BTS DROPS THEIR MOST DRAMATIC SONG YET: LISTEN TO “BLACK SWAN”

January 17, 2020

BTS DROPS THEIR MOST DRAMATIC SONG YET: LISTEN TO “BLACK SWAN”
https://www.eonline.com/news/1113072/bts-drops-their-most-dramatic-song-yet-listen-to-black-swan

CAMERON DIAZ’S DAUGHTER RADDIX’S MIDDLE NAME IS EVEN MORE UNIQUE THAN HER FIRST

January 17, 2020

CAMERON DIAZ’S DAUGHTER RADDIX’S MIDDLE NAME IS EVEN MORE UNIQUE THAN HER FIRST
https://www.eonline.com/news/1113191/cameron-diaz-s-daughter-raddix-s-middle-name-is-even-more-unique-than-her-first

FYRE FESTIVAL’S VIRAL BREAKOUT ANDY KING NOW HAS AN EVIAN CAMPAIGN

January 17, 2020

FYRE FESTIVAL’S VIRAL BREAKOUT ANDY KING NOW HAS AN EVIAN CAMPAIGN
https://www.eonline.com/news/1112884/fyre-festival-s-viral-breakout-andy-king-now-has-an-evian-campaign

CELINE DION’S MOM THERESE DION HAS DIED

January 17, 2020

CELINE DION’S MOM THERESE DION HAS DIED
https://www.tmz.com/2020/01/17/celine-dion-mother-dead-dies-therese/

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER (FASHION DESIGNER) IS RETIRING FROM THE RUNWAY AFTER 50 YEARS

January 17, 2020

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER (FASHION DESIGNER) IS RETIRING FROM THE RUNWAY AFTER 50 YEARS
https://www.eonline.com/news/1112969/fashion-designer-jean-paul-gaultier-retiring-from-the-runway-after-50-years

RIHANNA AND BILLIONAIRE BOYFRIEND HASSAN JAMEEL SPLIT AFTER ALMOST 3 YEARS

January 17, 2020

RIHANNA AND BILLIONAIRE BOYFRIEND HASSAN JAMEEL SPLIT AFTER ALMOST 3 YEARS
https://www.tmz.com/2020/01/17/rihanna-boyfriend-split-break-up-hassan-jameel-billionaire/

CELEBRITY NEWS: JANUARY 17, 2020

January 17, 2020

CELEBRITY NEWS: JANUARY 17, 2020
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Connor Cruise (Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman”s son) – 25 years old
Chloe Rose Lattanzi (Olivia Newton John’s daughter) – 34 years old
Calvin Harris (DJ/ Record Producer) – 36 years old
Dwyane Wade (NBA Player) – 38 years old
Ray J Norwood (Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood) – 39 years old
Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) – 40 years old
Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Dancing With The Stars) – 40 years old
Lil Jon (Rapper) – 49 years old
Kid Rock (Rock Singer/Musician) – 49 years old
Naveen Andrews (ABC’s Lost) – 51 years old
Shabba Ranks (Jamaican Dancehall Musician) – 54 years old
Joshua Malina (Scandal) – 54 years old
Michelle Obama (Former First Lady of The United States of America) – 56 years old
Jim Carrey (Actor /Comedian) – 58 years old
Denis O’Hare (This Is Us/ American Horror Story) – 58 years old
Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) – 61 years old
Steve Harvey (TV Host/ Comedian) – 63 years old
Maury Povich (Talk Show Host) – 81 years old
James Earl Jones (Actor/ Voice of Darth Vader in “Star Wars” movies) – 89 years old
Betty White (Hot In Cleveland) – 98 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ MOVIES/ MEGA MILLIONS/ POWERBALL

January 17, 2020

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

ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 1/7/20)
FYI: The Liquidator (Premiere) at 11:30pm
HBO: Real Time with Bill Maher (Premiere) at 10pm
FYI: The Liquidator (Finale) at 11pm
NICKELODEON: America’s Most Musical Family (Finale) at 8pm
REELZ: How To Survive A Murder (Finale) at 10pm
NETFLIX: A Fall From Grace (Premiere)

(SATURDAY 1/18/20)
REELZ: Aaron Hernandez’s Killing Fields (Premiere) at 8pm
AMC: Seven Worlds, One Planet (Premiere) at 9pm
BBC AMERICA: Seven Worlds, One Planet (Premiere) at 9pm
IFC: Seven Worlds, One Planet (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: Seven Worlds, One Planet (Premiere) at 9pm
SUNDANCE: Seven Worlds, One Planet (Premiere) at 9pm
DIY: First Time Flippers (Premiere) at 9:30pm

(SUNDAY 1/19/20)
TNT: The 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at 8pm
TBS: The 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at 8pm
FOX: 9-1-1 (Premiere) at 10pm
HBO: Avenue 5 (Premiere) at 10pm
HBO: Curb Your Enthusiasm (Premiere) at 10:30pm
OXYGEN: Murdered By Morning (Premiere) at 7pm
PBS: Vienna Blood (Premiere) at 10pm
UNIVERSAL KIDS: Powerbirds (Premiere) at 10am
ABC: Kids Say The Darndest Things (Finale) at 8pm
ID: Obsession: Dark Desires (Finale) at 8pm
SHOWTIME: Ray Donovan (Finale) at 8pm

NBCUniversal unveiled details of its upcoming streaming service, Peacock, at an investor presentation at Rockefeller Center on Thursday. The tiered offering includes a free, ad-supported version with 7500 hours of programming, with next-day access to current seasons of freshman NBC series, complete classic series, curated daily news and sports programming, and genre channels. Peacock Premium, bundled at no additional cost to Comcast and Cox subscribers, will additionally include full season Peacock originals and tent-pole series, next day access to current seasons of returning broadcast series, early access to late night talk shows, and additional sports – such as the Premier League – totaling more than 15,000 hours of content. It will also be available for $4.99 per month for non-bundled customers; an ad-free version will cost $9.99 per month. Peacock Premium is set to launch on April 15 for Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Internet-only Flex customers, and go national on July 15.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“By delivering timely and topical content like breaking news, live sports, and watercooler moments from late night, Peacock is uniquely bringing a pulse to the world of streaming that does not exist in today’s marketplace,” said Matt Strauss, Chairman of Peacock and NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Home and lifestyle brand Magnolia, the joint venture between Discovery and Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines will launch on October 4. Discovery President and CEO David Zaslav announced the news at Winter TCA press tour, noting that the company was developing “fantastic” content for the platform that will debut in the US, but also be available internationally. The initiative’s name will be announced soon, and include a linear television network and TV Everywhere app, with a subscription streaming service to be added later.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Demi Lovato will sing the National Anthem during the Super Bowl LIV pregame show at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday, February 2. The show, including the Anthem, will be broadcast live worldwide on Fox.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FOX News Channel’s Shannon Bream signed a new multi-year deal with the network. She’ll remain in her role as anchor of FOX News @ Night and continue as the network’s chief legal correspondent.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tolleah Price, who joined the staff of Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien in January 2018 as its first supervising producer, has been named Executive Producer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Awkwafina has taken over as guest announcer on the Flushing 7 subway line (from January 16 to 22), courtesy of Comedy Central’s partnership with MTA New York City. The first celebrity announcer of the MTA pilot program, the Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens star will be calling out each station arrival as well as other prompts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Paley Center for Media presents A Salute to Black Achievements in Television Presented by Citi runs from February 1 to March 1. The celebration will include an interactive exhibit focusing on comedy, spotlight BET Network’s 40th anniversary, as well as family activities, education classes and screenings.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix signed The Big Bang Theory’s co-creator and executive producer Bill Prady to a first-look deal for scripted series programming. Prady will be tasked with writing and producing TV series across a range of genres.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCUniversal’s aforementioned streaming service, Peacock, issued a 10-episode order to Punky Brewster, a follow-up to the 1984 NBC sitcom that will feature original series star Soleil Moon Frye as the titular character. Project hails from Universal Content Productions and Universal Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock’s development slate includes comedies MacGruber, starring and co-written by Will Forte and based on his Saturday Night Live skit; Clean Slate, starring and co-written by Laverne Cox and George Wallace, about a car wash owner with a trans daughter; Expecting, centered on a couple infanticipating via sperm donation, exec produced by Mindy Kaling; coming-of-age comedy Division One, exec produced by Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions; and animated The Adventure Zone, based on a Dungeons & Dragons podcast. An anthology drama series, starting with Hatching Twitter, is also in development.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among the projects on AMC’s development slate, announced at TCA:More as This Story Develops, inspired by the friendship between Katie Couric and Wendy Walker; National Anthem, a musical dramedy following a family who, after falling down the ladder of American life, need to figure out what actually makes life worth living; Sleeping Beauties, based on the novel by Owen King and Stephen King; Bunny, centered on a lonely student drawn into a mysterious clique of girls called The Bunnies; one-hour animated drama series Pantheon, based on short stories by Ken Liu; and Nigeria 2099, the story of a local police officer in a poor district of Lagos.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Reese Witherspoon will narrate and appear in the upcoming Quibi docuseries Fierce Queens, which takes a look at female animals. Project comes from BBC Studios Natural History Unit; Jo Shinner is set to serve as executive producer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max, the upcoming direct-to-consumer offering from Warner Media set to launch this spring, ordered The Event. The unscripted series from Wolfgang Puck and Renegade 83 will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the events created by Wolfgang Puck Catering and the estaurateur.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Three-part animated mini-series Aquaman: King of Atlantis has also been set at HBO Max. Executive produced by James Wan (Aquaman) via his Atomic Monster production company, the project is based on the classic DC character created by Mort Weisinger and Paul Norris. Each stand-alone episode will have a unique storyline following the adventures of Aquaman as a protector of the deep.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chinonye Chukwu (Clemency) will direct the first two episodes of HBO Max limited drama Americanah. Based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-selling novel of the same name, the 10-episode limited series stars Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave, Black Panther), Zackary Momoh (Harriet), Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black) and Danair Gurira (Black Panther, Eclipsed).
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max also greenlit The Uninhabitable Earth written and directed by Adam McKay (Succession, The Big Short). The anthology series from wiip is inspired by David Wallace-Wells’ global best-selling book and New York Times article of the same name.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix renewed Bonding, the short-form dark comedy from Rightor Doyle (Barry), reports Deadline. Zoe Levin, Brendan Scannell, Micah S tock and Theo Stockman are confirmed to reprise their roles for the show’s second season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The reboot of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, bowing Sunday February 16 at 9p and hosted by Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, headlined the announcement of HGTV’s 2020 programming lineup. New series premiere dates include Unsellable Houses on Tuesday, February 4 at 9p; 100 Day Dream Home on Sunday, February 16 at 10p; and Flipping 101 w/ Tarek El Moussa on Thursday, March 5 at 9p. Meanwhile, Frozen in Time and House in a Hurry are set to launch in Spring 2020, with Build Me Up and Farmhouse Fixer (wt) are slated to debut in Summer 2020.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV’s Hot Properties: San Diego debuts Thursday, February 6 at 10p. On the digital front, Erin’spired bows Monday, January 20, while Windy City Rehab is scheduled for a Spring 2020 debut and Brother vs. Brother is slated to premiere in Summer 2020.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC America announced a new series of short films, Disability Monologues (wt), focusing on challenging and changing the perception of disability. Writer and performer Mat Fraser (His Dark Materials, American Horror Story) will curate the six, 15-minute works, to be performed by himself, poet and playwright Jackie Hagan, Ruth Madeley (BBC AMERICA’s The Watch), Robert Softley Gale (My Left/Right Foot), Liz Carr (Silent Witness) and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rob Riggle travels the globe to unearth some of the world’s greatest legends and mysteries in Rob Riggle: Global Investigator. Series premieres Sunday March 8 at 10p on Discovery Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TNT’s post-apocalyptic, long-gestating sci-series Snowpiercer bows Sunday, May 31 at 9p. Based on the graphic novel series and film from Bong Joon Ho (Parasite), drama stars Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Robert Englund takes viewers on a nightmarish journey through history’s horrors in True Terror with Robert Englund. Six-part series debuts Wednesday, March 17 on Travel Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN original anthology drama Cherish the Day is set for a two-night premiere on Tuesday, February 11 at 10p and Wednesday, February 12 at 8p. Series is created and executive produced by Ava DuVernay (Queen Sugar, When They See Us).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two lion prides fight for survival in Smithsonian Channel’s Big Cat Country, debuting Wednesday, February 12 at 8p. Wildlife filmmakers Nathan Pilcher and Sam Davies take viewers to Zambia in the six-part series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OJ25, the new Court TV’s first original true crime series, takes a look back at the O.J. Simpson murder case 25 years later, starting Thursday, January 23 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network and Girl Scouts of the USA have teamed up on Girl Scout Championship. Hosted by Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother), the four-episode event challenges accomplished bakers to transform Girl Scout Cookies into edible pieces of art. Series kicks off Monday, February 3 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bounce original movie The Nomads bows Monday, January 20 at 8p. Based on a true story, it centers on a female African-American teacher who joins forces with a male Caucasian colleague to develop a men’s rugby team in an inner-city North Philadelphia school.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC America added two shows to its nature programming slate:documentary She Walks With Apes, narrated by Killing Eve’s Sandra Oh and premiering Wednesday, April 22 at 9p, and a new installment of the Meerkat Manor series, Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty (wt), set to arrive next year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

IFC’s Sherman’s Showcase will return with a one-hour “Black History Month Spectacular” this summer, created by and starring Bashir Salahuddin (Top Gun: Maverick, South Side) and Diallo Riddle (Marlon, South Side), and executive produced by John Legend’s Get Lifted Film Co. and RadicalMedia. “When the network told us we could do an hour-long episode, we said we wanted it to be the Black History aMonth episode. When they warned us that the episode might not air until the summer, we said we wanted it to be the Black History Month episode. It was a brief negotiation,” said creators and stars Riddle and Salahuddin.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ryan Murphy will receive with the Vito Russo Award at the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York on Thursday, March 19. Ceremony honors media for fair, accurate and inclusive representation of LGBTQ people and issues.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paulina Chavez is set to star as the lead in Netlfix’s upcoming original series, The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia. The Latinx comedy, co-created by Mario Lopez and Speechless producer Seth Kurland, centers on the world’s first 15-year-old robotics engineer and rocket scientist, who lands her dream job working for NASA. Series is set to premiere February 17.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things), Malin Akerman (Billions), Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad, Life in Pieces) and JJ Feild (Turn) have joined the cast of AMC’s Soulmates, the six-part episodic anthology series debuting this summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Courtney B. Vance (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story) will star AMC’s upcoming courtroom drama 61st Street, from Peter Moffat (Criminal Justice, The Night Of, Your Honor) and executive produced by Michael B. Jordan and Alana Mayo of Outlier Society (Just Mercy, David Makes Man). Produced by AMC Studios, the series, which has been ordered as a two-season television event with eight episodes per season, is set to debut in 2021.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UPtv reports it grew primetime ratings by double digits in 4Q19 vs 4Q18 among W1849/W2554 and HHs. The net’s highest rated weeks of 2019 occurred during the holiday season and Binge Week programming stunts. In total, 17.7 million viewers tuned into Christmas movies this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Bad Boys For Life – Will Smith, Martin Lawrence,Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Joe Pantoliano
Dolittle – Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Jessie Buckley, Harry Collett, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez
The Wave (Limited Release) – Justin Long, Tommy Flannagan, Katia Winter, Donald Faison, Sheila Vand, Bill Sage, Sarah Minnich, Monique Candelaria
VHYes (Limited Release) – Kerry Kenney, Thomas Lennon, Mark Proksch, Courtney Pauroso, Charlyne Yi, John Gemberling, Mason McNulty, Rahm Braslaw

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $103 million

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

NYLottery.NY.gov

POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $321 million. 

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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HARRY STYLES TO HEADLINE THE 2020 PRE-SUPER BOWL PERFORMANCE IN MIAMI

January 17, 2020

HARRY STYLES TO HEADLINE THE 2020 PRE-SUPER BOWL PERFORMANCE IN MIAMI
https://www.eonline.com/news/1112642/harry-styles-to-headline-pre-super-bowl-performance-in-miami

DEMI LOVATO TO SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THE 2020 SUPER BOWL

January 17, 2020

DEMI LOVATO TO SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THE 2020 SUPER BOWL
https://www.eonline.com/news/1112439/demi-lovato-to-sing-the-national-anthem-at-the-2020-super-bowl