'Chicagoland': debuts March 6th on CNN

February 28, 2014


CNN's new real-life drama, non-fiction series 'Chicagoland" premieres March 6 on the network.    The series will explore where politics and policy meet real people’s lives – in a city generating change and innovation in social policy, education, and public safety on the local level – to meet national and local challenges.

Episodes air Thursdays at 10:00p.m. ET beginning March 6th. Narrated by Chicago Sun-Times journalist Mark Konkol, the series will showcase the Windy City's neighborhoods, City Hall, and the characters that dwell in them. 

The series explores Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s complex negotiations with the Chicago Public Schools, as he embarks on an historic schools consolidation plan in order to invest resources in modernizing the city. Also featured will be Fenger High School principal Elizabeth Dozier as she mentors her students and attempts to guide them towards making good life choices. Police superintendent Garry McCarthy works to keep the peace as the school districts are reshaped, and drills his officers in community policing to address a wave of violence that has captivated national headlines and threatens to rob the city of some of its most promising youth.

Among Chicago’s citizens, the series introduces viewers to up and coming performer Chance the Rapper, entrepreneur Billy Dec, acclaimed chef/restaurateur Grant Achatz, child schools activist Asean Johnson, and Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis. Chicago Symphony Orchestra maestro Riccardo Muti, investment executive Mellody Hobson, the rapper Common, former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, and NBA stars Dwayne Wade and Isaiah Thomas offer their unforgettable perspectives on their beloved Chicago.
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TCM offers Movie Locations Tour for TCM Classic Film Festival

Want to see old Hollywood? The old Hollywood of the classic movies? Well TCM is going movie lovers a chance to do just that. A Three-Hour Bus Tour, Created in Partnership with Starline Tours, will Feature L.A.'s Greatest Movie Locations.
In celebration of its 20th Anniversary as a leading authority in classic film, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is inviting fans to take the ultimate ride through movie history with the "TCM Movie Locations Tour." The network is partnering with Starline Tours, the leader in Hollywood sightseeing tours, to produce the “TCM Movie Locations Tour." The oldest tour organization in Los Angeles, Starline tours is synonymous with celebrity homes and lifestyles, having pioneered the original tours of movie stars’ homes in 1935.  The free, three-hour bus tour will be open for a limited time March 14 – April 14, overlapping with the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood which will be from April 10th -13th.

The "TCM Movie Locations Tour" tour will take place on a brand-new, state-of-the-art bus with stadium-style seating and a 65"-inch HDTV. The bus also features skylight windows and retractable side windows to allow better viewing of the Los Angeles cityscape and movie locations.   

The "TCM Movie Locations Tour" is a fun and engaging excursion that brings movie history alive by pairing modern and classic film clips with visits to the locations where they were filmed. The tour will begin at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX® in Hollywood and carry passengers throughout Hollywood, downtown Los Angeles and surrounding areas, a route that tells the history of the region through the story of the movies.

The "TCM Movie Locations Tour" will feature such sites as Echo Park (Chinatown), the 2nd Street Tunnel (Blade Runner, The Terminator), Bryson Apartments (Double Indemnity, The Grifters) and the Gilmore Gas Station (L.A. Story), to name a few. It will also include the Roosevelt Hotel, home of the very first Academy Awards and host hotel for the TCM Classic Film Festival, and Hollywood High School, which turned out such stars as Lana Turner and Judy Garland. In addition, the tour will make stops at two exciting and historic filming locations: the Bradbury Building (Blade Runner, The Artist) and Union Station (The Way We Were, Silver Streak).

Movie lovers will see behind-the-scenes clips and numerous film clips and photos to help visitors envision historic downtown, the original locations of the first movie studios and other film sites of interest. Multiple video segments featuring TCM host Ben Mankiewicz, provide additional insights and a true insider's view.

Fans can book reservations for the "TCM Movie Locations Tour" online through TCM's 20th Anniversary website: www.tcm.com/20. UPDATE -- ALL SLOTS ARE BOOKED

The following is a complete schedule of dates and times for the "TCM Movie Locations Tour":

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – March 14-April 6: One tour daily at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, April 9-Friday, April 11: Two tours daily at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
(NOTE: The April 9 tour will begin at 1:30 p.m. only)

Saturday, April 12-Monday, April 14: One tour daily at 9:30 a.m.

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'Going Wild': Nat Geo's new fear factor series premieres Monday, March 3rd

February 27, 2014

 There's a brand new series coming to Nat Geo Wild. On Monday, March 3rd, the network will premiere "Going Wild." Hosted by Tim Medvetz, the show takes Americans who have lost their way in life on a rigorous, three-day intervention into the will and forcing them to face their fears and problems head on.

Check out a clip below:

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'American Idol': Top 13 Finalists Party -- Alex Preston (Video)

The Top 13 of "American Idol" Season  XIII will perform Wednesday night on the Idol live show. The theme for the performances will be "This is Me," which gives the Idols a chance to show the audience who they are as potential artists. One contestant will go home on Thursday night's elimination show.

Last year's winner Candice Glover returns to perform a song from her new album "Music Speaks."
LA Music Examiner talked to the Top 13 at the Finalist Party to get their thoughts on the season ahead.
Check out the interview with contestant Alex Preston below: 


American Idol: Season 13 -- Alex Preston at Top 13 Finalists Party by LA Music and TV  Examiner

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'American Idol': Top 13 Finalist Video Interviews -- Caleb Johnson


The Top 13 of "American Idol" Season  XIII will perform Wednesday night on the Idol live show. The theme for the performances will be "This is Me," which gives the Idols a chance to show the audience who they are as potential artists. One contestant will go home on Thursday night's elimination show.

Last year's winner Candice Glover returns to perform a song from her new album "Music Speaks."
LA Music Examiner talked to the Top 13 at the Finalist Party to get their thoughts on the season ahead.
Check out the interview with contestant Caleb Johnson below:
 

American Idol: Season 13 -- Caleb Johnson at Top 13 Finalists Party by LA Music and TV  Examiner

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'American Idol': Top 13 Finalist Video Interviews -- Jessica Meuse


The Top 13 of "American Idol" Season  XIII will perform Wednesday night on the Idol live show. The theme for the performances will be "This is Me," which gives the Idols a chance to show the audience who they are as potential artists. One contestant will go home on Thursday night's elimination show.

Last year's winner Candice Glover returns to perform a song from her new album "Music Speaks."
LA Music Examiner talked to the Top 13 at the Finalist Party to get their thoughts on the season ahead.
Check out the interview with contestant Jessica Meuse below:


American Idol: Season 13 -- Jessica Meuse at Top 13 Finalists Party by LA Music and TV  Examiner

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'American Idol': Top 13 Finalists Video Interviews -- Malaya Watson

The Top 13 of "American Idol" Season  XIII will perform Wednesday night on the Idol live show. The theme for the performances will be "This is Me," which gives the Idols a chance to show the audience who they are as potential artists. One contestant will go home on Thursday night's elimination show.

Last year's winner Candice Glover returns to perform a song from her new album "Music Speaks."
LA Music Examiner talked to the Top 13 at the Finalist Party to get their thoughts on the season ahead.
Check out the interview with contestant Malaya Watson below:
 

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'American Idol': Top 13 Finalists Interviews -- CJ Harris (Video)

The Top 13 of "American Idol" Season  XIII will perform Wednesday night on the Idol live show. The theme for the performances will be "This is Me," which gives the Idols a chance to show the audience who they are as potential artists. One contestant will go home on Thursday night's elimination show.

Last year's winner Candice Glover returns to perform a song from her new album "Music Speaks."
LA Music Examiner talked to the Top 13 at the Finalist Party to get their thoughts on the season ahead.
Check out the interview with contestant CJ Harris below:

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'American Idol': Top 13 Finalists Party -- Dexter Roberts (Video)

February 26, 2014
The Top 13 of "American Idol" Season  XIII will perform Wednesday night on the Idol live show. The theme for the performances will be "This is Me," which gives the Idols a chance to show the audience who they are as potential artists. One contestant will go home on Thursday night's elimination show.

Last year's winner Candice Glover returns to perform a song from her new album "Music Speaks."
LA Music Examiner talked to the Top 13 at the Finalist Party to get their thoughts on the season ahead.
Check out the interview with contestant Dexter Roberts below:


American Idol: Season 13 -- Dexter Roberts at Top 13 Finalists Party by LA Music and TV  Examiner

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'American Idol': Top 13 Finalists Interviews -- Emily Piriz (Video)

The Top 13 of "American Idol" Season  XIII will perform Wednesday night on the Idol live show. The theme for the performances will be "This is Me," which gives the Idols a chance to show the audience who they are as potential artists. One contestant will go home on Thursday night's elimination show.

Last year's winner Candice Glover returns to perform a song from her new album "Music Speaks."
LA Music Examiner talked to the Top 13 at the Finalist Party to get their thoughts on the season ahead.
Check out the interview with contestant  Emily Piriz below:
 

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'American Idol': Top 13 Finalists Interviews -- Jena Irene (Video)

The Top 13 of "American Idol" Season  XIII will perform Wednesday night on the Idol live show. The theme for the performances will be "This is Me," which gives the Idols a chance to show the audience who they are as potential artists. One contestant will go home on Thursday night's elimination show.

Last year's winner Candice Glover returns to perform a song from her new album "Music Speaks."
LA Music Examiner talked to the Top 13 at the Finalist Party to get their thoughts on the season ahead.
Check out the interview with contestant Jena Irene below:
 
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'American Idol': Top 13 Finalist Interviews -- Majesty Rose

The Top 13 of "American Idol" Season  XIII will perform Wednesday night on the Idol live show. The theme for the performances will be "This is Me," which gives the Idols a chance to show the audience who they are as potential artists. One contestant will go home on Thursday night's elimination show.

Last year's winner, Candice Glover, returns to perform a song from her new album "Music Speaks."
LA Music Examiner talked to the Top 13 at the Finalist Party to get their thoughts on the season ahead.
Check out the interview with contestant Majesty Rose below:
 

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'American Idol': Top 13 Finalist Interviews -- Kristen O'Connor (Video)

The Top 13 of "American Idol" Season  XIII will perform Wednesday night on the Idol live show. The theme for the performances will be "This is Me," which gives the Idols a chance to show the audience who they are as potential artists. One contestant will go home on Thursday night's elimination show.

Last year's winner Candice Glover returns to perform a song from her new album "Music Speaks."
LA Music Examiner talked to the Top 13 at the Finalist Party to get their thoughts on the season ahead.
Check out the interview with contestant Kristen O'Connor below:


American Idol: Season 13 -- Kristen  O'Connor at Top 13 Finalist Party by LA Music and TV  Examiner


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'American Idol': Season 13 -- chatting with Keith Urban at Top 13 Finalist Party (Video)

"American Idol" named their Top 13 finalists in their final night of “Rush Week." The contestants and judges celebrated at a party for the finalists after the show. LA Music Examiner attended the Finalist Party and chatted with judge Keith Urban about his thoughts on the show.

"American Idol" airs Wednesdays and Thursdays on FOX.
Check out the interview with Keith below:

American Idol: Season 13 -- Keith Urban at Top 13 Finalist Party by LA Music and TV  Examiner


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'American Idol': Season 13 -- Randy Jackson talks new season, new role on show (Video)

"American Idol" named their Top 13 finalists in their final night of “Rush Week." The contestants and judges celebrated at a party for the finalists after the show. LA Music Examiner attended the Finalist Party and chatted with host Randy Jackson about his thoughts on the show.

"American Idol" airs Wednesdays and Thursdays on FOX.
Check out the interview with Randy below: 


American Idol: Season 13 -- Randy Jackson at Top 13 Finalist Party by LA Music and TV  Examiner

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'American Idol': Top 13 Finalists Video Interviews -- Sam Woolf

February 25, 2014
The Top 13 of "American Idol" Season  XIII will perform Wednesday night on the Idol live show. The theme for the performances will be "This is Me," which gives the Idols a chance to show the audience who they are as potential artists. One contestant will go home on Thursday night's elimination show.

Last year's winner Candice Glover returns to perform a song from her new album "Music Speaks."
LA Music Examiner talked to the Top 13 at the Finalist Party to get their thoughts on the season ahead.
Check out the interview with contestant Sam Woolf below:



American Idol: Season 13 Sam Woolf at Top 13 Finalist Party by LA Music and TV  Examiner

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'American Idol': Top 13 Finalists Video Interviews -- Ben Briley

The Top 13 of "American Idol" Season  XIII will perform Wednesday night on the Idol live show. The theme for the performances will be "This is Me," which gives the Idols a chance to show the audience who they are as potential artists. One contestant will go home on Thursday night's elimination show.

Last year's winner Candice Glover returns to perform a song from her new album "Music Speaks."

LA Music Examiner talked to the Top 13 at the Finalist Party to get their thoughts on the season ahead.
Check out the interview with contestant Ben Briley below:
 
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'Carson on TCM': special episodes hosted by Conan O'Brien begin airing March 4th



With "The Tonight Show" legacy on everyone's minds with the transition from Jay Lennon to Jimmy Fallon and "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon," Turner Classic Movies (TCM) brings back is the ultimate of late-night host, Johnny Carson as "Carson on TCM" returns with all new specials this spring. Hosted by Conan O'Brien, the series features memorable Johnny Carson interviews from twenty years of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson." New episodes "Carson on TCM" are set to air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. (ET), starting March 4.
"Carson on TCM" features the legendary host talking with some of Hollywood's biggest stars, from Academy Award winners to entertainment icons.
For its March 4 premiere, "Carson on TCM" will open with Johnny Carson's rare interview with  legendary actor Jimmy Stewart (taped in 1976). The night will also feature interviews with Jack Lemmon (1979), Sally Field (1979), Diane Keaton (1972), Angie Dickinson (1980) and Rat Pack icon Sammy Davis Jr. (1972).

Check out the complete schedule below:
Tuesday, March 4

8 p.m. – Carson on TCM: James Stewart (1976), Jack Lemmon (1979), Sally Field (1979), Diane Keaton (1972), Angie Dickinson (1980) and Sammy Davis Jr. (1972).

Tuesday, March 11

8 p.m. – Carson on TCM: Bob Hope (1978), Bing Crosby (1976), Tony Randall (1974), Truman Capote (1972), Gregory Peck (1976) and Lauren Bacall (1980).

Tuesday, March 18

8 p.m. – Carson on TCM: Lucille Ball (1977), Carol Burnett (1979), Candice Bergen (1984), Don Adams (1980), Jack Benny (1973) and Red Skelton (1983).

Tuesday, March 25

8 p.m. – Carson on TCM: Julie Andrews (1982), Dudley Moore (1979), Sean Connery (1975), Sylvester Stallone (1976), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1982), George C. Scott (1987) and Gene Kelly (1975).



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Trailer: 'Godzilla' heading to theaters this May

Check out the trailer for "Godzilla" opening May 14th. The blockbuster movie stars Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. 



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'The Bold and the Beautiful' to shoot in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

"The Bold and the Beautiful" will make history when the internationally popular soap heads for Dubai and Abu Dhabi next month to shoot episodes that will air in late May or early June. The storyline will have Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Bill (Don Diamont) traveling out of the country with Brooke's ex Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) following them there according to TV Guide.

Lang will compete in a triathlon in Abu Dhabi during filming which gave executive producer the idea for the location shoot. "Kelly asked me for time off to take part in the event and I said, 'Well, how about we all come with you?', said Bell. "...So we're going to back up the station wagon and all pile in!"

The show, which is known for it's exotic locations, is very popular on the Dubai One Network.

"This is a great opportunity for us," Bell said. "B&B  is really popular on the Dubai One network and that's opened up a lot of doors. We don't quite know what to expect but that's always the most fun part of this job - going off and trying things we've never done before. It's very exciting."

Catch "The Bold and the Beautiful" airs weekdays on CBS.


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Ireland Baldwin joins TVGN's Oscar night coverage as fashion correspondent

Ireland Baldwin, model and daughter of Alec Baldwin, has been named fashion correspondent for TVGN Live with the
"Entertainment Tonight at the Oscars" special premiering live on both coasts this Sunday, Mar. 2 at 5:00 PM ET/ 2:00 PM PT,

Baldwin will join Entertainment Tonight co-anchors Nancy O'Dell and Rob Marciano and special correspondents Rocsi Diaz, Brooke Anderson and Joe Zee in this star-studded live red carpet special at the 86th annual Academy Awards.

Catch the Academy Awards live, Sunday March 2nd on ABC.
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Glee: The Music Celebrating 100 Episodes set for March 25 release

"Glee" is celebrating its 100the episode with the release of the CD, "Glee: The Music Celebrating 100 Episodes" coming out on March 25th from Columbia Records. The CD will be exclusively at Target.

The album features 13 new recordings from the 100th episodes, such as Pink's "Just Give Me a Reason," Pharrell's "Happy" and Eddie Murphy's "Party All the Time" (full track listing is below).

Glee: The Music Celebrating 100 Episodes features brand new versions of Glee favorites from the original cast members such as Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'," Pink's "Raise Your Glass" and Glee cast original song "Loser Like Me." The 100th episode will air on Tuesday, March 18 at 8PM ET/PT on FOX, with the second part airing the following week to coincide with album release.

Glee has sold over 62 million tracks and over 13 million albums worldwide. Throughout its five seasons, Glee has also set a groundbreaking record for the most songs charted by a single act on the Billboard Hot 100, surpassing records previously held by Elvis Presley, The Beatles and James Brown. With their incredible record sales, Glee has made a name for itself in music history.

Glee scored three consecutive #1 releases with Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna, Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers, and Glee: The Music, Journey To Regionals. The RIAA has certified Glee: The Music, Volume 1 and Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Platinum (sales in excess of 1 million units) as well as Glee: The Music, Volume 2, Glee: The Music, Volume 3 and Glee: The Music, Volume 4 Gold (sales in excess of 500,000 units).

The full track listing for Glee: The Music Celebrating 100 Episodes is as follows:
  1. Keep Holding On* -featuring Mark Salling (Puck)
  2. Valerie* -featuring Naya Rivera (Santana) and Heather Morris (Brittany)
  3. Defying Gravity*-featuring Lea Michele (Rachel), Chris Colfer (Kurt) and Amber Riley (Mercedes)
  4. Raise Your Glass* -featuring Matthew Morrison (Will) and Kristin Chenoweth (April)
  5. Toxic*-featuring Naya Rivera (Santana), Heather Morris (Brittany) and Dianna Agron (Quinn)
  6. Happy -featuring Gwyneth Paltrow (Holly), Kristin Chenoweth (April), Matthew Morrison (Will), Darren Criss (Blaine) and Amber Riley (Mercedes)
  7. Party All the Time -featuring Gwyneth Paltrow (Holly)
  8. Total Eclipse of the Heart*-featuring Matthew Morrison (Will) and Kristin Chenoweth (April)
  9. Loser Like Me*-featuring Darren Criss (Blaine), Kevin McHale (Artie), Chord Overstreet (Sam) and Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina)
  10. Be Okay -featuring Lea Michele (Rachel) and Naya Rivera (Santana)
  11. I Am Changing -featuring Amber Riley (Mercedes) and Chris Colfer (Kurt)
  12. Just Give Me a Reason -featuring Dianna Agron (Quinn) and Mark Salling (Puck)
  13. Don't Stop Believin'* -featuring Lea Michele (Rachel), Darren Criss (Blaine), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Matthew Morrison (Will), Kevin McHale (Artie) and Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina)
*= Season 5 version

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Whoopi Goldberg to star in upcoming feature film 'The Christmas Pearl'

Whoppi Goldberg is set to star in and executive produce the upcoming feature film "The Christmas Pearl." Directed by Felix Alcala and based on the novel of the same name, the film tells the story of  93-year-old matriarch, Theodora, sand her struggles with her South Carolina family who she has described as "truculent knuckleheads." As the family gathers at Theodora's home for the Christmas holiday, Theodora longs for the memories of her childhood. When Theodora's usual maid is called away, a Christmas miracle presents itself to the family when Pearl, played by Goldberg, comes back to the family as a ghost, ready to bring order back to the house.

Goldberg, who co-hosts ABC Daytime's "The View," will also star in the upcoming Lifetime movie, "A Day Late and a Dollar Short," as well as the feature films "Big Stone Gap" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Production on the film is set to begin in June 2014 and will shoot in New York City and South Carolina.


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'Justice League: War': Bruce Thomas and Steve Blum talk playing the movie's villians Darkseid and Desaad

"Justice League: War," the latest entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies, arrives, Tuesday, February 4, on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, "Justice League: War" features both the first coming-together of the previously unaffiliated Justice League super heroes -- Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Flash, Shazam and Cyborg -- in an all-out attempt to halt a worldwide invasion by Darkseid. The film also presents the origin story of Cyborg.
Animation Examiner attended the premiere and talked to the cast and crew about making the movie. 
Check out the interviews below:
 
Steve Blum (Darkseid) 
 

Bruce Thomas (Desaad)


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'American Idol': chatting with host Ryan Seacrest at Top 13 Finalist Party (Video)

"American Idol" named their Top 13 finalists in their final night of “Rush Week." The contestants and judges celebrated at a party for the finalists after the show. LA Music Examiner and Spotlight-On-Entertainment attended the Finalist Party and chatted with host Ryan Seacrest about his thoughts on the show.

"American Idol" airs Wednesdays and Thursdays on FOX.
Check out the interview with Ryan below: 




American Idol Season 13: Ryan Seacrest at Top 13 Finalist Party by LA Music and TV  Examiner

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'Mixology': Bar-cabulary video series launches ahead of series premiere on February 26

ABC.com is helping to promote new comedy "Mixology" with the launch of a short-form video series, Bar-Cabulary that gives viewers a guide to the language of life in a singles bar. For example: Bargument, an argument that's only important because you're drunk).

Ryan Seacrest serves as the show's executive producer on the show which premieres Wednesday, February 26 at 9:30p on ABC.

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TCM FIlm Festival 2014: Shirley Jones to attend screening of 'Oklahoma' as part of festival's opening night

February 16, 2014
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will open the 2014 edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival with the world premiere of a brand new restoration of the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma!" Robert Osborne, who serves as official host for the festival, will introduce "Oklahoma!," where a special appearance will be made by Shirley Jones, the film's star.
Marking its fifth year, the TCM Classic Film Festival will take place April 10-13, 2014, in Hollywood. The gathering will coincide with TCM's 20th anniversary as a leading authority in classic film.
  
 Other upcoming highlights from this year's festival, include:
  • Screening of the recently restored Gone with the Wind (1939) and a presentation of The Wizard of Oz (1939) in its stunning new IMAX® 3D format. Both films are celebrating their 75th anniversaries in 2014. The festival will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney's Mary Poppins (1964) with a special presentation.
  • Screening of the Harold Lloyd comedy classic Why Worry? (1923), with legendary silent-film composer Carl Davis conducting the live world premiere performance of his new original score

  • Screening of recent restorations of Charlie Chaplin's City Lights (1931) and Alfred Hitchcock's The Lodger (1927). Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra will perform their original score for the film.

Passes for the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival can be purchased exclusively through the official festival website: http://www.tcm.com/festival. Additional screenings and events for the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival will be announced.
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'The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon': Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama among first guests

Jimmy Fallon has a star-studded first week (February 17-21) of guests on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

The lineup for the premiere week will include:

Monday, Feb. 17: Guest Will Smith and musical guest U2.

Tuesday, Feb. 18: Guests Jerry Seinfeld, Kristen Wiig and musical guest Lady Gaga.

Wednesday, Feb. 19: Guest Bradley Cooper and musical guest Tim McGraw.

Thursday, Feb. 20: Guests First Lady Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell and musical guest Arcade Fire.

Friday, Feb. 21: Guest Justin Timberlake.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” launches following The Olympics at midnight February 17-20, with the February 21 telecast to air in its regular 11:35 p.m. ET/PT timeslot.

The Roots will continue to serve as “The Tonight Show” house band.
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Recipes: Chocolate Lava Cakes

February 9, 2014
Let's face it, going out for Valentine's Day can be expensive. Desert at a restaurant can be even more expensive and financially can take the fun out of a fun and romantic evening. From P&G Everyday and Home Simple comes a great recipe for Chocolate Lava Cakes. So skip desert, ask for the check at each this delicious treat at home.
Molten Lave Cake RecipeServes: 4
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 15-18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients2 large egg yolks
2 large whole eggs
5 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 ounces (1 bar) chopped dark chocolate
5 tablespoons butter
4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
4 Tablespoons flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
Fresh fruit, powdered sugar and/or mint (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Generously grease four 5-ounce ramekins with butter or non-stick cooking spray
  2. Fill a small saucepan half way with water and bring to a boil
  3. In a glass bowl, combine chopped chocolate and butter and place on top of saucepan
  4. Stir chocolate until melted, then remove bowl from heat
  5. In a bowl, combine eggs, egg yolks and sugar. Whisk with a mixer or by hand until the mixture is pale yellow
  6. Add melted chocolate to egg mixture slowly while mixing. Mix in vanilla
  7. Sift cocoa powder and flour into batter and add salt. Mix to combine
  8. Pour batter into individual ramekins and cover with plastic wrap
  9. Refrigerate ramekins for 30 minutes
  10. Preheat oven to 425 F
  11. Place ramekins in a shallow baking dish and fill dish half way with hot water
  12. Bake ramekins for 15-18 minutes or until the cake edges start to pull away from the sides
  13. Allow cakes to cool for 5 minutes then run a knife around the edges to release the sides
  14. Place a plate over individual ramekins and turn to release. Sprinkle lava cakes with powdered sugar, mint leaves and fresh fruit, if desired

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James Carville joins Fox News

February 7, 2014
Democratic political analyst and consultant, James Carville, has joined FOX news.

"James’ successful and storied career in politics over several decades is an enormous asset to Fox News," Bill Shine, Fox News's executive vice president of programming, said in a statement. "We are privileged to have him lend his breadth of experience, wit and dynamic perspective on the network."

A well-known name in political circles, Carville has had a hand in many political campaigns, including Bill and Hillary Clinton's campaigns.
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Fox cancels struggling 'X-Factor'


After many rumors and buzz about the future of it's reality singing competition show, "The X-Factor," Fox put all chatter to rest when it cancelled the show after three seasons. Created by Simon Cowell, who is the mastermind behind, "America's Got Talent," "Britain's Got Talent" and the UK version of "The X-Factor," the show which had contestants of all ages and varying degrees of talent competing for a multi-million dollar recording contract, the show never really caught on in the USA compared to it's US competition, "American Idol" and "The Voice."

Cowell is set to return to the UK edition as a judge this year. “I’ve had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both on The X Factor and American Idol,” Cowell said in a statement. “And apart from being lucky enough to find some amazing talent on the shows, I have always had an incredible welcome from the American public (most of the time!). Last year, for a number of reasons, I had to make a decision to return to the UK version of The X Factorin 2014. So for now, I’m back to the UK and I want to thank Fox for being an incredible partner and I also want to thank everybody who has supported my shows. America, I’ll see you soon!”

Despite declining ratings, Fox chairman Kevin Reilly noted Cowell's decision to leave the judging panel as reason for the cancellation. “To all of us at Fox, Simon is more than one of the most prolific TV personalities of our time – he’s part of our family. Unfortunately, there is no X Factor USA without Simon Cowell, but we understand and support his decision to focus on the international formats and on the next phase of his personal life. We wish him the very best, and it’s our sincere hope that we work together again soon.”

"The X-Factor" seemed plagued from the start. The show went through a revolving door of hosts and judges from Khole Kardashian, Britney Spears, Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul and Demi Lovato. The show seemed to find it's stride in this third and final season with the panel of Kelly Rowland, Lovato, Cowell and the entertaining Paulina Rubio and talent like runner-ups Jeff Gutt and Carlito Olivero and winners Alex and Sierra but by season's end, it was too late. 

On the heels of the season finale, Lovato announced her plans to leave the show after two seasons and later Cowell announced his decision to leave the judging table during a conference call with reporters thus sealing the show's fate for FOX. 


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'Justice League: War' creative team talks making exciting animated film

February 6, 2014
"Justice League: War," the latest entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies, arrives, Tuesday, February 4, on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, "Justice League: War" features both the first coming-together of the previously unaffiliated Justice League super heroes -- Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Flash, Shazam and Cyborg -- in an all-out attempt to halt a worldwide invasion by Darkseid. The film also presents the origin story of Cyborg.

Animation Examiner attended the premiere and talked to the cast and crew about making the movie. 

Check out the interviews below:

Screenwriter- Heath Corson:
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Barry Gibb announces Live Tour

Bee Gee legend Barry Gibb announced plans to tour. The Tour Live. Shows will hit New York City Area, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and the San Francisco area.

The Tour Live will kick off on May 15 in Boston, MA at the TD Garden and include three outdoor concerts. Tickets are now on sale through the Live Nation mobile app and at www.livenation.com.

Although Gibb is touring solo without his brothers, the late Maurice and Robin, he will not be without family. Gibb's son Stephen and his niece Samantha will be part of the act. Samantha is the daughter of Maurice.
 
All dates and venues subject to change.

May 15 Boston, MA TD Garden
May 19 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
May 23 Wantagh, NY Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
May 27 Chicago, IL United Center
May 31 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion
June 4 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl



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'Survivor': Season 28 sneak peak special coming to TV Guide Channel

TVGN gives "Survivor" fans a sneak peek into the new season as they head to the Philippines for a first look at Season 28 of “Survivor.” This season, three all-new tribes will be split up by brains, beauty and brawn. This exclusive preview will feature interviews with host Jeff Probst and all 18 contestants, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the construction of this season’s Tribal Council set.

The special will premiere Wednesday, February 12 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on TVGN with an encore at 11:00 PM ET/PT

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'The Voice': new season begins Feb. 24th

A`new season of "The Voice" gets underway on February 24th. This season's judges are Shakira and Usher replacing CeeLo Green and Christina Aguilara.
Check out a promo below:

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Winter Olympics 2014 -- opening ceremony Friday, Feb. 7

NBC Universal’s coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi continues tomorrow, Friday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC with the Opening Ceremony hosted by Matt Lauer, co-anchor of TODAY, and Meredith Vieira, special correspondent for TODAY.

Joining Lauer and Vieira are David Remnick and primetime host Bob Costas. The ceremony will feature a highlight's of Russian history, Russian culture and the Parade of Nations, culminating with the lighting of the Olympic flame.

Check out a schedule below:


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7 (DAY 0)

NBC

7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Opening Ceremony

­1:05 a.m. - 5 a.m.

Primetime Encore

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime)

On Day 1, the 2014 Olympic Winter Games starts Saturday, February 8th with women’s hockey, women’s skiathlon and the men’s speed skating 5000m event.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (DAY 1)

NBC

2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Men’s Ski Jumping - Individual K-95 Competition

Men’s Biathlon - 10km Sprint Gold Medal Final

Men’s Speed Skating - 5000m Gold Medal Final

Women’s Cross-Country - Skiathlon Gold Medal Final

8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Figure Skating - Team Event

Ice Dancing Short Dance

Ladies’ Short Program

Men’s Snowboarding - Slopestyle Gold Medal Final

Women’s Freestyle Skiing - Moguls Gold Medal Final

Midnight - 1 a.m.

Figure Skating - Team Event

Pairs’ Free Skate

Men’s Luge - Singles Competition

1 a.m. - 4:30 a.m.

Primetime Encore

NBCSN

3 a.m. - 5:30 a.m.

Women’s Hockey - USA vs. Finland (LIVE)

5:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Women’s Cross-Country - Skiathlon Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

Men’s Speed Skating - 5000m Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Figure Skating - Team Event

Ice Dancing Short Dance (LIVE)

11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Figure Skating - Team Event

Ladies’ Short Program (LIVE)

Pairs’ Free Skate (LIVE)

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Game of the Day: Women’s Hockey - USA vs. Finland

MSNBC

8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Women’s Hockey - Canada vs. Switzerland (LIVE)

For more,visit: NBC.com
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ISA5 Awards: complete list of nominees

The growing Indies Series Awards (ISAs) is headed to Los Angeles. The 5th annual awards show  will take place on April 2 at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. The event will be hosted by Carolyn Hennesy. Having appeared in a number of series, including "General Hospital," "True Blood" and "Jesse," Hennesy is nominated for "Best Guest Star - Comedy" for her role "Single Siblings."

Check out the complete list of nominees below:

Best Web Series - Drama
DeVanity
Hustling
Out With Dad
Progress
Still
Thurston

Best Directing - Drama
Jonathan Robbins, Clutch
Kit Williamson, EastSiders
Jason Leaver, Out with Dad
Tina Cesa Ward, Producing Juliet
Jonathan Holbrook, STILL
Paul Awad, ThurstonBest Writing - Drama
Lisa Gifford, 3some
Michael Caruso, DeVanity
Kelsey Jorissen, The Dreamers
Sebastian La Cause, Hustling
Armando Saldanamora, Progress
Kathryn O'Sullivan, Thurston

Best Lead Actor - Drama
J. Julian Christopher, BULK
Richard Cutting, Milgram and the Fastwalkers
Peter Halpin, 3some
Van Hansis, EastSiders
Jason Kuykendall, Dark Pool
Sebastian La Cause, Hustling

Best Lead Actress - Drama
Kate Conway, Out With Dad
Sierra Hersek, Dark Pool
Alicia Minshew, Tainted Dreams
Lisa Roumain, Split
Daphne Rubin-Vega, Hustling
Colleen Zenk, Thurston

Best Supporting Actor - Drama
Andrew Glaszek, Hustling
Rob Healy, Broken at Love
Kyle Lowder, DeVanity
Gerald McCullouch, Hustling
Matthew McKelligon, EastSiders
Robert Nolan, Out With Dad


Best Supporting Actress - Drama
Jillian Clare, Clutch
Rachael Hip-Flores, Producing Juliet
Caitlynne Medrek, Out With Dad
Lindsey Middleton, Out With Dad
Sharon Washington, Hustling
Constance Wu, EastSiders

Best Guest Star - Drama
Sharon Farrell, Broken at Love
Stephen Guarino, Hustling
Traci Lords, EastSiders
Gordon Thomson, DeVanity
Charlene Tilton, DeVanity
Walt Willey, Thurston

Best Ensemble - Drama
3some
The Bay
The Dreamers
EastSiders
Producing Juliet
Tainted Dreams


Best Web Series - Comedy
Husbands
Noirhouse
Pete Winning and the Pirates
Professional Friend
Twenty Five
Wrecked

Best Directing - Comedy
Henryk Cymerman and Tim Russ, Bloomers
Steve Silverman, Dating in the Middle Ages
Eli Gonda, Husbands
Shaun Wilson, Noirhouse
Nate Golon, My Synthesized Life
Mike Fly and Simon Fraser, Versus Valerie

Best Writing - Comedy
Rob Raffety, Andrew Heaton and Satya Thallam, Cap South
Julie A. Smith and Donna Hurst, Fumbling thru the Pieces
Brad Bell and Jane Espenson, Husbands
Jeff Parkin, Jared Cardon, Lisa Valentine Clark, Adrienne Cardon, Kacy Faulconer and Tom Quinn, Pretty Darn Funny
Eric Bilitch, Professional Friend
Liz Ellis, Courtney Meaker, Gabriel A. Carbajal and Lizzie Sivitz, Wrecked

Best Lead Actor - Comedy
Brent Bailey, My Synthesized Life
Brad Bell, Husbands
Jonathan Biver, Professional Friend
Brennan Caldwell, Twenty Five
Mike Donis, Pete Winning and the Pirates
Ron Hanks, Golden California

Best Lead Actress - Comedy
Lisa Valentine Clark, Pretty Darn Funny
Jourdan Gibson, Super Knocked Up
Bhama Roget, Wrecked
Tracy Ryerson, Kiss Her I'm Famous
Hannah Spear, Versus Valerie
Alex Trow, Twenty Five

Best Supporting Actor - Comedy
Christian Blackburn, Professional Friend
Robert Bergin, Wrecked
John Cramer, He's With Me
Cameron Cronin, DECo
Gibson Frazier, Wallflowers
Al Thompson, Entangled with You

Best Supporting Actress - Comedy
Jessica DiGiovanni, Twenty Five
Katie Gill, My Synthesized Life
Deidre Hall, Dating in the Middle Ages
Swati Kapila, Bloomers
Jessica Martin, Wrecked
Darcie Siciliano, He's With Me

Best Guest Star - Comedy
Amy Acker, Husbands
Darin Brooks, Bloomers
Carolyn Hennesy, Single Siblings
Christian LeBlanc, Fumbling thru the Pieces
Katie Leclerc, My Synthesized Life
Natalie Morales, The Ladies & The Gents

Best Ensemble - Comedy
Adopted
Bloomers
Fumbling thru the Pieces
Nights at the Round Table
Noirhouse
Wallflowers

Best Makeup
Eric Kirker, Renonda Bray, Dre Lamparello and Anna Habrat, The Bay
Angelle Clarke, Bloomers
Kylie Pressley, DeVanity
Liz Goulding, Noirhouse
Michelle Laino, Proper Manors
Tara Brawley, Monik Walmsley, Joe Primeau and Lucie Cheng, Versus Valerie

Best Production Design
Lynn Malmberg, Dark Pool
Nicole Vardi, Destroy the Alpha Gammas
Michael Caruso and Barbara Caruso, DeVanity
David King, Progress
Mike Fly, Simon Fraser and Stephanie Kaliner, Versus Valerie
Natasha Diak, Gay Nerds

Best Costume Design
Mary Jo Anderson, Dating in the Middle Ages
Liz Goulding, Noirhouse
Lis de Tuerk Ghadar and Otessa Marie Ghadar, Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden
Samantha Aylsworth, Pete Winning and the Pirates
Shannon Arrant, Progress
Kathryn O'Sullivan, Thurston

Best Special Effects
Doug Drexler, Adventures of Superseven
Jeff Sinasac, Clutch
Philip Cook, Malice
Animation by Natalie Garceau, VFX by Jason Leaver and Dan Turner, Out With Dad
Daniel DeFabio and Christopher Vincelette, Super Knocked Up
Davin Lengyel, Nick Montgomery and Xerxes Cortez, Versus Valerie

Best Soundtrack
Kalup Linzy, As Da Art World Might Turn
Fernanda EspĂ­ndola, Wiley B. Oscar, Matt Palazzolo and Alex Paris, Bloomers
SIRPAUL, Hustling
Carly Rhiannon, LESlieVILLE
Adrian Ellis, Rebecca Rynsoever and Jason Leaver, Out With Dad
Scott Thomas, Professional Friend

Best Original Score
Brian "Tweex" Arnold, Abigail
Michael H. Daniel, Bennington Gothique
Adrian Ellis, Clutch
TJ Kross, Justice Woman
Aaron Tsang, Pete Winning and the Pirates
Keith Stacey, Progress

Best Cinematography
Peter Hermes, The Inn
David M. Gil, mI promise
Boa Simon, Progress
Derek Kimball and David C. Miller, Ragged Isle
Jonathan Holbrook, STILL
Daniel Gilbert, Wrecked

Best Editing
Phil Bucci, Destroy the Alpha Gammas
Nate Atcheson, Husbands
Paul Lada, Progress
Barry Dodd, Ragged Isle
Jonathan Holbrook, STILL
Nathaniel Buechler and Liz Ellis, Wrecked

 
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