Entertainment News 360296:6358746:35973318 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/jennifer-lopez-to-donate-1-million-to-puerto-rico-hurricane.html Jennifer Lopez to donate $1 million to Puerto Rico hurricane relief <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/e_Jennifer_Lopez_09252017.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1506335276072" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">ABC/Paula Lobo</span></span>(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Lopez announced on Sunday that she is donating $1 million from the proceeds of her Las Vegas show to hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.<br /><br />She made the announcement at a&nbsp;<a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.pscp.tv/NYGovCuomo/1mrxmmwdDLMxy?t=1050" target="_blank">press conference</a> Sunday alongside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.<br /><br />Speaking first in Spanish and then in English, J-Lo announced the donation to charitable organizations and NGOs.&nbsp; She also announced that she and boyfriend, former New York Yankee player Alex Rodriguez,&nbsp; are "utilizing all of our resources and relationships in entertainment, sports and business to garner support for Puerto Rican and Caribbean relief efforts,"&nbsp; and had secured a commitment of help from Major League Baseball and the New York Yankees.</p> <p>Lopez also announced that working with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Mavs player J.J. Barea, the group has two plane filled with supplies ready to fly to San Juan when air travel is cleared.</p> <p><span>Copyright &copy; 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</span></p> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:00:56 Z Stephen Iervolino http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35973318.xml 2017-09-25 13:00 +00:00 2017-09-25 09:00 -04:00 360296:6358746:35973311 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/kingsman-the-golden-circle-rules-the-weekend-box-office-with.html "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" rules the weekend box office with $39 million debut <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/e_Kingsman2_07202017.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1506332744215" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">20th Century Fox</span></span>(LOS ANGELES) -- <em>Kingsman: The Golden Circle</em> reigned supreme at the weekend box office with an estimated $39 million haul -- a $3 million improvement over the first the first film, 2014's <em>Kingsman: The Secret Service</em>.</p> <p>The action/adventure comedy&nbsp;-- starring Taron Egerton, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges -- earned an estimated $61.2 million overseas.</p> <p>Stephen King's <em>It</em> slipped to second place this weekend, earning an estimated $30 million, making it the highest grossing R-rated horror feature of all time. The film brought in an estimated $38.3 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $478 million.</p> <p><em>The LEGO Ninjago Movie</em>&nbsp; -- featuring the voices of Jackie Chan, Olivia Munn, Fred Armisen and Justin Theroux -- posted a disappointing third place finish in its debut, earning an estimated $21.2 million -- the lowest debut for the LEGO franchise.</p> <p><em>American Assassin</em> bowed in fourth place with an estimated $6.25 million, and <em>Home Again</em>, rounded out the top five with an estimated $3.3 million.</p> <p>Two&nbsp;of other films opening in limited release -- Jake Gyllenhaal's <em>Stronger</em> and <em>Battle of the Sexes</em>, starring Steve Carell and Emma Stone -- had&nbsp;impressive debuts, earning $525,000 and $1.75 million, respectively.</p> <p>Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated weekend gross ticket sales:</p> <p>1. <em>Kingsman: The Golden Circle</em>, $39 million<br />2. <em>It</em>, $30 million<br />3. <em>The Lego Ninjago Movie</em>, $21.2 million<br />4. <em>American Assassin</em>, $6.25 million<br />5. <em>Home Again</em>, $3.3 million<br />6. <em>mother!</em>, $3.3 million<br />7. <em>Friend Request</em>, $2.4 million<br />8. <em>The Hitman&rsquo;s Bodyguard</em>, $1.85 million<br />9. <em>Stronger</em>, $1.75 million<br />10. <em>Wind River</em>, $1.26 million</p> <p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6Nxc-3WpMbg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><span>Copyright &copy; 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</span></p> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:00:55 Z Stephen Iervolino http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35973311.xml 2017-09-25 10:00 +00:00 2017-09-25 06:00 -04:00 360296:6358746:35973312 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/the-princess-bride-is-30-years-old-today-inconceivable.html "The Princess Bride" is 30 years old today? Inconceivable! <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/E_Getty_Princess_Bride_Reunion_09252017.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1506333574831" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">"The Princess Bride" cast - WireImage/Dave Kotinsky</span></span>(NEW YORK) -- When&nbsp;<em>The Princess Bride</em>&nbsp;arrived in theaters 30 years ago today, it wasn't exactly a hit with audiences. After 11 weeks in theaters, it had earned just $25.5 million,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=weekend&amp;id=princessbride.htm">according to Box Office Mojo</a>.&nbsp; But home video gave it a second life, and it's now considered a classic -- which makes the movie's star,&nbsp;Cary Elwes, very happy.</p> <p>"I&rsquo;m very proud of it," Elwes, who played Westley in the film, tells ABC News. "It gave me the career and life I have, so I&rsquo;m very grateful for it."</p> <p><em>The Princess Bride</em>&nbsp;was based on the 1973 novel of the same name by&nbsp;William Goldman. In an interview with ABC Radio a few years ago, Elwes said Goldman struggled for a decade to bring the tale to the big screen.</p> <p>"It had so many genres in it that studios were baffled by it," he explained. "They didn't know what they had on their hands...[they] just didn't want to touch it."</p> <p>Elwes also revealed that he wasn't the first choice for the role of Westley: future <em>King's Speech</em> Oscar winner and <em>Kingsman</em> series lead Colin Firth was in the running. In addition, he says the director wanted Jimmy Stewart to play the grandfather -- a role which went to Peter Falk.</p> <p>"I know he [originally] had Arnold Schwarzenegger&nbsp;in the role of Fezzik," Elwes added.</p> <p>Fezzik was instead played by the late wrestler&nbsp;Andre the Giant, whose ability to drink massive amounts of alcohol was legendary. Elwes says that during production of The Princess Bride,&nbsp;Andre drank to dull the pain from a medical problem he had.</p> <p>"He was medicating himself and he was in an enormous amount of pain and he never grumbled, he never made a fuss about it," recalled Elwes. "And by the way, as much as he drank, he never missed a line, he never didn't hit a mark."</p> <p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/D9MS2y2YU_o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Copyright &copy; 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</p> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:00:14 Z Stephen Iervolino http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35973312.xml 2017-09-25 10:00 +00:00 2017-09-25 06:00 -04:00 360296:6358746:35972369 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/star-trek-discovery-hits-warp-speed-sunday-night.html "Star Trek: Discovery" hits warp speed Sunday night <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/E_Trek_Discovery_Sonequa_07242017.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1506088261448" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">&copy; 2017 CBS Interactive. All Rights Reserved</span></span>(LOS ANGELES) -- Once again, we're boldly going where no one has gone before -- <em>Star Trek: Discovery</em> premieres Sunday night on CBS, before moving over to the subscription-based CBS All Access streaming service.<br /><br />This adventure, which takes place about 10 years before Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock's five-year mission, which debuted on NBC in 1966, stars <em>The Walking Dead</em>'s Sonequa Martin-Green, <em>Harry Potter</em> and <em>Black Hawk Down</em> veteran Jason Isaacs, and <em>Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon</em> star Michelle Yeoh.</p> <p>The original series famously tackled issues like racism and the Cold War, making hot-button issues more palatable because they were couched in Gene Roddenberry's futuristic universe.&nbsp; <em>Discovery</em>'s executive producer Alex Kurtzman says the show won't be overtly political, but will echo the times in which we live, because that's what <em>Star Trek</em> does: "I think that obviously events of the world of the last two years have been so intense, no matter what side of the political line you're on. And <em>Star Trek</em>, at its best, has always been a mirror, and a reflection of the world that we live in."</p> <p><em>Discovery</em> will be the first <em>Trek</em> series developed for a digital platform, something about which Kurtzman has mixed feelings, knowing people may be watching the show's grand vistas on a mobile phone screen. "That hurts my heart about anything that we create at any point," he admits, allowing, "it's also the reality of the world we're living in now."</p> <p>Ultimately, Kurtzman says, "the most important thing for us is the character stories, and the audience's investment in the emotion."</p> <p><em>Discovery</em> premieres Sunday night at 8:30 p.m. Eastern time on CBS.</p> <p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/hC7IMj7WFyE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Copyright &copy; 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</p> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:00:12 Z Stephen Iervolino http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35972369.xml 2017-09-22 23:00 +00:00 2017-09-22 19:00 -04:00 360296:6358746:35972486 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/manners-maketh-man-taron-egerton-says-gracious-stars-of-king.html Manners maketh man: Taron Egerton says "gracious" stars of "Kingsman" helped him <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/e_Kingsman_04252017.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1506101924366" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">20th Century Fox</span></span>(NEW YORK) --&nbsp;Taron Egerton&nbsp;is in theaters again as Gary "Eggsy" Unwin in&nbsp;<em class="Apple-style-span" style="font-style: italic;">Kingsman: The Golden Circle</em>, the followup to the 2015 blockbuster&nbsp;<em class="Apple-style-span" style="font-style: italic;">Kingsman: The Secret Service</em>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Egerton was fresh out of drama school when he auditioned for the first film. He <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/kingsman-breakout-star-taron-egerton-snagging-role-lifetime/story?id=50018423" target="_blank">tells</a> ABC's Peter Travers there was a specific moment during the beginning of the "strenuous" audition process for Director Matthew Vaughn&nbsp;when the 27-year-old star knew he had a real shot at the part.<br /><br />Vaughn "doesn&rsquo;t mince his words...I remember my first audition for him. He...looked like he had a lot on his mind. He sat down and didn&rsquo;t look at me. I did the scene, and he was still looking down. And I sort of went, 'Are we done?' And he looked up and went, 'What was your name again?' And that was the first moment where I thought I might [have] a shot here."<br /><br />"Very many" followed, Egerton laughed. "He really put me through my paces."<br /><br />After getting the part, the new drama school grad had to act alongside Oscar-winners&nbsp;Michael Caine&nbsp;and&nbsp;Colin Firth, the latter playing the agent who recruits Egerton's "street kid" to become a spy. "I was helped by...an amazingly gracious cast," says Egerton. "Colin Firth, particularly...kind of holding my hand, and making me feel valid among these certified film stars."</p> <p>In the original, Egerton's character saves the world from a murderous plot launched by a mad billionaire played by&nbsp;Samuel L. Jackson.&nbsp; The sequel sees Eggsy unite with his agency's American cousins, The Statesman, played by&nbsp;Pedro Pascal,&nbsp;Halle Berry,&nbsp;Jeff Bridges, and&nbsp;Channing Tatum, in order to topple another wannabe world dominator -- played by yet another Oscar-winner,&nbsp;Julianne Moore.</p> <p><em>Kingsman: The Golden Circle</em>&nbsp;is in theaters now.</p> <p><img id="editor-script-2" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/universal/images/manager/wysiwyg-script.png" alt="" /></p> <p><span>Copyright &copy; 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</span></p> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:00:11 Z Stephen Iervolino http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35972486.xml 2017-09-22 19:00 +00:00 2017-09-22 15:00 -04:00 360296:6358746:35972465 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/star-leads-amiyah-scott-and-jude-demorest-share-how-the-hit.html "Star" leads Amiyah Scott and Jude Demorest share how the hit Fox series has changed their lives <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/E_Amiyah_Scott_09222017.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1506100048714" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">Amiyah Scott - Fox/Jason Bell</span></span>(NEW YORK) --<strong> <span style="font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-align: start;">Ahead of </span><em style="font-weight: normal; text-align: start;">Star's</em></strong><span style="font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-align: start;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong>season two premiere next Wednesday, Amiyah Scott and Jude Demorest are revealing&nbsp; how the hit Fox series has significantly changed their lives.<br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-align: start;">Scott says playing Cotton, a transgender woman like herself, has given her a new purpose in life.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-align: start;">"It's giving a voice to the voiceless," Scott tells ABC Radio. "I think that me growing up and transitioning, I didn't have many role models. So to be able to possibly portray one, and to be able to have a role that is so rarely seen on television -- has changed my life because it's changed others lives as well."</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-align: start;">Her <em>Star</em> co-star Jude agrees.&nbsp; "It changed our lives in every single way," Demorest explains. "As an actress, Lee has pushed me in every single direction and I've learned so much. It's been a crash course in using all of my skills."</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-align: start;">While Scott can draw on her personal experience to play her character, Jude says she's "very different" than Star. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-align: start;">"The difference between her and is -- where I have a very strong faith in God and I know that He can take care of me, she feels like she's her own god and she can take care of herself," Demorest says. "And that causes her to fall into a lot of pitfalls and to live a very defensive and aggressive life."</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-align: start;">Yet Demorest believes that even with her character's flaws and the ongoing drama on the show, <em>Star</em> is still a noble series:&nbsp; "It's a good cautionary tale for every girl who watches it to see what happens when you chose fame over everything else."&nbsp; <em><strong></strong></em><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-align: start;">The second season of <em style="font-weight: normal; text-align: start;">Star </em>premieres September 27 at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.</span></p> <p>Copyright &copy; 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</p> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:01:00 Z Stephen Iervolino http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35972465.xml 2017-09-22 17:01 +00:00 2017-09-22 13:01 -04:00 360296:6358746:35972375 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/gal-gadot-kumail-nanjiani-announced-as-upcoming-snl-hosts.html Gal Gadot, Kumail Nanjiani announced as upcoming "SNL" hosts <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/e_Gal_Gadot_Close_09222017.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1506089708905" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">ABC/Randy Holmes</span></span>(NEW YORK) -- The new season of <em>Saturday Night Live</em>, its 43rd, gets underway September 30 with host Ryan Gosling and musical guest JAY-Z.&nbsp; Now we know who will be following up the pair of guests in subsequent weeks.</p> <p><em>Wonder Woman</em> star Gal Gadot will hosting the season's second episdoe on October 7, with musical guest Sam Smith.</p> <p><em>The Big Sick</em> and <em>Silicon Valley</em> star Kumail Nanjiani will be the guest host on October 14, with musical guest Pink.</p> <p>This season <em>SNL</em> will be airing live simultaneously coast to coast.</p> <p>Copyright &copy; 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</p> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:01:02 Z Stephen Iervolino http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35972375.xml 2017-09-22 15:01 +00:00 2017-09-22 11:01 -04:00 360296:6358746:35972284 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/jerry-seinfeld-says-fans-shouldnt-expect-a-seinfeld-reunion.html Jerry Seinfeld says fans shouldn't expect a "Seinfeld" reunion <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/e_Jerry_Seinfeld_09222017.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1506076536641" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">NETFLIX</span></span>(NEW YORK) -- Jerry Seinfeld has said it before, and he'll say it again: don't expect a <em>Seinfeld</em> reunion.</p> <p>Despite a Super Bowl ad from a few years back -- and a reunion subplot on <em>Curb Your Enthusiasm</em> -- Jerry, Elaine, George and the gang will probably never grace the TV screen together again.</p> <p><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.etonline.com/exclusive-jerry-seinfeld-not-interested-seinfeld-reboot-its-nice-you-continue-love-it-87731" target="_blank"><em>Entertainment Tonight</em></a> recently asked the 63-year-old whether he would capitalize on the current trend of reboots and reunions like <em>Roseanne</em> and <em>Will &amp; Grace</em>.</p> <p>His response: "Why?"</p> <p>The legendary comedian has always been outspoken about leaving the show, which ended its run in 1998, alone.</p> <p>"Maybe it's nice that you continue to love it instead of us tampering with something that went pretty well," he explained to<em> ET</em>.</p> <p>Seinfeld has had major success in the two decades since his show went off the air, touring around the country and hosting the web show <em>Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee</em>.</p> <p>In fact, Seinfeld returned to the top of <em>Forbes</em>' highest-paid comedians list this year, raking in $69 million.</p> <p>He's also got his Netflix special, <em>Jerry Before Seinfeld</em>, streaming now.</p> <p>&nbsp;<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/uqT0ayeR8Ps" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Copyright &copy; 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</p> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:01:02 Z Stephen Iervolino http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35972284.xml 2017-09-22 15:01 +00:00 2017-09-22 11:01 -04:00 360296:6358746:35972287 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/champagne-toast-jeff-bridges-bubbly-about-kingsman-the-golde.html "Champagne" toast: Jeff Bridges bubbly about "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/E_Kingsman_09082017.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1506085137229" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Giles Keyte</span></span>(NEW YORK) -- While nobody can mistake Matthew Vaughn's madcap action comedy sequel <em>Kingsman: The Golden Circle</em> for Academy Awards bait, its cast is laden with Oscar gold.</p> <p><em>The King's Speech</em> winner Colin Firth reprises his role as suave British spy Harry Hart; <em>Still Alice</em>'s Julianne Moore plays a homemaking icon/villain bent on world domination; <em>Monster's Ball</em> lead Halle Berry plays a tech genius akin to "Q" in the James Bond movies, and&nbsp;<em>Crazy Heart</em>'s Jeff Bridges&nbsp;can be seen as the head of the Statesman group -- an American cousin to the very secret, veddy British Kingsman spy agency.&nbsp;</p> <p>And there's one other Oscar winner, too: Elton John.</p> <p>Bridges tells ABC Radio, "Well, I was a big fan of the first one, and when I was invited to come on board the next one, said, 'Oh, this is wonderful! Does it have the same director?' 'Yep, Matthew Vaughn's gonna be in it, and Colin Firth, and Taron Egerton, yep!' 'OK! Who else?'" and then they started to list the other folks who were on board, you know, Channing Tatum, Pedro Pascal, Halle Berry, and my gal Julianne Moore, you know, so it made it easy to say yes."</p> <p>Bridges explains of the film, "I play the head of the Statesman organization...My name&nbsp;is Champagne -- I don't particularly like that name, I make everybody call me Champ -- but my official name is Champagne, all of the agents in the Statesman organization are named after booze. The Kingsmen, their cover is a tailor shop -- you know, they're tailors, at least that's what they say. And we're...distillers."</p> <p>The distillery cover made for a bit of product placement: <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.oldforester.com/bourbons/statesman/" target="_blank">Statesman whiskey</a>, which is actually being made by acclaimed real-life, Kentucky-based Old Forester.</p> <p><em>Kingsman: The Golden Circle</em> opens nationwide today.</p> <p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/hFS9MrlJMXw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>&nbsp;</p> <p>Copyright &copy; 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</p> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:00:54 Z Stephen Iervolino http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35972287.xml 2017-09-22 13:00 +00:00 2017-09-22 09:00 -04:00 360296:6358746:35972332 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/jimmy-kimmel-goes-off-on-republican-heath-care-critics-again.html Jimmy Kimmel goes off on Republican heath care critics again: "Am I supposed to just be quiet?" <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/e_Jimmy_Kimmel_09222017.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1506085025326" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">ABC/Randy Holmes</span></span>(LOS ANGELES) -- Jimmy Kimmel's war of words with Republicans over the party's latest proposed health care legislation continued Thursday night<em>.</em><br /><br />"A lot of people have been saying that I'm not qualified to talk about this," Kimmel said, addressing media criticism. "And that is true, I'm not qualified to talk about this, but I think those people forget -- Bill Cassidy named this test after me.&nbsp; Am I supposed to just be quiet about that?" <br /><br />Kimmel was referring to Senator Bill Cassidy, R-L.A., -- co-sponsor of the current GOP health care bill -- who appeared on<em> Jimmy Kimmel Live!</em> in May saying any measure he supported would have to meet a "Jimmy Kimmel test," for price protections for those with pre-existing conditions, among other measures -- a test which Kimmel says the new legislation does not meet.<br /><br />Kimmel fired back at Louisiana's other Senator, Republican John Kennedy, for questioning Kimmel's qualifications. "I'm not pretending to be an expert," Kimmel said, "I'm asking why people like you aren't listening to actual experts like the American Medical Association."&nbsp; <br /><br />Most of all, on Thursday, Kimmel took aim at President Donald Trump.</p> <p>Kimmel accused Trump of being uninformed about the issue of health care.</p> <p>"He doesn't know the difference between Medicare and Medicaid.&nbsp; He barely knows the difference between Melania and Ivanka," Kimmel quipped.</p> <p>He said Trump would sign any bill that replace Obamacare regardless of what was in it just to get Obama's name off a piece of legislation.&nbsp; "He would sign copies of the Koran at the Barnes &amp; Noble in Fallujah if it meant getting rid of Obamacare," Kimmel said.<br /><br />About Republicans questioning his qualifications, Kimmel said, "I feel like it's my duty to remind these people...the guy you voted for for president, his job qualification was...he fired Meat Loaf on television...."</p> <p><iframe width="630" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KUH0KQ1qMiw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Copyright &copy; 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</p> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:00:54 Z Stephen Iervolino http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35972332.xml 2017-09-22 13:00 +00:00 2017-09-22 09:00 -04:00 360296:6358746:35972282 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/full-house-cast-is-still-a-family-30-years-later.html "Full House" cast is still a family 30 years later <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/E_Fuller_House_09222017.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1506074382440" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">NETFLIX</span></span>(NEW YORK) -- Cut. It. Out!<em> Full House</em> celebrates its 30th anniversary today -- and in a fitting tribute to that milestone, the third season of the original show&rsquo;s spin-off, <em>Fuller House</em>, debuts on Netflix.</p> <p>This season, Candace Cameron Bure's D.J. Tanner deals with her ex Steve&rsquo;s impending marriage, while Jodie Sweetin's Stephanie explores her relationship with Kimmy Gibler&rsquo;s brother. Plus, we finally get to see the infamous Gibler house.</p> <p>&ldquo;It's really a testament to our fans that have loved the show and love <em>Fuller House</em>,&rdquo; Bure tells ABC Radio about <em>Full House</em>'s longevity. &ldquo;We're all so grateful to be here and grateful that we all still look good!&rdquo;</p> <p>Sweetin adds, &ldquo;We have grown to be a really close knit family so to get to do this 30 years later with people that you love and have fun with -- we have the best time.&rdquo;</p> <p>That&rsquo;s never more apparent than when the entire original cast -- including Bob Saget, Dave Coulier and John Stamos -- has scenes together. &nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s like when you invite all of your family and you have all these amazing inside jokes that you've had for 30 years that everyone else looks at you like you're crazy but we find really hilarious,&rdquo; Sweetin says.</p> <p>Saget says they all stayed in touch, even after <em>Full House</em> ended in 1995.</p> <p>He laughingly recalls a time they were all out in Malibu and ran into Tony Danza. &ldquo;[Tony] goes, &lsquo;Why are you all together?&rsquo; And I said, &lsquo;What, <em>Who&rsquo;s the Boss?</em> doesn&rsquo;t go to dinner?&rsquo;&rdquo;</p> <p>Now, the adults are trying to recreate that close-knit environment for the new kids on set.</p> <p>&ldquo;I think we're really trying to create that same family dynamic that we had as kids,&rdquo; Sweetin says. &ldquo;And I think it's going pretty well so far.&rdquo;&nbsp;<em> <br /></em></p> <p>The first nine episodes of<em> Fuller House</em> season three debut on Netflix today.</p> <p><iframe width="640" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/446dbFQEFJU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Copyright &copy; 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</p> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:01:20 Z Stephen Iervolino http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35972282.xml 2017-09-22 10:01 +00:00 2017-09-22 06:01 -04:00 360296:6358746:35972280 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/the-lego-ninjago-movie-and-kingsman-the-golden-circle-among.html "The LEGO Ninjago Movie" and "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" among this week's new releases <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/e_NINJAGO_09212017.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1506073936275" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures</span></span>(LOS ANGELES) -- Opening nationwide on Friday:</p> <p>* <em>The LEGO Ninjago Movie</em> -- This CGI-animated, martial arts comedy adventure -- the latest in the LEGO franchise -- centers on six gifted teenage ninjas who must put their egos aside to defend their island home, called Ninjago. Jackie Chan, Olivia Munn, Fred Armisen and Justin Theroux lead the all-star voice cast.&nbsp;Rated PG.</p> <p>* <em>Kingsman: The Golden Circle</em> -- A year after saving the earth in <em>Kingsman: The Secret Service</em>, the Kingsman's journey continues when their headquarters is destroyed and they're forced to team with another&nbsp;spy organization to defeat a common enemy. Starring Tom Egerton, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges.&nbsp;Rated R.</p> <p>* <em>Friend Request</em> -- A popular college student -- played by Alycia Debnam-Carey -- accepts a Facebook friend request from a lonely girl -- portrayed by Liesl Ahlers -- but when her closest friends start dying one-by-one, she must find a way to stop the carnage.&nbsp;Rated R.</p> <p>Opening in limited release on Friday:</p> <p>* <em>Battle of the Sexes</em> -- Emma Stone and Steve Carell star in this comedy based on the true story of the 1973 tennis match between number-one ranked Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming and Bill Pullman also star.&nbsp;PG-13.</p> <p>*<em>Stronger</em> -- Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff Bauman&nbsp;in this biopic about an ordinary man who becomes a symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Also starring <em>Orphan Black</em>'s&nbsp;Tatiana Maslany&nbsp;and Miranda Richardson. Rated R.</p> <p>&nbsp;<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/F5JV3nVOLMA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <br /> <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0fvqnGmr9S8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <br /> <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/C2JYxv5tWNc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <br /> <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5AWP1K7FaFI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <br /> <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CrRQI15IAlM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Copyright &copy; 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</p> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:00:52 Z Stephen Iervolino http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35972280.xml 2017-09-22 10:00 +00:00 2017-09-22 06:00 -04:00 360296:6358746:35972035 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/jordan-peele-developing-a-tv-series-that-follows-nazi-hunter.html Jordan Peele developing a TV series that follows Nazi hunters <p style="color: #000000; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-size: 90%;"><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable" style="font-weight: normal;"><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/e_Jordan_Peele_022417.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1487962174785" alt="" /><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">ABC/Randy Holmes</span></span>(LOS ANGELES) --&nbsp;</span>Jordan Peele<span style="color: #181818; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;has lined up his first official project after signing an overall television deal with Sonar Entertainment.</span></p> <p>According to&nbsp;<a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/jordan-peele-developing-nazi-hunting-tv-drama-1032350" target="_blank"><em>The Hollywood Reporter</em></a>, Peele will produce the 1970s-set drama&nbsp;<em>The Hunt</em>, which follows a diverse group of Nazi hunters in the U.S. The hunters focus on capturing Nazis who have "escaped justice and embedded themselves in American history."</p> <p>Peele's project is inspired by true events and is said to already be drawing interest from potential networks.</p> <p>This is the latest project for the comic, writer and&nbsp;<em>Get Out&nbsp;</em>director. Earlier this month, it was announced that Peele will be teaming up with&nbsp;Spike Lee&nbsp;on&nbsp;<em>Black Klansman,</em>&nbsp;a&nbsp;crime-thriller based on a black detective who infiltrated the Klu Klux Klan. Peele is also executive-producing the upcoming TBS series <em>The Last O.G., </em>starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish.</p> <p style="color: #000000; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-size: 90%;">Copyright &copy; 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</span></p> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:26 Z Stephen Iervolino http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35972035.xml 2017-09-21 23:00 +00:00 2017-09-21 19:00 -04:00 360296:6358746:35971960 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/laurence-fishburne-and-gina-torres-call-it-quits.html Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres call it quits <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/e_Laurence_Fishburne_09212017.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1506016079691" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">ABC/Bob D'Amico</span></span>(LOS ANGELES) -- Laurence Fishburne&nbsp;and his wife of fourteen years,&nbsp;Gina Torres, have officially called it quits.</p> <p>In a statement issued to&nbsp;<em><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/gina-torres-laurence-fishburne-split-w504641" target="_blank">US Weekly</a></em>, the<em>&nbsp;Suits</em>&nbsp;actress confirmed that she is no longer with the <em>black-ish</em> star and executive producer.</p> <p>"With heavy hearts, Laurence and I quietly separated and began the dissolution of our marriage in the early fall of last year," Torres said in the statement to&nbsp;US. "There are no bad guys here. Only a love story with a different ending than either one of us had expected."</p> <p>According to Torres, the two are still on good terms and dedicated to co-parenting their 10-year-old daughter,&nbsp;Delilah.</p> <p>"Happily, our family remains intact and we will continue to raise our daughter with love and joy and awe," Torres continued. "As well as raise each other up with respect and love and the continued understanding that we&rsquo;re in this together, if not side by side."</p> <p>Gina's statement comes just a day after&nbsp;<em><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://pagesix.com/2017/09/19/laurence-fishburnes-wife-spotted-kissing-a-different-man/" target="_blank">Page Six</a></em>&nbsp;spotted the actress making out with an unidentified man after the two dined at a L.A. restaurant for lunch. The gossip site also says that Torres was not seen wearing her wedding ring on that day.</p> <p>In 2016 interview with the&nbsp;<em><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/15/arts/television/gina-torres-on-why-she-decided-to-leave-suits.html?mcubz=1" target="_blank">New York Times</a></em>, Torres admitted she left<em>Suits</em> last year because her, "personal life needed to be tended to."</p> <p>Fishburne has not yet commented on the split.</p> <p><span>Copyright &copy; 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</span></p> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:00:22 Z Stephen Iervolino http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35971960.xml 2017-09-21 19:00 +00:00 2017-09-21 15:00 -04:00 360296:6358746:35971909 http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/bernie-casey-football-star-turned-actor-dead-at-78.html Bernie Casey, football star turned actor, dead at 78 <p><span class="thumbnail-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><span><img style="width: 200px;" src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/e_Getty_Bernie_Casey_09212017.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1506010897080" alt="" /></span><span class="thumbnail-caption" style="width: 200px;">"'The Cemetary Club" - Getty Images/Adger Cowans</span></span>(LOS ANGELES) -- Bernie Casey, former NFL star turned actor who's probably best-known for roles in&nbsp;<em>Revenge of the Nerds</em>,<em>&nbsp;I'm Gonna Git You Sucka</em>&nbsp;and<em>&nbsp;Bill &amp; Ted's Excellent Adventure</em>, has died at age 78.</p> <p><em><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://variety.com/2017/film/news/bernie-casey-dead-dies-revenge-of-the-nerds-nfl-1202564999/" target="_blank">Variety</a></em>&nbsp;and other sources report Casey died Tuesday in Los Angeles.</p> <p>A standout athlete, Casey was the ninth first-round NFL draft pick in 1961, and played wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers and then the Los Angeles Rams over eight seasons, earning a trip to the Pro Bowl in 1967.</p> <p>Casey's first film was a role in 1969's&nbsp;<em>Guns of the Magnificent Seven</em>.&nbsp; He went on to appear in dozens of films and TV shows, including staring in the 1989&nbsp;Keenan Ivory Wayans&nbsp;blaxploitation parody&nbsp;<em>I'm Gonna Git You Sucka</em>, drawing on Casey's own resume of appearing in genre films like&nbsp;<em>Cleopatra Jones</em>,&nbsp;<em>Black Gunn</em>, and&nbsp;<em>Black Chariot</em>.&nbsp; His&nbsp;<em>Sucka</em>&nbsp;character, John Slade, had his own band following him on the street, playing his hero theme music.</p> <p>Casey also appeared opposite&nbsp;Sean Connery&nbsp;in the 1983 James Bond film&nbsp;<em>Never Say Never Again</em>.&nbsp; In addition to<em>&nbsp;I'm Gonna Git You Sucka</em>, he's perhaps best remembered for playing fraternity head U.N. Jefferson in 1984's&nbsp;<em>Revenge of the Nerds</em>, as as history teacher Mr. Ryan in&nbsp;<em>Bill &amp; Ted's Excellent Adventure</em>, five years later.&nbsp; He also wrote, directed and starred in the 1997 film&nbsp;<em>The Dinner</em>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Casey's last listed film credit, according to&nbsp;<a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0143378/?ref_=tt_ov_dr" target="_blank">IMDB</a>, was in 2007.&nbsp; In addition to acting, Casey was a painter and poet.</p> <p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BddDCZwWkw0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DDuX_eUQSqs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><span>Copyright &copy; 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.</span></p> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:00:19 Z Stephen Iervolino http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/rss-comments-entry-35971909.xml 2017-09-21 17:00 +00:00 2017-09-21 13:00 -04:00