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2016-02-10

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Coming to Broadway

(NEW YORK) -- To Kill a Mockingbird is coming to Broadway. Author Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1960 novel about a young girl’s summer in a small Alabama town during the Great Depression, her noble attorney father, Atticus Finch, and a racially-charged rape trial, will be adapted for Broadway for the first time by Tony award-winning producer Scott Rudin, The New York Times reports.  Aaron Sorkin, who most recently wrote the adapted screenplay for Steve Jobs and is best-known to most for creating TV’s The West Wing, will write the screenplay. To Kill a Mockingbird was made into an Academy Award-winning…

posted 2016-02-10 07:48:25 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Cuba Gooding Jr., Malcolm-Jamal Warner Recall Recreating Bronco Chase for "American Crime Story"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Tuesday night's episode of the FX series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story recreated the former football star's famous slow-speed Bronco chase from two decades ago.  Cuba Gooding Jr. plays O.J. Simpson in the series, and he tells ABC Radio that filming those scenes was really emotional for him. He recalls that he wondered, "What the hell did I do to deserve to be here right now, sticking that gun in my mouth, take after take?" Malcolm-Jamal Warner co-stars as Simpson friend and Bronco driver A.C. Cowlings. He says that because things were so tense…

posted 2016-02-10 05:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Ryan Reynolds Pretty Sure He Didn't Leak Test Footage That Led to "Deadpool"

(NEW YORK) -- The first faithful version of the R-rated comic book series Deadpool hits theaters Friday. The movie, which stars Ryan Reynolds as the motor-mouthed mercenary Wade Wilson, who is left with superhuman healing powers after a secret government experiment, has had a long road to theaters. Wilson/Deadpool was first seen in theaters in 2009 in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, with Reynolds playing a version of the character so dissimilar to the source material that some fans went full-on nerd rage.  However, Reynolds wasn't to blame, and he made no secret of his desire to someday bring an accurate version…

posted 2016-02-10 05:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Fuller House" Cast Reveals First Official Trailer

(NEW YORK) -- The official trailer for Fuller House is reminding everyone that family is forever. Fuller House stars Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss the upcoming Full House revival. The first official trailer for the Netflix original show was also revealed. The trailer shows Cameron Bure, Sweetin and Barber as their Full House characters D.J. Tanner -- now D.J. Tanner-Fuller -- Stephanie Tanner and Kimmy Gibler, respectively. The women are joined by former cast members John Stamos as Jesse Katsopolis, Bob Saget as Danny Tanner, Dave Coulier as Joey…

posted 2016-02-10 05:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2016-02-09

Whoopi Goldberg on Board for "White Rabbit Red Rabbit" Play

(NEW YORK) -- Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winner Whoopi Goldberg is showing no signs of slowing down. Even though her daily duties a ringleader of ABC’s chat fest The View could be enough for the average 60-year-old funnywoman, Goldberg is set to return to her theater roots with a performance of the internationally acclaimed Nassim Soleimanpour play White Rabbit Red Rabbit. For the play, the Ghost actress will perform one night only with no rehearsal, no director and no set.  For each performance, an actor is handed a script for the first time as they step onto stage. …

posted 2016-02-09 18:00:29 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Hugh Jackman Undergoes Skin Cancer Treatment on His Nose

(NEW YORK) -- Hugh Jackman has again been treated for skin cancer on his nose, he revealed Monday. The X-Men star shared a picture of himself on Instagram, sporting a bandage on his nose, along with the caption, "An example of what happens when you don't wear sunscreen. Basal Cell. The mildest form of cancer but serious, nonetheless. PLEASE USE SUNSCREEN and get regular check-ups." Jackman's rep tells People magazine the procedure was a success, explaining, "He had a basal cell removed [Monday] morning. The margins are clear and he's fine." The 47-year-old actor has had several procedures on his…

posted 2016-02-09 14:00:27 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"The People vs. O.J. Simpson" Sets Record

(NEW YORK) -- The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story has set a record for cable's FX channel. The series debut was the most-watched original scripted series premiere in FX history. It drew a total of 12 million viewers, including on-demand and DVR viewings three days after its February 2 debut. The People vs. O.J. Simpson, based on the 1995 murder trial of the former football great, stars Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson, Courtney B. Vance as defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, John Travolta as defense attorney Robert Shapiro, and Sarah Paulson as proscutor Marcia Clark. Copyright © 2016,…

posted 2016-02-09 14:00:27 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Sylvester Stallone Says He Considered Boycotting the Oscars

(LOS ANGELES) -- The topic of diversity in Hollywood and within the Academy was addressed by several stars Monday at the Oscar nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills. Sylvester Stallone, a best supporting actor contender for Creed, made headlines by saying he had been open to the idea of boycotting the upcoming Oscars ceremony, due to the all-white field of acting nominees. He says he left it up to Creed director Ryan Coogler, who is black, to make the call. Stallone shared, “I said, ‘If you want me to go, I’ll go, if you don’t, I won’t.’ And he goes, ‘No,…

posted 2016-02-09 10:00:23 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Girls" Star Lena Dunham Taking Time Off for "Chronic" Illness

(NEW YORK) -- The HBO show Girls is back for its fifth season later this month, but its biggest star will not be making press appearances due to a "chronic condition." Lena Dunham took to Instagram Monday to write, "I just wanted to let you know that, while I am so excited for Girls to return on Feb 21, I won't be out and about doing press for the new season. As many of you know I have endometriosis, a chronic condition that affects approximately 1 in 10 women's reproductive health." The writer and creator of the show, 29, added…

posted 2016-02-09 10:00:23 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"The Bachelor" Recap: Shocking Eliminations in the Bahamas

(NEW YORK) -- Monday night's episode of The Bachelor picked up where last week's episode left off: with Ben Higgins having a private chat with Olivia after he received several complaints about her from the other women. Olivia played the victim, saying she has a target on her back and that her fellow bachelorettes were put off by her aggressiveness in pursuing Ben. The conversation wasn't going to have any immediate effects on Olivia's status on the show, since she earned the previous group date rose. But things would change for her soon enough. At the rose ceremony, Jennifer was…

posted 2016-02-09 05:01:10 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Ryan Reynolds Says He's "Always Related" to Foul-Mouthed, Violent Superhero, Deadpool

(NEW YORK) -- Deadpool, opening Friday, is the latest flick about a Marvel superhero to hit the big screen.  But unlike previous Marvel heroes you've seen, Deadpool doesn't play nice.  He's a foul-mouthed, uncensored and mentally unstable mercenary whose story is so edgy, it took years for a studio to agree to actually make a movie about him.  But despite his R-rated ways, Ryan Reynolds, who plays Wade Wilson/Deadpool, says he's never felt so close to a character before. "There's just a kind of a weird symmetry between our personalities and I don't know exactly what that is, but it…

posted 2016-02-09 05:01:07 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2016-02-08

President Obama to Appear on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"

(NEW YORK) -- President Obama will want to pack his dancing shoes for his trip to California this week, as he is set to make a special in-studio appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday, February 12. The announcement was sent out through Ellen DeGeneres' Twitter account, including a joke that the president would be participating in a game of "Never Have I Ever" with the host. The taped appearance will be the first time a sitting president appears in studio on the show. Obama was last interviewed in 2014 by Ellen DeGeneres in a two-way camera interview from the…

posted 2016-02-08 18:00:10 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio