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2017-08-01

Idris Elba on marriage: "You can never say never"

(NEW YORK) -- Idris Elba could possibly be rethinking the institution of marriage. After the twice-divorced Dark Tower star told Essence that he's not interested in being married again, saying it "is an institution of sorts," and "it's not [his] life's calling," the actor seems to have had a change of heart. "Love is eternal, you never know what might happen," Elba said on Tuesday's Good Morning America after being asked if he'd be open to marriage again. "I've been there, I've done that. But you can never say never." Idris was married to Hanne “Kim” Norgaard from 1999 to 2003, and…

posted 2017-08-01 18:00:12 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Billie Lourd on life after losing Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

(NEW YORK) -- Billie Lourd lost both her mother, Carrie Fisher, and her grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, within hours of each other late last year. The 25-year-old, who’s now coming into her own as an actress, spoke to Town & Country about life after losing her role models, as well as trying forge her own path in the industry in which her mother and grandmother were icons. "The first thing I did was Star Wars: The Force Awakens," she told the magazine. "The thing is, I was bizarrely comfortable on set. My mother would pull me aside and be like, 'It’s weird…

posted 2017-08-01 16:00:09 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Princess Diana documentary faces backlash over airing of private recordings about Diana's marriage

(LONDON) -- Personal tapes recorded by Princess Diana with her voice coach, Peter Settelen, in 1992 will be aired for the first time in the U.K. in a new documentary. Diana: In Her Own Words -- scheduled to air Aug. 6 on Channel 4 in the U.K. and on PBS in the U.S. -- is facing objections from some of Diana's various friends and former employees, who claim the tapes violate Diana's privacy and were never meant to be aired. The recordings, which were meant for Diana to watch and work on her public speaking, include Diana’s intimate thoughts on…

posted 2017-08-01 14:00:07 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

'Top Chef' star Padma Lakshmi expected to testify in trial of four Teamsters

(BOSTON) -- Top Chef star Padma Lakshmi is expected to testify in a Massachusetts trial of four Teamsters, with opening arguments slated for today. Four members of Teamsters Union Local 25 in New England are charged with attempting to extort a non-union production company that was shooting episodes of the hit Bravo reality TV show in Massachusetts in June 2014. They’ve pleaded not guilty. Lakshmi is expected to testify for the prosecution at the trial in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts. The allegations against the defendants concern a series of alleged incidents in 2014 regarding efforts by the production company to…

posted 2017-08-01 12:00:06 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Report: Casey Affleck's wife files for divorce

(LOS ANGELES) -- Casey Affleck's wife, Summer Phoenix, reportedly has filed for divorce from the actor after 17 years of marriage. In court documents filed on Monday and obtained by E! Online, Phoenix cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. She's requesting joint physical and legal custody of their two sons, 13-year-old Indiana and nine-year-old Atticus, as well as spousal support. The Oscar-winning Manchester by the Sea star, 41, and the 38-year-old actress announced in March of 2016 that they were separating. The couple met in 1995, after being introduced by Summer's brother, actor Joaquin Phoenix, who worked…

posted 2017-08-01 10:01:01 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Stevie Wonder, The Killers, Green Day, Pharrell Williams to Headline NYC Global Citizen Festival

(NEW YORK) -- Stevie Wonder, The Killers, Green Day, Pharrell Williams and The Chainsmokers are the headliners at this year’s Global Citizen Festival in New York City’s Central Park, scheduled for September 23. The Lumineers, Big Sean, Andra Day and Alessia Cara are also scheduled to perform.  This is sixth annual Global Citizen Festival in New York City.  "When we commit ourselves to life issues, we are showing love of the Most High,” Stevie Wonder says in a statement.  “I was, I am and will always be, a citizen connected to the spirit of everyone on this planet moving forward.…

posted 2017-08-01 08:00:55 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

'Bachelorette Men Tell All' recap: Rachel Lindsay reunites with old flames

(NEW YORK) -- The men didn't hold back on The Bachelorette's Men Tell All special, a fan-favorite episode in which the rejected suitors face the lady of the hour, Rachel Lindsay. All of the season's favorites returned, including Diggy, Dean and Kenny, along with the season's villains, such as DeMario, Lucas and Lee. Along with watching hilarious bloopers from the season, some men also cleared up troubling moments from the show. DeMario defended himself against a woman who popped up on the show, claiming she was his girlfriend. It caused DeMario to be kicked off the show immediately. On the…

posted 2017-08-01 06:30:18 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Carol Burnett heading to Netflix for "A Little Help with Carol Burnett"

(NEW YORK) -- Carol Burnett will make her return to series TV in Netflix's original unscripted comedy A Little Help with Carol Burnett, which will pair the comedy legend with a panel of straight-talking four- to eight-year-old kids, to demonstrate how different generations solve life’s biggest problems.   The 12-episode, half-hour series, filmed in front of a studio audience, will feature celebrities and everyday people bringing their real-life problems to a group of kids, who will offer hilarious, hard-hitting advice.   “Someone once asked me how old I am inside,” says Burnett. “I thought about it, and came up with, ‘I’m about…

posted 2017-08-01 05:00:53 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-07-31

Nia Long joins the cast of 'NCIS: Los Angeles'

(LOS ANGELES) -- Fresh off of her Empire success, Nia Long has landed a new role, on CBS. The network announced Monday that Long will join the NCIS: Los Angeles as a series regular in the upcoming ninth season of the show. The Love Jones actress will play Shay Mosely, a former Secret Service agent who is hired as the NCIS executive assistant director. “The character was created specifically for Nia to capitalize on her strengths and personality, and we are excited about the new opportunities and dynamics she brings to the show,” said executive producer R. Scott Gemmill in…

posted 2017-07-31 18:00:36 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

HBO CEO calls hack "disruptive, unsettling and disturbing"

(LOS ANGELES) -- HBO CEO Richard Plepler revealed Monday that the cable network -- home to hit shows like Game of Thrones and Westworld -- had been hacked. In an email to employees that was obtained by ABC News, Plepler described the hack as a "cyber incident directed at the company which has resulted in some stolen proprietary information, including some of our programming.” "Any intrusion of this nature is obviously disruptive, unsettling and disturbing for all of us," he wrote. Plepler added that HBO's "senior leadership and our extraordinary technology team" are working to "protect our collective interests.” "As…

posted 2017-07-31 16:00:35 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

'Arrested Development' renewed for fifth season on Netflix

(LOS ANGELES) -- Arrested Development will get a fifth season on Netflix. Series star Jason Bateman made the announcement via Twitter on Sunday, posting a photo of the living room belonging to the series' Bluth family, captioned, “Here comes trouble. The Bluths move back in on the 8th.”   Here comes trouble. The Bluths move back in on the 8th. pic.twitter.com/0PF7ZqkmWM — Jason Bateman (@batemanjason) July 30, 2017   Bateman tells Deadline that the new season of the show -- which ran from from 2003-2006 on Fox, and revived six years later on Netflix --  will be the second of…

posted 2017-07-31 14:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

'The Lost Boys' turns 30

(NEW YORK) -- Monday marks the 30th anniversary of The Lost Boys, the stylish 1987 horror comedy film that reinvigorated the vampire genre for a new generation, making them young and sexy, and paving the way for books and films like the Twilight series, and TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and The Vampire Diaries. According to IndieWire, The Lost Boys began as a Goonies-esque kid adventure, but under the direction of then largely unknown Joel Schumacher, the movie took its darker, R-rated turn.  The film centers brothers Michael and Sam Emerson, played by Jason Patric and the late…

posted 2017-07-31 12:00:31 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio