CISSY HOUSTON TALKS ABOUT WHITNEY HOUSTON’S DEATH
Archive for March, 2012
CISSY HOUSTON TALKS ABOUT WHITNEY HOUSTON’S DEATH
WHITNEY HOUSTON – COCAINE WAS FOUND IN HOTEL ROOM WHERE SHE DIED
ROSIE O’DONNELL IS SELLING HER FLORIDA MANSION
CELEBRITY NEWS: MARCH 30, 2012
Norah Jones – 33 years old
Mark Consuelos – 41 years old
Celine Dion – 44 years old
Piers Morgan – 47 years old
Ian Ziering (90210) – 48 years old
M.C. Hammer – 50 years old
Paul Reiser – 55 years old
Robbie Coltrane (“Harry Potter” movies) – 62 years old
Eric Clapton – 67 years old
Warren Beatty – 75 years old
Peter Marshall (“Hollywood Squares”) – 82 years old
John Astin (The Addams Family) – 82 years old
ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 3/30/12)
NBC: Who Do You Think You Are?: Rita Wilson (Premiere) at 8pm
REELZCHANNEL: True Justice (Premiere) at 9pm
FOX: Kitchen Nightmares (Finale) at 8pm
STARZ: Spartacus: Vengeance (Finale) at 10pm
SYFY: Melin (Finale) at 10pm
NICKELODEON: 2012 Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards with host Will Smith at 8pm
NBC: Escape Routes (Premiere) at 8pm
OWN: Welcome To Sweetie Pie’s (Premiere) at 9pm
OWN: Beverly’s Full House (Premiere) at 10pm
MUN2: Escape Routes (Premiere) at 11pm
CMT: Bayou Billionaires (Finale) at 9pm
CMT: My Big Redneck Vacation (Finale) at 9:30pm
CBS: 47th Annual Academy Of County Music Awards at 8pm
PBS: Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.: Barbara Walters and Geoffrey Canada (Premiere) at 8pm
OUTDOOR: Stihl Timbersports Series (Premiere) at 4pm
OUTDOOR: All Star Cast (Premiere) at 4:30pm
AMC: The Killing (Premiere) at 8pm
ANIMAL PLANET: River Monsters (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO: Game Of Thrones (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: Masterpiece: Great Expectations (Premiere) at 9pm
WORLD: Pacific Heartbeat (Premiere) at 9pm
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: Wicked Tuna (Premiere) at 10pm
OWN: Oprah’s Presents Master Class: Grant Hill (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD: Worst Cooks In America (Finale) at 9pm
SHOWTIME: Shameless (Finale) at 9pm
SHOWTIME: House Of Lies (Finale) at 10pm
SHOWTIME: Californication (Finale) at 10:30pm
TV GUIDE: Hollywood Girls Night (Finale) at 9pm
An eighth season is on tap for FOX’s drama series Bones. During the next new season, Bones will reach its 150th episode. Seven more episodes of Bones rejoins FOX’s schedule starting next Monday.
TLC and actress/author/designer Tori Spelling are teaming to highlight the nearly $30 billion crafting industry in the new competition series Craft Wars. Each episode watches as three new, everyday craft enthusiasts go head to head in various challenges participating in different types of crafts. Spelling will host the series as well as serve as an executive producer. Super Delicious is producing the 10-episode series which began production in Los Angeles last week. TLC will debut Craft Wars on June 26.
New reality series Dream Machines debuts on Syfy April 10 at 10p and the two-part premiere episodes will feature rapper/actor/entrepreneur 50 Cent. The series is set in Florida and follows brothers Marc and Shannon Parker, owners of Parker Brothers’ Concepts. The Parker brothers and their crew take imaginative vehicles seen in movies, comic books and TV shows and turns them into real-life vehicles. Dream Machines is produced by Triage Entertainment.
On Monday, Oxygen debuted new series Brooklyn 11223 at 11p attracting 624,000 total viewers. Combining an encore of the premiere episode at 1a, Brooklyn 11223 delivered a cumulative audience of nearly one million viewers (994,000) for the night. Then on Tuesday, Oxygen premiered new series Best Ink which drew in 469,000 total viewers and combined with the encore of the episode at 11p, the series tallied 817,000 for the night.
Veteran actor Warren Stevens who appeared in a number of films including Forbidden Planet and The Barefoot Contessa and many television series, died Tuesday in Sherman Oaks, CA at the age of 92. Mr. Stevens starred in the mid-1950s NBC TV series Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers as well as the 1969-1970 NBC TV series Bracken’s World. Mr. Stevens’ career was defined though by his numerous guest starring roles in such classic TV Westerns as Gunsmoke and Bonanza to such sci-fi series as the original and the 1980s The Twilight Zone versions, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Land of the Giants and Star Trek to crime and spy dramas like The Untouchables, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Mission: Impossible and Ironside. Mr. Stevens’ final TV appearance was in a 2006 episode of ER.
Former MTV’s Total Request Live host Quddus was tapped as emcee for ABC’s summer music competition series Duets. Quddus joins previously announced Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke. Duets is produced by Keep Calm and Carry On Productions.
Daniella Alonso (One Tree Hill) was cast in a recurring role for the third season of USA Network’s Covert Affairs, cites TVLine. Alonso will play Suzanne Wilkins, a therapist for the CIA.
Mirror Mirror – Julia Roberts, Lilly Collins, Armie Hammer, Sean Bean, Robert Emms
Wrath Of The Titans – Sam Worthington. Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Danny Huston, Rosamund Pike
Dark Tide (Limited Release) – Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez
Intruders (Limited Release) – Clive Owen, Carice Van Houten, Daniel Bruhl, Pilar Lopez De Ayala, Ella Purnell
Goon (Limited Rlease) – Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Liev Schreiber, Allison Pill, Eugene Levy
Bully (Limited Release)
Today’s Jackpot is $540 million
Participating States: New York, New Jersey, California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Washington.
Saturday’s Jackpot is $60 million.
Powerball is played in 41 states.
JUDGE ENDS FORMAL PROBATION FOR LINDSAY LOHAN
JAMES VAN DER BEEK & KIMBERLY BROOK FINALLY NAME THEIR NEW SON
WILL FERRELL CONFIRMS “ANCHORMAN” SEQUEL WHILE DRESSED AS RON BURGUNDY
CELEBRITY NEWS: MARCH 29, 2012
Megan Hilty (Smash) – 31 years old
Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) – 44 years old
Elle Macpherson – 48 years old
Jill Goodacre (former Victoria’s Secret Model) – 48 years old
Amy Sedaris (Strangers With Candy) – 51 years old
Annabella Sciorra (“Jungle Fever”) – 52 years old
ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 3/29/12)
SPORTSMAN: Bullets & Broadheads (Premiere) at 8am
SPORTSMAN: BDC World Championships (Premiere) at 6:30pm
OUTDOOR: Major League Fishing (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY FIT & HEALTH: My Mom Is Obsessed (Premiere) at 10pm
MTV: Punk’d (Premiere) at 10pm
MTV: The Pauly D Project (Premiere) at 10:30pm
WE: Braxton Family Reunion 2 (Premiere) at 9pm
WE: Mary Mary (Premiere) at 10pm
In late May, FOX rolls out three summer series premieres: So You Think You Can Dance opens a ninth season with a two-hour premiere on May 24 at 8p before moving to its regular time slot of Wednesdays at 8p the following week on May 30. Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen is back with a tenth season beginning May 29 at 8p followed by the third season debut of MasterChef at 9p. MasterChef will expand to air two episodes each week on Mondays at 9p and Tuesdays at 8p starting June 4. The series launch of Ramsay’s newest series Hotel Hell also bows June 4 at 8p.
This summer TV Guide Network has plans to premiere two new comedy series: StandUp In Stilettos is a new series hosted by Kate Flannery with each episode featuring three stand-up comediennes whose acts are written for women. Production on the show begins in late April and will be shot in front of a live audience at a comedy club. TV Guide Network debuts StandUp Stilettos June 16 at 10p with 10 half-hour episodes produced by the network. The second series, Rove LA is a talk show hailing from Australia and hosted by comedian Rove McManus which premieres on TV Guide Network July 21 at 10p. Currently airing on cable channel FOX8 in Australia, Rove LA is a one-hour weekly talk show featuring Rove interviewing some of Hollywood’s most well-known stars such as Justin Timberlake, Hugh Jackman, Eva Longoria, Pink, Lisa Kudrow and more. TV Guide Network will air ten episodes yet to be seen in the US and the network will also air 13 all-new episodes of Rove LA which will begin taping in September. Rove LA is produced by Roving Enterprises and Avalon Television for FOX8.
FX ordered a new six-episode weekly late-night series executive produced by comedian Chris Rock and hosted by stand-up comedian W. Kamau Bell. The half-hour series titled for now, Untitled Chris Rock/W. Kamau Bell Late Night Show debuts this summer. The focus of the series will involve politics, pop culture, race, religion, the media and sex. The series is from FX Productions with Chris Rock, Chuck Sklar and W. Kamau Bell serving as Executive Producers. The exact premiere date has not been set.
Rosario Dawson and Gale Anne Hurd are partnering to develop a drama project titled O.C.T. for A&E Network, per THR. O.C.T. is an acronym for the NYPD’s Occult Crimes Taskforce and the project is based on a graphic novel co-created by Dawson and David Atchison. The scripted drama will go inside the task force which was established after the Civil War to rid the streets of NYC from black magic practitioners, demons and other supernatural beings. The plot will focus on new recruit Sophia Ortiz, who uses magic, spells, ghosts and the undead in the ongoing war between the demon forces attempting to take over Manhattan. Dawson and Hurd will serve as EPs and Jorge Zamacona is penning the script and will also produce. Atchison, Ford Gilmore and Tony Shasteen, the graphic novel’s illustrator will join the team as producers.
Ken Howard will next appear in ABC’s comedy Counter Culture about three sisters running the family diner in Texas. Howard will play working-class husband of Margo Martindale’s character.
Former Vampire Diaries star Trent Ford will co-star in The CW’s drama Shelter from Mark Schwahn and J.J. Abrams. Ford will play a former British rock star staying at the inn located in New England.
Real Housewives star NeNe Leakes is joining Ryan Murphy’s NBC comedy pilot The New Normal. Leakes will play the recurring character Rocky.
Laz Alonso (Breakout Kings) landed the male lead role in NBC’s Notorious, a soap series about a detective who goes undercover within a rich family she knew as a child. Alonso will star as a NYPD detective opposite the previously cast Meagan Good.
Independent producer and distributor, Entertainment Studios, Inc. announced the cast for its upcoming new sitcom, The First Family which premieres this fall. Entertainment Studios ordered 104 episodes of The First Family, a comedy about an African-American family living in the White House. Production on the pilot episode is now complete featuring Christopher B. Duncan playing President William Johnson. The cast also includes Kellita Smith as First Lady Katherine Johnson; Jackee Harry as Pauletta, the First Lady’s sister; John Witherspoon as Grandpa Alvin, the President’s father; Gladys Knight as Grandma Carolyn, the President’s mother; Marla Gibbs as Grandma Eddy, the First Lady’s mother; and Michael D. Roberts as Bernard, the White House Butler among other cast members. Production will resume this summer for the comedy’s fall debut.