(LOS ANGELES) -- Ron Howard has directed dozens of films in his decades-long career, but stepping behind the camera still presents some trials for the veteran director.
The Academy Award winner told ABC Radio that he found it “very challenging” to take over the reins of the upcoming Han Solo prequel, Solo: A Star Wars Story from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller over the summer.
The movie, which is currently in post-production, is expected to hit theaters in May.
"Those are challenging projects. And they take they take you know a lot of very talented people’s energy to try to live up to the legacy of Star…
(LOS ANGELES) -- The playoffs concluded on Wednesday night’s one-hour episode of The Voice, with the six artists from Miley Cyrus' team performing for a spot in the top 12. Blake Shelton and Jennifer Hudson’s teams performed on Monday. Adam Levine’s team took the stage on Tuesday.
It was up to Miley to determine which three artists would represent him in next week’s live shows, when the power will shift to America's vote.
Also, host Carson Daly revealed that before the show, Miley got to pick a “comeback artist” from her team to rejoin the competition. She chose Karli Webster.
The artists advancing to the top 12 for Team…
(LOS ANGELES) -- Luke Skywalker himself -- aka Mark Hamill -- gave Star Wars fans the surprise of their lives Tuesday night when he crashed a ride at Disneyland in California.
In a video posted on his Twitter page, Hamill, 66, pops up out of nowhere during the Star Tours ride introduction, during which fans take their seats and get instructions on what to expect before their adventure begins.
"The captain did mention something about a special passenger," a Disney employee tells fans who are all seated and ready to go. "Oh, and the Force is strong with this one."
"Hello, everyone," Hamill shouts, as fans jump back…
(LOS ANGELES) -- While unheard of just years ago, people can now fill every available moment watching their favorite shows, and a new survey shows just how far they're willing to go.
A survey of more than 37 thousand Netflix users reveals that 67% of people will risk "embarrassment, awkwardness and spoilers" to watch their favorite shows in public places. That's right: They're not afraid to laugh out loud, cry, or squee -- or openly watch steamy streaming content just to get their binge on.
The SurveyMonkey poll revealed that 45% of Netflix watchers have nabbed "backseat bingers" checking out…
(LOS ANGELES) -- After killing it on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, Tiffany Haddish is making some major moves. Variety has learned Haddish has been tapped to headline two major studio movies.
Haddish's first potential film, New Line's The Kitchen, is based on the DC Comic with the same name and will follow the wives of Irish mobsters who take over their now incarcerated husbands' business. The film will also be Straight Outta Compton's screenwriter Andrea Berloff's directorial debut.
The second film, Universal's The Temp, is said to be a "female-driven comedy," that will be produced by Haddish's Girls Trip producer Will Packer. Additional plot details have yet to…
(NEW YORK) -- Terry Crews has publicly named for the first time the high-powered talent agent he claims groped him at an industry party, and says he will "not be shamed" about the alleged assault.
"Back in February 2016, I was assaulted by Adam Venit, who is head of the Motion Picture Department at William Morris Endeavor, one of the biggest agencies in the world," Crews said Wednesday on ABC's Good Morning America. "He’s connected to probably everyone I know in the business. I did not know this man. I have never had a conversation with him, ever."
Venit has represented stars including Adam Sandler, Eddie…
(LOS ANGELES) -- Ryan Reynolds has just revealed a clever guerrilla promotion that's giving fans their first peek of his Deadpool 2.
On his Twitter account -- on which he previously extolled the relaxing virtues of the late Bob Ross' TV show The Joy of Painting -- Deadpool spoofs the famously fuzzy-haired paartistinter.
Dressed like Ross, complete with trademark afro, over Deadpool's costume, our hero copies Ross' breathy delivery as he paints a canvas using colors like "Betty White" and "Yellow Snow."
It doesn't take long for the bit to go off the rails, with Deadpool comparing a painted winter scene to "cascading white powder," adding, "God I love cocaine. …
(LOS ANGELES) -- The cast and crew of the former CW show One Tree Hill on Monday accused creator and showrunner Mark Schwahn of sexual harassment, in support of a Twitter accusation over the weekend by one of the show's writers, Audrey Wauchope.
In a joint statement to Variety, the cast and crew, including stars Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton, and Bethany Joy Lenz write, in part, "Mark Schwahn’s behavior over the duration of the filming of One Tree Hill was something of an 'open secret.' Many of us were, to varying degrees, manipulated psychologically and emotionally. More than one of us is still in treatment for post-traumatic stress. Many of us were…
(LOS ANGELES) -- The playoffs continued on Tuesday night’s one-hour episode of The Voice, with the six artists from Adam Levine's team performing for a spot in the top 12. Blake Shelton and Jennifer Hudson’s teams performed on Monday. Miley Cyrus’ team will take the stage on Wednesday.
It was up to Adam to determine which three artists would represent him in next week’s live shows, where the power will shift to America's vote.
Also, host Carson Daly revealed that before the show, Adam got to pick a “comeback artist” from his team to rejoin the competition. Levine chose Whitney Fenimore.
The artists advancing to the top 12 after Monday’s…
(VIRGINIA) -- Rose McGowan was arrested Tuesday on a charge of felony possession of a controlled substance.
The actress turned herself in to authorities in Loudoun County in Virginia, on Tuesday, according to a Sheriff's Office spokesman, and she was released on $5,000 bond.
According to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, a warrant was obtained for McGowan's arrest on the possession charge back in February, after the MWAA says that personal belongings left behind by the actress on a United flight arriving in Washington Dulles International Airport in January tested positive for narcotics.
McGowan spoke to The New Yorker about the circumstances surrounding…
(NEW YORK) -- Country superstar Blake Shelton is People magazine's 2017 Sexiest Man Alive.
Blake's response when he was told of the news was: "y’all must be running out of people,” he told the magazine. But he says his girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, convinced him to embrace the title.
“She goes, ‘Listen to me, you’re going to regret this for the rest of your life if you don’t take this gift and just live in the moment,” Shelton tells People.
Most of all, however, the newly minted Sexiest Man Alive is gleeful at the prospect of waving his title in the…
(LOS ANGELES) -- You loved them as the voices of Elsa and Anna in Frozen, and now, this holiday season, you'll be able to see Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell reunite in real life to perform together on primetime TV for the very first time.
The duet will be part of The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration, airing Thursday, November 30 on ABC. Idina and Kristen will perform "When We're Together," from the new animated featurette Olaf's Frozen Adventure. The two will perform with a 30-piece choir from the steps of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland.
In a statement, Idina says, “Anytime I get to reunite with…