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Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel call 'Frozen 2' a different kind of love story
Walt Disney Studios (NEW YORK) -- The wait finally over: Frozen 2, one of the most anticipated movies of the year hits theaters this weekend. The tale of sisterly love and self-love continues, and stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, who play Anna and Elsa, respectively, tell ABC News it's an extremely important message, delivered in a way even young kids can understand. "If you don't have self-love or familial love, romantic love might not be in your future," Bell explains. "Those are sort of the first two steps. So to put that on the front burner for kids to...
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Chrissy Teigen hilariously shames John Legend's sexy elf attire
Charley Gallay/Getty Images for WGN America (NEW YORK) -- The Sexiest Man Alive can't catch a break. John Legend appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, but the outfit he'll wear tonight completely embarrassed his wife. Two words: sexy elf. Chrissy Teigen posted the hilarious video to her Twitter of her reacting to John's outfit, which is best described as Buddy the Elf meets Magic Mike. The "All of Me" artist, wearing a gold chain, holiday vest and elf hat, flashes his abs as he sensually pelvic thrusts in shiny cranberry jeans and candy cane striped socks. The camera...
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'Frozen 2' and 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' top this week's new movies
Walt Disney Studios (NEW YORK) -- Opening nationwide on Friday: * Frozen 2 -- Three years after the events of the first film, Elsa, voiced once again by Idina Menzel, starts to hear a strange sound from the north calling her. Elsa, her sister Anna, Kristoff and Olaf -- played respectively by Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Gosh Gad -- and Kristoff's reindeer companion Sven, travel beyond their homeland of Arendelle to discover the origin of Elsa's magical powers and save their kingdom. Additional voices include Sterling K. Brown, Evan Rachel Wood, Alfred Molina, Martha Plimpton, Jason Ritter and Rachel...
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ABC announces mid-season slate: 'Grey's Anatomy'/'Station 19' crossover, the farewell season of 'How to Get Away with Murder' and more
ABC (LOS ANGELES) -- On Thursday, ABC announced its mid-season line-up, which includes the final season of the award-winning drama How to Get Away with Murder, as well as another go 'round of American Idol, a new drama from Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson called For Life, and a feature-length crossover between Grey's Anatomy and Station 19. Also added to the 2020 slate was the just-announced Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time match-up, another season of The Bachelor, and the return of The Rookie, and the well-received new drama Stumptown. Here's the schedule: SUNDAY, JAN. 5 7:00-8:00 p.m. America’s Funniest Home...
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Watch Michael B. Jordan grapple with his mission in first-look teaser of 'Without Remorse'
Marvel Studios (LOS ANGELES) -- Michael B. Jordan has unveiled a short teaser for his upcoming action drama Without Remorse. The film, based on the Tom Clancy novel, follows Jordan as John Clark, aka John Terrence Kelly, a former Navy SEAL who goes to work for the CIA. Black Panther star Jordan stars alongside Queen and Slim star Jodie Turner-Smith, who will play Karen Greer, the daughter of CIA Deputy Director James Greer, who's a character in many of Clancy's Jack Ryan novels and movies. "Something ain't adding up," Jordan ponders to himself in the promo, where he's dressed in...
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Check out a sneak peek of the latest adaptation of Jane Austen's 'Emma'
Focus Features (LOS ANGELES) -- Focus Features has released a teaser of director Autumn de Wilde's take on Jane Austen's classic comedy Emma. And a tease it is. The period comedy about rich, restless Emma Woodhouse -- this time played by Anya Taylor-Joy -- is shown in a series of quick cuts, showing off some stunning costumes and settings and the film's impressive cast, including Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Miranda Hart, Rupert Graves, and Johnny Flynn. First published in 1815, Austen's coming of age story has been adapted several times, the most recent being a BBC miniseries serial in 2009 ...
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Jamie Foxx parties hard, tips harder in NYC
ABC/Randy Holmes (NEW YORK) -- For a guy who cut his teeth in the entertainment industry throwing get-togethers for the likes of P. Diddy and other stars, it should be no surprise that Jamie Foxx knows how to have a good time.Page Six reports he did just that Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning in New York City. The Oscar-winning actor and musician started the night with a performance at a benefit for the Prostate Cancer Foundation, entertaining a well-heeled crowd that reportedly included music mogul David Geffen, producer David Foster and his wife, singer Katharine McPhee.After killing it there,...
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Boo! Humbug! Check out FX's haunting take on 'A Christmas Carol'
FX/BBC (LOS ANGELES) -- From the network that's brought you American Horror Story and other spooky tales, perhaps it's not surprising that FX's take on A Christmas Carol really plays up the beloved classic's full title: "...Being a Ghost Story of Christmas." The BBC co-produced project boasts a stellar cast: Guy Pearce plays Ebenezer Scrooge; Andy Serkis is the Ghost of Christmas Past; Jason Flemyng is the Ghost of Christmas Future; Charlotte Riley plays the Ghost of Christmas Present, Rocket Man's Stephen Graham plays Jacob Marley, Joe Alwyn plays Bob Cratchit, and Vinette Robinson his wife Mary. The sneak peek...
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Jenny from Studio 8H: Jennifer Lopez to host 'SNL' again December 7
ABC/Jeff Niera (NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Lopez, former One Direction star-turned solo act Niall Horan, and top Grammy nominee Lizzo are heading to Saturday Night Live next month. J.Lo will be hosting the December 7 show, making this her third time hosting. Rapper DaBaby will be making his musical guest debut on the episode. Niall, meanwhile, will be performing on the December 14 show, hosted by Scarlett Johansson. Johansson, who’s engaged to SNL’s Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost, is hosting for the sixth time. "Dreams do come true," Niall tweeted Wednesday. "SNL December 14th, can’t wait @nbcsnl." And in the...
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Apple abruptly cancels AFI Fest premiere of 'The Banker'
Apple TV+ (NEW YORK) -- Apple on Wednesday abruptly canceled its scheduled Thursday premiere of The Banker at the American Film Institute's AFI Fest in Hollywood, citing unspecified "concerns" surrounding the film. "We purchased The Banker earlier this year as we were moved by the film’s entertaining and educational story about social change and financial literacy," Apple said in a statement on Wednesday. "Last week some concerns surrounding the film were brought to our attention. We, along with the filmmakers, need some time to look into these matters and determine the best next steps. In light of this, we are...
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Brenda Song claims she couldn't audition for 'Crazy Rich Asians': "my image was basically not Asian enough"
Disney Channel/Image Group LA (NEW YORK) -- Actress Brenda Song, who rose to fame playing an air-headed heiress on Disney Channel's Suite Life of Zach and Cody, claims she wasn't allowed to audition for Crazy Rich Asians. In a candid interview with Teen Vogue, Song opened up about her rejection. She revealed that, when news of the movie first came out, she tried to set up an audition but was turned away. "Their reasoning behind that, what they said was that my image was basically not Asian enough, in not so many words," She explained. The 31-year-old actress, who is...
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Actor who played Elton John in 'Rocketman' gets Grammy nod for singing his songs
Taron Egerton as Elton John - Paramount Pictures (LOS ANGELES) -- In his career, Elton John has won five Grammys and a Grammy Legend Award. Now, the guy who played him in the biopic Rocketman has gotten his very own Grammy nomination. Taron Egerton is nominated in the category of Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for the Rocketman soundtrack, which features his takes on Elton classics like "Your Song," "Crocodile Rock," "Bennie & the Jets" and, of course, "Rocket Man." It also features Taron's duet with Elton, "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again," written by Elton and Bernie Taupin especially...
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