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2017-05-26

Members of Metallica, Audioslave, Linkin Park & more mourn Chris Cornell at Los Angeles funeral

(LOS ANGELES) -- Singer and musician Chris Cornell was laid to rest at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles today, and many members of the rock community joined the musician's widow, Vicky, to mourn and pay their respects to the late Soundgarden frontman. Fellow musicians who attended the ceremony, according to KABC TV Los Angeles, included Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, Dave Navarro, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich of Metallica, singer/producer Pharrell Williams, and Tom Morello, Cornell's Audioslave band mate.  Also attending were actors Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner, James Franco and Josh Brolin,…

posted 2017-05-26 20:29:45 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Blood, Sex and...Immigration? Cast of Starz' "American Gods" says show entertains and informs

(NEW YORK) -- If you like stylish, surreal sci-fi/fantasy shows like Legion and Preacher, Starz' critically-acclaimed new series American Gods is right up your alley. Based on the 2001 award-winning novel by Neil Gaiman, the show's concept is that "old gods" -- brought to America hundreds of years ago by immigrants -- are being replaced by new gods, who reflect American obsessions with things like technology and media.  An ex-con, Shadow Moon, played by Ricky Whittle, is hired by Mr. Wednesday, an old god played by Ian McShane, to help him save the old gods from extinction. While the show…

posted 2017-05-26 18:00:28 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Alamo Drafthouse shakes things up with "women-only" "Wonder Woman" screenings

(TEXAS) -- The boutique theater chain Alamo Drafthouse's flagship Austin location caused a stir when it announced it'll host a women-only screening of Wonder Woman next week. The film, directed by Patty Jenkins, stars Gal Gadot as the iconic superhero. It opens June 2nd. "Apologies, gentlemen, but we’re embracing our girl power and saying 'No Guys Allowed' for one special night at the Alamo Ritz," read a release. "And when we say 'People Who Identify As Women Only,' we mean it. Everyone working at this screening -- venue staff, projectionist, and culinary team -- will be female."Ticket demand was so…

posted 2017-05-26 14:00:27 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Captain Jack Back? More "Pirates of the Caribbean" films may be on the way

(LOS ANGELES) -- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth movie in the franchise starring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, opens this weekend, and is expected to rake in somewhere around $80 million for the four days. The trailer may call it the "final" adventure, but executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer tells ABC Radio that Sparrow may not be ready to walk the plank just jet. "If people show up and Johnny wants to come back and Disney wants to write a check, we'd love it," Bruckheimer tells ABC Radio. Espen Sandberg co-directed the latest adventure, his first Pirates movie, and Depp…

posted 2017-05-26 14:00:22 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Join Vanessa Williams and other stars for this year's National Memorial Day Concert special

(WASHINGTON D.C.) -- If you're planning to spend your Memorial Day holiday on the couch this year, considering tuning in to watch Vanessa Williams, along with a host of other stars, including Laurence Fishburne, whom Vanessa considers "a dear friend," and actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, during this year's National Memorial Day Concert telecast on PBS. Williams, who will perform the classic song "Let There Be Peace on Earth," also promises that viewers will be treated to special tributes throughout the broadcast, including one in honor of famous African-American military pilots the Tuskegee Airmen, who fought during World War II.  …

posted 2017-05-26 12:00:19 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Baywatch" sequel already in the works

(NEW YORK) -- Baywatch hasn't even opened across the nation yet, but a sequel already is on the drawing board. Producer Beau Flynn tells Variety that the movie's cast and writers would be back for a follow up that would take the Baywatch crew to foreign lands. “We have an amazing story already,” Flynn told Variety. "I know Dwayne [Johnson] would be in, I know Zac [Efron] and all the girls would be. We just have this really cool idea to put them in this whole new world. We would take it overseas.” Baywatch debuted in a handful of theaters Wednesday night but opens wide this weekend.  Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights…

posted 2017-05-26 10:00:10 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Lawsuit claiming "America's Got Talent" abused girl is dismissed

(LOS ANGELES) --  The lawsuit that accused America's Got Talent of inflicting emotional distress on a young girl has been dismissed. Tuesday a husband and wife singer/songwriter team, identified in court documents only as Jane and Joe Doe, sued Marathon Productions, the company behind AGT, claiming they performed a song on the show that they had written about their daughter and producers told the girl to, "act embarrassed and annoyed by her parents' performance." The suit also alleged that judge Tyra Banks, "physically manipulated and verbally abused" the girl.  The couple claimed intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress and…

posted 2017-05-26 08:00:02 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

expand Lawsuit claiming "America's Got Talent" abused girl is dismissed

(LOS ANGELES) --  The lawsuit that accused America's Got Talent of inflicting emotional distress on a young girl has been dismissed. Tuesday a husband and wife singer/songwriter team, identified in court documents only as Jane and Joe Doe, sued Marathon Productions, the company behind AGT, claiming they performed a song on the show that they had written about their daughter and producers told the girl to, "act embarrassed and annoyed by her parents' performance." The suit also alleged that judge Tyra Banks "physically manipulated and verbally abused" the girl.  The couple claimed intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress and…

posted 2017-05-26 08:00:02 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" and "Baywatch" among this week's new releases

(LOS ANGELES) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday: * Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales -- Johnny Depp is back for his fifth go-round as Captain Jack Sparrow, once again facing his old nemesis, Captain Salazar -- played by Javier Bardem -- as he searches for the legendary trident of Poseidon. Also starring Geoffrey Rush, Kaya Scodelario, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley. Rated PG-13. * Baywatch -- A devoted lifeguard and a brash new recruit -- played by Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, respectively -- butt heads as they uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of their Florida beach in this racy reboot of the popular…

posted 2017-05-26 05:00:59 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-05-25

Jamie Foxx's new game show, "Beat Shazam," premieres tonight

(NEW YORK) -- How good are your song recognition skills? Jamie Foxx wants to find out. He's hosting the new game show, Beat Shazam, which premieres tonight on Fox. The show pits contestants against the song recognition app, Shazam, to see who can identify a tune the fastest. Contestants have the chance to win up to one million dollars. “What was interesting about all of the contestants, nobody was playing for themselves,” Jamie tells ABC Radio. “’I’m playing for my mom, she lost her house in a fire.’ ‘I’m playing for a friend of mine who doesn’t have medical benefits.’ And you know what…

posted 2017-05-25 18:00:58 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Javier Bardem went from makeup chair to monster in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"

(LOS ANGELES) -- On Thursday's Good Morning America, Oscar-winner Javier Bardem opened up about playing Captain Jack Sparrow's nemesis in the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film, Dead Men Tell No Tales. He revealed that time spent in the makeup chair helped him physically and psychologically find his inner bad guy. Bardem plays Captain Salazar, a former Spanish Navy officer who was turned into a ghost and is now out for revenge against Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp.  To play Salazar, he spent "three hours, every day," in the makeup chair, he said. “You go through every state of mind, you start to be…

posted 2017-05-25 14:00:55 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Dirty Dancing" Reboot: So what happened to Johnny and Baby?

(LOS ANGELES) -- ABC's Dirty Dancing reboot aired on Wednesday night -- 30 years after the classic film, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey as Johnny Castle and Francis "Baby" Houseman had its premiere -- and answered the question, "What ever happened to Johnny and Baby?" It turns out the relationship between the couple -- played this time by Little Miss Sunshine's Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes -- was only a summer fling. The remake begins with a grown up Baby entering a movie theater showing Dirty Dancing. We then flash back to 1963, when she and her affluent family spend their summer vacation at a resort in New York's Catskill Mountains, where she meets and falls…

posted 2017-05-25 12:00:43 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio