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2017-02-09

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

Episode 2: "Star Wars" Fan Josh Gad Recruits Dame Judi Dench to Interrogate Daisy Ridley About "The Last Jedi"

(LONDON) -- Last week, Josh Gad posted a now-viral video of himself peppering a seemingly unsuspecting Daisy Ridley with questions about the next Star Wars film, The Last Jedi.  Ridley refused to give up any secrets, so the Frozen star has tried again in a new video. This time, he's brought in some heavy firepower: Dame Judi Dench. "I'm not going to answer your Star Wars questions," Ridley says flatly, as she enters Gad's trailer again. "No, Daisy, you're not," Gad says, off camera. "You're answering HER Star Wars questions." He then moves to camera to reveal Dench, looking very intimidating. "Have you been tested for midi-chlorians?" Dench asks accusingly, referring to the…

posted 2017-02-08 12:00:54 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Lady Gaga Responds to Super Bowl Body Shamers

(LOS ANGELES) -- Her Super Bowl LI halftime show performance was seen by more than 117 million people, but some couldn't get past Lady Gaga's tummy. Now, the singer is responding to those who body-shamed her for not displaying a perfect six-pack during the show. On Tuesday, Gaga wrote on Instagram, "I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I'm proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too. No matter who you are or what you do." "I could give you a million reasons why you don't need to cater to anyone or…

posted 2017-02-08 10:00:37 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Moonlight" Lead Andre Holland Says He's "Not Waiting on the Perfect Thing to Come Along"

(NEW YORK) -- Andre Holland is focused on life after Moonlight. The actor, who currently stars in August Wilson's Jitney on Broadway, says among the lessons he learned throughout his career, one of the most important ones has been to not wait for the "perfect thing to come along," but to "make it happen yourself." Holland, who plays jitney cab driver Darnell "Youngblood" Williams in the play, says he's already working on his next projects - which for the most part will be his own creations. "I've optioned a couple of books that are really special to me," Holland tells ABC Radio. "So we are working…

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

Arnold Schwarzenegger Reveals Trailer for New Movie, "Aftermath"

(NEW YORK) -- On his Facebook page Tuesday, Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed the trailer to his upcoming movie, Aftermath. The movie has him playing a grieving dad who plots to find an air traffic controller whose negligence led to a mid-air crash that killed Arnold's wife and daughter. Actor Scoot McNary, who starred in last summer's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, plays the controller, who goes into hiding after the crash. The movie opens in theaters and on demand April 7.  It's Schwarzenegger's first starring film role since 2015's Terminator Genisys. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017-02-08 05:00:27 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-02-07

"Battlestar Galactica" Actor Richard Hatch, Dead at 71

(LOS ANGELES) -- Richard Hatch, the actor best known for starring in TV’s original Battlestar Galactica as the space fighter pilot Apollo, and who later appeared in the 2004 series reboot, died Tuesday at age 71. Hatch's manager, Michael Kaliski, confirmed Hatch's death to ABC News, writing, "Sadly, it is confirmed that Richard Hatch passed today around 1:30PM after a battle with pancreatic cancer. His son Paul was by his side in a home in Santa Clarita. He is also survived by his brother John. I will always remember him fondly for his inspiring sense of youthful wonder, his boundless passion…

posted 2017-02-07 19:17:54 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio