American Music Awards: Christina Aguilera to sing special Whitney Houston Tribute

October 30, 2017
The Live Broadcast Will Air Sunday, November 19, at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC
dick clark productions and ABC announced today that singer, songwriter and actress Christina Aguilera will pay tribute to Whitney Houston and music from the successful film-turned-pop culture phenomenon, "The Bodyguard," at the "2017 American Music Awards." The multi-talented songstress' tribute, which will feature memorable tracks from "The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album," comes on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the film, which was released on November 25, 1992, and starred one of Aguilera's all-time favorite artists, the late Whitney Houston. Houston won 22 American Music Awards, including eight in a single year, making her the most awarded female vocalist of all time. A fan favorite and true pop icon, Aguilera has treated fans to an array of American Music Awards performances throughout the years including her first AMA performance in 2000 with the hit singles "What a Girl Wants" and "I Turn to You," her knockout medley of "Ain't No Other Man," "Beautiful," "Dirrty," "Genie In a Bottle" and "Keeps Gettin' Better" in 2008, as well as her most recent performance of the moving piano ballad "Say Something" with A Great Big World in 2013. Viola Davis will be on hand to introduce Aguilera for this unforgettable homage. 

The "2017 American Music Awards," the world's largest fan-voted awards show where music enthusiasts watch their favorite artists and pop culture icons come together to honor idols, newcomers and record breakers in the contemporary music scene, will celebrate 45 years of music live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19, at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC.
"Whitney herself stated in 2001 that Christina Aguilera sang the best version of her song 'Run To You,'" said the Estate of Whitney E. Houston. "It is with great appreciation and honor that she is returning to participate on the American Music Awards for a special tribute honoring the 25th anniversary of 'The Bodyguard.' Whitney said that Christina is, without a doubt, one of the best voices she enjoyed in this generation of music. From the Estate of Whitney E. Houston, we thank you with great joy!"
"I am honored and humbled to be asked to participate in such a special tribute of a timeless soundtrack that has been a huge inspiration not only in my own personal life and career but to countless aspiring singers - touching music lovers worldwide and influencing the history of music itself," said Christina Aguilera. "To be honoring THE one and only Whitney Houston is a blessing, and I am grateful to celebrate the spirit of her songs and legend that lives on. I feel eternally fortunate to have personally met her on and off the stage. My deep appreciation for her kindness to me while coming up in the business - her graciousness, generosity, humanity and beauty - lived up to everything I could have hoped for in meeting my idol and will forever be cherished in my memory of her."

Originally released on November 17, 1992, "The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album" - co-executive produced by Whitney Houston and Clive Davis - was the first album verified by SoundScan to sell more than one million copies in a single week, won the Grammy(R) Award for Album of the Year, has sold more than 45 million copies worldwide (and is certified 17x Platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA) and is the top-selling soundtrack album of all time. "The Bodyguard" marked Whitney's debut as a movie star while the soundtrack - driven in part by Whitney's monumental interpretation of "I Will Always Love You" - became of one of the best-selling albums of any genre in history. Legacy Recordings (in cooperation with The Estate of Whitney E. Houston) is celebrating the 25th anniversary with the release of "Whitney Houston - I Wish You Love: More From The Bodyguard" on November 17, 2017, which includes never-before-released live recordings from Whitney's historic The Bodyguard Tour (1993-1995); alternate versions of the audio recordings from the "The Bodyguard" film; an alternate version of a remix of "I'm Every Woman"; additional artwork and more.

Singer, songwriter, performer, producer, director and actress, Christina Aguilera, is one of the most accomplished performers of the last decade. She has sold more than 43 million albums worldwide, achieved four No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, three top five albums in the United States, and has won six Grammy Awards. 

She has collaborated with other legendary artists including Herbie Hancock, Andrea Bocelli, Tony Bennett, Elton John and The Rolling Stones. Aguilera was also the only artist under 30 to make Rolling Stone Magazine's list of 100 greatest singers of all time and was named one of Time Magazine's Most Influential People in 2013. The New York native's trajectory from performing in local talent shows in Pennsylvania, where she grew up, to getting her big break on "Star Search" in 1992 to landing a part on the Disney Channel's "The New Mickey Mouse Club," is well known. 

It was her song "Reflection" for Disney's "Mulan" that led to a record deal with RCA and the release of her self-titled debut album in the summer of 1999. The album quickly hit No. 1 on the strength of its first dance/pop single, "Genie In A Bottle" (which dominated the charts for five weeks and broke records worldwide) and other chart toppers including "What A Girl Wants" and "Come on Over." She has gone on to win multiple awards including a Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, to name a few. Among countless other honors, she is also the recipient of a 2001 Latin Grammy Award for "Mi Reflejo" (Best Female Pop Vocal Album), a 2000 Billboard Music Award for Female Artist of the Year, and two 2004 Rolling Stone Music Awards (Best Female Performer, Readers' Pick; and Best Tour, Readers' Pick, "Justified and Stripped"). In 2010, Christina added a new role to her list of accomplishments, the role of actress. She starred in her first feature film "Burlesque," opposite Cher and Stanley Tucci which earned a Golden Globe Nomination for her Original Song, "Bound to You" which she co-wrote and performed. 

In 2011 Aguilera made her way to television showcasing her mentoring side as she coached young hopefuls in the effort to beat out her fellow coaches on the NBC series "The Voice." The show was an immediate success breaking television ratings records and winning multiple Emmy(R) Awards. In 2015, she made her way back to acting starring as Jade St. John in the ABC hit series "Nashville." In addition, in 2017, she wrapped shooting "Zoe" starring Ewan McGregor and appeared as the voice of Akiko Glitter in the summer Sony release, "The Emoji Movie."

As previously announced, music legend Diana Ross will take the stage at the "2017 American Music Awards" for a rare performance, where she will also be honored with the "American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement" in recognition of her remarkable career and her outstanding artistic contributions to the entertainment industry and popular culture. 

Additionally, multiplatinum pop superstar Selena Gomez will treat fans to the world television premiere of her brand-new single, "Wolves."
Nominations for the "2017 American Music Awards" were announced earlier this month. Bruno Mars leads with eight nominations, including Artist of the Year, Video of the Year, and Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock. The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd tied with five nominations each, while Justin Bieber, Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi received four nominations each. Additionally, Keith Urban earned three nominations, and Rihanna and Halsey earned two nominations each.

The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting is open in all categories except New Artist of the Year presented by T-Mobile and Collaboration of the Year presented by Xfinity, which will both open on Wednesday, November 1.

The Artist of the Year nominees are Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran. 

Voting for Artist of the Year will close on Thursday, November 16, at 8:59:59 p.m. PST. Voting for all other editorial categories closes on Monday, November 13, at 8:59:59 a.m. PST.

For New Artist of the Year presented by T-Mobile and Collaboration of the Year presented by Xfinity, fans can vote for each award 100 times per day, per voting platform in one or both of the ways below. Fans can vote for all other awards once per day, per voting platform.

· Via web at billboard.com/amas and theamas.com/vote
· Posting a tweet on Twitter that includes the nominee's name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the tweet
American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The eligibility period for the "2017 American Music Awards" was September 9, 2016, to September 14, 2017.

Sponsors for the "2017 American Music Awards" include Comcast's Xfinity and T-Mobile. Media partners include Cumulus Media/ Westwood One and Music Choice.

The "2017 American Music Awards" is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are executive producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are producers.

For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs. Facebook: Facebook.com/AMAs Twitter: @AMAs Instagram: @AMAs Snapchat: TheAMAs Tumblr: amas.tumblr.com


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Hallmark Channel 'Countdown to Christmas' Guide

October 27, 2017
It's that time of the year again. The Hallmark Channel is prepping for Christmas with their "Countdown to Christmas" Hallmark Channel Movie Guide. 

There are twenty-one, original brand-new romantic films airing now until December 25, many starring a few familiar faces from the Hallmark Family. 

The movies airing this season are:

"Marry Me at Christmas" - Premieres Saturday, October 28, 8:00 p.m/7:00 p.m. c
Starring Rachel Skarsten, Emily Tennant and Trevor Donovan

A wedding boutique owner (Skarsten) and an action-movie star (Donovan) think they're only supporting the bride in her magical, Christmas wedding, but when snowy walks and romantic dinners fall upon them in the planning process, they might just be in for love themselves.

"Christmas Festival of Ice" - Premieres Saturday, November 4, 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. c
Starring Taylor Cole, Damon Runyan and Wendy Crewson

Emma (Cole) returns to her hometown and uses her wits acquired in law school to help save the town's beloved ice-sculpting contest during the Christmas festival, finding a little help from Nick (Runyan), the town artist, in the process.

"Miss Christmas" - Premieres Sunday, November 5, 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. c
Starring Brooke D’Orsay, Marc Blucas

In search for the perfect Christmas tree for the Washington, D.C. Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony, Holly (D'Orsay) is brought to a picturesque New England town and introduced to Sam (Blucas), who is unwilling to have his trees cut down, regardless of honor, but can help Holly feel the deeper magic of Christmas.

"The Sweetest Christmas" - Premieres Saturday, November 11, 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m.c
Starring Lacey Chabert, Lea Coco and Jonathan Adams

The prospect of winning a gingerbread baking contest reunites Kylie (Chabert) with her ex-boyfriend from culinary school, Nick (Coco) when her oven breaks down and she asks to borrow his, rekindling romance and recipes in the kitchen.


"Enchanted Christmas" - Premieres Sunday, November 12, 8/7c
Starring Alexa PenaVega, Carlos PenaVega

The real-life couple play revisited high school sweethearts when Laura is brought back to her hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico for a job opportunity and, by way of her daughter, stumbles into Ricardo's salsa dancing class, only to fall in love with an unexpected kind of Christmas.



"Coming Home for Christmas" - Premieres Saturday, November 18, 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. c
Starring Danica McKellar, Neal Bledsoe

Allie (McKellar) helps to organize one last Christmas party for the well-to-do Marley family in their estate she manages, and finds herself caught in the middle of their distant dramas, as well as the object of affection for two of the Marley brothers.

"A Gift to Remember" - Premieres Sunday, November 19, 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. c
Starring Ali Liebert, Peter Porte, Tina Lifford

After a cycling accident leaves Darcy (Liebert) the caretaker of Aidan's (Porte) dog, she explores his world of travels and books, thinking she has found her perfect match, but will realize when Aidan comes out of his coma that he is not the man she believes him to be.

"Secretly Santa" - Premieres Wednesday, November 22, 8/7c
Starring Emilie Ullerup, Aaron O’Connell

A Secret Santa exchange in the office finally helps Melanie (Ullerup) try to connect with her crush Donovan (O'Connell), but when another woman starts taking credit for her thoughtful gifts, Melanie will have to prove she's the one who really understands the way to his heart.

"The Mistletoe Inn" - Premieres Thursday, November 23, 8/7c
Starring Alicia Witt, David Alpay and Casey Manderson

Based on the book by Richard Paul Evans, aspiring romance writer Kim (Witt) makes light of a break-up with her novelist boyfriend and takes a writing retreat to a quaint Vermont, meeting a new man who could unexpectedly end up being the inspiration she needs.

"Finding Santa"- Premieres Friday, November 24, 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. c
Starring Jodie Sweetin

The Fuller House star follows in big sister D.J.'s footsteps with her first Hallmark Channel movie, playing Jessica, a woman who goes on a journey to track down the town Santa's son in order for someone to fill his big, black boots in the annual Christmas parade.

"The Christmas Train" - Premieres Saturday, November 25, 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. c
Starring Dermot Mulroney, Danny Glover, Joan Cusack, Kimberly Williams-Paisley

In the adaptation of David Baldacci's New York Times bestseller, a journalist takes a cross-country train ride and discovers new holiday magic in corners of his heart where he thought it had been lost. This is part of Hallmark's Hall of Fame series.

"Switched for Christmas" - Premieres Sunday, November 26, 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. c
Starring Candace Cameron Bure

It's double the trouble for Cameron Bure when she plays twins who find themselves in ruts and decide to switch lives for the holidays, only to truly discover what there is to love about what they already had.

"Christmas in Evergreen" - Premieres Saturday, December 2, 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. c

In Evergreen, Vermont, the locals believe wishing on a snow globe in a local café will make your wish come true, which is tested by a local veterinarian when she asks to have the most romantic holiday season ever and gets much more than expected.

"Christmas at Holly Lodge" - Premieres Sunday, December 3, 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. c
Starring Alison Sweeney

Sophie Bennett (Sweeney) spends the holiday season at the Evergreen Inn & Ski Lodge, accompanied by others who cannot make it home for Christmas, and meets an unforgettable family that will stay in her heart forever.

"The Christmas Shop" - Premieres Saturday, December 9, 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. c

Real estate developer, Anna, is looking to move up in her career, but is faced with a dilemma when it comes at the cost of displacing the traditional Christmas sho after working in the store for a week, rediscovering her Christmas spirit.

"Christmas Encore" - Premieres Sunday, December 10, 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. c
Starring Maggie Lawson and Brennan Elliott

A struggling actress is about ready to give up on her passion with her last performance in "A Christmas Carol," but after her faith is renewed following a romance with her director, she is determined to save the production using everything she's got.

"Christmas Shuttle" - Premieres Saturday, December 16, 8:00 p.m. /7:00 p.m. c

Precocious eight-year-old Henry meets flight attendant Megan on one of his many trips being shuffled between his divorced parents at the holidays, and decides to invite her to Christmas dinner in an effort to try and fix her up with his father.

"Father Christmas" - Premieres Sunday, December 17, 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. c

Through an effort to try to reconnect with his children after being laid off before Christmas, divorced dad Eric unplugs from his technology hub and discovers the true value in family time, as well as a budding romance with his daughter's teacher.

"Christmas Getaway" - Premieres Saturday, December 23, 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. c

Emory takes a vacation planned for her and her newly ex-boyfriend alone and by a magical Christmas mix-up ends up sharing it with a recent widower, his daughter, and his mother-in-law, turning a relaxing getaway into a holiday to never forget.

"When Calls the Heart: The Christmas Wishing Tree" - Premieres Monday, December 25, 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. c

Starring Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing, Lori Loughlin, Martin Cummins, Jack Wagner, Pascale Hutton, and Kavan Smith

The familiar cast of characters in one of Hallmark's beloved series returns to help a recently displaced Mountie rekindle the feeling of Christmas with help from the town's magical Wishing Tree.

"New Year's Gala" - Premieres Saturday, December 30, 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. c

Robin believes in the power of kisses when the clock strikes midnight, and Todd does not, but when the two are assigned to work on a story together, they might just figure out who the perfect person for the other one to smooch could be.
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'The Bold and the Beautiful' sneak peek week of October 30

(L-R): Danube Hermosillo (Darlita), Patrika Darbo (Shirley),
Courtney Hope (Sally) and Alex Wyse (Saul)
Photo: CBS
Take a look at what's ahead for your favorite characters on "The Bold and the Beautiful" airing weekdays on CBS. 


Monday, October 30
Liam is outraged when he realizes that $Bill has done him dirty in his deal about Spectra
Brooke has second thoughts about divorcing Bill when Steffy shares that he and Liam have set aside their differences


Tuesday, October 31
Saul and Darlita choose a Halloween costume for Sally that brings to life her worst fear
In order to avoid further conflict, Liam offers Bill several scenarios of compromise

Wednesday, November 1
Liam regretfully informs Sally that Spectra Fashions will not be relaunched
Steffy learns from Bill that her previous favor to him was all in vain

Thursday, November 2
Bill is determined to demolish the Spectra building by the end of the day
Liam makes one desperate, last-ditch effort to help Sally and her company

Friday, November 3
Bill becomes irritated with the Spectra gang when they refuse to leave the building he’s about to destroy
Steffy and Wyatt become concerned about Liam risking his life for Sally
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Ryan Murphy announces transgender actors for 'Pose'

October 26, 2017
Ryan Murphy has announced casting for his latest FX Networks show "Pose." Set in the 1980s, "Pose" looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world. Murphy co-created the show with Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals.  

After a six-month nationwide search, Murphy and his collaborators are making television history by assembling the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles ever for a scripted series. They are MJ Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Hailie Sahar, Indya Moore and Angelica Ross will be series regulars.

Actors Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllon Burnside and Billy Porter will appear in recurring roles.
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'General Hospital': Tamara Braun returns to the show as new character

October 25, 2017
Daytime Emmy winner Tamara Braun is heading back to "General Hospital." 

The alum, however, will not return to play her previous role of Carly Corinthos which she played from 2001 to 2005. Carly is currently played by Laura Wright.

According to reports from Daytime Confidential and EW, Braun will return to Port Charles as a brand new character on November 22. Braun's new character will be connected to Steve Burton's "Patient 6" character.

This isn't the first time "GH" has had actors return to the show to play completely different characters. Tony Geary played Luke Spencer for three decades on and off, returning to the show for a stint as Luke's cousin, Bill. "One Life to Live" alums Roger Horwath and Kristen Alderson brought their One Life characters Todd and Starr to Port Charles initially before a seamless exit and a return as new characters Franco and Kiki (Hayley Erin stepped into the role of Kiki when Alderson left in 2015). 


Natalia Livingston played Emily Quatermaine and Rebecca Shaw while Michael Easton has played John McBain, Caleb Morley (aka Stephen Clay) and Dr. Silas Clay before settling in as his current character Dr. Hamilton Finn.

Braun is the second former Carly to return to the show as a new character. Sarah Joy Brown, the soap's original Carly, made a brief return to the soap as Claudia Zacchara from 2008 to 2010. 

To find out who Braun will play, catch "General Hospital" airing weekdays on ABC.
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'The Young and the Restless' November Preview

                               (L-R): Joshua Morrow, Amelia Heinle, Eric Braeden, Melody Thomas Scott
                                                                          Photo: CBS
"The Young and the Restless" executive producer Mal Young began his role new role as the show's head writer this week and going into November Sweeps, the exec promises that November "will provide a lot of fun for the audience." 

Before the fun begins for the Newman's a lot of drama is heading their way. 

Young previewed what ahead for Genoa Citys #1 family in the November 6 issue of Soap Opera Digest Magazine, on stands now.

 "Newman Enterprises will be rocked to the core when the company is connected to a shocking scandal," Young tells the magazine. "Victor (Eric Braeden) will do what he does best, fight back as quickly as possible. He will assemble a powerful team of players to help protect his legacy. Victor and Nick (Joshua Morrow) may have called a truce but it won't be long before their bad blood resurfaces. Victor and Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) will do their best to tolerate each other." 

As for Victor and Nikki's daughter Victoria (Amelia Heinle), who was last seen fainting live on "The Hilary Hour," thing look grim. Says Young, "Victoria's mysterious health issues will finally come to a shocking and impactful conclusion that no one could have foreseen." 

For the full story, pick up Soap Opera Digest on sale now. 

"The Young and the Restless" airs weekdays on CBS. 



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'Days of our Lives' sneak peek week of October 30

Kassie DePaiva (Eve)
Photo: NBC
Here's a look at what's ahead this week on "Days of our Lives" airing weekdays on NBC.

Monday, October 30
Eve drops a bombshell on Brady and Victor
Kate recruits Theo to help her figure out who’s sabotaging DiMera

Tuesday, October 31
It’s Halloween night and there are plenty of tricks and treats in Salem
Steve gets devastating news about Kayla

Wednesday, November 1
Paul confides to John he fears he's losing Sonny
Sami refuses to back down in her search for Will

Thursday, November 2
John, Marlena, and Sami come face-to-face with someone from their past.
Adrienne finally gets a chance to explain the truth to Lucas
Eve learns about Will and wonders if Paige could be alive as well

Friday, November 3
The pressure on Kate builds to find the person who is sabotaging DiMera
Sami, John, and Marlena get answers about Will
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Great Performances to air Lyric’s Orphée et Eurydice

October 24, 2017
PBS will feature Lyric’s "Orphee et Eurydice" on Great Performances.The show will feature a new production created by legendary choreographer John Neumeier, featuring Joffrey Ballet, the Lyric Opera Orchestra & Chorus, conducted by Harry Bicket, and starring Dmitry Korchak, Andriana Chuchman, and Lauren Snouffer.

WNET and Thirteen selected the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s premiere production of the 1774 Paris version of Gluck's "Orphee et Eurydice" to be a part of the series.
Members of the WNET team traveled to Chicago to film "Orphee et Eurydice" at the Lyric Opera House. The broadcast will air in 2018.

Now in its 45th season,  PBS’s Great Performers has captured some of the best live performances for national broadcast. The live production will be directed by Matthew Diamond, who directed NBC’s televised live production of "The Wiz" , and the world-premiere of " Bel Canto-the Opera", will direct the television presentation of "Orphee et Eurydice collaborating with the award-winning production team from WNET and Great Performances executive producer David Horn.

One of the most influential works in the history of opera, Orfeo ed Eurydice (1762) – last seen at the Lyric Opera House in 2006 in its original Italian version – was revised significantly by composer Christoph Willibald Gluck for the Paris Opera in 1774. This version, Orphée et Eurydice, altered the role of Orpheus from alto castrato to high tenor, and added a significant amount of ballet music to the score (including two celebrated scenes, the “Dance of the Furies” and the “Dance of the Blessed Spirits”).

Familiar from Greek myths, the plot centers on the poet-musician Orphée (Dmitry Korchak), whose singing was so beautiful that it could charm the fierce guardians of the Underworld. Encouraged by the god of love, Amour (Lauren Snouffer), Orphée travels to Hades to bring his dead wife, Eurydice (Andriana Chuchman), back to earth.

Dance is central to the storytelling in this new production: Orphée is a modern-day choreographer, his Eurydice a prima ballerina, and Amour is the choreographer’s assistant. Dancers fill the stage throughout this version of the opera.
Integral to the new production is the participation of The Joffrey Ballet in the highly acclaimed company’s first performances with Lyric Opera House. The opera is sung in French, with English translations above the stage for the live audience and onscreen for the broadcast audience.

The renowned English conductor Harry Bicket conducts the new Lyric production, which is directed and choreographed by John Neumeier, who also designed the sets, costumes, and lighting. Heinrich Tröger is associate set designer, lighting realization is by Chris Maravich, Michael Black is chorus master, and August Tye is Lyric’s ballet mistress.

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'The Price Is Right' Invites You To Come On Down To LA Comic Con

"The Price Is Right" heads to L.A.Comic Con. "The Price Is Right," network television’s #1-rated daytime program and the longest-running game show in television history, which airs weekdays on CBS, will be highlighted at this year’s 2017 Los Angeles Comic Con. The official Big Wheel will be displayed in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center beginning Friday, October 27 – Sunday, October 29.  Guest appearances from the cast throughout the weekend, including host Drew Carey, announcer George Grey, and models Rachel Reynolds, Manuela Arbelaez, Amber Lancaster, and James O’Halloran. 

On Saturday, October 28 at 1:00pm PT, comedian, actor and host of "The Price Is Right" Drew Carey will receive L.A. Comic Con’s Comedy Legend Award. Join as Drew talks about his monumental 25-year career, in which he’s conquered sitcoms, game shows, stand up and improv; the impact he has had on the comedy and television world; and what’s next for this versatile and beloved performer. Drew joins previous Comedy Legends Award winners Louie Anderson and Howie Mandel as a member of the next generation of legendary comedians who have re-shaped the comedy landscape, while also still performing at the top of their game.

Also, on Sunday, October 29 at 12:30 PT, "The Price Is Right" announcer George Gray will act as a guest judge in the 4th Annual Kid’s Costume Contest located at the Hot Topic Main Stage. Come and cheer on the cutest and bravest L.A. kids as they “Come on Down” to show their stuff and compete for great prizes.

"The Price Is Right" airs weekdays on CBS. 

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Bass Player Live returns to Los Angeles on November 4 and 5

October 23, 2017
Bass Player Live returns to Los Angeles on November. 4 and 5. The yearly event for bass players will take place at SIR Studios in Hollywood. The two-day event will offer exhibits by top gear manufacturers; clinics by world-class bassists; Lifetime Achievement Awards presentations and a Star-studded Concert featuring this year’s award recipients.

Events include:
Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, followed by a performance featuring Flea’s friends at the All-Star Concert on November 4.

Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award presented to session legend and James Taylor bassist Jimmy Johnson, followed by a performance with his band at the All-Star Concert, and a live clinic interview on November. 5

Posthumous Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award for R&B icon and Booker T. & the MGs bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn.

The return of the All-Star Jam on Sunday Nov. 5, taking place on the SIR main stage

Clinics featuring Bunny Brunel (with Armand Sabal-Lecco and Hadrien Feraud); Oskar Cartaya; Andrew Gouche; Robert DeLeo; dUg Pinnick; Steve Bailey; Bob Glaub; New York City-based Reggie Young; Bonnie Raitt bassist Hutch Hutchinson; Nashville session bass great Dave Pomeroy; and Chuck Rainey

Appearances by: Juan Alderete, Norwood Fisher, Lee Sklar, Verdine White, Bakithi Kumalo, Alphonso Johnson, Jonathan Hischke, Nate Watts, Ben Kenney, Bobby Vega, Jerry Jemmott, Phil Chen, Hagar Ben-Ari, Jimmy Earl, Scott Reeder, John B. Williams, and many more.

New this year: Expanded clinic room seating, more than 20 artists’ signings, live music from the SIR Main Stage, gear giveaways, full beverage service and gourmet food truck.


Tickets are on sale at www.bassplayer.com/live.com Single day and weekend packages for the Bass Player LIVE! clinics, exhibits, and All-Star Concert are available. Day pass purchasers will also receive a complimentary subscription to Bass Player magazine. Bass players and musicians of all ages, levels, and styles are invited to attend.
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'The Bold and the Beautiful' sneak peek week of October 23

October 20, 2017
Scott Clifton (Liam) and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood
Photo: CBS
Check out what's ahead this week on "The Bold and the Beautiful" airing weekdays on CBS. 

Monday, October 23
Having commandeered the Spencer CEO chair from Liam, Bill makes his son a surprising offer of employment
Sheila pressures Mateo to accomplish the devious task that she has hired him to complete

Tuesday, October 24
Although grateful to Steffy for reuniting him with his father, Liam is unwilling to grant her request to stop helping Sally
Realizing that his job is in jeopardy, Mateo takes control of the situation with Quinn and quickly defects to her side

Wednesday, October 25
Charlie attempts to warn Pam about her new friendship with Sheila
Eric finds himself in the middle of another disagreement between Quinn and Sheila 

Thursday, October 26
Sheila’s plan to break up Eric and Quinn takes an unexpected turn
Katie remains skeptical when Wyatt shares with her that Quinn will give them her blessing

Friday, October 27
Shirley offers Sally unsolicited advice and her opinion about how to make Liam her own
Wyatt vows loyalty to his father as Bill predicts trouble ahead
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'RuPaul's Drag Race reveals Season 3 All-Stars

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“RuPaul’s Drag Race,” has named their All Stars for Season 3. The nine returning queens were revealed during an hour-long televised pre-season episode, on Friday, October 20,  which also included a special interview with the iconic, Chaka Khan. Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews will return to the judging panel alongside RuPaul for a season tucked to the edges with more tea, more shade, and more twist-filled challenges than ever before. The highly anticipated new season will kick off this winter on VH1.

“For ‘All Stars’ season three, the expectations are high, and these mighty queens do NOT disappoint,” said executive producer and host RuPaul. “These girls are talented, hungry, and ready to do whatever it takes to earn their place in the Drag Race Hall of Fame.”


The nine Queens who will sissy that walk for their chance at redemption and the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar” include:

·         Aja (Season Nine)
Brooklyn, NY
Twitter: @ajaqueen, Instagram: @ajathekween
Your edges are officially snatched! Fresh off season nine, the banji bitch of Brooklyn is back to pick up where she left off. Princess Disastah may have erupted from a volcano sis, but Aja’s refined and ready to show that she’s a force to be reckoned with. The true gagarini will be when Aja hits the runway, leaving everyone gooped and gagged in her wake sis. In a sea of Linda Evangelista’s, there’s only one Aja. 


·         BenDeLaCreme (Season Six)
Seattle, WA
Twitter: @bendelacreme, Instagram: @bendelacreme
HI EVERYBODY! IT’S ME, BENDELACREME! Season six’s Miss Congeniality is ready for another shot at the crown, but she’s still Ms. Crème if you’re nasty. This campy queen is ready to reach new levels of supremacy and dominate her competition. Dela’s terminally delightful demeanor and sickening talent will be her greatest strengths, as she navigates the treacherous waters of “All Stars” season three.

·         Chi Chi DeVayne (Season Eight)
Shreveport, LA
Twitter: @ChiChiDeVayne, Instagram: @chichidevayneofficial
Laissez les bon temps rouler! The Creole queen from season eight is back and ready to let the good times roll. Chi Chi has hung up the ‘cheap queen’ moniker and is ready to embrace the finer things in life like expensive jewels, and maybe even the coveted crown. This southern bayou princess is ready to perform and burn up the stage once again. She doesn’t get ready, she stays ready.

·         Kennedy Davenport (Season Seven)
Dallas, TX
Twitter: @kennedyddoftx, Instagram: @kennedyddoftx
Well, hello! The dancing diva of Texas is back and ready to slay. The struggle may have been real in season seven, but Kennedy has crystalized and emerged from the embers stronger than ever. Her background in pageants has proven that her exquisite polish and attention to detail is undeniable, and she’s ready to show it off again one jump split at a time. Newark. LaGuardia. Kennedy. 

·         Milk (Season Six)
New York, NY
Twitter: @bigandmilky, Instagram: @bigandmilky
She does a body good, girl! It’s milkin’ time and the dairy queen of season six is back and better than ever. Known for her groundbreaking runways, Milk did ‘weird' before it was chic. She’s bringing back the jaw-dropping looks, and is ready for some amazing fashion moments. This time around Milk won’t only outshine her competitors, she’ll whiz past them doing a triple axel jump… wearing a beard. And pregnant. 

·         Morgan McMichaels (Season Two)
Los Angeles, CA
Twitter: @morganmcmichael, Instagram: @morganmcmichaels
Morgan McMichaellllllls, bitch! Since this Queen of Los Angeles drag stomped into the workroom back in season two, Morgan’s been ready to once again return and compete for the crown. Morgan’s fierce attitude and lip sync abilities are only some of the many tools she has to help propel herself into the Drag Race Hall of Fame - right next to her drag mother: “All Stars” season one winner, Chad Michaels. In this competition, the Scottish Scandal is out for blood.

·         Shangela (Seasons Two & Three)
Los Angeles, CA
Twitter: @itsSHANGELA, Instagram: itsshangela
Halleloo! The original comeback queen of season two and three is jumping out of boxes and werqing her way down the runway once again - because she is what!? Sickening! This time, the Nancy Drew of Drag, has her sights set on one thing and one thing only: the crown. If anyone knows how to attack with strategy, it’s this pint-sized princess of Paris, Texas, and she is taking no prisoners.


·         Thorgy Thor (Season Eight)
Brooklyn, NY
Twitter: @ThorgyThor, Instagram: @thorgythor
Woo! Thorgy with a T H and orgy and I feel incredible! Thorgy is back from season eight and ready to kick off some “All Stars” season three shenanigans. You better think again Ru-Ru kitty if you underestimate this Brooklyn babe, because there’s no doubting she’s in it to win it. Thorgy’ bag of tricks is in tow, and she’s ready to bring the drama and conflama. Witty catchphrase, you know what I mean?

·         Trixie Mattel (Season Seven)
Los Angeles, CA
Twitter: @trixiemattel, Instagram: @trixiemattel
This isn’t Maury Povich?! Oh honey, season seven was just the beginning for Trixie, who is no doubt still painting for the check-cashing place down the street. Just like Barbie, Trixie relocated from Wisconsin to southern California, her dreams still unfolding as she competes again for the crown. No doubt her biting sense of humor will serve this comedy queen well as she dukes it out with the best of the best. Honey!
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'Days of our Lives' sneak peek week of October 23

Heres is a look at what's coming up this week on "Days of our Lives" airing weekdays on NBC. 

Monday, October 23
Maggie and Justin interrupt Bonnie and Victor’s wedding
Hope and Sami demand answers about Will from an old foe
Jennifer urges Eric to come back to Salem


Monday, October 23 preview:


Tuesday, October 24
Adrienne manages to call Lucas from prison
Hope arrests Sami

Wednesday, October 25
Justin, Steve and Kayla work to free Adrienne
Eli confides in Gabi about a regretful decision from his past
Hope enlists JJ and Lani to uncover secrets regarding Will

Thursday, October 26
Eric confronts Brady about Nicole’s decision to leave town with Holly
Rafe and Hope clash over Sami
Kate and Chad realize someone is sabotaging the company

Friday, October 27
Sami, Paul, Sonny, John, and Marlena go to Memphis
Victor and Brady are stunned when Eve returns to Salem.
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Watch: 'The Voice' Team Miley Battle Rounds preview Addison Agen vs. Karli Webster (VIDEO)

"The Voice" contestants are getting ready for the next round of competition, the Battle Rounds.

Check out a sneak peek of two hopefuls from Team Miley, Addison Agen and Karli Webster singing "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper.

The Emmy Award-winning show is on Season 13 with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Jennifer Hudson and Miley Cyrus.

"The Voice" airs Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC. 



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'The Bold and Beautiful' First Look: Ingo Rademacher as Thorne (PHOTO)

October 19, 2017
(L-R): Thorsten Kaye, Katherine Kelly Lang, John McCook and Ingo Rademacher.
Photo: The Bold and the Beautiful
Ingo Rademacher wrapped up his first day of shooting on "The Bold and the Beautiful" this week as the show shot their annual Thanksgiving episodes. The "General Hospital" alum is the new Thorne Forrester. 

The show posted a first look photo of Rademacher with his television family, Thorsten Kaye (Ridge), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and John McCook (Eric). 


Rademacher replaces Winsor Harmon, who played the character on and off and was last seen in 2016.  

"You can't try to be someone else, but I certainly hope to play Thorne as well as Winsor did," Rademacher told TV Insider when his casting was announced. "He’s really one of the nicest and most gracious people I’ve ever met. He tweeted over this past weekend that his role was being recast and I read the comments and a lot of people weren’t happy. There was a lot of support for Winsor, and rightly so. I said to my wife, 'Wow, I feel kind of bad about this.' I mean, I know it’s the way things go in daytime, but this is a new experience for me. I’ve never stepped into a role that was previously played by someone else. I hope the fans aren’t too upset about this."

Rademacher will first air as Thorne on November 27.
"The Bold and the Beautiful" airs weekdayss on CBS.
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Alicia Keys returns to 'The Voice' for Season 14

October 18, 2017
Alicia Keys and Chris Blue
Credit: NBC
"The Voice" has announced that Alicia Keys will return as a coach for season 14.

Keys will join Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and new coach Kelly Clarkson next spring.

Season 13 is airing now with Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Jennifer Hudson and Miley Cyrus.

Keys won Season 12 with singer Chris Blue. Blue has gone on to sign with Alicia as his manager at the Wright Entertainment Group. Blue is working on his album.The show is currently taping the blind auditions for the show for the upcoming season.

"The Voice" airs on NBC on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.

Click on the link to see Kelly Clarkson making the announcement.


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'Michael Jackson's Halloween' special to air October 27

October 17, 2017

"Michael Jackson's Halloween," a new one-hour animated adventure with Michael Jackson's acclaimed music as its soundtrack, will be broadcast Friday, Oct. 27 (8:00 p.m. ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Created and produced by Optimum Productions, the Michael Jackson company now owned by his estate, the special will feature the voices of actors Christine Baranski, Kiersey Clemons, Alan Cumming, George Eads, Brad Garrett, Lucy Liu, Jim Parsons and Lucas Till.

The special follows millennials Vincent (Lucas Till) and Victoria (Kiersey Clemons), who meet "accidentally" on Halloween night and find themselves, along with Ichabod the dog, at a mysterious hotel located at 777 Jackson Street called This Place Hotel. Once inside, Vincent and Victoria are sent on an unexpected, magical adventure of personal discovery, culminating in a spectacular dance finale featuring an animated Michael Jackson.

"Michael Jackson's Halloween" was created and produced by Optimum Productions, with animation production by Hammerhead. John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson, serve as executive producers. Daniel Chuba is the producer, and Mark A.Z. Dippé is the director.
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'DreamWorks Trolls Holiday' Special comes to NBC

"DreamWorks Trolls Holiday" musical special heads to NBC on November 24.
The half-hour animated musical special that features the A-list cast from the movie, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel and Anna Kendrick are all set to return.
"DreamWorks Trolls Holiday" marks the return of Anna Kendrick as the voice of Poppy, Justin Timberlake as Branch and Zooey Deschanel as Bridget. The toe-tapping musical special centers on the eternally optimistic Poppy, queen of the Trolls, who learns that the Bergens no longer have any holidays on their calendar. She enlists the help of Branch and the Snack Pack on a mission to fix something that the Bergens don't think is broken.

Following its premiere on NBC, "DreamWorks Trolls Holiday" will be available to own on DVD and digital on Nov. 28 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. "DreamWorks Trolls Holiday" on DVD and digital comes packed with special bonus features, including episodes from various DreamWorks' television series. For a limited time only, the DVD also includes an exclusive gift of two "DreamWorks Trolls Holiday" sticker sheets.

"DreamWorks Trolls Holiday" also will be available on Netflix beginning Dec. 6.
Alongside the holiday special, DreamWorks/RCA Records will release the soundtrack, titled "Trolls Holiday," globally on Oct. 27. The seven-track album will feature musical performances from Poppy, Branch and the rest of the cast that appear in the television special.

Continuing the music and dance party into 2018 and beyond, the all-new animated series "DreamWorks Trolls: The Beat Goes On" will premiere on Jan. 19, 2018, exclusively on Netflix. Picking up where the film left off, the Netflix original series is an all-new chapter in the hair-raising adventures of the Trolls as Poppy, Branch and all of Troll Village keep the party going in their fantastical forest home. 

Josh Bycel and Jonathan Fener are the writers of "DreamWorks Trolls Holiday" with Joel Crawford directing. The filmmaking team from the first feature film - Gina Shay, Walt Dohrn and Mike Mitchell - serve as executive producers with Holly Edwards producing the DreamWorks Animation production.
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'Rosanne': first look at cast during Table Read (PHOTO)

Clockwise from left: John Pasquin (Director), Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne Barr, Michael Fishman, Jayden Rey Bruce Helford (Executive Producer), Whitney Cummings (Executive Producer), Sid Youngers (Co-Executive Producer), Sarah Chalke, Lecy Goranson, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Ames Mcnamara, Tony Hernandez (Executive Producer)
                                                                              Photo: ABC
 

The cast of the iconic comedy series "Roseanne" gathers for their first table read for the revival's premiere episode entitled "Twenty Years to Life." Returning to The ABC Television Network, the eight-episode reboot, featuring the original cast - Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), John Goodman (Dan), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Michael Fishman (D.J.) and Lecy Goranson (Becky) - will air in 2018. Sarah Chalke, who played the character Becky in later seasons, will also appear in another role.

October 18 marks the 29th anniversary of the show's original premiere on ABC in 1988.

Roseanne Barr is an executive producer, along with Sara Gilbert, Tom Werner, Bruce Helford, Whitney Cummings and Tony Hernandez.

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Watch: 'UnrREAL' Season 3 sneak peek (VIDEO)

(L-R): Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer)
Photo: Lifetime
Lifetime's hit series"UnREAL " returns on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Caitlin FitzGerald (Masters of Sex, Rectify) takes the reins as Everlasting's female "suitress," Serena. Determined to have her pick of eager male suitors, Serena will face off with Everlasting's queen bees, producers Rachel Goldberg (Shiri Appleby) and Quinn King (Constance Zimmer) who are shaking things up, all for the sake of ratings. 

The ladies will be tempted more than ever when they're surrounded by hot new suitors including Bart Edwards (Peep Show, Fantastic Beast), Alex Hernandez (Chicago Med), Adam Demos (Aboriginal Heart, Cooped Up) and Alex Sparrow (Russia's Bachelor & Dancing with the Stars).

 Co-created by Shapiro and Marti Noxon, UnREAL gives a fictitious behind-the-scenes glimpse into the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program. Fan favorites Craig Bierko (Everlasting's creator, Chet), Josh Kelly (Jeremy, Everlasting's DP and Rachel's ex), Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Genevieve Buchner (Everlasting producers Jay and Madison) are all set to return. Brandon Jay McLaren (Ransom) joins the cast as the on-set psychologist, "Dr. Simon," Kassandra Clementi (Hatfields and McCoys) appears as Chet's new girlfriend, "Crystal," Chelsea Hobbs (Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce) is "Charlie," a talented new camera assistant and Jaime Callica (Wayward Pines) is "Xavier," a dancer and "Jay's" love interest.

Check out a sneak peek below: 



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'Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings' coming in 2018 to Freeform

Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network, has ordered seven-episodes of the series "Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings" from executive producers Ann Lewis Roberts, Simon Lythgoe and Jenny Daly, in partnership with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. Premiering in spring 2018, each hour-long episode will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most spectacular weddings and engagements at Disney Destinations around the globe. 

From a sun-drenched holiday proposal at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii, to a winter wonderland wedding at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, viewers will be guests from the start of each couple's "happily ever after" journey.

"We are creating one of the most beautiful shows in the world with 'Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings' and Disney Parks & Resorts, where they make couples' dreams come true," said executive producer Ann Lewis Roberts, "making a couple's fantasy into a reality by transforming their wedding into an event more magical and spectacular than they could have ever imagined."
On the heels of the breakout special that aired in May 2017, "Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings" garnered nearly three million views across linear and digital, making it Freeform's highest-rated unscripted TV special to date.

"Continuing on the success of Freeform's 'Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings' summer special, we are continuing to invest in our relationship with the 'Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings' team to bring magic and spirit to viewers everywhere," said Kary McHoul, senior vice president, Programming & Development, Unscripted, Freeform. "We can't wait to make wedding dreams come true with the most epic wedding planning team in the world."
"The 'Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings' team is honored to provide another behind-the-scenes glimpse into our Disney wedding planning services, share our unique fairy tale wedding locations, and connect viewers with our couples' personal love stories," said Korri McFann, marketing director for Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons.

"Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings" is a T Group Productions, Roberts Media, and Legacy Productions production and executive produced by Ann Lewis Roberts, Simon Lythgoe, and Jenny Daly.

About Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons
Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons is an evolving business offering wedding experiences and expert advice that has been making wedding and honeymoon dreams come true for over 25 years. The brand is based on fantasy, global wedding planning services and the desire to make wedding dreams a reality.


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