MEL B. SUED BY NANNY LORRAINE GILLES FOR DEFAMATION
MEL B. SUED BY NANNY LORRAINE GILLES FOR DEFAMATION
LIL WAYNE SAYS HE’S WITH ROC NATION NOW
SANDY GALLIN HAS DIED
MORRIS DAY AND FANS CELEBRATE PRINCE’S LIFE AT PAISLEY PARK ON THE 1ST ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH
CELEBRITY NEWS: APRIL 21, 2017
Sydney Sierota (Lead Singer of Echosmith) – 20 years old
Jacob Perez (Mindless Behavior) – 21 years old
Alphonso McAuley (The Middle) – 33 years old
Terrence Jenkins (“The Perfect Match”) – 35 years old
Tony Romo (NFL Player) – 37 years old
James McAvoy (“X-Men: First Class”) – 38 years old
Brian White (Scandal/ Chicago Fire) – 42 years old
Nicole Sullivan (Mad TV/ Black-ish) – 47 years old
Rob Riggle (“21 Jump Street”) – 47 years old
Andie MacDowell (“Magic Mike XXL”) – 59 years old
Tony Danza (Who’s The Boss) – 66 years old
Patti Lupone (Broadway Star) – 68 years old
Iggy Pop (Singer) – 70 years old
Charles Grodin (“Midnight Run”) – 82 years old
Queen Elizabeth II (Royalty) – 91 years old
Veronica Cartwright (“The Witches of Eastwick”/“Alien”) – 68 years old
ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 4/21/17)
ANIMAL PLANET: Tanked (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Yukon Man (Premiere) at 9pm
HISTORY: Ancient Aliens: Declassified (Premiere) at 8pm
LIFETIME: The Pop Game (Finale) at 10pm
NAT. GEO. WILD: Pet Talk (Finale) at 8pm
NAT. GEO. WILD: Cesar Millan’s Dog Nation (Finale) at 9pm
HBO: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Premiere) to 8pm
CENTRIC: We Are The Joneses (Premiere) at 10pm
HISTORY: Counting Cars Supercharged (Premiere) at 9pm
NAT. GEO. WILD: Bandit Patrol (Premiere) at 9pm
NAT. GEO. WILD: Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER (Premiere) at 10pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Dr. Jeff: Extra Dose (Finale) at 8pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet (Finale) at 9pm
HGTV: House Hunters Renovation (Finale) at 10pm
ANIMAL PLANET: River Monsters (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY: Naked And Afraid XL (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD: Guy’s Grocery Games (Premiere) at 8pm
HBO: Silicon Valley (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Hawaii Life (Premiere) at 10pm and 10:30pm
LIFETIME: Mary Kills People (Premiere) at 10pm
TLC: This Is Life (Premiere) at 10pm
UP: Heartland (Premiere) at 8pm
BOUNCE: Saints & Sinners (Finale) at 9pm
FX: Bette And Joan (Finale) at 10pm
TLC: Long Island Medium (Finale) at 8pm
The CW released its 2017 schedule of series finale dates, including the final episode of Reign, which wraps its four-season run on Friday, June 16 at 9p. Other key dates include Riverdale’s Season1 finale on Thursday, May 11 at 9p; Supergirl’s Season 2 finale on Monday, May 22 at 8p; The Flash’s Season 3 finale on Tuesday, May 23 at 8p; and Arrow’s Season 5 finale on Wednesday, May 24 at 8p.
TV Land renewed comedies Younger and Teachers. Younger, which returns Wednesday, June 28 for its fourth season, was picked up for a 12-episode fifth season. Teachers, which returns with the back half of season 2 this fall, has been renewed for a 20-episode third season. The news comes on top of the early second season renewal of the newly-launched comedy Nobodies, which stars Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras.
The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards are returning to the greater Los Angeles area, set to air live from The Forum in Inglewood, CA on Sunday, August 27 at 8p. Last year, the show was staged at New York’s Madison Square Garden. “MTV, at 35 years old, has been around almost as long as the Forum,” said Shelli Azoff, Managing Partner for the Forum.
Lifetime issued a straight-to-series order for Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble’s psychological thriller, YOU, based on Caroline Kepnes’ best-selling novel. “YOU is the most twisted love story ever,” promised Liz Gateley, EVP and Head of Programming for Lifetime.
Half-hour scripted dramedy American Woman starts production in Los Angeles, this week. The series, starring Alicia Silverstone, Mena Suvari and Jennifer Bartels (Broken), is inspired by the real-life upbringing of Kyle Richards (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills).
This Is Life Live bows on TLC Sunday, April 23 at 10p. In each episode hosts Lisa Joyner and DeVon Franklin go live from different locations across the country to share two unique stories of families and their loved ones as they experience an epic, pivotal moment.
TNT set a premiere date for Will. The net’s young Shakespeare drama bows on the 453rd anniversary of the Bard’s birth on Sunday, July 10 at 9p. Series stars newcomer Laurie Davidson as William Shakespeare and chronicles his wild 20s in the punk-rock theater scene of 16th century London.
With prisons overflowing and heroin use reaching epidemic levels, America’s War on Drugs uncovers the origins of the drug war and its unexpected effects on American culture, institutions and politics. The eight-hour limited documentary series premieres Sunday, June 18 at 9p on History.
Spike TV’s Ink Master returns for a ninth season on Tuesday, June 6 at 10p. This season, shops from all around the country are sending two of their strongest artists to compete for a $200,000 grand prize, an editorial feature in Inked, and the title of “Master Shop.”
Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak return for a new season of HGTV’s Good Bones on Tuesday, May 30 at 10p. Attracting more than 13 million total viewers in its first season, the series follows mom Karen, a former lawyer, and daughter Mina, a real estate agent, as they revitalize Indianapolis neighborhoods one house at a time.
Shaquille O’Neal, Lupe Fiasco, Reggie Bush and Natalie Eva Marie face off in ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational Celebrity Showdown, airing Friday, April 28 at 10p on TBS. The celebrities will compete to raise money for the charities of their choice.
Showtime airs the TV premiere of Jackson on Tuesday, May 2 at 7:30p. The documentary from Maisie Crow offers is an intimate look at the lives of three women caught in the complex issues surrounding access to abortion in the Deep South.
Science Channel presents two special episodes of Space’s Deepest Secrets, premiering Tuesday, April 25 at 8p and 9p, delving into the real science behind Einstein. Space’s Deepest Secrets: Was Einstein Wrong? re-examines Einstein’s theory of relativity, while Space’s Deepest Secrets: Black Holes: The Einstein Prophecy investigates the dark secrets of this mysterious phenomenon.
The Weather Channel broadcasts live coverage of the March for Science in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 22. Scientists Maria LaRosa and Reynolds Wolf will be on-site reporting from the event. The following day, Winter Warfare, airs on Sunday, April 23 at 9p. The special takes viewers behind the scenes with the U.S. Marines as they prepare for combat in extreme cold conditions.
In celebration of APA (Asian Pacific American) Heritage Month in May, World Channel, in partnership with the Center for Asian American Media, Pacific Islanders in Communication and KQED San Francisco, celebrates the voices of Asian Pacific Americans with eight documentary films that spotlight the identity and diverse stories of this community. The curated collection includes premieres from award-winning series America ReFramed, Local, USA, and Doc World.
USA Network drama Shooter has added to its recurring cast. Jerry Ferrara (Entourage) will play a former marine who always detects a conspiracy. Jesse Bradford (Flags of Our Fathers) portrays a D.C. Staffer and love interest for Nadine (Cynthia Addai-Robinson). Todd Lowe (True Blood) is a former marine living large in Texas.
Netflix set a summer premiere date for Disjointed, the pot comedy starring Kathy Bates and co-starring Chuck Lorre. Series starts streaming on Friday, August 25.
Complex Networks announced a slate of new digital series coming this year to its Complex, Rated Red, First We Feast and Sole Collector channels. Programming includes: Jeremiah Bullfrog Forks It!, Complex Closets, The Neighborhood, Play By Play, A Little Too Farr, Going Cambo, Throttle Rockets, The Infidels, Unsigned, Food Grails and Price The Hype. In addition, QB1: Beyond the Lights, from Peter Berg’s Film 45, has been renewed for two more seasons.
420 Entertainment Group is launching 420TV, a video-on-demand channel, covering all things cannabis. It will feature original, multi-episodic series, as well as long and short form news, information and entertainment content.
The season 9 finale of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta hit a season high among P25-54, delivering 2 million P18-49 (up +3% versus the prior week’s episode), 2.3 million P25-54 (up +5%), and 3.6 million total viewers (up +4%) in Live+3 numbers. In addition, The Real Housewives of Potomac grew double digits from the prior week’s episode among all key demos, delivering 1.2 million P18-49 (up +19% versus the prior week’s episode), 1.3 million P25-54 (up +14%), and 2.2 million total viewers (up +10%).
The latest episode of Saints & Sinners helped drive Bounce to its most-watched Easter night ever, averaging 565,000 Viewers 2+. Meanwhile, the show’s April 9 episode was the highest-rated Bounce original series telecast ever and the most-watched in the show’s history.
Subbing for the ousted Bill O’Reilly on Wednesday on Fox News’ renamed The Factor, Dana Perino pulled in 3.3 total million viewers, 625,000 among A25-54, enough to top cable news.
The Promise – Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Marwan Kenzari, Angela Sarafyan, Rade Serbedzija, Yoga Naor
Unforgettable – Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, Geoff Stults, Isabella Kai Rice, Alex Quijano, Sarah Burns, Whitney Cummings, Simon Kassianides
NYC STREET FAIRS
Saturday April 22, 2017
6th Ave. Chelsea Festival – on 6th Ave. from 23rd to 32nd St.
Sunday April 23, 2017
Pop Up NYC Curated Event – on Columbus Ave. from 66th to 72nd St.
Steinway Street Festival (Queens) – on Steinway from 28th to 34th Ave.
Today’s Jackpot is $45 million
You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Saturday’s Jackpot is $90 million.
Powerball is played in 43 states.
CUBA GOODING SR. HAS DIED
MARY J. BLIGE SAYS HER ESTRANGED HUSBAND SPENT MONEY ON HIS NEW GIRLFRIEND
FLO RIDA SAYS HE’S NOT A DEADBEAT DAD TO A WOMAN WHO IS SUING HIM FOR MORE CHILD SUPPORT
RONDA ROUSEY IS ENGAGED TO TRAVIS BROWNE