PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN CAUSE OF DEATH RELEASED
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN CAUSE OF DEATH RELEASED
GEORGE LOPEZ ARRESTED FOR CASINO PUBLIC INTOXICATION
CHRIS KATTAN CHARGED WITH DRIVING WHILE HIGH
CELEBRITY NEWS: FEBRUARY 28, 2014
Olivia Palermo (The City) – 28 years old
Fefe Dobson (Singer) – 29 years old
Karolina Kurkova (Model) – 30 years old
Jason Aldean (Country Singer) – 37 years old
Ali Larter (Heroes) – 38 years old
Tasha Smith (“Why Did I Get Married?”) – 43 years old
Tangi Miller (Felicity) – 44 years old
Patrick Monahan (lead singer, of Train) – 45 years old
Robert Sean Leonard (“Dead Poets Society”) – 45 years old
Ozwald Boateng (Fashion Designer) – 47 years old
Rae Dawn Chong (“The Color Purple”) – 53 years old
John Turturro (“Transformers” movies) – 57 years old
Gilbert Gottfried (Comedian) – 59 years old
Bernadette Peters (Smash) – 66 years old
Mercedes Ruehl (“Big”) – 66 years old
Mario Andretti (Race Car Driver) – 74 years old
Tommy Tune (Broadway Actor) – 75 years old
Gavin MacLeod (The Love Boat) – 83 years old
ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 2/28/14)
A&E: Beyond Scared Straight (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Game of Stones (Premiere) at 10pm
HISTORY 2: Hangar 1: The UFO Files (Premiere) at 10pm
LIFETIME: Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: Hannibal (Premiere) at 10pm
TNT: Inside Job (Premiere) at 9pm
TNT: Save Our Business (Premiere) at 10pm
A&E: Flipping Vegas (Premiere) at 10pm
NAT. GEO. WILD: Shear Madness (Premiere) at 10pm
OWN: Deion’s Family Playbook (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Jim Parsons, Musical Guest: Beck at 11:30pm
E!: Live From The Red Carpet: The 2014 Academy Awards at 5:30pm
ABC: Oscars Red Carpet Live! at 7pm
ABC: The 86th Annual Academy Awards at 8:30pm
OVATION: The Art Of.. (Premiere) at 7:30pm
SCIENCE: NASA’s Unexplained Files (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Beachfront Bargain Hunt (Finale) at 9pm
First Lady Michelle Obama will appear on the season six finale of Parks and Recreation, stumping for her “Let’s Move” campaign against childhood obesity. Parks star Amy Poehler introduced the First Lady at a “Let’s Move” stop in Miami on Tuesday, where the cameo was filmed; episode is slated for Thursday, April 24 at 8p. Politicians hitting Pawnee in the past: Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. John McCain, Sen. Barbara Boxer and Sen. Olympia Snowe.
Documentary Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe premieres Tuesday, March 18 at 8p on ABC (in the net’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. slot). The doc features interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from Marvel Studios, as well as sneak peeks at upcoming Marvel movies Captain America: Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Season seven of reality show Giuliana & Bill launches on E! Tuesday, April 1 at 8p. In the premiere, the couple ask if the surrogate who carried their child will agree to a try for another baby.
The Arsenio Hall Show will get a second season – and Jay Leno delivered the news. Leno appeared Wednesday during Hall’s monologue to make the announcement. Said CBS Television Distribution President Joe DiSalvo, “This season, Arsenio has been the youngest late-night talk show on broadcast television and has given our station partners a real alternative for their late-night lineups.”
A handful of Bravo‘s Real Housewives of New York City open their abodes for syndicated weekly real estate series Open House NYC this weekend.
Season two of Telemundo singing competition La Voz Kids premieres Sunday, March 16 at 8p. Daisy Fuentes and Jorge Bernal handle hosting chores for the reality show, featuring singers between the ages of seven and 15.
Seems like old times: Della Reese will guest in a two-ep arc on Hallmark Channel‘s upcoming original series, Signed, Sealed, Delivered. The series, premiering Sunday, April 20 at 8p, is in the same time slot once held by Reese’s former show, Touched by an Angel. Reese also reunites with Angel exec producer Martha Williamson, creator and exec producer of Signed.
Carter MacIntyre (Drop Dead Diva) has been cast in USA‘s Benched. The comedy from ABC Signature landed a series order last month.
Gina Rodriguez (Filly Brown) landed the lead in CW pilot Jane the Virgin, from CBS Television Studios and Electus.
Oscars Everywhere: For the first time, the Oscars pre-show and awards telecast will stream live for verified Watch ABC viewers online and on mobile devices – at least, for subscribers of Comcast, Cablevision, Cox, Charter, Midcontinent Communications, Verizon FiOS, Google Fiber and AT&T U-verse in one of ABC’s eight owned station markets. After air, the shows will be made available on demand via Watch ABC for three days, through Wednesday, March 5. ABC’s awards show coverage starts Sunday, March 2 at 7p.
ABC News Digital‘s “Best Oscar Movie from the Past 64 Years” bracket challenge has a winner: Forrest Gump. The challenge, sponsored at launch by JC Penney, had participants voting for the top picks via Facebook and Twitter.
2014 mtvU Woodie Award nominees The 1975 will perform at the show, highlights of which will air Sunday, March 16 at 8p. A new Woodie Award category, the Cover Woodie, presented by Taco Bell, celebrates artists who have taken someone else’s hit and made it their own.
ABC‘s Modern Family claimed the top spot among A18-49 for Wednesday, with its 3.1/9 rating out-delivering Fox‘s American Idol and the premiere of CBS‘s Survivor in the demo. Newcomer Mixology followed at 9:30p with 1.7/5 A18-49, the net’s lowest-rated comedy premiere of the season.
The season two debut of Bulloch Family Ranch delivered triple digit gains in audience for UP, reports the net. Ranch boosted A25-54 delivery by a whopping 827 percent over the prior four weeks, and A18-49 delivery grew by 319 percent. Total households more than doubled over the four weeks prior, with the premiere averaging 375,000 P2+.
Univision closed February claiming the number three spot in sweeps among A18-34 in primetime, out-delivering ABC by 6 percent and CBS by 19 percent in the demo.
CBS This Morning: Saturday posted the net’s best February sweep delivery in viewers in the time period since 2007, according to Nielsen, up 9 percent in viewers (2.02 million from 1.86 million) versus February 2013.
ABC‘s Good Morning America Saturday won its first February sweeps with its best-ever sweeps performance in both total viewers (4.4 million) and A25-54 (1.6 million), according to Nielsen.
The season two premiere of FX‘s The Americans delivered 1.9 million viewers, down from 3.22 million for its series premiere. The good news: the show was up 2 percent in total viewers from season one’s 1.85 million average.
TV host and radio DJ Jim Lange died February 25 of a heart attack. He was 81. Best known as the first host of The Dating Game, Lange also hosted Hollywood Connection, $100,000 Name That Tune and The New Newlywed Game.
Son of God – Roma Downey, Diogo Morgado, Amber Rose Revah, Louise Delamere, Darwin Shaw, Andrew Brooke, Joe Wredden, Greg Hicks, Adrian Schiller, Sebastian Knapp
Non-Stop – Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Nate Parker, Michelle Dockery Scoot McNairy
Repentence (Limited Release) – Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie, Mike Epps, Sanaa Lathan, Nicole Ari Parker
Today’s Jackpot is $216 million
You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Saturday’s Jackpot is $60 million.
Powerball is played in 43 states.
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