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2015-03-27

“Home” and “Get Hard” Open Nationwide Friday

(NEW YORK) — Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday: Home -- An alien race takes over the Earth, but one girl eludes the visitors and befriends a fugitive alien named Oh. Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez lend their voices to the animated film, which is screening in 3D. Rated PG.Get Hard -- Will Ferrell is a hedge fund manager who’s committed fraud and is set to go to prison. He turns to Kevin Hart’s Darnell to help him “get hard” for life behind bars, even though Darnell’s never been to prison himself. T.I.,…

posted 2015-03-27 06:07:05 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Poem at Reburial of Richard the Third

(LEICESTER, England) — Benedict Cumberbatch portrays the late British monarch Richard the Third in a new BBC drama, and is also a distant relative, so it was fitting that he read a poem Thursday at the reinterment of the king whose remains were found underneath a parking lot 530 years after his death.King Richard died in 1485 in the Battle of Bosworth Field.Cumberbatch read a 14-line poem written by Britain's poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, during a reburial ceremony at England's Leicester Cathedral that was attended by descendants of those who fought in the battle.The poem, simply titled Richard, began,…

posted 2015-03-27 06:04:24 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

McConaughey's Camp Not 'Alright, Alright' with Revealing Speaking Fee

(NEW YORK) — Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey has been booked to speak at May's commencement for the University of Houston.  How much its going to cost, however, has become something of a mystery.Celebrity Talent International, which books stars like McConaughey for speaking engagements, insisted to the Houston Chronicle that the actor's fees should remain secret because, "a reporter or someone else" could misuse that information and, "take things out of context."While the organization is remaining mum about an exact figure, its website shows the actor can be booked for anywhere from $150,000-$499,000 at minimum for a domestic event and, at…

posted 2015-03-27 06:00:02 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Executive Producer Says He's Contemplated "Downton Abbey" Movie

(LONDON) — While Downton Abbey will end after its sixth season, its executive producer has left the door slightly open for a feature film based on the popular period drama.Gareth Neame hinted to The Hollywood Reporter that he and series creator Julian Fellowes would be interested in bringing the show to the big screen. He said, "It’s something that Julian and I have been contemplating and would be a wonderful extension."But fans shouldn't get their hopes up just yet. Neame cautioned, "[I]t would be wrong to say there are any plans. There is nothing firmly in place."Neame also said there…

posted 2015-03-27 05:51:21 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Emma Watson Tops List of Most Outstanding Women of 2015

(NEW YORK) — This is an outstanding achievement for Emma Watson: the Harry Potter actress ranks first on AskMen.com's list of the Top 99 Most Outstanding Women of 2015.Readers of the lifestyle website were asked to vote on females "whose achievements are shaping and defining their respective fields." Watson landed in the top spot, with the site noting her support for the U.N.'s HeForShe campaign, a gender equality movement.UFC star Ronda Rousey, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift and skier Lindsey Vonn round out the top five. You can check out the full list on AskMen.com.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC…

posted 2015-03-27 05:37:03 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Movie Review: “Get Hard” (Rated R)

(NEW YORK) — Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell are two of the funniest people on the planet.  So how did they end up making such an unfunny movie?  Ferrell plays James, a wealthy banker who lives in a wealthy Los Angeles neighborhood and is engaged to a gorgeous, spoiled woman (Community’s Alison Brie) who’s also his boss’s daughter.  Next thing we know, James is arrested for fraud and sentenced to ten years in prison -- hard time, at San Quentin.  That’s when he turns to Kevin Hart’s Darnell, the owner of the car wash in the building where James works,…

posted 2015-03-27 05:13:15 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2015-03-26

Josh Peck Recommends John Stamos to Replace Zayn Malik in One Direction

(NEW YORK) --  When it comes to music, John Stamos is no slouch.Not only did the 51-year-old play a musician in Full House, he's toured with the legendary Beach Boys.So, when Zayn Malik, 22, quit One Direction Wednesday, actor Josh Peck, who plays Stamos' son in an upcoming show, took to Vine to recommend a replacement.".@onedirection FANS. Don't worry guys, I found ZAYN's replacement!! @JohnStamos," Peck wrote on Twitter, coupled with a Vine video. .@onedirection FANS. Don't worry guys, I found ZAYN's replacement!! @JohnStamos https://t.co/CB8ApFoHDf — Josh Peck (@PortableShua) March 25, 2015 The video is amazing and features Stamos singing…

posted 2015-03-26 22:08:55 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Kerry Washington Reveals She Live Tweeted "Scandal" While in Labor

(NEW YORK) -- Kerry Washington is super dedicated to her role as the star of Scandal and live tweets every episode of the hit ABC series.In fact, the Emmy Award-nominated actress live tweeted while she was in labor last year."Every Thursday within three weeks of my [daughter’s] due date, I loaded up pre-tweets based on the episodes and what I would want to say. I tweeted in the very early stages of my labor," she told Net-A-Porter's The Edit magazine. "I figured that if I went completely silent on social media, then people would know I was in the hospital!"Washington…

posted 2015-03-26 16:10:18 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Furious 7" Features Touching Tribute to Paul Walker

(NEW YORK) -- Fast & Furious fans should prepare to break out the Kleenex when the latest installment in the franchise, Furious 7, opens next Friday.Tyrese Gibson, one of the film's stars, said the film will end with a touching tribute to the late Paul Walker, who died off the set in a single-car accident in 2013 in the middle of filming."The tribute at the end is the most beautiful thing you’ll ever see," the actor told HuffPost Live Wednesday. "All the things you love about Fast & Furious are in there, but this tribute is so touching, and necessary.…

posted 2015-03-26 15:51:49 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Downton Abbey" Will End After Next Season

(NEW YORK) -- It appears the rumors are true. Popular PBS drama Downton Abbey will end after its sixth season. Series executive producer Gareth Neame announced the news Thursday. In a statement, he says: "Millions of people around the world have followed the journey of the Crawley family and those who serve them for the last five years. Inevitably there comes a time when all shows should end andDownton is no exception." "We wanted to close the doors of Downton Abbey when it felt right and natural for the story lines to come together and when the show was still being enjoyed so much by its fans," the statement…

posted 2015-03-26 11:46:20 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

One Direction Bandmates Post Emotional Messages Following Zayn Malik's Departure

(NEW YORK) — One Direction bandmates Harry Styles and Liam Payne posted emotional messages to Twitter hours after Zayn Malik announced he would be leaving the band."My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined," Malik, 22, said in a statement posted to the group's official Facebook page on Wednesday. "But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band."Fans quickly responded on social media with heartbroken messages. Numerous hashtags -- like #ByeZayn -- were quickly trending.Harry Styles and Liam Payne posted on their personal Twitter…

posted 2015-03-26 07:34:19 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Jon Hamm Addresses His Treatment for Alcohol Addiction

(NEW YORK) — Following the revelation earlier this week that he recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction, Jon Hamm says he feels fortunate to have the support of his family and friends.In an interview with the Australian magazine TV Week, the Mad Men star said the 24-hour period after the news broke was tough on him. He's quoted as saying, "Life throws a lot at you sometimes and you have to deal with it as much as you can.""That’s why you have family and friends and co-workers to help you with that," he added.Hamm chose not to draw a comparison…

posted 2015-03-26 06:07:27 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio