TOM CRUISE AND KATIE HOLMES ARE DIVORCING
TOM CRUISE AND KATIE HOLMES ARE DIVORCING
ADELE EXPECTING FIRST CHILD
SAVANNAH GUTHRIE NAMES CO-ANCHOR OF THE “TODAY” SHOW
LAURYN HILL PLEADS GUILTY IN NEW JERSEY TO TAX CHARGES
CELEBRITY NEWS: JUNE 29, 2012
Katherine Jenkins (Dancing With The Stars) – 32 years old
Nicole Scherzinger – 34 years old
Melora Hardin (The Office) – 45 years old
Jamie Deen (Paula’s Best Dishes) – 45 years old
Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue) – 51 years old
Maria Conchita Alonso (“The Running Man”) – 55 years old
Fred Grandy (The Love Boat) – 64 years old
Richard Lewis (Comedian) – 65 years old
Gary Busey – 68 years old
Robert Evans (“How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days”) – 82 years old
ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 6/29/12)
REELZCHANNEL: XIII (Premiere) at 9pm
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: Chasing UFOs (Premiere0 at 9pm
SPORTSMAN: Gold Tip’s Name The Game (Premiere) at 10:30pm
ANIMAL PLANET: My Cat From Hell (Premiere) at 8pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Bad Dog! (Premiere) at 9pm
SPORTSMAN: The Boddington Experience (Premiere) at 9pm
SPORTSMAN: Trijicon’s World of Sports Afield (Premiere) at 9:30pm
SPORTSMAN: A Rifleman’s Journal (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY FIT & HEALTH: ER Nights (Premiere) at 10pm
BET: 2012 BET Awards Pre-Show at 6pm
BET: 2012 BET Awards at 8pm
BET: 2012 BET Awards Post Show at 11:30pm
OWN: Oprah’s Next Chapter: NBA Stars Of The Miami Heat (Premiere) at 8pm
SPORTSMAN: Livin’ The Hunt (Premiere) at 7:30pm
SPORTSMAN: MeatEater (Premiere) at 9pm
DIY: Mega Dens (Premiere) at 8pm
PBS: Queen & Country (Premiere) at 8pm
PBS: Masterpiece Mystery!: Endeavor (Premiere0 at 9pm
HISTORY: Shark Wranglers (Premiere) at 10pm
SHOWTIME: Weeds (Premiere) at 10pm
SHOWTIME: Episodes (Premiere) at 10:30pm
DESTINATION AMERICA: BBQ Pitmasters (Finale) at 9pm
Yesterday, News Corp. under the helm of Rupert Murdoch, announced plans to split the company into two distinct publicly-traded companies. One company would house News Corp.’s media and entertainment assets while the other company would include its publishing and digital education group. Both companies will continue under the control of Murdoch who will serve as Chairman of each entity as well as CEO of the media and entertainment company while Chase Carey will serve as President/COO of the media and entertainment unit. As of yet no CEO has been assigned for the publishing company.
In a tearful good-bye to viewers yesterday morning, NBC News’ Today co-host Ann Curry said she will be assuming a new role as NBC News National and International Correspondent/Anchor and Today Anchor at Large. Curry’s new expanded role is effective immediately and includes a long-term agreement with NBC News. The scope of Curry’s new role will have her report for all platforms of NBC News including its franchises Today, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Rock Center with Brian Williams, Dateline, MSNBC, as well as having a major presence across all digital properties. In addition, NBC News is creating a new multi-person unit designed to cultivate and produce Curry’s stories which will work closely with all of the NBC News division’s franchises. She will further serve as anchor for multiple NBC News primetime specials. Curry has been a part of Today for 15 plus years and was co-anchor of the daily broadcast from June 2011 to June 2012.
Tuesday’s season finale of The Real Housewives of Orange County on Bravo delivered 2.5 million total viewers and 1.6 million with A18-40, based on Nielsen data. This series is produced by Evolution Media for Bravo.
Talk show host Wendy Williams is getting into production involving movie and television projects, working with producers Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones. The new projects will be presented under the banner, Wendy Williams Presents. Williams will be a producer on a TV movie for VH1 called Satan Sisters that is based on a novel by former The View host Star Jones set in the gossipy world of daytime TV.
New comedy series Guys With Kids on NBC added Erinn Hayes (Childrens Hospital) as a series regular. Hayes will play Shelia, the controlling and perfectionist ex-wife of Chris (Jesse Bradford) who shares custody of their 9-month old son. Hayes is replacing actress Sara Rue, who played the role in the pilot episode. Rue is moving to ABC’s new comedy series Malibu Country.
truTV’s new series Guinness World Records Gone Wild selected Dan Cortese (MTV Sports, Veronica’s Closet, Surviving Suburbia) as host. Production on the series began yesterday in Santa Monica, CA and it is slated to debut later this year on truTV. High Noon Entertainment is producing.
Actress and comedienne Doris Singleton Isaacs died Tuesday at the age of 92. Ms. Isaacs was best known for her recurring role on the classic TV series I Love Lucy as Lucy’s near-sighted neighbor and sometimes-rival Carolyn Appleby. She appeared in ten episodes of I Love Lucy that ran from 1953 to 1957. Later, Ms. Isaacs made many TV guest appearances on programs such as Adventures of Superman, The Loretta Young Show, The Great Gildersleeve, The Bob Hope Show and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Ms. Isaacs was also a series regular on the short-lived 1960 series Angel and recurred on My Three Sons and was a guest on The Munsters, The Dick Van Dyke Show and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Also in the 1960s, she appeared on Lucille Ball’s other television programs The Lucy Show and Here’s Lucy. Her TV credits in the 1970s included All in the Family, Marcus Welby, M.D., Phyllis and the daytime drama Days of Our Lives. One of Ms. Isaacs’ final appearances was in a 1982 episode of Dynasty. Ms. Isaacs’ husband, Charles Isaacs, a comedy writer/director/producer preceded her in death in 2002.
Don Grady, whose TV career began as a Mouseketeer on The Mickey Mouse Club and later played one of Fred MacMurray’s sons on the classic TV series My Three Sons, died Wednesday. He was 68. Mr. Grady played son Robbie on My Three sons which aired from 1960 to 1972, one of the longest-running and best-loved family sitcoms ever. Mr. Grady also appeared on other TV shows during the same time period including The Rifleman and Wagon Train. Following the end of My Three Sons, Mr. Grady pursued a career as a music composer and songwriter for television, theater and films. He wrote the theme song to Phil Donahue’s talk show and his work was featured in the children’s TV series The Kid-A-Littles and the 1985 film Girls Just Want to Have Fun. Mr. Grady also co-wrote the song “Keep the Dream Alive” which was recorded by Herbie Hancock, Della Reese and others for the Jazz to End Hunger project. He is survived by his wife, Ginny; his mother; two children, Joey and Tessa; and a sister, Marilou Reichel. Another sister, Lani O’Grady, died of a drug overdose in 2001.
Magic Mike – Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Bomer, Cody Horn
Ted – Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Joel McHale, Giovanni Ribisi
Tyler Perry’s Madea Witness Protection – Tyler Perry, Eugene Levy, Romeo Miller Denise Richards, Doris Roberts
People Like Us – Elizabeth Banks, Chris Pine, Michelle Pfeiffer, Olivia Wilde, Philip Baker Hall
NYC STREET FAIRS
Saturday June 30, 2012
6th Ave. Festival – from Houston to Waverly Place
Ave. Of The Americas Summerfest – on 6th Ave. from 42nd to 56th St.
Pitkin Ave. Summer Plaza (Brownsville, Bklyn) – between Amboy and Strauss
Sunday July 1, 2012
Lexington Ave. Festival – from 42nd to 57th St.
Central Park Precinct Community Block Party – on 60th St. from 5th to Madison Ave.
Today’s Jackpot is $75 million
Participating States: New York, New Jersey, California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Washington.
Saturday’s Jackpot is $50 million.
Powerball is played in 41 states.
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, hosted by Meredith Vieira is traveling the country this summer to find contestants for the 11th season of the game show set to premiere September 3. Producers of the show will be in Chicago July 9; Toledo, OH July 11; Norfolk, VA July 13; Houston July 23; Las Vegas July 25; and New Orleans July 27. For detailed venue information and call times in each city as well as eligibility rules, please visit the show’s website at: http://www.millionairetv.com. In addition to finding contestants for regular episodes, the producers want to audition college students to be considered for College Week. The last test session of the day at 7p in each city will quiz people exclusively for Movie Week, a specialty series featuring film buffs answering movie-themed trivia.
ANN CURRY SAYS GOODBYE ON THE “TODAY” SHOW
DON GRADY (MY THREE SONS) HAS DIED
SNOOP DOGG BUSTED BY DRUG-SNIFFING DOG IN NORWEGIAN AIRPORT
DAVID BECKHAM FAILS TO MAKE BRITAIN’S OLYMPIC SQUAD