'Braxton Family Values': WE tv's hit series returns March 16

February 28, 2017
WE tv's hit series "Braxton Family Values" returns with all new episodes beginning Thursday, March 16 at 9pm ET/PT. When viewers check back in with the sisters, rumors of marital troubles between Tamar and Vince are making headlines, and the couple discusses the possibility of having another baby, which leaves the sisters confused and concerned. Toni, on the other hand, is enjoying the budding of a new love - and is finally ready to take her relationship public!

For the first time in years, the notoriously private superstar is opening up about the new man in her life, Birdman. Towanda files for divorce from Andre and swears this time there is no turning back. The seemingly amicable divorce takes a turn for the worse, though, when Andre petitions for full custody of the children. Could the rumors of a new man in Towanda's life be the reason behind Andre's change of heart?

Meanwhile, Trina is continuing to grow her business but when she asks her sisters to help taste test her new menu, things explode as Trina and Tamar come to blows leaving Towanda left to play peacemaker. Traci becomes a spokeswoman for a new line of Vodka and is continuing to work on a solo album. She's also attempting the resolve past issues with sister Tamar however things between them come to a head. Will these two finally put their issues to rest?

'The Bold and the Beautiful' counts down to 30th anniversary with time capsule

"The Bold and the Beautiful" is counting down to their big 30th-anniversary celebration on March 23rd by giving fans a look into their time capsule. 

The show, which is seen my more than 35 million viewers daily in 100 countries, will air a series of “time capsule” scenes at the end of each episode. The daily installments will cover three seasons and consist of memorable moments that shaped story over the past three decades. Check them out from March 1st through March 14th. 

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

Justin Hurwitz wins the Oscar for Best Original Score for La La Land

February 27, 2017

The 89th Oscars was held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and was televised live on the ABC Television Network . The Oscars were televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.


The nominations for Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score) incuded:
  • "Jackie" Mica Levi
  • "La La Land" Justin Hurwitz
  • "Lion" Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka
  • "Moonlight" Nicholas Britell
  • "Passengers" Thomas Newman
The winner of the award was  Juatin Hurwitz for La La Land.


Hurtwitz was present at the event.  He said "Thank you so much to the Academy. Thank you to my very, very good friend, Damien... Thank you to everybody at Lionsgate. Thank you to all the L.A. musicians who played on this score. I just put notes on the page, and they’re the ones who made it beautiful and sound the way it does. ..... So thank you to everybody who worked on this movie. Thank you."

La La Land took home a total of 6 awards.


Oscars 2017: complete list of winners

February 26, 2017
 The 89th Annual Academy Awards were handed out Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Jimmy Kimmel of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" was the host of the evening.


Below is the complete list of winners:


Best supporting actor
WINNER: Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
Dev Patel (Lion)
Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)

Best makeup and hairstyling
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
WINNER: Suicide Squad

 Best costume design
Allied
WINNER: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie
La La Land

Best documentary
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
WINNER: OJ: Made in America
13th

Best sound editing
WINNER: Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Sully

Best sound mixing
Arrival
WINNER: Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours

Best supporting actress
WINNER: Viola Davis (Fences)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

Best foreign language film
Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
WINNER: The Salesman
Tanna
Toni Erdmann

Best animated short
Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Pearl
WINNER: Piper

Best animated feature
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life As a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
WINNER: Zootopia

Best production design
Arrival
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
WINNER: La La Land
Passengers

Best visual effects
Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
WINNER: The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best film editing
Arrival
WINNER: Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Moonlight

Best documentary short
4.1 Miles
Extremis
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
WINNER: The White Helmets

Best live-action short
Ennemis Interieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights
WINNER: Sing
Timecode

Best cinematography
Arrival
WINNER: La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence

Best score
Jackie
WINNER: La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

Best song
Audition (La La Land)
Can’t Stop the Feeling! (Trolls)
WINNER: City of Stars (La La Land)
The Empty Chair (Jim: The James Foley Story)
How Far I’ll Go (Moana)

Best original screenplay
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
WINNER: Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women

Best adapted screenplay
Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
WINNER: Moonlight

Best director
Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)
WINNER: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

Best actor
WINNER: Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)
Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best actress
Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Ruth Negga (Loving)
WINNER: Emma Stone (La La Land)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)

 Best picture
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
WINNER: Moonlight

'Days of our Lives' sneak peek week of February 27

Check out what's ahead for the citizen's of Salem this week on "Days of our Lives," airing weekdays on NBC.

Monday, February 27
Jennifer and Eric share a tender moment
JJ and Lani agree to a date and Gabi overhears

Tuesday, February 28
Rafe and Hope enjoy a romantic evening
Kayla delivers unexpected news to Joey and Jade

Wednesday, March 1
Deimos puts plans in motion to kidnap Holly
Chad offers Abigail a job

Thursday, March 2
Nicole makes a desperate move
Tension arises between Sonny and Paul

Friday, March 3
Chad and Abigail have an uncomfortable run-in with Gabi
Brady and Deimos clash over how best to help Nicole

Oscar spotlight interview: 'Fences' actor Stephen McKinley Henderson

In this Oscar spotlight interview, TVMusic Network talks to "Fences" co-star Stephen McKinley Henderson.
The film is nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture. Henderson is also one of the few actors who are in two best picture nominees, "Fences" and "Manchester By the Sea."
"Fences," is the story of Troy Maxson, a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. He tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream of glory eats at him, and causes him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart.

Catch the Academy Awards Sunday, February 26th on ABC. 
Check out the interview below:


Stephen McKinley Henderson of Fence at 2017... by TVMusic Network

Oscar Spotlight Interview: chatting with Academy Award nominee Isabelle Huppert

Even with all of the awards season talk going to "La La Land" and "Moonlight," one actress has managed to stay in the spotlight with her electrifying performance. French actress, Isabelle Huppert, who was this year's Golden Globe winner for her performance in "Elle," is a contender for Oscar this year.

In "Elle," Huppert plays Michèle who seems indestructible. Head of a leading video game company, Michelle brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.

TVMusic Network caught up with Huppert recently to chat about Awards Season and what he would like viewers to take away from the movie.

See who will win when the Academy Awards are given out on Sunday, February 26th on ABC.

Check out the interview below:


Isabelle Huppert of Elle at 2017 Grown Up Awards by TVMusic Network

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sting, Justin Timberlake and John Legend to perform at the 89th Oscars

February 25, 2017

Oscar® nominees Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sting, Justin Timberlake and 2014 Oscar winner John Legend will perform at the 89th Oscars ceremony. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network.

Auli'i Cravalho will join Miranda to perform his Oscar-nominated song, "How Far I’ll Go," written for the movie "Moana." An actor, playwright and composer, Miranda is best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals "Hamilton" and "In the Heights." For his work, he has been recognized with a Primetime Emmy Award®, three Tony Awards®, two Grammy Awards® and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama ("Hamilton"). This marks Miranda’s debut on the Oscars stage. Sixteen-year-old Cravalho made her film debut voicing the title character in "Moana."

Seventeen-time Grammy winner Sting will perform "The Empty Chair" from "Jim: The James Foley Story," the Oscar nominated song he co-wrote with three-time Oscar nominee J. Ralph. In addition to this current nomination, Sting has been nominated in this category on three previous occasions; "You Will Be My Ain True Love" from "Cold Mountain" (2003), "Until" from "Kate & Leopold" (2001) and "My Funny Friend And Me" from "The Emperor’s New Groove" (2000), which he shared with David Hartley. Sting has sold over 100 million records.

Timberlake will perform his Oscar-nominated song "Can’t Stop The Feeling" from the movie "Trolls." He wrote the music and lyric with Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster. Timberlake is a multi-platinum recording artist and actor who has won nine Grammy Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards. His acting credits include the Oscar-winning film "The Social Network" (2010) and Oscar-nominated "Inside Llewyn Davis" (2013).

Legend will perform both "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" and "City of Stars," from "La La Land," music by Justin Hurwitz; lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. A singer-songwriter, musician and actor, Legend won an Oscar for the original song "Glory" from "Selma" (2014), an honor he shared with artist Common. Legend has also won 10 Grammy Awards.

The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be broadcast live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The awards will be televised in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

'Nashville': Oh Rayna say it isn't so (spoilers)

February 24, 2017
What a sad day for "Nashville." Everything was fine - or so we thought. Rayna's stalker had been identified and captured. Daphne was becoming a woman and even Maddie was less annoying. Rayna was safe - or so we thought.

Then the unthinkable happened. On the way home from the ordeal with the stalker, Rayna gets into a really bad car accident.  Rayna was OK at first but, in medical terms, “pretty banged up.”

With all of her family around her, Rayna saw the ghost of her mother who was coming to bring her home.
There had been rumors for some time now that Connie Britton would be leaving the series that got a new life after it was canceled by ABC. Yesterday's episode confirmed it. 

Take a peek at next week's episode:


Video: The Voice 12 Blind Audition preview JChosen performs 'Sexual Healing'


The Voice returns to NBC on Monday February 27, and here is the first contestant preview.

The singer is JChosen a 29 year old teacher from Albany, GA. He performs "Sexual Healing" by Marvin Gaye. JChosen gets all four chairs to turn from the coaches Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys and Blake Shelton.

Levine quickly turns and gets up dances during the audition. Keys makes faces and then turns, Shelton turns next followed by Stefani. Levine runs up and hugs him and Stefani ask how does it feel to get a four chair turn.
JChosen says "It is a dream come true".

Keys says that she is sure that Marvin Gaye is in heaven clapping. “It was so powerful and so crazy emotional.” Levine says that he can win with him and will not be able to sleep without him on his team. Stefani says that it was true talent. Shelton says he pushed his button because he was a fan.

Click on the link to see the preview.

Watch the show premiere to see who he picks to be his coach.

TCM Classic Film Festival 2017: 'In The Heat of the Night', 'Saturday Night Fever', more to be screened

February 21, 2017
(L-R): Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger in
"In The Heat of the Night"
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will kick off the 8th annual TCM Classic Film Festival on Thursday, April 6th with a 50th-anniversary screening of the Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger classic "In the Heat of the Night (1967). "

The iconic actor Sidney Poitier, who will attend the screening, broke stereotypes and new ground when he starred in this five-time Academy Award winner about a black detective from the north who finds himself investigating a murder in a small town in Mississippi. 

Producer Walter Mirisch and Director Norman Jewison along with actress Lee Grant and composer Quincy Jones will be on hand to discuss the film which is considered to be a landmark.

The festival, set to take place April 6th – April 9th in Hollywood. 

Highlights and appearances include:

  • Actress Lee Grant will be feted with a tribute featuring a screening of her debut film Detective Story (1951), along with The Landlord (1970) and a conversation in Club TCM
  • Actor-director Peter Bogdanovich will be celebrated with screenings of The Last Picture Show (1971) and What’s Up, Doc? (1972) as well as a conversation in Club TCM
  • Actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher will be honored with screenings of "Singin’ In The Rain "1952) and "Postcards from the Edge"(1990) with family members Todd Fisher and Billie Lourd hosting extended conversations at both screenings

This year’s festival will include a multitude of special anniversary films, poolside screenings and talent appearances including:

  • Mel Brooks on hand to introduce a 40th-anniversary screening of his Alfred Hitchcock spoof High Anxiety (1977)
  • Actor and screenwriter Buck Henry introducing the 50th-anniversary world premiere restoration from Rialto Pictures of the seminal classic The Graduate (1967)
  • 40th-anniversary world premiere restoration from Paramount Pictures screening of Saturday Night Fever (1977) including appearances by director John Badham and actress Donna Pescow
  • 75th-anniversary screening of the Oscar® winning classic Casablanca (1942)
  • Opening night poolside screening at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel featuring Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)

TCM is pleased to announce the return of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures as an official festival partner as well as the co-host of the opening night screening and party. Returning as the Festival's exclusive founding partner, Delta Air Lines will again serve as the official airline of the TCM Classic Film Festival. Additionally, Citi returns as the official card of the TCM Classic Film Festival and Bonhams returns as an official sponsor.

To view the latest festival spot and for complete bios for each of the artists appearing at the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival, please visit filmfestival.tcm.com


2017 TCM Classic Film Festival – Newly Added Films
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
A 50th-anniversary screening of Norman Jewison’s landmark drama (and Best Picture winner) starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger. Poitier broke stereotypes and new ground for his leading role as a black northern cop who finds himself investigating a murder in small-town Mississippi.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
You’ve got a Golden Ticket to enter a world of pure imagination as you relive the magic of this whimsical fantasy film that celebrates the bliss of being young at heart. Gene Wilder stars as the quirky candy tycoon Willy Wonka, who opens the doors of his factory to five lucky children from around the world.

Detective Story (1951) – Featuring an appearance by Lee Grant
Lee Grant earned a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her film debut as a shoplifter, who finds herself in the hot seat of an angry, hard-nosed detective (Kirk Douglas) obsessed with getting justice. William Wyler directs this day-in-the-life police drama that received three other Oscar nominations, including Eleanor Parker for Best Actress.

The Landlord (1970) – Featuring an appearance by Lee Grant
Hal Ashby made his directorial debut with this film about a wealthy young man (Beau Bridges) who buys a tenement in a Brooklyn neighborhood and attempts to evict the current black tenants, only to have his life changed when he gets to know them. Lee Grant co-stars in a scene-stealing role as Bridges’ well-to-do mother.

The Graduate (1967) – Featuring an appearance by Buck Henry
A 50th-anniversary screening of Mike Nichols’ iconic film that made a star out of Dustin Hoffman and became a pop culture milestone due to its highly quotable dialogue and memorable soundtrack from Simon & Garfunkel. Hoffman stars as Benjamin Braddock, a college graduate who has an affair with a neighbor’s wife, Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), then finds himself falling for the woman’s daughter (Katherine Ross).

Saturday Night Fever (1977) – Featuring appearances by John Badham and Donna Pascow
John Travolta danced his way to superstardom with his iconic performance as Tony Manero, a young Brooklyn man who finds success and love at the local disco. With its infectious soundtrack from the Bee Gees and iconic dance sequences, the film brought disco into mainstream and became an instant classic still much loved by audiences 40 years later.

The Last Picture Show (1971) – Featuring an appearance by Peter Bogdanovich
Director Peter Bogdanovich left his mark with this eight-time Academy Award-nominated coming-of-age story about love, loss and boredom in a tiny Texas town set in 1951. The film was the screen debut of Cybil Sheperd and stars Jeff Bridges, with Cloris Leachman and Ben Johnson both garnering Oscar wins for their roles in the film.  

What’s Up, Doc? (1972) – Featuring an appearance by Peter Bogdanovich
In Peter Bogdanovich’s homage to the classic screwball comedy starring Ryan O’Neal and Barbra Streisand, four identical, plaid overnight bags cause a slew of zany misadventures for four strangers in San Francisco. This film earned a Golden Globe nomination for Madeline Kahn and cemented her onscreen comedic persona.

Singin’ in the Rain (1952) – Featuring an appearance by Todd Fisher and Billie Lourd
TCM honors the late Debbie Reynolds with this 65th-anniversary screening of the film often called the greatest musical ever made. Reynolds and Gene Kelly star as an ingénue and silent film star, respectively, who fall in love as Hollywood transitions from silent films into talkies.

Postcards From The Edge (1990) – Featuring an appearance by Todd Fisher and Billie Lourd 
The late Carrie Fisher adapted the screenplay of this dramatic comedy from her semi-autobiographical novel of the same name. Meryl Streep stars as a recovering drug addict whose acting career is jeopardized when her famous mother (Shirley MacLaine) moves in. An all-star cast rounds out this Mike Nicolas directed picture featuring Dennis Quaid, Rob Reiner, Gene Hackman, Richard Dreyfuss and Annette Bening.

High Anxiety (1977) – Featuring an appearance by Mel Brooks
The master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, is the inspiration (and co-writer) of this 40th-anniversary genre spoof, where Mel Brooks plays a doctor who must overcome his diagnosis of “high anxiety” to prove he was framed for murder. A number of Brooks’ repertory company returns including Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, Cloris Leachman and Ron Carey. 

Casablanca (1942)
Celebrate the 75th-anniversary screening of one of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic drama, starring Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine, the owner of a nightclub in Vichy-controlled Casablanca, whose life changes forever when his lost love, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), walks into his club and back into his life.


About the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival
For the eighth consecutive year, thousands of movie lovers from around the globe will descend upon Hollywood for the TCM Classic Film Festival. The 2017 festival is set to take place Thursday, April 6 – Sunday, April 9, 2017. Over four packed days and nights, attendees will be treated to an extensive lineup of great movies, appearances by legendary stars and filmmakers, fascinating presentations and panel discussions, special events and more.

TCM host Ben Mankiewicz will serve as official host of the TCM Classic Film Festival, with TCM's Tiffany Vazquez introducing various events. The festival's official hotel and central gathering point for the sixth consecutive year will be The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which has a longstanding role in movie history and was the site of the first Academy Awards® ceremony. The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel will also offer special rates for festival attendees. Screenings and events during the festival will be held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX, the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres and the Egyptian Theatre, as well as other Hollywood venues.

Description of the 2017 festival theme Make ‘Em Laugh: Comedy In The Movies:
From lowbrow to high, slapstick to sophisticated comedies of manners—the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festial will showcase the greatest cinematic achievements of lone clowns, comedic duos and madcap ensembles.


Indie Series Awards 2017: ceremony moves to The Colony Theater

The Indie Series Awards are coming to Burbank on April 5, 2017. The Red Carpet Gala will be held at The Colony Theatre. The Indie Series Awards, honoring the best in independently produced, scripted entertainment created for the Web, first began in 2009.

“We are so excited to bring the Indie Series Awards to this extraordinary venue,” said Roger Newcomb, founder of the Indie Series Awards. “There's not a bad seat in the house, and the space offers us several new and fun possibilities for the ceremony, including the performances of the six Best Original Song nominees."

Barbara Beckley Artistic Director of The Colony Theatre stated, “It is an honor to be hosting this important and prestigious awards show recognizing the best and brightest in New Media. Director of Development, Heather Provost, added, "It's exactly the kind of fresh and innovative event we want to see in our theatre."

On February 1, a total of 48 series from around the world were nominated for Indie Series Awards in 29 categories.

For a complete list of nominees: ISA8

Tickets for "ISA8" are currently on sale through Eventbrite.

'Days of our Lives' renewed by NBC

The long wait and worry is over for soap fans as NBC has renewed "Days of our Lives " for another season.  “We feel so privileged to be able to continue the remarkable legacy of ‘Days of our Lives,’” said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment.” “We thank Ken Corday and his team for their incredible accomplishments and look forward to all the stories from Salem that will continue to unfold.”

“It’s a great day in Salem!" executive producer Ken Corday said in a statement. "We’re pleased to announce that after more than 51 years in the hearts and homes of our amazing fans, ‘Days of our Lives’ will continue to be part of the NBC family. We are grateful to our incredible network and longstanding partner Sony for their continued support, and we look forward to what the future will bring under the new creative direction of the show. I’m especially proud to be able to shepherd ‘Days’ into the new season, continuing my parent's dream and the show’s legacy.” 

Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming, Sony Pictures Television, added: “‘Days of our Lives’ has a legacy of rich storytelling that has traveled across generations. Ken Corday and the cast and crew continue to deliver dynamic storylines and unforgettable performances, and we are proud to continue to bring this award-winning series to audiences both in the U.S. and around the world." 

The renewal comes on the recent announcement of Emmy Award winner Ron Carlivati being named new head writer with Sheri Anderson Thomas and Ryan Quan on board as creative consultants. 
The show first premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour 10 years later. The show is currently in its 51st season and remains a favorite among critics and fans alike. 

“Days of our Lives” airs nationally on NBC in the United States and in more than 25 countries internationally.  

NBA's Los Angeles Lakers name Magic Johnson President of Basketball Operations

Things are changing for sports in Los Angeles. With the NFL bringing two teams here and rumblings of changes in the Lakers camp, today, it became official.
Los Angeles Lakers owner, Jeanie Buss, announced today that the team has named Earvin “Magic” Johnson as President of Basketball Operations.

With that announcement also came the news that General Manager Mitch Kupchak and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations were relieved of their duties.

“Today I took a series of actions I believe will return the Lakers to the heights Dr. Jerry Buss demanded and our fans rightly expect,” Jeanie Buss said in a statement. “Effective immediately, Earvin Johnson will be in charge of all basketball operations and will report directly to me. Our search for a new General Manager to work with Earvin and Coach Luke Walton is well underway and we hope to announce a new General Manager in short order. Together, Earvin, Luke and our new General Manager will establish the foundation for the next generation of Los Angeles Lakers greatness.”

“It’s a dream come true to return to the Lakers as President of Basketball Operations working closely with Jeanie Buss and the Buss family,” said Earvin “Magic” Johnson. “Since 1979, I’ve been a part of the Laker Nation and I’m passionate about this organization. I will do everything I can to build a winning culture on and off the court. We have a great coach in Luke Walton and good young players. We will work tirelessly to return our Los Angeles Lakers to NBA champions.”

In addition to the changes made within the basketball department, the Lakers also announced they have parted ways with John Black who had been the Lakers Vice President of Public Relations.  

Academy Awards 2017: ABC to air special Oscar themeed episodes of "Jimmy Kimmel Live', 'Speechless,' and more

This week is Oscar week and ABC is preparing with "CountsDown to Oscar Sunday" with special themed episodes of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Speechless," "Good Morning America" and "The Chew."

Leading up to the 89th Oscars, ABC is getting viewers ready for the biggest night in Hollywood by featuring a marathon of "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars" and Oscar-themed episodes of "Speechless," "Good Morning America" and "The Chew."

A "Best of" marathon of "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars" specials will kick things off and air every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EST, the week of February 20-24. "Speechless" will air an original Oscars-themed episode Wednesday, February 22, at 8:30-9:00 p.m. EST. "Good Morning America" will have Robin Roberts and Lara Spencer reporting live from Los Angeles and special sit-down interview with Jimmy Kimmel. Finally, "The Chew" will get viewers ready for Oscar Sunday with a fun-filled episode featuring ideas for the perfect Oscar party and their predictions on the night's biggest winners on Friday, February 24, at 1:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 p.m. PST; check local listings.

Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live Sunday, February 26, on The ABC Television Network, at 7:00 p.m. EST/4:00 p.m. PST.

Following are the episodes scheduled to air:

"Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars"

Monday, February 20 (OAD: 3/7/2010) 1. Robert Downey Jr. 2. Keith Urban and "Handsome Men's Club" comedy bit featuring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey

Tuesday, February 21 (OAD: 2/27/2011) 1. Tom Hanks 2. CeeLo Green and Oscar winner Tom Hanks in "Toddlers in Tiaras" comedy bit

Wednesday, February 22 (OAD: 2/26/2012) 1. Oprah Winfrey 2. Coldplay, Jimmy pitches OWN show ideas to Oprah and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" comedy bit "Movie: The Movie" featuring Oscar winners: Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren, George Clooney, Christoph Waltz, Charlize Theron and Matt Damon

Thursday, February 23 (OAD: 2/22/2015) 1. John Travolta and "The Kimmel School of Perfect Acting" parts 1 & 2 featuring Oscar winners Eddie Redmayne, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Bridges, Lupita Nyong'o, Sean Penn and Matt Damon

Friday, February 24 (OAD: 2/28/2016) 1. Ben Affleck 2. Matt Damon and "Trumped" featuring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick

"Speechless"

Wednesday, February 22 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST)

"O-S-- OSCAR P-A-- PARTY"- When the Dimeos throw their annual Oscar party with other special-needs families, Maya feels threatened by new mom Becca, who seems a little too perfect. Meanwhile, Jimmy encourages the fathers at the party to let loose while Ray tries to impress a girl by pretending to be someone he is not, on "Speechless."

"Good Morning America"

Friday, February 24 (7:00-9:00 a.m. EST)

Robin Roberts and Lara Spencer report live from Los Angeles; plus ABC News' TJ Holmes sits down with Jimmy Kimmel about hosting the Oscars; PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly's Editorial Director Jess Cagle and Marie Claire's Creative Director and "Project Runway's" Nina Garcia with all the red carpet predictions and trends to watch; celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck.

"The Chew"

Friday, February 24 (1:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 p.m. PST; check local listings)

"Oscar Extravaganza" with recipes for awards-worthy treats at your viewing party; Guest is Bradley Whitford ("Get Out"); the show bestows its own awards, "The Chewies."

'The Price Is Right': Jack Black kicked off Celebrity Charity Week raising $70,000

Jack Black participated in Celebrity Charity Week on "The Price Is Right" and raised $73,513 for his charity, Society of Women Engineers. 

Celebrity Charity Week continues on the popular game show all week long. 

Scheduled to appear are:
Jack Black on Monday, February 20
Wilmer Valderrama on Tuesday, February 21
Jane Lynch on Wednesday, February 22
Julie Bowen on Thursday, February 23
Chris O'Donnell on Friday, February 24

"The Price Is Right," airs weekdays on CBS.


'The Price Is Right' kicks off Celebrity Charity Week (Video)

February 19, 2017
Host Drew Carey and Jack Black
Photo Credit: (Monty Brinton/CBS)
"The Price Is Right" is kicking off its popular Celebrity Charity Week beginning Monday, February 20 weekdays on CBS.

Each episode of the week-long series features a celebrity assisting a regular contestant in the game, with the show matching the prize winnings for a charity of the celebrity’s choosing.

The celebrity's job is to help the contestants win their pricing games, and whatever cash and prizes the contestants win, the celebrities receive the value of the prize(s) in cash for their favorite charities.
Also, the celebrity of the day will help present the two Showcases of that day.

Monday kicks off with Jack Black who helps one lucky contestant play Plinko. Other celebrities helping out during celebrity week are:

Wilmer Valderrama on Tuesday, February 21
Jane Lynch on Wednesday, February 22
Julie Bowen on Thursday, February 23
Chris O'Donnell on Friday, February 24

Watch "The Price Is Right," airing weekdays on CBS. 

Check out a sneak preview below:

'General Hospital' sneak peek week of February 20

Finola Hughes as Anna Devane
(Photo Credit: ABC/Craig Sjodin)
Here's a look at what's ahead for the residents of Port Charles on "General Hospital." 
The Emmy Award-winning drama airs weekdays on ABC.

Monday, February 20
Carly plans a romantic getaway
Ned makes a life-altering decision
Julian makes a grave mistake
Anna shares her fears with Robin
Griffin views Anna's test results

Tuesday, February 21
Nina takes matters into her own hands
Hayden turns to Griffin for answers
Anna is overwhelmed by Valentin

Wednesday, February 22
Nina takes matters into her own hands
Hayden turns to Griffin for answers
Anna is overwhelmed by Valentin

Thursday, February 23
Nina grows suspicious
Elizabeth takes a stand
Kiki and Dillon reconnect

Friday, February 24
Finn alienates Hayden
Laura becomes a pawn in Julian's game
Jason and Curtis make a startling revelation

'The Young and the Restless' sneak peek week of February 20

(L-R): Daniel Goddard as Cane and Amelia Heinle as Victoria
Photo Credit: CBS

Here is a look at what's ahead for your favorite characters on "The Young and the Restless," airing weekdays on CBS. 

Monday, February 20
Paul has shocking news for Lauren
Billy leans on Victoria
Sharon and Nick discuss their past

Tuesday, February 21
Jill must face reality about her health
Esther sends Colin packing
Ashley puts Phyllis on notice

Wednesday, February 22
Devon fights temptation
Hilary questions Lily about her past with Jordan
Cane takes charge

Thursday,  February 23
Nikki and Sharon call a truce
Reed is thrown into the spotlight
Colin begs for forgiveness

Friday, February 24
Michael catches Jack and Gloria in a compromising position
Lauren desperately wants to reach Scott
Sharon makes a confession

What To Watch: 'The Good Fight': Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo continue from 'The Good Wife'

(L-R): Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart,
Cush Jumbo as Lucca Quin.
(Photo Credit: Patrick Harbron/CBS)
"The Good Wife" is back, but not really. Many of the memorable characters from the show are moving on to "The Good Fight," the spin-off heading to CBS All-Access. The show marks the first original series for the digital subscription, video-on-demand and live streaming service.

"The Good Fight" will premiere on Sunday, February 19th on CBS All-Access beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET. In addition, a special broadcast preview of the premiere will air on the CBS Television Network that same night, Sunday, February 19th at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

After premiere night, all new episodes will be available weekly on Sundays exclusively for CBS All-Access subscribers.

The series is headed by "The Good Wife" creators Robert and Michelle King and stars Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo from the original series as the leads, Diane Lockhart and Lucca Quinn.

"The Good Fight," picks up one year after the events of the final broadcast episode of “The Good Wife.” In the new series, an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie), while simultaneously wiping out her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhart’s savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, they join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago’s pre-eminent law firms,

For Baranski, who brought Diane to life and played the character for seven years, she was ready to let her go before "The Good Fight" became a possibility.

"We didn't know until late in the season whether or not we were going to continue with "The Good Wife," Baranski told critics when she and the cast attended a panel for the show at the Television Critics Winter Press Tour last month in Pasadena. "There was a lot of hand-wringing, saying good-bye, are we going to say good-bye? I could have gone either way, and I certainly understand the choice to end the narrative of "The Good Wife" when it ended. We were in a state of limbo about whether we would have a future or not, and I happened to get another big offer, and then it was like, well, I'd really like to still work with the Kings, and I would really love to still play this character... one of the first things I did was say to Cush, "Come on board with me. Let's do this."

Jumbo, was equally excited to come on board and continue as Luca Quinn, an attorney who joined "The Good Wife" in its last season. Baranski's character, Diane, becomes a partner at a prominent African-American firm where Luca is an associate.

Jumbo had had conversations with The Kings about their ideas for an African American law firm set in Chicago. "[The Kings] did come up with a lot of the ideas for...the African-American law firm."

The show also tackles many social issues and race and police relations in Chicago, race in the world, what social mobility means.

"Our show, strangely enough, lives in the elegant side of Chicago," Robert King said. "But it’s people kind of trying to perform justice in their own way, but always exploiting at the same time. So we have a law firm that takes a lot of police brutality cases and has kind of made a lot of money from these police brutality cases, so there's this awkward picture."

The series also stars Rose Leslie, Delroy Lindo, Sarah Steele, Paul Guilfoyle, Bernadette Peters, Justin Bartha and Erica Tazel.

The show is good, certainly one of the best legal dramas on the air right now. No offense to CBS All-Access and the idea of having such a show to kick off the venture but "The Good Fight" It deserves a bigger platform. It's that good. 

Catch a special preview of "The Good Fight," Sunday, February 19th at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. 

'MasterChef Jr': Top 20 Junior cooks are revealed

February 18, 2017
Gordon Ramsay with a contestant.
Photo Credit: FOX
FOX's "MasterChef Junior" has named their finalists for this season. 12 young "chef-testants" joined eight previously announced junior home cooks to comprise this season's Top 20 finalists. 

When the episode begins, the 24 remaining competitors, hopeful to win a coveted white apron, were divided into groups of four, each getting a different challenge, including making a perfect steak worthy of the MasterChef kitchen, preparing a delicious chicken dish, cooking a live lobster and producing a box of six perfectly identical cupcakes. The judges then decided which two kids from each group went home and which two went on to join the Top 20.

Throughout this season, the juniors will face a wide array of exciting new challenges, including one served up by former First Lady Michelle Obama; cooking a meal for more than 50 first responders; MASTERCHEF JUNIOR's first-ever vegan challenge from guest judge Mayim Bialik ("The Big Bang Theory"); and cooking for other VIPs, including Julie Bowen ("Modern Family") and the Muppets "Miss Piggy" and "Swedish Chef." At the end of the competition, one talented kid will be named America's next MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, taking home the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR trophy and a $100,000 grand prize.

In the next all-new episode, "Just Like Gordon," airing Thursday, February 23rd (8:00 p.m. ET/PT) on FOX, celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez steps into the MASTERCHEF kitchen as a guest judge. The Top 20 young chefs will face their first mystery box challenge of the season, during which they will have to put their own spin on the most commonly eaten crop in the world - rice. Later in the kitchen, Chef Gordon Ramsay teaches the kids how to make his signature hand-roasted sea bass, which they must replicate.

A James Beard Award-winning chef, Aarón Sánchez is chef/owner of Mexican restaurant Johnny Sánchez, with locations in New Orleans and Baltimore. He co-starred on "Chopped" and "Chopped Junior," and is the author of two cookbooks - "Simple Food, Big Flavor: Unforgettable Mexican-Inspired Recipes from My Kitchen to Yours" and "La Comida del Barrio."

In summer 2017, Sánchez will join Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi as the third judge throughout Season Eight of "MasterChef."


Meet the "MasterChef Junior" Top 20 and find out their signature dishes:

Adam
Age: 12
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Signature Dish: Chicken Kiev with Parmesan Potatoes and Asparagus

Afnan
Age: 12
Hometown: Jonesboro, GA
Signature Dish: Surf and Turf with Asparagus and Mashed Potatoes

Avani
Age: 8
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Signature Dish: Coconut Curry Chicken Over Jasmine Rice

Charlie
Age: 9
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Signature Dish: Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Cydney
Age: 10
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Signature Dish: Roasted Lamb Chops with a Mint & Lemon Marinade, and Roasted Potatoes

Donavan
Age: 9
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Signature Dish: Vegetable Stir Fry with Squid

Eddie
Age: 9
Hometown: New York, NY
Signature Dish: Spaghetti with Meatballs and Marinara Sauce

Elisabeth
Age: 9
Hometown: Sweetwater, TX
Signature Dish: Chicken Alfredo

Evan
Age: 10
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Signature Dish: Hickory-Smoked Pork Belly

Gonzalo
Age: 11
Hometown: Whitestone, NY
Signature Dish: Causa Rellena de Pollo

Jasmine
Age: 11
Hometown: Milton, GA
Signature Dish: Oven-Baked Meatballs with Homemade Tomato Sauce

Justise
Age: 11
Hometown: Sugar Hill, GA
Signature Dish: Grilled Steak with Homemade French Fries

Lila
Age: 9
Hometown: Rockport, MA
Signature Dish: Fresh Pasta with Homemade Marinara Sauce and Crostini

Mark
Age: 13
Hometown: Starkville, MS
Signature Dish: Chicken Pot Pie with Homemade Stock

Mashu
Age: 13
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Signature Dish: Homemade Egg Ravioli

Peyton
Age: 10
Hometown: Ringoes, NJ
Signature Dish: Red Pepper Pesto Pasta

Sam
Age: 9
Hometown: Concord, MA
Signature Dish: Chocolate Cake with Homemade Hot Fudge & Mint Whipped Cream

Shayne
Age: 13
Hometown: Spring, TX
Signature Dish: Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Solomon
Age: 10
Hometown: Houston, TX
Signature Dish: Smoked Salmon with Lemon Grass Kale

Sydney
Age: 9
Hometown: West Bend, WI
Signature Dish: Angel Hair Pasta with Onion and Green Pepper Marinara


'The Bold and the Beautiful' sneak peek week of February 20

(L-R) Patrika Darbo (Shirley), Courtney Hope (Sally),
Alex Wyse (Saul) and Danube Hermosillo (Darlita)
Photo Credit: CBS
Check out what's coming up on "The Bold and the Beautiful" for The Logans, The Forresters, The Spectras and The Spencers. 

The Emmy-Award winning show airs weekdays on CBS. 

Monday, February 20
Ivy angrily confronts Quinn about what she saw after Nicole and Zende’s wedding reception
Ridge reveals an innermost thought about himself to Brooke, after asking her if she still wants to marry him

Tuesday, February 21
Ivy feels compelled to tell Brooke what she saw before Brooke walks down the aisle with Ridge
Bill uses his position of power to make sure that Spectra Fashions’ first preview is a failure

Wednesday, February 22
Steffy ruffles Thomas' feathers further when she criticizes his latest designs
Spectra Fashions debut their first collection in an intimate and informal setting

Thursday, February 23
Sally and the gang at Spectra wait for the reviews on their new collection, which will determine their future success
Bill meets with a shady business associate to ensure that he acquires his intended real estate investment

Friday, February 24
Ridge and Quinn come to an agreement regarding the flirtation that has been going on between them
Shirley advises Sally to take a page out of the original Spectra Fashion playbook regarding their future designs

'Days of our Lives' sneak peek week of February 20th

February 17, 2017
Here's a look at what's coming up on this week's "Days of our Lives," airing weekdays on NBC.

Monday, February 20
Eduardo and Andre contact Deimos to set up an exchange
Abigail and JJ work together to find Gabi and Chad, whose lives hang in the balance

Tuesday, February 21st
As Chad and Gabi cling to life and each other, Sonny tries to escape from his captor and catches a brutal beating
Abigail enlists Dario to help locate Gabi and Chad

Wednesday, February 22
Hope is still fearful Andre will pull something at the last minute to destroy her future
Hattie finally confronts Andre

Thursday, February 23
Kate blasts Eduardo for his actions in the Orwell debacle
Lani and Theo encourage Abe not to give up on Valerie, who is visited by a surprise guest

Friday, February 24
Chad vows to do what is right regarding his feelings for Abigail and Gabi
Brady is thrown by Chloe's news

TCM Classic Film Festival return to Hollywood April 6-9

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will kick off the 8 th annual TCM Classic Film Festival on Thursday, April 6th and runs through Sunday, April 9th.

There will be over four packed days and nights, attendees will be treated to an extensive lineup of great movies, appearances by legendary stars and filmmakers, presentations and panel discussions, special events and more. TCM host Ben Mankiewicz will serve as official host of the TCM Classic Film Festival, with TCM's Tiffany Vazquez introducing various events. The festival's official hotel and central gathering point for the sixth consecutive year will be The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which has a longstanding role in movie history and was the site of the first Academy Awards® ceremony.

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel will also offer special rates for festival attendees. Screenings and events during the festival will be held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX, the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres and the Egyptian Theatre, as well as other Hollywood venues.

Open night will a 50 th anniversary screening of the Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger classic In the Heat of the Night (1967). The iconic actor Sidney Poitier, who will attend the screening, broke stereotypes and new ground when he starred in this five time Academy Award winner about a black detective from the north who finds himself investigating a murder in a small-town in Mississippi. Producer Walter Mirisch and Director Norman Jewison along with actress Lee Grant and composer Quincy Jones will be on hand to discuss the film which is considered to be a landmark.

 The festival will also include tributes to the following industry legends:  Actress Lee Grant will be feted with a tribute featuring a screening of her debut film Detective Story (1951), along with The Landlord (1970) and a conversation in Club TCM.

Actor-director Peter Bogdanovich will be celebrated with screenings of The Last Picture Show (1971) and What’s Up, Doc? (1972) as well as a conversation in Club TCM .

Actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher will be honored with screenings of Singin’ In The Rain (1952) and Postcards from the Edge (1990) with family members Todd Fisher and Billie Lourd hosting extended conversations at both screenings

This year’s festival will include a multitude of special anniversary films, poolside screenings and talent appearances including:  Mel Brooks on hand to introduce a 40th anniversary screening of his Alfred Hitchcock spoof High Anxiety (1977). Actor and screenwriter Buck Henry introducing the 50th anniversary world premiere restoration from Rialto Pictures of the seminal classic The Graduate (1967)  amd the40th anniversary world premiere restoration from Paramount Pictures screening of Saturday Night Fever (1977) including apperances by director John Badham and actress Donna Pescow an
d so much more.

TCM has also announced the return of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures as an official festival partner as well as the co-host of the opening night screening and party. Returning as the Festival's exclusive founding partner, Delta Air Lines will again serve as the official airline of the TCM Classic Film Festival. Additionally, Citi returns as the official card of the TCM Classic Film Festival and Bonhams returns as an official sponsor.

To view the latest festival acivities: http://filmfestival.tcm.com/

'Outlander' to return in September, cast will attend 2017 Comic Con

February 15, 2017
The much-anticipated series "Outlander" will be back for season three but not in the Spring like it has in the past two seasons. The show starring, Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe, will return in September. 

The 13 episode season will take Claire and Jamie to new adventures. The story picks up right after Claire (Balfe) travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant with Jamie’s (Heughan) child, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank (Menzies). Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire. As the years pass, Jamie and Claire attempt to make a life apart from one another, each haunted by the memory of their lost love. The budding possibility that Claire can return to Jamie in the past breathes new hope into Claire’s heart… as well as new doubt.

Separated by continents and centuries, Claire and Jamie must find their way back to each other. As always, adversity, mystery, and adventure await them on the path to reunion. And the question remains: When they find each other, will they be the same people who parted at the standing stones, all those years ago? 

The cast will make a trip to San Diego Comic Con for an appearance after sitting out the event last year. 

'Who Do You Think You Are?': Smokey Robinson, Courteney Cox among celebrities to appear on show

TLC's Emmy Award-winning series, "Who Do You Think You Are?" is set to return this spring beginning Sunday,  March 5th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The eight one-hour episodes are executive produced by Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky, the new season premieres on Sunday, March 5th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

This season's celebrity contributors include:

· Jessica Biel makes surprising discoveries that change what she thought knew about her heritage.

· Julie Bowen uncovers the story of two relatives whose moral codes are from opposite ends of the spectrum.

· Courteney Cox traces her maternal line back seven centuries to the Medieval times to discover royalty in her lineage and an unbelievable tale of family drama.

· Jennifer Grey uncovers new information about the grandfather she thought she knew, learning how he survived adversity to become a beacon of his community.

· Smokey Robinson searches for answers behind the mystery of why his grandfather disappeared from his children's lives and finds a man tangled in a swirl of controversy.

· John Stamos digs into the mystery of how his grandfather became an orphan, and learns of tensions between families that led to a horrible crime.

· Liv Tyler learns that her family is tied into the complicated racial narrative of America.

· Noah Wyle unravels the mystery of his maternal line, uncovering an ancestor who survived one of America's bloodiest battles.

'Star': Queen Latifah talks Carlotta's relationship with Pastor Bobby

Photo: Tommy Garcia/FOX
On tonight's episode of "Star," entitled "Mama's Boy, " Hunter surprises Star during a neighborhood block party fundraiser by inviting superstar recording artist/producer Pumpkin (Missy Elliott) to the event.
Alex re-evaluates her dreams of stardom when her mother, Rose Spencer (Naomi Campbell), shows up with an irresistible proposal. 

Meanwhile, Jahil explores a new opportunity and Cotton (Amiyah Scott) agrees to meet with Pastor Harris (Tyrese Gibson), hoping to mend her relationship with her mother.

Queen Latifah, who plays Carlotta, the woman in the middle of her daughter, Cotton, and her man, Pastor Bobby, is happy that the topic is being shown the way that it is and warns that it goes deep. Bobby is struggling with the fact that Cotton is transgender. Carlotta and Bobby love each other but there are issues that might get in the way of that love.

“What’s interesting about Carlotta and Pastor Bobby is they are both very flawed people who had a very checkered past and found Jesus and found some peace and growth and forgiveness in Jesus by following Jesus,” said Queen Latifah on a recent press call. “Their lives are still what their lives are, and they come with the baggage they come with and their experiences, so I think what you’re going to see is—and, they also greatly care for each other. They’re in love, so Pastor Bobby is one of the few sweet spots in Carlotta’s life.”

One of the issues that Carlota and Bobby have is trust. Bobby is also dealing with the fact that Carlotta kept this important part of her life from him.

“She still loves him,” Queen Latifah continued. “There’s a lot of love there, but the fact that she kept secrets from him is probably what hurts him most, and the concern about how he’ll react to the whole truth of her is what may concern her most, so we’re going to see that explored, and it’s going to take—there’s going to be some powerful television coming up. Like something you’ve never seen on TV in the next couple episodes. So, I think definitely tune into that. It’s something I’ve never seen and I’ve never done. Knowing Tyrese and Amiyah in real life and them knowing me, it was one for the hardest things we’ve had to play this whole season because we have such love and care for each other.”

"Star" airs Wednesdays on at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

'The Talk - Race in America' documentary to premiere on PBS

PBS continues the conversation about race in America with the premiere of the new documentary, "The Talk – Race in America" premiering on February 20. The two-hour documentary highlights the increasingly common conversation taking place in homes and communities across the country between parents of color and their children, especially sons, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police. 

In many homes, “the talk,” as it is called, usually contains phrases like this:
If you are stopped by the police:
Always answer “yes sir, no sir”; never talk back; don’t make any sudden movements; don’t put your hands in your pockets; obey all commands; if you think you are falsely accused, save it for the police station. I would rather pick you up at the station than the morgue…

"The Talk – Race in America" airs Monday, February 20 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings). The film tells six personal stories to illustrate the issue from multiple points of view: parent, child, the police and the community. Filmed across the country, in communities including Long Beach, California; Oakland, California; St. Louis, Missouri; Richland County, South Carolina; Memphis, Tennessee; and Cleveland, Ohio, the stories will include interviews with academics, police force members, community activists and family members.

Featured interviews are: 

Activist Dr. Christi Griffin, creator of “Parent 2 Parent,” a series of conversations with black parents talking with white parents about “the talk” with their black sons

Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, who was a 12-year-old boy killed by the Cleveland police while playing with a toy gun in a local park

Reverend Catherine Brown, who was assaulted by Chicago Police in front of her children in her own car

Trevena Garel, retired sergeant, New York City Police Department (NYPD), who has investigated allegations of misconduct involving both uninformed and/or civilian members of the NYPD

Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President and retired officer, New York City Police Department (NYPD)

The Ramirez family, whose 28-year-old son, Oscar, was shot and killed by a Los Angeles County sheriff in Paramount, California, a community southeast of Los Angeles

Kenya Barris, creator/executive producer of Peabody Award-winning ABC series "black-ish" 

Nas, musician/activist (Illmatic, Life Is Good, Untitled)

Rosie Perez, actor/director, activist (Do the Right Thing, White Men Can’t Jump, Fearless, Pineapple Express)

John Singleton, director/screenwriter/producer (Boyz N the Hood, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Baby Boy, Poetic Justice, Hustle and Flow)

Charles Blow, New York Times columnist.

 
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Indie Series Awards 2017: nominations announced (complete list)

February 14, 2017
The nominations for the 8th Annual Indie Series Awards have been announced. The ISAs celebrate the best in independently produced scripted entertainment created for the Web.
Nominations were announced in 29 categories.

The Indie Series Awards ceremony will be held on April 5th at The Colony Theater in Burbank.

"The Bay" leads nods led all series with 21 total nominations. The show will compete in the Best Web Series - Drama category with "Best Thing You'll Ever Do," "Lemmings," "Muck," "Out With Dad," "People Like Us," "Rumuvi" and "Undetectable."

"The Amazing Gayl Pile" leads the comedy categories with 16 nominations. The series is joined in the Best Web Series - Comedy field by "#Adulting," "Break: The Musical" "Fame Dogs,"  "Grip and Electric," "High Road," "Keith Broke His Leg" and "The Pioneers."

 The nominees are:

Best Web Series — Comedy
#Adulting
The Amazing Gayl Pile
Break: The Musical
Fame Dogs
Grip and Electric
High Road
Keith Broke His Leg
The Pioneers

Best Web Series — Drama
The Bay
Best Thing You'll Ever Do
Lemmings
Muck
Out With Dad
People Like Us
Rumuvi
Undetectable

Best Directing — Comedy
Pablo Camaití, Boy Scauts
Kerry Harris, Grip and Electric
Justin Harwood, High Road
Andrew Nielson, Plant: The Second Coming
Morgan Waters & Brooks Gray, The Amazing Gayl Pile
Ben Wright Smith & Ted Day, The Pioneers

Best Writing — Comedy
Sylvia Batey Alcalá, Fame Dogs
Kerry Harris & Andrew Burlinson, Grip and Electric
Justin Harwood, High Road
Andrew Nielson & David Lavine, Plant: The Second Coming
Keith Powell, Keith Broke His Leg
Morgan Waters & Brooks Gray, The Amazing Gayl Pile

Best Lead Actor — Comedy
Ben Baur, #Adulting
Andrew Burlinson, Grip and Electric
Will Farrell, The Other Will Farrell
Mark Mitchinson, High Road
Keith Powell, Keith Broke His Leg
Morgan Waters, The Amazing Gayl Pile

Best Lead Actress — Comedy
Sylvia Batey Alcalá, Fame Dogs
Meredith Bishop, Grip and Electric
Mary Bonney, Break: The Musical
Liz Days, Plant: The Second Coming
Anna Jaller, Right Hand Man
Bhama Roget, The Bhama Show

Best Supporting Actor — Comedy
Adam Henry Garcia, The Chief
Brooks Gray, The Amazing Gayl Pile
Andy King, The Amazing Gayl Pile
Sam LeGassick, Rich Keeble Vanity Project
Jon Lindstrom, Gridlocked
Manuel Urrego, Right Hand Man

Best Supporting Actress — Comedy
Candelaria Casal, Boy Scauts
Inessa Frantowski, The Amazing Gayl Pile
Jill Knox, Keith Broke His Leg
Renee Olstead, Grip and Electric
Lin Shaye, Grip and Electric
Natalie Sutherland, Fame Dogs

Best Guest Actor — Comedy
Jon Daly, The Amazing Gayl Pile
Drew Droege, #Adulting
Nic Few, Keith Broke His Leg
Jack McBrayer, The Amazing Gayl Pile
Damion Poitier, F'd
Greg Wise, High Road

Best Guest Actress — Comedy
Jillian Clare, Fame Dogs
Johanna Day, The Pioneers
Liz Ellis, The Bhama Show
Sas Goldberg, He's With Me
June Diane Raphael, The Amazing Gayl Pile
Emma Thompson, High Road

Best Ensemble — Comedy
The Amazing Gayl Pile
F'd
Fame Dogs
Grip and Electric
He's With Me
Plant: The Second Coming

Best Directing — Drama
Catherine Fordham, Best Thing You'll Ever Do
Leon Cheo, People Like Us
Jason Leaver, Out With Dad
Gregori J. Martin, The Bay
Rob Raffety, Muck
Sam T. Wilson, Undetectable

Best Writing — Drama
Katie Adams & Jay Moon, At Bay
Monica West, Best Thing You'll Ever Do
Brett Andres, Lemmings
Rob Raffety, Muck
Gregori J. Martin & Wendy Riche, The Bay
Todd Flaherty, Undetectable

Best Lead Actor — Drama
Anthony Anderson, Anacostia
Danny Gavigan, Muck
Sean-Michael Bowles, Lemmings
Jonathan Robbins, Out With Dad
Kristos Andrews, The Bay
Todd Flaherty, Undetectable

Best Lead Actress — Drama
Kate Conway, Out With Dad
Mary Beth Evans, The Bay
Rachael Fox, Here We Wait
Lilly Melgar, The Bay
Monica West, Best Thing You'll Ever Do
Ellen Woods, At Bay

Best Supporting Actor — Drama
Matthew Ashford, The Bay
Nicolas Coster, The Bay
Andrew Glaszek, Undetectable
Christian Leadley, Here We Wait
Steven Lim, People Like Us
Jerreme Rodriguez, Undetectable

Best Supporting Actress — Drama
Marion A. Akpan, Anacostia
Jade Harlow, The Bay
Lauren B. Martin, Pride: The Series
Lindsey Middleton, Out With Dad
Myra Lucretia Taylor, Best Thing You'll Ever Do
Karrueche Tran, The Bay

Best Guest Actor — Drama
Brandon Beemer, The Bay
Tony Head, Pride: The Series
Tremayne Norris, Anacostia
Dan Stern, Lemmings
Scott Turner Schofield, Pride: The Series
Kevin Spirtas, The Bay

Best Guest Actress — Drama
Patrika Darbo, The Bay
Melissa Disney, Pride: The Series
Carolyn Hennesy, The Bay
Whitney Hoy, Pride: The Series
Elizabeth Hubbard, Anacostia
Kym Whitley, The Bay

Best Ensemble — Drama
Anacostia
Back Stabber
The Bay
Out With Dad
Starting From Now
Undetectable

Best Production Design
Sarah Asaly, The Bay
Jill Knox, Keith Broke His Leg
Rosalie Mackintosh, The Amazing Gayl Pile
Charlie "Chaspooley" Robinson, Here We Wait
Scott Michael Salame, Pride: The Series
Elba Sette-Camara, The Sessions

Best Costume Design
Keriann Correia, Working on It
Vanessa Fischer, The Amazing Gayl Pile
Adam Henry Garcia & Mike Perlman, The Chief
Virginia Hemstreet, The Pantsless Detective
Marquita Lopez, The Bay
Mari Viera, Boy Scauts

Best Special/Visual Effects
Mike Barnett, The Shades
Dipu Bhattacharya, The Pantsless Detective
Robert Chapin, The Hunted: Encore
Jamie Dickinson, Here We Wait
Bernardo Schnitzler, Guido Ferro & Vero Gatti, Psychosomatic

Best Makeup
George Barr, Roads to Keystone
Jessica Panetta, The Amazing Gayl Pile
Lora Lee, Anacostia
Ren Bray, The Bay
Tanya Cabral, Unconditional Love
Alondra Shields, Gridlocked

Best Soundtrack
Judith Avers, Or So the Story Goes
Marcus Thorne Bagala, The Hunted: Encore
Matt Dahan, Break: The Musical
B.J. Maier, Diddlisquat
Mike Mason, Fame Dogs
Carolyn Richardson, Funny Married Stuff

Best Original Song
"I Can't Make You Love Me" from #Adulting by Katie McGhies
"Save The Fur" from The Bhama Show by Bhama Roget
"Shut In" from The Bhama Show by Bhama Roget
"Just At The Start" from Break: The Musical by Matt Dahan and Mary Bonney
"Print" from Break: The Musical by Matt Dahan
"My 'So-Called' Co-Star Life" from My "So-Called" Co Star Life by Andre Boyer
"Loaded" from Or So the Story Goes by Judith Avers

Best Editing
Christopher Datugan, People Like Us
Neil Fennell, Ghost Light
Matthew Kreiner, Lemmings
Bernardo Schnitzler & Guido Ferro, Psychosomatic
Jeremy Snyder & Tiffany Petitt, The Bay
Morgan Waters, The Amazing Gayl Pile

Best Cinematography
Colin Bryant, Classic Hollywood
Travis Edwards, Muck
Henry Sansom, The Amazing Gayl Pile
Logan Schneider, Grip and Electric
Matthias Schubert, The Bay
Looi Wan Ping, People Like Us

Best Original Score
Jonathan M. Roe, The Pantsless Detective
Massimo Sammi, Zeroes
Matt Dahan, Break: The Musical
Michael Bahnmiller, Afterlife
Miles Ito, Here We Wait
Tiffany Topol, Best Thing You'll Ever Do