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2017-02-21

David Cassidy reveals he has dementia

(NEW YORK) -- One-time Partridge Family star and 1970s pop idol David Cassidy has revealed to People that he's battling dementia. The 66-year-old entertainer, whose grandfather and mother also were stricken with the memory-loss disease, tells the magazine of his diagnosis, "I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming." Earlier this month, Cassidy announced via his official website that he planned to retire from touring at the end of this year. He tells People that he now has come to accept his illness.  Moving forward, he says "I want to focus on what I am, who I am and how I've been without any…

posted 2017-02-21 08:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

'The LEGO Batman Movie' rules the weekend box office for the second week

(NEW YORK) -- The LEGO Batman Movie zapped the competition to top the weekend box office for the second straight week, raking in an estimated $34.2 million in the U.S., and raising its two week total to $98.7 million, according to Box Office Mojo. The film is expected to top $43 million for the four-day holiday weekend, pushing it over the $100 million mark. The animated comedy, featuring the voice of Will Arnett as Batman, plus, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes and Zack Galifianakis, pulled in another $37 million overseas, raising its worldwide total to over $170 million.  "It's a character that's very easy to make fun of, because…

posted 2017-02-21 05:00:55 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

'The Bachelor' recap: Hometown visits and the return of Andi

(NEW YORK) -- On Monday’s new episode of The Bachelor on ABC, hometown dates left three of the women feeling confident about their relationships with Nick Viall, while another came back with serious doubts. Raven returned home to Hoxie, Arkansas to show Nick how to ride ATVs, get ridiculously muddy, and climb a grain bin. Nick was caught off guard when the local authorities pulled up after the two had scaled a grain silo, but Raven had the last laugh when the officer turned out to be her older brother. The dark-haired beauty’s trip home was highlighted by the happy…

posted 2017-02-21 05:00:54 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-02-17

"The Last Jedi" is plural: Luke Skywalker's not the only one

(NEW YORK) -- When Disney announced that the title of the next Star Wars movie was The Last Jedi, there was a lot of speculation as to its meaning.  Sure, it sounds like it's talking about one person -- presumably Luke Skywalker -- but as geeks everywhere have pointed out, the word "Jedi" is also plural, so it could be referring to more than one "Jedi" -- both Luke and Rey, for example.  Well, stop speculating: we've now got proof that it's plural. As Mashable points out, the official Star Wars Twitter accounts for Italy, France and Spain all feature…

posted 2017-02-17 18:01:01 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

In new promo, Morgan Freeman warns Jimmy Kimmel about "blowing it" as Oscars host

(NEW YORK) -- In a new Oscars promo, Morgan Freeman offers Jimmy Kimmel a much-needed pep talk before he hosts the Oscars for the first time next Sunday. Unfortunately, Freeman's advice isn't quite what the late-night host expects. In the promo, Kimmel is seen looking in the mirror as he prepares himself for the Academy Awards. As Kimmel adjusts his clothing, Oscar-winner Freeman is heard giving what's meant to be an empowering speech. But after a few positive moments about Kimmel's big night, Freeman changes his tune. "James 'Jimmy' Kimmel, a man on the precipice of hosting the Oscars," Freeman…

posted 2017-02-17 14:00:56 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Chelsea Handler reveals new season premiere date, new night

(NEW YORK) -- The second season of Chelsea Handler's Netflix talk show has a premiere date -- and a change of schedule. Handler posted a video on social media, revealing that her Netflix talk show will be moving to a weekly format when season two launches on April 14. Chelsea, which aired three nights a week on Netflix, will now air once a week on Fridays at 12:01 a.m. ET.  The new episodes will run an hour long instead of the 20 and 40 minute episodes in season one. Season two also will feature international travel, more in-depth interviews, more field…

posted 2017-02-17 12:00:54 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Nicole Kidman was once engaged to Lenny Kravitz

(NEW YORK) -- Nicole Kidman sure knows how to bury the lead. The Australian actress revealed in a new profile that she was once engaged to former beau Lenny Kravitz. Kidman was discussing her new HBO series, Big Little Lies, and working with the only child, Zoe Kravitz, of her former flame. "Well, I knew Zoe because I was engaged to her father. It's all in the family," she told Net-a-Porter's weekly digital magazine The Edit. "I love Lenny. He's a great guy," she added. In 2007 she referred to an engagement after her divorce from Tom Cruise and before…

posted 2017-02-17 10:00:52 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Fist Fight" and "The Great Wall" among this week's new movie releases

(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday: * Fist Fight -- When one school teacher -- played by It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Charlie Day -- gets a colleague -- portrayed by rapper/actor Ice Cube -- fired, he is challenged to an after-school fight in this comedy that also features Saturday Night Live alum Tracy Morgan. Rated R. * The Great Wall -- Matt Damon stars in this action/adventure film about European mercenaries who search for gunpowder, but end up defending of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monsters. Also starring Willem DaFoe.…

posted 2017-02-17 08:00:45 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Scandal" Recap: "The Belt"

On this week's Scandal, Cyrus Beene is being taken to prison for the murder of President-elect Frankie Vargas. As Cyrus goes to jail, Olivia and Mellie celebrate their victory at Pope and Associates with a dance. While the gladiators leave to go home, Huck decides to stay behind to watch videos from Frankie’s campaign. He becomes intrigued with one of the staffers and decides to meet up with her. At the White House the next day, it is revealed that David Rosen and the FBI director are seeking the death penalty for Cyrus.  Abby, who is the president’s chief of…

posted 2017-02-17 05:00:36 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Twentieth Century Fox apologizes for "inappropriate" "fake news" promo campaign for "A Cure for Wellness"

(NEW YORK) -- Twentieth Century Fox apologized on Thursday for using several fake news sites and made-up stories to promote its new movie, A Cure for Wellness, reports Variety. The controversial campaign was slammed on social media. The studio said in a statement: "In raising awareness for our films, we do our best to push the boundaries of traditional marketing in order to creatively express our message to consumers. In this case, we got it wrong." "The digital campaign was inappropriate on every level, especially given the trust we work to build every day with our consumers.  We have reviewed our…

posted 2017-02-17 05:00:35 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-02-16

'The Big Bang Theory' headed for two-season renewal?

(LOS ANGELES) -- CBS' hit comedy The Big Bang Theory is nearing a deal for a two-season renewal that could mean big bucks for the show's five original stars: Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayaar. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the original five stars would earn $1 million per episode, although a formal deal has not been finalized yet.  The Big Bang Theory is TV's highest-rated comedy, currently in its 10th season, with talk that the show's 12th season may be its last. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017-02-16 18:00:46 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

'La La Land' director Damien Chazelle reveals surprises about the film's elaborate opening scene

(NEW YORK) -- La La Land director Damien Chazelle, the youngest person ever to win the best director award at the Golden Globes, said the film’s elaborate opening scene almost wasn’t included in the final cut. “We did it, we always wanted to do it, but then when we were editing the movie it seemed to not work for a long time,” Chazelle, 32, said on Thursday’s Good Morning America. “At first we thought the scene was the problem, so for about four months or so the movie just didn’t have that number in it.” The alternative opening scene “started…

posted 2017-02-16 14:00:42 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio