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2017-09-07

New "Bachelor" Arie Luyendyk Jr. ready to hand out his own roses

(NEW YORK) -- Arie Luyendyk Jr. is the new Bachelor!Ending weeks of speculation, the race car driver made the announcement on ABC's Good Morning America Thursday morning. "I just kind of went in with an open mind, open heart," Luyendyk said of his decision to become the Bachelor. "It just kind of hit me right now that I'm here."Luyendyk, 35, is no stranger to the Bachelor franchise, having first appeared on season eight of The Bachelorette in 2012, when he tried unsuccessfully to win over Emily Maynard. Last year, he told Us Weekly magazine that previously, he’d had discussions about…

posted 2017-09-07 10:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

George Clooney talks marriage and fatherhood: "All of a sudden you go, 'Holy s***. I'm a parent!'"

(LOS ANGELES) -- In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, George Clooney is opening up about his marriage to his attorney wife, Amal and what life has been like with their three-month-old twins, Alexander and Ella. Among Clooney's revelations: 1. He realized he wanted to marry Amal after just a few months: Four months after he first went out with Amal, he bought an engagement ring. On April 28, 2014, he prepared a soundtrack of romantic songs by his late aunt, singer Rosemary Clooney, and made his then-girlfriend a pasta dinner at home. "Over champagne, after dinner, I told her there was…

posted 2017-09-07 08:00:21 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

HBO's "Veep" to end after next season

(LOS ANGELES) -- HBO's Veep has reached its term limit. Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming, told ABC news Wednesday in a statement that the show's producers made the decision to end the acclaimed comedy that stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the nation's first female vice president -- and eventually president. The seventh -- and final -- season will air next year. "The decision to bring Veep to a close at the end of next season is bittersweet," said Bloys.  "We love the show and everyone involved but respect the producers’ choice to bring Selina Meyer's journey to its conclusion after an extraordinary run of critical and…

posted 2017-09-07 05:00:19 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-09-06

Issa Rae shares good/bad "Insecure" season two finale news

(LOS ANGELES) -- If you're an Insecure fan, you'll have stay up a little later than usual for the season finale of the hit series.  But according to star Issa Rae, it'll be worth the wait. Rae took to Twitter to share the "good news" and "bad news" about the upcoming season finale. "BAD NEWS: the finale airs at 11pm next week. GOOD NEWS: it's 45 minutes!" Rae wrote, adding the hashtag #InsecureHBO." Along with her tweet, Rae added a gif of Natasha Rothwell, who plays Kelli on the show, saying, "You know what that is? growth." The season two finale of Insecure airs September 10 at…

posted 2017-09-06 18:00:06 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Rihanna, Cate Blanchett, Harry Styles top "Vanity Fair" International Best Dressed list

(LONDON) -- Rihanna and Harry Styles aren't just two of the biggest pop stars in the world: they're also two of the most stylish people in the world. That's according to Vanity Fair, which has included both singer-actors on its 2017 International Best-Dressed List. Incindentally, another glamorous actress on the list, Cate Blanchett, will be seen alongside Ri-Ri again in the upcoming all-female Ocean's Eleven reboot. Before that, Blanchett will be in theaters as the heavy in November's Thor: Ragnarok. Atlanta creator and star Donald Glover, who appeared over the summer in Spider-Man: Homecoming, got a nod for his style, as did LeBron James, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, actor Dev…

posted 2017-09-06 14:00:45 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

"Mean Girls" musical coming to Broadway in 2018

(NEW YORK) -- Following a world premiere at Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre on October 31, a musical version of the iconic 2004 movie Mean Girls will be headed to Broadway on April 8.  Co-written by the movie's writer and star Tina Fey, along with her husband, composer Jeff Richmond, the musical will start previews March 12, 2018 before it officially opens at New York City's August Wilson Theatre. Like the movie, the production will follow Cady Heron, a girl raised in Africa who then moves to the U.S. and is forced to navigate the social battleground of high school. Along the way, Cady becomes an…

posted 2017-09-06 12:01:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Enemies unite in "Power" season five trailer

(NEW YORK) -- While the Power season four finale is still fresh in viewers' minds, a trailer for season five was just released showing three enemies uniting to take down a surprise nemesis. With the caption, “The enemy of my enemy is my old friend,” the 25-second clip ends with Omari Hardwick's Ghost, Joseph Sikora's Tommy and 50 Cent's Kanan riding in the same car. As Tommy says, "Lets go get ‘em," they're ready to take down Rotimi's Dre. Earlier in the trailer, Dre comments, “There are advantages to being underestimated.” In the season-four finale, Ghost and Kanan discover that Dre, their former disciple, has turned on them, and…

posted 2017-09-06 10:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson meets heroic young fan

(VANCOUVER) -- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson recently made time to visit with a heroic young fan during the production of his film, Skyscraper. On Tuesday, the actor took to Instagram  to share photos and a video of himself with 10-year-old Jacob O'Connor, a Michigan boy who rescued his younger brother from drowning using techniques he learned from the Johnson's film, San Andreas. Johnson invited O'Connor, his mother Christa and his brother Gavin to visit with him on a Vancouver movie set, where he treated them to a table full of chocolate and other sweets. "It's such an honor meeting this kid," Johnson said in a video he made with O'Connor. "I appreciate you, buddy. Thank…

posted 2017-09-06 08:00:00 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

'Dancing with the Stars' season 25 celebrity cast revealed

(NEW YORK) --  Actor-turned-racing driver Frankie Muniz, Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran, former Paralympic athlete Victoria Arlen and WWE superstar Nikki Bella will be battling each other on the dance floor during season 25 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Pop star Debbie Gibson, who sang her way to fame in the 80s, will also compete this season, alongside Nick Lachey, who made his name in the 90s as a member of the boy band 98 Degrees. It'll be couples against couples when Lachey, now a father of three, and pro dancer Peta Murgatroyd face off against Lachey’s wife, Vanessa Lachey,…

posted 2017-09-06 07:47:20 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

'The Tonight Show's' Jimmy Fallon announces $1 million donation to J.J. Watt's Hurricane Harvey fund

(NEW YORK) -- Jimmy Fallon opened Tuesday's Tonight Show by announcing that the show would be donating $1 million to Houston Texans football player J.J. Watt's Hurricane Harvey relief fund. “Last week we saw the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey on the state of Texas. But in the face of this tragedy, we saw good,” noted Fallon. “We saw communities banding together. Neighbors helping neighbors, strangers helping strangers," he continued. "So many heroes -- people like Mattress Mack, who opened up his stores and showrooms for those who needed shelter, the group of people who formed a human chain to…

posted 2017-09-06 06:47:42 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

Another disturbance in the Force: "Star Wars: Episode IX" director Colin Trevorrow is out

(LOS ANGELES) -- Another Star Wars movie has lost its director. Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow is out as director of Star Wars: Episode IX.“Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon,” Lucasfilm said in a statement on Tuesday. It's the latest director shakeup in the Star Wars galaxy.  In June, director Ron Howard took over the untitled Han Solo movie after co-directors Phil Lord and Chris…

posted 2017-09-06 05:00:53 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

2017-09-05

"The X-Files" set for New York Comic Con debut

(NEW YORK) -- An exclusive peek at the new limited-run season of The X-Files will be unveiled by series creator and executive producer Chris Carter October 10 at New York Comic Con, as part of the show's sold-out Q&A panel. Carter and X-Files stars David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, and Mitch Pileggi will be on hand for the event.  The all-new 10-episode series will feature Duchovny and Anderson returning in their respective roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, who specialize in chasing down paranormal cases. New York Comic Con runs from October 8-10 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The X-Files premiered on FOX in…

posted 2017-09-05 18:00:32 by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio