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2016-12-14

"Manchester by the Sea," Many TV Series Nab Multiple Screen Actors Guild Nods

(LOS ANGELES) -- The Matt Damon-produced drama Manchester by the Sea hit a four-nomination high water mark with the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the nominations for which were read by Sophia Bush and rapper/actor Common in L.A. this morning. There was a two-way tie for second place in both the film categories, with Denzel Washington’s play adaptation Fences, and the already multiply-nominated drama Moonlight landing three nominations each. The films Florence Foster Jenkins, Hacksaw Ridge, Hidden Figures, La La Land, Captain Fantastic, and Lion all earned two nods apiece.  The SAG awards are traditionally  a good predictor when it comes to the acting categories at the Oscars, but not a great predictor for best picture.  Surprisingly, critics' darling La…

posted 2016-12-14 12:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Stranger Things," Brad Pitt, "Suicide Squad" Top Google's "Most Searched" of 2016

(NEW YORK) -- The search engine giant Google has released the top searches in the United States for 2016, and the TV shows Stranger Things, and the movie Suicide Squad topped the list in their respective categories.  Our hunger for all things celebrity was also well-reflected, judging by U.S. users' searches for stars like Brad Pitt, and the most popular red carpet looks of the year.  Here are the Top 10 lists for Television, Movies, and the most-searched celebs. TV Shows1. Stranger Things2. Making a Murderer3. Fuller House4. Westworld5. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story6. Game of Thrones 7. Luke Cage8. American Horror Story9. Lip Sync Battle10. Dancing with…

posted 2016-12-14 10:00:57 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"The Breakfast Club," "The Princess Bride," Among 2016's Library of Congress List

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures that have been inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress because of their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance. This year's selections include the animated Disney classic The Lion King, the beloved romantic comedy The Princess Bride, and the seminal '80s comedy The Breakfast Club.Here is the Library of Congress' Class of in 2016 for inclusion in the National Film Registry:Life of an American Fireman (1903)Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)The Beau Brummels (1928)Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)Lost Horizon (1937)Ball of Fire (1941)A Walk in the Sun (1945)Blackboard Jungle (1955)East of…

posted 2016-12-14 08:30:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

So You Wanna Build a Real Death Star? Save Your Money

(LONDON) -- The ability to destroy a planet may be insignificant compared to the power of the Force, Darth Vader once said, but the ability to do so would cost you a pretty penny -- well, specifically, just under $1.5 octillion. UK Telegraph crunched a whole bunch of numbers estimating what it would cost to make your own version of the planet smashing battle station central to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story -- if it were possible to do so. Paying your staff -- some 1.2 million souls, according to Star Wars canon, consisting of a crew of 265,000, 52,000 gunners, 607,000 troops, 31,000 Stormtroopers,…

posted 2016-12-14 08:00:51 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" Poised for Record-Breaking Opening Weekend

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is poised to have one of the biggest opening weekends in history. The film is expected to earn between $120 million to $150 million domestically this weekend.  You can tack another $150 million to that when it opens worldwide in every major market, except China and South Korea, according to Variety. The entertainment industry trade publication predicts that Rogue One will likely put up the second-largest December opening in history, behind The Force Awakens' $248 million debut December of 2015. In spite of the lofty box office predictions for the film, Rogue One director…

posted 2016-12-14 05:00:48 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2016-12-13

Sundance Head Wins "The Voice"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Blake Shelton notched his fifth victory as a coach on The Voice, as his artist Sundance Head was crowned the season-11 winner. Head, the son of Roy Head, famous for his 1965 hit, “Treat Her Right,” finished ahead of runner-up Billy Gilman of Team Adam Levine in the voting. He receives a recording contract as his grand prize. Sundance reprised his original song "Darlin' Don't Go" to close the season. Wé McDonald of Team Alicia Keys and country singer Josh Gallagher of Team Adam finished in third place and fourth place, respectively. During the two-hour results show, each finalist performed with a special guest. Wé joined John Legend on his song “Love Me Now”; Josh…

posted 2016-12-13 22:29:56 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Alan Thicke, 'Growing Pains' Star, Dead at 69

(NEW YORK) -- Actor Alan Thicke, best-known for his starring role in the 1980s sitcom Growing Pains, has died at age 69. Thicke’s publicist confirmed his death to ABC News.  A representative for Thicke's son, "Blurred Lines" singer Robin Thicke, says Alan died of a heart attack Tuesday in Los Angeles. Son Carter Thicke, who was reportedly with his father playing hockey when he died, tweeted late Tuesday evening, "Today I lost my best friend and my idol, and the world lost one of its finest. You are a legend and I love you Pops. Until next time." Today I…

posted 2016-12-13 20:47:36 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn Will Return in Female-Centered "Gotham City Sirens"

(LOS ANGELES) -- While critics were cool on Suicide Squad, David Ayer's film was a blockbuster, and although many fans were split on the movie itself, most agreed the stand-out was Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn.  It didn't take long for Warner Bros. to capitalize on the popularity of the bat-wielding Batman baddie: Variety reports Robbie will re-team with Ayer for Gotham City Sirens, a movie she'll co-produce and star in as the psychologist-turned main squeeze of the Joker.  Based on the comic series of the same name, Sirens centers on Quinn, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy teaming up and taking on Gotham City on their own terms. Copyright ©…

posted 2016-12-13 18:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Trailer for "The Fate of the Furious" Becomes Biggest Debut of All Time

(LOS ANGELES) -- Right out of the gate, the coming attraction for the eighth Fast and the Furious movie has crossed the finish line as one of biggest debuts of all time.   The full trailer for Universal's The Fate of the Furious made its debut Sunday, quickly ramping up 139 million views in a single day, Deadline notes. At the 24-hour checkered flag, Furious beat out the previous record holder, Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast, which recently logged 127.6M first-day views. The movie, which stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Helen Mirren, and Charlize Theron, among others, had the benefit of airing before the much-watched New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys Sunday Night…

posted 2016-12-13 14:00:58 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Optimistic" Mark Wahlberg Looking to a Better Future Under President Trump

(LOS ANGELES) -- Unlike a lot of folks in Hollywood, Mark Wahlberg is keeping a positive attitude about the fate of the nation under a Donald Trump presidency. "Being the positive person that I am, I have to hope so," Wahlberg told E! News. "I have to remain optimistic that the future will get better." Wahlberg, who stars in director Peter Berg's new film Patriots Day, about the Boston Marathon bombings, credits his Catholic faith for his optimism. "Peter and I have had endless conversations about this," the 45-year-old actor said about Berg. "I think he's always convinced I'm trying to convert him to Catholicism, which I'm…

posted 2016-12-13 12:00:55 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

A Feather in His Cap -- Avenger Chris Evans Again Tops "Forbes" Best Investment List

(NEW YORK) -- Just days after once again naming Johnny Depp the Most Overpaid Actor in Hollywood, Forbes has once again declared Chris Evans the "best value" actor in the biz. Thanks to the blockbuster performances of his movies, including Captain America: Civil War, Evans returned an average $135.80 at the box office for every $1 he was paid in salary. Evans' Marvel movie buddies Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt, and Robert Downey Jr. also made the list. Pratt, high from the sky-high returns of movies including Jurassic World and The Magnificent Seven, made it to the second slot, returning $125.40 for each $1 paid; Johannson's films earned $88.60 for each $1 paid, good enough for #3, while Downey,…

posted 2016-12-13 10:00:19 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Hailee Steinfeld on Golden Globe-Nominated "The Edge of Seventeen": "It's a True Coming of Age Story"

(LOS ANGELES) -- It's only Tuesday, but Hailee Steinfeld's having a pretty great week. On Sunday, she turned 20 -- two days after announcing on stage that her hit "Starving" had gone platinum -- and on Monday, she scored a Golden Globe nomination for her latest movie, The Edge of Seventeen. Hailee, who was Oscar-nominated at age 14 for True Grit, was super-stoked about this latest nod, especially because now people can see the movie.  Edge of Seventeen premiered at a film festival in September, but just recently opened nationwide. "The movie is finally out, which I'm very excited about,…

posted 2016-12-13 08:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio