ABC Digital

Home » Entries posted by ABC Digital (Page 7)

A Look at Where Manhunt Subject Eric Frein Has Been Spotted

A Look at Where Manhunt Subject Eric Frein Has Been Spotted

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation(CANADENSIS, Pa.) — Accused cop killer Eric Frein, the subject of a massive manhunt lasting for more than five weeks, has recently been spotted twice near his old high school, police said.Schools in the Pocono Mountain School District in eastern Pennsylvania are closed Tuesday because of increased police presence in the area. A police officer spotted a man believed to be Frein on Monday outside the Swiftwater Post Office, but lost contact with the man in the woods. He was wearing green, the officer said.

Police searched the area but didn't find the suspect, who's accused of ambushing two state troopers at the Blooming Grove police barracks Sept. 12, before fleeing into the woods.The post office is less than a mile from Pocono Mountain East High School, where there was another sighting Friday.  A woman out for a walk near the school said she spotted a man armed with a rifle and with mud caked on his face."He had actually turned towards me and that's where you could tell the mud on his face. You could tell the height he was based on the truck he was standing next to," she told ABC affiliate WPVI in Philadelphia."You could clearly tell it was a gun, a rifle with a scope attached to it. It looked as though he was looking for something or looking which way to go. He avoided making eye contact. I had the light shining on his upper half and his face was kind of confusing. This guy was not startled by me."Police had been focused for weeks on a few square miles near Frein's family home in Canadensis, near the borders of Pike and Monroe counties. Since the new sightings, they have shifted their general search area about five or six miles southwest.Blood droplets found on the porch of a home near Cresco were tested but did not come from Frein, police also said Monday.

More ABC news videos | ABC Health News

Follow @ABCNewsRadio

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

The Hilarious Moment When a Man Told Obama, ‘Don’t Touch My Girlfriend’

The Hilarious Moment When a Man Told Obama, ‘Don’t Touch My Girlfriend’

ABC News(CHICAGO) — President Obama found himself in an unusual situation Monday.As he was casting his ballot early in Chicago, minding his own business behind the voting booth, a young man walked by and warned him “don’t touch my girlfriend.”The girlfriend, who was voting in the booth next to Obama, was humiliated, to say the least. “I really wasn’t planning on it,” Obama joked with the woman. “There’s an example of a brother just embarrassing you, just for no reason whatsoever.”“And now you’ll be going back home and talking to your friends -- what’s his name?” the president asked.“Mike,” the woman said.“‘I can’t believe Mike. He’s such a fool,’” Obama said, impersonating the woman.“He really is,” she agreed.Obama continued: “‘I was just mortified. But, fortunately, the president was nice about it. So it’s all right.’”“I am freaking out right now,” the woman said, laughing.The president got the last laugh, though.“Give me a kiss and give him something to talk about,” the president said, as he gave Cooper a hug and a peck on the cheek. “Now he’s really jealous.”But Cooper downplayed the moment.“He gave me a hug and a kiss on the cheek. Just the cheek,” she told ABC’s Chicago station WLS. “Please, Michelle, don’t come after me!”

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

The Bigger the Government, the Happier the People?

The Bigger the Government, the Happier the People?

iStock/Thinkstock(WACO, Texas) -- For decades, conservatives have decried the concept of big government, claiming it hurts personal civil liberties and stifles economic growth.However, Baylor University political scientists Patrick Flavin argues that conservatives may want to rethink their long-standing belief based on a study he did of 50,000 people in 21 countries.The general consensus is that people are happier with big governments with leftist leanings that provide numerous entitlement programs, including welfare.What's more, their personal satisfaction grows when the government actually intervenes in the economy as opposed to the concept of a free market.Flavin and his team insist that they're not trying to start an ideological debate and yet they say that a social democracy is one that makes most of a country's citizens happy.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Moment Mystery Light Streaked Across Night Sky Captured on Video

Moment Mystery Light Streaked Across Night Sky Captured on Video

Illustration. iStock/Thinkstock(HUNTSVILLE, Ala.) — The moment a bright light streaked across the night sky in Trussville, Alabama, was captured on video Monday night.The sighting came as the Earth passed through the debris cloud from Halley’s Comet, which produces the annual Orionid meteor shower.Bill Cooke of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, told ABC News there were "several bright Orionids Monday night, as well as a spectacular fireball over middle Tennessee" that he said broke apart at 24 miles altitude just south of Nashville.While it's not entirely clear what the streak of light captured on the security camera is, it's possible it could be the fireball that Cooke mentions.Sky-gazers were treated to a show as bits of comet dust hit the atmosphere, producing as many as a couple dozen shooting stars per hour, according to Cooke."Meteoroids from Halley’s Comet strike Earth's atmosphere traveling 148,000 mph," Cooke said in a news release. "Only the November Leonids are faster."The shower is named for Orion, the constellation they appear to streak out of, according to astronomers.

More ABC news videos | ABC Health News

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Juror in Polo Mogul’s Retrial Violated Computer Rule

Juror in Polo Mogul’s Retrial Violated Computer Rule

iStock/Thinkstock(PALM BEACH, Fla.) — A juror in the retrial of polo mogul John Goodman was sequestered Monday, caught violating a strict rule against unsupervised computer use.Juror No. 3 was accused of sneaking a laptop into his hotel room. He visited Bleacherreport.com and Fantasy Football at Yahoo.com, according to the juror.Judge Jeffrey Colbath isn’t buying the story.“It may be that he’s being disingenuous when he says, ‘The computer just magically appeared in my room,’” Colbath said.Despite the juror’s violation, the prosecution and defense are allowing him to continue on the DUI manslaughter case.This is the second trial for the multimillionaire, who was convicted in 2012 for the death of Scott Wilson, 23, and sentenced to 16 years behind bars. But that verdict was thrown out because of juror misconduct.Prosecutors say Goodman’s blood-alcohol level was 0.177 at the time of the crash, more than twice the legal limit to drive.Goodman has pleaded not guilty, with his lawyers insisting he was not impaired at the time of the accident, and that his brakes failed.Facundo Paredes, the valet at the bar where Goodman had been drinking, testified Monday that Goodman didn’t seem impaired when he handed him the keys.But forensic toxicologist Dustin Tate Yeatman told the court it’s possible Goodman was intoxicated.“Someone who drinks alcohol on a daily basis could potentially have a significant tolerance,” Yeatman said.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Duchess Kate Makes First Public Appearance Since Announcing Pregnancy

Duchess Kate Makes First Public Appearance Since Announcing Pregnancy

Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) — The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out for a royal engagement Tuesday in London, her first since announcing her second pregnancy last month.Kate, 32, joined her husband, Prince William, in welcoming the president and first lady of Singapore to the U.K. for their state visit with the queen.There were no signs of the health issue that forced Kate to announce her pregnancy Sept. 8, as the duchess dazzled in an Alexander McQueen dress.“She's feeling OK," Prince William said at that time, referring to the hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition characterized by acute morning sickness, that kept Kate out of the spotlight. "[It's the] early days but I hope things settle down and she feels a bit better."The palace announced Monday that Kate, who is believed to be just past the 12-week period, is due to deliver her and Prince William’s second child in April 2015, meaning the baby’s birth will come right around the time the couple celebrates their fourth wedding anniversary.Tuesday, the focus was all on the couple's royal duties as they greeted Singapore's president and his wife at London's Royal Garden Hotel.The two couples then traveled together to Horse Guards Parade, where the Singaporean leader received a full ceremonial welcome, including a carriage procession to Buckingham Palace with William, Kate, the queen and her husband, Prince Philip.Kate was not planning to attend Tuesday’s private lunch hosted by the queen, however, leaving that duty to Prince William alone.Neither Kate nor William will attend the state dinner. Instead, Kate will be at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards ceremony at the Natural History Museum. She is a royal patron of the museum.Prior to Tuesday’s event, Kate, the mother of 1-year-old Prince George, had not been seen in public since Aug. 5, when she attended the opening of a poppy exhibition at the Tower of London commemorating those lost in World War I.The palace announced Kate's pregnancy a few weeks later when she was forced to cancel an engagement in Oxford with William. She has been recovering with the help of her doctors at Kensington Palace, and at her parents' home in Bucklebury.

More ABC news videos | ABC Health News

Follow @ABCNewsRadio

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Study Investigates What Traits Make a Kid a Future Killer

Study Investigates What Traits Make a Kid a Future KilleriStock/Thinkstock(DALLAS) -- Is there any reliable way to predict whether a child will grow up to be a murderer?Alex Piquero, a University of Texas at Dallas criminologist, says trying to figuring that out is extremely difficult.About the only two fact...

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to Five Years in PrisonBryn Lennon/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Judge Thokozile Masipa announced Tuesday.Before announcing her decision, Mas...

ABC News Exclusive: Mother of Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Speaks

ABC News Exclusive: Mother of Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Speaks

Debra Berry(DALLAS) -- The mother of a nurse who contracted Ebola while treating a patient at a Texas hospital says her daughter is focused on recovery, but remains weak since being diagnosed with the deadly virus last week.“She is doing OK, just trying to get stronger,” Debra Berry said of her daughter, Amber Vinson, to ABC News. “We talk to her when she’s not trying to sleep or avoid phone calls.”Vinson, 29, is being treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. She was diagnosed with Ebola Oct. 15, self-reporting to the hospital after registering a fever. Berry says it has been difficult for her to comprehend her daughter’s situation.“I can’t put it into words really, how it feels to have the knowledge that she’s sick and I can’t get to her,” she said.Nina Pham and Vinson were diagnosed with Ebola after providing care to Thomas Eric Duncan -- a Liberian national who later died -- at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Authorities still aren’t sure how the breach occurred. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines for Ebola treatment Monday, promoting head-to-toe protection.Berry wishes the stricter guidelines were established sooner.“It is concerning. I guess more than anything, I’m so relieved that it’s in place now,” Berry said. “It should help ensure that no one has to endure what Amber and what Ms. Pham have had to go through these weeks, and their families.”Berry remains quarantined after her daughter’s diagnosis, but she says she isn’t worried about contracting Ebola because her daughter was especially careful. Vinson contacted health officials after Pham was diagnosed with Ebola, asking whether precautionary arrangements could be made for her return to Dallas, her family said. She had been in Ohio planning for her wedding.After landing in Dallas, Vinson reported a temperature of 100.3 degrees and admitted herself to the hospital.“She wasn’t sick [at the time], and knowing she would never expose me or anyone else to something that would be harmful; I’m just doing what I’m being told to do,” Berry said.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Michael Strahan’s Trainer Reveals How to Get in “Magic Mike” Shape

Michael Strahan’s Trainer Reveals How to Get in “Magic Mike” Shape

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- Want to know Michael Strahan’s secret weapon for getting into ripped, chiseled, rock solid Magic Mike-worthy shape? Meet his personal trainer, celebrity fitness guru, Latreal “La” Mitchell.As a Pro Football Hall-of-Famer, Strahan was already pretty physically fit. But Mitchell has helped transform his body into tip-top shape, skyrocketing his confidence and muscle tone to conquer the silver screen -- shirtless.But that trim transformation doesn’t come overnight, even if you’re a celebrity.“The best weight-loss tip I can give is being patient,” Mitchell told ABC News. “If someone gains weight over the last 10 years, they want to lose it. All of a sudden they want to lose it now. So be patient and start eliminating things slowly, and the weight will definitely come off.”Now Mitchell is giving our ABC's Good Morning America viewers a free personal training session live on the ABC News website, helping to continue the new workout while you watch the series called All-Access Celebrity Workout. It’s another 30-minute livestream workout that you can do right along with us from the comfort of your own home.Take a look at Mitchell’s extra workout tips to keep you in A-list shape:

It's not important how you got to be this way, it's important that you are taking care of yourself now. Break the scale obsession and its emotional and eating roller-coaster -- instead look at how your clothes fit and how you feel. Be kind to yourself -- congratulate yourself on accomplishments and forgive your failures. Renew your commitment to taking good care of yourself every day. "Eat to live, don't live to eat."

As with any exercise routine, if you have any concerns about starting a workout regime, check with your health care professional to see whether it’s right you.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

“Dancing with the Stars” Recap: Jonathan Bennett Gets the Boot

“Dancing with the Stars” Recap: Jonathan Bennett Gets the Boot

ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Actor Jonathan Bennett and his professional partner, Allison Holker, were eliminated on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars Monday.“That’s OK,” said Bennett, after learning the news.“Here’s the thing,” Bennett explained. “I came here to do this show to have fun and just have a really great experience and to bring life back into my life, and that’s what I did. I can’t thank Allison enough. I had the best time.” Holker agreed, telling co-host Tom Bergeron, “I’m so proud of him.”It was “Muy Caliente Monday” on the show as guest judge Pitbull filled in for the absent Len Goodman during this Latin-themed sixth week of the competition. The singer opened the show with his hit song, “Fireball.” Former contestant and actress Leah Remini also helped host in Erin Andrews’ absence while she’s in Kansas City covering the World Series. Returning to compete next week are actors Antonio Sabato Jr. and Alfonso Ribeiro, Lea Thompson and fellow actress Janel Parrish, NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip, reality TV star Sadie Robertson, YouTube beauty guru Bethany Mota and comedian Tommy Chong. The stars compete each week for scores from the judges as well as votes from viewers. The star with the lowest combined total is eliminated each week.Here’s a rundown of Monday night’s routines: Jonathan Bennett: The actor and pro partner Allison Holker danced a Men in Black-inspired jazz routine to Pitbull’s “Back in Time.” “We need to see improvement and see a range, and that was exactly what that was,” said judge Julianne Hough, who immediately gave Bennett a big hug across the judges’ table. “The best part about you is your resilience,” added judge Carrie Ann Inaba. “I think this was your best dance so far.” Guest judge Pitbull joked, “You look just like Will Smith.” The actor earned 8s across the board for a total of 32 points.Janel Parrish: Parrish and professional partner Val Chmerkovskiy spiced things up on the dance floor with a samba to a song by the legendary Celia Cruz. “You’re such a phenomenal performer because you perform from your entire body,” Inaba told Parrish. “But tonight I felt like you were a bit off balance.” Pitbull couldn’t help but feel the passion was missing from their performance. “I don’t know [anything] about ballroom dancing, but I know a lot about passion,” he explained. “And I didn’t feel the passion.” Hough was very complimentary of the performance, however. “The choreography and the content was almost like a competition routine,” she said. “So I want to commend you. Well done, I thought it was great.” The judges awarded Parrish a total of 33 points.Tommy Chong: The comedian did a foxy foxtrot to Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” with professional partner Peta Murgatroyd. “I just want to say that I think you could be in this competition for a long time. That was so awesome,” said Hough. Inaba agreed, noting she was “so happy to see” that Chong was “back in great form.” Pitbull, who called Chong “The most interesting man in the world,” really enjoyed their routine on the dance floor saying, “It wasn’t perfect, but it was fun.” In a pre-taped segment, Chong and Murgatroyd spent time in the sweat lodge, and it appears to have helped recharge them. The comedian received 7s across the board for a total of 28 points.Antonio Sabato Jr.: The actor and his professional partner Cheryl Burke steamed things up with a salsa dance to Enrique Iglesias’ “Bailando.” Despite it being a tough week for Burke as she was also dealing with her father’s recent medical problems, the partners pulled through, earning decent remarks from the judges. “You really took me back to the streets of old Havana,” explained judge Bruno Tonioli. “You did a fantastic job of creating the perfect atmosphere, but you’ve got to learn to transfer the weight so you get the hips going.” Inaba agreed that Sabato Jr. was a bit stiff on the dance floor, but noted that his “trajectory of growth is consistent” which means he’s slowly and surely improving. But, she added, “You’ve got to let the music move you.” The judges awarded the actor all 7s, for a total of 28 points.Sadie Robertson: The reality star danced a rumba to Rihanna’s “Diamonds” with pro partner Mark Ballas. The partners attempted to keep the traditionally passionate dance style as conservative as possible, out of respect to Robertson’s Christian values. “It felt really good, but I’m glad to get the rumba over with,” Robertson said after her performance. “I wanted to find the perfect balance of being appropriate while still doing the perfect dance,” added Ballas. The judges felt they did an excellent job of maintaining that balance. Inaba called it “exceptionally gorgeous and age appropriate.” Tonioli told Robertson, “You really are a sparkling little jewel of a dancer,” adding however, “The rumba needs a continuous motion and at times it was a bit jagged, but mostly well done.” Pitbull said, “It was simple, but it was powerful.” The routine earned Robertson a whopping 35 out of 40 points.Lea Thompson: The actress and her pro partner Artem Chigvintsev spiced up the dance floor with their salsa to Pitbull’s “Sexy People.” Pitbull joked with the shirtless Chigvintsev saying, “I didn’t know Jean-Claude Van Damme could dance that good, man. It was sexy and that’s what I’m talking about.” Inaba, on the other hand, felt disappointed with their performance saying, “I think you should stay to your strengths. You play your game and stay on track.” Hough agreed that Thompson seemed to lack confidence, instead worrying too much about her fellow competitor, Alfonso Ribeiro. “I have always thought from day one you are the girl to beat,” said Hough. “Tonight though, I felt like you needed to trust your partner and trust yourself. At the end of the day, that’s all you can control.” The judges awarded Thompson a total of 32 out of 40 points.Michael Waltrip: The NASCAR driver and partner Emma Slater danced a sensual Argentine tango to Pitbull’s “Give Me Everything,” and the judges loved it, calling the choreography “beautiful.” Inaba told Waltrip “This is what a champion is made out of,” adding, “You were composed, you were elegant and you actually tried to really dance.” Pitbull said he was feeling badly for Waltrip at first, but then told him, “You did a great job and I see that you got so much into the moment you tried to sneak a kiss at the end.” Without missing a beat, Waltrip quipped back, “I felt like that was a Mr. Worldwide move.” Tonioli felt this performance was a “great improvement.” Waltrip earned two 8s and two 7s from the judges for a total of 30 out of 40 points, his highest score this season.Bethany Mota: The YouTube star danced a sensational tango to “Jealous” by Chromeo with professional partner Derek Hough. The judges raved that the performance was “pure tango.” Hough explained, “There was no fluff. It was a pure, honest, good tango. It was everything a tango should be.” Tonioli couldn’t agree more, adding, “No messing around. [It was] straight down the line pure ballroom.” And Inaba said she was “blown away,” telling Mota, “that was ridiculous.” The judges awarded Mota 9s across the board, for a total of 36 out of 40 points.Alfonso Ribeiro: The actor, despite a painful groin injury, managed to pull through with a vivacious salsa performance to Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull’s “Booty” alongside his professional partner, Witney Carson. Ribeiro’s wiggling hips and gyrating derriere had the judges all excited, especially Tonioli, who told the competitors, “The rhythm’s got me. I could have danced all night.” Inaba even called Ribeiro over to the judges’ table just so she could spank him 10 times, displaying her enthusiasm. “That’s how you give that spice,” said Pitbull, as he recreated some of the couple’s moves. “That’s what I’m talking about.” The actor earned three 10s and one 9 for a total of 39 points.The competition continues next Monday night on ABC.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Study ‘Beyonce Feminism’ and ‘Rihanna Womanism’ at University of Texas

Study ‘Beyonce Feminism’ and ‘Rihanna Womanism’ at University of Texas

Larry Busacca/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Beyonce’s band of feminism has been a source of debate recently, and now you can study how she and Rihanna are impacting the feminist movement, by taking a new course at the University of Texas at Austin.The African & African Diaspora Studies department just announced the “Beyonce Feminism, Rihanna Womanism” course for the spring 2015 semester. The goal is to explore their careers to understand the role of feminism in pop culture. According to the course description, "Students will be studying how the lyrics, music videos, and actions of these women express various aspects of black feminism such as violence, economic opportunity, sexuality, standards of beauty, and creative self-expression."The class will not compare Beyonce and Rihanna, nor is there word on whether Queen Bey or RiRi will make a guest appearance.  As previously reported, Beyonce has also been studied by the Ivy League: the Harvard Business School recently released a report on the marketing strategy behind the surprise release of her most recent, self-titled CD.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Kylie Jenner and Rapper Tyga Seen Traveling Together in Europe

Kylie Jenner and Rapper Tyga Seen Traveling Together in Europe

Timothy White/E!(NEW YORK) -- Kylie Jenner and rapper Tyga have been traveling all over Europe together, sources tell TMZ, but the pair still deny they're a couple.Eyewitnesses spotted the 17-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star and Tyga, 24, at England's Gatwick Airport last Friday. The two then reportedly traveled on to Bordeaux, France and Geneva, Switzerland, before finally landing in Athens, Greece, where Tyga performed on Sunday.Tyga was previously linked to model Blac Chyna, with whom he has a child.Keeping Up with the Kardashians airs Sundays 10 p.m. Eastern time on E!

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Tori Spelling Hospitalized for Bronchitis and Possible Pneumonia

Tori Spelling Hospitalized for Bronchitis and Possible Pneumonia

ABC/Lou Rocco(LOS ANGELES) -- Tori Spelling had a bit of a scare this past Saturday when she was rushed to Los Angeles’ Cedars Sinai Hospital for a severe cough attack, a source tells Us Weekly.The True Tori star was coughing so intensely she nearly passed out, according to the source who adds she was eventually admitted to the hospital for severe bronchitis and possible pneumonia.Spelling’s husband Dean McDermott, with whom she recently reconciled following his highly publicized affair, was at her side, notes the source. The former Beverly Hills 90210 star is expected to remain in the hospital through the week, according to the source.The 41-year-old reality star was forced to cancel a promotional appearance for True Tori’s upcoming second season.TMZ had previously reported that upon her arrival, Spelling was initially quarantined and treated like she had contracted the Ebola virus. She was kept from other patients while medical staff took precautions treating her. However, the gossip website confirmed she doesn’t have the virus.Season 2 of True Tori kicks off Tuesday at 9 p.m. on Lifetime.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Nicholas Brendon Says He Mixed Medication with Alcohol Prior to Arrest

Nicholas Brendon Says He Mixed Medication with Alcohol Prior to Arrest

Paul Warner/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Nicholas Brendon on Monday posted an apology on Facebook following his recent arrest in Boise, Idaho, stemming from a disturbance in a hotel lobby.The 43-year-old actor says he regrets disappointing his family, fans and himself, and that there is no excuse for his "unacceptable behavior."He then explains, "For the past 5 days, I have been taking prescription pain medication to help me manage a cyst behind my knee cap, which is scheduled for corrective surgery on Monday morning. I made the poor decision to mix this prescribed medication with alcohol. The result was embarrassing and unacceptable."Brendon says he intends to seek "appropriate treatment and therapy" for his medical ailments and "emotional demons."Brendon was arrested on a count of resisting and obstructing officers, as well as a count of malicious injury to property, at a Boise hotel on Friday night. Hotel staff accused him of breaking a decorative dish.The actor was in town for the local Tree City Comic Con.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Renee Zellweger Says ‘It Would Be Fun’ to Do “Bridget Jones’s Diary” Sequel

Renee Zellweger Says ‘It Would Be Fun’ to Do “Bridget Jones’s Diary” Sequel

Michael Buckner/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The woman behind the Bridget Jones series, author Helen Fielding, has already penned a third book that picks up on the life of our favorite British TV personality. Still, would Renee Zellweger, who portrayed Bridget in the big screen adaptations, want to reprise her role?"It would be fun," Zellweger told E! News.Still, Zellweger explained she's not sure what the status is on a third movie adaptation, if one is even in the works. "I have no idea. I'm not being cagey. I just don't know," she said.(Spoiler Alert)A third film would most likely follow Fielding's Mad About the Boy, the third book in the series. Mad About the Boy upset many fans when they learned Bridget Jones became a widow after the death of her husband, Mark Darcy. The third book picked up five years after Darcy’s death, with Jones being a 51-year-old single mom with two children and a boyfriend named Roxster.The first two books, Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones Edge of Reason, were made into films starring Zellweger, Colin Firth as Mark Darcy and Hugh Grant as Daniel Cleaver. Reportedly, Grant said that he wouldn't be part of a third film.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Shia LaBeouf Talks Religion, His Dad and His Latest Film “Fury”

Shia LaBeouf Talks Religion, His Dad and His Latest Film “Fury”

Sony/Columbia(NEW YORK) -- Shia LaBeouf discusses a number of topics, including his stormy relationship with his dad, finding religion after filming his new movie Fury, and his recent behavior, in the latest issue of Interview magazine.LaBeouf, who was compared to actors like Tom Hanks early in his career, tells the magazine he always rejected those comparisons."The guys who I looked up to were far darker," the 28-year-old actor notes, naming actors such as Gary Oldman, Sean Penn and Joaquin Phoenix as his idols. The choices, he adds are largely due to his tumultuous relationship with his father, whom LaBeouf has previously admitted was a drug dealer."The guys who I looked up to were guys that my dad looked up to," he explains. "I looked up to my dad. And he doesn't have a Tom Cruise or a Tom Hanks kind of sensibility. He's in the Mongols biker gang. He's cut from a different kind of fabric, a different sensibility, a Vietnam veteran who came home disgruntled."LaBeouf goes on to say he only speaks to his dad when he's working and needs to stir up feelings of anger and grief. "He knows what I'm looking for. It's not to say 'Hey, Dad,' Shia declares, "It's just an excuse to rev up. He's the marionette puppeteer."In his latest film, Fury, LaBeouf plays a member of a World War 2 tank crew who relies on his faith in God as a way of coping with the rigors of war. He believes the role helped him find his own faith."I found God doing Fury," he tells the magazine. "I became a Christian man, and not in a f**king bulls**t way -- in a very real way. I could have just said the prayers that were on the page. But it was a real thing that really saved me," he adds.LaBeouf also credits co-star Brad Pitt as being "very instrumental" in his religious transformation.LaBeouf's bizarre behavior has landed in the tabloids a number of times over the past year, and he admits he's trying to ''reinvent'' himself, though "sometimes in very uncalculated behavior.""I'm not a very intelligent person," he confesses, "and you've got to be a f**king genius to learn from other people's mistakes, because you've got to be a very smart man to learn from your own."LaBeouf also admits looking like a "drunken buffoon" in New York City just prior to his arrest for disorderly conduct during a performance of the Broadway play Cabaret. His behavior led him to seek treatment for alcohol addiction.Fury is currently in theaters.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

POLL: More Prefer Public Transit to Road Building

POLL: More Prefer Public Transit to Road Building

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Americans in an ABC News/Washington Post poll favor expanded public transportation options over road building in government efforts to reduce traffic congestion. But where they live makes a difference.Overall, 54 percent prefer focusing on public transit, such as trains and buses, while four in 10 say the government should focus on expanding and building roads instead. Preference for public transit, though, ranges from 61 percent of urban residents to 52 percent of suburbanites and 49 percent of people in rural areas.

[See PDF with full results here.]

The results come as Vice President Joe Biden and six mayors from major U.S. cities are scheduled to attend a Washington Post forum Tuesday on relieving traffic congestion.There are other differences among groups. Preference for a focus on public transit peaks at two in three liberals and six in 10 college graduates, as well as among nonwhites, people under age 40, those in the top income category, $100,000-plus, and political independents.Other groups have a slight preference for road building: strong conservatives, evangelical white Protestants and white men without a college degree.METHODOLOGY – This ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone Sept. 4-7, 2014, among a random national sample of 1,001 adults, including landline and cell phone-only respondents. Results have a 3.5 point error margin. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York.stFollow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Sugary Soda Linked to Cellular Aging

Sugary Soda Linked to Cellular Aging

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Sugary soda seems to do more damage to the body than previously suspected.University of California San Francisco researchers contend, “Regular consumption of sugar-sweetened sodas might influence disease development, not only by straining the body’s metabolic control of sugars but also through accelerated cellular aging of tissues.”In other words, the DNA of people who drink the equivalent of 20 ounces of sugary soda daily is almost five years older than those who don’t consume carbonated beverages.Since diet soda doesn’t have the same effect on cellular aging, the researchers assume the heavy sugar content in most sodas is to blame.If there’s an upside to the study, it’s that Americans are consuming less sugary drinks than in years past.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

There’s a Secret to Eating a Healthier Bowl of Pasta

There’s a Secret to Eating a Healthier Bowl of Pasta

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- People love pasta but it's not exactly the healthiest thing for you. For example, the carbohydrates in pasta can cause weight gain while the glucose from the starch spikes the body's blood sugar.However, a show called Trust Me, I'm A Doctor on Britain's BBC suggests there's an easy way to reduce some of the less beneficial effects of pasta.The solution, according to Dr. Denise Robertson of the University of Surrey, is to let your pasta cool down before eating it and then, reheat it.Robertson had people eat freshly made pasta, pasta that was cooled down or reheated pasta with each participant then giving a blood sample every 15 minutes for two hours.The result was that while cold pasta reduced the blood sugar increase, reheated pasta actually cut the increase by 50 percent compared to the just cooked pasta.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Advertise With Us

Would you like to advertise on East Idaho News? Fill out this form to contact a representative.
  • Full and Last
  • The name of your company, business or brand.