Archive for January, 2013

BEYONCE TALKS ABOUT THE SUPER BOWL AND THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION

January 31, 2013

BEYONCE TALKS ABOUT THE SUPER BOWL AND THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION
http://www.accesshollywood.com/beyonce-talks-super-bowl-half-time-show-why-she-sang-to-pre-recorded-track-at-inauguration_article_75899

BEYONCE SINGS THE NATIONAL ANTHEM LIVE AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE
Seriously Beyonce just shut them all down!!
http://www.tmz.com/2013/01/31/beyonce-news-conference-super-bowl-lip-syncing-inauguration/

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BEYONCE OPENS UP ABOUT HER MISCARRIAGE

January 31, 2013

BEYONCE OPENS UP ABOUT HER MISCARRIAGE
http://www.accesshollywood.com/beyonce-opens-up-about-miscarriage-it-was-the-saddest-thing-ive-ever-experienced_article_75888

JENNIFER HUDSON TO SING WITH CHORUS FROM SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY ON SUPER BOWL PRE-GAME SHOW

January 31, 2013

JENNIFER HUDSON TO SING WITH CHORUS FROM SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY ON SUPER BOWL PRE-GAME SHOW
http://www.accesshollywood.com/jennifer-hudson-to-sing-with-chorus-from-sandy-hook-elementary-on-super-bowl-pre-game-show_article_75897

CELEBRITY NEWS: JANUARY 31, 2013

January 31, 2013

CELEBRITY NEWS: JANUARY 31, 2013
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Justin Timberlake – 32 years old
Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) – 35 years old
Kerry Washington (Scandal) – 40 years old
Portia DeRossi (Ally McBeal, Arrested Development) – 40 years old
Minnie Driver (“Good Will Hunting”) – 43 years old
Anthony LaPaglia (Without A Trace) – 54 years old
Harry Wayne Casey (KC & The Sunshine Band) – 62 years old
Glynn Turman (A Different World) – 66 years old
Jessica Walter (Arrested Development) – 72 years old
Carol Channing – 92 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

January 31, 2013

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 1/31/13)
FOOD: Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: Do No Harm (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: 30 Rock (Series Finale) at 8pm

A new primetime game show Bet On Your Baby is set to premiere on ABC this April.  Bet On Your Baby watches as parents try to predict their child’s next move as they attempt to win money for their child’s future education.  Melissa Peterman, who also stars in ABC Family’s Baby Daddy, will host the new game show, from Electus and 5×5 Media.  ABC ordered eight episodes of the series with more creative and prize details to be revealed at a later time.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC also approved a crime drama series, Motive, from Daniel Cerone, executive producer of Dexter and The Mentalist.  The drama offers a different take on the crime genre by not focusing on who committed the crime but the motivation behind it.  ABC is set to premiere the 13-episode this summer.  Kristin Lehman will star as Detective Angie Flynn along with Louis Ferreira, Lauren Holly, Roger Cross, Brendan Penny and Cameron Bright.  Motive is developed by CTV and is produced by Foundation Features and Lark Productions in association with Bell Media; NBCUniversal International is handling distribution.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS Entertainment committed to a ninth and final season of How I Met Your Mother for the 2013-14 broadcast.  All series regulars, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan are returning along with series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.  One plot tip from CBS: fans will finally learn the identity of the Mother!  How I Met Your Mother is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New docu-series Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life, following music star, Ke$ha will be coming to MTV this April.  The series will give viewers and fans of Ke$ha a chance to see her in and out of the spotlight while recording a new album and traveling the world.  DiGa Vision, Vector Management and Magic Seed are producing the series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network debuts the new original docu-series Blackboard Wars on March 2 at 9p.  The six one-hour episodes depict the transformation of John McDonogh High School in New Orleans, which suffers from the reputation of failing academic performance and a culture of violence.  Cameras follows education expert Steve Barr and the school’s Principal Dr. Marvin Thompson as they work together to revive the struggling school.  The weekly series is from Discovery Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Russell Brand’s late-night talk show on FX is being revamped to a new live format when the upcoming edition of BrandX with Russell Brand opens February 7 at 1130p.  As previously announced, the show will also expand to a full one-hour for its 13-episode season. FX is additionally moving Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell to 11p beginning February 28.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bounce TV honors Black History Month in February with Our History, a month-long programming tribute encompassing documentaries, specials and a new original short-form series called Memories of My Father featuring Martin Luther King III.  The Chrysler Motor Company is set to sponsor the network’s Our History tribute.  The full lineup of Bounce TV’s programming during Black History Month can be found at: www.bounce.com.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Daytime talk show Katie has been renewed for a second season, says Janice Marinelli, President of Disney-ABC Domestic Television.  “‘Katie’ is the No. 1 new syndicated talk show of the 2012-13 season, and we are thrilled to announce a green light for Season Two, ” said Marinelli. “She’s an immensely talented host who has an incomparable ability to connect with her viewers. We also have outstanding station partners and time periods, and look forward to continued success with ‘Katie’ this year and into Season Two.”  Since its premiere and through the week of January 14, 2013, Katie tops all first and second season syndicated talk shows in Households and Total Viewers.  Furthermore, Katie continues to be the #1 new daytime syndicated talk show among W25-54.  Disney-ABC Domestic Television has renewed Katie with its existing stations in more than 95% of the US including the ABC Owned station group.  Other station groups carrying the talker include Allbritton Communications, Belo Corporation, Cox Media Group, Gannett Broadcasting, Hearst Television, LIN Broadcasting, Media General, Meredith, Raycom, Scripps Howard Broadcasting, Sinclair and Young Broadcasting among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Buddy Valastro, star of TLC’s Cake Boss and Next Great Baker, will star in a new one-hour pilot ordered by the network called Bakery Go Time (wt).  The series will follow Valastro as he combines his business skills and baking expertise to help other family-run bakeries that are struggling.  TLC announced a nation-wide casting call for bakeries in need of Valastro’s help and more information can be found at http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/tv/tlc-casting.htm. High Noon Productions is producing the pilot and TLC will debut it this summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Drama series Dracula for NBC has cast Katie McGrath (Merlin) and Nonso Anozie (Game of Thrones).  The drama is set in the 1890s and finds Dracula (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) living a double life in London as an American businessman named Alan Grayson interested in science. His plans to seek revenge on those who made him a vampire centuries ago is hindered when he falls in love with Mina (Jessica DeGouw) who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.  McGrath will play Lucy Westenra, an aristocratic London social butterfly who is also Mina’s best friend.  Anozie will play R. M. Renfield, Dracula’s loyal confidante who is the keeper of his secrets.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Fuerza Bruta: Look Up will continue Off-Broadway.
http://ppc.broadway.com/buzz/167009/no-end-in-sight-fuerza-bruta-to-continue-off-broadway/

 

RIHANNA TALKS ABOUT GETTING BACK TOGETHER WITH CHRIS BROWN

January 30, 2013

RIHANNA TALKS ABOUT GETTING BACK TOGETHER WITH CHRIS BROWN
http://www.accesshollywood.com/rihanna-talks-chris-brown-we-know-exactly-what-we-have-now-singer-doesnt-believe-brown-will-be-violent-again_article_75828

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE TO PERFORM AT 2013 GRAMMY AWARDS

January 30, 2013

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE TO PERFORM AT 2013 GRAMMY AWARDS
http://www.accesshollywood.com/justin-timberlake-to-perform-at-grammy-awards_article_75824

CELEBRITY NEWS: JANUARY 30, 2013

January 30, 2013

CELEBRITY NEWS: JANUARY 30, 2013
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Kid Cudi – (Rapper) – 29 years old
Wilmer Valderrama (That 70’s Show) – 33 years old
Christian Bale (“The Dark Knight”) – 39 years old
Jody Whatley (R&B Singer) – 54 years old
Brett Butler (Grace Under Fire) – 55 years old
Charles Dutton (Roc) – 62 years old
Phil Collins (Singer) – 62 years old
Vanessa Redgrave (Nip/Tuck) – 76 years old
Gene Hackman (“The French Connection”) – 83 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SOUNDSCAN/ POWERBALL

January 30, 2013

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

ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 1/30/13)
SPIKE: Auction Hunters (Premiere) at 9pm
SPIKE: Savage Family Diggers (Premiere) at 10pm
FX: The Americans (Premiere) at 10pm
TV ONE: Unsung: Midnight Star (Premiere) at 10pm

Across the board CBS renewed four of its daytime series yesterday handing commitments to The Bold and the Beautiful, The Talk, The Price Is Right and Let’s Make a Deal for the 2013-14 season.  The Young and the Restless was previously renewed.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oxygen Media’s upcoming new supermodel competition series The Face will debut on Oxygen as well as NBCUniversal sister networks Bravo and Style on February 12 at 9p.  The seven-episode series is produced by Shine America and will find the newest face of ULTA Beauty with fashion icons Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha as supermodel coaches.  Photographer and personality Nigel Barker will serve as host.  Prior to the series launch, the one-hour special The Face: The Fight to Make The Final 12 is available via VOD, Oxygen.com, Hulu.com, iTunes and Oxygen Mobile starting as of yesterday and will premiere on the network February 5 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Sunday lineup of shows on SHOWTIME including Shameless, House of Lies and Californication was picked up for new seasons in 2014.  Currently, all three series are pacing above their previous seasons across platforms.  Shameless is up by +22% and averaging 5.4 million weekly viewers across platforms.  Season two of House of Lies is averaging 3.2 million weekly viewers across platforms, up +10% from its first season.  The sixth season of Californication is averaging 3.1 million weekly viewers, up +21% versus the fifth season.  Production on the series’ new seasons will begin in Los Angeles later this year.  Shameless is produced by Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. Television and House of Lies is produced by SHOWTIME.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Monday’s season five premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race on Logo at 9p averaged a 0.8 rating with A18-49, a +33% bump over Logo’s previous top-rated season premiere (the fourth season debut of RuPaul’s Drag Race) and is now the highest-rated season premiere in Logo’s history.  The 90-minute premiere episode also attracted 565,000 total viewers.  In addition the opening of companion series Untucked: RuPaul’s Drag Race delivered more than 1.3 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Charlize Theron-produced drama Hatfields & McCoys was approved to pilot by NBC.  Set in present-day Pittsburgh, the drama opens with a death that reignites the feud between two families, the blue-collar McCoys and the wealthy, powerful Hatfields.  Theron will be an EP along with A.J. Dix, Dawn Olmstead and Beau Flynn; John Glenn is on board to write the pilot.  ABC Studios is producing where Theron has an overall deal, in addition to Theron’s Denver & Delilah shingle, Tower Hill, Beau Flynn Productions and Grady Girl.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also for NBC, the network okayed an Alice in Wonderland sequel project giving a pilot order to Wonderland.  The project is a follow-up to Lewis Carroll’s classic novel though will focus on a new character named Clara.  Whit Anderson will write the pilot and CSI creator Anthony Zuiker will serve as EP in addition to Matt Weinberg, JoAnn Alfano and Margaret Riley.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spike TV has a new series on the docket featuring magician Criss Angel.  The 11-episode untitled series will take Angel’s magic and illusions “to the next level” featuring demonstrations of the creative process behind the magic.  Angel’s former series Mindfreak ran on A&E Network for six seasons and ended in 2010.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former The Daily Show veteran Rob Corddry was cast in the starring role of ABC’s pilot Spy.  The project is based on a British comedy series about a well-intentioned father of a highly intelligent son who inadvertently takes a job at the secret service to prove he is a worthy father.  The single-camera comedy is from Simeon Goulden, the creator of the UK version.  Jimmy Mulville will serve as EP for his Hat Trick Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC News President Ben Sherwood announced David Muir is joining Elizabeth Vargas to Co-Anchor 20/20.  David will continue to anchor World News on the weekends and to be a substitute for Diane Sawyer as well as reporting during the week.  In addition, Chris Cuomo is departing ABC News and joining CNN.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For CNN, Chris Cuomo will host a new morning show and CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker said in a statement that Chris will “have a major role in a new CNN morning show and across the network, anchoring and reporting on major events.”  Chris’s hire follows that of Jake Tapper, an ABC News veteran who will host an afternoon show on CNN.  Pundits James Carville and his wife Mary Matalin as well as Erik Erickson all departed from CNN in addition to Managing Editor Mark Whitaker.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 1/27/13)
1) Gary Allan – Set You Free – 106,109
2) Lumineers – Lumineers – 49,593 (After 43 weeks – 868,848)
3) Pitch Perfect Soundtrack – 44,246 (After 18 weeks – 398,402)

Other Debuts
4) Various Artists – 2013 Grammy Nominees – 41,250
11) Randy Houser – How Country Feels – 24,091
18) Bad Religion – True North – 18,030
22) Various Artists – 12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy – 17,134
35) Casting Crowns – Acoustic Sessions: Volume
43) Kurt Carr – Bless This House – 8,957
44) Trapt – Reborn – 8,696
45) Aaron Neville – My True Story – 8,678

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CHRIS BROWN GETS A CAST AFTER FRANK OCEAN FIGHT

January 29, 2013

CHRIS BROWN GETS A CAST AFTER FRANK OCEAN FIGHT
http://www.tmz.com/2013/01/29/chris-brown-cast-hand-fight-frank-ocean-photo/