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Archive for June, 2014

CELEBRITY NEWS: JUNE 27, 2014

June 27, 2014

CELEBRITY NEWS: JUNE 27, 2014
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Madylin Sweeten (Everybody Loves Raymond) – 23 years old
Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl) – 27 years old
Drake Bell (Drake & Josh) – 28 years old
Khloe Kardashian (Keeping Up With The Kardashians) – 30 years old
Tobey Maguire (“Spider-Man” movies) – 39 years old
Jo Frost (Supernanny) – 43 years old
JJ Abrams (Producer) – 48 years old
Taimak Guarriello (“The Last Dragon”) – 50 years old
Vera Wang (Fashion Designer) – 65 years old

 

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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ MOVIES/ NYC STREET FAIRS/ MEGA MILLIONS/ POWERBALL

June 27, 2014

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

ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 6/27/14)
NBC: A Leap of Faith: A Meredith Viera Special at 8pm
SYFY: Continuum (Finale) at 10pm

(SATURDAY 6/28/14)
TLC: Buying Naked (Premiere) at 10pm

(SUNDAY 6/29/14)
BET: 2014 BET Awards Pre-Show at 6pm
BET: 2014 BET Awards at 8pm
CBS: Reckless (Premiere) at 9pm
DIY: Mega Dens (Premiere) at 8pm
H2: Ancient Impossible (Premiere) at 10pm
HBO: The Leftovers (Premiere) at 10pm
SHOWTIME: Nurse Jackie (Finale) at 9pm
SHOWTIME: Californication (Finale) at 9:30pm
SHOWTIME: Penny Dreadful (Finale) at 10pm

After anti-Semitic comments in Playboy caused outrage (“Mel Gibson is in a town that’s run by Jews”), actor Gary Oldman (Robocop) offered a profuse apology on Wednesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live for his “offensive, insensitive, pernicious and ill-informed” remarks. Kimmel thanked Oldman, on tour to promote upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, for not canceling the previously-scheduled appearance in the wake of the uproar.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Charissa Thompson (Fox Sports Live) and TV personality/producer Tracey Edmonds (Deion’s Family Playbook) have been assigned co-host posts at syndie newsmagazine Extra, replacing Maria Menounos, who left in May. “From the moment I put Tracey and Charissa on stage with [host] Mario [Lopez], their chemistry was off the charts,” said senior exec producer Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey. E!‘s Untold with Maria Menounos launches Thursday, July 17 at 8p; season 21 of Extra premieres Monday, September 8.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A recipe for success? Scripps Networks Interactive, home of Food Network and Cooking Channel, and Liberty Media are investing in Tastemade. The two-year-old YouTube multichannel network, a destination for foodies with over 18 million uniques/month, produces food-centric content as well as curating independent videos.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) will host the 30th Annual Television Critics Association Awards on Saturday, July 19. The untelevised, invite-only event also promises “surprise guests.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Twerk alert: NBC is airing two-hour concert special Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour on Sunday, July 6 at 9p. Produced by Done and Dusted, the documentary offers “an exclusive peek on how she engages with her crew and fans,” said Paul Telegdy, president, alternative and late night programming.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV caps the 16 and Pregnant season with a 90-minute Life After Labor reunion special on Tuesday, July 1 at 10p. Dr. Drew Pinsky will be on hand to check in with the cast. Drama ensues. 16 and Pregnant: Unseen Moments airs at 11:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Below Deck comes up for season two Tuesday, August 12 on Bravo. The series, following crew members onboard a mega-yacht, launches with a half-hour preview special Sunday, July 27 at 10:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Elden Henson (Hunger Games) joins the cast of Netflix‘s Daredevil, as the best friend of the superhero’s alter ego.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Add Joe Caniano (A Second Helping), Andrew “Dice” Clay (Bless This House), Ato Essandoh (Django Unchained), Robert Funaro (The Sopranos), James Jagger (son of Mick), J.C. Mackenzie (Dark Angel) and Danish actress Birgitte Sorensen to the cast of HBO‘s untitled pilot about the rock world, directed by Martin Scorsese, with Mick Jagger on the exec producer roll.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ann Dowd (True Detective) has been added to the cast of Lifetime movie Big Driver, adapted from a Stephen King novella.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wednesday’s season 16 premiere of CBS‘s Big Brother was up one tenth in the A18-49 demo (to 2.3/9) versus its year-ago launch. Brother’s big return didn’t help Fox‘s So You Think You Can Dance, down .3 from last week, to 1.4/5.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Transformers: Age of Extinction – Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Li Bingbing, Kelsey Gramer, Nicola Peltz, T.J. Miller, Sophia Myles, Jack Reynor
Begin Again – Keira Knightley Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine, Catherine Keener, James Corden, CeeLo Green, Yasiin Bey
Snowpiercer – Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Jaime Bell, Octavia Spencer, John Hurt, Ed Harris, Ewen Bremner

NYC STREET FAIRS
Friday June 27, 2014
NYC Police Museum Fair – on North Moore St. from West to Greenwich St.

Saturday June 28, 2014
6th Ave. Festival – from Houston to Waverly Place
USO Ave. of the Americas Summerfest – on 6th Ave. from 42nd to 56th St.

Sunday June 29, 2014
Lexington Ave. Festival – from 42nd to 53rd St.
Theatre District Summer Fair – on 46th St. from 8th to 9th Ave.
Bronx Week 3rd Ave. Festival – from 149th to 153rd St.

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $33 million

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

www.NYLottery.org

POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $80 million.

Powerball is played in 43 states.

www.NYLottery.org

 

“THE VIEW” FIRES SHERRI SHEPHERD & JENNY MCCARTHY

June 26, 2014

“THE VIEW” FIRES SHERRI SHEPHERD & JENNY MCCARTHY
http://www.tmz.com/2014/06/26/the-view-fired-sherri-shepherd-jenny-mccarthy-whoopi-goldberg/

 

JILL WHELAN (THE LOVE BOAT) FILES FOR DIVORCE

June 26, 2014

JILL WHELAN (THE LOVE BOAT) FILES FOR DIVORCE
http://www.tmz.com/2014/06/26/love-boat-star-jill-whelan-airplane-divorce/

 

KARIM “FRENCH MONTANA” KHARBOUCH IN COURT FOR DRIVING HIS ROLLS-ROYCE WITHOUT A LICENSE

June 26, 2014

KARIM “FRENCH MONTANA” KHARBOUCH IN COURT FOR DRIVING HIS ROLLS-ROYCE WITHOUT A LICENSE
http://www.tmz.com/2014/06/26/french-montana-court-fine-license-rob-kardashian-sizzurp-rolls-royce/

TOM HANKS & MEG RYAN TO REUNITE IN “ITHACA”

June 26, 2014

TOM HANKS & MEG RYAN TO REUNITE IN “ITHACA”
http://www.accesshollywood.com/tom-hanks-and-meg-ryan-to-reunite-in-ithaca_article_95927

 

JILLIAN MICHAELS LEAVING “THE BIGGEST LOSER “ FOR THE THIRD TIME

June 26, 2014

JILLIAN MICHAELS LEAVING “THE BIGGEST LOSER “ FOR THE THIRD TIME
http://www.accesshollywood.com/the-biggest-loser-jillian-michaels-exiting-the-show-for-the-third-time_article_95886

CELEBRITY NEWS: JUNE 26, 2014

June 26, 2014

CELEBRITY NEWS: JUNE 26, 2014
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Ariana Grande (Singer/ Sam & Cat) – 21 years old
Jennette McCudy (Sam & Cat) – 22 years old
Aubrey Plaza (Parks And Recreation) – 30 years old
Jason Schwartzman (“I Heart Huckabees”) – 34 years old
Michael Vick (Football Player) – 34 years old
Ryan Tedder (One Republic) – 35 years old
Derek Jeter (New York Yankees) – 40 years old
Gretchen Wilson (Country Singer) – 41 years old
Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) – 44 years old
Nick Offerman (Parks And Recreation) – 44 year old
Chris O’Donnell (NCIS: Los Angeles) – 44 years old
Patty Smyth (Singer) – 57 years old
Chris Isaak (Singer) – 58 years old
Billy Davis Jr. (Singer in The 5th Dimension) – 76 years old

 

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV

June 26, 2014

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 6/26/14)
A&E: Beyond Scared Straight (Premiere) at 10pm
ABC: NY Med (Premiere) at 10pm
SPORTSMAN: Saving Private K-9 (Finale) at 8:30pm

Diane Sawyer is leaving her lead anchor role at ABC News.George Stephanopoulos has been named Chief Anchor of ABC News, covering major special events and breaking news; starting September 2, David Muir will step in as anchor and managing editor of the evening newscast. Sawyer remains at the net to “devote her boundless energy full time to a team which will create and commission original reporting, big ideas and interviews for all platforms,” said ABC News president James Goldston. Tweeted Sawyer, “We have an exciting new adventure ahead.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

CW announced it will “strategically roll-out” its fall offerings, avoiding the crush of the official September premiere week. The Vampire Diaries and Reign bow Thursday, October 2, with The Originals back Monday, October 6. The Flash and Supernatural launch Tuesday, October 7, Arrow arrives Wednesday, October 8, Jane the Virgin debuts Monday, October 13 and The 100 comes back Wednesday, October 22.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fans of Olivia Pope’s smashingly chic wardrobe on Scandal can get a piece of it (sort of) at retailer the Limited. The ABC drama’s costume designer, Lyn Paolo, along with star Kerry Washington and Limited head of design Elliot Staples, collaborated for a Scandal-inspired collection arriving in stores September 22, with prices beginning at an un-Olivia-like $49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Binge-viewing’s nothing to be embarrassed about, according to a study from Tivo. While 53 percent of respondents surveyed in April 2013 felt the habit had negative connotations, that number dropped to one third in the current report. Three quarters of those surveyed reported they’d “super-binged” three or more episodes of a series in a day, and 29 percent admitted to putting off watching a season of a show until they could watch it all at once.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC weight loss competition Biggest Loser is losing Jillian Michaels. Again. It’s the third time the personal trainer has headed for the exit – she also left in 2006 and 2011. “The Biggest Loser and Jillian Michaels have decided to part ways,” said a statement from NBC and producers Shine America. Loser returns in the fall for season 16.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sarah Jessica Parker is attached as one of two leads in Busted, a TV project from Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Anonymous Content. SKE optioned the book Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love, being developed as an hour-long limited series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV closed a multi-year deal with Rob Dyrdek and his production company, Super Jacket, that includes developing a pilot, as well as a seventh season of Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory, more Ridiculousness and new series Snack-Off, debuting Thursday, July 10 at 10:30.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Child prodigy/Dance Moms alum/YouTube sensation Asia Monet and her family are the subjects of Lifetime docu-series Raising Asia. Collins Avenue production bows Tuesday, July 29 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Extreme Guide to Parenting premieres on Bravo Thursday, August 7 at 9:30p. The Punched in the Head production looks at unconventional parenting styles, from breast-fed four-year-olds to kids taking Mandarin before they can tie their shoes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Untold with Maria Menounos premieres on E! Thursday, July 17 at 8p. The magazine show will feature interviews with celebs, as well as stories on topics as varied as transgender civil rights and the toll of reality star fame.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season eight of History‘s Ice Truckers premieres Monday, July 7 at 10p. Destination: the polar vortex.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Preachers of L.A. are back for a sophomore run on Wednesday, August 20 at 10p. Season one’s look at the Southern Californian mega-pastors was the net’s most watched freshman show ever among P25-54, averaging one million total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E!‘s #RichKids of Beverly Hills returns for another spin Sunday, August 3 at 10p. Season two launches with a trip to China and the introduction of a new member of the 90210 crew.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s The Night Shift delivered a 1.2/4 rating among A18-49 on Tuesday, its lowest yet, behind an America’s Got Talent repeat. ABC‘s Extreme Weight Loss got a two-tenths bump, to 1.0/4, from its prior week low.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of MTV‘s Teen Wolf returned Monday to 2.2 million total viewers, in line with the drama’s season 3B average but below its 2.4 million premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of FX‘s Tyrant delivered 2.1 million viewers on Tuesday, 3.46 million counting an encore. The Middle East-set drama kept viewers’ attention, losing only 4 percent over the course of three hours.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tuesday’s Deadliest Catch was the top program on cable Tuesday among P/M25-54 and P/M18-49 delivery, the tenth week in a row it was number one among P/M25-54 (excluding sports). It was also the number one program in all of television among M18-49 and M25-54 delivery (no exclusions).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Character actor Eli Wallach died June 24. He was 98. A theater actor at heart, Wallach also had memorable film roles and appeared in numerous television shows, including Highway to Heaven, Murder, She Wrote and ER. NYC theater district marquees will go dark for one minute on Friday in his honor.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“SCANDAL” INSPIRED CLOTHING LINE COMING TO THE LIMITED

June 25, 2014

“SCANDAL” INSPIRED CLOTHING LINE COMING TO THE LIMITED
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/scandal-inspired-clothing-line-coming-714818