If you are a fan of Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network, then I am sure you are a fan of Iyanla Vanzant and her show ‘Iyanla Fix My Life.” Iyanla is more than a life coach, she is the best girlfriend and when she needs to be, she is the stern teacher. The show is entering its second season on Saturday…
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Pulliam joins Carmen Electra, (Oy Vey! My Sons Gay) One Direction, Taylor Dayne, Kyle Richards, (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) Syleena Johnson, (R&B Divas) Talib Kweli (Best Song) Adrian Dortch, (The Biggest Loser) Steven Drayton Sr., Shay Johnson, Rahn Anthoni, OMG Girlz, Sam Phillips, James Cullen Bressack, CC Perkinson, Dottie Peoples, (Best Gospel Song)Cynthia Manley, (Singer) Lourdes Duque Baron, Louis Smith aka Tre Luv, Kenya Moore, Kim Zolciak, Comedian Luenell, Drama Ganza, and more.
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Winners of the EOTM’s are selected by entertainment industry taste-makers that evaluate the contributions of entertainers, entrepreneurs, community leaders and philanthropists.
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‘Full House’ Gang Reunites for 25th Anniversary of Show (via NewsLook)
The cast of ‘Full House’ got together on the 25th anniversary of the show. Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie Tanner), Bob Saget (Danny Tanner), Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner), John Stamos (Uncle Jesse), Dave Coulier (Uncle Joey), Lori Loughlin (Aunt Becky) and even Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibbler) were all…
Kanye West Treats Kim Kardashian to $1 Million Worth of Gifts for Her Birthday (via NewsLook)
Kanye West has apparently splashed out over one million dollars on presents for his girlfriend Kim Kardashian’s 32nd birthday.
The funny man who is also the creator and voice actor of “Family Guy” and “Ted,” tended to rely upon his vocal characters leading with hilarious sketches about funny voices and the 2012 elections – which did not come as a surprise.
The hour opened with Jay Pharoah as President Barack Obama, a role previously played by Fred Armisen, and Jason Sudeikis reprised his role as Mitt Romney. Taran Killam debuted as Romney running-mate Paul Ryan. McFarlane brought his “voices” (and a surprisingly solid ability to carry a tune) to the opening monologue. Korean rapper Psy and a guitar-strumming John Mayer made surprise cameos later in the evening. Frank Ocean performed “Thinkin’ ‘Bout You” and “Pyramids,” and the cast’s new featured players made minor on-screen debuts. Memorable impressions of the night included: Honey Boo Boo and her mama, June, Clint Eastwood and chair, and Ryan Lochte.
Ryan Lochte was not ready to give out a gold medal to Seth MacFarlane for his portrayal of him.
“Well, I gotta admit that was a pretty harsh one, but it’s cool to have Seth parody me,”the Olympic swimmer told the Daily News.
What was your opinion of the “Saturday Night Live” season premiere? What did you think of McFarlane and Ocean? Anyone missing Kristin Wiig, Andy Samberg, and Abby Elliot? Thoughts on the new cast members? The skits? Comment below.
The new comedy is currently being written by Lauren Pomerantz, who is the senior writer for DeGeneres’ daytime talk show.
Ellen will join Pomerantz on executive producer duties for the sitcom, which focuses on a successful and independent 32-year-old woman who, convinced she is certain to die alone, seeks the advice of those around her to reassure her that living as a singleton was the right choice.
This latest sale is the second in quick succession for DeGeneres and her company, A Very Good Production; only last season, NBC bought the comedy The Smart One, another Ellen-produced show, in a bidding war.
In other TV news, CBS has bought All In, a multi-camera comedy, from CBS TV Studios.
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The Inquisitor contributed to this report.
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Saturday Night Live is getting a little bit funnier for their 38th season, and it looks as if this will be a year you would not want to miss. NBC revealed the hosts and musical guests for the first three episodes.”Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane will open the 38th season of “Saturday Night Live” on Sept. 15, with R&B crooner Frank Ocean as musical guest. On Sept. 22, Joseph Gordon-Levitt returns as host with Mumford & Sons. James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, will host Oct. 6 with Muse performing.
(Reuters) – Actor Michael J. Fox, who stepped back from full-time acting in 2000 to focus on fighting Parkinson’s disease, will star in a new TV comedy loosely based on his own life suffering from the illness.
NBC television said on Monday it had ordered a full 22 episodes of an untitled comedy series starring the “Spin City” and “Back to the Future” actor for the fall of 2013.
The show will feature Fox as a husband and father of three from New York City dealing with family, career, and challenges including the degenerative nervous system disorder, Parkinson’s disease.
“He (Fox) is utterly relatable, optimistic, and in a class by himself, and I have no doubt that the character he will create – and the vivid family characters surrounding him – will be both instantly recognizable and hilarious,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement.
He later starred in TV political comedy “Spin City,” winning multiple acting awards, but semi-retired from acting in 2000 as his symptoms of Parkinson’s worsened and he focused his efforts on research for a cure.
In recent years, the Canadian actor has done voice-over work for movies like “Stuart Little” and has guest starred in TV shows like the comedy “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and legal drama “The Good Wife.”
Filming for the new sitcom will begin this year, with casting for other roles to be announced later, NBC said.
The super stars took to the stage for a performance of “Let Me Entertain You.” Watch a clip below.
In a recent interview with OnTheRedCarpet.com, R&B singing sensation John Legend shared how he quickly realized the uniqueness of the show.
“I’ve guested on a bunch of TV shows and performed on a bunch of talk shows, but it’s different when you’re in there entertaining folks every week. It’s definitely a different feel,” he said. “I’m used to being on stage, I’m used to touring the country, touring the world, but this definitely has a different feel.”
How different is this music show comparable to the others out there, you ask?
Besides the obvious fact that Duets is looking to find a new music sensation, celebrities are setting out in search of the best singing partners. Each week they’ll take the stage with their charges to perform in front of a live studio audience. By the end of the competition, one formerly unknown singer will earn recognition and a recording contract with Hollywood Records.
Crooner John Legend went on to say,”I’m so invested in them, you know I came to the show kind of right near the end of pre production and I was picking singers and by the time I picked them we were about to perform the first show and so it happened really fast”. “I fell in love with both of them as far as making sure they would be successful and making sure they would be the best that they could be. It was like really important to me that they be successful.”
Clarkson, the winner of the first “American Idol,”says this music competition will take a positive approach.
“Our advice will be constructive,” she says. “We’re not looking to tear anybody down. I’ve been there on the other side and I know how it feels.You could take everyone who has won ‘Idol’ or ‘The Voice’ and you’d find maybe three who could harmonize. It’s an art to know when to shine and when to pull back.”
What did you think of the first night, “Duets” fans?
(EW.com) Dr. Gregory House checked out of Princeton-Plainsboro last night for the very last time after an hour that explored the man fans have come to know over eight seasons.
But letting the good doctor ride into the sunset with Wilson without talking to executive producer and creator David Shore wouldn’t seem right. So EW hopped on the phone with the House boss to break down all the twists last night and chat about how it came to be. [Spoilers ahead, obviously.] And if you missed the finale, catch up with our recap and Ken Tucker’s review.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So, true to form, the finale had me guessing to the very end. Tell me how you decided to end the series where you did, with House and Wilson riding into the sunset.
DAVID SHORE: There was a lot of discussion. The writers sat down and bandied around a bunch of ideas, and the more I thought about this idea, the more it seemed right. Ultimately, it’s House making a sacrifice — and yet not making a sacrifice. It’s House being with the person he should be with, in some ways. It’s not too sweet because it’s Wilson dying and House screwing everything up — and yet it’s Wilson and House riding into the sunset. And it’s House accessing his whole life for 40 minutes before that, which also allowed us to bring back guest cast. It just felt like the right tone and the right story.
How did you break that final story? I think one of the lines people are favoring today is that the final puzzle we solved with Dr. House was Dr. House.
Yeah, that seems right, doesn’t it? His life and what he should be doing, and assessing all the types of choices and the way he’s made choices. Isn’t that what a final episode should be.
I certainly think so, which is why I thought he was going to die. Was there ever a point where you thought you might kill House?
Everything was on the table and that seemed like a natural [choice] in some ways — that is an ending. And this [episode] is a nice ending for the series, but it’s not en ending to House, and that’s part of it. House as a human being — a fictional human being but still a human being — won’t be over until he dies. So there was some talk about that, but this felt better for many reasons.
Did you mean for it to be ambiguous in any way? I watched it, felt at peace with what I saw, and then our commenters took my peace away with their crazy-but-plausible theories. Did you purposely leave room for that discussion and theories that House did die?
Yes, it did occur to me people might see that. And I welcome multiple interpretations. Well, I don’t welcome multiple interpretations usually. I get that, and I find it interesting. But I want people to feel differently about things, but I don’t want people to disagree about what the show is and what the story is. I was aware of that and I was okay with that.
So, was it meant to be taken at face value?
Yeah. It was.
Well, now I feel better.
Yes, it was meant to be taken at face value. House is riding off into the sunset.
Let’s talk returns. How hard or easy was it to get everyone on board?
It was easy in the sense that I called the people you saw in [the episode], gave them a description — barely that — and they all jumped at the opportunity. That was really gratifying. Scheduling was a bit of a nightmare because they all have busy careers, and so I would have loved to shoot that stuff in order and that wasn’t possible. There were some scenes that were shot where part of one scene was shot one day and the other part of the scene was shot another day. So my hat goes off to the AD (assistant directors) department and the production department generally for wrangling everybody. But in terms of people coming back, it was great.
Why was it important to you to bring everyone back?
It was a natural thing to do in the finale, which isn’t enough of a reason for me. What I liked was that the story we were telling lent itself to doing that, and doing it in a different way. And it was nice for me on a human level to see those people again. Mostly it made sense for the story – he’s had different people in his life who have touched him and affected him in different ways. They are a part of who he is, so we were portraying that in a literal way. We had those four characters come back, but in terms of the four people who came back, they weren’t there. They were part of his subconscious. So, literally portraying them as being part of him, I liked that.
That’s especially sweet in terms of Kutner, because he left so suddenly. It was nice closure, I think.
It was a whole notion that he lives on, in a way, through the people he’s touched. Unfortunately, he doesn’t literally live on — that would have been nicer for him. But for his legacy, it exists.
I have to ask about Lisa Edelstein. Did you approach her about a return?
I wanted her to come back, but we weren’t able to make that happen.
One of my favorite parts of the finale were the song choices at the end.
That was all Hugh Laurie. It was completely Hugh. He came to me one day while we were shooting the finale and it seemed right. Again, it was that tone – opposite of what you expect and yet it worked.
Now, if I may get a little nerdy. Foreman, he knew at the end that House had done something, right?
Yeah, that was intended to be a clue that House left for Foreman to tell him, ‘Don’t worry.’
(AP) Eva Longoria’s character Gabrielle and her on-screen husband Carlos, played by Ricardo Antonio Chavira, were the center of attention during the final episode on “Desperate Housewives.”
Yet, there was nothing desperate about this finale.
ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,”concluded its rocky, racy and macabre eight-season run with a tidy, affectionate send-off.
For those who haven’t yet made their farewell visit to Wisteria Lane, be advised: Plot spoilers from Sunday’s finale await.
Suffice it to say, everyone seems destined to live happily ever after.
At least, with the exception of Karen McCluskey (Kathryn Joosten), the cranky but lovable senior who was battling cancer. But she dies peacefully at home, the way she wanted, with a favorite Johnny Mathis record serenading her.
By this point, she has saved the day for Bree Van de Kamp (Marcia Cross), who was on trial for murder — an accidental homicide that was actually committed by Carlos (Ricardo Antonio Chavira), the husband of Bree’s fellow housewife, Gabrielle (Eva Longoria).
Bree was prepared to loyally take the fall for her friends, but, at the last moment, Karen steps in and confesses to the crime.
Besides her false confession, Karen voices on the stand a tender summary of life in the
“Desperate Housewives” neighborhood: “It’s not just a bunch of houses in the same place. It’s a community — people who care about each other.”
The charges are dropped against Bree, who overcomes her fear of commitment and settles down with her cute lawyer, Trip (Scott Bakula), after he assures her that her tarnished past doesn’t bother him: “All those ugly details you’re talking about, they just prove that you’re human,” he says lovingly.
Lynette (Felicity Huffman) and Tom (Doug Savant), whose marriage seemed on the rocks, reconcile passionately in the middle of Wisteria Lane in the romantic glow of streetlights.
Preparations are afoot for the gala marriage of Renee (Vanessa Williams) and Ben (Charles Mesure), with all the expected hysteria and confusion.
For instance, en route to the ceremony in a stretch limo, Renee’s expensive wedding gown is soaked by pregnant Julie seated beside her, whose water inconveniently breaks. But with Gabrielle as an accomplice, Renee steals a replacement gown from a bridal store.
Then Julie (Andrea Lauren Bowen), the daughter of Susan (Teri Hatcher), gives birth at the hospital as, in cross-cuts, the wedding reception takes place and Karen breathes her last. Life, nuptials and death: a bittersweet confluence.
The ratings and heat that greeted “Desperate Housewives” eight years ago have faded during the series’ run. The season finale for its first year drew more than 30 million viewers, while, this season, the series has averaged 8.5 million each week.
But Sunday’s two-hour finale (whose second hour was written by series creator Marc Cherry) was a reminder of why “Desperate Housewives” struck such a chord with its arrival in fall 2004.
It burst on the scene as a lighthearted souffle of blackmail, lust, adultery and sisterhood; as TV’s go-to address for sexy suburban angst. It hooked America from its first-place premiere airing when, among many twists, its series-long narrator (neighbor Mary Alice Young, portrayed by Brenda Strong) gave a play-by-play of her own suicide.
Then, as now, at the heart of this throbbing universe are the four titular housewives: overwrought career woman and weary mom Lynette; sexy, spoiled spitfire Gabrielle; goodhearted bubble-head Susan; and wired-too-tight homemaker Bree.
All of them have gone through so much, yet managed to stay rooted, as hordes of other characters came and went through the years. (Accelerating things, the time frame skipped forward by five years midway through the series’ eight-season run.)
But that’s all over. All four women (we are told) will soon scatter, living out their lives elsewhere, but happily.
The first to exit: Susan, the only member of the foursome who leaves without a partner by her side.
“Do I have one last torrid romance in me? Maybe,” she tells daughter Julie wistfully. “But I know if I am ever old and lonely, I can wrap myself up in all those memories (of life on Wisteria Lane), and I will be content.”
She has sold her home to a young married couple. But the wife, named Jennifer, confides misgivings at moving to the suburbs.
“I’m a little worried it’s going to be boring,” she tells Susan.
“Oh, I wouldn’t worry about that,” replies Susan with a knowing smile.
And, indeed, new housewife Jennifer seems to be bringing her own secrets and woes to the block — at least, if the series’ final shot of her stricken expression and a mysterious box are any indication.
What a relief as the show comes to a close! Just because viewers won’t be privy to future happenings on Wisteria Lane doesn’t mean there’s any danger of things settling down.
Based on reporting by the Associated Press
In 23 seasons there has NOT been a black bachelor or bachelorette. Have you ever noticed this? The very popular show has been on air for 10 years and not one African American.
On Wednesday, two African-American men, Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson, filed a federal lawsuit in Nashville against ABC and the “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.”
The lawsuit claims the shows engaged in patterns of racial discrimination because certain ethnic groups were blocked from having the chance to participate in leading roles. These are just two of the few that feel they have not had their fare shot.
The show has been embarrassingly white. We would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on this.
Perhaps there is some truth in that claim….eh?
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Ashley Judd made waves yesterday with a message directed at the Daily Beast, about the objectification of women, a response to their insults and accusations of the actress possibly having plastic surgery.
Judd began a big promotional push for her new TV show Missing, last month. Around the same time, she found herself the subject of various catty articles — writers were speculating that, because the actress’s face looked fuller than usual, she must have had some kind of plastic surgery. In reality, Judd’s cheeks looked puffy because she was treating a sinus infection and flu with steroids. But Judd argued that it wouldn’t matter even if she had gotten work done; the comments are indicative of a larger problem. As she wrote:
…the conversation was pointedly nasty, gendered, and misogynistic and embodies what all girls and women in our culture, to a greater or lesser degree, endure every day, in ways both outrageous and subtle. The assault on our body image, the hypersexualization of girls and women and subsequent degradation of our sexuality as we walk through the decades, and the general incessant objectification is what this conversation allegedly about my face is really about.”
Women are not only joining in the ongoing disassembling of my appearance, but are also responsible for shining a spotlight on her “puffy” face in the first place. According to Judd, this proves that patriarchy “is not men. Patriarchy is a system in which both women and men participate… It is subtle, insidious, and never more dangerous than when women passionately deny that they themselves are engaging in it.” She concluded her essay by writing that this misogynistic “insanity” must stop. “…As focused on me as it appears to have been, it is about all girls and women,” she wrote. “In fact, it’s about boys and men, too, who are equally objectified and ridiculed, according to heteronormative definitions of masculinity that deny the full and dynamic range of their personhood.”
Judd makes it clear that in her experience much of this stuff comes from women, so much of it is ultimately about conversations women will either choose to have or choose not to have. She says she’s sometimes guilty of it herself. In my experience, even women who would probably never go on about how actresses are too fat think far less of saying they’re too thin, and there are certainly times when what seems to be terrible plastic surgery feels a bit tragic and is awfully hard not to mention. And it’s an interesting dilemma, because if you can’t mention terrible plastic surgery, how do you talk about how much you wish people would just age naturally?
Whatever the case, Ashley Judd took one for the team, and we are NOT mad about it!
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Scandal debuted tonight on ABC, and it definitely set the stage for being one of the hottest new shows of the season. The new drama, starring Kerry Washington offered a fascinating look inside Washington D.C.’s most prolific crisis management firm, led by the high powered Olivia Pope — played by Washington, in her first TV role.
A former communications director to the President of the United States, Tony Goldwyn, who left the White House to open her own crisis management firm.Though she and her team have law backgrounds, they are not lawyers; they are crisis managers.
The high intensity drama is the work of Shonda Rhimes who is also the creator of Greys Anatomy. The first episode involves potentially damaging allegations of inappropriate behavior against President Grant himself, which reinforces the high stakes, but for purposes of TV drama delivers mixed results. Washington is both sympathetic and commanding in the role — while Olivia’s got considerable baggage, her damage doesn’t hinder her or cripple her. In today’s television landscape, there is certainly something to be said for a powerful, headstrong black female lead — and lead she does.
Rhimes’ shows always have a heavy soapish drama, which is fine, they also keep us guessing. Several times Thursday, “Scandal” does as well. Scandal is scandalously delicious!
Tune in Thursday nights at 10 p.m. EST on ABC.
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