KANYE WEST DEFENDS YEEZY GAP ‘TRASH BAG’ DISPLAYS AND BLASTS MEDIA FOR CRITICISM

August 19, 2022

KANYE WEST DEFENDS YEEZY GAP ‘TRASH BAG’ DISPLAYS AND BLASTS MEDIA FOR CRITICISM
https://www.tmz.com/2022/08/18/kanye-west-defend-yeezy-gap-trash-bag-clothing-display/

CELEBRITY NEWS: AUGUST 18, 2022

August 19, 2022

CELEBRITY NEWS: AUGUST 18, 2022
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Parker-McKenna Posey (My Wife And Kids) – 27 years old
Maia Mitchell (The Fosters) – 29 years old
Frances Bean Cobain (Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love’s Daughter) – 30 years old
Eniko Parrish-Hart (Model/ Kevin Hart’s wife) – 38 years old
Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) – 44 years old
Kaitlin Olsen (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) – 47 years old
Malcolm Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show) – 52 years old
Edward Norton (“Fight Club”) – 53 years old
Christian Slater (Mr. Robot) – 53 years old
Sarita Choudhury (Homeland/ “The Hunger Games” movies) – 56 years old
Bob Harper (The Biggest Loser/ Personal Trainer) – 57 years old
Madeleine Stowe (ABC’s Revenge) – 64 years old
Denis Leary (“Ice Age” movies/ “The Amazing Spider-Man”) – 65 years old
Joseph Marcell (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) – 74 years old
Martin Mull (Sabrina The Teenage Witch) – 79 years old
Robert Redford (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”/ “Up Close & Personal”) – 86 years old
Roman Polanski (Director) – 89 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV

August 18, 2022

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 8/18/22)
A&E: 60 Days In (Premiere) at 9pm
A&E: Inmate to Roommate (Premiere) at 10pm
BET+: Pulse (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: The Diana Investigations (Premiere)
DISNEY+: She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (Premiere)
HBO MAX: Selena + Chef (Premiere)
HULU/PEACOCK: Dragons: The Nine Realms (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Tekken: Bloodline (Premiere)
PARAMOUNT+: When You Least Expect It (Premiere)
PEACOCK: The Undeclared War (Premiere)
SUNDANCE NOW: Blinded (Premiere)
WE TV: Waka & Tommy (Premiere) at 9pm

Diamond Sports Group, a subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, announced its direct-to-consumer streaming service, Bally Sports+, will officially launch across all 19 Bally Sports regional sports network brands on September 26. “Today is a significant step for the RSN industry as we offer local sports fans across our Bally Sports footprint a new way to watch their hometown teams,” said Chris Ripley, CEO, Sinclair Broadcast Group. “We view Bally Sports+ as a great complement to the incredible value our distribution partners provide our linear networks; and with both models, we are uniquely positioned to help our team partners grow their fan bases for years to come.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix has dug up “The Mole,” for a reimagined version of the Belgian competition format that will have twelve players working together to make money – except one of them is sabotaging the effort. ABC aired version of the competition from 2001-08. Eureka Productions (“Holey Moley”) is producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gwyneth Paltrow, Oscar winner and Goop founder, has joined the 14th season of ABC’s “Shark Tank” as a guest shark. The business show returns Friday, September 23 with a live episode.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC and Showtime have ordered thriller series “The Woman in the Wall,” starring Ruth Wilson (“The Affair”) and Daryl McCormack (“Peaky Blinders”) and inspired by the Catholic Church’s notorious Magdalene Laundries in Ireland. Wilson will also executive produce with series creator Joe Murtagh (“Calm With Horses”) and Harry Wootliff (“True Things”), who will direct multiple episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network and HGTV have wrapped production on four holiday features that include cameos from network talent. All four titles are slated to premiere Friday, November 11 on discovery+. Food Network tapped Bobby Flay and Duff Goldman for two new scripted holiday titles, “One Delicious Christmas” and “A Gingerbread Christmas,” respectively. HGTV’s first foray into scripted holiday offerings showcases “Love it or List It” host Hilary Farr in “Designing Christmas” and “Home Town’s” Ben and Erin Napier in “A Christmas Open House.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Orange Comet, an NFT creative media and Web3 experience company,is teaming with Sir Anthony Hopkins for the launch of NFT series “The Eternal Collection.” The series conceptualizes an interpretation of the character archetypes Hopkins has portrayed over his career, with an NFT collection immortalizing his interpretations of The Jester, The Lover, The Rebel, The Hero and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The role of Jonathan Kent on season three of CW’s “Superman & Lois” is being recast. “Jordan Elsass has notified the Studio that he will not be returning to ‘Superman & Lois’ for Season 3 due to personal reasons,” said Warner Bros. Television in a statement.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Country music stars Shania Twain, Martina McBride, Little Big Town and Tanya Tucker are set to guest-star throughout the season of Fox family drama “Monarch,” starring Susan Sarandon and Trace Adkins. The series kicks off on Sunday, September11 after the NFL doubleheader.
(Source: Cynopsis)

More casting notes: Simone Kessell has joined the season two cast of Showtime’s “Yellowjackets,” as adult Lottie Matthews. Courtney Eaton, who plays teen Lottie, has been upped to series regular…Kirby Howell-Baptiste will star opposite Colin Farrell in Apple TV+ series “Sugar.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Pictionary,” hosted by Jerry O’Connell, makes its national debut on September 12. The syndicated daytime series, based on Mattel’s board game, had a successful test run last summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Tales from the Explorer’s Club,” hosted by adventurer Josh Gates,take viewers inside the headquarters of the world-famous Explorers Club to relive the journeys of adventurers who have pushed the boundaries of human possibility. The series will profile the accomplishments of real-life action heroes including Ernest Shackleton, Gertrude Bell, Sir Edmund Hillary, Jim Lovell, and Chuck Yeager among others, starting Wednesday, August 31 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of Hulu’s “Ramy” premieres Friday, September 30. The series follows first-generation, Egyptian-American Ramy Hassan (Youssef) and his family as they navigate spirituality in their politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson” will return for its eighth season on September 11. The 30-minute, weekly program airs on Sinclair television stations nationwide on Sunday mornings, or on-demand for free with the STIRR app, and features topics ranging from immigration to government waste, national security concerns and whistleblower reports on government abuse and misdeeds.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oxygen’s true crime series “Cold Justice” returns with six new episodes beginning Saturday, September 3 at 8p. The series will celebrate its 100thepisode in two parts on Oct. 1 and 8.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Media Networks and MTV Entertainment Studios announced the first-of-its-kind Paramount Music Showcase, slated to take place this Fall 2022 in NYC. Curated by the Paramount Music, Creative and Production teams in partnership with Paramount’s Office of Global Inclusion, the showcase will highlight the talents of emerging music artists from underrepresented communities. Three artists will have the opportunity to perform for influential figures in the music and media business. We are thrilled to provide a platform and opportunity to amplify fresh, diverse voices that resonate with our global audience,” said Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events, Paramount and Chief Content Officer, Music, Paramount+. “Fostering and helping to develop the next generation of talent and creators has always been embedded into the Paramount culture.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

In more music news, Paramount will join forces with Foo Fighters and the Hawkins Family for The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert, celebrating the life of the late drummer. The show streams live September 3 from London’s Wembley Stadium across Paramount+, Pluto TV (internationally) and MTV Brand YouTube Channels. CBS will broadcast highlights from the tribute at 10p, and MTV will air a one-hour special on September 3 and 4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The seventh Crunchyroll Anime Awards will take place in Japan for the first time ever on March 4, 2023. The event will be streamed on Crunchyroll’s social channels.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Turner Classic Movies highlights immigrants’ perceptions of the US and what it means to be American through the lens of the American movies they watched when they were young. In “The Idea of America,” nine immigrants will join TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz to discuss the movies that shaped their idea of the US before they moved here. The three-parter begins Friday, Sept. 9, at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The NBA released its complete game slate as well as schedules for its broadcast partners for the 2022-23 regular season, tipping off on Oct. 18 and running through April 9, 2023. The 2023 NBA Play-In Tournament then spans April 11 –April 14, followed by the start of the 2023 NBA Playoffs on April 15. Game 1 of the 2023 NBA Finals presented by YouTube TV is scheduled to be played on Thursday, June 1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ESPN and ABC will combine to nationally televise 100 NBA regular season games during the 2022-2023 campaign and include games across Christmas Day, NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC, ABC Sunday Showcase, opening week on ESPN and more. ESPN’s 2022-23 NBA game coverage tips off with a doubleheader on Oct. 19. Overall, the regular season will feature 18 appearances by the Golden State Warriors as well as 16 by the Celtics and Lakers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Turner Sports’ NBA lineup offers up a 65-game schedule during the upcoming season, including a Opening Night doubleheader, a Martin Luther King Jr. Day doubleheader. Overall, TNT will televise doubleheaders on 18 Tuesdays, 13 Thursdays and MLK Monday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBA TV will televise 107 live games during the 2022-23 regular season,starting with a 2022 Kia NBA Tip-Off doubleheader on Oct. 22. NBA TV will present a pair of games played outside the U.S. and Canada, starting with The NBA Mexico City Game 2022 which will feature the Heat and Butler against the Spurs and Johnson in Mexico City on Dec. 17 at 5p as well as The NBA Paris Game 2023 between the Bulls and Pistons on Jan. 19 at 3p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown is adding Robert Griffin III to the cast, where he joins Booger McFarland and Steve Young as the weekly show’s main analysts. Monday Night Countdown will welcome back Suzy Kolber for her sixth year as the host of the show alongside senior NFL insider Adam Schefter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s “The View” was the season’s top daytime talker, with an average 2.411 million total viewers. Syndicated “Dr. Phil” was a close second, with 2.405 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The debut of MSNBC’s “Alex Wagner Tonight,” the successor to “The Rachel Maddow Show,” drew an estimated 2 million viewers on Tuesday. Maddow, who still hosts the hour on Mondays, averages 2.75 million, but Wagner’s premiere bested 866,000 for CNN. Fox News’ “Hannity” topped the timeslot with 3.1 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

DEMI LOVATO DEBUTS ROMANCE WITH MUSICIAN JUTES DURING NYC OUTING

August 17, 2022

DEMI LOVATO DEBUTS ROMANCE WITH MUSICIAN JUTES DURING NYC OUTING
https://www.eonline.com/news/1342476/demi-lovato-debuts-romance-with-musician-jutes-during-nyc-outing

ANNE HECHE’S CAUSE OF DEATH REVEALED, SMOKE INHALATION & BURN INJURIES

August 17, 2022

ANNE HECHE’S CAUSE OF DEATH REVEALED, SMOKE INHALATION & BURN INJURIES
https://www.tmz.com/2022/08/17/anne-heche-cause-death-smoke-inhalation-burn-injuries-crash/

MATTEL SUES SNACK COMPANY RAP SNAKCS OVER NICKI MINAJ ‘BARBIE-QUE’ CHIPS

August 17, 2022

MATTEL SUES SNACK COMPANY RAP SNAKCS OVER NICKI MINAJ ‘BARBIE-QUE’ CHIPS
https://www.tmz.com/2022/08/17/mattel-sue-snack-nicki-minaj-barbie-que-chip/

OPENING STATEMENTS IN R. KELLY CHICAGO CASE INCLUDE ALLEGATIONS OF SEX WITH KIDS

August 17, 2022

OPENING STATEMENTS IN R. KELLY CHICAGO CASE INCLUDE ALLEGATIONS OF SEX WITH KIDS
https://www.tmz.com/2022/08/17/opening-statements-r-kelly-chicago-case-get-underway-sex-kids/

A$AP ROCKY PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN FELONY FIREARMS CASE

August 17, 2022

A$AP ROCKY PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN FELONY FIREARMS CASE
https://www.tmz.com/2022/08/17/asap-rocky-pleads-not-guilty-shooting-case-felony-assault-charges-semiautomatic/

ANDREW ‘DREW’ TAGGART (THE CHAINSMOKERS) SAYS T.I. PUNCHED HIM IN THE FACE AFTER HE KISSED HIM

August 17, 2022

ANDREW ‘DREW’ TAGGART (THE CHAINSMOKERS) SAYS T.I. PUNCHED HIM IN THE FACE AFTER HE KISSED HIM
https://www.tmz.com/2022/08/17/the-chainsmokers-ti-punch-club-kiss-drew-alex/

CELEBRITY NEWS: AUGUST 17, 2022

August 17, 2022

CELEBRITY NEWS: AUGUST 17, 2022
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Bryton James (The Young & The Restless/ Family Matters) – 36 years old
Giuliana Rancic (E! News/ E! Fashion Police) – 48 years old
Jorge Posada (former N.Y. Yankee) – 52 years old
Donnie Wahlberg (New Kids On The Block) – 53 years old
Sean Penn (“Milk”/ “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”) – 62 years old
Lisa Coleman (Wendy & Lisa, Prince & The Revolution) – 62 years old
Belinda Carlisle (The Go-Go’s) – 64 years old
Larry Ellison (Entrepreneur/ Founder of Oracle) – 78 years old
Robert DeNiro (“Meet The Parents” movies) – 79 years old