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Final "Hunger Games" Film Makes $100M, Short of Previous Debuts

(LOS ANGELES) -- The fourth and final Hunger Games movie had a big debut over the weekend -- though not as big as the openings for the previous films in the series. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2 earned an estimated 101 million dollars from Friday through Sunday. It's the smallest-grossing open of any Hunger Games movie. The second movie in the franchise, Catching Fire, had the most successful debut, collecting 158.1 million dollars in 2013. Last year's Mockingjay -- Part 1 scored 121.9 million. The previous box office champ, the James Bond movie Spectre, fell to second place, raising 14.6 million dollars. The R-rated holiday comedy The Night…

posted 2015-11-23 06:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

American Music Awards Winners List

(LOS ANGELES) -- Here's the winners list for the 2015 American Music Awards, held Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles: ARTIST OF THE YEAR One Direction NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S Sam Hunt SONG OF THE YEAR Taylor Swift, “Blank Space” COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR UNLEASHED BY T-MOBILE Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber ,“Where Are Ü Now" FAVORITE MALE ARTIST -- POP/ROCK Ed Sheeran FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST -- POP/ROCK Ariana Grande FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP -- POP/ROCK One Direction FAVORITE ALBUM -- POP/ROCK Taylor Swift, 1989 FAVORITE MALE ARTIST -- COUNTRY Luke Bryan…

posted 2015-11-23 05:40:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio


"Toy Story" Celebrates 20th Anniversary on Sunday

(NEW YORK) -- To infinity and beyond! Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the Disney-Pixar classic Toy Story. On November 22, 1995, we were introduced to the cowboy doll Woody, voiced by Tom Hanks; the spaceman toy Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Tim Allen; Don Rickles' interpretation of Mr. Potato Head; Jim Varney's Slinky Dog; Wallace Shawn's green dinosaur Rex; John Ratzenberger's Hamm piggy bank; and other beloved characters from the franchise. In the original Toy Story -- the first theatrical film produced by Pixar -- Woody becomes jealous when his owner, a young boy named Andy, receives a Buzz Lightyear figure, which becomes his favorite toy. Woody and Buzz…

posted 2015-11-22 06:00:16 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio


American Music Awards Producer Previews Sunday Night's Star-Studded Show

(NEW YORK) -- The American Music Awards this Sunday night will be chock-full of huge star performances, from Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Coldplay and Gwen Stefani, to One Direction, WALK THE MOON, Meghan Trainor and more.  The show's executive producer, though, says one particular performance will be "mind-boggling." Pentatonix, the chart-topping a cappella vocal group, will perform the iconic score from Star Warsduring the show.  Executive producer Larry Klein tells ABC Radio, "We have a huge orchestra on stage doing the Star Wars theme with Pentatonix and their a cappella voices, with the clips of Star Wars going on the entire performance behind them." Klein says he's also looking forward to The Weeknd performing his hit "The…

posted 2015-11-21 06:00:27 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio


Report: Charlie Sheen Planning to Write a Memoir

(LOS ANGELES) -- After revealing earlier this week he is HIV-positive, Charlie Sheen reportedly is set to further discuss the diagnosis in a memoir. Entertainment Tonight reports Sheen's manager, Mark Burg, is meeting with publishers regarding the potential book, which would also reflect on his acting career. Sheen, 50, confirmed on NBC's Today show on Tuesday morning that he's HIV-positive. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2015-11-20 18:00:54 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Jimmy Fallon Saves a Couple of Adele Fans After They're Scammed

(NEW YORK) -- Jimmy Fallon came to the rescue of a couple of Adele fans who got scammed ahead of the singer’s New York City Radio City Music Hall concert on Tuesday. Connecticut-based first-grade teacher Kristen Smith, 24, tells Us Weekly that her friend Mary Kate Romano's father gave them Adele tickets at the last minute, but when they showed up to the venue they found out the tickets were phonies. “We walked to the door to get in and the guy scanned the tickets and told us they were fake,” recalls Smith. “We were both so disappointed and sad that we made the trip into NYC…

posted 2015-11-20 15:00:55 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Olivia Munn Blasts Media Outlets Connecting Her to Green Bay Packers' Losing Streak

(NEW YORK) -- Actress Olivia Munn lashed out at a couple of media outlets for writing articles based on a comment from a football fan blaming her for the Green Bay Packers' recent lackluster play. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who's been dating the 35-year-old actress for over a year, has been struggling over the past few weeks, and the fan speculates she's the cause. Munn posted a message on Twitter that read, "If ur going to validate a 'fan's' comments about me, please also include if he's a racist." She included a link to the fan's Disqus website. She followed that up with a second post calling out…

posted 2015-11-20 13:00:47 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Kym Whitley Returns for New Season of "Raising Whitley"

(NEW YORK) -- Kym Whitley returns for a third season of Raising Whitley, which centers on her life raising her 5-year-old adopted son, Joshua. The comedienne tells ABC Radio that she informs her son that he isn't her biological child this season. "You know, you start the conversation now at least introduce them to the word so it won't be so shocking as they get older," she says, explaining why she chose now to reveal his adoption status. "You know, [I say] 'Adopted!' or 'you're adopted!' Or you know, 'Adoption...You think we should adopt another kid?'" Whitley recalls that the experience was scary, adding jokingly, "I…

posted 2015-11-20 13:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Ryan Seacrest Says Former "American Idol" Judges Will Appear in Final Season

(LOS ANGELES) -- American Idol has a special treat in store for its longtime fans when it airs its 15th and final season next year. Host Ryan Seacrest has revealed that all of the singing competition's former judges will make an appearance in some capacity. "I've spoken to all of them recently and we as a team have talked to them about coming back to do something for the final season. They are going to do it, it's just a matter of figuring what to do with them," he explains to Access Hollywood. That would seem to include the three original judges: Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy…

posted 2015-11-20 11:00:47 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Julianne Hough: Bindi Irwin or Nick Carter Will Likely Win "Dancing with the Stars"

(NEW YORK) -- Season 21 of Dancing with the Stars is down to just four finalists and judge Julianne Hough said Thursday while the competition is tight, she has two guesses on who may take home the Mirrorball trophy. "My frontrunner would probably be Bindi [Irwin] or Nick [Carter],” Hough told ABC News. Irwin is partnered with Hough’s brother, Derek, while Backstreet Boys band member Carter is partnered with Sharna Burgess. Hough, who transitioned from Dancing pro to judge, called this season of the show "probably one of the tightest competitions" she’s seen in the show’s history, which means the other two finalists left in the competition are strong contenders too. "At the same time Carlos [PenaVega] has…

posted 2015-11-20 10:00:40 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Kim Kardashian Says Kris Jenner's Much Younger Boyfriend Makes Her 'Happy'

(LOS ANGELES) -- Kim Kardashian said she approves of her mother Kris Jenner's relationship with her much younger boyfriend, Corey Gamble. "It's been so much fun just to see my mom happy," Kardashian told People. "My mom has had such a hard year and I think it's been refreshing to see her have a good time." Jenner, 60, began dating the music manager, 35, last fall, about a month after filing for divorce from her husband of 23 years, Bruce Jenner, who recently transitioned to Caitlyn Jenner. "He's such a nice person," Kardashian said of Gamble. "She can connect with him and go to the movies…

posted 2015-11-20 09:00:40 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Scandal" Recap: Moving Out of the White House

(NEW YORK) -- On the winter finale of Scandal, Olivia Pope was still getting used to becoming America's first lady, but it was obvious she didn't like her new status. Even former chief of staff Elizabeth Norton called Liv a "trophy wife" -- a title she clearly despised. Still, President Fitzgerald Grant was thrilled -- not only were his poll numbers up, he was set to pass a new bill. But "former" first lady Mellie Grant tried to block the bill because it gave Planned Parenthood only discretionary funding. And although most of the senators wanted to break for holiday, Mellie began a filibuster to try and delay the bill. Fitz took…

posted 2015-11-20 08:30:09 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio