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Tracy Morgan bringing new stand-up comedy to Netflix


ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) -- Netflix has added comedian-actor Tracy Morgan to its growing roster of comedians with stand-up specials.The streaming service announced Friday that Morgan has signed on for a new stand-up special, entitled Staying Alive. The special, which was shot at New Jersey's Count Basie Theatre, will debut globally on Tuesday, May 16.According to Netflix, the show will find the comedian "exploring his fresh take on life, career and mortality" after his near-fa

Mahershala Ali welcomes baby daughter ahead of Oscar ceremony


ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- Actor Mahershala Ali and wife Amatus Sami-Karim became the proud parents of their first child, daughter Bari (pronounced Bar-ee) Najma Ali on Friday. Mahershala first shared the news about the couple's new bundle of joy on Instagram, showing a picture of Amatus holding Bari in her arms.  The 43-year-old star is nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his critically acclaimed role in the coming-of-age drama, Moonlight. He has already won

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 making, would see the light of day. "This is a movie I thought would never get made," Peele tells ABC Radio. "There's a reason we haven't seen a horror movie that tackles the real-life horror of race in a long time, since The-Night-of-the-Living-Dead lon

Oprah Winfrey explains why she didn't want kids: "I am a mother to the world's c


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 mentors are like her kids.Oprah currently mentors 172 girls at the school she supports.  She says they use "my home as their home base" and that, she says, is more than enough for the icon."It is more rewarding than I would ever have imagined. I was doing

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 reception at the historic Spencer House. A short sneak peek of the film that premiered online late last year broke viewership records, and the full trailer also went immediately viral. On Watson's new Instagram a

'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 coverage gets under way at 7 p.m. ET.If last month's Golden Globe Awards are any indication, politics will take center stage at Sunday's Oscars show, and for his part Kimmel tells ABC News you can can expect to hear President Donald Trump's name several times."I'm sure it will come up

'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 estate in this horror film written and directed by Key & Peele's Jordan Peele. Also starring Bad Grandpa's Catherine Keener and The West Wing's Bradley Whitford. Rated R.* Collide -- X-Men's Nicholas Hoult attempts to pull off a drug heist for an eccentric gangster -- played by Anth

'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 100 millionth dollar invested in entrepreneurs' ideas since the show began.Following the episode, a special installment of 20/20 will highlight the show's success, and also feature exclusive interviews with the sharks, and follow-ups about the reality show's bigg

"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 host will be a speaker at the May 20 commencement.  She'll also receive an honorary Doctorate of Letters in the Arts from the private liberal arts college, located in Saratoga Springs, 165 miles north of New York City.The Oprah Winfr

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 Hall of Fame announced that to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the classic Simpsons episode "Homer at the Bat" -- which had Mr. Burns staffing a company softball team with ringers including Don Mattingly, Darryl Strawberry, José Canseco, Ken Griffey, Jr., Roger

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 minute scene of the star-packed sci-fi movie.The movie, which takes place after Ridley Scott's Prometheus, but before his 1979 classic, features a scene familiar to fans of the original: the crew of a spaceship gathering for a meal. In this case, the "last supper" refers to the colo

Live with Kelly's annual After Oscars Show features Ripa, Ryan -- and whomever e


(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, airing Monday, February 27 at 9 a.m. ET.Live's After Oscar Show is absolutely and anything can happen. Executive Producer Michael Gelman tells ABC Radio, "Live is so exciting, and in this day and age, when you can edit things, there's nothing like live to give you that kind of rush...It

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 picture, directing, editing and cinematography. Stars Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris are also up for Oscars in the best supporting actor categories."We didn't make the movie with any expectations," Jenkins told The Los Angeles Times last month. "I remember being at Telluride and Toron

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