FLAVOR FLAV SAYS HIS DAUGHTER DID NOT BEAT HIM UP
Archive for January, 2012
FLAVOR FLAV SAYS HIS DAUGHTER DID NOT BEAT HIM UP
CYNTHIA NIXON CLARIFIES HER REMARK ABOUT BEING GAY BY CHOICE
STEVE JONES, NICOLE SCHERZINGER & PAULA ABDUL ARE OUT AT “THE X FACTOR”
CELEBRITY NEWS: JANUARY 31, 2012
Justin Timberlake – 31 years old
Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) – 34 years old
Kerry Washington – 35 years old
Portia De Rossi – 39 years old
Minnie Driver – 41 years old
Anthony LaPaglia (Without A Trace) – 53 years old
Glynn Turman (A Different World) – 65 years old
Jessica Walter (Arrested Development) – 71 years old
Carol Channing – 89 years old
ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 1/31/12)
RLTV: Stanley On The Go (Premiere) at 9pm
TLC: Sorority Girls (Premiere) at 9pm
TLC: Undercover Princes (Premiere) at 10pm
COMEDY CENTRAL: Tosh.0 (Premiere) at 10pm
COMEDY CENTRAL: Key & Peele (Premiere) at 10:30pm
COOKING CHANNEL: Iron Chef America Countdown (Premiere) at 10:30pm
Glee is doing a tribute to Michael Jackson on the show tonight on FOX at 8pm.
Last Saturday, Univision Network debuted Q’Viva! The Chosen at 7p and the one-hour premiere delivered an average audience of 2.2 million total viewers; 1.0 million with A18-49; and 496,000 with A18-34.
Sunday’s season four finale of Kourtney & Kim Take New York on E! at 10p tallied 4.5 million total viewers, marking the series’ highest-rated and most-watched telecast ever. The season ender also scored the network’s third most-watched telecast ever among A18-49 with 3.3 million; W18-49 with 2.5 million; W18-34 with 1.6 million; as well as total viewers.
Fox News Channel (FNC) reports that as of the end of the January Nielsen month (January 31), FNC has sustained its #1 position among cable news networks for ten years.
When season three of Downton Abbey premieres on PBS’ Masterpiece, Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Shirley MacLaine joins the cast playing new character, Martha Levinson, the mother of Lady Grantham (Elizabeth McGovern). Season two of Downton Abbey is currently airing on PBS’ Masterpiece on Sundays at 9p (check local listings) and will conclude with a two-hour finale on February 19. Downton Abbey is written and created by Julian Fellowes and is a Carnival/Masterpiece co-production. Liz Trubridge serves as producer and executive producers are Gareth Neame, Fellowes and Rebecca Eaton.
FOX picked up an untitled comedy pilot from Mindy Kaling (NBC’s The Office) where the writer/actress would star in a role described as a young Bridget Jones-type doctor trying to navigate her personal and professional lives. Universal Television is producing; Kaling will pen the project and be an executive producer. Howard Klein will serve as a nonwriting EP.
Music star and cookbook author, Trisha Yearwood commenced production in Nashville on a new daytime series for Food Network set to premiere this April. The untitled series has six episodes featuring Yearwood as she shares her food traditions and her Southern hospitality with her friends and family. The series is produced by Ellen Rakieten Entertainment and RelativityREAL.
GSN (Game Show Network) is working on a pilot called The American Bible Challenge, an original one-hour game show where contestants compete based on their Biblical knowledge. The show will also feature a format that celebrates the role of The Bible in American society and culture and will attract Bible enthusiasts from across the country. RelativityREAL will produce the show for GSN; RelativityREAL’s Tom Forman and Embassy Row’s Michael Davies are the EPs on the project. Nick Stuart and Maura Dunbar of Odyssey Networks serve as Consulting Producers.
Today’s Jackpot is $15 million
Participating States: New York, New Jersey, California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Washington.
ALLEN IVERSON FORCED TO PAY BACK JEWELER
FLAVOR FLAV’S DAUGHTER ARRESTED FOR BATTERY
CELEBRITY NEWS: JANUARY 30, 2012
Redmond O’Neal – 27 years old
Kid Cudi – 28 years old
Wilmer Valderrama (That 70’s Show) – 32 years old
Josh Kelley – 32 years old
Christian Bale (“Batman”) – 38 years old
Brett Butler (Grace Under Fire) – 54 years old
Phil Collins – 61 years old
Charles S. Dutton – 61 years old
Vanessa Redgrave – 75 years old
Gene Hackman – 82 years old
ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 1/30/12)
STYLE: The Amandas (Premiere) at 8pm
LOGO: RuPaul’s Drag Race (Premiere) at 9pm
LOGO: Untucked: RuPaul’s Drag Race (Premiere) at 10:30pm
E! Fashion Police: 2012 SAG Awards (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: Who’s Still Standing? (Finale) at 8pm
NBC: Fear Factor (Finale) at 9pm
TLC: Next Great Baker (Finale) at 9pm
TV ONE: Unsung: Full Force (Premiere) at 10pm
The National Boards of the ScreenActors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists (AFTRA) have taken major steps toward a merger. On Saturday, AFTRA’s board voted 94% in favor (6% disapprove) to recommend a unification plan with SAG. Before that on Friday, SAG’s board voted in favor of the merger plan by 87.1% (12.9% disapprove). The next move will see members of AFTRA and SAG vote on the merger after February 27. More than 60% of members need to approve the merger in order to create one new aligned union called SAG-AFTRA. Currently, AFTRA oversees more than 70,000 actors, broadcasters, singers and dancers while SAG oversees 120,000 members.
Robert Hegyes, best known as “Sweathog” Juan Epstein on the 1970s sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter died last Thursday in Edison, NJ. He was 60. Mr. Hegyes appeared on the ABC sitcom which ran from 1975 to 1979 playing Epstein, the Sweathog who was always late sporting excuse notes signed “Epstein’s Mother.” Following Welcome Back, Kotter, Mr. Hegyes had a recurring role on the 1980s CBS crime drama Cagney & Lacey and in later years he acted in regional theater and had guest roles on CHiPs, L.A. Heat and Diagnosis Murder. Mr. Hegyes also taught for several years at Venice High School in California where he told interviewers he had a reputation for accepting no absence excuses of any kind.
Longtime television comedy director, John Rich died on Sunday in Los Angeles at the age of 86. Mr. Rich directed 81 episodes of All in the Family in the 1970s and prior to that directed the 1950s sitcoms I Married Joan starring Joan Davis and Our Miss Brooks starring Eve Arden. Mr. Rich won two Emmy Awards, one for directing and one for producing, both for All in the Family, as well as a third Emmy for directing The Dick Van Dyke Show. Mr. Rich was also granted the Director Guild of America’s highest honor, the Richard B. Aldrich Achievement Award in 1993 and was recognized for his contributions to television with an Honorary Life Member Award in 2003. Mr. Rich is survived by his wife, Patty; three children and eight grandchildren.
SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS – 2012 WINNERS LIST
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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
The Grey – $20 million
Underworld Awakening – $12.5 million
One For The Money – $11.8 million
Red Tails – $10.4 million
Man On A Ledge – $8.3 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)
A major production company is casting nationally for people of all ages who want to work for one of America’s top fashion publications as an Associate Fashion/Features Editor as part of a new network television show. The program is looking for people who are outgoing, driven, creative and have a competitive edge. Send an email ASAP to: TheJobCasting@yahoo.com and include your name, contact info, city/state, photos and a description of why you think you should work for a top fashion publication.
ABC’s The Revolution is seeking women from the NYC/tri-state area who want to learn about their anatomy for a segment. Interested women should be available tomorrow, January 31. Another new segment is looking for female dog owners who want to learn about dog health. For this segment, interested women should be from the NYC/tri-state area and be available on Wednesday, February 1. Those interested in either segment should send an email ASAP to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new YouTube Home & Design channel, SPACES is looking for celebrities who are currently renovating their homes or who want to begin a renovation soon. The show will follow the celebrity through the renovation process. The channel is looking for celebrities who have a passion for design and renovation. For bookings, send an email to: email@example.com.
LADY GAGA’S PARENTS OPENS AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN NEW YORK CITY