(NEW YORK) -- Luke Bryan is Nashville's reigning golden boy. His song, "Roller Coaster," is just one of five singles off his double-platinum album, Crash My Party, which helped skyrocket him to an elite club of country stars who are able to sell out stadiums.
Nightline caught up with Bryan on the road at his record-selling stadium tour in Chicago and also in Florida on his Farm Tour. Bryan's Farm Tour is focused on playing shows in rural communities that might not otherwise have the means to get to the big cities to see his shows.
"My main focus truly with Farm Tour is embracing small communities that aren't used to putting these things on," he said. ...Read more
(LOS ANGELES) -- Actress Elizabeth Peña died of cardiopulmonary arrest, with complications related to alcohol abuse as a contributing cause, according to her death certificate.
Peña suffered from “cirrhosis of the liver due to alcohol,” according to the death certificate obtained by TMZ and verified by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health’s Office of Vital Statistics.
Peña had cirrhosis for “months” before her death, according to her document. ...Read more
(AUBURN, Wash.) -- Police in Auburn, Wash., say they did nothing wrong in dealing with now-deceased actress Misty Upham in the days and weeks leading up to her death.
The Native American actress, who appeared in August: Osage County, Frozen River, and Django Unchained, was found dead in Auburn, a suburb of Seattle, on Oct. 16, more than a week after her family reported her missing.
Since her death, the family has criticized the Auburn Police Department for its handling of Upham and said the department bears some responsibility for her death.
“We believe that Misty’s death was accidental. She did not commit suicide,” ...Read more
(LOS ANGELES) -- Zach Galifianakis tends to give his guests a hard time when they appear on his comedic online show, Between Two Ferns.
This time, he rendered Brad Pitt speechless.
"Tell me what it was like, the first time you laid eyes on Angelina [Jolie]. Was it like one of those classical love stories like when Ross met Rachel?" he asked, referring to Pitt's ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston, and her character on Friends. "You know that show, Friends? Have you seen it?"
With that, he played the show's theme song.
"I like that song," Pitt responded with a smile.
The rest of the video is equally funny, with Galifianakis
(NEW YORK) -- Teresa Giudice will kick off 2015 by reporting to prison.
On Jan. 5, the reality TV star is expected report to a federal prison camp in Danbury, Connecticut -- the same facility that serves as the setting for Piper Kerman's memoir, Orange Is the New Black.
Judge Esther Salas, who oversaw Giudice's federal tax fraud case, learned on a conference call with the reality TV star's lawyers Wednesday that the federal Bureau of Prisons assigned Giudice to Danbury, which was one of the facilities recommended by the judge.
Salas also told Giudice's attorneys on a conference call Thursday that she will not recommend that
(NEWARK, N.J.) -- Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit tax fraud at his arraignment Thursday, as did his brother, Marc Sorrentino.
The former Jersey Shore star will remain free on $250,000 bail. A trial has been set for Dec. 2.
The Sorrentinos have both been charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, according to paperwork obtained by ABC News last month.
Mike Sorrentino, 32, was also charged with two counts of filing false tax returns for 2010-2012, while his older brother was charged with three counts of the same.
Mike Sorrentino ...Read more
(LOS ANGELES) -- The world mourned when comedian Robin Williams died this past August, but undoubtedly none were more affected than his children.
To memorialize her father, Williams' daughter, Zelda, got a new tattoo of a hummingbird on her hand.
"For poppo. Thank you to the incomparable [tattoo artist] @dr_woo_ssc for so beautifully bringing my reminders to life," she wrote on Instagram. "I'll always put my hand out to shake with a smile."
(MOSCOW) -- Tolstoy. Dostoyevsky. Chekhov. Pushkin. Gogol. Gorky. Bulgakov. Tyson?
Former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson has applied to join the Union of Russian Writers, an elite group of Russian scribes that also allows foreign members.
His promoter, perhaps not surprisingly, told ABC’s Tanya Stukalova, he was confident Tyson will be accepted as a member.
Representatives for the Union of Russian Writers were unavailable for comment, but Tyson's promoter said a decision could be announced as early as Thursday evening with a public presentation next Monday.
Tyson last year penned an autobiography, ...Read more
(NEW YORK) -- SPOILER ALERT: Last season on Orange Is the New Black, Lorraine Toussaint guest starred as Vee, a prisoner that shook up the women's federal prison. And although her evil character was killed off at the end of season two, fans have continued to wonder if she's really dead.
"She's definitely taken a hit. She's taken a seriously bad hit. The creator Jenji Kohan believes she's dead and she would know," Toussaint tells ABC News Radio with a laugh, "but I secretly do think [she's alive.] Now it is Vee. It is Vee."
Toussaint says she's humbled that some fans are hoping that she's not quite ...Read more
(NEW YORK) — Kim Kardashian insists there will be no free ride for her daughter North. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star tells the London Evening Standard North will have to pay her own way when she gets older, just like she did.
The 34-year-old reality star reveals that in spite of her family's wealth, she worked at a clothing store while she was in school. If she wanted designer clothes, Kim had to save up her money, and she'd like Nori to "work for what she wants" ...Read more
(NEW YORK) -- That high-pitched sound you may have heard Wednesday afternoon was the collective squeal of millions of geeks after a teaser to Avengers: Age of Ultron leaked online. Marvel quickly -- and cheekily -- responded to the leaked footage with a two-word tweet, "Dammit, Hydra," and by releasing the full-resolution version of the trailer.
Age of Ultron sees Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark enacting a peacekeeping program utilizing drone versions ...Read more
(NEW YORK) — St. Vincent isn’t a particularly complex story. In fact, it’s quite simple. Bill Murray’s Vincent is a different story entirely.
When we first meet Vincent of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, we quickly learn he doesn’t have enough money to pay off any of his debts, which include his bar tab, gambling arrears, and money owed for services rendered by his favorite pregnant Russian prostitute, Daka, played by the vastly underrated Naomi Watts (just two Oscar nominations is not enough). There’s also the matter of Vincent’s manner: it’s awful.
While passed out ...Read more
(LOS ANGELES) -- When Matthew McConaughey was considering taking the role of a father and former astronaut in the science-fiction movie Interstellar, he says he thought of his son Levi.
"He was into space and I would explain things in the solar system and how we got on the moon and all these things, and [he'd have] these young, wondrous eyes trying to, you know, work this out in his head," McConaughey said. "That was the main gut reason why I had to do this film."
The Oscar winner appears alongside fellow Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway and Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain in the Christopher Nolan film. They all sat down for an interview recently with...Read more
(LOS ANGELES) -- When Lorde was tapped to curate the soundtrack of the upcoming Hunger Games movie Mockingjay Part 1, she found that part of the gig was being allowed to visit the movie's set.
For the singer, the experience was nothing short of "magical."
"In Berlin I had a show and The Hunger Games was shooting just across the road," she told Billboard. "A bunch of their people came over [to my show] -- Woody [Harrelson] was at the show being dragged away, because it was time ...Read more
(LOS ANGELES) -- Some things never change!
Even as a teenager, Kim Kardashian loved the camera.
In honor of the reality TV star's 34th birthday, Entertainment Tonight released footage of Kardashian celebrating her eighth-grade graduation with mom Kris Jenner and her sister Kourtney -- and she was very vocal about how well-liked she was.
"I'm the dopest on the ropest person in this class. I'm dope on a rope," she said in the video. "Everyone loves me because I'm so popular and everyone loves me!"...Read more