Archive for October, 2013

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SOUNDSCAN/ POWERBALL

October 30, 2013

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 10/30/13)
MTV: Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life (Premiere) at 10:30pm
TLC: Extreme Cheapskates (Premiere) at 9pm
TLC: Hoarding: Buried Alive (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: Surviving Evil (Finale) at 10pm
TRU TV: South Beach Tow (Finale) at 10pm

The X Factor is adding another judge to the panel. Actually, a few million new judges. Viewers of the Fox singing competition can start weighing on musical acts on the first live show tonight, via The X Factor app, Twitter, Instagram and the show’s web site. Poll rankings will be shown in real time. With regular air dates scrambled by the World Series, X Factor airs tonight at 8p, and again on Thursdsay, October 31 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fusion, the pop culture net targeting millennials that launched Monday, has signed major launch partners. Allstate, AT&T, Johnson & Johnson and Disney Parks are among the brands advertising on the new network. “Fusion is going to provide content that is relevant for a young, digital and diverse America,” said Catherine Sullivan, SVP of Sales for ABC News and Fusion.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Walking Dead has barely ambled into its fourth season, but AMC was quick to renew it for a fifth on Tuesday. No surprise: for its premiere earlier this month, the zombie drama delivered 20.2 million viewers Live+3 and 13.2 million A18-49, a record for a non-sports cable program. Series airs Sundays at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cher’s on a reality show roll – on the heels of appearances on Fox‘s The X Factor and NBC‘s The Voice, the music legend will serve as a judge and perform on ABC‘s Dancing with the Stars on Monday, November 4; show airs at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nominees were announced for the fourth annual American Country Awards, and Taylor Swift tops the list with eight. Voting has started at www.theacas.com; the Fox awards show, hosted by Trace Adkins and NASCAR’s Danica Patrick airs live Tuesday, December 10 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The fifth season of NBC‘s The Voice will conclude with a set of two-hour live shows. On Monday, December 16 at 8p, the finalists will give the performances that will be judged by voters, followed by an episode of holiday series The Sing-Off. The next night, the Voice winner is crowned.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nashville’s Kings of Leon and Sweden’s Icona Pop have been added to the lineup for the 2013 MTV EMAs, joining Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Katy Perry and a slew of other performers for the broadcast airing Sunday, November 10 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

John Larroquette (Night Court) will recur on upcoming Almost Human as a genius robotist. The futuristic action-drama debuts on Fox with a two-night series premiere Sunday, November 17 at 8p and Monday, November 18 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

VH1 will chart music vet Linda Perry‘s journey to re-launch her record label in a docu-series (working title: The Linda Perry Project), set to premiere in summer, 2014. The show will take a page from music competition shows like Fox‘s American Idol and NBCs The Voice and feature Perry mentoring young music talent.
(Source: Cynopsis)

12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen has taken a drama to HBO, reports Deadline. The project in development centers on an African American man with a mysterious past stepping into high society.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Voice didn’t let the World Series spoil its Monday night winning record. The NBC singing competition was even with last week, allowing the net to fend off the competition until the 10p hour with a 4.3/11 in A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC‘s Dancing with the Stars was fourth in the A18-49 demo on Monday, but beat the World Series in total viewers, with a 8.7/13 HH rating, versus the Fox game’s 8.1/13 average 8-10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Homeland wasn’t cowed by the sports competition Sunday night, either. Opposite Sunday Night Football on NBC and The World Series on Fox (not to mention AMC juggernaut Walking Dead), the Showtime drama averaged a season high 2 million viewers at 9p, a 13 percent lift week to week. With a time shift boost, the show is averaging a weekly audience of 6.7 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 10/27/13)
1) Katy Perry – Prism – 285,839
2) Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt – 45,831 (After 2 weeks – 211,959)
3) Drake – Nothing Was The Same – 44,112 (After 5 weeks – 991,134)

Other Debuts
6) Fifth Harmony – Better Together (EP) – 27,899
7) DJ Khaled – Suffering From Success – 26,713
9) AFI – Burials – 25,313
16) Tori Kelly – Foreword EP – 16,176
22) Motorhead – Aftershock – 11,032
24) Def Leppard – Viva! Hysteria! – 10,477
28) I See Stars – New Demons – 10,080

POWERBALL
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CHRIS BROWN ENTERS REHAB FOR ANGER MANAGEMENT

October 30, 2013

CHRIS BROWN ENTERS REHAB FOR ANGER MANAGEMENT
http://www.tmz.com/2013/10/29/chris-brown-rehab-anger-managment-arrest-assault-probation/

HELLS ANGELS SUES YOUNG JEEZY OVER SKULL LOGO

October 30, 2013

HELLS ANGELS SUES YOUNG JEEZY OVER SKULL LOGO
http://www.tmz.com/2013/10/29/hells-angels-young-jeezy-clothing-line-8732-apparel-trademark-lawsuit/?adid=hero2

MRS. KRABAPPEL TO BE WRITTEN OFF “THE SIMPSONS” – BUT NOT FOR A WHILE

October 30, 2013

MRS. KRABAPPEL TO BE WRITTEN OFF “THE SIMPSONS” – BUT NOT FOR A WHILE
http://www.tmz.com/2013/10/29/simpsons-marcia-wallace-edna-krabappel/

CHRIS BROWN CHARGE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT

October 30, 2013

CHRIS BROWN CHARGE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT
http://www.tmz.com/2013/10/28/chris-brown-arraigned-assault-misdemeanor-felony/

CELEBRITY NEWS: OCTOBER 29, 2013

October 30, 2013

CELEBRITY NEWS: OCTOBER 29, 2013
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Ben Foster (Six Feet Under) – 33 years old
Gabrielle Union – 41 years old
Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends) – 41 years old
Winona Ryder – 42 years old
Joely Fisher (“Til Death) – 46 years old
Finola Hughes (General Hospital) – 54 years old
Dan Castellaneta (voice of Homer Simpson) – 56 years old
Kate Jackson (Charlie’s Angels) – 65 years old
Richard Dreyfuss (“The Goodbye Girl”) – 66 years old
Melba Moore (R&B Singer) – 68 years old

 

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ MEGA MILLIONS

October 29, 2013

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

ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 10/29/13)
COOKING: Restaurant Redemption (Premiere) at 8pm
MTV: Girl Code (Premiere) at 11pm
NAT. GEO.: Doomsday Preppers (Premiere) at 9pm
NAT. GEO.: Life Below Zero: The Thaw (Premiere) at 10pm
SYFY: Naked Vegas (Premiere) at 10pm
TLC: Little People, Big World (Premiere) at 9pm
OXYGEN: My Big Fat Revenge (Finale) at 9pm

Ellen Degeneres has a comedy in development at NBC. The project tells the story of a lesbian character who gets pregnant by her straight male best friend. Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls) will write the script and exec produce with DeGeneres and A Very Good Production‘s Jeff Kleeman.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Samsung and the NBA entered into a comprehensive marketing and technology partnership. Fans will get custom content, and NBA refs will be provided with the electronics company’s tablets, and use Samsung technology courtside to review plays. Samsung will also partner on marquee events like NBA Summer League.
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA Network launched an anti-hunger campaign yesterday with Feeding America to support food banks over the holiday season. PSAs will guide viewers to Modern Family web sites, where they’ll be encouraged to contribute, with the net matching donations up to $30,000. Modern Family reruns started airing on USA in September.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Country singer Garth Brooks will wrap up three years of headlining in Las Vegas with live concert special on CBS. The show, which pays tribute to Brooks’ musical influences, airs Friday, November 29 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

More country music news: Kenny Rogers is set to receive the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the 47th Annual CMA Awards. Three-hour show airs on ABC Wednesday, November 6 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

John Leguizamo is taping a special for HBO based on his one-man show, Ghetto Klown. The comic’s fifth show for HBO, from Rebel Productions, Insurgent Films and Silver Lining Entertainment will air in 2014.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cinemax is bringing back Strike Back for a 10-ep fourth season, but it will be the action drama’s last. The Cinemax/HBO and Sky series wraps in 2014.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Janet Montgomery (Made in Jersey) will star in WGN America‘s Salem. The drama makes its debut in 2014.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lee Tergesen (Oz) will guest on season two of Fox drama The Following, says the Hollywood Reporter, playing a family man who may not be all he appears. Drama returns Monday, January 20 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Azura Skye (American Horror Story) and Benjamin Arthur (Less Than Kind) have been added to the cast of Canada’s Global Television sitcom, Working the Engels. The Halfire-CORE Entertainment/Shaw Media production, starring comedienne Andrea Martin, is shooting in Toronto.
(Source: Cynopsis)

David Arquette will play a serial killer in a TV biopic, reports Deadline. Canadian Keith Hunter Jesperson will get the Lifetime treatment in a Happy Face/Front Street Pictures production set to start taping in November.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dexter, which ended its eight-season run last month on Showtime, is about to spring to life on Netflix. The streaming service struck a licensing agreement with CBS to offer the first four seasons of the serial killer drama starting October 31; seasons 5-8 will be available starting January 1, 2014.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Meredith Vieira Show has been sold in 60 percent of the country, with NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution striking deals for the daytime talker with station groups including Hearst Television, LIN Media and Sinclair Broadcast Group, as well as NBC Owned Television Stations. “Meredith has ongoing genuine relationship with the daytime viewer,” said NBCU president Ed Swindler. “Her authentic, fun and down-to-earth style creates an instant connection with the daytime audience.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

A half-hour strip game show from Courteney Cox and David Arquette‘s Coquette Productions is scheduled for a fall 2014 launch. Hosted by The Late, Late Show‘s Craig Ferguson, the FremantleMedia North America/Debmar-Mercury production will feature celebs teamed with contestants to identify famous names.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The World Series is scoring nicely for Fox, with Sunday’s Game 4 – the most-watched since 2009 – averaging a 4.4 rating/11 share in A18-49 and 15.4 million viewers, per early Nielsen numbers. That’s likely not enough to overpower the NFL in the demos, though. NBC‘s Sunday Night Football averaged a 5.6/12 in A18-49 and 14.9 million viewers in preliminary numbers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC‘s scripted dramas fared just fine against the sports competition Sunday night. According the early numbers, Once Upon a Time (2.2/5 A18-49 and 7 million viewers) and Betrayal (1.0/3 A18-49 and 3.4 million viewers) rose a tenth of point week to week in the young demo, while Revenge held steady with 1.5/3 in A18-49 and 5.6 million viewers. At 7p, America’s Funniest Home Videos rose three tenths, to 1.4.4 and 6.1 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

But… no one could beat The Walking Dead in the A18-49 demo on Sunday night. The AMC zombie drama averaged a 6.8 rating and 12.9 million total viewers for its 9p telecast.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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DR. CONRAD MURRAY RELEASED FROM JAIL AFTER SERVING LESS THAN 2 YEARS FOR MICHAEL JACKSON’S DEATH

October 28, 2013

DR. CONRAD MURRAY RELEASED FROM JAIL AFTER SERVING LESS THAN 2 YEARS FOR MICHAEL JACKSON’S DEATH
http://www.accesshollywood.com/dr-conrad-murray-released-from-jail-after-serving-less-than-2-years_article_86009

50 CENT COPS A PLEA DEAL; DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES DROPPED

October 28, 2013

50 CENT COPS A PLEA DEAL; DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES DROPPED
http://www.tmz.com/2013/10/28/50-cent-charges-dropped-domestic-violence-case/

CIARA HARRIS IS ENGAGED TO NAYVADIUS “FUTURE” WILBURN

October 28, 2013

CIARA HARIS IS ENGAGED TO NAYVADIUS “FUTURE” WILBURN
http://www.eonline.com/news/474775/ciara-engaged-to-future-see-the-singer-s-15-carat-engagement-ring