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Regina King says she channeled her grandmother for her Oscar-nominated 'Beale Street' performance

(NEW YORK) -- Ahead of the 91st annual Academy Awards, Regina King is talking about her Oscar-nominated performance in Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk. While preparing for the critically-acclaimed role, King tells ABC Radio she channeled her grandmother Loretta, who King says helped her to play the loving…... Read More

'Frozen 2' is the most-watched animated trailer of all time

(LOS ANGELES) -- When it comes to their excitement over the Disney's upcoming Frozen 2, fans just can't seem to "Let It Go." The teaser for the sequel to Disney's 2013 blockbuster attracted 116.4 million views in its first 24 hours, making it the most watched animated trailer of all…... Read More

Harvey Weinstein's new lawyers considering postponement of rape trial

(NEW YORK) -- Harvey Weinstein's new legal team will reportedly seek a delay in the start date for his upcoming rape trial, according to Deadline. A month after taking over as Weinstein's attorneys Ronald Sullivan, Duncan Levin, Pam Mackey and Jose Baez -- ex-lawyer for one-time Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan -- are said to be leaning toward asking New…... Read More

Chicago police refute reports that Jussie Smollett staged his attack

(CHICAGO) -- Thursday was a big day for developments in the Jussie Smollett attack investigation, including a denial by police in Chicago of media reports that they believed the Empire star staged the whole thing. “Media reports about the Empire incident being a hoax are unconfirmed by case detectives," a Chicago…... Read More

Oscar winner Mo'Nique, Steve Harvey clash over "blackball" claims

(LOS ANGELES) -- It was a heated discussion between Steve Harvey and Oscar-winning actress Mo'Nique. On Wednesday's Steve, Harvey addressed Mo'Nique's claims of being blackballed in Hollywood. In 2009, during promotion for Lee Daniels Precious, Mo'Nique was characterized as "difficult" after she refused producers Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry and Daniels'…... Read More

Gabrielle Union recalls the time she almost drowned -- but was saved by Regina King

(LOS ANGELES) -- It's good to have friends like Regina King. In a Vanity Fair profile of the If Beale Street Could Talk actress, King's friend and fellow actress Gabrielle Union recalled the time King literally saved her life. "When I say she literally saved my life that day, she literally saved…... Read More

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Rebel Wilson's "anti-romantic comedy" 'Isn't It Romantic'

(NEW YORK) -- Rebel Wilson is proud to take on a new role in Hollywood with her film Isn't It Romantic.The Australian actress and writer, best known for her parts in Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids, stars in and produced the rom-com -- her first credit as a producer in a…... Read More

Tamar Braxton becomes the first African American to win 'Celebrity Big Brother'

(LOS ANGELES) -- Tamar Braxton has officially made history. On Wednesday night the singer/reality star became the first African American housemate to win CBS' Celebrity Big Brother. In the final stage, Braxton competed against Dina Lohan, Ricky Williams, Lolo Jones, and Kandi Burruss for the grand prize of $250,000. According to People, in…... Read More

Jussie Smollett takes down "doubters," clarifies details of his attack, in sit down with 'Good Morning America'

(NEW YORK) -- Jussie Smollett spoke directly to his "doubters" in an exclusive interview with Robin Roberts that aired on Good Morning America Thursday, just over two weeks after the Empire star told police he was attacked in what authorities are investigating as a suspected hate crime.In his first interview…... Read More

'Alita: Battle Angel' star says seeing herself onscreen as the motion-captured title character was "breathtaking" and "really [effing] cool!"

(NEW YORK) -- Alita: Battle Angel -- based upon the beloved graphic novel series by Yukito Kishiro and produced by Oscar winner James Cameron and directed by visionary Robert Rodriguez -- opens today. Set in the far future, the film's title character is a cyborg brought back to life onscreen…... Read More

'The Bachelor' himself, Colton Underwood, offers Valentine's Day advice

(LOS ANGELES) -- Thursday is Valentine's Day, and one guy who knows a thing or two about how to romance someone is the current star of ABC's The Bachelor, Colton Underwood, who shared some his expertise with ABC Radio. Colton's first rule: "spoil you woman." And it doesn't have to…... Read More

Jussie Smollett tells 'GMA' "I don't have any doubt" surveillance video shows his "attackers"

(NEW YORK) -- Empire star Jussie Smollett's sat down with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts, in his first televised interview since he claims he was attacked last month in what police are investigating as a hate crime. In a clip from the interview, Smollett gives his impressions of the surveillance…... Read More

'Alita: Battle Angel' gets a head start on the busy box office weekend

(NEW YORK) -- Opening nationwide Thursday: * Alita: Battle Angel -- Based upon the popular Japanese graphic novel series and produced by Oscar winner James Cameron, this futuristic film centers on the titular character, a cyborg brought back to life by a gifted doctor, played by Oscar winner Christoph Waltz. Unable…... Read More

Spike Lee to direct Chadwick Boseman in Netflix veteran drama 'Da 5 Bloods'

(NEW YORK) -- Spike Lee has set his first post-BlacKkKlansman project and he's tapped a Wakandan king for the lead role. According to Variety, Chadwick Boseman will star in Lee's Vietnam vet drama Da 5 Bloods, which has been set at Netflix. The film centers on a group of Vietnam vets…... Read More