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December 18, 2018

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

ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 12/18/18)
NETFLIX: Ellen DeGeneres’ Relatable (Premiere)
PBS: Lidia Celebrates America (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO: REAL Sports with Bryant Gumbel (Finale) at 10pm
HISTORY: Brothers In Arms (Finale) at 10pm
ID: Welcome To Murdertown (Finale) at 9pm
LIFETIME: Married At First Sight: Happily Ever After (Finale) at 10pm
NBC: The Voice (Finale) at 9pm
PARAMOUNT: Inkmaster (Finale) at 10pm
TBS: The Guest Book (Finale) at 10:30pm
TLC: 7 Little Johnstons (Finale) at 8pm
TRAVEL: Monster Encounters (Finale) at 11pm
TV ONE: Rickey Smiley For Real (Finale) at 8pm
USA: Chrisley Knows Best (Finale) at 10pm

Former ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey is officially heading to Netflix as Vice President of Original Content. Dungey will report to Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content, and is expected to begin in February. Together, Dungey and Holland will team to set strategy for the streamer’s original series and oversee a key portion of the slate, including some of its deals with producers including Shonda Rhimes, Jenji Kohan, Kenya Barris, Steven DeKnight, Marti Noxon and Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions, as well as others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee is donating a six-bedroom house to El Refugio, an organization that works with detained immigrants and their families as part of its I.C.E.-focuses, ice skating holiday spectacular “Christmas on I.C.E.” El Refugio provides visitation to immigrants at Stewart Detention Center in the remote town of Lumpkin, GA, as well as free lodging and meals to friends and family members visiting their loved ones. “When President Stacey Abrams closes this cruel detention center I would gladly move into the house myself, it’s beautiful. #christmaswishes,” said Samantha Bee.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced that Golden Globe winner and four-time nominee Jeff Bridges will be honored with the 2019 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 6. Bridges will accept the honor at the ceremony, hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, and airing live coast to coast at 5p on NBC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors airs Wednesday, December 26 at 8p on CBS. In a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, the 2018 honorees were saluted by a group of renowned artists and performers from Hollywood. Honorees included Cher, Reba McEntire, composer and pianist Philip Glass, and jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter. Hamilton co-creators Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler and Alex Lacamoire received special honors for groundbreaking work.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Joan Rivers Show is joining the Decades program lineup beginning Monday, January 7 at 6p. The series will launch with interviews with Donald Trump, Marla Maples and Ivana Trump. The sit-downs feature candid moments with the 45th president and those close to him, well before he stepped into the White House.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Los Angeles Times is launching a new primetime show, L.A. Times Today, in February on Spectrum News 1, a local channel launched by pay-TV company Charter Communications in LA in November. The show is the latest expansion for the newspaper company since Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong bought it and the San Diego Union-Tribune for $500 million in June.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET Networks and ColorCreative announced Skyy Blair as the winner of its nationwide contest to find an emerging and diverse writer with an original comedy or drama pilot script. Blair’s original script, Curves, follows three Rubenesque African-American women struggling to navigate the world at large and a particularly prickly dating scene as plus women in Memphis, TN. BET purchased the Curves pilot, and Blair will have the opportunity for her script to be produced by ColorCreative for the network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tribune Broadcasting was awarded a grant from Google News Initiative/YouTube Innovation Program to support building stronger video capabilities and innovate new formats of video storytelling across the group’s newsrooms. “Tribune Broadcasting is pleased to be among a select group of organizations from around the world to participate in the Google News Initiative. We look forward to using the resources to further enhance and expand our multi-platform video storytelling in and across our 29 news markets to forge even deeper connections with our diverse audiences and communities,” said Bart Feder, Senior Vice President/News, Tribune Broadcasting.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS All Access greenlit a sophomore season of Tell Me a Story, the psychological drama from Kevin Williamson and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. Written by Williamson, the series is based on the Spanish format and reimagines the world’s most beloved fairy tales as dark twisted psychological thrillers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple inked an exclusive, multi-year overall deal with producer-director Justin Lin (Fast & Furious franchise, Star Trek: Beyond). Under the terms of the agreement, Lin will develop, produce and direct TV series with a global perspective. Lin previously had a long-standing television overall deal at Sony.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO is developing with a skateboarding comedy inspired by Crystal Moselle’s 2018 Sundance film Skate Kitchen, from Moselle and her friend and collaborator Lesley Arfin (co-creator of Love). The untitled project, written by the duo, is set in New York City and will explore a group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male oriented world of skateboarding.
(Source: Cynopsis)

From the biggest construction project ever undertaken in New York City, to an aircraft carrier that is as long as the Empire State Building is tall, the new season of Impossible Engineering shines a light on the minds behind these marvels and the detail that goes into building them. Series returns on Thursday, January 3 at 9p on Science Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Dad! premieres a new season on TBS on February 11 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress is back with all-new episodes on Saturday, January 5 at 8p. The premiere episode has Randy Fenoli and the Kleinfeld consultants dealing with two unique brides – social media mogul Sydel Curry, sister of NBA star Stephen Curry, and Cami Li, the bride from last season who wanted to wear a black dress.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo announced its new 2019 programming slate under the theme “January Reloaded.” Shows include musical competition series La Voz on Sunday, January 13 at 9p; extreme sports and reality survival competition Exatlon Estados Unidos on Monday, January 21 at 7p; seductive thriller Jugar Con Fuego on Tuesday, January 22 at 9p; and superseries El Baron on Tuesday, January 29 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FOX News Channel presents live New Year’s Eve programming on Monday, December 31. Countdown to All-American New Year airs at 8p, followed by All-American New Year at 10p live from Times Square in New York City.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UPtv begins airing three-part movie series The Librarian on Tuesday, January 1 at 10a with an encore performance at 4p. It centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library dedicated to protecting an unknowing world form the secret magical reality hidden all around.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rickey Smiley reunites with Martin Lawrence and other comedy legends for the “Lit AF Tour” on the final episode of TV One’s Rickey Smiley for Real on Tuesday, December 18 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Margaret: The Rebel Princess, a two-part biography of Queen Elizabeth’s beautiful and rebellious younger sister, debuts Sunday, February 10 at 10p on PBS. (Check local listings.)
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW airs Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown and Greatest Holiday Videos Countdown, from production company JUMA Entertainment, at 8p and 9p on Tuesday, December 18. “The golden rule when producing TV clip specials, whether commercials or videos, is never get in the way of the great content you’ve curated,” said Robert Horowitz, President of JUMA Entertainment. “The CW has given us two hours to countdown the best holiday commercials from around the world, as well as showcasing the new viral video craze where companies and families are now producing video cards for the holidays.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Folake Olowofoyeky (Transparent) landed the title role in CBS comedy pilot Bob with Christine Ebersole (The Wolf of Wall Street), Maribeth Monroe (Workaholics), Shola Adewusi (Paddington 2), Barry Shabaka Henley (Bosch) and Matt Jones (Mom) rounding out the cast… Ray Stevenson (Black Sails) nabbed one of the male leads in ABC’s summer crime drama Reef BreakAshley Romans (Shameless) booked a recurring role on AMC’s NOS4A2Guy Lockard (Bull) is set to recur on NBC’s The Village.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Moonbug, a global entertainment company that develops and distributes safe and fun content for kids, closed a $145 million investment led by The Raine Group. The transaction follows the New Children’s Entertainment Company’s recent acquisition of Little Baby Bum, YouTube’s ninth-most watched channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Following its strong premiere on Nick Jr., Genius Brands International’s animated adventure preschool series Rainbow Rangers is heading to the live stage, following a rights acquisition deal for touring shows by Gershwin Entertainment. The show’s live theater production is timed to coincide with the preschool brand’s U.S. retail launch in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon celebrates the end of 2018 with New Year’s Eve Loud House Party, an interactive marathon of the year’s fan-favorite episodes of The Loud House, bowing Monday, December 31 at 5p. It includes an AR integration using Nick’s own SCREENS UP app for kids.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gigantosaurus, an animated dinosaur adventure series from Cyber Group Studios for pre-schoolers debuts on Disney Channel on Friday, January 18 at 9a. Based on Jonny Duddle’s bestselling book of the same name, it stars four dinosaur friends who will take kids on exciting, comedy-filled adventures.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple nabbed the rights to the late Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts brand, the comic strip that is home to Charlie Brown, Snoopy and others, following a highly competitive bidding process. The deal will see Apple team with DHX, a Canadian programming company that specializes in children’s content. DHX, which already has stake in the Peanuts franchise, will help to produce the upcoming projects. It’s said to include new specials and animated shorts, all exclusive for Apple TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Instagram now has 1 billion users, according to Patrick Foster in Sales and Marketing Management. The social network, which is an important channel for brands that use it to advertise their products, recently announced IGTV (Instagram TV). It allows users to upload longer videos – up to an hour, and share them with followers. While being compared to YouTube, the new service has a lot that separates it from the original video streaming service. At the top of the list: IGTV has been specifically designed for content to be viewed on phones, so all videos are oriented vertically. Hence, there is no need to rotate the screen, keeping phone viewers more engaged in the app, says the report.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Google is expanding its footprint in New York City. The internet giant is investing over $1 billion to establish a new 1.7-million-square-foot campus, Google Hudson Square. The expansion will see Google more than double its headcount in Manhattan to over 14,000 working over the next decade. In a blog post on Monday, Ruth Porat, CFO of Google and parent company Alphabet, noted that Google Hudson Square would become the company’s primary headquarters in NYC. “Our investment in New York is a huge part of our commitment to grow and invest in U.S. Facilities, offices and jobs,” she wrote.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With construction underway at The Brady Bunch house, HGTV’s digital platforms are offering an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at every step of the renovation. The network has launched Brady Renovation Central at HGTV.com/Brady. It offers in-depth articles, video, photo galleries, show updates and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Last week’s Below Deck on Bravo was the top-rated episode in franchise history in all key demos with 1.6 million P18-49,1.8 million P25-54, and 3 million Total Viewers in Live+3D.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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WOODY ALLEN ACCUSED OF HAVING 8-YEAR AFFAIR WITH TEENAGE MODEL

December 17, 2018

WOODY ALLEN ACCUSED OF HAVING 8-YEAR AFFAIR WITH TEENAGE MODEL
https://www.eonline.com/news/997469/woody-allen-accused-of-having-8-year-affair-with-teenage-model

 

ORIBE CANALES (CELEBRITY HAIRSTYLIST) HAS DIED

December 17, 2018

ORIBE CANALES (CELEBRITY HAIRSTYLIST) HAS DIED
https://www.usmagazine.com/stylish/news/oribe-canales-dead-hairstylist-dies-at-62/

GRETCHEN ROSSI (REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY) IS EXPECTING A BABY WITH BOYFRIEND SLADE SMILEY

December 17, 2018

GRETCHEN ROSSI (REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY) IS EXPECTING A BABY WITH BOYFRIEND SLADE SMILEY
https://www.eonline.com/news/997442/gretchen-rossi-is-expecting-more-stars-who-got-pregnant-over-40

ALFONSO RIBEIRO SUES FORTNITE AND NBA 2K CREATORS FOR STEALING HIS CARLTON DANCE

December 17, 2018

ALFONSO RIBEIRO SUES FORTNITE AND NBA 2K CREATORS FOR STEALING HIS CARLTON DANCE
https://www.tmz.com/2018/12/17/alfonso-ribeiro-sues-fortnite-creators-epic-games-stealing-carlton-dance/

PETE DAVIDSON REFUSED TO SEE ARIANA GRANDE AT SNL AFTER APPARENT SUICIDE THREAT

December 17, 2018

PETE DAVIDSON REFUSED TO SEE ARIANA GRANDE AT SNL AFTER APPARENT SUICIDE THREAT
https://www.tmz.com/2018/12/17/pete-davidson-ariana-grande-snl-suicide-threat/

EMILY VANCAMP & JOSH BOWMAN ARE MARRIED

December 17, 2018

EMILY VANCAMP & JOSH BOWMAN ARE MARRIED
https://www.eonline.com/news/997067/revenge-s-emily-vancamp-and-josh-bowman-are-married

OFFSET CRASHES CARDI B’S SHOW AND BEGS HER TO TAKE HIM BACK

December 17, 2018

OFFSET CRASHES CARDI B’S SHOW AND BEGS HER TO TAKE HIM BACK
https://www.eonline.com/news/997073/offset-crashes-cardi-b-s-show-to-issue-another-apology

SONDRA LOCKE HAS DIED

December 17, 2018

SONDRA LOCKE HAS DIED
https://variety.com/2018/film/news/sondra-locke-dead-dies-heart-is-a-lonely-hunter-1203089402/

CELEBRITY NEWS: DECEMBER 17, 2018

December 17, 2018

CELEBRITY NEWS: DECEMBER 17, 2018
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Jaimee Foxworth (Family Matters) – 39 years old
Manny Pacquiao (Filipino Boxer) – 40 years old
Milla Jovovich (Model/”The Fifth Element”) – 43 years old
Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story) – 44 years old
Duff Goldman (“Ace of Cakes”) – 44 years old
Giovanni Ribisi (“Ted” movies/ “Avatar”) – 44 years old
Marissa Ribisi (“Dazed and Confused”) – 44 years old
Claire Forlani (NCIS: Los Angeles) – 47 years old
Sean Patrick Thomas (“Save The Last Dance”) – 48 years old
Bill Pullman (“Independence Day”) – 65 years old
Barry Livingston (My Three Sons) – 65 years old
Eugene Levy (“American Pie” movies) – 72 years old
Ernie Hudson (“Ghostbusters” movies) – 73 years old
Chris Matthews (Hardball with Chris Matthews) – 73 years old
Pope Francis (Religious Leader) – 82 years old