WOMEN OF THE MOVEMENT FIRST LOOK SHEDS LIGHT ON EMMETT TILL’S MOTHER’S STORY STARRING ADRIENNE WARREN (TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL)

December 2, 2021

WOMEN OF THE MOVEMENT FIRST LOOK SHEDS LIGHT ON EMMETT TILL’S MOTHER’S STORY STARRING ADRIENNE WARREN (TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL)
https://www.eonline.com/news/1311934/women-of-the-movement-first-look-sheds-light-on-emmett-tills-mothers-story

ALEC BALDWIN TEARFULLY EXPLAINS HOW THE GUN FIRED WITHOUT HIM PULLING THE TRIGGER

December 2, 2021

ALEC BALDWIN TEARFULLY EXPLAINS HOW THE GUN FIRED WITHOUT HIM PULLING THE TRIGGER
https://www.tmz.com/2021/12/02/alec-baldwin-interview-gun-trigger-hammer-halyna-hutchins-rust/

OLSA OSUNDAIRO DENIES JUSSIE SMOLLETT (EMPIRE) CLAIM HE’S A HOMOPHOBE, WORKED PRIDE PARADE

December 2, 2021

OLSA OSUNDAIRO DENIES JUSSIE SMOLLETT (EMPIRE) CLAIM HE’S A HOMOPHOBE, WORKED PRIDE PARADE
https://www.tmz.com/2021/12/02/jussie-smollett-trial-ola-osundairo-gay-bars-pride-parade-homophobic/

LEBRON JAMES IS FREE OF COVID, CLEARED TO PLAY

December 2, 2021

LEBRON JAMES IS FREE OF COVID, CLEARED TO PLAY
https://www.tmz.com/2021/12/02/lebron-james-covid-negative-tests-los-angeles-lakers/

TESSICA BROWN’S (GORILLA GLUE GIRL) HAIR IS FALLING OUT AFTER DYING IT BROWN

December 2, 2021

TESSICA BROWN’S (GORILLA GLUE GIRL) HAIR IS FALLING OUT AFTER DYING IT BROWN
https://www.tmz.com/2021/12/02/gorilla-glue-girl-tessica-brown-hair-falling-out-dye/

SUSPECT ARRESTED IN CLARENCE AVANT’S WIFE JACQUELINE’S SHOOTING DEATH

December 2, 2021

SUSPECT ARRESTED IN CLARENCE AVANT’S WIFE JACQUELINE’S SHOOTING DEATH
https://www.tmz.com/2021/12/02/clarence-jacqueline-avant-shooting-death-arrest-suspect-murder/

CELEBRITY NEWS: DECEMBER 2, 2021

December 2, 2021

CELEBRITY NEWS: DECEMBER 2, 2021
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Charlie Puth (Pop Singer) – 30 years old
Alfred Enoch (How To Get Away With Murder/ “Harry Potter” movies) – 33 years old
Teairra Mari (R&B Singer) – 34 years old
Daniela Ruah (NCIS: Los Angeles) – 38 years old
Aaron Rodgers (NFL Player) – 38 years old
Jana Kramer (Country Singer) – 38 years old
Britney Spears (Pop Singer) – 40 years old
Nelly Furtado (Singer) – 43 years old
Jason Collins (former NBA Player who announced he was gay) – 43 years old
Monica Seles (Tennis Player) – 48 years old
Wilson J. Heredia (“Rent”) – 50 years old
Anthony “Treach” Criss (Naughty By Nature) – 51 years old
Lucy Liu (Elementary) – 53 years old
Rena Sofa (Soap Opera Actress) – 53 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV

December 2, 2021

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

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 12/2/21)
NBC: Annie Live! (Premiere) at 8pm
HGTV: Flip or Flop (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: The Fog of a Murder (Premiere) at 9pm
TNT: Shaq Life (Premiere)
ABC: The Great Christmas Light Fight (Finale) at 9pm

Trevor Noah will return to MC “The 64th Annual Grammy Awards,” airing on CBS on Monday, January 31 at 8p and streaming live on Paramount+. “Trevor brought his trademark talent and versatility to last March’s Grammys, and we can’t wait for him to host the event on CBS and Paramount+ again this year,” said George Cheeks, president/CEO, CBS and chief content officer, news & sports, Paramount+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ethnic diversity is up at ViacomCBS’ US operations. According to the company’s second DEI report since Viacom and CBS merged in 2019, overall ethnic diversity rose from 36.2 percent last year to a current 37.7 percent while at the VP level or higher, it increased to 27.7 percent from 24.9 percent. At the VP and higher level, Black representation increased from 7.5 percent to 8.6 percent and Asian representation from 8.3 percent to 9.3 percentViacomCBS reports 62 percent of its US employees are white vs. 63.8 percent a year earlier; 12.28 percent are Hispanic or Latinx vs. 11.6 percent; 11.7 percent Black or African American vs. 11.3 percent; and 10.66 percent Asian vs. 10.33 percent.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Anderson Cooper is expected to fill in for Chris Cuomo on CNN this week, including co-hosting a town hall special about coronavirus slated in Cuomo’s usual 9p slot. Accordong to reports, CNN is in the midst of devising a primetime schedule in the wake of the network suspending Cuomo after new revelations surfaced about his involvement in defending his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Inevitable Foundation launched a program to connect disabled screenwriters with decision-makers in television and film. The Content Development Concierge aims to increase the number of disabled writers actively working on projects, and includes a curated roster of professional disabled screenwriters together with their writing samples, background and experience.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cate Blanchett and Kevin Kline are onboard to star in an Alfonso Cuaron thriller series for Apple TV+. “Disclaimer,” an adaptation of the Renee Knight novel, marks the first series from the “Roma” filmmaker since he signed an overall deal with the streamer two years ago; it also marks a series debut for Kline. Cuaron will write, direct and exec-produce the project, which follows a successful TV documentarian who has to face her past when a new novel brings a dark secret to life.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dev Patel launched production company Minor Realm, with a mission to develop “the creative landscape of voices and talent that too often are unrecognized, bringing these stories to life in a larger way.” The company will focus on both film and TV. Joining Patel are former Sony Pictures exec Lakshmi Iyengar and producer Samarth Sahni.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Best in Dough” is rising at Hulu as the latest addition to the streamer’s lineup of unscripted food series. From Alfred Street Industries, Vox Media Studios and Majordomo Media, the 10-ep first season featuring pizza-obsessed competitors will be hosted by Wells Adams, best known from his stints on “The Bachelor.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Penelope Cruz will exec-produce and narrate four-part docuseries “Not A Bride,” in the works for Paramount+ from VIS Social Impact, the cause-driven production division of ViacomCBS International Studios, Pedro Almodovar’s El Deseo and Spanish indie Mogambo. Written and directed by Dario Troiani (“Violet”), the series aims to uncover common misconceptions surrounding child marriages.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Miramax TV optioned the rights to “The Christie Affair,” a reimagining of the 11-day disappearance of Agatha Christie in 1926, and will develop the treatment as a limited series. Writer Juliette Towhidi (“Calendar Girls”) is set to pen the adaptation. When her husband’s affair became public nearly 100 years ago, Christie vanished for more than a week. This reimagining is told through the eyes of her husband’s mistress, Nan O’Dea. Miramax will produce with The Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Rich Green, and DJ Goldberg.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC Networks greenlit “Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches,” based on the “Lives of the Mayfair Witches” trilogy, for AMC+ and AMC. It’s the second series in the company’s expanding Anne Rice universe, and will follow “Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire” with a late 2022 premiere. Esta Spalding (“Masters of Sex”) and Michelle Ashford (“Masters of Sex”) are both exec-producers and writers; Spalding will serve as showrunner for the series, which focuses on a young neurosurgeon who discovers she’s the unlikely heir to a family of witches.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max ordered the four-part limited docuseries “Breath of Fire” from Vanity Fair Studios and SecondNature. The project builds on a recent Vanity Fairmagazine feature about Guru Jagat, a star of the Kundalini yoga practice and controversial founder of the RA MA Institute, who died this summer at age 41.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV’s “Flip or Flop” kicks off an a new season today (December 2) at 9p. This season, stars Tarek El Moussa and Christina Haack will tackle flips that present new challenges including expensive foundation issues and a yearlong reno project.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Coming to Snap on Saturday, December 4 is “Reunited,” an emotionally charged series that follows real stories of people around the US who go to great lengths to reconnect with loved ones.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One slotted Tuesday, December 14 at 10p for the premiere of new docuseries “One Stage To The Next,” starring R&B singer, actress and TV host Syleena Johnson. The series will follow Johnson as she continues to navigate through life and the entertainment industry.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Young viewers will travel to faraway places with new 10-ep animated comedy “We Baby Bears,” debuting Saturday, January 1 at 10a on Cartoon Network. The series embarks on magical adventures as the set of siblings search for a place they can call home…. CN also has a sack of holiday-themed episodes of series including “Craig of the Creek,” “Teen Titans Go!” and “Total Dramarama,” beginning Monday, December 6.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO original comedy series “Somebody Somewhere” hits the screen Sunday, January 16 at 10:30p. The seven-ep series stars and is exec-produced by comedian and singer Bridget Everett, and follows Sam, a Kansan on the surface who’s really struggling to fit the hometown mold and embarks on a journey to discover herself and a fellow community of outsiders.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ESPN is going to the dogs. “AKC Heroes: 2021 Awards for Canine Excellence” will air on ESPN2 today (December 2) at 11p, featuring stories of the year’s AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence winners—loyal, hard-working companions that have significantly improved the lives of their owners and/or communities.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Beginning this week Roku Channel is toasting the holidays with a winter hub of curated collections of thousands of movies, TV shows, live TV channels, kids and family entertainment and more. Additionally, Roku Channel is partnering with iHeartRadio, Vevo and others to bring holiday music experiences to fans, and Roku will launch an immersive New Year’s experience across Roku devices in the US starting December 27, to help users ring in 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michael Buble returns to NBC to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his album “Christmas” with a new holiday special. “Michael Buble’s Christmas in the City,” airing Monday, December 6 at 10p, will present a mix of comedy, music and guests including Leon Bridges, Camila Cabello, Jimmy Fallon, Kermit the Frog and Hannah Waddingham.
(Source: Cynopsis)

More news from the “People’s Choice Awards,” airing on NBC and E! Tuesday, December 7 at 9p. Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Christina Aguilera will receive the first-ever Music Icon award, and perform at the event.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Sports Illustrated Awards return live Tuesday, December 7, streaming across SI’s social channels at 8p. Hosted by DJ Khaled and Cari Champion, the event will include live performances from 2Chainz and DJ Irie, and appearances by Tom Brady, Billie Jean King, Brooks Nader, Camille Kostek and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV will premiere “Noel Gallagher – Out Of The Now” on Wednesday, December 8 at 8p, marking the first time the music doc will air in the US. The debut of the film, which combines concert and conversation, coincides with the 10th anniversary of the artist’s post-Oasis band, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Scholastic will unwrap “The Christmas Pig: A Virtual Event with J.K. Rowling & Friends” this holiday season. Airing on YouTube on Wednesday, December 8 at 1p, the special features an intimate conversation with Rowling and a group of children from across the US about the spirit of giving and the meaning of hope, inspired by her latest novel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

That other Nick is coming down the chimney with holiday competition special “Nickelodeon’s Treasure Truck,” hosted by WWE Superstar Xavier Woods. The hourlong special airs Wednesday, December 8 at 7:30p and features four families competing in slime-filled challenges for the chance to win seasonal gifts found inside the Nickelodeon Treasure Truck.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Paper & Glue,” a doc in which artist JR turns the camera on his own work as he builds some of his most monumental projects, debuts on MSNBC Friday, December 10 at 10p. From early illicit graffiti videos captured on Paris rooftops at night, to the US-Mexico border, to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, to a current collaboration at a California supermax prison, the film follows JR and his immersive art installations.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth,” a special celebrating 10 US-based nonprofit leaders, returns to NBC on Thursday, December 16 at 8p. Set for the first time in the brand’s namesake city of Paris, audiences can follow as the women travel to meet their fellow honorees, and join L’Oréal Paris celebrity ambassadors Camila Cabello, Helen Mirren, Eva Longoria, Kate Winslet, Andie MacDowell and others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon dropped a trailer for Gloria Calderon Kellett’s “With Love,” teasing romance with a side of drama is on the menu this holiday season. The five-ep series features a multigenerational, multicultural cast of premieres Friday, December 17.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Taylor Tomlinson heads back to Netflix for her second, as-yet-untitled comedy special on Friday, December 17. Hourlong special was filmed at the Wilbur Theater in Boston.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“This Is Us” co-stars Chrissy Metz, Susan Kelechi Watson will MC NBC’s telecast of the “133rd Rose Parade,” presented by Honda, Saturday January 1 beginning at 11:30a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Law & Order: SVU’s” Tamara Tunie will narrate a documentary about the domestic assault on the Capitol complex for PBS. Slated to air Thursday, January 6, two-hour “Preserving Democracy: Pursuing A More Perfect Union” will examine the pursuit of democracy on the anniversary of the 2021 Capitol riot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cara Delevingne is in as a series regular in season 2 of Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building.” She’ll play Alice, an art world insider who becomes enmeshed in the mystery at hand… Mairead Tyers (“Belfast”) scored the lead in Disney+ superhero comedy “Extraordinary” alongside Sofia Oxenham (“Poldark”) and Siobhan McSweeney (“Derry Girls”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime rounded out the casts for its “Fallen Angels Murder Club” (working title), starring Toni Braxton, and “Barstow” (working title), starring Angie Harmon. Eddie Cibrian (“Northern Lights”) has joined the first installment of “Fallen Angels”; Kelly Hu (“List of a Lifetime”) joins the cast of the second film… Peacock’s reimagined “Queer As Folk” added Juliette Lewis, Ed Begley Jr., Armand Fields, Chris Renfro, Eric Graise, Sachin Bhatt and Benito Skinner to the cast… Netflix feature “The Pale Blue Eye” added a bunch of cast members including Gillian Anderson, Lucy Boynton, Timothy Spall, Fred Hechinger and Robert Duvall.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CASTING CALL
Casting call: E! News’ “The Rundown” on Snapchat is seeking guest hosts on a rotating basis while host Erin Lim is on maternity leave. Fans can send submission videos to: Rundowncastingcall@nbcuni.com
(Source Cynopsis)

SHAWN MENDES DROPS BREAKUP SONG “IT’LL BE OKAY” AFTER CAMILA CABELLO SPLIT

December 2, 2021

SHAWN MENDES DROPS BREAKUP SONG “IT’LL BE OKAY” AFTER CAMILA CABELLO SPLIT
https://www.eonline.com/news/1311709/shawn-mendes-drops-breakup-song-itll-be-okay-after-camila-cabello-split

CHRISTINA AGUILERA TO RECEIVE THE FIRST-EVER MUSIC ICON AWARD AT THE 2021 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

December 2, 2021

CHRISTINA AGUILERA TO RECEIVE THE FIRST-EVER MUSIC ICON AWARD AT THE 2021 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS
https://www.eonline.com/news/1311619/christina-aguilera-to-receive-the-first-ever-music-icon-award-at-the-2021-peoples-choice-awards