Trailer: 'Captain America: Civil War'

November 30, 2015
Here it is. The most anticipated movie next summer gets a new trailer as Disney released a teaser for "Captain America: Civil War." The movie reunites the "Avengers: Age of Ultron" cast.
Robert Downey, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johannson and Anthony Mackie.


Check out the trailer below:





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'Hollywood Christmas Parade 2015: iconic parade featured Daughtry, Holly Madison, Oscar De La Hoya, more...

November 27, 2015
The 2015 Hollywood Christmas Parade was held in Hollywood and featured many of entertainment's finest including Oscar De La Hoya, Daughtry, Marl Bllas, Sean Kinsgston and Grand Marshals Penn & Teller. 
The evening, now in its 84th year, featured marching bands, giant air balloons, the famous Budweiser Clydesdales and Gumpy Cat. Musical performances were held on two separate stages during the parade and national telecast, and will include: Clay Aiken; India Arie; Band of Merrymakers featuring Mark McGrath, Natasha Bedingfield, Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees, Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra, Alex and Sierra and Sam Hollander; Daughtry; Diana Degarmo; Kat Graham; Candice Glover; Taylor Hicks; Alexander Jean featuring B.C. Jean and Mark Ballas; Sean Kingston; Heather Russell; Ruben Studdard; and Ace Young.
A “Magic of Christmas” segment from the magicians appearing on the hit TV series “Masters of Illusion” will also take place. A special salute to American soaps will also be featured with appearances by Rick Hearst and Bradford Anderson of “General Hospital”; Tristan Rogers, Kate Linder, Bryton James and Christel Khalil of “The Young and the Restless”; Scott Clifton and Jacqueline Macinnes Wood of “The Bold and the Beautiful”; Martha Madison, Deidre Hall and Galen Gering of “Days of Our Lives.”
Penn & Teller, stars of the hit CW series “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” will be the grand marshals for this year’s parade.

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'American Music Awards 2015': complete winners list

November 23, 2015

Host: Jennifer Lopez

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
2015 Winners

Artist of the Year
One Direction

Song of the Year
Taylor Swift “Blank Space”

Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile
Skrillex & Diplo Feat. Justin Bieber “Where Are Ü Now”

New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s
Sam Hunt

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Ariana Grande

Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
One Direction

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
Taylor Swift “1989”

Favorite Male Artist – Country
Luke Bryan

Favorite Female Artist – Country
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo or Group – Country
Florida Georgia Line

Favorite Album – Country
Florida Georgia Line “Anything Goes”

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Nicki Minaj

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Nicki Minaj “The Pinkprint”

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Rihanna

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
The Weeknd “Beauty Behind The Madness”

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Fall Out Boy

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Taylor Swift

Favorite Artist – Latin
Enrique Iglesias

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Casting Crowns

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
Calvin Harris

Top Soundtrack
Pitch Perfect 2 
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'American Music Awards 2015': winners, recap, fashion and more...

November 22, 2015
2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®
Broadcast Live on Sunday, November 22 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC

WHO:
Host Jennifer Lopez, and with performers 5 Seconds of Summer, Justin Bieber, Leon Bridges, Coldplay, Celine Dion, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Alanis Morissette, One Direction, Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood, WALK THE MOON, The Weeknd, duets from Meghan Trainor and Charlie PuthLuke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild of Little Big Townand the legendary Star Wars score performed by pop super group Pentatonix and a full symphony orchestra; Presenters Paula Abdul, Kelsea Ballerini, Ashley Benson, Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell, Ciara, Sean Combs, Terry Crews, Hannah Davis, DNCE, Fall Out Boy, Fifth Harmony, Florida Georgia Line, Tyrese Gibson, Ellie Goulding, Gigi Hadid, Julianne Hough, Kylie Jenner, Anna Kendrick, Wiz Khalifa, Taylor Lautner, Jared Leto, Little Big Town, Tove Lo, Jenny McCarthy, Shawn Mendes, Nicki Minaj, Chloe Grace Moretz, Kevin O'Leary, Prince, Norman Reedus, Jeremy Renner, Nick Robinson, Alicia Silverstone, Jeremy Sisto, Hailee Steinfeld, Wilmer Valderrama, Donnie Wahlberg, and  Zendaya.

Some of the night's perfomances are below:

Jennifer Lopez -Opening Number 



Justin Bieber - Closing Number 



CELINE DION – HYMNE A L’AMOUR 
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'Saturday Night Live: Adele performances

Adele was the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend. The singer had the most anticipated album this year. "25" was released on Friday, November 20. The album features the hit song "Hello."

The show also had a sketch featuring the song. Check it out below:

A Thanksgiving Miracle



Check out a clip of her performances below:

Adele: When We Were Young





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TCM Classic Film Festival: 'It's a Wonderful Life' among featured screenings

November 15, 2015
The TCM Classic Film Festival has announced their feature films that will be shown during the 4 day event taking place April 28 to May 1, 2016.

The festival will cover a wide range of programming themes, including our central theme Moving Pictures. Working directly with the Hollywood studios, the world’s notable film archives, and private collectors, our programs feature some of the most revered movies of all time—many with new restorations—and long lost gems.

In keeping with TCM tradition, all Festival screenings include special introductions to provide context about each film. Specific details about this unique fan experience will be announced in the weeks and months ahead, including guest appearances by actors, actresses, directors, producers and other key figures.


FOR MORE INFO: TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL

ANNOUNCED FEATURED FILMS FOR 2016



 A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN (1945)


Elia Kazan made a spectacular film-directing debut with this story of an immigrant Irish family’s struggle to make it in the new world. The film also brought Oscars to James Dunn as the family’s hard-drinking father and Peggy Ann Garner as his daughter.




HORSE FEATHERS (1932)




The Marx Bros. bring their manic and


surrealistic style of comedy to college football and academia when College president Groucho enlists Chico and Harpo to help his team beat a rival in one of the funniest football games in movie history, shown in a world premiere restoration presented in collaboration with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.


IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)


This heartwarming tale and perennial fan favorite (celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2016) stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a small-town man who learns just how important a single life can be thanks to the help of an angel named Clarence (Henry Travers).


THE KING AND I (1956)

60th anniversary presentation of the lavish film adaptation of the Broadway hit starring Deborah Kerr as an English governess who brings modern ways to 19th century Siam, and
falls in love with its king (Yul Brynner) in the process.


SHANGHAI EXPRESS (1932)


The pairing of director Josef von Sternberg and actress Marlene Dietrich turns this melodramatic tale of bandits and ladies of easy virtue into one of the most exotic experiences in film history, shown in a world premiere restoration presented in collaboration with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.


THE SONG OF BERNADETTE(1943)


Jennifer Jones gives a luminous (and Oscar-winning) performance as Bernadette Soubirous, the real-life peasant girl whose visions of the Virgin Mary inspired the townspeople of Lourdes in the 19th-century.




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Halo Awards: Nick Cannon hosted event to air November 29 on Nockelodeon


Nick Cannon

The 2015 Nickelodeon HALO Awards featured an appearance by Justin Bieber, who was presented with the first-ever HALO Hall of Fame Award, an honor given to a celebrity who helps and leads others by making the world a better place; as well as performances by Fifth Harmony, DNCE with lead singer Joe Jonas, Flo Rida, Tori Kelly and WALK THE MOON. Nickelodeon’s live-action stars also joined host Nick Cannon to honor this year’s four 2015 Nickelodeon HALO Awards honorees at Pier 36 in New York City on Saturday, Nov. 14.

The star-studded musical event will air as an hour-long concert special on Sunday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) across Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons, TV Land, CMT, Nick.com and the Nick App.

Check out some photos from the night below  (credit: Getty:)

Tori Kelly, Flo Rida and Joe Jonas

Fifth Harmony

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'Breaking Bread with Brooke Burke': Brooke visits actress Ali Landry

November 13, 2015
This week on "Breaking Bread with Brooke Burke," the host visits actress Ali Landy. Each 22-minute episode will feature Brooke Burke at either a celebrity’s home, or a favorite restaurant. Food is central to the show as it’s often a catalyst sparking memories and included either in cooking demonstrations, or providing fodder for the interview, such as favorite meals or sentimental recipes for the celebrity guests.
Her guests this season include Florence Henderson, Jane Seymour, Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe, Carnie Wilson, Ali Landry, and Roma Downey and Mark Burnett.

Check out a sneak peek below:

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'Halo Awards': Justin Beiber, Flo Rida, Nick Cannon set to attend

November 2, 2015
In a concert event honoring young community leaders from across the country, the2015 Nickelodeon HALO Awards will feature a special appearance by pop icon Justin Bieber, and one-of-a-kind performances by Fifth Harmony, DNCE with lead singer Joe Jonas, Flo Rida, Tori Kelly and WALK THE MOON.  The music superstars will join host, creator and executive producer Nick Cannon, along with stars of Nickelodeon’s hit shows, to celebrate four teens who are “Helping and Leading Others” (HALO) in their communities.  The 2015 Nickelodeon HALO Awards, held at New York’s Pier 36, will be simulcast Sunday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT), across Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons, TV Land, CMT, Nick.com and the Nick App. 
 
“There’s no better way to begin the holiday season than by celebrating the amazing work of these four teens and our first HALO Hall of Fame recipient Justin Bieber at the Nickelodeon HALO Awards,” said Cannon.  “Justin’s commitment to granting wishes for kids is unparalleled, and his ability to inspire and lead others through his positive actions is at the core of what HALO is all about.”
 
Bieber will be presented with the first-ever HALO Hall of Fame Award, an honor given to a celebrity who helps and leads others by making the world a better place, in recognition of his outstanding charitable work with Make-A-Wish® and Pencils of Promise.  Bieber’s involvement with Make-A-Wish--the global organization which grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions--has been longstanding.  Since 2009, he has granted a wish at nearly every tour stop where he visits with wish kids and their families, takes photographs and signs autographs before they attend his concert. Over the last six years, he has granted more than 250 wishes for his fans.  In addition, Bieber is a big supporter of Pencils of Promise, which works to build schools and increase educational opportunities in the developing world. 
 
After a guest appearance at the 2014 Nickelodeon HALO Awards, platinum-selling girl group Fifth Harmony returns this year with their sing-along pop anthem “Worth It.”  DNCE will perform the disco and funk fueled “Cake by the Ocean,” while multi-platinum recording artist Flo Rida is set to take the stage with a medley of his greatest hits and his new track “My House.”  Rising star Tori Kelly will sing her latest hit single “Should’ve Been Us,” and WALK THE MOON will perform the chart-topping smash “Shut Up and Dance” along with “Different Colors.”
 
This year’s four Nickelodeon HALO Awards honorees are:
  • Ethan Cruikshank, 16, Mechanicsville, Va.  A guitar player since the age of seven, Ethan Cruikshank was inspired to start Music to My Ears after his school cut music education funding.  Since then, Cruikshank’s music program has helped over 100 kids across four states by providing free music lessons through volunteer teachers and distributing instruments to those who can’t afford them.
 
  • Riley Gantt, 15, Sherman Oaks, Calif. – Riley Gantt’s organization Rainbow Pack was born out of her desire to provide kids with the supplies they need to do their homework and be successful learners, regardless of their economic circumstances.  With funds raised through fundraising, grants, social media and school supply drives, she has successfully donated over 9000 backpacks filled with school supplies to kids in the Los Angeles area.
 
  • Joshua Williams, 14, Miami Beach, Fla. - Joshua Williams’ commitment to eradicate hunger started with a roadside donation to a starving man when he was four and a half years old.  Through William’s organization, Joshua’s Heart Foundation, he designed a food distribution system in local churches, schools and community centers, and continues to raise awareness of hunger and poverty at speaking engagements.  He has distributed over 1.1 million pounds of food in South Florida, Jamaica and Africa to date, and helped feed over 50,000 people nationwide.
 
  • Ruchita Zaparde, 18, Plainsboro, N.J.  After a family trip to India exposed Ruchita Zaparde to the plight of widows and the difficulties they faced, she started Sew A Future to help those women achieve financial stability by becoming seamstresses.  Zaparde identifies widows in need in India, delivers sewing machines and supplies, and connects the kids who are fundraising in the U.S. to the recipients.  Over 200 families have been raised out of poverty with the gift of a sewing machine, thanks to the fundraising efforts of over 1400 students in 30 states.
 
2015 Nickelodeon HALO Awards will also feature appearances by stars from Nick’s hit series Bella and the Bulldogs (Brec Bassinger, Coy Stewart), Instant Mom (Sydney Park), 100 Things to Do Before High School(Isabela Moner), Every Witch Way (Rahart Adams) and Make It Pop (Megan Lee, Erika Tham, Louriza Tronco, Dale Whibley).  The Nickelodeon stars will be put to the test in a series of in-show physical challenges that will help raise money for the organizations of the HALO Award honorees.
 
Beginning today, Nick.com/halo15 and the Nick App will be the official digital destinations for all things HALO.  Kids can learn about the HALO Awards, watch videos featuring Nick Cannon and this year's performers, flip through photo galleries featuring their favorite musical acts, find out which celebs will have a front row seat to this year's concert event and score exclusive sneak peeks before the big show.    On Nov. 29, kids will be able to watch the concert unfold through a live photo stream and simulcast.
 
Now in its seventh year, Nickelodeon HALO Awards is an annual awards show that recognizes real-life kids that are doing extraordinary things in their communities and “Helping and Leading Others” (HALO).  In addition to being awarded a grant for their organization and scholarship funds, each HALO Award honoree is given an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and connect with celebrities that share their same passion for service.
 
Presenting sponsors of the 2015 Nickelodeon HALO Awards are  Denny's, Spin Master and truth®.  Each of this year’s sponsors will be raising awareness for their respective causes-- Denny’s Hungry for Education program, Spin Master’s The Toy Movement and the truth campaign--through interactive elements that will be integrated into the awards show. 
 
The 2015 Nickelodeon HALO Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions.  Nick Cannon, Elizabeth Kelly, Jay Schmalholz and Shelly Sumpter Gillyard are executive producers.
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'The Voice': season 8 runner up Meghan Linsey auctions shoes for charity

October 4, 2015

Meghan Linsey, The Voice Season Eight runner-up, is donating a signed pair of silver boots with a gold bow tied around them to help raise money and awareness for the charity Curing Kids Cancer. The money raised will be used to enable Curing Kids Cancer to fund childhood cancer research and the auction will help to raise awareness that September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The gold bow represents the signature color for childhood cancer.

Individuals interested in bidding on the Kiss Kouture rhinestone embellished platform high heel stiletto boots should visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/171954176267? The auction ends October 10. The proceeds will benefit Curing Kids Cancer and will be used to fund the most innovative treatments for childhood cancers.

Linsey wore the shoes on July 4th during “A Capitol Fourth,” an annual concert that is broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol. In addition to the signed boots, the auction winner will receive an autographed photo from the show of Linsey wearing the shoes.


“Before Meghan Linsey was a big hit on NBC’s The Voice, she was already a winner to us for supporting Curing Kids Cancer at our Craig Kimbrel Cowboy Boots Bash Concert last November,” said Grainne Owen, founder and executive director of Curing Kids Cancer. “We are thrilled to be working with her again to raise money for pediatric cancer research. She shares our belief that no child should ever die from these horrible diseases and far too many families lose their children because of a lack of funding for childhood cancer research.”
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Dreamworks Pictures' "Bridge of Spies' premieres in New York (photos)

DreamWorks Pictures had the premiere of their World War II thriller "Bridge of Spies" as part of the 53rd Annual New York Film Festival.  

The film opens October 16, 2016. "Bridge of Spies" tells the story of is the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.

Cast and filmmakers in attendance included: director/producer Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Amy Ryan, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Austin Stowell, Billy Magnussen, Scott Shepherd, Sebastian Koch, screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen  and Joel Coen, production designer Adam Stockhausen and costume designer Kasia Walicka Maimone.  Other special guests include Jessica Capshaw, Sasha Spielberg, Sting, Ed Burns, Christy Turlington & Nina Dobrev.


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September 19, 2015
Hasbro, Inc. had the world premiere of “My Little Pony Equestria Girls Friendship Games,” a full-length animated feature film  that is a part of the "My Little Pony Equestria Girls franchise. Celebrity fans Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nick Cannon, Padma Lakshmi, Jim Gaffigan, Tiki Barber, Nigel Barker, Drea de Matteo, and Tracy Anderson came out in support of the film which airs Saturday, September 26 at 8/7c on Discovery Family Channel.
“For more than 30 years, the "My Little Pony" brand has taken fans around the world on an incredible journey of friendship, and we’re proud to introduce the third chapter in the "Equestria Girls adventure,” said Stephen Davis, Executive VP/Chief Content Officer, Hasbro. “The iconic characters, catchy music, and friendly competition of "The Freindship Games" will have pony fans cheering for the Wonderbolts and Shadowbcots and rooting for their favorite players.”In conjunction with the film debut, Hasbro Studios and Sony Music/Legacy Recordings today announced the global digital release of the accompanying “My Little Pony Equestria Girls Friendship Games” soundtrack. The album features ten original songs from the movie and the same award winning songwriters and voice talent as the “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” animated series. Fans can download the album now at: http://smarturl.it/MLPEG3_Music.
The movie will be released in stores on DVD and Blu-ray from Shout! Factory Kids, and available for digital download on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon on October 13.
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Emmy Awards 2015: ceremony airs September 20 on FOX

The 67th annual Emmy Awards will be held on Sunday night. Some of Hollywood's biggest stars are up for awards tonight.  Andy Samberg will host the three-hour ceremony, which begins at 8 p.m. on FOX.
The nominees in the major categories are:
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
"Better Call Saul"
"Downton Abbey"
"Game of Thrones"
"Homeland"
"House of Cards"
"Mad Men"
"Orange is the New Black"
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
"Louie"
"Modern Family"
"Parks and Recreation"
"Silicon Valley"
"Transparent"
"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
"Veep"
LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA
Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul"
Kyle Chandler, "Bloodline"
Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"
Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan"
LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA
Taraji P. Henson, "Empire"
Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Viola Davis, "How to Get Away with Murder"
Tatiana Maslany, "Orphan Black"
Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"
Robin Wright, "House of Cards"
LEAD ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Timothy Hutton, "American Crime"
Ricky Gervais, "Derek Special"
Adrien Brody, "Houdini"
David Oyelowo, "Nightingale"
Richard Jenkins, "Olive Kitteridge"
Mark Rylance, "Wolf Hall"
LEAD ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Felicity Huffman, "American Crime"
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story"
Queen Latifah, "Bessie"
Maggie Gyllenhaal, "The Honorable Woman"
Frances McDormand, "Olive Kitteridge"
Emma Thompson, "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street"
LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY
Anthony Anderson, "black-ish"
Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"
Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
Will Forte, "The Last Man On Earth"
Louis C.K., "Louie"
William H. Macy, "Shameless"
Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent"
LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY
Lisa Kudrow, "The Comeback"
Lily Tomlin, "Grace And Frankie"
Amy Schumer, "Inside Amy Schumer"
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Amy Poehler, "Parks And Recreation"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES
"The Amazing Race"
"Dancing With The Stars"
"Project Runway"
"So You Think You Can Dance"
"Top Chef"
"The Voice"
VARIETY TALK SERIES
"The Colbert Report"
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart"
"Jimmy Kimmel Live"
"Last Week Tonight With John Oliver"
"Late Show With David Letterman"
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"
LIMITED SERIES
"American Crime"
"American Horror Story: Freak Show"
"The Honorable Woman"
"Olive Kitteridge"
"Wolf Hall"
VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
"Drunk History"
"Inside Amy Schumer"
"Key & Peele"
"Portlandia"
"Saturday Night Live"
 SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA
Jonathan Banks, "Better Call Saul"
Ben Mendelsohn, "Bloodline"
Jim Carter, "Downton Abbey"
Peter Dinklage, "Game Of Thrones"
Alan Cumming, "The Good Wife"
Michael Kelly, "House Of Cards"
SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA
Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey"
Lena Headey, "Game Of Thrones"
Emilia Clarke, "Game Of Thrones"
Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife"
Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men"
Uzo Aduba, "Orange Is The New Black"
 SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY
Andre Braugher, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Adam Driver, "Girls"
Keegan-Michael Key, "Key & Peele"
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"
Tituss Burgess, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Tony Hale, "Veep"
SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY
Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory"
Niecy Nash, "Getting On"
Julie Bowen, "Modern Family"
Allison Janney, "Mom"
Kate McKinnon "Saturday Night Live"
Gaby Hoffmann, "Transparent"
Jane Krakowski, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Anna Chlumsky, "Veep"
SUPPORTING ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Richard Cabral, "American Crime"
Denis O'Hare, "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Finn Wittrock, "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Michael Kenneth Williams, "Bessie"
Bill Murray, "Olive Kitteridge"
Damian Lewis, "Wolf Hall"
SUPPORTING ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Regina King, "American Crime"
Sarah Paulson, "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Angela Bassett, "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Kathy Bates, "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Mo'Nique, "Bessie"
Zoe Kazan, "Olive Kitteridge"
WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Joshua Brand for The Americans, "Do Mail Robots Dream Of Electric Sheep?" from FX Networks, Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions
Gordon Smith for Better Call Saul, "Five-O" from AMC, Sony Pictures Television and Gran Via Productions
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for "Game of Thrones," "Mother's Mercy" from HBO, HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead, Television 360, Startling Television and Generator Productions
Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner for Mad Men, "Lost Horizon" from AMC, Lionsgate Television and UROK Productions
Matthew Weiner for Mad Men, "Person To Person" from AMC, Lionsgate Television and UROK Productions
DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Tim Van Patten for Boardwalk Empire, "Eldorado" from HBO, HBO Entertainment in association with Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions
David Nutter for "Game of Thrones," "Mother's Mercy" from HBO, HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead, Television 360, Startling Television and Generator Productions
Jeremy Podeswa for "Game of Thrones," "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken" from HBO, HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead, Television 360, Startling Television and Generator Productions
Lesli Linka Glatter for "Homeland," "From A To B And Back Again" from Showtime, SHOWTIME Presents, Fox 21, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions and Keshet
Steven Soderbergh for The Knick, "Method And Madness" from Cinemax, Cinemax Entertainment in association with Ambeg Screen Products, Anonymous Content and Extension 765
WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik for Episodes, "Episode 409" from Showtime, SHOWTIME Presents, Hat Trick Productions and Crane Klarik Productions
Will Forte for The Last Man On Earth, "Alive In Tucson" (Pilot) from FOX and 20th Century Fox Television
Louis C.K. for Louie, "Bobby's House" from FX Networks, Pig Newton, Inc. and FX Productions
Alec Berg for "Silicon Valley," "Two Days Of The Condor" from HBO, HBO Entertainment in association with
Judgemental Films, Alec Berg, Altschuler Krinsky Works and 3 Arts Entertainment
Jill Soloway for Transparent, "Pilot" from Amazon Instant Video and Amazon Studios
Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche for Veep, "Election Night" from HBO, HBO Entertainment in association with Dundee Productions
DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller for "The Last Man On Earth," "Alive In Tucson" (Pilot) from FOX and 20th Century Fox Television
Louis C.K. for "Louie," "Sleepover" from FX Networks, Pig Newton, Inc. and FX Productions
Mike Judge for "Silicon Valley," "Sand Hill Shuffle" from HBO, HBO Entertainment in association with Judgemental Films, Alec Berg, Altschuler Krinsky Works and 3 Arts Entertainment
Jill Soloway for Transparent, "Best New Girl" from Amazon Instant Video and Amazon Studios
Armando Iannucci for "Veep," "Testimony" from HBO, HBO Entertainment in association with Dundee Productions
WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
John Ridley for American Crime, "Episode One" from ABC and ABC Studios
Dee Rees, Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois and Horton Foote for "Bessie" from HBO, HBO Films in association with Flavor Unit Entertainment and the Zanuck Company
Stephen Merchant, Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg for "Hello Ladies: The Movie" from HBO, HBO Entertainment in association with Four Eyes Entertainment, Quantity Entertainment and ABC Studios
Hugo Blick for "The Honorable Woman" from SundanceTV, Drama Republic and Eight Rooks Productions for BBC TWO, co-produced by SundanceTV
Jane Anderson or "Olive Kitteridge" from HBO, HBO Miniseries in association with Playtone
Peter Straughan for "Wolf Hall" from PBS, A Playground Entertainment and Company Pictures Production for BBC and MASTERPIECE in association with BBC Worldwide, Altus Media and Prescience
DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Ryan Murphy for "American Horror Story: Freak Show" from Monsters Among Us, FX Networks and 20th Century Fox
Dee Rees for "Bessie" from HBO, HBO Films in association with Flavor Unit Entertainment and the Zanuck Company
Hugo Blick for "The Honorable Woman" from SundanceTV, Drama Republic and Eight Rooks Productions for BBC TWO, co-produced by SundanceTV
Uli Edel for "Houdini" from HISTORY, Lionsgate Television and A+E Studios for History
Tom Shankland for "The Missing" from Starz, New Pictures & Company Pictures in association with Two Brothers Pictures, Playground Entertainment & the BBC
Lisa Cholodenko for "Olive Kitteridge" from HBO, HBO Miniseries in association with Playtone
Peter Kosminsky for "Wolf Hall" from PBS, A Playground Entertainment and Company Pictures Production for BBC and MASTERPIECE in association with BBC Worldwide, Altus Media and Prescience
HOST, REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
Tom Bergeron, "Dancing with the Stars"
Jane Lynch, "Hollywood Game Night"
Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, "Project Runway"
Cat Deeley, "So You Think You Can Dance"
Anthony Bourdain, "The Taste"
STRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
"Antiques Roadshow"
"Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives"
"MythBusters"
"Property Brothers"
"Shark Tank"
"Undercover Boss"
UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
"Alaska: The Last Frontier"
"Deadliest Catch"
"Intervention"
"Million Dollar Listing New York"
"Naked And Afraid"
"Wahlburgers"
VARIETY SPECIAL
"Bill Maher: Live From D.C."
"The Kennedy Center Honors"
"Mel Brooks Live At The Geffen"
"The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special"
"Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE!"
WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES
"The Colbert Report"
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart"
"Inside Amy Schumer"
"Key & Peele"
"Last Week Tonight With John Oliver"
WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
"The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards"
"Key & Peele Super Bowl Special"
"Louis C.K.: Live At The Comedy Store"
"Mel Brooks Live At The Geffen"
"The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special"
DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SERIES
James Hoskinson for "The Colbert Report," "Show 11040" from Comedy Central, Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions and Spartina Productions
Chuck O'Neil for "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," "Show 20103" from Comedy Central, Central Productions
Amy Schumer and Ryan McFaul for "Inside Amy Schumer," "12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer" from Comedy Central and Jax Media
Jerry Foley for "Late Show With David Letterman," "Show 4214" from CBS and Worldwide Pants Inc.
Dave Diomedi for "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "Show 203" from NBC, Universal Television and Broadway
DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
Natalie Johns for "Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live In Concert" from PBS, A Tricycle Logic Production in association with Blue Note Records and THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET
Louis J. Horvitz for "The Kennedy Center Honors" from CBS and The Stevens Company
Hamish Hamilton for "The Oscars" from ABC and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Don Roy King for "The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special" from NBC, SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Glenn Weiss for "68th Annual Tony Awards" from CBS and White Cherry Entertainment
OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM
"Archer"
"Bob's Burgers"
"Over The Garden Wall"
"The Simpsons"
"South Park"

CHILDREN'S PROGRAM
"Alan Alda And The Actor Within You: A YoungArts Masterclass"
"Degrassi"
"Dog With A Blog"
"Girl Meets World"
"Nick News With Linda Ellerbee: Coming Out"
NARRATOR
Neil deGrasse Tyson for "Hubble's Cosmic Journey"
Anthony Mendez for "Jane The Virgin"
Miranda Richardson for "Operation Orangutan"
Peter Coyote for "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History"
Henry Strozier for "Too Cute!"
DOCUMENTARY OR NONFICTION SPECIAL
"The Case Against 8"
"Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief"
"Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck"
"Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All"
"Virunga"
DOCUMENTARY OR NONFICTION SERIES
"American Masters"
"Cancer: The Emperor Of All Maladies"
"The Jinx: The Life And Deaths Of Robert Durst"
"The Roosevelts: An Intimate History"
"The Sixties"
INFORMATIONAL SERIES OR SPECIAL
"Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown"
"Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways"
"Inside The Actors Studio"
"StarTalk With Neil deGrasse Tyson"
"Vice"
EXCEPTIONAL MERIT IN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
"Citizenfour"
"The Great Invisible"
"Hot Girls Wanted"
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'Red Oaks': new series streaming on Amazon starting October 9

All 10 episodes of Amazon's original comedy series "Red Oaks" will premiere on Amazon Prime, Friday October 9th Ready for a new comedy created by Gregory Jacobs (Magic Mike XXL, The Knick) and Joe Gangemi (Eliza Graves)? 
Well, the new original series from Amazon Studios, Red Oaks, is The Graduate meets Caddyshack mixed up into a coming-of-age dramedy set in suburban New Jersey in 1985. Sundance award-winner David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Eastbound and Down) and Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh (Behind the Candelabra, Traffic, Ocean’s Eleven) are also executive producers for this project. The series main character, Craig Roberts (Submarine) stars as David Meyers who is at a crossroads in his life, confused about school, his girlfriend and his parents confession about their own love life. The series unfolds as David gets unsolicited life advice from a diverse group people including an art student named Skye, played by Alexandra Socha, her corporate raider father Getty, played by Paul Reiser (Mad About You), and tennis-pro Nash, played by Ennis Esmer. All 10 episodes of Amazon’s original comedy series “Red Oaks” will premiere on Amazon Prime, Friday October 9th for Prime members in US, UK, Germany and Austria Red Oaks also stars Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing) and Richard Kind (Luck) as David’s parents, Sam and Judy Meyers, Oliver Cooper (Californication) as Wheeler, Gage Golightly as Karen and Josh Meyers as Barry.

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'Girl Meets World': season 2 episode 16 sneak peek

September 17, 2015
Girl Meets World “Girl Meets Cory and Topanga ” Season 2 Episode 16 airs on Friday, Sept 18 2015 (8:30 PM – 9:00 PM ET/PT), on Disney Channel. In tonight’s episode, when Riley comes to the realization that her parents, Cory and Topanga, are making a positive impact in the world, she questions the impact she’s making to the world.
Show Summary: “Girl Meets World” introduces Riley, the daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews, and older sister to Auggie Matthews in a series that comes nearly two decades after the beloved hit comedy “Boy Meets World” premiered on ABC-TV.
The series focuses on relationships with family and friends and the important, indelible values therein as the curious Riley and her bold best friend, Maya, traverse the twists and turns of teenage years at Manhattan’s John Quincy Adams Middle School where Riley’s dad is their History teacher.
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Thorsten Kaye talks playing Ridge on 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

September 15, 2015
Thorsten Kaye plays Ridge Forrester on CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful (This interview was originally published on Examiner.com on September 14, 2015.)

On “The Bold and the Beautiful,” Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) is about to elope with Caroline (Linsey Godfrey). What the blissful couple doesn't know is that both are keeping huge secrets from each other; secrets that are sure to catastrophic when they come out. Any soap watcher knows that secrets always have a way of coming out.

What will happen next on the Emmy Award-wining show is anybody’s guess so be sure to tune into weekdays on CBS to find out.

One thing that is definitely true is that actor Thorsten Kaye is probably one of the funniest guys you’d ever meet. With Kaye’s quick wit talking to him is always fun. Daytime TV Examiner found out first hand during a quick chat with the Emmy-nominated actor, who audiences still remember from his roles as Patrick Thornhart on "One Life to Live" and as Zach Slater on "All My Children."

Check out this quick chat with Kaye as I ask him about everything from karaoke to “The Amazing Race.”

Phyllis: I know you are still commuting. Is it any easier now than when you first started?

Thorsten Kaye:
The commute. It doesn’t get any easier. It isn’t something that always goes away.

Phyllis: What is the shooting schedule like? You came from “All My Children” with a lot of dialog…a lot of scenes. How is this different for you?

Thorsten Kaye:
I used to be able to walk to work, now I fly to work. It’s only a half hour show but we do two a day so it all turns out to be about the same. There’s more time off but the daily grind is pretty similar.

Phyllis: You went from playing Zach on “All My Children” with very little family to Ridge with grown children, a pre-teen child and ex-wives and fiancées galore. How are you feeling these days about Ridge’s history?

Thorsten Kaye:
I’ve never taken over for anybody before. It’s my first time so it comes with the territory. [Ronn Moss, ex Ridge] was older than I am; he looked younger but he was older and he’s been around for a long time. He was on the show for 28 years, so of course you have kids and family and women, so it’s a little…it’s a part of growing up I guess. You get to be a dad. I’m a dad in real life and these guys get old quick. So it’s all part of it. It’s fine.

Phyllis: Now you have a new TV son with Pierson [Fode, (Thomas)] on the show now. Talk a little bit about working with him? What were your first scenes like as father and son? There was a bit of tension there.

Thorsten Kaye:
Well yeah. He brought some tension in the room. I’m never one to ignore tension. He seems like a good actor and he’s a nice guy. We’ll see how he fits in. He’s got to keep his hands off my woman and we’ll take it from there.

Phyllis: Is she still your woman?

Thorsten Kaye:
Yeah…yeah. Why would I change that?

Phyllis: You and Katherine Kelly Lang haven’t had very many scenes together as Ridge and Brooke. I feel like I can count them on one hand. Do you think that will be changing anytime soon?

Thorsten Kaye:
I don’t know. I think that’s tough because of the history she had with … I call him “The Real Ridge…”

Phyllis: “The Other Ridge…”

Thorsten Kaye:
"The Other Ridge", "The Real Ridge"... I think that’s its a tough thing to try to recreate something that everyone is aware of. Sometimes you are better off trying to do something new.

Phyllis: Now it’s time for a game called "Getting to know Thorsten." Ready? Do you have a karaoke go-to song?

Thorsten Kaye:
I’m not much of a karaoke guy. As you can tell, right now I can barely talk. I’d do a little Tom Waits, a little Elton John or maybe some Rod Stewart. It depends on how much bourbon I got in me.

Phyllis: Is there anything you would change about the world immediately if you could? Just one thing?

Thorsten Kaye:
…just one?

Phyllis: Yeah, only one.

Thorsten Kaye:
I’d wish…it sounds corny but, I wish if people got along a little better, I wouldn’t have to worry about losing my family every time I get on a flight.

Phyllis: Do you have a favorite game that you play that you are so good at that people wouldn’t want to play against you?

Thorsten Kaye:
I like “Apples to Apples.” We play that at home so that’s fun. That’s a fun game for me.

Phyllis: If you got cast on “The Amazing Race,” which “The Bold and the Beautiful” cast member would you take with you and why?

Thorsten Kaye:
That’s a good idea. I’d want to watch Don Diamont (Bill) just to see what he could do. That's it.

Catch Thorsten Kaye as Ridge Forrester on “The Bold and the Beautiful” airing weekdays on CBS and evenings on Pop TV.
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'Fargo':season 2 preview trailer

August 22, 2015
Check out the new trailer for "Fargo" premiering in October on FXX. The series stars Jesse Plemons, Nick Offerman, Ted Danson, Rory Culkin, Jeffrey Donovan, Kirsten Dunst, Jean Smart and Brad Garrett.

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D23: Expo returns to Anaheim Convention Center

August 7, 2015
Between now and June 30th, you can get tickets at a discounted price for a limited time for $67 for a one-day adult admission and $48 for children 3–12. Tickets for members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club are $58 for a one-day adult admission and $42 for children. Multi-day money-saving tickets are also available. D23 Members can save as much as $188 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Member rate. For more information on tickets and the ticket pricing structure for D23 Members and general admission, visit D23Expo.com. About D23 EXPO 2015 D23 Expo—The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings together all the worlds of Disney under one roof for three packed days of presentations, pavilions, experiences, concerts, sneak peeks, shopping, and more. The event provides fans with unprecedented access to Disney films, television, games, theme parks, and celebrities. For the latest D23 Expo 2015 news, visit D23Expo.com. To join the D23 Expo conversation, make sure to follow @DisneyD23 on Twitter and use #D23Expo. About D23 The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s 90-plus-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; a rich website at D23.com with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts, and special events for D23 Members throughout the year. Fans can join D23 at Gold and General Membership levels at D23.com and at DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.
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'So You Think You Can Dance': watch the Top 20 performances

July 23, 2015
So You Think You Can Dance aired its tenth anniversary celebrating all the memorable dances over the years.

The "Street vs Stage" portion of Season 12 is still going strong. The Top 18 performed on Monday night's show and two dancers (one from Team Street and one from Team Stage) will be eliminated. Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abul and Jason Derulo are the judges with Cat Deely as host.

Catch the show Mondays on FOX.

Check out some of the performances below:



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BET Experience: Janelle Monae talks music career, heading Wondaland Records

July 18, 2015
Photo: Courtesy Wondaland Records
When Taylor Swift’s comments about Apple Music’s performance artist's royalty policy forced the industry giant to change their views, she proved that female artists could be and should be seen as industry leaders and pioneers, not only as music artists but women are building the future of the music industry as well.

The same could be said for artist Janelle Monae. While not as high-profile or as highly-ranked on the Billboard charts as Swift, the Grammy nominated singer and songwriter with such songs as “Tightrope” and “Yoga,” is making strides of her own, both as an artist and as the head of her own recording label, Wondaland Records. Monae talked about her career at The BET Experience “Genius Talks” Series panel last month in Los Angeles.

Monae’s Wondaland label, which has a roster of up and coming artists including Deep Cotton, St. Beauty, Jidenna and Roman GianArthur, lets the artists be themselves - something that is hard to do with some many trying to find an identity that gets people noticed.

Jidenna’s summer R&B hit “Classic Man” is climbing the charts thanks in part to Monae’s support. Monae is very protective of her artists as they put their music out for all to see, something the singer thanks, Puffy (Sean Diddy Combs) for doing for her.

“I had a few doors open for me through Puffy,” Monae said. “He came to be and said ‘Listen, I don’t want to part of the creative, I just want people to know about you.’ I said okay, put that in the contact and we can do it. (Laughs) this is the moment. I have to do this. I’m thankful that I’m now able to have four incredibly gifted artists.” Monae also spoke about her efforts to make music in spite of the restrictions the industry and world try to place on an artist making music today.

“What we like to say at Wondaland is that we do things according to our soul clock,” Monae said. “You have to do things according to your inner compass and that’s what I go by.”

Monae is known for her unique style of music that reflects the history of her parents as well as her ancestors. She supports her artists in the same way.

Wondaland Records is a movement first and then it’s a label,” Monae says. “My job is to be like big sis…say, hey. You know this is what I think, what do you think but at the end of the day, the artist always makes the final decision. I just to you know…the artist always makes the final call – the final decision. I’m just here for guidance and if my brother or sister is ever slipping, just to be there for them.”

As a woman running and owning her own label, Monae hopes that more woman will get behind the scenes as well.

“As a woman, we need more female label heads,” said Monae of the music industry today. “We understand, we are strong yet compassionate. We understand how the music goes… we get it in a way that I have not seen… I want more women running these labels and calling the shots.”

Monae’s current album “The Electric Lady,” featuring appearances by Erykah Badu,, Miguel and Esperanza Spalding, is available now.

This article was originally published in July 2015 on Axs.com