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2015-02-18

You Can Rule Out John Oliver as Next Host of "The Daily Show"

(NEW YORK) -- We can rule out John Oliver as the next host of The Daily Show.HBO announced Tuesday it has renewed Oliver's Sunday-night program, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, for a third and fourth season. The third season will premiere in 2016, while season four will air the following year. Both will consist of 35 shows.Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming, said in a statement, "We are incredibly proud to have John as part of the HBO family.""His unique ability to deliver socially significant commentary week after week, along with his innate comedic brilliance, puts John in a…

posted 2015-02-18 07:23:23 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Congressman Expresses Concern over Lack of Diversity Among Oscar Nominees

(WASHINGTON) -- A California congressman on Tuesday issued a letter to the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, expressing his "shock at the lack of diversity" among this year's Oscar nominees. The lack of diversity among the nominees was a hot topic after they were announced last month. All of the acting nominees are white. In his note to Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Rep. Tony Cárdenas, who represents the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County, states that Hollywood and film "portray who we are as a people and what we value as a culture.""When we fail…

posted 2015-02-18 05:50:50 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Modern Family" Goes Digital with Upcoming Episode

(LOS ANGELES) -- Next week's episode of Modern Family will have a digital twist: it was filmed with iPhones, iPads and a computer.In the episode, Julie Bowen's character, Claire Dunphy, desperately tries to locate her daughter, Haley, played by Sarah Hyland, after a fight. The half-hour basically consists of a series of interactions using Apple's FaceTime.Series co-creator Steve Levitan says the premise of the episode, titled "Connection Lost," came from an online experience he had with his own family. Despite the prominent use of Apple products, Levitan swears the episode isn't just one big commercial for the tech giant."Connection Lost"…

posted 2015-02-18 05:45:45 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Jennifer Garner Admits Being Shocked When First Told She Was Pretty

(NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Garner moved to New York City from Charleston, West Virginia in the early 1990s, but in the March edition of Southern Living magazine, she insists she didn't leave her Southern values behind, especially when it comes to her appearance.In particular, the 42-year-old actress tells the magazine she learned that looks aren't everything. "What my mom did that I valued so much was to not place beauty high on the list of priorities," she recalls.In fact, Garner admits it was "a shock" when her classmates at Denison University in Granville, Ohio told her she was pretty.Even when…

posted 2015-02-18 03:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2015-02-17

“Fifty Shades of Grey” Drive-In Screening Sparks Controversy

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- The big-screen debut of Fifty Shades of Grey set box office records this weekend -- but if one California movie theater is the example, many more people may have seen the movie than actually paid for it.A Sacramento drive-in movie theater playing the film, based on the erotic novel by E.L. James, just happens to be right next to a local highway, meaning some drivers are seeing the movie, whether they want to or not. "If you have kids and you're just driving by and there's traffic, they see that," Rikki Brown, a customer who paid to…

posted 2015-02-17 15:12:48 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Keira Knightley Shares the Worst Part of Her Oscars Nomination

(NEW YORK) -- It's safe to assume that Keira Knightley is excited to be nominated for an Academy Award. However, she joked that her pregnancy is putting a damper on her ability to celebrate. "I can't drink! I'm up for an Oscar and I can't drink at the Oscars!" she said on Tuesday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "[My doctor] was like, 'Any questions?' and I was like, 'Yes! When can I drink, please?!' I just want a margarita." Knightley is expecting her first child with her husband James Righton. The two wed in 2013. Still, the actress said her husband…

posted 2015-02-17 14:58:58 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Watch Justin Bieber Get Egged for Comedy Central Roast

(NEW YORK) -- We're still six weeks away from Comedy Central's Roast of Justin Bieber, but the "Biebs" put out the first teaser trailer of the much-anticipated event. "Come and get it lol. march 30th #bieberroast," the pop singer, 20, wrote Tuesday on Facebook. The video shows Bieber getting egged and him just standing there taking it. It's been a rough couple of years for Bieber, and the video is most likely alluding to his alleged egging incident involving his neighbor that happened early last year. "Watch Justin Bieber learn how poor, defenseless houses feel. The #BieberRoast premieres March 30,"…

posted 2015-02-17 14:57:01 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Benedict Cumberbatch Drops in on "Jimmy Kimmel" During Honeymoon

(LOS ANGELES) -- Benedict Cumberbatch surprisingly kept his scheduled appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday night, just two days after tying the knot.The actor, who is up for best actor at this year's Oscars, wed British theater director Sophie Hunter in England on Valentine's Day."I felt bad about you not coming, so I thought I'd bring you in on the honeymoon," Cumberbatch told Kimmel.Kimmel congratulated Cumberbatch on his nuptials by offering him belated wedding gifts, including a loaf pan and avocado slicer.Kimmel also addressed the "Cumberbun in the Oven," asking the Imitation Game star if the baby would be taking…

posted 2015-02-17 13:08:28 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Lady Gaga Got Engaged to Taylor Kinney on Valentine's Day

(LOS ANGELES) -- Lady Gaga received the best Valentine’s Day present from her longtime boyfriend Taylor Kinney: an engagement ring. The singer confirmed on her Instagram page Monday that the Chicago Fire actor popped the question on the most romantic day of the year.In a black-and-white Instagram photo Gaga showed off her heart-shaped sparkler. She captioned the photo: “He gave me his heart on Valentine’s Day, and I said YES!”Gaga, 28, and Taylor, 33, first met on the set of the singer’s “You and I” video in 2011 and began dating soon afterwards. There were previously rumors that the two…

posted 2015-02-17 12:52:58 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Bachelor" Castoff Jade Roper 'Pretty Surprised' by Chris Soules

(NEW YORK) -- The latest woman to be denied a rose by “Bachelor” Chris Soules says she did not see the rejection coming."I was pretty surprised,” Jade Roper said Tuesday on ABC's Good Morning America. “I thought from my perspective that my hometown date went well and I was really sad. I didn’t expect it.”Just before her elimination, Roper brought Soules to Gering, Nebraska, to meet her family. Like Soules, Roper grew up on a farm and says she joined the reality TV show picturing herself raising children with Soules on his farm in Arlington, Iowa.“That’s something I’ve always wanted…

posted 2015-02-17 09:44:57 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Kristen Bell Says Epidural Left Her Feeling 'Like a Meth Addict'

(LOS ANGELES) -- The birth of Kristen Bell's second daughter, Delta, back in December brought with it a couple of new experiences for the House of Lies actress.During an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show on Monday, Bell, 34, noted that an unexpected C-section also meant having an epidural for the first time. “As someone who has never experimented with drugs, I really enjoyed it,” she joked.“While they were doing it, I was thinking, ‘What else could we get done down there?’…Anything to keep the epidural flowing,” she added.Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and Kristen found…

posted 2015-02-17 06:03:33 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Game of Thrones'" Lena Headey Expecting Baby No. 2 This Summer

(NEW YORK) -- Lena Headey, who plays Queen Cersei Lannister on the TV fantasy series Game of Thrones, is expecting her second child this summer.The 41-year-old actress broke the news in a statement to People magazine on Sunday, adding, “I only hope that this announcement can help me to regain some of the privacy I have recently lost to prying photographers and ask that they please respect my privacy and let me enjoy this time.”She didn't reveal who the father of the child is.Headey already has a four-year-old son with musician Peter Loughran, whom she divorced in 2013.Game of Thrones…

posted 2015-02-17 05:55:56 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio