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2017-07-13

Which shows and stars will be recognized when Emmy nominations are announced this morning?

(LOS ANGELES) -- Nominees for the 69th Emmy Awards will be announced Thursday morning beginning at 8:20 a.m. Pacific via live streamed video on Emmys.com. Some Emmy perennials, like Game of Thrones, didn't have new seasons eligible this year, which may open the door for new nominees.  But several long time favorites are likely to be nominated again including HBO's political comedy Veep and its star Julia Louis-Dreyfus.Other longtime Emmy favorites likely to receive nominations include How to Get Away with Murderactress Viola Davis and Transparent actor Jeffrey Tambor.With no Game of Thrones, new shows could make hay like Netflix's Queen Elizabeth bioseries The Crown, and  its lead actress Claire Foy;  Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale and…

posted 2017-07-13 05:00:54 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-07-12

Lucy Liu to direct season 2 premiere of Netflix's "Luke Cage"

(NEW YORK) -- Lucy Liu is stepping behind the camera to lend her talents to Netflix's Marvel superhero series Luke Cage. According to Variety, the actress will direct the Season 2 premiere of the hit series, starring Mike Colter as the bulletproof "Hero for Hire." “What a thrill to collaborate with Marvel and Netflix, two industry titans, who paint our world with inspiring stories and beguiling characters,” Liu said in a statement. “It is such an honor to work with such a passionate and fearless team.” In June, the actress was spotted with Colter in Harlem on set of the…

posted 2017-07-12 18:00:56 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Inside Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich's wedding day

(LOS ANGELES) -- New video footage obtained exclusively by People magazine gives a glimpse of the adorable moment when NHL star Brooks Laich sees his bride, Dancing With the Stars judge Julianne Hough, for the first time on their wedding day. "Oh my God, you're so beautiful," Laich, 34, tearfully says in the clip. The couple tied the knot this past Sunday in front of 200 guests -- including actress Nina Dobrev, actor Aaron Paul, and DWTS pro Mark Ballas -- at an outdoor ceremony in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Derek Hough, Julianne's brother and fellow DWTS pro, served as a groomsman. Hough, 29, donned a custom Marchesa gown, according to People, which Laich gushed over in the video, saying…

posted 2017-07-12 14:04:02 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Black Panther" cast headlines "Entertainment Weekly" Comic-Con preview

(LOS ANGELES) -- Ahead of San Diego's Comic-Con next week, Entertainment Weekly is offering new details about the upcoming Marvel film, Black Panther. On the cover of EW's "Comic-Con Preview" issue, Chadwick Boseman, who plays T'Challa, aka Black Panther; Lupita Nyong'o, who stars as his ex-lover Nakia and Michael B. Jordan, who plays the villain, Erik Killmonger, are suited up in full Black Panther gear. The film's director, Ryan Coogler, says fans will likely have trouble identifying who the bad guys and the good guys are in the film. “In this movie, a lot like politics, it’s a little tricky to define who’s," he explains. "The film very much plays…

posted 2017-07-12 12:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Tarantino's "troupe" members weigh in on his impending retirement

(NEW YORK) -- Variety just reported that Oscar-winning Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs writer-director Quentin Tarantino's next movie will be about the infamous 1969 Charles Manson murders. The project will be the ninth movie from Tarantino, who recently vowed to retire after directing 10 films.  What will he do after that?  Some of his frequent collaborators have some ideas. Tim Roth and Michael Madsen -- who both came to fame in Reservoir Dogs, and who were most recently in Tarantino's Hateful Eight -- told ABC Radio about the game-changing director's future plans. "I think he will do a ton of other things," Roth said, "I don't think that someone with that kind of energy will stop...[H]e can produce,…

posted 2017-07-12 10:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Game of Thrones" star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau teases Jon Snow Spoiler on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones, stopped by ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday night ahead this Sunday’s season premiere and teased Kimmel about a possible Jon Snow reveal, but offered no real spoilers from the new season. Kimmel kicked off the interview with some "unpleasantness," chiding Coster-Waldau for swearing in his last appearance that co-star Kit Harrington's GoT character, Jon Snow was "dead for good." He attempted to sidestep the issue by offering a "spoiler" from the upcoming season about Snow's lineage. "Jon Snow is dead, but Jon Stark Targaryen has risen from the dead," explained Nikolaj. The comment got…

posted 2017-07-12 08:00:42 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Bill Cosby turns 80

(LOS ANGELES) -- A groundbreaking comedian once referred to as "America's Dad" turns 80 today: Bill Cosby.  A veteran of the stand-up scene first came to acclaim opposite Robert Culp in the series I Spy -- the first pairing of interracial leads on a television show in which they were portrayed as equals. While his comedy records became best-sellers, inspiring a new generation of comedians, Cosby soon turned to children's TV, with appearances on the educational show The Electric Company and later the animated Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids in 1971.  However, it was 1984's The Cosby Show that cemented his place in pop culture history. The show -- in…

posted 2017-07-12 05:01:02 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"America’s Got Talent" Recap: Singing doctor, killed weeks before his audition aired, is honored

(LOS ANGELES) --  The America’s Got Talent auditions continued Tuesday night with more singers, comedians and acrobats, including a singing doctor who died in a tragic car accident just weeks before his audition aired. Here are some of Tuesday’s highlights: Music helped 13-year-old Angelina Green through her parents’ divorce, and following her cover of The Pretenders’ “I’ll Stand by You,” it became her ticket to the next round of competition. Simon declared that the performance, “made my goose bumps get goose bumps.” Heidi Klum was so moved, she pressed her “Golden Buzzer,” sending Angelina directly to the live rounds. Balancing acrobat Jonathan Rinny performs with circuses around the world…

posted 2017-07-12 05:00:39 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-07-11

Police bodycam footage shows Shia LaBeouf cursing out cop after Georgia arrest

(GEORGIA) -- ABC News affiliate WJCL-TV has posted police bodycam footage of the Saturday arrest of actor Shia LaBeouf in Georgia. "I'm an American!" the actor is heard shouting during the foul-mouthed tirade, in which he berates the arresting officer, as well as President Trump. In his rant, LaBeouf claims Trump doesn't care about the cop, who is African-American. The actor, who was arrested for disorderly conduct after his request for a cigarette was turned down, exclaimed, "I came up to you trying to be nice, you stupid b****!" He added, "I got more millionaire lawyers than you know what to…

posted 2017-07-11 18:00:12 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Freeform's new series "The Bold Type" rewrites the female boss stereotype

(NEW YORK) -- No devils wearing Prada here. Freeform’s new show about the fashion magazine industry, The Bold Type, is more about empowering women rather than tearing them down Miranda Priestly-style. The series, which premieres tonight, follows three young women working their way up the masthead at the fictional Scarlet magazine. It’s based on the experiences of former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles, who executive produces the show. “What I felt was that the fashion world was misrepresented as if everybody was a b**** in it, and actually, that was not my experience of working either with female bosses or with people in fashion,” Coles tells ABC Radio.…

posted 2017-07-11 14:00:10 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Back to the Upside Down: "Stranger Things" season 2 gets a release date

(NEW YORK) -- Netflix revealed that the second season of its wildly popular retro horror series Stranger Things will be debut on October 27.  The streaming service made the announcement with a movie-style poster, showing the series core four friends -- Mike, Will, Dustin and Lucas -- on their bikes on an empty road, staring up at an monstrous-looking shadow in a red sky.  The official synopsis for the season notes: "It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down…

posted 2017-07-11 12:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Report: Daniel Craig back as Bond; will Adele return, too?

(LONDON) -- The Daily Mirror claims Daniel Craig has renewed his license to kill; the 45-year-old actor is reportedly set to make his fifth appearance as 007, despite telling Time Out London in 2015 that he would "rather slash my wrists" than star in another Bond movie. A source reportedly tells the British tabloid, “It’s taken time, but Daniel has come round and the strong consensus in the Bond offices is that Mr Craig is 007 again.” The insider, described as being "close to the Bond25 project," is also quoted as saying that Daniel’s wife, actress Rachel Weisz, is “on board" with the idea, even if it…

posted 2017-07-11 10:00:55 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio