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2016-02-11

Bruce Springsteen Autobiography, "Born to Run," Coming in September

(NEW YORK) -- You could argue Bruce Springsteen has already written his autobiography, in the form of the dozens of deeply personal, confessional songs he’s shared with fans over the decades.  But now the legendary rock musician is putting the story of his life in one place, in an autobiography to be released this fall. The book, which will be titled -- of course -- Born to Run, will be available from Simon & Schuster September 27.  Springsteen spilled the news in a tweet Thursday morning that directs fans to his official website for details. Springsteen began working on the…

posted 2016-02-11 09:05:40 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Johnny Depp Portrays Donald Trump in Funny or Die "Movie"

(NEW YORK) -- Funny or Die has made a Donald Trump biopic based on his 1987 book The Art of the Deal, and it stars Oscar-nominated actor Johnny Depp as the presidential candidate. The 50-minute video is streaming now on the site, and Funny or Die co-founder Adam McKay, who is also nominated for an Oscar for best director this year for The Big Short, spoke to The New York Times about how the cast and crew were able to film this movie without anyone knowing. "It was a crazy, completely nuts idea that somehow we pulled off," McKay told…

posted 2016-02-11 05:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"American Idol": 12 of the Top 24 Contestants Perform Solo

(NEW YORK) -- The Top 24 have been chosen, and on Wednesday night's one-hour edition of American Idol, it was time for them to show judges Keith Urban, Harry Connick, Jr. and Jennifer Lopez that they are here to stay. Each contestant performed a solo song of their choosing in front of the judges and an intimate crowd at the Vibiana in Los Angeles. Thursday night, they’ll be paired up with Idol favorites, including Fantasia, Ruben Studdard, Nick Fradiani, Caleb Johnson, Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery. Here are Wednesday’s highlights: Stephany Negrete kicked things off with Jessie J’s “Mama Knows…

posted 2016-02-11 05:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Adele's "Carpool Karaoke" Segment Breaks YouTube Record

(NEW YORK) -- James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke" segment with Adele has reached a new milestone. The British pop superstar's appearance on The Late Late Show host's signature bit has surpassed 67.5 million views on YouTube, making it the most-watched late-night clip ever on the video site. It's also the fastest-growing late-night clip on YouTube, having racked up 42 million views in its first five days of availability. Corden's most recent "Carpool Karaoke" segment, which aired on his post-Super Bowl edition of The Late Late Show, features Elton John. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016-02-11 05:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Review: "Deadpool" (R)

(NEW YORK) -- It’s been years in the making but fans of Marvel’s incendiary, foul-mouthed anti-hero superhero Deadpool are finally getting a movie, and it’s the movie they’ve always wanted. Ryan Reynolds plays Wade Wilson, a mercenary with a heart of mold. There’s nothing sentimental about him. He hangs out at a bar with other mercenaries and hit men, run by a guy named Weasel  (T.J. Miller). Miller is the yin to Reynolds’… yin. They’re a ferocious comedy duo that must have supplied the editor with enough improvised material for a 10-episode series on Netflix. But I digress. Weasel runs…

posted 2016-02-11 03:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2016-02-10

Grammy Tribute to the Eagles' Glenn Frey to Feature Band Members & Jackson Browne

(NEW YORK) -- With the loss of so many prominent musicians in the past few months, there are bound to be plenty of tributes at this Monday night's Grammy awards.  We already know about a tribute planned for David Bowie, and now Billboard reports one has been lined up for Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey, who died January 18. Billboard reports Eagles founding members Don Henley and Bernie Leadon will perform, along with Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh and bass player Timothy B. Schmit.   In addition, the band's close friend Jackson Browne, who co-wrote "Take It Easy," will join the tribute.  In…

posted 2016-02-10 18:00:57 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Jada Pinkett Smith Visits Flint, Michigan

(FLINT, Mich.) -- Last month, Jada Pinkett Smith was thrust into the international spotlight after criticizing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for its lack of diversity.   This month, she’s lending her name to another cause that has been the focal point of national outrage: the lead water poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan. On Wednesday, the Gotham actress tweeted a photo of herself and others alongside Flint Mayor Karen Weaver.  Smith aid they were together “to discuss long-term support to help the residents of her city.”  Smith previously has lent her name and voice to social causes, most notably…

posted 2016-02-10 14:00:51 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Frozen" Is Coming to Broadway in Spring 2018

(NEW YORK) -- Looks like we won't be letting it go anytime soon: Frozen is coming to Broadway.  The Disney film is slated to hit the Great White Way in spring 2018, while a pre-Broadway engagement is scheduled for next summer.  Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the writing team behind the film, will write the music and lyrics. The theater where the film will live has not yet been announced, nor have casting decisions.  Frozen will be produced by Disney Theatrical Productions under the direction of Thomas Schumacher. Disney is the parent company of ABC News. Copyright © 2016, ABC…

posted 2016-02-10 14:00:50 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Samuel L. Jackson Recounts Racist Moment as a Younger Actor

(NEW YORK) -- Samuel L. Jackson said he'll always remember an incident that happened when his career really started to take off in Hollywood. In Vanity Fair's Hollywood issue, the 67-year-old star described the incident that occurred while he was doing a play in Santa Monica during a six-week break from filming Pulp Fiction. "One night, after the play, I went with some friends to a restaurant down the street, Hugo’s. When we were done, we walked outside and stood on the corner for a while, just talking. All of a sudden, five sheriff's cars screeched up. The policemen surrounded…

posted 2016-02-10 10:00:45 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Family Feud" Contestant Speaks Out About Her Hilarious Repeated Answers

(NEW YORK) -- In one of the greatest Family Feud fails ever, contestant Sheila Patterson's responses have gone viral online, with more than 1.3 million views as she struggles to come up with other ways to say “mother.” She continues to repeat answers already provided by her siblings, eventually driving host Steve Harvey to laughter, dancing and comedic frustration. Wednesday on Good Morning America, Patterson explained what was going through her mind in that nerve-wracking moment. “What had happened was, I had a moment there and I really think my nerves got the best of me. It just really got…

posted 2016-02-10 10:00:45 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Coming to Broadway

(NEW YORK) -- To Kill a Mockingbird is coming to Broadway. Author Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1960 novel about a young girl’s summer in a small Alabama town during the Great Depression, her noble attorney father, Atticus Finch, and a racially-charged rape trial, will be adapted for Broadway for the first time by Tony award-winning producer Scott Rudin, The New York Times reports.  Aaron Sorkin, who most recently wrote the adapted screenplay for Steve Jobs and is best-known to most for creating TV’s The West Wing, will write the screenplay. To Kill a Mockingbird was made into an Academy Award-winning…

posted 2016-02-10 07:48:25 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Cuba Gooding Jr., Malcolm-Jamal Warner Recall Recreating Bronco Chase for "American Crime Story"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Tuesday night's episode of the FX series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story recreated the former football star's famous slow-speed Bronco chase from two decades ago.  Cuba Gooding Jr. plays O.J. Simpson in the series, and he tells ABC Radio that filming those scenes was really emotional for him. He recalls that he wondered, "What the hell did I do to deserve to be here right now, sticking that gun in my mouth, take after take?" Malcolm-Jamal Warner co-stars as Simpson friend and Bronco driver A.C. Cowlings. He says that because things were so tense…

posted 2016-02-10 05:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio