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Celebs to Dance to Their Favorite Jams on Monday's "Dancing with the Stars"


ABC (LOS ANGELES) -- The second week of the new Dancing with the Stars season begins Monday night. The theme of the night will be "My Jam Monday." Each couple will perform a dance to their "favorite jam."Last week's top celebrity scorer, Alfonso Ribeiro, and his pro partner, Witney Carson, will deliver a hip-hop samba set to Will Smith's “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It.” Of course, Ribeiro was Smith's co-star on the 1990s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, so maybe he'll work in his famous Carlton dance into his routine? We'll have to wait and see, but Carson promises it will be "really fun" with "a lot of energy."After a mishap with a feather boa during the first performance show, fashion designer Betsey Johnson has sworn off the accessory. She tells ABC News Radio, "There will be no boas allowed."Johnson also jokes that she'll print a T-shirt that reads, "F...the boa."You can watch the 12 remaining celebrities take part in "My Jam Monday" beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern time on ABC. One couple will go home the following night on the results show.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Could Idris Elba Be the Next James Bond?


Sony/Screen Gems(NEW YORK) -- Idris Elba participated in an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit Saturday. In addition to his role in Disney's remake of The Jungle Book, the No Good Deed actor also discussed the possibility of him becoming the next James Bond.There has been some buzz on the web about Elba possibly stepping into the 007 role when Daniel Craig decides to leave.When one Reddit user asked if he’d be interested, Elba answered, "Yes, if it was offered to me, absolutely."The 42-year-old actor also cleared up a rumor about him playing the Marvel Comics character Luke Cage in the upcoming Netflix series of the same name. Elba revealed, “I think there's an actor already signed on for it, fortunately or unfortunately.”The recent announcement that Elba will voice the part of Shere Khan in Jon Favreau's upcoming remake of the Disney classic The Jungle Book prompted one fan to ask Elba what his favorite Disney movie was."I loved Mary Poppins,” he responded, explaining, “Classic, man, just classic. The songs, the animation, amazing!"The Jungle Book, also featuring the voices of Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, is set for a 2015 release.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Shonda Rhimes Responds to "New York Times" Critic's 'Angry Black Woman' Comment


ABC/Todd Wawrychuk(NEW YORK) -- Scandal and Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes is not very happy about Allesandra Stanley’s recent New York Times story on the new ABC series How to Get Away With Murder, which Rhimes executive produces.  And Rhimes really takes exception to the author of the piece saying that Rhimes has redefined the "angry black woman" stereotype through characters like Scandal‘s Olivia Pope and Grey’s Anatomy‘s Dr. Miranda Bailey.Stanley wrote, "On Thursday, Ms. Rhimes will introduce How to Get Away With Murder, yet another network series from her production company to showcase a powerful, intimidating black woman. This one is Annalise Keating, a fearsome criminal defense lawyer and law professor played by Viola Davis. And that clinches it: Ms. Rhimes, who wrought Olivia Pope on Scandal and Dr. Miranda Bailey on Grey’s Anatomy, has done more to reset the image of African-American women on television than anyone since Oprah Winfrey."Rhimes isn't the creator of the show. The writer and creator of How to Get Away with Murder is not even a female. It's a man named Pete Nowalk.Stanley also wrote in her piece, "When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman."Rhimes responded via Twitter on Friday, writing, "Confused why @nytimes critic doesn't know identity of CREATOR of show she's reviewing. @petenowa did u know u were 'an angry black woman'?"She continued with the following tweet: "Apparently we can be 'angry black women' together, because I didn't know I was one either!  @petenowa  #LearnSomethingNewEveryday."Rhimes then tweeted, "Final thing: (then I am gonna do some yoga): how come I am not 'an angry black woman' the many times Meredith (or Addison!) rants? @nytimes."Stanley also made some pretty broad claims about the physical appearance of African-American women on television.  She even asserted that Viola Davis is "less classically beautiful" than other African-American leading ladies like Scandal star Kerry Washington and Extant actress Halle Berry.Stanley wrote, "As Annalise, Ms. Davis, 49, is sexual and even sexy, in a slightly menacing way, but the actress doesn't look at all like the typical star of a network drama. Ignoring the narrow beauty standards some African-American women are held to, Ms. Rhimes chose a performer who is older, darker-skinned and less classically beautiful than Ms. Washington, or for that matter Halle Berry, who played an astronaut on the summer mini-series Extant."The article generated several less-than-flattering responses from many, including Scandal‘s Josh Malina and Kerry Washington.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

"Cape Fear," "Desperate Housewives" Actress Polly Bergen Dead at 84


Andy Kropa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Polly Bergen, an actress and singer who appeared in Desperate Housewives and The Sopranos and in the original Cape Fear film, died on Saturday at her home in Southbury, Connecticut, reports The New York Times.  She was 84 years old.In her early 20s, she appeared in three films opposite comedians Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.  Bergen was a panelist on the game show To Tell the Truth from 1956 to 1961.Her performance in the title role of 1957’s "The Helen Morgan Story," which was an episode of the anthology series Playhouse 90, won her an Emmy.She portrayed a wife whose family was terrorized by a psychopathic convict, played by Robert Mitchum, in the 1962 film Cape Fear. Her other film credits included The Caretakers, Move Over, Darling and Kisses for My President.Bergen appeared in several television shows, including ABC's Desperate Housewives. Her role on Housewives -- the mother of Felicity Huffman's character, Lynette -- earned her an Emmy nomination for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series.  She was also in one episode of The Sopranos as the mistress of Tony Soprano's late father.Bergen was also a businesswoman. For example, she started a line of her own cosmetics in the 1960s, which she eventually sold to Fabergé.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Kim Kardashian, Gabrielle Union Among Latest Celebrity Hacking Victims


Timothy White/E!(NEW YORK) -- Kim Kardashian, Amber Heard and Gabrielle Union are among the latest victims of celebrity hacking incidents.What appear to be nude photos of Kardashian were uploaded to 4chan and Reddit, but were quickly removed from both sites, reports TMZ.Heard had more than 50 topless photos appear on 4chan and Reddit, including a photo that contains a message to her fiancé, 51-year-old actor Johnny Depp, reports TMZ.  In the photo Amber is holding up a sign that refers to Depp as Tonto, the character he played in the film The Lone Ranger.Several topless photos Union sent to husband Dwyane Wade also made their way online, according to TMZ. The FBI is working the case, but in the meantime, Union and Wade released a joint statement saying, "It has come to our attention that our private moments, that were shared and deleted solely between my husband and myself, have been leaked by some vultures."They continue, "I can't help but to be reminded that since the dawn of time women and children, specifically women of color, have been victimized, and the power over their own bodies taken from them. These atrocities against women and children continue worldwide."Union and Wade add, "For anyone out there also being affected by these and other hacking and hate crimes -- We send our love, support and prayers.  We have done nothing wrong."Racy photos were also uploaded of what appears to be Vanessa Hudgens, Hope Solo, supermodel Emily Ratajkowski, Jenny McCarthy, Kate Bosworth, Rihanna, Meghan Good and Lake Bell.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

"The Voice" Returns Monday with New Coaches Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams


NBCUniversal(LOS ANGELES) -- On Monday night, The Voice returns for a seventh season, and this time around, there'll be two new faces in the big red chairs: Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams.  The chart-topping artists, who are also longtime friends, join Voice lifers Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as coaches, and Gwen says dealing with those two goofballs on the set literally left her sore."Seriously, after day one...I haven't laughed that hard in so long," she says. "I had a face headache where everywhere was, like sore, from smiling and laughing. They were making me and Pharrell laugh so hard!"  She adds, "Everybody at home, they get a sneak peek at those two, but we got the R-rated, hilarious, locker room version of what they're getting at home. I mean, it is bad.""I thought I was in a boys club my whole life, like being on a tour bus with all guys," she says, referring to her years with her band No Doubt. "But these two, they really take it to another level!""I don't even feel alive unless I'm making fun of Blake. And neither one of us cares about it. It's so much fun. It's genuinely a blast," laughs Adam, who pronounces season seven "the best...we've ever had." He adds, "I think that Gwen and Pharrell are incredible, formidable opponents, but also just people I respect and love very much."Adam says he was surprised how little time it took for Gwen and Pharrell to get into the groove during the Blind Auditions. "The learning curve seemed nonexistent, almost," he says. "They were just really astute and good at it right away, and very competitive and took a lot of people away from me that I wanted."  He says he was also gratified that Gwen, especially, got sucked into the emotion of the competition."I told her, 'You're not gonna believe how wrapped up you get in this.' You do it, and all of a sudden you find yourself totally lost in it and you're loving it, and it's amazing," Adam says. "So, it happened, like I knew it would. It was just great to watch. It was just cool after six seasons to see that kind of joy about the show and enthusiasm back again."As for Pharrell, he says he was pleasantly surprised at his experience on the show.  "My expectation is that it would be work that I would enjoy, but I was wrong. It's not been any work at all. It's been fun. Really, honestly fun," he says.  He also disagrees with those who feel that The Voice is a failure because it hasn't produced any superstars.  In his mind, the coaching the contestants receive makes it all worth it."Essentially, at the end of the day, there are 48 contestants, and only person is gonna win," he says. "The rest of those 47 people, like, their lives are gonna be changed because they had Blake teach them a lot about their voices and what they could do. And they had Gwen to teach them about the tone and their styling. And they had Adam to teach them about vocal control. That's huge!"Gwen agrees that imparting lessons she's learned over the years is a big reason why she's excited to be on The Voice."I've had an amazing journey so far, and so to be able to to play this role as a coach, I feel super-blessed," she says. "It's gonna be one of those times in my life I know that I'm gonna look back and go, 'That was incredible.'"The Voice debuts Monday night at 8 p.m. on NBC.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Ray J Denies Dating "Love & Hip Hop Hollywood" Co-Star Teairra Mari for Nine Yea


VH1(NEW YORK) -- When fans tuned in to the premiere episode of VH1's Love & Hip Hop Hollywood last Monday, many were shocked to learn that cast members Ray J and R&B singer Teairra Mari had dated for nine years -- at least that's what Teairra claimed. Ray J tells ABC News Radio not to believe everything you hear. "I mean I'm still trying to add that up. We're all still confused about that statement. We still trying to find out the time gap of everything and see if it all equals the same thing and right now we haven't figured out exactly what she meant by that," Ray says. In the episode, Ray J and Teairra meet up eight months after their painful split. The conversation, held in the parking lot of his office building, quickly turned sour with an emotional and crying Teairra threatening to beat up Ray's new girlfriend, Princess Love. Later in the episode, she does throw a drink on Princess during a party Ray J threw in honor of his website, RayJ.com. Ray says he doesn't condone his ex's violent behavior. "If I'm not with you no [sic] more I never want to see you again and I'll run into you. It just never should be some street activity going on as adults," he adds. It's clear that Teairra still has feelings for Ray J, but he says he probably won't get back together with her despite what viewers may see on forthcoming episodes. "I don't ever think that that'll ever happen because I love my girl. But at the same time...I'm in an emotional roller-coaster ride," he explains. Ray J says viewers can expect him to "turn up" on the series, but when cameras aren't rolling, and despite his reputation, he's a pretty regular guy. So what's his normal routine? "[I] go to bed at 9 p.m., wake up at 6 a.m., go to the gym, chill at home with my girl. I got four Maltese and I just chill. I don't do nothing. I might go to the dog park with the dogs or go to the movies," he says. "I got an office where I just go and put together shows, you know." VH1's Love & Hip Hop Hollywood -- which also stars Soulja Boy, Omarion and former member of B2K Lil Fizz -- returns Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

"The Maze Runner" Dominates Weekend Box Office


20th Century Fox(NEW YORK) -- Three new releases held the top spots at this weekend's box office, with sci-fi action thriller The Maze Runner dominating at number one. The film, based off the 2009 young-adult novel with the same name, stars Teen Wolf actor Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, and Game of Thrones' Thomas Brodie-Sangster. In its weekend debut, the movie brought in $32.5 million. A Walk Among the Tombstones, directed by Scott Frank, and comedy-drama This Is Where I Leave You, rounded out the top three during their first week, pushing last weekend's leader, crime-thriller No Good Deed, down to number four. Here are the top ten films of the weekend according to boxofficemojo.com:1. The Maze Runner $32.5 million 2. A Walk Among the Tombstones $13.126 million 3. This Is Where I Leave You $11.86 million 4. No Good Deed $10.2 million 5. Dolphin Tale 2 $9.005 million 6. Guardians of the Galaxy $5.18 million 7. Let's Be Cops $2.675 million 8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $2.65 million 9. The Drop $2.05 million 10. If I Stay $1.835 millionFollow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Miranda Cosgrove Talks NFL, Fashion and College Life at USC


Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Miranda Cosgrove is just your normal 21-year-old college student -- except for the fact that she's been starring in movies and TV for more than a decade on shows like iCarly and hit movies like School of Rock.While Cosgrove is hard at work, trying to learn as much as she can at the University of Southern California, some of her classmates also happen to be fans.She just got back to school and said being an actress has its ups and down."The weirdest part is after a day at school, I'll go on Instagram or the Internet and there will be pictures of me from school that random people took and I didn't know they took," she told ABC News. "So, that can be kind of weird sometimes."The good? It helps her meet new people, she said. "People come up to me and introduce themselves and it kind of opens the door, so that part of it's nice," she added. "I feel like I'm not the kind of person that would just go up to somebody and introduce myself, so it's helped me in a lot of ways."Right before school, Cosgrove got her own place, but said she regrets it a little because she would love to live on campus and have the classic college experience."I might even try it for a semester at some point, because I do want that experience," she said, adding she decided on majoring in film and is interested in screenwriting classes. In fact, she looks up to the likes of Tina Fey and Kristen Wiig, and admires their ability to both act and write."College really does help you grow up and figure out who you are. So, it's just helped me grow as a person, like even just getting to classes on time and figuring out where classes are," she added, laughing.Cosgrove spoke to ABC as part of her partnership with the NFL as the Tweens/Juniors Apparel brand ambassador. She's a San Francisco 49ers fan and the love of the team comes from her father Tom."I'm personally a fan of Colin Kaepernick ... Football also kind of brings everyone together and my dad loves football and loves sports," she said. "For as long as I can remember I've watched football games with my family."Cosgrove has always been a fan of fashion and sports, making the collaboration ideal, she said."Even now that I'm back at school, I like to dress comfortable and I think the shirts [jerseys] are comfortable and cute," she said.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Jessica Chastain Opens Up About the 'Love of My Life'


ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) -- Jessica Chastain is madly in love."The love of my life is Chaplain," the actress said Thursday on The View, while promoting her new movie, The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby.Chaplain, the Oscar-nominated movie star's three-lagged, sweet pooch, made his TV debut in all his white, fluffy glory.After the actress revealed her undying love for her puppy, View host Rosie O'Donnell brought him out to meet the rest of the panel.Chastain, 37, said she got her dog "from a rescue organization," and that he lost his leg, because "he was hit by a car before I got him.""He plays fetch better than any dog I've had," she added. "He's an acting dog ... He's in my new film, it's his first part. But I think he wants to be a big old movie star because when I was on Broadway, he jumped on stage in the middle of a performance." I'm ready to make my TV debut with my mommy @jes_chastain #TheView pic.twitter.com/zXrDgd2nco— The View (@theviewtv) September 18, 2014 Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

"Fashion Police" to Continue Without Joan Rivers, E! Network Says


Photo by: E! Entertainment(NEW YORK) --  After much deliberation and Melissa Rivers' blessing, Fashion Police will officially move forward without Joan Rivers, E! said Friday in a statement to ABC News."We are deeply saddened by the loss of Joan Rivers and, for the last two weeks, have turned our attention to honoring her memory on all of our platforms," the network said about the late comedic icon."We have also thought long and hard about what Joan would have wanted as it pertains to the future of Fashion Police. We decided, with Melissa Rivers' blessing, that Joan would have wanted the franchise to continue. Fashion Police will return in 2015 commencing with Golden Globes coverage on Monday, January 12. No further details will be announced at this time," the statement added.Rivers died on Sept. 4 at the age of 81. The comedy legend, alongside Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos, made Fashion Police a red-carpet staple, with their biting, yet funny comments on the attire chosen by Hollywood's elite for big-time award shows.Rancic told ABC News earlier this week that Rivers' death was "the shock of a lifetime" and that her daughter Melissa, an executive producer of the show, would be instrumental in deciding if the show would continue."They are looking at different scenarios, whether it moves forward or it doesn't," Rancic said. "A lot of that will be up to [Melissa] and how she's feeling and how she decides what she wants to do, along with the execs here at E! There is no word now. ... They are seeing what Fashion Police looks like without Joan."Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Melissa Rivers: Obama Sent Handwritten Letter After Joan Rivers' Death


Larry Busacca/NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment(NEW YORK) -- Melissa Rivers made an appearance on a special Fashion Police: Celebrating Joan -- the first time she's publicly spoken out on television since her mother's passing on Sept. 4 at the age of 81.Rivers sat next to Fashion Police stars Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos for the special, which airs Friday, and spoke about how influential her mother Joan Rivers was and the unexpected people she touched."She affected so many people, and people you would never expect to have humor," Melissa Rivers said, according to E! News. "I received a letter from the White House, from President Obama."Rivers explained that Obama and the first lady were often targets of her mother's jokes."But I received a handwritten note saying, 'Not only did she make us laugh, she made us think,'" she said.Rivers added, "That's one of the things people now are realizing. It wasn't just the funny, she made us think."Osbourne seconded that sentiment and added that if it weren't for Joan Rivers, "I wouldn't be able to be me...any outspoken, independent woman wouldn't be who they are."Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" Stars Mama June and Sugar Bear Separate


TLC(NEW YORK) -- Mama June had sad news to share Friday.The Here Come Honey Boo Boo star, whose real names is June Shannon, has separated from Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson."Sugar Bear and I have decided to take some time apart to figure out some things in our relationship," she told ABC News in a statement. "We are taking things day by day, but regardless of what happens, the girls will always be our number one priority. We want to thank y'all for your support."Shannon and Thompson have one daughter together, Alana, whom has been nicknamed Honey Boo Boo. Thompson has been involved with Shannon's older daughters, Lauryn ("Pumpkin"), Jessica ("Chubbs") and Anna ("Chickadee") too. Last summer, they held a commitment ceremony during which they exchanged vows.“I’m so glad that they’re finally doing it,” one of Shannon's friends said at the time. “June just is scared of the whole thing. But I guess he finally convinced her.”Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Kaley Cuoco Opens Up About Her Nude Photo Leak


ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- A few weeks ago, Kaley Cuoco was among the celebrities who had nude photos of herself leaked on the Internet.The Big Bang Theory actress called the breach of privacy "disturbing.""I totally have Google alerts that come to my phone so anything that my name pops up [in] comes to my phone because I'm, like, obsessed. I need to know what's going on," she said during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday. "So every day, every day there's like 30 'Kaley Cuoco nude photos' [alerts]. It's been going on for years.""So then this one came up and I was like, 'Oh, it's another fake one,'" she continued. "Then I started getting emails like, 'No, there are some real ones going around.'"Cuoco, 28, took initiative to send an email to her family, explaining what was happening and adding that she wasn't pregnant or getting divorced. Then she made a joke of it, posting a funny photo of herself on Instagram."It was just a really bad situation but I took it in my own hands and make a joke about it because what are you gonna do?" she said. "You gotta make fun of yourself."Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Ashley Tisdale Honeymoons in Bora Bora


Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YOKR) -- After her "French" wedding, Ashley Tisdale and her husband, Christopher French, honeymooned on the French Polynesian island of Bora Bora.The High School Musical star revealed her post-nuptial vacation spot via Instagram, sharing a photo of herself doing a headstand on the beach, with the caption: "Yoga in paradise #honeymoon #borabora."Tisdale and French wed on Sept. 8. French, a musician, proposed to Tisdale atop the Empire State Building in August of last year.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

"Millennium Falcon," Batmobile Take Center Stage in J.J. Abrams' "Episode VII" T


Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- In The Empire Strikes Back, Han Solo said his ship, the Millennium Falcon, still had "some surprises left in her," but fans could never have guessed the old freighter hid a Batmobile. However, in a new tease from Episode VII director J.J. Abrams shows that's exactly the case.The video snippet is just the latest in a back-and-forth franchise mash-up between Abrams and his pal, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder. Snyder's most recent salvo showed a snap of some of Gotham City's Finest escorting a Stormtrooper into a cop car for reportedly stealing the Batmobile.Abrams' clip, shot on his U.K. set, gives fans their closest look yet at Solo's ship, the painstaking detail on it more evidence of his pledge to return to the Star Wars saga's roots with physical, non-computer-generated sets. But as the camera tracks along the ship's hull, John Williams' "Binary Sunset (the Force Theme)" gives way to Hans Zimmer's pounding Dark Knight score -- just as the camera zooms in on a detail that would have been invisible at a distance: Batman's Tumbler as seen in Christopher Nolan's trilogy, painted so as to camouflage into the ship.Incidentally, Abrams has hidden similar Easter eggs in other movies. Even before he was given the Episode VII gig, the lifelong Star Wars fan smuggled R2-D2 into both his 2009 Star Trek and its 2013 sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness.Star Wars: Episode VII is slated for a Dec. 18, 2015 release, while Batman v. Superman swings into theaters March 25, 2016.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Jada Pinkett Smith Says She Has 'Fun' Playing the Villain in "Gotham"


ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- Jada Pinkett Smith's latest project has her heading to the small screen in Gotham, a Fox series based on the DC Comics characters Detective James Gordon and Bruce Wayne. Smith portrays Fish Mooney, a hot-headed gangster and nightclub owner in Gotham."I had a lot of fun with her. Because she was a blank canvas, I dived right in and did some of the most bizarre things," Smith said of her character in the October issue of Health magazine, on newsstands Friday. "One morning I came to the producers, and I had a guy on a chain walking on his hands and knees with the word liar across his face in red lipstick. I said, ‘This is what Fish Mooney does when she’s betrayed by one of her henchmen.’ I was hardcore! Some things worked and some things didn’t."One of the things that didn't work was an accent for the character. "I went in for the table read and did this over-the-top Mid-Atlantic accent, like Joan Crawford. And Peter Roth from Warner Bros. called me that afternoon and said, 'Jada, I don’t know how to tell you this, I love you to death, but…'"When Smith isn't on the set of her own TV show, she's watching her favorite small-screen guilty pleasure. "My guilty, guilty, guilty is RuPaul’s Drag Race! It’s the only reality show I watch, and I do not miss an episode," she revealed.She also spends time with her Hollywood husband, Will Smith. She said date nights can get a little difficult thanks to their star status."A lot of times, we’ll do [date nights] at the house because when we go out it can be a little hectic," she explained. "So we have different places around our yard where we like to set up a little Arabian tent, pillows, wine and cheese, candlelight. Will likes really thought-out productions."Fox's Gotham premieres Monday.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

"Twilight's" Jackson Rathbone Okay After His Plane Loses Engine Mid-Flight


Kiyoshi Ota/Paramount via Getty Images(LONG BEACH, Calif.) -- Twilight's Jackson Rathbone had a close call Thursday when his airplane lost one of its engines in mid-flight.His wife Sheila and their 2-year-old son Monroe were also on board.The 29-year-old actor gave a detailed account of the incident in a series of posts on his WhoSay page. "We were on @jetblue flight 1416 to Austin from Long Beach,” he recalls, adding, “Our right engine exploded and our cabin filled with smoke."He notes, "The oxygen masks did not deploy, but the brave stewardesses came around and manually deployed them. It was rough, the plane was rocking.""We were told to brace as we careened sharply back towards land. Guided by our pilot, and I believe our guardian angels, we landed safely," he continues. “I grabbed my son and jumped down the inflated ramp. We left all our personal effects on board.”“Who cares. We were alive," he writes. "We're safe. I'm grateful."Rathbone played Jasper in the Twilight series.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Aaliyah's Lifetime Biopic Premiering in November


Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After swapping Disney actress Zendaya Coleman with Nickelodeon star Alexandra Shipp, Lifetime has announced the release date for the much-discussed Aaliyah biopic, which will chronicle the late singer's rise to fame.The network confirmed via Twitter that the film, titled Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, will air on Nov. 15.  In an accompanying image, Shipp channels the singer by wearing her signature bandana while posing in a recording booth.The made-for-TV movie will be executive produced by Wendy Williams, who promised to deliver on the controversial film, which is being made without the approval or involvement of the late singer's family."You can count on us to get this movie right," said Williams on her daytime talk show.  "I want to know the things you wanna know.  What happened with R. Kelly, what was going on with Dame Dash, what was Aaliyah's personal life really like?"The upcoming project is based on Christopher Farley's bestselling biography Aaliyah: More Than a Woman.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Jennifer Lawrence Spotted at Coldplay Concert Amid Rumors She's Dating Chris Mar


ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- It looks like Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin's relationship is heating up. The Oscar-winning actress was spotted attending Martin's performance with his band, Coldplay, on Wednesday night at the Ace Hotel Theatre in Los Angeles, according to Us Weekly.Sources told the magazine Lawrence tried to keep a low profile at the performance, sitting in the balcony and only arriving minutes before the show started."Just before the show was supposed to start, Jennifer Lawrence walked toward the stage, surrounded by a couple girlfriends, trying to find their seat," a source told Us Weekly.  "They looked a little rushed, like they wanted to get to their seat before the show started, so someone on the theater staff helped them out."The source added that when the show started, Martin apparently scanned the crowd in an effort to look for Lawrence."Chris gave a good look around the room and then spotted someone up on the balcony," the source continued.  "He pointed and said, 'A ha!  I see you!' and then smiled and waved.  He kept looking up in the direction during the show and smiling, pointing, singing to her."Rumors of Lawrence, 24, dating Martin, 37, started when they were first spotted together in public at one of his London concerts in July.  They were also recently spotted dining together at a Beverly Hills hot spot earlier this month.Lawrence split from her longtime boyfriend, X-Men actor Nicholas Hoult, over the summer, while Martin separated from Gwyneth Paltrow, his wife of 10 years, in March.Lawrence will next be seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.   It opens nationwide Nov. 21.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

"The Maze Runner," "This Is Where I Leave You," "A Walk Among the Tombstones" Op


Fox(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:The Maze Runner -- A boy named Thomas is mysteriously trapped in a maze along with other boys. In order to escape, he must try to remember his past. Will Poulter, Dylan O’Brien and Patricia Clarkson also star in the film, which is based on the best-selling novel by James Dashner. Rated PG-13.This Is Where I Leave You -- Four adult siblings are forced to spend a week together at their childhood home after their father passes away. Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard and Jane Fonda star in the comedy. Rated R.A Walk Among the Tombstones -- Liam Neeson is a private investigator who helps a heroin trafficker track down the men responsible for murdering his wife. Rated R.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio