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2017-08-11

Marlon Wayans explains why being 'Naked' brings out the best in him

(NEW YORK) -- Marlon Wayans literally is showing off some of his best assets -- over and over again -- in the new Netflix film, Naked. The comedian and actor says the comedy, which follows his character Rob Anderson to the altar in a Groundhog Day-like time loop, also helps to showcase great talent and some of his best work. "What's beautiful about this is it's a movie, people get to act. To do a scene with Loretta Devine and we're actually acting and have a scene with a emotional content-- is dope," Wayans tells ABC Radio. "To be in…

posted 2017-08-11 16:00:02 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi': Everything we know about Carrie Fisher's role

(NEW YORK) -- Entertainment Weekly has revealed new details of Carrier Fisher's last film as the iconic Princess Leia Organa. Last Jedi director Rian Johnson tells the magazine in this final run, Leia is still in command of the Resistance, but "cut off," after the Republic was almost completely destroyed in 2015's The Force Awakens by the powerful First Order weapon Starkiller Base."The Resistance is isolated, and they’re very, very vulnerable. That’s where we pick them up," he added. "While I was figuring out what her deal was going to be in this film, it’s one of the things I…

posted 2017-08-11 14:00:59 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Goodbye, Clone Club: 'Orphan Black' finale airs this weekend

(NEW YORK) -- This weekend, we'll say goodbye to Sarah, Helena, Cosima, Alison and the rest of the "sestras," as BBC America's cult sci-fi series Orphan Black closes out its five-year run. The show's executive producer, Graeme Manson, tells Entertainment Weekly, "We’ve really got a fantastic finale that plays out our entire series end game. We’ve put our characters in the deepest, darkest hole, and they now have to get out." Manson also suggests that while watching the finale, fans may want take "trips to Costco for bulk Kleenex" and have some "fortified wine" or "brandy" ready for all strong emotions it…

posted 2017-08-11 12:00:56 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

HBO reportedly offered hackers $250K ransom

(NEW YORK) -- HBO apparently offered to pay $250,000 to hackers that breached its data and have been leaking it online, according to an email the hackers leaked on Thursday, reports Variety. A message, dated July 27, sent to the hackers by an HBO executive, apparently in response to a ransom demand, offered a "bounty payment" of a quarter of a million dollars, as part of an effort to reward "white hat IT professionals" for bringing data breaches to the company's attention, according to Variety.  The magazine  says that a source close to the investigation has confirmed the email. The…

posted 2017-08-11 12:00:55 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Nikki Reed & Ian Somerhalder plan "one month of silence" after their baby is born

(NEW YORK) -- Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are going to extreme lengths to ensure they cherish the first days they'll have with their first child, due later this year. "We’ll take the baby’s first month for ourselves," the mom-to-be told Fit Pregnancy and Baby. "After the baby arrives, we’re doing one month of silence," Reed continued. "Just the three of us, no visitors, and we’re turning off our phones too, so there’s no expectation for us to communicate. Otherwise, every five minutes it would be, ‘How are you feeling? Can we have a picture?’" The Twilight actress explained why she…

posted 2017-08-11 10:00:12 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Taylor Swift on the stand: "It was a very long grab...he stayed latched on to my bare [butt]"

(DENVER) -- Day four in the case of Mueller vs. Swift Thursday saw Taylor Swift on the stand in Colorado, testifying about the night in 2013 that she claims deejay David Mueller groped her during a backstage meet-and-greet.  She's insistent that Mueller deliberately grabbed her. Mueller is suing the pop superstar, saying her claim that he groped her during a meet-and-greet in 2013 is false and caused him to be fired.  Taylor is counter-suing, claiming assault and battery for "offensive and harmful physical contact."  Swift said Mueller and his then-girlfriend, both of whom posed for a photo with her, appeared…

posted 2017-08-11 08:00:07 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Annabelle: Creation" and "The Glass Castle" among this week's new releases

(NEW YORK) -- Opening nationwide on Friday: * Annabelle: Creation -- The fourth film in The Conjuring film series takes place several years after the tragic death of a dollmaker and his wife's young daughter. After taking in children from a shuttered orphanage, they are soon targeted by the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle. Starring Miranda Otto and Anthony LaPaglia. Rated R. * The Glass Castle -- Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson star in this drama based on Jeanette Walls' 2005 biography about dysfunctional upbringing. Also starring Naomi Watts and Max Greenfield. Rated PG-13. * The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature…

posted 2017-08-11 05:01:04 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-08-10

RuPaul's life to be subject of new Hulu series

(NEW YORK) -- RuPaul's got a new TV show on the way. The star of RuPaul's Drag Race will be the subject of Queen, a forcoming dramedy on Hulu produced by J.J. Abrams, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Queen will tell the story of RuPaul's rise from club kid to drag queen, gay icon and global star. RuPaul --  born RuPaul Andre Charles -- is co-executive producing the half-hour pilot, set in the 1980s during the Reagan era. No word yet on when Queen will debut. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017-08-10 18:00:48 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Jimmy Kimmel says former Presidents Clinton, Bush, Obama reached out about his son

(LOS ANGELES) -- After Jimmy Kimmel opened up about his newborn son's emergency heart surgery in May, he received an outpouring of support from fans. Kimmel tells the Hollywood Reporter he also received "very nice" letters from former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, as well as several members of Congress after he pleaded on-camera for politicians to enact universal health care. Kimmel said health care shouldn’t be "a red or blue issue," and added he’d "love" to talk to President Donald Trump about it. "I don't see what the difference between health care and education is.…

posted 2017-08-10 16:00:46 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Rebel Wilson suffers concussion while shooting new movie

(NEW YORK) -- Rebel Wilson isn't letting something like a little concussion keep her down. The Pitch Perfect 3 star took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal that she suffered a concussion while shooting her upcoming movie, Isn't It Romantic, on New York's Long Island earlier that day. "Started the day with a fall that led to a mild concussion...yet somehow looking not bad at 7pm...," she captioned a photo of herself wearing a purple dress and sitting on a bench in a garden. "Thank you to everyone on Long Island who helped me today in the emergency room &…

posted 2017-08-10 16:00:45 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Donald Glover's not interested in being "the next Ron Howard"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Atlanta creator and star Donald Glover talks about his legacy in this week's The Hollywood Reporter cover story, and, among other things, reveals why he doesn't want to be the next Ron Howard. Glover, who will play Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo film, directed by Howard, says, “I don't want to be the next Ron Howard or the next anybody else,” explaining, "My job is to do what Ron could have never done.” Howard, replaced directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller who split over creative differences with the studio, Lucasfilm, and Glover admits that it left him feeling a…

posted 2017-08-10 14:00:41 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Facebook launching new video service, Watch

(NEW YORK) -- Facebook is getting into the video content business with a new service called Watch, the company announced Wednesday. Watch will feature content from a variety of media partners including Billboard, which will launch a show called "How It Went Down," in which musicians will recount crazy stories; Time, Inc., which will offer "Celeb Moms Get Real," a show in which famous mothers talk about parenthood; and Vulture's "Fan Theories."There also will be content from National Geographic, Vox, A&E and various sports leagues like Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer and the WNBA. The service will be personalized…

posted 2017-08-10 12:00:40 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio