Review Category : Entertainment

Harrison Ford Has ‘Successful’ Surgery Following “Star Wars” Injury

Fernando Leon/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Harrison Ford is “doing well” after surgery for his injured leg following an accident last week on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, his rep said Thursday.

“Harrison Ford’s left leg was broken in an accident,” his rep told ABC News in a statement. “His surgery was successful and he will begin rehab shortly. He’s doing well and looks forward to returning to work.”

Ford was taken to a hospital in Oxford, England, after an accident at Pinewood studios while filming the latest installment of the Star Wars franchise.

Ford will be reprising his iconic role as Han Solo.

A statement from Disney said that “Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates.”

At the time of his injury, The Hollywood Reporter said that Ford was injured by the door of the Millennium Falcon, his character’s ship from the original movies.

Thames Valley Police told ABC News that they were called to the local studio last Thursday “after receiving reports that a 71-year-old man had been injured. The incident was attended by officers and is believed to have been caused by a garage door. A 71-year-old man was airlifted to hospital with injuries, not believed to be life threatening.”

Follow @ABCNewsRadio
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Read More →

Chelsea Handler Gets New Talk Show on Netflix

Timothy White/E!(LOS ANGELES) — Chelsea Handler has announced her next big career move.

The comedian will helm a brand new nightly talk show on Netflix.

“If I was going to continue working in this industry, I knew I had to do something outside the box to keep myself interested,” Handler said in a statement. “I wanted to sit with the cool kids at lunch so I approached Netflix to make sure they were as cool as I thought they were, and when I confirmed my suspicions, like with any other future lover, I made my move.”

Handler, 39, announced last month that she’s ending her E! talk show on August 26. Next year, she’ll create four “docu-comedy specials” for Netflix on a variety of topics, including NASCAR, politics, sports and technology. Her talk show will premiere in early 2016.

“I’m more excited than I’ve been in awhile, and the team at Netflix is the most forward thinking, alert group I’ve sat down with in ages,” Handler said. “No offense to the Shahs Of Sunset.”

Follow @ABCNewsRadio
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Read More →

Truck Driver in Tracy Morgan Crash Was Speeding, Authorities Say

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — The truck driver accused of causing the accident that injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another man was speeding at the time, authorities said.

According to a preliminary report issued by the National Transportation Safety Board, Kevin Roper was going 65 miles per hour at the time of the crash — 20 miles per hour over the speed limit.

“About 0.4 mile south of the crash location, speed limit signs were posted that reduced the speed from 55 mph to 45 mph,” the report said. “A preliminary review of the data showed that the Peterbilt combination vehicle was traveling at 65 mph for the 60 seconds preceding the collision with the Mercedes-Benz limo van. NTSB investigators are correlating these data with the physical evidence.”

Morgan, 45, who was hospitalized in critical condition after the accident occurred on June 7, has been upgraded to fair condition, as has his assistant Jeff Millea. There has been no update about comedian Ardie Fuqua, who was also in critical condition after the crash. Comedian James McNair died.

The report also said Roper was operating within regulation maximum consecutive driving hours, though the board is comparing his log with other documentation to determine its accuracy.

Regulations limit truckers to driving a maximum of 14 hours at once. Roper had only logged 9 hours and 37 minutes of driving time when the crash occurred.

Roper has been accused of vehicular homicide. After pleading not guilty, he remains free on $50,000 bail. No new court appearance has been scheduled.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Read More →

Adam Levine: “The Voice” ‘Has Got a Ways to Go’ to Match “Idol”

Trae Patton/NBC(LOS ANGELES) — The Voice continues to be a hit for NBC, while American Idol ratings are falling. But even Voice coach Adam Levine admits that his show hasn’t come close to being the cultural juggernaut that Idol has been for the past decade or so.

Asked by Rolling Stone magazine if he’s been surprised at the “decline” of American Idol, Levine replies, “Idol has to be satisfied with what they’ve accomplished. The Voice is very successful, but it’s got a ways to go if it wants to have as profound an impact as Idol. I’m not going to lie to you: I think there are problems.”

Among those problems, says Levine, is the failure of the show’s winners to become multi-platinum recording stars.

“Millions of people watch the show every week and fall in love with a singer, then you don’t hear much from them,” he tells Rolling Stone. “We haven’t had a breakout success, like Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood.”

While the new season of The Voice will start taping later this summer, Levine right now is focused on promoting his big-screen movie debut, Begin Again, which opens in New York and Los Angeles on June 27, and nationwide on July 2. And, of course, he also is promoting “Maps,” Maroon 5’s new single, from their upcoming album V.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Read More →

Chelsea Handler Is Moving Her Talk Show to Netflix

Timothy White/E!(LOS ANGELES) — Chelsea Handler has announced her next big career move.

The comedian is moving her nightly talk show to Netflix.

“If I was going to continue working in this industry, I knew I had to do something outside the box to keep myself interested,” Handler said in a statement. “I wanted to sit with the cool kids at lunch so I approached Netflix to make sure they were as cool as I thought they were, and when I confirmed my suspicions, like with any other future lover, I made my move.”

Handler, 39, announced last month that she’s ending her E! talk show on August 26. Next year, she’ll create four “docu-comedy specials” for Netflix on a variety of topics, including NASCAR, politics, sports and technology. Her talk show will premiere in early 2016.

“I’m more excited than I’ve been in awhile, and the team at Netflix is the most forward thinking, alert group I’ve sat down with in ages,” Handler said. “No offense to the Shahs Of Sunset.”

Follow @ABCNewsRadio
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Read More →

Why Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino Had ‘Fist Fight’ with Brother Frank

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(MIDDLETOWN, N.J.) — Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino allegedly got into a “fist fight” with his brother right before his arrest Tuesday at a New Jersey tanning salon, according to the 911 tape obtained by ABC News.

A customer called the police to report that former the Jersey Shore star, 31, got into a fight with his brother Frank “with like family trying to pull it apart in the back” of Boca Tanning Salon.

Sorrentino was taken into custody Tuesday in Middletown, New Jersey, where he is opening a franchise store of Boca Tanning, authorities said.

On Wednesday, the reality star was seen with quite the shiner under his right eye.

“There [were] girls screaming,” the customer says on the tape, adding that’s why she called. “The UPS lady from next door was like they were bouncing off her wall. I was just the one that made the call ’cause I had the phone out.”

Sorrentino was charged with simple assault and released on $500 bond. A rep for Sorrentino said he would have no comment on the situation.

A video posted by TMZ shows Sorrentino explaining the fight happened because “brother Frank, the HR was not running the store correctly, so I had to go in there and clean house” and he joked that his brother Frank, “Don’t look too good.”

Follow @ABCNewsRadio
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Read More →

Critics’ Choice TV Awards Will Be Handed Out Thursday

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — The first awards show of the summer — The fourth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards -– takes place Thursday night in Los Angeles. The ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and broadcast on The CW network.

The shows Fargo, The Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife, Masters of Sex and the HBO movie The Normal Heart have five nominations each.

FX leads all networks with 19 nominations, followed closely by HBO which scored 18.

Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory will present the Louis XIII Genius Award to Ryan Murphy for his work on Glee, American Horror Story and The Normal Heart.

The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards were handed out in January.

Go to the CriticsChoice.com for a complete list of nominees. Here are the nominees in major categories:

BEST COMEDY SERIES
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Broad City (Comedy Central)
Louie (FX)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Veep (HBO)

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Louis CK, Louie (FX)
Chris Messina, The Mindy Project (FOX)
Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley (HBO)
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Adam Scott, Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Robin Williams, The Crazy Ones (CBS)

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ilana Glazer, Broad City (Comedy Central)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
Wendi McLendon-Covey, The Goldbergs (ABC)
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Emmy Rossum, Shameless (Showtime)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
Keith David, Enlisted (FOX)
Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)
Albert Tsai, Trophy Wife (ABC)
Christopher Evan Welch, Silicon Valley (HBO)
Jeremy Allen White, Shameless (Showtime)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)

BEST DRAMA SERIES
The Americans (FX)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Masters of Sex (Showtime)
True Detective
(HBO)

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Hugh Dancy, Hannibal (NBC)
Freddie Highmore, Bates Motel (A&E)
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective (HBO)
Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)
Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex (Showtime)

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel (A&E)
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)
Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Josh Charles, The Good Wife (CBS)
Walton Goggins, Justified (FX)
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Peter Sarsgaard, The Killing (AMC)
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Jeffrey Wright, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS)
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Annet Mahendru, The Americans (FX)
Melissa McBride, The Walking Dead (AMC)
Maggie Siff, Sons of Anarchy (FX)
Bellamy Young, Scandal (ABC)

BEST MOVIE

An Adventure in Space and Time (BBC America)
Burton and Taylor (BBC America)
Killing Kennedy (National Geographic Channel)
The Normal Heart (HBO)
Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)

BEST MINI-SERIES

American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Bonnie & Clyde (A&E/History/Lifetime)
Dancing on the Edge (Starz)
Fargo (FX)
The Hollow Crown (PBS)
Luther (BBC America)

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
David Bradley, An Adventure in Space and Time (BBC America)
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge (Starz)
Martin Freeman, Fargo (FX)
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart (HBO)
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo (FX)

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor (BBC America)
Minnie Driver, Return to Zero (Lifetime)
Whoopi Goldberg, A Day Late and a Dollar Short (Lifetime)
Holliday Grainger, Bonnie & Clyde (A&E/History/Lifetime)
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)

BEST REALITY SERIES
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (FOX/National Geographic Channel)
Deadliest Catch (Discovery)
Duck Dynasty (A&E)
Mythbusters (Discovery)
Top Gear (BBC America)
Undercover Boss (CBS)

BEST REALITY SERIES – COMPETITION

The Amazing Race (CBS)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Shark Tank (ABC)
Survivor (CBS)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)

BEST REALITY HOST
Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Carson Daly, The Voice (NBC)
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
Gordon Ramsay, MasterChef (FOX)
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo)
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (FOX/National Geographic Channel)

BEST TALK SHOW
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Time Telepictures)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
Conan (TBS)

BEST ANIMATED SERIES
Archer (FX)
Bob’s Burgers (FOX)
The Simpsons (FOX)
Family Guy (FOX)
Phineas and Ferb (Disney XD)
Adventure Time (Cartoon Network)

Follow @ABCNewsRadio
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Read More →

Sandra Bullock Intruder Slapped with Numerous Weapons Charges

ABC/Fred Lee(LOS ANGELES) — The man who pleaded not guilty to breaking into Sandra Bullock’s residence earlier this month has now been slapped with 19 additional felony charges for possessing an arsenal of weapons in his Montrose, California, home.

The new charges against Joshua Corbett include seven counts of possession of a machine gun, two counts of a possession of an illegal assault weapon and 10 counts of possession of a destructive device, said Deputy District Attorney Wendy Segall.

According to court documents, Bullock was home on June 8 when Corbett climbed a fence around 1 a.m. to get into the actress’ West Los Angeles home. After police responded to a 911 call from inside the home, police arrested Corbett at the scene. Last week, Corbett pleaded not guilty to first-degree residential burglary and stalking.

Corbett is being held in the Los Angeles County Jail.

If convicted on all the charges, Corbett could face up to 12 years in jail.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Read More →

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Divorce Finalized

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(LOS ANGLES) — It took three years — but Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are officially divorced. The couple reached a divorce settlement Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, reports People.

According to court documents, the former couple will share custody of their 5-year-old twins Max and Emme, and Anthony gets physical custody of them seven days each month. Lopez and Anthony also agreed to split custody of the children on birthdays, holidays and vacations from school.

The legal papers also state that Lopez and Anthony agreed to protect the twins from the paparazzi and make certain they “are not exposed to unwanted publicity.”

Lopez and Anthony announced in July 2011 that they were calling it quits. They tied the knot in June 2004.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Read More →

Olivia Wilde Reveals Inspiration Behind Son’s Name

ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) — Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis welcomed a baby boy named Otis Alexander in April, and now Wilde is sharing the inspiration behind her newborn’s name.

“He was named after Otis Redding,” Wilde told People magazine while promoting her new film, Third Person, in New York City. “I’ve just always been a huge fan.”

“I was a 10-year-old kid with posters of Otis Redding on my wall,” she added.

Wilde has only been a mother for eight weeks, but already claims she’s changed as a person. “The amazing thing about becoming a mother is it snaps everything into focus and really makes you understand what’s important,” she explained.

Still, Wilde is trying to find the balance between working and spending time with baby Otis. “It’s tricky! It’s tricky for every mother, and I salute working mothers everywhere. We are warriors,” she said. “Suddenly these press lines are less stressful!”

Otis is the first child for both Wilde and Sudeikis, who have been engaged since January of 2013.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Read More →