Archive for April, 2016

MICHAEL J. FOX WINS FIGHT AGAINST TABLOID MAGAZINE FOR A DISTURBING STORY ABOUT HIS HEALTH

April 30, 2016

MICHAEL J. FOX WINS FIGHT AGAINST TABLOID MAGAZINE FOR A DISTURBING STORY ABOUT HIS HEALTH
http://www.eonline.com/news/760945/michael-j-fox-wins-fight-against-tabloid-magazine-for-disturbing-and-total-b-s-story-about-his-health

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA & MICHELLE OBAMA WAGE FRIENDLY WAR AGAINST PRINCE HARRY AND QUEEN ELIZABETH II

April 30, 2016

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA & MICHELLE OBAMA WAGE FRIENDLY WAR AGAINST PRINCE HARRY AND QUEEN ELIZABETH II
http://www.eonline.com/news/760880/president-barack-obama-and-michelle-obama-wage-friendly-war-against-prince-harry-and-queen-elizabeth-ii

LIONEL RICHIE IS GOING INTO THE MAKEUP BUSINESS

April 30, 2016

LIONEL RICHIE IS GOING INTO THE MAKEUP BUSINESS
http://www.tmz.com/2016/04/30/lionel-richie-cosmetics-trademark/

BLAC CHYNA & TYGA ARE SELLING EVERYTHING THEY OWNED TOGETHER

April 30, 2016

BLAC CHYNA & TYGA ARE SELLING EVERYTHING THEY OWNED TOGETHER
http://www.tmz.com/2016/04/29/tyga-blac-chyna-estate-sale/

CELEBRITY NEWS: APRIL 29, 2016

April 30, 2016

CELEBRITY NEWS: APRIL 29, 2016
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Casey Aldridge (Father of Jaime Lynn Spears’ daughter Maddie) – 27 years old
Amy Heidemann (Karmin) – 30 years old
Crystal Harris (3rd wife of Hugh Hefner) – 30 years old
Jay Cutler (NFL Player, Kristin Cavallari’s husband) – 33 years old
Megan Boone (The Blacklist) – 33 years old
Erica Atkins-Campbell (Mary Mary) – 44 years old
Darby Stanchfield (Scandal) – 45 years old
Andre Agassi (Tennis Player) – 46 years old
Uma Thurman (“Kill Bill” movies) – 46 years old
Paul Adelstein (Private Practice/Scandal) – 47 years old
Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips) – 48 years old
Master P (Rapper) – 49 years old
Michelle Pfeiffer (“The Family”) – 58 years old
Eve Plumb (The Brady Bunch) – 58 years old
Daniel Day Lewis (“Lincoln”) – 59 years old
Kate Mulgrew (“Star Trek” movies) – 61 years old
Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace) – 61 years old
Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) – 62 years old
Richard Kline (Three’s Company) – 72 years old
Willie Nelson (Country Singer) – 83 years old

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

April 29, 2016

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

ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 4/28/16)
DISCOVERY: Trailblazers (Premiere) at 10pm
NAT. GEO. WILD: United States of Animals (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX: Hell’s Kitchen (Finale) at 9pm

(SATURDAY 4/30/16)
CENTRIC: Curvy Style with Timothy Snell (Premiere) at 10pm
TRAVEL: Hungrytown, USA (Premiere) at 11am
HBO: 24/7 Canelo/Khan (Finale) at 10:30pm
OWN: Oprah: Where Are They Now? (Finale) at 10pm
SPIKE: Cops (Finale) at 8pm

(SUNDAY 5/1/16)
AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL: Forbidden History (Premiere) at 10pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Fish or Die (Premiere) at 11pm
E!: Keeping Up with The Kardashians (Premiere) at 9pm
E!: Rich Kids of Beverly Hills (Premiere) at 10pm
SHOWTIME: Penny Dreadful (Premiere) at 10pm
CMT: Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge (Finale) at 9pm
FOOD: Guy’s Grocery Games (Finale) at 8pm
TLC: Who Do You Think You Are? (Finale) at 9pm

NBCUniversal is acquiring DreamWorks Animation in a $3.8 billion transaction expected to close by the end of 2016. The studio will become part of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (Universal Pictures, Fandango and NBCUniversal Brand Development). “DreamWorks Animation is a great addition to NBCUniversal,” said Steve Burke, CEO of NBCUniversal. “Jeffrey Katzenberg and the DreamWorks organization have created a dynamic film brand and a deep library of intellectual property. DreamWorks will help us grow our film, television, theme parks and consumer products businesses for years to come.” Katzenberg won’t have day-to-day control of the animation unit he built, but he will become Chairman of DreamWorks New Media, to be comprised of the company’s ownership interests in Awesomeness TV and NOVA. Katzenberg, who called NBCUni “the perfect home for our company,” will also serve as a consultant to the Comcast company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo is going straight to series with its first-ever scripted series, global anthology Genius from Fox 21 Television Studios (The People V. O.J. Simpson), Imagine Television (Empire), OddLot Entertainment and EUE/Sokolow. Ron Howard will direct the first episode of the season, focused on Albert Einstein. Smart move? “I cannot think or a more pitch-perfect project for the National Geographic brand than Genius as our first scripted series,” National Geographic Channel EVP and head of global scripted development and production Carolyn Bernstein tells Cynopsis. “We will tell the surprising, provocative, and powerful stories of the biggest innovators of our time, exploring their lives, their curiosities, their trials and tribulations, and everything in between that made them geniuses.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alec Baldwin will host a 10-episode primetime edition of Match Game. The FremantleMedia North America reboot is part of a “Sunday Fun & Games Night” block kicking off on ABC June 26, along with Steve Harvey-hosted Celebrity Family Feud and The $100,000 Pyramid with Michael Strahan. “I am beyond grateful to ABC and FremantleMedia for the chance to host a summer series of the legendary Match Game,” said Baldwin, who added he and his wife are donating the fee to arts-related charities.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC docu-style dating show First Dates, based on the UK hit, has a narrator: 50 First Dates star Drew Barrymore. Hour-long series will be produced by Shed Media; Ellen DeGeneres is among the exec producers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

America Ferrara, Rosie Perez, Angie Martinez, Remy Ma and “Fat Joe” are among the celebs enlisted to support Fuse and Vote Latino’s “Crash the Parties” initiative with PSAs encouraging American Latino millennials to vote. As part of the campaign, two Latino winners will have chance to serve as Fuse TV reporters at the national conventions, in segments that will air on the network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A TV adaptation of Mario Puzo’s Omerta is in the works, with Sylvester Stallone expected to star as the story’s mafia kingpin. The project has yet to be shopped to cable or streaming services, according to the Hollywood Reporter, but a pilot could film this summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder) inked an overall deal with ABC Studios that calls for Davis and her partner Julius Tennon to develop projects for broadcast, cable and streaming services via their JuVee Productions. Andrew Wang will serve as Head of Development for JuVee.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season five finale of OWN’s Oprah: Where Are They Now? focuses on Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and family, Grammy winner Brian McKnight, music exec L.A. Reid, and actresses Josie Bissett (Melrose Place) and Laura San Giacomo (Just Shoot Me!) on Saturday, April 30 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato have hopped aboard the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, airing Sunday, May 22 at 8p on ABC. The musicians are summer tour mates.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV’s Are You the One? season four launches on a new night, Monday, June 13 at 10p, with a “game-changing twist”: contestants on the matchmaking series will be asked if they believe in love at first sight, and the first three that say yes will be asked to walk over to their potential perfect match.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Revolt announced a new monthly series, Global Spin Presents: Respect the DJ, launching Thursday, May 5 at 7p. The show gets up close and personal with some of the world’s hottest DJ ahead of the annual Global Spin Awards.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chris Wood (The Vampire Diaries) will recur in season two of PBSMercy Street, opposite AnnaSophia Robb.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paula Jai Parker (Recovery Road) landed a recurring role in season four of Showtime’s Ray Donovan. Parker will play a lounge singer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network‘s 8p co-viewing strategy paid off with Tuesday night’s return of Chopped Junior – 1.2 million P2+ viewers tuned in, up 88 percent versus year-ago. The series posted a .6 rating among A25-54, up 50 percent.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW’s Arrow jumped 33 percent among A18-34 to .8/4 with its first original since April 6, outrating NBC in A18-34 and A18-49, and ranking second in the hour among M18-34 (.8/4).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox’s Empire, still mighty but suffering three weekly drops since returning March 30, rebounded Wednesday with a one tenth rise to 3.8/13 among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The fourth episode of Bounce TV’s Mann & Wife season two grew by 16 percent in Households, 13 percent in P25-54, 5 percent in W25-54 and 9 percent in W18-49 versus the week prior, and reached 721,000 total viewers across two premiere telecasts Tuesday, April 26. Versus season one, the show is up 27 percent in P25-54, 28 percent in W25-54 and 6 percent in both P18-49 and W18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Mother’s Day – Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, Britt Robertson, Timothy Olyphant, Hector Elizondo, Jack Whitehall
Keanu – Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Tiffany Haddish, Method Man, Jason Mitchell, Luis Guzman, Nia Long, Will Forte
Ratchet & Clank – Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson, Jim Ward, James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Sylvester Stallone
The Family Fang (Limited Release) – Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman, Christopher Walken, Maryann Plunkett, Jason Butler Harner, Harris Yulin, Linda Emond, Alexandra Wentworth
The Man Who Knew Infinity (Limited Release) – Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Devika Boise, Kevin R. McNally, Jeremy Northam, Anthony Calf, Arundathi Nag, Richard Johnson
Term Life (Limited Release) – Vince Vaughn, Hailee Steinfeld, Bill Paxton, Jonathan Banks, Jordi Molla, Terrence Howard, Shea Whigham, Jon Favreau

NYC STREET FAIRS
Saturday April 30, 2016
Chelsea Eats  – 8th Ave bet. 14th – 23rd St.
Golf Fest – Chelsea Piers, West Side Highway at 22nd St. (12pm – 6pm)
Madison Square Eats Outdoor Food Market – Worth Square, 5th Ave, bet. 25th & 26th St. http://urbanspacenyc.com/mad-sq-eats/
American Diabetes Association EXPO – The Jacob K. Davits Convention Center, 655 West 34th St. on 11th Ave. Central Park Springfest – on 60th St. from 5th Ave. – Madison Ave.
Lexington Ave. Festival – from 60th to 66th St.
Crafts on Columbus – on Columbus Ave. from 77th – 81st St.

Sunday May 1, 2016
Madison Square Eats Outdoor Food Market – Worth Square, 5th Ave, bet. 25th & 26th St. http://urbanspacenyc.com/mad-sq-eats/
68th St. Block Party & BBQ – bet. Columbus & Broadway (9am – 6pm)
Crafts on Columbus – on Columbus Ave. from 77th – 81st St.
28th Annual Broadway Spring Festival – on Broadway bet. 86th – 93rd St. (10am – 6pm)
Cinco De Mayo Parade – 106th St. & Central Park West (12pm – 3pm)
Court Street “Brooklyn” Festival – on Court St. from Union to 9th St.

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $118 million

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

www.NYLottery.org

POWERBALL
Today’s Jackpot is $314 million.

Powerball is played in 43 states.

www.NYLottery.org

EVA MENDES’ OLDER BROTHER CARLOS MENDEZ HAS DIED OF CANCER

April 28, 2016

EVA MENDES’ OLDER BROTHER CARLOS MENDEZ HAS DIED OF CANCER
http://www.people.com/article/eva-mendes-older-brother-dies-cancer-carlos-mendez

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA & JILL BIDEN ARE HEADED TO “THE VOICE”

April 28, 2016

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA & JILL BIDEN ARE HEADED TO “THE VOICE”
http://www.eonline.com/news/760714/michelle-obama-and-jill-biden-are-headed-to-the-voice

AMERICAN IDOL’S PARENT COMPANY CORE MEDIA GROUP GOES BANKRUPT

April 28, 2016

AMERICAN IDOL’S PARENT COMPANY CORE MEDIA GROUP GOES BANKRUPT
http://www.tmz.com/2016/04/28/american-idol-parent-company-bankruptcy/

PRINCE: SEARCH WARRANT ISSUED FOR PAISLEY PARK STUDIOS

April 28, 2016

PRINCE: SEARCH WARRANT ISSUED FOR PAISLEY PARK STUDIOS
http://www.tmz.com/2016/04/28/prince-search-warrant-death/