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2017-02-24

'Shark Tank' to cross $100-million milestone tonight

(NEW YORK) -- On Friday's episode of ABC's Shark Tank, the hit show's investors -- Mark Cuban, Daymon John, Kevin "Mr. Wonderful" O'Leary, Barbara Corcoran, and Robert Herjavek -- cross a major milestone: the 100 millionth dollar invested in entrepreneurs' ideas since the show began. Following the episode, a special installment of 20/20 will highlight the show's success, and also feature exclusive interviews with the sharks, and follow-ups about the reality show's biggest deals. Daymon John, who fronts the multi-million dollar lifestyle brand FUBU, explained to ABC Radio that the $100 million mark is a "landmark," adding that Shark Tank has…

posted 2017-02-24 05:00:32 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

'Get Out,' 'Collide' and 'Rock Dog' among this week's new movie releases

(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide today: * Get Out -- British actor Daniel Kaluuya and Girls star Allison Williams play an interracial couple who visit her mysterious family estate in this horror film written and directed by Key & Peele's Jordan Peele. Also starring Bad Grandpa's Catherine Keener and The West Wing's Bradley Whitford. Rated R. * Collide -- X-Men's Nicholas Hoult attempts to pull off a drug heist for an eccentric gangster -- played by Anthony Hopkins -- in an attempt to help his girlfriend, played by Rogue One: A Star Wars…

posted 2017-02-24 05:00:31 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-02-23

"You get a degree! You get a degree!" Oprah to speak at Skidmore Graduation

(NEW YORK) -- Oprah Winfrey will be a speaker at the graduation ceremony for a New York state college that some graduates of her South African school attended. The Skidmore College website says the author, actress and former talk show host will be a speaker at the May 20 commencement.  She'll also receive an honorary Doctorate of Letters in the Arts from the private liberal arts college, located in Saratoga Springs, 165 miles north of New York City. The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, a boarding school for underprivileged South African girls, opened outside Johannesburg in 2007. Several graduates of the school have attended Skidmore. Winfrey…

posted 2017-02-23 18:00:12 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Homer Simpson inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

(NEW YORK) -- The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, will feature a very familiar face during its Hall of Fame Classic Weekend on May 27: none other than Homer Jay Simpson. The Hall of Fame announced that to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the classic Simpsons episode "Homer at the Bat" -- which had Mr. Burns staffing a company softball team with ringers including Don Mattingly, Darryl Strawberry, José Canseco, Ken Griffey, Jr., Roger Clemens, Steve Sax, Ozzie Smith and Wade Boggs -- Homer will be inducted into the hallowed hall. The episode not only ended with Homer winning the game with a run scored when he was drilled…

posted 2017-02-23 14:00:05 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

See four minutes of "Alien: Covenant" in "Last Supper" teaser

(LOS ANGELES) -- 20th Century Fox had already been teasing single frames of its upcoming thriller Alien: Covenant, but now it's gone the opposite way -- and released a full, four minute scene of the star-packed sci-fi movie. The movie, which takes place after Ridley Scott's Prometheus, but before his 1979 classic, features a scene familiar to fans of the original: the crew of a spaceship gathering for a meal. In this case, the "last supper" refers to the colonizing crew's last get-together before they are put in a lengthy hypersleep before their return to earth.  While the original film saw John Hurt famously fall…

posted 2017-02-23 12:00:56 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Live with Kelly's annual After Oscars Show features Ripa, Ryan -- and whomever else shows up

(NEW YORK) -- After the Academy Awards on ABC Sunday night, you can see what the winners look like -- and sound like -- after their big night on Live with Kelly's annual After Oscar Show, airing Monday, February 27 at 9 a.m. ET. Live's After Oscar Show is absolutely and anything can happen. Executive Producer Michael Gelman tells ABC Radio, "Live is so exciting, and in this day and age, when you can edit things, there's nothing like live to give you that kind of rush...It's just a very special show for us." That's one reason why the show has tapped Ryan Seacrest to be Kelly Ripa's…

posted 2017-02-23 10:00:29 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

How 'Moonlight' became the little film that could and made it to the Oscars

(NEW YORK) -- Perhaps no one is more surprised by the success of Moonlight than the director, Barry Jenkins.The film is nominated for eight Academy Awards, including best picture, directing, editing and cinematography. Stars Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris are also up for Oscars in the best supporting actor categories."We didn't make the movie with any expectations," Jenkins told The Los Angeles Times last month. "I remember being at Telluride and Toronto and getting this first inkling that people were seeing something that they didn't expect to see and, because of that, it was moving them in a way that…

posted 2017-02-23 08:00:10 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' coming to digital next month

(NEW YORK) -- You won't have to wait much longer to snag a home copy of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  It's coming to digital HD and DVD next month. A trailer released Tuesday announced that the first of the Star Wars stand-alone films will be available on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on March 24, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand April 4. Both releases include behind-the-scenes interviews with filmmakers, as well as cast members Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed. The home versions also reveal hidden Easter Eggs fans may have missed…

posted 2017-02-23 05:00:14 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Sinead O’Connor apologizes to Arsenio Hall over Prince drugs claim; Hall drops lawsuit

(NEW YORK) -- Remember last year, when singer Sinead O'Connor claimed Arsenio Hall had supplied drugs to Prince?  And then Arsenio sued Sinead?  Regardless, it's all been settled now. To recap: Shortly after Prince died last April 21 from an overdose of the painkiller fentanyl, O'Connor posted on her Facebook page: "Two words for the DEA investigating where prince got his drugs over the decades.... Arsenio Hall.”  She added, “Arsenio I've reported you to the Carver County Sherriff's office. Expect their call. They are aware you spiked me years ago at Eddie Murphy's house. You best get tidying your man…

posted 2017-02-23 05:00:14 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-02-22

Survey: Trump & Clinton supporters watch the Oscars very differently

(LOS ANGELES) -- During his daily press briefing Monday, President Trump's spokesperson Sean Spicer was asked if POTUS would be watching Sunday night's Oscars, and what we could expect from his Twitter feed if any "Meryl Streep moments" took place during the telecast.  The reference, obviously, was to the multiple Oscar winner's screed against the president during her Golden Globes acceptance speech -- one which is expected to be emulated by many stars, who have made no secret of their opposition to President Trump's policies.  As such, it's promising to be a very political Oscars, and in a new survey -- "Trump vs. Clinton and…

posted 2017-02-22 18:00:14 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Bindi Irwin posts tribute to late "Crocodile Hunter" father Steve on his birthday

(LOS ANGELES) -- Steve the "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin would have been 55 today. The late TV show personality and wildlife champion died in 2006 when he was stabbed in the chest by a stingray, in a freak underwater accident while Irwin was shooting a documentary. He was 44 at the time and his daughter Bindi was just 8. The now 18-year-old took to Instagram to post a tribute to her beloved dad, writing, "Always in our hearts." The caption is coupled with a photo of her smiling father spending time with a crested bird. Bindi has followed in her father's footsteps, working at the…

posted 2017-02-22 14:00:10 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Tom Hiddleston reveals Loki's reaction to Dr. Strange in "Thor: Ragnarok"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Tom Hiddleston, about to be seen next month in Kong: Skull Island, will also be in theaters later in the year as Loki, opposite Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Ragnarok.  Also in the cast: Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange.  So what does the trickster god think of the Sorcerer Supreme? "I think he probably dismisses Strange," Hiddleston tells IGN about Loki. "Yes, his sorcery is very impressive, but Loki has been doing that for centuries, so who cares?" However, Hela, the powerful character played by Cate Blanchett in the movie, "is a different beast," Hiddleston says. She's "full of surprises, and actually might have been someone with whom…

posted 2017-02-22 12:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio