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2017-06-16

Former "C.S.I." series star Hill Harper reveals he adopted a son

(NEW YORK) -- Just in time for Father's Day, actor and bestselling author Hill Harper has revealed he adopted a son named Pierce 18 months ago, calling the decision "the biggest blessing of my life." In an interview with ABC Radio on Friday, the former C.S.I.: New York star opened up about what life is like as a single father. "I always thought I was going to get married, have my own kids and I was going to adopt," Harper, 51, explained. "I had talked about adopting and I had talked about wanting to be a dad, and [a friend] said, 'You’re…

posted 2017-06-16 18:00:14 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Armie Hammer says "Cars 3" gig was "a lot of fun"

(NEW YORK) -- Owen Wilson is back as Lightning McQueen, who's out to prove he's still the top race car, in Cars 3, which is now in theaters. In this latest chapter in the Disney/Pixar franchise, Lightning faces some stiff competition from a whole new breed of car: the Next Gen Racer, led by the Armie Hammer-voiced Jackson Storm. "They're faster, they're smarter, they're able to make calculations about corners," Hammer explained to ABC Radio. "But they young, and he's brash, and he sort of takes the soul out of racing...He shows up, and no one can really touch him." While…

posted 2017-06-16 14:00:12 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Benny Boom on John Singleton's "All Eyez on Me" criticism: "He had every opportunity" to make his own Tupac biopic

(NEW YORK) -- Director Benny Boom is standing up for his official Tupac biopic, All Eyez on Me, and speaking out against what he calls the "rhetoric" from the film's previous director, John Singleton. According to Boom, Singleton needs to move on from the "damaging" commentary and focus on making his own movie. Prior to Boom helming All Eyez on Me, the film had Straight Outta Compton's F. Gary Gray, Antoine Fuqua, and Singleton as potential directors. When the film landed in Boom's lap, the Philly filmmaker said he felt he needed to clear the air between him and Singleton. "Afterwards we spoke because of the rhetoric…

posted 2017-06-16 12:00:03 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Rough Night" stars want an invite to your bachelorette party

(NEW YORK) -- The stars of Rough Night really want to come to your bachelorette party. The film comedy stars Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer and Zoe Kravitz as a group of friends from college who reunite for a bachelorette weekend that goes hilariously awry. But in real life, none of the actresses have experienced that booze-filled bridal rite of passage.“It’s so weird because we’ve gotten all these bachelorette questions and it turns out that we’ve been to about half a bachelorette party between all of us, which is so disappointing,” Johansson tells ABC Radio.Bell chimes in,…

posted 2017-06-16 10:01:02 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Cars 3" and "Rough Night" top this week's new releases

Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday: * Cars 3 -- Owen Wilson is back as Lightning McQueen, who is out to prove he's still the top race car in this latest chapter in the Disney/Pixar franchise. Additional voices include Armie Hammer, Kerry Washington and Larry the Cable Guy. Rated G. ABC Radio is owned by Disney. * Rough Night -- Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell, Zoë Kravitz, Ilana Glazer and Kate McKinnon play college friends who reunite for a wild weekend that goes terribly wrong after they accidentally kill a male stripper. Rated R.  * All Eyez on Me -- Newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. plays Tupac Shakur in this true story about the prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist. Rate R. * 47…

posted 2017-06-16 08:00:56 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

No verdict reached yet in Bill Cosby sexual assault case after 40 hours of deliberations

(NORRISTOWN, Penn.) -- A fourth day of jury deliberations in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial ended Thursday with no verdict yet reached. Early yesterday, the jury in the Norristown, Pennsylvania courtroom informed the court that they were unable to reach a unanimous agreement on any of the three charges the comedian faces.  But the judge sent the jury back to continue deliberating.Each jury deadlock announcement is met with a defense motion for a mistrial. Thursday morning’s motion was denied by the judge. But Cosby's attorneys can pressure the judge to declare a mistrial. Deliberations, which have now reached nearly 40 hours,…

posted 2017-06-16 05:00:51 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-06-15

Watch now: "Insecure" season two teaser trailer has arrived

(LOS ANGELES) -- A teaser-trailer for the second season of Issa Rae's smash hit series Insecure shows her character, Issa Dee, daydreaming as she's stopped at red traffic light. As her daydreams take flight, set to the sounds of Calvin Harris' "Slide," she's seen "hella confused" by ex-boyfriend Lawrence, "hella tempted" by her "friend with benefits" Daniel, and "hella lit" with her group of close girlfriends, including Molly, played by Yvonne Orji.   Soon, Issa is snapped back to reality by the honking of car horns behind her, and drives off with a smile on her face.  You can tune in to see if any of Issa's dreams come…

posted 2017-06-15 18:00:34 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Bachelor in Paradise" cast member DeMario Jackson lawyers up, blasts "false claims and malicious allegations"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson broke their silence on Wednesday about the "misconduct" that allegedly took place on the set of Bachelor in Paradise earlier this month. Olympios confirmed in a statement to ABC News on Wednesday afternoon that she was a part of an unspecified incident that prompted Warner Brothers, the studio behind the show, to suspend production and launch an investigation into allegations of on-location misconduct.  Calling herself "a victim" in her statement, Olympios said that she is in therapy, and has retained an attorney to "obtain justice." Though it has been reported…

posted 2017-06-15 14:01:03 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Jim Gaffigan calls his wife "Wonder Woman" after brain tumor scare

(NEW YORK) -- Comic Jim Gaffigan stopped by ABC's Good Morning America Thursday and discussed his wife Jeannie Gaffigan’s recent emergency surgery for a brain tumor. "[I]t entered my mind that I would have to retire and be a very mediocre dad," Gaffigan said of his wife's health scare. "It's a scary thought but, luckily, I'm married to Wonder Woman." It's good news, though.  Said Gaffigan: "Everything's fine. The tumor is gone, along with my ability to ever win another argument." Gaffigan, who's just released his fifth comedy album, Cinco, said he makes work events a family affair. "We travel, we tour during the summer and…

posted 2017-06-15 12:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Bill Cosby jury deadlocked; judge orders them to continue deliberating

(NORRISTOWN, Penn.) -- After over 30 hours of deliberations, the jury in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial reported late Thursday morning that they are deadlocked.  The judge in the case has asked them to resume deliberations to try and reach a unanimous verdict. The jury is reportedly deadlocked on all three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault Cosby faces, stemming from his alleged sexual assault of Andrea Constand in 2004. Each of the three counts carries a sentence of from five to 10 years in prison if Cosby, who's 79, is convicted.  However, the judge could order that the…

posted 2017-06-15 11:04:44 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Holy tribute, Batman! Los Angeles to light the Bat Signal in memory of Adam West

(LOS ANGELES) -- The Bat Signal will shine over Los Angeles in tribute to the late Adam West, the actor best-known for playing Batman in the campy 1960 television series. West died Friday at age 88. Mayor Eric Garcetti says the Bat Signal will be lit at LA's City Hall at 9 p.m. Thursday. Perhaps it needs no explanation, but in the Batman comics, movies, and TV shows, the Bat Signal is a spotlight with the silhouette of Batman's winged emblem that's projected onto the clouds in the night sky to call for Batman's help. Garcetti announced the event on Twitter and added…

posted 2017-06-15 10:00:16 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Jamie Foxx sings song for Cleveland on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

(NEW YORK) -- Jamie Foxx stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday night to promote his new film, Baby Driver, which is directed by Edgar Wright and also stars Kevin Spacey and Jon Hamm. Host Jimmy Kimmel praised the film and told Foxx, “I just want to say something very seriously – that’s a great movie! I mean, it is fantastic!” During their conversation, Jamie and Jimmy talked about the recent NBA Finals, in which the Cleveland Cavaliers, the former NBA champs, lost in 5 games to the Golden State Warriors. Foxx talked about his admiration for Cavaliers’ star LeBron James and how much respect he has for the player whose career he…

posted 2017-06-15 08:00:10 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio