DRAKE CONFESSES TO GETTING HIS “HEART BROKEN” BY RIHANNA AS THE PAIR ARE INSEPARABLE IN LONDON
Archive for June, 2016
DRAKE CONFESSES TO GETTING HIS “HEART BROKEN” BY RIHANNA AS THE PAIR ARE INSEPARABLE IN LONDON
NANCY GRACE TO LEAVE HLN AFTER 12 YEARS
IGGY AZALEA CAUGHT NICK YOUNG CHEATING IN THEIR HOUSE
CELEBRITY NEWS: JUNE 30, 2016
Allegra Versace (Donatella’s Daughter) – 30 years old
Michael Phelps (Olympian) – 31 years old
Fantasia Barrino (R&B Singer) – 32 years old
Gugu Mbatha Raw (“Belle”) – 33 years old
Karen Gravano (VH1’s Mob Wives) – 37 years old
Rick Gonzalez (Coach Carter) – 37 years old
Monica Potter (Parenthood) – 45 years old
Tony Rock (All of Us) – 42 years old
Mike Tyson (former Boxer) – 50 years old
Vincent D’Onofrio (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) – 57 years old
David Alan Grier (In Loving Color) – 60 years old
ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 6/30/16)
ABC: Greatest Hits (Premiere) at 9pm
DESTINATION AMERICA: Monsters & Mysteries Unsolved (Premiere) at 9pm
FX: Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (Premiere) at 10pm
FYI: Man vs. Child (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Deadly Sins (Premiere) at 10pm
LIFETIME: My Crazy Ex (Premiere) at 9pm
LIFETIME: I Love You… But I Lied (Premiere) at 10pm
TLC: Skin Tight: Transformed (Premiere) at 10pm
WORLD: Nine Months That Made You (Premiere) at 8pm
CNN: The Eighties (Finale) at 9pm
DISCOVERY: Shark After Dark (Finale) at 11pm
MTV: Ridiculousness (Finale) at 10pm
AMC’s Preacher will be back. The network has renewed the supernatural drama for Season 2 and it will run 13 episodes, three more than Season 1. Sophomore run is slated for 2017.
Leah Remini’s crusade against Scientology forges on. The actress, who left the church in 2013, is working on a new show focusing on Scientology and how it “rips apart families,” according to a blog post by Tony Ortega, who worked on the documentary Going Clear. “We’ve confirmed that Leah’s series is currently shooting footage, and appears to be on a fast track,” wrote Ortega.
The Daily Show is losing its youngest correspondent. Jessica Williams is leaving the late night show to pursue her own project at Comedy Central. Her final episode airs Thursday. According to TVLine, the field piece focuses on a group of former Bernie Sanders supporters who are now supporting Donald Trump. Williams says it’s “really funny” and will provide a “nice farewell.”
NBC’s annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular has added all-star performances by Sara Bareilles, band DNCE and Pitbull. They join previously announced performers Kenny Chesney, 5 Seconds of Summer, Meghan Trainor and the Radio City Rockettes for the special airing Monday, July 4 at 8p. Returning are Today co-hosts Willie Geist and Tamron Hall.
Lifetime’s 30-city Bring It! live tour opened Friday to a capacity crowd in Baton Rouge. Additional sell-outs include shows in Memphis, Norfolk, Richmond, Jacksonville and two shows in Baltimore.
Dave Navarro will be the first male honoree at ID’s fourth annual “Inspire a Difference” event in October. The musician and Ink Master judge will be recognized for his commitment to raising awareness and providing resources and education to victims of crime and social injustices. This past year Navarro partnered with his best friend, writer-director Todd Newman, to produce Mourning Son, a personal documentary about the brutal murder of his mother at the hands of an estranged ex-boyfriend. Over the years Navarro has supported the efforts of numerous domestic violence organizations.
VH1 is launching live, late night talker, appropriately titled VH1 Live. Marc Lamont Hill will host the show, which will put a pop culture spin on entertainment news and gossip. It’s slated to premiere Sunday, July 17 at 10p.
Bounce TV has begun production on Ed Gordon, the network’s first entry into the primetime news magazine format. The TV journalist will produce and host the series of one-hour specials, which will feature interviews with headline makers, entertainers and pop culture figures, as well as investigative pieces, celebrity profiles, current event segments and human interest feature stories. A premiere date has been set for Tuesday, September 13 at 10p.
Syfy has renewed 12 Monkeys for a third season. Based on the 1995 film, series follows a time traveler sent back to prevent a dark, hellish future from ever happening.
Magical Elves and reigning NFL MVP Cam Newton have launched Iconic Saga Productions. Newton and Magic Elves’ Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz executive produced Nickelodeon series All In With Cam Newton, which debuted on June 3 to critical and audience praise. “As soon as we started working on All In, I knew that Dan and Jane would be the perfect partners,” said Newton. “I’m excited to continue building on what we’ve already started, creating new, fun, authentic content for the world to see.”
The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima premieres Sunday July 3 at 9p on Smithsonian Channel. The hour-long documentary, produced by Lucky 8 TV in partnership with the network, provides new evidence regarding the identity of the servicemen pictured in Joe Rosenthal’s iconic WWII photo. “This project spotlights two different and remarkable stories: one, the inspiring story of service behind Joe Rosenthal’s iconic Iwo Jima photograph; and the second more than 70 years later the efforts of key people who came together with a commitment to recognize a previously unknown Marine, ultimately honoring each and every serviceman who fought on that island in February 1945,” says EP Kim Woodard.
PBS series NOVA and an international expedition team led by University of Hartford Professor of Jewish History Richard Freund and Dr. Jon Seligman of the Israel Antiquities Authority have revealed a major find at a Lithuanian holocaust site: the location of a 100-foot-long escape tunnel and new mass burial plots. NOVA’s exclusive coverage of the expedition will be the subject of a new film slated to bow on PBS in 2017.
Drummer Stewart Copeland of The Police soaks up all the sun, fun and adventure Bali has to offer in Travel Channel’s Island Fever, premiering Saturday, July 9 at 12p. In the hour-long special, Copeland dives headfirst into the Java Sea to surf Bali’s famous waves, drinks local moonshine in the rice fields and jams with a Balinese gamelan drumming group.
In celebration of Bastille Day, July 14, and the upcoming US premiere of Versailles, Ovation TV is presenting “Pardon Our French!,” a day-long programming event featuring French-themed films, documentaries and previews and behind-the-scenes footage from Versailles. Hosted by Tygh Runyan, the block kicks off at 8a with the documentary The Real Versailles.
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack premieres nationwide beginning Friday, July 1 at 7:30p on public television. The retirement special features an interview with personal finance guru/author Jane Bryant Quinn (How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide). Check local listings.
Never Say Can’t: The Bruce Cook Story debuts Sunday, July 10 at 3:30p on NBC. A Nitro Circus Media production, the 90-minute documentary chronicles one man’s journey to the top of the FMX field, only to suffer a catastrophic injury that changes everything.
Julia Stiles stars in LMN’s Blue: A Secret Life, a series about a single mother trying to keep her life as an escort hidden from everyone, including her teenage son. The project airs as a two-hour block in its entirety on Friday July 8, at 10p.
It’s going to be a rocking summer on AXS TV, courtesy of new five-week series, AXS TV Concerts Hosted by Mark Cuban. Premiering with The Monkees on Thursday, August 11 at 9p, each Thursday through September 8 will feature live performances by one legendary band. “With this exclusive series, I wanted to craft a fun live concert event, giving viewers the best seat in the house to experience these legendary acts,” said Cuban. Each episode repeats at 11:30p.
Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry returns to E! on Wednesday, August 17 at 8p. Kris Jenner, Moby, Tori Spelling, Roselyn Sanchez and more will receive messages from beyond in the show’s second season.
The sophomore season of Pop’s Sing It On bows Wednesday, July 27 at 9p, as four collegiate teams compete at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. Series moves to its regular time slot at 8p on Wednesday, August 3.
Jail: Big Texas, a spin-off of Jail: Las Vegas, debuts Saturday, July 9 at 9p on Spike. Shot on location in county jails throughout Texas, series follows prison inmates from their initial booking through their time behind bars.
Felicity Huffman is the second cast member to sign on for the third installment of ABC anthology American Crime. Season 3 of the John Ridley series will be set in North Carolina and deal with labor issues, economic divides and individual rights.
Popular alum Carly Pope is heading to season five of The CW’s Arrow. She’ll recur as Susan Williams, a journalist from Coast City. Show returns Wednesday, October 5 at 8p.
Shenae Grimes-Beech (90210) stars in Lifetime thriller Newlywed and Dead, premiering Saturday, July 2. She plays a young newlywed whose life is in danger when she discovers her husband has covered up the deaths of his mother and aunt.
The finale of Food Network’s Kids BBQ Championship Monday drew a .6 rating among A25-54 (550,000 impressions), up 31 percent versus year-ago to rank 6th among ad-supported cable in the 8p timeslot.The series grew 7 percent among A25-54, 26 percent among Kids 2-17, and was seen by nearly 13 million P2+ viewers. Monday’s Cake Wars saw a 40 percent boost among Kids 2-17.
OWN finished out 2Q16 with year-over- year growth in prime, up 11 percent in W25-54 (0.31 rating) and up 6 percent in total viewers (464,000) vs. 2Q 2015. Greenleaf debuted to record ratings on June 21 with over 3 million viewers, becoming the #1 series debut in OWN history. In L+3, the show reached over 5.5 million unique viewers over its two-night premiere.
The season three finale of Bravo’s Southern Charm hit a season high among all key demos and its second consecutive series high among both P25-54 and total viewers, garnering 968,000 P18-49, 1.1 million P25-54 and 1.9 million total viewers. The season 11 premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange County delivered 1.5 million P18-49, 1.6 million P25-54 and 2.7 million total viewers.
LOUIS TOMLINSON (ONE DIRECTION) IS SUING BRIANA JUNGWIRTH FOR JOINT CUSTODY OF THEIR SON FREDDIE REIGNJune 29, 2016
LOUIS TOMLINSON (ONE DIRECTION) IS SUING BRIANA JUNGWIRTH FOR JOINT CUSTODY OF THEIR SON FREDDIE REIGN
R&B SINGER TANK SAYS PEOPLE SHOULD BACK OFF JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE; HE’S NOT THE PROBLEM
THE OSCARS NEW MEMBERS ARE MOSTLY MINORITIES BUT IT BARELY MAKES A DENT
HUGH HEFNER SAYS COSBY ACCUSER CHLOE GOINS DRAGGING HIM INTO THE LAWSUIT IS A SHAM
DENNIS QUAID WIFE KIMBERLY FILES FOR DIVORCE AGAIN