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Chris Blue wins "The Voice"
NBC (LOS ANGELES) -- Alicia Keys notched her first victory as a coach on The Voice, as her artist Chris Blue was crowned the season-12 winner. Blue, a worship leader from Knoxville, Texas, finished ahead of runner-up, country singer Lauren Duski of Team Blake Shelton in the voting. He receives a recording contract as his grand prize. Blue reprised his original song "Money on You" to close the season. Aliyah Moulden, the 15-year-old powerhouse from Team Blake and Adam Levine’s R&B singer Jesse Larson finished in third place and fourth place, respectively. During the two-hour results show, each finalist performed...
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Bill Cosby: 12 jurors selected for upcoming criminal trial
Matt Rourke-Pool/Getty Images (PITTSBURGH, Penn.) -- Twelve jurors and three alternates have been selected from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania to hear testimony at Bill Cosby's criminal trial next month. At the end of the day Tuesday, three white women, one black woman, one black man, and seven white men had been chosen to sit on the 12-person jury. Additionally, six alternates were chosen: a black woman, a black man, and four white men. Cosby, 79, who faces 10 years in prison if he's convicted of sexual assault, has been present for both days of proceedings at the Allegheny County Courthouse in...
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May the 40th be with you: "Star Wars" opened on this day in 1977
Lucasfilm (LOS ANGELES) -- May 25, 1977, fans were introduced to a galaxy far, far away. While 20th Century Fox had little faith a movie called Star Wars would be a hit, the space opera from young filmmaker named George Lucas became a worldwide cultural phenomenon. Forty years, and a handful of sequels, prequels, and follow-ups later, the multi-billion-dollar franchise is a popular as ever. After a successful re-launch with J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015, fans also flocked to the first stand-alone "anthology" movie, 2016's Star Wars: Rogue One. In December we'll see the eighth chapter...
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"Wonder Woman" London premiere canceled in wake of Manchester bombing
© 2017 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND RATPAC ENTERTAINMENT, LLC (LONDON) -- Following the Monday night bombing in Manchester, England that left 22 people dead, the London premiere of Wonder Woman, scheduled for May 31, has been canceled. In a statement provided to ABC News, Warner Bros. said, "Our thoughts are with those affected by the recent tragedy in the UK. In light of the current situation, we will not be proceeding with our plans for the Wonder Woman premiere and junket activities in London." Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot as the super-powered Amazonian princess, opens June 1 in the...
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Have the time of your life tonight with ABC's "Dirty Dancing" remake
ABC (LOS ANGELES) -- ABC's TV-movie remake of Dirty Dancing arrives on the small screen tonight. The original film, starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, was a generational touchstone, not just for fans but for actors like Debra Messing who stars in the remake. "I remember being a kid when it came out and sitting in the movie theater and thinking, 'This is the first time that I've actually seen a leading lady who isn't perfect,' and it's like, 'Oh, so there might be a place for me in Hollywood,'" Messing tells ABC Radio. "Like, it was a turning point...
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Billy Bush breaks his silence about infamous Trump "locker-room banter" recording
ABC/Heidi Gutman (NEW YORK) -- Wednesday on Good Morning America, former Access Hollywood and Today personality Billy Bush broke his silence about a now-infamous recording of an older conversation between he and then-candidate Donald Trump, during which Trump described grabbing a woman's genitals. In an interview with Robin Roberts, a solemn Bush took responsibility for egging on what Trump later described as "locker-room banter." Bush described himself as someone who at the time was "insecure" and would do most anything to please a big star. "I should have known better, absolutely. There's no question about that," Bush said of the...
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John Boyega says in new "Star Wars" movie, Finn finally really is a "big deal"
Lucasfilm - 2017 (LOS ANGELES) -- Remember that part in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, when John Boyega's Finn lies and says he's "a big deal in the Resistance"? Well, the actor brags to Entertainment Weekly that in the upcoming Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, Finn really IS a big deal in the Resistance."The funny thing is, between VII and VIII, Finn’s now a big deal! He is now a big deal," Boyega says. Apparently getting taken down by Kylo Ren at the end of The Force Awakens makes him a kind of legend in the Resistance at the...
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Two new "Spider-Man: Homecoming" trailers drop
Sony Pictures/Chuck Zlotnick (LOS ANGELES) -- If you're a Spider-Man fan, here's a nice way to start your day. We've got two brand-new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailers to enjoy this morning. The domestic trailer gives us pretty much what we've seen before -- lots of shots of Peter Parker enjoying his new Tony Stark-designed spider suit, with Stark telling him to keep things simple and Spidey complaining about why he can't play with the big boys -- aka The Avengers. The international trailer, however, gives us lots of new footage and more plot details than ever. Michael Keaton's bad guy character,...
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Jussie Smollett promises second part of the "Empire" season finale will be the "heaviest" in the series' history
Fox/Chris Fragopane (LOS ANGELES) -- Intrigue, drama and Cookie! The two-part season finale of Empire airs tonight and actor Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal Lyon on the hit television series Empire, tells ABC Radio that fans will witness some jaw-dropping moments that possibly even the most hardcore fans may not have seen coming. He says, "This one is probably going to be the heaviest coming up, leading into season four as well." Of course, Empire would be nothing without power duo Cookie and Lucious, and according to Jussie, the on-again, off-again pair just might get their happily-ever-after moment. Jussie adds,...
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And the "Dancing with the Stars 24" winner is... Rashad Jennings!
ABC/Eric McCandless (LOS ANGELES) -- NFL running back Rashad Jennings won the coveted Mirrorball Trophy Tuesday night in the season 24 finale of Dancing with the Stars. In the two and a half hour star-studded show, three finalists squared off in the last round of the competition: Jennings and his partner Emma Slater; two-time World Series champion David Ross and his partner Lindsay Arnold; and Fifth Harmony stunner Normani Kordei with her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy.The night kicked off with a rousing opening number, featuring a reunion of all 12 of this season’s couples, along with judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli,...
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Get ready: Jordan Peele's next social thriller gets spring 2019 release date
ABC/Randy Holmes (LOS ANGELES) -- Fresh off of his Get Out success, Jordan Peele's next social thriller has been given an official release date.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Peele's upcoming film is set to hit theaters on March 15, 2019. Similar to Get Out, Peele will write, direct and produce the untitled project. However, his new feature is said to have a "larger canvas," and a budget five times bigger than his Get Out debut Get Out, which was made for a reported $4.5 million, has grossed nearly $230 million at the worldwide box office since its February 24 release....
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Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot says it's "really magical" to inspire youth with "strong female figure"
ABC/Ida Mae Astute (NEW YORK) -- Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, says it’s “really, really magical” to play the most powerful woman in the DC Comics' superhero world. During an interview with the main cast of the Warner Bros. film, Gadot explained to Good Morning America, "I think it’s so important that girls and boys have a strong female figure to look up to. We always had Superman and Batman, which is awesome, but it’s also very important for all of us to have this amazing character." The actress, who also revealed she was five months pregnant with her youngest...
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