KANYE WEST CHECKS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL AND IS BACK AT HOME
Archive for November, 2016
KANYE WEST CHECKS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL AND IS BACK AT HOME
LIL TWIST GETS 1 YEAR IN JAIL FOR BEATING UP CHRIS MASSEY
MCDONALD’S BIG MAC CREATOR MICHAEL “JIM” DELLIGATTI HAS DIED
BRADLEY COOPER & IRINA SHAYK ARE EXPECTING THEIR FIRST CHILD
CELEBRITY NEWS: NOVEMBER 30, 2016
Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) – 31 years old
Chrissy Teigen (Spike’s Lip Sync Battle) – 31 years old
Elisha Cuthbert (The Ranch/ Happy Endings) – 34 years old
Clay Aiken (Pop Singer, American Idol Runner Up) – 38 years old
Steve Aoki (Music Producer) – 39 years old
Ben Stiller (“Meet The Parents” movies) – 51 years old
Ryan Murphy (Creator, Glee & American Horror Story) – 51 years old
Bo Jackson (former Baseball Player) – 54 years old
Colin Mochrie (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) – 59 years old
Billy Idol (Singer) – 61 years old
Mandy Patinkin (Homeland/ Chicago Hope) – 64 years old
Ridley Scott (Director) – 79 years old
Robert Guillaume (Benson) – 89 years old
ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 11/30/16)
NBC: Christmas in Rockefeller Center (Premiere) at 7pm
NBC: Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (Premiere) at 9pm
E!: Hollywood & Football (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD: Kids Sweets Showdown (Premiere) at 8pm
HISTORY: Vikings (Premiere) at 9pm
SYFY: Incorporated (Premiere) at 10pm
TLC: My 600-Lb. Life: Transformed (Premiere) at 9pm
USA: Incorporated (Premiere) at 10pm
OWN: Queen Sugar (Finale) at 10pm
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is teaming with Pat Rothfuss, author of The Kingkiller Chronicle book trilogy, to serve as creative producer of feature film and TV series adaptations of the fantasy franchise. There’s an option to be involved in future stage productions. Miranda is expected to compose the original music and songs, while Rothfuss is an EP for both film and TV. The plan is for Lionsgate, who landed the rights in fall 2015, to develop and produce the feature film franchise based on the trilogy, the first movie, and a TV drama that expands the world outside the books.
Derek Hough and NE-YO were added as judges for NBC‘s new dance competition series World of Dance. The pair join Jennifer Lopez for the 10-episode series from Universal Television Alternative Studio and Nuyorican Productions. The show gives dancers a platform to showcase their talents and the opportunity to receive a grand prize of a cool $1 million.
Add Amazon and executives from ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC to the list of those skipping the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour. The streamer has opted to join Netflix and Starz in sitting out the TCA’s January session. The Big Four have eliminated executive panels from their day-long panels, reportedly to focus on midseason programming.
Scandal released new art and a new tagline – “the balance of power is about to shift” – on Tuesday, giving another clue to its Season 6 premiere. Series returns on Thursday, January 19 at 9p. Season 5 ended with the show’s presidential candidates announcing their running mates.
Darren Criss will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at all things Hairspray Live! and check in on live viewing parties around the country during the 3-hour production airing Wednesday, December 7 at 8p on NBC. Criss will deliver live updates of the activities backstage, while serving as host of a multi-camera production on Facebook Live.
BBC America airs the BBC Music Awards on Wednesday, December 14 at 10p. The show explores the past twelve months in music with headline performances from some of 2016’s best-loved artists and features some of the year’s best-selling songs.
Syfy renewed Z Nation ahead of Season 3 finale. The network has ordered a 13-episode fourth season of the zombie apocalypse drama to premiere in 2017.
NBC Universo added Sons of Anarchy en Espanol to its upcoming slate. The net acquired U.S. television cable rights from Twentieth Television to air the FX original series. The drama begins airing the first season of 13 episodes dubbed in Spanish early in 2017.
Bravo Media‘s Imposters, previously announced as My So Called Wife, debuts Tuesday, February 7 at 10p. Series follows Maddie (Inbar Lavi, Gang Related), a con artist who leaves her unwitting victims tormented when they realize they have been used and robbed of everything.
The battle of the lights continues with new episodes of ABC‘s The Great Christmas Light Fight debuting Monday, December 12 at 8p. Back for a fourth season, series features returning celebrity judges Carter Oosterhouse and Taniya Nayak.
Season 10 of The Artful Detective bows Monday, January 9 at 7p on Ovation TV. Drama explores the world of Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), a methodical detective who pioneers innovative forensic techniques to solve gruesome murders.
AXS TV presents a special broadcast of The 50th Annual CMA Awards on Sunday, January 1, at 8p. The program, which originally aired on November 2, honored some of the genre’s greatest icons and new stars.
Kyle Richards (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) teamed with COZI TV to host a 17-episode Little House on the Prairie marathon. It kicks off Saturday, December 10 at 7a. Check local listings.
Global WholeHealth Holiday Movie Skating Spectacular, a celebration of the greatest holiday movies and soundtracks of all time, airs Sunday December 4 at 3p on ABC. The special is hosted by Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi and three-time U.S. champion Michael Weiss and features musical performances by Italian pop-opera star Romina Arena and The Four Phantoms. Re-airs Sunday, December 18 at 3p.
Uma Thurman will recur in a story arc spanning several episodes of Bravo Media‘s Imposters. She plays Lenny Cohen, the ultimate fixer, and makes her debut in the episode airing Tuesday, February 21.
Star Trek: Discovery named its first three cast members. Doug Jones plays Lt. Saru, a Starfleet Science Officer and a new alien species to the Star Trek universe. Michelle Yeoh portrays Captain Georgiou, the Starfleet Captain aboard the Starship Shenzhou. Anthony Rapp is Lt. Stamets, an astromycologist, fungus expert, and Starfleet Science Officer aboard the Starship Discovery. Premieres May 2017 on CBS All Access.
Stephen Root nabbed the title role in The Man in the High Castle. The Amazon Studios series is an adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s alt-history novel about life in the former United States after the Allied Powers lost World War II. Root plays the mysterious figure tied to the Resistance movement who collects the enigmatic films that seem to depict alternate versions of reality.
Erika Christensen (Parenthood) was tapped to co-star opposite Kyra Sedgwick in ABC‘s straight-to-series, Ten Days in the Valley. She’ll play Sedgwick’s younger, bosses sister, Ali.
Urban Movie Channel, the first streaming service created for African American and urban audiences from BET founder, Bob Johnson, launched on the iOS app on Tuesday. It showcases feature films, documentaries, original series, stand-up comedy and other exclusive content.
NBC‘s coverage of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade delivered the #1 Nielsens for any entertainment telecast on the broadcast networks in A18-49 and total viewers, since February’s Academy Awards, according to Live+SD viewing data. Averaging 24.639 million viewers overall and a 6.8 rating, 31 share in A18-49, the parade topped the Live+SD 18-49 and total-viewer averages for all primetime non-sports telecasts since February 28, when ABC’s coverage of the Oscars averaged a 10.5 rating in 18-49 and 34.425 million viewers overall (excludes multi-network news coverage).
ABC‘s annual telecast of CMA Country Christmas surged over its year-ago telecast (on 12/3/15) in Total Viewers (up 34 percent – 7.8 million vs. 5.8 million) and A18-49 (up 44 percent – 1.3/4 vs. 0.9/3), taking 2nd place in the 2-hour time slot among the broadcasters to NBC with The Voice.
A week-long Gilmore Girls stunt on UP delivered the network’s best Thanksgiving day and total day ever (Wednesday) and increased in every demo. Over all, UP’s “Gilmore the Merrier Marathon” reached 6.1 million viewers (P2+ reach, L7 blended).
Univision stations in New York and Los Angeles ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the country for early news among A18-49 and A18-34, respectively, during the November 2016 sweep. Additionally, WXTV Univision in New York and KMEX Univision in Los Angeles ranked No. 1 and No. 4 in early news, respectively, in the country among A25-54.
Nina L. Diaz was upped to Head of Unscripted for MTV and VH1. She last served as Executive Vice President and Head of Reality Programming for VH1, a post she was appointed to five months earlier.
Spike TV added Chaz Gray to is original series team as Executive Producer of Current. He had served as Executive Producer on a variety of non-fiction reality programs including Top Chef, 36 Hours and The Real Housewives of Orange County 100th Episode Special.
Today’s Jackpot is $40 million.
Powerball is played in 43 states.
AMANDA SEYFRIED IS PREGNANT WITH HER FIRST CHILD
CHERYL COLE AND LIAM PAYNE (ONE DIRECTION) ARE EXPECTING THEIR FIRST CHILD
TRACY MORGAN’S EX-WALMART TRUCK DRIVER KEVIN ROPER STRIKES DEAL TO AVOID JAIL
DESIIGNER IS CLEARED IN DRUG ARREST