QUEEN LATIFAH CANCELS BILL COSBY INTERVIEW AFTER RAPE ALLEGATIONS RESURFACE
QUEEN LATIFAH CANCELS BILL COSBY INTERVIEW AFTER RAPE ALLEGATIONS RESURFACE
ALEX BORSTEIN’S (FAMILY GUY) HUSBAND FILES FOR DIVORCE
TIM COOK (APPLE CEO) COMES OUT PUBLICLY AS A GAY MAN
CELEBRITY NEWS: OCTOBER 30, 2014
Eva Marcille (America’s Top Model Season 3 Winner) – 30 years old
Ivanka Trump – 33 years old
Matthew Morrison (Glee) – 36 years old
Nia Long (“The Best Man” movies) – 44 years
Gavin Rossdale (Bush) – 49 years old
Kristina Wagner (General Hospital) – 51 years old
Michael Beach (Third Watch) – 51 years old
Kevin Pollack (“The Usual Suspects”) – 57 years old
Mario Testino (Photographer) – 60 years old
Harry Hamlin (L.A. Law) – 63 years old
Henry Winkler (Happy Days) – 69 years old
Otis Williams (The Temptations) – 73 years old
Grace Slick (Jefferson Starship) – 75 years old
ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 10/30/14)
CBS: Mom (Premiere) at 8:30pm
CBS: Two And A Half Men (Premiere) at 9pm
CBS: The McCarthys (Premiere) at 9:30pm
CBS: Elementary (Premiere) at 10pm
ABC: It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown at 8pm
FOOD: Beat Bobby Flay (Premiere) at 10pm
LIFETIME: Project Runway All Stars (Premiere) at 9pm
MTV: Slednecks (Premiere) at 10pm
Netflix released the first trailer for Marco Polo – a series that, judging from the minute-and-a-half clip, is not for the squeamish. Or prudish. Historical drama from Netflix and The Weinstein Company will be available for streaming Friday, December 12.
One of the highlights of CBS’s holiday programming will be the 50th anniversary airing of Christmas classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on Tuesday, December 9 at 8p. Also on tap: an I Love Lucy Christmas Special, with back-to-back showings of the once-thought-lost “Christmas Episode,” which aired last year, alongside “Job Switching” (aka the classic “Chocolate Factory”; last year it was stomping grapes).
Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka will guest star on the final two episodes of FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show, reports TV Line. Creator Ryan Murphy crafted the roles after pal and superfan Harris expressed interest.
David Gregory, replaced on NBC’s Meet the Press by Chuck Todd in August, will not be sitting out the midterm elections. Instead, he’ll be sitting beside Katie Couric as a guest on a Tuesday election special on Yahoo, where Couric is global anchor.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is moving from movie stars to mathematicians. The host of the 2013 Oscars will host the 2nd Annual Breakthrough Prize Ceremony, designed to “celebrate scientists and generate excitement about the pursuit of science as a career.” Presenters for the event, airing in the U.S. November 15 at 6p on Discovery and Science, include Cameron Diaz, Kate Beckinsale and Jon Hamm. MacFarlane’s no stranger to science – he was an exec producer on the 2014 update of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, and has said, “The work of Carl Sagan has been a profound influence on my life.”
Heavy metal band Metallica will perform every night the week of November 17-21 on CBS’s The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, sitting down for an interview with the host on Monday. The stunt precedes the November 24 re-release of Metallica doc Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, and a limited-edition vinyl album out November 28. Ferguson is leaving the show December 19 after a 10-year run.
The identity of the Navy SEAL who says he fired the shots that killed terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden will be revealed in a two-part Fox News documentary Tuesday, November 11 and Wednesday, November 12 at 10p. The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden will feature an exclusive interview with the SEAL.
Hero Dogs, a two-hour special honoring eight canines, premieres on Hallmark Channel tonight at 8p. But during taping of the show September 27, focus shifted to felines. As hosts James Denton (Desperate Housewives) and Beth Stern improvised in front of the audience of 700 people after a teleprompter snafu, Stern was asked about her husband, radio bad boy Howard Stern. “If you really want to know what he’s up to,” admitted the animal advocate, “he’s home with our 11 cats.”
Cooks trade well-equipped kitchens for food trucks to battle it out in upcoming FYI series Late Nite Chef Fight. Reality show from Relativity/Jay & Tony Show debuts Saturday, November 22 at 9p.
Hallmark original series Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove landed a season three renewal. The show, based on the book series, finished season two as the number one primetime drama on Saturdays at 8p.
Season two of CNBC’s Restaurant Startup launches Tuesday, January 13 at 10p. New addition to the Shine America reality competition: Top Chef’s Antonia Lofaso.
Syfy gave the go-ahead to unscripted series Ghost Hunters for season ten, and Paranormal Witness for season four. Both will return with 13 new eps in 2015.
The Kardashians (at least some of them) are beach-bound in E!’s Kourtney & Khloe Take the Hamptons, premiering Sunday, November 2 at 9p. Prepare for sister drama and relationship trauma.
Brenda Song made a big impression at Fox. The net and Twentieth Century Fox Television have signed Song to a talent holding deal that includes a starring role in a TV project. “After working with Brenda on New Girl and Dads last season, we simply couldn’t let her go,” said Fox SVP of casting Tess Sanchez. “We’ve got an incredible development slate this year, with multiple roles for which Brenda would be the perfect fit.”
Meagen Fay (Murder in the First) will recur in ABC’s Marvel’s Agent Carter. Superhero drama is slated for a January launch.
Max Gail has been cast in Comedy Central’s Review. The Barney Miller alum plays the father of a critic who reviews real-life experiences.
Hayley Kiyoko (The Fosters) joins CBS midseason drama CSI: Cyber as a series regular. The CSI spinoff stars Patricia Arquette, Bow Wow and James Van Der Beek.
Wednesday’s Game 6 of the World Series gave Fox the best ratings of the series, 3.5/11 among A18-49, according to Nielsen, enough to top the night in the demo.
ABC one-hour special The Great Halloween Fright Fight earned a 1.1/4 among A18-49, down 21 percent from the 2013 Christmas Light Fight series from which it spun.
PBS announced it finished the 2013-2014 season in fifth place among all broadcast and cable nets in household rating, up 5 percent to 1.5, after CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox. Why not focus on demos? “PBS’ mission is different than commercial networks – we’re not selling eyeballs and demographics,” said PBS chief programming executive Beth Hoppe. “Our mission is to reach as much of the American public as possible.” PBS counted the time period September 23, 2013-September 21, 2014, which included ratings winners season four of Downton Abbey and The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.
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RICKI LAKE FILES FOR DIVORCE FROM HER SECOND HUSBAND CHRISTIAN EVANS
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JOSE CANSECO SHOOTS OFF HIS FINGER IN GUN ACCIDENT
AMANDA BYNES’ PARENTS GET CONSERVATORSHIP FOR HER AGAIN
CELEBRITY NEWS: OCTOBER 29, 2014
Tove Lo (Singer) – 27 years old
Ben Foster (Six Feet Under) – 34 years old
Gabrielle Union (Being Mary Jane) – 42 years old
Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish) – 42 years old
Winona Ryder (“Black Swan”) – 43 years old
Joely Fisher (“Til Death) – 47 years old
Rufus Sewell (“Hercules”) – 47 years old
Steven Randall “Randy” Jackson (The Jacksons) – 53 years old
Finola Hughes (General Hospital) – 55 years old
Dan Castellaneta (voice of Homer Simpson) – 57 years old
Kate Jackson (Charlie’s Angels) – 66 years old
Richard Dreyfuss (“The Goodbye Girl”) – 67 years old
Melba Moore (R&B Singer) – 69 years old