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2015-01-14

"Transformers: Age of Extinction" Leads Nominees for Razzie Awards

(LOS ANGELES) — Transformers: Age of Extinction earned nearly $250 million at the domestic box office last summer, but the folks behind the Golden Raspberry Awards -- more commonly known as the Razzies -- were not impressed.The fourth film in the Transformers series has received a leading seven nominations for the 35th Annual Razzie Awards, which will recognize what its voters feel were the worst movies of the past year.Transformers: Age of Extinction -- referred to by the Razzies as the "Age of Ex-STINK-Tion" and "Trannies #4" -- is nominated for worst picture, worst screenplay, worst sequel, worst screen combo,…

posted 2015-01-14 06:13:24 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2015-01-13

Watch Matthew McConaughey's "Dazed and Confused" Audition Tape

(NEW YORK) --  When Matthew McConaughey was just a young film student at the University of Texas at Austin, he auditioned for the role that would launch him into fame -- Wooderson in Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused.Now, thanks to The Criterion Collection, you can see the audition online.The video shows McConaughey, in his early 20s, dishing out lines with his familiar Texas drawl, those wavy blond locks and that smile.Up to that point, McConaughey had only been in a beer commercial and a music video. But he'd had a fateful encounter at the Hyatt Hotel bar with the film's…

posted 2015-01-13 22:41:03 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Taylor Swift Sends $1,989 Check to Fan to Help With Student Loans

(LOS ANGELES) -- Taylor Swift absolutely loves her fans, and it shows.Swift, 24, has yet again sent a care package to a super-fan that was so detailed and filled with goodies that it must have taken hours to put together. Indeed, she sent proof that she put the package together herself: a Polaroid of herself "painting flowers for Rebekah."Swift routinely reaches out to fans with support.This time, Rebekah Bortnicker shared pictures of the amazing package on her Tumblr Monday, and there was one special gift inside that made her break down in tears: a check for $1,989 to help with…

posted 2015-01-13 15:23:55 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Woody Allen Untitled Project Coming to Amazon

(NEW YORK) -- Woody Allen is coming to TV -- sort of. The famed director signed a one-year deal with Amazon to produce a season of his yet untitled project, which was announced on Tuesday. The half-hour series, which Allen will write and direct, will air on Amazon Prime Instant Video. Casting will be announced at a later date.“I don’t know how I got into this. I have no ideas and I’m not sure where to begin. My guess is that Roy Price [VP of Amazon] will regret this," Allen joked in a news release.Price added, "Woody Allen is a…

posted 2015-01-13 12:04:30 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Clinic Where Joan Rivers Went into Cardiac Arrest Loses Second Accreditation

(NEW YORK) -- The Manhattan clinic where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest has taken another hit. One day after Yorkville Endoscopy lost its federal accreditation from the Department of Health and Human Services, it's also been stripped of accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. “Yorkville Endoscopy is no longer accredited by AAAASF and we have no further comment on the matter at this time,” spokeswoman Kim Kubiak told ABC News Radio. Losing accreditation from the AAAASF means that the facility can no longer claim it meets the industry standard for patient safety. It also…

posted 2015-01-13 10:14:54 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Zooey Deschanel Is Pregnant, Expecting First Child

(LOS ANGELES) -- Zooey Deschanel is kicking off 2015 by making a big announcement: She's pregnant.The New Girl star is expecting a baby with her boyfriend, producer Jacob Pechenik, her rep confirmed to ABC News."Jacob and I are over the moon," Deschanel told People magazine. "We are so excited to meet our little one."The actress, 34, began dating Pechenik, 42, last year. He accompanied her to the Emmys last August.While this is the first child for Deschanel, he or she will have plenty of company. Her sister, actress Emily Deschanel, announced last month that she's also expecting a baby, her…

posted 2015-01-13 09:44:18 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"RHOA's" Claudia Jordan Says Nene Leakes Was 'Desperate' to Call Her 'Half Breed'

(NEW YORK) -- Real Housewives of Atlanta newbie Claudia Jordan got into a nasty fight with co-star Nene Leakes during last Sunday's episode when the ladies traveled to Puerto Rico. With Jordan trying to stand up for co-star Demetria McKinney, Leakes got heated with Jordan and said several below-the-belt comments. Jordan tells ABC News Radio she's never been insulted like that before. "I have never had another woman make so many derogatory comments about my lady parts and to tell me that I'm a whore," she says. "One episode you don't really know who I am. The next episode you…

posted 2015-01-13 08:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Jared Leto Buys Former Military Compound

(LOS ANGELES) — Oscar-winner Jared Leto has paid $5 million to buy a 50-thousand-square-foot former military compound in the Laurel Canyon section of Los Angeles, Billboard magazine reports.The facility was built in the 1940s and was used to make military training films until the late 1960s, but has since been turned into a private residence, featuring eight bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, several kitchens and at least half-a-dozen living and dining spaces.The property also includes art galleries, a soundstage that currently serves as a painting studio, a lagoon-style pool, a courtyard, decks, and stone terraces.The 43-year-old actor and Thirty Seconds to Mars…

posted 2015-01-13 06:19:50 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Golden Globes Ratings Down from Last Year

(LOS ANGELES) — The ratings for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's final turn as hosts of the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night weren't quite as strong as they were for last year's ceremony.NBC's three-hour broadcast of the Golden Globes averaged 19.3 million viewers, according to Entertainment Weekly. By comparison, the 2014 broadcast was seen by 20.9 million people.Ratings were also down in the advertiser-coveted 18- to 49-year-old demographic.Fey and Poehler have hosted the past three Golden Globes ceremonies. They've said they won't return for next year's broadcast.The big winners on Sunday night included the films Boyhood and Birdman and…

posted 2015-01-13 06:11:28 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Kardashian Sisters Planning Trip to Armenia

(LOS ANGELES) — Kim Kardashian and her sisters Khloé and Kourtney will be heading to Armenia, the birthplace of their paternal grandparents, sometime in April, sources tell E! Online.E! says the trip is still in the planning stages, but Kim is planning to take her daughter North along, while Kourtney will have her kids Mason, Penelope and Reign with her.Kim's husband Kanye West will also make the trip, if he can squeeze it in between upcoming concert dates.Kim, Khloé and Kourtney's late father, attorney Robert Kardashian, was born to Armenian-American parents."Visiting Armenia has been on Kim's bucket list forever," a…

posted 2015-01-13 06:00:44 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Margaret Cho Defends Golden Globes Character

(LOS ANGELES) — Margaret Cho is comfortable with the sketches she performed at the Golden Globe Awards, even though some viewers felt they were racist.In a recurring bit throughout Sunday night's Golden Globes telecast on NBC, the Korean-American comedienne played a North Korean Army officer and Hollywood Foreign Press Association member who criticized the ceremony. It was intended to mock North Korea's objection to the film The Interview, but there were critics who didn't see the humor in it.An article from the editors of New York magazine's Vulture that commented on the "highs and lows" of the Golden Globes stated…

posted 2015-01-13 05:56:27 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Final Season of “Parks and Recreation” Kicks Off Tuesday

(NEW YORK) — The seventh and final season of Amy Poehler's NBC comedy Parks and Recreation begins Tuesday night with back-to-back episodes, starting at 8 p.m. Eastern time.The final season will feature a number of returning guest stars, including Paul Rudd reprising his role as Sweetums candy heir Bobby Newport.Poehler jokingly compares Parks and Recreation to the mob. "Pawnee always brings people back together and nobody ever leaves, like the Mafia. This show is like the Mafia. You can't escape it. It will always find you."Poehler, who plays character Leslie Knope, says they’ve switched up the format for the final…

posted 2015-01-13 05:53:32 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio