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Keke Palmer Makes Her Broadway Debut in "Cinderella"

(NEW YORK) -- Keke Palmer made history when the curtain opened earlier this week in the Broadway production of Cinderella. The Akeelah and the Bee star became the first African-American to play the titular character on the Great White Way. "It feels really awesome. I guess I feel an overwhelming feeling of gratitude," the actress told ABC News Radio. Palmer, who's also making her Broadway debut, explained what she's most looking forward to in the role.  "I naturally have always had that feeling of wanting to bring joy to people. Always! Whether it's with jokes, being silly, any type of anything.…

posted 2014-09-12 07:25:31 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Report: "Married...with Children" Spin-Off Is Possible

(NEW YORK) -- Will Married...with Children follow in the footsteps of Full House and Boy Meets World and return to the small screen?It's possible. The production studio behind the 1987-1997 Fox sitcom, Sony Pictures Television, is considering a spin-off based on Bud Bundy, the son in the Bundy family, according to E! News. Bud Bundy was played by David Faustino in the original series.So far, the idea is only being pitched within the TV industry, and is not a done deal.It's unclear whether Faustino's co-stars would be involved, but Katey Sagal, who portrayed matriarch Peggy Bundy in the sitcom centered…

posted 2014-09-12 06:05:44 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Dolphin Tale 2," "No Good Deed," "The Drop" Open Friday

(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide on Friday:Dolphin Tale 2 -- In the sequel to the 2011 family film, the marine hospital that cares for Winter the dolphin faces the possibility of losing the mammal to another aquarium. Harry Connick, Jr., Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson star. Rated PG.No Good Deed -- Taraji P. Henson is a wife and mother terrorized by an escaped convict, played by Idris Elba, who shows up at her doorstep. Rated PG-13.And opening in limited release:The Drop -- The drama marks the late James Gandolfini's final film.…

posted 2014-09-12 05:55:46 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Movie Review: "The Drop" (Rated R)

(NEW YORK) -- Dark and moody, clever and artful with a twist on cliché, The Drop is a surprising and tantalizing fall crime drama sprinkled with indelible moments provided by the consistently extraordinary Tom Hardy. The Drop, sadly, is also the last original movie to feature the late James Gandolfini. His larger-than-life presence and acting chops are also on full display here as he embodies a character not too dissimilar from Tony Soprano, had Tony been a conniving, low-level mobster who didn’t have the brains or wherewithal to properly lead his small-time crew. Hardy plays Bob, a bartender at Cousin…

posted 2014-09-12 03:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Jennifer Garner Jokes About 'Sexy Polaroids,' Discusses How Social Media Has Changed Relationships

(NEW YORK) --  In her new film, Men, Women and Children, Jennifer Garner attempts to portray the way social media, including Twitter and Facebook, has changed relationships.Garner is part of one of the most famous households in America, married to Ben Affleck, and mother to their three children -- Violet, 8, Seraphina, 5, and Samuel, 2."It makes you feel kind of sick to your stomach to watch the movie," she told Vanity Fair of the content of the film, especially as a mother and wife. "With parenting, how I feel about it and, specifically, about my character is we are…

posted 2014-09-12 01:58:59 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio


"Glee" Star Lea Michele Has Moved In with Boyfriend

(NEW YORK) -- Glee star Lea Michele and her boyfriend Matthew Paetz have moved in together, just a few months after the pair began dating.Michele and Paetz met on the set of her music video for "On My Way" this past spring. In June, a source close to Michele told People magazine that "for a long time, Lea wasn't close to even thinking about getting into a relationship." That was after Glee co-star and her former boyfriend Cory Monteith died in July 2013. Paetz's Twitter page indicates that he is a model and an actor and works as a dating…

posted 2014-09-11 23:30:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Rihanna's 'Run This Town' Won't Open CBS' 'Thursday Night Football'

(NEW YORK) -- Earlier this month, CBS Sports and NFL Network announced that Rihanna's guest feature on Jay Z’s "Run This Town" will open each game of Thursday Night Football this year. However, in light of the NFL's Ray Rice controversy, the song has been pulled from Thursday night's Baltimore Ravens game. Instead of using the song, which was supposed to have played under narration by actor Don Cheadle, CBS Sports officials tell Sports Illustrated that the network will now open its pregame with a report on the Rice incident. The Wall Street Journal reports that the network has licensed…

posted 2014-09-11 17:58:31 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Nightclub Brawl Occurs During Chris Brown-Hosted Party

(NEW YORK) -- A Manhattan club promoter was injured during a bottle-throwing melee at a party hosted by Chris Brown Thursday, police sources tell ABC News Radio.The incident transpired inside the Meatpacking District’s VIP Room around 2:55 a.m. during a New York Fashion Week after-party. During the brawl, bottles were thrown and shards of glass injured the eye of the 29-year-old victim, who was standing near Brown.The man sought treatment at the Beth Israel Medical Center for minor lacerations to his left eye before being transported to the New York Eye and Ear Hospital.Brown's rep tells ABC News Radio that…

posted 2014-09-11 16:47:50 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Alex Trebek Will Have a New Look When "Jeopardy!" Returns

(LOS ANGELES) -- Back in 2001, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek shaved off a mustache he had for 30 years. But now, when fans tune into the premiere of the syndicated game show's new season next week, they'll see the 'stache is back.“In 2001, I shaved my mustache on a whim,” Trebek told People magazine. “This year I had a two-and-a-half-month period where we were not taping a show, so I grew it back on another whim. I like to keep my life simple.”The new season of Jeopardy! begins Monday, Sept. 15.  Check local listings.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 2014 ABC News…

posted 2014-09-11 12:23:19 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Movie Review: “Dolphin Tale 2” (Rated PG)

(NEW YORK) -- 2011’s Dolphin Tale was a surprisingly engaging and inspiring film, based on a true story, which was great for the whole family.  It was also a hit, which for Hollywood means, “Let’s get that dolphin back in the water and make a sequel.” Dolphin Tale 2 is “inspired” by actual events, once again involving Winter, the dolphin with the prosthetic tail.  Returning as Winter’s best human buds are Sawyer (Nathan Gamble), the marine biology prodigy, and Hazel (Cozi Zuehlsdorff), the daughter of marine biologist/pet vet  Dr. Clay Haskett (Harry Connick Jr.).  Winter’s no longer just a symbol…

posted 2014-09-11 07:58:34 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Did Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin Have a Date Night?

(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin both seem to have moved on from their past relationships. The Hunger Games actress and the Coldplay frontman were spotted dining together at a Beverly Hills hot spot this past Monday.An onlooker tells People magazine, "They were super cute together," adding, "They were laughing a lot and Jennifer was acting all goofy."Lawrence, 24, and Martin, 37, were first spotted together in public at one of his London concerts back in July.Last month, sources told E! Online the couple has been spending "quality time" together since June.Lawrence split from longtime boyfriend, X-Men actor…

posted 2014-09-11 06:46:37 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Wedding Gifts Include Artwork

(NEW YORK) -- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's wedding gifts seemed to carry a theme, according to a source who tells Us Weekly the couple received a lot of artwork from friends who attended the top-secret nuptials last month.The source says Brad and Angelina "are building a large art collection" at their 1,200-acre Southern France estate, Chateau Miraval and some of the gifts will help them decorate the walls.The insider says a close friend of Pitt's presented the couple with original paintings by British urban artist Dom Pattinson.  The source says Brad and Angelina also received a giant elephant statue,…

posted 2014-09-11 06:44:22 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio