Archive for July, 2016

ORLANDO BLOOM HELPED KATY PERRY WRITE HER 2016 DNC SPEECH

July 29, 2016

ORLANDO BLOOM HELPED KATY PERRY WRITE HER 2016 DNC SPEECH
http://www.eonline.com/news/783747/orlando-bloom-helped-katy-perry-write-her-dnc-speech

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DEBRA MESSING APOLOGIZES TO BLAKE SHELTON AFTER TWITTER ARGUMENT OVER DONALD TRUMP

July 29, 2016

DEBRA MESSING APOLOGIZES TO BLAKE SHELTON AFTER TWITTER ARGUMENT OVER DONALD TRUMP
http://www.eonline.com/news/783722/debra-messing-asks-gwen-stefani-to-talk-to-her-man-blake-shelton-after-donald-trump-comments

GWYNETH PALTROW WANTS TO SEPARATE HER PERSONAL BRAND FROM GOOP

July 29, 2016

GWYNETH PALTROW WANTS TO SEPARATE HER PERSONAL BRAND FROM GOOP
http://www.eonline.com/news/783714/gwyneth-paltrow-wants-to-separate-herself-from-goop

BOBBY BROWN’S 7TH CHILD’S NAME IS RELEASED

July 29, 2016

BOBBY BROWN’S 7TH CHILD’S NAME IS RELEASED
http://www.tmz.com/2016/07/29/bobby-brown-baby-name-birth-certificate/

MONTEL WILLIAMS DETAINED FOR POT IN GERMANY

July 29, 2016

MONTEL WILLIAMS DETAINED FOR POT IN GERMANY
http://www.tmz.com/2016/07/29/montel-williams-marijuana-germany-medical/

CELEBRITY NEWS: JULY 29, 2016

July 29, 2016

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

Rachel Miner (Supernatural) – 36 years old
Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) – 42 years old
Wanya Morris (Boys II Men) – 43 years old
Stephen Dorff (“Blade”) – 43 years old
Wil Wheaton (“Stand By Me”) – 44 years old
Monica Calhoun (“The Best Man Holiday”) – 44 years old
Timothy Omundson (Galavant) – 47 years old
Martinia McBride (Country Singer) – 50 years old
Alexandra Paul (Baywatch) – 53 years old
Danielle Staub (Real Housewives of New Jersey) – 54 years old
Tim Gunn (Project Runway) – 63 years old
Patti Scialfa (E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen’s wife) – 63 years old
Tony Sirico (The Sopranos) – 74 years old

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

July 29, 2016

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

ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 7/29/16)
DISCOVERY: Homestead Rescue (Finale) at 10pm
NICKTOONS: Soccer Superstar (Finale) at 10:30pm

(SATURDAY 7/30/16)
ABC: Boston EMS (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD: Trisha’s Southern Kitchen (Premiere) at 10:30am
FOOD: Caketastrophe (Premiere) at 6pm
AMC: The American West (Finale) at 10pm

(SUNDAY 7/31/16)
DIY: Salvage Dawgs (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD: Giada in Italy (Premiere) at 12 noon.
TRAVEL: Food Paradise International (Premiere) at 8pm
AMC: Preacher (Finale) at 9pm
AMC: Talking Preacher (Finale) at 10pm
BET: Bobby Jones Gospel (Finale) at 8pm
BRAVO: Shahs of Sunset (Finale) at 9pm
FOOD: Food Network Star (Finale) at 9pm
SPIKE: Bar Rescue (Finale) at 9pm

Viacom’s VH1 Classic will rebrand to MTV Classic on Monday, August 1, with “an eclectic mix of fan-favorite MTV series” from the ’90s and early 2000s. “MTV’s programming vault is a music and pop culture goldmine with universal resonance,” said Sean Atkins, net president. On August 1 at 6a, 35 years to the day after MTV’s launch, MTV Classic will air MTV’s first hour of programming from 1981, followed by a Total Request Live retrospective in the afternoon. Monday-Thursday programming blocks include series like Daria, Beavis & Butt-head and Jackass from 10p-1a; Friday prime time will feature classic music series including MTV Unplugged and Storytellers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sounds divine: Bette Midler, along with Charlie Puth, Sammy Hagar and Joan Jett, has signed as mentor for season 11 of NBC’s The Voice. The singing competition returns Monday, September 19, after a special preview episode Sunday, August 21 at 10:30p following the closing ceremony of the Summer Olympics.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO is putting a stop to Project Greenlight. “When we picked up a new season in 2014, we imagined a one season revival and decided in early 2016 another season did not make sense for us,” said HBO. The movie-making reality series from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck premiered in 2002 on HBO, moved to Bravo, then was revived by the premium cabler. And it may rise again. “We have to take it out again,” possibly to a streaming service, Damon told the Associated Press.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Net earnings at CBS rose 27 percent to $423 million in 2Q16, versus $332 a year ago. “CBS turned in another terrific quarter,” said CEO Les Moonves. “Our base business is very healthy, including our strongest upfront selling season in years.” Retransmission consent and reverse compensation grew 44 percent, reported Moonves, and CBS’s OTT services, CBS All Access and Showtime OTT, “continue to exceed expectations.” Moonves added he expects the ad sales news should get even rosier in late September, when new higher pricing takes effect.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A Massachusetts judge agreed to take the case of Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and Viacom director George Abrams, ousted from the board of Sumner Redstone’s National Amusements, which controls the votes at Viacom as well as CBS. Dauman and Abrams claim Redstone wasn’t mentally competent to make the decision on May 20 to boot them off the board. But while the Judge George Phelan allowed Dauman and Abrams access to Redstone’s medical records, he denied their request for a mental and physical examination of the 93-year-old.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Three long-time residents of Sesame Street are moving out. Bob McGrath (music teacher Bob since the show’s 1969 launch on PBS), Emilio Delgado (handyman Luis since 1971) and Roscoe Orman (schoolteacher Gordon since 1974) are off the show, but will “continue to represent us at public events,” said producer Sesame Workshop. Don’t blame HBO, home to the venerable series since January, for the exits. “Since the show began, we are constantly evolving our content and curriculum, and hence, our characters, to meet the educational needs of children,” said Sesame Workshop. “As we’ve stated previously, Sesame Workshop retains sole creative control over the show. HBO does not oversee the production.” Responding to outcry over the news, PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger said, “We did not know about it beforehand.” Episodes are now a half hour, versus one hour, made available free to PBS after a nine-month window.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viacom’s VH1 Classic will rebrand to MTV Classic on Monday, August 1, with “an eclectic mix of fan-favorite MTV series” from the ’90s and early 2000s. “MTV’s programming vault is a music and pop culture goldmine with universal resonance,” said Sean Atkins, net president. On August 1 at 6a, 35 years to the day after MTV’s launch, MTV Classic will air MTV’s first hour of programming from 1981, followed by a Total Request Live retrospective in the afternoon. Monday-Thursday programming blocks include series like Daria, Beavis & Butt-head and Jackass from 10p-1a; Friday prime time will feature classic music series including MTV Unplugged and Storytellers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sounds divine: Bette Midler, along with Charlie Puth, Sammy Hagar and Joan Jett, has signed as mentor for season 11 of NBC’s The Voice. The singing competition returns Monday, September 19, after a special preview episode Sunday, August 21 at 10:30p following the closing ceremony of the Summer Olympics.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO is putting a stop to Project Greenlight. “When we picked up a new season in 2014, we imagined a one season revival and decided in early 2016 another season did not make sense for us,” said HBO. The movie-making reality series from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck premiered in 2002 on HBO, moved to Bravo, then was revived by the premium cabler. And it may rise again. “We have to take it out again,” possibly to a streaming service, Damon told the Associated Press.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Net earnings at CBS rose 27 percent to $423 million in 2Q16, versus $332 a year ago. “CBS turned in another terrific quarter,” said CEO Les Moonves. “Our base business is very healthy, including our strongest upfront selling season in years.” Retransmission consent and reverse compensation grew 44 percent, reported Moonves, and CBS’s OTT services, CBS All Access and Showtime OTT, “continue to exceed expectations.” Moonves added he expects the ad sales news should get even rosier in late September, when new higher pricing takes effect.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A Massachusetts judge agreed to take the case of Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and Viacom director George Abrams, ousted from the board of Sumner Redstone’s National Amusements, which controls the votes at Viacom as well as CBS. Dauman and Abrams claim Redstone wasn’t mentally competent to make the decision on May 20 to boot them off the board. But while the Judge George Phelan allowed Dauman and Abrams access to Redstone’s medical records, he denied their request for a mental and physical examination of the 93-year-old.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Three long-time residents of Sesame Street are moving out. Bob McGrath (music teacher Bob since the show’s 1969 launch on PBS), Emilio Delgado (handyman Luis since 1971) and Roscoe Orman (schoolteacher Gordon since 1974) are off the show, but will “continue to represent us at public events,” said producer Sesame Workshop. Don’t blame HBO, home to the venerable series since January, for the exits. “Since the show began, we are constantly evolving our content and curriculum, and hence, our characters, to meet the educational needs of children,” said Sesame Workshop. “As we’ve stated previously, Sesame Workshop retains sole creative control over the show. HBO does not oversee the production.” Responding to outcry over the news, PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger said, “We did not know about it beforehand.” Episodes are now a half hour, versus one hour, made available free to PBS after a nine-month window.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A remake of 1998 tearjerker Beaches got the green light from Lifetime. Broadway star Idina Menzel will inhabit the role originated by Bette “Wind Beneath My Wings” Midler in the feature film.
(Source: Cynopsis)

VH1 greenlit Hip Hop Squares, the twist on classic game show Hollywood Squares that aired on MTV2 in 2012. Exec produced by Ice Cube, this version, from Cube Vision in conjunction with The Firm, will feature stars from hip hop, comedy and entertainment starting in fall 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FYI ordered ten episodes of relationship show Kiss Bang Love, based on an international format that has singles kissing blindfolded in an attempt to find their match. The series from Kinetic Content, producers of FYI’s Married at First Sight, will be hosted by Married’s Rachel DeAlto.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS is developing a scripted series about an inner city teen, loosely based on the lyrics of the late rapper Notorious B.I.G. Mass Appeal is producer and creator, in partnership with Wayne Barrow of Bystorm Films and Voletta Wallace for Notorious B.I.G. Inc.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney XD ordered a second season of hidden-camera series Walk the Prank. No surprise there – the show has reached 35.4 million viewers and is Disney’s number one series on VOD.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Esquire picked up a fourth season of docu-series Friday Night Tykes and season two of spin-off Friday Night Tykes: Steel Country, documenting youth football in Texas and Western Pennsylvania. Shows hail from 441 Productions, Texas Crew Productions and Electro-Fish Films.
(Source: Cynopsis)

marblemedia is teaming with TVO, City Saskatchewan, Knowledge Network and The Jim Henson Company for preschool live-action series Opie’s Home, a spin-off of Hi Opie!. Currently in production in Hamilton, Ontario, the kids’ show will premiere in 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC gave a script with penalty commitment to Losing It, from DJ Nash (Growing Up Fisher), reports Deadline. Comedy at ABC Studios is about three adult sibs and their parents dealing with divorce, new parenthood and early-onset dementia. Nash is exec producing with Aaron Kaplan from Kapital Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of Bravo’s Manzo’d With Children debuts Sunday, September 11 at 9p, and season five of Don’t Be Tardy launches Wednesday, September 14 at 10p. While Manzo’d includes a serious health scare this time around, Tardy follows Kim Zolciak after the stroke and surgery that cut her Dancing With the Stars run short.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Making the wishes of pint-sized clients come true is the goal in Playhouse Masters, bowing Tuesday, August 23 at 10p on TLC. Featured celebrity parents include Steph Curry, Ali Landry, Ryan Zimmerman and Alana De La Garza.
(Source: Cynopsis)

El Rey wrestling series Lucha Underground is back for a 40-episode season three on Wednesday, September 10 at 8p, with masked villains and heroes battling it out in one of Mexico’s most popular sports.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Arts net Ovation nabbed distribution rights to all four seasons of The Tudors, from CBS Television Distribution and Showtime. Series starts its Ovation run Saturday, August 27 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 11 of Syfy’s Ghost Hunters premieres Wednesday, August 3 at 9p, followed by the season 5 debut of Paranormal Witness. Presumably viewers will have recovered from the sight of flying cows in horror-comedy Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, making its debut Sunday, July 31 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Monthly endangered species series Mission Critical premieres on Nat Geo WILD on Sunday, August 28 at 8p in 131 countries. Prepare to “awww” – first up is Panda Babies, timed to a feature in the August National Geographic magazine looking at China’s efforts to reintroduce pandas back into the wild.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bounce TV will air Where Do We Go From Here?, a Baton Rouge town hall meeting following recent racially-related violence and police shootings, live and commercial-free on Tuesday, August 2 at 8p. The event is part of Bounce’s initiative to encourage de-escalation training.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix renewed animated kids’ series Beat Bugs, based on music from the Beatles, for a second season, ahead of its August 3 debut. Cover artists include the likes of Rod Stewart, Jennifer Hudson, The Lumineers and Tori Kelly. Day and date of the launch, Republic Records will release the official soundtrack for season 1 with Apple Music. Sophomore season lands November 18.  The streaming service also announced an untitled animated project inspired by Motown classics, with Smokey Robinson serving as Executive Music Producer, and renewed Will Arnett comedy Flaked for season two.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Added to the cast as series regulars in FX’s cocaine epidemic pilot Snowfall are Carter Hudson, Angela Lewis (Top Five), Juan Javier Cardenas (Scandal) and Filipe Valle Costa (Blue Bloods).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rocky Carroll (NCIS) landed a role opposite Oprah Winfrey and Hamilton’s Renee Elise Goldsberry in HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Film tells the story of the African-American woman whose cancerous cells were secretly harvested in 1951, leading to medical breakthroughs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Henry Czerny (Revenge) landed a major recurring role in ABC’s Quantico. Czerny guest starred on the season finale of the drama, returning for season two Sunday, September 25 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jerry O’Connell (Mistresses) and Laura Bell Bundy (Hart of Dixie) have been added to the season two cast of Fox’s Scream Queens, reports EW. Sophomore run starts Tuesday, September 20 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Bad Moms – Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Jay Hernandez, Annie Mumolo, Jada Pinkett Smith, Christina Applegate, Emjay Anthony
Jason Bourne – Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles, Riz Ahmed, Ato Essandoh, Scott Shepherd
Nerve – Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Juliette Lewis, Emily Meade, Miles Heizer, Brian Marc, Kimiko Glenn, Samira Wiley
Equity (Limited Release) – Anna Gunn, Sarah Megan Thomas, Alysia Reiner, James Purefoy, Samuel Roukin, Craig Bierko, Nate Corddry, Nick Gehlfuss
Gleason (Limited Release) – A Documentary about former NFL Player Steve Gleason, who was diagnosed with ALS
Into The Forest (Limited Release) – Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella, Callum Keith Rennie, Michael Eklund, Wendy Crewson, Bethany Brown, Jordan Largy
Miss Sharon Jones (Limited Release) – A Documentary about R&B Singer Sharon Jones (Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings) as she tries to hold her band together while battling pancreatic cancer

NYC STREET FAIRS
Friday July 29, 2016
Grand Central Food Fair Series #3 – on 41st St. from Lexington to 3rd Ave.

Saturday July 30, 2016
Waverly Place – Washington Square Fair – on Waverly Place from 5th Ave. to University Place
Festival of The Americas – on 6th Ave. from 42nd – 56th St.
Black Expo Summer Celebration – Sheraton New York Times Square, 811 7th Ave. at 53rd St. 11am – 9pm http://www.newyorkblackexpo.com/
Broadway Barks Pet Adoption Festival – Shubert Alley 44th St. bet. 7th & 8th Ave. 3pm – 6pm https://www.broadwaycares.org/barks
Kickstarter Summer Festival (Brooklyn) – Fort Greene Park, Washington Park and St. Edward St. 5pm – 10pm – http://kickstarter.events/
Queens Beer Festival (Queens) – http://licflea.com/?page_id=194
Astoria Flea and Food (Queens) – Kaufman Studios, 34-12 36th St. 7pm – 12 midnight https://www.facebook.com/astoriaflea/
Fourth Ave. Festival – Fourth Ave., 9th – 14th St.

Sunday July 31, 2016
Lexington Ave. Merchandise Fair – on Lexington Ave. from 34th – 42nd
A Great Day In Harlem – Grant’s Tomb Memorial Park 122nd St. & Riverside Drive 1pm – 8:30pm
Harlem Week – http://harlemweek.com/calendar-of-events/outdoor-events/
The Great Brooklyn Lobster Boil (Brooklyn) – The Landing at Industry City, 638 2nd Ave. Courtyard https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-great-brooklyn-lobster-boil-tickets-26349385722?aff=es2
30th Ave. Astoria Festival (Queens) – on 30th Ave. from Steinway to 29th St.
Queens Beer Festival (Queens) – http://licflea.com/?page_id=194
Haitian Food and Culture Festival (Queens) – Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. (Queens) 12pm – 7pm http://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-culture-festival-a-la-carte-tickets-24491265033?aff=es2

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $20 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 $478 million.

Powerball is played in 43 states.

www.NYLottery.org

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE’S FACE SLAPPER KEITH WEGLIN WAS DRUNK OUT OF HIS MIND BEFORE HE WAS ARRESTED

July 28, 2016

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE’S FACE SLAPPER KEITH WEGLIN WAS DRUNK OUT OF HIS MIND BEFORE HE WAS ARRESTED
http://www.tmz.com/2016/07/28/justin-timberlake-face-slap-drunk-mug-shot/

KEISHA KNIGHT-PULLIAM SAYS SHE WANTS THE HOUSE AND ALL OF HER “COSBY” MONEY

July 28, 2016

KEISHA KNIGHT-PULLIAM SAYS SHE WANTS THE HOUSE AND ALL OF HER “COSBY” MONEY
http://www.tmz.com/2016/07/28/keshia-pulliam-divorce-cosby-ed-hartwell/

MARY J. BLIGE FILES FOR DIVORCE FROM MARTIN “KENDU” ISAACS AFTER 12 YEARS OF MARRIAGE

July 28, 2016

MARY J. BLIGE FILES FOR DIVORCE FROM MARTIN “KENDU” ISAACS AFTER 12 YEARS OF MARRIAGE
http://www.tmz.com/2016/07/28/mary-j-blige-divorce-kendu-isaacs/