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2016-12-20

Disney Nearing Record $7 Billion Box Office for 2016

(NEW YORK) -- Walt Disney Studios is poised to become the first studio in history to reach the $7 billion mark in worldwide box office earnings in a single year. Helped by a $290 million global debut for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Disney’s year-to-date grosses sit at $6,988.3 million from January 1 through December 18, including an industry-record $2,700.4 million domestically and $4,287.9 million internationally, a Disney record. Disney's film outlets include Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm, and the company's bottom line was boosted by the successes of offerings from each of those,…

posted 2016-12-20 08:00:21 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Report: Margot Robbie Marries Director Beau

(SYDNEY) -- Is Margot Robbie a married woman?  It’s sure sounding that way. Sydney’s Daily Telegraph is reporting the 26-year-old Australian-born Suicide Squad star wed her longtime beau, British director Tom Ackerley, in a “secret” ceremony Sunday night in Byron Bay, New South Wales, on the southeastern Australian coast. There are few details and so far, nothing on either Robbie or Ackerley’s social media to confirm the news, but News.com.au has posted what they say are the first photos from the event, showing Robbie in her wedding dress, though there are no pics of the ceremony itself.  Robbie did, however,…

posted 2016-12-20 05:00:14 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Alan Thicke Remembered by Family, "Growing Pains" Co-Stars at Private Memorial

(LOS ANGELES) -- Alan Thicke's family and friends paid tribute to him at a memorial in Santa Barbara on Sunday evening, according to his daughter-in-law. Dolly Thicke, who's married to the late actor's son, Brennan, detailed the evening in a Facebook post that has apparently since been removed, writing, "Tonight's memorial for Alan was just about perfect." In addition to family, the ceremony was attended by Bob Saget, Bill Maher and Alex Trebek, continued Dolly, as well as Thicke's Growing Pains co-stars Joanna Kerns, Tracey Gold, Kirk Cameron, Jeremy Miller and even Leonardo DiCaprio. "So much family and so many historic friends came out to remember our beloved father-figure, Dolly added.…

posted 2016-12-20 05:00:14 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2016-12-19

New Trailer: Keanu Gets Even in "John Wick: Chapter 2"

(NEW YORK) -- Keanu Reeves is back again, in the official trailer to his sequel John Wick: Chapter 2. This time around, Keanu's anti-hero fights off basically everybody, after refusing a mission and then becoming a target of a hit on his life. Ruby Rose is one of the triggerwoman, and rapper/actor Common is on the hunt as well. Reeves is reunited with his Matrix series co-star Laurence Fishburne in the action flick, and the snippet certainly packs in plenty of that: we counted nearly 30 gunshots, a handful of stabbings, one apartment-leveling RPG, and two car chases in under two minutes.   And it doesn't skimp on the snark, either. "You workin'?"…

posted 2016-12-19 18:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"That's Super Creepy" -- "Stranger Things" Kids on Even Stranger Fan Encounters

(LOS ANGELES) -- The Netflix drama series Stranger Things became a smash hit in 2016, something the show’s young stars, who aren’t even out of high school yet, never expected. Stranger Things star Caleb McLaughlin, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, and Finn Wolfhard, who all range in age from 12 to 15, shared their stories of how their lives have changed on the ABC News special, The Year: 2016, airing on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.The show focuses on a group of kids who go in search of their friend, who mysteriously vanishes into an alternate universe, and his distraught mother's attempts to communicate with the…

posted 2016-12-19 14:00:26 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

First Look: "Blade Runner 2049"

(NEW YORK) -- "I had your job once," Harrison Ford says after pulling a gun on Ryan Gosling at the climax of a new trailer for Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to Blade Runner.   Blade Runner 2049 is the continuation of the dystopian futuristic universe director Ridley Scott created in his visionary 1982 science fiction classic.  In the original movie, Ford's character -- part of a police unit known as Blade Runners -- is tasked with hunting down a team of synthetic humans, or replicants, on the loose in 2019 Los Angeles.  "I was good at it," Ford tells Gosling about their shared line of work.  "Things were…

posted 2016-12-19 12:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Passengers" Star Jennifer Lawrence Explains Who She Couldn't Leave Behind

(LOS ANGELES) -- The chemistry between both Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in their new movie Passengers is already getting attention, but it might be surprising to hear that the Oscar winner didn't think she'd be a good fit.  "I love sci-fi. I love watching sci-fi, but it was a genre I just didn't see for myself," Lawrence admitted to Good Morning America's Michael Strahan. "Then once I read it, it was just unbelievable." In the space epic, Lawrence and her co-star leave Earth behind to journey 120 years into the future for life on a new planet -- except the pair wake up 90 years too soon,…

posted 2016-12-19 10:00:18 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Watch a Supercut of "A Christmas Carol"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Heath Waterman, a production manager and a part-time editor, has given fans of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol the ultimate gift. He's cobbled together a nearly hour-long supercut of 400 versions of the holiday classic, including snippets of almost every single live action, cartoon, comic strip,  written, silent film, audiobook, video game – and yes, even porn -- version of Dickens' tale. Twelve Hundred Ghosts — A Christmas Carol in Supercut took Waterman "a year and a half" to compile from some 400 version, according to an opening voiceover in which Waterman refers to himself as "an idiot" for doing so.   Some of…

posted 2016-12-19 10:00:17 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Kaley Cuoco Has Found the "Pefect" Boyfriend

(LOS ANGELES) -- Kaley Cuoco thinks she's found the "perfect" guy. At the premiere of her upcoming holiday film, Why Him?, the 31-year-old actress answered that titular question, telling Entertainment Tonight, that her guy, businessman Karl Cook, is "So cute!" Cuoco gushed, "He's perfect!" The couple were even sported perfectly coordinated outfits as they walked the red carpet: Cuoco wearing a white lace short-sleeved dress, and Cook in a dark grey checkered suit, a cream-colored shirt. The Big Bang Theory star met Cook, 26, at a horse show after splitting from husband Ryan Sweeting in September 2015, after nearly three years of marriage. Why Him?, the comedy about…

posted 2016-12-19 08:00:11 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Alec Baldwin Returns to "SNL" to Poke Fun at Donald Trump's Tweets, Relationship with Vladimir Putin

(NEW YORK) -- Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live this weekend to reprise his role as Donald Trump -- and this time, he poked fun at the president-elect's relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump's cabinet picks, his misspelled tweets, and the refusal by some musicians to perform at his inauguration. The cold open begins with Baldwin's Trump and SNL cast member Kate McKinnon's Kellyanne Conway at Trump Tower discussing former Texas governor Rick Perry, who's Trump's pick for energy secretary. Asks Baldwin's Trump, "Wasn't that a great choice? I saw him on Dancing with the Stars." Then in a nod to a tweet Trump wrote Saturday morning that misspelled…

posted 2016-12-19 05:01:04 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" Scores $155 Million Debut

(NEW YORK) -- As expected, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story debuted atop the box office, hauling in an estimated $155 million for the weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. The film, starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Bill Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed and Alan Tudyk, drove the fourth-largest December three-day weekend ever, while also delivering the third largest opening of 2016, the 12th largest opening of all-time and becoming only the second December opener to debut over $100 million, behind last year's opening for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was released by Lucasfilm, which is owned by ABC's parent…

posted 2016-12-19 05:01:04 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2016-12-18

Zsa Zsa Gabor Dead at 99

(LOS ANGELES) -- Before Kim Kardashian, Zsa Zsa Gabor turned the concept of "famous for being famous" into an art.  The former Miss Hungary-turned-starlet has died at the age of 99, ABC News has confirmed.  Gabor had survived a stroke, a broken hip and a partial leg amputation in the last decade or so.  According to Variety, she'd been on life support for the past five years. In a statement, her former publicist, Edward Lozzi, told ABC News the star was "one tough cookie," adding, "Her beautiful lips and mouth could also be her worst enemy, if and when she…

posted 2016-12-18 17:23:35 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio