BRISTOL PALIN IS EXPECTING ANOTHER BABY WITH DAKOTA MEYER
BRISTOL PALIN IS EXPECTING ANOTHER BABY WITH DAKOTA MEYER
RENEE ZELLWEGER ROPED INTO BOYFRIEND ROCKER DOYLE BRAMHALL’S WAR WITH EX-WIFE SUSANNAH MELVOIN
ALEXA & CARLOS PENAVEGA WELCOME A BABY BOY
LOUIS TOMLINSON’S (ONE DIRECTION) MOTHER JOHANNAH DEAKIN HAS DIED
CELEBRITY NEWS: DECEMBER 9, 2016
McKayla Maroney (U.S. Olympic Gymnast) – 21 years old
Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) – 36 years old
Dean Sheremet (“Not Another Teen Movie”, former husband of LeAnn Rimes) – 36 years old
Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives) – 38 years old
Tre Cool (Drummer from Green Day) – 44 years old
Kara Dioguardi (Songwriter/former American Idol Host) – 46 years old
Lori Greiner (Entrepreneur/ABC’s Shark Tank) – 47 years old
Jakob Dylan (The Wallflowers) – 47 years old
Kirsten Gillibrand (US Senator from New York) – 50 years old
Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives) – 54 years old
Mario Cantone (Sex And The City) – 57 years old
Donny Osmond (Pop Singer) – 59 years old
John Malkovich (“Being John Malkovich”) – 63 years old
Michael Nouri (“Flashdance”) – 71 years old
Dick Butkus (former NFL Player) – 74 years old
Beau Bridges (“The Descendants”) – 75 years old
Judi Dench (“Skyfall”) – 82 years old
Kirk Douglas (“Spartacus”) – 100 years old
ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 12/9/16)
SYFY: Van Helsing (Finale) at 10pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: John Cena , Musical Guest: Maren Morris at 11:30pm
BBCA: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (Finale) at 9pm
HGTV: Island Life (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD: Guy’s Big Bite (Finale) at 9am
FOOD: Barefoot Contessa (Finale) at 10:30am
HBO: Divorce (Finale) at 10pm
STARZ: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Finale) at 8pm
STARZ: Blunt Talk (Finale) at 8:30pm
Lionsgate closed a $4.4 billion cash and stock deal, originally announced back in June, to buy Starz. “After planning the integration of Lionsgate and Starz for the past five months, we are more excited than ever at the value created by the combination of our two great companies,” Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer and Vice Chairman Michael Burns said in a joint statement. The deal leaves Lionsgate with a 16,000-title film and television library. At the end of September, Starz had 24.5 million subscription units and the Starz Encore Network had 31.5 million.
CBS News reached a long-term deal with Gayle King that will keep the CBS This Morning cast – King, Norah O’Donnell and Charlie Rose – intact. The New York Post’s Page 6 column reported the deal to be upwards of $5 million a year.
Add Candace Cameron Bure to the list of hosts leaving ABC’s The View. Bure shared the news on Thursday, calling it a “tough” decision based on the success of Netflix’s Full House reboot Fuller House and her commitment to Hallmark Channel movies.
NBC released its midseason lineup. New comedy Trial & Error, co-starring John Lithgow, bows at 9:30p on Tuesday, March 7, following a 90-minute telecast of The Voice. Great News, from EPs and 30 Rock Emmy winners Tracey Wigfield, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, debuts in an hour-long block with back-to-back episodes beginning Tuesday, April 25 at 9p. Powerless, based on characters from DC Comics, bows Thursday, February 2 at 8:30p, following Superstore. In addition, the network is debuting a powerful new Sunday lineup beginning March 5 with the return of Little Big Shots, Chicago Justice and Shades of Blue.
Viceland will present a special episode of Balls Deep with Thomas Morton highlighting the issue of veteran’s homelessness on Thursday, December 29 at 10p. The show features a guest appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama.
Vice Media is teaming with British newspaper The Guardian on a partnership that will give Vice access to original investigative news reporting from a unit of Guardian journalists. Meanwhile, the paper will tap into Vice’s video production skills and distribution platform to maximize revenue and exposure of its journalism. The pact includes co-branded special reports that will air nightly on Vice news offerings.
Niall Horan, Lukas Graham, Shawn Mendes, Emeli Sande and Fifth Harmony featuring Kid Ink and Ty Dolla $ign join the Billboard Hollywood Party on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017. Fergie, set to host the event from Los Angeles, will perform two songs leading up to the 2017 countdown. Annual event airs Saturday, December 31 beginning at 8p.
Bruno Mars, Sting and The Weeknd are set to perform on the finale of NBC’s The Voice, airing Tuesday, December 13 at 9p. One of the four finalists Josh Gallagher from Team Adam, Billy Gilman from Team Adam, Sundance Head from Team Blake or We’ McDonald from Team Alicia will be crowned the season’s winner.
The American Film Institute’s released its annual list of the year’s 10 best TV shows. FX and HBO both snagged three spots, while only one broadcast network program made the cut. The full list of shows are: The Americans (FX), Atlanta (FX), Better Call Saul (AMC), The Crown (Netflix), Game of Thrones (HBO), The Night Of (HBO), The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX), Stranger Things (Netflix), This Is Us (NBC) and Veep (HBO). An AFI Special Award went to O.J.: Made in America (ESPN).
Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing, is being honored with the Writers Guild of America West’s 2017 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement. He will receive the award, given in recognition of his career and body of work, at the WGAW’s 2017 Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony on Sunday, February 19, at The Beverly Hilton.
CMT revealed “17 for 2017” artists for its Listen Up campaign, which recognizes and supports country music’s most promising new artists. They are: Brandon Ray, Caitlyn Smith, Carly Pearce, Clare Dunn, Devin Dawson, Jackie Lee, Jacob Davis, Jillian Jacqueline, Luke Cobbs, Maggie Rose, Michael Tyler, Midland, Runaway June, Ryan Beaver, Ryan Follese, Seth Ennis and Walker Hayes.
E! renewed Botched for a fourth, 18-episode season. Plastic surgeons Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif’s surgical skills will once again be put to the test as they set out to correct damage done from plastic surgeries gone wrong.
The Brown family returns for a news season of Alaskan Bush People on Wednesday, January 4 at 9p on Discovery. Following a year of setbacks, the clan is determined to get back to their bushpeople roots.
TV One redefines the dating and game show genres with The Game of Dating, premiering Tuesday, January 31 at 8p. Hosted by comedian Tony Rock, the one-hour series takes a voyeuristic look at real-life dating, while teams watch, react and compete to win cash prizes.
MTV’s fifth season of Are You The One? bows Wednesday, January 11 at 9p. The matchmaking series features adventurous singles who turn their backs on dysfunctional relationship habits and surrender to a new process.
UP TV announced return dates for two series. Bringing Up Bates Season 5 premieres Thursday, January 5 at 9p. Growing Up McGhee bows Thursday, January 12 at 9:30p.
Professional contractor Mike Holmes teams with his son, home renovation expert Mike Jr., to transform the twentysomething’s bachelor pad into a proper home in upcoming DIY Network series Holmes & Holmes. Premiering Tuesday, January 3 at 10p, the 6-episode series follows the duo as they gut, renovate and expand the single-story 750-square foot bungalow into two-story home.
NBC set Thursday, February 23 for the premiere of spinoff The Blacklist: Redemption, which will air in the same 10p timeslot as The Blacklist for eight weeks. At the conclusion of The Blacklist: Redemption, James Spader and The Blacklist will return at 10p on Thursday, April 20 with a two-hour episode.
Friday Night Tykes premieres its fourth season on Esquire on Tuesday, January 17 at 9p. Series provide an authentic look at the cultural phenomenon that is American football at the youth level.
Investigation Discovery debuts Murder Chose Me on Wednesday, February 15 at 10p. Series stars Rod Demery, who reflects on his 14 years as a homicide detective a destiny he was drawn to after his mother was murdered.
Bravo Media bows First Family of Hip Hop on Sunday, January 15 at 9p. Series centers on The Robinsons, who rose to fame in the 1970s when they put rap on the map with Sugarhill Records.
Spike set Caraoke Showdown’s premiere for Thursday, January 12 at 10:30p. Series takes groups of passengers on a musical journey to win money by competing in a variety of karaoke-style challenges.
Nickelodeon debuts Lip Sync Battle Shorties on Sunday, December 11 at 8p. Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland hosts the one hour-special, a spinoff of the Spike series, which features kids lip syncing their favorite songs and celebrating their favorite artists. The special will air on Spike Wednesday, December 14 at 8p.
HGTV rings in the New Year with live, commercial-free coverage of the 128th Rose Parade on Monday, January 2 at 11a. Egypt Sherrod (Flipping Virgins) and Nancy O’Dell provide real-time commentary throughout the event, themed “Echoes of Success”a celebration of the people, institutions and organizations that help in the success of others.
Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special airs Friday, December 9 at 8:30p on Disney Channel, the Disney Channel app and Disney Channel VOD. An encore presentation airs Monday, December 12 at 8p on Disney XD.
The 25th Anniversary Special of the Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest airs Sunday, December 11 at 5p. The special raises awareness for clean water in partnership with the Waterkeeper Alliance.
Kirk Acevedo (12 Monkeys) joins the Season 3 cast of Kingdom in a recurring role. He’ll play a former fighter and new coach at Navy St. MMA gym on AT&T Audience Network series.
Criminal Minds was the most watched regularly scheduled program in its time period, beating Empire for the first time ever in viewers and finishing in its closest competitive position in both A18-49 and A25-54, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Wednesday, December 7. The CBS series averaged 7.73 million viewers, up 4 percent from last week and out delivering Empire (a healthy 7.0 million). It was the largest audience for Criminal Minds since October 12.
Season 3 of TV One’s Rickey Smiley For Real is up versus Seasons 1 and 2 through the first three episodes among P25-54. During the first three episodes, RSFR Season 3 posted two consecutive weeks audience gains across key demos (P25-54, P18-49, W18-49).
BBC America experienced consistent total day growth in 2016, most recently with November becoming the network’s most watched month ever among total viewers and A25-54. The channel enjoyed strong year-over-year growth across all dayparts, leading to total day gains of up 47 percent in total viewers and up 40 percent in A25-54.
CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on December 6, featuring special guest Vice President Joe Biden, was the top show in late night in viewers. It delivered its largest Tuesday audience since October 2015, according to Nielsen Live+SD ratings. The show averaged 3.39 million viewers. In key demographics, The Late Show averaged 0.8/04 in A25-54 and 0.6/03 in S18-49.
Office Christmas Party – Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Courtney B. Vance, Vanessa Bayer, Jamie Chung
The Bounce Back – Shemar Moore, Nadine Velazquez, Sheryl Underwood, Kali Hawk, Robinne Lee, Denise Boutte, Nadja Alaya, Michael Beach, Bill Bellamy, Sheryl Underwood
La La Land (Limited Release) – Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Meagan Fay Callie Hernandez
Frank And Lola (Limited Release) – Michael Shannon, Imogen Poots, Michael Nyqvist, Justin Long, Rosanna Arquette, Emmanuelle Devos, Alex Lombard, Amy Argyle
NYC STREET FAIRS
Saturday December 10, 2016
Santa Con – starting at 10am http://santacon.nyc/
Holidays On Atlantic Ave.: Walk The Windows Event – Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn 11am – 7pm http://www.atlanticave.org/walkthewindows
Sunday December 11, 2016
WeWork Holiday Market – Metropolitan Pavilion, 115 West 18th St. bet. 6th & 7th Ave. 11am – 7pm https://wwholidayhappening.splashthat.com/
Blessing of the Animals – Christ Church, 524 Park Ave. at 60th St. at 2pm https://christchurchnyc.org/event/blessing-of-the-animals/
Today’s Jackpot is $43 million
You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Saturday’s Jackpot is $85 million.
Powerball is played in 43 states.
JUDGE REINHOLD ARRESTED AT DALLAS AIRPORT
JOHN GLENN HAS DIED
KOBE BRYANT AND HIS WIFE VANESSA WELCOME THEIR THIRD CHILD
MICK JAGGER WELCOMES HIS 8TH CHILD AT 73