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MICHELLE OBAMA WRITES AN EMOTIONAL LETTER TO HER YOUNGER SELF

December 11, 2018

MICHELLE OBAMA WRITES AN EMOTIONAL LETTER TO HER YOUNGER SELF
https://www.eonline.com/news/995410/michelle-obama-writes-an-emotional-letter-to-her-younger-self

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AARON CARTER BACKTRACKS ON PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

December 11, 2018

AARON CARTER BACKTRACKS ON PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
https://www.eonline.com/news/995476/aaron-carter-backtracks-on-pregnancy-announcement

 

CHARLIE SHEEN CELEBRATES 1 YEAR OF SOBRIETY AMID HIS “RENEWED JOURNEY”

December 11, 2018

CHARLIE SHEEN CELEBRATES 1 YEAR OF SOBRIETY AMID HIS “RENEWED JOURNEY”
https://www.eonline.com/news/995423/charlie-sheen-celebrates-1-year-of-sobriety-amid-his-renewed-journey

DOLLY PARTON’S BROTHER FLOYD PARTON HAS DIED

December 11, 2018

DOLLY PARTON’S BROTHER FLOYD PARTON HAS DIED
https://www.eonline.com/news/995221/floyd-parton-dead-dolly-parton-s-brother-was-61

COLLEEN BALLINGER (AKA YOUTUBE’S MIRANDA SINGS) GIVES BIRTH TO HER FIRST CHILD

December 11, 2018

COLLEEN BALLINGER (AKA YOUTUBE’S MIRANDA SINGS) GIVES BIRTH TO HER FIRST CHILD
https://www.eonline.com/news/995212/colleen-ballinger-a-k-a-youtube-s-miranda-sings-gives-birth

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS REVEALS THE BRUTAL TRUTH ABOUT HER BREAST CANCER BATTLE

December 11, 2018

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS REVEALS THE BRUTAL TRUTH ABOUT HER BREAST CANCER BATTLE
https://www.eonline.com/news/995371/julia-louis-dreyfus-reveals-the-brutal-truth-about-her-breast-cancer-battle

KATHIE LEE GIFFORD ANNOUNCES SHE’S LEAVING THE “TODAY” SHOW 4TH HOUR

December 11, 2018

KATHIE LEE GIFFORD ANNOUNCES SHE’S LEAVING THE “TODAY” SHOW 4TH HOUR
https://www.tmz.com/2018/12/11/kathie-lee-gifford-leaves-today-show-announces/

JUDGE GRANTS COURTNEY LOVE A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST SAM LUTFI

December 11, 2018

JUDGE GRANTS COURTNEY LOVE A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST SAM LUTFI
https://www.tmz.com/2018/12/10/courtney-love-files-restraining-order-against-sam-lutfi/

CELEBRITY NEWS: DECEMBER 11, 2018

December 11, 2018

CELEBRITY NEWS: DECEMBER 11, 2018
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Kyndall Harris (Dancer in Janet Jackson’s “Unbreakable/State of The World Tour”) – 16 years old
Hailee Steinfeld (“Bumblebee”/ “Pitch Perfect” movies) – 22 years old
Condola Rashad (Actress, Phylicia Rashad’s Daughter) – 32 years old
Karla Souza (How To Get Away With Murder) – 33 years old
Jason Kennedy (E! News) – 37 years old
Rider Strong (Boy Meets World) – 39 years old
Mos Def (Rapper) – 45 years old
Mo’Nique (Comedienne/“Precious”) – 51 years old
DJ Yella (Music Producer/ NWA) – 51 years old
Gary Dourdan (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) – 52 years old
Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue) – 60 years old
Jermaine Jackson (The Jackson 5) – 64 years old
Bess Armstrong (Switched At Birth/ My So Called Life) – 65 years old
Teri Garr (“Tootsie”) – 74 years old
Brenda Lee (Country Singer) – 74 years old
John Kerry (68th US Secretary of State) – 75 years old
Donna Mills (Knots Landing) – 78 years old
Rita Moreno (“West Side Story”) – 87 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ MEGA MILLIONS

December 11, 2018

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

ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 12/11/18)
BET: Hustle In Brooklyn (Finale) at 10pm
SCIENCE: Mysteries of The Abandoned (Finale) at 9pm

E.W. Scripps Company’s Katz Networks is relaunching Court TV in May, having acquired brand assets including the 100,000-hour Court TV library from Turner Broadcasting. The 24/7 channel has secured over-the-air distribution agreements with local TV station groups that will allow it to reach over 50% of U.S. television households. “Today, while consumer interest in the real-life drama of true-crime programming is at an all-time high, there is no dedicated daily court coverage on television,” noted Jonathan Katz, president and CEO of Katz Networks. “We expect the new Court TV to fill that void on cable, satellite, over-the-air and over-the-top.” Court TV ended its original run in 2007 and was folded into truTV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced the nominees for the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. HBO and Netflix led the pack with 20 nominations each, followed by FX with 17, Amazon with 12 and NBC with 11. Topping the list of nominated series were The Americans (FX), The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX) and Escape at Dannemora (Showtime) with five each; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) and Sharp Objects (HBO) each had four. Winners will be revealed at the Critics’ Choice Awards gala, broadcast live on The CW on Sunday, January 13, at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Doctor Who will return for a new season in early 2020 with Jodie Whittaker onboard. In the U.S., the season was up 47% versus last time around, averaging 1.6 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An accident during a Brooklyn location shoot for Starz drama Power caused the death of 63-year-old production assistant Pedro Jiminez, who was struck by an SUV while setting up parking cones. The show has temporarily shut down production.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Three new series landed tax credits from the state of California: CBS All Access’ new Star Trek drama and Why Women Kill; and Cooler Water Prods.Flowers of Helvetica. Picked up for repeat seasons in the program were The Orville, American Horror Story, Strange Angel, Mayans MC, Good Trouble and The Rookie.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS has put in development Strange Times, based on Tom DeLonge’s graphic novel about skateboarders solving paranormal mysteries. Series is written and executive-produced by Aaron Karo. DeLonge, The Cartel’s Stan Spry and Jeff Holland and Strike Entertainment’s Russell Binder will serve as executive producers. “My love for all things paranormal and skateboarding are sometimes only superseded by my love for offensive humor,” says DeLonge. “This series combines them all into one.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Epix greenlit docu-series Punk, from exec producer John Varvatos and fllmmaker Derik Murray’s Network Entertainment. Four-parter featuring interviews with punk pioneers is in production for a March 11 debut.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Crime drama Conway, centered on a St. Louis detective, is in development at NBC, from Vin Diesel and One Race TV, and Universal Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO is back in business with Jean-Marc Vallee (Big Little Lies, Sharp Objects). Vallee will direct and exec-produce limited series Gorilla and the Bird, based on a book by Zak McDermott about a mother’s unconditional love for her bipolar son. Project comes from Vallee’s Crazyrose, Free Association and Big Beach.
(Source: Cynopsis)

True crime treats premiering this week include season three of ID’s Dead Silent on Thursday, December 13, at 9p, and new series Secrets of the Morgue on Friday, December 14, at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New docu-series Cartel Crew launches Monday, January 7, at 9p on VH1. Miami-set show follows drug world family descendants going in a different direction.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix announced, via trailer, that season three of Stranger Things will launch in 2019. Episode titles include “Suzie, Do You Copy?,” “The Mall Rats,” “The Case of the Missing Lifeguard,” “The Sauna Test,” “The Source,” “The Birthday,” “The Bite” and “The Battle of Starcourt.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thrillist unveiled its first-ever content slate. In addition to Instachef and Gatekeepers, which debuted last week, are Somm to Go and The List Show (wt), slated to arrive in 1Q19. Really Dough? was renewed for a second season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Style, a four-parter from Vox Media exploring the history of fashion in America, launches on CNN Sunday, January 13, with back-to-back episodes at 9p and 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Coming-of-age comedy Now Apocalypse will debut on Sunday, March 10, at 9p on Starz. Avan Jogia (Twisted) stars as Ulysses, whose foreboding dreams have him wondering whether there is a dark conspiracy in the works or if he’s just smoking too much weed.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery looks back on favorite excursions and crazy moments on Expedition Unknown in a special premiere of Amazing Adventures, airing Wednesday, December 12, at 8p. Ep also includes bonus and behind-the-scenes footage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Documentary film Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, a look at Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood kids’ show pioneer Fred Rogers, makes its HBO bow on Saturday, February 9. A special presentation on PBSIndependent Lens will coincide with the premium cabler’s premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN is airing a reunion special for Ready to Love on Saturday, December 29, at 10p, offering details on the season and an update on how the Atlanta couples are faring.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One original movie Coins for Christmas premieres Sunday, December 16, at 8p, focused on a fired single mom who dives into the “gig economy” to pay her bills and buy gifts for her children.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV offers a day of performances in New Year’s Eve Top Ten Concert Countdown, starting Monday, December 31, at 10a with a tribute to the men and women in the Armed Forces in Guitar Legends for Heroes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lauren Alaina, Bazzi, Kane Brown, Camila Cabello, Ciara, Halsey, Shawn Mendes, Weezer and a collaboration from Kane Brown featuring Lauren Alaina have been added to the lineup for the West Coast celebration of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019, starting at 8p on Monday, December 31, on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On New Year’s Day, Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon reprise their roles as perky pretend morning TV personalities Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan for The 2019 Rose Bowl Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish, simulcast across Funny or Die’s website and social platforms starting at 11a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also on Tuesday, January 1, 32 of the fastest racers in the country compete for big money on Discovery’s Street Outlaws: Bristol Race to $200K, at 8p. Pre-show Street Outlaws: Bristol Road to 200K airs at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For the first time, a Pew Research study found more Americans (20%) get their news from social media than from newspapers (16%). TV is still the most popular news consumption platform, with 49% of adults relying on it for updates.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Streaming video service Fandor has laid off most of its staff and transferred assets to a corporate entity controlled by GlassRatner in hopes of a sale. The service, which airs independent and international films, “welcomes new partnerships and/or strategic transactions,” said GlassRatner. The move follows the shuttering of WarnerMedia movie service FilmStruck.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix’s billions-of-dollars bet on original appears to be paying off. According to a study from 7Park Data, original content accounted for 37% of Netflix’s U.S. streams in October 2018, up from 14% in October 2017. Still, four of the streamer’s top 10 shows by stream starts were licensed: The Office (#1), Friends (#3), Grey’s Anatomy (#4) and Criminal Minds (#10).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ten-episode TLC digital series Stargazing debuted yesterday, December 10, on Facebook Watch, exploring astrological powers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The cast of  Telemundo’s upcoming 10-episode limited series Jugar con Fuego (Playing with Fire) includes Jason Day (Mancora), Carlos Ponce (Couples’ Retreat), Margarita Rosa de Francisco (Café con Aroma de Café), Gaby Espino (Señora Acero), Laura Perico (Narcos), Tony Plana (Ugly Betty) and Marcelo Serrado.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered its first African original series, spy drama Queen Sono. Pearl Thusi (Quantico) stars as a secret agent.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The finale of UK’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! attracted a peak audience of 12.1 million/56% share, the highest peak audience of the series. The episode averaged 10.9 million/48.2% share – an increase of 1.7 million viewers versus last year’s final, and the highest rating final since 2013.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s Saturday Night Live averaged a 4.3 household rating in metered markets and 1.7 rating among A18-49, up from 4.1/1.5 the week prior, making it the number one telecast of the night among the Big 4 nets. Jason Momoa was host.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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