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The cast of 'Beauty and the Beast' dishes on the upcoming remake

(LOS ANGELES) -- The cast of the upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast praised the remake of the classic animated fairy tale as "feminist" in an interview with ABC News' Juju Chang that aired in part today on Good Morning America."I can't believe I'm getting to live out my, one of my childhood fantasies," Emma Watson said of playing the role of Belle, adding that she, "felt pressure to live up to" the character on screen.Emma Thompson, who brings to life the beloved character of Mrs. Potts, also called Belle "a good feminist," adding, "Beauty and the Beast is one of the only fairy tales with a really…

posted 2017-03-07 18:00:57 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Celebrities react to Ben Carson's "other immigrants" comment

(WASHINGTON) -- Dr. Ben Carson, the newly appointed secretary of Housing and Urban Development, sparked controversy yesterday when, in a speech to agency workers, he appeared to describe slaves as "immigrants."  Those comments sparked a social media outcry from some notable celebrities. “There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less," said Carson. "But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughter, grandsons, granddaughters, great grandsons, great granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.” Whoopi Goldberg also voiced her thoughts tweeting, "most immigrants come here voluntarily," but…

posted 2017-03-07 14:00:55 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Tom Hiddleston Talks Conjuring King Kong

(NEW YORK) -- Thanks to his work in the Marvel movies, Tom Hiddleston is used to working with special effects and digital characters -- though none as big as King Kong.  But that's exactly what he, and his all-star castmates needed to do for their new movie Kong: Skull Island. In the film, Hiddleston plays a British solder-turned-mercenary who leads a band of American soldiers and civilians onto the titular island.  It's filled with massive creatures including, of course, King Kong.Obviously, those creatures were added afterward by special effects wizards, which required Hiddleston and his co-stars -- which include Oscar-winner…

posted 2017-03-07 12:00:35 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"The Bachelor" recap: Nick says bye-bye to next season's Bachelorette

(LOS ANGELES) -- On Monday’s new episode of The Bachelor on ABC, Nick Viall narrowed his options to two, following fantasy suite outings in Finland.After her night with Nick, Raven proclaimed him “really good at what he does” and added that she was “really satisfied today,” in a nod to her earlier revelation that the one man she’d been with previously had left her unfulfilled.Next up was Rachel, whose day started with cross-country skiing, even though neither she nor Nick were particularly good at it. The couple’s fun date continued, as they made out while riding in a reindeer-powered sleigh.Rachel…

posted 2017-03-07 10:00:47 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Bill Paxton's death certificate reveals heart defect

(LOS ANGELES) -- Actor Bill Paxton died of stroke days after undergoing surgery to fix an aortic aneurysm and repair a heart defect, according to his death certificate. The 61-year-old actor died on February 25, just 11 days after undergoing surgery to repair the aneurysm and replace a valve in his heart. His death certificate also revealed that the longtime actor, star of films like Twister and Aliens, was born with a form of heart disease called bicuspid aortic valve. It is a birth defect characterized by the aortic valve having only two small leaflets that help regulate blood flow in the heart instead of…

posted 2017-03-07 08:00:37 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

George Michael died of natural causes, says coroner

(LONDON) -- George Michael died of natural causes, according to a British coroner. The singer, who was found dead Christmas Day of last year at age 53, "died of natural causes -- dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver," according to Darren Salter, senior coroner for Oxfordshire, England. Cardiomyopathy is essentially weakened heart muscle, with dilated being its most common form, according to WebMD.  Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle. When Michael was initially discovered, officials said they didn't know the precise cause of death, but that it wasn't suspicious.  Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017-03-07 07:20:45 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Alec Baldwin says his days of playing Donald Trump are numbered

(NEW YORK) -- Parodying Donald Trump has been quite the star turn for Alec Baldwin.  He's even parlayed it into a Baldwin-as-Trump book deal.  But don't expect it do go on for the next four years. On Monday Baldwin told Extra he's not going to be playing Trump forever. “Trump just overwhelmingly lacks any sportsmanship, he remains, bitter and angry, and you just want to look at him and go, ‘You won!'” the actor told Mario Lopez. “His policies aside, which you can hate, I thought he would have just relaxed,” Baldwin said. “The maliciousness of this White House has people worried… that’s why I’m not…

posted 2017-03-07 05:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio


Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira throw "Coming to America" themed birthday party

(ATLANTA) -- Lupita Nyong'o and Walking Dead star Danai Gurira are celebrating their thirties like African royalty. Nyong'o, whose 34th birthday was on March 1, and Gurira, whose 39th birthday was on February 14, celebrated their birthdays over the weekend with a joint Coming to America themed birthday party. Friends of the actresses, who included their Black Panther co-star Chadwick Boseman, attended the party dressed as stars from the popular 80s film. In a series of photos, hashtagged #WakandasInZamunda, Nyong'o documented the festive event. "We love #ComingToAmerica this much!" Nyong'o captioned one photo that showed her and Gurira and another friend in their royal attire. "Joint birthday party shenanigans." The two actresses, who…

posted 2017-03-06 18:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Report: Marlon Wayans in the running to be new "America's Got Talent" host

(LOS ANGELES) -- (NOTE LANGUAGE) Marlon Wayans is reportedly one of the top three contenders for Nick Cannon's former hosting job on America's Got Talent.According to TMZ, AGT creator Simon Cowell has narrowed down his search to three comedians which, in addition to Cannon, include comedian-actor Tone Bell, and Disney star Brandon Mychal Smith.Cannon, who announced on Facebook last month that he was leaving the reality competition show after the network threatened to fire him, offered his thoughts on the reported potential picks."Why they going with the black guy?" he asked jokingly. "I think Mario Lopez should do it! Let…

posted 2017-03-06 14:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Better Call Saul" producers opening real Los Pollos Hermanos pop-up restaurants

(AUSTIN) -- If you've seen an ad recently for Los Pollos Hermanos -- the fictional fast-food chicken chain that exists in the universe of AMC's Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul -- you probably thought it was a gag...but it's not. Kinda. The producers of Better Caul Saul are planning to open actual pop-up locations of Los Pollos Hermanos in Austin, Texas during the SXSW Festival.  “Fans can visit the baddest fast food chain around and sample Gus Fring’s famous curly fries,” a press release from the network reads.  Additional SXS events will include autograph signings with Emmy-winning Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk and Giancarlo Esposito, who played Breaking…

posted 2017-03-06 12:00:34 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Chrissy Teigen opens up about battle with postpartum depression

(LOS ANGELES) -- Model, Lip Sync Battle co-host, and author Chrissy Teigen has opened up for the first time about her secret battle with postpartum depression and anxiety in a personal essay she wrote for Glamour magazine. "I didn't think it could happen to me. I have a great life. I have all the help I could need. But postpartum does not discriminate," Teigen wrote. "I'm speaking up now because I want people to know it can happen to anybody and I don't want people who have it to feel embarrassed or to feel alone." Teigen gave birth to her first child, daughter Luna Simone Stephens, on April…

posted 2017-03-06 10:00:18 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Deadpool 2" sneak hits theaters, Internet

(LOS ANGELES) -- Deadpool fans who caught the opening weekend of Logan, the third and final Wolverine movie starring Hugh Jackman, were also treated to a teaser clip for the next movie featuring the R-rated anti-hero, starring Ryan Reynolds. Reynolds also posted the clip to his YouTube page, but before you get your hopes up, the teaser doesn't reveal anything in the way of plot detail, or offer a hint as to the release date, except for the graphic, "Coming not soon enough" at the end. The video opens with Wade Wilson -- aka Deadpool -- walking down a deserted city street, when he…

posted 2017-03-06 08:00:18 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio