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"Taxi Driver" Turns 40 Today

(NEW YORK) -- Monday, February 8 marks 40 years since Taxi Driver first hit theaters, grabbing us by the throat and dragging us into lead character Travis Bickle's dark, twisted world. The film, which starred Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster and Harvey Keitel, was an instant classic, the 12th-highest-grossing movie of 1976.  It earned four Academy Award nominations and won the Cannes Film Festival’s prestigious Palme d’Or.  It also established the careers of director Martin Scorsese and star De Niro, and cemented their on-screen partnership, which continues to this day. Taxi Driver not only changed the movies, it changed history.…

posted 2016-02-08 14:00:03 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Teresa Giudice Talks Finances, Prison, Future in Exclusive "GMA" Interview

(NEW YORK) -- Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice opened up about her financial situation, her time in federal prison and what her future holds in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Amy Robach. "[We're not in] foreclosure any longer, thank you, God," Giudice said in the interview, airing Tuesday on Good Morning America. "And our restitution's paid off. We're in -- thank God -- in good shape." The interview marks the first sit-down television interview with Giudice, 43, since she was released from a federal correctional institution in Danbury, Connecticut, in December. The reality-TV star served 11-and-a-half…

posted 2016-02-08 11:08:52 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Elton John Hits the Road with James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Elton John was in the passenger seat for the latest installment of James Corden’s popular feature “Carpool Karaoke” during a special edition of The Late Late Show following Super Bowl 50 Sunday. After breaking into a chorus of Elton’s “Your Song,” the rock legend told Corden that the tune marked a big step in his long songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin. "[I] sat at the piano, read it through and said, 'God, this is amazing for an 18-year-old poet to write this lyric.' And I played it to him, and I think when I finished playing we…

posted 2016-02-08 10:00:54 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Alejandro G. Iñárritu Wins Top Prize at Directors Guild of America Awards

(LOS ANGELES) -- The Revenant director Alejandro G. Iñárritu won a major award over the weekend. He received the prize for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film at the Directors Guild of America Awards Saturday in Los Angeles. The DGA Awards are traditionally a bellwether for who will win the best director Oscar. Only seven times has the DGA winner for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film not gone on to win an Academy Award the same year. Iñárritu won the directing award at the DGAs and the Oscars last year for Birdman. The other DGA nominees this year were,…

posted 2016-02-08 10:00:54 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Sunday Night's Super Bowl Scores Second-Highest Ratings Ever

(NEW YORK) -- Sunday night's match-up between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers scored the second-highest overnight rating for a Super Bowl, according to Variety.  Only last year's game drew more viewers. Variety reports that, according to Nielsen, Super Bowl 50 averaged a 49 rating/73 share.  Last year's game scored a 49.7 rating, which equaled 114.4 million viewers -- an all-time record.  Actual viewer estimates for Sunday's game will be out later today. The Bronco's beat the Panthers 24-10, while Beyonce and Bruno Mars upstaged Coldplay during the halftime performance.  Lady Gaga nailed the national anthem all by herself. This…

posted 2016-02-08 09:03:28 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Super Bowl 50: The Halftime Show

(SANTA CLARA, CALIF.) -- Coldplay offered a flashback performance during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show Sunday night at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, dipping deep into their catalog while also paying homage to past performers who've graced the big stage at the big game -- with the help of Beyoncé and Bruno Mars. Chris Martin and company teased their first hit, "Yellow," before launching into "Viva La Vida." Martin commanded a psychedelic stage while the fans in the seats held up yellow, blue and orange signs. Martin said, "Wherever you are, we are in this together," before seguing…

posted 2016-02-08 08:43:03 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Beyoncé Announces The Formation World Tour

(SANTA CLARA, CALIF.) -- After joining Coldplay for their Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday night, Beyoncé announced a stadium tour for later this year. The North American leg of The Formation World Tour will launch in Miami on April 27 and will continue through a June 12 date in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  Incidentally, one of the stops will be Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, where Sunday night's Super Bowl was held. As part of the tour, fans will have the chance to get involved in Beyoncé’s #BeyGOOD initiative, which is helping out the response to the water crisis in…

posted 2016-02-08 08:31:11 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Super Bowl 50: The Commercials

(SANTA CLARA, CALIF.) -- The stars weren’t only on the field during the Super Bowl on Sunday. The much-hyped commercials offered a wide range of A-listers, from Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen to Christopher Walken to Willem Dafoe –- as Marilyn Monroe. Of course, the ads cost a lot of money to air during the CBS broadcast of the game: $5 million per 30-second spot, according to reports. If you missed some of the commercials during the Super Bowl telecast, or if you want to re-watch them, you can check out all of the ads on YouTube. Here’s a recap…

posted 2016-02-08 08:30:38 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Kung Fu Panda 3" Stays on Top at the Box Office

(NEW YORK) -- Kung Fu Panda 3 scored another box office win during Super Bowl weekend. The animated sequel earned an estimated 21 million dollars in its second weekend of release to top three new films. The Coen brothers' Hail, Caesar! opened in second place, collecting 11.4 million dollars. It boasts an all-star cast that includes George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum. The Nicholas Sparks romantic story The Choice debuted in fifth place, with 6.1 million, followed by Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which premiered with 5.2 million. Star Wars: The Force Awakens…

posted 2016-02-08 05:00:36 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Bernie Sanders and Larry David Together at Last on "Saturday Night Live"

(NEW YORK) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders flipped the tables and did an impression of comedian Larry David while standing right next to him onstage on NBC’s Saturday Night Live over the weekend. Asked how New Hampshire was going, Sanders replied, "Well, it's pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good," referencing David’s famous line from his show Curb Your Enthusiasm. Saturday was the first time the two doppelgangers stood side-by-side since David debuted his instant-Internet sensation impression of the presidential hopeful on SNL last fall. David hosted the show Saturday night. During a Titanic-esque skit, David was arguing he…

posted 2016-02-08 05:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio


Super Bowl 50: The Pregame Performances

(NEW YORK) -- Lady Gaga dazzled at Super Bowl 50, performing the national anthem before the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers faced off at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Accompanied by a pianist, Gaga delivered a stunning performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner." She wore a shimmering red outfit for the occasion, and showed off red eye shadow and blue fingernails. After belting out the final words, Gaga said, "God bless you, America." Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin signed the national anthem for the hearing impaired. Before Gaga took center stage, an Armed Forces chorus sang "America the Beautiful." The Tailgate…

posted 2016-02-07 17:44:27 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

A History of Super Bowl Halftime Performances

(NEW YORK) -- The Super Bowl halftime show normally features the biggest names in music, who are often veteran performers.  This year's headliners, pop/rock band Coldplay, aren't on the level of past headliners like The Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen, but they're a bit more seasoned than the headliners from the last two years: Katy Perry and Bruno Mars. Coldplay, who just released a new album, A Head Full of Dreams, will celebrate their 20th anniversary this year. They'll take the stage with some help from past headliner Beyonce and, rumor has it, Bruno Mars, who headlined in 2014.  Special…

posted 2016-02-07 05:00:59 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio