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"Born Again Virgin" Star Danielle Nicolet Explains Why She's Like Her Character

(NEW YORK) -- NFL player Russell Wilson, who recently revealed he's abstaining from sex with girlfriend Ciara, is just the latest celebrity helping to make celibacy a hot topic. Now, TVOne is out with its latest scripted series, Born Again Virgin, pushing the envelope even further. So what's the show all about? The series' star Danielle Nicolet tells ABC Radio, "Born Again Virgin is a show about a girl named Jenna, played by yours truly, who kind of has everything going for her in life -- she's talented, she's smart, she's got amazing friends -- and Jenna realizes the one thing she can't seem to get strait is a…

posted 2015-08-05 07:27:47 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Which Movie Star Topped "Forbes'" List of the World's Highest-Paid Actors?

(NEW YORK) -- Hollywood's Iron Man is a very rich man. Robert Downey Jr. ranks first on Forbes' just-released list of the world's highest-paid actors. According to the magazine, Downey, who reprised his role of Iron Man in Avengers: Age of Ultron earlier this year, earned 80 million dollars between June 1, 2014 and June 1, 2015. This is the third consecutive year in which Downey has topped Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid actors. Jackie Chan is runner-up on the list this year with 50 million dollars, thanks in part to merchandise sales and his cinema chain in China. Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper and Adam Sandler follow the action star…

posted 2015-08-05 07:25:57 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Matthew McConaughey's Wife Becomes a US Citizen

(LOS ANGELES) -- Matthew McConaughey's wife, Camila Alves, has become a U.S. citizen, she announced on Twitter. "Happy to say I now hold an American passport! I have so much respect and appreciation for this country. #newuscitizen," she wrote. "Congratulations Camila on getting your U.S. citizenship today," added McConaughey. "Another fellow and great American." Both McConaughey, 45, and Alves, 34, also shared a family photo featuring their three children: Levi, 7,Vida, 5, and Livingston, 3. Alves, who wed McConaughey in 2012, originally hails from Brazil. According to a People magazine article from 2008, she came to the U.S. at 15 to visit family and stayed to attend school…

posted 2015-08-05 07:12:44 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Report: Kelly Clarkson Tried to Save Reba McEntire’s Marriage

(NASHVILLE) -- Many people were saddened by news that country singer Reba McEntire and her manager and husband of 26 years, Narvel Blackstock, decided to split. But if it hadn’t been for Kelly Clarkson, they might have called it quits much sooner, according to Us Weekly. Kelly, who’s married to Narvel’s son Brandon Blackstock, reportedly tried to convince her in-laws to stay together.   "They've been living apart for two years," a source tells Us. "Kelly urged them not to split and she's the reason they didn't split earlier." The source adds that Kelly, whose own parents are divorced, "was really fighting for them to make it…

posted 2015-08-05 07:11:30 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"America’s Got Talent" Recap: 'Judge Cuts' Conclude with 7 More Acts Advancing

(NEW YORK) -- America’s Got Talent concluded its “Judge Cuts” on Tuesday. Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel locked down the 36 acts advancing to the live performance shows. Mel chose this week’s guest judge, former AGT panelist Piers Morgan, who joined the regular panel and got to use the Golden Buzzer for his favorite act, sending them to Radio City Music Hall without any consultation from the AGT judges. Only seven out of the 20 acts that performed on Tuesday’s show were allowed to move on to the next round. They were dance crew Siro-A, young dancers The Gentlemen, magician Derek Hughes, acrobatsDuo Volta, singer Alicia Michilli, stand-up comic Gary Vider and professional regurgitator Stevie Starr.…

posted 2015-08-05 07:03:01 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy Split

(LOS ANGELES) -- The summer of celebrity splits continues -- and the latest is a big one: Kermit and Miss Piggy. "Here is the official statement on @KermitTheFrog and moi's relationship termination," Miss Piggy wrote on Twitter. The statement read, "After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, we have made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship," she wrote. "We will continue to work together on television." The split was announced Tuesday during the Television Critics Association summer press tour while the two were promoting their new show, ABC's The Muppets. Kermit is already dating, according to Gonzo. With The Muppets…

posted 2015-08-05 02:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio


Kelly Osbourne Puts Her Foot in Mouth Trying to Scold Donald Trump

  (NEW YORK) -- Kelly Osbourne found herself in hot water when she joined The View panelists Tuesday as a guest co-host. It all started during the ABC daytime talk show's "Hot Topics" segment when moderator Whoopi Goldberg told the audience that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was still leading in the election polls. "Yeah, well, what are you gonna do?" the comedian added. Trump has been leading in the polls despite his comments regarding Mexican immigrants. After several comments from co-hosts Raven-Symone and Michelle Collins, Osbourne chimed in: "If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?" With the audience…

posted 2015-08-04 21:00:20 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards End Engagement

(NEW YORK) -- While the careers of ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik and current Little Mix member Perrie Edwards seem to be OK, their romance is not.  The couple has called off their engagement, a rep for Zayn tells ABC News. A source tells People that Perrie is "devastated," and that it was Zayn who broke it off two weeks ago.  Perrie has now stopped wearing her engagement ring. The couple got engaged in August of 2013, but never set a wedding date.  Wanting to spend more time with Perrie was one of the reasons Zayn gave for leaving One Direction in March, according to his former band mate, Liam…

posted 2015-08-04 18:00:16 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Kate Mara: No One Cared "Fantastic Four" Cast Was at Comic-Con

(NEW YORK) -- When Kate Mara went to went to Comic-Con earlier this year with her Fantastic Four co-stars, it was her first time so the actress didn't know what to expect. Mara, who was at the San Diego convention to promote the latest Marvel film, said Tuesday that she got a welcome she didn't anticipate. "We spen[t] a whole day there, sort of working and doing press, and you don't really get to meet the fans. So the next morning, Jamie Bell and I decided, 'Well, we want the experience of Comic-Con. So let's just go out, let's walk to get a coffee amongst all…

posted 2015-08-04 15:00:15 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Taylor Swift Admits 'Girls in Our Group Have Dated the Same People'

(NEW YORK) -- You know you have a good group of gal pals when you can still be friends even when you’ve dated the same people. In a new cover story for the September issue of Vanity Fair, Taylor Swift opens up about her tight-knight girl squad and admits they sometimes have the same taste in men. “We even have girls in our group who have dated the same people,” she says. “It’s almost like the sisterhood has such a higher place on the list of priorities for us. It’s so much more important than some guy that it didn’t work out with.”…

posted 2015-08-04 13:04:06 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Kim Richards Arrested for Alleged Shoplifting at Target

(LOS ANGELES) -- Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards was arrested Sunday for alleged shoplifting at a Target in Van Nuys, California, local police told ABC News. Richards was privately arrested by Target loss prevention security for allegedly stealing more than $600 in merchandise. She was later booked at the Van Nuys station and then released early Monday on bail, police said. The case will now be given to detectives  -- they'll present the information to the Los Angeles City Attorney, who will decide if charges should be filed. This isn't the actress' first run-in with the law. In April, she…

posted 2015-08-04 10:27:27 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Meryl Streep Raves About Her "Ricki and the Flash" Co-Star -- Her Daughter

(NEW YORK) -- Monday night in New York City, Meryl Streep was joined on the red carpet by her daughter and co-starMamie Gummer for the premiere of Ricki and the Flash. Ricki and the Flash does not represent the first time Streep has worked with Mamie. She explained on the red carpet, "I've been working with my daughter for 32 years and finally I had someone who directed her that she listened to." Naturally, Streep gave her daughter's performance in the film a glowing review, saying she was "blown away," though she quickly added, "I'm not objective." In Ricki and the Flash, Streep plays the titular…

posted 2015-08-04 06:58:14 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio