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2015-07-31

"Harry Potter" Stars Wish J.K. Rowling Happy 50th Birthday

(NEW YORK) -- J.K. Rowling's 50th birthday is Friday. The Harry Potter author was celebrated by Time magazine, which asked the Potter films' stars to say something nice on her big day. Here's what they had to say: Alan Rickman, who played Severus Snape in the series, said: "The Happiest of Birthdays, Jo. A breeze for the supreme Time-traveler." Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid, said, jokingly, "You don't look a day over 40. ...Perhaps you could celebrate your half century by writing a hilarious film. Perhaps, starring, I don't know, a large Scottish man." Matthew Lewis, who played Neville in the series, said, "I would like to thank Jo…

posted 2015-07-31 18:00:43 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Khloe Kardashian: We Still Call Caitlyn Jenner, Bruce

(LOS ANGELES) -- Since Caitlyn Jenner debuted her new look on the cover of Vanity Fair in June, her family has been slowly getting used to her new look. Khloe Kardashian even admitted Thursday that she still calls her step-father, Bruce, Jenner's name at birth. "We don't like to say that Bruce is gone, per se. We, my sisters and I, we will call Caitlyn 'Bruce,' and we've been told that's completely fine," she said on The Project, an Australian TV show. "She has told us we are allowed to call her any name we want to. Because on the phone, when she calls me, it's the same voice as Bruce.…

posted 2015-07-31 15:00:43 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

How Eddie Redmayne Transformed into Stephen Hawking for "The Theory of Everything"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Oscar-nominated actor Eddie Redmayne said it took him four months to prepare for his role as physicist and bestselling author Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. Redmayne said he reconfigured his body, with a choreographer’s help, to capture Hawking at each specific stage of his decades-long battle with ALS. “I just needed to train my body, just in order to sustain the positions,” Redmayne told Nightline. “I knew that some of the positions would be specific and contorted and not necessarily comfortable.” Knowing Hawking’s intimate, complex relationship with his wife, Jane, would form the backbone of the story told in The Theory of Everything. Redmayne…

posted 2015-07-31 13:00:38 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Report: Selena Gomez Will Be a Mentor on "The Voice" Season Nine

(NEW YORK) -- Selena Gomez is coming to The Voice. The singer will reportedly appear on season nine of the NBC singing competition series as a mentor to Gwen Stefani’s team. A source tells Us Weekly Selena has already impressed the cast and crew. “She was surprisingly amazing as a mentor even though she’s so young,” the source says. “She exceeded everyone’s expectations.”Rapper Missy Elliott will serve as Pharrell Williams’ mentor, rock legend John Fogerty will help out Adam Levine’s team, and country star Brad Paisley will be the mentor for Blake Shelton’s contestants. The mentors appear on the show during the battle rounds, right after blind auditions. The new season ofThe Voice returns on September…

posted 2015-07-31 11:25:22 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation" Opens Friday

(NEW YORK) -- Vacation wasn't really a destination spot for moviegoers during its opening day. The comedy reboot earned 3.8 million dollars on Wednesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That total includes the 1.2 million raised from late-night showings on Tuesday night. [Read a review of the film.] Vacation is joined at the box office this weekend by the fifth Mission: Impossible movie starring Tom Cruise. He reprises his role of Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation. This time around, Ethan, along with his team, faces off against a network of villainous special agents known as the Syndicate. Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec…

posted 2015-07-31 07:08:50 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

HBO Exec Hoping for Many More Seasons of "Game of Thrones"

(LOS ANGELES) -- The fifth season of the HBO hit Game of Thrones aired this year. How much longer will the fantasy drama remain on TV? The president of programming for HBO envisions at least a few more sessions. Speaking Thursday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Michael Lombardo said, “Seven-seasons-and-out has never been the conversation. The question is, how much beyond the seven seasons are we going to do.” He added that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are "feeling like there are probably two more years after six. I would always love for them to change their minds but I think that’s what…

posted 2015-07-31 07:07:12 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Dwayne Johnson on Hulk Hogan Controversy: 'We've All Talked Trash'

(LOS ANGELES) -- Dwayne Johnson says he was disappointed to learn that fellow pro wrestler Hulk Hogan used racial slurs in a sex tape. However, he does not consider the Hulkster, whose birth name is Terry Bollea, to be a racist. Johnson, who once wrestled Hogan at a WWE WrestleMania pay-per-view, commented on the controversy Thursday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills. The man also known as "The Rock" said, "I've known Terry for a lot of years, and my dad helped train him in Florida in the '70s when he was breaking into the business....I had not known the man…

posted 2015-07-31 07:06:19 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Cara Delevingne's Awkward Interview Defended by "Paper Towns" Author

(LOS ANGELES) -- Cara Delevingne's now-infamous morning TV show interview in support of the film Paper Towns, in which the anchors accused her of being "in a mood," has sparked a heated debate over whether or not her behavior was justified, and now the book's author has come to Cara's defense. In an essay in Medium on Thursday, John Green particularly takes issue with the fact that one of the anchors asked Delevingne if she had read the book on which the movie was based. “Cara has read the book (multiple times), but the question is annoying —not least because her male co-star, Nat Wolff, was…

posted 2015-07-31 07:05:20 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence Vacation Together

((LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer seem to be the newest celebrity BFFs. On Thursday, the Trainwreck star tweeted photos of a recent vacation with some of her girlfriends. A group shot, captioned “Binders of women,” shows a group shot of the funny woman, 34, and her friends on the float in the water. In the back, a bikini-clad Lawrence, 24, can be seen lifting her arms and feet in the air. In another, Amy and Jennifer are seen zipping along the water on a jet ski, with the caption, Jlaw #maniac. Schumer and J-Law's friendship began when the Hunger Games star sent a tweet during Comic-Con…

posted 2015-07-31 07:04:37 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Review: “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” (Rated PG-13)

(NEW YORK) -- Due to its many moving parts, characters and twists, some people are going to find the plot of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation a bit complicated, but it’s quite simple, really. Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt believes there’s a rogue international network of former spies called “The Syndicate.” The CIA doesn’t believe him and wants to put the IMF and Hunt out of business. After the Government decides to shut the IMF down, Brandt (Jeremy Renner) and tech genius Dunn (Simon Pegg) become part of the CIA, while Hunt hides from the Feds and tries to prove the Syndicate…

posted 2015-07-31 03:00:22 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2015-07-30

Tami Roman Suffers a Miscarriage

(NEW YORK) -- Reality star Tami Roman and her boyfriend, Reggie Youngblood, suffered a miscarriage. A rep for the couple, who currently star on WeTV's Marriage Boot Camp, told TMZ the two are "mourning their loss with close friends and family. The couple requests prayers and privacy as they get through this difficult time."   Reportedly, Roman was three months pregnant. Although Roman has two daughters from a previous relationship, it would've been the first child for Youngblood. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2015-07-30 23:00:19 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Alan Thicke Approves of Robin Thicke's New Girlfriend

(LOS ANGELES) -- Robin Thicke's new girlfriend, April Geary Love, gets a thumbs up from dad, Alan Thicke. "She's lovely," Alan told E! News at the Vacation premiere in Los Angeles. "It's a great time for him. [He has an] album coming out and April is there and supportive." The 18-year age gap between the 38-year-old "Blurred Lines" singer and his 20-year-old model girlfriend doesn't seem to be much of an issue either. "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree," Alan's wife, Tanya Thicke, told E! "I wouldn't expect anything less." That's because at 40, Tanya is 28 years younger than Alan, her husband of 10…

posted 2015-07-30 21:00:18 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio