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2017-05-24

"Wonder Woman" London premiere canceled in wake of Manchester bombing

(LONDON) -- Following the Monday night bombing in Manchester, England that left 22 people dead, the London premiere of Wonder Woman, scheduled for May 31, has been canceled. In a statement provided to ABC News, Warner Bros. said, "Our thoughts are with those affected by the recent tragedy in the UK.  In light of the current situation, we will not be proceeding with our plans for the Wonder Woman premiere and junket activities in London." Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot as the super-powered Amazonian princess, opens June 1 in the U.K. and June 2 in the U.S.  The film's U.S. premiere takes place Thursday in L.A.…

posted 2017-05-24 18:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Have the time of your life tonight with ABC's "Dirty Dancing" remake

(LOS ANGELES) -- ABC's TV-movie remake of Dirty Dancing arrives on the small screen tonight. The original film, starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, was a generational touchstone, not just for fans but for actors like Debra Messing who stars in the remake. "I remember being a kid when it came out and sitting in the movie theater and thinking, 'This is the first time that I've actually seen a leading lady who isn't perfect,' and it's like, 'Oh, so there might be a place for me in Hollywood,'" Messing tells ABC Radio. "Like, it was a turning point for me." The movie, a coming-of-age period dance…

posted 2017-05-24 14:00:41 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Billy Bush breaks his silence about infamous Trump "locker-room banter" recording

(NEW YORK) -- Wednesday on Good Morning America, former Access Hollywood and Today personality Billy Bush broke his silence about a now-infamous recording of an older conversation between he and then-candidate Donald Trump, during which Trump described grabbing a woman's genitals. In an interview with Robin Roberts, a solemn Bush took responsibility for egging on what Trump later described as "locker-room banter." Bush described himself as someone who at the time was "insecure" and would do most anything to please a big star. "I should have known better, absolutely. There's no question about that," Bush said of the conversation, which began by him ogling…

posted 2017-05-24 14:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Chris Blue wins "The Voice"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Alicia Keys notched her first victory as a coach on The Voice, as her artist Chris Blue was crowned the season-12 winner. Blue, a worship leader from Knoxville, Texas, finished ahead of runner-up, country singer Lauren Duski of Team Blake Shelton in the voting. He receives a recording contract as his grand prize. Blue reprised his original song "Money on You" to close the season. Aliyah Moulden, the 15-year-old powerhouse from Team Blake and Adam Levine’s R&B singer Jesse Larson finished in third place and fourth place, respectively. During the two-hour results show, each finalist performed with a special guest. Larson teamed up with former Voice coach CeeLo Green for a cover of Earth,…

posted 2017-05-24 12:00:36 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

John Boyega says in new "Star Wars" movie, Finn finally really is a "big deal"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Remember that part in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, when John Boyega's Finn lies and says he's "a big deal in the Resistance"?  Well, the actor brags to Entertainment Weekly that in the upcoming Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, Finn really IS a big deal in the Resistance."The funny thing is, between VII and VIII, Finn’s now a big deal! He is now a big deal," Boyega says.  Apparently getting taken down by Kylo Ren at the end of The Force Awakens makes him a kind of legend in the Resistance at the start of The Last Jedi.But, Finn is going to have to live up to that legend…

posted 2017-05-24 12:00:36 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Two new "Spider-Man: Homecoming" trailers drop

(LOS ANGELES) -- If you're a Spider-Man fan, here's a nice way to start your day.  We've got two brand-new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailers to enjoy this morning. The domestic trailer gives us pretty much what we've seen before -- lots of shots of Peter Parker enjoying his new Tony Stark-designed spider suit, with Stark telling him to keep things simple and Spidey complaining about why he can't play with the big boys -- aka The Avengers. The international trailer, however, gives us lots of new footage and more plot details than ever.  Michael Keaton's bad guy character, The Vulture, is collecting and cannibalizing high-tech weaponry…

posted 2017-05-24 10:00:34 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Jussie Smollett promises second part of the "Empire" season finale will be the "heaviest" in the series' history

(LOS ANGELES) -- Intrigue, drama and Cookie! The two-part season finale of Empire airs tonight and actor Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal Lyon on the hit television series Empire, tells ABC Radio that fans will witness some jaw-dropping moments that possibly even the most hardcore fans may not have seen coming.  He says, "This one is probably going to be the heaviest coming up, leading into season four as well."  Of course, Empire would be nothing without power duo Cookie and Lucious, and according to Jussie, the on-again, off-again pair just might get their happily-ever-after moment. Jussie adds, "Without giving too much away, we finally see her and…

posted 2017-05-24 08:00:28 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

And the "Dancing with the Stars 24" winner is... Rashad Jennings!

(LOS ANGELES) --  NFL running back Rashad Jennings won the coveted Mirrorball Trophy Tuesday night in the season 24 finale of Dancing with the Stars. In the two and a half hour star-studded show, three finalists squared off in the last round of the competition: Jennings and his partner Emma Slater; two-time World Series champion David Ross and his partner Lindsay Arnold; and Fifth Harmony stunner Normani Kordei with her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy.The night kicked off with a rousing opening number, featuring a reunion of all 12 of this season’s couples, along with judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann…

posted 2017-05-24 05:00:24 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-05-23

Get ready: Jordan Peele's next social thriller gets spring 2019 release date

(LOS ANGELES) -- Fresh off of his Get Out success, Jordan Peele's next social thriller has been given an official release date.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Peele's upcoming film is set to hit theaters on March 15, 2019. Similar to Get Out, Peele will write, direct and produce the untitled project. However, his new feature is said to have a "larger canvas," and a budget five times bigger than his Get Out debut Get Out, which was made for a reported $4.5 million, has grossed nearly $230 million at the worldwide box office since its February 24 release. The filmmaker…

posted 2017-05-23 18:00:46 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot says it's "really magical" to inspire youth with "strong female figure"

(NEW YORK) -- Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, says it’s “really, really magical” to play the most powerful woman in the DC Comics' superhero world.  During an interview with the main cast of the Warner Bros. film, Gadot explained to Good Morning America, "I think it’s so important that girls and boys have a strong female figure to look up to. We always had Superman and Batman, which is awesome, but it’s also very important for all of us to have this amazing character." The actress, who also revealed she was five months pregnant with her youngest daughter while doing re-shoots for the…

posted 2017-05-23 14:00:43 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Janelle Monáe joins Steve Carrell in new drama, "Marwencol"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Janelle Monáe is headed back to the big screen in a new upcoming drama. According to Variety, the singer and Hidden Figures actress will star alongside Steve Carrell and Leslie Mann in the new feature from Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis. The film is based on the 2010 documentary with the same name and follows the true story of Mark Hogencamp, a man who built a miniature town in his garden after recovering from a coma caused by a vicious attack. Details on Monáe’s character have yet to be revealed. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017-05-23 12:00:16 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

ScarJost? Is Scarlett Johansson dating "SNL" star Colin Jost?

(NEW YORK) -- Apparently, Scarlett Johansson's appearance as Ivanka Trump in the opening sketch of Saturday Night Live's season-42 finale this past weekend wasn't the biggets shocker of the night.  The Captain America: Civil War star was spotted making out with Colin Jost, who co-anchors the show's "Weekend Update" segment, at the afterparty held at the ice rink at Rockefeller Center, sources tell the New York Post. “Scarlett and Colin were making out at the bar at the SNL season finale party at 30 Rock...They would make out a bit, then go back to talking,” according the source. “They were at the bar in front of everyone...they made out at least twice...Then…

posted 2017-05-23 10:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio