Comic-Con 2017: HBO announces 'Westworld' and 'Game of Thrones' panel and signings

June 29, 2017
(L-R): Westworld's James Marsden (Teddy) and
Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores)
Photo: HBO
GOT enthusiasts and Westworld fans are in luck at this year's Comic-Con. The Casts of The HBO series "Games of Thrones" and "Westworld" are confirmed for panels Hall H panels and autograph signing sessions at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2017.

Here's all the information:

Friday, July 21

The "Game of Thrones" panel in Hall H at 1:30 p.m. will be moderated by a special guest from Westeros. Panelists include cast members (in alphabetical order) Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos Seaworth), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), Conleth Hill (Varys) and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark). Autograph signing is at 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 22

The "Westworld" panel in Hall H at 4:15 p.m. will be moderated by internationally renowned vocal artist, beatboxer, musician and comedian Reggie Watts. Panelists include: creators and showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy; and cast members (in alphabetical order) Ben Barnes (Logan), Ingrid Bolsø Berdal (Armistice), Ed Harris (Man in Black), Luke Hemsworth (Stubbs), James Marsden (Teddy), Thandie Newton (Maeve), Simon Quarterman (Lee Sizemore), Rodrigo Santoro (Hector), Angela Sarafyan (Clementine), Jimmi Simpson (William), Tessa Thompson (Charlotte), Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores), Shannon Woodward (Elsie) and Jeffrey Wright (Bernard/Arnold). Autograph signing is at 5:45 p.m.

The autograph signings will take place in the Warner Bros. booth #4545. Warner Bros. follows Comic-Con’s ticket drawing/wristband distribution procedure for all signings. All ticket drawings and wristband distributions will take place in the morning of the day of the specific signing at the Sails Pavilion floor, between Ballroom 20 and Rooms 6A, 6BCF and 6DE.

"Game of Thrones" fans can follow live coverage of the panel on Twitter from @GameofThrones and use #GoTSDCC to join the conversation.

'SpongeBob SquarePants' heads to Broadway

Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SqarePants" is headed to New York. A musical of the popular show will head to Broadway this Fall. Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th.

"SpongeBob SquarePants" is a one-of-a-kind musical event with original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of AEROSMITH, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and a song by David Bowie. With additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton.

Nickelodeon and Sony Masterworks Broadway have recorded the cast album of SpongeBob SquarePants and will announce its release shortly.

For more information on SpongeBob SquarePants, visit SpongeBobBroadway.com and for tickets,  Ticketmaster.com.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Week of November 6: Monday at 8PM, Tuesday at 8PM, Wednesday at 8PM, Thursday at 8PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM.

Week of November 13: Wednesday at 8PM, Thursday at 8PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 1PM and 6:30PM.

Week of November 20: Monday at 8PM, Tuesday at 8PM, Wednesday at 8PM, Friday at 2PM and 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 3PM

Week of November 27: Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday at 2PM and 8PM, Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 3PM.

Week of December 4: Monday at 6:30PM, Wednesday at 2PM and 8PM, Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 1PM.

Week of December 11: Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday at 2PM, Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 1PM and 6:30PM.

Week of December 18: Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday at 2PM and 8PM, Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 3PM.

Week of December 25: Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday at 2PM and 8PM, Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 2PM or 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM.

Week of January 1: Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday at 2PM, Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 1PM and 6:30PM.

Beginning week of January 8: Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday at 2PM, Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 1PM and 6:30PM.

Watch: 'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' Trailer starring Nick Jonas and Dwayne Johnson

Check out the trailer for the upcoming movie "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle." The movie is a reboot of the original 1995 movie that starred Robin Williams. This version, set for a December release stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black.

In this version, a group of high school kids gets detention, ah la "The Breakfast Club." While cleaning the basement out as punishment, they discover the game and decide to play. They magically get sucked into the game and become the avatars they choose.  Super geek Spenser becomes Johnson while bullying high school jock "Fridge" becomes Kevin Hart and have to deal with "missing the top two feet" of his body.

Check out the trailer below that Johnson first posted on his Twitter account:

'The Greatest Showman': first look trailer for Hugh Jackman's upcoming movie

June 28, 2017
Check out the first trailer for Hugh Jackman's "The Greatest Showman."  The movie tells the story of P.T. Barnum and his creation of the circus that later became known as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's Circus which closed this year after a historic 146-year run.

The movie which also a musical is directed by Michael Gracey and features songs from Oscar and Tony winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen). The movie follows Barnum from his poverty-stricken childhood to the launch of his first circus in New York. The movie also stars Michelle Williams as Barnum's wife, Charity,  Zac Efron as Barnum’s business partner and Zendaya, as a trapeze artist whom Efron's character falls in love with.
Look for the movie in theaters later this year.

Check out the first look below:

'The Bold and the Beautiful' sneak peek week of June 26

June 25, 2017
(L-R): Karla Mosley (Maya) and
Reign Edwards (Nicole)
Photo: CBS
Here's a look at what's ahead this week on "The Bold and the Beautiful" airing weekdays on CBS.

Monday, June 26
Katie turns to Wyatt for advice about her new position at Forrester Creations and learns something personal about him
Ridge assures Quinn that Eric will never find out about their affair, but his gift to her states otherwise

Tuesday, June 27
RJ and Coco make their relationship official
The issue regarding Lizzy’s adoption papers becomes a point of contention for everyone in the Avant family

Wednesday, June 28
Julius unleashes his pent-up feelings regarding Maya being Lizzy’s mother
Steffy considers Katie’s idea about the new summer collection launch

Thursday, June 29
With Ridge on board, Steffy and Katie reach out to Spencer Publications to team up on the new Forrester Creations swimwear campaign.
In spite of Pam’s insistence that he stop, Charlie just can’t let go of his fixation with Ridge and Quinn’s alleged affair.

Friday, June 30              
Katie recruits the Forrester Creations staff to model in a photo shoot to promote the new swimwear line
Thomas and Sally concoct a plan to ensure that the new Spectra collection stands out from their competitors

BET Awards 2017: watch Chris Brown and Gucci Mane perform 'Privacy' and 'Party'

The 2017 BET Awards are being held in Los Angeles. One of tonight's performers is Chris Brown. Check out his performance with Gucci Mane of "Privacy" and "Party."

Check out a complete list of winners:

BET 2017 Winners



BET Awards 2017: watch Bruno Mars opening performance

The 2017 BET Awards are being held this weekend at LA Live! The show is known for its live performances and kicked it off right with Bruno Mars. The singer also won the award for Best Male Vocalist.

Check out his performance for "Perm."
Check back here a complete list of winners as they are announced.

BET Awards 2017: Complete Winners List

The BET Awards are Sunday, June 25 on BET. Some of the biggest names in show business will get together to celebrate excellence in their fields. "Saturday Night Live’s" Leslie Jones will be the evening's host of the event which airs at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Some of the performers scheduled for the annual live event include Bruno Mars, Future, Migos, Trey Songz and Tamar Braxton. Presenters at the “BET Awards” 2017 include Yara Shahidi, Cardi B, Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx, La La Anthony, the cast of Universal Pictures’ “Girls Trip” (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, with Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah), Trevor Noah, Robin Thede, Cari Champion and Demetrius Shipp Jr.

Some of the night's most nominated artists include BeyoncĂ© who dominates with seven seven noms, including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Best Collaboration’ with Kendrick Lamar for “Freedom,” ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Album of the Year’ for Lemonade. Bruno Mars follows with five nods, while Solange, Chance the Rapper and Migos each up for four nominations.

Here is the complete list of winners including the non-televised portion.

BET Awards 2017 Awards:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé-WINNER
Kehlani
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna
Solange

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Bruno Mars-WINNER
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Trey Songz
Usher

Best Group
2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
A Tribe Called Quest
Fat Joe & Remy Ma
Migos- WINNER
Rae Sremmurd

Best Collaboration
BeyoncĂ© Ft. Kendrick Lamar — “Freedom”
Chance The Rapper Ft. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne — “No Problem”
Brown Ft. Gucci Mane & Usher — “Party”
Dj Khaled Ft. BeyoncĂ© & Jay Z — “Shining”
Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert — “Bad and Boujee”- WINNER
Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane — “Black Beatles”

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Big Sean
Chance The Rapper
Drake
Future
Cole
Kendrick Lamar-WINNER

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Cardi B
Missy Elliott
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma-WINNER
Young M.A.

Video of the Year
BeyoncĂ© — “Sorry”-WINNER
Big Sean — “Bounce Back”
Bruno Mars — “24k Magic”- WINNER
Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert — “Bad And Boujee”
Solange — “Cranes in the Sky”

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Bruno Mars & Jonathan Lia
Director X
Hype Williams
Kahlil Joseph & BeyoncĂ© Knowles-Carter-WINNER

Best New Artist
21 Savage
Cardi B
Chance The Rapper-WINNER
Khalid
Young M.A.

Album of the Year
24k Magic — Bruno Mars
4 Your Eyez Only — J. Cole
A Seat at the Table — Solange
Coloring Book — Chance The Rapper
Lemonade — BeyoncĂ©-WINNER

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Cece Winans
Fantasia Ft. Tye Tribbett
Kirk Franklin Ft. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs & Tamela Man
Lecrae -WINNER
Tamela Mann

Best Actress
Gabrielle Union
Issa Rae
Janelle Monáe
Taraji P. Henson-WINNER
Viola Davis

Best Actor
Bryshere Y. Gray
Denzel Washington
Donald Glover
Mahershala Ali-WINNER
Omari Hardwick

Youngstars Award
Ace Hunter
Caleb Mclaughlin
Jaden Smith
Marsai Martin
Yara Shahidi-WINNER

Best Movie
Fences
Get Out
Hidden Figures-WINNER
Moonlight
The Birth of a Nation



Sportswoman of the Year Award
Gabby Douglas
Serena Williams-WINNER
Simone Biles
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams



Sportsman of the Year Award
Cam Newton
Lebron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
Russell Westbrook
Stephen Curry-WINNER



Centric Award
Fantasia — “Sleeping with the One I Love”
Kehlani — “Distraction”
Mary J. Blige — “Thick of It”
Solange — “Cranes in the Sky”-WINNER
Syd — “All About Me”
Yuna — “Crush Ft. Usher



Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
BeyoncĂ© — “Sorry”
Bruno Mars — “24k Magic”
Drake — “Fake Love”
Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert — “Bad And Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane — “Black Beatles”
The Weeknd Ft. Daft Punk — Starboy


Best International Act: Europe
Booba
Mhd
Craig David
Emeli Sandé
Giggs
Skepta
Stormzy-WINNER
Wiley

Best International Act: Africa
Aka
Babes Wodumo
Davido
Nasty C
Stonebwoy
Tekno
Wizkid-WINNER
Mr Eazi

 Chance The Rapper- Humanitarian Award 

New Edition- Lifetime Achievement Award




African American Music Appreciation Month: A look at Michael Jackson


It has been 8 years now since the death of Michael Jackson. I still love this performance from the anniversary special with Usher and Chris Tucker.

June is African American Music Appreciation Month so for day 25 I picked "Rock My World" by Michael Jackson.

The song was released in 2001 from the album "Invincible".

The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 44th Grammy Awards.  


'General Hospital' sneak peek week of June 26

Here's a look at what's coming up this week on "General Hospital" airing weekdays on ABC.

Monday, June 26
Carly remains skeptical
Josslyn lies to Bobbie
Kiki comforts Ava

Tuesday, June 27
Monica keeps vigil
Sonny has a tough road ahead of him
Finn holds his tongue.

Wednesday, June 28
Josslyn panics
Julian makes his case
Spencer wants what's his
 
Thursday, June 29
Sonny imparts his wisdom
Ava stonewalls Dante
Nina resorts to blackmail

Friday, June 30
Nina hesitates
Ned has a serious talk with Dillon
Anna updates Jordan


'The Young and the Restless' sneak peek week of June 26

(L-R): Peter Bergman (Jack) and Eric Braeden (Victor)
Photo: CBS
Check out what's ahead this week for the residents of Genoa City on "The Young and the Restless." The Emmy-winning drama airs weekdays on CBS and evenings on POP.

Monday, June 26
Victor and Jack clash over Nikki
Gloria has a steamy encounter with Graham
Nick shares a secret with Sharon

Tuesday, June 27
Jill returns home to an unpleasant surprise
Colin steps up to help Cane
Lily faces off with Juliet

Wednesday, June 28
Jack targets Brash & Sassy
Jordan confides in Chelsea
Billy tries to help Victoria

Thursday, June 29
Lily learns the shocking truth about Cane and Juliet
Hilary stirs the pot
The claws come out between Dina and Jill

Friday, June 30
Victor quizzes Tessa about Nikki
Dina gives Ashley troubling news
Cane asks Lily for forgiveness


BET Awards 2017: complete list of nominees

June 24, 2017
The BET Awards are Sunday, June 25 on BET. Some of the biggest names in show business will get together to celebrate excellence in their fields. "Saturday Night Live’s" Leslie Jones will be the evening's host of the event which airs at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Some of the performers scheduled for the annual live event include Bruno Mars, Future, Migos, Trey Songz and Tamar Braxton. Presenters at the “BET Awards” 2017 include Yara Shahidi, Cardi B, Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx, La La Anthony, the cast of Universal Pictures’ “Girls Trip” (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, with Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah), Trevor Noah, Robin Thede, Cari Champion and Demetrius Shipp Jr..

Some of the night'smost nominated artists include BeyoncĂ© who dominates with seven seven noms, including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Best Collaboration’ with Kendrick Lamar for “Freedom,” ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Album of the Year’ for Lemonade. Bruno Mars follows with five nods, while Solange, Chance the Rapper and Migos each up for four nominations.

Check out the full list of nominees below, which will be updated throughout the evening as the winners are announced.

BET Awards 2017 Nominations:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé
Kehlani
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna
Solange

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Trey Songz
Usher

Best Group
2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
A Tribe Called Quest
Fat Joe & Remy Ma
Migos
Rae Sremmurd

Best Collaboration
BeyoncĂ© Ft. Kendrick Lamar — “Freedom”
Chance The Rapper Ft. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne — “No Problem”
Brown Ft. Gucci Mane & Usher — “Party”
Dj Khaled Ft. BeyoncĂ© & Jay Z — “Shining”
Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert — “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane — “Black Beatles”

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Big Sean
Chance The Rapper
Drake
Future
Cole
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Cardi B
Missy Elliott
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
Young M.A.

Video of the Year
BeyoncĂ© — “Sorry”
Big Sean — “Bounce Back”
Bruno Mars — “24k Magic”
Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert — “Bad And Boujee”
Solange — “Cranes in the Sky”

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Bruno Mars & Jonathan Lia
Director X
Hype Williams
Kahlil Joseph & Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

Best New Artist
21 Savage
Cardi B
Chance The Rapper
Khalid
Young M.A.

Album of the Year
24k Magic — Bruno Mars
4 Your Eyez Only — J. Cole
A Seat at the Table — Solange
Coloring Book — Chance The Rapper
Lemonade — BeyoncĂ©

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Cece Winans
Fantasia Ft. Tye Tribbett
Kirk Franklin Ft. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs & Tamela Man
Lecrae
Tamela Mann

Best Actress
Gabrielle Union
Issa Rae
Janelle Monáe
Taraji P. Henson
Viola Davis

Best Actor
Bryshere Y. Gray
Denzel Washington
Donald Glover
Mahershala Ali
Omari Hardwick

Youngstars Award
Ace Hunter
Caleb Mclaughlin
Jaden Smith
Marsai Martin
Yara Shahidi

Best Movie
Fences
Get Out
Hidden Figures
Moonlight
The Birth of a Nation



Sportswoman of the Year Award
Gabby Douglas
Serena Williams
Simone Biles
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams



Sportsman of the Year Award
Cam Newton
Lebron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
Russell Westbrook
Stephen Curry



Centric Award
Fantasia — “Sleeping with the One I Love”
Kehlani — “Distraction”
Mary J. Blige — “Thick of It”
Solange — “Cranes in the Sky”
Syd — “All About Me”
Yuna — “Crush Ft. Usher



Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
BeyoncĂ© — “Sorry”
Bruno Mars — “24k Magic”
Drake — “Fake Love”
Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert — “Bad And Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane — “Black Beatles”
The Weeknd Ft. Daft Punk — Starboy



Best International Act: Europe
Booba
Mhd
Craig David
Emeli Sandé
Giggs
Skepta
Stormzy
Wiley

Best International Act: Africa
Aka
Babes Wodumo
Davido
Nasty C
Stonebwoy
Tekno
Wizkid
Mr Eazi

'Days of our Lives' sneak peek week of June 26

(L-R): Sal Stowers (Lani) and Casey Moss (JJ)
Photo: NBC
Here is a look at what's ahead this week on "Days of our Lives." The drama airs weekdays on NBC.

Monday, June 26
Theo comes to a big decision about Claire.
Anjelica and Adrienne get into a heated argument that gets physical.

Tuesday, June 27
Paul’s alarmed to discover Sonny has the cursed amulet
Nicole and Eric are forced to work together to use the party to promote the Horton Center

Wednesday, June 28
Under the effect of the Halo, Chad and Abigail imagine that they are renewing their wedding vows
Rafe proposes to Hope

Thursday, June 29
The party is over as everyone wakes from their Halo-induced sleep to find themselves with strange bedfellows
Hope has a potentially life-threatening reaction to the drug

Friday, June 30
The fallout from the party at the Martin House continues
Marlena is brought in to hypnotize JJ

Walk of Fame 2018: Snoop Dogg, Carrie Underwood, Mark Hamill, Taraji P. Henson to receive Stars

June 22, 2017
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has selected a new group of entertainment professionals in the categories of Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre/Live Performance, Radio and Recording to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.   

The Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2018 are:

In the category of MOTION PICTURES:   Jack Black, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Goldblum, F. Gary Gray, Mark Hamill, Jennifer Lawrence, Gina Lollobrigida, Minnie Mouse, Nick Nolte and Zoe Saldana

In the category of TELEVISION:   Anthony Anderson, Gillian Anderson, Lynda Carter, Simon Cowell, RuPaul Charles, Taraji P. Henson, Eric McCormack, Ryan Murphy, Niecy Nash, Mandy Patinkin, Shonda Rhimes, and posthumous Steve Irwin

In the category of RECORDING:  Mary J. Blige, Sir Richard Branson, Petula Clark, Harry Connick, Jr., Ice T, Snoop Dogg, Carrie Underwood and “Weird Al” Yankovic

In the category of RADIO:   Steve Jones

In the category of LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE:   Charles Aznavour, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and posthumous Bernie Mac

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African American Music Appreciation Month: A look at Lalah Hathaway


Photo: Lalah Hathaway Offical Facebook Page
June is African American Music Appreciation Month. My pick for today is Lalah Hathaway. I love her music. Her voice is stunning with an amazing vocal range. This clip of her singing her dad song is so amazing. You can hear so much of her dad Donny in her. The ending just gives me chills. Hathway is the daughter of the late great Donny Hathaway. She has been on the music seen since the 80s and has won five Grammy awards. Hathaway even recorded her seventh album:"Lalah Hathaway LIVE". The live intimate concert event took place at the legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood, California.

Hosting the recording at the venue was special for Hathaway because it is where her father recorded half of his classic 1972 album "LIVE".

Hathaway is on tour this summer with Mary J. Blige.

Photos: 2017 NHL Awards and Expansion Draft in Las Vegas NV

June 21, 2017- Not even the Summer Vegas heat could stop worldwide fans from pouring in to the new T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas Nevada to see their hockey heroes all come together for the NHL awards and get the first glimpse at who would be joining the new Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017-2018 expansion draft.

Hosted by True Blood's Joe Manganiello the evening was buzzing with hockey greats such as Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby, Carey Price, Johnny Gaudreau, Connor McDavid, Brent Burns, rookie super star Auston Matthews and many more.

For a sport that often sees vicious fist fights- off the ice, these players are all very close and supportive of each other. When it comes to illnesses, family and career altering injuries everybody seems to put their team alliances aside and come together as one hockey community.
The crowd gave an emotional standing ovation for former NHL player Bryan Bickell who after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis has decided to retire this year from the game.

                                                       Bryan Bickell and wife- 2017 NHL Awards


Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers was the big winner of the night. Taking home the Hart Memorial Trophy for NHL MVP. Presented to him by The Great One himself Wayne Gretzky. McDavid also won the Ted Lindsay Award and Art Ross Trophy.
                         
                                                        Connor McDavid- 2017 NHL Awards


A complete list of winners:

Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy: Sidney Crosby

William M. Jennings Trophy: Braden Holtby

James Norris Memorial Trophy: Brent Burns

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: Johnny Gaudreau

King Clancy Memorial Trophy: Nick Foligno

Foundation Player Award: Travis Harmonic

Jack Adams Award: John Tortorella

Frank J. Selke Trophy: Patrice Bergeron

Calder Memorial Trophy: Auston Matthews

Vezina Trophy: Sergei Bobrovsky

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy: Craig Anderson


Mark Messier Leadership Award: Nick Foligno

General Manager of the Year Award: David Poile

(Photos: Mel C.)
                      Wayne Gretzky- NHL Awards 2017                   Joe Manganiello- NHL Awards 2017


                                                       Denna Laing- NHL Awards 2017


                                           Nick Foligno and wife- NHL Awards 2017


                                                      Victor Hedman- NHL Awards 2017

                                                        Wayne Simmonds- NHL Awards 2017


                                                        Braden Holtby- NHL Awards 2017


                                                      Patrice Bergeron- NHL Awards 2017


                                                        Johnny Gaudreau- NHL Awards 2017

                                           Mark Giordano and Johnny Gaudreau- NHL Awards 2017


                                                       Mark Giordano- NHL Awards 2017


                                                     Carey Price- NHL Awards 2017


                                                    Auston Matthews- NHL Awards 2017


                                                     Patrick Laine- NHL Awards 2017
                                                     Brent Burns and wife- NHL Awards 2017

 Stanley Cup champions Sidney Crosby and Carl Hagelin- NHL Awards 2017



Rounding out a great evening, it was revealed what players would be leaving their current teams to join the new Vegas Golden Knights franchise for the 2018 season.  The new roster will include 3 time Stanley Cup winner Marc- Andre Fleury, James Neal, Brayden McNabb, Clayton Stoner and Shea Theodore. (To see the complete team roster visit https://www.nhl.com/goldenknights)

                                       Mark-Anre Fleury answering fan questions Expansion Draft 2017

CBS renews powerhouse dramas 'The Young and the Restless' and 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

June 21, 2017
Casts of The Young and the Restless and
The Bold and the Beautiful
CBS Daytime viewers will be able to rest easy if they were worried about the state of their favorite soaps.

CBS has renewed its entire daytime lineup for the 2017-18 season, which includes a three-year deal for their #1 soaps "The Young and the Restless." Sister soap, "The Bold and the Beautiful," which already had a multi-year pickup through the 2017-18 season, just received the Golden Nymph Award fro being the Most Watched Soap Opera in the world with 35 million viewers around the world at this year's Monte Carlo Television Festival. The soap also shot episodes on location while there.

CBS's renewal of its entire line-up included its non-soap shows, "The Price Is Right,"  "Let's Make A Deal" and "The Talk."

“CBS Daytime has never been stronger,” said Angelica McDaniel, Executive Vice President, Daytime Programs and Syndicated Program Development, CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Distribution. “From 30 consecutive years of being #1 in the ratings to another year as the most honored Network at the Daytime Emmys, our lineup of talk, game shows, and dramas connects with our audience like no one else. All of our talent, on-screen and behind the scenes, is hard at work making the upcoming season of these award-winning series even bigger and bolder.”

Catch these shows weekday mornings on CBS.

'The Young and the Restless' sneak peek week of June 19

June 19, 2017
(L-R): Judith Chapman (Gloria) and
Peter Bergman (Jack)
Photo: CBS
Here's a look at what's ahead for the citizens of Genoa City on "The Young and the Restless," airing on CBS.

Monday, June 19
Phyllis and Victoria compete for Billy's attention
Michael counsels Victoria
Ashley takes control

Tuesday, June 20
Victor pits Abby against Scott
Jack offers Gloria an intriguing assignment
Nikki's behavior troubles Sharon
 
Wednesday, June 21
Damaging evidence spells trouble for Cane
Nikki asks Tessa to keep a secret
Victoria loses patience with Juliet
 
Thursday, June 22
Nick and Phyllis discuss their past
Jordan sees a new side of Hilary
Lily faces a tough decision

Friday, June 23
Ashley gives Jack a reality check
Sharon demands the truth from Nick
Nikki surprises Victor

'The Bold and the Beautiful' sneak peek week of June 19

(L-R): Obba Babatunde (Julius) and Karla Mosley (Maya)
Photo: CBS
Check out what's coming up this week on "The Bold and the Beautiful" airing weekdays on CBS.

Monday, June 19
Quinn makes a confession to Ridge
Rick tells Maya about an urgent family issue with Nicole

Tuesday, June 20
Carter informs Julius of Rick and Maya's legal matter
Nicole struggles to follow through with a promise
 
Wednesday, June 21
Nicole lashes out at Rick
Thomas learns the differences between working at Spectra versus Forrester Creations
 
Thursday, June 22
Julius' opinion on the current situation surprises Maya
Nicole and Zende disagree
 
Friday, June 23
Brooke receives an apology from a long-time nemesis, but is it sincere
Quinn and Ridge are assured Eric won't learn of their affair

'Days of our Lives' sneak peek week of June 19

June 18, 2017
(L-R): Nadia Bjorlin and Ari Zucker
Photo: NBC
Check out a sneak peek of what's coming up on "Days of our Lives" airing weekdays on NBC.

Monday, June 19
JJ and Lani find Chad and Gabi in a compromising position
A feverish Paul gets Eli to agree to something extreme

Tuesday, June 20
Nicole learns Chloe is moving to New York
Steve confronts Jade and Tripp about the surprise they have in store for Kayla

Wednesday, June 21
 Nicole and Brady are stunned by Chloe's decision
Chad learns Abigail is planning to marry Dario
Hope and Rafe get a huge break in their case

Thursday, June 22
Gabi and Andre have a tense confrontation
Victor hands over the reins to Sonny

Friday, June 23
Eric confides in Marlena about Jennifer and Nicole
Deimos formulates a plan to get revenge

'One Night Only: Alec Baldwin' comedy tribute coming to Spike TV

Photo: NBC
Spike TV is "heckling" Alec Baldwin. The multi-talented actor will be the subject of the network's latest comedy tribute, "One Night Only: Alec Baldwin." 

The special is a night of comedic tributes from his closest friends and co-stars who are some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Schedule to attend so far are Julianne Moore, Tracy Morgan, Kate McKinnon, Jane Krakowski, and Jack McBrayer. More names will be announced shortly.

The black tie event will feature Baldwin's friends from the comedic world of comedy, movies and television. Friend will share music, candid personal stories and will have a few surprises for Baldwin.  The event will be taped at The Apollo Theater in New York on Sunday, June 25. 

"One Night Only: Alec Baldwin" will premiere on Spike TV on Sunday, July 9 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT.
 

'General Hospital' sneak peek week of June 19

(L-R): Chloe Lanier and Chad Duell
Photo: ABC
Here's a sneak peek at what's coming up this week on "General Hospital" airing weekdays on ABC.

Monday, June 19
Ned and Olivia make a decision
Michael has something to discuss with Nelle
Griffin pays Sonny a visit

Tuesday, June 20
Nina comes to Nelle's rescue
Josslyn rebels
Julian gets an offer

Wednesday, June 21
Sam gets news that seems promising
Nelle's luck takes a turn
Nathan draws the line
 
Thursday, June 22
A friendly game leads to painful memories
Laura clears up any confusion
T.J.'s secret is revealed

Friday, June 23
Jason has perfect timing
T.J.does damage control
Josslyn gets in over her head

Nat Geo to air 'Earth Live' Event in July

Photo: Brent Leo-Smith
Courtesy of Nat Geo
National Geographic is getting more bold and creative with giving their viewers an exciting live experience. The network announced today that television personality Phil Keoghan will team up with actress Jane Lynch as hosts of "Earth Live."  Starting Sunday, July 9, at 8:00 p.m. ET, National Geographic will air live wildlife programming across National Geographic, Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo MUNDO networks. 

The two-hour live broadcast is the first of this kind and will feature animals in real time and in their natural habitat, bringing many viewers and close to a safari as they may ever see in their lifetime.

Following "Earth Live," aggressive programming will continue with a sneak peak of "Safari Live: Migration."  For three years, Nat Geo WILD’S "Safari Live" has showcased live safaris daily from the famous Sabi Sands in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. "Safari Live" takes the production to Kenya’s Maasai Mara for the first time. 

Keoghan and Lynch will host the event from New York around the world which will be simulcast globally on National Geographic, Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo MUNDO in 171 countries and 45 languages. 

Animal expert, zoologist and naturalist Chris Packham will join Lynch and in the studio. For the first time, viewers will watch live wildlife lit only by the moon, in full color, via new low-light camera technology with a Canon ME20.

Some of the locations "Earth Live" will broadcast from include:

• Bracken Cave, Texas, where cameras will capture the 20 million Mexican free-tailed bats as they leave their subterranean cave;

• Fiji, where strong tides powered by the moon pull nutrients up from the depths of the sea to fertilize the reef and create a perfect home for bull sharks;

• Maasai Mara, Kenya, where cameras will capture prides of lions waiting for migrating herds to pass;

• Jodhpur, India, where troops of Hanuman langurs wake up from their overnight roosts in search of food; and

• Alaska, where cameramen and scientists will travel to the southeast coast in search of humpback whales to capture whale DNA with a specifically designed drone called the “snot-bot.”
Catch the "Earth Live" broadcast on Sunday,  July 9. 

Marvel Universe Live!: new show with Marvel Super Heroes and Villains on tour

June 15, 2017
Marvel is king of screen and television and now is ready to command the stage. Marvel's Marvel Super Hero Experience is on tour, heading to  Los Angeles on July 7 at The Staples Center and will visit Anaheim, Denver, Indianapolis, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City.

Two of Marvel's most iconic characters, Spider-Man and The Avengers, will be are joined by the Guardians of the Galaxy, including Star-Lord, Gamora, Groot, Rocket and Drax, in a "legendary battle to defend the universe from evil."  

The villains fighting will be Loki and Green Goblin. Doctor Strange joins forces with Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow.  

“Our tremendously talented creative team and a nearly super human cast, have created a show that brings the grandeur of Marvel to life,” said Juliette Feld, producer of Marvel Universe LIVE! “Age of Heroes creates an experience that immerses families in non-stop action, creating movie-style thrills and jaw-dropping stunts that showcase the powers of your favorite Super Heroes right before your eyes.”

Video projection and cutting-edge special effects will captivate and transport audiences across the universe from the fantastical Savage Land to New York City and beyond. Spider-Man and Wasp’s dynamic aerial stunts along with Captain America’s daring motorcycle skills will be on display in the ultimate race against time to save mankind.

Click the link for tour dates and more information.
Marvel Universe Live!

Aisha Tyler leaving CBS's 'The Talk' at end of the season

(L-R): Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne,
Sheryl Underwood, Aisha Tyler, Julie Chen
Photo: CBS/Monty Brinton
"The Talk" co-host Aisha Tyler will leave the Emmy-winning show after Season 7. Tyler made the announcement live on the June 15 broadcast alongside her fellow co-hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood.

“At the end of this season, I’m going to be leaving the show… I have had an amazing six years with you guys," an emotional Tyler said. "We’ve had babies and weddings, and you know good things have happened, and you know I went through the biggest breakup of my life with you. I could not have done with this without you. I’ll never be able to thank you guys enough…”

During Tyler's six-year run with the show, has won Emmys for Outstanding Daytime Talk Show and Outstanding Daytime host.

“Saying goodbye to Aisha is a bittersweet moment for all of us at CBS Daytime and THE TALK,” said CBS Daytime head,  Angelica McDaniel. “Throughout her six seasons, she has made incredible contributions and shared personal moments, making our viewers, cast and crew all laugh, cry and think, as a result of her signature wit, intelligence, and openness. It’s no secret Aisha is one of the busiest women in entertainment, and we support her as she decides to focus more time on her passion for directing, her expanded role on CBS’ 'Criminal Minds,' hosting The CW’s 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' and her other endeavors... and maybe finally find some time to sleep! We love Aisha and she will always be a part of our family, with a seat waiting for her at 'The Talk' anytime she wants to visit.”

One of the busiest actors working, Tyler is a series regular on "Criminal Minds," hosts The CW's summer filler "Whose Line Is It Anyway," and is the voice of Lana Kane on FX's animated series "Archer."

She also took on the task of directing.

Tyler's last day will be August 4th. Check out the emotional announcement below.
"The Talk" airs weekdays on CBS.