PRINCE’S DEATH SCENE VIDEO AND PHTOS RELEASED BY COPS

April 19, 2018

PRINCE’S DEATH SCENE VIDEO AND PHTOS RELEASED BY COPS
http://www.tmz.com/2018/04/19/prince-death-scene-body-video-photos-released/

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LOGIC FILES FOR DIVORCE FROM WIFE JESSICA ANDREA

April 19, 2018

LOGIC FILES FOR DIVORCE FROM WIFE JESSICA ANDREA
http://www.tmz.com/2018/04/19/rapper-logic-files-divorce-wife-jessica-andrea/

THE KARDASHIANS ARE CLOSING ALL OF THEIR DASH STORES AFTER 12 YEARS

April 19, 2018

THE KARDASHIANS ARE CLOSING ALL OF THEIR DASH STORES AFTER 12 YEARS
http://www.tmz.com/2018/04/19/kardashians-closing-dash-stores-la-miami/

TRUE THOMPSON’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE CONFIRMS NO MIDDLE NAME

April 19, 2018

TRUE THOMPSON’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE CONFIRMS NO MIDDLE NAME
http://www.tmz.com/2018/04/19/true-thompson-khloe-kardashian-tristan-birth-certificate-no-middle-name/

KANYE WEST IS DROPPING TWO NEW ALBUMS, ONE WITH KID CUDI

April 19, 2018

KANYE WEST IS DROPPING TWO NEW ALBUMS, ONE WITH KID CUDI
http://www.tmz.com/2018/04/19/kanye-west-dropping-2-new-albums-one-with-kid-cudi/

PRINCE’S DEATH – NO CRIMINAL CHARGES, SOURCE OF FENTANYL NOT FOUND

April 19, 2018

PRINCE’S DEATH – NO CRIMINAL CHARGES, SOURCE OF FENTANYL NOT FOUND
http://www.tmz.com/2018/04/19/prince-death-investigation-prosecutors-charges-announcement-fentanyl/

CELEBRITY NEWS: APRIL 19, 2018

April 19, 2018

CELEBRITY NEWS: APRIL 19, 2018
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Shaquir O’Neal (Shaquille & Shaunie O’Neal’s son) – 15 years old
Maria Sharapova (Tennis Player) – 31 years old
Ali Wong (American Housewife) – 36 years old
Hayden Christensen (“Star Wars: Episodes II and III) – 37 years old
Kate Hudson (“How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days”/ “Almost Famous”) – 39 years old
James Franco (“Spider-Man” movies) – 40 years old
Luis Miguel (Mexican Singer) – 48 years old
Jesse James (ex-husband of Sandra Bullock/ CEO of West Coast Choppers) – 49 years old
Ashley Judd (“Divergent” movies/“Olympus Has Fallen”) – 50 years old
Suge Knight (Death Row Records) – 53 years old
Tony Plana (Ugly Betty) – 66 years old
Tim Curry (“Rocky Horror Picture Show”) – 72 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

April 19, 2018

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 4/19/18)
CNBC: Jay Leno’s Garage (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: Murder Calls (Premiere) at 9pm
MTV: Ex On The Beach (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC: Scandal (Finale) at 10pm

CBS renewed 11 more series for the 2018-19 season, for a total of 17, including the entire Tuesday and Friday night lineups. Coming back are Blue Bloods, Bull, Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, MacGyver, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Survivor, The Amazing Race, 48 Hours and 60 Minutes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime drama Homeland will end with season 8, said series star Clare Danes on Howard Stern’s show. Danes, pregnant with her second child, told Stern playing the character was “a workout….I’ll be ready for a reprieve from that.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes told reporters she has “no way of describing” the finale of the ABC series, airing tonight, but “it works.” Just don’t look for hints of a spin-off. “Scandal is done,” said Rhimes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In the Department of Justice’s trial to block the merger of AT&T and Timer Warner, TW CEO Jeff Bewkes said the deal was necessary in a time of “tectonic changes” brought about by tech giants like Facebook and Amazon, as well as Netflix. As far as the government’s contention that combined, AT&T and Time Warner would be able to use a blackout threat to demand greater carriage fees, Bewkes said, “I think it is ridiculous. It is not how it works.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV and ID (both 53%) tied for first as Favorite Channels in the 2018 Beta Research Brand Identity Study. In third place was History, which had 50% of respondents describing it as “one of my favorite channels,” followed by Cooking Channel (49%), Food Network (49%), Velocity (48%), National Geo (47%), Nat Geo WILD (47%), Discovery Channel (46%) and Discovery Life (45%). HGTV and Velocity both saw ranking increases.
(Source: Cynopsis)

At Home with Amy Sedaris isn’t going anywhere – truTV ordered a second season of the variety sketch series, headed into production later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Deadly Class, based on the teen angst graphic novel, was picked up to series by Syfy. Show comes from Joe and Anthony Russo (The Avengers), Sony Pictures Television and Universal Cable Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Carla Gugino (Wayward Pines) will star in and exec produce Jett, about a thief drawn into doing one last job. Drama got a straight-to-series order from Cinemax.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A+E Networks inked an overall first-look development deal with journalist Elizabeth Vargas (ABC News). The agreement makes Vargas the face of the net’s new nonfiction primetime banner, A&E Investigates. Vargas will also collaborate with A+E Networks to develop and produce new nonfiction programming for newly launched content development company, A+E Originals.
(Source: Cynopsis)

News from Netflix’s See What’s Next event in Rome: Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and 42 are teaming with the streamer on a new series about the invention of modern football….Idris Elba (Luther) will star as a struggling DJ in UK comedy Turn Up Charlie. Elba will also exec produce the series, from Brown Eyed Boy Productions….German series The Wave, based on the 2008 film Die Welle, will center on a high school teacher’s social experiment gone wrong…. France’s Mortal tells the tale of teens bound by a supernatural force.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also on Netflix: The service picked up true crime series The Staircase, from What’s Up Films, as well as docu-series Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist, exec produced by Mark and Jay Duplass.
(Source: Cynopsis)

DIY landscaping series Lawn & Order (ha!) helps homeowners boost curb appeal starting Saturday, May 12 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix female wrestling comedy GLOW will be back for a 10-episode season 2 on June 29, and British supernatural teen series The Innocents debuts August 24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s “Sunday Fun & Games” lineup is back June 10, with the season four premiere of Celebrity Family Feud at 8p, and season three bows for The $100,000 Pyramid at 9p and To Tell the Truth at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Giada De Laurentis and her daughter Jade celebrate summer at their California beachfront home in Giada on the Beach, launching Sunday, May 20 at 11:30a on Food Network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Relationship comedy This Close got the go-ahead for a second season on Sundance Now. Production on eight new episodes begins this summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amy Schumer returns to NBC’s Saturday Night Live on May 12 for her second time as host, with first-timer Kacey Musgraves as musical guest. Tina Fey will sixpeat as host for the show’s season finale on May 19, accompanied by Nicki Minaj, back for her third appearance.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tony Award nominees Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will host the Tony Awards, airing Sunday, June 10 at 8p on CBS. They’re both first-time Tonys hosts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV is offering a Saturday Stack event dedicated to Willie Nelson on April 28, in honor of the country icon’s 85 birthday the next day.  Festivities begin at 1p with Nelson’s talk with Dan Rather on The Big Interview.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Velocity, in partnership with Discovery, Inc. sib Eurosport, struck a multi-year agreement to become the exclusive U.S. and Canadian home for live flag-to-flag coverage of the 24 Hours of Le Mans beginning with this year’s race on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long and Michael Strahan will host Thursday Night Football Pregame Show live from NYC for the 2018 season. The new show will air beginning week four at 7:30p on Fox and NFL Network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC America is marking Earth Day on Sunday, April 22 with a marathon of Planet Earth and Planet Earth II episodes starting at 11a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime’s UnREAL starts an hour early to allow for a 2-hour season three finale on Monday, April 23 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cary Elwes (Princess Bride) and Jake Busey (Starship Troopers) will guest on season three of Netflix’s Stranger Things.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook is testing a video format called Facebook Premieres, which lets publishers and creators to release pre-recorded videos like movie trailers and music videos as a live moment. The format allows people to experience a new video together in real time.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Snapchat is introducing the Shoppable AR feature, allowing advertisers to more easily lead users to purchase through the app’s Lenses. Brands can add a button to Lens, which users tap on the visit a web site where they can buy a product. Among the rollout partners are Clairol, Adidas and movie I Feel Pretty, reports TechCrunch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon is partnering with Best Buy to sell 11 TV sets with Amazon’s Fire TV built in. Best Buy will be the exclusive retailer to sell Fire TV Edition devices, made by Toshiba and Best Buy house brand Insignia. Which means Amazon could be helping, not hurting, brick and mortar operations. “Amazon has always been a big believer in stores,” said Amazon chief Jeff Bezos. “Physical stores aren’t going anywhere.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former FBI director James Comey gave CBS’s Late Show a boost on Tuesday with his first late night interview since being fired. The show grabbed a 3.5HH rating and .6 among A18-49, Stephen Colbert’s third highest household rating ever.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Meanwhile, Stormy Daniels’ appearance with her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, brought ABC morning show The View its most-watched telecast in 3 months, with 3.34 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tuesday’s series premiere of History’s Forged in Fire: Knife or Death delivered 1.1 million Total Viewers and 528,000 viewers A25-54, holding 94% of its Forged in Fire A25-54 lead-in audience and making it the strongest season premiere for any show leading out of Forged in Fire.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Its Roseanne reboot has emerged as the season’s #1 show in Live+7 viewing, reports ABC, averaging 23.3 million viewers and scoring a 6.7/28 rating among A18-49 in delayed numbers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv boasts increases for 1Q18 in primetime of 10% among adults and women 25-54 and A18-49, and 7% among W18-49 versus the same period last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Preliminary data indicates out-of-home data will lift A18-49 ratings of stations in the top 25 markets by 14% and cable nets by 8%, according to Nielsen. The measurement company has been tracking OOH viewership with Portable People Meters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sportsman Channel had year-over-year gains in primetime (7p-12a) during 1Q18 on Tuesday (up +12%), Friday (up +9%), Saturday (up +13%) and Sunday (up +43%) among M25-54 compared to one year ago.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
My Fair Lady with Lauren Ambrose, Norbert Leo Butz, and Diana Rigg is opening on Thursday April 19, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/my-fair-lady/

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child is opening on Sunday April 22, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/harry-potter-and-cursed-child-broadway/

Summer – The Donna Summer Musical with LaChanze is opening on Monday April 23, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/summer-donna-summer-musical/

Travesties with Tom Hollander is opening on Tuesday April 24, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/travesties/

Saint Joan with Condola Rashad is opening on Wednesday April 25, 2018.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/saint-joan/

VICTORIA MAHONEY IS “STAR WARS” FIRST BLACK FEMALE DIRECTOR

April 18, 2018

VICTORIA MAHONEY IS “STAR WARS” FIRST BLACK FEMALE DIRECTOR
http://www.eonline.com/news/928267/victoria-mahoney-is-star-wars-first-black-female-director

CARDI B JUST BROKE TWO OF BEYONCE’S BIGGEST RECORDS

April 18, 2018

CARDI B JUST BROKE TWO OF BEYONCE’S BIGGEST RECORDS
http://www.eonline.com/news/928351/be-careful-beyonce-cardi-b-just-broke-two-of-your-biggest-records