Archive for the ‘News’ Category

JOHN STAMOS’ MOVING SPEECH FROM BOB SAGET’S MEMORIAL WILL BRING YOU TO TEARS

January 21, 2022

JOHN STAMOS’ MOVING SPEECH FROM BOB SAGET’S MEMORIAL WILL BRING YOU TO TEARS
https://www.eonline.com/news/1317163/john-stamos-moving-speech-from-bob-sagets-memorial-will-bring-you-to-tears

CHRISTINA AGUILERA SAYS SHE WILL ALWAYS BE HERE FOR BRITNEY SPEARS

January 21, 2022

CHRISTINA AGUILERA SAYS SHE WILL ALWAYS BE HERE FOR BRITNEY SPEARS
https://toofab.com/2022/01/21/christina-aguilera-says-she-will-always-be-here-for-britney-spears/

NICK JONAS & PRIYANKA CHOPRA WELCOME A BABY GIRL VIA SURROGATE

January 21, 2022

NICK JONAS & PRIYANKA CHOPRA WELCOME A BABY GIRL VIA SURROGATE
https://www.tmz.com/2022/01/21/priyanka-chopra-nick-jonas-welcome-baby-girl-surrogate/

BETTY WHITE THANKS FANS FOR LOVE AND SUPPORT IN FINAL MESSAGE BEFORE HER DEATH

January 21, 2022

BETTY WHITE THANKS FANS FOR LOVE AND SUPPORT IN FINAL MESSAGE BEFORE HER DEATH
https://www.tmz.com/2022/01/21/betty-white-thanks-fans-final-message-before-death/

LOUIE ANDERSON HAS DIED AT 68 FROM BLOOD CANCER

January 21, 2022

LOUIE ANDERSON HAS DIED AT 68 FROM BLOOD CANCER
https://www.tmz.com/2022/01/21/louie-anderson-dead-dies-blood-cancer-battle/

MEAT LOAF HAS DIED AT 74 FROM COVID

January 21, 2022

MEAT LOAF HAS DIED AT 74 FROM COVID
https://www.tmz.com/2022/01/21/meat-loaf-dead-dies-singer/

PETE DAVIDSON & COLIN JOST FROM “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” BUY OLD STATEN ISLAND FERRY

January 21, 2022

PETE DAVIDSON & COLIN JOST FROM “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” BUY OLD STATEN ISLAND FERRY
https://www.tmz.com/2022/01/21/pete-davidson-colin-jost-staten-island-ferry-purchased-bought/

CELEBRITY NEWS: JANUARY 21, 2022

January 21, 2022

CELEBRITY NEWS: JANUARY 21, 2022
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Emma Lee Bunton (Spice Girls) – 46 years old
Charlotte Ross (Arrow/ Days of Our Lives) – 54 years old
Geena Davis (“Thelma & Louise”) – 66 years old
Robby Benson (“Beauty And The Beast”) – 66 years old
Billy Ocean (R&B Singer) – 72 years old
Jill Eikenberry (L.A. Law) – 75 years old
Placido Domingo (Opera Singer) – 81 years old
Jack Nicklaus (Golfer) – 82 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ MOVIES/ MEGA MILLIONS/ POWERBALL

January 21, 2022

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

ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 1/21/22)
APPLE TV+: Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock (Premiere)
APPLE TV+: Servant (Premiere)
HBO: Real Time With Bill Maher (Premiere) at 10pm
HBO: Back on the Road with Bob Costas (Premiere) at 11p
NAT GEO: Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back (Premiere) at 8pm
NETFLIX: Summer Heat (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Ozark (Premiere)
PRIME VIDEO: As We See It (Premiere)
THE ROKU CHANNEL: The Fix (Premiere)
TRAVEL: Eli Roth Presents: A Ghost Ruined My Life (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: Stars on Stage From Westport Country Playhouse (Finale) at 9pm

(SATURDAY 1/22/22)
DISCOVERY: Lone Star Law (Premiere) at 8pm
DISCOVERY+: Radford Returns (Premiere)
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Will Forte, Musical Guest: Maneskin at 11:30pm

(SUNDAY 1/23/22)
AMC: The Walking Dead: Origins (Premiere) at 9pm
COOKING CHANNEL: The Best Thing I Ever Ate (Premiere) at 10pm
PEACOCK: Earnin’ It: The NFL’s Forward Progress (Premiere)
SHOWTIME: Billions (Premiere) at 9pm
SCIENCE: Expedition Deep Ocean (Finale) at 10pm

Peacock is expanding local news content on the platform with channels from its NBC owned television stations, including NBC 5 Chicago (WMAQ), NBC 10 Philadelphia (WCAU), NBC10 Boston (WBTS) and New England Cable Network (NECN), and NBC 6 Miami (WTVJ). News channels from NBC 4 New York (WNBC) and NBC 4 Los Angeles (KNBC) will be available to stream for free in the months ahead. Each channel features simulcast and encore news programming, along with breaking news and original content produced by its NBC station’s local news operations. “We know the importance of local news to our subscribers and this further distinguishes the Peacock experience,” said Jen Brown, SVP of Program Planning for Peacock.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ESPN has decided against sending people to Beijing for the Winter Olympics. “With the pandemic continuing to be a global threat, and with the Covid-related on-site restrictions in place for the Olympics that would make coverage very challenging, we felt that keeping our people home was the best decision for us,” said ESPN’s EVP Event and Studio Production & Executive Editor Norby Williamson. This follows NBC’s decision to have its announcing teams for the Games call them as they see them – from Connecticut. Earlier this week, the International Olympic Committee said no tickets will be sold the Beijing Games due to the “grave and complicated situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.” The Winter Olympics take place February 4-20, followed by the Paralympic Games from March 4-13.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pepsi dropped a trailer for its Super Bowl halftime show, featuring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar. “Artists like Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg were at the forefront of the West Coast hip hop revolution, so to be able to bring them back to LA, where it all began alongside Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will prove to be an epic, unforgettable celebration of the impact hip hop has today,” said Todd Kaplan, Pepsi Marketing VP.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC has canceled “Small Fortune” after one season. The game show, hosted and exec produced by Lil Rel Howery (“Get Out”), aired last summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV has greenlit a new six-episode home reno series, “Steal This House” (wt), starring Cristy Lee (“All Girls Garage”). “’Steal This House’ will show a different approach to home buying that promises to re-energize buyers who are stalled in their search process due to limited inventory,” said Jane Latman, President, HGTV & Streaming Home Content, Discovery, Inc. “Buying a less than perfect property and turning it into a dream home can be a nail-biter, but Cristy will show us that when it works, it’s like winning the lottery.” The series is slated to premiere in late 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix adding to the library of “Iron Chef” series with “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend.” The cooking competition is based on a Japanese format from Fuji Television Network, and Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” ran from 2005-18. The series hails from Keller Productions in association with 3 Ball Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ has ordered a show featuring Godzilla and the Titans. The live-action series will be produced by Legendary Television and executive produced by co-creators Chris Black and Matt Fraction, alongside Safehouse Pictures’ Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell and Toho Co. Ltd.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The unsolved deaths of members of the music community is explored in unscripted series “Hip Hop Homicides,” from Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and his G-Unit Film & Television, along with Mona Scott-Young’s Monami Productions and Lionsgate Television. The eight-parter, hosted by Van Latham (“Two Distant Strangers”) will air later this year on WE tv and AMC Networks sib ALLBLK. “50 and I created this show in response to the disturbing number of murders in Hip Hop. With this boots-on-the-ground investigative series, we will look to closely examine and explore leads surrounding these cases with the hope of finally providing loved ones with answers,” said Scott-Young.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The second season of HBO’s “The White Lotus” will take place in Sicily, reports Variety. The first season was set in Hawaii. Jennifer Coolidge will return, joined by new cast members Michael Imperioli (“The Sopranos”), Aubrey Plaza (“Parks and Recreation”), F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hollander (“Gosford Park”), Adam DiMarco (“The Order”) and Haley Lu Richardson (“Ravenswood”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Crossover,” a drama based on the bestselling novel by Kwame Alexander, has been ordered to series for premiere on Disney+. The Disney Branded Television series will be produced by 20th Television. Executive producers include Todd Harthan (“The Resident,” “Rosewood”), Damani Johnson, Kwame Alexander, George Tillman, Jr., Bob Teitel, and Jay Marcus. Additionally LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Jamal Henderson of The SpringHill Company are joining the project as executive producers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The partnership between 20th Digital Studio and Hulu is set to include nine horror features over the next few years, with films expanding on the shorts from the “Bite Size Halloween” collection. The films deal with topical social issues such as mental health, ecological collapse, reproductive rights, interracial adoption and online hysteria. Horror short film “Appendage,” starring Rachel Sennott (“Shive Baby”) and Eric Roberts (“The Righteous Gemstones”), now playing at the Sundance Film Festival, will expand to a Hulu Original feature film with 20th Digital Studio as part of the slate currently in development.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Weather has partnered exclusively with Surfline, giving Fox Weather broadcast rights to over 500 HD cameras worldwide to showcase weather conditions at beaches around the globe. The cameras are located on both coasts of the United States, as well as the Caribbean, Mexico, South America, Europe, Northern Africa, Japan and the Philippines.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNN has renewed “United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell” for season seven, and “This Is Life with Lisa Ling” for a ninth run. New shows on the horizon are “The Last Witness: Watergate” (wt), spotlighting John Dean; five-part series “UFOs” (wt); and “Patagonia: Life at the Edge of the World,” debuting in the spring.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Joshua Jackson (“The Affair”) will star opposite Lizzy Kaplan (“Masters of Sex”) in a Paramount+ series based on “Fatal Attraction,” the 1987 psychological thriller starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close…Anirudh Pisharody (“The Goldbergs”) will recur on season three of Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock’s Bel-Air” has cast a crew of recurring guest stars, including Karrueche Tran (“Claws”), Duane Martin (“All of Us”), April Parker Jones (“Supegirl”), SteVonté Hart (“Queen Sugar”), Joe Holt (“The Punisher”), Scottie Thompson (“NCIS”), Jon Beavers (“Licorice Pizza”), Tyler Barnhardt (“13 Reasons Why”) and Charlie Hall (“Single Drunk Female”). The drama reboot of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” premieres Sunday, February 13.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox News Channel will debut a new Saturday primetime line-up beginning January 29. Lawrence Jones hosts a new one-hour show, “Lawrence Jones Cross Country” airing at 10p, and Brian Kilmeade will helm his own program at 8p. “Unfiltered with Dan Bongin” moves to 9p. The 8p hour was formerly hosted by Jesse Watters, who was named solo host of the weeknight “Jesse Watters Primetime” (debuting on Monday January 24), while the 9p Saturday timeslot was previously hosted by Jeanine Pirro, who was named co-host of “The Five.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery+ and OWN present “Profiled: The Black Man,” a four-part docuseries examining the origins of the widespread stereotypes that have impacted the lives of Black men in America for centuries. The series will premiere on Saturday, February 12, exclusively on discovery+, with new one-hour episodes available to discovery+ subscribers every Saturday through March 5.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime is airing new three-part docuseries “everything’s gonna be all white,” which explores the history of race in America from the perspective of people of color, starting Friday, February 11 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“A Different City,” a three-part investigation into the rising suicide rates among Black youth in America, will make its digital premiere on TEGNA stations’ Fire TV and Roku apps and the Watch section of all stations’ websites beginning Sunday, January 23. A special hosted by WXIA journalist Madison Carter and featuring guests from the series will debut on TEGNA stations’ streaming apps on Tuesday, February 1 at 7:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Robert Irvine (“Restaurant Impossible”) and Jon Taffer (“Bar Rescue”) face off for the first time in the new three-episode series “Restaurant Rivals: Irvine vs. Taffer,” with all episodes available to stream on Thursday, March 3 on discovery+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Crunchyroll, Fuji TV, and Slow Curve shared new details on the previously announced “Estab Life: Great Escape” and newly announced “Ooyukiumi No Kaina” (working titles) anime series, premiering April 2022 and January 2023, respectively, as part of the +Ultra programming partnership between the three companies. “Estab” takes place in an experimental city managed by AI, and “Ooyukiumi” follows the journey of two young people from different worlds, whose journey to save the world begins upon their introduction.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Upload” will be back for season two on Friday, March 11. The Prime Video comedy follows a young app developer who winds up in the hospital and decides to be uploaded to his girlfriend’s family’s luxurious virtual afterlife.
(Source: Cynopsis)

French crime drama “Rebecca” is headed to Hulu. The series, set in Paris and produced by ELEPHANT for TF1, was the most-watched TV program in France three out of four evenings during its run. The deal follows recent sales of the series to DIRECTV Latin America and Sky Brasil.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new season of “Fastest Cars in the Dirty South” starts streaming Friday, January 28 on MotorTrend+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“American Anthems,” a new six-episode series from PBS, NBCUniversal Syndication Studios and Academy and Believe Entertainment Group, celebrates everyday heroes with surprise songs from country music stars. Currently in production, the series premieres this summer on PBS. Also coming up on PBS: three-part docuseries “The Great Muslim American Road Trip,” this summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg are returning as hosts of Animal Planet’s “Puppy Bowl,” this time adding coaching to their duties. The three-hour event airs Sunday, February 13 at 2p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Interactive special “Super Bowl Greatest Commercials: All Time Classics” has been set to air Tuesday, February 8 at 8p on CBS. Hosts Boomer Esiason and Daniela Ruah (“NCIS: Los Angeles”) will count down the top spots, with the audience choosing the winner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Torn” premieres on Disney+ on Friday, February 4. From director Max Lowe and producer Chris Murphy, along with Lightbox’s Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn, the National Geographic Documentary Films feature had its world premiere at the 2021 Telluride Film Festival.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hilarie Burton and Bethany Joy Lenz will guest on an upcoming episode of CBS’ “Good Sam,” starring their former “One Tree Hill” castmate, Sophia Bush. The three actresses host podcast “Drama Queens,” about their experience working on OTH.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FYI and The History Channel’s coverage of Barrett-Jackson’s 2022 Scottsdale Auction will include 38 hours of live coverage, premiering January 24 on FYI and culminating January 29 with six hours of evening coverage on The History Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In two new Shock Docs, discovery+ presents stories, recounted by the eyewitnesses and victims themselves, of reported alien encounters. “Alien Abduction: Beety and Barney Hill: and “Alien Abduction: Travis Wilton” both stream Friday, February 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Instagram is testing Instagram Subscriptions, allowing creators to offer paid subscriptions for exclusive content and benefits. The test has started with “a handful” of creators, who can set a monthly price of their choice, unlock a “subscribe” button on their profile, and offer their subscribers exclusive Lives, stories and badges.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix reported a worldwide total of 221.84 million subscribers in 4Q21, a year-over-year gain of 8.3 million that fell just short of projections of 8.5 million. The streamer said it expects to have 224.3 million subscribers by the end of this quarter. Thanks for nothing, said Wall Street, as the company’s stock dropped 10% in after-hours trading.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery+ is launching a “Black Voices” hub, with programming spotlighting the African American community. The hub will live on the platform year-round with curated series, documentaries, and specials. “Black voices should be celebrated 365 days a year,” said Lisa Holme, Group SVP of Content and Commercial Strategy for Discovery. “We are proud to bring universal and relatable stories to the platform that highlight and represent the Black community across genres that we know will resonate with viewers.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Saturday, January 15 premiere of “The Perfect Pairing,” part of Hallmark Channel’s 2022 New Year New Movies programming event, was the #1 most-watched entertainment cable program of the day and week among Households, Women 18+ and Total Viewers, and averaged 2.3 million Total Viewers and 180,000 Women 25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
The King’s Daughter – Pierce Brosnan, William Hurt, Ben Walker, Kaya Scodelario, Pablo Schreiber, Fan Bingbing
Redeeming Love – Abigail Cowen, Tom Lewis, Nina Dobrev, Logan Marshall-Green, Eric Dane, Famke Janssen, Livi Birch, Brandon Auret
The Tiger Rising (Limited Release) – Dennis Quaid, Queen Latifah, Katharine McPhee, Rob Horton, Magdalen Mills, Sam Trammell

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $376 million.

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

NYLottery.NY.gov

POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $76 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

NYLottery.NY.gov

ANNA KENDRICK & BILL HADER HAVE BEEN SECRETLY DATING FOR MORE THAN A YEAR

January 20, 2022

ANNA KENDRICK & BILL HADER HAVE BEEN SECRETLY DATING FOR MORE THAN A YEAR
https://www.eonline.com/news/1317053/anna-kendrick-and-bill-hader-have-been-secretly-dating-for-more-than-a-year