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2017-02-03

"Moonlight" Oscar Nominee Mahershala Ali on Embracing His Name

(NEW YORK) -- Oscar nominee Mahershala Ali is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable faces on screen. But when it comes to his name, that's a whole other matter. In a recent appearance on Popcorn With Peter Travers, Ali told ABC News he's even used different versions of it over the years just to make it easier on everyone else. "My birth name is Mahershalalhashbaz, 18 letters from the Old Testament," Ali said. "When I was younger, I went by Hershal. And I kind of embraced more of my name Mahershala in high school and college and in grad school." But when…

posted 2017-02-03 18:00:27 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Super Bowl Sunday TV, for Non-Football Fans

(NEW YORK) -- Maybe you can't stand the New England Patriots or the Atlanta Falcons -- or maybe you just hate football. TV execs are counting on those hold-outs, and, as always, are trying to counter-program.  From Hoarders, to Cops, to the Puppy Bowl; cowboys and Indians and Kardashians, Deadline has compiled a handy alphabetical list of marathons of programming running on the day of that sportsball game of which you may have no interest.  A&E Hoarders (1-7:30 PM) AMC The Walking Dead (5 AM-1 PM) Animal Planet Puppy Bowl XIII and repeats (3-11 PM) BBC America Star Trek (9 AM-11 PM) Bravo The Real Housewives of Atlanta (12-9 PM)…

posted 2017-02-03 14:00:20 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Lemons to Lemonade: Former "Today" Anchor Tamron Hall Donating "Work Clothes"

(NEW YORK) -- After her 9 a.m. hour of Today became the first casualty of Megyn Kelly's multi-million dollar move from Fox News Channel to NBC, Tamron Hall is hitting the ground running. As excited -- and attired -- as a kid at Christmas, Hall, dressed in full-body PJs, posted an Instagram video explaining that she was getting rid of her work clothes, and donating them to one of her favorite charities, Housing Works.  “These are good times for everybody and good times for one of my favorite organizations, Housing Works," she said, holding up some shoes to her viewers.…

posted 2017-02-03 12:00:20 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Scandal" Recap: "Hardball"

(LOS ANGELES) -- On this week's Scandal, Marcus and Mellie's relationship is revealed through a series of flashbacks. In the first flashback, Marcus is seen at Mellie's campaign, where he tears up at her announcement for presidency. During the flashback, Olivia warns Mellie to not fall for Marcus -- which Mellie agrees will not happen. Back in present day, Olivia brings the president the voicemail that incriminates Cyrus Beene as Frankie Vargas’ murderer. Unfortunately, the president and his advisers don't buy it, including FBI Director Angela Webster, who says they're close to getting a confession from their suspect. In a holding…

posted 2017-02-03 10:00:05 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Former U.N. Ambassador Angelina Jolie Says Travel Policy 'Should Be Based on Facts, Not Fear'

Angelina Jolie penned an op-ed in the New York Times today with her personal perspective on President Donald Trump's recent travel ban directed at seven countries with predominantly Muslim residents. The Oscar winner focused her essay on the, "men, women and children caught in the fury of war," who will most be affected by this ban and whom she says are "far from being terrorists, they are often the victims of terrorism themselves."Trump's order, which went into effect last Friday, suspends immigration and admission of refugees from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen into the U.S. for at…

posted 2017-02-03 08:00:59 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Rings" and "The Space Between Us" Among This Week's New Movie Releases

(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday: * Rings -- This psychological horror thriller, the third in The Ring movie franchise, stars Matilda Lutz as a young woman who sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend, played by Alex Roe, from a curse that ultimately threatens to take her life in seven days. The Big Bang Theory's Johnny Galecki and Vincent D'Onofrio also star. Rated PG-13. * The Space Between Us -- Asa Butterfield stars as the first human born on Mars in this sci-fi romance. He travels to Earth to experience the planet, but…

posted 2017-02-03 05:00:55 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Review: “The Space Between Us” (PG-13)

(NEW YORK) -- Gary Oldman plays Nathaniel Shepherd, the visionary head of a company that specializes in space exploration. His goal is to form a colony on Mars called East Texas. We first meet Shepherd at a press conference that has the production value of a well-produced high school musical -- and that’s not a compliment. Very little effort is put into making this look realistic, which is unfortunate. It was clearly a ploy by the filmmakers to stay within budget. But things don’t go as planned with the mission -- namely, the astronaut in charge of it got pregnant…

posted 2017-02-03 03:00:49 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-02-02

Matthew McConaughey Tells Hollywood: It's Time to "Embrace" Trump

(LONDON) -- Amid the growing list of celebrities speaking out against President Donald Trump, Matthew McConaughey says it's time for Hollywood to embrace the new president. "Well, they don’t have a choice now," he told the BBC'sThe Andrew Marr Show in an interview posted Sunday. "He's our president." It is not clear when the interview was conducted. He acknowledged that Trump's inauguration was "divisive" but urged his fellow actors to coalesce around the president. "At the same time, it’s time for us to embrace and shake hands with this fact and be constructive with him over the next four years," he said. McConaughey…

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

"Captain America: Civil War," "Batman v Superman" Top Noms for Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards

(LOS ANGELES) -- The nominations for Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards are in, and the billion dollar-plus grossing Captain America: Civil War managed to top the heap, with a superheroic eight nominations. Another comic book-based movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice managed to earn seven nods, while Rogue One: A Star Wars Story earning five, tying the female reboot of Ghostbusters. Stars receiving first time nods in the film category included Kristen Wiig for "Favorite Movie Actress" for Ghostbusters; Felicity Jones for "Favorite Butt-Kicker" in the billion dollar-grossing Rogue One, and now-seven time nominee Justin Timberlake for "Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie" for Trolls -- for which he's also Oscar nominated in the Best Song category. Kevin…

posted 2017-02-02 14:00:56 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Trump Vs. Arnold 2: This Time It's Really Personal

(WASHINGTON D.C.) -- President Trump jokingly offered up a prayer for Arnold Schwarzenegger, as the president addressed the audience at this morning's National Prayer Breakfast. The jab had to do with the ratings for The Celebrity Apprentice, Mr. Trump's former gig. "They hired a big movie star, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to take my place, and we know how that turned out," Trump said with mock solemnity, to audience laughter. "The ratings went right down the tubes. It's been a total disaster. And [producer] Mark [Burnett] will never, ever bet against Trump again, and I want to just pray for Arnold, if we can, for those ratings,"…

posted 2017-02-02 12:00:53 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"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