Marvel Studios(LOS ANGELES) — The 91st Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning, and Black Panther roared on the scene with seven nominations, including one for Best Picture, one for Hannah Beachler for Best Production Design …
Alfonso Cuarón/Netflix(LOS ANGELES) — The 2019 Oscar nominations were announced this morning by Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani, live from from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma and Yorgos …
ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) — On Monday’s episode of The Bachelor, two former Miss U.S.A. contestants found themselves competing for Colton’s heart, and things got ugly. On the heels of last week’s admission by Hannah B, …
ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — To commemorate the midway mark of Donald Trump’s first term as president of the United States, Jimmy Kimmel aired a special Jimmy Kimmel Live! Intermission Accomplished: A Halftime Tribute to Trump. As …
Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NetflixSix of Barbra Streisand’s classic TV specials will will begin streaming on Netflix beginning on Friday.
As Streisand, 76, announced during a conversation with Jamie Foxx in support of Barbra: The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic! at Sunday’s 2018 Netflix FYSee event, fans will be able to re-watch her award-winning specials, including 1965’s My Name Is Barbra, 1966’s Color Me Barbra, 1968’s Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park, 1973’s Barbra Streisand and Other Musical Instruments, 1994’s Barbra Streisand: The Concert and 2001’s Barbra Streisand: Timeless.
In addition, Netflix will also present a special edition of Streisand’s 1976 film, A Star Is Born, with never-before-seen footage, including Barbra playing the movie’s Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning theme song, “Evergreen,” on the guitar for co-star Kris Kristofferson. The other previously unreleased scene shows a rock and roll version of the film’s finale, “Watch Closely Now.”
Over a career that’s spanned nearly 50 years, the singer/actress has sold over 150 million albums and singles worldwide and snagged a pair of Oscars, five Emmys, 11 Golden Globes, and a total of 10 Grammys.
One of the stars in attendance was The Last O.G. actor Allen Maldonado, who plays the ambitious street hustler Liddy in Superfly. He says premiering his film at the festival for opening night was a surreal experience.
“This is black excellence man — to be able to celebrate and honor amongst ourselves is everything,” Maldonado tells ABC Radio. “And ABFF has been a premium outlet for upcoming black entertainers…to not just celebrate the legends, but also introduce the new newcomers. And I think what they’re doing here is incredible.”
His co-star Jason Mitchell, who plays Eddie — a very opinionated best friend to main character Youngblood Priest — adds that being a part of the film allowed him to evolve as an actor.
“To be honest, I just try to change my hat and try to change my jacket every time,” explains Mitchell, who also starred in Straight Outta Compton. “Because since I played Eazy-E, everyone’s like, ‘Oh look, Eazy-E in Mudbound and look at Eazy-E in such and such.’ So I’ve been trying to go from Eazy-E to Jason Mitchell.”
Meanwhile, the CEO of ABFF Ventures, Jeff Friday, had an important message to offer on opening night.
“We’ve got brothers making billion-dollar movies now– with hit TV shows,” Friday says referring to Ryan Cooler and Anthony Anderson. “I mean it’s a completely different world… Black is not niche anymore. Black is mainstream and we’re not going to be marginalized anymore. The marginalization of black culture is officially over.”
Craig Sjodin/ABC(MASSACHUSETTS) —Lincoln Adim, a contestant on the current season of The Bachelorette, was convicted of indecent assault and battery last month, the press secretary for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts confirmed to ABC News.
Press Secretary Jake Wark said in a statement that Adim was found guilty on May 21 of groping a woman on a harbor cruise ship nearly two years prior.
“He was sentenced to one year in a house of correction, with that term suspended for a two-year probationary period. The judge ordered him to stay away from the victim and attend three Alcoholics Anonymous meetings per week during those two years,” Wark stated. “If he complies with the judge’s orders, he will not have to serve out his term, but if he fails to comply with those orders or re-offends, he could be ordered to serve out the year behind bars. By law, he is expected to register as a sex offender.”
On Thursday, a representative for Warner Bros. told ABC News in a statement that no Bachelorette producers knew about the incident or the charges when they cast Adim.
“We employ a well-respected and highly experienced third party who has done thousands of background checks consistent with industry standards to do a nationwide background check in this case,” the statement reads. “The report we received did not reference any incident or charge relating to the recent conviction – or any other charges relating to sexual misconduct. We are currently investigating why the report did not contain this information, which we will share when we have it.”
A representative for ABC, which airs the reality show, stated that the network does not comment on production-related inquiries.
Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles County District Attorney Office has revealed that it is reviewing a sexual assault claim against Sylvester Stallone.
The Santa Monica Police Department had been investigating the claim, and turned it over the the L.A. Country District Attorney’s office on Wednesday, reports People.
The alleged incident took place in the 1990s, but no details have been released regarding its nature.
“We have already notified the police that my client wants to file a claim against the woman for filing a false police report,” a legal rep for Stallone told The Hollywood Reporterback in December when a police report was originally filed in Santa Monica. “My client categorically disputes the claim and it is apparent that the woman filed the report to get a media outlet to publish the story.”
On Wednesday, Stallone’s lawyer Marty Singer, told Page Six, “They had a consensual, sexual relationship when he was single. But nothing happened.”
He continued, “Two third-party witnesses went to the police and then came forward to us and confirmed that story was completely false. The woman had stated how much she liked my client and what a great relationship she had with him — so it’s just not right.”
Singer added, “It’s not appropriate for anyone to file a police report because you wanna get a story out in the media,” Singer said. “It’s totally wrong.”
In a separate case, another woman came forward last year claiming the Rocky actor sexually assaulted her in Las Vegas in 1986 when she was just 16 years old. No charges were filed.
Stallone called that incident, “a ridiculous, categorically false story.”
ABC/Richard CartwrightLegal representatives of Stan Lee are accusing the comic-book legend’s presumed business manager, Keya Morgan, of elder abuse, Deadline reports. The judge granted a temporary restraining order until a July 6 hearing, blocking Morgan from contacting Lee or coming within 100 yards of him.
Tom Lallas, Lee’s former lawyer, said Morgan “is unduly influencing Mr. Lee and isolating him.”
“He has been denied contact with family members and other individuals that he has known and trusted over the years,” Lallas added. “Mr. Morgan relocated Mr. Lee from his family home into an unfamiliar environment without notifying relatives of his whereabouts.”
A statement from two of Lee’s other lawyers, Kirk Edward Schenck and Jonathan Freund, reveals that Lee “is in good health and great spirits after undergoing a very dangerous ordeal.”
It continues, “Stan Lee is excited to get back to ‘business as usual’ once he recovers from his recent ordeal, during which he felt compelled to take actions and make statements out of fear for his and his family’s personal safety,” the statement reads.
Earlier this week, Lee posted a video to Twitter, stating his allegiance to Morgan. “My only partner and business manager is @KeyaMorgan not all the other people making false claims,” the post reads.
One insider told Deadline that Morgan and Lee’s relationship was “a classic case of Stockholm Syndrome.”
Morgan’s entanglements in Lee’s affairs do not stop there. In May, he filed a suit on behalf of Lee, claiming the CEO of Lee’s former company, Pop! Entertainment, tricked him into signing away the rights to his own name.
Lee created or co-created some of Marvel’s most recognizable characters, like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, and The Avengers, in the 1960s. He founded Pop! Entertainment in 2001.
ABC/Paula Lobo(LOS ANGELES) — Kevin Hart, Donald Glover, and Tiffany Haddish are among the stars on The Hollywood Reporter’s first list of “The Most Powerful People in Comedy.”
The publication hails Haddish as “Hollywood’s new comedy queen.”
The list also includes Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Issa Rae, and The Daily Show host, Trevor Noah.
In the category of producer/writers, Kenya Barris, creator of black-ish and grown-ish, is recognized, along with Will Packer, whose credits include the successful Think Like A Man films, the Ride Along movies, and Girls Trip.
Fans know that his character, Steve Trevor — spoiler alert — made the ultimate sacrifice at the end of the original movie, but there he is, in a mall, rocking that ’80 wardrobe staple, the Members Only jacket.
While her goddess-like genes mean that Wonder Woman won’t age, the same doesn’t apply to Trevor, who is mortal and, as far as we know, dead. So what gives? Guess we’ll have to wait until November 1, 2019, when Wonder Woman 2 opens in theaters.
Jenkins also posted another pic of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman watching a bank of TVs set tuned to ’80s fare including Dallas, and Christie Brinkley in the original Vacation.
Photo: Stan Evans(LOS ANGELES) — Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk just premiered last month, but it’s already been extended.
The show has so far aired six episodes out of 10, but it’s just been announced that the series will air an additional 13 episodes this fall. The series features Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow and her mom Adrienne Banfield-Norris discussing today’s issues from the viewpoints of three different generations.
In a statement, Pinkett Smith said, “The community that has been built around the Red Table is so strong and keeps my mother, Willow and I inspired to keep going…There is so much more to explore together and so many people to bring to the table to do it with us.”
She added, “We have learned so much along the way. With that being said, I believe, this next 13…is going to be fire!”
If you want to catch up on the series, go to the Watch tab on Facebook, or use the Facebook TV app.
Marvel Studios(LOS ANGELES) — The first wave of nominees have been announced for the Teen Choice Awards: 2018, and Avengers: Infinity War, leads the pack with eight nominations, including nods for the top action movie, and the top actor and actress in an action movie for Chris Evans and Elizabeth Olsen, respectively.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Black Panther were a close second with six nods each.
On the TV side of things, Riverdale and Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, tied with five nominations apiece, followed by Stranger Things and The Flash, with four nominations.
The Teen Choice Awards: 2018 airs live The Forum in L.A. Sunday, August 12, on FOX.
Here’s a list of most of the first wave of nominees:
Choice Action Movie (#ChoiceActionMovie) Avengers: Infinity War Justice League Maze Runner: The Death Cure Pacific Rim: Uprising Tomb Raider
Choice Action Movie Actor (#ChoiceActionMovieActor) Chris Evans – Avengers: Infinity War Dylan O’Brien – Maze Runner: The Death Cure Henry Cavill – Justice League John Boyega – Pacific Rim: Uprising Robert Downey Jr. – Avengers: Infinity War Tom Holland – Avengers: Infinity War
Choice Action Movie Actress (#ChoiceActionMovieActress) Alicia Vikander – Tomb Raider Amy Adams – Justice League Elizabeth Olsen – Avengers: Infinity War Gal Gadot – Justice League Scarlett Johansson – Avengers: Infinity War Zoe Saldana – Avengers: Infinity War
Choice Sci–Fi Movie (#ChoiceSciFiMovie) Black Panther Blade Runner 2049 Rampage” Ready Player One Thor: Ragnarok
Choice Sci–Fi Movie Actor (#ChoiceSciFiMovieActor) Chadwick Boseman – Black Panther Chris Hemsworth – Thor: Ragnarok Dwayne Johnson – Rampage Mark Ruffalo – Thor: Ragnarok Ryan Gosling – Blade Runner 2049 Tye Sheridan – Ready Player One
Choice Sci–Fi Movie Actress (#ChoiceSciFiMovieActress) Danai Gurira – Black Panther Letitia Wright – Black Panther Lupita Nyong’o – Black Panther Naomie Harris – Rampage Olivia Cooke – Ready Player One Tessa Thompson – Thor: Ragnarok
Choice Fantasy Movie (#ChoiceFantasyMovie) A Wrinkle in Time Coco Peter Rabbit Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Choice Fantasy Movie Actor (#ChoiceFantasyMovieActor) Anthony Gonzalez – Coco Gael García Bernal – Coco James Corden – Peter Rabbit John Boyega – Star Wars: The Last Jedi Mark Hamill – Star Wars: The Last Jedi Oscar Isaac – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Choice Fantasy Movie Actress (#ChoiceFantasyMovieActress) Carrie Fisher – Star Wars: The Last Jedi Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Last Jedi Mindy Kaling – A Wrinkle in Time Oprah Winfrey – A Wrinkle in Time Reese Witherspoon – A Wrinkle in Time Storm Reid – A Wrinkle in Time
Choice Drama Movie (#ChoiceDramaMovie) A Quiet Place Midnight Sun Murder on the Orient Express The Greatest Showman Truth or Dare Wonder
Choice Drama Movie Actor (#ChoiceDramaMovieActor) Hugh Jackman – The Greatest Showman Jacob Tremblay – Wonder Leslie Odom Jr. – Murder on the Orient Express Patrick Schwarzenegger – Midnight Sun Timothée Chalamet – Lady Bird Zac Efron – The Greatest Showman
Choice Drama Movie Actress (#ChoiceDramaMovieActress) Bella Thorne – Midnight Sun Daisy Ridley – Murder on the Orient Express Julia Roberts – Wonder Lucy Hale – Truth or Dare Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird Zendaya – The Greatest Showman
Choice Comedy Movie (#ChoiceComedyMovie) Daddy’s Home 2 I Feel Pretty Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Love, Simon Overboard Pitch Perfect 3
Choice Comedy Movie Actor (#ChoiceComedyMovieActor) Dwayne Johnson – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Eugenio Derbez – Overboard Jack Black – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Kevin Hart – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Mark Wahlberg – Daddy’s Home 2 Will Ferrell – Daddy’s Home 2
Choice Comedy Movie Actress (#ChoiceComedyMovieActress) Amy Schumer – I Feel Pretty Anna Faris – Overboard Anna Kendrick – Pitch Perfect 3 Hailee Steinfeld – Pitch Perfect 3 Karen Gillan – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Rebel Wilson – Pitch Perfect 3
Choice Drama TV Show (#ChoiceDramaTVShow) Empire Famous in Love Riverdale Star The Fosters This is Us
Choice Drama TV Actor (#ChoiceDramaTVActor) Cole Sprouse – Riverdale Freddie Highmore – The Good Doctor Jesse Williams – Grey’s Anatomy Jussie Smollett – Empire K.J. Apa – Riverdale Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us
Choice Drama TV Actress (#ChoiceDramaTVActress) Bella Thorne – Famous in Love Camila Mendes – Riverdale Chrissy Metz – This Is Us Lili Reinhart – Riverdale Maia Mitchell – The Fosters Ryan Destiny – Star
Choice Sci–Fi/Fantasy TV Show (#ChoiceSciFiTVShow) iZombie Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments Stranger Things Supernatural The 100 The Originals
Choice Sci–Fi/Fantasy TV Actor (#ChoiceSciFiTVActor) Bob Morley – The 100 Dominic Sherwood – Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments Finn Wolfhard – Stranger Things Gaten Matarazzo – Stranger Things Joseph Morgan – The Originals Matthew Daddario – Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Choice Sci–Fi/Fantasy TV Actress (#ChoiceSciFiTVActress) Eliza Taylor – The 100 Emeraude Toubia – Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments Katherine McNamara – Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments Lana Parrilla – Once Upon a Time Millie Bobby Brown – Stranger Things Rose McIver – iZombie
Choice Action TV Show (#ChoiceActionTVShow) Arrow Gotham Lethal Weapon Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Supergirl The Flash
Choice Action TV Actor (#ChoiceActionTVActor) Chris Wood – Supergirl Damon Wayans – Lethal Weapon David Mazouz – Gotham Grant Gustin – The Flash Lucas Till – MacGyver Stephen Amell – Arrow
Choice Action TV Actress (#ChoiceActionTVActress) Caity Lotz – DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Candice Patton – The Flash Chloe Bennet – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Danielle Panabaker – The Flash Emily Bett Rickards – Arrow Melissa Benoist – Supergirl
Choice Comedy TV Show (#ChoiceComedyTVShow) Black–ish Fuller House Jane the Virgin Modern Family The Big Bang Theory The Good Place
Choice Comedy TV Actor (#ChoiceComedyTVActor) Andy Samberg – Brooklyn Nine–Nine Anthony Anderson – Black–ish Elias Harger – Fuller House Hudson Yang – Fresh Off the Boat Jaime Camil – Jane the Virgin Rico Rodriguez – Modern Family
Choice Comedy TV Actress (#ChoiceComedyTVActress) America Ferrera – Superstore Candace Cameron Bure – Fuller House Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin Kristen Bell – The Good Place Sarah Hyland – Modern Family Yara Shahidi – Black-ish, Grown–ish
Choice Animated TV Show (#ChoiceAnimatedTVShow) Bob’s Burgers Family Guy Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Rick and Morty Steven Universe The Simpsons
Choice Reality TV Show (#ChoiceRealityTVShow) Keeping Up with the Kardashians Lip Sync Battle MasterChef Junior The Four: Battle for Stardom The Voice Total Divas
Choice Throwback TV Show (#ChoiceThrowbackTVShow) Dawson’s Creek Friends Gossip Girl One Tree Hill That ’70s Show The Fresh Prince of Bel–Air
Choice TV Personality (#ChoiceTVPersonality) Chrissy Teigen – Lip Sync Battle Derek Hough – World of Dance DJ Khaled – The Four: Battle for Stardom Hailey Baldwin – Drop the Mic Kelly Clarkson – The Voice” Meghan Trainor – The Four: Battle for Stardom