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'Moana' star Auli’i Cravalho on how the film

'Moana' star Auli’i Cravalho on how the film "lives on in so many different ways”

DisneyThere was just no telling how far Auli’i [owl-LEE-ee] Cravalho would go after her star-making role as the titular Disney heroine in 2016’s Moana, but now we all know the answer: far, indeed. In honor of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Cravalho reflects on the legacy of the role that started… ... Continue Reading
Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial hears closing arguments

Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial hears closing arguments

Closing arguments in the high-profile dual defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard began Friday. The trial began April 11 in Fairfax, Virginia, and was presided over by Judge Penney Azcarate. Depp, 58, sued Heard, 36, for $50 million over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post in December 2018. In the… ... Continue Reading
Disney launches 'Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind' at EPCOT

Disney launches 'Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind' at EPCOT

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind / EPCOT - Walt Disney World Resort (Kent Phillips) It’s save the galaxy time with Starlord and company! Only this time you’ll have to do it in central Florida. This weekend, Disney Parks debuts its 'Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind' attraction at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT -- based… ... Continue Reading
'Top Gun: Maverick' director shares the hardest part of making the film

'Top Gun: Maverick' director shares the hardest part of making the film

Scott Garfield. © 2019 Paramount Pictures Corporation. All rights reserved.After a three-year wait, Top Gun: Maverick is finally in theaters this weekend! Director Joe Kosinski is thrilled the moment is finally here, telling ABC Audio that he feels like his life was leading up to this moment -- this was the film he was supposed to direct. "I… ... Continue Reading
'Obi-Wan Kenobi' debuts today on Disney+

'Obi-Wan Kenobi' debuts today on Disney+

© 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.Star Wars fans can finally say "Hello there!" to Obi-Wan Kenobi, the latest Star Wars small-screen series to debut on Disney+.  The show takes place around 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. Returning star Ewan McGregor's titular Jedi Master is in hiding… ... Continue Reading
Weekend Watchlist: What's new on streaming

Weekend Watchlist: What's new on streaming

Ready, set, binge! Here are some of the new titles available to stream this weekend:

Netflix
Stranger Things: Everything turns upside down in Hawkins when Stranger Things returns with volume one of its long-awaited fourth season.

Somebody Feed PhilFollow Phil for a fifth season as he travels the world to take in the local cuisine and culture.
 

Hulu
Look At Me: XXXTenacion: Learn how a Florida teenager became one of the most streamed music artists on the planet.

Shoresy: This new sitcom is based off of the fan-favorite character from Letterkenny as he quests to never lose again.
 

Disney+
Obi-Wan Kenobi: In the new series set 10 years after the events of the Star Wars prequels Obi-Wan Kenobi must face his best friend turned rival Anakin Skywalker.


HBO Max
That Damn Michael Che: Season two of the sketch comedy series returns to explore new themes of what different scenarios are like from the comedian's point of view. 


Apple TV+
Prehistoric Planet: Witness the world’s most extraordinary creatures like you’ve never seen them before in this nature documentary series.

Happy streaming!

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Millie Bobby Brown teases independence for Eleven in 'Stranger Things' season 4

Millie Bobby Brown teases independence for Eleven in 'Stranger Things' season 4

Courtesy of NetflixThe wait is over. Stranger Things returns to Netflix on Friday with volume one of its fourth season. Star Millie Bobby Brown told reporters at a recent roundtable what to expect from Eleven this time around, especially after the loss of her character’s supernatural abilities back in season 3. “Without her superpowers, who… ... Continue Reading
A galactic load of 'Star Wars' news just dropped at Star Wars Celebration

A galactic load of 'Star Wars' news just dropped at Star Wars Celebration

Disney+Get ready for a whole load of new adventures set in a galaxy far, far away. Disney+ released a bunch of new information about its upcoming Star Wars projects Thursday morning during Lucasfilm’s biannual Star Wars Celebration event in Anaheim, California. The trailer for the new series Andor, a prequel to 2016’s Rogue One: A… ... Continue Reading
Lorraine Bracco, Jennifer Lopez and more pay tribute to Ray Liotta

Lorraine Bracco, Jennifer Lopez and more pay tribute to Ray Liotta

Bennett Raglin/WireImageStars are paying tribute to actor Ray Liotta after the news of his death was announced Thursday. The Goodfellas actor died at the age of 67, ABC News confirmed. Here are some of the messages remembering the late actor and his impact: Lorraine Bracco: "I am utterly shattered to hear this terrible news about… ... Continue Reading
Camilla Luddington reflects on 'Grey's Anatomy' legacy as show marks 400th episode

Camilla Luddington reflects on 'Grey's Anatomy' legacy as show marks 400th episode

ABC/Mike RosenthalCamilla Luddington may not be one of the original Grey's Anatomy stars, but she's a huge part of the series' history. The British actress, 38, joined the ABC medical drama back in season 9 as Jo Wilson. More than 200 episodes later, she is part of the cast celebrating the show's milestone 400th episode… ... Continue Reading
Jennifer Aniston, Pink and Billie Eilish are Ellen DeGeneres' final guests on last episode of talk show

Jennifer Aniston, Pink and Billie Eilish are Ellen DeGeneres' final guests on last episode of talk show

Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.After 19 years in syndication, Ellen DeGeneres wrapped up her talk show for good on Thursday. Along with Jennifer Aniston, she was joined by two music superstars as her final guests: Pink and Billie Eilish. Aniston was Ellen's very first guest on her very first episode, so it was fitting that she appeared… ... Continue Reading
'Goodfellas' actor Ray Liotta dead at 67

'Goodfellas' actor Ray Liotta dead at 67

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Goodfellas actor Ray Liotta has died at age 67, his publicist confirms to ABC News. 

No cause of death was given, though there are unconfirmed reports that he passed away in his sleep while shooting the movie Dangerous Waters in the Dominican Republic.

Liotta caught the attention of Hollywood in the 1986 film Something Wild, playing star Melanie Griffith's violent ex-con husband, a role for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe. He went on to appear as Shoeless Joe Jackson in 1989's baseball-themed classic Field of Dreams, with Kevin Costner, in which he delivered the memorable, oft-quoted line, "Hey, rookie! You were good!"

But Liotta's breakout role came in the 1990 Martin Scorsese classic Goodfellas, as part of an all-star cast that included Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Lorraine Bracco. Based in part on the life of former mobster turned government informant Henry Hill, which Liotta played, the film became a near-instant classic and launched Liotta to stardom.

Liotta most recently appeared in films including the Sopranos spinoff The Many Saints of Newark, Marriage Story and No Sudden Move. He also starred in TV shows including Shades of Blue opposite Jennifer Lopez, Amazon Prime’s Hanna and the upcoming Apple TV+ series Black Bird, alongside Taron Egerton.

In 2005, Liotta won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Charlie Metcalf in an episode of ER called "Time of Death."

Liotta leaves behind a daughter, Karsen, and a fiancée, Jacy Nittolo.

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Kevin Spacey charged with four counts of sexual assault in the UK

Kevin Spacey charged with four counts of sexual assault in the UK

Nicole Harnishfeger-Pool/Getty ImagesKevin Spacey has been charged with four counts of sexual assault against three men in the United Kingdom, the U.K.’s Crown Prosecution Service confirmed Thursday.Rosemary Ainslie, head of the CPS Special Crime Division, said in a statement, “The CPS has authorized criminal charges against Kevin Spacey, 62, for four counts of sexual assault… ... Continue Reading
Jimmy Kimmel tearfully addresses Texas school shooting:

Jimmy Kimmel tearfully addresses Texas school shooting: "This is a time to be loud"

ABC/Jeff LipskyJimmy Kimmel addressed the Texas school shooting in an emotional monologue on his late night-show Wednesday. Speaking to the camera without the studio audience present, Kimmel immediately choked up as he grieved for “the little boys and girls whose lives have been ended and whose families have been destroyed.” “Our leaders on the right,… ... Continue Reading
In brief: 'Mr. Malcolm's List' trailer, 'This Is Us' ratings and more

In brief: 'Mr. Malcolm's List' trailer, 'This Is Us' ratings and more

Bleecker Street on Wednesday dropped the trailer for its Regency-era rom-com, Mr. Malcolm’s List, starring The Handmaid’s Tale's Zawe Ashton and Gangs of London's Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù. Per Bleecker Street, the film follows Ashton's Julia Thistlewaite, who gets jilted after failing to meet an item on Mr. Malcolm's list of requirements for a bride. Feeling humiliated and… ... Continue Reading
Jennifer Lopez reportedly wants to wed Ben Affleck

Jennifer Lopez reportedly wants to wed Ben Affleck "sooner rather than later"

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Wedding bells for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez will come "sooner rather than later" -- that is, if J-Lo has her way.

“Jennifer will tell you she’s not in a rush to get married, but her friends think otherwise,” a source tells Us Weekly. “The truth is that if Ben wanted to push this forward as early as this summer, she’d be totally down with that.”

The insider also says the 52-year-old actress/singer, “wants the formalities out of the way so they can start their journey as man and wife sooner rather than later,” and she intends to have a big wedding.

“She definitely wants a spectacular celebration at some point and money won’t be an object!” the source continues. “They’re both committed to making this work and taking all the steps necessary to respect each other’s boundaries and learn from their mistakes the last time around.”

Ben and Jennifer, aka "Bennifer," rekindled their romance last summer after Jennifer broke up with Alex Rodriguez. They first met in 2002 on the set of their film Gigli. In June 2002, Lopez filed for divorce from then-husband Chris Judd after two years, and began publicly dating Affleck.

Affleck proposed the following November but called things off in September of 2003, just days before they were supposed to tie the knot. By January 2004, they had officially split.

If the couple makes it to the altar, it'll be the Jennifer's fourth marriage and Affleck's second. Jennifer shares twins Max and Emme, 14, with her ex-husband Marc Anthony, while Affleck has three kids with his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner.

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'Stranger Things' star Gaten Matarazzo heading to 'Dear Evan Hansen' on Broadway

'Stranger Things' star Gaten Matarazzo heading to 'Dear Evan Hansen' on Broadway

Roy Rochlin/Getty ImagesFrom the Upside Down to the Great White Way: Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo is making his return to Broadway this summer. The 19-year-old actor will be playing the role of Jared Kleinman in the hit musical Dear Evan Hansen. "Words could never express how truly honored I am to be a part… ... Continue Reading
Josh Duggar sentenced to more than 12 years in prison on child porn charges

Josh Duggar sentenced to more than 12 years in prison on child porn charges

Washington County Sheriff’s Office via Getty ImagesFormer reality star Josh Duggar has been sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison on child pornography charges, according to ABC-TV affiliate KHBS in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The 34-year-old former 19 Kids and Counting star was found guilty last year on one count each of receiving and possessing child… ... Continue Reading
Austin Butler was hospitalized after playing Elvis

Austin Butler was hospitalized after playing Elvis

Alon AmirPlaying the King of Rock & Roll did a number on Austin Butler. The Elvis actor, 30, told British GQ that he was hospitalized and bedridden for a week after completing the upcoming film back in March 2021. “I woke up at 4 in the morning with excruciating pain, and I was rushed to the… ... Continue Reading
Johnny Depp takes stand again to refute Amber Heard testimony

Johnny Depp takes stand again to refute Amber Heard testimony

Johnny Depp returned to the stand Wednesday in the final week of his ongoing defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard. During his testimony, he responded to some of the claims Heard made during her time on the stand. Among them, her assertion that Depp had nothing to do with getting her a role in Aquaman. Depp… ... Continue Reading