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2015-03-15

Kerry Washington Explains Why She's Notoriously Private About Personal Life

(NEW YORK) -- Kerry Washington has been meticulous about keeping her private life out of the public eye. She even married in a secret ceremony and barely announced the birth of her first child. It's all been intentional: The Scandal star said it's because she over-shared in the past. "Earlier in my career I was much more super-sharey," she told Girls creator Lena Dunham in a profile for Marie Claire magazine. "There were moments when I wanted to process things that were happening to me more privately, and I didn't have the space to do it, because once you let…

posted 2015-03-15 10:43:43 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

“Fashion Police” Shakeup: Stars React to Kathy Griffin's Departure

(NEW YORK) -- Kathy Griffin has announced that she is leaving Fashion Police after just seven episodes -- and many of her celebrity friends seem to be behind her. "I could not be more proud of you," her former Fashion Police co-star Kelly Osbourne tweeted. "You have my love and support always." The comedian announced Thursday that she was leaving the E! series because "my style does not fit with the creative direction of the show." Her departure will be the second that the E! series has faced in the past few weeks. Osbourne announced late last month that she…

posted 2015-03-15 10:32:15 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

“Home” Stars Surprise Texas Woman With Movie Premiere, Donation

(NEW YORK) -- A Texas woman who started a food pantry in her hometown using food from her own kitchen was surprised on Friday by the stars of the new animated movie Home. Rihanna, Steve Martin and Jim Parsons appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America and told the woman, Cheryl Jackson, she would get a red carpet premiere of their new movie in her hometown of Plano, Texas. “I just want to say that we are so amazed by the work that you've been doing in your community," Rihanna said. "We are inspired and we're so proud of you." "We…

posted 2015-03-15 10:26:49 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2015-03-14

Robert Downey Jr. Gives Real Bionic Arm to 7-Year-Old Boy

(NEW YORK) -- Robert Downey Jr. doesn't just play a superhero on the silver screen. He's also doing good deeds in real life. Appearing as Tony Stark, his Iron Man alter ego, Downey presented a real bionic arm to Alex, a 7-year-old boy who loves superheroes and was born with a partially developed right arm. Albert Manero, a college student who builds and donates low-cost, 3-D printed bionic limbs to kids around the world, put the two together as part of Microsoft's Collective Project. And their meeting was captured on video, which Downey posted on Twitter Friday. "Honored to present…

posted 2015-03-14 10:45:26 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Sean Penn Reveals His Obsession With “The Bachelor”

(NEW YORK) -- Sean Penn and Charlize Theron seem very much in love. However, they do argue over one very important issue: whether to fast forward through the slower parts of The Bachelor. "I don't really want to hear the conversations. I want to know the decisions. Is he gonna decide on this one or this one?" Penn said during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. "And I wanna see somebody cry, and then see somebody get ecstatic and then see them cry." Penn, 54, is promoting his film, The Gunman, but in his spare time, he's been keeping up…

posted 2015-03-14 10:40:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Tom Hanks Publicly Thanks Man Who Found His Lost Credit Card

(NEW YORK) -- Tom Hanks recently lost his credit card, but to his surprise, a stranger actually returned it. On Friday, the 58-year-old actor didn't let the good deed go unnoticed. Hanks took to Twitter to publicly thank "Tony," the New Yorker who brought it back.   A guy named Tony found my credit card on the street in NYC and returned it! Tony! You make this city even greater! Thanx. HANX. — Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) March 13, 2015 It's not clear where the Captain Phillips star lost his card, or if the good Samaritan met up with him to…

posted 2015-03-14 10:34:51 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2015-03-13

Shania Twain Discusses the Ex-Friend Who Had an Affair with Her Husband

(NEW YORK) -- In 2008, Shania Twain split from her ex-husband, Mutt Lange, after she discovered he was having an affair with her then-best friend, Marie-Anne Thiébaud. During an appearance on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, the singer revealed what she would say if she came face to face with her former pal. "I wish I'd never met you," she said. "That would be it." Twain, 49, who just announced her final tour, eventually found love with Thiébaud's ex-husband, Frédéric Thiébaud, whom she married in 2011. "I think there are just some people in life you would say, 'I would…

posted 2015-03-13 13:48:26 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

See “Gone With the Wind” Set Inside Old Georgia Barn

(HENRY COUNTY, Georgia) -- Classic film fans will have to travel to the South to get a look at one of the most famous Hollywood movie sets of all time. Tara, the plantation from the 1939 film Gone with the Wind, isn't on display on a Hollywood back-lot, but is actually broken down into thousands of pieces of lumber and tucked away inside a Georgia barn. Peter Bonner, the owner of a historical tour company in Henry County, Georgia, about 30 miles south of Atlanta, came across the set a year or two ago and has been working with about…

posted 2015-03-13 13:30:23 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Nick Lachey Reveals Meaning Behind His Daughter's Name

(NEW YORK) -- Even before Nick and Vanessa Lachey welcomed their daughter in January, they knew they wanted to name her something sentimental.The new dad said that baby Brooklyn was named for New York City, where he lives part-time."Truth of the matter is, she was conceived here, so we wanted to pay homage to New York and Manhattan didn't have the same ring," Lachey told ABC News. "We wanted to make it special. You don't want to sacrifice the ring of a name, but if it has meaning, it makes it extra-special."Lachey, 41, has a lot on his plate. In…

posted 2015-03-13 10:51:41 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Robert Herjavec Talks "Dancing with the Stars" Training, "Shark Tank"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Robert Herjavec has always been compassionate toward the entrepreneurs who appear on Shark Tank. However, since he joined Dancing with the Stars, his respect for them has grown."I'll have a greater appreciation for how people feel when they come out in front of us. I was probably the most empathetic one to begin with, but I'm gonna be in front of many, many millions of people, live, being judged by someone else and that's a unique feeling for me," he told ABC News. "I understand how people feel and how much work goes into going out there."He's certainly…

posted 2015-03-13 10:32:42 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

“Cinderella” and “Run All Night” Open Friday

(NEW YORK) — Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:Cinderella -- Downton Abbey's Lily James plays the titular character in Disney's live-action adaptation of the classic story. Cate Blanchett is the wicked stepmother, and Helena Bonham Carter co-stars as the fairy godmother. Cinderella, which is screening in IMAX theaters, was directed by Kenneth Branagh. Rated PG.    Run All Night -- Liam Neeson is a hit man, Jimmy, whose estranged son is targeted by Jimmy's friend, a mob boss played by Ed Harris. Joel Kinnaman and Vincent D'Onofrio also star. Rated R.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 2015-03-13 06:31:57 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Will Oprah Winfrey Appear on “Empire?”

(NEW YORK) — Fox's hit show, Empire, has had numerous guest stars, including Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, singers Mary J. Blige and Courtney Love and model Naomi Campbell, but there's one person series co-creator Lee Daniels is dying to have, his friend Oprah Winfrey. The two have worked together on the films The Butler and Precious.Winfrey told The Hollywood Reporter that she told Daniels, "'Lee, it's not enough that you've taken every viewer possible on Wednesday night, now you want me to leave my own network?'"Daniels reportedly laughed hysterically and said, "I'm wearing her down!"Still, co-creator Danny Strong tells People magazine…

posted 2015-03-13 06:27:01 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio