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2017-05-19

Judge rules Prince's six siblings are legal heirs to his estate

(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Over a year after Prince died, a Minnesota judge has ruled that the late musician's six siblings are the legal heirs to his estate. The ruling came Friday in Carver County, MI, where Prince lived and worked on his Paisley Park estate. Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide declared that Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, and Prince's five half-siblings are his heirs: Omarr Baker, Alfred Jackson, Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson, and John R. Nelson. Prince, born Prince Rogers Nelson, died without leaving a will -- or at least, none that's so far been found.  Beginning in the weeks after…

posted 2017-05-19 11:26:41 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Scandal" Double Recap: "Transfer of Power," and "Tick, Tock"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Scandal's season finale was a two-part, two hour send-off. Here are the recaps of both episodes, "Transfer of Power" and "Tick, Tock" "Transfer of Power" On Thursday's Scandal episode "Transfer of Power," Maya removes her tracker and escapes the authorities trailing her. Back at the White House, Fitz tries to talk Mellie out of getting publicly inaugurated. Mellie, doubles up on security, but decides to goes through with it. Fitz, meanwhile, greenlights B-16. At the inauguration, Maya takes out one of the snipers and sets up to take a shot, but before she can shoot, Eli finds…

posted 2017-05-19 10:00:26 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Bachelorette" Rachel Lindsay says she's engaged

(LOS ANGELES) -- Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay is off the market. The star of the upcoming season told reporters Thursday she's engaged, though she could not specify to whom. However, Lindsay, a Dallas-based lawyer, said that if she had a list of qualities she'd want in a husband, "He would check everything off -- check it twice!" "Every morning I wake up and pinch myself and I keep asking myself if this is really happening," she said. "It's crazy at times. I feel like I don't even deserve this. I feel like I'm getting everything that I want and I am getting my…

posted 2017-05-19 08:00:18 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Chris Cornell's family says prescription drug may have prompted apparent suicide

(SEATTLE) -- Chris Cornell's wife doesn't believe her husband intentionally took his own life, and feels the prescription drug Ativan may have played a role in his death. A joint statement issued Friday by Vicky Cornell and family attorney Kirk Pasich -- the first lengthy family statement since rock singer Cornell, 52, was found dead in his Detroit hotel room Wednesday night -- notes that the Soundgarden frontman was "a recovering addict," and "had a prescription for Ativan and may have taken more Ativan than recommended dosages." Ativan, the brand name for the medication lorazepam, has a number of therapeutic…

posted 2017-05-19 07:51:36 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Alien: Covenant" and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul" among this week's new releases

(LOS ANGELES) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday: * Alien: Covenant -- Ridley Scott's sequel to 2012's Prometheus, and the second chapter in the Alien prequel series, follows the crew of a colony ship to a remote planet, believed to be an uncharted paradise. However, it turns into a nightmare when they discover a deadly alien life-form. Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Demian Bichir and Danny McBride. Rated R. * Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul -- This comedy is the fourth installment of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, though it features none of the original cast. A family road trip to attend their grandmother's 90th birthday party…

posted 2017-05-19 05:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-05-18

Abigail Breslin said her friend joked that she would "kill her" if she botched new "Dirty Dancing"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes are feeling the gravity of remaking Dirty Dancing 30 years after it hit theaters, and a lot of that pressure is coming from close friends and family. "One of my best friends ... she was like, 'If you don't do a good job, I will kill you,'" Breslin told ABC News. Prattes, who is stepping in for the late Patrick Swayze in the film, added that he got the same jokes from those closest to him.The duo spoke to ABC News a week ahead of the TV release. They shared what it was like on set and the biggest challenges…

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

James Corden says during "Carpool Karaoke," he helped Katy Perry make up her mind about "American Idol"

(LOS ANGELES) --  Tonight on The Late Late Show with James Corden, we'll see the first "Carpool Karaoke" of 2017: it'll be with Harry Styles, who's been Corden's guest all week. But Monday, we'll see Katy Perry belting out her hits in the car with James -- and he says he helped her make an important decision while they were filming it.Corden tells Entertainment Tonight that while they shot the segment, he and Katy discussed whether she should accept the offer to become a judge on ABC's American Idol reboot."On the day that we shot the 'Carpool' [segment], she had…

posted 2017-05-18 14:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Chris Cornell's cause of death ruled "hanging by suicide," according to medical examiner

(DETROIT) -- Singer Chris Cornell's cause of death has been ruled a "hanging by suicide," according to a statement from the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office in Detroit. "The cause of death has been determined as hanging by suicide," the official statement reads.  "A full autopsy report has not yet been completed. There is no additional information at this time." Cornell's wife called a family friend to check on him Wednesday night, and the friend found Cornell unresponsive in his room at Detroit's MGM Grand Hotel.  A Detroit Police Department spokesperson told ABC News Radio Thursday morning that Cornell was…

posted 2017-05-18 13:00:38 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"The Bachelorette" - Meet the 31 men competing on Rachel Lindsay's season

(LOS ANGELES) -- Rachel Lindsay didn't find love with Nick Viall onThe Bachelor, but later this month, fans of the reality TV franchise will watch her explore new relationships in The Bachelorette. Lindsay, an attorney from Dallas, Texas, will meet 31 single men during the show's premiere next week, and on Wednesday, ABC revealed who those bachelors are. Among those who make a memorable impression, according to a press release: male model Brady brings a sledgehammer to "break the ice" with Lindsay; construction sales rep Matt wears a penguin costume to appeal to her silly side; and Blake E., an "aspiring drummer" whom fans first met during After…

posted 2017-05-18 12:00:50 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's "flattered" people think he'd be a good president

(LOS ANGELES) -- After a recent GQ interview in which Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson said a run for the White House could be a "real possibility" someday, Yahoo ran an article speculating why he'd make a good commander-in-chief.  But does that mean The Rock wants the job? Speaking with ABC's Paula Faris on Good Morning America Thursday, the Baywatch star called the POTUS talk "flattering" -- but he's not throwing his hat into the ring just yet. "I don't know if I would make a good president," said Johnson, 45. However, he allows, "I know that I have a certain skill set and I think it's in that skill set…

posted 2017-05-18 12:00:50 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

CBS plans big Thursday night with "Young Sheldon," "S.W.A.T."

(LOS ANGELES) -- Thursday nights look the like they'll be the network TV battlefield this fall.  After NBC announced that it was moving it's buzzy breakout hit This Is Us to Thursdays -- where it will square off against ABC's Shondaland programming, and on Wednesday CBS announced that it will air two of its big new series on Thursday as well.The Big Bang Theory spinoff, Young Sheldon, starring Big Little Lies actor Iain Armitage as the nine-year-old version of Jim Parsons' Sheldon Cooper, will get a launch after The Big Bang Theory's season premiere on Monday, September 25, before the…

posted 2017-05-18 10:00:45 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Empire" Recap: "Toil and Trouble, Part 1"

(NEW YORK) -- Wednesday night's Empire episode starts with Cookie and her entourage heading into Leviticus Casino in Las Vegas, and ends with the shocking apparent death of a character.  Here's what happened: Lucious gets word that Cookie is in the casino and attempts to have her escorted out, but she makes a scene. We then flash back to two weeks earlier to see Jamal, Cookie and Lucious comforting Hakeem in Empire's boardroom. Hakeem thinks he sees Bella, but it turns out to be someone else’s child.  Meanwhile, Guisi tells Lucious that she doesn't trust Thirsty during a meeting of their own, prompting…

posted 2017-05-18 10:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio