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2016-07-12

USA Network Postpones "Shooter" Premiere Due to Dallas Shooting

(NEW YORK) -- The USA Network has postponed the premiere of its upcoming drama Shooter in light of the shooting in Dallas last week that left five officers dead and 11 other people injured. Shooter, based on the best-selling Stephen Hunter novel Point of Impact and the 2007 film Shooter, was scheduled to premiere July 19, but the start date has been pushed back by one week. "In light of recent tragic events and out of respect for the victims, their families and our viewers, we have decided to postpone the premiere date for the upcoming USA Network series Shooter…

posted 2016-07-12 10:00:41 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Boyz n the Hood" Celebrates 25th Anniversary

(NEW YORK) -- July 12, 1991, John Singleton's movie Boyz n the Hood was released in the United States.  The movie, about growing up black in gang-plagued South Central Los Angeles, launched the acting career of former N.W.A. rapper Ice Cube, and provided breakout acting roles for Morris Chestnut and futur eOscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. "I don't think people really understood what life was like growing up for black people in Los Angeles, from certain parts of Los Angeles," Vibe Editor-at-Large Keith Murphy tells ABC Radio. "It definitely brought out West Coast culture and hip-hop culture to the masses." "Boyz n…

posted 2016-07-12 08:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"The Bachelorette": JoJo Chooses Her Final Four

(LOS ANGELES) -- With hometown visits looming, JoJo Fletcher went on a series of dates in the Argentinian countryside on Monday night's episode of The Bachelorette. There were three one-on-one dates, but JoJo didn't hand out a rose on any of them. She did present a rose on the group date. JoJo invited Alex, the U.S. Marine, on the first one-on-one date -- and his first one-on-one date. She was concerned that she wasn't connecting with him on a romantic level. The two were on the same page when they dressed in gaucho outfits for a day of horseback riding…

posted 2016-07-12 05:00:26 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2016-07-11

Liv Tyler's a New Mom

(NEW YORK) -- Congratulations are in order for Liv Tyler. The 39-year-old actress announced on Instagram Sunday that she's welcomed her third child. "Hello!!!!! our beautiful baby girl is here !!!!" wrote Tyler.  "Lula Rose Gardner we are sooooo happy heart exploding with love !!!!!" This is Tyler's second child with fiancé David Gardner, including 17-month-old son Sailor Gene. She also has an 11-year-old son from her marriage to Royston Langdon. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016-07-11 18:00:16 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" Cast Shares Reunion on Social Media

(NEW YORK) -- The cast of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is still a tight fit. Blake Lively, America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn and Alexis Bledel reunited a few days ago, and shared their joy and laughter on social media. Ferrera posted some pics on Instagram and wrote, "All grown up. #blakesfingerinmynose #ambersfingerinmymouth #alexisisatruelady #sisterlove #holdtighttotheonesyoulove." And yes, there are fingers in the actress' nose and mouth in one of the photos. Tamblyn shared the same pics and added, "Needed my girls today. The world is a crazy place. Hold onto the ones you love. And pick their nose." Lively…

posted 2016-07-11 16:00:15 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Jay Z and Beyonce Are the World's Highest-Paid Celebrity Couple

(NEW YORK) -- Forbes has spoken: R&B superstar Beyonce and her husband, rapper and music mogul Jay Z, continue their reign as one of the world's foremost power couples with the news they're this year's highest-paid celebrity couple.  Bey and Jay have made $107.5 million combined, with Bey garnering $54 million and Jay Z a cool $53.5 million in the past year.  That also pus them on the Forbes forthcoming Celebrity 100 list of the world's highest celebrity earners. Beyonce slides onto the list at the number 34 spot, while hubby makes it a number 36.   Bey and Jay previously topped Forbes highest-earning…

posted 2016-07-11 14:00:13 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Disney Introduces First Latina Princess in “Elena of Avalor”

(NEW YORK) -- Disney is introducing its first Latina princess with the new animated television series, Elena of Avalor. The series focuses on the adventures of the title character, who’s described as being “a brave and adventurous teenager who has saved her kingdom from an evil sorceress and must now learn to rule as crown princess until she is old enough to be queen.” "She's still underage so she's not yet ready to rule and so, she just has the challenge of taking care of her family and this huge kingdom and have this awesome responsibility," says actress Aimee Carrero,…

posted 2016-07-11 14:00:09 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Simon Pegg & Zachary Quinto Respond to George Takei and the Gay Sulu Debate

(NEW YORK) -- Star Trek Beyond co-screenwriter and co-star Simon Pegg has explained the reasoning behind writing one of the franchise's beloved original characters, Hikaru Sulu, as a gay man with a same-sex partner in the upcoming film. George Takei, the openly gay Star Trek actor who originated the Sulu character in the ’60s television series and later in six films, called the move "really unfortunate" in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Pegg, who portrays Scotty in the new film, told The Guardian in a statement, "He's right, it is unfortunate, it's unfortunate that the screen version of the…

posted 2016-07-11 12:00:32 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Lin-Manuel Miranda Takes His Final Bow in "Hamilton"

(NEW YORK) -- Lin-Manuel Miranda ended his run in Hamilton at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre Saturday night. Among those in attendance were U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Rosie O'Donnell, Spike Lee and Mariska Hargitay. Miranda took his final bow to The West Wing theme. The creator of the award-winning show, who originated the role of founding father Alexander Hamilton, will be succeeded by his alternate, Javier Muñoz. Recent Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr., who played Aaron Burr, and Phillipa Soo, who portrayed Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, also delivered their final performances Saturday night.  “I’m leaving…

posted 2016-07-11 10:00:31 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Ghostbusters" Cast Gets Serious at Premiere

(LOS ANGELES) -- The stars of the new Ghostbusters reboot came out for the Los Angeles premiere of the film on Saturday, and they talked about some rather serious subject matters -- the recent fatal shooting of two black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota, and the fatal shootings of five white police officers in Dallas  ast week. When asked if the new Ghostbusters reboot was good medicine for the country, actress Leslie Jones said, "Well, right now, we need some communal laughter. We need to laugh together." She continued, "Our nation is sad right now. We need to…

posted 2016-07-11 08:00:23 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"The Secret Life of Pets" Sets Box Office Debut Record

(NEW YORK) -- The word's out on The Secret Life of Pets. It raked in an estimated 103.2 million dollars from Friday through Sunday, a record debut total for an original animated film. It surpassed the previous mark of 90.4 million, set last year by Disney-Pixar's Inside Out. The Secret Life of Pets, whose voice cast includes Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart, explores what pets are up to when their human owners leave their home for the day. Another animated hit, Finding Dory, had its three-weekend winning streak end; it fell to third place, collecting 20.4 million dollars.…

posted 2016-07-11 05:00:15 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2016-07-10

Joe Perry Collapses During Hollywood Vampires Concert

(NEW YORK) -- Joe Perry collapsed during a concert with his supergroup the Hollywood Vampires Sunday night in Brooklyn, New York. The New York Police Department confirms to ABC News that the Aerosmith guitarist was listed in stable condition at Coney Island Hospital. He was later transferred to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital for an unspecified reason. A statement from the Hollywood Vampires reads, "Joe Perry is stable and resting. His brother Vampires and fans wish him a speedy recovery." Perry was performing with his band, which also features Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp, at the Coney Island Amphitheater. Witnesses told ABC station…

posted 2016-07-10 22:39:25 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio