Entertainment News 360296:6358746:35867094 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/jimmy-kimmel-wishes-he-had-a-time-machine-to-ruin-past-oscar.html Jimmy Kimmel wishes he had a time machine to ruin past Oscar shows <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/kimmel oscars jeff lipsky-abc.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1487777476549" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">ABC/Jeff Lipsky</span></span>(LOS ANGELES) -- Late-night comedian&nbsp;Jimmy Kimmel, who will be hosting the 89th Academy Awards this year, shared how he is preparing for the show in an interview that aired today on&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>.</p> <p>Kimmel, who has hosted&nbsp;<em>Jimmy Kimmel Live</em>&nbsp;for 14 years, is a veteran awards show host. He has hosted the American Music Awards five times, the Emmy Awards twice, and the ESPYs once.</p> <p>This is the first time, however, that he will host the Oscars. "It's funny because you'd think it would be the same. You walk on stage. You tell some jokes. You try to stay loose and lively throughout the broadcast. You try to stay involved," the comedian said. "But people keep reminding you that it's the Oscars and that there are three times as many people watching, and that it's the most important awards show."</p> <p>Kimmel admitted that he is even studying past Oscar hosts for tips. "I know it sounds like I'm being nice but I thought everyone did at least a good job, and some of them did great jobs hosting the Oscars," Kimmel said. "And that actually makes it worse for me because what I would've loved is if the last 14 Oscar hosts had bombed miserably. That's my dream, get in a time machine and go back and ruin the Oscars for all those hosts," Kimmel joked.</p> <p>Kimmel revealed that he was being paid $15,000 to host the Oscars, but added that "between, like, the tuxedo, and the dress for my daughter, and tuxedo for my son, and my parents, and the limos, and all that stuff, there's no doubt I lose money on this deal."</p> <p>"This is a very bad investment," Kimmel said jokingly, adding, "We don't do this for the money. We do this for the love of giving awards to strangers," he said. "We do this because we love to present baubles to millionaires."</p> <p>Kimmel said that his wife, Molly, will be helping him write his jokes and will also be backstage working with him throughout the night.</p> <p>He added that he originally wanted to give Meryl Streep a "real pony" to celebrate her 20th nomination, but his wife ended up vetoing that idea.</p> <p>"At first, she thought, 'Oh, yeah, I could, I could probably hold a pony on a leash for three hours,'" Kimmel said. "And then I think she came to her senses and decided that was not a good idea."</p> <p>Kimmel also said that he was not looking forward to seeing his "arch enemy."</p> <p>"Unfortunately, we will see Matt Damon," Kimmel said. &ldquo;I have to look at his face in the audience. Odds are I'm gonna say something. He's my arch enemy, really. I mean, if the Joker and the Batman were face to face, there would be some kind of a standoff and I would imagine that that will be the same for this," Kimmel said of Damon, who has been nominated as a producer of&nbsp;<em>Manchester by the Sea</em>.</p> <p>"I don't want the film to lose," Kimmel added. "I want him to lose."</p> <p>Kimmel and Damon have actually been good friends for years, appearing in skits together on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" where they go to couples therapy or pull pranks on each other.</p> <p>Kimmel added that he hopes the audience enjoys the awards show and that he will watch the show after.</p> <p>"After the Oscars, I'm going to go home and I'm going watch the broadcast," Kimmel joked. "And I'm going see who was clapping and who was laughing. And more importantly, who was not. And I vow to destroy those people, for the rest of my days ... I will not relent until they are out of show business."</p> <p>The 89th Academy Awards will air on Sunday on ABC.</p> <p><iframe src='http://abcnews.go.com/video/embed?id=45652169' width='640' height='360' scrolling='no' style='border:none;'></iframe></p> <p><span>Copyright &copy; 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</span></p> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:01:00 Z Stephen Iervolino http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35867094.xml 2017-02-22 16:01 +00:00 2017-02-22 11:01 -05:00 360296:6358746:35867013 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/ladies-kick-butt-female-film-protagonists-hit-an-all-time-hi.html Ladies kick butt: Female film protagonists hit an all-time high in 2016 <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/JYN.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1487769238867" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"; Lucasfilm, 2016</span></span>(LOS ANGELES) -- Amid complaints from actresses like&nbsp;Jessica Chastain&nbsp;and&nbsp;Jennifer Lawrence&nbsp;over pay inequality between them and their male co-stars, there's now a bright spot for women in Hollywood -- we're seeing more women as protagonists in big-screen productions.</p> <p>Recent hit films films like&nbsp;<em>Arrival</em>,&nbsp;<em>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</em>,&nbsp;<em>Moana</em>,&nbsp;<em>Hidden Figures</em>,&nbsp;<em>Bad Moms</em>, and&nbsp;<em>The Girl on the Train</em>&nbsp;are proving that female characters can also equal big box office bucks.</p> <p><em><a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/news/arrival-rogue-one-female-film-protagnoists-1201992678/" target="_blank">Variety</a></em>&nbsp;cites a new study by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University that finds women accounted for 29 percent of protagonists in the 100 highest-grossing films of 2016 -- a seven-percent rise from 2015 and what&nbsp;<em>Variety</em>&nbsp;calls a "recent historical high."</p> <p>Females also hit historical highs in ensemble casts, making up 37 percent of major characters in the most popular films -- a three-percentage point jump from the previous year, according to the study. Female protagonists were most likely to appear in comedies, dramas, horror films, animated features and science fiction films. They were least likely to show up in action films.</p> <p>Even so, the percentage of female characters in speaking roles remained virtually the same, and males still dominate the big screen by a two-to-one margin.&nbsp;The trend also didn't help female filmmakers, who comprised just seven percent of all directors working on the 250 highest-grossing domestic releases in 2016.&nbsp; That's actually down slightly from the levels achieved in 2015 and in 1998.</p> <p>Likewise, the numbers didn't translate into more racial diversity, with roles for black and Asian female characters up just slightly, and Latina character dipping in 2016.</p> <p><span>Copyright &copy; 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</span></p> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:00:54 Z Stephen Iervolino http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35867013.xml 2017-02-22 14:00 +00:00 2017-02-22 09:00 -05:00 360296:6358746:35866938 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/moonlights-naomi-harris-reveals-her-oscar-date-will-be-her-m.html 'Moonlight's' Naomi Harris reveals her Oscar date will be her mother <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/news-images-february-2017/E_NaomieHarris_022317.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1487746530527" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">ABC/Randy Holmes</span></span>(NEW YORK) --&nbsp;<em>Moonlight</em> goes into Sunday's Oscars tied for the second-highest number of nominations, with eight -- including one for Naomie Harris. The British actress is up for best supporting actress for her portrayal of the main character Chiron's mother, but she'll be walking the red carpet with her own mom.&nbsp;</p> <p>"She has always been my champion," Harris tells ABC News. "She has always believed in me more than I've ever believed in myself. She's always said that I could do, have, and be anything that I want to be. And that is an incredibly powerful message to give a child."</p> <p>Harris will have some stiff competition in her category, including Viola Davis, the favorite to win for <em>Fences</em>.&nbsp; Though it may be clich&eacute;, Harris says she feels like she's already won.</p> <p>"Just to be included, you know to be included amongst these extraordinary talented individuals, and so many of them that I've admired for decades and looked up and seen their work and there I am standing alongside them," she says.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, air Sunday night on ABC.</p> <p>Copyright &copy; 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:00:49 Z ABC News Radio http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35866938.xml 2017-02-22 11:00 +00:00 2017-02-22 06:00 -05:00 360296:6358746:35866689 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/jimmy-kimmel-considers-retiring-from-late-night-tv-i-want-to.html Jimmy Kimmel considers retiring from late-night TV: "I want to go out on my own terms" <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/news-images-february-2017/E_KimmelOscarsRedBoxed_022117.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1487712670398" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">ABC/Jeff Lipsky</span></span>(LOS ANGELES) -- Right now, Jimmy Kimmel is focused on hosting the Academy Awards on Sunday night, but he also has his sights on 2019, when his late-night TV hosting contract is up.&nbsp; That might spell the end of<em> Jimmy Kimmel Live!,</em> according to the host.</p> <p>Speaking to <a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/awards/jimmy-kimmel-oscars-hosting-donald-trump-hillary-clinton-1201992531/" target="_blank"><em>Variety,</em></a> the comedian says he's considered retiring from his show when his contract is finished, adding, &ldquo;I want to go out on my own terms. If we ever feel like we&rsquo;re repeating ourselves, I think it&rsquo;s a good indication that it&rsquo;s time.&rdquo;</p> <p><em>Variety</em> notes that the landscape has changed in the 14 years he's spent on late-night TV, with growing competition from Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert making it a dog-eat-dog world during the late-night hours.</p> <p>But if Kimmel does retire, what would he do with his time?&nbsp; "I like to draw. I like to make sculptures," he tells<em> Variety.</em> "I&rsquo;d like to write a book at some point. Doing the show every day doesn&rsquo;t leave time for that.&rdquo;</p> <p>As for whether or not he'd host the Oscars again, he notes, "I&rsquo;m just going to focus on the one and see how it goes. It&rsquo;s funny, because part of the reason I was asked to do this is because the Emmys went well. If I do really well, I&rsquo;m just going to have to do it again.&rdquo;</p> <p>Copyright &copy; 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:22 Z Music News Group http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35866689.xml 2017-02-22 00:00 +00:00 2017-02-21 19:00 -05:00 360296:6358746:35866352 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/denzel-washington-and-damien-chazelles-oscar-journeys-were-p.html Denzel Washington and Damien Chazelle's Oscar journeys were paved with doubt <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/music-news-images-february-2017/E_DenzelWashingtononKimmel_022017.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1487686690892" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">ABC/Randy Holmes</span></span>(LOS ANGELES) -- Oscar Sunday is just a few days away, and a couple of favorites to walk home with statuettes are&nbsp;<em>Fences</em>&nbsp;director and star&nbsp;Denzel Washington&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>La La Land</em> director Damien Chazelle.&nbsp; While directing any feature film is a challenge, Chazelle tells ABC News he faced a six-year battle just trying to get <em>La La Land</em> made, a struggle that even had him second-guessing himself.</p> <p>&nbsp;<span>"I had just been hearing the word &lsquo;no.' No, no one wants to see that, no one would ever go pay for that, why do you want to make this, this is a waste of time,&rsquo;" Best Director nominee Chazelle recalls. "So I think those phrases were still circling through my mind even when the movie was done."</span></p> <p>However, the movie's 14 Oscar nods proved what Chazelle had suspected all along: "Actually I think musicals are more universal than we think...But they've gotten on, like there's a reputation, or preconception about musicals that I wanted to try and shoot down with this movie."</p> <p><em>Fences</em> is a Best Picture contender, but Washington -- a two-time Oscar-winning for acting -- tells ABC that he wasn't sure about making the movie until he did the play, explaining, "We had the most nominations, I think, in the history of the Tony Awards for a play, obviously great success, Viola [Davis] won, I won, best revival all that. So I knew OK, it works.&nbsp; Now, can I work as its director is the question."</p> <p>To that end, Washington says he was helped by the talented directors with whom he's worked in the past. <span>"I've learned from Jonathan Demme and<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>Norman Jewison,<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>Richard Attenborough,<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>Ridley Scott," Washington says.&nbsp; "I've learned taken and stolen from everybody. The greatest directors."&nbsp;<em></em></span></p> <p>The 89th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, air Sunday, February 26 at 7 p.m. ET on ABC.</p> <p>Copyright &copy; 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:22 Z Andrea Dresdale http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35866352.xml 2017-02-22 00:00 +00:00 2017-02-21 19:00 -05:00 360296:6358746:35866524 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/george-clooney-says-hes-excited-and-nervous-about-expecting.html George Clooney says he’s “excited” and “nervous” about expecting twins <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/music-news-images-february-2017/Getty_ClooneyandAmal_022117.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1487699429537" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;"> David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix</span></span>(PARIS) -- George Clooney is opening up about becoming a first-time dad.</p> <div class="clearfix"> <div id="show:eprep-author:44687b89-50b8-43b0-bbf9-f0793da60275" class="textblock01" style="display: block;"> <div class="toggle_on"> <p>Speaking to the French publication <a href="http://www.parismatch.com/People/George-Clooney-devenir-pere-va-etre-une-aventure-1192721" target="_blank"><em>Paris Match</em></a>, the 55-year-old actor says expecting twins with wife Amal Clooney is both exciting and nerve-wracking.<br /><br />&ldquo;How could I not be anxious when facing this huge responsibility? Having a baby&hellip; And actually two!&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;We are very happy, very excited, but also a bit nervous. It&rsquo;s normal.&rdquo;<br /><br />He also comments on reports about the gender of the twins, saying they&rsquo;re actually keeping that a surprise. <br /><br />&ldquo;There are rumors that we are going to have a boy and a girl; I don&rsquo;t know where this is coming from,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;We don&rsquo;t know yet and we don&rsquo;t want to know.&rdquo;<br /><br />Clooney also appeared on the French TV program<a href="http://www.canalplus.fr/cinema/emissions-cinema-sur-canal/pid6307-rencontres-de-cinema.html?vid=1436656" target="_blank"><em> Recontres de Cinema</em></a>, where he called impending fatherhood &ldquo;an adventure&rdquo; that he&rsquo;s embracing &ldquo;with arms wide open.&rdquo;<br /><br />He says after he informed his friends -- who all have grown children -- that Amal was expecting twins, they teased him a bit. <br /><br />&ldquo;[It] got really quiet, and they all just started making baby crying noises,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;And the whole table just busted up laughing.&rdquo;<br /><br />George is receiving an honorary award at the Cesar Awards, France&rsquo;s equivalent of the Oscars, on February 24.</p> <p><div><iframe webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="http://player.canalplus.fr/embed/?param=cplus&vid=1436656"></iframe></div><div style="width:640div px;font-size:11px; background:#EBEBEB; border:1px solid #D6D6D6; margin-top:5px; padding:4px 0 4px 6px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; -moz-border-radius:3px; -webkit-border-radius:3px;"><a target="_blank" style="text-decoration:none; color:#666;" href="undefined"><span style="color:#000; font-weight:bold;">Rencontres de cinéma du 19/02</span> - Spécial césar</a></div></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Copyright &copy; 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:00:13 Z Andrea Dresdale http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35866524.xml 2017-02-21 20:00 +00:00 2017-02-21 15:00 -05:00 360296:6358746:35866579 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/everything-we-know-so-far-about-the-untitled-han-solo-film.html Everything we know so far about the untitled Han Solo film <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/music-news-images-february-2017/E_StarWarsHanSoloFilmCast_022117.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1487703858158" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">Courtesy Disney/Lucasfilm</span></span>Today, <em>Star Wars</em> shared the <a href="https://twitter.com/starwars/status/834085576777175040" target="_blank">first official cast shot</a> from as-of-yet-untitled Han Solo movie, set for release in 2018.<br /><br />The picture features Alden Ehrenreich, who will play Solo; Donald Glover, set to play a young Lando Calrissian; Woody Harrelson as Garris Shrike; and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. Emilia Clarke and others are also in the shot, but their roles in the film are not yet clear.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Not present is <em>Westworld</em> actress Thandie Newton, who has also been cast, but her role remains under wraps as well.<br /><br />"The movie will explore the duo&rsquo;s [Han and Chewbacca] adventures before the events of <em>Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope,</em> including their early encounters with that other card-playing rogue from a galaxy far, far away, Lando Calrissian," an official release for the film states.<br /><br />Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from <em>The Lego Movie</em> fame are directing the standalone film. It follows in the footsteps of the first<em> Star Wars</em> standalone movie, <em>Rogue One</em>, which was released this past December.<br /><br />The untitled Han Solo film is set to hit theaters on May 25, 2018.<br /><br />ABC News and Lucasfilm are both part of parent company Disney.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:02:58 Z Andrea Dresdale http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35866579.xml 2017-02-21 19:02 +00:00 2017-02-21 14:02 -05:00 360296:6358746:35866362 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/moonlight-atlanta-and-snl-among-2017-writers-guild-award-win.html "Moonlight," "Atlanta" and "SNL" among 2017 Writers Guild Award winners <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/music-news-images-february-2017/E_MoonlightStill_022017.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1487687330040" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">David Bornfriend</span></span>The 69th annual Writers Guild Awards took place at simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles on Sunday night, with <em>Moonlight</em> and <em>Arrival</em> taking top film honors, and <em>The Americans</em>, <em>Saturday Night Live</em>, <em>Last Week With John Oliver</em> and <em>Atlanta</em> winning on the TV side.</p> <p><em>Moonlight</em>'s <strong>Barry Jenkins</strong> and <strong>Tarell McCraney</strong> took the Original Screenplay honor, while <strong>Eric Heisserer</strong> won the trophy for Adapted Screenplay, for <em>Arrival</em>.</p> <p>TV Awards went to FX&rsquo;s <em>The Americans</em> for Drama Series, while HBO&rsquo;s <em>Atlanta</em> received Comedy Series and New Comedy Series wins. Netflix&rsquo;s <em>Unbreakable Kimmy Schnidt</em> grabbed the Episodic Comedy honor and NBC's <em>This Is Us</em> won for Episodic Drama.</p> <p>HBO&rsquo;s <em>Last Week Tonight with John Oliver</em> won best Comedy/Variety Talk Series and NBC's&nbsp;<em>Saturday Night Live</em> won Comedy/Variety Sketch Series.</p> <p>Here are the winners in the film and TV categories:</p> <p><strong>FILM<br />ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY</strong><br /><em>Moonlight</em></p> <p><strong>ADAPTED SCREENPLAY</strong><br /><em>Arrival</em></p> <p><strong>DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY</strong><br /><em>Author: The JT LeRoy Story</em></p> <p><strong>TV<br />DRAMA SERIES</strong><br /><em>The Americans</em></p> <p><strong>COMEDY SERIES</strong><br /><em>Atlanta</em></p> <p><strong>NEW SERIES</strong><br /><em>Atlanta</em></p> <p><strong>LONG-FORM ORIGINAL</strong><br /><em>Confirmation</em></p> <p><strong>LONG-FORM ADAPTED</strong><br /><em>The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story</em></p> <p><strong>EPISODIC DRAMA</strong><br /><em>This Is Us</em></p> <p><strong>EPISODIC COMEDY</strong><br /><em>Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt</em></p> <p><strong>COMEDY/VARIETY (INCLUDING TALK) -- SERIES</strong><br /><em>Last Week Tonight With John Oliver</em></p> <p><strong>COMEDY/VARIETY SKETCH SERIES</strong><br /><em>Saturday Night Live</em></p> <p><strong>COMEDY/VARIETY &ndash; MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES -- SPECIALS</strong><br /><em>Triumph&rsquo;s Election Special</em></p> <p><strong>QUIZ AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION</strong><br /><em>Hollywood Game Night</em></p> <p><strong>DAYTIME DRAMA</strong><br /><em>General Hospital</em></p> <p><strong>CHILDREN&rsquo;S EPISODIC</strong><br /><em>Mel vs. The Night Mare of Normal Street</em></p> <p><strong>CHILDREN&rsquo;S LONG FORM</strong><br /><em>Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas</em></p> <p>Copyright &copy; 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:00:11 Z Andrea Dresdale http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35866362.xml 2017-02-21 18:00 +00:00 2017-02-21 13:00 -05:00 360296:6358746:35866295 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/angelina-jolie-says-brad-pitt-divorce-is-a-very-difficult-ti.html Angelina Jolie says Brad Pitt divorce is 'a very difficult time' <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/news-images-february-2017/Getty_AngelinaJolie_022117.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1487665419006" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">Angelina Jolie during a press conference in Cambodia for her new film &ldquo;First They Killed My Father&rdquo;; TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images</span></span>(NEW YORK) --&nbsp;Angelina Jolie has kept a low profile the past several months, in the wake of her split from husband Brad Pitt.&nbsp; But Saturday, she made a public appearance in Cambodia for the world premiere of her latest Netflix film, <em>First They Killed My Father. </em>And during an <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39021496" target="_blank">interview</a> with ABC News partners the BBC, the 41-year-old actress and filmmaker also discussed her highly-publicized divorce.</p> <p>&ldquo;I don&rsquo;t want to say very much about that, except to say that it was a very difficult time,&rdquo; said Jolie. &ldquo;And we will get through this time and hopefully be a stronger family for it.&rdquo;</p> <p>Jolie noted that she's coping with the divorce by focusing on her children, explaining, &ldquo;We are and forever will be a family," adding that she's "finding a way through to make sure this somehow makes us stronger and closer.&rdquo;</p> <p>As for the future, Jolie says, &ldquo;In five years&rsquo; time, I would like to be traveling around the world visiting my children, hoping that they&rsquo;re just happy and doing really interesting things, I imagine, in many different parts of the world. And I&rsquo;ll be supporting them.&rdquo;</p> <p>Pitt, 53, and Jolie reached a child custody agreement last fall that entitles Jolie oversight of their six children &ndash;- Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.</p> <p>Jolie&rsquo;s <em>First They Killed My Father</em>, about the Khmer Rouge&rsquo;s genocide, is set to premiere later this year on Netflix.</p> <p>Copyright &copy; 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:00:08 Z ABC News Radio http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35866295.xml 2017-02-21 16:00 +00:00 2017-02-21 11:00 -05:00 360296:6358746:35866294 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/david-cassidy-reveals-he-has-dementia.html David Cassidy reveals he has dementia <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/news-images-february-2017/Getty_DavidCassidy_022117.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1487664900185" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">Bobby Bank/WireImage</span></span>(NEW YORK) -- One-time&nbsp;<em>Partridge Family</em>&nbsp;star and 1970s pop idol&nbsp;David Cassidy&nbsp;has revealed to&nbsp;<a href="http://people.com/celebrity/david-cassidy-dementia/" target="_blank"><em>People</em></a>&nbsp;that he's battling dementia. The 66-year-old entertainer, whose grandfather and mother also were stricken with the memory-loss disease, tells the magazine of his diagnosis, "I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming."</p> <p>Earlier this month, Cassidy announced via his&nbsp;<a href="http://www.davidcassidy.com/blog/" target="_blank">official website</a>&nbsp;that he planned to retire from touring at the end of this year.</p> <p>He tells&nbsp;<em>People</em>&nbsp;that he now has come to accept his illness.&nbsp; Moving forward, he says "I want to focus on what I am, who I am and how I've been without any distractions. I want to love. I want to enjoy life."</p> <p>Cassidy was one of the biggest pop stars in the world in the 1970s, selling around arenas around the globe, his success driven by his role as singing teen Keith Partridge on the TV series&nbsp;<em>The Partridge Family</em>. He's had a rocky time during the last several years, having been arrested for driving under the influence in 2010, 2013 and 2014, and filing for bankruptcy in 2015. That same year, he was charged in a hit-and-run accident. David also made news this past weekend when fan-shot video surfaced of him slurring his words and struggling to remember lyrics during a concert in Agoura Hills, California.</p> <p>Cassidy has three confirmed shows on his&nbsp;<a href="http://www.davidcassidy.com/fansite/ConcertPages/2017Concerts.html" target="_blank">upcoming schedule</a>&nbsp;-- March 3 in Greenwich, Rhode Island; March 4 in New York City; and June 11 in Mentor, Ohio.</p> <p>Copyright &copy; 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:01:00 Z ABC News Radio http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35866294.xml 2017-02-21 14:01 +00:00 2017-02-21 09:01 -05:00 360296:6358746:35866293 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/the-lego-batman-movie-rules-the-weekend-box-office-for-the-s.html 'The LEGO Batman Movie' rules the weekend box office for the second week <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/news-images-february-2017/E_LEGOBatmanMovieStill_021017.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1487664533666" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">Warner Bros.</span></span>(NEW YORK) --&nbsp;<em>The LEGO Batman Movie</em> zapped the competition to top the weekend box office for the second straight week, raking in an estimated $34.2 million in the U.S., and raising its two week total to $98.7 million, according to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=4269&amp;p=.htm" target="_blank">Box Office Mojo</a>.&nbsp;The film is expected to top $43 million for the four-day holiday weekend, pushing it over the $100 million mark.</p> <p>The animated comedy, featuring the voice of&nbsp;Will Arnett as Batman, plus,&nbsp;Michael Cera,&nbsp;Rosario Dawson,&nbsp;Ralph Fiennes&nbsp;and&nbsp;Zack Galifianakis, pulled in&nbsp;another $37 million overseas, raising its worldwide total to over $170 million.&nbsp; "It's a character that's very easy to make fun of, because he's a guy that's just very angsty. He's just a moody guy," Michael Cera tells ABC Radio about Batman.</p> <p>Cera, who plays Robin in the film, says, "I was a big fan of the first <em>LEGO Movie</em>, which I saw just on a whim. It was playing in my neighborhood, and I went and saw it not knowing at all what to expect and had such a fun time, so I was a big fan."&nbsp; He says he ended up in the current one when he got an email "out of the blue" from Arnett -- who Cera describes as "a hero of mine."</p> <p><em>Fifty Shades Darker</em>, starring&nbsp;Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, finished in second place with an estimated $20.9 million. The sequel to 2015's <em>Fifty Shades of Grey</em> is likely to tack on another $4 million Monday. One of this weekend's new releases, <em>The Great Wall</em>, starring Matt Damon, did better than expected, hauling in $18.1 million for a third place finish.</p> <p><em>John Wick: Chapter 2</em>, starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne, took fourth place with an estimated $16.5 million Friday through Sunday, and is expected to deliver an estimated $19.5 million for the four-day weekend.</p> <p>Another new release, <em>Fist Fight</em>, rounds out the top five with $12 million. The comedy, starring Charlie Day, Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan, also performed better than expected and should finish the four-day weekend with just over $13 million.</p> <p>Oscar contender <em>La La Land</em> continued to dance its way into the hearts of theatergoers, adding another $4.5 million this weekend, pushing its domestic total to over $133 million.</p> <p>The third of this weekend's new releases, the horror flick <em>A Cure for Wellness</em>, starring <em>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</em>'s&nbsp;Dane DeHaan, finished in a disappointing 10th place with $4.2 million.</p> <p>Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated weekend gross ticket sales:&nbsp;</p> <p>1. <em>The LEGO Batman Movie</em>, $34.2 million<br />2. <em>Fifty Shades Darker</em>, $20.9 million<br />3. <em>The Great Wall</em>, $18.1 million<br />4. <em>John Wick: Chapter 2</em>, $16.5 million<br />5. <em>Fist Fight</em>, $12 million<br />6. <em>Hidden Figures</em>, $7.2 million<br />7. <em>Split</em>, $7.1 million<br />8. <em>A Dog's Purpose</em>, $5.69 million<br />9. <em>La La Land</em>, $4.5 million<br />10. <em>A Cure for Wellness</em>, $4.2 million</p> <p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rGQUKzSDhrg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Copyright &copy; 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.&nbsp;</p> <div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">"It's a character that's very easy to make fun of, because he's a guy that's just very angsty. He's just a moody guy," <strong>Michael Cera</strong> tells ABC Radio about Batman. <p>Cera, who plays Robin in the film, says, "I was a big fan of the first <em>LEGO Movie</em>, which I saw just on a whim. It was playing in my neighborhood, and I went and saw it not knowing at all what to expect and had such a fun time, so I was a big fan."&nbsp; He says he ended up in the current one when he got an email "out of the blue" from Arnett -- who Cera describes as "a hero of mine."</p> </div> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:00:55 Z ABC News Radio http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35866293.xml 2017-02-21 11:00 +00:00 2017-02-21 06:00 -05:00 360296:6358746:35866291 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/the-bachelor-recap-hometown-visits-and-the-return-of-andi.html 'The Bachelor' recap: Hometown visits and the return of Andi <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/news-images-february-2017/E_TheBachelorNickandRaven_022117.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1487664315281" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">Nick and Raven; ABC/Drew Cason</span></span>(NEW YORK) -- On Monday&rsquo;s new episode of <em>The Bachelor</em> on ABC, hometown dates left three of the women feeling confident about their relationships with Nick Viall, while another came back with serious doubts.</p> <p>Raven returned home to Hoxie, Arkansas to show Nick how to ride ATVs, get ridiculously muddy, and climb a grain bin. Nick was caught off guard when the local authorities pulled up after the two had scaled a grain silo, but Raven had the last laugh when the officer turned out to be her older brother.</p> <p>The dark-haired beauty&rsquo;s trip home was highlighted by the happy news that her dad is cancer-free, and he gave Nick the green light to marry his daughter. Raven, however, worried because she hasn&rsquo;t told Nick she loves him.</p> <p>Rachel kicked off Nick&rsquo;s visit to Dallas by taking him to a service at her church.&nbsp; Race took center stage during his time with her family, as Rachel revealed that her sister is part of an interracial couple as well. Nick failed to meet Rachel&rsquo;s father, since he was out of town on business.</p> <p>In Miami, Corinne wanted to take Nick on a date that showed her truest self, so she treated him to an extravagant shopping spree, which culminated with her proclaiming her love for him. The day of fun continued as Corinne finally got to introduce Nick to her beloved nanny Raquel. Even though it initially seemed her father might be a hold-out, Nick eventually won him over.</p> <p>Things got complicated as Nick traveled to Montreal to meet Vanessa&rsquo;s family. The date got off to a great start, as the special needs teacher took Nick to meet her students. Vanessa was pleased as Nick bonded with her charges as they made a scrapbook of the couple&rsquo;s time together.</p> <p>Since Vanessa&rsquo;s parents are divorced, Nick met her mom&rsquo;s side of the family first. Both her mom and her sister were very concerned that Nick and Vanessa didn&rsquo;t seem to have discussed where they'll live if their relationship continues.</p> <p>When Nick met Vanessa&rsquo;s father, he was rather confused by the fact that Nick was asking for his blessing to marry his daughter -- even though Nick admitted he&rsquo;d done the same with the other girl's dads. While Vanessa was initially excited when her father told her about Nick&rsquo;s request , she was devastated to learn he&rsquo;d asked the same of the other parents.</p> <p>With four hometown dates done, Nick and the women traveled to New York City for the rose ceremony, where one will be sent home. But before that could happen, former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman showed up at Nick&rsquo;s door for a chat.</p> <p>Find out what happens next when <em>The Bachelor</em> returns Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.</p> <p>Copyright &copy; 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:00:54 Z ABC News Radio http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35866291.xml 2017-02-21 11:00 +00:00 2017-02-21 06:00 -05:00 360296:6358746:35864831 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/the-last-jedi-is-plural-luke-skywalkers-not-the-only-one.html "The Last Jedi" is plural: Luke Skywalker's not the only one <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/news-images-february-2017/E_TheLastJedi_021717.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1487358777702" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">Disney/Lucasfilm</span></span>(NEW YORK) -- When Disney announced that the title of the next <em>Star Wars</em> movie was <em>The Last Jedi,</em> there was a lot of speculation as to its meaning.&nbsp; Sure, it sounds like it's talking about one person -- presumably Luke Skywalker -- but as geeks everywhere have pointed out, the word "Jedi" is also plural, so it could be referring to more than one "Jedi" -- both Luke and Rey, for example.&nbsp; Well, stop speculating: we've now got proof that it's plural.</p> <p>As <a href="http://mashable.com/2017/02/17/the-last-jedi-star-wars-italian-twitter-facebook/?utm_cid=hp-hh-pri%233yhEbAXcXkqG#sstzMaqt.8qk" target="_blank">Mashable</a> points out, the official <em>Star Wars</em> Twitter accounts for Italy, France and Spain all feature the movie's title translated into Italian, French and Spanish.&nbsp; None of those three languages have a single version of the definite article, "the" -- it changes based on how many of something you're talking about.&nbsp; And all three Twitter accounts use the plural version of the word "the" in the title.</p> <p>In French, for example, the title is translated to<em> Les Derniers Jedi,</em> which means "The Last Jedi," plural.&nbsp; Same in Spanish: the title is <em>Los &Uacute;ltimos Jedi </em>-- again, the "los" indicates that it's plural.&nbsp; In Italian, it's <em>Gli Ultimi Jedi,</em> with "gli" indicating plural.</p> <p>So who <em>are The Last Jedi</em> -- plural?&nbsp; We'll find out December 17 when <em>Episode VIII</em> arrives in theaters.</p> <p>Copyright &copy; 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:01:01 Z ABC News Radio http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35864831.xml 2017-02-18 00:01 +00:00 2017-02-17 19:01 -05:00 360296:6358746:35864808 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/in-new-promo-morgan-freeman-warns-jimmy-kimmel-about-blowing.html In new promo, Morgan Freeman warns Jimmy Kimmel about "blowing it" as Oscars host <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/news-images-february-2017/E_KimmelFreeman_021717.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1487357359948" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">ABC/Randy Holmes</span></span>(NEW YORK) -- In a new Oscars <a style="font-weight: bold;" title="promo" href="https://twitter.com/TheAcademy/status/832305976850014208" target="_blank">promo</a>, Morgan Freeman offers Jimmy Kimmel a much-needed pep talk before he hosts the Oscars for the first time next Sunday. Unfortunately, Freeman's advice isn't quite what the late-night host expects.</p> <p>In the promo, Kimmel is seen looking in the mirror as he prepares himself for the Academy Awards. As Kimmel adjusts his clothing, Oscar-winner Freeman is heard giving what's meant to be an empowering speech. But after a few positive moments about Kimmel's big night, Freeman changes his tune.</p> <p>"James 'Jimmy' Kimmel, a man on the precipice of hosting the Oscars," Freeman intones. "An opportunity to be the toast of the town -- or a chance to bomb so fantastically, everywhere he goes, people will say, 'Look at Sucky Sucko. He had his shot, but man, did he blow it in front of billions.'"</p> <p>Kimmel then tells Freeman he's "not really helping," to which Freeman responds, "Fine, do your own damn pep talk!"</p> <p>This year's Academy Awards air Sunday, February 26 at 7 p.m. ET on ABC.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">.<a href="https://twitter.com/jimmykimmel">@JimmyKimmel</a>'s personal <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Oscars?src=hash">#Oscars</a> pep talk includes a very special cameo. <a href="https://t.co/Qwa9QEUXi8">pic.twitter.com/Qwa9QEUXi8</a></p> &mdash; The Academy (@TheAcademy) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheAcademy/status/832305976850014208">February 16, 2017</a></blockquote> <p><script async src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Copyright &copy; 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:00:56 Z ABC News Radio http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35864808.xml 2017-02-17 20:00 +00:00 2017-02-17 15:00 -05:00 360296:6358746:35864725 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/chelsea-handler-reveals-new-season-premiere-date-new-night.html Chelsea Handler reveals new season premiere date, new night <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/news-images-february-2017/E_ChelseaHander_020217.jpeg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1487350845185" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">Patrick Wymore/Netflix</span></span>(NEW YORK) -- The second season of Chelsea Handler's Netflix talk show has a premiere date -- and a change of schedule.</p> <p>Handler posted a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz6gONT4ceQ&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank">video on social media</a>, revealing that her Netflix talk show will be moving to a weekly format when season two launches on April 14.</p> <p><em>Chelsea</em>, which aired three nights a week on Netflix, will now air once a week on Fridays at 12:01 a.m. ET.&nbsp; The new episodes will run an hour long instead of the 20 and 40 minute episodes in season one.</p> <p>Season two also&nbsp;will feature international travel, more in-depth interviews, more field pieces and dinner parties.</p> <p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Mz6gONT4ceQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Copyright &copy; 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:00:54 Z ABC News Radio http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35864725.xml 2017-02-17 18:00 +00:00 2017-02-17 13:00 -05:00