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2014-08-13

"Star Wars: Episode VII" to Resume Filming This Month

(LONDON) -- Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled to return to production later this month, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The J. J. Abrams film went on a two-week hiatus earlier this month after its star Harrison Ford sustained a serious injury. Ford was derailed from his acting duties after breaking his leg on the London set June 12 and later underwent surgery.  Star Wars observers began speculating about Ford’s return to the set when he showed up at Monday’s The Expendables 3 premiere in Hollywood. The 72-year-old actor appeared to be in good health and spirits. Sources couldn’t confirm,…

posted 2014-08-13 05:51:01 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Towanda Braxton Explains Feud with Tamar Braxton & Her Public Breakdown

(NEW YORK) -- It's no secret that Tamar Braxton and her older sister, Towanda, haven't been getting along. From comments made on social media to the reality show cameras detailing what seems like a fight that won't end, these two Braxton sisters have been going through it. And fans can watch every moment of it on the forthcoming fourth season of We TV's hit reality show, Braxton Family Values.In a sneak peek released last month, viewers saw Towanda have an epic meltdown after Tamar storms out of a high end restaurant, with the usually level-headed sister smashing glasses and destroying…

posted 2014-08-13 05:49:04 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2014-08-12

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Picks Mother Up from Hospital After Car Accident

(LOS ANGELES) -- Days after Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson revealed that his mother, Ata Maivia-Johnson, and cousin Lina Fanene had been involved in a car accident that could have claimed their lives, the movie star posted a sweet Instagram picture of his leaving the hospital with the woman who raised him."Takin' mama home," The Rock wrote Tuesday. "Banged up, but she's a tough one and will make a full recovery."He continued, "Grateful to see her smile. And thank you guys for all the prayers, love and well wishes. #GratitudeAndBearHugs #ChoicesMatter #100PercentPreventable #DontDrinkAndDrive."In the picture, his mother is sitting in a…

posted 2014-08-12 22:52:18 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Robin Williams' Kids Can't Understand Why He Couldn't 'Find It in His Heart to Stay'

(LOS ANGELES) -- The children of the late actor Robin Williams spoke out for the first time Tuesday night about their famous father's death, saying they'll always cherish their memories of him and can't understand how he could take his own life when he was loved so much by so many."Yesterday, I lost my father and a best friend and the world got a little grayer. I will carry his heart with me every day. I would ask those that loved him to remember him by being as gentle, kind, and generous as he would be. Seek to bring joy…

posted 2014-08-12 20:15:32 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Robin Williams Died in Apparent Suicide by Hanging

(LOS ANGELES) -- Robin Williams died by asphyxia due to hanging in what was an apparent suicide, the Marin County, California Sheriff’s Department has announced. At a Tuesday afternoon press conference, Lt. Keith Boyd, chief deputy coroner of the Sheriff’s office, said Williams’s wife, Susan Schneider, left the couple’s home at about 10:30 a.m. Monday, believing her husband to still be asleep.  Williams’ personal assistant became concerned when he couldn’t reach Williams, and gained access to a bedroom, where Williams was discovered, clothed and in a semi-suspended, seated position, hanging from a door with a belt around his neck. There…

posted 2014-08-12 15:36:55 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Robin Williams' Death Shakes Up "Mrs. Doubtfire" Sequel

(LOS ANGELES) -- The sudden death of Robin Williams on Monday has cast into question the status of the movies on which he was working -- in particular, the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel.Williams, who starred in the 1993 comedy, and director Chris Columbus were already attached to the project, according to reports. But according to Variety, the sequel is now up in the air. Although no decision has been announced by Fox, who was developing the sequel, the project "most likely won’t go ahead."Williams will still appear in a few upcoming films. He'd already finished the film Merry Friggin' Christmas. Also…

posted 2014-08-12 13:07:10 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Robin Williams' Daughter Pays an Emotional Tribute to Iconic Father

(NEW YORK) -- Only hours after news broke of the death of comedian and actor Robin Williams at age 63, his daughter, Zelda, took to Twitter to pay an emotional tribute to her iconic father.Actress Zelda Williams, 25, posted a touching quote from French poet Antoine De Saint-Exupery that read, "You - you alone will have the stars as no one else has them...In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night...You…

posted 2014-08-12 08:39:17 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Robin Williams Was the Bob Hope of His Generation

(NEW YORK) -- Gooooood Morning, Vietnam!As Adrian Cronauer, Robin Williams made the troops laugh, playing a passionate radio DJ in the 1987 movie. Off-screen, Williams performed a similar role, making an instant connection with United States service members wherever he went.The performer, who died Monday at the age of 63 in a suspected suicide, traveled to war zones, entertaining more than 89,000 troops in 13 countries during his United Service Organizations (USO) tours. Such trips can be brutal on performers -- flying around in a cargo plane, doing everything to stay awake -- but he would always make it a…

posted 2014-08-12 07:52:17 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Conan O'Brien's On-Air Tribute to Robin Williams

(LOS ANGELES) -- Late-night host Conan O’Brien learned about the death of Robin Williams during the taping of his TBS show Monday.The Oscar-winning actor and comedian was 63.At the close of the episode, O’Brien discussed the death with his audience, as guest Will Arnett and sidekick Andy Richter sat nearby.“This is unusual and upsetting, but we got some news during the show that Robin Williams has passed away,” O’Brien said, as the audience gasped. “I’m sorry to anyone in our studio audience that I’m breaking this news, this is absolutely shocking and horrifying, and so upsetting on every level.”Richter acknowledged…

posted 2014-08-12 05:48:04 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Inside Kelly Ripa's Terrifying Driving Lessons with Her 17-Year-Old Son

(NEW YORK) -- They grow up so fast!Kelly Ripa, 43, is teaching her 17-year-old son Michael to drive and she doesn't look too excited."Look at all the fun HE and I are having during today's driving lesson. #drivingwithteenagers," Ripa posted on Instagram, while sporting a stolid, straight face like she's terrified. This was the second picture the Live with Kelly & Michael host posted this month with her son behind the wheel.Last week, she wrote, "When driving with teenagers always remember a second pair of underpants." Ripa's husband Mark Consuelos was not left out of all the fun either."Look out…

posted 2014-08-12 05:38:40 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Report: Christina Ricci Gives Birth to a Baby Boy

(NEW YORK) -- Christina Ricci is a new mom.  Sources confirm to Us Weekly that the actress and her husband James Heerdegen recently welcomed their first child, a baby boy.The 34-year-old actress had kept her pregnancy a secret up until this past May when she was photographed making her way through L.A. International Airport with Heerdegen, sporting a noticeable baby bump.A source told Us Weekly at the time that the couple was excited about the birth. "They are thrilled and ready for a change of pace," the source said.Ricci met Heerdegen in 2011 on the set of the ABC drama…

posted 2014-08-12 05:33:52 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Susan Sarandon Is a Grandma

(NEW YORK) -- Susan Sarandon is a grandmother.Her daughter, Eva Amurri Martino, welcomed a daughter of her own with her husband, sports analyst Kyle Martino."What a weekend! @kylemartino are thrilled to announce the arrival of our sweet baby girl!" she tweeted. "Mama and Daddy love you a zillion, Marlowe Mae.""Can't believe I'm a dad!!! @4EvaMartino and I are over the moon in love with our little girl Marlowe. #Love," added Martino on his Twitter page.According to People, the baby was born on Aug. 9 and weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces.Don't expect Sarandon, 67, to go by "grandma." The actress previously…

posted 2014-08-12 05:30:59 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio