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Mark Wahlberg on his new action movie and life with his family: "Happy wife, happy life"
ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua (NEW YORK) -- Actor Mark Wahlberg stopped by Good Morning America Tuesday to chat about his upcoming film, Mile 22, and his life as a family man.Wahlberg, a father of four, recently celebrated his nine-year wedding anniversary with his wife, model Rhea Durham. The pair celebrated with a day of shopping at the Chanel store, he said."Anything my wife wants," Wahlberg told GMA. "Happy wife, happy life and she deserves it. She's done such an amazing job with allowing me to go and pursue my passions. And raising four kids is not an easy thing." The two are...
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Report: Aretha Franklin's death is "imminent"
Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS via Getty Images (DETROIT) -- Following a report that Aretha Franklin was "gravely ill," People magazine has now confirmed that the Queen of Soul may not be with us for very much longer. A longtime friend tells People that the 76-year-old music legend is very sick, and her death is "imminent," adding, "She has been ill for a long time. She did not want people to know and she didn’t make it public.” On Monday, Evrod Cassimy, a TV news anchor in Franklin's hometown of Detroit, tweeted, "I am so saddened to report that the Queen of...
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'Star Wars' star Mark Hamill joins TV's "Knightfall'
Anthony Harvey/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Mark Hamill is ready to trade his lightsaber for a medieval sword. The Star Wars actor is joining season two of the History series Knightfall as a warrior monk named Talus, Entertainment Weekly reports. His character is described as “a battle-hardened Knight Templar veteran of the Crusades, who survived captivity for ten years in the Holy Land and is tasked with training the new initiates to the Order.” No word yet on when Knightfall season two will premiere. Hamill is currently working on Star Wars: Episode IX, due out December 20 of next year....
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'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' wins TV's first-ever J.D. Power Award
ABC/Randy Holmes (LOS ANGELES) -- Jimmy Kimmel Live! has just become the most reliable mid-sized late-night show in the business. During Monday night's monologue, host Jimmy Kimmel said his show has won a lot of awards but one has always eluded them: the J.D. Power Award for customer satisfaction. Although the award is typically reserved for products like cars, Kimmel made it his mission to become the first television show to earn the prize. "I can't win a J.P. Power Award because I'm not an SUV?" Kimmel said. "I thought this was America." Kimmel first sat down with J.D. Power...
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"Weird Al" Yankovic to get his Hollywood star August 27
Disney XD/Rick Rowell (HOLLYWOOD) -- "Weird Al" Yankovic haters can "Eat It" later this month: Their hero is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The famed song parodist will be honored August 27 with the 2,643rd star, located at 6914 Hollywood Boulevard, across from the TCL Chinese Theater. On hand to pay tribute to Yankovic will be his mentor, Dr. Demento, and comic actor Thomas Lennon. Via Twitter, Al has invited everyone to "come on down!" If you can't make it to the event, it'll be live streamed at Walkoffame.com at 11:30am PT. Over the years, "Weird...
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Report: Robin Wright marries Clement Giraudet in private ceremony
ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua (FRANCE) -- Is Robin Wright a married woman? The House of Cards actress reportedly got hitched to her boyfriend Clement Giraudet on Saturday, according to Vogue Paris. While the couple has yet to confirm the nuptials, Wright’s daughter, Dylan Penn, posted a video of guests dancing at a bohemian reception in southern France with the caption, “Weddin vibes.” Pictures of Wright sporting a white lace gown also surfaced on Instagram. Wright and Giraudet, the head of VIP relations at Saint Laurent, were first spotted together during Paris Fashion Week in September 2017. Wright was first married to Dane...
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Ruby Rose deletes Twitter after "Batwoman" hate: “If you need me, I’ll be on my Bat Phone”
CW (LOS ANGELES) -- Ruby Rose doesn’t need mean tweets in her life. The actress has deleted her Twitter account following backlash over her Batwoman casting. She’ll be playing the lesbian superhero in an upcoming CW series, making her the first openly gay lead in a live-action superhero show. However, some critics on Twitter argued Rose wasn’t “gay enough” to play Batwoman, while others argued that she isn't Jewish, like the character. Still others questioned whether she was a good enough actress to play the role. In her last message on Twitter, as captured by The Hollywood Reporter, the Australian...
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Chris Hardwick makes tearful return to "Talking Dead" after sexual abuse allegations
Jordin Althaus/AMC (LOS ANGELES) -- Chris Hardwick made a tearful return to Talking Dead Sunday night, following allegations of sexual abuse by his ex-girlfriend Chloe Dysktra. According to Entertainment Weekly, while he did not address the allegations specifically, Hardwick shed some tears as he thanked The Walking Dead fans for their support and expressed gratitude for his job. “I really just want to take a minute and I want to say that I’m so appreciative to be standing here right now, and I want to thank you, The Walking Dead community, for all your support over these past couple months,”...
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Chris Pratt, 'Avengers: Infinity War,' 'Riverdale' winners at Teen Choice Awards
Frank Micelotta/FOX (LOS ANGELES) -- Chris Pratt, Avengers: Infinity War and the TV show Riverdale were among the winners at the Teen Choice Awards 2018, carried live on Fox from the Forum in Los Angeles Sunday night. Pratt won for Choice Summer Movie Actor for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Avengers: Infinity War was voted Choice Action Movie and stars Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson named Choice Action Movie Actor and Actress, respectively. Also in the movie category, Love, Simon, which stars 2018 Breakout Movie Star Nick Robinson as a closeted gay high school student, took home the Teen Choice...
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'The Meg' devours devours the weekend box office with $44.5 million debut
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures (NEW YORK) -- The Meg showed some teeth over the weekend, topping the box office with an estimated $44.5 million debut. That's some 60% more than the $18-20 million the film was expected to earn in its opening weekend. The sci-fi horror flick, starring Jason Statham as a rescue diver who joins a group of scientists trying to stop a giant, prehistoric megalodon shark from terrorizing a beach, earned an estimated $96.8 million overseas. Mission: Impossible -- Fallout took second place, delivering an estimated $20 million and bringing its earnings stateside to around $162 million....
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Jay Ellis shares his thoughts on the third season of 'Insecure' without his character, Lawrence
Anne Marie Fox/HBO (NEW YORK) -- On Sunday night's return of the hit HBO series Insecure, one of the show's central characters will be noticeably absent. Jay Ellis, who's played Lawrence Walker and Issa Rae's boyfriend on the series, will not be returning for season three. Ellis tells ABC Radio that after last season, there really wasn't much to his character's story. "At the end of season two we see Lawrence and Issa come full circle and have closure and say goodbye to each other," he says. "And so from there, I don't know what Lawrence's story is. I wish...
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Denzel Washington beams over son & 'BlacKkKlansman' star John David's rise as an actor: "I knew he was talented and...it's happening"
Marion Curtis/StarPix for Focus Features (NEW YORK) -- Denzel Washington is one proud papa. With the release of BlacKkKlansman, in which his eldest son, John David Washington, takes on the lead role of real-life detective Ron Stallworth -- a black police officer who infiltrated the KKK-- Denzel is more than ready to support his son's meteoric rise. "Yeah, they said that they had his billboard next to mine," Denzel tells ABC Radio, recalling the moment when he first learned that his son's BlacKkKlansman billboard was next to his own of Equalizer 2. "Imagine that. He showed it me the other...
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