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2016-09-19

"Bridget Jones's Baby" Disappoints at the Box Office

(NEW YORK) -- Bridget Jones's Baby didn't deliver at the box office over the weekend. The third film in the series, again starring Renee Zellweger as the titular character, earned an estimated total of just 8.2 million dollars to open in third place. It was, however, the top movie overseas, drawing 29.9 million. Blair Witch, a follow-up to the 1999 horror hit The Blair Witch Project, debuted in second place, collecting 9.7 million dollars domestically. Oliver Stone's latest flick, Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as whistle-blower Edward Snowden, finished in fourth place, with an eight-million-dollar debut. For the second weekend in a…

posted 2016-09-19 05:01:06 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2016-09-18

Emmys: Newcomers & Veterans Win, "Game of Thrones" Sets Record....And Show Ends Early!

(LOS ANGELES) -- Perhaps the most surprising thing about Sunday night's 68th Emmy Awards wasn't the winners, but the fact that the show ended two minutes early.  Starting at 8 p.m. ET, it wrapped up at 10:58 p.m. ET, less than three hours later.  Thanks, host Jimmy Kimmel! The big winners were The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which grabbed five awards Sunday night, and Game of Thrones, which picked up three. Counting last week's Creative Arts Emmys, though, Game of Thrones won 12 this year, while O.J. scored nine. Game of Thrones now holds the record for…

posted 2016-09-18 23:58:51 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Emmys: Jimmy Kimmel Gets Big Laughs as Host, Takes Shots at O.J. and Trump

(LOS ANGELES) -- As host of the 68th annual Emmy Awards Sunday night, Jimmy Kimmel not only brought the show in under the three-hour mark, but he also got plenty of laughs doing it. --The show opened with a hilarious sequence in which Kimmel was rushing to get to the Emmys.  First, he was driven in a white Bronco by Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who played A.C. Cowlings in The People v. O.J. Simpson.  After Kimmel told Warner to let him out, he hitched a ride with the cast of Modern Family.  After a smoke bomb went off in their car, he…

posted 2016-09-18 23:37:49 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Emmy Winners List

(LOS ANGELES) -- Here are the winners in key categories for the 68th Emmy Awards, held Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.  For the full list, go to Emmys.org: Drama Series Game of Thrones Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesRami Malek, Mr. Robot Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesTatiana Maslany, Orphan Black Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesBen Mendelsohn, Bloodline Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesMaggie Smith, Downton Abbey Comedy SeriesVeep Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesJeffrey Tambor, Transparent Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesJulia Louis-Dreyfus, VeepSupporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesLouie Anderson, BasketsSupporting Actress in a…

posted 2016-09-18 22:30:17 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Emmys 2016: Red Carpet Fashion Report

(LOS ANGELES) -- The red carpet at the 2016 Emmys was filled with a variety of shapes and colors.  Hair was up and down, cut-outs were a thing, white was popular, and jewelry was minimal.  Here are some of the highlights: Quantico star Priyanka Chopra wore a bright red Jason Wu with a double left shoulder strap; her hair was pulled back. Game of Thrones' Khaleesi, Emilia Clarke, wore her hair in its natural brown color, pulled back. She sported a simple Atelier Versace blush gown, and no jewelry except for earrings. Her co-star, Sophie Turner, revealed to E! News…

posted 2016-09-18 19:39:17 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

They Wuz Robbed: Ranker Poll Lists Best Actors and Actresses Who Never Won an Emmy

(LOS ANGELES) -- Ahead of tonight's 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, Ranker, which deals with crowd-sourced rankings on a multitude of topics, has released the results of a fan poll of actors and actresses who never received one of the angelic gold statuettes -- but should have.  In polls of online voters, Melissa McBride -- Carol, from The Walking Dead, earned the number-one spot for Top 10 Greatest Actresses Who Never Won an Emmy, while Hugh Laurie of House leads the pack for theTop 10 Greatest Actors Who Never Won an Emmy. Katey Sagal and Steve Carell were each a close second. Ranker’s polls yielded over 38,000 votes combined.…

posted 2016-09-18 05:00:31 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2016-09-17

Why Meat Loaf Was "Upset" that Adam Lambert's Playing His Rocky Horror Role: "I Thought He'd Blow Me Away!"

(NEW YORK) -- Fox's all-new musical production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show will air October 20.  Adam Lambert will play the part of Eddie in the new version, and Meat Loaf, who originated the role, admits he wasn't thrilled initially with that casting. Not because he thought Adam would be bad -- but because he thought he'd be too good. In case you've never seen the movie, Eddie is a motorcycle-riding, lobotomized ex-delivery boy who's killed by the transvestite alien Dr. Frank N. Furter. Before his death, he sings his big rock and roll number, "Hot Patootie."  Meat Loaf tells ABC Radio he was dismayed when he learned…

posted 2016-09-17 05:00:13 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2016-09-16

Report: "Mission: Impossible 6" Back On

(LOS ANGELES) -- Time to re-light the fuse: The Hollywood Reporter notes a salary dispute has been resolved and Tom Cruise and company will be getting back to work on the sixth Mission: Impossible film.  The next project in the billion-dollar franchise was set to get underway in January; now, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter Tom Cruise's super-spy Ethan Hunt and company will get moving in the spring. Oscar winner Christopher McQuarrie, who Co-wrote and directed the last installment, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, will be back behind the cameras again. The plot is still under wraps. Copyright © 2016,…

posted 2016-09-16 18:00:31 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"black-ish" Creator Says It's "Surreal" to Be Part of Emmys

(LOS ANGELES) -- ABC's black-ish is up for three Emmys Sunday night, including in the best comedy category. Series creator Kenya Barris is just happy that people are taking notice of his show."Just to be in the conversation at all feels surreal," he tells ABC News. "A few years ago I was just writing down on a piece of paper [an idea] that I think might be an interesting thing to do, it feels crazy. And so to actually get the nomination and be invited to the party, that's what you sort of really, really hope for."Though black-ish is represented in the top…

posted 2016-09-16 14:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Ellen Pompeo Talks About Aging and Hollywood; Why She Stayed with "Grey's"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Back in July, Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo made headlines -- and caused not a small amount of industry reflection -- when she admitted to PeopleStyle that her decision to stay on the ABC drama, "was based solely on age." While other stars are eager -- sometimes too eager -- too jump from a hit show to launch a movie career, Pompeo recalled to the magazine that she was clear about why she'd stay on board as Dr. Meredith Grey. "At 33, I was wise enough to know my clock was already ticking in Hollywood," she said. Pompeo, now 46, just spoke with ABC…

posted 2016-09-16 12:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Ron Howard's Beatles Documentary Premieres in London

(LONDON) -- The stars came out for the Blue Carpet Premiere of Ron Howard's long awaited Beatles documentary, Eight Days a Week, on Thursday. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were on hand for the event, and celebrities Madonna, Liam Gallagher of Oasis, Michael Palin of Monty Python, Michael Keaton, Yoko Ono, and George Harrison's widow Olivia Harrison were all in attendance at Odeon Leicester Square. The entire affair was streamed live on Facebook. Howard said he was inspired by the story of the band and the journey the group went on, "in this fascinating time that was Beatlemania." In researching the era, Howard said an eagle-eyed editor spotted a very famous face in a crowd of screaming teenagers at the…

posted 2016-09-16 10:00:21 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Bill Murray Will Bartend in Brooklyn This Weekend

(NEW YORK) -- Lines will probably be long, but well worth the wait -- Bill Murray will be bartending at his son's new restaurant this weekend in Brooklyn, New York. Homer Murray spoke to Eater NY, and joked about his father's place behind the bar. About his father serving drinks, Murray said, "We want people to come and have fun. People can walk in. Just be nice. What my dad lacks in experience, he makes up for in tequila." The restaurant, called 21 Greenpoint, is owned by Homer Murray and Syd Silver, and is taking over the space of the duo's previous venture, River Styx.…

posted 2016-09-16 10:00:20 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio