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2017-03-10

Vinny Guadagnino: After "Jersey Shore," Now "Eating America" with his Ma

(NEW YORK) --  Vinny Guadagnino -- better known to some as "Vinny from Jersey Shore" -- recently hit the road with his mom, Paola, to expand her culinary horizons in the Cooking Channel show Vinny and Ma Eat America.  The family matriarch immigrated from Sicily to Staten Island, New York, and never left, Vinny tells ABC Radio. She's a great cook, Vin assured us, but usually only makes -- and eats -- her own Italian food.All that changed when they took their televised road trip. "It was the little things that shocked us," Vin laughs. "Like, we knew when we…

posted 2017-03-10 18:00:50 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Vinny Guadagnino: No more "Jersey Shore," now and "Eating America" with his Ma

(NEW YORK) --  Vinny Guadagnino -- better known to some as "Vinny from Jersey Shore" -- recently hit the road with his mom, Paola, to expand her culinary horizons in the Cooking Channel show Vinny and Ma Eat America.  The family matriarch immigrated from Sicily to Staten Island, New York, and never left, Vinny tells ABC Radio. She's a great cook, Vin assured us, but usually only makes -- and eats -- her own Italian food.All that changed when they took their televised road trip. "It was the little things that shocked us," Vin laughs. "Like, we knew when we…

posted 2017-03-10 18:00:50 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Report: Brandon Mychal Smith to replace Nick Cannon on "AGT "

(LOS ANGELES) -- Actor Brandon Mychal Smith has reportedly been chosen to replace Nick Cannon as the host of America's Got Talent after negotiations with Marlon Wayans fell apart. A source tells TMZ that Smith, who was reported to be one of the top three hosting contenders for AGT, is set to sign on as AGT host within the next few days. According to the site, Marlon was the show's first choice, but the actor-comedian reportedly wanted more money than the network was willing to pay. Smith, who stars as Sam Dresden on the FX's comedy You're the Worst, is said to be a more cost-effective and conservative choice for the network than…

posted 2017-03-10 14:00:44 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Kerry Washington to produce film adaptation of "The Mothers"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Kerry Washington is stepping away from the camera for the upcoming Warner Bros. film, The Mothers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Washington will serve as a producer on the upcoming film adaptation of Brit Bennett's New York Times bestseller The Mothers.  It follows Nadia, a grieving teen who starts a relationship with a pastor's son and becomes pregnant. Bennett, who is set to write the script, will serve as executive producer. HBO's Confirmation, which was Kerry's first project under her Simpson Street production banner, earned the actress an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of Anita Hill. The Mothers will be Simpson Street's first official project for…

posted 2017-03-10 12:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Everything you need to know about "Thor: Ragnarok"

(NEW YORK) -- If you exclude the post-credit scenes of Doctor Strange, we haven't seen Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for quite some time. Thor: Ragnarok, out November 3, reunites Chris Hemsworth's hero with Tom Hiddleston's Loki. Some details of the plot now have been revealed, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. We last saw Loki impersonating his adoptive father Odin. Now we learn that he might be to blame for the reappearance of Cate Blanchett's Hela, the main villain in this film. After seemingly losing a confrontation with her, Thor finds himself in Sakaar, a planet ruled by Grandmaster, played by none other than Jeff Goldblum.…

posted 2017-03-10 10:00:28 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Bachelor in Paradise" stars Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert expecting first child

(LOS ANGELES) -- Jade Roper and husband Tanner Tolbert are expecting a baby. The couple, who met on season two of Bachelor in Paradise and became engaged on the season finale, announced her pregnancy on social media Wednesday. "We're crazy grateful to finally announce a little secret we've been keeping!" Jade said in a tweet . "We're absolutely head over heels in love already!" Tolbert also posted to Twitter a collage of pregnancy announcement photos, cleverly set to Justin Beiber's hit "Baby." Roper and Tolbert married in a televised ceremony that aired on Valentine's Day 2016. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017-03-10 08:00:20 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Scandal Recap: "They All Bow Down"

(LOS ANGELES) -- On Thursday night's Scandal episode, "They All Bow Down," Mellie Grant and Jake Ballard are seen in a flashback on a stage accepting the Republican presidential & vice presidential nominations. As the flashback continues, Jake reveals to his wife Vanessa that he is at odds with campaign manager Olivia Pope because he feels like her puppet. Vanessa tries to console him, explaining that it will all be worth it because once he’s vice president – he’ll have the chance to be president and have all the “power.” In present day, Jake and his wife are now at odds, but…

posted 2017-03-10 08:00:20 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Kong: Skull Island" and "Personal Shopper" among this week's new movie releases

(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday: * Kong: Skull Island -- John Goodman stars in this adventure film about an expedition to an uncharted island in the Pacific, which uncovers an array of prehistoric monsters, including King Kong. Also starring Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston and John C. Riley. Rated PG-13. * Personal Shopper -- Kristen Stewart plays a young woman in Paris hired as a personal shopper for a celebrity in this drama. Possessed with the ability to communicate with ghosts, she tries to contact her recently deceased twin brother, but begins hearing messages from an unknown source as well. Rated R. Copyright ©…

posted 2017-03-10 05:00:15 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-03-09

Watch: Marlon Wayans relives the same nightmare in "Naked"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Netflix has released the the first official trailer for the new Marlon Wayans comedy, Naked. In the one-minute clip, Wayans is seen stuck in time as he repeatedly wakes up naked in an elevator. According to streaming service, Wayans plays groom-to-be Rob Anderson, a happy-go-lucky man who is set to marry Megan, the woman of his dreams, played by Regina Hall. After a night out on the town with his best man, Rob finds himself naked in an elevator, and is forced to repeat the same day over and over. The film, set to be released this summer, is a remake of…

posted 2017-03-09 18:00:40 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

'Game of Thrones' to return July 16

(NEW YORK) -- The wait is over -- winter is (almost) here! Game of Thrones announced Thursday via Facebook live that it will return for season 7 on July 16.  During the announcement, fans were invited to literally help the show melt a virtual block of ice by typing "fire" into the comments field to reveal the date. There were more than 100,000 fans on the stream right after it began. A highlight reel of audio clips followed the date reveal, with show stars like Isaac Hempstead Wright appearing on the stream and asking fans to keep typing in "fire"…

posted 2017-03-09 16:14:01 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

First Look: "Jurassic World 2"

(LONDON) -- The sequel to the billion dollar-grossing Jurassic World is underway in the U.K., and director J.A. Bayona has teased fans with a single image from the movie, the fifth adventure based on the late Michael Crichton's dinosaur amusement park novel. The photo shows a museum-style display of massive dinosaur skeletons, and a small girl, shot from behind, peering in wonder at them. "So excited to show you this!!" the director captioned the snap.  The movie, which again stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, was co-written and co-produced by Colin Trevorrow, who directed Jurassic World.  He left the sequel so that he could call the shots on Star Wars: Episode IX.  …

posted 2017-03-09 14:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Hamilton" stars donated salaries to Dress for Success on International Women's Day

(NEW YORK) -- The cast and producers of Hamilton surprised those in attendance last night in New York City by adding an insert into the regular Broadway program. "Ladies and Gentlemen thank you for coming to the show," it read. "We would like to remind everyone that March is National Women's History Month and today is International Women's Day." The note continued that "a group of us at Hamilton have chosen to donate our salaries from tonight's performance to Dress for Success, an international charity that supports women entering the work force. We thank all the women in this building for being here today and celebrating…

posted 2017-03-09 12:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio