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2014-08-25

Emmy Awards Set for Monday Night

(LOS ANGELES) -- The best in television will be honored Monday night, when the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards are staged at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. Seth Meyers will serve as host of the ceremony, which will air live from coast to coast on NBC, beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern time and 5 p.m. Pacific time.Typically, the Emmys are held on a Sunday night in September, but the broadcast was bumped up this year to accommodate NBC’s Sunday Night Football coverage.HBO’s Game of Thrones is the leading nominee with 19 nods. It’s a contender for outstanding drama…

posted 2014-08-25 08:46:13 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Oscar-Winning Director Richard Attenborough Dead at 90

(LONDON) -- Oscar-winning British actor and director Richard Attenborough died Sunday, his son tells the BBC. He was 90 years old.Attenborough appeared in films including Brighton Rock, The Great Escape and Jurassic Park. As a director, he was perhaps best known for 1983’s Gandhi, which won eight Oscars, including best picture, best director for Attenborough and best actor for Ben Kingsley.Kingsley, who played the title role in Gandhi, said he would miss Attenborough "dearly," according to the BBC. He added, "When he gave me the part of Gandhi it was with great grace and joy. He placed in me an…

posted 2014-08-25 06:32:42 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2014-08-24

Miley Wins "Video of the Year," Doesn't Twerk; Beyonce Dominates Performances at 2014 MTV VMAs

After last year's twerk heard 'round the world, what could Miley Cyrus possibly do for an encore at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards?  Take home the Video of the Year trophy in a surprise upset -- and then turn her acceptance speech into a powerful call to action. Miley's "Wrecking Ball" clip beat out much more recent and talked-about clips -- from "Fancy" to "Happy" to "Drunk in Love" -- to take the top prize of the night.  But instead of coming onstage to accept it, Miley sent an unknown young man instead.  Identifying himself as Jesse, he said…

posted 2014-08-24 23:54:41 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Additional MTV Video Music Awards Tidbits

Here's a brief rundown of additional tidbits from the MTV VMAs: --Ariana Grande opened the show with "Break Free," emerging from a rocket ship to sing it.  Nicki Minaj then sang "Anaconda" and did not get bitten by a snake.  Jessie J kicked off "Bang Bang" and both women joined her...the video premiered online shortly afterwards.  Ariana ended up winning Best Pop Video for "Problem" -- it was presented to her by her childhood crush, Jim Carrey, and his Dumb and Dumber To co-star Jeff Daniels. --Katy Perry won Best Female Video for "Dark Horse." She arrived at the VMAs…

posted 2014-08-24 23:52:29 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

MTV VMAs Winners List

Here are the winners for this year's MTV Video Music Awards, held Sunday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California: VIDEO OF THE YEAR Miley Cyrus -- "Wrecking Ball" BEST HIP-HOP Drake ft. Majid Jordan -- "Hold On (We're Going Home)"   BEST MALE Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell -- "Sing"   BEST FEMALE Katy Perry ft. Juicy J -- "Dark Horse"   BEST POP Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea -- "Problem"   BEST ROCK Lorde -- “Royals”   MTV ARTIST TO WATCH Fifth Harmony -- "Miss Movin On"   BEST COLLABORATION Beyoncé ft. Jay Z -- "Drunk in Love" MTV…

posted 2014-08-24 23:50:20 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Guardians of the Galaxy" Jumps Back Top of Box Office

(LOS ANGELES) -- Guardians of the Galaxy climbed back atop the box office this weekend, overtaking Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which had finished first each of the past two weekends.Guardians, the latest movie from Marvel Studios, stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel and the voice of Bradley Cooper. After opening atop the box office and bringing in $94 million in its opening weekend, Guardians finished second behind TMNT each of the past two weeks.Opening in third place was If I Stay, an adaptation of the young adult novel of the same name by Gayle Forman, starring Chloe Grace Moretz,…

posted 2014-08-24 11:54:59 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Shots Fired During Chris Brown's Pre-VMAs Party in Los Angeles

(LOS ANGELES) -- Music producer Suge Knight was among three people injured in a shootout at a pre-MTV Video Music Awards party hosted by Chris Brown at an upscale Los Angeles night club Sunday.The shooting happened at 1:36 a.m. Sunday at 10ak in West Hollywood, where Brown was having an album release party, a source told ABC News. Three people - 49-year-old Knight, a 32-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman - were hospitalized, said Los Angeles police."It was scary," Thomas Clark, an eyewitness in the club, told ABC News.It's unclear what instigated the shooting."I was to the left of Chris…

posted 2014-08-24 10:46:19 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

'Must-Watch' MTV Video Music Awards Air Sunday Night, 'Gargantuan' Beyonce Performance Promised

(NEW YORK) -- The watercooler moment to end all watercooler moments took place at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, when Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus and a giant foam finger twerked their way into TV history. A year later, we're still talking about it and, according to one of the show's producers, that's exactly why you need to tune in to this year's VMAs on Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET/PT."It's one of those moments in popular culture, which I think is a must-watch," says VMA executive producer Garrett English about the telecast, which has been going strong for three…

posted 2014-08-24 08:33:05 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2014-08-23

ISIS the Rock Band Mistaken for the Terrorist Group

(BOSTON) -- The name of the militant Islamic group ISIS is probably one of the most reviled names in the country at the moment. It is also the name of a defunct post-metal rock band with the same name that is getting "off-color comments" on its Facebook page.The rockers may be hard to confuse with Islamic militants, but some have managed it."It certainly caught us off guard," Aaron Harris, the band's former drummer, told ABC News.Even some of their fans have decided to put some distance between themselves and the music."Fans have emailed us that they're reluctant to wear our…

posted 2014-08-23 09:36:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2014-08-22

Stacy Keibler Welcomes Daughter Ava Grace

(LOS ANGELES) -- Actress and host Stacy Keibler has welcomed her baby girl, Ava Grace, on Wednesday and revealed the good news Friday on her website."Jared and I have been blessed with the new love of our lives. Ava Grace was born at home on Wednesday, August 20th," Keibler wrote.She continued, "We've never experienced a level of joy and happiness like this before! Thank you so much for all of the special wishes and positive energy."The former professional wrestler married husband Jared Pobre in March and shortly after announced that she was expecting. She did so by posting a picture…

posted 2014-08-22 18:18:16 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Find Out the Name of Pete Wentz's New Baby Boy

(LOS ANGELES) -- Pete Wentz welcomed his new baby boy, People magazine reports.The rock star, 35, and his girlfriend Meagan Camper had a son, Saint Lazslo, this past Wednesday, his rep confirms."Mom and baby are happy and healthy," the rep said. "They are thrilled at the addition to the family and Bronx is over the moon to be a big brother."Wentz's little boy joins his first son Bronx, 5, with ex Ashlee Simpson.Wentz announced the great news this past February that his girlfriend was expecting."We’re super excited to announce we're expecting a baby," Wentz wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo…

posted 2014-08-22 18:13:35 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Mila Kunis Shares the Advice Robin Williams Gave Her

(LOS ANGELES) -- Mila Kunis worked with Robin Williams in the 2013 film, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn.Before he died, she recalled first meeting the actor when she was a teenager starring in That '70s Show."So many times you meet people they don't impact you. You meet them and they're gracious and they're nice," she told Esquire, "and then there are sometimes when you meet somebody and they say one thing and for the rest of your life you carry that one thing and they don't even know that they impacted your life."Kunis, 31, explained that Kurtwood Smith, her co-star…

posted 2014-08-22 13:11:23 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio