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2017-03-08

"black-ish" star Tracee Ellis-Ross on learning to hug her curves

(LOS ANGELES) -- At age 44, Tracee Ellis Ross says she works really hard to keep her body in tip-top shape. But the black-ish actress, who now embraces her "bigger" butt, admits that it took quite some time for her fully accept her curves.“I love my butt in a way I didn’t growing up,” Ross tells Health magazine. “I really didn’t like it growing up. It was so much bigger than everybody else’s, and I wanted jeans to look the way they did on everybody else, and mine didn’t.The Emmy-winning actress, who stars as Rainbow Johnson on ABC's black-ish, explains…

posted 2017-03-08 14:00:56 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Bellamy Young of "Scandal" on challenging Shonda Rhimes: "I lost"

(NEW YORK) -- It’s tough to imagine anyone challenging the creative ideas of Shonda Rhimes, queen of ABC’s Thursday night primetime dramas. But Bellamy Young, who stars as Mellie Grant on Rhimes’ drama series Scandal told ABC News she tried. Young said she changed her lines while rehearsing an episode where she was gearing up for a nasty divorce. "I will go on record saying the only time I’ve ever challenged Shonda in my life ever, and ever will, is the speech in the divorce. (It) was, 'If it wasn’t for you, I would have done this. If it wasn’t for you, I…

posted 2017-03-08 12:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

A Day Without Women? Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, other men channel Alicia Silverstone in "Clueless"

(LOS ANGELES) -- As part of W Magazine's ongoing Casting Call videos, a group of male actors, including Oscar-nominated Hacksaw Ridge star Andrew Garfield, Silence and Star Wars star Adam Driver channeled their inner Cher Horowitz -- by reading of Alicia Silverstone's immigration speech from Clueless.  Han Solo prequel film star Alden Ehrenreich and Manchester by the Sea's nominated Lucas Hedges were also game.  For those who were born either way before or way after the '90s classic, Alicia Silverstone's Cher delivers an impassioned debate speech in defense of Haitian immigrants -- despite mispronouncing them as "Hate-ee-ans" -- by comparing them to guests at a posh party thrown by her dad. "It does not say R-S-V-P on the Statue of Liberty," her speech…

posted 2017-03-08 10:00:46 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"SNL" Star Pete Davidson says he's "happy and sober for the first time in 8 years"

(NEW YORK) -- If you were wondering why you haven't been seeing a lot of Pete Davidson on Saturday Night Live lately, there's a reason. The 23-year-old took to Instagram to announce that he's been taking time to get clean and sober. "I quit drugs and am happy and sober for the first time in 8 years," he wrote, sharing a picture of himself conspicuously holding a cup of coffee.  "It wasn't easy, but I got a great girl, great friends and I consider myself a lucky man." Just last September Davidson told High Times, "I would be able to perform on SNL if I couldn't smoke weed," saying…

posted 2017-03-08 08:00:38 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Jordan Peele says he's planning on creating more social thrillers

(NEW YORK) -- Jordan Peele has no plans of slowing down anytime soon. After his directorial debut, Get Out, exceeded box office expectations by grossing more than $75 million since its Feb. 24 release, the sketch comedian says he's putting Key and Peele behind him and focusing solely on social thrillers. "Never say never, but this is an official turn," Peele tells ABC Radio. "I feel that this is me using all of my abilities that I've learned to the best of my ability. I feel like it is my purest form of expression so far and I love it. I've…

posted 2017-03-08 05:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-03-07

The cast of 'Beauty and the Beast' dishes on the upcoming remake

(LOS ANGELES) -- The cast of the upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast praised the remake of the classic animated fairy tale as "feminist" in an interview with ABC News' Juju Chang that aired in part today on Good Morning America."I can't believe I'm getting to live out my, one of my childhood fantasies," Emma Watson said of playing the role of Belle, adding that she, "felt pressure to live up to" the character on screen.Emma Thompson, who brings to life the beloved character of Mrs. Potts, also called Belle "a good feminist," adding, "Beauty and the Beast is one of the only fairy tales with a really…

posted 2017-03-07 18:00:57 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Celebrities react to Ben Carson's "other immigrants" comment

(WASHINGTON) -- Dr. Ben Carson, the newly appointed secretary of Housing and Urban Development, sparked controversy yesterday when, in a speech to agency workers, he appeared to describe slaves as "immigrants."  Those comments sparked a social media outcry from some notable celebrities. “There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less," said Carson. "But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughter, grandsons, granddaughters, great grandsons, great granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.” Whoopi Goldberg also voiced her thoughts tweeting, "most immigrants come here voluntarily," but…

posted 2017-03-07 14:00:55 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Tom Hiddleston Talks Conjuring King Kong

(NEW YORK) -- Thanks to his work in the Marvel movies, Tom Hiddleston is used to working with special effects and digital characters -- though none as big as King Kong.  But that's exactly what he, and his all-star castmates needed to do for their new movie Kong: Skull Island. In the film, Hiddleston plays a British solder-turned-mercenary who leads a band of American soldiers and civilians onto the titular island.  It's filled with massive creatures including, of course, King Kong.Obviously, those creatures were added afterward by special effects wizards, which required Hiddleston and his co-stars -- which include Oscar-winner…

posted 2017-03-07 12:00:35 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"The Bachelor" recap: Nick says bye-bye to next season's Bachelorette

(LOS ANGELES) -- On Monday’s new episode of The Bachelor on ABC, Nick Viall narrowed his options to two, following fantasy suite outings in Finland.After her night with Nick, Raven proclaimed him “really good at what he does” and added that she was “really satisfied today,” in a nod to her earlier revelation that the one man she’d been with previously had left her unfulfilled.Next up was Rachel, whose day started with cross-country skiing, even though neither she nor Nick were particularly good at it. The couple’s fun date continued, as they made out while riding in a reindeer-powered sleigh.Rachel…

posted 2017-03-07 10:00:47 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Bill Paxton's death certificate reveals heart defect

(LOS ANGELES) -- Actor Bill Paxton died of stroke days after undergoing surgery to fix an aortic aneurysm and repair a heart defect, according to his death certificate. The 61-year-old actor died on February 25, just 11 days after undergoing surgery to repair the aneurysm and replace a valve in his heart. His death certificate also revealed that the longtime actor, star of films like Twister and Aliens, was born with a form of heart disease called bicuspid aortic valve. It is a birth defect characterized by the aortic valve having only two small leaflets that help regulate blood flow in the heart instead of…

posted 2017-03-07 08:00:37 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

George Michael died of natural causes, says coroner

(LONDON) -- George Michael died of natural causes, according to a British coroner. The singer, who was found dead Christmas Day of last year at age 53, "died of natural causes -- dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver," according to Darren Salter, senior coroner for Oxfordshire, England. Cardiomyopathy is essentially weakened heart muscle, with dilated being its most common form, according to WebMD.  Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle. When Michael was initially discovered, officials said they didn't know the precise cause of death, but that it wasn't suspicious.  Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017-03-07 07:20:45 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Alec Baldwin says his days of playing Donald Trump are numbered

(NEW YORK) -- Parodying Donald Trump has been quite the star turn for Alec Baldwin.  He's even parlayed it into a Baldwin-as-Trump book deal.  But don't expect it do go on for the next four years. On Monday Baldwin told Extra he's not going to be playing Trump forever. “Trump just overwhelmingly lacks any sportsmanship, he remains, bitter and angry, and you just want to look at him and go, ‘You won!'” the actor told Mario Lopez. “His policies aside, which you can hate, I thought he would have just relaxed,” Baldwin said. “The maliciousness of this White House has people worried… that’s why I’m not…

posted 2017-03-07 05:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio