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2016-07-18

We'll Have to Wait for Summer to See Winter Arrive on "Game of Thrones "

(NEW YORK) -- (SPOILERS AHEAD!) Winter has arrived on Game of Thrones, but we'll have to wait until the summer to see it. The seventh season of the smash HBO series will premiere in the summer of 2017.  Past seasons have premiered in the spring, but in a statement, an HBO exec says, “Now that winter has arrived...executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss felt that the storylines of the next season would be better served by starting production a little later than usual, when the weather is changing...we're moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule.”  That shooting…

posted 2016-07-18 11:40:01 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Filmmakers Introduce New Han Solo, Spill More Details on "Episode VIII"

(LONDON) -- Alden Ehrenreich is set to play a young Han Solo in an upcoming Star Wars film centered on the Millennium Falcon captain. Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller introduced Ehrenreich at the Star Wars Celebration "Future Filmmaker Panel" Sunday in London. "This is the best kept-secret in Hollywood," Lord joked, referring to the months-long rumors of the casting. Harrison Ford has portrayed the beloved Star Wars character since the original 1977 film. He most recently stepped into the role in last year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The filmmakers said 3,000 actors auditioned for the role. Lord added that…

posted 2016-07-18 10:00:04 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Zoe Saldana High-Fives Young Fan Who Asks When She'd Be Captain of the Enterprise

(NEW YORK) -- A young fan put a smile on Zoe Saldana's face this morning when she asked the Star Trek Beyond actress when she'd be captain of the Starship Enterprise. "That's a fantastic question," Saldana told the girl, Camilla, high-fiving her on Good Morning America. "I would love to be captain,” Saldana said.  “I feel like in this movie, because we're all split, the crew is split, based on the catastrophes that the Enterprise may have to endure, that we all play captain in our own right trying to get ourselves back together and save as many lives as…

posted 2016-07-18 10:00:04 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Aliens" Turns 30: Secrets from the Set

(NEW YORK) -- Thirty years ago today, Aliens, the much-anticipated sequel to the 1979 hit Alien, hit theaters. According to Box Office Mojo, James Cameron's follow-up to the Ridley Scott original grossed $85,160,248 domestically, and $131,060,248 total. It was a hit with Hollywood insiders too, and went on to earn seven Oscar nominations, including a Best Actress nod for Sigourney Weaver. In the end, it won two, for Best Sound Editing and Best Visual Effects. Still, the success of Aliens was hard-earned. Here are a few secrets from the set of the 1986 movie: * In Aliens, Sigourney Weaver plays…

posted 2016-07-18 08:00:59 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"The Secret Life of Pets" Tops "Ghostbusters" at Weekend Box Office

(NEW YORK) -- The Secret Life of Pets ain't afraid of no Ghostbusters. The much-hyped, female Ghostbusters reboot opened in second place over the weekend, drawing an estimated 46 million dollars. It wasn't enough to top The Secret Life of Pets -- the animated film was the box office champ for the second weekend in a row after earning 50.6 million dollars. Ghostbusters, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, received pretty good reviews, with a 73-percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Still, the big-budget flick had its share of critics, including some fans of the original Ghostbusters…

posted 2016-07-18 05:00:51 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2016-07-17

Who Ya Gonna Call? Super Power Dare Die Team!

(NEW YORK) -- The all-female Ghostbusters has finally arrived, but the world's #2 film market won’t be seeing it. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Sony reboot has been denied a release in China. China's neo-Communist censorship guidelines prohibit films that "promote cults or superstition," and the country's censors have been known to use this provision for banning films that feature ghosts or supernatural beings. Which is a shame, considering how the movie's title translates.  The original 1984 Bill Murray classic, which also was never screened theatrically in China, translated in Chinese characters that literally mean  "Ghost Catcher Dare Die…

posted 2016-07-17 05:00:19 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2016-07-16

Is Mick Jagger About to Be a New Dad, at 73?

(NEW YORK) -- Is age 73 too old to be new dad?  Apparently, not if you're Mick Jagger. The legendary Rolling Stones singer, who turns 73 in two weeks, is expecting his eighth child. This will be his first child with his current girlfriend, 29-year-old ballerina Melanie Hamrick, Billboard and The Sun both report. A source close to Hamrick tells The Sun, “This is great news. It will be Mick’s eighth child and nothing fazes him. He’s been incredibly supportive." The two have been romantically involved since 2014. Jagger currently has seven children from various marriages and relationships. Jagger's bandmate, guitarist…

posted 2016-07-16 05:00:23 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2016-07-15

Linda Ronstadt Celebrates Her 70th Birthday Today

(NEW YORK) -- Happy birthday to Linda Ronstadt, who turns 70 today. The powerful and versatile singer was one of the most popular female rock artists of the 1970s, then found success in other musical genres during the following decade. As lead singer of the folk-rock group The Stone Poneys, Ronstadt scored her first hit in 1967 with a cover of Monkees member Mike Nesmith's "Different Drum." Linda went solo in 1969 and began focusing on a more pop-rock and country-rock sound. Ronstadt's career picked up steam with the 1974 album Heart Like a Wheel, which topped the Billboard 200 and yielded a #1 and #2 singles, respectively, with…

posted 2016-07-15 18:00:11 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Anthony Anderson & Tracee Ellis Ross Talk "Sweet" Emmy Nods

(NEW YORK) -- It was an exciting day for the cast and crew of black-ish Thursday. The ABC sitcom received an Emmy nomination for outstanding comedy series, as well as nods in the leading acting categories for stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross. Last year, black-ish was given only one nomination, for Anderson's role. He and Ross both agree that the increased recognition this time around is special. "It just makes it so sweet," Ross tells ABC Radio. "Yeah, that's what makes this better than an individual nomination last year," agrees Anderson, who took part in Thursday's announcement. "Yeah, this…

posted 2016-07-15 14:00:09 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Star Wars Celebration In London Offers Sneak Peek of "Rogue One"

(LONDON) -- The panel for the highly-anticipated stand-alone movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story began Friday in London at Star Wars Celebration, but before the festivities happened, host Gwendoline Christie led a moment of silence for the victims of Nice, France. “It’s impossible for us to sit here at celebration...without thinking of the terrible events that happened not far form here,” the Game of Thrones and Force Awakens star said. “Our hearts go out to the people in Nice, France.”The audience then broke into the French National Anthem, La Marseillaise, to loud applause.The plot of Rogue One focuses on…

posted 2016-07-15 13:17:12 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Katy Perry Releases Olympic Anthem "Rise," Says She Hopes Song Can "Inspire Us to Heal"

(NEW YORK) -- How do you score a sure-fire summer hit?  Record an anthem for the Olympics.  That's just what Katy Perry's done. The pop star's new song "Rise," which is out now, will be used leading up to and throughout the 2016 Rio Olympics, including the night of August 5, when the Opening Ceremony takes place.  In addition, a "Rise" Olympic promo will start running in over 20,000 movie theaters today. In a statement, Perry says of "Rise," "This is a song that's been brewing inside me for years, that has finally come to the surface. I was inspired…

posted 2016-07-15 12:00:09 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Fifty Shades of Grey" Sequel Cast OK After Nice Attacks

(NICE, France) -- The sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey was filming Thursday outside of Nice, France, the site of the attack that killed over 80 people, but the crew is safe. Producer Dana Brunetti wrote on Facebook, "Production has confirmed that everyone working on location in the south of France is okay. Everyone has been accounted for and is safe and sound." The Hollywood Reporter says Fifty Shades Darker, again starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, was filming about 40 minutes outside of Nice and had wrapped for the day before the attack. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All…

posted 2016-07-15 10:00:38 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio