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2017-08-18

Report: Obi-Wan Kenobi origin film to follow Han Solo "Star Wars" tale

(LOS ANGELES) -- A long-rumored "stand-alone" film about Jedi Master-turned-General-turned-self-exiled guardian of Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, looks like it's actually happening. The character was played by Alec Guinness in the original Star Wars films, and as a young man in the prequels by Ewan McGregor. McGregor had expressed interest in wearing the robes again if the long-rumored project ever happened, but he's not yet attached to the project, which Variety is now reporting. The trade notes that Billy Elliot and director Stephen Daldry is in "early talks" with Disney about the project, which will follow next year's standalone Han Solo film. Disney is the parent company of ABC News. Copyright ©…

posted 2017-08-18 10:00:40 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Start your binging: Marvel's "The Defenders" now streaming on Netflix

(NEW YORK) -- Charlie Cox's blind attorney/ninja Daredevil;Mike Colter's unbreakable Luke Cage; Krysten Ritter's hard-hitting, hard-drinking Jessica Jones; and Finn Jones' indestructible Iron Fist team up in Netflix's The Defenders, which is now available for streaming. The show unites all of Marvel's "Hell's Kitchen Heroes" for the first time. The unlikely is team forced together when a series of clues they individually follow lead them to discover that New York City is in the crosshairs of a mysterious figure played with chilling ease by Sigourney Weaver. "She has a very formidable presence," Jones tells ABC Radio about the Alien series veteran. "...[I]t just elevates the show by…

posted 2017-08-18 08:00:36 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"The Hitman's Bodyguard" and "Logan Lucky" among this week's new releases

Opening nationwide on Friday: * The Hitman's Bodyguard -- Ryan Reynolds plays a bodyguard tasked with protecting his mortal enemy, a notorius hitman -- played by Samuel L. Jackson -- so he could testify at the International Court of Justice. Rated R. * Logan Lucky -- Channing Tatum and Adam Driver star in this comedy about siblings who attempt to pull off an elaborate heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina. Also starring Riley Keough, Katie Holmes and Daniel Craig. PG-13.   Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017-08-18 05:00:34 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-08-17

Yara Shahidi dishes on her upcoming spin-off "Grown-ish"

(LOS ANGELES) -- On Black-ish, Yara Shahidi plays a very astute and confident young woman, dealing with the issues any teenager faces growing up today, including social media, getting into college and, of course, dating. Her sense of self is something she will bring into her Black-ish spin-off Grown-ish, which will focus on her character's move out of the house and into college. "What's exciting about Grown-ish is it's very specifically focused on the Generation Z experience," she said in an interview with ABC News. "I feel like college campuses are highly politicized right now. And to be in that…

posted 2017-08-17 18:00:53 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

50 Cent says he leaked the "Power" episodes

(NEW YORK) -- Believe him or don't, 50 Cent has gotten Starz's attention. After claiming the network blamed him for the recent leak of the remaining Power episodes, 50 has seemingly owned up to the crime, claiming he did Starz a favor. "POWER Ratings up another 10 percent for episode 408," 50 wrote as a caption to a photo of himself on Instagram. "They glad I leaked the s*** now. LOL #SAVAGELIFE" While it's not certain if 50 actually leaked the episodes or is only joking, the rapper has previously admitted to purposely causing controversy with the hopes of garnering more attention for his series. 50…

posted 2017-08-17 14:00:54 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Steve Harvey accidentally tags photo of his wife with "Man Crush Monday"

(NEW YORK) -- Steve Harvey is great at a lot of things, but social media might not be be one of them. On Wednesday night, the Family Feud host took to Twitter to show affection to his wife Marjorie for being his "always" crush. Unfortunately, in his tweet Harvey confused "Man Crush Monday" for "Woman Crush Wednesday." "My #MCM always @majorie_harvey," he wrote as a caption to a photo of his wife, that was later deleted and captured by EurWeb. After fans reportedly hounded the host about his incorrect hashtag, Harvey deleted his tweet. He then posted the same photo, writing the correct hashtag "My #WCW always." Copyright…

posted 2017-08-17 12:00:49 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

HBO Twitter account apparently hacked

(LOS ANGELES) -- More hacking trouble for HBO. The cable network's Twitter accounts apparently were hacked Wednesday night. Messages appearing on the twitter feats of several HBO accounts, including those for shows like The Leftovers, were posted reading, "Hi, OurMine are here, we are just testing your security, HBO team please contact us to upgrade the security - ourmine .org -> Contact" Tweets also were sent through HBO's main account according to The Hollywood Reporter, including one reading, "let's make #HBOHacked trending!" but those posts were quickly removed."We are investigating," a HBO spokesperson told the magazine. HBO has been dealing with an…

posted 2017-08-17 10:01:33 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Report: "Deadpool 2" resumes production after stuntwoman's death

Production has started again on Deadpool 2, two days after a stuntwoman was killed on set.A representative of the local actors' union in British Columbia, where the movie is being shot, told The Hollywood Reporter that the union had been told that production had resumed Wednesday.The stuntwoman, Joi "SJ" Harris, died when she apparently lost control of her motorcycle and crashed through a plate glass window on Monday.Harris' motorcycle racing team posted a statement to Facebook on Tuesday writing, ""We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the loss of Joi “SJ” Harris," calling her "an extraordinary woman with a passion…

posted 2017-08-17 08:00:45 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Tom Cruise's broken ankle shuts down "M:I 6" filming for now

(LOS ANGELES) -- The production of Mission: Impossible 6 has been shut down while star Tom Cruise recovers from a broken ankle, a spokesperson for Paramount Pictures told ABC News Wednesday. According to a statement from the studio, Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt for the film. The movie remains on schedule to open on July 27, 2018, the studio's statement said. "Tom wants to thank you all for your concern and support and can't wait to share the film with everyone next summer," the statement concluded. Over the weekend, ABC News obtained video footage from the set of the film that…

posted 2017-08-17 05:00:44 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-08-16

"Bad" news -- "Bad Boys 3" loses its release date

The much anticipated third installment of Bad Boys may not happen for a very long time. According to Deadline, Bad Boys for Life, which has already lost its original director -- Michael Bay -- has now lost its 2018 release date. The film, which follows the comedic antics of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as two Miami narcotic detectives, was set to premiere on November 9, 2018. Unfortunately for fans, the premiere date has been replaced with Will Ferrell's upcoming action-comedyHolmes & Watson with no set replacement date for the Bad Boys sequel. While Smith is said to be "still interested," in returning to the franchise, the script is still being hammered out. It's been…

posted 2017-08-16 18:00:26 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Dire situation: "Game of Thrones" leading fans to buy, abandon huskies

(LOS ANGELES) -- Some fans of HBO's wildly fantasy drama series Game of Thrones love the show so much, they're apparently buying and adopting Siberian huskies, because of their resemblance to the huge, wolf-like direwolves from the show. The problem: after the novelty wears off, many of these dogs are being abandoned at shelters. “Huskies are a very high-energy breed,” Jodie Simard, executive director of Wagging Tails Rescue in Las Vegas, told ABC Las Vegas affiliate KTNV-TV. “They’re also very intelligent, so if you don’t keep them busy and keep them exercised, they can be destructive.” In the past six months, Simard added,…

posted 2017-08-16 14:00:26 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Marlon Wayans praises "Marlon" co-star Essence Atkins and their longstanding chemistry

(NEW YORK) -- Marlon Wayans feels right at home in his new NBC series, Marlon, which is loosely based on his life. Part of his comfort comes from the fact that he stars alongside longtime co-star Essence Atkins. "I love that girl to death. It's kind of like a set marriage -- she gets me," Marlon tells ABC Radio. "She understand me comedically of where I'm going to go." In Marlon, Wayans plays Marlon Wayne, an Internet star with an over-the-top personality, while Atkins plays his ex-wife, Ashley. The two actors -- who already have a history of starring in five projects together, including A Haunted…

posted 2017-08-16 12:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio