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2016-12-30

The Year in Entertainment 2016 -- Top Ten Celebrity Scandals

(NEW YORK) -- A couple of messy divorces lead our top-ten celebrity scandals of 2016. Brad Pitt Abuse AllegationsIn September, Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, and sought physical custody of the couple's three biological children; Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox, as well as their four adopted kids, Pax, Maddox and Zahara, requesting that Pitt get visitation and joint legal custody, but not joint physical custody. Things got even messier when TMZ reported a couple of days later that the Los Angeles County Dept. of Children and Family Services and the LAPD were investigating the actor.  The report claimed that Pitt allegedly became both physically and verbally abusive with their…

posted 2016-12-30 14:00:42 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

The Year in Entertainment 2016 -- Those We Lost

(NEW YORK) -- In 2016, the world of entertainment said goodbye stars whose work will live on. Here are just a few of the notable entertainers we lost: Craig Strickland -- body found January 4 -- Backroad Anthem  lead singer. Search crews found Strickland’s body in Oklahoma more than a week after he disappeared while duck hunting on Kaw Lake with his friend Chase Morland. He was 29. Robert Stigwood -- announced January 4 -- manager for legendary bands such as Cream and the Bee Gees, and producer of blockbuster musical films like Saturday Night Fever and Grease. He was 81. Pat Harrington, Jr. -- January 6 -- played handyman Schneider on One…

posted 2016-12-30 12:00:35 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Gwyneth Paltrow Feels "Blessed" to Have Wrinkles

(LOS ANGELES) -- Gwyneth Paltrow isn't afraid of a few wrinkles. "Of course I have wrinkles [and] gray hair. But I genuinely love it. This is who I am," she tells People. "I have been through incredible ups and downs and I feel so blessed that I have the wrinkles to tell the story." The Oscar winner says she wouldn't change a thing. "I feel good about [it]," she said of aging. "I think it’s incredibly sexy. ... And I wouldn’t want to erase years off my face or to travel back in time for anything." For her 44th birthday…

posted 2016-12-30 12:00:35 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

The Year in Entertainment 2016 -- Biggest Movie Hits & Misses

(NEW YORK) -- 2016 had its share of box office blockbusters, but only three -- Captain America: Civil War, Zootopia and Finding Dory -- passed the billion-dollar box office mark. Overall, it was a big year for Disney, the parent company of ABC News, which became the first studio ever to reach the $7 billion threshold at the global box office, setting a new industry record. Disney claimed five of the year’s top 10 titles, helping the studio haul in over $1 billion in just 128 days – a 37 day improvement over Universal’s 2015 mark. That number will only grow by the end of…

posted 2016-12-30 10:00:20 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

The Year in Entertainment 2016 -- Television

(NEW YORK) -- Let's take a look at the highlights...and lowlights...of TV in 2016: Long story short? Adele rules everything she touches.  She turned a "Carpool Karaoke" segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden into the most-watched YouTube video of the year. Meanwhile, her NBC special, Adele: Live in New York, sets a 10-Year audience record for the network, nabbing more than 11 million viewers.  Another huge winner was Jimmy Kimmel, whose turn as an Emmy host netted great reviews, an on-time show, and an Oscars hosting gig. Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon turned Saturday Night Live into must-see TV, thanks to their portrayals of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton through the brutal presidential…

posted 2016-12-30 08:00:17 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds to Have Joint Mother-Daughter Funeral

(LOS ANGELES) -- Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds will have a joint funeral, Reynolds' son Todd Fisher confirms to ABC News. Todd Fisher said there is currently no date and no confirmed location for the mother-daughter funeral, but plans are in process. His Star Wars star sister died on Tuesday at the age of 60, days after she went into cardiac arrest while on an airplane. Then on Wednesday, Reynolds died following a stroke at the age of 84. Todd and Carrie Fisher were both born to Reynolds and her then-husband Eddie Fisher. After Reynolds' death, Todd Fisher spoke to…

posted 2016-12-30 05:00:12 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Rogue One" Could to Break Into Top-10 in All-Time US Box Office This Weekend

(NEW YORK) -- There are no new movies opening nationwide during the final weekend of 2016, and that could clear the way for another weekend at the top for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The moved has already topped the weekend box office for two weeks, earning more than $150 million in its first weekend and more than $64 million in its second.  According to Box Office Mojo, the Star Wars spinoff is likely to earn another $60 million or so in the U.S. this weekend. The movie, which has already made more than $400 million in the U.S.…

posted 2016-12-30 05:00:08 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Lindsay Lohan Says She's Written Treatment for "Mean Girls 2"

(NEW YORK) -- Could a Mean Girls sequel be in the works?  Yes, if Lindsay Lohan, star of the original 2004 comedy, has her way. During a Facebook Live session with CNN on Thursday, the actress said she's been pushing for a sequel. "I've already written a treatment for it," Lohan said.  "So I just need a response." According to Entertainment Weekly, also during the Facebook session, Lindsay explained her idea for a Mean Girls 2. "We should do another Mean Girls, like an older version where they're all housewives and they're all cheating, that would be really funny," she…

posted 2016-12-30 05:00:08 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

The Best Films of 2016

(NEW YORK) -- La La Land, Moonlight and Arrival are my top 3; the rest are just simply the best, in no particular order: La La LandIt will go down as one of the great musicals, and that’s because of writer-director Damien Chazelle, who handles its anachronistic style with ease. It helps that co-stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone have better chemistry than Walter White. But La La Land is more than a movie musical: it’s a perfect Hollywood love story about the fact that there is no such thing as a perfect Hollywood love story. In that way, it’s…

posted 2016-12-30 03:00:04 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2016-12-29

Serena Williams Gets Engaged to Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian

Congrats are in order for tennis champ Serena Williams. The star athlete has announced that she and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian are engaged. Williams, who has reportedly been dating Ohanian since 2015, shared the news on her verified Reddit account in a short poem. “I came home. A little late. Someone had a bag packed for me. And a carriage waited. Destination: Rome,” she wrote underneath a cartoon photo of the engagement that was titled "Future Mrs. KnOthing." “To escort me to my very own ‘charming.’ Back to where our stars first collided. And now it was full circle. At…

posted 2016-12-29 15:16:45 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Ellen Pompeo & Hubby Welcome New Son Eli Christopher

(LOS ANGELES) -- Ellen Pompeo has a brand new addition to her family, ABC News has confirmed. The Grey's Anatomy star shared the news on Instagram, posting a photo of her husband Chris Ivery snuggled up with their new son, Eli Christopher. She added the caption, "Eli Christopher. Chris Ivery just fell a notch...I've got a new guy." The couple are also the parents of two young daughters, Sienna May, 2, and Stella Luna, 7. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016-12-29 15:02:55 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Fans Staging "Lightsaber Tributes" to Honor Carrie Fisher

(TEXAS) -- In locations all over the world, Star Wars fans have been lighting up in honor of Carrie Fisher -- lighting up their lightsabers, that is.  The iconic devices wielded by Jedi, referred to in the Star Wars movies as "an elegant weapon from a more civilized age," are being lit up by fans gathering everywhere from Disney Springs Shopping Center in Orlando, Florida to Arizona, Texas and beyond, all to honor Princess Leia's off screen alter ego, who died Tuesday at the age of 60.  Think "candlelight vigil" except, y'know, with lightsabers. One such event drew hundreds of fans to Disney Springs Wednesday evening, while the…

posted 2016-12-29 14:00:32 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio