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2017-02-02

"I Have Three Hearts" -- Beyonce's Pregnancy Announcement Now Most Liked-Instagram Photo of All Time

(LOS ANGELES) --  When it comes to getting likes on an Instagram photo, even Selena Gomez bows before Queen Bey.Billboard reports that Beyonce's surprise announcement Wednesday via Instagram that she's pregnant with twins has now become the most-liked photo on the social networking platform of all time. It has garnered more than eight million likes, breaking the record previously set by Selena. Last July, Gomez' photo of herself drinking out of a Coca-Cola bottle with her own song lyrics on it set the record with 6.305 million likes.Some fans interpret Beyonce's photo, which shows her posing clutching her baby bump…

posted 2017-02-02 10:00:41 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Star Wars" Star Daisy Ridley Sobbed After Meeting "Encore" Duet Partner Streisand

(LOS ANGELES) -- Daisy Ridley is not just the star of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi -- she's also a singer who appears on one of this year's Grammy-nominated albums. Daisy, who plays Rey in the new Star Wars movies, is one of Barbra Streisand's duet partners on her most recent collection, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, which is nominated for a Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.  She and Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway join Streisand to sing "At the Ballet," a song from A Chorus Line. So, how'd that happen?  As Daisy explains, Streisand is a pal of Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams. "J.J. told me she…

posted 2017-02-02 08:00:33 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Steve Harvey Reportedly Hires Crisis Control Expert

(NEW YORK) -- Steve Harvey is reportedly trying to fix his image after taking a beating in the media lately over a derogatory joke about Asian men and a meeting with then-President-elect Donald Trump.  A source tells the New York Daily News that the 60-year-old comedian has hired crisis control expert Judy Smith, on whom the show Scandal is based, to see if she can fix his recent PR problems. Some of Smith's other famous clients include former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, TV host Paula Deen, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, former pro football player Michael Vick, and actor Wesley Snipes. Harvey lit up social media last month by joking that women…

posted 2017-02-02 08:00:33 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Girls" Cast to Do "Inside the Actors Studio"

(NEW YORK) -- The cast of the HBO series Girls will be featured on an upcoming episode of Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio, as the comedy gets ready to kick of its sixth and final season February 12.  Host James Lipton will welcome Girls creator, executive producer and star Lena Dunham, along with fellow cast members Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, and Allison Williams, to discuss their favorite scenes, craziest memories and and takeaways from the show. The evening will also include some surprises, including a video message from executive producer Judd Apatow.  The Girls episode of Inside the Actors Studio airs…

posted 2017-02-02 05:00:31 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-02-01

First Look: Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Regina Hall Get Wild in "Girls Trip"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish are headed to the Essence Festival for a weekend of fun in the new trailer for Girls Trip. The clip for the comedy shows four lifelong friends setting off to New Orleans to get "white girl wasted."   It shows the ladies "dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing," as they discover their wild sides. Larenz Tate, Kate Walsh, Luke Cage's Mike Colter and Queen Sugar's Kofi Siriboe help to round out the star-studded cast. The film, which is a Will Packer Production, is co-written by Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and writer-actress Tracy Oliver and executive produced by James Lopez and Preston Holmes. Girls Trip is set to hit theaters on July 21. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio.…

posted 2017-02-01 18:00:40 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Melissa McCarthy Featured in Two Super Bowl Ads

(HOUSTON) --  Arnold Schwarzenegger will return as the voice of the mobile action game Mobile Strike, and Melissa McCarthy, who already voices ads for the Kia Niro cross-over, will be featured in spots that will air during Sunday's Super Bowl LI. Arnold isn't seen in the new Mobile Strike ad, but you can hear his unmistakable accent.  The spot features soldiers fighting in the desert, when it's revealed they're merely characters in the game, which is being played by three dudes at a fast food joint. The trio then gets owned by a beautiful brunette, who's also playing. The McCarthy…

posted 2017-02-01 14:00:38 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Baby Boy...and Girl? Beyoncé Announces She's Pregnant with Twins

(NEW YORK) -- Congratulations seem to be in order for Beyoncé:  she's apparently pregnant with twins. The Grammy-winning superstar posted a new picture on her Instagram account showing her holding her bare tummy, and she clearly has a baby bump.  She's wearing a burgundy bra, blue silky panties and a green veil, and she's posing in front of an elaborate floral arrangement. In the caption, Bey writes, "We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for…

posted 2017-02-01 13:17:47 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Black Panther" to Tear Things Up in South Korea

(LOS ANGELES) -- Marvel's Black Panther is now underway, with Chadwick Boseman starring and Creed director Ryan Coogler calling the shots, and a production source tells Variety the movie will feature a major highway chase in South Korea.It's not known how the country figures into the story of Black Panther, the Wakandan king also known as T'Challa, but South Korea has played host for the Avengers gang before: Age of Ultron also featured a highway chase there.There's also the possibility that various shooting locations, including a famous bridge, might stand in for someplace else -- maybe Wakanda, the fictional African…

posted 2017-02-01 12:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

There and Back Again: "Lord of the Rings" Fellowship Reunites

(LONDON) -- Lord of the Rings stars Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, and Orlando Bloom reunited yesterday, and photos on Instagram show a fun guys' night out.Monaghan shared pictures in which the onscreen Frodo, Aragorn, Pippin, Merry, and Legolas, respectively, struck poses channeling their Lord of the Rings characters. They pretend to hold swords, bows and arrows in the photos -- in Mortensen's case, anachronistically a rifle -- as if poised to return to battle in Middle-Earth.The picture seems to have been taken in a restaurant, but the U.K.'s Empire magazine is tagged, so it's possible it…

posted 2017-02-01 10:00:24 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Lady Gaga's Manager on Super Bowl: "She's Training for This Just Like an Athlete"

(HOUSTON) -- Lady Gaga is getting hyped for her big Super Bowl halftime performance on Sunday: she recently posted an Instagram video of herself and her mother doing cartwheels in the end zone in Houston.  But behind the scenes, Gaga's manager says the singer is working as hard as the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots are to make sure of a winning performance. In a Pepsi behind-the-scenes video posted on Twitter, Gaga's manager Bobby Campbell says, "For us, the Super Bowl performance is her showing up the way the players are gonna show up that day for their…

posted 2017-02-01 08:00:16 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Laurence Fishburne Humbled, Intimidated to Play Nelson Mandela in BET's "Madiba"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Laurence Fishburne plays Nelson Mandela in the new BET miniseries Madiba, based on the life of the late South African president and civil rights activist, debuting tonight.  Fishburne says ABC he was both honored and a little intimidated to take on the role. "I said yes immediately. I was completely honored to be asked, he recalls. "And then, 15 minutes later you know, panic set in you know, 'What are you doing?'" Fishburne, who also stars on ABC's black-ish, says their story depicts Mandela as a courageous, but flawed leader.  "We've tried to reveal how the man became the man," says Fishburne. …

posted 2017-02-01 08:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Jon Stewart Reveals New Trump Executive Orders on "The Late Show with Steven Colbert"

(NEW YORK) --  If Jon Stewart has been itching for an opportunity to comment on the Donald Trump presidency since leaving The Daily Show, he got his chance last night when Stephen Colbert welcomed his old friend and mentor to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Stewart walked out for the first post-monologue segment wearing an outrageously long red tie -- at least six feet long -- and a stuffed ferret strapped to the top of his head.  His explanation: now that Trump was president, the height of fashion was to wear a “super long tie” and a “dead animal…

posted 2017-02-01 05:00:10 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio