LOS ANGELES) -- It looks like Luke Skywalker will be in the next Star Wars after The Force Awakens. After a fan tweeted at actor Mark Hamill, asking him about his "contractually-obligated facial hair," he responded in kind. "Last shaved on 10/22 after final day of my 2nd #TheFlash (which airs 12/8 #XmasTrix), just in time for Ep VIII-whew!" he said, mentioning the Star Wars movie coming in 2017, after The Force Awakens. It would seem this isn't much of a spoiler, as according to IMDb, he's listed already in the cast, along with Oscar Isaac. Hamill, 64, continued his tweeting by teasing audiences a bit more: "Sorry to spoil…

posted 2015-11-25 18:00:32 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Alicia Keys Talks Tonight's Guest Appearance on "Empire"

(NEW YORK) -- Alicia Keys doesn't consider herself a big TV watcher, but she made sure to tune in every week to her "favorite" show, Empire. As she gears up to make her guest starring appearance on FOX's hit TV show, the singer reveals more details about her mysterious character, Sky Summers. "[Sky] is an artist, and she is really looking for the next place that she’s going," Keys says. "She’s really looking to break out of maybe the boxes that have started to close in on her as an artist.  And she’s fantastic.  She’s really a lot of fun."  "I’ve had a great…

posted 2015-11-25 15:00:33 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

John Boyega Reveals Second Word Spoken in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

(LOS ANGELES) -- J.J. Abrams revealed Monday on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that the first word spoken in the upcoming Star Wars movie is "This." So, what is the second word in the film? ABC Radio found out thanks to The Force Awakens star John Boyega. Boyega plays the defecting Stormtrooper Finn. He said his life right now is "crazy," so much so that he hasn't even seen the finished version of The Force Awakens yet. "There's a screening today, and my flight clashes with the screening," he explained to ABC Radio on Tuesday. Still, Boyega was able to share with ABC Radio the second word in the film: "droid." Boyega…

posted 2015-11-25 13:00:29 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Iron Man" and "Captain America" Debut Civil War Trailer

(LOS ANGELES) -- Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday night to debut the first trailer for Marvel's Captain America: Civil War.  The movie will see Cap and Iron Man at odds -- and eventually at each other's throats -- over a government plan to register superheroes, with Tony Stark/Iron Man for, and Steve Rogers/Cap against. The sneak peek opens with part of a scene glimpsed after the credits of Ant-Man: Rogers and Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson/Falcon have finally cornered Sebastian Stan's Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Cap's lifelong friend-turned brainwashed assassin. "You're a wanted man," Cap tells Bucky, who tries to explain he's changed his ways. "[T]hey're…

posted 2015-11-25 11:00:28 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Soap Star David Canary Dies at 77

(NEW YORK) -- Emmy-winning actor David Canary has died at the age of 77, according to his obituary in the Wilton Bulletin, the actor's local paper, which also noted that he and his wife were very active in the community. The All My Children star died on November 16 of natural causes, the obituary noted. Canary played twins Adam and Stuart on the hit soap show, on which Live with Kelly & Michael host Kelly Ripa played his daughter. She tweeted her condolences shortly after the news broke. "So sad to learn of the passing of the great David Canary. A incredibly talented actor. A wonderful man. I was…

posted 2015-11-25 10:00:28 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"The Voice" Recap: Pharrell Loses Another Artist

(LOS ANGELES) -- For the second week in a row, Korin Bukowski has been saved by her Voice fans. The Team Gwen Stefani artist was saved via social media on Tuesday night's results show after facing elimination. Evan McKeel of Team Pharrell Williams got the boot instead. Pharrell now has one artist remaining on his team: Madi Davis. He lost Mark Hood on last week's results show. Before the voting began, Korin and Evan both performed for a chance to be saved. Korin sang "She Will Be Loved" by Voice coach Adam Levine's band, Maroon 5, while Evan took on "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green. During the one-hour broadcast, Gwen joined her artists for a performance of New…

posted 2015-11-25 09:00:26 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Dancing with the Stars" Recap: Bindi Irwin Takes the Mirror Ball Trophy

(LOS ANGELES) -- Teen conservationist Bindi Irwin danced her way to the Mirror Ball trophy Tuesday night on Dancing with the Stars, finishing off a stellar season by defeating fellow finalists Nick Carter and Alek Skarlatos in a two-hour finale during which the final three performed a routine they learned within the past 24 hours and in which the season’s previously eliminated stars also took to the ballroom floor. Irwin screamed when the show’s co-host Tom Bergeron announced she was the winner. She and her pro partner, Derek Hough, were immediately surrounded by their fellow dancers and competitors and lifted into the air. “Thank you so much for everything,” Irwin…

posted 2015-11-25 08:00:23 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"The Good Dinosaur," "Creed," "Victor Frankenstein" Open Wednesday

(NEW YORK) -- On the day before Thanksgiving, you can feast on three new movies at your local theater. Here's a closer look at the films opening Wednesday: The Good Dinosaur -- The latest animated flick from Disney-Pixar follows a dinosaur named Arlo, who befriends a human. Rated PG. Disney is the parent company of ABC News. Creed -- The Rocky spin-off stars Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed, who's trained by his dad's rival/friend, Rocky Balboa. Sylvester Stallone reprises his iconic role of the Italian Stallion. Rated PG-13.  Victor Frankenstein -- James McAvoy is Frankenstein and…

posted 2015-11-25 07:30:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Eddie Redmayne Was 'Confused' About Transgender Issues Before "The Danish Girl"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Eddie Redmayne may be playing Lili Elbe, born Einar Wegener, in the upcoming film The Danish Girl, but the Oscar winner is quick to admit he wasn't as educated as he thought about the transgender community when he first found out about the role. "You don't want to let people down," he tells Details magazine about taking on the anticipated role of the first person to undergo sex-reassignment surgery back in the 1930s. "I fell into all the clichés of ignorance," he said. "I didn't realize that gender and sexuality weren't related." Before starring in this buzz-worthy movie, the award-winning actor confused the terms of…

posted 2015-11-25 07:00:18 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

How Will Smith Handles Racism in Hollywood

(LOS ANGELES) -- Will Smith may be one of the world's highest-paid actors, but the star still has experienced racism in his vaunted career. The actor recently sat down with fellow actors Michael Caine, Benicio Del Toro, Joel Edgerton,Samuel L. Jackson and Mark Ruffalo, as part of The Hollywood Reporter's 2015 Actor Roundtable, to talk about prejudice in their industry, among other things. Smith made a distinction between prejudice and racism. "Everybody is prejudiced. Everybody has their life experiences that make them prefer one thing over another -- it makes them prefer blond hair over a brunette; if you see somebody with dark skin walking down the street,…

posted 2015-11-25 06:00:15 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio