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2017-07-14

Beyonce shares first photo of twins Sir Carter and Rumi

(LOS ANGELES) -- Welcome to the limelight, Sir Carter and Rumi! At 1:10 a.m. ET on Friday, Beyonce posted to Instagram a photo of herself with her twins, writing, "Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today," followed by a series of emojis, including clasped hands, a heart, and babies. In the photo, Beyonce -- wearing what appears to be a light blue veil, reportedly at her oceanside Malibu home against a backdrop of an arch composed of colorful flowers -- is holding the newborns, who are partially draped in floral fabric. Among the more than 5.8 million people who have already liked the photo? Kim Kardashian. Copyright ©…

posted 2017-07-14 08:00:52 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"War for the Planet of the Apes" tops this week's new releases

(LOS ANGELES) --  Opening nationwide on Friday: * War for the Planet of the Apes -- The final chapter in the Planet of the Apes trilogy finds Caesar -- played by Andy Serkis -- wrestling with his darker instincts as he battles a ruthless colonel -- portrayed by Woody Harrelson -- to determine the fate of humans and apes and the future of the planet. Rated PG-13. * The Big Sick -- Bridesmaids and Trainwreck producer Judd Apatow's breakout comedy, The Big Sick, which debuted in limited release a few weeks ago, opens in theaters across the country on Friday. Silicon Valley's…

posted 2017-07-14 05:00:48 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-07-13

Hail Caesar! Andy Serkis and Steve Zahn go to war in "Planet of the Apes"

(NEW YORK) -- Friday sees the release of War for the Planet of the Apes, the third installment of the reboot series that began in 2011 with Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Andy Serkis reprises his role as Caesar, the brilliant leader of the ape clan. Serkis has played the character from the beginning thanks to the motion capture technology that he's has been helping to perfect with his company, The Imaginarium.  And as Serkis tells ABC Radio, that tech has really advanced since he played Gollum in The Lord of the Rings. "The photorealism, the hair...the eyes -- everything about the way that…

posted 2017-07-13 18:00:19 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Winter is here and all men must die: As "Game of Thrones" returns, we have questions

(NEW YORK) -- Game of Thrones returns this Sunday night for its highly-anticipated seventh season. Here are some top burning questions heading into the big premiere: At the end of season 6, Jon Snow was declared King in the North, with sister Sansa by his side. But sneaky Littlefinger wants Sansa to take over, so he can rule beside her.  Can he create a rift between her and Jon? What will the first encounter between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen be like? Dany is coming for the Iron Throne, and Jon is King in the North.  Will these two -- who may actually…

posted 2017-07-13 14:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Corrine Olympios returning for "Bachelor in Paradise"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Corrine Olympios, the woman at the center of an alleged sex scandal on the set of ABC's Bachelor in Paradise, will join the man at the center of the scandal, DeMario Jackson, in an upcoming reunion special, according to a statement obtained by Us Weekly on Wednesday. “I am very happy to be appearing on the Bachelor in Paradise special,” says Olympios in the statement. The alleged misconduct, involving Olympios and Jackson, caused a weeks-long suspension of the show's production. Jackson was ultimately cleared of any wrongdoing. Olympios released a statement last month explaining that she wouldn’t be completing the season, but that she…

posted 2017-07-13 12:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Westworld," "Saturday Night Live" lead 69th Emmy Awards nominations

The major nominations for the 69th annual Emmy Awards were announced this morning by Shemar Moore and Anna Chlumsky. HBO's Westworld and NBC's Saturday Night Live lead the nominees, with 22 nods each. The Emmys, hosted by Stephen Colbert, will air live, Sept 17 on CBS   Here are the nominees in the major categories:Drama SeriesBetter Call SaulThe CrownThe Handmaid’s TaleHouse of CardsStranger ThingsThis Is UsWestworldComedy Series Atlantablack-ishMaster of NoneModern FamilySilicon ValleyUnbreakable Kimmy SchmidtVeepLimited SeriesBig Little LiesFargoFeud: Bette and JoanGeniusThe Night OfLead Actress in a Drama SeriesViola Davis, How to Get Away with MurderClaire Foy, The CrownElisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's…

posted 2017-07-13 10:53:10 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Former "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller reports to prison

(CALIFORNIA) -- Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller arrived at 12:25 p.m. to the Federal Correctional Complex, Satellite Prison Camp, in Victorville, California, on Wednesday according to a public information officer at the prison. Miller was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for bankruptcy fraud earlier this year. However, U.S. District Court Judge Joy Flowers Conti told Miller she could transition to a halfway house after serving 10 months of her sentence. "This is an extremely emotional day for Ms. Miller," her attorney, Robert Ridge, told ABC News. "Earlier today, Ms. Miller expressed to us that she is looking forward to starting the…

posted 2017-07-13 10:00:09 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"It's not the years, honey. It's the mileage": Harrison Ford turns 75

(LOS ANGELES) -- He cheated death at the hands of Imperial Stormtroopers, spear-wielding South American natives, Indian voodoo warriors, and in real life, a vintage airplane he crashed onto a California golf course: yes, Harrison Ford turns 75 today. Born July 13, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois, Ford went from being a bullied kid to a struggling actor making ends meet by doing carpentry work for up-and-coming filmmakers like Francis Ford Coppola, to being the highest-grossing actor in history. A job installing a door for director Coppola led to small roles in Coppola's The Conversation and Apocalypse Now and eventually -- apparently accidentally -- Ford's role as Han…

posted 2017-07-13 08:00:58 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Simone Biles, Russell Westbrook and Golden State Warriors take home top honors at the ESPYs

(LOS ANGELES) -- NBA MVP Russell Westbrook won for best male athlete and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles won for best female athlete at Wednesday night's 2017 ESPYs.  Biles, who took home four gold medals and a bronze at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics also won for best female Olympic athlete. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was honored as best NFL player. Unsurprisingly the Golden State Warriors were named best team. One of the most emotional moments of the night was when former first lady Michelle Obama honored the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Shriver founded the Special Olympics in 1968 and the organization now…

posted 2017-07-13 08:00:58 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Shia LaBeouf apologizes for racist statements caught on tape during arrest

(GEORGIA) -- Shia LaBeouf is apologizing after video emerged of the actor making racist statements about a black police officer while he was being booked on charges of public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and obstruction in Savannah, Georgia last Saturday. "I am deeply ashamed of my behavior and make no excuses for it," the actor wrote Wednesday on Twitter. LaBeouf continued, "...I am certain that my actions warrant a very sincere apology to the arresting officers, and I am grateful for their restraint.  The severity of my behavior is not lost on me." "My outright disrespect for authority is problematic to say the…

posted 2017-07-13 05:00:54 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Which shows and stars will be recognized when Emmy nominations are announced this morning?

(LOS ANGELES) -- Nominees for the 69th Emmy Awards will be announced Thursday morning beginning at 8:20 a.m. Pacific via live streamed video on Emmys.com. Some Emmy perennials, like Game of Thrones, didn't have new seasons eligible this year, which may open the door for new nominees.  But several long time favorites are likely to be nominated again including HBO's political comedy Veep and its star Julia Louis-Dreyfus.Other longtime Emmy favorites likely to receive nominations include How to Get Away with Murderactress Viola Davis and Transparent actor Jeffrey Tambor.With no Game of Thrones, new shows could make hay like Netflix's Queen Elizabeth bioseries The Crown, and  its lead actress Claire Foy;  Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale and…

posted 2017-07-13 05:00:54 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-07-12

Lucy Liu to direct season 2 premiere of Netflix's "Luke Cage"

(NEW YORK) -- Lucy Liu is stepping behind the camera to lend her talents to Netflix's Marvel superhero series Luke Cage. According to Variety, the actress will direct the Season 2 premiere of the hit series, starring Mike Colter as the bulletproof "Hero for Hire." “What a thrill to collaborate with Marvel and Netflix, two industry titans, who paint our world with inspiring stories and beguiling characters,” Liu said in a statement. “It is such an honor to work with such a passionate and fearless team.” In June, the actress was spotted with Colter in Harlem on set of the…

posted 2017-07-12 18:00:56 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio