iStock/rarrarorro(WASHINGTON D.C.) -- Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda, 81, was arrested by police with a group of about a dozen protesters Friday after being warned repeatedly to leave the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
Inspired by young climate activists like 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, Fonda recently told ABC News that every Friday while she's in the nation's capital, she'll attend "Fire Drill Friday," a weekly event featuring scientists, celebrities and activists addressing the various facets and impacts of climate change.
Fonda, who has a long career in activism, told ABC News in an earlier interview about her planned effort, "11 o'clock every Friday morning come get arrested with me, or choose not to -- it doesn't matter."
The actress reportedly decided to leave her home and move to Washington for four months, because she wanted to "make a commitment to" the issue of climate change.
"Fire Drill Friday" is a reference to Thunberg saying during a speech at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland in January, "I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is."
In an interview with ABC News Deputy Political director MaryAlice Parks for an episode of of ABC News Live's The Briefing Room, Fonda said that it's the kids who are leading the charge when it comes to fighting climate change.
"And so, grandmas unite," she said. "I want to stand with them and raise up...their message. This is serious...this is a crisis unlike anything that has ever faced humankind."
Jake Giles Netter(NEW YORK) -- In the new Lifetime movie Patsy & Loretta premiering this weekend, Broadway darlings Megan Hilty and Jessie Mueller star as two of country music’s most beloved stars: Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn.
Instead of being rivals, the two singers formed a close bond as they took on the male-dominated music industry of the 1960s together, until Patsy’s tragic death in a 1963 plane crash at age 30.
Hilty, who plays Patsy, says it was “daunting” stepping into such an iconic singer’s shoes, but she was drawn to the film’s portrayal of female friendship.
“It’s written beautifully and it's about two female friends in a positive way,” she tells ABC Audio.
She adds, “You know, so many people like to make movies and TV shows about women who are in fierce competition and tearing each other apart any chance they get. And I really desperately wanted to be a part of something that celebrated what true female friendship looks like.”
Hilty, who rose to fame in the Broadway show Wicked and starred on the TV show Smash, and Mueller, a Tony award-winner for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, also perform the songs for the movie’s soundtrack. Hilty takes on Patsy’s “Walkin’ After Midnight” and “Come on In (And Make Yourself at Home),” among others.
The soundtrack comes out Saturday, the same day Patsy & Loretta premieres on Lifetime at 8 p.m. ET.
Vertical Entertainment(NEW YORK) -- Most people became familiar with Uzo Aduba when she snagged her first-ever Emmy for her first nomination for the Netflix show Orange is the New Black back in 2014.
The actress ended up winning three Emmys playing Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren in the prison drama -- with her first two of those wins coming back-to-back.
Now she's starring in Miss Virginia, a based-on-real life film about Virginia Walden Ford, an impoverished single mother who fought Washington D.C. politicians -- and the city's rough streets -- to better the life of her 15-year-old son and underprivileged kids like him.
Matthew Modine plays a congressman who finds in the formidable woman the fire for fighting the system that he once had. "You know, he's somebody who...sort of felt gave up in the 80s," he tells ABC Audio of his character. "You know, he was a politician who wanted to change the world, and then he realizes that politics are so corrupted. And then he meets this this force of nature."
Incidentally, "force of nature" was just how he described Uzo. "It was such a pleasure to work with her and to meet her. I saw the movie the other day and I don't know whether the performances are coming for female actresses this year, but I think that the race just started for best actress with Uzo's performance."
He adds, "You know, it's a very difficult role to play because of all the things that it is. And she does it with charm and elan and a kind of elegance that that is wonderful. It's just refreshing to see."
Miss Virginia is both in theaters and available on video on demand today.
David Livingston/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Unlike the Internet andAriana Grande, KylieJenner's daughterStormidoesn't think much of her mother's singing.
On Thursday, Kylie shared avideoon Instagram of one-year-old Stormi laughing and dancing to a remix of the 22-year-old makeup mogul singing "Rise and Shine," the song she used to wake up her daughter in an earlier clip that went viral.
"You like it? asks Kylie, to which Stormi replies, "Daddy sing?"
"No baby, that's mommy singing," answers Kylie in return, but Stormi repeatedly demands to hear her father, rapperTravis Scottinstead, becoming more insistent each time.
“Oh, you want daddy’s singing? I’m not good enough?” asks a disappointed Jenner.
The three-word song, posted as part of a video tour of her Kylie Cosmetics office onYouTubelast week, spawned intense online response from fans and went viral, eventually drawing a plea from from Grande to let her sample the song.
ABC(New York) -- With actress Felicity Huffman in the middle of serving a 14-day prison sentence for her part in the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal, buddy Alec Baldwinturned to Twitter to vent his frustrations about it.
"I don’t think anyone involved in the college fraud cases should go to prison. That includes past cases as well," hetweetedon Wednesday.
As for what he believes is an appropriate punishment, Baldwin offered, "Community service, fines, yes. But prison time, no. My heart goes out to Felicity,Bill Macyand their family."
When a Twitter user called Baldwin's opinion "tone deaf," the 30 Rockstarfollowed up, "Community service is better. The demonization of wealth in this country is mind blowing."
He then griped, "A country built on both freedoms and commerce. Now, all success is scrutinized. Merely to succeed, especially financially, invites scrutiny, judgment, abuse."
Unfortunately for Baldwin, his followers aren't sparing any sympathy for his friend and vehemently disagree with his point of view.
The Varsity Blues scandal is one of the largest college cheating scams ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice. About 50 people, including Huffman, are accused of buying their children's way into college.
Huffman was convicted of paying $15,000 to have a third party rig her daughter’s SAT score and sentenced to 14 days in prison. She was also fined $40,000 and must complete 250 hours of community service.
ABC Radio/Steve Iervolino(NEW YORK) -- Queen Elsa and Princess Anna will be voiced by real life family members in the Hindi version of Frozen II.
Priyanka Chopra Jonasrevealed on her Instagram Friday that she and her cousin,Parineeti Chopra, will voice the iconic sister-duo in the Hindi dub of Frozen II.
"Mimi and Tisha are now Elsa and Anna!#ChopraSisters are finally coming together for Disney’s Frozen 2." Chopra Jonas gushes. "Can’t wait for you guys to see us… I mean HEAR us bring these amazing, strong characters to life in Hindi."
With the new announcement, it means Disney has successfully added another Jonas family member to its official club. Priyanka's husband, Nick Jonas, starred in theJonas Brothers' Disney TV series Jonas from 2009 to 2010. He also starred in the Disney TV movies Camp Rockand Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam alongside Demi Lovato.
Idina Menzeland Kristen Bellvoice Elsa and Anna, respectively, in the English version. Frozen IIarrives in theaters worldwide on November 22.
Walt Disney Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Maleficent: Mistress of Evilshould make the most money this weekend at the box office. The sequel to 2014'sMaleficent, starringAngelina Jolie,Michelle Pfeiffer andElle Fanningis looking at an opening around $45-50 million, but Jolie saysshe's more interested in seeing people leave the the theater with smiles on their faces.
"You want people to be entertained," she tells ABC News. "You want them to see something they weren't expecting and you want them to laugh a bit and you want them to be surprised a bit and you want them to just have fun."
Jolie also hopes the film will change the way people see themselves and the world around them.
"I would hope little kids -- or anyone who sees this -- and thinks, 'well, maybe, maybe I need to be more my true self. Maybe I need to open up to my true nature and whether or not people around me accept it or feel comfortable with it is not'is not a burden I should carry,'" she explains.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is now showing in theaters.
Archive Photos / Stringer/ Paramount Pictures(NEW YORK) -- The cult classic movie Cluelessis coming back as a TV series -- with an insane twist. First and foremost, the lighthearted spirit of the original 1995 film will be completely washed away and adopt a darker vibe.
Deadlinereports thatWill & Grace writers Jordan Reddoutand Gus Hickey penned the script, which has multiple streaming services, such as the CW, reportedly frothing at the mouth. The reimagined series will reportedly combine the elements of Riverdale, Mean Girls, and a Lizzomusic video.
The reboot series will take viewers on "a baby pink and bisexual blue-tinted, tiny sunglasses-wearing, oat milk latte and Adderall-fueled" ride through a high school where "queen bee Cher disappears and her lifelong No. 2 Dionne steps into Cher’s vacant Air Jordans."
The mystery drama series is currently in the works at CBS TV Studios, who own the rights of the original film and the 1996 television spinoff series.
As expected, fans of the original movie are already giving the news a hard "as if!"
This isn't the first Cluelessreboot news to come out recently. Last year, it was revealed that a new Cluelessmovie was in the works from Girls Trip producer Tracy Oliver and Marquita Robinson, a writer on the Netflix comedy GLOW.
It is unknown if the two projects are related.
Clueless, the 1995 movie, starred Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Breckin Meyer, Jeremy Sisto, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy and Dan Hedaya.
Walt Disney Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Opening nationwide on Friday:
*Maleficent: Mistress of Evil-- The sequel to the 2014'sMaleficentpicks up several years after the first film chronicled the events that drove the notorious Disney villain to curse a baby Princess Aurora. It follows the complex relationship between the two as they form new alliances and face new adversaries. Angelina JolieandElle Fanningreturn as Maleficent and Aurora, respectively. Sam Riley,Imelda Staunton,Juno TempleandLesley Manvillealso return to their previous roles. Chiwetel Ejiofor,Ed SkreinandMichelle Pfeifferjoin the cast as new characters. Rated PG.
*Zombieland: Double Tap-- The sequel to the surprise 2009 horror zombie apocalypse comedy finds original cast membersWoody Harrelson,Jesse Eisenberg,Abigail BreslinandEmma Stone, who played four strangers that meet on the road during a post-apocalyptic zombie outbreak, contending with newer, more evolved zombies, as well as new human survivors, as they deal with their own shaky relationships. Zoey Deutch,Avan JogiaandRoasario Dawson,Luke WilsonandThomas Middleditchjoin the cast for the sequel. Rated R.
Opening in limited release on Friday:
*Jojo Rabbit--Thor: RagnarokdirectorTaika Waititi[TIE-ka Wah-TEET-ee] wrote and directed this satire, set in World War II Germany. It follows the titular character, a young German boy inAdolph Hitler's army, played by newcomerRoman Griffin Davis, whose mother, portrayed byScarlett Johansson, is hiding a Jewish girl in their home. Aided only by his imaginary friend, in the form of an idiotic version of Hitler, played by Waititi, Jojo must confront his ideology. Rebel Wilson,Stephen Merchant,Alfie AllenandSam Rockwellalso star. Rated PG-13.
*The Lighthouse--Willem DafoeandRobert Pattinsonstar in this black & white horror film about two keepers of a remote lighthouse who begin to lose their sanity and become threatened by their worst nightmares. Rated R.
ABC, ABC/Lou Rocco(VANCOUVER, B.C.) -- In a tweet touting the importance of voting for green climate policy in his native Canada's elections on Monday, Ryan Reynolds buried some other big news by confirming he and wife Blake Lively have a third girl.
Prior to this, the couple only confirmed that they'd had a third child on October 4. Deadpool star Reynolds, 42, and actress Lively, 32, are also parents to daughters James, 4½, and Inez, 2½.
"I love B.C.," tweeted Reynolds, captioning a photo of he and Lively in a forest, with the actor holding the new baby in a chest carrier between them. The baby's face was hidden by a superimposed smiley face, however.
"I want my daughters to experience the same natural playground I grew up in," Reynolds posted.
"On Oct. 21, the candidate you vote for will SHAPE CLIMATE POLICY. I'm proud of the climate progress made the last 4 years." Click http://Elections.ca for voting info," the actor said, before adding the hashtag #Capilano, referring to their picturesque pic's apparent setting.
Netflix(LOS ANGELES) -- In a tweet on Wednesday, Netflix claimed that 64 million households viewed the third season of Stranger Things in its first four weeks on the streaming service, its best numbers to date.
Unlike Nielsen viewer numbers, Netflix's audience measurements and their methods aren't available for independent verification, but that being said, the show is unquestionably a phenomenon -- one that took co-star Matthew Modine by surprise, he tells ABC Audio.
The actor played Dr. Brenner, otherwise known as Papa, who performed horrific experiments on Millie Bobby Brown's "11" -- and who apparently met his end at the claws of another horrible creation.
"I was in Italy and and that's where I started to experience with people, you know, Italians yelling at me, 'Papa!' And I thought, 'How did they know my son and my daughter call me Papa?' Because we were there when that when the first season one broke. And it was -- I'd never experienced anything like that, and I mean, I've got a career that spans almost 40 years."
Stranger Things, which is set in the 80s, follows a group of kids -- played by Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Brown -- who encounter supernatural events in their seemingly ordinary town of Hawkins, Indiana.
Modine says of the young cast, "I only I can compare it to...The Beatles or something, you know, that wherever they go, there are screaming rabid fans...that come to see them."
Netflix has announced that the hit series has been renewed for a fourth season.
Modine will be seen next in the based-on-real-life drama Miss Virginia, starring Orange Is the New Black Emmy-winner Uzo Aduba, coming to theaters and video-on-demand services Friday.
ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Amanda Byneswas apparently in talks to compete on this season's Dancing with the Stars and almost joined this year's lineup. Almost.
Entertainment Tonight reports that the 33-year-old actress has been offered a spot on the show every year, but always passed. A source told ET that this year, however, "She entertained the conversation more than other times."
The source claims DWTS sweetened the deal this year by being more accommodating and ponying up more cash. Despite the new and improved offer, Amanda passed again.
The source claims, "In the end, it’s not the type of comeback she’s looking for. If she were to go back into showbiz, she'd want to have a steady acting role."
Bynes talked with PAPER magazine about a potential comeback last year and said she wanted to act again.
This is the first year Bynes has a little more control over the comings and goings in her life. Now that she's moved on from rehab and into a sober home, she isn't restricted by curfews. So, it is possible that we'll see some casting news about her soon.
As for seeing her do a Viennese Waltz on DWTS? Not so much.
Universal Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- Turns out Emilia Clarke wasn't acting when making all those heart eyes at Last Christmas co-star Henry Golding. She admits she had a big fat crush on him, which explains their crazy chemistry.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the Game of Thrones star revealed she was smitten the second she first laid eyes on him when watching Crazy RichAsians. When he first came on screen, the actress said the first thing that came to her mind was,"Aw, god! Good Lord, that's the single most attractive man I've ever seen in my life."
It turns out Crazy Rich Asians did more for Golding than win him Emilia's heart. Director Paul Feig said that Golding wasn't exactly on the studio's radar when casting Last Christmas.
"The studio didn't know if he was going to be a star or not. Finally when Crazy Rich opened and did so well, it was like, 'Hey, I got a great guy for this role,' and then here comes Henry," Feig revealed to ET.
Last Christmas, which features music by the late George Michael -- who gave the film his blessing before his untimely death -- opens in theaters November 8.
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.(NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Anistonhas been on Instagram all of one day and she's already picked up a whopping 10 million-plus followers as of Wednesday night.
Aniston'sfirst photo, a group shot of the entireFriendscast that temporarily crashed the platform, picked up a million followers in just five hours and 16 minutes, setting a Guinness World Record. That number has swelled to more than 11 million as of early Thursday.
"Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM," read the caption.
TheHorrible Bossesstar broke the record previously set byPrince HarryandMeghan Markle, whose @sussexroyal account reached 1 million followers in five hours and 45 minutes earlier this year.
In asecond poston Wednesday, the 50-year-old actress made fun of temporarily crashing Instagram with a short video from her upcoming Apple TV series,The Morning Show, in which she stares at her phone beforeslamming it down in disgust.
“I swear I didn’t mean to break it,” she captioned the clip. “Thank you guys for the kind, glitchy welcome."
Aniston's first post comes ahead of the November 1 launch of her new Apple TV show,The Morning Show, co-starringSteve CarellandReese Witherspoon.