TREY SONGZ JUST THREW HIMSELF INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE NICKI MINAJ & REMY MA FEUD
TREY SONGZ JUST THREW HIMSELF INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE NICKI MINAJ & REMY MA FEUD
DANCING WITH THE STARS’ GLEB SAVCHENKO & ELENA SAMODANOVA ARE EXPECTING BABY NO. 2
MINDY KALING AND SENATOR CORY BOOKER JUST SET UP A DATE OVER TWITTER AND IT WAS ADORABLE
JODIE SWEETIN (FULLER HOUSE) ENDS ENGAGEMENT TO JUSTIN HODAK
SHAILENE WOODLEY COPS PLEA DEAL IN PIPELINE TRESPASSING CASE
JOHN LEGEND’S LUGGAGE STOLEN AT JFK, THEN RECOVERED
CELEBRITY NEWS: MARCH 24, 2017
Keisha Castle-Hughes (“Whale Rider”) – 27 years old
Valentin Chmerkovskiy (Dancing With the Stars) – 31 years old
Chris Bosh (NBA Player) – 33 years old
Nivea (R&B Singer) – 35 years old
Lake Bell (“No Strings Attached”) – 38 years old
Jessica Chastain (“The Martian”/ “The Help”) – 40 years old
Peyton Manning (NFL Player) – 41 years old
Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) – 43 years old
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) – 44 years old
Maseo (De La Soul) – 47 years old
Lara Flynn Boyle (The Practice) – 47 years old
Jeff Lewis (Bravo’s Flipping Out) – 47 years old
Star Jones (former host of “The View”) – 55 years old
Kelly LeBrock (“Weird Science”) – 57 years old
Donna Pescow (“Saturday Night Fever”) – 63 years old
Robert Carradine (“Revenge of the Nerds”) – 63 years old
Louie Anderson (Life with Louie) – 64 years old
Tommy Hilfiger (Fashion Designer) – 66 years old
ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 3/24/17)
DISNEY: Tangled (Premiere) at 7:30pm
VH1: RuPaul’s Drag Race (Premiere) at 8pm
TRAVEL: Ghost Adventures (Premiere) at 9pm
BBCA: Planet Earth II (Finale) at 9pm
NAT. GEO. WILD: The Incredible Dr. Pol (Finale) at 9pm
AHC: UFOs The Lost Evidence (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: Disappeared (Premiere) at 10pm
DIY: Salvage Dawgs (Finale) at 9pm
Cinemax cancelled The Knick. Clive Owen had previously said he was done with the series. “After a critically acclaimed two-season run of The Knick on Cinemax, we will not be going forward with additional episodes of the series,” said In a Kary Antholis, president, HBO miniseries and Cinemax programming. “Despite our pride in and affection for the series, as well as our respect for and gratitude towards Steven Soderbergh and his team, we have decided to return Cinemax to its original primetime series fare of high-octane action dramas, many of which will be internationally co-produced.”
Mario Lopez is joining the game show circuit as host of CBS’s Candy Crush, based on the mobile game franchise. “Mario Lopez is a perfect fit to host Candy Crush. As a big fan of the game and a competitor by nature, his larger-than-life enthusiasm matches the size and scope of our show,” said EP Matt Kunitz.
FOX is cutting Lucifer’s Season 2 run short and saving the final four episodes for Season 3. The move trims the show’s sophomore tally to 18 episodes and moves its finale to Monday, May 29.
ESPN announced that Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder and Trey Wingo will be the new NFL studio hosts for the 2017 season. The trio are replacing veteran Chris Berman, who has been with the network since 1979, and announced in January that he would be scaling back his role.
Telemundo partnered with Atencion Atencion, a children’s entertainment and education company founded by teachers and music therapists, to provide five seasons of children’s content, available now on Telemundo on Demand. The deal marks the first time that children’s programming is available on Telemundo’s VOD service.
Spike renewed Ink Master for a tenth season and greenlit new special, Ink Master Angels. Season 10, which was picked up for 16 one-hour episodes, goes into production later this year to air on the rebranded Paramount Network in 2018. One-hour special Ink Master Angels features four of Season 8’s top female competitors – Ryan Ashley, Kelly Doty, Nikki Simpson and Gia Rose – as they travel the country and go head to head with some of America’s most talented tattoo artists.
CBS announced early renewals of 18 series for the 2017-2018 season. Five freshman shows, Bull, Kevin Can Wait, MacGyver, Man With A Plan and Superior Donuts, made the cut. Also on the list were Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, Life in Pieces, Madam Secretary, Mom, NCIS: New Orleans, NCIS: Los Angeles, Scorpion, Survivor, 48 Hours and 60 Minutes; as well as the previously announced NCIS and The Big Bang Theory.
History’s new unscripted series Road Hauks, following the creation of custom off-road vehicles, premieres Saturday, April 8 at 10p, after all-new back-to-back episodes of Counting Cars at 9p.
E!’s Second Wives Clubs bows Thursday, May 4 at 9p. The eight-episode docu-series follows six women – Shiva Safai, Katie Cazorla, Veronika Obeng, Shawna Craig, Tania Mehra and Morisa Surrey – who are married or engaged to wealthy, powerful men.
Puppy Dog Pals debuts Friday, April 14 at 10:30a on Disney Channel with two back-to-back episodes. Series will also be available that day on the Disney Junior app and YouTube page. Show follows two pug brothers, Bingo and Rolly, whose thrill-seeking appetites take them on adventures throughout their neighborhood and around the globe.
AXS TV airs Blondie on Sunday, April 2 at 10p. Original band members Debbie Harry, Clem Burke and Chris Stein perform classic hits and modern favorites, live from WTTW’s intimate Grainger Studio in Chicago, in the special.
EPIX presents the world television premieres of two thrillers in April. Nerve bows Sunday, April 2 at 8p and Our Kind of Traitor premieres Sunday, April 9 8p. The net is also featuring an April Fools’ Day Movie Marathon on April 1, kicking off with Drillbit Taylor at 6a.
The season finale of The Game of Dating airs as a special episode on Tuesday, March 28 at 8p on TV One, as Atlanta transplant Mychal Patterson goes on two different blind dates.
Morgan Freeman returns to host the final four episodes Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman beginning Tuesday, April 25 at 10p on Science Channel. Freeman will challenge audiences once again to think about daring questions, while taking a deeper look at the science behind topics such as hidden forces in the universe, aging, the future of Earth, and gun violence.
Hulu/MGM’s The Handmaid’s Tale and National Geographic’s Genius are among the highlights of this year’s Tribeca TV, the second annual television slate of the Tribeca Film Festival. Some 15 shows, including a sneak peek at PBS’ Ken Burns and Lynn Novick docu-series The Vietnam War, will screen during the festival which runs from April 19 to 30.
National Geographic announced the cast of its global scripted event series The Long Road Home, based on Martha Raddatz’s New York Times best-seller. Leading the cast are Michael Kelly (House of Cards, Taboo), Jason Ritter (Parenthood, Girls), E.J. Bonilla (Unforgettable), Kate Bosworth (Blue Crush, The Art of More), Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break, The Walking Dead), Noel Fisher (Shameless) and Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory, Law & Order). Production begins this month at Fort Hood, TX.
Deadline reports that Oscar winner Adrien Brody was tapped for a role on the 4th season of BBC Two drama Peaky Blinders. His character is being kept under wraps.
Eliza Dushku (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) joins Bull on Tuesday, May 9. She’ll play J.P. Nunnelly, the savvy head of the best criminal defense firm in New York, on the CBS series.
Talulah Riley was upped to series regular in Season 2 of HBO drama Westworld. She recurred as Angela, the host who welcomes guests to Westworld, in Season 1.
Saturday Night Live vet Bobby Moynihan signed on to voice Happy the Horse, the title character in Syfy pilot Happy! The series is based on Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel.
Laura Dern, Dayeed Diggs, Rachel Dratch, Ray Liotta, Andrea Martin and Maya Rudolph were tapped to guest star for Season 3 of Netflix comedy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Netflix is moving forward with Messiah, a present-day Jesus drama series from writer Michael Petroni (The Book Thief) and producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. The project is part of Burnett and Downey’s faith-based programming efforts.
Comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler is back with a new season of Chelsea, premiering Friday, April 14 on Netflix.
Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet scored a season high in ratings among both A25-54 (0.48) and Women 25-54 (0.63) on Saturday, March 18 at 9p, averaging 1.5 million viewers. It helped Animal Planet break into ad supported cable’s Top 10 in both Total Viewers (#8) and Women 25-54 (#10) in its timeslot. At 10p, The Zoo averaged a series high of 1.3 million viewers and also broke into cable’s Top 10 (#10) among Total Viewers in its timeslot.
The season premiere of WE tv’s Braxton Family Values” on Thursday, March 16 at 9p was the #1 cable telecast on Thursday night in Prime among women 18-49 and 25-54 and African-American viewers. The show delivered 1.45 million total viewers in Nielsen Live+3 ratings, up double digits from last year’s corresponding premiere and 43 percent from finale.
CHiPs – Michael Pena, Dax Shepard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Rosa Salazar, Jessica McNamee, Adam Brody, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Richard T. Jones
Life – Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, Olga Dihovichnaya, Alexandre Nguyen, Camiel Warren-Taylor
Power Rangers – Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Becky G. Elizabeth Banks, Bryan Cranston, Bill Hader
Slamma Jamma (Limited Release) – Chris Staples, Michael Irvin, Kenny Dobbs, Jose Canseco, Ryan Gunnarson, Gary Smith, Michael Hardy, Tammy Brawner
Wilson (Limited Release) – woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Judy Greer, Margo Martindale, Cheryl Hines, Isabella Amara, David Warshofsky, Mary Lynn Rajskub
Today’s Jackpot is $151 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.
SWEDEN’S PRINCESS SOFIA IS PREGNANT JUST 11 MONTHS AFTER WELCOMING HER FIRST CHILD
NICOLE “SNOOKI” POLIZZI (MTV’S JERSEY SHORE) INSPIRED A PROPOSED LAW IN NEW JERSEY