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2016-07-20

Young Musicians Perform "Star Wars" Theme Outside John Williams' Home

(LOS ANGELES) -- They certainly had brass, in more ways than one. Young musicians Michael Miller, who played the flugelhorn, a 13-year-old trumpet player Bryce Hayashi treated Star Wars composer John Williams to a performance of the film's famous theme -- right outside his Los Angeles home. Less than a minute into the rendition, Williams himself opens his door, and eventually walks over to the musicians. "I started to listen. I thought they will never make it, and they did," Williams says, referring to the high notes in the theme, while shaking the hands of the delighted young musicians. The moment was…

posted 2016-07-20 18:00:42 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Former "Grey's Anatomy" Star Joins Shonda Rhimes' "The Catch"

(NEW YORK) -- Former Grey's Anatomy star T.R. Knight is re-teaming with that show's creator, Shonda Rhimes, for season two of her ABC caper show The Catch. Knight, who confirmed the news via his Instagram account, will reportedly play a recurring role on the series. "This has been a thrilling secret to keep!" Rhimes said in a statement. "One of my favorite family members is home!" In 2007, Knight was at the center of an on-set verbal fight with then-Grey's co-star Isiah Washington, who reportedly called him a gay slur. The incident got Washington fired from the show, and allegedly…

posted 2016-07-20 14:00:10 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Ricky Gervais to Receive Comedy Excellence Award

(LONDON) -- Ricky Gervais will be honored with the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy at this year’s British Academy Britannia Awards. He will receive the award at a gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 28. The prize recognizes "talent whose popularity and cultural impact exemplifies the uniquely transcendent quality of excellent comedy." Other honorees at the 2016 British Academy Britannia Awards will include Ang Lee and Samuel L. Jackson. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016-07-20 12:00:55 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Lady Gaga Asks Fans to "Root" for Taylor Kinney Romance

(NEW YORK) -- Pop superstar Lady Gaga took to her Instagram account late Tuesday to let fans know that she and her fiancé, Chicago Fire actor Taylor Kinney, aren't necessarily through just yet. "Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates. Just like all couples we have ups and downs, and we have been taking a break," the "Born This Way" singer captioned a black-and-white photo of the two walking together. "We are both ambitious artists, hoping to work through long-distance and complicated schedules to continue the simple love we have always shared. "Please root us on. We're just like everybody else and we really…

posted 2016-07-20 12:00:54 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Making a Murderer" Will Return to Netflix

(NEW YORK) -- Netflix is backing a second season of its six-Emmy-nominated documentary series Making a Murderer. According to a press release from the streaming service, the forthcoming installments will delve back inside the story of convicted murderer Steven Avery and his co-defendant Brendan Dassey, as their defense teams again challenge their clients' convictions and life sentences -- and prosecutors fight to have them upheld. The pair was convicted in the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach -- wrongly so, insist their lawyers and many fans of the gripping series. "The episodes will offer exclusive access to Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner and…

posted 2016-07-20 10:00:37 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Stars React to Garry Marshall's Death

(NEW YORK) -- Here's a sample of the celebrity reaction to the death of producer and director Garry Marshall, who passed away Tuesday at age 81: * Henry Winkler, Happy Days star: "GARRY MARSHALL Rest In Peace .. Thank you for my professional life. Thank you for your loyalty, friendship and generosity." * Scott Baio, Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi star: "Today I lost a man who was a 2nd father to me. He discovered me and gave me a wonderful life. Garry Marshall was the most generous and talented man I've ever met. The entertainment industry has lost…

posted 2016-07-20 08:00:28 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"America’s Got Talent": George Lopez Is a Guest Judge as Seven More Acts Advance

(LOS ANGELES) -- The Judge Cuts continued on Tuesday’s edition of America’s Got Talent, with seven more acts advancing to the Live Rounds. Mother-and-son dancers Alla and Daniel Novikov, singers Daniel Joyner and Brian Justin Crumb, magician Blake Vogt, comedian Tape Face and sideshow act Ryan Stock and AmberLynn all advanced. Malevo, an eight-man dance troupe from Argentina, was sent straight to the live shows via “the Golden Buzzer,” which is also back for this round. Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B were back behind the judges’ table to offer their opinions and decide which acts would…

posted 2016-07-20 05:00:24 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2016-07-19

"Happy Days" Creator, "Pretty Woman" Director Garry Marshall Dead at 81

(BURBANK) -- Garry Marshall, a writer, director and actor who created the classic sitcoms The Odd Couple, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley and Mork & Mindy, and directed the film Pretty Woman, has passed away. He was 81. He died Tuesday from complications of pneumonia following a stroke at a hospital in Burbank, California, according to his rep. Funeral services will be private.  A memorial is being planned for his birthday in November. Marshall was born in the Bronx, New York, on November 13, 1934. He studied journalism at Northwestern University and worked as a reporter after graduation. In 1961,…

posted 2016-07-19 22:55:35 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

A Fourth "Star Trek" Movie Is On the Way

(NEW YORK) -- The crew of the USS Enterprise will embark on another big-screen Star Trek adventure. Paramount Pictures has announced that a fourth film in the rebooted franchise is on the way.   Not much is known about the new film other than that Chris Pine -- again reprising his role as Captain Kirk -- will cross paths with a man he's never met, but whose legacy has haunted him since the day he was born: his father George Kirk, played by Chris Hemsworth, who appeared in 2009's Star Trek.  George Kirk also appeared to die, quite difinitively, in that film, so…

posted 2016-07-19 18:00:23 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

USA Network Delays "Shooter" Premiere Again

(NEW YORK) -- The USA Network has postponed the premiere of its new series Shooter for a second time. The drama will now debut in the fall in the wake of the shootings that have plagued the news in recent weeks. Most recently, three officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, were killed by a gunman on Sunday. “After further consideration, USA Network, Paramount TV and Universal Cable Productions have decided to move the premiere of Shooter to the fall,” a USA Network rep confirmed in a statement to ABC Radio. Just last week, the cable network delayed the premiere of Shooter…

posted 2016-07-19 14:00:53 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Average Price of Movie Ticket Reaches Record High

(LOS ANGELES) -- Planning a trip to the movies this summer? It’ll cost you. The average price for a ticket is at a record high: $8.73 during the second financial quarter of 2016, according to figures released Monday by the National Association of Theatre Owners, Variety reports. The previous high was $8.70, set in the final quarter of 2015. The average ticket price for the first quarter of this year was $8.58. The second quarter included the start of the summer movie season and the release of high-profile movies like Captain America: Civil War and Finding Dory. Both of those films…

posted 2016-07-19 12:00:40 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Queen, Adam Lambert Unhappy with Use of Queen Hit at RNC

(NEW YORK) -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has used the rock band Queen's "We Are the Champions" before as part of his campaign.  The band didn't like it then, and they still don't. Back in June, Queen guitarist Brian May expressed his displeasure with Donald Trump's use of the 1977 hit, saying, "It has always been against our policy to allow Queen music to be used as a political campaigning tool." Trump's use of the song again Monday night at the Republican National Convention drew a response this time from Queen's official Twitter, which tweeted, "An unauthorised use at the Republican…

posted 2016-07-19 10:20:42 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio