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EMMA STONE IS ENGAGED TO SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE WRITER AND DIRECTOR DAVE MCCARY

December 6, 2019

EMMA STONE IS ENGAGED TO SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE WRITER AND DIRECTOR DAVE MCCARY
https://www.eonline.com/news/1099945/all-the-details-on-emma-stone-s-pearl-engagement-ring

KHLOE KARDASHIAN SENDS A MESSAGE TO JORDYN, TRISTAN AND ANYONE ELSE WHO’S EVER ‘HURT’ HER

December 6, 2019

KHLOE KARDASHIAN SENDS A MESSAGE TO JORDYN, TRISTAN AND ANYONE ELSE WHO’S EVER ‘HURT’ HER
https://toofab.com/2019/12/05/khloe-kardashian-has-a-message-for-jordyn-woods-defends-relationship-with-tristan-thompson/

AALIYAH FAKE ID ALLEGATION ADDED TO R. KELLY INDICTMENT

December 6, 2019

AALIYAH FAKE ID ALLEGATION ADDED TO R. KELLY INDICTMENT
https://www.tmz.com/2019/12/05/aaliyah-fake-id-r-kelly-indictment-allegation/

CELEBRITY NEWS: DECEMBER 5, 2019

December 6, 2019

CELEBRITY NEWS: DECEMBER 5, 2019
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Saint West (Kim Kardashian & Kanye West’s Son) – 4 years old
Frankie Muniz (Malcom In The Middle) – 34 years old
Lauren London (The Game) – 35 years old
Keri Hilson (R&B Singer) – 37 years old
Nick Stahl (“Terminator 3: Rise of The Machines”) – 40 years old
Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible, Ghost Protocol) – 44 years old
Kali Rocha (CBS’s Man With A Plan/ Liv And Maddie) – 48 years old
Michel’le Toussaint (R&B Singer) – 49 years old
Margaret Cho (Comedienne/ E! Fashion Police) – 51 years old
Amanda Lepore (Transgender Model) – 52 years old
John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls) – 54 years old
Little Richard (R&B Singer) – 87 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

December 5, 2019

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 12/5/19)
A&E: Court Cam (Premiere) at 9pm
BLUPRINT: Fashion Sewing with Jhoan Sebastian Grey (Premiere)
BRAVO: Project Runway (Premiere) at 9:30pm
FYI: Ultimate Rides (Premiere) at 10pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: My Lottery Dream Home (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: The Interrogator (Premiere) at 10pm
MTV: Ex On The Beach (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Home For Christmas (Premiere)
OXYGEN: An Unexpected Killer (Premiere) at 8pm
WE TV: Growing Up Hip Hop (Premiere) at 9pm

The merger of Viacom and CBS concluded after the close of markets yesterday. “This is a historic moment that brings together two iconic companies to form one of the world’s most important content producers and providers,” said Bob Bakish, President and CEO of ViacomCBS. “Through the combination of CBS’s and Viacom’s complementary assets, capabilities and talented teams, ViacomCBS will create and deliver premium content for its own platforms and for others, while providing innovative solutions for advertisers and distributors globally.” The companies agreed to an all-stock deal in August.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Marketers’ word of the year in 2019 is “personalization,” according to the Association of National Advertisers’ annual survey. Other top choices included “equality and inclusion,” “data,” and “in-house”; last year’s #1 was “brand purpose.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lady Gaga will be the featured performer for AT&T’s Super Bowl eve concert on February 1. The event, formerly DirecTV Super Saturday Night and renamed AT&T Super Saturday Night, will be live-streamed at twitter.com/ItsOnATT. Previous performers include Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Jay-Z and Beyonce.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifestyle entertainment company Kin struck a deal with TV One-owned Cleo TV to license lifestyle programming beginning in 2020. Episodes of All Things Adrienne and Heart of the Batter, originally developed and distributed for social platforms including YouTube and Facebook, have been re-edited as half-hour TV formats and will premiere on January 4, 2020 and in May 2020, respectively.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV winners of the American Film Institute’s AFI Awards 2019 include HBO’s Chernobyl, Game of Thrones, Succession, Veep and Watchmen; FX’s Fosse/Verdon and Pose; and Netflix’s The Crown, Unbelievable and When They See Us, with a special award going to the BBC’s Fleabag. Two Netflix films made the movie cut: The Irishman and Marriage Story. Honorees will be recognized at a private lunch in LA on January 3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET original scripted miniseries Uptown will tell the story of Andre Harrell’s NYC record label, Uptown Records. Three-part event, premiering in 2020, will take viewers from the iconic label’s inception to current day.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox put in development crime drama Silent Witness, starring Melissa Leo (The Fighter), who will executive produce with Joy Blake (Outlander) and Kim and Eric Tannenbaum. Also in development at the net is comedy This Country, from Jenny Bicks (Sex and the City) and Paul Feig (Bridesmaids). Both are adaptations of UK shows.
(Source: Cynopsis)

David Tennant (Doctor Who) will play Phileas Fogg in an adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days produced by Slim Film + Television, reports Deadline. Eight-part drama will air on France Télévisions, ZDF in Germany, Italy’s RAI, Seven West Media in Australia and the BBC in the UK. David Niven played Fogg in the 1956 film adaptation, while Steve Coogan took on the role in a 2004 version.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sony Pictures’ Affirm Films, focused on inspirational and family-friendly content, is partnering with Sony Pictures Television to dive into the faith-based TV market. Marybeth Sprows, formerly VP Original Programming for Crown Media Family Networks, will serve as VP of the new division, Affirm Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tigra & Dazzler Show showrunner Erica Rivinoja (Girls Trip) and the comedy’s writing staff have been let go from the Hulu series due to creative differences with Marvel, according to the Hollywood Reporter. While production has been paused, Hulu and Marvel reportedly remain committed to moving forward with the adult-themed animated comedy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube stars Amy and Tammy Slaton share their efforts to lose enough weight to qualify for bariatric surgery in TLC’s new 1000-Lb Sisters, launching Wednesday, January 1 at 10p. Docu-series follows the determined sibs from doctor appointments, to exercise attempts, to giving up treats like bananas dipped in Miracle Whip and rolled in chopped peanuts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s Naked and Afraid takes its survivalist challenge to a new level, dropping series vets alone in the wild, instead of in pairs. New season debuts Sunday, January 5 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also returning to Discovery is Dusty Crum, in Guardians of the Glades. Crum and his crew of snake hunters get back to work on Florida’s python problem starting Tuesday, January 7 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In Travel Channel spin-off Ghost Adventures: Screaming Room, the Ghost Adventures team revisit and reflect on their favorite episodes, starting Thursday, January 2 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv is serving up a second season of Extreme Love starting Friday, January 3 at 10p. Docu-series looks at real people in unreal (think mermaid couples and role-playing kittens) relationships.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A second installment of Infinity Train arrives on Cartoon Network on Monday, January 6 at 7:30p. In the five-night event, two episodes will air nightly, telling the story of an escaped reflection from the mirror world and a 14-year-old jock from Arizona.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Collector’s Call, starring Lisa Whelchel (Facts of Life), returns to MeTV for an expanded 26-episode season on Sunday, January 12 at 9:30p. Series explores private collections like Batman costumes, Star Trek drawings and signed guitars.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of Netflix’s Locke and Key, an adaptation of the IDW Comics novels, is set for February 7. Story follows three siblings who move into their ancestral home and discover magical keys that could be connected to their father’s mysterious death.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC has a Marvel-ous special slated for Friday, December 20 at 8p. Celebrating Marvel’s Stan Lee, filmed in front of a live audience in NYC, explores the life of the legendary comic creator via interviews and archival footage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One original film Dear Santa, I Need a Date premieres Sunday, December 8 at 7p. Romantic comedy stars Ray J (Moesha) and Reagan Gomez-Preston (The Cleveland Show).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Film and TV distribution company FilmRise acquired North American rights for the film Driveways, starring Hong Chau (Watchmen), Lucas Jaye (Fuller House), Brian Dennehy (Cocoon) and Christine Ebersole (The Wolf of Wall Street).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Antenna TV rings in 2020 with a marathon of NewsRadio on New Year’s Day, starting at 5a. The 1995-1999 sitcom will air weeknights at 12:30a on the net starting January 2.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo star Gaby Espino will serve as a judge in the Miss Universe Competition, airing live and in Spanish on Telemundo, and in English on Fox, on Sunday, December 8 at 7p. Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega has also joined the panel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) will guest star as himself on Spectrum’s Mad About You revival, while Jean Smart (Watchmen) will play a lifestyle guru… Lou Llobell (Voyagers), Leah Harvey (Les Miserables), Laura Birn (Helene), Terrence Mann (Sense8) and Cassian Bilton (A Devil’s Harmony) landed series regular roles in Apple drama series Foundation…Finesse Mitchell (SNL) will appear as a series regular in Fox comedy Outmatched.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s World News Tonight won the November sweep in both Total Viewers (8.945 million) and A25-54 (1.754 million) for the first time in 23 years, according to Nielsen. NBC Nightly News was first among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel’s “7 Night Thanksgiving Movie Event” propelled the network to rank #1 in Total Day among W25-54 and W18-49. The event featured seven consecutive nights of original holiday movie premieres, three of which represented the highest-rated non-news, non-sports cable programs of the week. The premieres averaged a 2.7 Household rating, 2.8 million Total Viewers, 469,000 W25-54, and reached 15.5 million Unduplicated Total Viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E special Biography – Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On grew +3% in the second night, to1.243 million Total Viewers for Part 2 versus Part 1’s 1.201 million. Part one had been the net’s biggest Biography audience in 15 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

November marks seven consecutive months of YoY Prime growth among W25-54 for TLC, and the net saw its best November Prime performance in 16 years among P/W25-54. In 2019 to-date, TLC is the #1 cable network among W18-49 and #2 among W25-54, boosted by the launch of freshman series including sMothered.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of Bounce original movie Every Day But Christmas reached over 1 million Total Viewers on Sunday, December. 1. The premiere telecast at 9p delivered 311,000 Households, 106,000 P18-49 and 113,000 P25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC won the primetime ratings week of November 25 with the network’s highest weekly A18-49 and A25-54 ratings of the season and best Total Viewer average in the year since Nov.19-25, 2018, according to Live+SD figures from Nielsen. NBC won the week in 10 of 10 key measures – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus Total Viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Jagged Little Pill is opening on Thursday December 5, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/jagged-little-pill/

Harry Connick Jr. – A Celebration of Cole Porter is starting previews Saturday December 7, 2019.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/harry-connick-jr-celebration-cole-porter/

BARACK & MICHELLE OBAMA CLOSE ON A $11.75 MARTHA’S VINEYARD ESTATE

December 5, 2019

BARACK & MICHELLE OBAMA CLOSE ON A $11.75 MARTHA’S VINEYARD ESTATE
https://www.tmz.com/2019/12/04/obama-marthas-vineyard-mansion-estate-purchase-close-barack-michelle/

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE APOLOGIZES TO JESSICA BIEL & FAMILY FOR COZYING UP TO CO-STAR WHILE SHOOTING A MOVIE IN NEW ORLEANS

December 5, 2019

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE APOLOGIZES TO JESSICA BIEL & FAMILY FOR COZYING UP TO CO-STAR WHILE SHOOTING A MOVIE IN NEW ORLEANS
https://www.tmz.com/2019/12/04/justin-timberlake-apologizes-jessica-biel-pda-costar-alisha-wainwright-holding-hands-no-sex/

JESSE WILLIAMS GETS HIS DAUGHTER ON HER BIRTHDAY PER A JUDGE, DESPITE EX-WIFE’S YOGA EXCUSE

December 5, 2019

JESSE WILLIAMS GETS HIS DAUGHTER ON HER BIRTHDAY PER A JUDGE, DESPITE EX-WIFE’S YOGA EXCUSE
https://www.tmz.com/2019/12/04/jesse-williams-daughter-birthday-ex-wife-yoga-excuse/

GABRIELLE UNION SAYS SHE HAD A 5 HOUR MEETING WITH NBC ABOUT AGT OUSTING

December 5, 2019

GABRIELLE UNION SAYS SHE HAD A 5 HOUR MEETING WITH NBC ABOUT AGT OUSTING
https://toofab.com/2019/12/04/gabrielle-union-says-she-had-5-hour-meeting-with-nbc-about-agt-ousting/’

TIFFANY HADDISH THROWS A ‘BLACK MITZVAH’ TO CELEBRATE HER 40TH BIRTHDAY

December 5, 2019

TIFFANY HADDISH THROWS A ‘BLACK MITZVAH’ TO CELEBRATE HER 40TH BIRTHDAY
https://www.tmz.com/2019/12/04/tiffany-haddish-celebrates-40th-birthday-new-netflix-special-black-mitzvah/