‘T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle’ Season 2 Production Continues After Precious Harris’ Death
Tragedy hit the Harris family this week when Precious Harris, sister of rapper-actor Tip "T.I." Harris, died. According to a source close to the production of T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle, filming is continuing but not with the Harris family.
Production on the second season of the popular series, a continuation of the long-running T.I. & Tiny: Family Hustle, was halted last week when Precious Harris, who had appeared on the show, was hospitalized following a car… Read
‘Last Man Standing’ Keeps Friday Ratings Hold While CBS Scores Double Win
Fox’s Last Man Standing (0.9 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic, 4.61 million viewers) fell two tenths from last week but still ended Friday as the night’s top-rated show in primetime. But a drama lineup led by back-to-back fresh episodes of Hawaii Five-0 (0.8. 7.07M at 9 PM and the night’s most-watched show, and 0.8, 6.95M at 10 PM) gave CBS the nightly win in both the demo and total viewers.
CBS’ night started with MacGyver (0.8, 6.57M), a tenth behind Standing in… Read
How To Watch The Indie Spirit Awards Online & On TV
The 34th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards are set for Saturday at 2 PM PT/5 PM ET airing live on IFC and Facebook Watch from the beach near the Santa Monica pier. The show, which awards the year’s best in indie films, will be hosted by Aubrey Plaza, who seems likely to take advantage of the network’s boast that it is airing the ceremony live and uncensored.
Plaza takes over duties held the past two years by John Mulaney and Nick Kroll. She will be joined by… Read
Bill Maher Slams Jussie Smollett As A Gift To Fox News (And A Lousy Actor)
Update, with video added Bill Maher figures there’s at least one beneficiary of Jussie Smollett’s alleged hoax attack: Fox News.
“Fox News will dine out on this,” Maher said during the panel discussion on tonight’s Real Time with Bill Maher. Earlier in the show, during the opening monologue, Maher said, “Of course Fox News loves this story because it proves their stupid theory that racism is a hoax.”
Smollett, Maher said, “wanted to be a victim without going through all… Read
Venezuela ‘Live Aid’ Concert Blocked As Tensions Rise On Colombia Border
Tensions are high along the border between Colombia and Venezuela, as a major push to deliver humanitarian aid could descend into violence on Saturday.
On Friday, musicians held a Live Aid Venezuela concert in border town Cucuta, Colombia to pressure Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro to let humanitarian aid into Venezuela, ending the show with a rendition of John Lennon's "Imagine."
Concert organizer Richard Branson also took the concert stage, exhorting the crowd in a… Read
Precious Harris Dies: Sister Of VH1 Reality Star/Rapper T.I. Was 66
Precious Harris, older sister of rapper and VH1 reality show star T.I. of T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle, died today of injuries sustained in a car accident last week. She was 66.
Harris had three children, including Kayama Chapman, Avis Chapman-Reese and Kareem "Plug" Chapman. Harris's daughter, Kamaya, wrote on Instagram that she was "heartbroken."
T.I. (real name Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.) also posted on Instagram on his sister's death. The day before he… Read
KTLA Anchor Chris Burrous Death Ruled Accidental By County Coroner
UPDATED with cause of death: KTLA anchor Chris Burrous’s death has been ruled accidental, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.
Burrous died on Dec. 27 from what the coroner called methamphetamine toxicity, authorities said today. Other contributing factors in Burrous' death included hypertension and heart disease.
Burrous is survived by his wife Mai and 9-year-old daughter Isabella.
EARLIER: KTLA Morning News reporter and weekend anchor Chris Burrous died… Read
Brody Stevens Dies: Stand-Up Comedian And Film/TV Actor Was 48
Brody Stevens, a regular at Los Angeles comedy clubs and a character actor in numerous film and television productions, died today. No cause of death or location was provided by his representatives.
Born in Los Angeles as Steven James Brody, he briefly lived in Sacramento before returning to the Valley, where he developed into a standout baseball pitcher at Reseda High School. He won a scholarship to Arizona State and pitched for the Sun Devils, recording three saves in… Read
‘Wrecked’s Will Greenberg Joins NBC’s Bradley Whitford Musical Pilot As TBS Comedy Series Faces Uncertain Future
EXCLUSIVE: Wrecked co-star Will Greenberg has been cast as one of the leads opposite Bradley Whitford and Anna Camp in NBC's church choir comedy pilot (fka All Together Now) starring and executive produced by Whitford, from Lesley Wake Webster, Jason Winer and 20th Century Fox TV.
Greenberg plays Todd Hinkle on TBS’ Wrecked, whose third season ended its run in early October. According to TBS, no final decision has been made on the castaway comedy, though I hear the… Read
‘New York Undercover’ Star Malik Yoba To Reprise Role In ABC Reboot Pilot
Malik Yoba, star of Dick Wolf's 1990s series New York Undercover, has been tapped to star in the contemporary reboot of the cop drama, which has a pilot order at ABC. The project hails from Wolf, Hand of God creator Ben Watkins and director Anthony Hemingway.
Yoba will reprise his role as J.C. Williams from the original series. In the followup, Williams is now overseeing the unit and the next generation of detectives.
Yoba was at the heart of the original series. In… Read
Nathaniel Arcand Cast In CBS’ ‘FBI: Most Wanted’ Spinoff From Dick Wolf
EXCLUSIVE: Nathaniel Arcand (Cold Pursuit) has been cast opposite Julian McMahon, Alana de la Garza, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Roxy Sternberg and Kellan Lutz in FBI: Most Wanted, the planted spinoff of Dick Wolf's freshman CBS drama series FBI. The spinoff has a series commitment, making an episodic pickup for next season likely.
As the name suggests, FBI: Most Wanted centers on the division of the FBI tasked with tracking and capturing the notorious criminals on its Most… Read
DIGA Studios Opens LA Office, Taps Lionsgate TV’s A.J. Morewitz As Head Of Scripted
DIGA Studios, recently acquired by the Allyance Media Group, is expanding its West Coast presence, opening an LA office, and hiring former Lionsgate TV SVP Development A.J. Morewitz as EVP, Head of Scripted. In his new position, Morewitz will be charged with overseeing DIGA’s scripted content, growing the division. He will report to Tommy Coriale, DIGA Studios GM and Tony DiSanto, CEO, Allyance Media Group and DIGA Studios.
While scripted has been part of DIGA’s portfolio… Read