Mid-days with Hollywood Harrison from 10am till 2pm
Hangout with Max every afternoon, 2pm till 7pm
Zach Sang & The Gang weekdays 7-mid
Hollywood Harrison
Hollywood Harrison
10:00am - 2:00pm
THE #1 HIT MUSIC STATION
Request A Song
My Profile
Infinite Menus, Copyright 2006, OpenCube Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Social Icons

 

 

Entertainment
Subscribe To This Feed

Aaron Thornton/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Rose McGowan took to Twitter on Saturday to slam a reportedly planned, silent protest by some actresses at the Golden Globes next month.

Some Hollywood women are planning to wear all black to the upcoming 75th annual Golden Globes on Januart 8 as a way to protest sexual harassment in their industry, People magazine reported.

McGowan isn't impressed.

"Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest," she tweeted, referring to Harvey Weinstein. "YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy."

Although McGowan called out Streep, she hasn't confirmed if she plans to participate in any such protest.

When Streep was asked directly by Extra if she'd be protesting at the Globes, Streep replied: "I don’t know. I’m not talking. You gotta tune in, don’t ya?"

Despite having worked on several films with Weinstein, including Iron Lady and August: Osage County, Streep said in a statement to the Huffington Post in October that "not everybody knew" of the sexual harassment allegations against him.

Weinstein has been accused by several women, including actress Ashley Judd, of unwanted physical contact and sexual harassment over the past few decades.

The producer immediately apologized for misconduct in a statement. Still, his attorney told ABC News that the producer is preparing a lawsuit against a New York Times report, which named Judd, claiming it was "saturated with false and defamatory statements."

McGowan has been vocal about her disdain for Weinstein. She also claimed in a series of tweets back in October that the disgraced producer raped her.

In a statement to ABC News, Weinstein denied any allegations of non-consensual sex. Still, the New York Times reported McGowan and Weinstein reached an undisclosed settlement in 1997 after an alleged incident in a hotel room.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Gerry Goodstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Comedian and actor Chris Farley, a mainstay of the mid-1990 Saturday Night Live cast that included fellow "bad boys" Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider and David Spade, died 20 years ago today of an overdose of cocaine and morphine. He was 33.

Farley's best-known SNL characters often played on Farley's size -- he was well over 200 pounds -- and manic, raging energy but also depended on an underlying sensitivity. 

Among the best-known of those were Weekend Update commentator Bennett Brauer; over-the-top motivational speaker Matt Foley, who was constantly reminding people he lived in a van down by the river; a teen girl who worked at the Gap; one of the Bill Swerski Superfans whose catchphrase was "da Bears!"; and a shirtless Chippendales dancer in a bit that paired him with buff guest host Patrick Swayze.

After his SNL stint, which ran from 1990 to 1995, Farley starred in two films with fellow SNL alum Spade -- Tommy Boy and Black Sheep -- and the solo-starring vehicle Beverly Hill Ninja, before his death, December 18, 1997 at his apartment in Chicago.

 

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

NBC/Will Heath(NEW YORK) -- This week's Saturday Night Live cold open took aim at recently departed White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman, special counsel Robert Mueller, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner.

Alec Baldwin reprised his role as President Donald Trump, who kicks off the sketch in the Oval Office, alongside Cecily Strong's Melania Trump.

A series of people then enter the Oval Office with ornaments to hang on the Christmas tree.

Ivanka Trump, played by Scarlett Johansson, enters the room, explaining that husband Jared Kushner is absent because, "He's packing a 'go bag' before the FBI arrives," she says.

Johansson's Ivanka pulls out an ornament with defeated Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore's photo on it, to which Baldwin's Trump responds, "Poor Roy, I thought for sure he would win. But 'til he lost. Then I said I always knew he would lose. At least America knows that I finally supported an accused child molester."

Omarosa -- played by SNL cast member Leslie Jones -- starts banging on the window from the outside, while fighting off Secret Service agents and begs for her job back, as The Apprentice theme song, "For the Love of Money" plays from her boom box.

McKinnon appears twice in the sketch – first as White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, then as Sessions, explaining to the Trump and his sons Donald, Jr. and Eric  -- played by Mikey Day and Alex Moffat -- "I'm not 'Elf on a Shelf.' I'm Jeff Sessions. And whether you're Christian or Jewish ... or that's it, we can all agree it's going to be a Merry Christmas."

McKinnon's Sessions has an angel for the tree, explaining, "Oh boy, well look this little angel's got Robert Muller's face on it because he's next. You got to cut off the head to kill the snake."

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Disney(LOS ANGELES) -- Star Wars: The Last Jedi posted the second-largest opening weekend of all-time, behind its predecessor The Force Awakens, which debuted to $247.9 million in 2015. It also became the second film -- along with The Force Awakens -- to gross more than $100 million on its opening day.

Additionally, The Last Jedi -- starring Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver and Carrie Fisher, in her last Star Wars appearance -- opened in previews on Thursday and notched the second-largest preview ever with $45 million

Overseas, the film earned an estimated $230 million, making it the 10th largest international opening and the fifth largest worldwide debut with $450 million total.

Fox's animated feature Ferdinand -- featuring the voices of John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Anthony Anderson and Bobby Cannavale -- finished in second place with an estimated $13.3 million. Disney's Coco took third place, earning an estimated $9.7 million.

In fourth place was Wonder, grabbing an estimated $5.4 million. Justice League rounded out the top five with an estimated $4.1 million weekend.

Lucasfilm and ABC are owned by Disney.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated weekend gross ticket sales:

1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, $220 million
2. Ferdinand, $13.3 million
3. Coco, $9.7 million
4. Wonder, $5.4 million
5. Justice League, $4.1 million
6. Daddy’s Home 2, $3.8 million
7. Thor: Ragnarok, $2.98 million
8. The Disaster Artist, $2.6 million
9. Murder on the Orient Express, $2.47 million
10. Lady Bird, $2.1 million

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Disney(LOS ANGELES) -- If you can't get enough of BB-8 -- the rolling droid that first captured geeks' hearts in The Force Awakens and returns in The Last Jedi -- you're in luck. 

The company Spin Master has created a nearly full-sized BB-8, which looks and acts as if it rolled right out of that galaxy far, far away. 

Even for the special effects wizards at Lucasfilm, getting the droid to roll and "act" on his own was once impossible. On The Force Awakens, it took a combination of puppeteering and other tricks to get him to move onscreen.  But after that movie was done, the special effects team managed to make a functioning BB that could roll around without wires or puppeteers.

The new and improved droid made a surprise debut at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in 2015: fans there, who assumed BB was a computer-generated character, flipped when a "practical" BB rolled out onstage.  Now, Spin Master has taken all that capability -- and more -- and crammed it into their nearly 1:1 scale Hero Droid BB-8.

Not only can the toy be driven with remote control, but it interacts with its surroundings, complete with the droid's sounds and mannerisms from the movies.  There are even voice controls and a Follow Me mode, meaning the little droid can dutifully roll behind you on all your adventures, just like the one from the movies.

The Hero Droid BB-8 is now in stores, just in time for the holidays.

Star Wars is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Disney(LOS ANGELES) -- The holidays are here for Star Wars fans: The Last Jedi, the latest film in the epic series, is in theaters now.

All eyes will be on the late Carrie Fisher in her final Star Wars performance as Princess-turned-General Leia. Fisher died last December shortly after completing work on the film.

"Oh, she's incredible in the movie, man, she's so good," writer/director Rian Johnson says. "Her performance is so emotional, and there are some moments in it, obviously we didn't know it was a farewell performance when we were filming it, but I think there are some moments that are going to mean a lot to fans."

Actor Domhnall Gleeson tells ABC Radio that although Fisher is gone, she's not forgotten.

"She was a wonderful - ah, was man, that's sad. She was a wonderful woman," he says. "And her work lives on and her spirit lives on with her daughter, and the good she did in the world. It's amazing."

While fans will have their eyes on Fisher, Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger will have his eyes on something else also.

"I will be watching the box office constantly," Iger tells ABC Radio. "Not nervously, 'cause I'm pretty convinced that it's going to do extremely well...but I will be watching, it's just that important to the company."

You can understand why: Disney acquired the Star Wars creator George Lucas' Lucasfilm company in 2012 for $4.05 billion and released The Force Awakens in 2015. That year, Variety reported The Force Awakens was the highest-grossing film in the history of Walt Disney Studios, domestically. The movie reportedly grossed $936.7 million in North America, and more than $2 billion total worldwide -- and that doesn't include the merchandising of everything from jewelry to toys to clothing, which raked in hundreds of billions since the Lucas deal was signed. 

Disney is the parent company of ABC News.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

ABC Image Group LA(NEW YORK) -- The last time Matt Damon spoke about Harvey Weinstein, he was criticized online for first claiming to be unaware of Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, and then seemingly contradicting himself.

Well, Damon may once again face criticism over a new chat with ABC News' Popcorn with Peter Travers.

In the interview with Travers, Damon celebrates the "wonderful," "watershed moment" of women coming forward to confront their alleged abusers, but he's urging caution. 

"[Y]ou know, there’s a difference between patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right?" Damon said. "Both of those behaviors need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn’t be conflated."

The actor added, "We’re so energized to kind of get retribution, I think. And we live in this culture of outrage and injury, and we’re going to have to correct enough to kind of go, 'Wait a minute. None of us came here perfect.' Like, what's the point of us being here if not to improve, you know?"

As an example, Damon cited Louis C.K., who confirmed accusations he'd pleasured himself in front of various women.

"I don’t know all the details," Damon admitted, "but I did see his statement...he said, 'I did these things. These women are all telling the truth.' And I just remember thinking, 'Well...we can work with that,'" you know what I mean?"

In October, Damon told Good Morning America that he knew Weinstein was a bully, but claimed not to know of the serious assault accusations against the producer.  However, during the same interview, he said he'd heard years ago that Weinstein allegedly repeatedly tried to pressure Gwyneth Paltrow into sex.

"I knew the story about Gwyneth from Ben [Affleck], because he was with her..." Damon said. 

Though a rep, Weinstein denied all accusations of non-consensual sex.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Three more women have come forward to accuse Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct in an article published by Variety  on Thursday.

One, Cori Thomas, alleges that the actor exposed himself to her in a hotel room while she was a 16-year-old high school student; another, Melissa Kester, claims that Hoffman assaulted her while recording audio for the movie Ishtar; a third woman, who declined to be named, claims that Hoffman assaulted her and, according to the magazine, "manipulated her into a subsequent sexual encounter that left her compromised."

Hoffman did not comment for the Variety story, but the magazine notes that the actor's attorney sent a letter to Variety's owner, Penske Media Corp., calling the accusations "defamatory falsehoods."

In November two women accused Hoffman of sexual harassment in separate articles in The Hollywood Reporter and Variety.

At the time the actor issued a statement to The Hollywood Reporter saying, "I have the utmost respect for women and feel terrible that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation. I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am."

In a statement to ABC News, Melissa Kester confirms the details of the Variety article and says she hadn't planned to speak out, but after she reached out to Anna Graham Hunter, one of the women who'd accused Hoffman in November, she changed her mind.

"She told me how others had done the same, and revealed their stories," Kester says in her statement. "Anna told me about the others’ pain, the terrible impact the abuse had on their lives, all without revealing their names or specifics. Somehow I felt more upset about what had happened to them, than what happened to me."

"It became clear that without my going public the reporter would be unable to publish their stories," she continues. "They needed two women on the record. Cori Thomas had already stepped up and now it was my turn."

Kester notes, "It was my teenage daughter who gave me the last shot of courage - 'Mom, you have to do it for the sisterhood.' So I did."

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for DIFF(LOS ANGELES) -- Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock is stepping down from the production company he co-founded after publication of a confession on Twitter Wednesday in which he admitted to sexually harassing an employee and to being accused of having sex with a woman who "believed she'd been raped," reports IndieWire.

Jeremy Chilnick, co-founder of the company, Warrior Poets, and partner Matthew Galkin, issued a statement saying, "On behalf of Warrior Poets, we as partners have always supported our company and its endeavors. As of today, Morgan Spurlock will be stepping down effective immediately. We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company."

The company's Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!, directed by Spurlock, debuted in September at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

ABC/Adam Rose(LOS ANGELES) -- They're back! The cast of ABC's groundbreaking, Emmy-winning family sitcom Roseanne will return to the network in an hour-long premiere on Tuesday, March 27 at 8 p.m. Eastern time. The subsequent eight episodes will air Tuesday nights at 8:30 p.m.

The gang's all here: the revival series again stars Roseanne Barr as Roseanne Conner, John Goodman as Dan Conner, Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris, Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner-Healy, Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner, Michael Fishman as D.J. Conner. The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki, who used to play David, Darlene's guy back in the day, will reportedly also appear.

Even Sarah Chalke, who played the character Becky in later seasons is returning -- but in another role.

The new series also features a new generation of the family, in the form of Emma Kenney as Harris Conner-Healy, Ames McNamara as Mark Conner-Healy, and Jayden Rey as Mary Conner.

According to a press release from ABC, the revival will, "explore life, death and everything in between through the relatable, hilarious and brutally honest lens of the Conner household," adding the, "brilliant cast and crew haven't missed a beat." 

Production on the highly anticipated revival’s nine episodes is slated to wrap today in Studio City, California.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Disney(NEW YORK) -- Even the frigid temperatures couldn't keep loyal Star Wars fans from being among the first to catch the franchise's latest installment, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, when it opened Thursday night in New York City and other select locations, and they weren't disappointed. 

Chris, who made the trek from New Jersey to catch the film, thought it was even better than The Force Awakens, noting this one had "a lot more surprises."

Anna -- also from Jersey -- has been a Star Wars fan from the start, and brought her two kids with her. She enjoyed the "modern twist" of this installment, as well as a "touching tribute" to the late Carrie Fisher in her last role as the franchise's iconic Princess -- now General -- Leia. "I think everybody's gonna enjoy it," she added.

Even Alex -- who admitted this was her first Star Wars movie -- found it "riveting," adding that it had "a lot of action" and "a really great soundtrack."

The second chapter in the latest Star Wars trilogy picks up where The Force Awakens left off, with Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker found in self-exile by Rey, a powerful Force user played by Daisy Ridley. The Last Jedi follows her training under a cautious Luke, while Kylo Ren comes to terms with murdering his father, Han Solo, in The Force Awakens. We learn more about the alien who showed him the dark side: the evil First Order's Supreme Leader Snoke.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens nationwide on Friday. Lucasfilm, like ABC is owned by Disney.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Disney(LOS ANGELES) -- Opening in wide release on Friday:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi -- The second film in the latest Star Wars trilogy finds Daisy Ridley's Rey developing the power she discovered in The Force Awakens, guided by Luke Skywalker -- played by Mark Hamill. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order. John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver also star, along with a final appearance from the late Carrie Fisher. Rated PG-13. Lucasfilm, like ABC, is owned by Disney.

* Ferdinand -- John Cena provides the voice for the titular character -- a fierce-looking bull with a big heart who is captured and taken from his home. Aided by a team of misfits, he's determined to return to his family. Kate McKinnon, Anthony Anderson and Bobby Cannavale provide additional voices. Rated PG.


Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Photo by 2430/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- A day after Salma Hayek wrote a New York Times op-ed piece in which she claimed disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein made frequent sexual advances towards her during the making of the movie Frida, her friend Antonio Banderas, who co-starred in the movie, wants the world to know he has Hayek's back.

"I'm deeply saddened by the terrible events that my dear friend Salma Hayek has made public about Harvey #Weinstein," Banderas tweeted. "Her integrity and honesty as a woman and as an actress make me firmly trust her words."

In her op-ed piece, Hayek described her experience making Frida, her 2002 film about famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, which she produced and starred in for Weinstein's former company, Miramax. She claimed that Weinstein continually harassed and propositioned her, and that he even threatened her life when she rejected him. 

The actress also claimed she suffered a nervous breakdown while shooting a nude sex scene that Weinstein demanded be included in the movie.  Despite all that, Frida, which had been Hayek's passion project, went on to earn six Academy Award nominations and win two Oscars. However, Hayek claimed that Weinstein never offered her another starring role for the remainder of her contract with Miramax.

Weinstein has issued a statement to ABC News via a spokesperson, in which Hayek's claims are specifically addressed, and then denied, one by one. The statement reads, in part, "All of the sexual allegations as portrayed by Salma are not accurate and others who witnessed the events have a different account of what transpired."

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(LOS ANGELES) -- While he's been coy about it in the past -- but never denied it outright -- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has now confirmed that he has his sights on the White House. 

The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star tells Variety he'd "100% consider" a run for president.  However, due to his busy career as one of the highest-paid actors in the world, Johnson says a career change would be a bit further down the road. 

"Realistically, as we go into 2018, when you look at my slate as we’re developing and shooting into 2019 and 2020, the slate goes deep into 2021, so it feels like the realistic consideration would be 2024," he tells the trade publication.

A 2016 column in the Washington Post first floated the idea of a presidential run for The Rock, noting,  "...And he could actually win." 

"It was never something that I trumpeted and beat my chest and ever said publicly, 'This is what I’m going to do,' but as that story picked up, Americans picked it up and there was this sentiment of, 'We're not joking, and we would really love the idea if you would run,'" Johnson tells Variety

"That’s where I’m at right now -- I'm well aware politics is not the business I’m in, so the best thing I can do is continuing to listen and learn as much as I can."

Johnson, who claims to be a registered independent, tells Variety his loyalty isn't to a particular party. Rather, as the man who once wielded "The People's Elbow" as a pro wrestler explains, he's loyal to his fellow Americans.

"I care deeply about our country, and I care deeply about our people – especially now," The Rock says. "Decency matters and being a decent human being matters, and character matters, and leadership matters."

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Disney(LOS ANGELES) -- Oprah Winfrey will be honored with the 2018 Cecil B. de Millie Award when the Golden Globes are handed out next month.

The annual award is given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Board of Directors to an individual who has had, "an incredible impact on the world of entertainment." Other honorees have included Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington.

"For generations, Oprah has celebrated strong female characters on and off screen, and has been a role model for women and young girls for decades. Holding titles such as chairman, CEO and founder, Oprah is one of the most influential women of our time, and this honor is well deserved especially in this 75th anniversary year of the Golden Globe Awards,” Meher Tatna, president of the HFPA said in a statement.

The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards air Sunday, January 7, beginning at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Q93 on Instagram


Playing Now


Q93 on Facebook


Want Some Gossip??


Weather
LinkedUpRadio Envisionwise Web Services