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2017-03-17

Merrin Dungey Leaving "Conviction" for CBS cop comedy, "Brothered Up"

Conviction star Merrin Dungey is teaming up with Romany Malco and Adhir Kalyan for the new CBS comedy, Brothered Up.According to Deadline, Dungey has parted ways with the Sunday-night ABC drama to take on the new buddy cop comedy. Brothered Up follows Malco's character, Calvin, an "emotionally guarded" policeman who partners with Kalyan's character of Farooq, an "emotionally available" Pakistani cop. The series centers around the two men's relationship and how they learn to connect while patrolling the streets of Detroit.Dungey is set to play Calvin's wife, Desri, a woman who knows, "him better than he knows himself." The actress…

posted 2017-03-17 18:00:15 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Jeffrey Dean Morgan at bat again Monday as "Live with Kelly" co-host

(NEW YORK) -- On Monday, Jeffrey Dean Morgan will once again stepping up to the plate to serve as guest host on ABC's Live with Kelly. Morgan tells ABC Radio that he relishes the change of pace the show gives him from his day job as the bat-wielding Walking Dead baddie Negan, but his enjoyment of it is mostly down to the lady in charge. "I love her. I think Kelly Ripa is awesome, and we just have a nice natural chemistry, and it just seems to work," he tells ABC Radio. "It's fun, and I like kinda the off-the-cuff stuff that happens on a live show. It's…

posted 2017-03-17 14:00:09 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Shemar Moore returning for "Criminal Minds" season finale

(LOS ANGELES) -- Shemar Moore is returning to Criminal Minds -- at least for the season finale. The actor, who played FBI investigator Derek Morgan from 2005 until his rather abrupt departure in 2016, confirmed the news to his fans on social media. "Your Baby Boy will be back to play with my Criminal Minds family," the actor gushed. A press release from CBS notes that the episode, which will air on May 10, will have Morgan coming back into the fold to give a key his former FBI Behavior Analysis Unit colleagues a piece of evidence about serial killer Mr. Scratch. Recently, Moore,…

posted 2017-03-17 12:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Tyra mail: Tyra Banks announces her return to "America's Next Top Model" as host

(LOS ANGELES) -- Days after confirming she'll be replacing Nick Cannon as host of America's Got Talent, Tyra Banks has announced she is set to return as host on VH1's America's Next Top Model.   The model and entrepreneur shared the news with fans on Twitter on Thursday. " I missed my ANTM baby so Mama's back," she wrote.  Banks, who created the reality competition series in 2003, made the decision to stop hosting the show last year when The CW network cancelled it after its twenty-second cycle. Soon after, VH1 picked up the show with U.K. singer Rita Ora as host.  "Mizz @ritaora, you exemplify Business Boss Brand to the fullest!" Tyra tweeted on…

posted 2017-03-17 10:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Scandal" Recap: "Extinction"

(LOS ANGELES) -- On Thursday night's Scandal episode, "Extinction," a flashback explains Eli Pope’s involvement in the election.After Eli attends a lecture by former colleague and ex-girlfriend, Sandra, he is invited to her private lab where he agrees to assist with her fossil research. During that time the two begin to rekindle their former relationship.Meanwhile, Olivia asks her father for advice about Millie, who is now dating Marcus. Eli tells Liv she already “knows what to do,” but when Olivia asks her father if he ever gets lonely, Eli suddenly hugs Olivia, showing his tender side. Eli’s new relationship appears…

posted 2017-03-17 08:00:23 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Beauty and the Beast" and "The Belko Experiment" among this week's new releases

(LOS ANGELES) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday: * Beauty and the Beast -- This musical, starring Harry Potter alum Emma Watson as Belle and Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens as the Beast, is a live-action remake of the 1991 animated Disney classic about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. The film also stars Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson and Kevin Kline. Rated PG. Disney is the parent company of ABC News. * The Belko Experiment -- The Newsroom's John Gallagher Jr., Scandal's Tony Goldwyn and Emerald City's Adria Arjona star in this thriller about 80 Americans locked in their high-rise office in Bogotá, Colombia who are forced into a deadly game of kill-or-be-killed…

posted 2017-03-17 05:00:17 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Live from coast-to-coast, it's 'Saturday Night!'"

(NEW YORK) -- For the first time in its 24-year history, Saturday Night Live is going to be truly live across the country. With the last four episodes of this season, SNL will be broadcast simultaneously coast-to-coast.  That means when the show goes "Live from New York..." at 11:30 p.m., it also will be going live at 10:30 p.m. in the Central time zone, 9:30 p.m. Mountain time and 8:30 p.m. on the West Coast.“SNL — enjoying its most popular season in two decades — is part of the national conversation, and we thought it would be a great idea to broadcast to the West…

posted 2017-03-17 05:00:17 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-03-16

Watch now: Oprah Winfrey featured in trailer for "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"

(LOS ANGELES) -- HBO has released the first trailer for the upcoming biopic The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, starring Oprah Winfrey.The movie, which is told from the perspective of Henrietta Lacks' daughter, Deborah, played by Winfrey, tells the true life story of Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were harvested without her permission in 1951 for use in medical research. The story follows Deborah's search, with the help of journalist Rebecca Skloot, as she learns about the mother she never knew and discovers how her cells helped create important medial breakthroughs, such as the polio vaccine and gene mapping.In…

posted 2017-03-16 18:00:28 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Cheech Marin calls Tommy Chong a brother, but still laughs about his DWTS performance

(NEW YORK) -- In his new book, Cheech Is Not My Real Name...But Don't Call Me Chong, Cheech Marin details his life before and after meeting his longtime comedy partner, Tommy Chong.  The pair flipped the comedy world on its head with a series of hit records in the early 70s, which they parleyed into movie fame. However, the pressures of the partnership and behind-the-scenes tensions soon frayed the relationship.  Marin went on to star in his own films, as well the long-running TV show Nash Bridges, and movies including The Lion King and Desperado.  But in 2008, the pair reconciled officially and continue to tour. "I came to…

posted 2017-03-16 14:00:23 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Update: $200K of bling boosted from Kendall Jenner's Hollywood home

(LOS ANGELES) -- Kendall Jenner's Hollywood Hills home was robbed Wednesday afternoon, according to KABC-TV, and the model and TV personality was reportedly cleaned out of $200,000 worth of bling.  The ABC News affiliate has learned that while it was thought she could have been the latest victim of a string of high-profile burglaries in the ritzy neighborhood, this appears to have been an unrelated theft.  The crime reportedly took place while the star was out of the house; an eyewitness noted that her friends were "going in and out" at the time in question. Jenner only noticed jewelry was missing…

posted 2017-03-16 12:01:17 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Ryan Reynolds teases "Deadpool 2" on "GMA"

(NEW YORK) -- While visiting Good Morning America ahead of Friday's release of his sci-fi thriller Life, Ryan Reynolds teased George Stephanopoulos, Amy Robach, Lara Spencer, and Michael Strahan about the eagerly anticipated follow-up to his blockbuster labor of love, Deadpool. The movie, which he noted is in production now, could see a few gags that didn't make their way into the first film, Ryan hinted. "There's a lot of stuff that we...unfortunately had to cut for time, that we may try to see if we could sneak in somewhere else. I mean, in Deadpool 1, we actually had a…

posted 2017-03-16 12:00:16 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Report: Kendall Jenner's home burglarized?

(LOS ANGELES) -- Kendall Jenner's Hollywood Hills home was robbed Wednesday afternoon, according to TMZ, and the model and TV personality was reportedly cleaned out of $200,000 worth of stuff.  The gossip site says the crooks struck while Jenner was out of the house between noon and 8 p.m. TMZ reports she didn't notice anything was gone until she went to bed and saw she was missing jewelry from her bedroom. She then called the cops. The crime is said to be the latest in a string of robberies of high-profile homes in the area.    Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All…

posted 2017-03-16 10:00:13 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio