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2017-11-22

"Call Me by Your Name" leads Spirit Award nominees

(NEW YORK) -- If you're looking to get a jump on films most like to take home some trophies this awards season, you can start with Call Me by Your Name. The movie leads the Film Independent Spirit Award nominations this year with six nods, including Best Feature, Best Actor for its breakout star Timothée Chalamet and Best Supporting Actor for Armie Hammer.  It opens Friday. Following close behind with five nods apiece are Good Time, starring Robert Pattinson, and Jordan Peele’s Get Out. Greta Gerwig's directorial debut Lady Bird and the cowboy drama The Rider scored four nominations each.…

posted 2017-11-22 18:00:29 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Writer/director Greta Gerwig says 'Lady Bird' presents a “deeply-flawed but inspiring heroine

(NEW YORK) -- It’s not every day a movie scores a 100-percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but Lady Bird managed to do it. The fabulous reviews are due in no small part to the film’s writer/director Greta Gerwig -- making her solo directorial debut -- and its star, the enamoring Saoirse [SUR-shuh] Ronan. But when Gerwig set out to make the film, she wasn’t in search of fresh tomatoes -- all she wanted to do was create a story about a young woman that wasn’t solely centered on romance. “I've always been interested in stories about women, not that deny…

posted 2017-11-22 16:00:13 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Don't panic! 'The Chew's' Carla Hall has last-minute turkey tips for Thanksgiving cooks

(NEW YORK) -- The 11th hour is here for Thanksgiving cooks -- Thursday, your guests will be arriving and expecting you to be dishing out a perfect meal.  So, how far along with you meal should you be already?  The Chew's Carla Hall has an answer. "You should have your cranberry sauce made, you should have your desserts made, your pie crusts and the start of your desserts, any homemade condiments and those things, those should be made," Hall tells ABC Radio. Twenty-four or so hours out, if you bought a frozen turkey, it should be thawed, and, says Hall,…

posted 2017-11-22 14:00:10 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Rashida Jones says she did not leave 'Toy Story 4' over rumored sexual advance

(LOS ANGELES) -- Actress and writer Rashida Jones is denying a report that she quit Toy Story 4 because of an unwanted sexual advance from Disney/Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter.  Lasseter announced Tuesday that he’s taking a six-month leave of absence from the animation studios, in the wake of allegations of workplace misconduct. In a statement to Variety, Jones and her writing partner, Will McCormack -- who were scheduled to worked as writers on the Toy Story sequel -- say they left the project over "philosophical differences" related, they say, to the role of women and people of color…

posted 2017-11-22 11:00:10 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

'Coco' leads this week's new releases

(NEW YORK) -- Opening in wide release on Wednesday: * Coco -- Disney-Pixar's animated feature centers on aspiring musician Miguel -- voiced by Anthony Gonzales -- who bucks his family's generations-old ban on music and enters the Land of the Dead to unlock the mystery behind his family's history. Benjamin Bratt and Edward James Olmos also star. Rated PG. ABC is owned by Disney.

posted 2017-11-22 08:00:07 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold win "Dancing with the Stars" season 25

(LOS ANGELES) -- After a season full of perfect scores and gushing praise from the judges, singer and actor Jordan Fisher was named the champion of ABC's Dancing with the Stars season 25, and tangoed off with the Mirror Ball trophy.  It was the first win for his pro partner, Lindsay Arnold. Judge Len Goodman called Jordan "the most complete male celebrity ever on Dancing with the Stars," while judge  Bruno Tonioli said he was "right up there with the best we have ever seen on this show." Frankie Muniz -- who called his time on the show "the most…

posted 2017-11-22 05:00:54 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"The Voice" recap: Adam Levine loses an artist

(LOS ANGELES) -- On Tuesday’s episode of The Voice, the 12 artists who performed on Monday learned that Jon Mero, from Adam Levine’s team, was sent home. Mero was eliminated on a one-hour results show. He lost an "Instant Save" vote to Adam Cunningham, also from Team Adam. There are now 11 artists remaining in the competition, including those of Teams Blake Shelton, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson. Prior to the vote, Cunningham and Mero sang for an opportunity to be saved by the viewers. Cunningham performed “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Mero covered Jackson 5’s “I Want You…

posted 2017-11-22 05:00:51 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-11-21

David Cassidy, "Partridge Family" star and 70's pop idol, dead at 67

(NEW YORK) -- One-time Partridge Family star and 1970s pop idol David Cassidy has died as a result of complications from dementia, four days after he was hospitalized in Florida in critical condition with kidney and liver failure, his publicist confirms to ABC News.  He was 67. "David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long. Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years," a rep said in a statement. The actor's rep confirmed Cassidy's hospitalization to ABC News November…

posted 2017-11-21 20:22:43 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Seth Meyers to host Golden Globes?

(LOS ANGELES) -- According to The Hollywood Reporter, Late Night host Seth Meyers is close to a deal to host the 2018 Golden Globes. Meyers would follow his fellow NBC late-night TV host, Jimmy Fallon, who handled hosting duties earlier this year. The Saturday Night Live alum hosted the Emmys in 2014 The Golden Globes will air on NBC January 7, live from the Beverly Hilton. The network announced Monday that it will broadcast a Golden Globes 75th anniversary special on December 13 hosted by Will & Grace's Debra Messing and Will McCormack. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights…

posted 2017-11-21 18:00:01 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Armie Hammer says making 'Call Me by Your Name' was a “beautiful, intense experience”

(NEW YORK) -- Armie Hammer was recently named “Sexiest Risk Taker” in People’s Sexiest Man Alive issue. But while many might consider his latest movie, Call Me by Your Name, to be a risk, the actor doesn’t quite see it that way. “I didn't view this necessarily as a risk, 'cause I knew that this is a really small movie we're doing in the middle of nowhere and there's a chance that no one might ever see it,” he tells ABC Radio. “So that's not so much of a risk as much as it is an opportunity.” Hammer plays Oliver, a…

posted 2017-11-21 16:00:01 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Head of Disney/Pixar John Lasseter takes leave of absence amid misconduct claims

(LOS ANGELES) -- Disney/Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter has announced he’s taking a six-month leave of absence from the animation studios, in the wake of allegations of workplace misconduct. “I’ve recently had a number of difficult conversations that have been very painful for me.," Lasseter, 60, says in a memo to employees.  "It’s never easy to face your missteps, but it’s the only way to learn from them.” Lasseter continues, “It’s been brought to my attention that I have made some of you feel disrespected or uncomfortable. That was never my intent. Collectively, you mean the world to me,…

posted 2017-11-21 15:43:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Denzel Washington says becoming Roman J. Israel Esq. was "a great opportunity to have fun"

(NEW YORK) -- Denzel Washington takes on the larger-than-life role of Roman J. Israel, an intelligent yet quirky attorney, in the legal thriller Roman J. Israel Esq. Washington, who also serves as a producer on the project, says the savant-like Israel wasn't necessarily written to be autistic, but through his research he discovered what exactly made his character tick. "It was more of the research that I started doing and the behavior that I felt he had that led me down that road," Washington tells ABC Radio. "Doing a lot of research about the [autism] spectrum, about autism and Asperger's. And…

posted 2017-11-21 14:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio