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2017-09-13

Hand in Hand hurricane telethon reaches out to the nation for help

(LOS ANGELES) -- UPDATE: As of 6:00 a.m. ET, the amount raised has surpassed $44 million. *** In the aftermath of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, dozens of A-list actors and musicians joined together for Hand in Hand Tuesday night, a nationwide television event spanning 16 networks and multiple radio and internet platforms. The event already raised more than $14.5 million for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The evening kicked off with Stevie Wonder, seated at a keyboard, saying, "We've come together today to love on the people that have been devastated by the hurricanes.…

posted 2017-09-13 05:01:05 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"America’s Got Talent" recap: The semifinal rounds continue in Los Angeles

(LOS ANGELES) -- America’s Got Talent continued its semifinal rounds at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater Tuesday night, with 11 acts relying on fan votes to see which five of them would advance to the finals. Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B were treated to performances from singers, magicians and dancers, all introduced by host Tyra Banks. Here’s a rundown of some of Tuesday’s highlights: After having a video chat with her namesake, Celine Dion, nine-year-old Celine Tam kicked things off with her version of “How Far I’ll Go,“ from the Disney animated feature Moana. Simon called the performance…

posted 2017-09-13 05:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Lin-Manuel Miranda honored with 2017 Freedom Award from the US Capitol Historical Society

(WASHINGTON D.C.) -- Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda was in Washington, D.C., Tuesday night to accept the 2017 Freedom Award from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.  Miranda was being honored for sparking interest in American history, especially among young people. "With the Tony award-winning Broadway hit Hamilton, he energized America's understanding of our own history," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in introducing Miranda. "The world's reaction, and, and the renewed engagement with the founding era as a result has changed all of our lives," Miranda said at the ceremony. "My life in particular." He also joked about how long…

posted 2017-09-13 05:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-09-12

New "Bachelor in Paradise" couple Taylor Nolan and Derek Peth say bodily functions brought them together

(LOS ANGELES) -- You know it's true love when you don't need to hold anything back from your significant other, even, um, a little flatulence.  At least that's the way it was for this season's Bachelor in Paradise love match, newly engaged couple Taylor Nolan and Derek Peth. The pair tell ABC Radio they knew right away they had a connection because they weren't afraid to share their bodily functions with one another. Taylor says on their first night, "We snuggled and farted on each other." Adds Derek, "Yeah, that was when we knew it was real." Derek proposed to…

posted 2017-09-12 18:00:23 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Watch Matthew McConaughey, George Clooney, Oprah & more tonight on Hand in Hand telethon for Hurricane Harvey relief

(HOUSTON) -- Stars of TV, music, and movies can be seen tonight as part of an all-star telethon to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey -- among them Matthew McConaughey, George Clooney, Oprah, and Houston native Beyoncé. There are so many stars appearing as a part of the Hand in Hand event, in fact, it's amazing organizers can cram them all in. In addition to recording artists like Selena Gomez, Beyonce, Drake, Justin Bieber, and Barbra Streisand, Hollywood A-Listers like Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Reese Witherspoon, Taraji P. Henson, and Jared Leto will also lend their support. The telethon will air…

posted 2017-09-12 14:00:21 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Louis C.K. ignores Tig Notaro's calls to "handle" sexual misconduct rumors

(TORONTO) -- Louis C.K. is continuing to shrug off unsubstantiated rumors of sexual misconduct with female comics, in spite of fellow comedian Tig Notaro's remark in a Daily Beast article calling on him to "handle" the rumors. “I’m not going to answer to that stuff, because they’re rumors,” C.K. said during an interview with the New York Times at the Toronto International Film Festival over the weekend, where his film I Love You, Daddy, was being screened. “If you actually participate in a rumor, you make it bigger and you make it real.” “I don’t know why she said the things she’s…

posted 2017-09-12 12:00:18 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Get off of my lane!" Harrison Ford directs traffic in NYC

(NEW YORK) -- Harrison Ford has assumed a lot of different roles over his career, but on Friday, he tried his hand at being a New York City traffic cop -- sort of. Ford must have been running late for an appointment when his car got stuck in traffic by a toll plaza at the entrance to the city's Queens-Midtown tunnel. A video obtained by TMZ shows the 75-year-old actor getting out of his car and directing traffic. "It really is him?" a woman in the clip asks, to which a male voice answers, "A hundred percent -- directing traffic, Indiana Jones."…

posted 2017-09-12 10:00:31 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Return of the J.J. - Abrams back to direct "Star Wars: Episode IX"

(LOS ANGELES) -- J.J. Abrams, the co-writer and director of the blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will be back in the director's chair for Star Wars: Episode IX. The announcement from Lucasfilm comes days after Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow parted ways with the project, reportedly over creative differences.  The news was also tweeted from the official Star Wars Twitter. "With The Force Awakens, J.J. delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for, said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, "and I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy." The eighth episode of the Star…

posted 2017-09-12 09:50:53 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Report: "Hawaii Five-0" Vet Daniel Dae Kim in talks to join "Hellboy" reboot

(LOS ANGELES) -- Hawaii Five-0 veteran Daniel Dae Kim reportedly is in talks to join the cast of the Hellboy reboot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  Kim would replace Ed Skrein who bowed out of the project after whitewashing controversy. Kim is in line to replace Skrein as Major Ben Daimi in the Hellboy film.  In the original comics, Daimi is Japanese-American, and after it was announced that Skrein, who is not Asian, was cast in the role, social media controversy flared. Kim is Korean-American. Following the controversy last month, Deadpool baddie Skrein backed out of the Hellboy reboot, saying…

posted 2017-09-12 08:00:27 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Kristen Bell stranded in Florida with senior citizens, joins "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

(ORLANDO) -- Actress Kristin Bell appeared live via video on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday night. The star of Frozen, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Bad Moms and the forthcoming A Bad Moms Christmas was staying at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando while she was working on a new movie. With Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida, the Disney resort welcomed seniors from the nearby Atria Senior Assisted-Living facility, as well as evacuees fleeing dangerous areas. Jimmy revealed that Bell has been pitching in, calling bingo and dining with her new friends. Bell also befriended John, one of the…

posted 2017-09-12 05:01:48 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Bachelor in Paradise" recap: Derek proposes to Taylor

(LOS ANGELES) -- The season finale of Bachelor in Paradise ended in spectacular fashion as the shocking finale saw breakup after breakup but ended on a high note with the engagement of Taylor Nolan, 24, and Derek Peth, 31. It took a long time to get there, though, as the evening kicked off with a reminder from host Chris Harrison that unless people were coupled up and ready to go to the Fantasy Suite, it was time to say some goodbyes. After all the drama this season, this was the last day in Paradise and couples could either leave together…

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

2017-09-11

Dr. Phil's sit-down with Sinead O'Connor airs tomorrow

(LOS ANGELES) -- Dr. Phil McGraw is kicking off the 16th season of his self-titled daytime talk show with an exclusive interview with troubled recording artist Sinead O'Connor.  The "Nothing Compares To U" singer will discuss her very public battle with mental illness Tuesday, September 12, on the syndicated show. Airtimes will vary, so check your local listings. Recently, O'Connor made headlines with a tearful Facebook video in which she pleaded for help, revealing that she was living in a motel in New Jersey, and had been wracked with suicidal thoughts. She said she was, "fighting, fighting, fighting, fighting -- like all the millions and…

posted 2017-09-11 18:01:01 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio