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"Chappie," "Unfinished Business," "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" Open Friday

(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:-- Chappie: Dev Patel is an engineer in South Africa who, through his artificial intelligence program, creates the titular robot. However, they're kidnapped by a small group of gangsters, threatening to corrupt Chappie. Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Sharlto Copley and the South African rap-punk-techno group Die Antwoord also star. Rated R.-- Unfinished Business: Vince Vaughn is a small business owner who, with his two associates, heads to Europe for a business trip that becomes pretty wild. Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, Sienna Miller, Nick Frost and James Marsden also…

posted 2015-03-06 04:03:22 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Paula Patton 'Thankful' in Wake of Split from Robin Thicke

(NEW YORK) -- Actress Paula Patton say she’s getting through her highly publicized split from singer husband Robin Thicke by being grateful for the good in her life.“I mean, it's so easy for all of us to focus on the negative things. But usually the positive in your life outweighs that,” she told ABC's Good Morning America’s co-anchor, Robin Roberts. “And you have to just be thankful for what you have right now.”The Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol actress has a 4-year-old son, Julian, with the 37-year-old "Blurred Lines" singer. Amid rumors of his infidelity, Patton separated from Thicke last year…

posted 2015-03-06 04:03:03 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Big Apple Comic Con Turns 20

(NEW YORK) -- Saturday marks the 20th annual Big Apple Comic Con in New York City. Mike Carbonaro, one of the most prolific comic collectors in the world, founded the convention, and tells ABC Radio the event is special because he tries "to make it at a place where everybody can get to whatever they want to."This year's guests include the convention's usual compliment of notables from the worlds of comics, TV, movies and pop culture, including wrestler and actor Roddy Piper, Walking Dead actors Moses Moseley and Theshay West, martial artist and Power Rangers actor Jason David Frank, and…

posted 2015-03-06 03:45:13 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Movie Review: “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (Rated PG)

(NEW YORK) -- At the start of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Maggie Smith’s Muriel scolds a waiter for consistently bringing her lukewarm water for her tea, quipping, “At my age, I don’t have time.” Did anybody tell her this movie is two hours long? I start getting antsy at 1:45, and I’m half her age. In this sequel to 2011’s hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Sonny (Dev Patel) and Muriel fly to the United States, hoping to get a major senior-living chain to go into business with them, so they can buy a nearby property in India…

posted 2015-03-06 03:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Movie Review: “Chappie” (Rated R)

(NEW YORK) -- My visceral reaction to writer-director Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie? I loved it! My critical, discerning reaction to Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie? It’s got some issues. Johannesburg, South Africa -- Jo’burg, as it’s called here -- is fraught with crime. Instead of solving the issue through better governance, education and extracurricular youth programs (which makes for boring sci-fi), the city becomes the first in the world to utilize a police force of gun-wielding law enforcement robots called Scouts.  Stop me if you’ve heard this concept before.If you’ve seen the trailer for Chappie, it immediately conjures up memories of RoboCop, The…

posted 2015-03-06 02:59:33 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio


Harrison Ford Injured in Plane Crash

(VENICE, Calif.) -- Harrison Ford was injured when the World War II-era single-engine plane he was piloting crashed on a golf course near Santa Monica, California. Ford, 72, was forced to make an emergency landing at Penmar Golf Course, just west of Santa Monica Municipal Airport, at 2:20 p.m. PST on Thursday after the engine of the Ryan ST3KR plane he was flying failed, said NTSB and Los Angeles fire officials. He was taken to a nearby hospital in "fair to moderate" condition, said Patrick Butler with the Los Angeles Fire Department. Ford was "banged up" and receiving medical care,…

posted 2015-03-05 20:56:50 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Kelly Clarkson Fires Back at Fat Shamer

(NEW YORK) -- Kelly Clarkson doesn't care what anyone thinks about her weight, not even Britain's "most hated woman." The singer came under fire last month after showing off a fuller figure during an appearance on the British show Graham Norton Live. Journalist and reality star Katie Hopkins, known as "the most hated woman in Britain," blasted Clarkson's size on Twitter. "What happened to Kelly Clarkson?" Hopkins wrote on Feb. 20. "Did she eat all of her backing singers? Happily I have wide-screen." She went on: "Darling, if you had a baby a year ago, that is not baby weight.…

posted 2015-03-05 15:08:48 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Martha Stewart to 'Roast' Justin Bieber

(NEW YORK) -- Say what?! Martha Stewart is slated to roast Justin Bieber, 21, later this month for his Comedy Central special that airs later this month. The mogul will join roastmaster Kevin Hart for the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber, which also features Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Shaquille O’Neal, according to a release on the network's website. Hart recently dished to MTV on what to expect from the highly-anticipated roast. "He'll be fine, that's a great friend of mine. I'm not going to be malicious, we'll throw a couple jabs here and there, but it's all about setting…

posted 2015-03-05 15:00:49 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Mary Mary Says New Season of Reality Show Is About 'Evolving'

(NEW YORK) -- Season four of Mary Mary's hit self-titled WeTV reality show won't be like the last. Last year, the gospel duo took a break from creating music together, split from their longtime manager, and endured the death of their father. As if that wasn't enough, Tina Campbell revealed that her husband, American Idol drummer Teddy Campbell, was unfaithful to her. So why did the ladies keep cameras rolling? "We had to come back because we believed that [if] we allowed to show the bad then you have to see the good," Erica Campbell tells ABC Radio. "I was like,…

posted 2015-03-05 11:58:41 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Neil Patrick Harris Doesn't Think He'll Host Oscars Again

(LOS ANGELES) -- Neil Patrick Harris had some big shoes to fill as host of the 87th Oscars following Ellen Degeneres.The reception of Harris was split, some liking what the How I Met Your Mother star had to bring to the table -- magic, dancing, sarcastic jokes -- while others were not so welcoming.Harris, 41, told the Huffington Post in a recent interview that he doesn't think he'll come back and host again."I don’t know that my family nor my soul could take it," he said. "It’s a beast. It was fun to check off the list, but for the…

posted 2015-03-05 11:04:21 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Bobbi Kristina Brown Turned 22 Wednesday

(NEW YORK) -- Bobbi Kristina Brown turned 22 on Wednesday.The daughter and only child of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston has remained in a medically-induced coma at a hospital in Georgia since she was found face-down in a bathtub in late January.In a message posted Wednesday on WhitneyHouston.com, Patricia Houston, the late singer's sister-in-law and the president of The Whitney Houston Estate, writes, “Today is Bobbi Kristina's 22nd birthday and we ask you to continue to keep her in your prayers as she is still fighting the battle of her life.” Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC…

posted 2015-03-05 08:32:30 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Who Told Patricia Arquette to Straighten Her Teeth?

(NEW YORK) — Oscar winner Patricia Arquette says she was voted "best looking" in ninth grade, but one male classmate shocked her when he suggested that she straighten her teeth so she could pose for Playboy."I said, 'Why would I want to be in Playboy?'" Arquette recalled in an interview with People magazine. "I just didn't want to look perfect. I didn't want to have to change myself to be attractive. I didn't think that was my responsibility."Arquette admitted it wasn't just her classmates who made the suggestion. Her parents even told her to straighten her teeth. The actress said…

posted 2015-03-05 05:37:24 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio