Trump Jr. ripped for ‘liking’ conspiracy theories on Parkland survivors

Posted on: February 22nd, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

Trump Jr. ‘liked’ Twitter posts that contained conspiracies about the shooting.

Trump Jr. ripped for ‘liking’ conspiracy theories on Parkland survivors

Posted on: February 22nd, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

Trump Jr. ‘liked’ Twitter posts that contained conspiracies about the shooting.

Famous ‘Wilhelm scream’ goes silent in ‘Star Wars’ galaxy

Posted on: February 21st, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

“We’re letting the past die, as Kylo Ren says.”

‘Black Panther’ scores highest Monday ever with $40.2M

Posted on: February 20th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

With largest Monday ever, ‘Black Panther’ zooms higher in the record books with $242 million gross in four days

‘Black Panther’ scores highest Monday ever with $40.2M

Posted on: February 20th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

With largest Monday ever, ‘Black Panther’ zooms higher in the record books with $242 million gross in four days

The hidden sounds in ‘Star Wars’ revealed by its Oscar-nominated team

Posted on: February 20th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

The DNA of Skywalker Sound goes back to 1975.

The hidden sounds in ‘Star Wars’ revealed by its Oscar-nominated team

Posted on: February 20th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

The DNA of Skywalker Sound goes back to 1975.

Fred Rogers, America’s favorite neighbor, celebrated in 2018

Posted on: February 20th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

Fred Rogers, America’s favorite neighbor, is being celebrated on the 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of his "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood" with a PBS special, a documentary, a stamp and a feature-length film starring Tom Hanks

‘Star Wars’ sound designers reveal the secrets used to bring BB-8, porgs to life

Posted on: February 20th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

The DNA of Skywalker Sound goes back to 1975.

Slow Sunday in Olympic ratings; another wardrobe malfunction

Posted on: February 19th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

Double-digit loss in ratings for NBC’s Sunday Olympics telecast from Sochi four years ago

Fergie says ‘tried my best’ after national anthem blowback

Posted on: February 19th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

Fergie is apologizing after trying something different with the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game.

Letitia Wright steals show in ‘Black Panther’ breakout role

Posted on: February 19th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

She plays the whip-smart Shuri, teenage sister to T’Challa.

‘The Bachelor’ preview: Arie faces tough questions during hometown dates

Posted on: February 19th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

Arie travels to the finalists’ hometowns this week!

As ‘Black Panther’ shows, inclusion pays at the box office

Posted on: February 19th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

It had a record-setting $192 million debut over the weekend.

Fergie joins this list of those who’ve mangled ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

Posted on: February 19th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

Her performance even caught the attention of predecessor Roseanne Barr.

Fergie’s NBA All-Star Game national anthem confuses, amuses

Posted on: February 19th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

Fergie tried something a little different with her national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game, and not everybody was cheering

Pakistan cricketer turned politician Khan marries 3rd time

Posted on: February 19th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

Pakistan’s cricket legend turned politician Imran Khan marries faith healer, his third marriage

Danica done: Patrick wrecks in final race of NASCAR career

Posted on: February 18th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

Danica Patrick was ready to race for the final time in NASCAR at the Daytona 500

Oops! Don’t forget that miracles can happen in sports

Posted on: February 17th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

NBC burned by declaring winner in women’s super-G before it was over

Oops! Don’t forget that miracles can happen in sports

Posted on: February 17th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

NBC burned by declaring winner in women’s super-G before it was over

Danes start to bid farewell to late Denmark prince

Posted on: February 17th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

The casket of Denmark’s late Prince Henrik is on public display in Copenhagen.

Danes start to bid farewell to late Denmark prince

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The casket of Denmark’s late Prince Henrik is on public display in Copenhagen.

Tears, exuberance as ‘Black Panther’ opens across Africa

Posted on: February 17th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

The film is handing a powerful response to Trump remarks about the continent.

Tears, exuberance as ‘Black Panther’ opens across Africa

Posted on: February 17th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

The film is handing a powerful response to Trump remarks about the continent.

Balancing tragedy with comedy in Netflix’s "Irreplaceable You"

Posted on: February 16th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

Netflix/Linda Kallerus (LOS ANGELES) — Netflix’s Irreplaceable You promises to make you both laugh and cry…maybe at the same time.

The film stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw — from Black Mirror’s Emmy-winning episode “San Junipero” — and Michiel Huisman, who plays Daenerys’ lover Daario in Game of Thrones.  They play a newly engaged couple faced with an uncertain future after a devastating cancer diagnosis, but they handle the tragic situation with humor.  That’s what Mbatha-Raw said drew her to the role.

“It’s like a tightrope ’cause I’m laughing one minute and crying the next and this is a really tricky tone to pull off,” she told ABC Radio at the film’s New York premiere. “Not to take away from the seriousness of the subject matter, but I think this movie is not about cancer, it’s about letting go [and] releasing control.”

Much like her character, Mbatha-Raw had to learn to “let go” during the movie’s “very quick shoot.” She and Huisman had to develop their characters’ long-term relationship in a matter of days.

“We didn’t have a lot of time so I think we both just had to kind of jump in and try and create this relationship that had been going since they were like eight years old, you know?” she said. “So we sort of relied on being really playful with each other.”

That playfulness carried over to her other co-stars as well. Mbatha-Raw, who hadn’t done much comedy before, was thrown into scenes with comedic heavyweights Kate McKinnon, Steve Coogan, and Christopher Walken.

“It was really a master class to be able to be around that energy and I learned so much,” she says. “…There was a real improvisation spirit within, certainly, the group scenes, which I just love.” 

Prepare to feel all the feels. Irreplaceable You debuts on Netflix today.

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‘Black Panther’ stars on the power of telling a story from a black perspective

Posted on: February 16th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

“It’s proving how universal a story told from the black perspective can be.”

Chris Rock confesses his infidelity and being a "bad husband" in his Netflix special, "Tamborine"

Posted on: February 16th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

Netflix/Kirill Bichutsky(LOS ANGELES) — Chris Rock is holding nothing back in his new Netflix special Chris Rock: Tamborine — and that includes the ugly end to his 19-year marriage to Malaak Compton.

In his special, which debuted on Valentine’s Day, Rock opens up about his bad behavior during his marriage and admits he was “not a good husband.”

“It’s f***** up. When guys cheat, it’s like we want something new,” Rock says. “But then you know what happens? Your woman finds out, and now she’s new. She is never the same again. So now you have new, but you have a bad new.”

Rock admits he cheated on his wife with three different women while on the road, but in his special he takes full responsibility for his actions.

“Some of these lessons you’ve just got to learn,” he says. “Like, I brought this s*** on myself; nobody told me to go ho up. I brought this s*** on myself, and you’ve got to learn some lessons — some man lessons.”

Rock continues, “It’s my fault, because I’m a f****** asshole. I didn’t listen. I wasn’t kind. I had an attitude. I thought, ‘I pay for everything, I can do what I want.’ That s*** don’t f***** work! I just thought I was the s***.”

Chris Rock: Tamborine is now playing on Netflix.

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Meet Shuri, one of the stand-out female characters of "Black Panther"

Posted on: February 16th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

Marvel Studios(NEW YORK) — Black Panther is being praised for its cast of very strong female characters — including Shuri, played by Letitia Wright.  The character is the little sister to Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa, the king of Wakanda who also wears the mantle of its fearsome protector, the Black Panther.

Wakanda is an African nation so technologically advanced it has literally hidden itself from the rest of the world.  As the head engineer of the Wakanda Design Group, Shuri’s in charge of all that tech.  She’s also one of the smartest characters in the Marvel Universe, who can intellectually go toe to toe with the likes of Tony “Iron Man” Stark.

Wright tells ABC Radio she’s grateful that her character will inspire a whole new generation of girls to take on careers in STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Incidentally, in the current run of the Black Panther comics, Shuri herself takes over as Black Panther. “If that happens in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that’s cool,” Wright tells ABC Radio, “but where Shuri is right now, you can take her anywhere. You can mix her up with Spider-Man, you can throw her in with, you know, Thor — whatever you want to do with her, she can be there. So the sky’s the limit, really, with Shuri.” 

Black Panther is now in theaters from Marvel Studios, which is owned by Disney, parent company of ABC News.

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Mike Colter talks Luke Cage and why he doesn’t consider him a "black" superhero

Posted on: February 16th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

Netflix(NEW YORK) — One of the ways that Mike Colter is saying thank you — in the spirit of Black History Month — is by honoring those who’ve “paved the way before [him].”

In Good Morning America‘s “On Their Shoulders” series, which honors Black History Month, the Luke Cage star honors several “African-Americans who fought for fairness, equality and representation,” such as legendary actors Hattie McDaniel, Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte,

Colter also honored showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker “the mastermind” behind his Netflix superhero series, the first Marvel TV show “centered on a black superhero.”  Even so, Colter tries not to describe his character as such.

“I never think about him as a black superhero. I just think of him as a superhero. I don’t even think of him as a superhero, actually,” he told GMA. “I kind of just think about him as a guy who’s been given these abilities that really don’t make his life that much easier — and he happens to be black.”

Colter believes it’s not enough that there’s diverse representation on screens big and small.  The actor said Hollywood must shift to a place where it’s offering a variety of roles for black men.

“We respond to the images that we’re seeing every day. And so to the degree that we’re always seeing negative images of black men onscreen — whether it be in a police line-up or being in some criminal activity or being imprisoned — there’s always some reminder that we’re somehow inferior,” he said.

Colter continued, “And so any time that there are people of value, that there are people who are educated, that there are people who will do the right thing, that there are people who are productive members of society, it just sort of helps to balance out the images that we’re always getting.”

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Chadwick Boseman and Letitia Wright dissect the cultural impact of "Black Panther"

Posted on: February 16th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

Marvel Studios(NEW YORK) Chadwick Boseman and Letitia Wright play Wakandan royal siblings in Marvel’s superhero action film Black Panther. Boseman, who plays King T’Challa as well as the titular character Black Panther, says when it comes to the movie’s impact on black culture, he hopes this film will set the new normal in Hollywood.

“Hopefully it becomes commonplace,” Boseman tells ABC Radio. “Hopefully this is something that is not the first time it’s ever happened for a young kid. After people see it, there will be a group of kids who will say, ‘Oh that’s that’s normal.'”

Boseman also adds that the film will help to spark a much needed conversation on culture.

“After seeing this, I think it’s a conversation that happens between people in the diaspora whether you are on the side of the continent [or] you are still on the continent of Africa… and you’ve been disconnected from the continent in some way,” he explains. “It’s a conversation… that has not happened on this stage and in this particular way through art. [It] will allow people to connect in their own way to their specific past and future.”

Wright, who plays Black Panther’s sister Shuri concurs, and speaks to the film “monumental” impact.

“My prayer is that… it can inspire people, it can inspire the young generation, the older generation, and everybody can just feel empowered and united,” she says. “And for the future they can flick back and see this film and know that this film is like a landmark film. The first Marvel… pretty much predominantly all black cast, African superhero film, that’s doing really well. So that can also inspire generations to come.”

Black Panther hits theaters today from Marvel Studios and Disney, parent company of ABC News.

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