LAUREN MANZO (MANZO’D WITH CHILDREN) & VITO SCALIA WELCOME A BABY GIRL
LAUREN MANZO (MANZO’D WITH CHILDREN) & VITO SCALIA WELCOME A BABY GIRL
MAHERSHALA ALI (“MOONLIGHT”) AND HIS WIFE AMATUS SAMI-KARIM WELCOME
LIONEL RICHIE POSTPONES TOUR WITH MARIAH CAREY
VICKI GUNVALSON (REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY) CLAIMS EMPLOYEE EMBEZZLED MONEY FROM HER INSURANCE COMPANYFebruary 24, 2017
VICKI GUNVALSON (REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY) CLAIMS EMPLOYEE EMBEZZLED MONEY FROM HER INSURANCE COMPANY
CELEBRITY NEWS: FEBRUARY 24, 2017
Earl Sweatshirt (Rapper) – 23 years old
O’Shea Jackson Jr. (“Straight Outta Compton”) – 26 years old
Trace Dempsey Cyrus (Singer/Miley’s brother) – 28 years old
Wilson Bethel (How To Get Away With Murder/ Hart of Dixie) – 33 years old
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Boxer) – 40 years old
Billy Zane (“Titanic”) – 51 years old
Kristin Davis (Sex And The City) – 52 years old
Debra Jo Rupp (That 70’s Show/Friends) – 66 years old
Edward James Olmos (Miami Vice) – 70 years old
Barry Bostwick (Spin City) – 72 years old
Phil Knight (co-founder of Nike) – 79 years old
Dominic Chianese (The Sopranos) – 86 years old
ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 2/24/17)
HBO: Vice (Premiere) at 8pm
WE TV: Mama June: From Not To Hot (Premiere) at 10pm
NICK: Ride (Premiere) at 8pm
TLC: Say Yes To The Dress (Premiere) at 8pm
OWN: Welcome To Sweetie Pie’s (Finale) at 9pm
SCIENCE: MythBusters: The Search (Finale) at 9pm
E!: Live From The Red Carpet: The 2017 Academy Awards at 5:30pm
E!: Red Carpet Rundown at 7:30pm
ABC: Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From The Red Carpet at 7pm
ABC: Oscars at 8:30pm
DIY: Building Alaska (Premiere) at 9pm and 10pm
NBC UNIVERSO: The Riveras (Premiere) at 10pm
COOKING: Tia Mowry At Home (Finale) at 8:30pm
Media and entertainment metadata provider Gracenote, acquired by Nielsen just over 3 weeks ago, is launching entertainment data products that will enable entertainment providers and smart device makers to leverage Gracenote data and IDs to power advanced voice and text search. Examples: a search for Beyonce would deliver results across her music, TV and movie career, including HBO’s Lemonade; a search for NBA star LeBron James would include not only game highlights, but an interview on The Daily Show. “The lines that once delineated providers of TV, movies, music and other forms of digital media are blurring,” said Rich Cusick, chief product officer for Gracenote. “These new metadata products represent the biggest evolution in the history of our business and will help our customers dream up and deliver innovative entertainment experiences and establish new business models.”
History picked up Six for a second season. The military drama is currently the #1 new cable series of the year in total viewers based on Live+SD viewing. Season one finale airs Wednesday, March 8 at 10p.
Olive Productions, from Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci and Wren Arthur, inked a multi-year overall television deal with Entertainment One. Terms call for eOne to serve as the studio and handle worldwide rights for TV projects.
Starz’ American Gods premieres Sunday, April 30 at 9p, after it bows at the SXSW festival on March 11. Fantasy series is adapted from the novel by Neil Gaiman.
Fish-out-of-water docu-comedy Unprotected follows a family led by a former mobster that emerged from the Federal Witness Protection Program, and is now raising two teens in Arizona. In the series premiere, Tuesday, April 11 at 9p on Oxygen, Mom and Dad track down someone who gave the family car wash a negative review on Yelp.
Spanish-language drama net Pasiones started airing Korea’s Mi Destino es Amarte (Fated to Love) on February 21 at 5p, and will premiere Brazilian novella Avenida Brasil (Brazil Avenue) on Monday, February 27 at 6p. Both will air Monday-Friday.
BBC America’s Top Gear is moving to Sundays for its new season, launching March 12 at 8p and hosted by Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid. After-show Extra Gear will follow.
The Get Down Part II lands on Netflix Friday, April 7. The hip hop drama premiered in August with 6 episodes.
Sara Bareilles (“Love Song”) will deliver an “In Memoriam” performance during ABC’s Oscars broadcast on Sunday. Afterwards, a photo gallery of over 200 filmmakers, artists and execs will be recognized on Oscar.com.
Immediately after the big show, black-ish star Anthony Anderson will host ABC’s first post-Oscar special, Live from Hollywood: The After Party, along with Good Morning America’s Lara Spencer. The special from ABC’s Lincoln Square Productions will feature interviews with celebs outside the Governor’s Ball, as well as backstage chats.
On March 11, Scarlett Johansson will join the 5-timers club as host of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Musical guest is Lorde.
Dateline NBC correspondent Keith Morrison revisits the case of a woman who might have been framed for a murder she didn’t commit on ID special Murder in Lehigh Valley: Keith Morrison Investigates. Two-part special from NBC News’ Peacock Productions airs Sunday, March 5 at 8p and 9p.
Bruno Mars will receive the iHeartRadio Innovative Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Show airs live on Sunday, March 5 at 8p on TBS, TNT and truTV.
Brooke Hogan (Hogan Knows Best) will host the International Format Awards, taking place Saturday, April 1 during MIPFormats in Cannes.
Turner Classic Movies is launching noir-themed programming franchise “Noir Alley,” with host Eddie “The Czar of Noir” Muller exploring the genre with classics on Sundays at 10a, starting March 5. First up: 1941’s The Maltese Falcon.
Time Inc.‘s Essence “Black Women in Hollywood Awards” will air for the third year on OWN, on Sunday,March 5at 10p. Janelle Monae (Hidden Figures), Issa Rae (Insecure), Aja Naomi King (How to Get Away With Murder) and Yara Shahidi (black-ish) will be honored on a program hosted by Being Mary Jane’s Gabrielle Union.
Week-long HDNet Movies event “Stars of Saturday Night” offers 24 comedies starring Saturday Night Live stars, running Saturday, March 25-Friday, March 31. A “Five-Timers Club” marathon on Friday at 7p includes 5 films featuring 5 actors who have hosted SNL at least 5 times.
Matthew Broderick will play FEMA Director Michael D. Brown in Katrina: American Crime Story, the second installment of FX’s limited series franchise.
Josh Duhamel (Transformers), Jimmi Simpson (House of Cards) and Bokeen Woodbine (Fargo) will star in USA true crime drama pilot Unsolved, about the investigations into the murders of rap stars Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur.
Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls) will star in Fox comedy pilot Linda From HR, as a human resources worker with a secret. Graham will also recur on season 9 of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Naveen Andrews (Lost) landed a lead in CBS drama pilot Instinct, reports Deadline, about a former CIA operative pulled back into his old life to help stop a serial killer.
24 alum Dennis Haysbert will play the male lead in NBC drama pilot Reverie, starring Sarah Shahi as a former detective specializing in human behavior recruited by Haysbert’s character to help stop the dangerous consequences of a virtual reality program.
Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Endings) will star in FX comedy pilot Singularity, set in a time when artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence. Dad, of course, stars on Fox frosh Lethal Weapon.
Debby Ryan (Jessie) has joined CW drama pilot Insatiable, about a disgraced lawyer-turned-beauty pageant coach who takes on Ryan’s character as a client.
Imani Hakim (Everybody Hates Chris) has joined the cast of Netflix’s Burning Sands, being released March 10.
Rob Huebel (Childrens Hospital) grabbed a lead role in ABC dramedy pilot Unit Zero, starring Toni Collette as a CIA engineer.
JD Pardo (East Los High) will star in FX’s Sons of Anarchy spin-off, Mayans MC, reports Deadline.
Urban Movie Channel is now available on 4th generation Apple TV. The subscription streaming service for African America and urban audiences recently launched on the iOS platform for iPhone and iPad.
Food Network and HGTV had a strong primetime showing Sunday, with Food ranked 4th and HGTV tied for 5th across all ad-supported cable. Food posted a .7 (650,000 IMP) among A25-54, up 39% over last year, while HGTV posted a .7 (603,000 IMP) among A25-54, up 26 percent over last year.
Planet Earth II, premiering across BBC America, AMC and SundanceTV on February 18, delivered 2.7 million total viewers, 1.2 million A25-54 and 1 million A18-49 in Live+3 Nielsens. Among 25-54 it was the most-watched nature program in 5 years.
The season 4 finale of History’s The Curse of Oak Island hit series highs with 3.8 million total viewers and 1.6 million A25-54 on Tuesday (Live+SD). Overall, the season was the strongest yet among total viewers (3.2 million, up 9% versus season 3) and among A25-54 (1.4 million, up 6%) and A18-49 (1.1 million, up 1%).
Collide – Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Marwan Kenzari, Ben Kingsley, Anthony Hopkins, Clemens Schick, Nadia Hilker, Aleksandar Jovanovic
Get Out – Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel, Lakeith Stanfield
Rock Dog (Animated) – Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons, Lewis Black, Kenan Thompson, Mae Whitman, Jorge Garcia, Matt Dillon
My Life As A Zucchini (Limited Release) (Animated) – Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page, Amy Sedaris, Clara Young
Today’s Jackpot is $64 million
You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Saturday’s Jackpot is $40 million.
Powerball is played in 43 states.
BEYONCE PULLS OUT OF COACHELLA 2017, BUT WILL PERFORM IN 2018 AFTER PREGNANCY
DARIUS MCCRARY SAYS HIS WIFE TAMM BRAWNER LIED ABOUT ABUSE AND IS OUT FOR HIS MONEY
FABOLOUS DROPS $40K TO FIX HIS TEETH
SINEAD O’CONNOR APOLOGIZES FOR CLAIMING ARSENIO HALL SUPPLIED PRINCE WITH DRUGS