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Monday
Jul302012

Not Child's Play: "Modern Family's" Kid Stars Angling for More Cash

ABC/MARIO PEREZ(LOS ANGELES) -- Now that their adult co-stars have settled a contentious salary renegotiation with a sizable pay raise, The Hollywood Reporter notes the younger stars of ABC's Modern Family are looking for a bump.

Rico Rodriguez, 13, who plays Sofia Vergara's son Manny; Nolan Gould, 13, who plays Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell's son Luke; and Ariel Winter, 14, who plays their middle daughter, Alex, are thought to make similar salaries, and as such could receive similar raises, the trade notes.

Sarah Hyland, 21, who plays the Dunphy family's eldest daughter Hayley, had more credits to her name, so she's likely already making more, the Reporter points out.

As for the adults, sources close to the negotiations say deals for Vergara, Bowen, Burrell, Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson will provide substantial increases over their current third season salaries of $65,000 an episode.

Ed O'Neill was a star before Modern Family, and as a result, was earning more -- about $105,000 for the third season.

One source tells The Hollywood Reporter that with bonuses, the cast will be earning as much as $175,000 an episode for the upcoming 22-episode season.  In exchange for the salaries increases, the cast has agreed to extend by one year, their seven-year contracts.  The stars have also agreed to drop the lawsuit they filed against 20th Century Fox.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Friday
Jul272012

"Dancing With The Stars" All-Stars: Season 15 Cast Announced

ABC/RICK ROWELL(LOS ANGELES) -- The stars, the glittery costumes, the ballroom drama, and of course, the dancing, are all back for a new season of ABC's hit show Dancing With the Stars.

The all-star Dancing With the Stars cast was announced today for season 15, where for the first time ever, previous contestants will return to the ballroom to vie for the coveted mirror ball trophy.

Olympians and former DWTS winners Apolo Ohno (Season 4) and Shawn Johnson (Season 8) will show off their fancy footwork again this season, along with fellow champs from seasons' past: former 98 Degrees member Drew Lachey (Season 2), former Dallas Cowboy star Emmitt Smith (Season 3), Brazilian race car driver Helio Castroneves (Season 5) and soap star Kelly Monaco (Season 1).

[ PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Dancing With the Stars All-Stars: Season 15 Cast ]

Actresses Pamela Anderson (Season 10) and Kirstie Alley (Season 12), French actor and finalist Gilles Marini (Season 8), and former 'N Sync singer Joey Fatone (Season 4), are also among this season's high-wattage alumni in the competition.

Bristol Palin (Season 11), daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and TV personality Melissa Rycroft (Season 8) round out the pack.

Another first in Dancing history, the 13th contestant will be decided by America in an online vote. Fashion commentator Carson Kressley (Season 13), singer Sabrina Bryan (Season 5), Disney Channel star Kyle Massey (Season 11) are vying for people's votes to score the 13th spot in the competition.

Watch ABC's Good Morning America Monday to see Carson Kressley, Sabrina Bryan and Kyle Massey live.
 
Paul Lee, president of the ABC Entertainment Group, announced the new cast at the Television Critics Association conference in Beverly Hills, Calif. The alumni's professional partners were not announced, but will be revealed Monday, Aug. 13 on Good Morning America.

The all-star line-up will hit the dance floor on the two-hour season premiere of Dancing With the Stars Monday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. ET. The couple with the lowest combined judges' scores and public votes for their performance will be sent home in the season premiere of Dancing With the Stars: The Results Show.

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Tuesday
Jul172012

Cast of "Dancing with the Stars'" All-Star Season Will Be Announced Next Week

ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- The cast of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars for the fall season will be announced late next week.

The network previously confirmed that the 15th season of its dance competition will feature past fan favorites. We’ll find out which celebrities will return to the ballroom when ABC announces the all-star cast July 27 at a Television Critics Association press tour event in California.

In the past, ABC has typically revealed the names of Dancing with the Stars competitors on TV, either on Good Morning America or in primetime.

It’s been rumored that Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown and Mario Lopez are among the celebrities who will be invited back into the ballroom.

The all-star season of Dancing with the Stars will likely premiere sometime in September.

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Tuesday
May152012

Cast Agrees: 'Snow White and the Huntsman' Ain't Your Father's Snow White

Stuart Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In a summer of highly anticipated movies, Snow White and the Huntsman is holding its own against avenging superheroes and invading alien armies in terms of buzz. The film, a darker take on the Snow White story, stars Charlize Theron as the evil Queen Ravenna, and Twilight series star Kristen Stewart as the titular heroine -- re-envisioned in this film more warrior princess than damsel in distress.

Chris Hemsworth, who played Thor in The Avengers, also stars as the Huntsman, who is sent to bring Snow White to the queen, but has a change of heart.

Snow White and the Huntsman had its premiere in London Monday night, and the stars made something clear: this is no kid's movie. "It's a kind of gothic, darker more epic version of it, you know?" Hemsworth said. "It's similar to Lord of the Rings and Gladiator more so than the clean Disney fairytale we've seen before."

Oscar winner Theron says the movie "is a throwback to the original darker Brothers Grimm," version of the tale.

Snow White and the Huntsman hits theaters June 1.

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Monday
Mar192012

"Steel Magnolias" Revisited: All-Black Cast Announced

Jesse Grant/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Lifetime has announced the cast of the all-black Steel Magnolias original movie.  In case your memory has faded, here are the stars of the original 1989 movie and the actresses that will star in the contemporary adaptation of the famous Southern drama.

  • Dolly Parton’s beauty shop queen, Truvy Jones, will be played by Jill Scott.
  • Sally Field’s strong willed mama,  ‘M’Lynn’, will be played by Queen Latifah, who will also serve as executive producer of the movie.
  • Julia Roberts' diabetic bride, Shelby Eatenton Latcherie, will be played by Condola Rashad.
  • Shirley MacLaine’s grumpy Louisa “Ouiser” Boudreaux will be portrayed by Alfre Woodard.
  • Olympia Dukakis’ Clairee Belcher will go to Phylicia Rashad.
  • Darryl Hannah’s dippy Annelle Dupuy Desoto will be played by Adepero Oduye.

The movie will be a contemporary TV adaptation of the play and 1989 film of the same name.  It is set to premiere later this year.

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Monday
Jan302012

New 'Dancing with the Stars' Cast Will Be Announced Feb. 28

ABC/ADAM TAYLOR(LOS ANGELES) -- We'll learn next month which celebrities will compete this spring on Dancing with the Stars.

The 14th-season cast will be revealed Feb. 28 on ABC's Good Morning America.  The announcement will take place at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood.

The new season of Dancing with the Stars will begin on March 19.  Iraq war veteran, motivational speaker and actor J.R. Martinez is the reigning champion.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Jan042012

New 'Celebrity Apprentice' Cast Revealed

ABC/Donna Svennevik(NEW YORK) -- NBC has announced the new cast for the upcoming season of The Celebrity Apprentice.

The show, which returns Feb. 12 at 9 p.m. ET, will pit stars ranging from former talk show host Arsenio Hall to Real Housewives of New Jersey's combative Teresa Guidice against each other in Donald Trump's boardroom, with the proceeds going to charity.

Here's the complete cast list:

Adam Carolla, radio and podcast host
Arsenio Hall, comic, former late-night chat show host
Aubrey O'Day, singer, dancer, actress
Cheryl Tiegs, model, actress
Clay Aiken, former American Idol runner-up
Dayana Mendoza, Miss Universe 2008
Debbie Gibson, singer
Dee Snider, DJ and musician, Twisted Sister
George Takei, actor, Star Trek
Lisa Lampanelli, stand-up comedienne
Lou Ferrigno, bodybuilder and actor, The Incredible Hulk
Michael Andretti, race car driver
Patricia Velasquez, model
Paul Teutul, Sr., bike builder, American Chopper
Penn Jillette, magician
Teresa Guidice, Real Housewives of New Jersey
Tia Carrere actress, True Lies
Victoria Gotti, author and reality TV mom, Growing Up Gotti

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Friday
Oct072011

Report: 'The Simpsons' Will Continue, Cast Accepts Pay Cut

Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesUPDATE: Fox confirmed in a press release Friday night that it has renewed The Simpsons for what it called "an incredible 24th and 25th season, bringing the series total to an astonishing 559 episodes."

The network went on to say, "In the words of Homer Simpson, 'Woo Hoo! I outlasted Andy Rooney!'"

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(LOS ANGELES) -- Simpsons fans can breathe a sigh of relief -- it appears the show isn't going anywhere.

According to the The Hollywood Reporter, the main cast members of the Fox show are close to signing a new deal which will allow it to continue, but at a reduced salary for its stars.

Fox had initially stated that The Simpsons would have to go off the air unless the cast -- including Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Hank Azaria and Yeardley Smith -- accepted 45 percent pay cuts.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cast has agreed to a reduction in the $400,000 per episode that they currently earn, but it's not 45 percent.  Fox's demand would have reduced each cast member's per-episode take to $250,000 per episode.

Earlier on Friday, Harry Shearer released a statement saying that he would take a cut of as much as 70 percent in salary if he was given a piece of the show's huge "back end" profits, which include licensing, merchandising and syndication.  But this new deal reportedly does not include any such agreement.  Nancy Cartwright said in a statement on Friday that she wanted to see the show continue, stating, "The Simpsons is a remarkable chronicle of our times.  I've wanted to do this since I was 16!  And I want to keep doing it until I am 86!  Long live the Simpsons!"

The Simpsons is currently TV's longest-running entertainment show.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Monday
Aug292011

New 'Dancing with the Stars' Cast Revealed

ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- A new mix of actors, reality stars, athletes and other celebrities will compete on Dancing with the Stars this fall. Twelve stars were officially named to the cast of the ABC series’ 13th season on Monday night, including David Arquette, Nancy Grace and Ricki Lake. The name that most stands out among the group: Chaz Bono, the first transgender contestant in Dancing with the Stars history.

All of the cast members were in attendance for the live announcement during ABC’s Bachelor Pad. When asked why he joined the cast, Arquette, who split from wife Courteney Cox last year, said, “I’m really looking for positive things in my life, and dancing really makes me happy.”

The cast will perform in the Dancing with the Stars ballroom for the first time on Sept. 19, dancing either the cha cha cha or the Viennese waltz. One of the celebrity contestants will be eliminated the following night.

The celebrities’ respective pro partners have not yet been announced.

Here’s a rundown of the new Dancing with the Stars cast:

* David Arquette, actor and estranged husband of Courteney Cox.

* Ron Artest, Los Angeles Lakers star.

* Chaz Bono, transgender son of Cher and the late Sonny Bono.

* Elisabetta Canalis, Italian model and recent George Clooney girlfriend.

* Kristin Cavallari, former Laguna Beach and The Hills star.

* Nancy Grace, HLN legal analyst.

* Rob Kardashian, reality TV star and brother of Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian.

* Carson Kressley, fashion commentator and former star of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

* Ricki Lake, former talk show host and Hairspray actress.

* J.R. Martinez, All My Children actor who suffered smoke inhalation and burns to more than 40 percent of his body in Iraq during stint in the U.S. Army.

* Chynna Phillips, actress and Wilson Phillips member.

* Hope Solo, goalie for U.S. women’s national soccer team.

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Monday
Aug222011

CBS Announces Cast of 'Survivor: South Pacific'

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- CBS has announced the names of 16 of 18 castaways for the next season of Survivor. Survivor: South Pacific will debut Wednesday, Sept. 14, with a 90-minute edition starting at 8 p.m. ET.  The most notable player appears to be Brandon Hantz, the 19-year-old nephew of former Survivor "villain" Russell Hantz, who has so far played the game three times without winning.

The names of two of the contestants remain a secret for now, but they are said to be former Survivor players looking for redemption.  That was also the twist of last season's Survivor: Redemption Island, in which "Boston" Rob Mariano and Russell Hantz returned -- Mariano ended up winning the season.

Here's a list of the new season's castaways and their respective tribes:

SAVAII:

Mark Caruso

Age: 48
Current Residence: Forest Hills, N.Y.
Occupation: Retired NYPD Detective

John Cochran
Age: 24
Current Residence: Washington D.C
Occupation: Harvard Law Student

Whitney Duncan
Age:  27
Current Residence: Nashville, Tenn.
Occupation: Country Music Singer

Dawn Meehan

Age: 41
Current Residence: South Jordan, Utah
Occupation: English Professor

Jim Rice
Age: 35
Current Residence: Denver
Occupation: Medical Marijuana Dispenser

Semhar Tadesse
Age: 24
Current Residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Spoken Word Artist

Keith Tollefson
Age: 26
Current Residence: Edina, Minn.
Occupation: Water Treatment Tech

Elyse Umemoto
Age: 27
Current Residence: Las Vegas
Occupation: Dance Team Manager

Former Castaway (TBA)
Age: ??
Current Residence ??
Occupation: ??

UPOLU:

Sophie Clarke

Age: 22
Current Residence: Willsboro, N.Y.
Occupation: Medical Student   

Albert Destrade

Age: 26
Current Residence: Plantation, Fla.
Occupation: Baseball/Dating Coach

Brandon Hantz
Age: 19
Current Residence: Katy, Texas
Occupation: Oil Tanker Crewman

Edna Ma
Age: 35
Current Residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Anesthesiologist

Christine Shields Markoski
Age: 39
Current Residence: Merrick, N.Y.
Occupation: Teacher

Rick Nelson
Age: 51
Current Residence: Aurora, Utah
Occupation: Rancher

Stacey Powell
Age: 44
Current Residence: Dallas
Occupation: Mortician

Mikayla Wingle
Age: 22
Current Residence: Tampa, Fla.
Occupation: Lingerie Football Player

Former Castaway (TBA)
Age: ??
Occupation: ??
Current Residence: ??

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