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2017-05-10

"13 Reasons Why" showrunner offers details on season 2

(LOS ANGELES) -- Shortly after revealing that 13 Reasons Why got the go-ahead for a second season, creator Brian Yorkey had some details for Entertainment Weekly on the next installment, which picks up, "a number of months after the first season ended." The controversial Netflix series is based on a 2007 young adult novel of the same name about 17-year-old high school girl Hannah Baker, who commits suicide and leaves behind audio recordings for 13 people who she says were part of why she killed herself. Yorkey says there's more of Hannah's story that needs to be told. "One of the things that is still hanging out there…

posted 2017-05-10 05:00:34 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-05-09

Dance with justice -- Former "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller sentenced to a year for fraud

(PENNSYLVANIA) -- Abby Lee Miller, the former Dance Moms reality star, has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Miller was must also serve two years of supervised release.  The sentence followed charges of concealing assets from a bankruptcy court, and for bringing $120,000 worth of Australian currency into the country without reporting it. Miller will also have to pay a 40 thousand dollar fine, and $120,000, the amount she reportedly smuggled into the U.S. from the Down Under. Miller claimed she "didn't mean to stiff anybody," but Assistant U.S. Attorney…

posted 2017-05-09 18:00:28 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

The ladies of Litchfield take a stand in new "Orange Is the New Black" trailer

(NEW YORK) -- The ladies of Litchfield are ready to rise up. In the latest trailer for Orange Is the New Black’s upcoming fifth season, the inmates plot to join forces to fight for prison reforms.The season picks up during the chaos that ensued after Poussey’s death last season. In one scene from the trailer, Tastee -- played by Danielle Brooks -- confronts the warden, Mr. Caputo. “We’re all angry,” she says. “You done our girl wrong, Mr. Caputo. And we want justice.”We then see shots of the inmates uniting against the guards, making a list of demands to improve prison conditions, and running the gamut…

posted 2017-05-09 14:01:41 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Ashley Graham gets "very candid" in new book about fat-shaming she faced growing up

(NEW YORK) -- In her new book, A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty and Power Really Look Like, Sports Illustrated cover girl Ashley Graham speaks plainly about the fat-shaming she said she endured at home in her youth. “I really believe that parents need to know that they are shaping the future of their children,” Graham, 29, said on Tuesday's Good Morning America. “Words have power. The things that you say to yourself as a parent, even the things that you say maybe just one time to your children," Graham said. "They take it, and they take it into their real world and their life and beyond.…

posted 2017-05-09 12:00:16 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Dancing with the Stars 24" Recap: Normani Kordei continues to shine; Bonner Bolton goes home

ABC/Eric McCandless(LOS ANGELES) -- On Monday night’s Dancing with the Stars, the pressure continued to build after last week’s double elimination. This week, with only five stars left, there were two performances. The dance pros chose the song and dance style in the first round, while in the second round couples performed as a Trio with a second dance pro chosen by the judges. Scores were tallied for each round and combined. NFL star Rashad Jennings and his partner Emma Slater kicked things off with a jive to the R&B classic “Shake a Tail Feather.” Jennings has been consistently strong throughout the season and tackles every…

posted 2017-05-09 10:00:06 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Jimmy Kimmel returns with update on his son's health, defends his call for children's health care coverage

(LOS ANGELES) -- Jimmy Kimmel returned to television Monday night after a week away, and a week after he weighed into the heated national healthcare debate with a moving story about his son, Billy, who was born with a heart defect. The host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! said, "First I want to tell you because so many people have asked: Our son Billy is doing very well. He's eating. He is getting bigger. He is sleeping well. He can read now, which they say is unusual…." Last week Kimmel choked back tears in an emotional story about his son who underwent surgery on his heart…

posted 2017-05-09 08:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

It's official: 'American Idol' is returning, on ABC

(NEW YORK) -- What's been rumored for weeks is now official: American Idol is returning to TV -- on ABC. The network confirmed the news Tuesday morning, saying it would return for the 2017-2018 season, and that the host and judges panel had yet to be decided.  Original host Ryan Seacrest is the new co-host of ABC's syndicated show Live with Kelly, and has relocated to New York City for that job.  American Idol, however, has always originated from LA. American Idol's return was rumored as far back as February, with reports NBC was in talks to acquire the show…

posted 2017-05-09 07:01:26 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Former "Bachelor" Chris Soules charged with felony hit and run

(BUCHANAN COUNTY, Iowa) -- Former Bachelor star Chris Soules is facing a felony charge of hit and run resulting in a death, WOI reports. The charge relates to a fatal traffic accident in Iowa last month that claimed the life of Kenneth Mosher. Soules had been charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in a death, but in court documents filed Monday in Buchanan County, the charge was changed. WOI quotes the documents as claiming that Soules, "did not immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close as possible, and failed to return at the scene of…

posted 2017-05-09 05:00:56 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-05-08

Report: Phaedra Parks fired from "Real Housewives of Atlanta"

(ATLANTA) --  This could be the end for Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks.According to TMZ, Parks has been fired from the Bravo series for spreading rumors claiming that Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd wanted to drug Porsha Williams so that they could coerce her into sexual situations.On Sunday, the last part of the explosive RHOA reunion aired, and it showed Parks apologizing to Porsha, Burruss and her husband.According to TMZ's report, producers are saying that after Parks admitted to spreading the rumors, they "simply couldn't continue working with her."Parks has yet to publicly respond to the claims. …

posted 2017-05-08 18:00:24 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Moonlight" stars give uplifting speech at MTV Movie & TV Awards

(LOS ANGELES) -- Moonlight helped to break new ground on race and identity when it became this year's Oscar winner for best picture.  One of the film's most groundbreaking moments, the love scene between Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome, was recognized Sunday night when the two stars were awarded the MTV Movie & TV Award for best kiss. "I think it is safe to say that it is OK for us young performers, especially us minority performers, to step out the box...and do whatever it takes to tell the story and do whatever it takes to make a change," Jerome said at the podium beside his co-star. …

posted 2017-05-08 14:00:18 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Jennifer Morrison won't return to 'Once Upon a Time'

ABC has yet to renew their fantasy hit Once Upon a Time, but should it return for a seventh season, star Jennifer Morrison won't be part of it. "I have decided that creatively and personally, it is time for me to move on," the actress wrote on her Instagram Monday morning.  Morrison, who plays Emma Swan on the show -- the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming -- wrote that producers had invited her to stay for a possible season seven, but she'd declined. However, "If ABC Network does in fact order a season 7, I have agreed to…

posted 2017-05-08 12:00:08 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Netflix Renews "13 Reasons Why"

(NEW YORK) -- Netflix is giving a second season to its controversial series 13 Reasons Why. The company made the announcement Sunday on Twitter, writing, "Their story isn't over. Season 2 of #13ReasonsWhy is coming."      Their story isn't over. Season 2 of #13ReasonsWhy is coming. pic.twitter.com/nY5vTUfXdo — 13 Reasons Why (@13ReasonsWhy) May 7, 2017   The show, based on the novel by Jay Asher, tells the story of a teen girl who commits suicide, and leaves messages for 13 people she claims were in some way responsible for her decision.   13 Raasons Why has been both criticized…

posted 2017-05-08 10:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio