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2017-02-01

"Black Panther" to Tear Things Up in South Korea

(LOS ANGELES) -- Marvel's Black Panther is now underway, with Chadwick Boseman starring and Creed director Ryan Coogler calling the shots, and a production source tells Variety the movie will feature a major highway chase in South Korea.It's not known how the country figures into the story of Black Panther, the Wakandan king also known as T'Challa, but South Korea has played host for the Avengers gang before: Age of Ultron also featured a highway chase there.There's also the possibility that various shooting locations, including a famous bridge, might stand in for someplace else -- maybe Wakanda, the fictional African…

posted 2017-02-01 12:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

There and Back Again: "Lord of the Rings" Fellowship Reunites

(LONDON) -- Lord of the Rings stars Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, and Orlando Bloom reunited yesterday, and photos on Instagram show a fun guys' night out.Monaghan shared pictures in which the onscreen Frodo, Aragorn, Pippin, Merry, and Legolas, respectively, struck poses channeling their Lord of the Rings characters. They pretend to hold swords, bows and arrows in the photos -- in Mortensen's case, anachronistically a rifle -- as if poised to return to battle in Middle-Earth.The picture seems to have been taken in a restaurant, but the U.K.'s Empire magazine is tagged, so it's possible it…

posted 2017-02-01 10:00:24 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Lady Gaga's Manager on Super Bowl: "She's Training for This Just Like an Athlete"

(HOUSTON) -- Lady Gaga is getting hyped for her big Super Bowl halftime performance on Sunday: she recently posted an Instagram video of herself and her mother doing cartwheels in the end zone in Houston.  But behind the scenes, Gaga's manager says the singer is working as hard as the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots are to make sure of a winning performance. In a Pepsi behind-the-scenes video posted on Twitter, Gaga's manager Bobby Campbell says, "For us, the Super Bowl performance is her showing up the way the players are gonna show up that day for their…

posted 2017-02-01 08:00:16 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Laurence Fishburne Humbled, Intimidated to Play Nelson Mandela in BET's "Madiba"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Laurence Fishburne plays Nelson Mandela in the new BET miniseries Madiba, based on the life of the late South African president and civil rights activist, debuting tonight.  Fishburne says ABC he was both honored and a little intimidated to take on the role. "I said yes immediately. I was completely honored to be asked, he recalls. "And then, 15 minutes later you know, panic set in you know, 'What are you doing?'" Fishburne, who also stars on ABC's black-ish, says their story depicts Mandela as a courageous, but flawed leader.  "We've tried to reveal how the man became the man," says Fishburne. …

posted 2017-02-01 08:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Jon Stewart Reveals New Trump Executive Orders on "The Late Show with Steven Colbert"

(NEW YORK) --  If Jon Stewart has been itching for an opportunity to comment on the Donald Trump presidency since leaving The Daily Show, he got his chance last night when Stephen Colbert welcomed his old friend and mentor to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Stewart walked out for the first post-monologue segment wearing an outrageously long red tie -- at least six feet long -- and a stuffed ferret strapped to the top of his head.  His explanation: now that Trump was president, the height of fashion was to wear a “super long tie” and a “dead animal…

posted 2017-02-01 05:00:10 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-01-31

Report: Antoine Fuqua Leaves "Scarface" Reboot for "The Equalizer" Sequel

(LOS ANGELES) -- Antoine Fuqua is stepping down from the director's chair for the forthcoming reboot of the classic gangster movie Scarface. A source tells Variety that Sony and Denzel Washington are requesting a prompt sequel to The Equalizer and need Fuqua to focus on prepping the film so it can be in production by the spring.   However, Fuqua reportedly still wants to work on Scarface and is trying to figure out a way to make it happen, even as Universal meets with other directors. Fuqua will reportedly have to move on from Scarface since he has already dedicated much of his time to developing The Equalizer script.  As previously reported, the reboot of Scarface will…

posted 2017-01-31 18:00:09 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

After Delays, "Thrusters On Full" for "Star Trek: Discovery"

(LOS ANGELES) -- With the headline "Thrusters On Full," CBS announced Tuesday that production has begun on Star Trek: Discovery. The show, which will air on the streaming service CBS All Access, will star The Walking Dead's Sonequa Martin-Green as the lead, as well as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon series star Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood's James Frain, and stage and screen actor Anthony Rapp. The show had hit some snags along the way, and its premiere date has already been bumped twice; last word is it likely won't make its once-expected May launch.…

posted 2017-01-31 14:01:09 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Leslie Mann Jokes Robert De Niro Said She's a "Better Actress than Meryl Streep"

(NEW YORK) -- Leslie Mann feels “so lucky” to have worked alongside legendary actor Robert De Niro in their new film, The Comedian. “He sent me flowers every day. He talked about how he thought I was a better actress than Meryl Streep all the time," she joked on Good Morning America, to the already bashful De Niro's embarrassment. "No, it it was amazing." The two co-star in the new movie, The Comedian, about an aging comic icon, played by De Niro, who gets into a fight with an audience member and is sent to do community service where he meets a younger woman, played by Mann. Although…

posted 2017-01-31 12:00:11 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

The Hero We Deserve: Affleck Quits as Director of Upcoming "Batman" Film

(LOS ANGELES) -- Ben Affleck isn't hanging up the cape and cowl, but he is stepping down as the director of the new Batman standalone film. "There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions," Affleck said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. "Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require." Affleck had previously said -- as recently as a few weeks ago while promoting his Live By Night on Jimmy Kimmel Live! -- that he would still be calling the shots for…

posted 2017-01-31 12:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Beauty and the Beast" Final Trailer Debuts

(LOS ANGELES) -- The new, final trailer for Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast debuted -- after much teasing -- Monday night on ABC’s broadcast of The Bachelor. The musical, starring Harry Potter alum Emma Watson as Belle and Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens as the Beast, is a live-action reboot of the classic 1991 animated Disney movie. The original film was the first animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award for best picture. The film also stars Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts and Kevin Kline as Belle’s father, Maurice. Beauty and the Beast opens nationwide March 17. Disney is the parent company of ABC News. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio.…

posted 2017-01-31 10:00:50 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Westworld" Lead Evan Rachel Wood Reportedly Engaged

(LOS ANGELES) -- Westworld's Evan Rachel Wood is officially off the market. Wood, 29, is engaged to actor Zach Villa, her rep tells Us Weekly, confirming rumors that began when they showed up at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles wearing matching silver bands on their left ring fingers. The couple reportedly met in 2015 when they performed at a cabaret with a theme inspired by 16 Candles and Breakfast Club director John Hughes. That same year, they formed a musical duo called Rebel and a Basketcase. They sparked dating rumors when they were seen holding hands and kissing at the Critics Choice Awards last month.  This will be…

posted 2017-01-31 08:00:43 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"The Bachelor" Recap: Three Women Nick Really Likes, and Two Who Can't Do Anything but Fight

(NEW YORK) -- The conflict between Corinne and Taylor dominated Monday night’s new episode of The Bachelor on ABC. While Taylor repeatedly tried to take the high road, Corinne used every chance she had to undermine her nemesis to win the affection of Nick Viall. Both women hoped the other would be headed home after the rose ceremony, but they both remained in the game, only to learn later they’d be going on a two-on-one date with Nick -- and only one of them would survive. Astrid and Sarah’s fates were sealed when they failed to get a flower from…

posted 2017-01-31 05:00:41 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio