FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ MOVIES/ MEGA MILLIONS/ POWERBALL

December 19, 2014

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 12/19/14)
CBS: A Home for the Holidays (Premiere) at 9pm
AHC: Myth Hunters (Premiere) a 10pm
NBC: Caught on Camera With Nick Cannon (Premiere) at 8pm
CBS: The Amazing Race (Finale) at 8pm
IFC: Comedy Bang! Bang! (Finale) at 11pm
IFC: Birthday Boys (Finale) at 11:30pm
PIVOT: Welcome to Fairfax (Finale) at 10pm
PIVOT: Freestyle Love Supreme (Finale) at 10:30pm
TBS: Deal With It (Premiere) at 9:30pm

(SATURDAY 12/20/14)
ABC: I Want A Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown! at 8pm
ABC: CMA Country Christmas (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Who The (Bleep) Did I Marry? (Premiere) at 8pm
REELZ: Holiday Movie Preview Review (Premiere) at 12pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Amy Adams, Musical Guest: One Direction at 11:30pm
BBCA: Atlantis (Finale) at 9pm
HGTV: House Hunters International Renovation (Finale) at 10pm
OWN: Flex & Shanice (Finale) at 10:30pm
SPIKE: Auction Hunters (Finale) at 9:30pm
SPIKE: Thrift Hunters (Finale) at 10:30pm

(SUNDAY 12/21/14)
ABC: The Sound of Music Sing-Along at 7pm
OWN: The Rob Bell Show: Owning Your Story (Premiere) at 8pm
E!: House of DVF (Finale) at 10pm
TLC: My Five Wives (Finale) at 10pm
OWN: Where Are They Now? (Finale) at 9pm
SHOWTIME: Homeland (Finale) at 9pm
SHOWTIME: The Affair (Finale) at 10pm

Hulu has acquired exclusive subscription video on-demand rights to new and upcoming FX and FXX series via a pact with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. The deal includes Tyrant, The Strain, Married and You’re the Worst. The shows will become available on the Hulu Plus subscription service ahead of their second season premieres. Hulu also has exclusive SVOD rights to subsequent seasons.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dan Abrams is stepping down as co-anchor of ABC‘s Nightline. Chief national correspondent Byron Pitts has been named as his replacement. Abrams will return to running the company he founded, Abrams Media, which includes websites like Mediaite. He will, however, retain his post as the network’s chief legal analyst.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Can’t wait to see Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer on the Tuesday, January 6 winter premiere of Pretty Little Liars? ABC Family is giving viewers a sneak peek of the episode during its broadcast of The Hunger Games on Monday, December 29 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ashley Tisdale, executive producer of ABC Family‘s Young & Hungry, is stepping out from behind the camera again. The actress is returning to the series as lesbian magazine editor Logan Rawlings on Season 2’s third episode. Tisdale appeared in an episode during the show’s freshman season and shared a kiss with Emily Osment’s Gabi.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC America has set a premiere date for Season 3 of Orphan Black. The series, starring Tatiana Maslany, returns Saturday, April 18, 2015.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The growing list of performers on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve continues. Eve Brantley Gilbert, Ella Henderson, Nick Jonas, Nico & Vinz and Train have joined the mix. Fergie is hosting the celebration, which airs at 8p on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

British television personality Katie Hopkins has gone on the record with her controversial views, saying that the solution to obesity is simple: eat less and work out more. In the two-part special Fat and Back [wt], airing on Sunday, January 18 and Sunday, January 25 at 10p on TLC, Hopkins sets out to nearly double her body weight before aiming to lose it in an attempt to prove her theory true.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon debuts Friday, December 19 at 8p. The series gives viewers a look at everything from extreme rescues and white-knuckle car chases to crashes and viral sensations; all footage is shot on cell phones, dash cams, security cameras, news crews and camcorders.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel original series Good Witch makes its two-hour premiere Saturday, February 28 at 8p. Based on the net’s original movie franchise of the same title, the show stars Catherine Bell (Army Wives, JAG) and Bailee Madison (Northpole, The Fosters) as a magical mother/daughter duo and James Denton (Desperate Housewives) as their next-door neighbor.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alfonso Ribeiro, remembered as Carlton Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, is headed to the Cooking Channel. He’ll explore the secrets behind classic American treats from caramel apples to honey barbecued potato chips in Unwrapped 2.0, premiering Monday, February 2 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Real Girl’s Kitchen has been renewed for a second season on Cooking Channel. The show, based on Haylie Duff’s blog and cookbook of the same name, is already back in production. No premiere date has been set yet.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One has greenlit freshman reality series Hollywood Divas for second season. “The strong social media and viewer response to Hollywood Divas made renewing this insider’s look at Black Hollywood a no-brainer,” said D’Angela Proctor, senior vice president of programming and production for TV One.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Annie Wersching (24) has snagged a recurring role in Season Six of The Vampire Diaries, reports TVLine.  She’ll play Lily.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syfy space drama Dark Matter has cast its lead actors: Broadway’s Les Miserables star Melissa O’Neil, Marc Bendavid (Bitten), Anthony Lemke (White House Down), Alex Mallari Jr. (Robocop), Jodelle Ferland (Twilight), Roger Cross (The Strain) and Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl). The series centers on the crew of a spaceship with no memories of who they are or how they got on board.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Manu Bennett (Arrow) is joining the cast of Shannara, the MTV supernatural drama based on the best selling novels by Terry Brooks. He’ll play Allanon, a druid.
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA Network will finish the year as the most watched ad-supported cable entertainment network for an unprecedented 9th consecutive year. Fueled by powerhouse WWE Monday Night Raw, USA’s winning streak continued with 2.14MM total viewers P2+, 7% higher than the closest competitive cable entertainment network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In under five years’ time, since flipping over from Fine Living in mid-2010, Cooking Channel has seen a ratings increase of 17% among A25-54 (29% among W25-54). Offerings like Mo Rocca’s My Grandmother’s Ravioli, Debi Mazar & husband Gabriele Corcos’ Extra Virgin, Haylie Duff’s Real Girl’s Kitchen and Rev Run’s all-family docu-series, Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers, as well as Food Network classic series Cupcake Wars, Iron Chef America and Good Eats have buoyed the network impressions growth +18% among A25-54 (+22% for W25-54); that is a 5% increase in total day (W25-54) from YAGO and +110% from 2009, Fine Living’s last full calendar year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Stott, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb – Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens, Ben Kingsley, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Rebel Wilson
Annie – Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Mayas, Cameron Diaz, Zoe Margaret Colletti
Goodbye To All That (Limited Release) – Heather Graham, Melanie Lynskey, Anna Camp, Paul Schneider, Ashley Hinshaw, Amy Sedaris, Michael Chernus, Celia Weston,
Mr. Turner (Limited Release) – Timoty Spall, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson, Lesley Manville, Martin Savage, Joshua McGuire, Ruth Sheen

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $125 million

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

www.NYLottery.org

POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $90 million.

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK LOSES LINCOLN CENTER AS A HOME BASE OVER LAWSUIT

December 18, 2014

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK LOSES LINCOLN CENTER AS A HOME BASE OVER LAWSUIT
http://www.eonline.com/news/607929/so-long-lincoln-center-new-york-fashion-week-loses-home-base-over-lawsuit-get-the-scoop

STEVIE WONDER WELCOMES HIS NINTH CHILD

December 18, 2014

STEVIE WONDER WELCOMES HIS NINTH CHILD
http://www.accesshollywood.com/stevie-wonder-becomes-father-of-nine-with-birth-of-new-daughter_article_101987

 

ASHLEE SIMPSON IS PREGNANT WITH HER AND HUSBAND EVAN ROSS’ FIRST CHILD TOGETHER

December 18, 2014

ASHLEE SIMPSON IS PREGNANT WITH HER AND HUSBAND EVAN ROSS’ FIRST CHILD TOGETHER
http://www.eonline.com/news/607848/ashlee-simpson-is-pregnant-with-her-and-husband-evan-ross-first-child-together

KRIS JENNER & BRUCE JENNER’S DIVORCE FINALIZED

December 18, 2014

KRIS JENNER & BRUCE JENNER’S DIVORCE FINALIZED
http://www.eonline.com/news/607756/kris-jenner-and-bruce-jenner-s-divorce-finalized

CELEBRITY NEWS: DECEMBER 18, 2014

December 18, 2014

CELEBRITY NEWS: DECEMBER 18, 2014
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Christina Aguilera – 34 years old
Katie Holmes (Dawson’s Creek) – 36 years old
Murphy Lee (St. Lunatics) – 36 years old
Sia (Singer) – 39 years old
Rah Digga (Rapper) – 42 years old
Earl “DMX” Simmons – 44 years old
Rachel Griffiths (Brothers & Sisters) – 46 years old
Steve “Stone Cold” Austin (Wrestler) – 50 years old
Brad Pitt – 51 years old
Angie Stone (R&B Singer) – 53 years old
T.K. Carter (The Steve Harvey Show) – 58 years old
Ray Liotta (“Goodfellas”) – 60 years old
Leonard Maltin (Entertainment Tonight Film Critic) – 64 years old
Steven Spielberg (Director/Writer) – 68 years old
Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones) – 71 years old
Roger E. Mosley (Magnum, P.I.) – 76 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV

December 18, 2014

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (THRUSDAY 12/18/14)
NBC: People Magazine Awards at 9pm
E! Untold with Maria Menounos (Finale) at 8pm
FOOD: Food Truck Face Off (Finale) at 8pm
FUSION: No, You Shut, Up! (Finale) at 10:30pm
LIFETIME: Project Runway Threads (Finale) at 10pm
REELZ: Cosby Under Fire (Finale) at 9pm
SYFY: The Almighty Johnsons (Finale) at 11pm
USA: White Collar (Finale) at 9pm
USA: Covert Affairs (Finale) at 10pm
WE TV: Tamar & Vince (Finale) at 10pm

Effective January 1, HBO won’t be releasing overnight ratings for its series. The move follows a similar decision by FX, which stopped releasing “live plus same day” ratings, earlier this year. “HBO subscribers have available to them an array of entry points to watch our programming  HBO linear feeds, DVR, HBO On Demand and HBO GO and a single airing is no longer representative of an HBO show’s true audience size,” said HBO in a statement. “Today, it’s common for final gross-audience figures to grow anywhere from five to ten times viewership after an initial airing.” In the new year, HBO viewership figures will first be made available approximately two weeks after a program’s premiere, including Nielsen’s live-plus-seven and preliminary HBO On Demand and HBO GO data.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Another day, another gig for Terry Crews. The Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire host is set to emcee the new FOX unscripted comedy World’s Funniest Fails. Series debuts Friday January 16 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FXX launches its new late-night animation block at midnight on Thursday, January 22 with all-new episodes of Lucas Bros. Moving Co. and Stone Quackers. Viewers will get a sneak peek at the two shows on Thursday, January 1 at 12a, immediately following a marathon of The Simpsons. After January 22, the programming block will air Thursdays at midnight.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CMT‘s broadcast of the CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party Live from the College Football Playoff National Championship has added to its lineup of performers. Joining the mix are Jake Owen, Maddie & Tae and Thomas Rhett. The live special airs Friday, January 9 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC Family is saying thank you to Pretty Little Liars viewers by incorporating fan art into the on-air promo campaign for the upcoming winter season, beginning Tuesday January 6 at 8p. Fans can submit their best renderings of Alison, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer to the “Pretty Little Liars” Tumblr page. The network will showcase five pieces of artwork each week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

n a special episode of Prospectors, airing Sunday, December 21 at 9p, The Weather Channel partners with Make-A-Wish so that a young fan from Southern California can mine with prospectors Dwayne Hall and the Dorris Family. He is currently in remission after battling leukemia and is described by his mother as “a complete rock hound.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS rings in 2015 with Michael Feinstein New Year’s Eve at the Rainbow Room airing Wednesday, December 31 at 10p. Guests include Darren Criss (Glee), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Smash), Broadway actors Kelli O’Hara and Aaron Tveit, nightclubber Marilyn Maye, Tony Award-winning actress Christine Ebersole and America’s Got Talent finalist Julia Goodwin.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NASA announced that the Curiosity rover found organics on Mars, which are the necessary building blocks of life, and Discovery Channel cameras were rolling every step of the way. The evidence will be presented on Red Planet Rover, premiering tonight at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The flour flies when eight kid bakers go whisk-to-whisk in the new Food Network series Kids Baking Championship. The competitors vie for a grand prize of $10,000. The tournament is hosted and judged by Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli. Series premieres Monday, February 2nd at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet‘s Rugged Justice premieres Sunday, January 18 at 8p. The new six-part series follows fish and wildlife police officers who risk their lives to protect the people and animals of Washington State.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery Channel’s Big Giant Swords premieres Tuesday, January 13 at 10p with Michael “Irish Mike” Craughwell attempting to make a living designing and building larger-than-life works of art. Joined by sidekick AmeriMike and a crew of artists and builders, Craughwell will attempt to bring to life the stuff of fairy tales and legends.
(Source: Cynopsis)

There’s no escaping the law on Animal Planet. Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters returns for a second season with 10 one-hour episodes on Sunday, January 11 at 9p. The series follows professional bounty-hunter teams Clint and Dayson in Colorado and Rob and “Animal” in Montana, as they track fugitives in the Rockies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Event planner extraordinaire David Tutera is back for an all-new season of WE tv’s David Tutera’s CELEBrations, premiering Friday, January 9 at 10p. In the season opener, he plans a star-studded 10th anniversary celebration for celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Late night’s Comedy Bang! Bang!, returns on Friday, January 9 at 11p. The IFC talker has lined up Ty Burrell, Kid Cudi, Mark Duplass, Zach Galifianakis, Simon Helberg, and Maya Rudolph as some of the guests for its fourth season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Look for Charlie Sheen to turn up on The Goldbergs when the ABC comedy airs a tribute episode to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Sheen will pay homage to his character from the 1986 film, where he appeared as “Boy in the Police Station.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dax Shepard is returning for his second cameo on NBC‘s About A Boy. He’ll appear on the Tuesday, January 13 episode, when his Parenthood character, Crosby, resurfaces for another of Will’s (David Walton) poker nights.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ana Gasteyer and Anthony Edwards have been nabbed to play Shoshanna’s (Zosia Mamet) parents on the upcoming season of HBO hit Girls. The series returns on Sunday, Jan. 11.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Modern Family and Graham Norton were among the big winners of this year’s British Comedy Awards. The ABC sitcom won best international TV comedy show honors, while Norton garnered best comedy entertainment program and best comedy entertainment personality for his talker The Graham Norton Show, which airs on BBC America and BBC One in the U.K.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Casting Society of America has selected Patton Oswalt and Michael Urie to host the 30th Annual Artios Awards on Thursday, January 22. Oswalt will preside over the Los Angeles ceremony, while Urie hosts the New York City festivities. The Artios Awards honor the best in casting across film, television, theater and new media.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spike TV’s first tattoo reality-competition series, Ink Master, is getting in the holiday spirit with two themed specials: Merry Ink and New Year’s Ink. Each show brings back Ink Master alumni to compete and design holiday-inspired tattoos for a chance to win $10,000. Merry Ink airs Tuesday, December 23 at 10p. New Year’s Ink airs Tuesday, December 30 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Broadway Channel’s What’s Hot on Broadway  Hot For The Holidays has been cleared in all of the Top 10 DMA’s. The special was developed as a preview of the weekly series What’s Hot on Broadway, which will feature the best of Broadway shows and Las Vegas stage productions and include interviews with Broadway stars, songwriters, choreographers and creative teams. The show is hosted by John O’Hurley.
(Source: Cynopsis)

he two-hour finale of The Voice on Tuesday was enough to easily win the night for NBC in the key demographic. With an average 3.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 12.7 million viewers, the singing competition was on par with its May finale and up 9 percent with its overall audience.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spike TV‘s Ink Master was Tuesday’s top cable program. The show had an 0.8 rating among adults 18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SONY PICTURES PULLS “THE INTERVIEW” FROM THEATRICAL RELEASE ON CHRISTMAS DAY

December 17, 2014

SONY PICTURES PULLS “THE INTERVIEW” FROM THEATRICAL RELEASE ON CHRISTMAS DAY
http://www.eonline.com/news/607488/sony-pulls-the-interview-s-theatrical-release-after-hacker-threats-we-are-deeply-saddened

ELTON JOHN & DAVID FURNISH TO RENEW VOWS IN A PRIVATE CEREMONY AFTER UK LEGALIZES GAY MARRIAGE

December 17, 2014

ELTON JOHN & DAVID FURNISH TO RENEW VOWS IN A PRIVATE CEREMONY AFTER UK LEGALIZES GAY MARRIAGE
http://www.accesshollywood.com/elton-john-and-david-furnish-to-renew-vows-in-private-ceremony-after-uk-legalizes-gay-marriage_article_101924

TAYLOR SWIFT’S 25TH BIRTHDAY PARTY FAVOR HAS A HUGE SPIKE IN SALES DUE TO JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

December 17, 2014

TAYLOR SWIFT’S 25th BIRTHDAY PARTY FAVOR HAS A HUGE SPIKE IN SALES DUE TO JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
http://www.tmz.com/2014/12/17/taylor-swift-birthday-party-poop-emoji-mask-sales/?adid=hero3


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