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Steve Martin, Sesame Street Albums Added to National Recording Registry

(WASHINGTON) — Albums from Steve Martin and Sesame Street are among the latest recordings to be added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.Martin's second stand-up comedy album, 1978's A Wild and Crazy Guy, is being included, as is 1995's Sesame Street: All-Time Platinum Favorites.Twenty-five recordings in all are being added to the registry. They range from one of the earliest wax cylinder recordings from over 100 years ago, to 1945 radio coverage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's funeral, to Great American Songbook classics like "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive" by Johnny Mercer, and the 1953 recording of "My Funny Valentine"…

posted 2015-03-25 05:59:51 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Fox Sues to Keep “Empire” Title

(NEW YORK) — Fox is suing a record label that has claimed it owns the rights to "Empire" as well as a couple of phrases that include that word, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The network, of course, is the home of a popular hip-hop drama of the same name.The lawsuit targets Empire Distribution, which Fox says has sent letters demanding as much as eight million dollars for what it claims is potential trademark infringement.Fox is arguing, among other things, that Empire Distribution never applied for a federal trademark registration for "Empire," and that an application for a similar term…

posted 2015-03-25 05:44:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Jon Hamm of “Mad Men” Completes Alcohol Rehab, Publicist Says

(NEW YORK) -- Jon Hamm, who plays a hard-drinking advertising man on Mad Men, recently finished rehab for alcohol addiction, his rep said. "With the support of his longtime partner Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm recently completed treatment for his struggle with alcohol addiction. They have asked for privacy and sensitivity going forward," his publicist said in a statement on Tuesday. Hamm has played ad executive Don Draper in the AMC drama series Mad Men since 2007. The red carpet premiere of the final season is Wednesday night in Los Angeles. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights…

posted 2015-03-25 05:35:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Vin Diesel Predicts Oscar Win for “Furious 7”

(NEW YORK) — Vin Diesel has high expectations for the latest movie in the Fast and the Furious series; very high expectations.Diesel believes Furious 7 will become "the biggest movie in history." He declared to Variety, "It will probably win best picture at the Oscars, unless the Oscars don’t want to be relevant ever."The actor repeated his prediction, then stated to the publication, "There is nothing that will ever come close to the power of this thing."Diesel -- who recently welcomed a baby daughter, Pauline, named after his late co-star Paul Walker -- said the "emotionally powerful" sequel was successful…

posted 2015-03-25 05:31:48 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Fifty Shades of Grey" DVD Will Include Alternate Ending

(NEW YORK) — Fifty Shades of Grey is coming to DVD and Blu-ray this May -- with a new ending to watch.It was announced Tuesday that the unrated digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray releases of the box office hit will include an alternate ending.It remains to be seen what that ending will be, though The Hollywood Reporter noted in February that director Sam Taylor-Johnson's preferred conclusion to the film was not used. Instead, the theatrical version concluded the way series author E.L. James envisioned it would.   Fifty Shades of Grey, starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan as Anastasia Steele and…

posted 2015-03-25 05:26:42 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Barely Famous" Creators Mean No Harm in New Satire Series

(NEW YORK) — The daughters of mega-successful music producer David Foster, Sara and Erin, are the stars of a new show, Barely Famous. Although it acts and feels like a reality show, don't be fooled. It's actually a docu-style comedy series that pokes fun at everything that's wrong with celebrity-hungry Hollywood."This is not a reality show. Nothing in this show is real. Everyone you see in this show playing the supporting roles are all actors," Erin tells ABC Radio. "We just wanted to sort of create a crazy outrageous over-the-top show about two girls desperate to be famous and you…

posted 2015-03-25 05:22:12 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio


Celine Dion Gets Emotional About Caring for Husband Battling Cancer

(LAS VEGAS) -- Celine Dion will soon return to the Las Vegas stage after taking a year off to care for her manager and husband, René Angélil, but her road back has not been easy. Dion, 46, revealed in an interview with ABC News’ Deborah Roberts that Angélil, 73, has to be fed by a feeding tube because of his throat cancer. “He can’t eat so I feed him,” Dion told Roberts during the interview in Las Vegas, which Angélil attended. “He’s got a feeding tube. I have to feed him three times a day.” Dion and Angélil have been…

posted 2015-03-24 15:11:12 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

“19 Kids and Counting's” Jill Duggar Dillard's Pregnancy: Her Due Date Is Today

(NEW YORK) -- Jill Dillard's due date is Tuesday, but the 19 Kids and Counting star has yet to welcome her first baby with husband Derick Dillard, reports People magazine. "I have told myself, 'First-time moms often go a week and a half over, so don't get discouraged,'" Dillard, 23, told the magazine. "The baby will come when the baby comes." With the baby coming any minute now, here's a look back at the reality star's very public pregnancy: It all started with a sweet picture of the couple holding two baby shoes! And the nickname "Baby Dilly." "We're expecting!!!…

posted 2015-03-24 14:58:12 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Bethenny Frankel Admits Maybe She's Too Thin

(NEW YORK) -- Bethenny Frankel admitted sometimes she might be too thin. On Monday's Watch What Happens Live, host Andy Cohen brought up the time last summer when the Internet went crazy after Frankel squeezed into her daughter Bryn's pajamas. "It was a joke, just like putting on a mask," she said, adding it became "pajama gate." Frankel, 44, said she never got bothered by all the backlash. But Cohen said the social media moment spurred comments about how "thin you are." "There's always a dialogue about that -- and when you have a brand called Skinnygirl, you are looking…

posted 2015-03-24 14:50:25 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Iggy Azalea Says She Has Breast Implants

(NEW YORK) -- Iggy Azalea is opening up about past plastic surgery. The "Fancy" singer got breast implants recently, she told Vogue. "Four months ago, I got bigger boobs!" she told the magazine, when asked about her body. "I’d thought about it my entire life." Azalea, 24, told the magazine that, in some ways, her choice to go under the knife was practical. Now that she's had the procedure, she doesn't need to pad her stage costumes and she can wear different kinds of lingerie. While she worried at first that her decision would negatively influence her young fans, she…

posted 2015-03-24 14:40:23 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"The X-Files" Is Returning for Six Episodes

(LOS ANGELES) -- The X-Files is returning to Fox for six episodes, and David Duchovny, 54, and Gillian Anderson, 46, will reprise their roles as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. “I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” series creator Chris Carter said in a statement. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.” Carter will oversee the reboot, which is set to air this summer. The X-Files ended in 2002, though it was revived for a feature film, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, in 2008.…

posted 2015-03-24 12:41:56 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Dancing with the Stars" Recap: Redfoo Is the First to Go

(LOS ANGELES) -- Redfoo of the "Party Rock Anthem" duo LMFAO was the first celebrity eliminated from season 20 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars Monday night.The couple with the lowest combined total of judges’ scores and viewers’ votes from the previous week’s performances is eliminated.The judges were not impressed by Redfoo’s Cha Cha technique during his performance on the March 16 premiere -- although they did commend his showmanship.Redfoo and model Charlotte McKinney were tied for the bottom spot on the leaderboard after their respective season premiere performances.Ironically, Redfoo earned one of the highest scores Monday night for a…

posted 2015-03-24 10:08:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio