'Sons of Anarchy': behind the scenes peak at season 5

August 31, 2012
Actor Theo Rossi gives a behind the scenes look at the new upcoming season of "Sons of Anarchy," premiering September 11 on FX. Check out the video below.

Sons of Anarchy is an adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club's (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, Charming. The MC must confront threats from drug dealers, corporate developers, and overzealous law officers. Behind the MC's familial lifestyle and legally thriving automotive shop is a ruthless and illegally thriving arms business. The seduction of money, power, and blood.

The show stars Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman and Maggie Siff.


KCON: convention heads to Irvine on October 13th

August 27, 2012
KCON, the first-ever large scale convention dedicated to the hottest entertainment coming out of Asia including K-pop music, Korean dramas (K-dramas) and movies, announced today the initial line-up for the star-studded concert scheduled to cap off the full day convention. 4Minute and VIXX are already confirmed with more acts to be announced in the coming days. Hyuna, from the 5 member girl group 4Minute, recently guest starred alongside PSY in his viral hit “Gangnam Style” videos, which have an amassed over 65 million hits this summer on YouTube. Tickets, starting as low as $40 and are on sale now.

The event will be produced by Mnet, a youth entertainment brand for all things Asian cool, which includes the only national, English-language lifestyle television network in the U.S. for fans of Asian pop culture. Panels and workshops looking deep inside the Korean Wave will fill the day. From the music and the fashion to Korean cinema, YouTube celebrities and a cosplay contest, every aspect of Hallyu will have a home at KCON. 

KCON is set to take place on October 13 at the Verizon Amphitheater in Irvine, CA. In addition to affordable $40 tickets, a VIP package for $100 is available, and includes a ticket in the concert pit, exclusive pre-show access and additional access. All tickets include admission to the concert and the entire convention programming slate. For more information about how to purchase tickets, please visitwww.kconusa.com.

“Hallyu has fans around the world buzzing and the signs of this craze reaching the U.S. can be seen all around us,” added Mr. Kim. “From K-pop sensation 2NE1’s reality show airing in the U.S. on Mnet to Internet rumors that Paris Hilton will be in Kim Jang Hoon’s next video; from PSY’s incredible rise to stardom including a recent performance at Dodgers Stadium, and Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre performing at the MAMA music awards in front of two billion worldwide viewers, it is no longer possible to avoid this trend. KCON is the next logical step.”

KCON (www.kconusa.com) is the first ever convention dedicated to ‘All Things Hallyu.’ KCON hopes to establish an annual flagship event that will improve the American fan experience by providing an affordable way for them to connect with each other as well as artists and professionals in the K-pop industry.


Comic Con 2012: Tim Burton talks making 'Frankenweenie'

August 26, 2012
Tim Burton's latest animated movie,Frankenweenie, tells the story of a boy named Victor who raises his beloved dog Sparky from the dead in a homemade attic laboratory and in doing so unleashes mayhem on his small New Holland town.

The movie is set to premiere at the London Film Fest accompanied by a free "Art of Frankenweenie" exhibition from Oct. 17-21, offering a glimpse into the stop-motion process, including Burton's original sketches, props, sets and puppets from the movie.
"Frankenweenie" takes Burton backs to his stop motion animation roots. What's new to the mix is making the movie in 3D.
"It was a chance to do something new, to do something that I'd never done before," he said when Animation Examiner asked the question at a press conference last month.
"I recall back to when I was doing Batman, and how worried they all were that it was too dark," Burton said. "Now, it looks like a light-hearted romp. It’s Batman on Ice, you know? It’s interesting because it was such a struggle to get that, at the time."It's been twenty years since Burton's Batman hit the screen. How does the director feel about superhero movies today?
Check out the full press conference in the video on this page.
"Frankenweenie" heads to theaters on October 5th.

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Jenni Rivera presents 'Chiquis 'n Control' airing on Mun2

From Latin superstar Jenni Rivera comes a new reality show, "Chiquis 'n Control" a show based on her daughter Chiquis starting her own business in Los Angeles. 

This one-hour, 11-part reality show, is a spin-off of mun2’s most popular and highest-rated original reality series, “I Love Jenni,” following the life of Chiquis Rivera. In “Chiquis ‘n Control” viewers will follow Chiquis as she moves out of the Rivera home for the first time and strikes out on her own.

Following in the footsteps of her mother, Chiquis will open her very own first business, a blow dry salon, called Blow Me Dry in Encino. Chiquis's friends and employees are there for her as she tries to branch out on her own and make her mom proud of her. 

“I’m stepping out on my own and it’s not always easy,” Chiquis said. “Building a new business is a challenge – from permits to hiring stylists to building a client base. It’s a process and I have been learning along the way. I know that traditionally most single Latinas don’t leave home until marriage, however, I have a strong, independent role model in my mother and this was something I wanted to do. It’s been hard. While I love to be by myself, to live on my own, I miss being with my family at times. However, Faith is what leads me and I’m not going to be scared of anything or anyone - from business to just discovering myself.”

Chiquis will be forced to balance her responsibilities to her family, her social/dating life, with being the boss of her first business venture. In each episode, viewers will experience both the drama inside the salon as well as in Chiquis’ home and personal life.

Jenni appears in the episodes to give Chiquis advice about starting out on her own. Chiquis just wants to make her mother proud. 
The closet in her apartment that she converted from her bedroom is worth watching the first episode alone. "Chiquis 'n Control" airs Saturday afternoons on Mun 2.    

Check out the premiere episode below:


Trailer: 'Homeland' season 2 starring Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Morena Baccarin

August 25, 2012
In "Homeland," Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody returns home eight years, after going missing in Iraq. Carrie Mathison, a driven CIA officer, suspects he might be plotting an attack on America. The series stars Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Morena Baccarin.

As the second season begins, Carrie no longer working at the agency, while Nicholas Brody (Lewis) is several months into his inaugural term as a freshman Congressman.

Season two of "Homeland" will premiere on Sunday, September 20 at 10pm ET on Showtime.
Check out a teaser trailer for season 2 below:

Lifetime's 'Fatal Honeymoon' airs tonight

Lifetime airs the new movie "Fatal Honeymoon" tonight. Based on the true story of Gabe and Tina Watson, "Fatal Honeymoon" tells the story of the newly married couple who were in Australia for their honeymoon when tragedy struck.

Actress Amber Clayton (Three Rivers) stars as Christina Mae “Tina” Thomas Watson, a 26-year-old American from Alabama who died while scuba diving on her honeymoon in Australia.
Actor Billy Miller (The Young and the Restless) stars as David Gabriel “Gabe” Watson, Tina’s husband of 11 days, who was originally charged with her murder.

"Fatal Honeymoon" premieres Saturday, August 25 at 8/7c on Lifetime.

Do Something Awards recogninzes causes teens care about

The 2012 Do Something Awards honored the nation’s best young world-changers who represent the pivotal "do-ers" in their field, cause or issue. This year’s celebrity nominees included Ben Affleck, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Nicole Richie, Neil Patrick Harris, Channing Tatum, Emma Stone, Will.i.am, Adam Lambert and many others.

In addition to honoring celebrities for their work to inspire others, and a night filled with great musical performances, one young "do-er" (age 25 and under) received a grand prize of $100,000 for their cause. This year's winner for the ultimate prize was Katia Gomez, who was recognized for the work in helping to bring schools and education to young women in Hondurus.

Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield and Lamorne Morris of Fox's hit comedy "New Girl" hosted the show with hilarious comedy bits, including Lamorne learning to swim for the first time and the three forming their own boy band "Zero Direction."

Attending the show were Ben Affleck, Kristin Bell, Sophia Bush, Jason Dundas, John Cho, Will Ferrell, Ashley Greene, Simon Helberg, Ellie Kemper, Maria Menounos, Olivia Munn, Kelly Osbourne, Aubrey Plaza, Adam Pally and Dax Shepard to name a few.

Performing at the awards were musical acts Flo Rida, fun. and house band Kids These Days

Check out the "Do Something Awards" airing on VH1.

DoSomething.org focuses on causes teens care about. Almost every week, a new national campaign is launched. DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the US for teens and social change.

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'Downton Abbey': season 3 sneak peek (video)

August 24, 2012
"Downton Abbey" doesn't return until January 2013 but PBS was kind enough to release a clip of the premiere episode featuring Maggie Smith and newest cast member Shirley MacLaine.

It's a shame we have to wait that long for the fireworks to begin. 

Check out a clip below:


'So You Think You Can Dance' salutes Gene Kelly's 100th birthday with tribute dance

"So You Think You Can Dance" tonight paid tribute to one of the most famous dancers and choreographers of all time, Gene Kelly.  Gene Kelly's 100th birthday would have been this year.

During the show's opening number, the Top 10 dancers wowed the audience with a number choreographed by Tyce Diorio. Some of Kelly's most famous cinematic moments including numbers from "Singing in the Rain," "On the Town" and "An American in Paris."

At the end of the evening two great dancers Audrey Case and George Lawrence Jr. were sent home.

Check out the video below:

"So You Think You Can Dance" airs Wednesdays at 8pm.

TCM recruits Regis Philbin as Guest Programmer as he picks four favorite fillms

Regis Philbin's name has been in the news a lot lately as Michael Strathan is said to be his replacement as co-host with Kelly Ripa, will be officially announced on September 4th. 

On that very same evening, the television living legend will serve as guest programmer on TCM.   Philbin will offer four of his favorite films when he joins TCM host Robert Osborne in presenting the comedy "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" (1948), the Cole Porter musical "High Society "(1956), the Rocky Graziano boxing biography "Somebody Up There Likes Me" (1956) and George Stevens' rousing action-adventure "Gunga Din" (1939).

The following is the complete schedule for TCM's Sept. 4 Guest Programmer lineup, featuring Regis Philbin:

8 p.m. (ET) – Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) – Philbin finds much to emulate in Cary Grant, citing "his style, his charm, his grace." Grant stars with Myrna Loy in this delightful domestic comedy about a couple whose new home-building project is fraught with complications. Melvyn Douglas co-stars.

10 p.m. (ET) – High Society (1956) – Another major influence on Philbin has been Bing Crosby, who stars in this musical-comedy version of The Philadelphia Story. Grace Kelly, in her final film, stars as a socialite about to get married to her new beau, played by John Lund. Everything goes nuts, however, when her ex-husband (Crosby) arrives on the scene with a pair of reporters played by Frank Sinatra and Celeste Holm.

Midnight (ET) – Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) – Philbin admires both Paul Newman and the boxer he plays in this drama, Rocky Graziano. This top-notch biography follows Graziano as he goes from the New York streets to the boxing ring. Pier Angeli, Everett Sloane, Eileen Heckart and Sal Mineo co-star under the direction of Robert Wise. Ernest Lehman's script and Joseph Ruttenberg's cinematography both won Oscars®.

2 a.m. (ET) – Gunga Din (1939) – George Stevens' lively adventure expands on Rudyard Kipling's famous poem with a story about three fortune-hunting British soldiers who face off against a deadly cult in India. Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. star as the soldiers, with Sam Jaffe as the title character, who plays a crucial role in the film's rip-roaring climax. Joan Fontaine also stars.


CNN shakes up all news channel with Morgan Spurlock series 'Inside Man'

August 23, 2012
CNN, which has been looking for a way to end their ratings slump has greenlit a new series, "Inside Man" by documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. Spurlock is best known for the popular documentary film "Super Size Me," in which he addressed America's obesity problem by consuming a diet consisting of only McDonalds for 30 days. 

The new series will debut in April 2013. The formerly all-news network recently announced their decision to go outside of their normal format for programming as the network has seen an all-time ratings low in recent years. 

The network is looking for programming from outside production companies that produce shows for  the History Channel, NatGeo and A&E.  

The eight episode series will provide an insider’s view into rarely-seen sectors of American life that include gun lovers, marijuana growers, migrant farm workers, and end-of-life caregivers.

Spurlock was nominated for an Academy Awards for "Super Size Me" and hosted the FX series "30 Days."

'Pretty Little Liars': season finale sneak peek

On the mid-season finale of ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars," Emily is caught in the crossfire when Maya's murderer is revealed, in "The Lady Killer," airing Tuesday, August 28 (8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET/PT).

"Pretty Little Liars" stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Tyler Blackburn, Holly Marie Combs, Lucy Hale, Ian Harding, Laura Leighton, Chad Lowe, Shay Mitchell, Janel Parrish and Sasha Pieterse. 

Check out a sneak peek below: 

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'Grimm': 'Bad Moon Rising' sneak peek photos

On the next episode of "Grimm" entitled "Bad Moon Rising," Hank (Russell Hornsby) continues to seek help to cope with the inexplicable siting he had. An old friend, Jarold Kempfer (guest star Mark Pellegrino), needs his help when his daughter (guest star Maddie Hasson) goes missing. Nick’s (David Giuntoli) expertise as a Grimm comes in to play as he investigates the disturbing motives linked to the disappearance. Silas Weir Mitchell, Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee and Bree Turner also star.

Check out "Grimm" this Monday at 10pm. 

Check out some photos of the episode below: 

"Grimm" airs Mondays at 10pm on NBC before returning to its regular night on Fridays at 10pm beginning Friday, September 21st. 

Trailer: '10 Years' in theaters September 24th

The new movie "10 Years" hits theaters on September 24th. The movie stars Lynn Collins, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Rosario Dawson, Brian Geraghty, Ari Graynor, Oscar Isaac, Ron Livingston, Justin Long, Anthony Mackie, Kate Mara, Max Minghella, Aubrey Plaza, Scott Porter, Chris Pratt, and Channing Tatum.

"10 Years" follows a group of friends on the night of their high school reunion who, a decade later, still haven’t quite grown up. Channing Tatum plays Jake, who is deeply in love with his girlfriend (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and ready to propose—until he runs into his high school flame (Rosario Dawson) for the first time in ten years. Jake’s friend Cully (played by funnyman Chris Pratt) married his cheerleader girlfriend (Ari Graynor), and has been looking forward to the reunion so he can finally apologize to all the classmates he bullied in high school. However, after a few too many drinks, the jock-turned-family man ends up reverting back to his old ways instead. Meanwhile, longtime rivals Marty (Justin Long) and A.J (Max Minghella) spend the night still trying to one-up each other to impress the coolest girl in class (Lynn Collins), who now has a secret. The famous one of the group, Reeves (Oscar Isaac) is now well-known musician, but is still too shy to talk to the high school crush (Kate Mara) who inspired his one hit wonder.

Check out the trailer below:


'Elementary': nationwide Sherlock Holmes themed dinner night announced

CBS Television Studios and Grubwithus are getting together to announce a host of Sherlock Holmes themed dinners at restaurants and pubs across the country. The events will co-inside with the new CBS crime drama "Elementary."

Grubwithus, a social networking site that connects people with compatible interests over social meals, will host the dinners at English pubs and restaurants in 10 cities across the country.

A sneak preview DVD of “Elementary” will be given to Sherlock fans prior to the night so that other fans can discuss the episode there.

Cities that are hosting the Thursday, Sept. 13th dinners are New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Seattle, Atlanta and Dallas. Fans are encouraged to "Bring a Watson” – a friend with the in a play on Sherlock Holmes and his detective partner, .

For details on the dinners in your city, or if you’d like to interact with other “Elementary” fans offline before and after the meals, visit www.grubwithus.com/elementary.

Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu star in “Elementary,” premiering at 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 on CBS.

More information on Grubwithus and “Elementary,” provided by CBS, is as follows:

Grubwithus is a social dining network looking to take online social networks back offline. Pioneering the “in real life” movement, grubbers can browse and reserve meals online, and then meet, socialize and build relationships over tasting menus at restaurants throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Grubwithus gives users the opportunity to connect with others, meet people who share similar interests, engage with influential luminaries and host private meals. For more information, visit the company website at www.grubwithus.com/www.grubwithus.com/

“Elementary” is a modern day version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary characters Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Set in New York City, expert investigator Sherlock, played by Jonny Lee Miller, is a recent rehab graduate paired with his worst nightmare: sober coach Joan Watson, played by Lucy Liu. The two work together to solve some of NYC's most challenging crimes.

"Elementary" premieres Thursday, September 27th on CBS.


'Pretty Little Liars' spawns spin off web series 'Pretty Dirty Secrets'

ABCFamily.com will launch the weekly webseries “Pretty Dirty Secrets” beginning Tuesday, Aug. 28 during the summer finale of “Pretty Little Liars,” according to a news release.

Eight different episodes will air starting at 7 p.m. Tuesdays on ABCFamily.com. The web series will pick up where the summer finale leaves off and conclude with a special Halloween episode of “Pretty Little Liars” airing in October when the town of Rosewood prepares for Halloween.

“Pretty Dirty Secrets” will also introduce a new character to the series, Shana (Aerial Miranda), who is the Halloween store clerk. The character of Shana will later be seen in the “Pretty Little Liars”series airing in early 2013.

“Pretty Dirty Secrets” is written by Kyle Bown and Kim Turrisi  and will star Brant Daugherty, Yani Gellman, Aerial Miranda, Vanessa Ray, Brendan Robinson and Drew Van Acker.

“Pretty Little Liars” Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Tyler Blackburn, Holly Marie Combs, Lucy Hale, Ian Harding, Laura Leighton, Chad Lowe, Janel Parrish, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse.


KISS releases KISS Monster Book

August 22, 2012
The biggest rock band in the world, KISS, is launching the largest rock book ever to be published, KISS MONSTER BOOK, standing 3 feet high by 2.5 feet wide and 2 inches thick.

The KISS MONSTER BOOK offers a larger-than-life journey through 40-years of KISS with an intimate collection of 127 photographs by world-renowned rock photographers, including rareand never-before-seen images sourced from the band's own archives. The massive book is a collector's goldmine, with just 1,000 copies available and individually signed, dated andnumbered by the four members of the current line-up. Printed in high-definition links by one of the world’s finest limited-edition and large format printers, each copy has been hand stitched-and-bound in Italy, by the same binder used by The Vatican.

Eleven different covers with matching signature pages have been produced, and anyone buying the book can choose their cover when they place their order. The pictures inside include unseen gems, old 35mm slides, famous moments and brand new pictures that bring the band right up-to-date. Coupled with the sheer size and quality of the images, this book is a photographic monument that chronicles the cultural phenomenon known as KISS. It's an up-close-and-personal view of the most globally-recognized band in rock history, bringing the epic KISS experience alive.

"This book is way beyond my expectations," band member Paul Stanley said. "The photos are incredible at this size. It's not a coffee table book, it's a coffee table!"

KISS has worked closely with the publishers, carefully choosing the best and rarest images to illustrate every decade of their glorious history. The photos selected for the KISS MONSTER BOOKcapture the absolute essence of being in-and-around a KISS concert, with incredible work by some of the greatest rock photographers of all time, including Richard Aaron, Fin Costello, Bob Gruen, Ross Halfin, Tom Hill, Steve Jennings, Andrew Kent, Barry Levine, Eric McKenna,Evan Mover, Michael Putland, Denis O'Regan, Chip Rock, Al Soluri, Mark Sullivan, Mark Weiss and Neil Zlozower. The result is an explosion of giant photographs showing KISS alive, with a stunning recreation of the KISS live experience that leaves you with the smell of pyrotechnics in your nostrils, the sound of the music in your ears, and a sense of danger in your belly. Many of the close-up photographs are literally the closest any fan could ever get to their rock heroes without an All-Access pass. The KISS MONSTER BOOK is the ultimate rock book experience.

KISS is massively influential on a global platform. The band is widely acclaimed for their elaborate live performances, which includes face paint, flamboyant stage outfits, fire-breathing, blood-spitting, smoking guitars and pyrotechnics. Formed in NY in the early 1970's, KISS has broken box office records set by The Beatles and Elvis and is America's #1 Gold Record Award-winning group of all-time (RIAA certified). The band's KISSOLOGY Volume I, Volume II and Volume IIIhave sold an amazing 20 times platinum in just North America alone. The band has sold more than 40 million albums U.S.; 20 million RIAA certified, and worldwide sales exceeding 100 million. KISS is currently on tour.

For more information, please visit www.kissmonsterbook.com and official websitewww.kissonline.com.

Emmys Foundation 2012 Auction is underway

Television fans across America now have the chance to participate in the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation’s Primetime Emmy® Season Online Auction, open now for bidding at www.ebay.com/emmysfoundation

People can bid on and win once-in-a-lifetime studio experiences, VIP tickets and memorabilia from their favorite shows. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation is the charitable arm of the Television Academy and all auction proceeds will support its education and archival programs.

To participate on the auction, visit: Emmys Foundation Auction

  • VIP tour of Warner Bros. Studios, complete with tickets to “The Big Bang Theory"
  • Set visit to “Community”
  •  Signed Stetson from the cast of “Dallas”
  •  Helmet from “Sons of Anarchy” autographed by the series’ cast
  • “Teen Wolf” autographed script
  • Tickets to the Emmys and the official HBO Primetime Emmy after party complete with car service
  • “White Collar” poster signed by series’ star Matt Bomer
  • Front row seats to the Primetime Emmy Red Carpet Bleachers Arrivals
  • Tickets to the official HBO Primetime Emmy after party complete with car service
  • Exclusive invitation to the “Leverage” (TNT) season wrap party and a private lunch with “Leverage” star Aldis Hodge, just to name a few.
The auction will close on August 30, 2012 at 4:00 PM PST. 
The 64th Primetime Emmy®Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, airs September 23rd on ABC at 5:00 PM PST.

'Piranha 3DD' - on DVD and Blu-Ray September 4th

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Piranha 3DD [Blu-ray]

PIRANHA 3DD - On Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD September 4, 2012
Starring: Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, David Koechner, Chris Zylka, Katrina Bowden, Gary Busey, Christopher Lloyd, and David Hasselhoff
Directed by: John Gulager
Official Website: www.piranha3DDmovie.com
PIRANHA 3DD incorporates the classic elements of the teen horror/exploitation movies of the 1970s, packed with ferocious flesheaters, scantily-clad young victims, and bizarre and exciting twists and turns.  Whereas Piranha 3D took place on a lake, the 2012 sequel is set at a water park, complete with water slides and a lazy river - the perfect places for piranha mayhem!  Back for more outrageous fun, Christopher Lloyd reprises his role as the eccentric piranha expert.

After the terror unleashed on Lake Victoria in Piranha 3D, the prehistoric school of bloodthirsty piranhas are back and this time, no one is safe from the flesh-eating fish as they sink their razor-sharp teeth into the visitors of summer's best attraction, The Big Wet Water Park.  

Now with double the action, double the horror, and double the D's, PIRANHA 3DD stars Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, David Koechner, Chris Zylka, Katrina Bowden, Gary Busey, Christopher Lloyd, and David Hasselhoff.
Street Date: September 4, 2012
Run time: 83 Minutes
Rating: R


Stand Up 2 Cancer event recruits Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Jessica Biel, more

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is proud to announce the Hollywood community is once again rallying together and lending its support to the third SU2C primetime television fundraising special on Friday, September 7th, (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT). 

Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Jessica Biel, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Seth Rogen, Emma Stone, Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Tim McGraw and SU2C co-founder Katie Couric will all appear in the broadcast which is being executive-produced by Paltrow and Joel Gallen of Tenth Planet Productions in collaboration with SU2C's production team. 

Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Alicia Keys and Tim McGraw will perform as they join celebrities from film, television and sports to engage viewers with powerful stories and a moving call-to-action.

Actors and personalities confirmed to appear include Simon Baker, Jordana Brewster, Diem Brown, Dana Delany, Chelsea Handler, Marg Helgenberger, Rashida Jones, Minka Kelly, Joe Manganiello, Jillian Michaels, Masi Oka, Ana Maria Polo and Alison Sweeney.  

This event helps build public support for groundbreaking translational research accelerating the delivery of new therapies to patients, getting them from the "bench to the bedside" as quickly as possible. SU2C brings together scientists from different disciplines across various institutions to collaborate.

As previously announced, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC will donate one hour of simultaneous, commercial-free primetime for the nationally televised fundraising special on September 7, to be broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. BIO, E!, ENCORE, HBO, HBO Latino, ION Television, LMN (Lifetime Movie Network), Logo, MLB Network, mun2, Palladia, SHOWTIME, Smithsonian Channel, STARZ, STYLE, TBS and VH1 have also committed to carry the "Stand Up To Cancer" telecast. The program will include a celebrity phone/multi-media bank that will allow viewers to interact with participating talent. Viewers will also be able to donate via text-to-give and at standup2cancer.org. One hundred percent of all public donations will go directly to cancer research.

SU2C was founded on the belief that we are at a pivotal juncture with the potential for transformative progress in cancer research because of two trends: breakthroughs made in our understanding of the basic science of cancer, and technological advances that enable us to translate them into new treatments.   

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the world's largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer, is the scientific partner of Stand Up To Cancer.

For more detailed information about the Dream Teams, individual Innovative Research Grants and other Stand Up To Cancer activities, visit: www.standup2cancer.org     

ABC announces Republican and Democratic convention coverage

ABC News will provide comprehensive cross-platform coverage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa (August 27-30) and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte (September 4-6). Coverage, led by Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos along with ABC's powerhouse team of political correspondents and contributors, will span ABC News' broadcasts and platforms -- including more than 14 hours of coverage on the ABC Television Network, 30-plus hours of live-streamed coverage on ABC News Digital platforms and Yahoo!, and extensive reporting and analysis on ABC News Radio. In addition, ABC News will be co-hosting a total of four newsmaker events with its partners at the conventions.

During the back-to-back conventions Sawyer and Stephanopoulos will be joined by ABC News' powerhouse political team including:
* Senior political correspondent Jonathan Karl reporting from the convention floor
* Senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper covering the President's re-election campaign
* "World News" weekend anchor David Muir covering the Romney campaign
* ABC News correspondent Cecilia Vega reporting from both conventions cities
* Senior political analyst Matthew Dowd, George Will, Cokie Roberts and Donna Brazile will be among ABC's contributors providing analysis
* ABC News political director Amy Walter and Yahoo! News Washington bureau chief David Chalian anchoring special live-streamed coverage every night
* Senior Washington editor Rick Klein contributing reporting and analysis

The booming U.S. Hispanic population is challenging the conventional political wisdom in new and unexpected ways. ABC News will tap into the expertise and insights of Univision News as it explores the impact the Latino vote will have on November's elections and beyond. Jorge Ramos will contribute to ABC News coverage in Tampa, and Maria Elena Salinas will contribute in Charlotte. In May ABC News and Univision News announced a joint venture that will launch a 24/7 news, information and lifestyle network primarily in English to serve the youngest and fastest-growing demographic in the country: U.S. Hispanics.

ABC News will be partnering with Univision and the National Journal for "Next America" events in each city focused on the Hispanic community and American politics. The events will be live streamed on the digital platforms of ABC News.

Convention coverage kicks off with a special edition of "World News with Diane Sawyer" originating from Tampa on Monday, August 27. Coverage will continue throughout the following weeks with all of ABC's daily newscasts - "Good Morning America," "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Nightline" - broadcasting from the convention sites. George Stephanopoulos, who also serves as chief political correspondent and anchor of "This Week," will co-anchor "GMA" from the conventions. 

Terry Moran will anchor special editions of "Nightline" from throughout the conventions in Tampa and Charlotte, making ABC the only broadcast network providing viewers with convention coverage in late-night. "Nightline," the most-watched broadcast in late-night, will dedicate the entire newscast to coverage of all the key moments of the day with analysis from ABC's powerhouse political team. 

Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor live primetime coverage of the Republican National Convention (#abcRNC) in Tampa for the ABC Television Network on:
* Tuesday, August 28 from 10:00-11:00 p.m., ET
* Wednesday, August 29 from 10:00-11:00 p.m., ET
* Thursday, August 30 from 10:00 -11:00 p.m., ET

Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor live primetime coverage of the Democratic National Convention (#abcDNC) in Charlotte for the ABC Television Network on:
* Tuesday, September 4, from 10:00 -11:00 p.m., ET
* Wednesday, September 5, from 10:00 -11:00 p.m., ET
* Thursday, September 6, from 10:00 -11:00 p.m., ET

'Jimmy Kimmel Live': moves to 11:35 opposite Jay and Dave

ABC had finally done it. After years on the air, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" will move to 11:35, putting it in direct competition with late night kings "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Late Show with David Letterman." "Nightline" will move into primetime as a result.

The move will take place beginning Tuesday, January 8th.  The moves are timed to take advantage of the built-in promotional platforms provided by ABC's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" and ESPN's Bowl Championship Series, which culminates with the National Championship Game on Monday, January 7.

"Given the passionate fan base 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' has built over the past decade and the show's ratings and creative momentum this season, the time is right to make this move,"  Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group said in a statement. "There is the potential for far greater upside over the long term with this shift, given increased advertiser demand for competitive entertainment programming in the time slot."  
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" has been on the air for 10 years and is known for many popular segments including his annual post-Oscars show, and his running sketch with actor Matt Damon.
Kimmel will host the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 23rd on ABC.


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Golden Globes set for January 13th

August 21, 2012

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and dick clark productions (dcp) announced today that the “The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards” will air live on Sunday, January 13, 2013 on NBC from 5-8 p.m (PT) and 8-11 p.m. (ET) from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

Nominations for "The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards" will be announced at 8 a.m. (ET) on Thursday, December 13.

A timeline of upcoming events follows:

Thursday, November 1, 2012 -- Cecil B. DeMille Award Announcement

Thursday, December 13, 2012 -- Announcement of nominations for “The 70th Annual Golden Globe® Awards” at 5 a.m./PT and 8 a.m. ET 

Sunday, January 13, 2013 -- Presentation of “The 70th Annual Golden Globe® Awards”

'Face Off' premieres August 21, will air live finale on Halloween Night

August 20, 2012
Syfy’s reality competition series "Face Off" will air their season finale live from Los Angeles, CA on Halloween night 2012, Wednesday, October 31 at 10 p.m. ET. McKenzie Westmore will host the special event and reunite the contestants, including the three finalists who will find out live if they garnered enough viewer votes to win the season.

"Face Off" premiers Tuesday, August 21 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT and will feature 12 new contestants challenged to create an original alien character inspired by the classic cantina scene from "Star Wars: A New Hope." The episode features a guest appearance by Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings).

"Face Off" is an authentic depiction of the high creative standards necessary for a special effects make-up artist to succeed in their craft. The series debuted in January 2011 as a new reality competition program to critical and ratings success. 

McKenzie Westmore returns as host, along with judges Ve Neill (The Hunger Games, Pirates of the Caribbean) and Glenn Hetrick (Mad Men, Heroes). Patrick Tatopolous will sit on the judges’ panel for the premiere episode, before he starts production design on his latest project, "300: Battle of Artemisia." Joining the series as the new judge is Neville Page, Lead Creature Designer on the highest grossing movie of all time "Avatar" and Character Designer on Ridley Scott's recent blockbuster "Prometheus."

Other judge guest appearances including Academy-Award winning producer Brian Grazer (How The Grinch Stole Christmas, A Beautiful Mind), Kevin Smith (Red State), Gale Anne Hurd (Aliens, The Walking Dead), Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings), LucasFilm collaborator and actor Matthew Wood (Star Wars prequels), Paul WS Anderson (Alien vs. Predator, Resident Evil: Afterlife), boxer Laila Ali and Oscar-nominated makeup artist Barney Burman (Star Trek, Mission Impossible III).

'Bunheads': season finale preview

On the season finale of "Bunheads," Michelle and Fanny are in step as they prepare for the annual summer performance of The Nutcracker in an episode entitled "A Nutcracker in Paradise."

The season finale of "Bunheads," airs Monday, August 20th (9:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT) on ABC Family. 

Michelle and Fanny begin to grow closer and enjoy each other's creative input as they prepare for Fanny's annual production of The Nutcracker. Michelle is organizing the fundraiser, advising the girls on their boy drama and feeling more at home than ever before. But their newfound harmony is soon disrupted by honest mistakes. Meanwhile, Boo decides to make a move on the guy she likes.

"Bunheads" stars Sutton Foster, Kaitlyn Jenkins, Julia Goldani Telles, Bailey Buntain and Emma Dumont with guest star Kelly Bishop. Nathan Parsons and Michael Gant also guest star.

Check out a sneak peek below:

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'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns' -- animated movie heads to DVD

August 19, 2012
"Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1", the next of the DC Universe animated movies, arrives September 25, 2012 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD, On Demand and for Download. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack will include UltraViolet™.

Peter Weller (RoboCop) leads the cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Joining Weller are David Selby (The Social Network, Dark Shadows) as Commissioner Gordon, Ariel Winter (Modern Family) as Carrie/Robin, Wade Williams (Prison Break) as Harvey Dent/Two-Face, and Michael McKean (This is Spinal Tap) as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper.

In the bleak and ominous future of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, it’s been a decade since Bruce Wayne hung up his cape, following most of the other superheroes who had been forced into retirement. Facing the downside of middle age, a restless Bruce Wayne pacifies his frustration with racecars and liquor – but the Bat still beckons as he watches his city fall prey to gangs of barbaric criminals known as The Mutants.

The return of Harvey Dent as Two-Face finally prompts Wayne to once again don the Dark Knight’s cowl, and his dramatic capture of the villain returns him to crime-fighting – simultaneously making him the target of law enforcement and the new hope for a desolate Gotham City. Particularly inspired is a teenage girl named Carrie, who adopts the persona of Robin and ultimately saves Batman from a brutal attack by the Mutant leader. Armed with a new sidekick, and re-energized with a definitive purpose, the Dark Knight returns to protect Gotham from foes new … and old.

"Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2" will provide the story’s conclusion with its release in early 2013.
"Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1" Blu-ray™ Combo Pack has more than 2 hours of exciting content, including:
·         Standard and high definition versions of the feature film
·         UltraViolet™*
·         Sneak Peak at Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2, the next DC UniverseAnimated Original Movie
·         Featurette“Her Name is Carrie … Her Role is Robin” – An all-new featurette.  Experience the role of Robin, through the eyes of a female warrior.
·         Featurette“Batman and Me: The Bob Kane Story” – A documentary comprehensively chronicling the remarkable life of the creator of Batman.
·         Two bonus episodes from Batman: The Animated Series handpicked by producer Alan Burnett: Two-Face, Parts 1 and 2
  • Digital Comic – “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns” (digital comic with cover art and three full comic pages)


'The Glee Project': Blake Jenner named season 2 winner

August 15, 2012
Oxygen’s reality competition series “The Glee Project” named Blake Jenner the winner of season two. The 19 year old from Miami, will be seen in a seven-episode guest-starring role on season four of the hit series “Glee.”

Participating in the final episode was "Glee" star Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel). In a surprise twist, all of the season two eliminated contenders were brought back to support the finalists and sing as a group one last time.  

“The Glee Project” season one winners Damian McGinty and Samuel Larsen as well as “Glee” guest mentors Dianna Agron, Amber Riley, Darren Criss and Grant Gustin also returned for the finale in support of the final three. 
"Glee" returns to FOX on September 13th. 

'The Closer' cast meets fans at series finale screening

August 11, 2012
Fans of TNT's hit show"The Closer," came out to a special screening of the series finale episode at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The event, hosted by TNT and Lincoln Cars, drew fans of all ages as members of the cast signed autographs and took questions at a special Q & A session after the episode was screened. Cast members who attended the event were G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Jon Tenney, Robert Gossett, Corey Reynolds, Raymond Cruz, Michael Paul Chan, Phillip Keene and Jonathan Del Arc.
In the finale, set to air on Monday, August 13th entitled "The Last Word," a young street hustler (guest star Graham Patrick Martin) sees what appears to be a man burying a woman in Griffith Park, prompting an investigation Brenda is convinced will lead to Phillip Stroh (guest star Billy Burke). But Brenda's obsession with Stroh threatens not only her career, but also her life.
"The Closer's" spin-off show "Major Crimes" will debut on Monday, August 13th right after "The Closer" finale. 
Check out some photos from the event below: 

(Photo credit: TNT/Nathaniel Chadwick and Adam Rose)

Interview: 'General Hospital's' Jason Thompson and Steve Burton

August 7, 2012
(L-R): Laura Wright, Jason Thompson, Jane Elliot, Tony Geary, Frank Valentini, Maurice Bernard, Nancy Lee Grahn, Steve Burton, Kelly Monaco and Michael Easton (ABC)
(Originally published at Examiner.com on August 7, 2012) -- The cast of “General Hospital” met the press during ABC’s recent TCA Press Tour to discuss the upcoming 50th anniversary and the changes to ABC’s Daytime lineup.

After the panel, Daytime TV Examiner talked to the show’s Jason Thompson (Dr. Patrick Drake) and Steve Burton (Jason Morgan). The two shared their thoughts on everything from fan support to how the network plans to support the show.
I even got to see Steve Burton in hero mode, as he rescued another damsel in distress.(Me….Steve rescued me as I clumsily got my foot tangled up in microphone and cable wires. "I save the day, again," he jokes, once I was free. "That and good hair gets you everywhere.")

Check out the interiew below:
Phyllis: It must be great to have Kimberly (McCullough, Robin) back?
Jason Thompson: Kimberly coming back...it's great for her to come back if only for a couple days. I don't know how long.
Phyllis: You had a great response at the General Hospital Fan Club Weekend last week.
Jason Thompson: We did actually. I was talking to Bradford (Anderson, Spinelli) before I came here. I had a really good time. It was one of the better ones that I've been to. It was fun.
Steve Burton: The one thing that wasn't really answered was virally and social media is great but the one thing our fans like is getting that to send time with us. I think that's one of the biggest problems with daytime audiences is we don't go out enough and build on the grass roots. It's not like we did twenty years ago when I first got on the show. I was on the road every weekend at fan events, taking pictures…
Jason Thompson: Years ago we used to do a bunch of stuff.
Phyllis: It's great you guys are trying to keep that going.
Steve Burton: Yeah but it's hard. They got rid of Super Soap Weekend where we would go for the fans. We'd know half the people. We would have fun, we were kind of a part of their family, they were a part of ours. We had a good time. We appreciated them watching. But that's the main thing that we're missing.
Jason Thompson: I've heard from a lot of people in the past couple years that it was one of those meetings that was a reason people came back to "General Hospital" or why they started watching in the first place. It was because we were personable, we hung out. They could tell we were passionate about the show. Then once you get in there and start to get to know these people, they keep watching, so it's tough. We're just not there enough, as much as we used to be.
Phyllis: How do you feel the promotion department is helping to promote the show? Are they doing anything differently than they have in the past?
Jason Thompson: I think it’s budget, it comes down to money. I don’t if that's going to change, if they'll look at other ways...
Steve Burton: I think one thing is they are trying to promote us now. For a while I think they were just like oh we'll get our national promotion with Soap Opera Digest and others.. Well that's gone now and now you have to pay more attention, really think. How can I promote this and not lose an iconic brand. How can you let GH go? Even the other ones, it's a shame that happened and that should never have happened. We've been very vocal about those two shows ["All My Children" and "One Life To Live," which were canceled last year] should never have been canceled. For "General Hospital" to be on the cutting board is just absolutely ridiculous.
Jason Thompson: People watch in different ways though too. I don't know if they've been able to factor in all of that. It's not just people sitting in front of the TV live anymore. Even the way they count this kind of stuff. Half the time people are watching and it's not being counted. There are people that sit down for three-four hours on a Sunday afternoon and watch the whole week .
Phyllis: How do you get feedback about your character and your storylines? Do you use Twitter?
Jason Thompson: I'm on Twitter. Personally this is just me, I try not to pay too much attention. I love the fact that our fans, they support us but when it comes down to making choices as my character, I try to leave that up to me, the people that are writing it and the other actor, actress in my story line. Everybody's got a different point of view. The only way that I can be sure of this character is to play what I think he will do. When it comes to that, it's a fine line between being too open with everybody else, It's great to have feedback but the time between action and cut and those moments between, I'm building the character. It's really up to me how I portray this guy. You have to kind of watch, they're very involved in a great way, but I have to be true to how he would play these types of story lines and everything. It's a little bit of a fine line.
Phyllis: Time flies. I can’t believe you’ve been on the show seven years already….
Jason Thompson: It’s a life that I look forward to. Interesting thing. I really want to see what happens with this guy, with his family, will he find Robin? Now he's just raising his daughter in the meantime. You look at Kimberly, she was raised on the show. The Robin character is such an iconic character, let alone “General Hospital.” I feel a responsibility to try and build that up and continue it. It me that's what it really comes down to. It’s a curious thing that we do . Television as a whole, ABC and GH's 50th is a very serious thing. We take it seriously in a great way, we still have a good time. We show up to work, it's important what we do. I think that's been the energy behind the scenes. People love what they are doing. That's the energy.
"General Hospital" airs weekdays on ABC.
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