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Matt Damon says "The Great Wall" is not what you think: "It's this crazy monster movie"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Don't judge Matt Damon's latest film, The Great Wall by its poster. The movie -- opening thie week -- and the casting of a Western actor in what appeared to be a historical film, drew controversy when it was announced. But Damon tells ABC Radio the movie is not what you think. "This was designed as a giant East-meets-West co-production creature-feature monster movie," he says.  While concerns about cultural appropriation "are real and justified in general," he says,  "I would be surprised if people thought they applied to this after they saw it." "I guess you'd say it's…

posted 2017-02-16 05:00:03 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio


Scarlett Johansson says monogamy isn't 'natural' but 'a lot of work'

(NEW YORK) -- In a recent interview with Playboy magazine, actress Scarlett Johansson gets candid about relationships, saying they are "a lot of work." In fact, she admits she'll probably get flack for it, but she believes the idea of marriage and monogamy isn't "natural." Reports surfaced earlier this year that the Ghost in the Shell star and her husband, Romain Dauriac, had split, according to The Associated Press. It's not clear if this interview was conducted before those reports broke. "With every gain there's a loss, right?” Johansson told Playboy.  “ So, that's the loss. You have to choose…

posted 2017-02-15 18:00:36 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

AMC theaters offer free screenings of 'Hidden Figures'

(NEW YORK) -- In celebration of Black History Month, 21st Century Fox and AMC theaters have teamed up to offer free screenings of the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures. According to Variety, fourteen U.S. cities have been chosen to participate in the screenings, set to take place on February 18. Those fourteen cities include New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles and others, with show times to begin at 10 a.m. local time. The film, which has been nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Picture, stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe as three black NASA mathematicians who…

posted 2017-02-15 14:00:31 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Ashton Kutcher blows a kiss to Sen. John McCain at Senate hearing

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Actor Ashton Kutcher and Arizona Sen. John McCain shared a playful moment at the beginning of a Senate hearing on Wednesday when McCain teased Kutcher about his appearance. McCain joked, "Ashton you're better looking in the movies," which led Kutcher to blow McCain an air kiss before he continued his remarks. The lighthearted moment kicked off a hearing on the serious issue of modern day slavery and sex trafficking. Kutcher was asked to testify because of his position as the chairman and co-founder of Thorn, a company that builds software to fight human trafficking and sexual exploitation…

posted 2017-02-15 12:00:29 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Ricki Lake's ex-husband has died after struggle with bipolar disorder

(NEW YORK) -- Actress and former talk show host Ricki Lake has revealed that her ex-husband has died at age 45 after a life-long battle with bipolar disorder. Lake shared the tragic news by posting a photo of the two of them on Instagram on Tuesday, and captioning it: "It is with a heavy heart that I share that my beloved soulmate, Christian Evans has passed. The world didn't understand this man, but I did. He succumbed to his life long struggle with bipolar disorder. For anyone who has ever lost a family member or friend to mental illness, my heart…

posted 2017-02-15 10:00:22 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Will Smith and James Corden "Get Jiggy wit It" in new "Carpool Karaoke" trailer

(NEW YORK) -- An extended trailer for Carpool Karaoke: The Series, a standalone show based on James Corden's popular Late Late Show segment is available on YouTube, and features previously unreleased footage with Will Smith, among others. In the clip, Smith and Corden rap the theme from Smith's 1990s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Other scenes include the two performing "Gettin' Jiggy wit It," accompanied by a marching band, and singing R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly" in a helicopter. The trailer also features R& B artists John Legend and Alicia Keys singing with a choir in a laundromat; Billy…

posted 2017-02-15 08:00:14 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017 "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit issue cover model revealed

(LOS ANGELES) -- On Tuesday night Kate Upton was revealed as the 2017 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover model on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel had the first interview with Upton after making the announcement during the broadcast. Upton appeared in a tight white dress and joined Jimmy on the couch to thunderous applause. Kimmel pointed out that this is her third Sports Illustrated cover, but that Elle Macpherson holds the record with five. Upton revealed that she didn’t find out she was on the cover until Monday, but did tell her family, including husband, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin…

posted 2017-02-15 05:00:08 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio


Harrison Ford involved in incident with passenger jet, sources say

(LOS ANGELES) -- Harrison Ford was involved in an incident involving a passenger jet, sources told ABC News. The actor, who is also a private pilot, was landing a plane at John Wayne Airport in Orange County when he flew over an American Airlines 737 aircraft bound for Dallas - Ft. Worth. There were no injuries and the FAA is currently investigating the situation. Ford's publicist told ABC News he had no official statement about the incident. The 74-year-old Star Wars: The Force Awakens star has been an avid airman for some time. In 2015, he was injured when the…

posted 2017-02-14 18:00:06 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Netflix reveals first 'Stranger Things' season two photos

(NEW YORK) -- If you're one of the many Stranger Things fans who are anxiously waiting for the hit sci-fi drama's second season to begin, Netflix has just given us a sneak peek with some new photos. Speaking of season two -- word is it begins a year after Noah Schapp's character, Will Byers, returns to the town of Hawkins, and everything seems perfectly normal.  But this being Stranger Things, you know things are going to get pretty weird, pretty soon. In addition to Schapp, Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobbie Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb…

posted 2017-02-14 18:00:01 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

'Beauty and the Beast' star Luke Evans says playing Gaston is an 'honor'

(NEW YORK) -- Beauty and the Beast live-action star Luke Evans said playing Gaston is an “honor.” “You’re bringing an animated character that people have known for so long to life,” Evans, 37, said on Good Morning America Monday. “It’s an honor, but it’s so much fun. I couldn’t go far enough with the character. It was just brilliant.” Evans, whose Hollywood resume includes movies like The Fast and the Furious, The Hobbit and The Girl on the Train, said getting to be a part of the revamped Beauty and the Beast was “very, very near the top, if not the…

posted 2017-02-14 14:01:02 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Robert Downey, Jr. to star in movie based on podcast

(LOS ANGELES) -- Robert Downey Jr. will go from from superhero to con artist for an upcoming movie. The Captain America: Civil War star will head the cast of a currently untitled film directed by Boyhood director Richard Linklater, based on an episode of the Reply All podcast that aired in January, called "Man of the People,” according to Variety. The film is based on the true story of Dr. John Brinkley, a scam artist who rose to fame by fooling people into thinking he was a real doctor, with a cure for a number of male ailments. Dr. Morris Fishbein, an…

posted 2017-02-14 12:00:57 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Rey and Kylo Ren share 'connection' according to "Star Wars" database

(NEW YORK) -- On Monday, fans and sites covering Star Wars lost their minds when they noticed an alleged update to the official bios of Rey and Kylo Ren. The Star Wars site now makes it clear that the two characters are connected in some way. Now, this could be nothing or it could be something big, it won't be known until The Last Jedi comes out in December. "She rejected this call to destiny, but was captured by the dark side warrior Kylo Ren, with whom she shared a strange connection," Rey's bio reads, while Kylo's reads, "A mysterious…

posted 2017-02-14 10:00:43 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio