Jon Pardi cleans up real nice in his sexy new video for “Dirt on...

ABC/Image Group LAJon Pardi is hoping to boost his “Dirt on My Boots” single to the top of the charts with the release of a sexy video. The clip, streaming on YouTube, intercuts shots...

Jordan Peele thought his directorial debut “Get Out” would “never get made”

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- Jordan Peele has taken a step behind the camera in his directorial debut, Get Out. But sketch-comic-turned-director says he wasn't sure that the racial horror movie, which has been years in the...

Here’s the country music connection at Sunday night’s Academy Awards

ABC/Image Group LAIf you don't want to watch the Academy Awards this Sunday night because no country stars are involved, it turns out you're wrong...sort of. Chris Stapleton contributed the song “Outlaw...

Oprah Winfrey explains why she didn’t want kids: “I am a mother to the...

Getty Images/Gallo Images(LONDON) -- Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has been very open in the past on why she didn't have any children, and in a new interview with Good Housekeeping UK, she explains that the young women she...

“Logan” star Hugh Jackman says he hopes Wolverine “will never leave me”

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(LOS ANGELES) -- Hugh Jackman rose to stardom playing the iconic Logan/Wolverine character in 2000's X-Men. At the time, Jackman was a substitute for actor Dougray Scott, who had been cast but then dropped out.  Seventeen...

Emma Watson the “Belle” of the ball at UK “Beauty and the Beast” premiere

Getty Images/Dave J. Hogan(LONDON) -- Last night, Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and their co-stars in the live-action retelling of Disney's Beauty and the Beast attended the movie's world premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square cinema in London, following a...

Darius Rucker goes from hitmaker to “Hawaii Five-0”

ABC/Image Group LAGrammy and CMA Award winner Darius Rucker will get to showcase another talent tonight as he makes a guest appearance on the hit TV show Hawaii Five-0. In the role of Desmond...

Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockLittle Big Town’s album, The Breaker, is out today. But do you remember the group’s break-out hit from 2005 that was their first platinum-selling single? ANSWER: “Boondocks” Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All...

Nashville recap: “If Tomorrow Never Comes

CMTOn Thursday’s new episode of Nashville on CMT, the entire premise of the series changed. Rayna Jaymes was determined to finish a new song on her concept album with Deacon Claybourne, even though...

‘And the winner is…!’ The Oscars air on ABC Sunday night

ABC/Jeff Lipsky(LOS ANGELES) -- The 89th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday night, beginning 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC. The network's red carpet...

‘Shark Tank’ to cross $100-million milestone tonight

ABC/Patrick Ecclesine(NEW YORK) -- On Friday's episode of ABC's Shark Tank, the hit show's investors -- Mark Cuban, Daymon John, Kevin "Mr. Wonderful" O'Leary, Barbara Corcoran, and Robert Herjavek -- cross a major milestone: the...

‘Get Out,’ ‘Collide’ and ‘Rock Dog’ among this week’s new movie releases

Universal(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide today: * Get Out -- British actor Daniel Kaluuya and Girls star Allison Williams play an interracial couple who visit her mysterious family...

Little Big Town launches 7th studio album “The Breaker” with rare Ryman residency

Capitol NashvilleEarlier this week Little Big Town took their Taylor Swift-penned power ballad "Better Man" to the top of the charts. To end the week the group will find themselves launching their 7th studio album...

Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLuke Bryan might have over indulged just enough to get himself in trouble after singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl recently. Luke met legendary Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps during the game and...

Justin Moore will make his late-night TV debut on March 7

ABC/ Image Group LAJustin Moore has scored six number-one songs on the country airplay charts. He’s had Gold-level album sales. Three of those discs have debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country...

“You get a degree! You get a degree!” Oprah to speak at Skidmore Graduation

OWN(NEW YORK) -- Oprah Winfrey will be a speaker at the graduation ceremony for a New York state college that some graduates of her South African school attended. The Skidmore College website says the author, actress and former talk show...

Brett Young gets advice from Luke Bryan prior to joining his tour

BMLG RecordsFebruary has brought a bunch of firsts for rising artist Brett Young. On February 10, Brett released his self-titled debut album, and tonight, he joins his first major tour as he heads out...

Homer Simpson inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

FOX(NEW YORK) -- The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, will feature a very familiar face during its Hall of Fame Classic Weekend on May 27: none other than Homer Jay Simpson. The...

Three of Glen Campbell’s classic late-’60s albums being reissued on vinyl next month

Kristin BurnsThree of Glen Campbell's early albums that helped establish the Country Music Hall of Fame member as a musical icon -- 1967's Gentle on My Mind, 1968's Wichita Lineman and 1969's Galveston --...

See four minutes of “Alien: Covenant” in “Last Supper” teaser

20th Century Fox - 2017(LOS ANGELES) -- 20th Century Fox had already been teasing single frames of its upcoming thriller Alien: Covenant, but now it's gone the opposite way -- and released a full, four...

Kelsea Ballerini pumped, literally, about having a personal trainer on the Thomas Rhett tour

ABC/Image Group LAThe 2017 Home Team Tour featuring headliner Thomas Rhett has at least one female player. Kelsea Ballerini says she's really looking forward to being his opening act. "He's on fire. He's the hottest...

Live with Kelly’s annual After Oscars Show features Ripa, Ryan — and whomever else...

(NEW YORK) -- After the Academy Awards on ABC Sunday night, you can see what the winners look like -- and sound like -- after their big night on Live with Kelly's annual After Oscar Show,...

Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date five years ago, Carrie Underwood released what would become her 12th #1 single. Co-written by Carrie, the tune became an anthem for girls who had a penchant for dating...

How ‘Moonlight’ became the little film that could and made it to the Oscars

Photo by David Bornfriend, courtesy of A24(NEW YORK) -- Perhaps no one is more surprised by the success of Moonlight than the director, Barry Jenkins.The film is nominated for eight Academy Awards, including best...

Sinead O’Connor apologizes to Arsenio Hall over Prince drugs claim; Hall drops lawsuit

BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Remember last year, when singer Sinead O'Connor claimed Arsenio Hall had supplied drugs to Prince?  And then Arsenio sued Sinead?  Regardless, it's all been settled now. To recap: Shortly after...

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ coming to digital next month

Disney/Lucasfilm(NEW YORK) -- You won't have to wait much longer to snag a home copy of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  It's coming to digital HD and DVD next month. A trailer released Tuesday...

It’s just opening day, but Thomas Rhett’s already knocking it out of the park...

ABC/Image Group LAToday marks a major milestone in Thomas Rhett's career, as he launches his very first headlining tour. Touted as one of Rolling Stone's most anticipated tours of the year, the 2017 Home...

Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockNeal McCoy will kick off this summer’s 41st annual Jamboree in the Hills music festival in Belmont County, Ohio July 12 with a free concert. Other headliners for the four days...

Taylor Swift scores a new #1 Hit…on the country chart

Jason Merritt/LP5/Getty Images for TASTaylor Swift's been out of the country music game for a while, but she's still got the magic touch when it comes to penning country hits. "Better Man," a song written...

Dan + Shay had one big dream come true at recent Ryman Auditorium show

Warner Music NashvilleThe pews of the Mother Church weren’t used much on Tuesday night as Dan + Shay kept the crowd on their feet during the duo’s sold-out show at Nashville’s most iconic music...

Survey: Trump & Clinton supporters watch the Oscars very differently

ABC/Jeff Lipsky(LOS ANGELES) -- During his daily press briefing Monday, President Trump's spokesperson Sean Spicer was asked if POTUS would be watching Sunday night's Oscars, and what we could expect from his Twitter feed if any...

Bindi Irwin posts tribute to late “Crocodile Hunter” father Steve on his birthday

FilmMagic/Gabriel Olsen(LOS ANGELES) -- Steve the "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin would have been 55 today. The late TV show personality and wildlife champion died in 2006 when he was stabbed in the chest by a...

Cole Swindell brought in as Brand Ambassador for Diamond Resorts

ABC/Image Group LAPlatinum-selling Cole Swindell is bringing a bit of that bling to Diamond Resorts International: he's the latest artist to sign on as a Brand Ambassador for the hospitality and vacation...

Tom Hiddleston reveals Loki’s reaction to Dr. Strange in “Thor: Ragnarok”

Marvel Studios - 2017 (LOS ANGELES) -- Tom Hiddleston, about to be seen next month in Kong: Skull Island, will also be in theaters later in the year as Loki, opposite Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Ragnarok.  Also in the...

Jimmy Kimmel wishes he had a time machine to ruin past Oscar shows

ABC/Jeff Lipsky(LOS ANGELES) -- Late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel, who will be hosting the 89th Academy Awards this year, shared how he is preparing for the show in an interview that aired today on Good Morning America. Kimmel,...

Miranda Lambert raises funds to encourage aspiring female songwriters

ABC/Image Group LAYou can now apply for Miranda Lambert's 2017-2018 Women Creators Scholarship at Nashville's Belmont University. Miranda created the program last year to help a female student majoring in music business,...

Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockWhat was Tanya Tucker's first #1 on the country chart? ANSWER:  1973's "What's Your Mama's Name." Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Smooth cruisin’: Florida Georgia Line touring with Nelly this summer

Courtesy of BMLG RecordsRemember when Florida Georgia Line did that remix of "Cruise" with rapper Nelly and it was a massive hit?  Now the two musical acts are teaming up for a big summer...

Ladies kick butt: Female film protagonists hit an all-time high in 2016

Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"; Lucasfilm, 2016(LOS ANGELES) -- Amid complaints from actresses like Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence over pay inequality between them and their male co-stars, there's now a...

‘Moonlight’s’ Naomi Harris reveals her Oscar date will be her mother

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- Moonlight goes into Sunday's Oscars tied for the second-highest number of nominations, with eight -- including one for Naomie Harris. The British actress is up for best supporting actress for...

How Blake Shelton’s late brother Richie inspired his musical journey

David LaChapelle/NBCAs the platinum-selling, award-winning star of The Voice, Blake Shelton is in a prominent spot to influence scores of up-and-coming musicians. But when the Oklahoma hitmaker was growing up, he recalls he...

Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockJason Aldean, Eric Church and Sam Hunt will headline the 4th Annual Route 91 Harvest Festival September 29-October 1 at Nevada’s Las Vegas Village. Tickets go on sale March 3. Best-known for the...

Denzel Washington and Damien Chazelle’s Oscar journeys were paved with doubt

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- Oscar Sunday is just a few days away, and a couple of favorites to walk home with statuettes are Fences director and star Denzel Washington and La La Land director Damien Chazelle.  While directing any...

They want it that country way: Backstreet Boys team with Florida Georgia Line for...

BMLGThe Backstreet Boys are one of the unexpected guests on Florida Georgia Line's Dig Your Roots: they duet with the "Cruise" duo on a track called "God, Your Mama and Me."  Now, both acts have teamed up...

Jimmy Kimmel considers retiring from late-night TV: “I want to go out on my...

ABC/Jeff Lipsky(LOS ANGELES) -- Right now, Jimmy Kimmel is focused on hosting the Academy Awards on Sunday night, but he also has his sights on 2019, when his late-night TV hosting contract...

Miranda Lambert & Anderson East: “Fifty Shades Darker”

ABC/Image Group LAThe first time many country fans heard of roots musician Anderson East was when they found out that he’s dating Miranda Lambert. But lately, Anderson’s been making some impressive strides in his...

Little Busy Town: LBT plans a big week to bring on “The Breaker”

Capitol NashvilleAs they celebrate the chart-topping success of “Better Man” this week, Little Big Town will also be busy promoting their new album, The Breaker. The foursome is set to return to The Tonight Show...

“Back to God,” back to Vegas: Reba’s on a roll

BMLGFor the second week in a row, Reba McEntire is hanging on to #1. Her gospel double album set Sing It Now:  Songs of Faith & Hope remains at the top of both Billboard’s ...

George Clooney says he’s “excited” and “nervous” about expecting twins

David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix(PARIS) -- George Clooney is opening up about becoming a first-time dad. Speaking to the French publication Paris Match, the 55-year-old actor says expecting twins with wife Amal...

Everything we know so far about the untitled Han Solo film

Courtesy Disney/LucasfilmToday, Star Wars shared the first official cast shot from as-of-yet-untitled Han Solo movie, set for release in 2018.The picture features Alden Ehrenreich, who will play Solo; Donald Glover, set to play a...
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