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2017-04-24

"Happy Days" star Erin Moran "likely" died of cancer, say authorities

(INDIANA) -- Indiana authorities say Saturday's death of Erin Moran, best known for playing Joanie Cunningham on the hit sitcom Happy Days and its spinoff, Joanie Loves Chachi, "likely" died of cancer. The Harrison County Sheriffs Department in Harrison County, Indiana posted the preliminary cause of death, noting that an autopsy of Erin Marie Moran Fleischmann found that she, "likely succumbed to complications of of stage 4 cancer."  What type of cancer was unspecified.While toxicology tests were performed as a matter of course, the authorities noted, "no illegal narcotics were found at the residence." Toxicology test results are pending. Moran, 56,…

posted 2017-04-24 12:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Richard Simmons "in good spirits" after returning home from hospitalization

(LOS ANGELES) -- Richard Simmons is back home recovering after three days at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles battling severe indigestion. Simmons took to Facebook Sunday thanking hospital staff and law enforcement, writing “They make you feel good even though you’re in the hospital for feeling bad.” He offered further praise of his medical caregivers, emergency responders and the U.S. military, saying, “They were so helpful and kind as I returned home. Let’s take a minute and all be thankful for medical professionals, police, firefighters and our brave military forces here and around the world. They risk so much every day to…

posted 2017-04-24 10:00:24 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Make Miley Marvel: Singer makes uncredited appearance in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"

(LOS ANGELES) -- She's cosmic and she's already familiar with having a secret identity after playing both Miley Cyrus and Hannah Montana for years, so it makes sense that Miley Cyrus is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It turns out that Miley has a uncredited "appearance" in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as the voice of the evolved technology Mainframe. The news was first reported by blogger Sarah Ruhlman on Friday, after director James Gunn made the revelation during a press junket. “I was watching The Voice and I [thought] she’s so likable and her voice is awesome, she’s…

posted 2017-04-24 08:00:16 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"The Fate of the Furious" smokes the competition for the second straight week

(LOS ANGELES) -- The Fate of the Furious dominated the weekend box office for the second week in a row, raking in an estimated $36.6 million, bringing its total in the states to $163.6 million, according to  Box Office Mojo. Overseas, the eighth installment of the Fast franchise racked up an estimated $163.4 million, bringing its worldwide sales to $908.4 million. Fox's The Boss Baby and Disney's Beauty and the Beast finished in second and third place again this week, hauling in $12.75 million and $9.97 million, respectively. Disney's Born in China had the biggest opening of this week's new releases, bowing in fourth place, with an estimated $5.1 million -- an improvement over the…

posted 2017-04-24 05:00:12 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-04-22

"Happy Days" star Erin Moran dead at 56

(HARRISON COUNTY, Ind.) -- Erin Moran, best known for playing Joanie Cunningham on the hit sitcom Happy Days and its spinoff, Joanie Loves Chachi, has died. She was 56. The Harrison County Sheriffs Department in Harrison County, Indiana confirmed to ABC News that on Saturday, it received a 911 call about an unresponsive female.  When the responders arrived, they determined that the woman, identified as Erin Marie Moran Fleischmann, was deceased.  An autopsy is pending. Moran, who had appeared in movies and on TV shows like The Courtship of Eddies' Father and My Three Sons, was cast as Joanie Cunningham,…

posted 2017-04-22 21:04:06 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-04-21

D.L. Hughley and George Lopez honor Charlie Murphy by getting "darkness" tattoos

(NEW YORK) --  D.L. Hughley and George Lopez are paying their respects to the late great Charlie Murphy in a permanent way. On Thursday the two comedians showed off their new "darkness" tattoos in an Instagram post as a tribute to the late comedian. In a skit on Chappelle's Show, Murphy had joked that Rick James referred to him as "darkness" because of his dark complexion. "Eternal #Darkness is spreading @funcitytattoo @bigstevenyc we honor @therealcharliemurphy @comedygetdown @comedygetdownbet @eddiegriffin @cedtheentertainer #thatswhatsup," Lopez captioned the original post. According to TMZ, the comedians were both in New York City attending Murphy's funeral when they decided to get the matching tattoos. As previously reported, Murphy died on…

posted 2017-04-21 18:00:09 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Unforgettable" star Rosario Dawson recalls embarrassing herself in front of Prince

(NEW YORK) -- On Live with Kelly Friday, Rosario Dawson shared her memories of Prince, who died of an overdose a year ago today. The star of the new movie Unforgettable, as well as the Netflix Marvel series Daredevil and Luke Cage, told Kelly Ripa and her guest co-host Van Jones, another friend of the late musician, that she was just 19 when she first met Prince. "I was in Chicago shooting a movie and he called me direct," Dawson recalled. "[He] said, 'You're the voice of a generation; I want you to do this monologue I've written for my 1999 remix album! You must come to Paisley Park.'" Unfortunately, she says, things went downhill…

posted 2017-04-21 14:00:56 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

New "X-Files" series coming later this year

(LOS ANGELES) -- Get ready for more mysterious and unexplained events -- The X-Files is returning to TV. Fox is planning a second, 10-episode X-Files "event series" to debut later this year. X-Files creator Chris Carter is back to executive produce, and stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are returning as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.It's no wonder Mulder and Scully are back, Fox's last X-Files mini-series -- which ran for six episodes last year -- drew an average multi-platform audience of nearly 16 million viewers and was last season’s second-highest rated broadcast drama, according to the network. “Chris’ creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian,…

posted 2017-04-21 12:00:50 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Scandal" Recap: "Trojan Horse"

(NEW YORK) -- On Thursday night’s Scandal, "Trojan Horse,” David Rosen and his girlfriend are seen having relations on the floor of his office. When Rosen takes a break, Jake sneaks in and reveals to him that his girlfriend is part of Peus, the secret group responsible for killing Frankie Vargas and putting Cyrus in jail. Rosen excuses himself, but is told to keep up the act until they can bring Peus down.  Meanwhile, Mellie also is told the truth about Peus and their plans to make her president. Mellie is disgusted, but also wants to know what her "options" are. Olivia tells…

posted 2017-04-21 10:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"The Promise" and "Unforgettable" among this week's new releases

(LOS ANGELES) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday: * Unforgettable -- Katherine Heigl stars in this drama about a woman struggling to cope with her failed marriage by making life a living hell for her ex-husband's new wife, played by Rosario Dawson. Grace and Frankie's Geoff Stults also stars. Rated R. * The Promise -- This drama, set during the fall of the Ottoman Empire, follows the love triangle between a brilliant medical student, a dance instructor and a photojournalist -- played by Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bron and Christian Bale, respectively -- who join forces to save themselves and their people as war breaks out. Rated PG-13. * Born in…

posted 2017-04-21 08:00:35 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Chris Evans to make Broadway debut in play with Michael Cera

(NEW YORK) -- Captain America's alter-ego, Chris Evans, will make his Broadway debut next March in a production of Oscar-winner Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero, also starring Michael Cera. It's part of the inaugural season of  the Second Stage Theater company at Broadway's Hayes Theater.In July, a production of Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men will follow. Upon the opening of the show, Lee will become the first female Asian-American playwright to ever be produced on Broadway, according to the theater's press release. "The Hayes will be dedicated to living American playwrights," Second Stage founder and artistic director Carole Rothman said in the release. "No British imports, no Chekhov translations, no…

posted 2017-04-21 05:00:29 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-04-20

Michael B. Jordan to headline HBO's adaptation of "Fahrenheit 451"

(LOS ANGELES) -- Michael B. Jordan is the latest star to be added to HBO's adaptation of Fahrenheit 451. According to Deadline, Jordan will star alongside Michael Shannon in the sci-fi movie,  based on Ray Bradbury's novel of the same name. The book, which was originally published in 1953, is set in a dystopian future world where books are outlawed and burned. Jordan is set to play Montag, a young fireman who "forsakes his world," while Shannon will play his mentor Beatty, who "struggles to regain his humanity." Jordan is set to executive-produce the project under his Outlier Productions company. In addition to Fahrenheit 451 and the forthcoming Black Panther film, the Creed actor…

posted 2017-04-20 18:00:26 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio