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Steve Rannazzisi: "The League" Co-Stars Speak Out, FX and Comedy Central Respond

(NEW YORK) -- Comedian and The League star Steve Rannazzisi admitted Wednesday that in the past he had lied about escaping the Twin Towers during 9/11. It was revealed by the New York Times that he had not worked at Merrill Lynch and was actually in midtown at the time of the attacks. "As a young man, I made a mistake that I deeply regret and for which apologies may still not be enough,” he said in a statement sent to ABC News. "After I moved with my wife to Los Angeles from New York City in 2001 shortly after 9/11, I told people that I…

posted 2015-09-17 09:30:40 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Matt Damon Apologizes for "Project Greenlight" Diversity Comments

(LOS ANGELES) -- Matt Damon has issued an apology after he was criticized in social media circles for comments regarding diversity in filmmaking that he made on his HBO reality series, Project Greenlight. In Sunday's episode, producer Effie Brown, who is African-American, discussed the need for a diverse directing team that could bring sensitivity to a script involving a black prostitute character. Damon responded, "When we're talking about diversity, you do it in the casting of the film, not in the casting of the show." On Wednesday, the actor issued an apology obtained by ABC News. "My comments were part of a much…

posted 2015-09-17 09:00:09 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Milla Jovovich Asks for Prayers for Her Injured "Resident Evil" Stuntwoman

(NEW YORK) -- Milla Jovovich is asking friends and fans to pray for a full recovery for her stuntwoman Olivia Jackson, who was severely injured earlier this month while filming a scene for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. "I sit down to write this post with a heavy heart, because a terrible accident rocked our set on Saturday the 5th of September. My incredibly talented stunt double, Olivia Jackson, collided with a camera crane while performing a motorcycle stunt and it put her in the hospital with severe, multiple injuries," Jovovich wrote in an emotional post on Facebook Tuesday. The South African-born stuntwoman, 32, remains…

posted 2015-09-17 08:30:36 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

See Emotional New Trailer for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2"

(NEW YORK) -- Grab the tissues -- a new trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2 just dropped, and this one will tug at your heart. The new teaser for the final installment of the series features clips from the upcoming film, as well as the three previous ones highlighting the unshakable bond between Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, and her sister Prim, played by Willow Shields. From the first Hunger Games, we see the evolution of the two sisters, from the time Katniss volunteers as a tribute in her sister's place, to Prim's coming into her own in the subsequent films. "I never…

posted 2015-09-17 08:00:05 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Caitlyn Jenner Files Docs for Gender and Name Change

(LOS ANGELES) -- Caitlyn Jenner has moved to make her name change official. She filed legal documents in Los Angeles Tuesday requesting that her gender and name change be formally recognized, TMZ reports. The website says she's asked to keep private information in the documents sealed because she has received threats of physical harm. The reality star was formerly known as Bruce Jenner before she revealed her new name in the July issue of Vanity Fair. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2015-09-17 07:30:31 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"America's Got Talent" Recap: A Ventriloquist Wins $1 Million Top Prize

(NEW YORK) -- Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin was crowned the winner of the 10th season of NBC’s America's Got Talent during the live finale at Radio City Music Hall in New York City Wednesday night. Judges Heidi Klum, Mel B,Howard Stern and Howie Mandel were on hand as host Nick Cannon announced the results. Zerdin walked away with the $1 million grand prize and a headlining spot at the “America’s Got Talent Live” show at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on October 22, 23 and 24. He'll be joined by the other finalists. Zerdin beat out stuttering stand-up comedian Drew Lynch, based on America’s votes. Coming in third was mentalist Oz Pearlman,…

posted 2015-09-17 06:53:01 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Crazy Talk" Co-Host and Ginger Zee's Husband Ben Aaron Says Fatherhood Makes Him 'Nervous'; Talks New Show

(NEW YORK) -- Crazy Talk co-host Ben Aaron is going through many changes in his life. Not only does he have a new, nationally syndicated series, he's also expecting his first child, a boy, with Good Morning America meteorologist Ginger Zee. Aaron admits to ABC Radio he's not ready to become a dad just yet. "[Zee's] on point. She's had little sisters and brothers and stuff so she's all good. I'm freaking out. I don't even know how to hold a baby. Like, this is making me very nervous," he admits. Aaron's co-host, Bad Girl's Club star Tanisha Thomas, is right there by his side to help him prepare for…

posted 2015-09-17 06:00:57 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Review: “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” (Rated PG-13)

(LOS ANGELES) -- This trilogy is getting trying. For those of you afraid there would be no running now that the kids are out of the maze, don’t worry! There’s still running. A LOT of running. But now there’s running across a dessert! Running up a fallen office building! Running in a concrete prison! In fact, I would say the sequel to The Maze Runner has even more running than the original. Which isn’t exactly a selling point. The Scorch Trails picks up right where The Maze Runner left off: The teens from The Glade have been “rescued” from the…

posted 2015-09-17 03:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio


It's All Lady Gaga in New "American Horror Story: Hotel" Teaser

(LOS ANGELES) -- There have been a handful of teasers and promos so far for American Horror Story: Hotel, with a couple featuring glimpses of Lady Gaga's character, the Countess.  But a brand-new teaser is all about the character, giving us the longest, closest look at her yet. The thirty-second promo, titled "Above and Below," is pretty much a Lady Gaga video.  It begins with her emerging from an old-school hotel elevator into a bright corridor, clad in a glamorous white gown and the character's already familiar silver gauntlet.  From there it features multiple shots of Gaga in at least four costumes, and jumps…

posted 2015-09-16 21:00:20 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Adrienne Bailon Explains Why She Called Off Engagement

(LOS ANGELES) -- Adrienne Bailon revealed on Wednesday's The Real that she broke off her seven-month engagement to Roc Nation executive Lenny Santiago. Tearfully addressing the audience, Bailon said: "I am not engaged anymore." When the audience reacted, Bailon clarified that "It's not an 'aww' thing, I promise you. We're going to be great friends forever." The former Cheetah Girls star, who previously admitted she was obsessed with learning tidbits about Santiago's first marriage and wedding, explained why she broke it off in July after traveling overseas during the summer. "It was a hard decision to make," she said. "As women you have to be honest with…

posted 2015-09-16 18:00:17 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Tyra Banks Says 'It's Not So Easy' to Get Pregnant After 40

(NEW YORK) -- Tyra Banks has dreamed of having children since she was in her 20s. "Since I was 24, I used to say every year, 'I will have kids in three years,'" the former supermodel told People magazine. "I kept saying it over and over again. Because my business is very entrepreneurial. I'm not for hire, so I have to do everything. I kept trying to find that time for that to happen." It never happened. "When I turned 40, the one thing I was not happy about is that I did not have kids," the America's Next Top Model creator and host said.…

posted 2015-09-16 14:47:23 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Black Mass" Star Johnny Depp Says Mobster Whitey Bulger Is Also 'a Man Who Loves'

(BOSTON) -- James "Whitey" Bulger is a convicted mobster and murderer currently serving life in federal prison.  But that doesn't mean he doesn't have a heart. Johnny Depp, who plays the Boston crime boss in the new movie Black Mass, surprised some people at a screening of the film in the Boston suburb of Brookline, Massachusetts Tuesday night when he said, "Especially the families of the victims can say he's just an evil person. I just don't believe that exists. I think that people have their humanity." Depp continued, "There's a kind heart in there.  There's a cold heart in there. There's a man who…

posted 2015-09-16 11:02:32 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio