Search

Friday
Sep042015

Beyonce's Loved Ones Dedicate Songs in Honor of Her Birthday

Columbia Records(NEW YORK) -- Friday, September 4, marks Beyonce's 34th birthday. But what do her loved ones get for a woman that has everything? A touching song dedication, of course. 

"In honor of her birthday, Beyoncé’s loved ones dedicate the songs that narrate their most cherished moments with her," the post reads on Bey's official website.

First up on the list is Bey's mother, Tina Knowles, who selected Stephanie Mills' "Home."

"One of both our favorite songs. I remember you singing at the Peoples' Workshop when you were just nine years old. You brought the house down and got a standing ovation and all," Tina recalls. "You did a spin and would up backwards and then -- in what became 'True Beyonce Fashion' -- you made it part of your act. The show must always go on!"

Beyonce's father, Mathew Knowles, picked "Here I Go Again" by Smokey Robinson since it was the song he used to sing when Beyonce was still in her mother's stomach. "After you were born, you would stop crying immediately when I sang it to you and your eyes would light up," he says.

Bey's sister, Solange, decided on Kim Burrell's "Holy Ghost," since it represents "one of the best moments in my life." Solo comments, "My sister, humming this with me softly, being the calming beautiful spirit she is, making everything that resided in that moment filled with love."

Beyonce's husband, Jay Z, picked "Yellow" by Coldplay, saying it reminds him of their vacations. "So many legendary nights. It represents vulnerability; its us in our own world, away from work and totally lost in love. 'For you, I'll bleed myself dry.'"

Even Beyonce's daughter, Blue Ivy, picked out a song: "Party of Your World" by Jodi Benson from theLittle Mermaid.  "Mommy you sung this to me all the time," baby Blue commented. "Happy Birthday, Mommy!"

Others who selected tribute songs include Beyonce's Destiny Child band mates Kelly Rowland andMichelle Williams; her mother-in-law, Gloria Carter; her cousin, Angie Beyince; her nephew, Juelz Smith; brother-in-law Alan Ferguson; and Kelly's husband, Tim Witherspoon.

Beyonce will celebrate her 34th birthday Saturday by headlining at her husband's Made In America Festival on Saturday in Philadelphia.

Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Friday
Sep042015

Melissa Rivers Remembers Joan Rivers on Anniversary of Her Death

Brian Bowen Smith/E!(LOS ANGELES) -- Melissa Rivers paid tribute to her iconic mother, Joan, in the best way possible Thursday night, remembering her best jokes over the years.

During the special titled Celebrating Joan, E! highlighted Joan's best interviews and segments on Fashion Police, featuring with the likes of Miss Piggy, Martha Stewart, Kris Jenner and others.

"Not only did I never know what was going to come out of my mother's mouth, neither did the stars who were brave enough to sit in the hot seat," Melissa noted before a montage of celebrity guests was shown.

The tribute also featured beautiful words from Melissa. "We are remembering her the only way she would have wanted, and that's through laughter," she said.

Then, came the jokes about Joan. "Some parents never talked to their kids about sex. My mother, on the other hand, never stopped," Melissa continued. "Outrageous was normal for Joan Rivers."

Joan never held back, poking fun at celebrities, so neither did Melissa, who showed a clip of Joan's innocent bloopers over the years.

Joan died last Sept. 4 at the age of 81.

Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Friday
Sep042015

Caitlyn Jenner Opens Up About Dating Life on Season Premiere of "Ellen"

James White/E! Entertainment(LOS ANGELES) -- Caitlyn Jenner is finally coming clean about those rumors that she's dating model, Candis Cayne. The former Olympian, who recently transitioned from male to female, admitted that while she's not focused on her love life right now, Cayne is an important part of her life.

When asked about her dating life on the upcoming season 13 premiere of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing September 8, Jenner says: "Would I like to find a partner in life to share my life with? Yeah, I'm sure at some point. Right now I’m just very busy doing a lot of things and kind of just getting used to where I’m at and who I’m at. As time goes on I’ll deal with that subject."

But when pressed about Cayne, Jenner admits, "Actually Candis is backstage, but that’s a whole other deal. ...Candis is great. We really have a lot a fun and she’s a beautiful woman."

Previously, Jenner said she had only been sexually attracted to women.

During her appearance on Ellen, Jenner also addresses how her family took her transition and explains how her stance on gay marriage changed in that she's now supportive.

Host Ellen DeGeneres also asks Jenner if she missed being Bruce, her former male identity. "Do I miss him? ...Absolutely no, you know why? Because as a woman I can still do all the fun stuff anyway," she replies. "I can still play golf."

Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Friday
Sep042015

Aziz Ansari Offers Unconventional Dating Advice in "Modern Romance" 

Mitchell Haaseth/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Aziz Ansari delivers unconventional dating and relationship advice in his book, Modern Romance.  He's even gone on tour, answering the dating questions of thousands.

Just how unconventional is Ansari's advice?  For starters, there's the Monster Truck Rally Theory for first dates.

"Normally we go out on dates and its these awful resume exchanges," he explained on Friday's Good Morning America. "And the Monster Truck Rally Theory basically came to us [after] talking to this social scientist that is at Stanford.  And he said him and his friends started doing these things where they took women on first dates to monster truck rallys and it ended up being great."

Another theory Ansari details in the book is one named after rapper Flo-Rida, which encourages daters to give everyone a second chance -- just like giving the rapper's new songs a chance.

"At first you hear it and it's like, 'I heard this before Flo-Rida. I get what you're doing here. This is very similar to what you threw out last summer'," says Ansari.  "But then you hear it a few times on the radio, and you're like, 'All right Flo-Rida, you did it again. Let's start dancing.'"

Even though Modern Romance is a hit, Ansari isn't yet sure he'll pen a sequel. "Hey! I just finished this one. I need a little bit of a breather," he said when asked.


ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos

Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Friday
Sep042015

Anne Hathaway Discusses Losing Roles to Younger Actresses

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- Anne Hathaway, who admits beating out older Hollywood actresses when she was in her twenties, reveals in Glamour UK's October edition that she's quickly getting a taste of her own medicine.

The Princess Diaries actress, now 32, is dealing with the reality that she's the one losing out to younger actresses, and she's OK with that.

“I can’t complain about it because I benefited from it,” she tells the magazine. “When I was in my early twenties, parts would be written for women in their fifties and I would get them. And now I’m in my early thirties and I’m like, ‘Why did that 24-year-old get that part?’”

“I was that 24-year-old once, I can’t be upset about it, it’s the way things are,” adds Hathaway. “All I can do right now is think that thankfully you have built up perhaps a little bit of cachet and can tell stories that interest you and if people go to see them you’ll be allowed to make more.”

Anne also discusses her friendship with Taylor Swift, whom she calls a "force of nature."

"She just seems to be following her heart," notes Hathaway. "I met her -- I hope it's OK to say this -- when she and Jake [Gyllenhaal] were together. She was 20 at the time, and we hung out one night. I was like, 'You are a magnificent creature.'"

The full interview will be available October 7.

Hathaway plays the owner of an online fashion site who hires a senior intern played by Robert De Niro in The Intern, opening nationwide September 25.

Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Friday
Sep042015

Are Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner in Marriage Counseling?

Peter Kramer/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were spotted arriving and leaving separately at a marriage counseling center in Los Angels on Thursday, according to the Daily Mail.

Photos obtained by the British tabloid show Garner entering through the front of the building, while Affleck uses the back entrance.

Later, the estranged couple were seen walking together, both smiling. Ben, who drove away alone from the counseling center, gave Jen a ride in his black muscle car.

Back in June, Affleck and Garner announced plans to divorce after 10 years of marriage. They have three children, nine-year-old Violet, six-year-old Seraphina and Samuel, three.

Garner had planned on letting the Gone Girl star live on the grounds of their LA mansion, but is now having second thoughts and may have him stay in a rented home down the street instead, according to the Daily Mail.

After the couple announced they were divorcing, reports surfaced claiming that Ben was involved with their children's 28-year-old nanny Christine Ouzounian. Affleck's rep has denied the allegations.

Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Friday
Sep042015

Kate Hudson Wants Jennifer Aniston on Instagram

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Aniston isn't a big fan of social media, but that isn't stopping Kate Hudson from trying to get her co-star in the upcoming movie Mother's Day on Instagram.

Hudson, 36, posted a selfie of her and Aniston on the set of the movie captioned, "Day 1: Who's that gorgeous lady peekin over my shoulder #SuchFun #GirlsAtWork #MothersDayMovie #LetsConvinceJenToGetOnInstagram."

Based on the photo's comments, Kate's two million-plus followers seem to agree, but convincing Jennifer to come around could be a tall order.

The Cake star gave social media a try back in May when she took control of Living Proof health and beauty products' Instagram account and didn't like the experience.

"I was so stressed out, sweating bullets," she told People magazine at the time. "It was too much pressure."

Aniston, 46, also worries about the effect its having on today's younger generation.

"Kids aren't speaking to each other anymore," she notes. "I was with friends of ours from Vermont and their two kids don't have an iPhone or an iPad. They were nine and 12 and were the most interesting young adults."

"Seeing other kids on their [phones] all the time, it makes me sad," she adds.

Mother's Day, also starring Julia Roberts, is currently filming in Atlanta and centers on different moms whose stories all collide on the holiday. It's slated for a 2016 release.

Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Friday
Sep042015

Ciara & Russell Wilson's Abstinence: 'There Are So Many People Like Us'

Epic Records(NEW YORK) -- By now, you're aware that Ciara and her boyfriend, Seattle Seahawks quarterback  Russell Wilson, are practicing abstinence, but the singer doesn't mind that it's public knowledge.

"You know, when Russell talked about it, he was being honest. For what it's worth I think there are so many people like us," the singer told E! News at the MTV Video Music Awards. "We get to share real things. We're real people."

Ci Ci adds that they're holding off from sex for religious reasons. "I run into different people and they'll talk to me about their journey and their relationships, so I think that's been really cool and it's a healthy thing," she continued. "It's a healthy conversation we all get to have as adults. I'm not sweating it at all."

Since most couples abstain until marriage, Ciara spoke on if they thinking about marriage. "He's the best guy in the world for me," Ciara gushed. "He's my best friend and I just put positive things in the universe. We want to continue having the best relationship and friendship we could have."

Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Friday
Sep042015

It's Force Friday: "The Force Awakens" Unveils New Toys

Buena Vista(NEW YORK) -- Star Wars fans all over the world were treated to a global unveiling of all new toys and other merchandise from the upcoming The Force Awakens film, during a rolling "unboxing" event staged in dozens of cities in countries around the world. 

The event -- and a midnight sneak peeks of the toys -- were ahead of what's being billed as Force Friday: the day when fans can get their hands on the new products. 

Already a hit from his debut at Comic-Con San Diego this past August, the ball-shaped droid BB-8 is making headlines again, thanks to newly revealed scaled-down versions of the plucky astromech that work just like their bigger, big-screen star counterpart.

Two versions will be made available. A remote-controlled BB-8 from Hasbro will be sold exclusively by Target for $79.99, while Sphero, the company that helped bring the 'bot to life onscreen, will be selling a wireless device-controlled version for $149.99.

Good Morning America took part in the fun Thursday, revealing the LEGO Millennium Falcon, in addition to the latter BB-8, and even Jimmy Kimmel got the chance to reveal four items during his late-night show -- including Chewbacca Crocs. "I'm calling them ChewCroc-as, I don't know why they don't," he joked. 

He also revealed helmets based on the First Order Stormtroopers, and with Guillermo's help, revealed the voice of Adam Driver's baddie Kylo Ren via his talking helmet.

A full guide to all the exclusive goodies -- and where to get them -- is available on Star Wars.com.

The Force Awakens, which stars Driver, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, and Daisy Ridley, among others, will hit theaters on December 18. The J.J. Abrams film is being released by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

 

Friday
Sep042015

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Have a Date Night, Minus Baby Silas

Jamie McCarthy/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were spotted enjoying a date night on Sunday, minus their four-month-old son Silas.

The famous couple took in R&B singer Erykah Badu's concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, looking "adorable," an onlooker tells Us Weekly.

“They looked like they were in love and enjoying a night out, just the two of them,” according to the source.

Justin and Jessica  “leaned over and whispered to each other a lot," adds the source. "They had wine and food in their box and were laughing and smiling. They were both singing and dancing along to Erykah Badu. They seemed to be having a good time.”

The former 7th Heaven actress also was on hand to cheer her husband when he joined Taylor Swift for a rendition of his song "Mirrors" during her concert in L.A. last week. Jessica was "clapping a ton and singing along to Justin’s performance," an eyewitness tells the magazine. "She was clearly loving it.”

The couple, who tied the knot in 2012, welcomed their first child this past April.

Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.







ABC News Radio