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2017-09-11

"It" doesn't clown around with record-breaking $117 million weekend

(LOS ANGELES) -- It had monstrous box office weekend, scaring up an estimated $117 million. The horror flick, based on Stephen King's bestselling novel and starring Bill Skarsgard, Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Chosen Jacobs, and Wyatt Oleff, delivered the largest September opening, largest fall opening and the largest opening for an R-rated horror film. It earned an additional $62 million overseas. Home Again, starring Reese Witherspoon, took second place, raking in a not-to-shabby $9 million. The Hitman's Bodyguard, our box office champ for the last three weeks, bowed in third place with an estimated $4.85 million. Another horror film, Annabelle: Creation, finished in fourth place, earning an estimated $4 million, and Wind…

posted 2017-09-11 05:00:49 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-09-08

Laverne Cox gets "Spirited" in new ABC psychic drama

(LOS ANGELES) -- Fresh off her Ivy Park campaign, Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox has landed a new gig. According to Variety, ABC has given a pilot order to the new one-hour drama starring Cox, currently titled Spirited. The show will follow Cox as a fake psychic, who realizes she can "really communicate with the dead." When she discovers her talent, the psychic decides to "put her con-woman past behind her" and actually help people. If picked up, this would be Cox's official return to television after starring in the CBS legal drama Doubt with Katherine Heigl and Dule Hill. Doubt was canceled after two episodes.  Cox, a well known activist for…

posted 2017-09-08 18:00:27 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

High-end "Kingsman" products -- suits, whiskey and more -- being sold at London pop-up shop

(LONDON) -- The surprise 2014 hit spy movie Kingsman has spawned a sequel, due out September 22nd, as well as a line of high-end products and a pop-up shop in London.  Housed in the ritzy St. James neighborhood, the Kingsman shop sells the sharp custom suits made by clothier Mr. Porter and worn by Taron Egerton’s Eggsy and Colin Firth's Harry Hart in the films, as well as fancy glassware and pens. There's also a high-end whiskey called Statesman, after the American spy agency featured in the sequel, which uses a Kentucky distillery as a cover for its HQ. The bourbon is actually being made by renowned…

posted 2017-09-08 14:00:21 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Sassenach is back: "Outlander" returns for season three this Sunday

(NEW YORK) -- Outlander fans, rejoice! After 14 months of waiting, the so-called Droughtlander is coming to an end this Sunday. The time-traveling Scottish romance, based on Diana Gabaldon’s popular book series, returns to Starz for its ambitious third season. Not only does this season span years and continents, but it also features the long-awaited reunion of its main couple Jamie, a Scottish outlaw from the 1700s played by Sam Heughan, and Claire, a British nurse from the 1940s played by Caitriona Balfe. “It’s something we’ve been looking forward to and I think it’s long overdue and certainly the episodes that lead up to it…

posted 2017-09-08 12:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Finn Wolfhard says "It" is more than just a horror movie

(NEW YORK) -- It, the new film adaptation of Stephen King's 1986 novel about a clown -- or something that appears as a clown -- who terrorizes seven children in a small Maine town by exploiting their deepest fears, opens Friday. The movie is an R-rated horror flick, which means that most of the members of the movie's young cast couldn't even see it in theaters without adult, including Finn Wolfhard.  Best known for his role as Mike Wheeler in Netflix's Stranger Things, the 14-year-old Wolfhard tells ABC News that while the scares are obviously important to It,  there's more to the movie if…

posted 2017-09-08 10:00:19 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Disney moving "Star Wars" and Marvel movies to its new streaming service

Last month, The Walt Disney Company announced that it would be launching its own streaming service, and moving its Disney and Pixar movies from Netflix to its new platform. But there was no word about the fate of the Marvel and Star Wars movies that Disney owns. Well, now comes word that those will be leaving Netflix and heading exclusively to the still unnamed Disney platform, too.Disney CEO Bob Iger made the announcement Thursday afternoon at a conference for media investors and analysts in Los Angeles. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Iger told investors the new platform, "will have the entire output of the studio,…

posted 2017-09-08 08:00:08 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"It" and "Home Again" among this week's new releases

(LOS ANGELES) --  Opening nationwide on Friday: * It -- The much anticipated horror flick based on Stephen King's bestselling novel, stars Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Chosen Jacobs and Guardians of the Galaxy's Wyatt Oleff as a group of bullied kids who square off against the evil clown Pennywise -- portrayed by Bill Skarsgard -- who hunts children. Rated R. * Home Again -- Reese Witherspoon stars as a single mother whose life takes an unexpected turn after moving to Los Angeles and taking in three young, charismatic guys. Also starring Nat Wolff, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen and Lake Bell. Rated PG-13. Opening in limited release on Friday: * 9/11 -- Five people trapped in an elevator in the…

posted 2017-09-08 05:00:50 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-09-07

Former Trump Administration press secretary Sean Spicer headed to "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Former embattled Trump Administration press secretary Sean Spicer is making his late night debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on September 13 -- a booking that came from Jimmy reaching out to him on Twitter. "[I]f I promise to look AT the camera this time, will you come to my show next week?" Kimmel captioned an apparently older picture of the pair. "It's a deal, does next Wednesday work?" tweeted back Spicer, who only previously "appeared" on late night TV in the form of Melissa McCarthy's imitation of him on Saturday Night Live. Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. Eastern time on ABC. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio.…

posted 2017-09-07 18:00:33 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Will Smith shares first photo from set of live-action "Aladdin"

(LOS ANGELES) -- It's a whole new world for Will Smith as the 48-year-old Oscar nominee steps into the curly shoes of the late Robin Williams, playing Genie in a live-action remake of Aladdin.Smith shared a picture from the set on Wednesday. "We just started shooting Aladdin and I wanted to intro you guys to our new family … Mena Massoud/Aladdin, Naomi Scott/Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari/Jafar, and I’m over here gettin' my Genie on. Here we go!" he wrote on Facebook.Smith is the latest star to portray the Genie, who was previously played by the late Williams in the 1992…

posted 2017-09-07 14:00:28 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Happy THORSday! Tickets for "Thor: Ragnarok" now on sale

(NEW YORK) -- Marvel Studios has appropriately dubbed today THORS-Day, because it's the day tickets go on sale for the third Thor movie, Thor: Ragnarok.  In addition, the studio has released vivid character posters featuring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett as the villainous Hela, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Tessa Thompson as the heroic warrior Valkyrie, and Mark Ruffalo as the Incredible Hulk.  Directed by Taika Waititi, the film will see Thor banished from his home planet of Asgard, which has been invaded by Blanchett's baddie. Forced to fight as a gladiator on a planet run by Jeff Goldblum's Grandmaster, Thor is reunited there with his wily adopted brother Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston,…

posted 2017-09-07 12:00:24 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

New "Bachelor" Arie Luyendyk Jr. ready to hand out his own roses

(NEW YORK) -- Arie Luyendyk Jr. is the new Bachelor!Ending weeks of speculation, the race car driver made the announcement on ABC's Good Morning America Thursday morning. "I just kind of went in with an open mind, open heart," Luyendyk said of his decision to become the Bachelor. "It just kind of hit me right now that I'm here."Luyendyk, 35, is no stranger to the Bachelor franchise, having first appeared on season eight of The Bachelorette in 2012, when he tried unsuccessfully to win over Emily Maynard. Last year, he told Us Weekly magazine that previously, he’d had discussions about…

posted 2017-09-07 10:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

George Clooney talks marriage and fatherhood: "All of a sudden you go, 'Holy s***. I'm a parent!'"

(LOS ANGELES) -- In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, George Clooney is opening up about his marriage to his attorney wife, Amal and what life has been like with their three-month-old twins, Alexander and Ella. Among Clooney's revelations: 1. He realized he wanted to marry Amal after just a few months: Four months after he first went out with Amal, he bought an engagement ring. On April 28, 2014, he prepared a soundtrack of romantic songs by his late aunt, singer Rosemary Clooney, and made his then-girlfriend a pasta dinner at home. "Over champagne, after dinner, I told her there was…

posted 2017-09-07 08:00:21 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio