(NEW YORK) -- Former reality-TV star-turned White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman tried to set the record straight Thursday on her reported dramatic exit from the White House Tuesday, and alluded to situations "that have made me uncomfortable.”
Concerning her decision, Omarosa told ABC's Good Morning America, “[Chief of Staff] John Kelly and I sat down in the situation room, which is a very secure, very quiet room in the White House, and we had a very candid conversation. And I wanted to make the next year mark -- that was one of the goals I set out to -- and…
(LOS ANGELES) -- The wait is over! Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on Thursday, and we know Luke Skywalker will be a big part of this movie, after Mark Hamill was barely in the last one. Whatever the future of the franchise holds for Luke, Hamill tells ABC News the cycle of Star Wars fandom could last indefinitely.
"Original fans have grown up...and they're sharing it with their family," he says. "And I think it's really apropos, because I've always thought of these films as fairy tales set in space."
Of course, the longevity of the franchise comes as no surprise to the 66-year-old actor.…
(NEW YORK) -- Funnyman Will Ferrell and his fellow Saturday Night Live alum Molly Shannon appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night as characters from their upcoming Amazon special.
Ferrell appeared as Cord Hosenbeck, with Shannon as his fictional TV co-host and partner of 25 years, Tish Cattigan. Shannon was bouncy and youthful while Farrell wore a bald cap and glasses, sporting a close-cropped red beard. The two were reminiscent of Ferrell’s effervescent character from the SNL sketch, “Morning Latte” and entertained host Jimmy Kimmel with their superficial banter.
The pair was visiting to promote their upcoming special, The 2018 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish, which…
(NEW YORK) -- ABC News' parent company The Walt Disney Co. is acquiring 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion in stock, Disney announced Thursday morning.
Fox will spin off and retain some of its properties, including Fox News, but Disney will own Fox's massive film and TV empires.
"The acquisition of this stellar collection of businesses from 21st Century Fox reflects the increasing consumer demand for a rich diversity of entertainment experiences that are more compelling, accessible and convenient than ever before," Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Co., said in a statement announcing the acquisition.
(LOS ANGELES) -- Salma Hayek has added her voice to the growing chorus of women speaking out about Harvey Weinstein, saying he "is my monster too."
In a striking new New York Times op-ed piece, Hayek wrote about her experience making Frida, her 2002 film about famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, which she produced and starred in for Weinstein's now-former company Miramax.
After Weinstein said yes to making the film, she wrote, "It would become my turn to say no."
She said the disgraced movie mogul continually harassed her, showing up at her door "at all hours of the night, hotel after hotel, location after location."…
(NEW YORK) -- Empire delivered its fall finale, "Slave to Memory," Wednesday night. Here's some highlights from the explosive show:
-- Lucious wants a crack at exacting revenge on the DuBois family after Andre's mental breakdown. But Cookie tells him to slow down for a moment. Meanwhile Cookie, Hakeem, Jamal and Thirsty concoct a plan of their own in order to break into the DuBois family's Captain Ball.
-- A farewell party is thrown for Eddie, who's leaving the Empire family.
-- Warren visits Jamal at his home with an important message.
-- Lucious and Cookie trick Angelo, who gets into…
(LOS ANGELES) -- Kevin Hart is looking forward to 2018. After a roller coaster of a year that included a cheating scandal and the birth of his son, Kenzo, Hart explains that he's focused on being a better man next year.
In an interview with Extra, Mario Lopez's daughter Gia asked the comedian what he would like Santa to bring him for the holiday and if he’s been naughty or nice.
“That's definitely a tough question for Kevin Hart right now," Hart said, leaning down towards the young girl as she holds the mic. "It was a tough year for me. I had some bumps in…
(NEW YORK) -- Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" anchors, Colin Jost and Michael Che, have been tapped as head writers, the show announced on Tuesday.
Jost and Che -- who took over the "Weekend Update" desk in 2014 -- join current head writers Kent Sublette and Bryan Tucker, who replaced Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider. Kelly and Schneider left the Saturday night staple for their own Comedy Central series, The Other Two.
Jost, a four-time Writers Guild of America Award-winner and Peabody Award recipient, started out as a writer on the sketch comedy show in 2005. He previously served as SNL head writer -- taking…
The Punisher is locked and re-loaded: the Marvel Netflix show about the vigilante superhero has been renewed for a second season.
The streaming service made the announcement on the show's Facebook page on Tuesday with a graphic of a skull -- the hero's logo -- and the legend: "He's just getting started. The Punisher will return for Season 2."
The shoot-em-up series stars Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle -- a Special Forces Marine who takes brutal revenge on the men who murdered his family, and just about every other criminal he comes across.
The character first appeared on the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man in 1974, but…
(LOW EARTH ORBIT) -- Well, that's one way to beat the long movie lines. In our galaxy -- but still relatively far, far away -- astronauts aboard the International Space Station will join fans on Earth and watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
“[I] can confirm the crew will be able to watch it on orbit,” NASA Public Affairs Officer Dan Huot told ABC Radio, though he doesn't have a "definitive timeline" as to when it will take place. "They typically get movies as digital files and can play them back on a laptop or a standard projector that is currently aboard," he…
(LOS ANGELES) -- Big Little Lies and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri lead the pack of nominees for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Wednesday morning at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.
Three Billboards is the most-nominated film, with four nods. On the TV side, HBO's Big Little Lies and Netflix's wrestling comedy GLOW and its sci-fi hit Stranger Things earned the most nominations, each with four.
Netflix earned 19 nominations total, followed by HBO with 12, leaving broadcast TV in the dust: their closest competitor, NBC, earned three nominations.
The 54th Annual SAG Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Morgan Freeman.
Hosted by Kristen…
(WASHINGTON D.C.) -- Just as millions of fans are partaking in their annual Christmas tradition of watching the movie, the Library of Congress has announced its adding Die Hard to the National Film Registry.
In addition to the the 1988 Bruce Willis hit, 1941's Disney classic Dumbo got the nod, as did two movies from director Richard Donner: 1978's Superman, and 1985's The Goonies. Also making the cut are modern favorites Field of Dreams and Memento, and older classics like comedy-drama Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, from 1967, and the 1947 drama Gentleman's Agreement.
As always, some of the movies…