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2015-05-18

"Mad Men" Ends Seven-Season Run with...Coke

(NEW YORK) -- SPOILER ALERT! After seven seasons, AMC's Mad Men ended Sunday night with Don Draper on a yoga-type retreat in California...and then possibly creating the concept for an iconic commercial. Don, played by Jon Hamm, continued his trip out West by meeting up with Anna Draper's niece. He joined her for the retreat, which culminated with a man sharing an emotional story of how he felt unloved and unappreciated. He and Don hugged one another and sobbed together. Later, we see Don smiling while practicing yoga. The episode ended with footage of the famous 1971 "I'd Like to Buy the World…

posted 2015-05-18 08:21:07 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

New "Bachelorette" Season, with Two New Stars, Premieres Monday Night

(LOS ANGELES) -- A new season of The Bachelorette, featuring a new twist, begins Monday night on ABC. The show's 11th season will star not one, but two women searching for love: Britt Nilsson and Kaitlyn Bristowe. Both were contestants on the most recent season of The Bachelor and were ultimately rejected by Chris Soules. Britt and Kaitlyn won't be sharing screen time for the entire season. The 25 men who arrive at theBachelorette mansion will get to decide which lady they will all compete for during the competition. The Bachelorette premiere will air over the course of two nights: Monday from 9-11 p.m. Eastern time and Tuesday from 8-9…

posted 2015-05-18 07:03:20 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Dancing with the Stars" Kicks Off Two-Part Season Finale Monday Night

(LOS ANGELES) -- This week, a new Dancing with the Stars champion will be crowned. The two-part season finale begins Monday night on ABC. The three remaining couples -- Noah Galloway; and Sharna Burgess, Riker Lynch and Allison Holker, and Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy -- will reprise a routine from earlier in the season, then perform a supersized freestyle dance. Lynch says he has something really cool planned for his freestyle. He explains to ABC Radio, "It's going to be massive, so many things happening, so much stage movement. There's kind of like two different dynamics of, like, kind of a classical vibe and, then, like, a remix comes in." Willis is feeling…

posted 2015-05-18 06:59:43 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2015-05-17

Billboard Music Awards: What to Expect From the Star-Studded Show

(LAS VEGAS) -- The competition is stiff for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, airing this weekend on ABC, live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Taylor Swift is the leading nominee, with 14 entries in 13 categories. Her pal Sam Smith -- who'll be missing the show due to vocal cord surgery -- is nominated for 13 awards in 13 categories. They're both competing for Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, and Top Digital Songs Artist. Other top nominees include rapper Iggy Azalea, a finalist with 12 nominations in 11 categories, and Meghan Trainor, with…

posted 2015-05-17 12:24:53 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

“Pitch Perfect 2” Beats Expectations at Weekend Box Office

(NEW YORK) -- The cast of Pitch Perfect 2 was perfectly in tune to dominate the domestic box office for the film’s opening weekend.The comedy sequel to the 2012 hit about a female acapella group directed by Elizabeth Banks, shattered expectations and opened to an estimated $70.3 million. The opening is more than the first movie made in the U.S. during its entire run in theaters. Mad Max: Fury Road opened to an estimated $44.4 million. The two highly-anticipated releases bumped Avengers: Age of Ultron down to third place.Here are the top ten films of the weekend according to boxofficemojo.com:1.…

posted 2015-05-17 12:20:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Jennifer Connelly Just Got Her First Computer

(NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Connelly is an analog girl living in a digital world. "I am Miss Analog. I bought my first computer just yesterday," the Oscar nominated actress confessed to Town and Country's June/July issue. The 44-year-old star of Aloft became the proud owner of a MacBook Air after she took her iPhone in for repairs and was asked by the Apple technician how she backs up her data. "In college I wrote on an old typewriter," Connelly told the magazine. She also grew up in a low-tech household. "Anything that we had in our house -- which at…

posted 2015-05-17 12:19:40 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Former Creed Frontman Scott Stapp Says Prescription Drug Abuse Led to Psychotic Episodes

(NEW YORK) -- Scott Stapp, the former frontman for Creed, one of the biggest rock bands of the late 90s and early 2000s, was once known for multi-platinum hits like "My Sacrifice," "With Arms Wide Open" and "Higher." Then Stapp became infamous for a very public meltdown that went on for months last year, in which the rocker posted cryptic video messages online about being "penniless" and that the CIA was watching him. He said he placed maniacal calls to 911, the White House and his son's school, and fired off jarring emails and text messages to family and friends.…

posted 2015-05-17 12:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2015-05-16

Matthew McConaughey Delivers UH Commencement Address

(HOUSTON) -- Attendees of the University of Houston's graduation ceremony on Friday got to see one of Hollywood's biggest stars, Matthew McConaughey.The actor gave the university's commencement address, and according to ABC News affiliate KTRK-TV, he was well-received by attendees and had a lot to say. "Life's not fair. It never was, isn't now and won't ever be. Do not fall into the entitled trap of feeling like you're a victim. You are not," he said.McConaughey offered words of encouragement and inspiration to the graduates. He also said they should define their own success and enjoy the journey."Personally, as an…

posted 2015-05-16 15:30:31 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

How the Stars Behind 'Dude Perfect' Made YouTube Their Day Job

(NEW YORK) -- They are the highflying, gravity-defying, trick-shot-making men behind the YouTube channel, Dude Perfect.In fact, Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones, Tyler Toney, Coby Cotton and Cory Cotton have become the very definition of “dudes.” Their videos, which feature tricks involving basketball shots, football spirals and golf chips, have turned them into Internet megastars. The channel has more than 12 million fans on Facebook, 5 million subscribers on YouTube and more than 600 million video views.But they just think of themselves as regular dudes from Texas who are in constant, hyper-competitive mode."I think it's a little bit natural. We're all…

posted 2015-05-16 15:19:43 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2015-05-15

Spice Girl Geri Halliwell Ties the Knot

(LONDON) -- Geri Halliwell is married!The former Spice Girl wed Formula 1 boss Christian Horner, 41, Friday at St. Mary's church in Woburn, Bedfordshire in the United Kingdom, The Daily Mail reported.Halliwell, 42, wore a traditional, white, lace gown complete with a long veil.Prior to the ceremony, the bride Instagrammed a sneak peak of her "something old, new, borrowed, and blue."Those items included vintage pearl earrings, a glimpse of her dress, a diamond necklace, and a blue bow, which she titled 'Bluebell,' as an ode to her daughter from a former relationship.Guests at the church included the bride's friend and…

posted 2015-05-15 16:48:58 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Amy Purdy Is Engaged to Daniel Gale

(NEW YORK) -- Former Dancing With the Stars contestant Amy Purdy is engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Daniel Gale, she revealed on social media."Just said 'yes' to this amazing man!" she tweeted Thursday. "#engaged #love #puertorico."Purdy, 35, who last year came in second place while competing on Dancing With the Stars, appeared with Gale on The Amazing Race in 2012. He proposed during a romantic getaway to Puerto Rico and took her on a helicopter ride to a surprise location."'Yes' was the answer!!!!!!! Couldn't be happier and more proud to be engaged to the love of my life @amypurdygurl! What…

posted 2015-05-15 14:58:36 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Blues Giant B.B. King Dead at 89

(LAS VEGAS) -- Blues legend B.B. King, whose stinging licks played on his guitar nicknamed "Lucille" influenced generations of guitar players, has died at age 89, Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg confirms to ABC News king died in his home Thursday at 9:40 p.m. local time. King died of multi-infarct dementia, the coroner ruled -- essentially, a series of small strokes caused by dementia.  King had been in hospice care at his home in Las Vegas after experiencing health issues last month related to diabetes. His passing comes one week after a judge in Las Vegas rejected a guardianship claim…

posted 2015-05-15 13:36:24 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio