Friday , 24 February 2017


Mahershala Ali welcomes baby daughter ahead of Oscar ceremony

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Actor Mahershala Ali and wife Amatus Sami-Karim became the proud parents of their first child, daughter Bari (pronounced Bar-ee) Najma Ali on Friday. Mahershala first shared the news about the couple’s new bundle of joy on Instagram, showing a picture of Amatus holding Bari in her arms. The 43-year-old star is nominated for a Best Supporting ... Read More »

Jordan Peele thought his directorial debut "Get Out" would "never get made"

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Jordan Peele has taken a step behind the camera in his directorial debut, Get Out. But sketch-comic-turned-director says he wasn’t sure that the racial horror movie, which has been years in the making, would see the light of day. “This is a movie I thought would never get made,” Peele tells ABC Radio. “There’s a reason ... Read More »

"Logan" star Hugh Jackman says he hopes Wolverine "will never leave me"

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(LOS ANGELES) — Hugh Jackman rose to stardom playing the iconic Logan/Wolverine character in 2000’s X-Men. At the time, Jackman was a substitute for actor Dougray Scott, who had been cast but then dropped out. Seventeen years later, Jackman is now virtually synonymous with Wolverine, though he says his new movie, simply called Logan, will mark his last ... Read More »

Emma Watson the "Belle" of the ball at UK "Beauty and the Beast" premiere

Getty Images/Dave J. Hogan(LONDON) — Last night, Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and their co-stars in the live-action retelling of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast attended the movie’s world premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square cinema in London, following a reception at the historic Spencer House. A short sneak peek of the film that premiered online late last year broke viewership ... Read More »

'And the winner is...!' The Oscars air on ABC Sunday night

ABC/Jeff Lipsky(LOS ANGELES) — The 89th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday night, beginning 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC. The network’s red carpet coverage gets under way at 7 p.m. ET. If last month’s Golden Globe Awards are any indication, politics will take center stage at Sunday’s Oscars show, ... Read More »

'Shark Tank' to cross $100-million milestone tonight

ABC/Patrick Ecclesine(NEW YORK) — On Friday’s episode of ABC’s Shark Tank, the hit show’s investors — Mark Cuban, Daymon John, Kevin “Mr. Wonderful” O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, and Robert Herjavek — cross a major milestone: the 100 millionth dollar invested in entrepreneurs’ ideas since the show began. Following the episode, a special installment of 20/20 will highlight the show’s success, and ... Read More »

'Get Out,' 'Collide' and 'Rock Dog' among this week's new movie releases

Universal(NEW YORK) — Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide today: * Get Out — British actor Daniel Kaluuya and Girls star Allison Williams play an interracial couple who visit her mysterious family estate in this horror film written and directed by Key & Peele‘s Jordan Peele. Also starring Bad Grandpa‘s Catherine Keener and The West Wing‘s Bradley ... Read More »

"You get a degree! You get a degree!" Oprah to speak at Skidmore Graduation

OWN(NEW YORK) — Oprah Winfrey will be a speaker at the graduation ceremony for a New York state college that some graduates of her South African school attended. The Skidmore College website says the author, actress and former talk show host will be a speaker at the May 20 commencement. She’ll also receive an honorary Doctorate of Letters in the ... Read More »

Homer Simpson inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

FOX(NEW YORK) — The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, will feature a very familiar face during its Hall of Fame Classic Weekend on May 27: none other than Homer Jay Simpson. The Hall of Fame announced that to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the classic Simpsons episode “Homer at the Bat” — which had Mr. Burns staffing ... Read More »

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