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2016-05-16

"Game of Thrones" Recap: “Book of the Stranger"

(NEW YORK) -- (SPOILERS AHEAD!) It was a night of reunions on Game of Thrones -- some more pleasant than others. But it was Daenerys who really fired things up, ending the episode in a blaze of glory. Here’s what went down on Sunday night's episode: Castle BlackNewly revived Jon Snow is still hellbent on leaving Castle Black and ending his run as Lord Commander, but Dolorous Edd is trying to convince him to stay. Before he can decide one way or the other, Sansa Stark -- Jon’s half-sister -- enters the gates with Brienne and Podrick in tow. It’s…

posted 2016-05-16 05:00:07 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Top Gun" Celebrates 30th Anniversary Today

(NEW YORK) -- Thirty years ago, Tom Cruise felt the need...the need for speed! One of his signature films, Top Gun, celebrates its 30th anniversary Monday, May 16. Cruise -- who previously had appeared in films like Risky Business and All the Right Moves -- became a Hollywood superstar with his role as Maverick, the brash young fighter pilot at the U.S. Navy's fighter-weapons school. Cruise's co-stars included Val Kilmer, who played Iceman; Anthony Edwards, as Goose; and Kelly McGillis, as Charlie, with whom Maverick has a relationship. Top Gun, directed by the late Tony Scott, grossed more than $175…

posted 2016-05-16 05:00:07 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2016-05-15

"Simpsons" Exec. Producer on Homer's Live Segment Tonight: "If Something Goes Wrong, That's Good"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Tonight, fans of The Simpsons will have the chance to interact with Homer, live. It's true. Homer Simpson will appear live during the final three minutes of Sunday night's episode. He'll comment on the events of the day and answer questions during both the East and West Coast broadcasts. The Simpsons executive producer Al Jean says the live element of the segment will be very exciting. "My philosophy [is] if something goes wrong, that's good, too," he says. So, how exactly is a cartoon character making a live appearance? It's happening thanks to the actor who voices…

posted 2016-05-15 05:00:36 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2016-05-14

Hayden Panettiere Taking Time to "Reflect Holistically" in Postpartum Depression Battle

(NEW YORK) -- Nashville actress Hayden Panettiere, who spent time in rehab for postpartum depression, says she will continue to seek help. Panettiere, 26, shared an update with fans on Twitter.  “The postpartum depression I have been experiencing has impacted every aspect of my life,” she wrote. “Rather than stay stuck due to unhealthy coping mechanisms I have chosen to take time to reflect holistically on my health and life. Wish me luck!” Panettiere entered rehab last October for postpartum depression, less than a year after she and her fiancé, boxer Wladimir Klitschko, welcomed a daughter, Kaya Evdokia. Panettiere's TV…

posted 2016-05-14 05:00:31 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2016-05-13

Report: Lupita Nyong’o Could Star in Marvel’s "Black Panther"

(NEW YORK) -- Could Lupita Nyong'o be the latest star to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe? The Academy Award-winning actress could be starring in Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther. According to Variety, Nyong’o is in talks to play the love interest of Chadwick Boseman’s superhero character, T’Challa, aka Black Panther, who was introduced in the current blockbuster Captain America: Civil War.   Ryan Coogler, who directed Creed and Fruitvale Station, is on board to direct the standalone film. Black Panther will be released February 16, 2018 by Disney, the parent company of ABC News. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016-05-13 18:00:34 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Jodie Foster Talks “Money Monster,” Directing vs. Acting and Her All-New Hollywood Star

(NEW YORK) -- Jodie Foster is back with a new big-screen thriller, but this time she’s not in front of the camera. The two-time Oscar winner has instead chosen to return to the director’s chair with the new film Money Monster, which opens today. The film stars George Clooney as the host of a TV investment show.  Julia Roberts plays his producer, with newcomer Jack O’Connell playing a guy who takes Clooney’s character hostage at gunpoint. “He’s a young guy who wanted to be a stockholder,” said Foster. “And he put all of his money in what Lee Gates [Clooney’s…

posted 2016-05-13 14:00:34 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Erectile Dysfunction Specialist, Aaron Rodgers' Brother Among Suitors on New "Bachelorette" Season

(NEW YORK) -- Meet the men who will try to win JoJo Fletcher's heart on the new season of The Bachelorette. ABC on Thursday announced the lineup of contestants who will appear on the 12th season of its hit reality show, which premieres Monday, May 23. The more interesting bachelors include Evan, an erectile dysfunction specialist; Jordan, a former pro quarterback whose brother is Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers; and Wells, a radio DJ who brings R&B group All-4-One with him for his first meeting with JoJo. JoJo was named the new "Bachelorette" after finishing as the runner-up on…

posted 2016-05-13 14:00:33 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Which Network TV Shows Were Just Canceled? Here's the Rundown

(NEW YORK) -- The major broadcast TV networks will present their 2016-2017 schedules next week, but the fate of several shows has already leaked. Here are the renewals and cancellations that were reported Thursday: ABC Sorry, Kermit and Miss Piggy -- you were given the hook. ABC Radio has learned that the ABC-TV network has cancelled The Muppets after one season. It's also moving on from Castle, the country music drama Nashville, the musical comedy Galavant, the drama The Family, and the Marvel series Agent Carter. The decision to cut ties with Castle after eight seasons is not a surprise,…

posted 2016-05-13 10:00:31 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Michael Strahan Bids Farewell to “Live”

(NEW YORK) -- Today was the last day on Live with Kelly & Michael for Michael Strahan. The former football Giants star and NFL Hall of Famer will be heading to Good Morning America full-time in September. Strahan and co-host Kelly Ripa came out holding hands to Pink's "Raise Your Glass." The two embraced when they got to their seats. "We did it!" Strahan yelled. Ripa joked that it was Friday the 13th, but Strahan said, "13 is a lucky number." "It is your final day on the show, we all came today to celebrate you," Ripa said. "It's bittersweet...I've…

posted 2016-05-13 09:14:45 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Melissa Rivers Settles Medical Malpractice Suit with Joan Rivers' Medical Clinic

(NEW YORK) -- Melissa Rivers has settled her medical malpractice lawsuit with her mother Joan's New York City medical clinic. Last year, the TV personality sued Yorkville Endoscopy, where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest in 2014, and several employees there, claiming negligence. Melissa Rivers sought unspecified damages and said she sued to ensure that nobody else will ever experience what happened to her mother. "In accepting this settlement, I am able to put the legal aspects of my mother’s death behind me and ensure that those culpable for her death have accepted responsibility for their actions quickly and without…

posted 2016-05-13 05:00:19 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Money Monster" and "The Darkness" Open Today

(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday: * Money Monster -- George Clooney and Julia Roberts are a financial TV host and producer, respectively, whose studio is hijacked by an angry investor. Jack O'Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe and Giancarlo Esposito also star in the drama, which was directed by Jodie Foster. Rated R. * The Darkness -- A family brings home a supernatural force from a Grand Canyon vacation, causing them all sorts of problems. Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell star in the thriller. Rated PG-13. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights…

posted 2016-05-13 05:00:18 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Review: “Money Monster” (R)

(NEW YORK) -- George Clooney is Lee Gates, a Jim Cramer Mad Money type who hosts a popular financial talk show called Money Monster. It’s a role that allows Clooney to crack wise, be dapper, dance and inhabit a guy with the emotional IQ of a 12-year-old. Julia Roberts is Patty Fenn, his longtime show runner. On this particular day, Lee has just started his show when Kyle Budwell (Jack O’Connell) pretends to be a delivery guy, walks right into the studio and takes Lee hostage on live TV, using  a gun and two vests filled with explosives. Let’s tap…

posted 2016-05-13 03:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio