IDRIS ELBA IS HAVING A BABY WITH GIRLFRIEND NAIYANA GARTH
IDRIS ELBA IS HAVING A BABY WITH GIRLFRIEND NAIYANA GARTH
LAMAR ODOM STRIKES PLEA DEAL IN DUI CASE
MEREDITH BAXTER MARRIES NANCY LOCKE
KENNETH “BABYFACE” EDMONDS GETS A STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
CELEBRITY NEWS: DECEMBER 9, 2013
Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) – 33 years old
Dean Sheremet (“Not Another Teen Movie”, former husband of LeAnn Rimes) – 33 years old
Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives) – 35 years old
Tre Cool (Drummer from Green Day) – 41 years old
Kara Dioguardi (Songwriter/former American Idol Host) – 43 years old
Jakob Dylan (The Wallflowers) – 44 years old
Kirsten Gillibrand (US Senator from New York) – 47 years old
Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives) – 51 years old
Mario Cantone (Sex And The City) – 54 years old
Donny Osmond – 56 years old
John Malkovich (“Being John Malkovich”) – 60 years old
Michael Nouri (“Flashdance”) – 68 years old
Beau Bridges (“The Descendants”) – 72 years old
Judi Dench (“Skyfall”) – 79 years old
Dick Van Patten (Eight of Enough) – 85 years old
Kirk Douglas (“Spartacus”) – 97 years old
ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 12/9/13)
ABC: The Great Christmas Light Fight (Premiere) at 9pm
MUNDOFOX: La Vida Sigue (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: The Sing-Off (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC cut hit drama Scandal‘s season three order from 22 to 18 episodes. ABC didn’t offer an explanation, but the move was likely prompted by the pregnancy of star Kerry Washington, whose character would be tricky to write out. Scandal’s fall finale airs Thursday, December 12; the remaining new eps launch Thursday, February 27.
Fox altered its schedule to ramp up freshman drama Sleepy Hollow’s “haunting” finale. The show is now a two-hour event on Monday, January 20 that bumps the premiere of The Following‘s second season to Monday, January 27. The Following’s “special preview” is still set for the prime post-NFC Championship spot Sunday, January 19; the move means its season will now stretch into May sweep.
AMC canceled Low Winter Sun after one season. Despite its Breaking Bad lead-in, the Endemol-produced cop drama was delivering fewer than one million viewers by the end of its run.
Fox’s Dads, the net’s lowest-rated freshman comedy, will top at 19 episodes instead of a full order of 22. Fox announced last month that Dads and The Mindy Project were taking a hiatus at midseason, allowing Glee to move back to Tuesdays at 8, starting February 25. No word on when/where Dads will return.
Following its Thursday, January 2 premiere of The Good Wife at 6p, Hallmark Channel is running a season one marathon on Saturday, January 4. 12 eps of the CBS drama will air beginning at 1a.
AMC is airing back-to-back marathons of hit series Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. Five seasons straight of Bad starts every day at noon from Friday, December 27 through Monday, December 30 – the only place to watch the show for free. A two-day marathon of The Walking Dead starts December 31 at 9a, with eps airing back-to-back until January 2 at 5a. Bad’s series finale was in September; Dead resumes its fourth season on Sunday, February 9.
LeAnn Rimes, Justin Moore, Randy House and Thomas Rhett round out the lineup at the American Country Music Awards. The singers join acts including Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley and Olivia Newton-John on the live-from Vegas show, airing Tuesday, December 10 at 8p on Fox.
Braxton Family Values stars Towanda, Trina and Traci Braxton will compete on weekday syndie Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on Wednesday, December 11 and Thursday, December 12 to raise money for charity. The producers created a special “Switch a Sister” lifeline for the shooting. Values airs Thursdays at 9p on WE tv.
Regina King (Southland) will recur on upcoming FX vampire horror show The Strain. Series is expected to premiere in summer, 2014.
MTV is developing an adaptation of best-selling fantasy novels Shannara with Sonar Entertainment. Jon Favreau (Iron Man) will direct and exec produce, and Al Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville) will write and exec produce if the project goes to series.
Drew Goddard (Lost) will write and direct the pilot for a show on Netflix adapted from Marvel‘s Daredevil comics.
Entourage creator Doug Ellin struck a three-year deal with CBS Television Studios to develop television projects. Ellin comedy The Moodys, with CBS TV Studios, received a put pilot commitment from Fox in August.
ABC extended its agreement with Peanuts Worldwide LLC and Lee Mendelson Film Productions to carry the Peanuts animated holiday specials until 2020. On November 27, A Charlie Brown Christmas won the 8p hour for the net, delivering 8.9 million viewers and a 2.9 A18-49 rating; ABC has been airing the shows since 2001.
Sixteen going on 19 million: NBC‘s The Sound of Music Live! averaged a 4.6 rating and 13 share among A18-49 and 18.47 million viewers Thursday night, according to Nielsen. The Big Bang Theory won its half hour in the adult demo with 4.8/14, but NBC swept the rest of the night, for the net’s best Thursday total viewer performance, excluding sports, since the series finale of Frasier in 2004.
The morning wasn’t too shabby for NBC, either. The net’s coverage of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from 9a-noon drew an average audience of 25.2 million, up 12 percent from last year. The parade earned a 6.6 rating/17 share in A18-49, the best since 2004.
ABC‘s Shark Tank was again the top-rated show on Friday night with 2.0/6 in A18-49, according to fast nationals, and delivered its highest viewership ever, 7.5 million. A 20/20 show about Nelson Mandela was up 22 percent versus last week(1.1/3). ABC tied NBC for the top spot in the demo for the night, with 1.4/4.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Frozen – $31.6 million
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – $27 million
Out of the Furnace – $5.3 million
Thor: The Dark World – $4.7 million
Delivery Man – $3.8 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)
56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY NOMINATIONS – FULL LIST
The show will air live on January 26, 2014 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
JEN ARNOLD (THE LITTLE COUPLE) REVEALS SHE HAS CANCER
MICHAEL RICHARDS ADORABLE SON ANTONIO REVEALED
EVELYN LOZADA REVEALS DODGERS PLAYER CARL CRAWFORD IS THE FATHER OF HER BABY