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2017-04-26

Chilling dystopian drama "The Handmaid’s Tale" premieres on Hulu

(LOS ANGELES) -- One of the buzziest new shows on Hulu, The Handmaid’s Tale, premieres on the streaming site today. The series, based on the 1985 feminist novel by Margaret Atwood, follows Offred, a woman forced to live in an oppressive society. Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss stars in the lead role and says she hopes young women learn something from her character’s struggles. “It’s very much about the hero that kind of lies in all of us and how has nothing to do with special skills or how big you are,” she told ABC Radio at the show’s Tribeca Film…

posted 2017-04-26 18:00:49 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

M. Night Shyamalan's "Split" twist took years to pull off

(LOS ANGELES) -- Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan has enjoyed his best buzz in years thanks to his latest twisty, twisted thriller hit, Split. The movie stars James McAvoy as a creepy kidnapper with multiple personalities.  But the director who became famous for twist endings pulled off a surprise bigger in Split than the fact that Bruce Willis was dead the whole time in The Sixth Sense. Some background first: Split features a final scene that shows Willis' character from 2000's semi-superhero movie, Unbreakable, revealing that Split and Unbreakable exist in the same universe -- and giving hope to fans who've wanted to see a sequel to Unbreakable for years.  The final scene in Split -- which was deliberately withheld from test audiences,…

posted 2017-04-26 14:00:40 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Emma Watson deals with fame on her terms

(NEW YORK) -- Beauty and the Beast star Emma Watson talks about the ups and downs of fame with actress Jessica Chastain in the latest edition of Interview, and why you're odds of getting a picture with the Harry Potter alum aren't very good. "If someone takes a photograph of me and posts it, within two seconds they've created a marker of exactly where I am within 10 meters," she says. "They can see what I'm wearing and who I'm with. I just can't give that tracking data." What the 27-year-old actress offers instead is her time. "I'll say, 'I will sit here and answer every single…

posted 2017-04-26 12:00:38 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Oscar-winning "Silence of the Lambs" director Jonathan Demme dead at 73

(NEW YORK) -- Director Jonathan Demme, whose body of work included rock documentaries, quirky cult classics and Oscar-winning hits, has died.  He was 73. In a statement, Demme's rep told ABC News that the director died early this morning in New York City, surrounded by his wife and their three children. He died from complications from esophageal cancer.  There will be private family funeral.  In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Americans For Immigrant Justice in Miami, FL.  Like many future Oscar winners, Demme got his start working for B-movie king Roger Corman, directing…

posted 2017-04-26 10:52:29 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Report: Oscar-winning "Silence of the Lambs" director Jonathan Demme dead at 73

(NEW YORK) -- Director Jonathan Demme, whose body of work included rock documentaries, quirky cult classics and Oscar-winning hits, has died.  He was 73. In a statement, Demme's rep told ABC News that the director died early this morning in New York City, surrounded by his wife and their three children. He died from complications from esophageal cancer.  There will be private family funeral.  In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Americans For Immigrant Justice in Miami, FL.  Like many future Oscar winners, Demme got his start working for B-movie king Roger Corman, directing…

posted 2017-04-26 10:52:29 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Marvel & Doritos offer 'Guardians of the Galaxy' snacks and tunes

(NEW YORK) -- Snacks, classic tunes and space aliens?  Where do we sign up? Frito-Lay's teaming up with Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to present -- wait for it -- a Doritos bag with a built-in "retro cassette tape deck-inspired player" into which you plug a pair of headphones to listen to the entire Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 soundtrack. That's right -- a bag of chips that also plays tunes.  Image courtesy PepsiCo/Frito-Lay Due out this Friday, the soundtrack includes songs from Electric Light Orchestra, Sweet, Fleetwood Mac, Sam Cooke, George Harrison…

posted 2017-04-26 10:01:03 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Jeff Goldblum joining 'Jurassic World 2'

(LOS ANGELES) -- Jeff Goldblum is on board for the next Jurassic World film, according to Variety.  Goldblum played chaos mathematician Ian Malcolm in 1993’s Jurassic Park, and again in 1997’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park, but sat out Jurassic World.  Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are returning for the sequel. Goldblum will be seen next in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok, opening nationwide in November. Marvel is owned by Disney, parent company of ABC News. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017-04-26 08:00:56 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"The Voice" Recap: Gwen Stefani loses an artist; Adam Levine delivers emotional tribute to slain former contestant

(LOS ANGELES) -- On Tuesday’s episode of The Voice, the 12 artists who performed Monday learned that Troy Ramey, from Gwen Stefani’s team, was sent home. Rainey was eliminated on a one-hour results show. He lost an "Instant Save" vote to Team Adam Levine’s Mark Isaiah. There are now 11 artists remaining in the competition, including those of Teams Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys. At the top of the show, Carson Daly announced the creation of the Christina Grimmie Foundation, benefiting those impacted by gun violence and families affected by breast cancer. Grimmie was the season-6 finalist, representing Adam‘s team, who was shot to death following a concert in Orlando, Florida in…

posted 2017-04-26 05:00:52 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-04-25

"Star Wars: Episode IX" and new "Indiana Jones" movie get release dates

(LOS ANGELES) -- The teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VIII, aka The Last Jedi, just arrived a couple weeks ago, but we already know when Episode IX will be hitting theaters. The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm announced that the ninth chapter of the Star Wars saga will arrive in theaters May 24, 2019.  Directed by Colin Trevorrow, the movie will be the final chapter in the latter-day Star Wars trilogy that began with The Force Awakens.  As previously reported, the late Carrie Fisher will not appear in Episode IX, either via stock footage or digital recreation, but she will be in The Last Jedi. Meanwhile, the long-awaited new chapter in the Indiana Jones saga will…

posted 2017-04-25 18:00:31 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Scott Baio defends his drug comments after Erin Moran's death; Posts message from Moran's widower

(LOS ANGELES) -- Scott Baio posted a heartfelt goodbye to his Happy Days co-star Erin Moran after her death over the weekend, but was then attacked online for doing a radio interview in which he seemed to blame drugs for her death.  In fact, she died of cancer, and now, he's defending himself. During the interview, Baio said, "I’m...not completely shocked that this happened," he said during the interview. "...For me, you do drugs or drink, you’re gonna die." Writing on Facebook, Baio explained, "I was asked ONLY about Erin's troubled past due to drug & alcohol abuse. I was still upset and said I felt that…

posted 2017-04-25 14:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

First Look: "Kingsman: The Golden Circle"

(LOS ANGELES) -- 20th Century Fox has released the official trailer for the sequel to its massive 2014 sleeper hit Kingsman: The Secret Service. The peek at director Matthew Vaughn's second go 'round, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, sees Taron Egerton's newly minted super-spy, Eggsy, returning to the Kingsman HQ -- only to see it obliterated by a missile.  Eggsy and his former trainer, Mark Strong's Merlin, find themselves in the U.S., where they team up with The Statesman -- an American version of their veddy British spy group. The cowboy-themed group features Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal. Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, and Colin Firth also star -- the latter's appearance something of…

posted 2017-04-25 12:00:17 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

After shocking "DWTS" elimination, attempted break-in at Maks and Peta's house

(LOS ANGELES) -- While talking to Good Morning America following Monday night's shocking elimination, Glee veteran Heather Morris revealed there was an attempted break-in at the home of her pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy and his fellow pro and fiancée, Peta Murgatroyd. "They had some sort of run-in with some man near their house trying to break in, but the police were there,” Morris told GMA's Lara Spencer. "They took care of it. So they’re safe and Peta’s okay."  "Yeah, that little baby!" Spencer said of the dancers' child. "That's terrifying."  The incident put the elimination in perspective -- although Heather and Maks received a perfect score, they were voted off. "I was…

posted 2017-04-25 10:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio