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2017-05-25

"Dirty Dancing" Reboot: So what happened to Johnny and Baby?

(LOS ANGELES) -- ABC's Dirty Dancing reboot aired on Wednesday night -- 30 years after the classic film, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey as Johnny Castle and Francis "Baby" Houseman had its premiere -- and answered the question, "What ever happened to Johnny and Baby?" It turns out the relationship between the couple -- played this time by Little Miss Sunshine's Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes -- was only a summer fling. The remake begins with a grown up Baby entering a movie theater showing Dirty Dancing. We then flash back to 1963, when she and her affluent family spend their summer vacation at a resort in New York's Catskill Mountains, where she meets and falls…

posted 2017-05-25 12:00:43 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Dirty Dancing" Reboot: So what happened to Johnny and Baby?

(LOS ANGELES) -- ABC's Dirty Dancing reboot aired on Wednesday night -- 30 years after the classic film, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey as Johnny Castle and Francis "Baby" Houseman had its premiere -- and answered the question, "What ever happened to Johnny and Baby?" It turns out the relationship between the couple -- played this time by Little Miss Sunshine's Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes -- was only a summer fling. The remake begins with a grown up Baby entering a movie theater showing Dirty Dancing. We then flash back to 1963, when she and her affluent family spend their summer vacation at a resort in New York's Catskill Mountains, where she meets and falls…

posted 2017-05-25 12:00:41 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Report: "The Mummy" London premiere cancelled in wake of Manchester attack

(LONDON) -- The scheduled June 1 London premiere of the new Tom Cruise movie The Mummy has been cancelled in the wake of Monday night's bombing in Manchester, England that left 22 people dead. A statement from Universal, as reported by Variety, reads, “All of us at Universal have been devastated by the terror attack in Manchester and continue to stand with the community and country as it recovers. Out of respect to those affected by this tragedy we have decided not to move forward with the London premiere for ‘The Mummy’ scheduled to take place next week.” The cancellation news comes less than a…

posted 2017-05-25 12:00:40 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Empire Recap: "Toil and Trouble, Part 2"

(NEW YORK) -- Part two of Empire's season three finale begins with Guisi and Lucious arriving in Las Veags via private jet  and ends with Lucious waking up from a coma with amnesia. Here's what happened:  We find that Tariq's body is being kept hidden at Lucious' home. Meanwhile, Jamal asks Cookie to come to his performance at Leviticus Las Vegas.  At Hakeem's apartment, Lucious' mother calls Anika and tells her to come back to Lucious' home to collect her things.At Leviticus Las Vegas, Charlotte promises Guisi and Lucious that Empire no longer will be allowed to come back to…

posted 2017-05-25 10:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland says she's "basically been on bed rest" for months

(LOS ANGELES) -- Sarah Hyland is fighting back against cyberbullies who have mocked her appearance.The Modern Family star wrote on Twitter that for the past few months, she's "basically been on bed rest," cannot work out and has been on medication. She did not disclose the particulars of her condition, but wrote that as a result, she has lost a lot of muscle mass. The medicine she's taking, prednisone, a steroid, has caused her face to swell. In 2012, however, she went public that she suffers from kidney dysplasia, and received a kidney donated by her father. "My circumstances have…

posted 2017-05-25 08:00:28 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Bill Cosby: 12 jurors selected for upcoming criminal trial

(PITTSBURGH, Penn.) -- Twelve jurors and three alternates have been selected from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania to hear testimony at Bill Cosby's criminal trial next month. At the end of the day Tuesday, three white women, one black woman, one black man, and seven white men had been chosen to sit on the 12-person jury. Additionally, six alternates were chosen: a black woman, a black man, and four white men. Cosby, 79, who faces 10 years in prison if he's convicted of sexual assault, has been present for both days of proceedings at the Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh. Cosby was…

posted 2017-05-25 06:17:50 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

May the 40th be with you: "Star Wars" opened on this day in 1977

(LOS ANGELES) -- May 25, 1977, fans were introduced to a galaxy far, far away. While 20th Century Fox had little faith a movie called Star Wars would be a hit, the space opera from young filmmaker named George Lucas became a worldwide cultural phenomenon.  Forty years, and a handful of sequels, prequels, and follow-ups later, the multi-billion-dollar franchise is a popular as ever.  After a successful re-launch with J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015, fans also flocked to the first stand-alone "anthology" movie, 2016's Star Wars: Rogue One. In December we'll see the eighth chapter of the core franchise, The Last Jedi.  Next year comes a…

posted 2017-05-25 05:00:25 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

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