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2015-02-23

Oscars 2015: How Stephen Hawking Reacted to Eddie Redmayne's Win for Best Actor

(LOS ANGELES) -- Eddie Redmayne wasn't the only one extremely excited when his name was called for Best Actor at the 2015 Oscars on Sunday night. Redmayne, 33, played Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, and his Oscar win for his portrayal of the genius dealing with ALS grabbed the attention of Hawking, 73, himself. Hawking took to Facebook and commented on Redmayne's big win. "Congratulations to Eddie Redmayne for winning an #Oscar for playing me in The Theory of Everything Movie," he wrote. "Well done Eddie, I'm very proud of you." He signed the message "SH." Redmayne told…

posted 2015-02-23 15:02:24 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Oscars 2015: How Lady Gaga Celebrated Epic "Sound of Music" Performance

(LOS ANGELES) -- Everyone is buzzing about Lady Gaga's epic Sound of Music tribute Sunday night that also featured a big hug from the movie's iconic star Julie Andrews. Gaga's pipes were on full display and she dressed in a chic silver gown that did the movie tribute justice. The Oscars celebrated the movie's 50th anniversary. After her amazing performance and welcoming of Andrews to the stage, Gaga posted a sweet photo. "Me right now. What a night. Congratulations to all the nominees, performers, and winners! Let's party!" she wrote with an emoji of a martini. In the pic, Gaga…

posted 2015-02-23 14:56:07 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Neil Patrick Harris Reflects on Hosting the Oscars

(LOS ANGELES) -- Neil Patrick Harris is no stranger to hosting awards shows, having previously hosted the Emmys twice and the Tonys four times. On Sunday night, he helmed the Academy Awards for the first time. The actor, whose performance was met with mixed reviews, had one regret after hanging up his hosting hat. "I'm sorry that I read Twitter," he admitted on Monday's Live with Kelly and Michael, referring to some social media criticism of his performance.Harris added that although he appeared calm onstage, he wasn't. "The job I think is to make the people in the audience who…

posted 2015-02-23 11:58:33 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Birdman" Is the Big Winner at the 87th Academy Awards

(LOS ANGELES) -- Going into Sunday night's Academy Awards, the race for Best Picture seemed to come down to the two "B" -- Birdman vs. Boyhood. And in the end, it was Birdman -- starring Michael Keaton as a washed up actor who tries to relaunch his career on the New York stage -- which triumphed.  The movie took home four awards in total, including Best Cinematography, and Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Alejandro G. Iñárritu. "This has been a tremendous experience. This guy is as bold as bold can be," Keaton said of Iñárritu. World News Videos…

posted 2015-02-23 11:54:26 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Oscars 2015: Melissa Rivers Pays Tribute to Joan Rivers

(LOS ANGELES) -- Melissa Rivers made sure to pay tribute to her mother Joan right as E! began it's red carpet coverage of the Oscars on Sunday night.The network started off with Rivers' Fashion Police co-star Giuliana Rancic saying a few words about her mentor and "dear friend" -- then throwing it to Melissa so she could share some precious memories of her late mother.A montage of Joan Rivers' hilarious quips at past red carpets played before Melissa said, "It's hard to believe it was 20 years ago that my mother and I stood on this very red carpet for…

posted 2015-02-23 10:07:49 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"The Voice" Returns Monday for Season Eight

(LOS ANGELES) -- It seems like season seven just ended, but NBC's The Voice is back for its eighth season starting Monday night. This season sees the return of original coach Christina Aguilera, who sat out seasons six and seven for maternity leave. She says being in the big red chair is like "coming back home," while her fellow coach Adam Levine says he's glad to have three quarters of the original panel together again."It’s nice having Christina back because for a while, you know, there was new people and we had to kind of adapt to their energy," Levine…

posted 2015-02-23 08:17:53 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Lady Gaga Brings Down the House with "Sound of Music" Tribute at the Academy Awards

(LOS ANGELES) -- If recording a Grammy-winning album of jazz duets with the legendary Tony Bennett didn't convince the world that Lady Gaga can really sing, her show-stopping performance at the Academy Awards on Sunday night certainly did.Going into the ABC telecast, fans knew that Gaga would perform a tribute of some kind, but nobody knew the details.  Turns out it was a salute to the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music, and featured the star, wearing a frothy white sleeveless gown, minimal makeup and long flowing blonde hair, belting out a medley of songs from the beloved musical. …

posted 2015-02-23 05:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Stars Talk the Need for Diversity in Hollywood on Oscars Red Carpet

(LOS ANGELES) -- The lack of diversity among this year's Oscar nominees was a hot topic this award season, and several stars addressed the controversy while walking the red carpet Sunday at the Academy Awards.One film at the center of the issue is Selma, which was excluded from the best actor and best director race despite the acclaimed work of David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay, respectively. DuVernay took an optimistic tone on the red carpet, telling ABC News Radio, "I think any conversation about diversity and inclusion and representation is a positive thing."John Ridley, who won a screenplay Oscar last…

posted 2015-02-23 04:10:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Billy Bob Thornton Married Longtime Partner...Last October

(LOS ANGELES) -- A belated congratulations are in order for Billy Bob Thornton.The 59-year-old Fargo star married his longtime partner, Connie Angland, after 12 years together, his rep tells People magazine. It turns out they exchanged vows last October, during a private ceremony in their Los Angeles home.This is Thornton's sixth marriage. His relationship with Angland began not long after he divorced Angelina Jolie in 2003. Jolie, of course, is now married to Brad Pitt.Thornton and Angland have a 10-year-old daughter, Bella.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2015-02-23 04:05:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Halle Berry Recalls Horrific Domestic Violence in Her Childhood

(LOS ANGELES) -- Halle Berry has long been vocal about her abusive father. But now she's sharing more details about her troubled childhood."I'm a victim of domestic violence," the Oscar winner said, according to E! News, after she was honored at the unite4:humunity gala for her volunteer work at the Jenesse Center, the oldest domestic violence intervention program in Los Angeles."I wasn't married to a man that beat me up, but my mother was," Berry added.The movie star told the L.A. crowd that at just five years old, she saw her mother beaten "day after day after day," "kicked down…

posted 2015-02-23 04:03:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2015-02-22

Oscar Winners List

(LOS ANGELES) -- Here are the winners in key categories at the 87th Academy Awards, which were held Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood: Best PictureBirdman Best DirectorAlejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman Best ActorEddie Redmayne, The Theory of EverythingBest ActressJulianne Moore, Still Alice Best Supporting ActorJ.K. Simmons, WhiplashBest Supporting ActressPatricia Arquette, Boyhood Best Animated Feature FilmBig Hero 6 Best Documentary FeatureCitizenFour Best Documentary Short SubjectCrisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 Best Editing Whiplash Best Original Song“Glory,” from Selma; music and lyrics by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn Best Production DesignThe Grand Budapest Hotel Best Animated…

posted 2015-02-22 23:23:27 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Oscars 2015: Red Carpet Fashion Report

(LOS ANGELES) -- Rain came down in Los Angeles Sunday, but the show still went on -- the red carpet show at the Oscars, that is.  Actors and actresses were unfazed by the wet stuff, and showcased their finest for the millions watching the 87th Annual Academy Awards on ABC. Host Neil Patrick Harris, for his first look of the evening, bucked tradition and chose a grey Brunello Cucinelli tuxedo for the red carpet. The leading ladies on this year's Oscars red carpet shone in whites this year, with Felicity Jones, Lupita N'Yongo, Julianne Moore, Kerry Washington and Marion Cotillard all opting for that color...or absence thereof. While Jones opted for an Alexander…

posted 2015-02-22 21:55:40 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio