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Archive for February, 2016

KIM CATTRALL (SEX AND THE CITY) IS ANGRY THAT A DRUNK DRIVING TEENAGE GIRL DROVE INTO HER HOUSE

February 26, 2016

KIM CATTRALL (SEX AND THE CITY) IS ANGRY THAT A DRUNK DRIVING TEENAGE GIRL DROVE INTO HER HOUSE
http://www.tmz.com/2016/02/26/kim-cattrall-car-crash-house-photos/

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MARK ZUCKERBERG SCOLDS FACEBOOK EMPLOYEES FOR “BLACK LIVES MATTER” FEUD

February 26, 2016

MARK ZUCKERBERG SCOLDS FACEBOOK EMPLOYEES FOR “BLACK LIVES MATTER” FEUD
http://www.tmz.com/2016/02/26/mark-zuckerberg-black-lives-matter/

TONY BURTON (“ROCKY”) HAS DIED

February 26, 2016

TONY BURTON (“ROCKY”) HAS DIED
http://www.tmz.com/2016/02/26/tony-burton-dead-rocky-trainer-apollo-creed/

CELEBRITY NEWS: FEBRUARY 26, 2016

February 26, 2016

CELEBRITY NEWS: FEBRUARY 26, 2016
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Nate Ruess (Lead Singer of Fun) – 34 years old
Corinne Bailey Rae (Singer) – 37 years old
Erykah Badu (Singer) – 45 years old
Greg Germann (Ally McBeal) – 58 years old
Michael Bolton (Singer) – 63 years old
Bill Duke (“Predator”) – 73 years old
Fats Domino (R&B Singer) – 88 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ MOVIES/ MEGA MILLIONS/ POWERBALL

February 26, 2016

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

ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 2/26/16)
ANIMAL PLANET: Insane Pools: Off The Deep End (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Fuller House (Premieres Today)
PIVOT: Resilient Cities (Premiere) at 10:30pm
DA: Paranormal Survivor (Finale) at 10pm
TLC: Say Yes To The Dress: Atlanta (Finale) at 9pm

(SATURDAY 2/27/16)
FUSE: The Lineup (Premiere) at 6pm
REELZ: Copy Cat Killer (Premiere) at 10pm
DIY: Income Property (Finale) at 3:30pm
FYI: Tiny House Hunting (Finale) at 9:30pm
HGTV: Log Cabin Living (Finale) at 11pm
NICK: 100 Things To Do Before High School (Finale) at 9pm

(SUNDAY 2/28/16)
E!: E! Live From The Red Carpet at 5:30pm
ABC: Oscars Opening Ceremony:Live From The Red Carpet at 7pm
ABC: The 88th Annual Academy Awards at 8:30pm
DIY: Salvage Dawgs (Premiere) at 9pm
OVATION: Rough Draft with Reza Aslan (Premiere) at 8:30pm
ID: Evil Live Here (Finale) at 10pm

Fox has renewed long-running comedic procedural Bones for a 12-episode, farewell season. David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel have closed deals to return as the series’ leading duo, Booth and Brennan. Showrunners Jonathan Collier and Michael Peterson are also set to return. “In times like these, it’s comforting to know the world can count on at least one beacon of stability. Apparently, that beacon is Bones,” said creator and EP Hart Hanson. “It shows what you can do with an amalgam of genius cast, amazing crew, cunning writers, stalwart studio, sweat, a tough economy, a mercurial network, determination, luck, magic, miracles and the most loyal audience in the world.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNN is launching The Eighties on Thursday, March 31, at 9p. The seven-part series follows the network’s The Sixties and The Seventies, which aired in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog, the series will feature archival footage and interviews with historians, musicians, journalists and television artists and examine everything from Ronald Reagan’s presidency and the AIDS crisis to the end of the Cold War.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pop and Entertainment Tonight are teaming up to bring fans closer to their favorite movie stars at The Oscars. Hosted by ET’s Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier with correspondent Nischelle Turner and fashion expert Jeannie Mai, Entertainment Tonight at The Oscars Live on Pop will provide live television coverage from the red carpet on Sunday, February 28 at 5p ET.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Music superstars Cam, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Florida Georgia Line are the first performers announced for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. The show, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will be broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3 at 8p on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ariana Grande is doing double duty on the March 12 episode of Saturday Night Live. The former Scream Queens star and singer is making her hosting debut on the NBC series as well as serving as the musical guest. Grande last appeared as a musical guest in 2014.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC and Litton Entertainment are partnering to expand NBC’s public service awareness brand “The More You Know” into a new programming block. It will air for three hours on Saturday mornings and include six half-hour educational and informational series targeted to 13- to 16-year-olds with family-friendly topics. “NBC has a 30-year investment in ‘The More You Know.’ Litton is honored to be entrusted to build [on] it. It is our partnership strategy to launch six new television series this fall, with the advantage of NBC’s assets and talent,” said Dave Morgan, Litton founder and CEO.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A+E Networks has a new approach for this year’s Upfront. According to Peter Olsen, EVP of A+E Networks Ad Sales, “The Upfront has become a 24/7; 52-week proposition and with that in mind, we will go to market with a series of small strategic meetings, brand-focused events and screenings with our valued partners.” Some of A+E’s bigger projects include Roots on History, season two of UnREAL on Lifetime, and Bates Motel on A&E.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Torrey DeVitto (Chicago Med) has been added to the March 19th PaleyFest panel “An Evening with Dick Wolf.” DeVitto joins Jason Beghe, Sophia Bush, Colin Donnell, Ice-T, Taylor Kinney, S. Epatha Merkerson, Oliver Platt, and Jesse Spencer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spike has ordered a production pilot from Dimension Television based on the Stephen King novella “The Mist.” The original scripted series is the story of a seemingly innocuous fog that seeps into a small town and creates havoc. This is the first production pilot for a Spike scripted dramatic series since the network’s shift toward general entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix has picked up Ozark, the drama starring and executive produced and directed by Jason Bateman, reports Deadline. The series investigates the dark and dangerous world of drug-money laundering.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Logo hosts a 10-episode marathon of 227, the sitcom that ran on NBC from 1985-1990 and depicted black family life in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, February 27 at 2:27p. Series star and Emmy winner Jackee Harry picked her 10 favorite episodes and will introduce each throughout the day.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Concluding its celebration of Black History Month, TV One is partnering with PBS to simulcast a special Ray Charles Tribute: In Performance at the White House on Friday, February 26 at 9p. The 90-minute concert salutes the legacy of the legendary singer/songwriter and will be hosted by President and Mrs. Obama. Encores will air Friday, February 26 at 10:30p and Sunday, February 28 at 5p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Phil Collins sits down with Dan Rather in a new episode of The Big Interview, airing Tuesday, March 1 at 8p on AXS TV. The singer-songwriter opens up about his career.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An Honest Liar premieres on Independent Lens on Monday, March 28 at 10p on PBS. The film examines James “The Amazing” Randi, the magician who dedicated his life to exposing hucksters and frauds.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Saturday Morning Fever wraps up with auditions for next year, Casey and Brittany celebrating their one-year anniversary, and Rogelio finally asking Tina out on a date. The show’s season finale airs Wednesday, March 2 at 11p on Fuse.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Host Jason Silva visits New Orleans to explore the brain and bad behavior on National Geographic‘s Brain Games: Brains Behaving Badly on Sunday, February 28 at 9p. A series of games and experiments demonstrate how the brain has an evolutionary predilection toward doing the wrong thing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox has announced a premiere date for Houdini & Doyle. The adventure drama focuses on the real-life friendship between illusionist Harry Houdini (Michael Weston) and Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan) as they join forces with New Scotland Yard to investigate unsolved crimes with a supernatural slant. Show bows Monday, May 2 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Look for new OWN docu-series For Peete’s Sake to launch Saturday, March 19 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Principal photography has wrapped on Bounce TV’s Saints & Sinners. The net’s first original drama series was shot on location in Atlanta and centers on power, corruption and murder against the backdrop of a large southern church. Bows Sunday, March 6 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo Media‘s The Real Housewives of Dallas premieres Monday, April 11 at 10p. The newest Real Housewives franchise examines the lives of southern socialites Cary Deuber, Tiffany Hendra, Stephanie Hollman, LeeAnne Locken and Brandi Redmond, along with their friend Marie Reyes, as they climb their way to the top of the city’s most exclusive circle.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tyler Perry‘s If Loving You is Wrong premieres with all-new episodes Tuesday, March 15 at 10p on OWN, following the season finale of The Haves and the Have Nots at 9p. The series moves to its regular time slot at 9p, beginning Tuesday, March 22.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network‘s confectionery competition, Spring Baking Championship, returns on Sunday, April 10 at 9p. Bobby Deen is back to host the action as eight of the country’s best bakers compete to create the most impressive springtime treats and vie for approval from judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AT&T Audience Network brings back suspense drama Rogue on Wednesday, March 23 at 9p. The show is available exclusively to DirectTV and AT&T U-verse customers. Set in Chicago, the show’s focus on crime vs. authority continues in a new chapter on the Russian mafia and government espionage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Game of Throne‘s Finn Jones has landed the title role in Marvel’s Iron Fist, Marvel’s latest Netflix collaboration.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Revenge alum Madeline Stowe, who originated the role of Dr. Railly in 1995 film 12 Monkeys, is set to appear in the Syfy adaptation as an entirely new character, reports EW. She first appears in the Season 2 finale as Lillian, a psychiatric ward patient.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Katey Sagal has nabbed the lead opposite John Carroll Lynch in the CBS comedy pilot based on Australian format Upper Middle Bogan.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alvin “Xzibit” Joiner is guest starring on Empire as music mogul/gangster Leslie ‘Shyne’ Johnson. Series returns Wednesday, March 30 at 9p on Fox.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Marsha Thomason (White Collar) has nabbed the female lead in Fox medical procedural pilot Zoobiquity, Also cast is Antonia Bernath (Downton Abbey, The Astronaut Wives Club).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Felix Solis (The Following) has boarded the cast of CBS drama pilot Drew. The show is based on the Nancy Drew character from the classic mystery books.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sarah Mezzanotte has landed a series regular role in Amazon drama pilot The Interestings as a series regular. She’s playing the young Ash.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men) is headed to Hulu. The actor has booked a recurring role on comedy Casual.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Scooter Braun has signed on as Creative Executive Producer for the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards. The event takes place Saturday April 30 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The special two-hour telecast, Disney Channel Presents the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards, airs Sunday, May 1 at 7p on Disney Channel in the U.S. and thereafter, in 159 countries. Highlights will also be available on Radio Disney, the Radio Disney App, the Disney Channel app and RadioDisney.com.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Los Angeles quartet DNCE will take the stage at the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards, performing their hit single “Cake by the Ocean.” Their performance will extend beyond the stage into the audience, culminating in a slime dousing. Hosted by Blake Shelton, the ceremony airs live from the Forum in Inglewood, CA on Saturday, March 12, at 8p on Nickelodeon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC ranked #1 on Wednesday for the 3rd week running in A18-49 (1.7/6  tied with CBS and Fox). In fact, the Net finished #1 on the first 3 Wednesdays of the February sweep for the first time in 20 years  since February 1996. ABC’s Wednesday lineup gained 6 percent week to week with young adults. Modern Family (2.5/8) once again out-delivered Fox’s American Idol (up 19 percent – 2.1/7) and CBSSurvivor (up 25 percent – 2.0/7) on the night to stand as Wednesday’s #1 TV show for its 4th consecutive original in A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood delivered more than 6 million viewers for the eighth consecutive week, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, February 21. The show posted 6.04 million viewers and a 1.4/07 in A25-54. Season-to-date, it is the #1 Sunday morning news program with viewers and A25-54, delivering 6.00 million viewers and a 1.3/07 with A 25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC‘s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has scored victories for the late-night ratings week of February 15-19, prevailing in every key measure  adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers  versus CBSThe Late Show with Stephen Colbert and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. For the week, Fallon beat Colbert in A18-49 rating by a 68 percent advantage (0.96 rating vs. a 0.57) and topped Kimmel by an 81 percent margin (with a 0.96 vs. 0.53). Fallon delivered four-week highs with a week of Tonight Show telecasts from Los Angeles, generating his top 18-49 and total-viewer numbers since January 18-22 (1.03 rating in 18-49, 3.705 million viewers overall for the week of high-rated Friday telecasts during winter storm Jonas). Week to week, Fallon was up 7 percent in 18-49 (0.96 vs. 0.90 for Feb. 8-12) and 3 percent in total viewers (3.509 million vs. 3.411 million).
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Eddie The Eagle – Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Jo Hartley, Tom Costello, Jack Costello, Mark Benton, Edvin Endre, Rune Temte
Gods of Egypt – Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Chadwick Boseman, Elodie Yung, Courtney Eaton, Rufus Sewell, Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush
Triple 9 – Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Clifton Collins Jr., Norman Reedus, Teresa, Palmer, Michael K. Williams

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $125 million

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

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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $266 million.

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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CHERYL TIEGS CRITICIZES SPORTS ILLUSTRATED FOR PUTTING “FULL FIGURE” MODEL ASHLEY GRAHAM ON ONE OF THE SWIMSUIT COVERS

February 25, 2016

CHERYL TIEGS CRITICIZES SPORTS ILLUSTRATED FOR PUTTING “FULL FIGURE” MODEL ASHLEY GRAHAM ON ONE OF THE SWIMSUIT COVERS
http://www.eonline.com/news/743236/model-cheryl-tiegs-criticizes-sports-illustrated-for-putting-full-figure-ashley-graham-on-swimsuit-cover

ELVIS PRESLEY’S LONGTIME DOCTOR (WHO OVERPRESCRIBED PRESCRIPTIONS) DR. GEORGE NICHOPOULOS (AKA DR. NICK) HAS DIED

February 25, 2016

ELVIS PRESLEY’S LONGTIME DOCTOR (WHO OVERPRESCRIBED PRESCRIPTIONS) DR. GEORGE NICHOPOULOS (AKA DR. NICK) HAS DIED
http://www.tmz.com/2016/02/25/elvis-presley-doctor-george-nichopoulos-dies/

LIL WAYNE & BIRDMAN ARE BACK TOGETHER ON A MANNIE FRESH TRACK CALLED “HATE”

February 25, 2016

LIL WAYNE & BIRDMAN ARE BACK TOGETHER ON A MANNIE FRESH TRACK CALLED “HATE”
http://www.tmz.com/2016/02/25/lil-wayne-birdman-new-song-hate-mannie-fresh/

LEVI JOHNSTON WINS JOINT CUSTODY BATTLE AGAINST BRISTOL PALIN AFTER SEVEN YEARS FOR THEIR SON TRIPP

February 25, 2016

LEVI JOHNSTON WINS JOINT CUSTODY BATTLE AGAINST BRISTOL PALIN AFTER SEVEN YEARS FOR THEIR SON TRIPP
http://www.eonline.com/news/742775/levi-johnston-wins-custody-battle-against-bristol-palin-after-seven-years-and-around-100-000-in-legal-fees

CELEBRITY NEWS: FEBRUARY 25, 2016

February 25, 2016

CELEBRITY NEWS: FEBRUARY 25, 2016
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Justin Berfield (Malcolm In The Middle) – 30 years old
Joakim Noah (NBA Player) – 31 years old
Rashida Jones (Parks And Recreation) – 40 years old
Chelsea Handler  (Chelsea Lately) – 41 years old
Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels) – 43 years old
Justin Jeffre (98 Degrees) – 43 years old
Sean Astin (“Lord of the Rings” movies) – 45 years old
Alexis Denisof (Finding Carter) – 50 years old
Nancy O’Dell (Entertainment Tonight) – 50 years old
Tea Leoni (“Bad Boys”) – 50 years old
Veronica Webb (Model) – 51 years old
Carrot Top (Comedian) – 51 years old
Mark Moses (Desperate Housewives) – 58 years old
Karen Grassle (Little House on the Prairie) – 74 years old
Sally Jessy Raphael (The Sally Jessy Raphael Show) – 81 years old