IGGY AZALEA FIRES BACK AT EMINEM AFTER HE TALKS ABOUT RAPE IN HIS NEW SONG
IGGY AZALEA FIRES BACK AT EMINEM AFTER HE TALKS ABOUT RAPE IN HIS NEW SONG
“THE QUEEN LATIFAH SHOW” HAS BEEN CANCELED
COUNTRY SINGERS TY HERNDON & BILLY GILMAN BOTH COME OUT AS GAY MEN
CELEBRITY NEWS: NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Carly Rae Jepsen (Canadian Pop Singer of “Call Me Maybe”) – 29 years old
Jena Malone (“Into The Wild”) – 30 years old
Cherie Johnson (Punky Brewster) – 39 years old
Michael Strahan (Live with Kelly & Michael) – 43 years old
Bjork (Icelandic Singer) – 49 years old
Nicollette Sheridan (Desperate Housewives) – 51 years old
Cherry Jones (24) – 58 years old
Cynthia Rhodes (“Dirty Dancing”) – 58 years old
Lorna Luft (Judy Garland’s Daughter/ Liza Minelli’s sister) – 62 years old
Goldie Hawn (“Private Benjamin”) – 69 years old
Juliet Mills (Passions) – 73 years old
Dr. John (Singer/Songwriter) – 74 years old
Marlo Thomas (That Girl) – 77 years old
ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 11/21/14)
NAT. GEO.: EAT: The Story of Food (Premiere) at 9pm
CNN: Unguarded with Rachel Nichols (Finale) at 10:30pm
HBO: Real Time with Bill Maher (Finale) at 10pm
WE TV: Kendra on Top (Finale) at 9pm
DIY: Amish Renogades (Premiere) at 10pm
LMN: Psychic Intervention (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Cameron Diaz, Musical Guest: Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars at 11:30pm
AMC: Hell on Wheels (Finale) at 9pm
HGTV: Sold on the Spot (Finale) at 12pm and 12:30pm
TNT: Transporters: The Series (Finale) at 10pm
E!: Live From The Red Carpet: The 2014 American Music Awards at 6pm
ABC: The 2014 American Music Awards at 8pm
TRAVEL: Alaska Starts Here (Premiere) at 9pm
Now Bill Cosby has been erased from TV Land, amid revived allegations of multiple sexual assaults. Following the leads of Netflix, which put a hold on a Cosby special that was to premiere the day after Thanksgiving, and NBC’s scrapping of a Cosby comedy in development, TV Land has stopped airing reruns of The Cosby Show.
Comedy Central announced its “next great late-night franchise,” The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, will premiere Monday, January 19 at 11:30p. Wilmore takes the slot from Stephen Colbert’s The Colbert Report, signing off December 18; Colbert slides into David Letterman’s seat on CBS’s Late Show in 2015.
Fox’s Empire gets the star treatment for its debut Wednesday, January 7 at 9p. The drama set in the music business will premiere with limited interruptions, after the season premiere of American Idol.
A lawsuit by ten American Idol contestants alleging they were victims of racial discrimination was dismissed by a federal judge on Thursday. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald said most of the claims were brought to late to be considered, and Chris Golightly, a 2010 contestant disqualified because he had been under contract as a member of a band before joining the show, could not prove race was a factor in his elimination because a white contestant had been booted for the same reason in 2009.
CBS will be shining a light on families who have adopted from foster care in the 16th Annual Home for the Holidays special, Friday, December 19 at 9p. On hand: Jennifer Hudson, Train, Earth Wind & Fire, Rixton, Katharine McPhee, Ashley Monroe, Dan & Shay and Jillian Michaels. For the first time, the show will feature an adoption story involving gay parents.
Bravo’s Top Chef travels south of the border for a three-part finale beginning Wednesday, January 28 at 9p. When they get to Mexico, the top three finalists discover which chef from Bravotv.com’s Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen will be rejoining the competition for the $125,000 prize.
James Franco will host NBC’s Saturday Night Live for the third time on December 6, with Nicki Minaj providing musical stylings. Martin Freeman has been tapped to make his hosting debut December 13, accompanied by Charli XCX. And Amy Adams returns for a second hosting stint December 20, assuming she can muscle through the crowd of girls screaming for that night’s musical guest, One Direction.
Conan O’Brien goes primetime Thursday, December 18 with a TBS special, Conan to Go, at 10p. The host’s late night show, Conan, airs Monday-Thursday at 11p.
The Paley Center for Media is presenting “An Evening with BET Networks’ Being Mary Jane.” Creator/executive producer Mara Brock Akil, along with members of the cast and creative team, will be on hand for conversation and a screening on Thursday, December 11. Season two premieres Tuesday, February 3 at 10p.
AMC is kicking off Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul with a two-night event: the series debut Sunday, February 8 at 10p, followed by a second episode the next night in the drama’s regular Monday-at-10p slot. Joining Bob Odenkirk as Saul are series regulars Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad), Michael McKean (This is Spinal Tap), Rhea Seehorn (Franklin & Bash), Patrick Fabian (Big Love) and Michael Mando (Orphan Black).
Stacy London (What Not to Wear) is back with advice for the style-challenged on new TLC’ series Love, Lust or Run, from True Entertainment. The fashion coach strips women of garish get-ups to find the beauty underneath starting Friday, January 23 at 9p.
CBS daytimer The Talk heads to NYC for a week of holiday-themed shows Monday, December 8-Friday, December 12 at 2p. In addition to celeb guests and chefs, host Julie Chen will present her annual “Top Chen List” of gift items. It’s the seventh time the hosts will shoot on location from the Big Apple.
Season five of Portlandia launches Thursday, January 8 at 10p. “Portlandia’s characters have always been central to the show, but his season wewent deeper into their lives so that viewers can connect with and appreciate them even more,”said co-creators Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. Among the offbeat comedy’s guest stars this go-round: Paul Simon, Brigitte Nielsen and Oscar the Grouch.
Food’s Worst Cooks in America competition returns for season six Sunday, January 4 at 9p, turning kitchen klutzes into confident chefs (at least some of them). At stake: a $25,000 grand prize for the most remarkable culinary transformation.
Ashley Zukerman (Manhattan) landed a lead in Syfy’s Childhood’s End. Six-part mini-series debuts in 2015.
Michael Hyatt (The Wire) and Yara Martinez (Alpha House) have joined the season two cast of HBO drama True Detective in recurring roles.
Without competition from NBC’s The Voice in the 8p hour this week, ABC saw nice demo bumps for The Middle (from 1.9 to 2.2) and The Goldbergs (2.1 to 2.4) on Wednesday. At 9p, Modern Family jumped a half point among A19-49, to 3.7 from last week’s season low.
Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Tuesday had its highest-rated season premiere in over three years among total viewers, according to Nielsen, with 2 million total viewers and 1.1 million P18-49, up 25 percent and 36 percent respectively from the prior season premiere. Bravo earned its best Tuesday prime in over two years and was the top cable entertainment net during the 9p hour among P18-49.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 – Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hensworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright
Today’s Jackpot is $43 million
You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Saturday’s Jackpot is $70 million.
Powerball is played in 43 states.
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DANICA MCKELLAR IS MARRIES SCOTT SVESLOSKY
SEAN HAYES MARRIES SCOTT ICENOGLE
MIKE NICHOLS HAS DIED
KEVIN JAMES & STEFFIANA DE A CRUZ ARE EXPECTING THEIR FOURTH CHILD