OWEN WILSON WELCOMES A SECOND SON WITH A DIFFERENT WOMAN
OWEN WILSON WELCOMES A SECOND SON WITH A DIFFERENT WOMAN
JUSTIN BEIBER’S AIRPLANE DETAINED AT TETERBORO AIRPORT
ANNA GORDY-GAYE HAS DIED
CELEBRITY NEWS: JANUARY 31, 2014
Justin Timberlake (Pop Singer) – 33 years old
Kerry Washington (Scandal) – 37 years old
Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) – 36 years old
Portia de Rossi – 41 years old
Minnie Driver (“Good Will Hunting”) – 44 years old
Anthony LaPaglia (Without A Trace) – 55 years old
Glynn Turman (A Different World) – 67 years old
Jessica Walter -73 years old
Carol Channing – 93 years old
ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 1/31/14)
USA: Characters Unite: NFL Stars (Premiere) at 7pm
CW: The Carrie Diaries (Finale) at 8pm
DESTINATION AMERICA: Hillbilly Blood: Back to the Mountain (Premiere) at 9:30pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Melissa McCarthy, Musical Guest: Imagine Dragons at 11:30pm
FOX: Super Bowl XLVIII (48) Pregame at 2pm
FOX: Super Bowl XLVIII(48) at 6:30pm
WEATHER: Prospectors (Finale) at 9pm
Look for a reunion of Seinfeld – or something like it – “very, very soon,” said Jerry Seinfeld on WFAN radio Thursday. The comedian was fielding questions about a photo taken of him with former castmate Jason Alexander; Seinfeld confirmed Alexander was playing George Costanza in a “one and done” project that involves other characters from the iconic sitcom.
E!, named an official media sponsor of 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weeks, promises live streaming of events, plus celeb interviews, event coverage and synergized programming on shows like Chelsea Lately and Fashion Police, kicking off February 6.
Nickelodeon will pay tribute to Black History Month with a new Nick News with Linda Ellerbee episode, “Black, White and Brown V. Board of Education,” on Tuesday, February 11 at 8p. Additionally, the net will roll out four spots with real kids talking about inspirational African-Americans.
Bravo‘s Inside the Actors Studio delivers a one-two Oscar nominee punch, welcoming Amy Adams (American Hustle) on Wednesday, February 19 at 8p and Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) on Thursday, February 20 at 8p.
Hallmark Channel has added another airing of Kitten Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday, February 2. The three-hour feline showdown will air at noon, 3p, 6p and 9p.
Former Miss USA Shanna Moakler joins VH1 reality series Hollywood Exes for season three, premiering Wednesday, April 30 at 9p. The franchise moves east for Atlanta Exes, with Tameka Raymond (ex of Usher) and four other once-better halves, launching this summer.
Banshee will return for a season three on Cinemax, for a 2015 premiere. The action series airs Fridays at 10p.
Bravo is bringing back Top Chef for a 12th go-round. The season 11 finale of the Magical Elves production airs Wednesday, February 5 at 10p; casting for season 12 starts February 18.
Tea Leoni will star in CBS drama pilot Madame Secretary, about the complicated life of a female Secretary of State. CBS Television Studios has Morgan Freeman among the exec producers, along with writer Barbara Hall, Lori McCreary and Tracy Mercer.
Tara Reid and Ian Ziering will reprise their Sharknado roles, to save New York this time, in Syfy’s Sharknado 2: The Second One. Also returning are writer Thunder Levin and director Anthony Ferrante. The Asylum production starts filming in New York February 13 for a July premiere.
MTV picked up coming-of-age drama Finding Carter, about a girl abducted as a toddler who’s returned to her parents. Terri Minsky (Sex and the City) exec produces. It’s the net’s third scripted drama series, after Awkward and Teen Wolf.
Who says no one wants to watch ads? Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials on CBS Wednesday night hit a 1.9 rating among A18-49, and 9.5 million total viewers. “Super Bowl Commercials just keep on giving,” exec producer Bob Horowitz, president of Juma Entertainment, tells Cynopsis. “What started on CBS 14 years ago continues to be an annual phenomenon.”
NBC‘s Revolution (1.3/4) and ABC‘s Suburgatory (1.5/4) tied series lows in the A18-49 demo Wednesday night; ABC’s Super Fun Night dropped 24 percent to hit a series low 1.3/3 (the ABC shows had repeats as lead-ins). The good news? ABC’s Nashville (1.5/4) and CW‘s Arrow (1.1/3) and The Tomorrow People (.7/2) were all up versus last week.
Wednesday’s finale of FX‘s American Horror Story: Coven delivered 4.2 million total viewers and 2.84 million A18-49. With a 2.2 A18-49 rating, the show beat its broadcast competition at 10p.
CBS daytimer The Talk delivered its second-largest weekly audience ever, averaging 2.98 million viewers.
That Awkward Moment – Zac Efron, Niles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Imogen Poots, Mackenzie Davis, Jessica Lucas, Josh Pais
Labor Day – Josh Brolin, Kate Winslet, Gattlin Griffith, Brooke Smith, Clark Gregg, Tobey Maguire, James Van Der Beek, Top Lipinski, J.K. Simmons, Alexie Gilmore
Today’s Jackpot is $84 million
You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Saturday’s Jackpot is $194 million.
Powerball is played in 43 states.
BRUNO MARS’ SUPER BOWL XLVIII (48) HALFTIME SHOW GOAL IS TO MAKE THE CROWD DANCE
HUGH GRANT IS A FATHER FOR A THIRD TIME
CELEBRITY NEWS: JANUARY 30, 2014
Kid Cudi (Rapper) – 30 years old
Wilmer Valderrama (That 70’s Show) – 34 years old
Josh Kelley (Singer, married to Katherine Heigl) – 34 years old
Christian Bale (“American Hustle”) – 40 years old
Norbert Leo Butz (Broadway Actor) – 47 years old
Julie McCullough (“Sharknado”) – 49 years old
Jody Watley – 55 years old
Brett Butler (Grace Under Fire) – 56 years old
Phil Collins – 63 years old
Charles Dutton (Roc) – 63 years old
Dick Cheney (former Vice President) – 73 years old
Vanessa Redgrave (“Mission: Impossible”) – 77 years old
Gene Hackman (“Enemy of the State”) – 84 years old
ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 1/30/14)
CNN: The Sixties (Premiere) at 9pm
USA: White Collar (Finale) at 9pm
NBC‘s low-rated Thursday comedy Sean Saves the World has ceased production, 14 episodes into its 18-ep order. Last Thursday, the show earned a .7/2 rating; an SNL clips show airs in its time slot tonight. “Looking forward to Obama’s minimum wage increase to $10/hr,” tweeted series star Sean Hayes after the news broke.
E! late night talk show Chelsea Lately will simulcast on radio’s Raw Dog SiriusXM Comedy Hits channel starting Tuesday, February 18. President of E! Suzanne Kolb cited the net’s “ongoing efforts to provide fans new ways to engage with our shows across all platforms” as the reason for the move. The 11p show will also be available through the SiriusXM app and online at siriusxm.com.
E! is also teaming with Bud Light for Super Bowl party coverage. The net will report from the Bud Light Hotel (aka a 4028-person Norwegian Getaway cruise ship, docked along NYC’s West Side), offering fans a multi-platform experience covering concerts, celebrity interviews and “the hottest parties.” Said Blaise D’Sylva, VP of sports, media and entertainment marketing, Anheuser-Busch, “Our partnership with E! will allow us to take the Bud Light Hotel experience and share it with fans across the country.”
The music of Bob Dylan will be featured in a Super Bowl commercial for Chobani, and the man himself will appear in an ad for Chrysler, according to the Hollywood Reporter. While the music legend is hardly high profile, he has appeared in commercials before, for brands including Pepsi, Cadillac and Victoria’s Secret.
SodaStream wasn’t happy about editing its Super Bowl ad, which included a mention of rival (and Super Bowl halftime sponsor) Pepsi. “This is the kind of stuff that happens in China,” SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum told USA Today, after being asked to cut the Pepsi reference. Silver lining? The controversy has pushed viewing of the uncut ad on the company’s YouTube site through the roof.
In a new survey from research firm Leger, 71 percent of people polled said they planned to watch the Super Bowl – and one quarter are more interested in the commercials than the game. Nearly one-quarter of the 1000 respondents predict Budweiser will have the best ad. (Spoiler alert? click here.)
CNN is airing a special, Jay Leno: Mr. Comedy, the week before the Tonight Show host ends his NBC run. The special highlighting the comic’s “amazing life and success” airs Friday, January 31 at 10p; Leno bids adieu Thursday, February 6.
Lance Bass, an exec producer and creator of upcoming Lifetime series Celebrity Home Raiders, tells Cynopsis he got the inspiration for the show from his boy band days. “We were digging around the storage facilities for *NSYNC and found tons of stuff that the group had used on tour over the years,” Bass says. “I thought, ‘Wow, I wonder what this stuff is worth!’ which led me to think about items and memorabilia my friends might have saved, and how we could potentially raise money for charity by auctioning things off.” The show from DiGa Vision and Leftfield Pictures – premieres Thursday, March 6 at 10p.
Season two of E!‘s Total Divas returns Sunday, March 16 at 9p. The Bunim-Murray production averaged 836,000 viewers A18-49 and 1.3 million total viewers in its first go-round.
Mark Wahlberg will host the 27th annual Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards Saturday, March 29 at 8p. Last year’s fanfest delivered 5.8 million viewers; past hosts trying to dodge the slime included Jack Black, Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz.
Nominees were announced for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw led the pack with seven nods; American Idol judge Keith Urban scored six. The show, hosted by Luke Bryan and Lambert’s husband, The Voice host Blake Shelton, airs on CBS Sunday, April 6 at 8p.
ABC ordered The Winklers to series. The Walcott Company comedy, from Phil Rosenthal (Everybody Loves Raymond), Max Winkler, the son of Happy Days star Henry Winkler, and Rob Reinis, is based on the Winklers’ lives.
Lifetime had its best January delivery in six years among total viewers. The premiere of original movie Flowers in the Attic did its part, drawing 6.1 million viewers, according to Nielsen, to make it ad-supported cable’s number one telecast of the night and most-watched original movie since November 2012.
Bryan Cranston is headed to Broadway in All The Way.
JUSTIN BIEBER CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL ASSAULT IN CANADA