Archive for August, 2017

CHUCK D WILL LET FLAVOR FLAV LAWSUIT SLIDE, VOWS THEY’LL PERFORM TOGETHER

August 31, 2017

CHUCK D WILL LET FLAVOR FLAV LAWSUIT SLIDE, VOWS THEY’LL PERFORM TOGETHER
http://www.tmz.com/2017/08/31/chuck-d-responds-to-flavor-flav-lawsuit/

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RICHARD ANDERSON HAS DIED

August 31, 2017

RICHARD ANDERSON HAS DIED
http://www.tmz.com/2017/08/31/richard-anderson-six-million-dollar-man-dead-at-91/

CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD AND ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE SETTLE TRANSPHOBIC DISPUTE WITH NBJC DONATION

August 31, 2017

CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD AND ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE SETTLE TRANSPHOBIC DISPUTE WITH NBJC DONATION
http://www.tmz.com/2017/08/31/charlamagne-tha-god-rolling-stone-transphobic-dispute/

NBA’S VICTOR OLADIPO SINGS LIKE JOHN LEGEND IN FIRE DEBUT SINGLE

August 31, 2017

NBA’S VICTOR OLADIPO SINGS LIKE JOHN LEGEND IN FIRE DEBUT SINGLE
http://www.tmz.com/2017/08/31/victor-oladipo-john-legend-donny-hathaway-singing-debut-single/

THE SIMPSONS FIRES LONGTIME COMPOSER ALF CLAUSEN AFTER 27 YEARS DOING THE TV SHOW

August 31, 2017

THE SIMPSONS FIRES LONGTIME COMPOSER ALF CLAUSEN AFTER 27 YEARS DOING THE TV SHOW
http://www.eonline.com/news/877072/the-simpsons-fires-longtime-composer-alf-clausen-after-27-years

MICHAEL JACKSON’S BAD ALBUM TURNS 30: HOW THE KING OF POP INFLUENCED TODAY’S BIGGEST ARTISTS

August 31, 2017

MICHAEL JACKSON’S BAD ALBUM TURNS 30: HOW THE KING OF POP INFLUENCED TODAY’S BIGGEST ARTISTS
http://www.eonline.com/news/876905/michael-jackson-s-bad-album-turns-30-how-the-king-of-pop-influenced-today-s-biggest-artists

PRINCESS DIANA DIED 20 YEARS AGO TODAY: HOW SHE FOREVER CHANGED WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A ROYAL

August 31, 2017

PRINCESS DIANA DIED 20 YEARS AGO TODAY: HOW SHE FOREVER CHANGED WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A ROYAL
http://www.eonline.com/news/876955/princess-diana-died-20-years-ago-today-how-she-forever-changed-what-it-means-to-be-a-royal

CELEBRITY NEWS: AUGUST 31, 2017

August 31, 2017

CELEBRITY NEWS: AUGUST 31, 2017
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Ryan Kelley (MTV’s Teen Wolf) – 31 years old
Joe Budden (Rapper/ VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: New York) – 37 years old
Shar Jackson (Moesha) – 41 years old
Sara Ramirez (Grey’s Anatomy) – 42 years old
Chris Tucker (“Rush Hour” movies) – 46 years old
Deborah Gibson (Pop Singer) – 47 years old
Queen Raina of Jordan – 47 years old
Julie Brown (“Camp Rock”/ “Clueless”) – 59 years old
Richard Gere (“Pretty Woman”) – 68 years old
Tom Coughlin (NFL Coach) – 71 years old
Van Morrison (Rock Singer) – 72 years old
Itzhak Perlman (Violinist) – 72 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

August 31, 2017

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 8/31/17)
ID: Guilty Rich (Premiere) at 10pm
SCIENCE: Mysteries of the Abandoned: Chernobyl’s Deadly Secrets (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: The Night Shift (Finale) at 10pm
USA: Queen of the South (Finale) at 10pm

Conservative political commentator Tomi Lahren, booted from The Blaze in March after expressing her opinion on The View that pro-life conservatives are hypocritical, just started a new job as a Fox News contributor. In addition to offering commentary, primarily on the net’s Hannity, Lahren will have a role on a Fox News product “currently in development.” Posted Lahren, “This exciting new step will allow me to give voice to all the America-loving patriots who have had my back since day one.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox News was yanked from U.K.’s Sky, a move 21st Century Fox attributed to low ratings. “Fox News is focused on the U.S. market and designed for a U.S. audience and, accordingly, it averages only a few thousand viewers across the day in the U.K.,” said the company, adding the move had no connection to its planned takeover of the 61% of Sky it doesn’t already own.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX’s request to strike Olivia de Havilland’s Feud lawsuit only “strengthened Miss de Havilland’s resolve to stand up to big Hollywood and fight for her rights,” said the 101-year-old actress’s lawyer. De Havilland claims the miniseries damaged her professional reputation, and is asking that the lawsuit be handled with speed due to her advanced age.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TCM set April 26-29 for the ninth annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood. This year’s theme: “Powerful Words: The Page On-Screen.” Passes go on sale to the public in November.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney|ABC’s “Day of Giving” today has expanded – ESPN and A+E Networks join the effort to support victims of Hurricane Harvey, with a telethon and call to action across ABC, Freeform, Disney Channel, ESPN, A&E, History, Lifetime and social platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It’s not just the Disneys who are doing their part to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. Miami-based 2C Creative, which raised nearly $14,000 in a matter of hours, is one of the many smaller companies jumping in to lend support.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC gave a put pilot commitment to Closure, from Josh Berman (Drop Dead Diva), John Legend and Sony Pictures TV Studios. Legal drama is based on the story of Serena Nunn, teenaged victim of the mandatory minimum prison sentence for drug crimes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel wants to keep Man v. Food along for the ride. Four weeks into its Monday timeslot the show, with new “Man” Casey Webb, has delivered 3.5 million viewers, prompting Travel to give the series a mid-season green light for a 14-episode season 2.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC and The Paley Center for Media are collaborating on an hour-long Will & Grace special, to air Tuesday, September 19 at 10p. The Paley Center Salutes the Best of Will & Grace will feature clips as well as interviews with the series’ stars and creators; revival premieres Thursday, September 28 at 9p for a 16-episode run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In more Paley Center news, along with Cartoon Network the center is presenting “Cartoon Network: 25 Years of Drawing on Creativity,” illustrating the creative process from sketch to screen for shows like The Powerpuff Girls and Adventure Time. Exhibit runs from September 16-October 8 in NYC, and October 14-November 19 in Beverly Hills.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC renewed Nate & Jeremiah By Design for a sophomore season. Series produced by Asylum Entertainment follows designing husbands Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent as they help turn renovation wrecks into dream homes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Reese Witherspoon is sticking with ABC Studios, extending an overall deal via her Hello Sunshine to develop comedy and drama TV projects.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One movie Bobbi Kristina, starring Joy Rovaris (Stuck in the Middle) as the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, premieres Sunday, October 8 at 7p. “Krissy, like most young adults, shared one side of herself with her family and another side with her closest friends,” said one of the film’s exec producers, Tracey Baker-Simmons. “This movie is told from that perspective.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery en Espanol is revving up for Hispanic Heritage Month with 2 new shows: RMD Garage and The Auto Firm Con Alex Vega, premiering September 11 at 9p and 10p as part of the net’s “Lunes de Motores” programming block.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery special American Made Inventors features inventors pitching shoe soles, an ice-fishing tool and a car-catching device, tomorrow, September 1 at 10p. On Tuesday, September 5 at 10p, comes special episode Deadliest Catch: Jonathan Hillstrand Legacy, focused on the retiring Bering Sea skipper. Also on the way this fall: Hot Grease, a Discovery Impact film following an environmentally beneficial industry built around spent kitchen grease.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision Communications and Too Small to Fail, an early childhood initiative of The Opportunity Institute and the Clinton Foundation, are collaborating on a miniseries, La Fuerza de Creer (The Power of Believing). The show, which includes two hour-long television episodes and three webisodes, as well as digital content designed to encourage activities that boost early learning, is the first time Univision has used dramatic storytelling to promote a social impact message.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tokyo Project, a short film starring Elisabeth Moss that premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, will air on HBO on Saturday, October 14. Richard Shepard (Girls) wrote, directed and produced the 30-minute movie.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The seventh “Sportsman Channel’s Brotherhood Outdoors Labor Day Marathon” runs Saturday, September 2 from 5-8p, with 6 consecutive episodes focused on the stories of Union members.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Vampirina will premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior on Sunday, October 1 at 11a with back-to-back episodes. New eps debut every Monday and Friday in October on both nets. The animated series will also get the big screen treatment, with special screenings at movie theaters on Saturday, October 21, Thursday, October 26 and Saturday, October 28, as part of “Disney Junior at the Movies – HalloVeen Party!”.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery has a trio of new series premiering this fall (working titles all): hunt-for-a-fortune Escobar’s Millions; true crime spin-off Killing Fields: Isle of Wight; and artisan challenge The Bush League. And coming back in 2017 with a new spin is a “revived and revved up” Cash Cab.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Will E! strike gold with The Platinum Life? We’ll see on Sunday, October 15 at 10p, when the docu-series following leading ladies in music debuts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN’s Queen Sugar doubles up on its midseason premiere, with an episode on Tuesday, October 3 at 10p followed by another in the drama’s regular timeslot on Wednesday, October 4 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Australian celebrity chef Curtis Stone joins the crew as co-host when Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking returns for season 5 on public television Saturday, September 2 (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of StarzThe Girlfriend Experience doesn’t officially premiere until Sunday, November 5, but you can catch it as early as September 9 – if you go to the Toronto. And can get a Toronto Film Festival pass. This time around, the anthology series will follow 2 parallel stories, each focusing on new characters, relationships and plotlines, one set in Washington, D.C. and the other in New Mexico.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New daily syndicated show Page Six TV premieres Monday, September 18, announced Twentieth Television. Pop culture program from Endemol Shine North America and the New York Post has been sold in over 98% of the country.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mark Duplass (Togetherness) landed a series regular role on season 2 of Amazon’s Goliath, as a successful LA developer….Francia Raisa (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) and Jordan Buhat (Summer of ’84) have joined the cast of Freeform’s black-ish spin-off, grown-ish. Singing duo Chloe x Halle will recur on the show, slated to premiere in early 2018….Anna Osceola (Mad Men) landed a recurring role on NBC’s Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, premiering Tuesday, September 26 at 10p….J. Anthony Pena (Justified) will recur on upcoming Crackle drama The Oath.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook docu-series Ball in the Family, following basketball star Lonzo Ball and his clan, premieres on the Facebook Watch platform today.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon revenge thriller Tin Star debuts on Prime Video Friday, September 29. Tim Roth (The Hateful Eight) and Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sundance Now’s premiere date for Rillington Place, starring Tim Roth and Samantha Morton, is now Thursday, October 5, while scripted original Back, created and written by Simon Blackwell (Veep) arrives Thursday, November 3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oxygen launched an app for Apple TV devices that will offer episodes of true crime fare including Snapped, Cold Justice, It Takes a Killer and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of TV One’s When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story drew 1.2 million unique viewers (1.6 million unique viewers for the night), to rank as TV One’s #1 original movie premiere of all time among all key demos: HH: 1.00/598,000, P2+: 0.49/759,000, P25-54: 0.69/409,000. It was the net’s best Monday Prime Performance of all time among P25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season 8 premiere of UK’s The Great British Bake Off delivered an average 6.5 million viewers/30.4% share on Tuesday, Channel 4’s biggest overnight audience since 2012.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Larry Sherman died August 26. He was 94. Among numerous film and TV roles, Sherman played Judge Colin Fraser on Law & Order.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 is closing on Sunday September 3, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/natasha-pierre-and-the-great-comet-1812/

 

DMX HEADS TO REHAB

August 30, 2017

DMX HEADS TO REHAB
http://www.tmz.com/2017/08/30/dmx-rehab-house-arrest/