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“Fifty Shades of Grey” Director Not Returning for Sequel

(NEW YORK) — Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson will not return for the sequel. She made the announcement via a statement released to Deadline on Wednesday. She said, "Directing Fifty Shades of Grey has been an intense and incredible journey for which I am hugely grateful. I have Universal to thank for that."Referring to her Fifty Shades stars, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, she continued, "I forged close and lasting relationships with the cast, producers and crew and most especially, with Dakota and Jamie."Taylor-Johnson concluded her statement by wishing success to "whosoever takes on the exciting challenges of…

posted 2015-03-26 05:55:13 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Jon Hamm Recalls Emotional Final Day of Shooting for "Mad Men"

(LOS ANGELES) — The Mad Men cast gathered in Los Angeles Wednesday night for a premiere of their show's final episodes.Jon Hamm was on the red carpet just 24 hours after his rep revealed that the actor recently completed a stint in rehab for alcohol addiction. Hamm, who plays Don Draper on the AMC drama, recalled the final day of shooting during a conversation with ABC Radio. He said, "It was the end of an emotional week, and it was the end of an emotional day, and it was the end of an emotional nine-year ride, eight-year ride. It was a…

posted 2015-03-26 05:52:41 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart Attend Get Hard Premiere in LA

(LOS ANGELES) — Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart hit the red carpet in Los Angeles Wednesday night for the premiere of their new comedy Get Hard.Ferrell plays a millionaire convicted of fraud who is given 30 days to get his affairs in order before he heads to prison. He hires a guy he wrongly assumes is an ex-convict to prepare him for life behind bars. Hart plays the guy given the task of toughening up Ferrell's character.“You're not going to find this type of funny anywhere else. This is Will Ferrell times Kevin Hart. This is a dream, a match made…

posted 2015-03-26 05:50:50 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Movie Review: “Home” (Rated PG)

(NEW YORK) — Dreamworks’ newest animated feature, Home, isn’t exactly a world-beater, but it is does revolve around a world invasion. Our world, to be exact. The Boov are intergalactic nomads, who look like the Scrubbing Bubbles and Despicable Me’s Minions procreated. They speak English but the way in which they arrange their sentences is ridiculous.  The silly Boov leader, Captain Smek, voiced by Steve Martin, is great at one thing: running away!  When we first meet him, the Boov are running away from their mortal enemy --  to Earth, a planet they’ll take over by moving all humans to Australia. One…

posted 2015-03-26 05:32:04 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio


HarperCollins Reveals "Go Set a Watchman" Cover Design

(NEW YORK) -- Publisher HarperCollins revealed the cover art for author Harper Lee's upcoming novel Go Set a Watchman, the follow-up to her beloved book To Kill a Mockingbird.The cover, visible on the HarperCollins website, features an oak tree in the foreground with a set of train tracks and on oncoming locomotive in the background. Go Set a Watchman was originally written in the 1950s, the publisher says, and though it was submitted to publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird, it was later presumed lost and manuscripts were only discovered in 2014.HarperCollins also notes that the novel will feature many…

posted 2015-03-25 16:12:47 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent Welcome a Daughter

(NEW YORK) -- It's a girl for Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent!The couple welcomed a daughter via a surrogate on March 23, Berkus announced on Facebook Wednesday."Jeremiah & I are thrilled to announce the arrival of our daughter, Poppy Brent-Berkus, born via surrogate on March 23, 2015," he wrote. "We are so excited to finally be a family of 3!" The interior designer, 43, and Brent, a designer and TV personality, announced last September that they were expecting a baby. Four months before that, they were married in New York City."As anyone with a newborn knows, we have our work…

posted 2015-03-25 15:33:42 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Zayn Malik Is Leaving One Direction

(NEW YORK) -- Zayn Malik is leaving One Direction.The singer said on Facebook that the decision was a personal one, and apologized to fans who may be disappointed by his choice."My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band," he wrote. "I have to do what feels right in my heart. I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.""I…

posted 2015-03-25 11:58:02 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Get Your First Look at Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor

(LOS ANGELES) -- Entertainment Weekly just got the first look of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and he looks every bit like Superman's arch nemesis. Here's your exclusive first look at Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in @BatmanvSuperman! http://t.co/wG87toA3li pic.twitter.com/BjvWQZvSdm — Entertainment Weekly (@EW) March 25, 2015 The movie, featuring Ben Affleck as Batman, along with other legendary superheros like Aquaman and Wonder Woman, is set to come out next March.“He’s not any of the Lexes that you’ve seen, that’s for sure,” director Zack Snyder told the magazine, “other than him being a…

posted 2015-03-25 11:27:25 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Kelly Osbourne 'One Day' to Have Same Surgery as Angelina Jolie

(LOS ANGELES) — After Angelina Jolie revealed earlier this week that she has had her ovaries removed to prevent a future cancer diagnosis, Kelly Osbourne revealed she also plans one day to have the same surgery."I agree with this 100 percent," Osbourne, 30, said Tuesday on The Talk.She added, "I know that one day I will eventually have to do it, too."Osbourne said that if she has children down the road, "I want to be there to bring them up. I want to be there to support them in every way I can."Osbourne's mother, Sharon, is actually a survivor of…

posted 2015-03-25 09:59:18 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

New "Entourage" Trailer Features 20-Plus Celebrity Cameos

(NEW YORK) -- The new Entourage trailer dropped Tuesday and featured A-list cameos from the likes of Jessica Alba to Liam Neeson.The clip starts when the character Ari Gold says, "The next level is coming!"Next we see the gang -- Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon -- joined by all their celebrity friends.Here's a rundown of some of the biggest names in the clip: Pharrell Tom Brady Liam Neeson Calvin Harris Jessica Alba Nina Agdal Bob Saget Baron Davis Gary Busey Haley Joel Osment Ronda Rousey Billy Bob Thornton The TMZ crew Russell Wilson Emily Ratajkowski George…

posted 2015-03-25 09:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Steve Martin, Sesame Street Albums Added to National Recording Registry

(WASHINGTON) — Albums from Steve Martin and Sesame Street are among the latest recordings to be added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.Martin's second stand-up comedy album, 1978's A Wild and Crazy Guy, is being included, as is 1995's Sesame Street: All-Time Platinum Favorites.Twenty-five recordings in all are being added to the registry. They range from one of the earliest wax cylinder recordings from over 100 years ago, to 1945 radio coverage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's funeral, to Great American Songbook classics like "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive" by Johnny Mercer, and the 1953 recording of "My Funny Valentine"…

posted 2015-03-25 05:59:51 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Fox Sues to Keep “Empire” Title

(NEW YORK) — Fox is suing a record label that has claimed it owns the rights to "Empire" as well as a couple of phrases that include that word, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The network, of course, is the home of a popular hip-hop drama of the same name.The lawsuit targets Empire Distribution, which Fox says has sent letters demanding as much as eight million dollars for what it claims is potential trademark infringement.Fox is arguing, among other things, that Empire Distribution never applied for a federal trademark registration for "Empire," and that an application for a similar term…

posted 2015-03-25 05:44:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio