'The Bold and the Beautiful' headed to Netherlands for live show

July 31, 2014
"The Bold and the Beautiful" is headed overseas again. Actors from the internationally popular soap will appear in a live stage show in the Netherlands on October 3rd and 4th, it was announced today. This special meeting between fans and cast members will be the Official 2014 B&B Fan Show and will take place in a community just outside the Dutch capital of Amsterdam (Utrecht) at Theater Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn.

Participating actors include Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer), Thorsten Kaye (Ridge Forrester), Kim Matula (Hope Logan) and Heather Tom (Katie Logan). Fans will get a unique peek into the behind-the-scenes world of the three-time Emmy® award-winning daytime drama, and a deep dive into the turbulent lives of the characters. The show will feature interaction between fans and the cast, including the chance to ask questions as well as revelations about the actors’ private lives and projects outside of the series.

Four shows are currently scheduled: an evening show on Friday, October 3rd, and three shows on Saturday, October 4th, 2014.

Tickets go on sale beginning July 30th, 2014 and may be purchased only at www.seetickets.nl and www.rtltickets.nl.

Ticket price for "The Bold and the Beautiful Live!" is €38.50 (approximately $52.00) including tax; excluding booking and transaction fee. Tickets may also be purchased by phone from See Tickets: +31.880.112.610. More information about the show can be found on www.rtl.nl/theboldandthebeautiful and www.boldandbeautiful.com.

The show is produced by RTL Live Entertainment and "The Bold and the Beautiful."The series is broadcast worldwide in over 100 countries, including in the Netherlands on RTL 8 and RTL 4, and in the United States on CBS.

In 2014, The Bold and the Beautiful received its ninth consecutive Golden Nymph Award at the International TV Audience Awards in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category at the Monte Carlo Television Festival. The show celebrated its 27th anniversary on March 23, 2014, and is produced by Bell-Phillip Television Productions, Inc. at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, California. Bradley Bell is Executive Producer and Head Writer.

'Garbage Pail Kids': new comic book series announced

July 30, 2014
Topps’ Garbage Pail Kids, the 1980s sensation, will have readers squirming with delight this winter as the obscene adolescents star in a brand-new comic-book series from IDW Publishing. With the likes of Adam Bomb, Leaky Lindsay, and New Wave Dave populating the Garbage Pail Kids universe, the delightfully deformed and often downright disgusting Kids are set to make their mark on the world of comics, just in time for their 30th Anniversary in 2015!

“As a child of the Eighties, I was at ground zero for the Garbage Pail Kids phenomenon,” series editor Denton J. Tipton said. “The profoundly irreverent stickers spoke directly to the rascal inside each and every one of my classmates, and helped us drive our teachers to the brink of insanity. I couldn’t be more happy to be working with some of the giants of alternative comics to push the buttons of an entirely new generation of educators, many of which likely remember when the poo-covered sneaker was on the other foot.”

Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman and a group of avant garde humorists including Mark Newgarden, John Pound, Tom Bunk and others, the Garbage Pail Kids debuted in 1985 from Topps, as the furor for trading cards was at an all-time high.  Like MAD Magazine and Topps’ own Wacky Packages before it, Garbage Pail Kids succeeded as a tongue-in-cheek send-up of pop culture, depicting quite the opposite of the “cute” approach to all-ages entertainment of the day.

“Having grown up with GPK and sharing my name with the flagship character, I can say it’s no small honor to help shepherd the Garbage Pail Kids into their first ever comic book,” said Topps’ Adam Levine, Head of Outbound Licensing. “It’s going to be a real treat to see our friends at IDW flesh out the world of the Garbage Pail Kids so that after 30 years we can finally find out who all of these weird little guys are.”

Hate cartoonist Peter Bagge, who provided the initial image of all-new character Comic-Con Ron, will be a part of the new series, planned as an anthology of loosely connected stories by a variety of talented creators from around the industry, including some of Topps’ official “GPK” artists.  Be sure to stay tuned to facebook.com/idwpublishing and the Official Garbage Pail Kids Facebook page (www.facebook.com/GarbagePailKids) for a full creative-team announcement and additional information in the coming months! share on Twitter Send GARBAGE PAIL KIDS GET A COMIC-BOOK SERIES AT IDW! to friends on Facebook Digg Reddit

MTV Video Music Awards: nominees list

July 17, 2014
The 2014 VMAs, Video Music Awards were announced this morning. No surprise in the list of nominees as familiar music hit makers, Beyonce and Enimen dominated the nominations with 8 and 7 each respectively. 

The Moonmen will be handed out August 24th at 9:00 p.m.on MTV.
Below is a complete list of nominees:

Video of the Year

Beyoncé ft. Jay Z, “Drunk In Love”
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy”
Sia, “Chandelier”

Best Hip-Hop Video

Childish Gambino, “3?05"
Drake ft. Majid Jordan, “Hold On (We’re Going Home)”
Eminem, “Berzerk”
Kanye West, “Black Skinhead”
Wiz Khalifa, “We Dem Boyz”

Best Male Video

Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell Williams, “Sing”
Eminem ft. Rihanna, “The Monster”
John Legend, “All of Me”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”

Best Female Video

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, “Problem”
Beyoncé, “Partition”
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J, “Dark Horse”
Lorde, “Royals”

Best Pop Video

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, “Problem”
Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc, “Wake Me Up”
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz, “Talk Dirty”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

Best Rock Video

Arctic Monkeys, “Do I Wanna Know?”
Black Keys, “Fever”
Imagine Dragons, “Demons”
Linkin Park, “Until It’s Gone”
Lorde, “Royals”

Artist to Watch, Presented by Taco Bell

5 Seconds of Summer, “She Looks So Perfect”
Charli XCX, “Boom Clap”
Fifth Harmony, “Miss Movin’ On”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Schoolboy Q, “Man of the Year”

Best Collaboration

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, “Problem”
Beyoncé ft. Jay Z, “Drunk In Love”
Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga, “Loyal”
Eminem ft. Rihanna, “The Monster”
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J, “Dark Horse”
Pitbull ft. Kesha, “Timber”

MTV Clubland Award

Calvin Harris, “Summer”
Disclosure, “Grab Her!”
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down For What”
Martin Garrix, “Animals”
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams, “Stay the Night”

Best Video With A Social Message

Angel Haze ft. Sia, “Battle Cry”
Avicii ft. Dan Tyminski, “Hey Brother”
Beyoncé, “Pretty Hurts”
David Guetta, “One Voice”
J. Cole, “Crooked Smile”
Kelly Rowland, “Dirty Laundry”

Best Cinematography

30 Seconds to Mars, “City of Angels”
Arcade Fire, “Afterlife”
Beyoncé, “Pretty Hurts”
Gesaffelstein, “Hate Or Glory”
Lana Del Rey, “West Coast”

Best Editing

Beyoncé, “Pretty Hurts”
Eminem, “Rap God”
Fitz and the Tantrums, “The Walker”
MGMT, “Your Life is a Lie”
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams, “Stay the Night”

Best Choreography

Beyoncé, “Partition”
Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz, “Talk Dirty”
Kiesza, “Hideaway”
Michael Jackson ft. Justin Timberlake, “Love Never Felt So Good”
Sia, “Chandelier”
Usher, “Good Kisser”

Best Direction

Beyoncé, “Pretty Hurts”
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down For What”
Eminem ft. Rihanna, “The Monster”
Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball”
OK Go, “The Writing’s On The Wall”

Best Art Direction
Arcade Fire, “Reflektor”
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down For What”
Eminem, “Rap God”
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
Tyler, the Creator, “Tamale”

Best Visual Effects

Disclosure, “Grab Her!”
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down For What”
Eminem, “Rap God”
Jack White, “Lazaretto”
OK Go, “The Writing’s On The Wall”


Comic-Con: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' promotion begins

July 12, 2014
As the city of San Diego gets ready for Comic-Con, the promotion of some of the most popular TV shows and movies begins. First up is Marvel and Disney as a train has been spotted with "Marvel's: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Plastered over it. The four day convention will no doubt dominate the city as the comic book and pop culture world takes hold. The city is already featuring "Guardians of the Galaxy" banners on street lights.

Comic-Con runs from July 23rd through July 27th.

Check out the photo below:


Interview: Bradley Bell talks 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

July 11, 2014
(This article was originally published on Examiner.com on July 11, 2014.) It’s a rare thing to get a few minutes with a busy man like “The Bold and the Beautiful” Executive Producer and Head Writer, Bradley Bell and soon you’ll see why. 

The show was just named the most watch daytime drama in the world, having received the Nymph Award at the Monte Carlo Television Festival last month for the ninth consecutive year. The show, centered around a family-owned Los Angeles fashion house, is the brainchild of Bell’s parents, William J. Bell and Lee Phillips Bell. The Emmy award-winning show is now in its 27th year on the CBS and is still going strong.

The soap took home a total of four Daytime Emmys last month for its outstanding achievements in Makeup, Costume Design, Hairstyling and Multiple Camera Editing for a Drama Series.
Daytime TV Examiner caught up with Bell just before he left for his summer break (to Brazil for the World Cup) to get his thoughts on the show’s success. He also talked about what makes the show, which is seen by more than 30 million people daily, so popular around the world.
Check out the interview with Bell below:

Phyllis: Congratulations on the Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series. You’ve won the Outstanding Series award before with some fantastic stories. When Emmy season rolls around, do you already have an idea in mind for what to submit in advance or do you wait closer until the end of the year to choose from your body of shows?
Bradley Bell: I kind of have an idea about a segment of shows I’d like to submit. It's in the back of my mind throughout the year but come October/November if I haven’t thought selected yet, then I tend to worry.
Phyllis: You write for so many characters. How far ahead are you in story for them? Are you already thinking about what happens a year from now?
Bradley Bell: I’d like to tell you that I’m way ahead but I’m not. I’d like to think that in life you don’t know what’s going to happen around you for certain… and I wish I had more time to come up with every story. So I use every available minute I can to get ahead. The network is great and supportive. They allow me to shift it if I happen to change my mind and they run with it.
Phyllis: Congratulations on the show receiving the Monte Carlo Television Award. More people watch “The Bold and the Beautiful” than any other soap in the world. How do you feel about that and what do you think makes the show so appealing to viewers around the world?
Bradley Bell: I think that it’s because we’re based on romance, glamor and family. I think also our… generally, we’re uplifting. We celebrate life and keep things, you know, in good spirits. I think that resonates. It’s not about crime. It’s not about having too many horrible or scary things happen. It’s about celebrating family and love.
Phyllis: I’m glad you brought back the character of Ridge (now played by Thorsten Kaye) to the show. Tell me, when are you going to reunite Ridge and Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang)?
Bradley Bell: Ridge and Brooke? Well, that may happen. They have a son together, R.J. But you know, you can’t go straight from point A to point B. You have to have some fun in the process.
Phyllis: It was nice to talk to you.
Bradley Bell: Thank You. It was my pleasure.
“The Bold and the Beautiful” airs weekdays on CBS.

Must Read: Le Bron James explains return to Cleveland Cavs

Basketball superstar LeBron James returned home to Cleveland today with his decision to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers next season. He spent the last four years with the Miami Heat. James was low key with his announcement, choosing not to hold a big press conference but instead issued an essay, published by Sports Illustrated. In the piece, James explains why he decided to go back to Cleveland.

"Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio," James said. "It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their passion can be overwhelming. But it drives me. I want to give them hope when I can. I want to inspire them when I can. My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now."

James said he chose to go to Miami in order to work with former teammates, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. Now the player seems to be righting a wrong that many Ohioans felt when he left the city.

"I always believed that I’d return to Cleveland and finish my career there. I just didn’t know when", James also said. "After the season, free agency wasn’t even a thought. But I have two boys and my wife, Savannah, is pregnant with a girl. I started thinking about what it would be like to raise my family in my hometown. I looked at other teams, but I wasn’t going to leave Miami for anywhere except Cleveland. The more time passed, the more it felt right. This is what makes me happy."

To read James' full statement,click here: In an article that carries the byline "By Lebron James as told to Lee Jenkins" of Sports Illustrated

Primetime Emmy Nominations 2014: 'Game of Thrones','Fargo' lead the pack

July 10, 2014
Game of Thrones on HBO
The nominations for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning at the Television Academy by Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly. 
The live ceremony will take place on Monday, August 25th at the Nokia Theater and will be hosted by Seth Meyers. 
This year HBO's "Game of Thrones" and the FX miniseries "Fargo" received the most nods with  19 and 18 nominations, respectively. 
Check out the list of the main categories below:
Outstanding Drama Series:
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
True Detective
Outstanding Comedy Series:
The Big Bang Theory
Louie Modern Family
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Outstanding TV Movie:
Killing Kennedy
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: His Las Vow 
The Trip to Bountiful
Lead Actor in a Drama:
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Lead Actress in a Drama: 
Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba, Luther
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo
Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Minnie Driver, Return to Zero
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Beautiful
Kristen Wiig, The Spoils of Babylon
Lead Actor in a Comedy:
Louis CK, Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Ricky Gervais, Derek
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Lead Actress in a Comedy:
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black
Supporting Actor in a Drama:
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
Supporting Actress in a Drama:
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad 
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
 Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Supporting Actor in a Comedy:
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver, Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Fred Armisen, Portlandia
Tony Hale, Veep
Supporting Actress in a Comedy:
 Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate Mulgrew, Orange is the New Black
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:
Colin Hanks, Fargo
Jim Parsons, The Normal Heart
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
Alfred Molina, The Normal Heart
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Martin Freeman, Sherlock
Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story: Coven
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven
Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Coven
Allison Tolman, Fargo
Ellen Byrstyn, Flowers in the Attic
Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart
Guest Actor in a Drama:
Paul Giamatti, Downton Abbey
Dylan Baker, The Good Wife
Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards
Robert Morse, Mad Men
Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex
Joe Morton, Scandal
Guest Actress in a Drama:
Margo Martindale, The Americans
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
Kate Mara, House of Cards
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Jane Fonda, The Newsroom
Kate Burton, Scandal
Guest Actor in a Comedy:
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Steve Buscemi, Portlandia
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live
Gary Cole, Veep
Guest Actress in a Comedy:
Natasha Lyonne, Orange is the New Black
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
Laverne Cox, Orange is the New Black
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Outstanding Variety Series:
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Outstanding Reality Competition:
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
So You Think You Can Dance
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Voice
Reality Host:
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
 Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Anthony Bourdain, The Taste
Outstanding Reality Show (Structured):
Antiques Roadshow Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Shark Tank
Undercover Boss
Who Do You Think You Are?
Outstanding Reality Show (Unstructured):
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Deadliest Catch
Flipping Out
Million Dollar Listing
Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan
For the list of Creative Nominees, click here: 66th Primetime Emmy Nominees
2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be handed out at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on August 16, 2014, and the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25, 2014, also at the Nokia, but will air LIVE on NBC starting at 8 p.m. and 5 p.m. on the West Coast

'So You Think You Can Dance': Top 20 Show

July 2, 2014
Tonight was the first night of live shows on "So You Think You Can Dance." Jason Derulo sat in with Mary Murphy and Nigel Lithgoe at the judge to help the Top 20. Derulo performed his Top 10 hit song "Wiggle" featuring Snoop Dogg who performed live.

Check out some of the night's performances:

Group Performance: Top 20 Perform

The Top 20 perform a routine choreographed by Sonya Tayeh.

Valerie & Zack: Top 20 Perform

Valerie and Zack perform a Tap routine choreographed by Anthony Morigerato.

Carly & Rudy: Top 20 Perform

Carly and Rudy perform a Contemporary routine choreographed by Stacey Tookey.

Malene & Marcquet: Top 20 Perform

Malene and Marcquet perform a Samba routine choreographed by Louie Van Amstel.

Emily & Casey: Top 20 Perform

Emily and Casey perform a Contemporary routine choreographed by Travis Wall.

Emilio & Teddy: Top 20 Perform

Emilio and Teddy perform a Hip Hop routine choreographed by Chris Scott.

Brooklyn & Serge: Top 20 Perform

Brooklyn and Serge perform a Cha Cha routine choreographed by Dmitry Chaplin.

Jacque & Jourdan: Top 20 Perform

Jacque and Jourdan perform a Ballet routine choreographed by Marat Daukayev

Bridget & Stanley: Top 20 Perform

Bridget and Stanley perform a Contemporary routine choreographed by Bonnie Story.

Jessica & Ricky: Top 20 Perform

Jessica and Ricky perform a Contemporary routine choreographed by Sonya Tayeh.

Tanisha & Nick: Top 20 Perform

Tanisha and Nick perform a Cha Cha routine choreographed by Louie Van Amstel.


'The Young and the Restless': chatting with Daytime Emmy nominee Daniel Polo

July 1, 2014
"The Young and the Restless" had some powerful storylines last year that helped the long running series win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series at the 41st annual Emmy Awards. With the Deliah's death storyline and the Bullying storyline, the show was awards with 26 Emmy nominations in total including a nomination for it's younger actors, Hunter King, Max Erlich and Daniel Polo.

Daytime TV Examiner caught up with Polo who recieved a nod for his portrayal of Jamie Vernon on the show.
Check out the video interview with Polo below:

For a complete list of winners, click: Daytime Emmy Winners