'Once Upon A Time': season 2 premiere photos and sneak peek

September 30, 2012
Tonight on the season 2 premiere of "Once Upon A Time," the two worlds collide.
In season one Queen Regina had cast a curse that brought the fairytale characters into our modern world and trapped them in Storybrooke with no memory of their former selves. Here they languished, ageless for 28 years, until Emma Swan stumbled upon them through her son, Henry, whom she had given up for adoption years ago.  Over time Emma came to understand that she herself was the daughter of fairy tale characters - Snow White and Prince Charming - and having begun to see cracks in Regina's curse and her hold on Storybrooke, set about breaking both.

In the season premiere episode, entitled "Broken," the two worlds begin to collide as the fairytale characters are free of the curse and remember who they were, however they remain in Storybrooke and not transported back to their other world. 

Making things even worse, Rumplestiltskin - aka Mr. Gold brings magic to the town in order to gain power over Regina. Also, back in the fairytale land, Prince Phillip awakens his sleeping beauty, Aurora, but discovers that he and his traveling companion, Mulan, find themselves facing a deadly foe. 

The season premiere of "Once Upon a Time," airs Sunday, September 30th from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.  The show stars Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Jared S. Gilmore, Meghan Ory, and Robert Carlyle.  

Check out some photos from the episode below:









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AFI Fest: Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' closes festival

Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg will close The American Film Institute (AFI) AFI Film Festival when his anticipated film, "Lincoln" is screened. The film, from Dreamwrks, stars Daniel Day-Lewis and will have its Official World Premiere on Thursday, November 8. 

Also starring in the film are Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, David Strathairn, Jackie Earle Haley, John Hawkes, Hal Holbrook, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader and Jared Harris. 

The revealing drama explores our 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office during the Civil War.

”Steven Spielberg is an American master, enriching the cultural legacy of our nation with each new
film in his extraordinary career,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI President and CEO. ”We are honored he
has chosen AFI FEST for the World Premiere of "Lincoln," an historic cinematic event in itself as it brings the most dramatic American history to life for new generations.”

Spielberg was the recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1995, the highest honor for a career in film; five of his movies rate among the greatest -9 films of all time on AFI’s 100 Years...100 Movies list: "Schindler's List," (#8), "E.T." (#24), "Jaws" (#56), "Raiders of the Lost Ark," (#66) and "Saving Private Ryan." 

For the fourth consecutive year, AFI FEST will offer free tickets to all screenings, but only the Star Patron Package and Marquee Patron Package will provide reserved seating at the Official World Premiere closing night gala of LINCOLN. These and other AFI FEST Patron Packages and Passes – which can include access to sold-out galas and other high-demand films and events – are on sale now at AFI.com/AFIFEST. The American Film Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational and cultural organization, and Patron Packages are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Free individual tickets to AFI FEST screenings and galas will be available to AFI members on Wednesday, October 24 in a 24-hour advance window before they become available to the general
public on October 25. In addition, AFI members Two Star level and above receive a 10% discount
on all Patron Packages and Passes. Information about AFI Membership is available at AFI.com/membership.

AFI FEST, celebrating its 26th year, will take place November 1 through 8 in Hollywood, California, at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

For more information about AFI, visit AFI.com or connect with AFI at

facebook.com/AmericanFilmInstitute, twitter.com/AmericanFilm and youtube.com/AFI.
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BAFTA Los Anegeles to honor Daniel Craig, Quentin Tarantino, Trey Parker and Matt Stone

September 28, 2012

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles® (BAFTA Los Angeles), which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, has announced they will honor Daniel Craig, Quentin Tarantino, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Will Wright at the 2012 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. For the first time ever, the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards will broadcast on BBC AMERICA, airing in primetime November 11, 2012 at 8pm ET as a two-hour special, preceded by the Britannia Awards Pre-show Special at 7:30pm ET.

The Britannia Awards are BAFTA Los Angeles’ highest accolade, a celebration of achievements honoring individuals and companies that have dedicated their careers to advancing the entertainment arts.

James Bond actor Daniel Craig will receive the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year, while Academy and BAFTA Award-winning director Quentin Tarantino will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing. Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Emmy Award-winning co-creators of South Park and Tony Award-winning co-creators of The Book of Mormon, will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy. Video game designer Will Wright will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment. Additional honorees will be announced in the coming weeks.
The awards are presented annually at a gala dinner, where peers and colleagues celebrate the work and accomplishments of these distinguished honorees. Proceeds from the gala ceremony support BAFTA Los Angeles’ on-going education, scholarship, community outreach and archival projects.

 For more information on the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles, visit www.baftala.org.
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'The Paper Boy' in theaters October 5

"Precious" director Lee Daniels is back with an all new movie called "The Paperboy." In the movie's synopsis: A sexually and racially charged film noir from Oscar®-nominated director Lee Daniels (Precious), The Paperboy takes audiences deep into the backwaters of steamy1960s South Florida, as investigative reporter Ward Jansen (Matthew McConaughey) and his partner Yardley Acheman (David Oyelowo) chase a sensational, career-making story. With the help of Ward’s younger brother Jack (Zac Efron) and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless (Nicole Kidman), the pair tries to prove violent swamp-dweller Hillary Van Wetter (John Cusack) was framed for the murder of a corrupt local sheriff. Based on the provocative bestselling novel by Pete Dexter (Mulholland Falls, Rush), The Paperboy peels back a sleepy small town’s decades-old façade of Southern gentility to reveal a quagmire of evil as dark as a Florida bayou.

The movie stars Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron and John Cusack.

Check out a Sneak Peek below:



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ABC's new Sunday night returns with 'Revenge' and 'Once Upon A Time'

ABC is back with all new shows on Sunday night. Emmy Award-winning Tom Bergeron

("Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars," "America's Funniest Home Videos") hosts the night, appearing in this promo to highlighting the night's programming.

"Once Upon A Time" returns for an all new season for the citizens in Storybrook, while "Revenge" returns in an all new night when the show moves to Sundays. 

New show with, "666 Park Avenue" starring ABC staples Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives), Terry O'Quinn (Lost) and Dave Annable (Brothers and Sisters) premieres at 10pm. 

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'The Last Resort' premieres on ABC

September 26, 2012
ABC's new drama "The Last Resort" premieres Thursday, September 27th. The series stars Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, Autumn Reeser and Robert Patrick.

Check out a Sneak Peek below:

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'Dancing With The Stars': chatting with pro dancer Anna Trebunskaya

September 22, 2012
The new season of "Dancing With The Stars" is just around the corner and this season is sure to be the best one yet. The show switched it up a bit this year by doing an all-star edition. Somme of the favorite and most popular contests of the past seasons will once again be vying for the mirror ball trophy.

Dancing this season are:


Kirstie Alley will dance with Maks Chmerkovskiy,  who returns for his 13th season.

Pamela Anderson teams with Tristan Macmanus, who returns for his 3rd season as a professional partner.

Helio Castroneves joins Chelsie Hightower, who is returning for her 7th season.

Joey Fatone will dance with two-time champ Kym Johnson, who returns for her 12th season.

Shawn Johnson joins three-time champ Derek Hough, who returns for his 10th season.

Drew Lachey teams with Anna Trebunskaya, who returns for her 10th season.

Gilles Marini will dance with last season’s champ, Peta Murgatroyd, who is returning for her 3rd season as a professional partner.

Season 1 champ Kelly Monoco joins Val Chmerkovskiy.

Champ Apolo Anton Ohno teams with Season 13 champ Karina Smirnoff.

Bristol Palin teams up with two-time champ Mark Ballas, who is returning for his 11th season.

Melissa Rycroft joins Tony Dovolani who returns for a 14th season.

Champ Emmitt Smith dances with two-time champ Cheryl Burke, who returns for her 14th season.

Sabrina Bryan will dance with Louis Van Amstel.

We caught up with pro-dancer Anna Trebunskaya for this interview where she talked about her chances of winning with new partner Drew Lachey.

"Dancing With The Stars" premieres Monday, September 24th on ABC. 

Check it out below: 

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'Emmys" Jimmy Kimmel talks hosting television's biggest night

September 21, 2012
The Emmys are coming up Sunday on ABC. Here's a clip from host Jimmy Kimmel about hosting the show.

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Trailer: '42' starring Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman

A trailer for "42" is out. starring Harrison Ford and Chad Boseman, the movie tells the story of Jackie Robinson. Robinson was the first Black man to play major league baseball when he joined The Brooklyn Dodgers. The movie hits theaters in April of next year.
Check out the trailer  (after the very long advertisement) below:

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NAACP Theatre Awards nominees announced (complete list):

September 19, 2012
The NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch’s 22nd Annual NAACP Theatre Awards will be held on Monday, November 5, 2012 in Los Angeles. The show honors theater professionals for their achievements in entertainment and on Broadway.

Among this year's nominees include sisters and entertainment legends and sisters Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen, as well as Shawn "Jay Z" Carter, Will & Jada Pinkett Smith.

The nominations mark a record breaking year for The Ayres-Allen Family as both Phylicia and Debbie are nominated for their work as directors.

Rashad is nominated in the Best Director category for her work as director on the play "A Raisin in The Sun." She also starred in the Broadway Revival, which earned her a Tony for Best Actress in a play.

Allen is nominated for directing the musical "Twist." She also served as choreographer on the musical which is a modern day version of Oliver Twist.


Below is a complete list of the nominees: 

22ND NAACP THEATRE AWARDS - NOMINATIONS BY CATEGORY

Best Director – Equity 
Blues for An Alabama Sky – Sheldon Epps
A Raisin In The Sun – Phylicia Rashad
The Old Settler – Caryn Desai

Best Director – Local
12' X 9' – Fred Thomas, Jr.
All My Sons – Cameron Watson
The Motor Trade – Jeff Murray

Best Director of a Musical – Equity
Twist – Debbie Allen
Having It All – Richard Israel
Fela! – Bill T. Jones

Best Director of a Musical – Local
Chicago – Anne Gesling
Rockin' In The Ages - Bill Reid
Parade – Ben Lupejkis

Best Ensemble Cast – Equity
Blues for An Alabama Sky
Bring It On

Best Ensemble Cast – Local
12' X 9'
All My Sons
Shoe Story

Best Choreography – Equity
Twist – Debbie Allen
Bring It On – Andy Blakenbuehler
Fela! – Bill T. Jones

Best Choreography – Local
Rockin' In The Ages – Raquel Brussolo
Chicago – Krystal Combs
Dreams In Variations – Steven Nielson & Stephanie Simpson

Best Costumes – Equity
Blues for An Alabama Sky – Karen Perry
Twist - ESosa
Bring It On – Andrea Lauer

Best Costumes – Local
Rockin' In The Ages – Liz Perralta
Chicago – Rodney Munoz
Dreams In Variations – Rachel Weir

Best Lead Female - Equity
The Old Settler – Karen Malina White
Having It All – Jennifer Leigh Warren
Twist – Tamyra Gray   Best Lead Female – Local
Sunday Morning – Kinnik Sky
The Interlopers – Diarra Kilpatrick
The Bluest Eye – Sola Bamis

Best Lead Male – Equity
Twist – Alaman Diadhiou
Fela! – Sahr Ngaujah
Superior Donuts – Edi Gathegi

Best Lead Male – Local
The Motor Trade – Alex Morris
Treat Yourself Like Cary Grant – Kim Estes
Sunday Morning – Gichi Gamba

Best Lighting – Equity
Superior Donuts – Daniel Ionazzi
The 1940s Radio Hour – James L. Moody
To Kill A Mockingbird – J. Kent Inacy

Best Lighting - Local
Sunday Morning – Joe Morrison
12' X 9' – Emmanuel Rumph
Hattie…What I need You To Know! – Sammie Wayne

Best Music Director – Equity
Bring It On – Dave Pepin
The 1940s Radio Hour – Linda Kerns
Fela! – Aaron Johnson

Best Music Director – Local
Rockin' In The Ages – Mark Rodriguez
Chicago – Anne Gesling
PARADE – Catherine Rahm

Best One Person Show - Equity
The Night Watcher – Charlayne Woodard
The 1940s Radio Hour – Kimi Walker

Best One Person Show - Local
BabyGirl – Kaypri
Hattie…What I Need You To Know – Vickilyn Reynolds
Oh, Yes She did – Sandy Brown

Best Playwright – Equity
Blues for An Alabama Sky – Pearl Cleage
Superior Donuts – Tracy Letts
The Night Watcher – Charlayne Woodard

Best Playwright – Local
12' X 9' – Fred Thomas, Jr.
The Motor Trade – Norm Foster
Sunday Morning – Kinnik Sky   Best Producer – Equity
Twist – Pasadena Playhouse, TAM Producing Partners. Michelle Seward, Dror Soref, Willette Murphy Klausner, Gary Goddard and Forbes Candlish
A Raisin In The sun – Wren T. Brown
Fela! – Ruth & Stephen Hendel, Shawn "Jay Z" Carter, Will & Jada Pinkett Smith

Best Producer – Local
All My Sons – Joseph Stern
12' X 9' – Fred Thomas, Jr and Don B. Welch
Treat Yourself Like Cary Grant – Russell Boast & Dave Fofi

Best Set Design – Equity
Blues For An Alabama Sky – John LaCorelli
Superior Donuts – John Arnone
Bring It On – David Korins

Best Set Design – Local
12' X 9' – Fred Thomas, Jr.
Bridge – David Svengalis
Pity The Proud Ones – Miguel Montalvo

Best Sound – Equity
Bring It On – Brian Ronan
Superior Donuts – Richard Woodbury
The 1940s Radio Hour – Fritz Davis

Best Sound – Local
12' X 9' – Emmanuel Rumph
All My Sons – Steven Cahill
Pity the Proud Ones – Kimberly M. Wilson

Best Supporting Female – Equity
The Old Settler – Tarina Pouncy
Fela! – Melanie Marshall
Bonded – Toyin Moses

Best Supporting Female – Local
Sunday Morning – Kaira Akita
Sunday Morning – Rhonda Morman
The Bluest eye – Danika Butler

Best Supporting Male – Equity
Twist – Cleavant Derricks
Bonded – Ric B. Anthony
A Raisin In The Sun – Brandon David Brown

Best Supporting Male – Local
Sunday Morning – Juhahn Jones
Bash'd – DJ Jedi
Nobody Walks Like My Daddy – Dale Fielder


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'So You Think You Can Dance' -- Eliana and Chehon named Favorite Girl and Favorite Guy Dancer

The finale of season 9 of "So You Think You Can Dance" was tonight and the America's Favorite Guy and Favorite Girl was crowned. Trained ballet dancers Chehon Wespi-Tshopp and Eliana Girard took home the ultimate prize, beating out popular dancers Cyrus Spencer and Tiffany Maher.

The night saw the Top 10 and the All-Stars returning to perform some of the judges and dancers favorites of the season. 

“I feel blessed beyond belief and would just like to thank everyone for supporting me, believing in me and voting for me," Cyrus said when learning that he had made it to the finale. "You all have kept me on the show and I have grown each week, not only as a dancer but as a person. Thank you!”

The season is over on TV but not for the dancers as they begin a cross country tour and also with Chehon and Eliana heading to Las Vegas to participate in the So You Think You Can Dance Experience, a three-day dance convention filled with classes, seminars, a mock audition and performances during which participants can learn, watch and be inspired by their favorite SYTYCD dancers and choreographers! The first clinic will take place from Sept. 21-23 at the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. For details, please visit www.fox.com/dance.

After that the Top 10 head out on tour. Tickets are on sale now for the So You Think You Can Dance tour, which kicks off in San Diego, CA, onTuesday, Oct. 23. More details can be found on www.fox.com/dance.

Here is a look back at some of the backstage interviews throughout the season: 

Cyrus and Tiffany: (This interview with the two runner ups took place after the final performances last week on 9/11/12): 


For more articles and interviews  with the "So You Think You Can Dance" Top 20, judges, dancers and choreographers, visit: LA Music Examiner  and on this page at SYTYCD.

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'The Voice': Usher, Shakira sub for Christina Aguilara and Cee Lo Green for season 4

September 17, 2012

The judging panel shake ups continue in music reality competition show land. First it was "American Idol" and "The X-Factor," now "The Voice" is making a change to its panel. Christina Augilera and Cee Lo Green are bowing out of Season 4.  Christina Aguilera, who is releasing a new album and going on tour, and CeeLo Green, who is developing new music plus a scripted comedy series for NBC based on his life, will take the next cycle off, it was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. Music superstars Usher and Shakira will take their place as the two new celebrity musician coaches when it returns next spring for its fourth cycle.

Current celebrity musician coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will remain through season four.

“Being a coach on ‘The Voice’ is a wonderful experience and the relationship amongst us all is like an extended family,” said Aguilera. “I am so proud of being part of the show from the beginning, all the work we've done, and proud of what the show stands for as a whole. As I have expressed since day one of the show, that I am a singer and performer first and I am so excited to get back to that love. Since this year NBC and ‘The Voice’ have decided to tape back-to-back seasons, requiring a full-year commitment, it is important for me to take season four off, allowing me to support my music that my fans have been waiting for -- with the release of my new album ‘Lotus’ on November 13. By pursuing my first passion of music during the break, I am also able to come back and offer even more to my team on ‘The Voice’ in the future.”

"First ...thank you NBC for supporting my decision to take this season four hiatus! It says that I'm seen and respected as a complete artist and not just a cast member. I'm highly enthusiastic about focusing my undivided attention on my additional endeavors and interests like my upcoming solo album, new Goodie Mob album, Las Vegas residency ‘Loberace,’ new memoir, and new NBC comedy,” said Green. “It’s great to also give a host of other talent the chance to experience what a joy it is to be part of what is truly THE BEST SHOW of them all, THE VOICE! I will return for season five and will be watching season four. NBC is home and as far as Usher and Shakira are concerned – ‘mi casa su casa.’”
 
"The Voice" returns with the strongest vocalists from across the country invited to compete in the blockbuster vocal competition show's third season. Celebrity musician coaches Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton return along with Carson Daly as host and Christina Milian as Social Media Correspondent.

The show’s innovative format features four stages of competition: the first begins with the blind audition, then the battle round, the brand new knockouts and finally, the live performance shows.

 In the end, one will be named “The Voice” and will receive the grand prize of a recording contract.
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'Switched At Birth': Daphne gets close to her boss in an all new episode airing Monday, September 10th

On the next episode of ABC Family's "Switched at Birth," entitled "The Shock of Being Seen," Daphne feels like she's a minute away from being fired after she causes a major accident at the restaurant. But things take a turn when her new boss, handsome Chef Jeff, asks her to stay late one night. "All My Children" alum Justin Bruening guest-stars.

Also, Bay uses Angelo as her excuse to get around John's rules. And Kathryn is upset when Regina gets all of the attention in her interview for the new book.

"Switched at Birth" stars Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez; Vanessa Marano ("Gilmore Girls") as Bay Kennish; Constance Marie ("George Lopez") as Regina Vasquez; D.W. Moffett ("Friday Night Lights") as John Kennish; Lea Thompson ("Back to the Future," "Caroline in the City") as Kathryn Kennish; Lucas Grabeel ("High School Musical") as Toby Kennish; and Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe with guest star Gilles Marini ("Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars") as Angelo Sorrento.

Check out some sneak peek photos below:






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'Saturday Night Live': Seth MacFarlane hosts

September 16, 2012
"Saturday Night Live" returned for an all-new season this weekend with voice master Seth MacFarlane hosting with Frank Ocean as the musical guest. The show featured a few cameo appearances by John Mayer, who played with Ocean and K-Pop and YouTube sensation Psy, who  performed his Gangman Style song in a sketch.

Check out some video highlights of the show: 

Lids: Gangnam Style -- Psy

Frank Ocean -- Pyramids 
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'Lincoln': new trailer for Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis film

A new trailer has been released for "Lincoln." The Steven Spielberg directed movie stars Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th President of the United States.

Released on November 9, "Lincoln" also stars Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, Joseph Cross, Gloria Reuben, David Warshofsky, David Strathairn, Walt Goggins, Lee Pace, Jackie Earle Haley and David Oyelowo.

Check out the trailer below:


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Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban join Mariah Carey and returning Randy Jackson as 'American Idol' judges


The country singer and the outrageous rapper have joined Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey on the judging panel for season 12. As expected for the past week, Fox made the formal announcement this morning as all four judges get set to appear atAmerican Idol auditions in New York today. Minaj’s contract is rumored to be in the $10 million to $12 million range. Urban, who quit his gig as a judge on the Australian version of The Voice late last week, is rumored to be earning about $3 million to $5 million next season. “With an unparalleled star like Mariah, fan-favorite Randy, chart-toppers like Nicki and Keith and our incomparable host Ryan, we’ve put together one of the most exciting judging panels around,” said Mike Darnell, Fox’s President of Alternative Entertainment today. “With the exciting addition of Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj, alongside Randy Jackson, American Idol’s star power has never been so great,” added Idol creator/executive producer Simon Fuller.

The addition of Carey as an Idol judge was confirmed in late July by Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly. At the same TCA session where Carey’s judgeship was announced, Reilly said he expected long-time judge Jackson to come back to the show in some capacity. Last week, the network closed a deal with Jackson to return to Idol as a judge after negotiations with Enrique Iglesias to join the show broke off. Sources say that Jimmy Iovine is still in talks for season 12 but that the Interscope Records chairman is expected to be returning to the show in the mentor role he has held for the last two seasons. Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe is also returning as is host Ryan Seacrest, who has a multi-year deal. Season 12 of American Idol debuts in January 2013.
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Creative Primetime Emmys: (Complete Winners List)

September 15, 2012

The 2012 Primetime Creative Emmy Awards were announcedin Los Angeles. HBO was the big winner tonight taking home a whopping 17 awards,  the majority being for their acclaimed series "Game of Thrones." Highlights from the night will be televised in a two hour special on Reelz Channnel on Saturday, September 22nd. 
Below is a complete list of winners:

Outstanding Reality Program
Undercover Boss (CBS) – Eli Holzman, Executive Producer; Stephen Lambert, Executive Producer; Chris Carlson, Executive Producer; Scott Cooper, Co-Executive Producer; Sandi Johnson, Co-Executive Producer; Rachelle Mendez, Supervising Producer; Lety Quintanar, Supervising Producer; Rebekah Fry, Supervising Producer

Outstanding Children’s Program
Wizards Of Waverly Place (Disney Channel) – Ben Montanio, Executive Producer; Vince Cheung, Executive Producer; Todd J. Greenwald, Executive Producer; Gigi McCreery, Co-Executive Producer; Perry Rein, Co-Executive Producers; Richard Goodman, Supervising Producer; Greg A. Hampson, Produced By

Outstanding Children’s Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Sesame Street: Growing Hope Against Hunger (PBS) – Carol-lynn Parente, Executive Producer; Melissa Dino, Supervising Producer; Mason Rather, Senior Producer; Kevin Clash, Producer

Outstanding Animated Program
The Penguins Of Madagascar: “The Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. Blowhole” (Nickelodeon) – Bob Schooley, Executive Producer/Written by; Mark McCorkle, Executive Producer/Written by; Bret Haaland, Co-Executive Producer; Nick Filippi, Supervising Producer; Chris Neuhahn, Supervising Producer; Ant Ward, Supervising Producer; Andrew Huebner, Produced by; David Knott, Supervising Director; Shaun Cashman, Animation Director; Steve Loter, Animation Director; Christo Stamboliev, Animation Director

Outstanding Short-form Animated Program
Regular Show - “Eggscellent” (Cartoon Network) – Brian A. Miller, Executive Producer; Jennifer Pelphrey, Executive Producer; Curtis Lelash, Executive Producer; Rob Sorcher, Executive Producer; JG Quintel, Executive Producer/Written by; Mike Roth, Supervising Producer/Writer; Janet Dimon, Producer; Matt Price, Writer; Jack Thomas, Writer; John Infantino, Supervising Director/Writer; Robert Alvarez, Animation Director

Outstanding Nonfiction Series
Frozen Planet (Discovery Channel) – Alastair Fothergill, Executive Producer; Susan Winslow, Executive Producer; Vanessa Berlowitz, Series Producer

Outstanding Nonfiction Special
George Harrison: Living In The Material World (HBO) – Margaret Bodde, Executive Producer; Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Executive Producer For Sikelia Productions; Blair Foster, Supervising Producer; Olivia Harrison, Produced By; Nigel Sinclair, Produced By; Martin Scorsese, Produced By

Outstanding Variety Special
The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS) – George Stevens, Jr., Producer; Michael M. Stevens, Producer

Outstanding Special Class Program
65th Annual Tony Awards (CBS) – Ricky Kirshner, Executive Producer; Glenn Weiss, Executive Producer; Neil Patrick Harris, Producer/Host

Outstanding Special Class: Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs
Childrens Hospital (Cartoon Network) – Rob Corddry, Executive Producer; Jonathan Stern, Executive Producer; David Wain, Executive Producer; Keith Crofford, Executive Producer; Nick Weidenfeld, Executive Producer; Rich Rosenthal, Co-Executive Producer

Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking
Have You Heard From Johannesburg (Independent Lens) (PBS) – Connie Field, Producer; Lois Vossen, Series Senior Producer; Sally Jo Fifer, Executive Producer

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Kathy Bates as Charlie Harper (Two And A Half Men)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Martha Plimpton as Patti Nyholm (The Good Wife)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Jeremy Davies as Dickie Bennett (Justified)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Jimmy Fallon, Host (Saturday Night Live)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central) – Tim Carvell, Head Writer; Rory Albanese, Writer; Kevin Bleyer, Writer; Rich Blomquist, Writer; Steve Bodow, Writer; Wyatt Cenac, Writer; Hallie Haglund, Writer; JR Havlan, Writer; Elliott Kalan, Writer; Dan McCoy, Writer; Jo Miller, Writer; John Oliver, Writer; Zhubin Parang, Writer; Daniel Radosh, Writer; Jason Ross, Writer; Jon Stewart, Writer;

Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming
Prohibition – A Nation Of Hypocrites (PBS) – Geoffrey C. Ward, Written by

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series
Saturday Night Live - “Host: Mick Jagger” (NBC) – Don Roy King, Director

Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming
George Harrison: Living In The Material World (HBO) – Martin Scorsese, Director

Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series
Boardwalk Empire - “21″ (HBO) – Jonathan Freeman, Director of Photography

Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series
Two And A Half Men - “Sips, Sonnets, And Sodomy” (CBS) – Steven V. Silver, ASC, Director of Photography

Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie
Great Expectations (Masterpiece) – Part 2 (PBS) – Florian Hoffmeister, Director of Photography

Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming
Deadliest Catch - “I Don’t Wanna Die” (Discovery Channel) – Cinematography Team

Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming
Frozen Planet - “Ends Of The Earth” (Discovery Channel) – Cinematography Team

Outstanding Special Visual Effects
Game Of Thrones - “Valar Morghulis” (HBO) - Rainer Gombos, Lead Visual Effects Supervisor; Juri Stanossek, Visual Effects Supervisor; Sven Martin, Animation Lead; Steve Kullback, Lead Visual Effects Producer; Jan Fiedler, Visual Effects Producer; Chris Stenner, Lead Animator; Tobias Mannewitz, Visual Effects Concept Artist; Thilo Ewers, Environment Lead; Adam Chazen, Visual Effects Coordinator

Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role
Boardwalk Empire - “Georgia Peaches” (HBO) – Dave Taritero, VFX Supervisor; Robert Stromberg, VFX Designer; Richard Friedlander, VFX Producer; Eran Dinur, VFX Supervisor; David W. Reynolds, Compositing Supervisor; Matthew Conner, Digital Matte Painter; Austin Meyers, Digital Compositor; Jonathan Dorfman, 3D Artist; Steve Kirshoff, Special Effects Supervisor

Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series
How I Met Your Mother - “Trilogy Time” (CBS) – Sue Federman, Edited by

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series
Homeland – “Pilot” (Showtime) – Jordan Goldman, Edited by; David Latham, Edited by

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm - “Palestinian Chicken” (HBO) – Steven A. Rasch, A.C.E., Editor

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie
Hatfields & McCoys- “Part 2″ (HISTORY) – Don Cassidy, Editor

Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming
Deadliest Catch - “I Don’t Wanna Die” (Discovery Channel) – Josh Earl, A.C.E., Supervising Editor; Alex Durham, Editor

Outstanding Picture Editing for Short-Form Segments and Variety Specials
2012 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony (HBO) – Bill DeRonde, Editor; Chris Lovett, Editor; Mark Stepp, Editor; Pi Ware, Editor; John Zimmer, Editor; Ben Folts, Editor

Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming
Frozen Planet - “Ends Of The Earth” (Discovery Channel) -Andy Netley, Editor; Sharon Gillooly, Editor

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series
Game Of Thrones - “Blackwater” (HBO) – Peter Brown, Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Design; Kira Roessler, Dialogue/ADR Supervising Sound Editor; Tim Hands, ADR Editor/Co-Supervisor of ADR; Paul Aulicino, M.P.S.E., Foley Editor/Supervising Foley Editor; Stephen P. Robinson, Sound Effects Editor; Vanessa Lapato, Dialogue Editor; Brett Voss, Foley Editor; James Moriana, Foley Artist; Jeffrey Wilhoit, Foley Artist; David Klotz, Music Editor

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special
Hemingway & Gellhorn (HBO) – Douglas Murray, Supervising Sound Editor; Peter Horner, Sound Designer; Kim Foscato, Dialogue Editor; Steve Boeddeker, FX Sound Editor; Casey Langfelder, FX Sound Editor; Andrea Gard, FX Sound Editor; Pat Jackson, FX Sound Editor; Daniel Laurie, ADR Editor; Goro Koyama, Foley Artist; Andy Malcolm, Foley Artist; Joanie Diener, Music Editor

Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)
Frozen Planet - “Ends Of The Earth” (Discovery Channel) – Kate Hopkins, Dubbing Editor; Tim Owens, Sound Editor; Paul Fisher, Sound Editor

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)
Game Of Thrones - “Blackwater” (HBO) – Matthew Waters, Re-Recording Mixer; Onnalee Blank, CAS, Re-Recording Mixer; Ronan Hill, CAS, Production Mixer; Mervyn Moore, Production Mixer

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or a Drama Series (Half Hour) and Animation
Modern Family - “Dude Ranch” (ABC) – Stephen A. Tibbo, Production Sound Mixer; Dean Okrand, Re-Recording Mixer; Brian R. Harman, Re-Recording Mixer

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie
Hatfields & McCoys - Part 1 (HISTORY) – Stanomir Dragos, Production Mixer; Christian Cooke, Re-Recording Mixer; Brad Zoern, Re-Recording Mixer

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special
84th Annual Academy Awards (ABC) – Paul Sandweiss, Audio Director; Tommy Vicari, Orchestra Mixer; Pablo Munguia, Protools; Kristian Pedregon, Show Post Audio

Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming
Paul Simon’s Graceland Journey: Under African Skies (A&E) – Tom Paul, Sound Mixer

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series
Saturday Night Live – Host: Mick Jagger (NBC) – Steven Cimino, Technical Director; John Pinto, Camera; Paul J. Cangialosi, Camera; Len Wechsler, Camera; Barry Frischer, Camera; Eric A. Eisenstein, Camera; Susan Noll, Video Control; Frank Grisanti, Video Control

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Miniseries, Movie or Special
Memphis (Great Performances) (PBS ) – Steven Cimino, Technical Director; Paul J. Cangialosi, Camera; John Pinto, Camera; Chuck Goslin, Camera; Barry Frischer, Camera; Jeff Latonero, Camera; Len Wechsler, Camera; Susan Noll, Video Control; J.M. Hurley, Video Control

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series
So You Think You Can Dance - “Season 8 Finale” (FOX) – Robert Barnhart, Lighting Designer; Matt Firestone, Lighting Director; Pete Radice, Lighting Director; Patrick Boozer, Lighting Director

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards (CBS) – Robert A. Dickinson, Lighting Designer; Jon Kusner, Lighting Director; Travis Hagenbuch, Lighting Director; Andy O’Reilly, Lighting Director

Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series
TIE: Boardwalk Empire – “Peg Of Old,” “Battle Of The Century,” “To The Lost” (HBO) – Bill Groom, Production Designer; Adam Scher, Art Director; Carol Silverman, Set Decorator
TIE: Game Of Thrones – “Garden Of Bones,” “The Ghost Of Harrenhal,” “A Man Without Honor” (HBO) – Gemma Jackson, Production Designer; Frank Walsh, Art Director; Tina Jones, Set Decorator

Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series
2 Broke Girls - “And The Rich People Problems ,” “And The Reality Check,” “And The Pop Up Sale” (CBS) – Glenda Rovello, Production Designer; Amy Feldman, Set Decorator

Outstanding Art Direction for Miniseries or Movie
Great Expectations (Masterpiece) (PBS) – David Roger, Production Designer; Paul Ghirardani, Art Director; Jo Kornstein, Set Decorator

Outstanding Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming
TIE: The 54th Annual Grammy Awards (CBS) – Brian Stonestreet, Production Designer; Alana Billingsley, Art Director; Matt Steinbrenner, Art Director
TIE: 65th Annual Tony Awards (CBS) - Steve Bass, Production Designer; Seth Easter, Art Director

Outstanding Costumes For A Series
Game Of Thrones - “The Prince Of Winterfell” (HBO) – Michele Clapton, Costume Designer; Alexander Fordham, Assistant Costume Designer; Chloe Aubry, Assistant Costume Designer

Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or Special
Great Expectations (Masterpiece) – “Part 2″ (PBS) – Annie Symons, Costume Designer; Yvonne Duckett, Costume Supervisor

Juried Award Winners – Costumes for a Variety Program or Special
Opening Ceremony of the XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011(ESPN) – Maria Rosario Mendoza, Supervising Costume Designer
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The X-Factor, “Pepsi Challenge Top 9 Elimination” (Fox) – Marina Toybina, Costume Designer, Grainne O’Sullivan, Costume Supervisor

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
Homeland (Showtime) – Junie Lowry Johnson, CSA, Casting By; Libby Goldstein, CSA Casting By; Judy Henderson, CSA, Casting By; Craig Fincannon, CSA, Casting By; Lisa Mae Fincannon, CSA, Casting By

Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series
Girls (HBO) – Jennifer Euston, CSA, Casting By

Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special
Game Change (HBO) – David Rubin, CSA, Casting By; Richard Hicks, CSA, Casting By; Pat Moran, CSA, Casting By; Kathleen Chopin, CSA, Casting By

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
The Walking Dead - “What Lies Ahead” (AMC) – Greg Nicotero, Special Makeup Effects Department Head; Jake Garber, Special Makeup Effects Artist; Andy Schoneberg, Special Makeup Effects Artist; Kevin Wasner, Special Makeup Effects Artist; Gino Crognale, Special Makeup Effects Artist; Carey Jonse, Special Makeup Effects Artist; Garrett Immel, Prosthetic Designer

Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)
Game Of Thrones - “The Old Gods And The New” (HBO) – Paul Engelen, Department Head Makeup Artist; Melissa Lackersteen, Makeup Artist

Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic)
Dancing With The Stars - “Episode 1307″ (ABC) - Zena Shteysel, Department Head Makeup Artist; Angela Moos, Key Makeup Artist; Patti Ramsey Bortoli, Makeup Artist; Barbara Fonte, Makeup Artist; Sarah Woolf, Makeup Artist; Nadege Schoenfeld, Makeup Artist

Outstanding Makeup For A Miniseries Or A Movie (Non-Prosthetic)
Hatfields & McCoys (HISTORY) – Mario Michisanti, Department Head Makeup Artist; Francesca Tampieri, Makeup Artist
The Italian team said backstage their biggest challenge was doing the research into the American historical period, all done on the Internet. Especially “the teeth and the beards,” said Tampieri.

Outstanding Hairstyling for a single-camera seriesDownton Abbey - “Episode 1″ (PBS) – Anne “Nosh” Oldham, Department Head Hairstylist; Christine Greenwood, Key Hairstylist

Outstanding Hairstyling for a movie or miniseries
American Horror Story (FX Networks) – Monte C. Haught, Department Head Hairstylist; Samantha Wade, Key Hairstylist; Melanie Verkins, Hairstylist; Natalie Driscoll, Hairstylist; Michelle Ceglia, Hairstylist

Outstanding Hairstyling for a multi-camera series or special
Saturday Night Live – Host: Zooey Deschanel (NBC) – Bettie O. Rogers, Department Head Hairstylist; Jodi Mancuso, Key Hairstylist; Inga Thrasher, Hairstylist; Jennifer Stauffer, Hairstylist; Cara Hannah Sullivan, Hairstylist; Christal Schanes, Hairstylist

Outstanding Stunt Coordination
Southland – Wednesday (TNT) – Peewee Piemonte, Stunt Coordinator

Outstanding Music Direction
The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS) – Rob Berman, Music Director; Rob Mathes, Music Director

Outstanding Music Composition for a series (original dramatic score)
Downton Abbey - “Episode 6″ (PBS) – John Lunn, Music by

Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, movie or special
Hemingway & Gellhorn (HBO) – Javier Navarrete, Composer

Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
65th Annual Tony Awards (Song Title: “It’s Not Just For Gays Anymore”) (CBS) - Adam Schlesinger, Music by; David Javerbaum, Lyrics by

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
Page Eight (Masterpiece) (PBS) - Paul Englishby, Music by

Outstanding Choreography
Joshua Bergasse, Choreographer – Smash (NBC) – Routines: “National Pastime” / “Let’s Be Bad” / Never Met A Wolf

Outstanding Voice-Over Performance
Maurice LaMarche as Clamps, Donbot, Hyperchicken, Calculon, Hedonismbot, Morbo (Futurama -”The Silence Of The Clamps”)

Outstanding Main Title Design
Great Expectations (Masterpiece) (PBS) - Nic Benns, Title Designer; Rodi Kaya, 3D Atrist; Tom Bromwich, Titles Producer

Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media — Original Interactive Television Programming
Dirty Work (rides.tv) – Fourth Wall Studios; Rides TV

Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media Enhancement to a Television Program or Series
The Team Coco Sync App (TBS) – John Wooden, Producer; Aaron Bleyaert, Producer; Conan O’Brien, Producer; Timothy Campbell, Producer

Outstanding Special Class: Short-Format Nonfiction Programs
DGA Moments In Time (dga.org) – Michael M. Stevens, Produced By

Outstanding Commercial
“Best Job” (Procter & Gamble Corporate Brand) – Wieden + Kennedy, Ad Agency; Anonymous Content, Production Company

The broadcast Primetime Emmys air live Sunday, September 23rd on ABC.
Want to win a "Hatfields & McCoys" DVD? Click HERE for details. 
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'Lincoln': Daniel Day-Lewis as the president in this first look

September 13, 2012
Here is the poster for "Lincoln" starring Daniel Day Lewis. The film is set for a November release. 



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'So You Think You Can Dance': show inspires dance clinic -- 'So You Think You Can Dance Experience'

Inspired by the show "So You Think You Can Dance," the "So You Think You Can Dance Experience," is  a three-day dance convention filled with classes, seminars, a mock audition and performances during which participants can learn, watch and be inspired by their favorite SYTYCD dancers and choreographers! The first clinic will take place from Sept. 21-23 at the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. For details, please visit www.fox.com/dance.

This event is for dancers, educators, and enthusiasts 18 & older!

The newly crowned Favorite Guy Dancer and Favorite Girl Dancer from season 9 will appear that the first Clinic that will be held in Las Vegas

The experience includes:
- Classes throughout the weekend

- Seminar Breakouts

- Performances from your favorite SYTYCD Alumni Dancers and other Special Guests

- Solo Showcase Opportunity

- Q and A

- Meet and Greet

- Amazing Scholarship Opportunities

- Optional Mock Audition for the opportunity to perform in the Saturday's Opening or Closing Number of the Showcase
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'Arrow': Willa Holland previews new show

September 12, 2012
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he's become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow - a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. 

"Arrow" stars Stephen Amell, Colin Donnell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Susanna Thompson and Paul Blackthorne.  

The show premieres October 10th on The CW.

Check out an interview with cast member Willa Holland below:

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'So You Think You Can Dance': Dimitry Chaplin talks choreographing for the Top 4 dancers

The Top 4 dancers of "So You Think You Can Dance" Season 9 competed tonight in the final so see who America will vote for their Favorite Guy Dancer and their Favorite Girl Dancer. 
Tonight the dancers did a total of six routines consisting of numbers with their all-star partners, solo routines and they danced in pairs with their fellow season 9 contestants. Top Four finalists, Eliana Girard, Tiffany Maher, Cyrus Spencer and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp met with pres after the show to talk about the night as did the choreographers of tonight's dances. 

Check out our interview with choreographer Dimitry Chaplin below:


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'So You Think You Can Dance': Top 4 finals performance show (recap)

The "So You Think You Can Dance" final performance show had everything from contemporary to ballet as Eliana, Tiffany, Chehon, and Cyrus competed for the title of America’s Favorite Dancer Guy and Girl. This marks the first year that two winners would be crowned. This is something that Nigel has wanted to do for years and now he gets his chance.

On hand to judge were favorites Nigel, Mary, and guest judge Rob Marshall (director of Chicago).

Each did a challenging six numbers, the first time they performed so much in one night. 

Dances are as follows:

  • Cyrus and Eliana- Paso Double (choreographer Jason Gilkyson)- The Game Has Changed (Daft Punk)
  •  Tiffany and Will Wingfield- Contemporary (choreographer Sonya)- The Time Is Now (Moloko) 
  • Chehon and Eliana- Ballet (choreographer Marat Daukayev)- The Nutcracker Suite- Pas De Deux. This dance was one of the highlights of the night. Watch it below:

  • Cyrus and Tiffany- Lyrical Hip Hop (choreographer Tessendra Chavez)- Best Thing I Never Had (Beyonce)
  • Cyrus, Tiffany, Eliana, and Chehon- Group Number (choreographer Tyce Diorio)- Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (District 78 Remix) Another dance highlight of the night. Watch it below:

  • Chehon and Allison- Contemporary (choreographer Stacey Tookey)- Leave (from Once: The Musical)
  •  Tiffany and Eliana- Broadway (choreographer Ray Leeper)- When You’re Good To Mama (from Chicago: the Musical) A stripper pole used as a prop. I can't imagine the ballroom girls from Utah pulling that dance off. 

  • Chehon and Cyrus- Jazz (choreographer Sonya)- Fangs (Little Red Lung)
  •  Tiffany and Chehon- Rumba (choreographer Dmitry Chaplin)-Love Me Tender (Adam Levy and Norah Jones)
  •  Cyrus and Twitch- Animation (choreographer Christopher Scott)- Like A Criminal (District 78)  
"So Yo Think You Can Dance" has stepped it up this season for the quality of the dancers, to the dance numbers. 

FOX hasn't been giving the show the most love with the scheduling shifts, even those covering the show every week were getting confused. 

As far as who will win, I honestly thought the final guys would be Chehon and Cole and that Cole would win. But Cyrus is still there and now has the underdog vote, especially since Nigel told him he was voting for Chehon because of his training. Who knows how this will go. Chehon should win for dance ability alone. 

As far the girls go, Eliana for the win but Tiffany is some stiff competition. All will go on to have great dance careers either way. 

 The winners will be named on Tuesday, 18th. Here's hoping that the show gets a 10th season. 
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'Last Resort': view the pilot episode of the ABC series before it airs

September 10, 2012
One the new shows this fall getting some buzz is ABC's new drama "Last Resort" and ABC and Yahoo are giving you a sneak peek at the first episode. The show tells the story of a Navy mission gone wrong. The crew are given orders that go against standard procedures. What they do next can effect their lives an the lives of everyone around the world.

The show stars Andre Braugher as Captain Marcus Chaplin, Scott Speedman as XO Sam Kendal, Daisy Betts as Lieutenant Grace Shepard, Dichen Lachman as Tani Tumrenjack, Daniel Lissing as SEAL Officer James King, Sahr Ngaujah as Mayor Julian Serrat, Camille de Pazzis as Sophie Gerard, Autumn Reeser as Kylie Sinclair, Jessy Schram as Christine Kendal, and Robert Patrick as Master Chief Joseph Prosser.

"Last Resort" premieres Thursday, September 27th below:

Check out the episode below:

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'Glee': Darren Criss previews the new season


The new season of "Glee" premieres this week and Darren Criss who plays Blaine of the show. Billboard caught up with the actor during last week's Fashion Night Out where he teased the new season. Check out what he had to say about Blaine's new role in the school. 

The first episode of the Glee season is call "The New Rachel" and in promos we see that Blaine is one of the New Directions members vying for her leadership position.
Yeah! Blaine's like a meanie now. I don't know what really happened! I read the first script and I was like, "why's Blaine so feisty?" I think the writers were getting bored with Blaine being nice. We joke about Season 4 Tina too, she's really sassy. We're all vicious, maybe it's Senioritis, who knows. When we read the script I was like, "since when is Blaine really competitive?" But who knows, maybe Kurt's gone and the gloves are off.

Fans got a preview of some songs from the new season this week, and for the "Boys/Boyfriend" mashup you and Kevin McHale talked about how choreographer Zach Woodlee instructed you to act "boyband" for the performance. Any particular boyband inspirations?
We just jumped around, we just wanted to be silly and cheesy and stupid, so that's exactly what we did. There's like, cliches. I hope this one made it into it -- the hands in front of your face like "where did I go? There I am, I'm behind my hands." You can't see that on a recorder...

"Glee" premieres on Thursday, September 13 on Fox. 
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'Arrow': Fall preview panel at Paley Center

As part of the Paley Center's Fall Preview Party, the star and creator the highly anticipated "Arrow" came out to talk about the show. "Arrow" tells the story of Oliver Queen, who after a violent shipwreck, is missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he's become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance.

As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow - a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be - flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle - while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel's father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver's own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine.

The series stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Colin Donnell as Tommy, Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, with Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen and Paul Blackthorne as Detective Quentin Lance.

Based on characters appearing in comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics, "Arrow" premieres October 10th on CW.

Check out some photos from the afternoon below (photo credit: Kevin Parry of The Paley Center):






Moderator, Rob Moynihan of TV Guide, Andrew Kreisberg, Stephen Amell, Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim 



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Giveaway: enter to win the Emmy nominated 'Hatfields & McCoys' on DVD

September 9, 2012
We've got a cool giveaway for you from Sony Pictures Entertainment. In conjunction with Examiner.com, we are celebrating the Emmy nominated Mini-Series "Hatfield & McCoys." The series is nominated for a record 16 nominations, including Outstanding Miniseries or A Movie. 

We have a copy of the series on DVD to giveaway. 



(2 Discs. 290 minutes. As seen on the History Channel
Starring Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton and garnering 16 Emmy nominations, the Hatfield-McCoy saga centers on "Devil" Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy. Close friends and comrades during the Civil War, they returned to their neighboring homes—Hatfield in West Virginia, McCoy just across the Tug River border in Kentucky—to increasing tensions, misunderstandings and resentments that soon exploded into all-out warfare between the families. As hostilities grew, friends, neighbors and outside forces joined the fight, bringing the two states to the brink of another Civil War.)

To enter is simple, just follow these three simple steps:

Step 1: Follow spotliteonENT on Twitter - @spotliteonENT

Step 2: Follow ME on Twitter - @Phyllis_Thomas 

Step 3: Send an email with your name and address to win with "Hatfields & McCoys Giveaway" in the subject line to:

contests@spotlight-on-entertainment.com

Contest ends September 24th. Good Luck!

Winners will be notified by email.





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'Switched at Birth': sneak peek 'The Intruder' (video)

September 7, 2012
On an all new episode of "Switched at Birth" on ABC Family, airing Monday, September 10th at 8:00PM ET/PT, Regina's impulsive decision to marry has major consequences for the Vasquez and Kennish household; John's baseball record is in danger of being beaten. Also, Daphne and Emmett decide to enter their zombie film in a horror film festival. Emmett has a run-in with Toby while Bay meets another street artist.

Check out a sneak peek below:

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'So You Think You Can Dance': down to final four dancers

September 6, 2012
Top row: Eliana, Witney and Tiffany
 Bottom row: Cole, Chehon and Cyrus
It was the last the first night that the audience had their say on "So You Think You Can Dance." For the first time since the season began, the audience voted on which dancers would stay and which dancers would go home. The task had previously been up to judges Nigel Litythgoe, Mary Murphy and the revolving guest judge (Christina Applegate, among others to pick from a bottom three vote-getters of the previous week.

"It's a relief to not have that pressure," Murphy said backstage after the show.  "Now people can stop bothering me on Twitter about the vote.

The dancers had to perform four numbers, including a solo piece, a group number and pairs with their co-stars and with the all-stars, including perenial favorite Twitch, former champs Melanie Moore and Benji Schwimmer, hip hop dancer Comfort, contemporary dancer Marko Germar and contemporary dancer and the star of this summer's dance movie, "Step Up: Revolution," Kathryn McCormick. 

Of the parings, Chehon and Witney did a cha-cha that seemed to get the better of Chehon who seemed to struggle with the lifts and the physicality of the dance. 

Cole and Eliana did a very physical contemporary number choreographed by Mia Michaels. The piece got a standing ovation from the audience and the judges. "Eliana, there's like light coming out of your feet. You're the perfect dancer," Applegate said during her critique of the dance. "I could see that resistance in that pain from both of you."

Cyrus and Tiffany were teenagers making out while their parents were away for the evening in a cute, well danced Broadway number. The piece was well acted and believable.

The results of the night were Witney and Cole sent home, leaving Tiffany, Eliana, Chehon and Cyrus to dance up to six numbers in the performance finale Tuesday, September 11th. The four  can breath easy for that night's performances as there will not be an elimination that night. The finale show on Tuesday, September 18th, is when the top girl and the top boy will be named "America's Favorite Female Dancer and America's Favorite Male Dancer. 

"So You Think You Can Dance" airs Tuesdays on FOX. 
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2012 Sunday Night Football Schedule

September 5, 2012
Football is back. NBC's Football Night in America kicks off tonight in New York.

Bob Costas, Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth are back. The official season starts on Wednesday, September 5th.

 Check out the complete schedule below:

Wed. Sept 5 NFL Kickoff Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants


Sun. Sept 9 Week 1 Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos


Sun. Sept. 16 Week 2 Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers


Sun. Sept. 23 Week 3 New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens


Sun. Sept. 30 Week 4 New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles


Sun. Oct. 7 Week 5 San Diego Chargers at New Orleans Saints


Sun. Oct. 14 Week 6 Green Bay Packers at Houston Texans


Sun. Oct. 21 Week 7 Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals


Sun. Oct. 28 Week 8 New Orleans Saints at Denver Broncos


Sun. Nov. 4 Week 9 Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons


Sun. Nov. 11 Week 10 Houston Texans at Chicago Bears


Sun. Nov. 18 *Week 11 Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers


Thurs. Nov. 22 *Week 12 New England Patriots at New York Jets


Sun. Nov. 25 **Week 12 Green Bay Packers at New York Giants


Sun. Dec. 2 *Week 13 Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys


Sun. Dec. 9 *Week 14 Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers


Sun. Dec. 16 *Week 15 San Francisco 49ers at New England Patriots


Sun. Dec. 23 *Week 16 San Diego Chargers at New York Jets


Sun. Dec. 30 *Week 17 TBA


*Flex Week


**Thanksgiving Night Game
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Lifetime and Got Your 6 host event during DNC with Eva Longoria and Flo Rida

As part of an ongoing effort to create opportunities for the over 1 million U.S. military veterans reintegrating into civilian life, Got Your 6 and Lifetime Television’s Your Life. Your Time. Your Vote. campaignwill host a pair of gala concert events during the upcoming national political conventions.

As the Democratic National Convention gets under way, Got Your 6 and Lifetime Television are getting together for a special event.

Flo Rida will perform at the event, hosted by Eva Longoria. The actress will be making special remarks to kick-off the evening.

As part of an ongoing effort to create opportunities for the over 1 million U.S. military veterans reintegrating into civilian life, Got Your 6 and Lifetime Television’s Your Life. Your Time. Your Vote. campaign will host a pair of gala concert events during the upcoming national political conventions.

The Got Your 6 campaign -- referencing a military expression meaning "I've got your back, and you've got mine" -- will create opportunities for veterans to use their military skills to transition into positive civilian roles in communities around the country.

Got Your 6 is based upon six pillars -- jobs, education, health, housing, family and leadership -- to help veterans reintegrate into civilian life. Each pillar has a specific launch goal, and is backed by a nonprofit organization that shows expertise in that field.

Below is one of the PSAs the Got Your 6 released back in May when the campaign was first announced:



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