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2017-12-11

Lupita Nyong'o covers "Vogue" and talks pole dancing

(LOS ANGELES) --  Lupita Nyong'o has got some major moves. The Oscar-winning actress covers the January 2018 issue of Vogue and explains inside how a recent trip to a New York Club strip club inspired her to pick up pole dancing. "It was incredible and sexy, and I thought, 'I need to learn how to do that,'" the Black Panther star says, referring to the dancers' acrobatics.  "That's why I like to try new things, like pole-dancing," Lupita continues. "I value not being good at things, because children are not good at things." While Nyong'o's opening up about some of…

posted 2017-12-11 18:05:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Two Avengers and a Jedi come to the aid of bullied boy whose video went viral

(TENNESSEE) -- A little boy from Tennessee is getting support from two Avengers and a Jedi among others after his mother posted a heartbreaking video of him talking about being bullied at school. On Friday, Kimberly Jones posted a video to Facebook of her son, Keaton, tearfully describing being bullied. “They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no friends,” Keaton tells his mother in a car ride home from school after she says he asked to be picked up to avoid the lunchroom. In response to the video, Avengers star Chris Evans tweeted, "Stay strong,…

posted 2017-12-11 16:05:52 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Meryl Streep, Hugh Jackman, others, react to Golden Globes nominations

(LOS ANGELES) -- The film The Shape of Water and HBO's Big Little Lies lead the nominees for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 75th Anniversary Golden Globe Awards, announced Monday morning. The Shape of Water earned a leading seven nominations, including Best Motion Picture -- Drama, Best Director for Guillermo del Toro, and Best Screenplay.  Close behind are The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, tied with six nods. For television, HBO's Big Little Lies earned the most nominations, with six, followed by Feud: Bette and Joan with four, and Fargo, This Is Us and The Handmaid's Tale tied with three. …

posted 2017-12-11 14:07:52 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Comedian Hannibal Buress arrested in Miami

(MIAMI) -- Comedian Hannibal Buress was arrested Saturday night in Miami for disorderly intoxication after a reported encounter with police. In the arrest report, obtained by ABC News, the officer says that Buress approached him and asked him to call an Uber for him. When the officer declined Buress' request, the comedian allegedly became "angry and belligerent," and refused to leave the area, which prompted the officer to arrest him. The Miami Herald reports that Burress was booked into a Miami-Dade couty jail early Sunday morning and posted bail a few hours later. His arrest was captured on social media…

posted 2017-12-11 13:22:39 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Anthony Anderson "on cloud nine" over Golden Globe nominations

(LOS ANGELES) -- Anthony Anderson is having an exceptional day. In addition to being nominated for a Golden Globe Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy for black-ish, the show itself received a nomination, as did the animated movie, Ferdinand, for which he provides a voice. This is Anderson's second, back-to-back Golden Globe nomination for his role in the best performance by an actor category. He learned of his nomination on Good Morning America, while promoting his forthcoming episode of black-ish, where his character Andre will be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. "So it's actually a great morning, to sit…

posted 2017-12-11 12:09:53 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Watch Steven Spielberg's "Ready Player One" trailer

(LOS ANGELES) -- Warner Brothers released the first official trailer for Steven Spielberg's futuristic adventure flick, Ready Player One, on Sunday. The clip, loaded with nods to previous sci-fi classics, including King Kong, Back to the Future, and Lord of the Rings -- and even the 1989 romantic comedy Say Anything -- is set in Columbus, Ohio in the year 2045, where a boy, Wade Watts, escapes his dull life by jumping into a virtual universe called the OASIS. The world's creator -- who has since died, reveals an Easter egg hidden within OASIS that, if found, will earn the user his…

posted 2017-12-11 11:05:48 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Golden Globe nominee Allison Janney says the “stars aligned” for her role in "I, Tonya"

(NEW YORK) -- The “stars aligned” for Allison Janney to play Tonya Harding’s abusive, eccentric mother in the film I, Tonya, and now she has a Golden Globe nomination to show for it. Monday morning, the actress scored a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role as LaVona Golden. The film itself was recognized in the Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy category, and Margot Robbie, who plays Tonya, received a Best Actress nod. “This project has been so special on many, many levels,” Janney tells ABC Radio. “But most of all because my dear…

posted 2017-12-11 11:02:44 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Celebrity chef, "The Chew" co-host Mario Batali taking a break after sexual harassment allegations

(NEW YORK) -- Mario Batali, the flame-haired, Crocs-wearing celebrity chef watched by millions as a co-host of The Chew, has stepped down from the show and his restaurant empire, after allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted touching surfaced against him. The foodie website Eater reports that at least four women have accused Battali of groping them, noting that he was "reprimanded for inappropriate behavior in the workplace as recently as two months ago" by Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, the company he co-owns with restaurateur Joe Bastianich. The formal complaint that triggered the reprimand was reportedly the first one to…

posted 2017-12-11 09:45:36 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"The Shape of Water," "The Post," "Big Little Lies," "Three Billboards" lead Golden Globe nominees

(LOS ANGELES) -- The film The Shape of Water and HBO's Big Little Lies lead the nominees for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 75th Anniversary Golden Globe Awards, announced Monday morning. The Shape of Water earned a leading seven nominations, including Best Motion Picture -- Drama, Best Director for Guillermo del Toro, and Best Screenplay.  Close behind are The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, tied with six nods. For television, HBO's Big Little Lies earned the most nominations, with six, followed by Feud: Bette and Joan with four, and Fargo, This Is Us and The Handmaid's Tale tied…

posted 2017-12-11 08:43:59 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"The Walking Dead" recap: "How It's Gotta Be"

(NEW YORK) -- (SPOILERS AHEAD) Sunday night's mid-season finale of The Walking Dead began with Rick stunned, trying to find out what happened to the Sanctuary...And ended with a shocker. Rick's moment is interspersed with a flashback to Carl discussing what needs to happen next; how their folks can't become like Negan's. In the present, with Jadis and her people, Rick searches the Sanctuary, until someone opens fire. Jadis and her people beat feet, stranding Rick behind enemy lines -- until an SUV with Carol and Ezekiel's pal Jerry shows up, and rescues him. Rick, Ezekiel, Carol, and Maggie all…

posted 2017-12-11 06:47:29 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Saturday Night Live" pokes fun at "naughty list" members Trump, Moore, Franken, Lauer

(NEW YORK) -- This weekend’s Saturday Night Live didn’t need Alec Baldwin’s impersonation of Donald Trump to poke fun at the president and other controversial lawmakers. This week's cold open featured cast member Kenan Thompson playing a mall Santa who -- along with his elf sidekick, played by Kate McKinnon -- fields a series of awkward questions from curious children. In the course of answering these questions, the cold open touches upon the real-life woes of Trump, Rep. Al Franken, former Today anchor Matt Lauer and Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore. "Is President Trump on the naughty list?" a little…

posted 2017-12-11 06:02:13 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Coco" threepeats with $18.6 million weekend

(NEW YORK) -- Disney/Pixar's Coco topped the box office for the third week in row, with an estimated $18.6 million haul, bringing its total earnings stateside to $135.5 million. Overseas, the animated feature earned another $15.4 million, bringing its worldwide take to an estimated $390 million. Justice League took second place, delivering an estimated $9.5 million. Internationally, it raked in an estimated $15.4 million, bringing its global earnings to upwards of $600 million. Third place belonged to Wonder, posting an estimated $8.45 million weekend. The Disaster Artist -- starring James and Dave Franco -- impressed in its first week of wide release, raking in an estimated $6.4 million for a…

posted 2017-12-11 05:00:30 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio