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2017-02-10

Review: “The LEGO Batman Movie” (PG)

(NEW YORK) -- The LEGO Batman Movie is a love story -- if you love to laugh, you’ll love this story. First introduced in 2014’s The LEGO Movie, this version of Batman (again voiced by Will Arnett) is super-cocky and self-absorbed, and also lonely. It’s a flaw that will be exploited by the Joker (Zack Galifianakis), who, no matter how hard he tries, can’t defeat the Dark Knight. Making matters worse, The Joker is crestfallen when Batman reveals the Joker’s not his greatest enemy. Back in the Bat Cave, Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) can’t help but notice his boss, who’s like…

posted 2017-02-10 03:00:17 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Review: “Fifty Shades Darker” (R)

(NEW YORK) -- An epic and intoxicating exploration of the human heart and psyche.  That’s how no one will ever describe the demoralizing cinematic effort titled Fifty Shades Darker. The first ten minutes of the film offers hope.  Director James Foley, who’s great when he has a reasonable script to work with, does his best to frame a story that pretends to have a plot. Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia Steele is starting her dream job at a publishing company  while fending off overtures from her S&M-loving, freakishly handsome, billionaire ex-boyfriend, Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan).  It also becomes immediately apparent that Anastasia’s…

posted 2017-02-10 03:00:16 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-02-09

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham Expecting 1st Child Together

(LOS ANGELES) -- Rosie Huntington-Whiteley took to Instagram today to announce her pregnancy with Jason Statham. The photo, which Statham took, shows her with a baby bump looking relaxed on a beach."Very happy to share that Jason and I are expecting!" the caption reads.Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Are EngagedStatham, 48, and Huntington-Whitely, 28, confirmed their engagement last year after being first spotted together in 2010. It will be the first marriage and first child for both the model and the Furious 7 star.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017-02-09 18:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Report: "American Idol" May Return on NBC

(LOS ANGELES) -- American Idol aired its final episode less than a year ago, but plans are already in the works to bring it back. Sources tell Variety that NBC is currently in talks with Fremantle Media, the company that produces Idol, to add the show to its schedule. Reportedly, one option being considered is cutting back The Voice to one cycle a year, and having Idol take its slot for the other half of the year. Ever since American Idol announced that its 15th season would be its last, there has been talk of reviving it in some way,…

posted 2017-02-09 14:00:05 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Gabrielle Union Defends Pats' Bennett for Decision to Skip White House; McCourty & Hightower Also Not Going

(NEW YORK) -- Gabrielle Union is coming to the defense of New England Patriot tight end Martellus Bennett and his decision to not make the traditional post-Super Bowl trip to the White House to meet with President Trump. In a post game interview after the Superbowl, Bennett announced he would not be joining his teammates at the White House, explaining, "It is what it is. People know how I feel about it. Just follow me on Twitter." Since his announcement, Bennett has been sharply criticized for his refusal to meet the President. However, according Union, Bennett's decision to skip the event isn't the first time an NFL champion athlete has snubbed…

posted 2017-02-09 14:00:03 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Report: Lee Daniels in Talks to Direct "Terms of Endearment" Remake Starring Oprah Winfrey

(LOS ANGELES) -- Lee Daniels and Oprah Winfrey are reportedly teaming up once again for another big screen project. A source tells The Wrap that Paramount Pictures has secured the rights for Daniels to develop the remake of Terms of Endearment, the 1983 Oscar winner that starred Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger and Jack Nicholson.  Oprah, who starred in Daniels' movie The Butler, is supposedly gunning for the role of Aurora Greenway, a suffocating mother originally played by MacLaine. The original film, which earned 11 Academy Award nominations and won five, including Best Actress for MacLaine's role, follows the thirty-year relationship between Aurora and her daughter Emma. The Terms of Endearment remake would be the first film project that Daniels and Winfrey have worked…

posted 2017-02-09 12:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Justin Timberlake Gets Honest About Fatherhood

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the singer opened up about being a dad with wife Jessica Biel.He admitted the first few months were pretty rough.“At first, it broke me down,” Timberlake said. “Those first eight months felt like those old [Ed Sullivan] shows where people are balancing spinning plates on poles -- except if you drop one, they die.”Timberlake, 36, and Biel, 34, were married in 2012. They welcomed son Silas more than two years later."You go through your life with your own traumas, big and small, and think, 'It's not that bad, I have a lot…

posted 2017-02-09 10:00:36 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Tyra Banks and Jessica Alba Cut Ties with "The New Celebrity Apprentice"

(NEW YORK) -- Tyra Banks and Jessica Alba have a message for The New Celebrity Apprentice: "You're Terminated!" Banks was put on the #GrabYourWallet's boycott list for her involvement with the show, on which President Donald Trump is still listed as an executive producer. The supermodel and entrepreneur appears as an advisor to Arnold Schwarzenegger and plugs her makeup and skincare brand, Tyra Beauty. “We want to make it clear that Tyra Beauty is not an active sponsor of The Celebrity Apprentice series and does not plan to become one in the future,” a Tyra Beauty spokesperson said in a statement, according to Racked. “Filmed a year ago, our involvement was limited to showcasing…

posted 2017-02-09 08:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Saturday Night Live" Scores 22-Year Ratings High

(NEW YORK) -- The current political climate may have divided the country, but it's spelled huge ratings for Saturday Night Live. According to NBC, the show so far this season has scored its highest ratings in 22 years, since the 1994-1995 season.  Overall, viewership for the long-running show so far this season is up 19 percent in adults 18-49, and 22 percent in total viewers, grabbing 10.6 million as opposed to 8.7 million over the comparable period in the 2015-16 season. Last Saturday’s edition, with host Kristin Stewart and a surprise appearance from Melissa McCarthy as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer,…

posted 2017-02-09 05:00:27 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-02-08

"Star Wars" Concert Series to Land at New York City's Lincoln Center This Fall

(NEW YORK) -- It's the the perfect warm-up for the December release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Disney has announced the Star Wars Film Concert Series, taking place at New York City's Lincoln Center this fall. The event will feature screenings of four Star Wars films -- 1977's A New Hope, 1980's The Empire Strikes Back, 1983's Return of the Jedi and 2015's The Force Awakens -- accompanied by The New York Philharmonic.  The orchestra will perform Oscar-winning composer John Williams' musical scores from those films live. The concerts will be led by acclaimed conductor David Newman taking Williams' place at the podium at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall.  Visit LincolnCenter.org for more information. Here's the…

posted 2017-02-08 18:00:58 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Terrence Howard to Receive the Excellence in the Arts Award at the ABFF Honors

(LOS ANGELES) -- Terrence Howard has been added to the list of honorees at the American Black Film Festival Honors. BET and the ABFF has announced today that the Oscar-nominated singer and actor will be presented with the "Excellence in the Arts" honor. Howard, who stars in Fox's Empire, will be recognized alongside previously announced honorees Denzel Washington, Issa Rae and film director F. Gary Gray. Also set to make special appearances at the event are Jay Ellis, Kofi Siriboe, Alexandra Shipp, and Kylie Bunbury. The ABFF Honors celebrates black culture by honoring individuals, movies and television shows that have had a significant impact on American entertainment. The annual ceremony,…

posted 2017-02-08 14:00:54 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Tom Hiddleston on Taylor Swift and That Tank Top: "Of Course It Was Real...[She's] an Amazing Woman"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Last year, "Hiddleswift" -- the short-lived romance between Taylor Swift and Marvel movie actor Tom Hiddleston -- sent the media into a feeding frenzy, and had fans wondering if the whole thing was a publicity stunt. Now, Tom is finally explaining their relationship.  In the latest issue of GQ, he says, "Of course it was real." "Taylor is an amazing woman. She’s generous and kind and lovely, and we had the best time,” he explains.  "So we decided to go out for dinner, we decided to travel…I only know the woman I met. She’s incredible. [But] a relationship in the limelight… A relationship always…

posted 2017-02-08 14:00:54 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio