FAITH EVANS & STEVIE J GET MARRIED IN LAS VEGAS

July 18, 2018

FAITH EVANS & STEVIE J GET MARRIED IN LAS VEGAS
http://www.tmz.com/2018/07/18/faith-evans-stevie-j-apply-for-marriage-license-las-vegas/

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WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW & CBS SUED BY WOMAN SHERRI SHEPHERD ACUSED OF RACISM

July 18, 2018

WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW & CBS SUED BY WOMAN SHERRI SHEPHERD ACUSED OF RACISM
http://www.tmz.com/2018/07/18/sherri-shepherd-employee-fired-lawsuit-wendy-williams-cbs-racism/

KIM KADASHIAN WEST MAKES A MILLION A MINUTE ON NEW FRAGRANCE LINE

July 18, 2018

KIM KADASHIAN WEST MAKES A MILLION A MINUTE ON NEW FRAGRANCE LINE
http://www.tmz.com/2018/07/18/kim-kardashian-three-new-fragrances-five-million-dollars-five-minutes/

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE CUTS PRICE ON NYC SOHO PENTHOUSE AGAIN

July 18, 2018

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE CUTS PRICE ON NYC SOHO PENTHOUSE AGAIN
http://www.tmz.com/2018/07/18/justin-timberlake-jessica-biel-selling-new-york-house-photos/

ANNA WINTOUR’S DAUGHTER BEE SHAFFER MARRIES FRANCESCO CARROZZINI

July 18, 2018

ANNA WINTOUR’S DAUGHTER BEE SHAFFER MARRIES FRANCESCO CARROZZINI
https://www.eonline.com/news/950121/anna-wintour-s-daughter-bee-shaffer-marries-francesco-carrozzini

PAULA FARIS IS LEAVING ‘THE VIEW’ AND ‘GOOD MORNING AMERICA’

July 18, 2018

PAULA FARIS IS LEAVING ‘THE VIEW’ AND ‘GOOD MORNING AMERICA’
https://www.eonline.com/news/953006/paula-faris-is-leaving-the-view-and-good-morning-america

CELEBRITY NEWS: JULY 18, 2018

July 18, 2018

CELEBRITY NEWS: JULY 18, 2018
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Chase Crawford (Gossip Girl) – 33 years old
Priyanka Chopra (Quantico) – 36 years old
Kristen Bell (“Bad Moms”/ “Frozen”) – 38 years old
Jason Weaver (“The Jackson: An American Dream”) – 39 years old
Kelly Reilly (True Detective) – 41 years old
Elsa Pataky (Model/ Married to Chris Hemsworth) – 42 years old
M.I.A (Britsh Rapper) – 43 years old
Penny Hardaway (former NBA Player) – 47 years old
Grant Bowler (Defiance) – 50 years old
Vin Diesel (“Fast & Furious” movies) – 51 years old
Benzino (Love & Hio Hop: Atlanta) – 53 years old
Jim Bob Dugger (19 Kids and Counting) – 53 years old
Wendy Williams (The Wendy Williams Show) – 54 years old
Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey) – 57 years old
Diana Williams (Ch. 7 Eyewitness News Anchor) – 60 years old
Margo Martindale (The Americans) – 67 years old
Richard Branson (Virgin Records, Virgin Airlines) – 68 years old
Martha Reeves (Martha & The Vandellas) – 77 years old
Joe Torre (former Manager of the Yankees) – 78 years old
James Brolin (Marcus Welby, M.D.) – 78 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ POWERBALL

July 18, 2018

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

ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 7/18/18)
ABC: The 2018 ESPYS at 8pm
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Off The Map (Premiere) at 10pm
USA: Suits (Premiere) at 9pm
CBS: Code Black (Finale) at 10pm
E!: Botched (Finale) at 9pm

The door continues to revolve at Univision. Chief content officer Isaac Lee is exiting the company after nearly eight years. Word is Lee will launch start an indie production company. Patricio Wills, an executive from Univision’s Mexican partner company Televisa, will assume Lee’s responsibilities.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Grammys are heading back to LA next year and will be broadcast live Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8p on CBS. Noms for the 61st annual incarnation of the awards will be announced Wednesday, Dec. 5.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Grab your pacifier, Rugrats is returning to TV. Nickelodeon gave a 26-ep greenlight to a relaunch of the series, and sister Paramount Pictures in onboard for a live-action film featuring CGI characters, from Paramount Players. Both series and movie will include new adventures with iconic characters Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie and Angelica, plus some newcomers. Original creators Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo and Paul Germain will return to the TV series as exec producers. The Rugrats movie will be written by David Goodman and is slated for release on November 13, 2020.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET Networks and Paramount Players selected 10 semifinalists for Project Cre8, a nationwide search announced at Sundance that aims to create opportunities for African-American content creators both in front of and behind the camera. Each semifinalist was allocated a $2,500 budget to produce a three-five-minute scene from their original screenplay in one month. BET will purchase the winning screenplay and work with the winner and Paramount Players to produce their original script.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equity in the Workplace, led by Anita Hill, is working with nonprofit Kapor Center for Social Impact to aid in raising the millions of dollars needed to fund its efforts to rid the entertainment industry of sexual abuse. Commission was founded last December in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Craig Gerard and Matthew Zinman (Trial & Error) inked an overall deal with CBS TV Studios that sees the duo in as writers/exec producers on upcoming CBS comedy series Happy Together. They’ll also develop new scripted projects. Happy Together, written/exec produced by Tim McAuliffe and Austen Earl and exec produced by Ben Winston and Harry Styles, stars Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West as a couple who open their home to a young pop star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW is developing a live-action Batwoman series, which hails from former The Vampire Diaries exec producer Caroline Dries and CW Arrowverse guru Greg Berlanti. (The character is, not coincidentally, slated to make an Arrow appearance in December). In the series, written by Dries and based on the DC character, Kate Kane soars as Batwoman, as an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to right the Gotham’s criminal resurgence – and fight her own demons along the way.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles is in development at Hulu. Paramount TV and Anonymous Content optioned the book series last year, and Rice’s son Christopher Rice will serve as exec producer alongside her and Anonymous’ David Kanter and Steve Golin.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix announced its first slate of series and films based on the stories from Millarworld, the entertainment company run by Mark Millar and Lucy Millar Netflix bought last year and whose global comic book franchises include Wanted, Kingsman and Reborn. Original series to be produced include Jupiter’s Legacy, a multigenerational American superhero epic, with Steven S. DeKnight (Marvel’s Daredevil, Spartacus, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as showrunner and exec producer along with Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott. Also, multilingual series American Jesus, which follows a 12-year-old boy who suddenly discovers he’s returned as Jesus Christ, with Everardo Gout (Marvel’s Luke Cage, Sacred Lies, Mars, Banshee) and Leopoldo Gout (Molly’s Game, Instinct) as co-showrunners and exec producers. Film projects include: Empress, Huck, Sharkey and The Bounty Hunter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Science Channel picked up rights to air robot fighting series Robot Wars. Filmed in an enormous bulletproof arena that contains hazards such as fire, spikes and the iconic pit, 40 of the top global robot combat teams compete for Robot Wars supremacy. US premiere is slated for Wednesday, August 8 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Vanilla Ice, aka. Rob VanWinkle, takes on another house flip in a new season of his DIY Network series The Vanilla Ice Project. Premiering Saturday, Aug. 11, at 10p, the season of 10 new eps will focus on the transformation of a derelict ‘70s Palm Beach house into a modern home with over-the-top amenities.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Reelz will air Manson’s Bloodline, a four-part docuseries about Charles Manson’s family, funded by British distributor DRG. Series focuses on Manson grandson Jason Freeman, and how he came to terms with his notorious grandfather’s murder spree, and is slated for a late summer debut.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Documentary I Am Paul Walker, celebrating the life of the actor and humanitarian whose life was tragically cut short in a car accident, premieres Saturday, August 11 at 9p on Paramount Network. Doc, directed by Adrian Buitenhuis, features exclusive family footage and interviews with Walker’s network of family and friends.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story, a Starz-acquired documentary from director, producer and writer Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism I & II, Carnage Park), will air exclusively on the network on Monday, July 30 at 9p. The feature follows Bell and a team of elephant rescuers led by world-renowned conservationist Sangdeaun “Lek” Chailert on a daring 48-hour mission, across Thailand to rescue a 70-year-old captive blind Asian elephant.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Despite getting off to a slippery start, Amazon’s Prime Day annual shopping-deals mega-promotion was bigger than ever, according to the company. According to Amazon, the company pedaled more products during the first 10 hours of the event than all day last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The steep dive in Netflix shares Monday after the company missed subscriber-growth targets by more than 1 million for Q2 2018 was a buying opp for sanguine investors. As a result, the company’s shares regained some footing yesterday, closing down 5.2 percent for the day to $379.48 per share.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Expanding on the podcast Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will launch the podcast version of its Emmy-nominated series Oprah’s Master Class on Apple Podcasts on Thursday, July 19 featuring hip-hop innovator Jay-Z.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV announced the judging panel that will helm the 15th season of The X Factor UK, returning to the network for the fifth consecutive year this fall. Series creator Simon Cowell will be joined by new judges One Direction‘s Louis Tomlinson, pop singer Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Williams, and returning judge Sharon Osbourne.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo Deportes scored big with its inaugural coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The net reached nearly 37 million viewers, set network viewership records for all seven days of the week and ranked No. 1 among Spanish-language TV networks in Total Day viewership 14 consecutive days among A18-49. To boot, its digital presentation generated 130 million livestreams and nearly 2 billion live minutes viewed.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In syndicated news, most shows fizzled in during the July Fourth holiday week ended July 8. In access, every game show was on the downside, with Family Feud in the lead (6.1 live plus same day national Nielsen rating, down 2% from the week before) followed by Jeopardy (new season low 5.3, down 7%), Wheel of Fortune (new season low 5.3, down 4%) and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (1.5, down 6%). Among magazines Extra (1.0, steady) was the only show in the top five to hold its own, creating a triple dead heat for third place while tying Access (1.0, down 9%) and TMZ (new series low 1.0, down 9%).  In first place Entertainment Tonight (2.6, down 7%) and Inside Edition (2.6, down 7%) both hit new season lows.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In daytime, Dr Phil (2.6, down 7%) finished first in talk for the 96th straight week despite being in reruns on all five days. Second place Live with Kelly and Ryan (four-week high 2.1, up 11%) was the only talker besides Phil above a 2-rating, growing 5% from last year. Further back were Ellen DeGeneres (new season low 1.5, down 12%) and Maury (1.2, unchanged), which remained at its series low for a third consecutive week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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DESTINY’S CHILD MICHELLE WILLIAMS CHECKS IN TO MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY FOR DEPRESSION

July 18, 2018

DESTINY’S CHILD MICHELLE WILLIAMS CHECKS IN TO MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY FOR DEPRESSION
http://www.tmz.com/2018/07/17/destinys-child-michelle-williams-mental-health-facility-depression/

TYRESE GIBSON ADMITS FEUDING PUBLICLY WITH DWAYNE “THE ROCK” JOHNSON WAS UNPROFESSIONAL

July 18, 2018

TYRESE GIBSON ADMITS FEUDING PUBLICLY WITH DWAYNE “THE ROCK” JOHNSON WAS UNPROFESSIONAL
http://www.tmz.com/2018/07/17/tyrese-gibson-dwayne-the-rock-johnson-beefing-publicly-unprofessional/