Everything You Need to Know About Burning Man

Posted on: August 28th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

70,000 will gather in Black Rock Desert Sunday for Burning Man’s 30th year.

Everything You Need to Know About Burning Man

Posted on: August 28th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

70,000 will gather in Black Rock Desert Sunday for Burning Man’s 30th year.

Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender Open up About Very Private Relationship

Posted on: August 27th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

The two actors are very private about their two-year relationship.

Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender Open up About Very Private Relationship

Posted on: August 27th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

The two actors are very private about their two-year relationship.

Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender Open Up About Very Private Relationship

Posted on: August 27th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

The two actors are very private about their two-year relationship.

Drake Buys Rihanna a Billboard to Congratulate Her

Posted on: August 27th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

The singer shared a photo of the billboard on social media.

Upcoming "The Simpsons" Episode Will Spoof Trump University

Posted on: August 27th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

FOX(NEW YORK) — One story line in The Simpsons‘ upcoming season will be ripped from the Donald Trump headlines.

Executive producer Al Jean reveals to TVLine that one of the episodes coming up for season 28 will contain a not-so-subtle reference to Trump University, currently the subject of multiple lawsuits alleging fraud.

In the episode, Jean explains, financial guru Suze Orman, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writing instructor Robert McKee are educators at a school launched by the wealthy Mr. Burns.

“We have a great episode where Burns goes to Yale and discovers, much to his horror, how politically correct it is,” Jean shares with TVLine. “So he starts his own college, Burns University, which is similar to another billionaire’s university you might have heard of lately.”

The report doesn’t say when the episode will air.

The Simpsons poked fun at the Republican presidential nominee last month in an online video that featured animated versions of him and of his opponent, Hillary Clinton.

The new season of the Fox animated series begins September 25.

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Viola Davis Remembers Her Youth As "the Hungry Kid"

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

ABC/Bob D’Amico(LOS ANGELES) — Viola Davis took time out of her busy schedule Thursday to talk about a mission that is near and dear to her heart: Hunger Is, her charity that aims to fight childhood hunger in America.

“We are launching a new fundraising in September,” Davis told ABC News of her charity. “We’re trying to get five million more breakfasts out there. We are doing in-store, online fundraising to get these breakfasts into schools.”

Davis said that in the last three years alone, her organization has raised $12.5 million.

“It’s so important to me because I was the hungry kid,” she said. “I grew up in poverty, but it’s not just poor kids that suffer from food-poor households. It’s middle class. It’s working class…and when you’re hungry, you cannot function.”

Davis also spoke about the “shame” of being hungry, she said.

“If I were to look at my entire childhood, if someone had thrown me a rope of just a meal, especially at the beginning of the day, it would have been my lifeline,” she said. “I can’t tell you how hard it is to talk about the fact that you were a kid that was hungry because it was like your big secret.”

Davis also spoke about her acclaimed show, How to Get Away with Murder, and said simply, “OMG” when talking about the upcoming season.

“It warrants it,” she said. “When you look at every script, every episode, you automatically channel the audience and you know how they are gonna respond. So, I say, ‘OMG!'”

She added, “A new mystery is going to be revealed and I’m telling you, I’m not just saying it to hook you…[even] we haven’t been able to figure it out as a cast.”

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Viola Davis Remembers Her Youth As "the Hungry Kid"

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

ABC/Bob D’Amico(LOS ANGELES) — Viola Davis took time out of her busy schedule Thursday to talk about a mission that is near and dear to her heart: Hunger Is, her charity that aims to fight childhood hunger in America.

“We are launching a new fundraising in September,” Davis told ABC News of her charity. “We’re trying to get five million more breakfasts out there. We are doing in-store, online fundraising to get these breakfasts into schools.”

Davis said that in the last three years alone, her organization has raised $12.5 million.

“It’s so important to me because I was the hungry kid,” she said. “I grew up in poverty, but it’s not just poor kids that suffer from food-poor households. It’s middle class. It’s working class…and when you’re hungry, you cannot function.”

Davis also spoke about the “shame” of being hungry, she said.

“If I were to look at my entire childhood, if someone had thrown me a rope of just a meal, especially at the beginning of the day, it would have been my lifeline,” she said. “I can’t tell you how hard it is to talk about the fact that you were a kid that was hungry because it was like your big secret.”

Davis also spoke about her acclaimed show, How to Get Away with Murder, and said simply, “OMG” when talking about the upcoming season.

“It warrants it,” she said. “When you look at every script, every episode, you automatically channel the audience and you know how they are gonna respond. So, I say, ‘OMG!'”

She added, “A new mystery is going to be revealed and I’m telling you, I’m not just saying it to hook you…[even] we haven’t been able to figure it out as a cast.”

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Florida Georgia Line Performs ‘H.O.L.Y.’ on ‘GMA’ in 360-Degree Virtual Reality

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

This morning Florida Georgia Line headlined a special edition of the “GMA” Summer Concert Series.

Florida Georgia Line Performs ‘H.O.L.Y.’ on ‘GMA’ in 360-Degree Virtual Reality

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

This morning Florida Georgia Line headlined a special edition of the “GMA” Summer Concert Series.

Robert De Niro Is a Gem in ‘Hands of Stone’

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

Find out all of the details about this new film.

Robert De Niro Is a Gem in ‘Hands of Stone’

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

Find out all of the details about this new film.

Jason Aldean Performs ‘Lights Come On’ in 360-Degree VR

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

This morning Jason Aldean headlined the “GMA” Summer Concert Series.

Jason Aldean Performs ‘Lights Come On’ in 360-Degree VR

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This morning Jason Aldean headlined the “GMA” Summer Concert Series.

‘Don’t Breathe’ Is a ‘Near Masterpiece’

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

Get all the details on the new horror film.

‘Don’t Breathe’ Is a ‘Near Masterpiece’

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

Get all the details on the new horror film.

"I’m with You": Leslie Jones Gets Support from Hillary Clinton

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

ABC/Heidi Gutman(NEW YORK) — In the wake of recent online trolling and attacks on her website, Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones is getting the support of a powerful political friend: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

“@Lesdoggg, no one deserves this–least of all someone who brings us so much joy. I’m with you. -H,” Clinton tweeted at Jones Thursday.  The ‘H’ on the end signifies it was tweeted by Clinton herself.

@Lesdoggg, no one deserves this—least of all someone who brings us so much joy. I'm with you. -H

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 25, 2016

Jones was the target of several vicious racist attacks on Twitter, and earlier this week, her personal website — JustLeslie.com, which remains down — was hacked and personal information and photos leaked.  ABC News Radio confirmed the cyber attack is currently being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security.

Clinton, who’s certainly experienced public attacks online and was the victim of a server hack, is one the latest celebrities to join in and show their support for Jones.

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"I’m with You": Leslie Jones Gets Support from Hillary Clinton

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

ABC/Heidi Gutman(NEW YORK) — In the wake of recent online trolling and attacks on her website, Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones is getting the support of a powerful political friend: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

“@Lesdoggg, no one deserves this–least of all someone who brings us so much joy. I’m with you. -H,” Clinton tweeted at Jones Thursday.  The ‘H’ on the end signifies it was tweeted by Clinton herself.

@Lesdoggg, no one deserves this—least of all someone who brings us so much joy. I'm with you. -H

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 25, 2016

Jones was the target of several vicious racist attacks on Twitter, and earlier this week, her personal website — JustLeslie.com, which remains down — was hacked and personal information and photos leaked.  ABC News Radio confirmed the cyber attack is currently being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security.

Clinton, who’s certainly experienced public attacks online and was the victim of a server hack, is one the latest celebrities to join in and show their support for Jones.

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"Days of Our Lives" Actress Kassie DePaiva Reveals She Has Leukemia

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

Paul Archuleta/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Days of Our Lives actress Kassie DePaiva has revealed she’s battling leukemia.  

Thursday, the 55-year-old posted on her website that she has been “quiet lately” because she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in July.

DePaiva wrote, “I know that I have been quiet lately and I want to let you know what’s been going on in my life. I was asked back to play Eve on Days and had begun my exciting return. During the 3-week July hiatus I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and have spent 6 of the last 9 weeks in the hospital. I will continue treatment over the next 3 months.”

She added, “My prognosis is good, I will not likely need a stem cell/bone marrow transplant, and we expect a complete cure.”

Despite the circumstances, DePaiva remains positive.  She explained, “I consider this just a bump in the road. I have amazing prayer warriors, family, and friends that have been extremely supportive and life affirming throughout this.”

DePaiva said that her goal is to be back “stirring up trouble” in Salem soon, and she asked her fans to keep her in their thoughts and prayers.

Her most recent appearance on Days of Our Lives as Eve Donovan aired last February.

Days of our Lives airs weekdays on NBC.

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"Days of Our Lives" Actress Kassie DePaiva Reveals She Has Leukemia

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

Paul Archuleta/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Days of Our Lives actress Kassie DePaiva has revealed she’s battling leukemia.  

Thursday, the 55-year-old posted on her website that she has been “quiet lately” because she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in July.

DePaiva wrote, “I know that I have been quiet lately and I want to let you know what’s been going on in my life. I was asked back to play Eve on Days and had begun my exciting return. During the 3-week July hiatus I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and have spent 6 of the last 9 weeks in the hospital. I will continue treatment over the next 3 months.”

She added, “My prognosis is good, I will not likely need a stem cell/bone marrow transplant, and we expect a complete cure.”

Despite the circumstances, DePaiva remains positive.  She explained, “I consider this just a bump in the road. I have amazing prayer warriors, family, and friends that have been extremely supportive and life affirming throughout this.”

DePaiva said that her goal is to be back “stirring up trouble” in Salem soon, and she asked her fans to keep her in their thoughts and prayers.

Her most recent appearance on Days of Our Lives as Eve Donovan aired last February.

Days of our Lives airs weekdays on NBC.

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Singer Mike Posner on His Road to Success

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

The singer sold his house two years ago to tour in a van.

Singer Mike Posner on His Road to Success

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

The singer sold his house two years ago to tour in a van.

‘Gilmore Girls’ Revival Pays Tribute to Edward Herrmann

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel say Herrmann would have loved new series.

‘Gilmore Girls’ Revival Pays Tribute to Edward Herrmann

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Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel say Herrmann would have loved new series.

Taylor Swift Gives $50,000 to Baton Rouge Food Bank

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) — Taylor Swift has already donated a million dollars to Louisiana flood relief.  Now the pop superstar’s opened her checkbook once more to help out the residents of Baton Rouge.

The Baton Rouge Food Bank posted a photo on their Instagram Thursday showing the staff holding a sign that reads “Thanks, Taylor!”

“@taylorswift donated $50,000 to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank!” the photo’s caption reads. “The #laflood destroyed our warehouse but we are going to shake it off!”

The Salvation Army thanked Taylor as well, tweeting, “Thank you @taylorswift13 for helping us serve the #LouisianaFlood survivors by donating to our relief efforts! #DoingTheMostGood.”

Thank you @taylorswift13 for helping us serve the #LouisianaFlood survivors by donating to our relief efforts! #DoingTheMostGood

— Salvation Army USA (@SalvationArmyUS) August 26, 2016

In a statement to ABC Radio last week via her rep, Swift noted that Louisiana residents “made us feel completely at home” when she and her touring crew launched the U.S. leg of her 1989 World Tour in the state last year.

Swift added that it’s “heartbreaking” to watch people be forced out of their homes, and encourages people to “help out and send your love and prayers” to flood victims.

The widespread flooding killed at least 11 people and damaged over 40,000 homes.

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Taylor Swift Gives $50,000 to Baton Rouge Food Bank

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) — Taylor Swift has already donated a million dollars to Louisiana flood relief.  Now the pop superstar’s opened her checkbook once more to help out the residents of Baton Rouge.

The Baton Rouge Food Bank posted a photo on their Instagram Thursday showing the staff holding a sign that reads “Thanks, Taylor!”

“@taylorswift donated $50,000 to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank!” the photo’s caption reads. “The #laflood destroyed our warehouse but we are going to shake it off!”

The Salvation Army thanked Taylor as well, tweeting, “Thank you @taylorswift13 for helping us serve the #LouisianaFlood survivors by donating to our relief efforts! #DoingTheMostGood.”

Thank you @taylorswift13 for helping us serve the #LouisianaFlood survivors by donating to our relief efforts! #DoingTheMostGood

— Salvation Army USA (@SalvationArmyUS) August 26, 2016

In a statement to ABC Radio last week via her rep, Swift noted that Louisiana residents “made us feel completely at home” when she and her touring crew launched the U.S. leg of her 1989 World Tour in the state last year.

Swift added that it’s “heartbreaking” to watch people be forced out of their homes, and encourages people to “help out and send your love and prayers” to flood victims.

The widespread flooding killed at least 11 people and damaged over 40,000 homes.

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Amber Heard Feuding with Johnny Depp over Charity Donation

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Art of Elysium(LOS ANGELES) — Despite their recently announced divorce settlement, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp are still at odds with one another.

Heard said last week she was going to donate the seven-million-dollar settlement to the American Civil Liberties Union — with a particular focus to stop violence against women — and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, for whom she volunteers.

However, Depp’s spokesperson released a statement Thursday saying that the actor would donate the money directly to the two charities in several installments, reports People. The ACLU and CHLA have already received the first installments from Depp.

But the actress was quick to claim that since the donation is now coming directly from Depp, he will be able to use it as a tax deduction.

A spokesperson for Heard released a statement on Thursday saying that the actress “appreciates Johnny Depp’s novel interest in supporting two of her favorite charities.” She even called it “great and unexpected news,” but maintains that Depp is changing the terms of their settlement for his benefit, and that he should pay a larger lump sum rather than installments.

The statement says, “If Johnny wishes to change the settlement agreement, we must insist that he honor the full amount by donating $14M to charity, which, after accounting for his tax deduction, is equal to his $7M payment obligation to Amber.”

It continues, “Anything less would be a transparent attempt by Johnny’s counsel, Laura Wasser and Patti Glaser, to reduce their client’s true payment by half under the guise of newfound concern for charities that he has never previously supported.” 

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Amber Heard Feuding with Johnny Depp over Charity Donation

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Art of Elysium(LOS ANGELES) — Despite their recently announced divorce settlement, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp are still at odds with one another.

Heard said last week she was going to donate the seven-million-dollar settlement to the American Civil Liberties Union — with a particular focus to stop violence against women — and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, for whom she volunteers.

However, Depp’s spokesperson released a statement Thursday saying that the actor would donate the money directly to the two charities in several installments, reports People. The ACLU and CHLA have already received the first installments from Depp.

But the actress was quick to claim that since the donation is now coming directly from Depp, he will be able to use it as a tax deduction.

A spokesperson for Heard released a statement on Thursday saying that the actress “appreciates Johnny Depp’s novel interest in supporting two of her favorite charities.” She even called it “great and unexpected news,” but maintains that Depp is changing the terms of their settlement for his benefit, and that he should pay a larger lump sum rather than installments.

The statement says, “If Johnny wishes to change the settlement agreement, we must insist that he honor the full amount by donating $14M to charity, which, after accounting for his tax deduction, is equal to his $7M payment obligation to Amber.”

It continues, “Anything less would be a transparent attempt by Johnny’s counsel, Laura Wasser and Patti Glaser, to reduce their client’s true payment by half under the guise of newfound concern for charities that he has never previously supported.” 

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‘Beaches’ Co-Stars Recreate Iconic Scene

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

Bialik and her co-star haven’t seen each other since the 1988 film.