In new promo, Morgan Freeman warns Jimmy Kimmel about “blowing it” as Oscars host

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- In a new Oscars promo, Morgan Freeman offers Jimmy Kimmel a much-needed pep talk before he hosts the Oscars for the first time next Sunday. Unfortunately, Freeman's advice isn't...

Chelsea Handler reveals new season premiere date, new night

Patrick Wymore/Netflix(NEW YORK) -- The second season of Chelsea Handler's Netflix talk show has a premiere date -- and a change of schedule. Handler posted a video on social media, revealing that her Netflix talk...

Ed Sheeran gives us the gift of a new song on his 26th birthday

Greg WilliamsIt’s Ed Sheeran’s 26th birthday today but he’s giving us a gift. The singer has released a brand new song called “How Would You Feel (Paean),” off his upcoming album ÷ (Divide). The song,...

Backstreet Boys on Vegas residency: “People are going to lose their minds”

Courtesy Live NationThe Backstreet Boys will kick off their Las Vegas residency at the AXIS theater in Planet Hollywood on March 1, and the boy band says that after scaling things back,...

Nicole Kidman was once engaged to Lenny Kravitz

Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/courtesy of HBO(NEW YORK) -- Nicole Kidman sure knows how to bury the lead. The Australian actress revealed in a new profile that she was once engaged to former beau Lenny Kravitz. Kidman...

“Fist Fight” and “The Great Wall” among this week’s new movie releases

Bob Mahoney/WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday: * Fist Fight -- When one school teacher -- played by It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Charlie Day --...

Rick Astley’s on a roll with new album and tour: “I’ve done it for...

Rick Astley for BMG by PipHe retired from the music industry years ago, but '80s hitmaker Rick Astley is back with 50, his first U.S. release since 1993, and his first U.S. tour in...

“Scandal” Recap: “The Belt”

ABC/Eric McCandlessOn this week's Scandal, Cyrus Beene is being taken to prison for the murder of President-elect Frankie Vargas. As Cyrus goes to jail, Olivia and Mellie celebrate their victory at Pope and Associates with...

Twentieth Century Fox apologizes for “inappropriate” “fake news” promo campaign for “A Cure for...

20th Century Fox(NEW YORK) -- Twentieth Century Fox apologized on Thursday for using several fake news sites and made-up stories to promote its new movie, A Cure for Wellness, reports Variety. The controversial campaign was...

Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” reaches new sales milestone

Epic RecordsMichael Jackson's Thriller continues to cement its place as the best-selling album in history: it's just become the first album ever to be certified 33 times platinum for both sales and...

‘The Big Bang Theory’ headed for two-season renewal?

Michael Yarish/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.(LOS ANGELES) -- CBS' hit comedy The Big Bang Theory is nearing a deal for a two-season renewal that could mean big bucks for the show's five original stars: Jim...

You can star in Maroon 5’s new video…sort of

222 Records/Interscope RecordsIf you've ever dreamed of appearing in a Maroon 5 video, now's your chance. The band has partnered with a company called Vivoom to allow fans to insert themselves into their trippy new...

Sara Bareilles to star in “Waitress,” the musical she wrote

Josh LehrerSara Bareilles wrote the music for the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Waitress...and now she's going to star in it. The New York Times reports that Sara will take on the leading role in the the...

‘La La Land’ director Damien Chazelle reveals surprises about the film’s elaborate opening scene

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in "La La Land"; Dale Robinette/Lionsgate(NEW YORK) -- La La Land director Damien Chazelle, the youngest person ever to win the best director award at the Golden Globes,...

Susan Sarandon says her sexual orientation is ‘up for grabs’

Christopher Polk/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Feud star Susan Sarandon got frank about her love life during an interview with the PrideSource, saying that her sexuality is "up for grabs."  When asked if she was open about...

Jared Leto set to make his feature directorial debut

Venturelli/Getty Images for GUCCI(LOS ANGELES) -- Jared Leto will be making his feature film directorial debut, in the police thriller 77, according to Variety. The original screenplay, from L.A. Confidential author James Ellroy and Boardwalk Empire's...

Adele’s “25”, Beyonce’s “Lemonade” Heading Back to Top 10

XL Recordings/Columbia; Parkwood/ColumbiaAdele won the Album of the Year Grammy for 25, but felt the award should have gone to Beyonce for her album Lemonade.  Well, both women will be happy that their respective...

Hey There Las Vegas: Plain White T’s playing back-to-back shows in Sin City

Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesPlain White T’s are taking on Las Vegas. The band will be playing a two-night engagement at Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace next month.They’ll be performing intimate acoustic shows on March...

Tony-winning musical “Newsies” comes to movie theaters for three nights only

©Disney(NEW YORK) -- The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Newsies closed in 2014, but you've got another chance to see it tonight, Saturday and next week...at a theater near you. The creative team and original Broadway...

OneRepublic heading out on 2017 Honda Civic Tour

Dan MacMedan/WireImageOneRepublic is headlining this year's 2017 Honda Civic Tour.  The 36-date tour gets underway on Friday, July 7 in Kansas City, Missouri and runs through a show on September 12 in...

Happy anniversary Tommy & Gina: Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” went to #1...

Ebet Roberts/RedfernsLast year, Bon Jovi's landmark album Slippery When Wet marked its 30th anniversary, but this week marks the 30th anniversary of one it's best known songs, "Livin' on a Prayer," topping the charts. The...

Matt Damon says “The Great Wall” is not what you think: “It’s this crazy...

Dan MacMedan/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Don't judge Matt Damon's latest film, The Great Wall by its poster. The movie -- opening thie week -- and the casting of a Western actor in what appeared to...

Lena Dunham defends Taylor Swift’s failure to speak out on politics

ABC/Richard HarbaughTaylor Swift posted a photo of herself going to the polls on election day, but many fans were upset that she didn't actively support a candidate.  She also took a lot...

Josh Groban will be replaced by “Hamilton” star in “Natasha, Pierre & the Great...

Jason BellIn December of last year, Josh Groban announced his departure date for the Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812. Now, his replacement has been revealed.According to the New York...

Scarlett Johansson says monogamy isn’t ‘natural’ but ‘a lot of work’

Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- In a recent interview with Playboy magazine, actress Scarlett Johansson gets candid about relationships, saying they are "a lot of work." In fact, she admits she'll probably get flack for it,...

Adam Levine trips out in “Cold” video, teases new album will be out “in...

Image Group LA/ABCMaroon 5 has a trippy new video for their latest single, “Cold.” In the clip, due to be released today, a blonde-haired Adam Levine goes to a party and has something slipped...

AMC theaters offer free screenings of ‘Hidden Figures’

Octavia Spencer (center) in "Hidden Figures"; Hopper Stone/FOX(NEW YORK) -- In celebration of Black History Month, 21st Century Fox and AMC theaters have teamed up to offer free screenings of the Oscar-nominated ...

Ashton Kutcher blows a kiss to Sen. John McCain at Senate hearing

Leigh Vogel/Getty Images(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Actor Ashton Kutcher and Arizona Sen. John McCain shared a playful moment at the beginning of a Senate hearing on Wednesday when McCain teased Kutcher about his appearance. McCain joked,...

Lady Gaga, Sia, Sara Bareilles and dozens more join Jack Antonoff in letter protesting...

Image Group LA/ABCA veritable who's who of pop stars and actors have joined an effort by Jack Antonoff -- of .fun and Bleachers fame -- in opposing a proposed "bathroom bill" measure in Texas...

Ricki Lake’s ex-husband has died after struggle with bipolar disorder

Amanda Edwards/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Actress and former talk show host Ricki Lake has revealed that her ex-husband has died at age 45 after a life-long battle with bipolar disorder. Lake shared the tragic news by...

Rock legend Carlos Santana slams Beyonce as “not a singer, singer,” walks back comments

KMazur/WireImageDon't get on the Beyhive's bad side. That's a lesson rock legend Carlos Santana learned after giving an interview to the New Zealand Herald in which he called Beyonce's work "music to model a...

Will Smith and James Corden “Get Jiggy wit It” in new “Carpool Karaoke” trailer

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- An extended trailer for Carpool Karaoke: The Series, a standalone show based on James Corden's popular Late Late Show segment is available on YouTube, and features previously unreleased footage...

A band, many bottles and a boat: Train Sets Sail on fourth annual fan...

Sixthman/Crush MusicJust a few weeks after the release of their new album a girl, a bottle and a boat, the members of Train are boarding an actual boat today, for their fourth annual Sail...

Adele’s George Michael tribute could have included Beyonce, Rihanna and James Corden

Francis Specker/CBSAdele's tribute to George Michael at Sunday night's Grammys was both emotional and memorable: she stopped and re-started her performance of "Fastlove" because she wanted it to be perfect for her hero. But...

Adele’s George Michael tribute could have included Beyonce, Rihanna and James Corden

Francis Specker/CBSAdele's tribute to George Michael at Sunday night's Grammys was both emotional and memorable: she stopped and re-started her performance of "Fastlove" because she wanted it to be perfect for her hero. But...

2017 “Sports Illustrated” swimsuit issue cover model revealed

Gregg DeGuire/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- On Tuesday night Kate Upton was revealed as the 2017 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover model on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel had the first interview with Upton after making...

Harrison Ford involved in incident with passenger jet, sources say

Michael Kovac/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Harrison Ford was involved in an incident involving a passenger jet, sources told ABC News. The actor, who is also a private pilot, was landing a plane at John...

“Can I just live in this moment?” “Golden Girls” fangirl Elle King re-records show’s...

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteHulu wants to thank Elle King for being a friend.  The streaming platform tapped her to sing a new version of the theme to the classic sitcom Golden Girls to promote the...

Netflix reveals first ‘Stranger Things’ season two photos

Jackson Davis/Netflix(NEW YORK) -- If you're one of the many Stranger Things fans who are anxiously waiting for the hit sci-fi drama's second season to begin, Netflix has just given us a...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ star Luke Evans says playing Gaston is an ‘honor’

ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(NEW YORK) -- Beauty and the Beast live-action star Luke Evans said playing Gaston is an “honor.” “You’re bringing an animated character that people have known for so long to life,” Evans, 37, said on...

Ed Sheeran ditched his phone a year ago: “It’s so much less stress”

Greg WilliamsIf you ever want to give Ed Sheeran a call, you’ll be out of luck. The singer admitted on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday that he doesn’t have a phone.When he took...

Let John Mayer help connect you with your crush on Valentine’s Day

Frank OckenfelsIt's Valentine's Day, and who better to help you find love than one of music's most notorious playas?  Yes, it's John Mayer to the rescue. John's posted a video on Instagram offering to help...

Mariah Carey delivering first post-“NYRE” live performance on “Kimmel” this week

ABC/Randy HolmesThe first live televised stop on Mariah Carey's redemption tour will be...on the same network that aired her fateful New Year's Eve performance. The singer has lined up her first live TV gig since...

Initial Grammy sales figures are good news for Adele, Beyonce, Bee Gees & more

Monty Brinton/CBS Say what you will about the Grammys -- there's no doubt that an appearance on the telecast can sell records.  Initial sales figures show that, apparently, music fans went straight to...

Alanis Morissette robbed of $2 million in jewelry

Jeff Kravitz/AMA2015/FilmMagic)You oughta know that Alanis Morissette has been robbed. Burglars broke into her home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles and made off with two million bucks' worth of jewelry, ABC News...

Robert Downey, Jr. to star in movie based on podcast

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- Robert Downey Jr. will go from from superhero to con artist for an upcoming movie. The Captain America: Civil War star will head the cast of a currently untitled film directed by Boyhood...

Rey and Kylo Ren share ‘connection’ according to “Star Wars” database

Lucasfilm - 2015(NEW YORK) -- On Monday, fans and sites covering Star Wars lost their minds when they noticed an alleged update to the official bios of Rey and Kylo Ren. The Star Wars site...

Lady Gaga’s “Million Reasons” ties record for highest re-entry in “Billboard” chart history

Interscope RecordsWhen Lady Gaga's country-flavored ballad "Million Reasons" was first released last year, the highest it got on the chart was #52.  But that was before she sang it at the Super...

Maroon 5 debuts new single “Cold,” video coming tomorrow

222 Records/InterscopeMaroon 5's Adam Levine seems incredibly happy in his personal life, thanks to his wife Behati Prinsloo and baby daughter Dusty Rose.  But in the band's new single "Cold," he's hurt and confused...

“The Bachelor” recap: Corinne’s caper backfires, Raven gets a rose

ABC/Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) -- On Monday night’s new episode of The Bachelor, Nick Viall managed to bounce back after a dismal week in St. Thomas, cancelling both the scheduled cocktail party and the...
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