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Scott Baio defends his drug comments after Erin Moran's death; Posts message from Moran's widower

(LOS ANGELES) -- Scott Baio posted a heartfelt goodbye to his Happy Days co-star Erin Moran after her death over the weekend, but was then attacked online for doing a radio interview in which he seemed to blame drugs for her death.  In fact, she died of cancer, and now, he's defending himself. During the interview, Baio said, "I’m...not completely shocked that this happened," he said during the interview. "...For me, you do drugs or drink, you’re gonna die." Writing on Facebook, Baio explained, "I was asked ONLY about Erin's troubled past due to drug & alcohol abuse. I was still upset and said I felt that…

posted 2017-04-25 14:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

First Look: "Kingsman: The Golden Circle"

(LOS ANGELES) -- 20th Century Fox has released the official trailer for the sequel to its massive 2014 sleeper hit Kingsman: The Secret Service. The peek at director Matthew Vaughn's second go 'round, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, sees Taron Egerton's newly minted super-spy, Eggsy, returning to the Kingsman HQ -- only to see it obliterated by a missile.  Eggsy and his former trainer, Mark Strong's Merlin, find themselves in the U.S., where they team up with The Statesman -- an American version of their veddy British spy group. The cowboy-themed group features Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal. Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, and Colin Firth also star -- the latter's appearance something of…

posted 2017-04-25 12:00:17 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

After shocking "DWTS" elimination, attempted break-in at Maks and Peta's house

(LOS ANGELES) -- While talking to Good Morning America following Monday night's shocking elimination, Glee veteran Heather Morris revealed there was an attempted break-in at the home of her pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy and his fellow pro and fiancée, Peta Murgatroyd. "They had some sort of run-in with some man near their house trying to break in, but the police were there,” Morris told GMA's Lara Spencer. "They took care of it. So they’re safe and Peta’s okay."  "Yeah, that little baby!" Spencer said of the dancers' child. "That's terrifying."  The incident put the elimination in perspective -- although Heather and Maks received a perfect score, they were voted off. "I was…

posted 2017-04-25 10:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Former 'The Bachelor' star Chris Soules charged in fatal vehicular accident

(BUCHANAN COUNTY, Iowa) -- Former The Bachelor star Chris Soules has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in a death. According to the Buchanan County, Iowa Sheriff's Department, on Monday night they "received a 911 report of a motor vehicle accident in the 1000 blk of Slater Avenue north of Aurora.  At this time, one fatality has been confirmed." Although the statement didn't specifically name Soules, an arrest report provided to ABC News shows he was been charged with an accident at the same location and time, just before 8:30 p.m. "Christopher Douglas Soules was…

posted 2017-04-25 09:52:25 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Bill O'Reilly, "sad" over show's abrupt end, returns to podcast

(NEW YORK) --  Bill O'Reilly is "sad" that he is no longer hosting his O'Reilly Factor program on Fox News, but says, in the wake of the sexual harassment claims that drove him from his spot in front of the camera, that he is "confident the truth will come out."The conservative commentator made his first spoken comments since being fired last week on his No Spin News podcast Monday. O'Reilly admitted he was "surprised" how the situation transpired while he was on vacation in Italy last week, but did not delve into many details.O'Reilly has denied all allegations."I can't say…

posted 2017-04-25 08:01:54 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Dancing with the Stars 24" Recap: In a stunning upset, Heather Morris earns a perfect score but gets voted off

(LOS ANGELES) -- On Monday night’s Dancing with the Stars, it was the men versus the women for the first ever Boy Bands vs. Girl Groups night, with the remaining eight stars strutting their stuff to popular vocal groups. Appropriately, Season 21 runner-up Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys sat in for Julianne Hough as a guest judge. It was an exciting night filled with splashy performances but the up-tempo theme was overshadowed by the shocking elimination of Glee star Heather Morris. Morris, a consistently strong performer who has also worked as a backup dancer for Beyoncé, earned the first perfect score of the season with her returning partner Maks Chmerkovskiy, for…

posted 2017-04-25 05:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio


Hi, Felicia: John Witherspoon says another "Friday" movie is in the works

(FLORIDA) -- According to John Witherspoon, the popular cult franchise Friday has been greenlight for another sequel. During an interview with a Florida radio station, Witherspoon -- who played Pops in the original film -- says Ice Cube told him another another Friday movie was in the works and has already been approved by studio heads. The original film, which starred Cube as Craig, Chris Tucker as Smokey and Nia Long as Debbie, premiered in 1995. Its sequel, Next Friday, came out in 2000 and the third installment, Friday After Next, followed in 2002. Last year Cube, who also co-wrote the Friday movies, addressed the possibility of a fourth installment.  “We had a meeting. Can't do Last…

posted 2017-04-24 18:00:53 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Caitlyn Jenner "sorry" for Kris' reaction to Cait's new memoir

(NEW YORK) -- Caitlyn Jenner said she is "sorry" how her ex-wife Kris Jenner reacted to Cait’s new memoir. Kris Jenner, Jenner’s third wife, proclaimed on Sunday night’s episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians that she is “done” with Jenner after reading The Secrets of My Life. “I’ve never been so angry and disappointed in somebody in my whole life. I’m done. Done,” Kris Jenner, the matriarch of the Kardashian clan and the mother of two children with Jenner, said on the show, adding of Jenner, "Everything she said was all made up." In the book, Jenner writes that all his ex-wives learned that then-Bruce…

posted 2017-04-24 14:00:50 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Happy Days" star Erin Moran "likely" died of cancer, say authorities

(INDIANA) -- Indiana authorities say Saturday's death of Erin Moran, best known for playing Joanie Cunningham on the hit sitcom Happy Days and its spinoff, Joanie Loves Chachi, "likely" died of cancer. The Harrison County Sheriffs Department in Harrison County, Indiana posted the preliminary cause of death, noting that an autopsy of Erin Marie Moran Fleischmann found that she, "likely succumbed to complications of of stage 4 cancer."  What type of cancer was unspecified.While toxicology tests were performed as a matter of course, the authorities noted, "no illegal narcotics were found at the residence." Toxicology test results are pending. Moran, 56,…

posted 2017-04-24 12:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Richard Simmons "in good spirits" after returning home from hospitalization

(LOS ANGELES) -- Richard Simmons is back home recovering after three days at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles battling severe indigestion. Simmons took to Facebook Sunday thanking hospital staff and law enforcement, writing “They make you feel good even though you’re in the hospital for feeling bad.” He offered further praise of his medical caregivers, emergency responders and the U.S. military, saying, “They were so helpful and kind as I returned home. Let’s take a minute and all be thankful for medical professionals, police, firefighters and our brave military forces here and around the world. They risk so much every day to…

posted 2017-04-24 10:00:24 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Make Miley Marvel: Singer makes uncredited appearance in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"

(LOS ANGELES) -- She's cosmic and she's already familiar with having a secret identity after playing both Miley Cyrus and Hannah Montana for years, so it makes sense that Miley Cyrus is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It turns out that Miley has a uncredited "appearance" in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as the voice of the evolved technology Mainframe. The news was first reported by blogger Sarah Ruhlman on Friday, after director James Gunn made the revelation during a press junket. “I was watching The Voice and I [thought] she’s so likable and her voice is awesome, she’s…

posted 2017-04-24 08:00:16 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"The Fate of the Furious" smokes the competition for the second straight week

(LOS ANGELES) -- The Fate of the Furious dominated the weekend box office for the second week in a row, raking in an estimated $36.6 million, bringing its total in the states to $163.6 million, according to  Box Office Mojo. Overseas, the eighth installment of the Fast franchise racked up an estimated $163.4 million, bringing its worldwide sales to $908.4 million. Fox's The Boss Baby and Disney's Beauty and the Beast finished in second and third place again this week, hauling in $12.75 million and $9.97 million, respectively. Disney's Born in China had the biggest opening of this week's new releases, bowing in fourth place, with an estimated $5.1 million -- an improvement over the…

posted 2017-04-24 05:00:12 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio