Melissa Claire Egan says goodbye to 'The Young and the Restless'

January 31, 2018
Melissa Claire Egan is leaving "The Young and the Restless" after playing Chelsea for the past six years. The actress took to @Twitter to confirm the news and say goodbye to her cast, crew and fans of the show. 

Egan first joined the show in late 2011 as Chelsea Lawson and previously appeared as Annie Lavery on "All My Children." She has received 5 Daytime Emmy nominations over the course of her career. 

'Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan' premieres August 31 on Amazon

January 30, 2018
Jack Ryan is back. On Labor Day weekend, Prime Video is bringing best-selling author Tom Clancy's legendary character Jack Ryan to television for the first time - Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan will premiere on August 31. In anticipation of the premiere, Prime Video will air its first-ever Super Bowl ad featuring the series, which can be previewed/embedded here.

"Given the colossal scope and scale of the series coupled with the popularity of Tom Clancy's novels, we knew Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan would be a natural fit for Prime Video's first Super Bowl ad," said Mike Benson, Head of Marketing for Amazon Studios. "The global nature of the audience provides us with a unique opportunity to give viewers a look at this thrilling new series coming to Prime."

With an original storyline, while still maintaining the fan-favorite characters, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan is an action-packed CIA thriller that will keep the audience on the edge of their seats through every twist and turn. Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan is a reinvention with a modern sensibility of the famed and lauded Tom Clancy hero played by John Krasinski (13 Hours, The Office). The series centers on Jack Ryan, an up-and-coming CIA analyst thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time. 

The series follows the titular character as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale. The one-hour, eight-episode dramatic series also stars Wendell Pierce (The Wire) as James Greer and Abbie Cornish (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as Cathy Mueller.

The 60-second ad will be featured during the Super Bowl LII telecast on Sunday, February 4, and is scheduled to air immediately following the Super Bowl halftime show. The ad is centered on the renowned Tom Clancy hero and set to audio from historic political figures, including John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Donald J. Trump, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan, with the iconic Bob Dylan song "All Along the Watchtower" performed by Devlin featuring Ed Sheeran. 

Check out the teaser below:


Showtime renews 'The Chi' for Season 2

Showtime has renewed its hit drama series "The Chi" for a second season. The series was created and executive produced by Emmy Award winner Lena Waithe (Master of None) and executive produced by Common (Selma), "The Chi" explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago. Ayanna Floyd Davis (Empire, Hannibal) has signed on for season two as executive producer and showrunner. The series has averaged four million weekly viewers across all platforms.  

"The Chi" stars Jason Mitchell (Mudbound, Straight Outta Compton), Jacob Latimore (Sleight), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Queen of Katwe), Alex Hibbert (Moonlight), Yolonda Ross (Treme, The Get Down), Armando Riesco (Bull) and Tiffany Boone (The Following).

About "The Chi":
Kevin (Hibbert) is the pre-teen who must step past shattered illusions and embrace the normal rites of childhood, while Brandon (Mitchell) the dreamer makes his own nearly impossible leap of faith to succeed in life and love with girlfriend Jerrika (Boone). Emmett (Latimore) is the carefree teen thrust into the complex responsibility of fatherhood with guidance from his mother Jada (Ross), and Ronnie (Mwine) is the drifter whose struggle to love and be loved calls into question his every pursuit.  

"The Chi" airs Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.  

Watch: 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Trailer (VIDEO)

Check out the new trailer for Marvel Studios upcoming "Ant-Man and the Wasp." The movie stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas. 

About "Ant-Man and the Wasp":

As Scott Lang (Rudd) balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.
The movie opens July 6.


Watch: 'Black Panther' World Premiere Recap (VIDEO)

"Black Panther" had their World Premiere at The Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Check out interviews with the cast and director Ryan Coogler about the film. "Black Panther" opens in theaters February 16.

About the movie: 

T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.


Movies For Grown Ups Awards: 'Get Out', 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' among nominees

The nominees for the upcoming 17th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards have been announced. "Get Out," "Lady Bird," "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" compete in the Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups category. 

The awards celebrate 2017's standout films with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind and recognize the inspiring artists who make them. Award-winning film and stage actor Alan Cumming will host the event. 

In the Best Actress category, nominations go to Annette Bening (Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool), Judi Dench (Victoria & Abdul), Salma Hayek (Beatriz at Dinner), Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Meryl Streep (The Post). 

In the Best Actor category, Steve Carell (Battle of the Sexes), Daniel-Day Lewis (Phantom Thread), Tom Hanks (The Post), Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.). Additionally, Helen Mirren will receive the esteemed Movies for Grownups® Career Achievement Award.

On hand to present at the awards will be Alfre Woodard, Jason Clarke, Mark Hamill, Saoirse Ronan, Ben Mendelsohn, Shari Belafonte, Willem Dafoe, Kelly Marie Tran, Doug Jones, Michael Gracey, Molly Bloom and more. The awards celebrate 2017's standout films with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grown-up state of mind and recognize the inspiring artists who make them.

The Movies for Grownups Awards will be broadcast for the first time on PBS as part of their Great Performances series on Friday, February 23 at 9:00 p.m. (check local listings), and PBS apps. 

The complete list of the 17th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards Nominees:
  • Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups: Get Out, Lady Bird, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Best Actress: Annette Bening (Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool), Judi Dench (Victoria & Abdul), Salma Hayek(Beatriz at Dinner), Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Meryl Streep (The Post)
  • Best Actor: Steve Carell (Battle of the Sexes), Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread), Tom Hanks (The Post), Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.)
  • Best Supporting Actress: Holly Hunter (The Big Sick), Allison Janney (I, Tonya), Melissa Leo (Novitiate), Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread), Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird)
  • Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project), Laurence Fishburne (Last Flag Flying), Woody Harrelson(Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water), and Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World)
  • Best Director: Kenneth Branagh (Murder on the Orient Express), Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), Reginald Hudlin (Marshall), Ridley Scott (All the Money in the World) and Steven Spielberg (The Post)
  • Best Screenwriter: Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor (The Shape of Water), James Ivory (Call Me by Your Name), Anthony McCarten (Darkest Hour), Steven Rogers (I, Tonya), Aaron Sorkin (Molly's Game)
  • Best Ensemble: Get OutGirls TripLast Flag FlyingMudboundMurder on the Orient Express
  • Best Grownup Love Story: BreatheFilm Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, The Leisure Seeker, Our Souls at NightTheGreatest Showman
  • Best Intergenerational Film: The Big Sick, The Florida Project, Lady BirdMarjorie Prime, Wonder
  • Best Time Capsule: Battle of the Sexes, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, I, Tonya, The Post
  • Readers' Choice Poll: Beauty and the Beast, Dunkirk, Get Out, Girls Trip, Last Flag Flying, Murder on the Orient Express, The Post, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Wonder, Wonder Woman
  • Best Documentary: Dolores, Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story, I Am Not Your Negro, Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo
  • Best Foreign Film: Chavela (Mexico), The Insult (Lebanon), Like Crazy (Italy), A Taxi Driver (South Korea), The Women's Balcony (Israel)


Grateful Dead Co-Founder Bob Weir honored at the 2018 NAMM Show with the Music for Life Award

Credit: Jesse Grant/Getty Images’
Legendary musician, songwriter, GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bob Weir was presented with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) “Music for Life” award. The award honors was presented at the opening Breakfast of Champions session of the 2018 NAMM Show.

Weir was honored for his inspiring five decades-long career of influencing musical styles, sound design and the music business, as well as the many risks he and band mates took along the way to become the  band that they are today.

The award was presented by NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond, who introduced Weir with acknowledgement of his pioneering spirit, which has helped define popular music over the last 50 years: “The Grateful Dead inspired a movement by taking incredible risks musically, culturally and in terms of how they approached the music business,” said Lamond. “They did so out of a passion for music making and, as a result, continue to inspire musicians to this day. We’re honored to present Bob Weir with the Music for Life Award for this his unabashed passion for music making, support for music education and so many more achievements in his long career.”

Weir offered a bit of creative wisdom for the audience of music professionals. “If you’re always going for it, the muse is always leading you in some direction. If you have faith in your muse, you’re going to get somewhere — if you put shoulder to the wheel. Every artist of any stripe is a storyteller, and the way you weave it together represents what makes life worth living.”

Weir is currently a member of Dead & Company, which features Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, along with singer-songwriter John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti. Weir will tour this spring with fellow Grateful Dead member Phil Lesh, for special duo performances, at Radio City Music Hall in New York, Wang Theater in Boston and Chicago Theater in Chicago. Weir has also recorded and performed with many acts including Bob Weir and the Campfire band which features members of The National, The Other Ones, Kingfish, Bobby and the Midnites, Scaring the Children, Ratdog and Furthur (co-led by Phil Lesh).

Weir recently struck a partnership with D’Angelico Guitars for the Bob Weir signature SS model, which won the Editor’s Choice Award for Guitar, Amps and Accessories at the 2017 Summer National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), while Music and Sound Retailer recently named the model Electric Guitar of the Year for 2017.

In 2016, Weir received the inaugural Les Paul Spirit Award and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association. Also in 2016, Weir released Blue Mountain on Columbia/Legacy/ROAR, his first album of solo material in more than 10 years and his first album of entirely original material in more than 30 years. The album received raves from critics, including NPR, which praised its “stately, autumnal, metaphysical cowboy songs.”

The “Music for Life” award is NAMM’s highest honor and recognizes individuals or organizations that exemplify NAMM’s vision of music making as a precious element of daily living for everyone. Past recipients have included business leaders, public officials and musicians, including Graham Nash, Stevie Wonder, Yoko Ono, Henry Mancini, Smokey Robertson and the 2017 recipient, Robbie Robertson.

Essence Festival 2018: Janet Jackson, Mary J Blige and Snoop Dogg headline New Orleans event

January 29, 2018
The 2018 Essence Festival will be taking place in New Orleans over the 4th of July weekend at the Super Dome from July 5 to July 8. The nightly concert series will feature performances by Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Snoop Dogg, The Roots, Xscape, Fantasia and Miguel.  

Attendance is sure to be up this year after the music event was the setting for the 2017 Blockbuster Summer Movie, "Girls Trip."            

Janet Jackson shared the news on Twitter.

*Artists scheduled to perform at the Superdome include: Janet Jackson; Mary J. Blige; Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, along with Snoop Dogg and more in a special curation by The Roots; 112; Daniel Caesar; D-Nice; Doug E. Fresh’s Legends of Hip-Hop Show featuring Big Daddy Kane, Kool Moe Dee and more; DVSN; Fantasia; H.E.R.; Idris Elba; Kelela; Kelly Price’s For The Love of R&Bfeaturing Dave Hollister and Vaughn Willis; Kevin Ross; MAJOR.; Mali Music; Marsha Ambrosius; MC Lyte; Miguel; Mykia Jovan; Ro James; Teddy Riley’s New Jack Swing Experience featuring Wreckx-n-Effect, Blackstreet and Guy; The Read’s Kid Fury and Crissle; VICTORY, Xscape and many more to be announced soon. Mainstage host: Roy Wood, Jr.


The Grammy Awards 2018:Winners List

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards were held live from Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York on Sunday, January 28.

GRAMMY performers include Jon Batiste, Brothers Osborne, Alessia Cara, Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Eric Church, Gary Clark Jr., Miley Cyrus, Daddy Yankee, DJ Khaled, Luis Fonsi, Emmylou Harris, Elton John, Kesha, Khalid, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Logic, Patti LuPone, Bruno Mars, Maren Morris, P!nk, Ben Platt, Rihanna, Zuleyka Rivera, Sam Smith, Chris Stapleton, Sting, SZA, Bryson Tiller, and U2.

This year's presenters include Tony Bennett, Dave Chappelle, Kelly Clarkson, Victor Cruz, Eve, Jim Gaffigan, Katie Holmes, Nick Jonas, Anna Kendrick, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Shemar Moore, Trevor Noah, Sarah Silverman, Hailee Steinfeld, Donnie Wahlberg, U2 and Sting to name a few.

Bruno Mars won all six of the categories that he was nominated making him the nights big winner.

Here is a winners list :

Album of the year
"24K Magic," Bruno Mars
Record of the year

"24K Magic," Bruno Mars
Song of the year

"That's What I Like," Bruno Mars
Country album

"From a Room, Vol. 1," Chris Stapleton
New artist

Alessia Cara
Comedy album

"The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas," Dave Chappelle
Rap album

"DAMN.," Kendrick Lamar
Rap/sung performance

"Loyalty," Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna

Pop solo performance

"Shape of You," Ed Sheeran
Pop vocal album

"÷," Ed Sheeran

Traditional pop vocal album

"Tony Bennett Celebrates 90," various artists
Pop duo/group performance

"Feel It Still," Portugal. The Man

Country song

"Broken Halos," Chris Stapleton

Country solo performance

"Either Way," Chris Stapleton

Country duo/group performance

"Better Man," Little Big Town
Rap song

"HUMBLE.," Kendrick Lamar
Rap performance (single or track)

"HUMBLE.," Kendrick Lamar
R&B album

"24K Magic," Bruno Mars
Urban contemporary album

"Starboy," The Weeknd
R&B song

"That's What I Like," Bruno Mars

Traditional R&B performance

"Redbone," Childish Gambino
R&B performanc

"That's What I Like," Bruno Mars

Alternative music album

"Sleep Well Beast," The National
Rock album

"A Deeper Understanding," The War on Drugs
Rock song

"Run," Foo Fighters
Metal performance

"Sultan's Curse," Mastodon
Rock performance (single or track)

"You Want It Darker," Leonard Cohen

American roots song

"If We Were Vampires," Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

American roots performance

"Killer Diller Blues," Alabama Shakes
Contemporary Christian album

"Chain Breaker," Zach Williams
Gospel album

"Let Them Fall in Love," CeCe Winans

Jazz instrumental album

"Rebirth," Billy Childs

New age album

Dancing on Water," Peter Kater

Song written for visual media

"How Far I'll Go (Moana)," Lin-Manuel Miranda

Score soundtrack for visual media

"La La Land"
Compilation soundtrack for visual media

"La La Land"
Musical theater album

"Dear Evan Hansen"
Spoken word album

"The Princess Diarist," Carrie Fisher

Latin pop album

"El Dorado," Shakira
Music film

"The Defiant Ones," various artists
Music video

"HUMBLE.," Kendrick Lamar
Contemporary instrumental album

"Prototype," Jeff Lorber Fusion

Dance/electronic album

"3-D The Catalogue," Kraftwerk
Dance recording

"Tonite," LCD Soundsystem


For a complete list of winners in all categories, visit

Watch: India.Arie perform 'I Am Light' at 60th Grammy Awards (VIDEO)

January 28, 2018
Check out this performance by India.Arie. The R&B/singer/songwriter took the stage at the 60th Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony and performed "I Am Light," from her Best New Age Album Grammy-nominated project "SongVersations: Medicine."

For more Grammys news, including a complete list of winners, click Grammys.


'The Young and the Restless' sneak peek week of January 29

"The Young and the Restless" cast member celebrating her 35th anniversary with the show, Tracy Bregman  (Lauren)
Photo: CBS
Monday, January 29
Nick discovers a secret
Noah finds Devon off guard
Cane catches Lily in a lie

Tuesday, January 30
Ashley doesn't hold back with Victoria
Tessa seeks Mariah's forgiveness
Chelsea defends Adam

Wednesday, January 31
Victor forms an unlikely truce
Lauren gets disturbing news
A charged moment occurs between Devon and Hilary

Thursday, February 1
Phyllis chases a lead
Devon keeps the peace between Mariah and Tessa
Cane and Lily come to a decision

Friday, February 2
Nikki makes an unexpected connection
Chelsea is trapped in a corner
An alias is exposed


'General Hospital' sneak peek week of January 29

General Hospital's Maura West (Ava) and Hayley Erin (Kiki)
Here's a list of what's ahead this week on "General Hospital" airing weekdays on ABC.

Monday, Janaury 29 
Anna has questions
Jason is determined
Jordan is deceived

Tuesday, Janaury 30
Valentin's tender moment
Anna makes a surprise move
Jason is interrupted

Wednesday, January 31
Valentin reminds Nina about her actions
Peter is unable to offer assistance
Sam refuses to help

Thursday, February 1
Things don't go as planned for Jason
Anna receives disappointing news
Sonny gets a disturbing phone call

Friday, February 2 
Drew's temper gets the best of him
Sonny confides in Jason;
Ava makes Kiki feel uncomfortable

Watch: Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee perform 'Despacito' at Grammy Awards

The 60th Grammy Awards were held Sunday in New York with a number of memorable performaces including four time- Latin GRAMMY winners Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Zuleyka Rivera . The song was among the nominees for Song Of The Year.

Check out the performance below:


'The Bold and the Beautiful' sneak peek week of January 29

The Bold and the Beautiful cast: (L-R): Rena Sofer (Quinn), John McCook (Eric),
Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) and Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke)
Photo: CBS
Check out what's coming up this week on "The Bold and the Beautiful" airing weekdays on CBS.

Monday, January 29
Unable to deny his love for her, Bill pleads with Steffy for them to be together.
After punching Bill, Ridge heads to Liam’s and begs him to not allow Bill to destroy his family

Tuesday, January 30
Ridge makes a special request of Thorne after announcing his and Brooke’s imminent wedding plans
Joyful that they have all come full circle, Quinn makes Ridge and Brooke a generous offer

Wednesday, January 31
Ridge extends an olive branch to Thorne and the two share a rare moment of brotherly love
Rick gives Brooke a stipulation when she asks him for his blessing before marrying Ridge

Thursday, February 1
Never a quitter, Sally Spectra visits an unsettled Liam, offering comfort and support
Wyatt is caught off-guard seeing his ex-wife Hope at Forrester Creations

Friday, February 2
Thorne reluctantly participates in planning Brooke’s wedding with Katie, Ivy, Pam and Maya
Steffy becomes defensive when her archrival, Hope, confronts her with a harsh fact

CBS announces 'Big Brother: Celebrity Edition'

The celebrity cast "Big Brother" have been announced. "Big Brother: Celebrity Editiion" is the first celebrity edition of reality hit BIG BROTHER and follows a group of celebrities living together in a house outfitted with 94 HD cameras and 113 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, someone will be voted out of the house, with the last remaining Houseguest receiving a grand prize.

Moving into the house are NBA Professional Basketball playyer Metta World Peace, American Pie actress Shannon Elizabeth, Sugar Ray front man Mark McGrath, The Cosby Show‘s Keshia Knight Pulliam, Real Housewife personality Brandi Glanville, UFC light heavyweight champion fighter Chuck Liddell, actors James Maslow and Marissa Winokur, TV personality Ross Matthews and Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez.

The castmembers were announced in a promo during the 60th annual Grammy Awards on CBS, the 11 castmembers were revealed in a super-speed, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it promo that featured the faces of the cast.

"Celebrity Big Brother" host Julie Chen dropped hints on Twitter on who the guests would be

"Big Brother: Celebrity Edition" airs Februay 7 on CBS.

Watch: Little Big Town perform 'Better Man' at Grammy Awards (VIDEO)

The 2018 Grammy Awards were held on Sunday at New York's Madison Square Garden. The night was loaded with some of the night's most talked about performances, incuding Little Big Town singing their hit "Better Man." Written by Taylor Swift, the song served as the lead single to the group's eighth studio album, 2017's The Breaker.

For more Grammy news incuding a compplete list of winners, check out: TVMusic Network


Watch: Body Count perform 'Black Hoodie' at 60th Grammys (VIDEO)

Check out a performance of Ice T and Body Count as they performed at the 60th Grammys Pre-Show.
The band sang "Black Hoodie" from the album "Bloodlust." Body Count was nominated for Best Metal Performance.

For a complete winners list, visit: TVMusic Network


'Days of our Lives' sneak peek week of January 29

Here's a look at what's ahead this week on "Days of our Lives," airing weekdays on NBC. 

Monday, January 29
Stefan assures Vivian he's covered their tracks
John and Steve agree to investigate who sent Anna the mysterious letter

Tuesday, January 30
Kayla finds Steve struggling with his vision and urges him to see a doctor
Sonny is gut-punched by Will's news

Wednesday, January 31
Steve shares with Kayla dire news about his health
Eve tries to give Sonny relationship advice, but he lashes out at her
Victor suggests how Brady can win Eve's trust

Thursday, February 1
Tensions rise at Andre's funeral
Carrie returns to Salem to defend her parents
Rafe learns someone else knows his secret

Friday, February 2
Roman and Anna provide Hope with another suspect for Andre's murder
Rafe questions Stefan about the DiMera security footage

Watch: Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson perform at 60th Grammys (VIDEO)

The 2018 Grammy Awards were held Sunday night in Los Angeles and the performances Lady Gaga with Mark Ronson was one of the night's highlights. The duo performed a piano version of "Joanne" for the first time on the Grammy stage at New York's Madison Square Garden. She then sang an acoustic version of her hit song "Million Reasons" with help from Mark Ronson.

For more Grammy News, including a complete list of winners, visit: TVMusic

Check out the performance below:


Keala Settle set to sing 'This Is Me' from 'The Greatest Showman' at the Oscars

January 27, 2018
The songs list for the Academy Awards is starting to shape up. "The Greatest Showman" actress Keala Settle, will perform the film's Oscar-nominated hit "This Is Me" at the 90th Academy Awards.

The song was written by Oscar winners for "La La Land's" Benjamin Pasek and Justin Paul. Others songs in the running are "Mighty River" from Mudbound, "Mystery of Love" from Call Me by Your Name, "Stand Up for Something" from "Marshall," and "Remember Me" from "Coco."  

Pasek and Paul are not the only previous winners nominated. Lonnie Lynn aka Common is also nominated for "Marshall."  He won previously for "Selma."

For a list of nominees, click Oscar nominees.


Oprah Winfrey host 'Oprah's Super Soul Conversations' Live at the Apollo

Get ready for some interesting conversations as Oprah continues the conversation when she hosts "Oprah's Super Soul Conversations," a live event featuring inspiring thought leaders, modern-day influencers and social game changers as they discuss the current climate in our culture, on Wednesday, February 7 at 12:30 p.m. ET at Harlem's World-Famous Apollo Theater. The special will air Tuesday, February 27 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and will be available on "Oprah's Super Soul Conversations" podcast.

In one-on-one conversations, Oprah will discuss how we can live a life filled with values, character, purpose and meaning during the turbulent times we live in. Guests include Salma Hayek Pinault, Oscar nominated actress, film producer and dedicated activist; Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show and New York Times bestselling author; Lin-Manuel Miranda, writer and star of the Broadway blockbuster Hamilton for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize; Yara Shahidi of Black-ish and star of spin-off Grown-ish, outspoken advocate for educating girls and encouraging millennials to vote; Trevor Noah, comedian, political commentator, bestselling author and host of The Daily Show and Jordan Peele, producer, writer and director of the Oscar nominated film Get Out that sparked a national dialogue on race. Additionally, Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson, hosts of the popular weekly stand-up comedy and storytelling podcast 2 Dope Queens, will be on site to kick-off the event.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, January 27 at 12 p.m. EST at and at the Apollo Box Office.
Informed by the heart of OWN's Super Soul brand, "Oprah's Super Soul Conversations" live event is an extension of the three-time Emmy award-winning series "Super Soul Sunday" which features conversations between Oprah Winfrey and top thinkers, authors, visionaries and spiritual leaders exploring themes and issues including happiness, personal fulfillment, spirituality, conscious living and what it means to be alive in today's world.
About "Oprah's Super Soul Conversations" Podcast
OWN's first-ever podcast, "Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations," debuted at #1 in August 2017 on Apple Podcasts, featuring audio from the three-time Emmy Award-winning television series "Super Soul Sunday." Delivering insight and inspiration from top thinkers, authors, visionaries and spiritual leaders to awaken viewers to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them, "Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations" is available on Apple Podcasts at, GooglePlay Music, Spotify and Stitcher. The podcast has been downloaded over 23 million times by listeners in over 190 countries worldwide.


American Idol: Philymack founder Phil McIntrye named EP, Kristopher Pooley hired as Musical Director

January 25, 2018
Phil McIntyre, founder and CEO of Philymack, the entertainment and music management company for multiplatinum artists Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas/DNCE, and most recently The Band Perry and Iggy Azalea, has signed on as executive producer, representing CORE Media on the production of "American Idol" on ABC. Drawing on his extensive musical background, he will focus on developing the contestants' artistic vision, preparing them for a successful career after the show, along with liaising with guest artists and the online distribution of the music performed.

Additionally, music producer, live music director, and multi-instrumentalist Kristopher Pooley has joined the series as music director. In this role, he will be responsible for working with the contestants to create song arrangements, leading the live band, and helping to guide and advise the contestants on their journey to become the next superstar. Pooley's career has kept him busy producing music for television, including the Super Bowl Halftime show, "The Glee Project," "American Horror Story," "American Bible Challenge," and "Glee," among others. As a veteran live music director, Pooley has worked around the world arranging and music directing shows for Katy Perry, Kesha, Gwen Stefani, Adam Lambert, DNCE, Dixie Chicks, Miguel, Tegan and Sara, Niall Horan, Demi Lovato, Rita Ora; and as a multi-instrumentalist for Melissa Etheridge, Morrissey, Smashing Pumpkins, Jane's Addiction, Siouxsie Sioux and many more.

"American Idol," the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, will return to airwaves on Sunday, March 11 at its new home on The ABC Television Network. Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation, are music industry forces and superstar judges, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest will return as host of the beloved series.

"American Idol" is produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group. Executive producers include FremantleMedia North America's Trish Kinane and Jennifer Mullin, along with co-executive producer, Megan Wolflick. FremantleMedia International distributes the series worldwide.


Daytime Emmys: Actors Pre-Nominations Announced (Complete List)

The pre-noms for the Daytime Emmys have been announced. How the nominees are determined and the complete list is listed below. 

An online judging ballot containing all entrants in each of four performer categories (Lead Actor and Actress and Supporting Actor and Actress) was sent to all registered, eligible peer judges. The ballot contained a randomized order of performers in each category, regardless of their show affiliation. Judges were required to view clips online containing the work of each performer entry before selecting their top 10 performer choices in each category.  Please note that there are 11 Lead Actresses due to exact ties in the voting.

Ballots were submitted directly to Lutz & Carr, Inc., an independent accounting firm, who tabulated the results. The candidates below who received the highest number of votes now advance to the blue ribbon screening round, scheduled to begin on February 22, which will determine both nominees and recipients. Please note that this release also contains the names of the entrants for the Younger Actor and Actress categories, who will proceed directly to the Blue Ribbon Round.  Nominations will be announced on Wednesday, March 21, live on “The Talk” on CBS. The ceremony will talk place April 29. 

Actor Pre-Nominations:

Sharon Case, as Sharon Newman, The Young and the Restless, CBS

Eileen Davidson, as Ashley Abbott,  The Young and the Restless, CBS 

Melissa Claire Egan, as Chelsea Newman, The Young and the Restless, CBS

Judi Evans, as Adrienne Kiriakis/Bonnie Lockhart,  Days of Our Lives, NBC

Mary Beth Evans, as Kayla Johnson,  Days of Our Lives, NBC

Nancy Lee Grahn, as Alexis Davis,  General Hospital, ABC

Marci Miller, as Abigail Deveraux.  Days of Our Lives, NBC

Kelly Monaco, as Sam McCall, General Hospital, ABC

Gina Tognoni, as Phyllis Summers, The Young and the Restless, CBS

Maura West, as Ava Jerome, General Hospital, ABC

Laura Wright, as Carly Corinthos, General Hospital, ABC


Photo Credit:

Peter Bergman, as Jack Abbott, The Young and the Restless, CBS

Scott Clifton, as Liam Spencer,  The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Michael Easton, as Hamilton Finn, General Hospital, ABC

Billy Flynn, as Chad DiMera, Days of Our Lives, NBC

Galen Gering, as Rafe Hernandez, Days of Our Lives, NBC

Eric Martsolf, as Brady Black, Days of our Lives, NBC

John McCook, as Eric Forrester,  The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Billy Miller, as Jason Morgan/Drew Cain,  General Hospital, ABC

Stephen Nichols, as Steve “Patch” Johnson, Days of Our Lives, NBC

James Reynolds, as Abe Carver, Days of Our Lives, NBC


Marla Adams, as Dina Mergeron, The Young and the Restless, CBS 

Nadia Bjorlin, as Chloe Lane, Days of Our Lives, NBC

Eileen Davidson, as Susan Banks, Days of Our Lives, NBC

Camryn Grimes, as Mariah Copeland, The Young and the Restless, CBS

Susan Hayes, as Julie Williams,  Days of Our Lives, NBC

Elizabeth Hendrickson, as Chloe Mitchell, The Young and the Restless, CBS

Lisa LoCicero, as Olivia Falconeri, General Hospital, ABC

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, as Steffy Forrester Spencer,  The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Mishael Morgan, as Hilary Curtis, The Young and the Restless, CBS

Arianne Zucker, as Nicole Walker, Days of Our Lives, NBC


Darin Brooks, as Wyatt Spencer, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Steve Burton, as Jason Morgan, General Hospital, ABC

Chad Duell, as Michael Corinthos. General Hospital, ABC

Bryton James, as Devon Hamilton, The Young and the Restless, CBS

Wally Kurth, as Ned Quartermaine. General Hospital, ABC

Chandler Massey, as Will Horton, Days of Our Lives, NBC

Anthony Montgomery, as Dr Andre Maddox, General Hospital, ABC

Greg Rikaart, as Kevin Baldwin, The Young and the Restless, CBS

James Patrick Stuart, as Valentin Cassadine, General Hospital, ABC

Greg Vaughan, as Eric Brady. Days of Our Lives, NBC


Reign Edwards, as Nicole Avant Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Hayley Erin, as Kiki Jerome. General Hospital, ABC

Cait Fairbanks, as Tessa Porter, The Young and the Restless, CBS

Courtney Grosbeck, as Coco Spectra, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Olivia Rose Keegan, as Claire Brady,  Days of Our Lives, NBC

Victoria Konefal, as Ciara Brady, Days of Our Lives, NBC

Chloe Lanier, as Nelle Benson, General Hospital, ABC

Eden McCoy, as Josslyn Jacks, General Hospital, ABC

Paige Searcy, as Jade Michaels, Days of Our Lives, NBC

Lexie Stevenson, as Mattie Ashby, The Young and the Restless, CBS


Lucas Adams, as Tripp Dalton, Days of Our Lives, NBC

Rome Flynn, as Zende Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Pierson Fode, as Thomas Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Noah Alexander Gerry, as Charlie Ashby, The Young and the Restless, CBS

James Lastovic, as Joey Johnson, Days of Our Lives, NBC

Tristan Lake Leabu, as Reed Hellstrom,  The Young and the Restless, CBS

Casey Moss, as JJ Deveraux, Days of Our Lives, NBC

Garren Stitt, as Oscar Nero, General Hospital, AB

Anthony Turpel, as Ridge Forrester Jr, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Hudson West, as Jake Webber, General Hospital, ABC


'Mister Rogers: It's You I Like' Special Coming to PBS

January 24, 2018
Sarah Silverman shares her favorite Mister Rogers Neighborhood memories
Photo: Vince Bucci/PBS
Mister Rogers is coming back to the neighborhood. The upcoming PBS special, "Mister Rogers: It's You I Like," a celebrity-filled, hour-long special that premieres on PBS stations in March 2018 (check local listings), celebrates Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the pioneering PBS series that premiered nationally 50 years ago and became an iconic and enduring landmark in the world of children’s television and beyond. 

Cast members from the groundbreaking series share their personal perspectives and insights in this new production, which pays tribute to television’s longest-running children’s series, still broadcast on many PBS stations today. The program also features interviews with numerous celebrities who have been influenced and inspired by Fred Rogers, a modest man who always said, “I am not a teacher, I simply help children learn.”

Judd Apatow, Joyce DiDonato, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Kratt, John Lithgow, Yo-Yo Ma and son Nicholas Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Sarah Silverman, Esperanza Spalding and Caroll Spinney reveal their favorite memories from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, while Joe Negri (“Handyman Negri”), David Newell (“Mr. McFeely”) and Joanne Rogers, Fred’s widow, share their personal stories. Also featured are performances from the archives by Tony Bennett, The Empire Brass Quintet, Hillary Hahn, Margaret Hamilton, Yo-Yo Ma and Nicholas, Wynton Marsalis and Perlman.

The nearly 900 episodes created by Fred Rogers encompass topics that resonate to this day with adults and children alike. Favorite segments, such as a visit with Koko the Gorilla, Big Bird’s appearance in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe as well as trips to the Crayola Factory and the Radio Flyer Wagon Company, are highlighted.

"Mister Rogers: It's You I Like" is produced by JoAnn Young (JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala, Oscar Hammerstein: Out of My Dreams) and John Paulson (JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala and A Raisin in the Sun Revisited). Ellen Doherty and Kevin Morrison of The Fred Rogers Company are executive producers.

Watch: 'The X-Files' extended trailer (Video)

Check out an all-new "The X-Files" trailer. The series airs Wednesdays on FOX. In tonight's all-new episode, "The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat," written and directed by Darin Morgan, the idea of The Mandela Effect, in which large groups of people remember an alternate history, is eXplored as Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) find out how The X-Files themselves may have originated.


'Empire' and 'Star' return March 28 on FOX (Video)

Get ready for "Empire" and "Star" to return in March on FOX. The shows return with all new episodes on Wednesday, March 28th.

When we last left the Lyon's on "Empire," Cookie and Lucious discovered the degree of Andre's mental illness and Lucious turned up missing. 

"Star," ended with Carlotta's beauty shop on fire with lives inside. 

A first look teaser for "Empire" is below:


'Murphy Brown' 13-episode reboot heads to CBS

CBS has given a 13-episode, series production commitment to a current day revival of the Network's classic comedy "Murphy Brown" from Warner Bros. Television for the 2018-2019 broadcast season, it was announced today by Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment, and Thom Sherman, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Entertainment.

Candice Bergen, who starred in the title role from 1988-1998, will reprise her role. As the show's 30th anniversary approaches, "Murphy Brown" returns to a world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate.

Warner Bros. Television, producers of the original series, will produce the new multi-camera comedy with original creator Diane English serving as writer/executive producer through her Bend in the Road Productions banner. Bergen will also be an executive producer.

During the show's original 10-year run on CBS, "Murphy Brown" received 62 Emmy nominations (with 18 wins), 15 Golden Globe nominations (with three wins), three Screen Actors Guild awards, five Directors Guild nominations (with two wins) and four Writers Guild nominations (with two wins). Bergen won five Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.

In 2010 TV Guide named Murphy Brown one of the "25 Greatest TV Characters of All Time."


'Mary Kills People' returns for Season 2 on Lifetime

January 23, 2018
Lifetime has renewed "Mary Kills People" for a second season. Following a ground-breaking first season,  the acclaimed show follows the story of an ER doctor who serves as an angel of death helping people die with dignity. "Mary Kills People" returns March 12, at 9: 00 p.m. ET/PT.  Starring Caroline Dhavernas, Jay Ryan and Richard Short, the second season of "Mary Kills People "also features guest stars Rachelle Lefevre and Ian Lake. Viwers can catch up on the show by watching a full season one marathon of "Mary Kills People" will air on Lifetime Movies (LMN) from 6pm ET/PT - 12am ET/PT on Sunday, March 11.

Picking up eight months after Mary (Dhavernas) and Des (Short) framed Grady (Greg Bryk) for the deaths of their patients, Des is happy to reteam with Mary following his stint in prison, but Mary questions whether she was better off fighting the good fight without him. As they dive deeper and darker into their illegal work, a mysterious woman, Olivia Bloom (Lefevre), comes to them with a deadly request, unleashing a chain of events that unfolds throughout the season. Mary's personal and professional lives come to a head when Ben (Ryan) returns, knee-deep in a complicated undercover case. Ben's investigation will collide with Mary's criminal descent, forcing Mary to decide whether to come clean once and for all.

"Mary Kills People" is produced by Entertainment One (eOne) and Cameron Pictures Inc., in association with Corus Entertainment.


'The Young and the Restless' hits ratings high

(L-R): Thad Luckinbill (J.T.) and Amelia Heinle (Victoria)
Photo: CBS
Score one for Genoa City! CBS's Emmy-winning drama series, "The Young and the Restless" receieved a record high in ratings for the week ending Janaury 19. The soap attracted 4.84 million viewers which marks its largest weekly audience in a year. 

During that week, Cane worked to get back with Lily, Hilary considered having a baby, Ashley took on more than she could handle, Mariah discovered that Tessa stole her lyrics to write a song and Victor found out the hard way that J.T. and Victoria were back together. 

The show recently celebrated 29 consecutive years as daytime’s #1 drama. The daytime series, currently in its 44th season, first became the top soap during the week of December 26, 1988.

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

'MVP: Most Valuable Performer' live talent contest heads to CBS

CBS announced today the celebrity judges and mentor for MVP: MOST VALUABLE PERFORMER, a new, live, one-hour interactive talent show hosted by LL COOL J. SCORPION actress and recording artist Katharine McPhee, SUPERIOR DONUTS actor and comedian Maz Jobrani, and New York Giants wide receiver and INSIDE THE NFL on SHOWTIME analyst Brandon Marshall will judge the special on Thursday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. THE TALK host Sharon Osbourne will mentor the NFL players to ensure the transition from pro athlete to star performer goes off without a hitch.

During the special, NFL players will showcase their off-the-field talents, such as singing, playing instruments, dancing and more, live from the Avalon Hollywood. Then, the three judges will draw upon their unique backgrounds in musical theater, acting, hosting and sports to evaluate their performances and each choose one player to advance to the final three. During the broadcast viewers can vote from the final three at with the MVP: MOST VALUABLE PERFORMER winner revealed live.
Katharine McPhee - Judge
Katharine McPhee is an accomplished actress and singer. She first burst onto the scene in 2005 on season five of “American Idol.” McPhee boasts many television and film credits, including starring as Paige Dineen in the CBS drama SCORPION. McPhee has recorded five studio albums, including her self-titled debut album, which landed at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2007. Her most recent album, I Fall In Love Too Easily, on Nov. 17, 2017, went to #1 on the iTunes jazz charts and has been in the top 10 since its release. In her Café Carlyle debut, she sold out all five nights and received standing ovations and much fan praise.
Maz Jobrani - Judge
Maz Jobrani is a comedian, actor and author who currently stars at Fawz in the CBS comedy SUPERIOR DONUTS. Jobrani performs stand-up live around the world, including the Middle East where he performed in front of the king of Jordan, and at the White House in spring of 2016, where he had the privilege of introducing Michelle Obama. In addition to his television and film credits, Netflix premiered his latest comedy special, “Immigrant,” last summer, and his book I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One on TV was a Los Angeles Times bestseller.
Brandon Marshall - Judge
Current New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall is on his fourth year as an expert analyst on the weekly series INSIDE THE NFL on SHOWTIME. He was nominated for a 2016 Sports Emmy in the category of Outstanding Sports Personality (studio analyst) for his work on the show. Marshall and his wife, Michi, are the co-founders of PROJECT 375, a non-profit foundation that aims to raise awareness to combat the stigma surrounding mental health disorders.
Sharon Osbourne - Mentor
Sharon Osbourne serves as host of THE TALK, CBS’ Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show. Osbourne won the Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Hosts Daytime Emmy for the first time in 2017. In addition to her many television credits, including the cable reality series “The Osbournes,” she has returned to her role as a judge and mentor on the U.K. version of “The X Factor.” Osbourne’s career in the music industry has spanned more than 30 years. In addition to managing the career of her husband, she has managed numerous artists, such as Black Sabbath, Electric Light Orchestra, Smashing Pumpkins, Motorhead and Slade. In 1996 Osbourne created and produced Ozzfest, the biggest hard-rock touring festival in America.
Due to their NFL obligations, Cody and Jacob Hollister (now playing in the Super Bowl) are not eligible to compete in MVP: MOST VALUABLE PERFORMER. The following is the final roster of players competing:
Brandon Williams
Baltimore Ravens Defensive Tackle
Talent: Singing
Jonathan Stewart
Caroline Panthers Running Back
Talent: Playing piano
Justin Tucker
Baltimore Ravens Placekicker
Talent: Opera singing
Alex Collins
Baltimore Ravens Running Back
Talent: Irish dancing
Kevin Zeitler
Cleveland Browns Guard
Talent: Dog tricks
Domata Peko
Denver Broncos, Nose Tackle
Talent: Playing guitar
The MVP contest began Dec. 1 with the first videos of 32 participating NFL players available online at Sports Illustrated’s website ( for fans to watch and vote for their favorite performer. The top finalists from teams that have been eliminated from postseason advanced to the live show and will be assisted by a mentor to help enhance their performances. During the live show, a panel of celebrity judges will critique each player’s performance before viewers vote online at to determine the MVP: MOST VALUABLE PERFORMER. The winner will be revealed at the end of the show.
MVP: MOST VALUABLE PERFORMER is produced by JUMA Entertainment in conjunction with ACE Media, the content arm of the NFL Players Association. Robert Horowitz and Josh Greenberg of JUMA are the executive producers along with Scott Langerman of ACE. Michael Simon will direct.