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2015-03-06

Movie Review: “Chappie” (Rated R)

(NEW YORK) -- My visceral reaction to writer-director Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie? I loved it! My critical, discerning reaction to Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie? It’s got some issues. Johannesburg, South Africa -- Jo’burg, as it’s called here -- is fraught with crime. Instead of solving the issue through better governance, education and extracurricular youth programs (which makes for boring sci-fi), the city becomes the first in the world to utilize a police force of gun-wielding law enforcement robots called Scouts.  Stop me if you’ve heard this concept before.If you’ve seen the trailer for Chappie, it immediately conjures up memories of RoboCop, The…

posted 2015-03-06 02:59:33 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2015-03-05

Harrison Ford Injured in Plane Crash

(VENICE, Calif.) -- Harrison Ford was injured when the World War II-era single-engine plane he was piloting crashed on a golf course near Santa Monica, California. Ford, 72, was forced to make an emergency landing at Penmar Golf Course, just west of Santa Monica Municipal Airport, at 2:20 p.m. PST on Thursday after the engine of the Ryan ST3KR plane he was flying failed, said NTSB and Los Angeles fire officials. He was taken to a nearby hospital in "fair to moderate" condition, said Patrick Butler with the Los Angeles Fire Department. Ford was "banged up" and receiving medical care,…

posted 2015-03-05 20:56:50 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Kelly Clarkson Fires Back at Fat Shamer

(NEW YORK) -- Kelly Clarkson doesn't care what anyone thinks about her weight, not even Britain's "most hated woman." The singer came under fire last month after showing off a fuller figure during an appearance on the British show Graham Norton Live. Journalist and reality star Katie Hopkins, known as "the most hated woman in Britain," blasted Clarkson's size on Twitter. "What happened to Kelly Clarkson?" Hopkins wrote on Feb. 20. "Did she eat all of her backing singers? Happily I have wide-screen." She went on: "Darling, if you had a baby a year ago, that is not baby weight.…

posted 2015-03-05 15:08:48 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Martha Stewart to 'Roast' Justin Bieber

(NEW YORK) -- Say what?! Martha Stewart is slated to roast Justin Bieber, 21, later this month for his Comedy Central special that airs later this month. The mogul will join roastmaster Kevin Hart for the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber, which also features Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Shaquille O’Neal, according to a release on the network's website. Hart recently dished to MTV on what to expect from the highly-anticipated roast. "He'll be fine, that's a great friend of mine. I'm not going to be malicious, we'll throw a couple jabs here and there, but it's all about setting…

posted 2015-03-05 15:00:49 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Mary Mary Says New Season of Reality Show Is About 'Evolving'

(NEW YORK) -- Season four of Mary Mary's hit self-titled WeTV reality show won't be like the last. Last year, the gospel duo took a break from creating music together, split from their longtime manager, and endured the death of their father. As if that wasn't enough, Tina Campbell revealed that her husband, American Idol drummer Teddy Campbell, was unfaithful to her. So why did the ladies keep cameras rolling? "We had to come back because we believed that [if] we allowed to show the bad then you have to see the good," Erica Campbell tells ABC Radio. "I was like,…

posted 2015-03-05 11:58:41 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Neil Patrick Harris Doesn't Think He'll Host Oscars Again

(LOS ANGELES) -- Neil Patrick Harris had some big shoes to fill as host of the 87th Oscars following Ellen Degeneres.The reception of Harris was split, some liking what the How I Met Your Mother star had to bring to the table -- magic, dancing, sarcastic jokes -- while others were not so welcoming.Harris, 41, told the Huffington Post in a recent interview that he doesn't think he'll come back and host again."I don’t know that my family nor my soul could take it," he said. "It’s a beast. It was fun to check off the list, but for the…

posted 2015-03-05 11:04:21 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Bobbi Kristina Brown Turned 22 Wednesday

(NEW YORK) -- Bobbi Kristina Brown turned 22 on Wednesday.The daughter and only child of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston has remained in a medically-induced coma at a hospital in Georgia since she was found face-down in a bathtub in late January.In a message posted Wednesday on WhitneyHouston.com, Patricia Houston, the late singer's sister-in-law and the president of The Whitney Houston Estate, writes, “Today is Bobbi Kristina's 22nd birthday and we ask you to continue to keep her in your prayers as she is still fighting the battle of her life.” 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…

posted 2015-03-05 08:32:30 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Who Told Patricia Arquette to Straighten Her Teeth?

(NEW YORK) — Oscar winner Patricia Arquette says she was voted "best looking" in ninth grade, but one male classmate shocked her when he suggested that she straighten her teeth so she could pose for Playboy."I said, 'Why would I want to be in Playboy?'" Arquette recalled in an interview with People magazine. "I just didn't want to look perfect. I didn't want to have to change myself to be attractive. I didn't think that was my responsibility."Arquette admitted it wasn't just her classmates who made the suggestion. Her parents even told her to straighten her teeth. The actress said…

posted 2015-03-05 05:37:24 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

“Captain America” Sequel Leads Nominees for Saturn Awards

(LOS ANGELES) — Captain America: The Winter Soldier leads the nominees for this year's Saturn Awards, honoring the best in the sci-fi, fantasy and horror entertainment genres.The second Captain America installment earned 11 nominations, one more than Interstellar and two more than Guardians of the Galaxy.The Walking Dead is tops among TV shows with seven nominations.The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films will stage its 41st Annual Saturn Awards on June 25.A complete list of nominees is available on SaturnAwards.org. 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 reserved.

posted 2015-03-05 05:32:37 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Website Reveals the Most Popular Locations of ‘Daily Doubles’ on a “Jeopardy!” Board

(NEW YORK) — If you're ever a contestant on Jeopardy! make sure to concentrate on the high-value squares -- not just because you could win more money that way, but also because you have a better chance of landing a "Daily Double."The website Flowing Data, using information from the 30-plus-year history of the show's current version collected by J! Archive, determined how likely it is to score a "Daily Double" on each square on the Jeopardy! board. Your best shot: the fourth box down in the first column. A "Daily Double" was there eight percent of the time.About 38 percent…

posted 2015-03-05 05:30:28 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Conan O'Brien Sings, Learns Spanish, Visits Cigar Factory During Cuba-Themed “Conan”

(LOS ANGELES) -- Conan O'Brien's trip to Cuba last month aired Wednesday night on TBS as a special episode of his late-night show, Conan.O'Brien participated in a series of adventures in the island country designed mainly to poke fun at himself. For example, he learned salsa music from a local musician, and at one point he sang Spanish gibberish as a band played behind him. A sample lyric: "Hamburger milk/Go away chair."  Later, he attempted to brush up on his Spanish by receiving lessons. He asked his teacher how to say "I am America's biggest star" in Spanish, followed by…

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

"American Crime" Creator Says His Show Reflects How ‘We’re Living in a Different Country’

(NEW YORK) — With diversity such a hot topic in Hollywood at the moment, ABC is premiering a new drama Thursday night that its creator says "really reflects the way we are in America right now."Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave writer John Ridley is behind American Crime, starring Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton. It tells the story of a home invasion murder and the aftermath, from different perspectives.Ridley says his project explores various races and faiths, but it's "not just about giving a nod to diversity." He tells ABC Radio, "We're living in a different country and the entertainment, the…

posted 2015-03-05 05:23:26 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio