Miss Cleo Dies: Self-Described Psychic Of TV Infomercials Fame Was 53
Miss Cleo, the Jamaican-accented self-described psychic who rose to fame via ubiquitous informercials in the late 1990s, has died. She was 53. Media reports say she died this morning of cancer at a hospital in Palm Beach County, FL.
Born Youree Harris on August 12, 1962, in Los Angeles, she produced and acted in local Seattle theater before landing the gig that would make her famous. She took a job with the Psychic Readers Network and, dubbed Miss Cleo, became a familiar… Read
‘Carpool Karaoke’ TV Series Lands At Apple Music
Apple Music and CBS Television Studios have inked an exclusive first-window licensing agreement under which Apple Music will be the global home of CBS’ anticipated new Carpool Karaoke series. The new series will be produced by CBS Television Studios and Ben Winston's production company, Fulwell 73. James Corden and Winston are creators and executive producers. CBS Studios International and Fulwell 73 had been shopping the series for an international home.
Based on the… Read
Toronto Lineup Offers Lots Of Potential Oscar Contenders And Clues About Telluride
With today’s announcement of the first (and biggest) batch of galas and special presentations for the 41st Annual Toronto International Film Festival which runs Sept 8 thru the 18th, is it too early for me to say the movie awards season is off and running? Just on the surface it appears that TIFF will be showing off even more expected
Oscar contenders than usual, or at least as many. Lots of them are World Premieres, some are “International” premieres, some are “North… Read
James M. Nederlander Dies: Broadway Icon Ruled Main Stem Real Estate
James M. Nederlander Sr., whose Broadway real estate holdings include nine Main Stem houses that made his Nederlander Organization the largest family-owned theatre business, died Monday in South Hampton, NY. He was 94.
Nederlander started his regional theatre business in Detroit, and began acquiring New York properties in the 1960s. On the Shubert Organization owns more property on Broadway with 16, and Jujamcyn Theaters owns five.
"He was my best friend, and partner in… Read
CNN Clobbers Competition On Day 1 Of DNC Ratings
CNN overtook MSNBC to rank No. 1 in both total viewers and in the news demo on the first night of the DNC.
But the process of nominating the first female candidate for POTUS by one of the major political parties, and the internecine squabbling in the convention hall (and the leaked DNC emails) was of interest to Fox News Channel viewers as well. FNC, scored its best ever DNC primetime numbers, though it trailed CNN and MSNBC.
MSNBC ranked first on the first night of DNC… Read
‘Before I Fall’ Gets April 2017 Release Date From Open Road
Awesomeness Films’ Before I Fall, the film based on the bestselling YA novel by Lauren Oliver, will get a wide release theatrically by Open Road Films on April 7, 2017. Directed by Russo-Young, the film follows a young woman who has it all: the crush-worthy boyfriend, amazing best friends and drop dead gorgeous looks. One day is just another charmed one in Sam's life until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day during one inexplicable week, Sam untangles… Read
WWE Star Edge Joins ‘Vikings’ Season 5 In Recurring Role
Adam Copeland, former WWE Superstar Edge, is set for a recurring role in the upcoming fifth season of the hit History drama series Vikings.
Copeland will play Ketill Flatnose, a fierce and brave warrior, chosen by Floki to be one of the leaders of the Viking party intent on traveling to Iceland to set up a community there. He joins Jonathan Rhys Meyers who was previously announced as joining the Season 5 cast.
Copeland previously was a series regular on Syfy's Haven and… Read
Beyoncé & Adele Lead 2016 MTV Video Music Awards Nominations
Beyoncé leads the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards nominations with eleven, including her cultural watershed visual album “Lemonade”, and Adele earned eight, including seven for her YouTube record-shattering video “Hello,” directed by Xavier Dolan. Beyoncé's "Formation," Drake's "Hotline Bling," Justin Bieber's "Sorry" and Kanye West's "Famous" all earned nominations for Video of the Year.
The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards will air live for the first time from New York's… Read
‘Turn’ Renewed For Fourth & Final Season By AMC
Turn: Washington's Spies will conclude its run on AMC after one more season. The cable network has renewed the American Revolution drama for a 10-episode fourth season, which will be its last. It will air in 2017.
While it has posted year-to-year declines in Seasons 2 and 3, the most recent third season of Turn averaged a respectable 1.2 million viewers per episode and nearly 600K adults 25-54. It is one of the top 10 most affluent scripted dramas for adults 18-49 and… Read
‘Walking Dead’s Lennie James Joins ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel
Lennie James is joining the cast of the Blade Runner sequel, which ss set several decades after the 1982 original, with Harrison Ford returning to play Rick Deckard. The cast also includes Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, David Dastmalchian, Hiam Abbass and Dave Bautista. Still no character or plot details from producer Alcon Entertainment.
Denis Villeneuve is directing the script by Hampton Fancher and… Read
MGM Taps Former Univision Exec Kevin Conroy As President Digital & New Platforms
MGM has hired veteran exec Kevin Conroy for the newly created position of president of Digital and New Platforms.
Reporting to Mark Burnett, MGM’s president of Television and Digital Group, Conroy will oversee all initiatives for new and emerging platforms. He’ll be charged with broadening the studio's new short form digital content utilizing MGM's vast catalogue as well as original content creation, He’l also develop and expand partnerships with major content brands for… Read
‘Triumph The Insult Comic Dog’ Follow-Up Election Special Gets Premiere Date On Hulu
Hulu has set August 11 for the premiere of Triumph The Insult Comic Dog Summer Election Special 2016.
It’s the follow-up to its Triumph election special, which aired in February during the primary season. The follow-up special was announced during Hulu’s upfront in May and will available to Hulu subscribers on August 11.
In Triumph's Summer Election Special 2016, Triumph makes his return to the Presidential campaign trail, covering delegates, protesters, and the major… Read