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2017-05-11

Melissa McCarthy "feels pretty" as Sean Spicer in new "SNL" promo

(NEW YORK) -- As if it wasn't already a no-brainer that Melissa McCarthy will reprise her Sean Spicer impersonation when she hosts Saturday Night Live this weekend, she seems to confirm it in new promo released on Wednesday. The clip opens with the Ghostbusters star prancing through the halls of NBC's 30 Rock, lip-syncing to "I Feel Pretty" from West Side Story. She's greeted by a trio of smiling makeup artists -- played by SNL cast members Mikey Day, Kyle Mooney and Melissa Villaseñor -- who work their magic on McCarthy, until she emerges as Spicer. She proceeds to glide and twirl through the building as a smiling version of the notoriously aggressive White House press secretary. Saturday will mark the fifth time McCarthy has hosted the…

posted 2017-05-11 08:00:07 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Report: Steve Harvey memo warns staff to stay away from him

(NEW YORK) -- Perspective staff members of Steve Harvey's upcoming Los Angeles-based daytime talk show may want to think twice before exchanging pleasantries with the TV personality. A lengthy email purportedly sent to the staff of his current show Steve Harvey, which tapes in Chicago, was published on Robert Feder's Chicago media blog on Tuesday, and it reveals the 60-year-old comedian has neither the time nor the patience for socializing.  The memo reads in part: "There will be no meetings in my dressing room. No stopping by or popping in. NO ONE. Do not come to my dressing room unless invited. Do not open my dressing room door. IF YOU…

posted 2017-05-11 05:00:06 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-05-10

"Atlanta" creator Donald Glover bringing adult "Deadpool" 'Toon to FXX

(LOS ANGELES) -- Deadpool, the wisecracking mercenary who was turned into an R-rated big-screen star thanks to his real-life alter-ego, Ryan Reynolds, is coming to the small screen. Atlanta's award-winning creator, actor Donald Glover, along with his brother Stephen, are creating an animated version of the indestructible hero for FXX. "With the success of Legion, we’re looking forward to again partnering with Marvel Television to create a series that is bold, striking and entirely original," noted show producer Nick Grad in a statement.Calling, "Deadpool, Donald and FX...the perfect fit for the 'Merc with the Mouth,'" President of Marvel TV, Jeph…

posted 2017-05-10 18:00:34 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Rock" The Vote? Dwayne Johnson says a run for president is a "real possibility"

(LOS ANGELES) -- After not publicly endorsing any candidate in last year's presidential election, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson now says he's mulling a run for office himself.In an interview with GQ, Johnson says he has "a tremendous amount of respect for the [political] process." But when both Hilary Clinton's and Donald Trump's campaigns reached out in 2016 for his endorsement, he chose his words wisely, but didn't choose sides."It might sway an opinion," he said, "which I didn't want to do."But now the Baywatch star, 45, says a run for office is a "real possibility.""A year ago, it started coming…

posted 2017-05-10 14:00:34 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Ellen DeGeneres pledges to help Jimmy Kimmel with promotion to support Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- On Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, host Ellen DeGeneres shared the story of her friend Jimmy Kimmel's emotional experience with his newborn son and the excellent care he received at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. She said, “In honor of my friend, I want to do something to help. I asked prizeo.com to help me raise some money for Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. And here’s what I am going to do --  you’re going to get a huge prize if you do this – I’m going to fly in one person plus nine of your friends to one of…

posted 2017-05-10 12:00:26 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller says she'll pretend her time in prison is like being on a movie set

(PENNSYLVANIA) -- Former Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller, who was sentenced to one year and a day in federal prison for bankruptcy fraud Tuesday, says she, "wasn’t ever trying to hurt anyone." In an exclusive interview with Good Morning America, Miller, 51, reflected on her sentence for bankruptcy fraud and for bringing $120,000 worth of Australian currency into the country without reporting it. "It sounds like a movie title," she said of the “one year and one day” sentence. “I'm going to pretend I’m in a movie and we're on set and I’m there for 10 months and that's the way it's…

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

"Rob & Big" star Christopher "Big Black" Boykin dead at 45

(LOS ANGELES) -- Christopher "Big Black" Boykin, who co-stared in the MTV series Rob & Big, has died at 45, a rep for Boykin told Variety.Boykin rose to fame in 2006 as the bodyguard and best friend of skateboarder Rob Dyrdek on the reality series, which ran until 2008, when, Variety reports, Boykin had a child and stopped living with Dyrdek. "MTV is deeply saddened to learn the news of Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin's passing," the network said in a statement. "He was a long time and beloved member of the MTV family and will be greatly missed.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his…

posted 2017-05-10 08:00:23 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"13 Reasons Why" showrunner offers details on season 2

(LOS ANGELES) -- Shortly after revealing that 13 Reasons Why got the go-ahead for a second season, creator Brian Yorkey had some details for Entertainment Weekly on the next installment, which picks up, "a number of months after the first season ended." The controversial Netflix series is based on a 2007 young adult novel of the same name about 17-year-old high school girl Hannah Baker, who commits suicide and leaves behind audio recordings for 13 people who she says were part of why she killed herself. Yorkey says there's more of Hannah's story that needs to be told. "One of the things that is still hanging out there…

posted 2017-05-10 05:00:34 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-05-09

Dance with justice -- Former "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller sentenced to a year for fraud

(PENNSYLVANIA) -- Abby Lee Miller, the former Dance Moms reality star, has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Miller was must also serve two years of supervised release.  The sentence followed charges of concealing assets from a bankruptcy court, and for bringing $120,000 worth of Australian currency into the country without reporting it. Miller will also have to pay a 40 thousand dollar fine, and $120,000, the amount she reportedly smuggled into the U.S. from the Down Under. Miller claimed she "didn't mean to stiff anybody," but Assistant U.S. Attorney…

posted 2017-05-09 18:00:28 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

The ladies of Litchfield take a stand in new "Orange Is the New Black" trailer

(NEW YORK) -- The ladies of Litchfield are ready to rise up. In the latest trailer for Orange Is the New Black’s upcoming fifth season, the inmates plot to join forces to fight for prison reforms.The season picks up during the chaos that ensued after Poussey’s death last season. In one scene from the trailer, Tastee -- played by Danielle Brooks -- confronts the warden, Mr. Caputo. “We’re all angry,” she says. “You done our girl wrong, Mr. Caputo. And we want justice.”We then see shots of the inmates uniting against the guards, making a list of demands to improve prison conditions, and running the gamut…

posted 2017-05-09 14:01:41 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Ashley Graham gets "very candid" in new book about fat-shaming she faced growing up

(NEW YORK) -- In her new book, A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty and Power Really Look Like, Sports Illustrated cover girl Ashley Graham speaks plainly about the fat-shaming she said she endured at home in her youth. “I really believe that parents need to know that they are shaping the future of their children,” Graham, 29, said on Tuesday's Good Morning America. “Words have power. The things that you say to yourself as a parent, even the things that you say maybe just one time to your children," Graham said. "They take it, and they take it into their real world and their life and beyond.…

posted 2017-05-09 12:00:16 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Dancing with the Stars 24" Recap: Normani Kordei continues to shine; Bonner Bolton goes home

ABC/Eric McCandless(LOS ANGELES) -- On Monday night’s Dancing with the Stars, the pressure continued to build after last week’s double elimination. This week, with only five stars left, there were two performances. The dance pros chose the song and dance style in the first round, while in the second round couples performed as a Trio with a second dance pro chosen by the judges. Scores were tallied for each round and combined. NFL star Rashad Jennings and his partner Emma Slater kicked things off with a jive to the R&B classic “Shake a Tail Feather.” Jennings has been consistently strong throughout the season and tackles every…

posted 2017-05-09 10:00:06 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio