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2017-05-24

Two new "Spider-Man: Homecoming" trailers drop

(LOS ANGELES) -- If you're a Spider-Man fan, here's a nice way to start your day.  We've got two brand-new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailers to enjoy this morning. The domestic trailer gives us pretty much what we've seen before -- lots of shots of Peter Parker enjoying his new Tony Stark-designed spider suit, with Stark telling him to keep things simple and Spidey complaining about why he can't play with the big boys -- aka The Avengers. The international trailer, however, gives us lots of new footage and more plot details than ever.  Michael Keaton's bad guy character, The Vulture, is collecting and cannibalizing high-tech weaponry…

posted 2017-05-24 10:00:34 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Jussie Smollett promises second part of the "Empire" season finale will be the "heaviest" in the series' history

(LOS ANGELES) -- Intrigue, drama and Cookie! The two-part season finale of Empire airs tonight and actor Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal Lyon on the hit television series Empire, tells ABC Radio that fans will witness some jaw-dropping moments that possibly even the most hardcore fans may not have seen coming.  He says, "This one is probably going to be the heaviest coming up, leading into season four as well."  Of course, Empire would be nothing without power duo Cookie and Lucious, and according to Jussie, the on-again, off-again pair just might get their happily-ever-after moment. Jussie adds, "Without giving too much away, we finally see her and…

posted 2017-05-24 08:00:28 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

And the "Dancing with the Stars 24" winner is... Rashad Jennings!

(LOS ANGELES) --  NFL running back Rashad Jennings won the coveted Mirrorball Trophy Tuesday night in the season 24 finale of Dancing with the Stars. In the two and a half hour star-studded show, three finalists squared off in the last round of the competition: Jennings and his partner Emma Slater; two-time World Series champion David Ross and his partner Lindsay Arnold; and Fifth Harmony stunner Normani Kordei with her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy.The night kicked off with a rousing opening number, featuring a reunion of all 12 of this season’s couples, along with judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann…

posted 2017-05-24 05:00:24 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-05-23

Get ready: Jordan Peele's next social thriller gets spring 2019 release date

(LOS ANGELES) -- Fresh off of his Get Out success, Jordan Peele's next social thriller has been given an official release date.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Peele's upcoming film is set to hit theaters on March 15, 2019. Similar to Get Out, Peele will write, direct and produce the untitled project. However, his new feature is said to have a "larger canvas," and a budget five times bigger than his Get Out debut Get Out, which was made for a reported $4.5 million, has grossed nearly $230 million at the worldwide box office since its February 24 release. The filmmaker…

posted 2017-05-23 18:00:46 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot says it's "really magical" to inspire youth with "strong female figure"

(NEW YORK) -- Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, says it’s “really, really magical” to play the most powerful woman in the DC Comics' superhero world.  During an interview with the main cast of the Warner Bros. film, Gadot explained to Good Morning America, "I think it’s so important that girls and boys have a strong female figure to look up to. We always had Superman and Batman, which is awesome, but it’s also very important for all of us to have this amazing character." The actress, who also revealed she was five months pregnant with her youngest daughter while doing re-shoots for the…

posted 2017-05-23 14:00:43 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Janelle Monáe joins Steve Carrell in new drama, "Marwencol"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Janelle Monáe is headed back to the big screen in a new upcoming drama. According to Variety, the singer and Hidden Figures actress will star alongside Steve Carrell and Leslie Mann in the new feature from Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis. The film is based on the 2010 documentary with the same name and follows the true story of Mark Hogencamp, a man who built a miniature town in his garden after recovering from a coma caused by a vicious attack. Details on Monáe’s character have yet to be revealed. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017-05-23 12:00:16 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

ScarJost? Is Scarlett Johansson dating "SNL" star Colin Jost?

(NEW YORK) -- Apparently, Scarlett Johansson's appearance as Ivanka Trump in the opening sketch of Saturday Night Live's season-42 finale this past weekend wasn't the biggets shocker of the night.  The Captain America: Civil War star was spotted making out with Colin Jost, who co-anchors the show's "Weekend Update" segment, at the afterparty held at the ice rink at Rockefeller Center, sources tell the New York Post. “Scarlett and Colin were making out at the bar at the SNL season finale party at 30 Rock...They would make out a bit, then go back to talking,” according the source. “They were at the bar in front of everyone...they made out at least twice...Then…

posted 2017-05-23 10:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Sir Roger Moore, former James Bond actor, dead at 89

(SWITZERLAND) --  Sir Roger Moore, the actor best-known for playing super-spy James Bond in seven films in the 1970s and 1980s, has died. He was 89. Moore's family made the announcement Tuesday morning on his Twitter account.  "With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today, said the statement from his children, Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian. "We are all devastated." The statement declared Moore died in Switzerland "after a short, brave battle with cancer." The message added, "The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it can't be…

posted 2017-05-23 09:24:56 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Universal Pictures reviving "Frankenstein," "Invisible Man" with Javier Bardem and Johnny Depp

(LOS ANGELES) -- The Mummy is just the beginning.It turns out the upcoming Tom Cruise-fronted remake of the classic horror film is the first in a new franchise planned by Universal Pictures to reboot a number of the classic screen monsters it holds the rights too, including Frankenstein and the Invisible Man. Universal is calling the initiative "Dark Universe," and if there was a hint that more was to come, it could perhaps have been found in the fact that Russell Crowe is playing Dr. Henry Jekyll in The Mummy.  But a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde movie is not up next.Next will be a…

posted 2017-05-23 08:00:14 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

James Corden gives impassioned speech about Manchester in 'Late Late Show' cold open

(LOS ANGELES) -- When the tragic news broke about the 22 people who died and 59 others injured after an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in England, The Late Late Show with James Corden was still taping. Corden recorded a two-minute reflection and talked about his native country, speaking highly of the city and offering thoughts and prayers for everyone in Manchester. The complete transcript is below: “Good evening, while taping our show earlier tonight we heard the horrific news coming out of Manchester, in England. There had been an incident at Ariana Grande's concert. There…

posted 2017-05-23 06:20:02 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Zack Snyder departs "Justice League" after family tragedy; Joss Whedon takes over

(NEW YORK) -- Zack Snyder is stepping down as director of Justice League in the wake of his daughter's recent suicide, ABC News has confirmed.  Avengers writer/director Joss Whedon will step in to finish the film. Snyder's 20-year-old daughter, Autumn, took her life in March but it was only recently publicly revealed.  Snyder tells The Hollywood Reporter after he and his wife, Justice League co-producer Deborah Snyder, took two weeks off to deal with the family tragedy, they returned to the film.  "In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work, to just bury myself and see if that was the way through it,” Snyder said. …

posted 2017-05-23 05:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Stars react to explosion at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

(NEW YORK) -- Celebrities are reacting in horror at the news that 22 people are dead and nearly 60 others are injured after a reported explosion took place at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in England on Monday. Ariana's duet partner Nicki Minaj tweeted: "My heart hurts for my sister, Ariana & every family affected by this tragic event in the U.K. Innocent lives lost. I'm so sorry to hear this" Harry Styles wrote: "I'm heartbroken over what happened in Manchester tonight. Sending love to everyone involved. H" Taylor Swift tweeted: "My thoughts, prayers and tears for all…

posted 2017-05-23 01:32:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio