Alec Baldwin says he initially passed on playing Donald Trump on “SNL”

NBC/Will Heath(NEW YORK) -- Alec Baldwin has revealed that he almost passed on playing President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live. The actor told Vanity Fair for its April cover story that he originally passed on SNL producer Lorne Michaels' offer to play Trump...

Your QWERTY Is a Wonderland: John Mayer featured in new documentary about typewriters

Frank OckenfelsIf you heard that John Mayer was featured in a documentary about some sort of vintage collectible item, you'd probably assume it was either about guitars or watches, since the musician...

Scarlett Johansson comes out of her “Shell”; May pursue politics someday

ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(LOS ANGELES) -- Scarlett Johansson dropped a few interesting tidbits in an interview with Good Morning America anchor Michael Strahan Tuesday morning.   The Avengers series star is no stranger to huge action movies, but she admitted that when her current film,...

Elton John producing animated version of “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

Joseph GuayElton John is re-teaming up with his Lion King songwriting partner Sir Tim Rice for a new animated musical.  Unfortunately, Elton's just producing the movie, not writing songs for it. Deadline reports that...

Katy Perry pays tribute to Katycat killed in car accident

Olivia BeeKaty Perry has paid special tribute to an 18-year-old superfan who died tragically in a car accident. According to KTBS-TV in Shreveport, Louisiana, 18-year-old Katie Bell died this past weekend when she lost control...

Family reunion: Will Smith reunites with “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” cast

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- It looks like the cast of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is still, "chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool." In a photo posted to Instagram Monday by Alfonso Riberio, who played the cheerful Carlton Banks on...

Abby Lee Miller says she’s quitting “Dance Moms”

Lifetime/Barbara Nitke(LOS ANGELES) -- Abby Lee Miller is quitting Dance Moms, she has announced. The reality TV star took to Instagram on Sunday evening to tell her fans that she will no longer participate in her Lifetime series. In the show,...

Watch now: “Spider-Man: Homecoming” trailer shows Peter Parker’s in over his web-head

Marvel Studios - 2017(NEW YORK) -- The second trailer for the new Spider-Man movie -- Spider-Man: Homecoming -- just debuted. The new footage rounds out a bit more of the plot: as shown in Captain America: Civil War, Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark/Iron Man has...

Lady Gaga leads “RuPaul’s Drag Race” to the ratings finish line

Image Courtesy Logo/VH1It took three years for Lady Gaga to find time in her schedule to be a judge on RuPaul's Drag Race, but it was worth the wait. Friday night's show's season premiere, which...

Hall & Oates’ John Oates launches book tour today in conjunction with release of...

St. Martin's PressJohn Oates' new memoir, Change of Seasons, arrives today and, coinciding with the book's release, the Hall & Oates singer is heading out on a promotional tour. The trek gets underway tonight...

John Legend is bringing “Darkness and Light” to Europe this fall

ABC/Eddy ChenOrdinary people in Europe will be able to enjoy John Legend live onstage this fall. The entertainer has added a slew of European fall dates to his previously announced Darkness and Light tour.  The tour starts September 8 in...

Ryan Gosling previews “Blade Runner 2049”: “It’s a lot more bleak”

(L-R) Denis Villenueve, Ridley Scott, Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling/Warner Bros.(LAS VEGAS) -- At CinemaCon in Las Vegas Monday night, Sony executive Tom Rothman treated the audience to an extended look at Blade Runner 2049, the upcoming sequel...

“Dancing with the Stars 24” Recap: Chris Kattan goes home, Normani Kordei and Rashad...

ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) -- Comedic actor Chris Kattan was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars Monday night, the second week into season 24. It was a bittersweet moment for the actor after he revealed earlier that he broke...

Sarah McLachlan & Pat Benatar bringing girl power to Acoustic-4-a-Cure benefit

Courtesy of Acoustic-4-a-Cure Sarah McLachlan and Pat Benatar will provide some girl power at the fourth annual Acoustic-4-a-Cure benefit concert, scheduled for May 15 in San Francisco. The concert is the brainchild of rockers Sammy Hagar...

Woman jailed for eight weeks for playing Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” on repeat

Greg WilliamsShould liking Ed Sheeran too much be a crime? A woman in the U.K. has been jailed after playing Ed’s #1 hit “Shape of You” on repeat at top volume. According to ITV,...

Liam Neeson, Lin-Manuel Miranda “audition” to be Stephen Hawking’s new voice

Getty Images/Karwai Tang(LONDON) -- In a hilarious clip created for Red Nose Day, the annual fundraising event from the charity Comic Relief, genius physicist Stephen Hawking auditions some A-List talent to provide a replacement for his...

Jason Mraz to celebrate 40th birthday at the Hollywood Bowl

Jen RosensteinJason Mraz has been staying low lately, but he's heading back out on the road for a brief tour that will include a special birthday concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Jason's tour...

James Blunt debuts song for Carrie Fisher at memorial over the weekend

Jimmy FontaineThe song James Blunt wrote for Carrie Fisher debuted Saturday at a memorial for the late actress and her mother Debbie Reynolds.“Courtney’s Song” was played during a video montage at the public tribute...

Terrence Howard denies claims: “I’ve never been abusive to anyone”

ABC/Adam Rose(LOS ANGELES) -- Terrence Howard is refuting claims that he's been abusive to women, saying he's never been "abusive to anyone in entire life."The actor, who's been accused of assaulting ex-wives Lori...

Adele: “I don’t know if I will ever tour again”

Phil Walter/Getty ImagesIf you didn't get tickets to see Adele on her current 25 world tour, you may be out of luck: the Grammy-winner says she's not sure if she wants to do another...

Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows ready to teach fans “a brief history of everything”

Live Nation EntertainmentThough Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas and Counting Crows' Adam Duritz had been friends for years, their respective bands had never toured together.  Last summer, though, Rob and Counting Crows went on...

“Dancing with the Stars” pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy sidelined with calf injury

ABC/Paul Hebert(LOS ANGELES) -- Dancing with the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy will be sitting out tonight's show because of an injury, ABC News has learned.The season 18 DWTS champion sustained a calf injury during...

Kristen Bell says she almost didn’t get the job in her husband’s “CHIPS” because...

ABC/Paula Lobo (NEW YORK) -- Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell may be one of Hollywood's cuddliest couples, but that presented a problem for Shepard when he had the idea to cast his real-life wife in...

Natasha Bedingfield encourages us to “Let Go” in new song for NESTEA campaign

Business WireNatasha Bedingfield is giving us a “taste of freedom” with her latest collaboration. The singer is teaming up with NESTEA for its Taste of Freedom campaign, which aims to get people to take...

At Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds’ joint memorial service, “Singin’ in the Rain” and...

Getty Images/Kevin Winter(LOS ANGELES) -- Fans of Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, were able to pay their final respects at a public memorial held Saturday. Fisher died on December 27, four days after she...

Antonio Banderas confirms he suffered a heart attack

WireImage/Juan Naharro Gimenez(LOS ANGELES) -- Antonio Banderas confirmed on Sunday that he is OK after suffering a heart attack while reportedly exercising back in January. E! Online reports that the Legend of Zorro actor told Spanish media on Sunday...

Watch the new “Justice League” trailer featuring the team in acti

© 2016 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND RATPAC-DUNE ENTERTAINMENT LLC(NEW YORK) -- The wait is over. After a week of teases from director Zack Snyder and others, we have a full Justice League trailer to complement the one...

“Beauty and the Beast” dominates at the box office for the second straight week

Disney - 2017(LOS ANGELES) -- Disney's Beauty and the Beast danced into the top spot at the box office for the second week in a row, earning an estimated $88 million, the fourth largest second weekend...

John Mayer’s Finally OK with “Your Body Is a Wonderland”

ABC/Randy HolmesIt's safe to say that when people want to mock John Mayer, they often focus on his romantic hit "Your Body Is a Wonderland."  John admits that for that reason, he...

Elton John marks 70th birthday with help from Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, James Corden...

L: Bernie Taupin, R: Elton John/Michael Kovac/Getty ImagesElton John's milestone 70th birthday bash brought out the stars to L.A. on Saturday night. According to People magazine, the guest list at the charity gala included Lady...

Happy Milestone Birthdays to the Rocket Man & the Queen of Soul!

Juergen Teller; Steve Mack/Getty ImagesWhat two music legends are still standing, deserve plenty of R-E-S-P-E-C-T and are celebrating milestone birthdays on Saturday? That would be Elton John and Aretha Franklin who turn 70...

Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” soothes a crying baby

Greg WilliamsFirst there was the baby that looked like Ed Sheeran, now there’s the baby that might just be Ed Sheeran's littlest fan. The infant girl, named Gracie, stops crying when Ed’s “Shape of You”...

You’re Welcome: Extended spot announces “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” tickets now on...

Marvel Studios - 2017 (LOS ANGELES) -- Marvel Studios has released an extended peek at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, as a way to announce that tickets for the May 5 release are now on sale.  The ad,...

Cher pulls out of Lifetime movie about Flint water crisis due to “family issues”

Johnny Louis/FilmMagicJust days after it was announced that Cher would be starring in a movie for Lifetime, the music legend has pulled out the project. Next month, Cher was to have begun shooting Flint, a...

John Legend dismisses robbery reports, but driver is charged with grand larceny

ABC/Eddy ChenDespite reports, John Legend claims he was not the victim of a robbery on Thursday at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The New York Daily News had reported that John's bag was stolen by a livery...

Bill Murray cheers on Xavier basketball team’s upset win over Arizona

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- Bill Murray was seen cheering on No. 11-seed Xavier University in the team's victory over No. 2-seed University of Arizona in Thursday's NCAA tournament matchup.Murray's son Luke Murray is in...

Michael Pena lays his “CHIPS” on the table, hides “Ant-Man 2” cards

GMA After Hours(NEW YORK) -- Michael Pena played a policeman in the acclaimed drama End of Watch, and plays motorcycle cop in the film reboot of the '70s TV series CHiPs -- but he's...

John Mayer wants marriage and kids: “I’m running late for my life”

Frank OckenfelsThis October, John Mayer will be 40, and the reformed womanizer says all he wants now is to settle down, get married and be a dad. "That's the final frontier, man," the currently single...

Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds memorial service set for Saturday

Getty Images/Ethan Miller(LOS ANGELES) -- On Saturday, the public gets a chance to say a final farewell to Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, who died one day apart late in December. The memorial will be held...

“Mindy Project” diss leads to Kaling date with Jersey Sen. Corey Booker

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- Seinfeld once said couples who have a good meeting story are the ones that last.  While we don't want to jump to conclusions about their future, you'll be hard-pressed to finding a...

Ed Sheeran says his girlfriend taught him you can be happy…*and* successful

Neil Bedford for Clash Magazine Ed Sheeran's career has never been hotter, and he's also super-happy with his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.  He says he's now realizes that it's possible for someone to have both a...

Elton John turns 70: “At this time in my life I’m the happiest I...

Denise Truscello/WireImageHe turns 70 Saturday, and he's still standing: Sir Elton John says at this moment, he's living his best life. "I'm interested in moving forward all the time, with what I create, my...

“Married…with Children” Star Katy Sagal Once Dated Kiss’ Gene Simmons

Getty Images/ Vincent Sandoval(LOS ANGELES) -- Before Katy Sagal landed the role of Peg Bundy in the long-running TV series Married...with Children, she had her sights set on a singing career, and even dated Kiss bass player Gene Simmons. In an interview...

“CHIPS,” “Life,” and “Power Rangers” among this week’s new releases

© 2016 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved. (NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday: * Life -- Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Mission Impossible's Rebecca Ferguson star in this sci-fi thriller about a team of scientists aboard...

Lady Gaga judges “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season premiere: “You’re not ready for this!”

Image Courtesy Logo/VH1RuPaul's Drag Race kicks off its ninth season Friday night with a very special guest judge: Lady Gaga.  RuPaul says of her appearance, "You're not ready for this!" "Lady Gaga has always been...

Billy Joel: “It’s time to slow down”

Myrna SuarezFor a guy who hasn't released a new album in 24 years, Billy Joel manages to keep pretty busy: he's got his monthly residency at New York's Madison Square Garden, and also...

Disney chief teases 15 years of “Star Wars” stories yet to come

Lucasfilm(LOS ANGELES) -- Disney CEO Bob Iger dropped not one, not two, but three huge spoilers about the Star Wars universe today, speaking at a conference that took place on campus at University of Southern California. First, Iger spoke...

Pink, Andy Grammer, Michael McDonald among artists performing at KAABOO Del Mar Festival

ABC/Randy HolmesPink has added another festival performance to her dance card this summer, but at this event, there'll be plenty of other pop acts joining her. Pink will perform at the third annual...

Ryan Gosling reveals why he laughed during Oscars “Moonlight” mix-up

ABC/Eddy Chen (LAS VEGAS) -- If you remember last month's Oscars Best Picture mix-up, you might have noticed Ryan Gosling laughing amidst the confusion. Oh, face it: you never took your eyes off him. At any rate, now we...

In New Zealand, Adele pays tribute to victims of London terror attacks

Alasdair McLellanAdele is a London girl, so she was of course very affected by the terrorist attack in the British capital  Wednesday.  Even though she was halfway around the world in New...
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