Wayne Brady Joins Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol

October 30, 2018
Wayne Brady is joining Publishers Clearing House's Prize Patrol. Yep, Wayne Brady wants YOU to become the next Publishers Clearing House millionaire. The host of "Let's Make A Deal" and the newly announced cast member of "The Bold and the Beautiful," wants to give away even more money. 

The versatile performer is adding Publishers Clearing House (PCH) spokesperson to his ever-growing list of activities and is featured in a new national TV advertising campaign for the brand.  

"You know, when I told people I was going to be working with Publishers Clearing House, the first question that came up was: 'Do real people really win?'" said Brady. "Well, I can tell you that the answer is 'YES.' I've personally met the PCH Prize Patrol and I've seen them surprise real people with big prizes."

"Let's Make A Deal" and "The Bold and the Beautiful" airs weekdays on CBS. 

5th Annual Voice Arts Awards To Be Held Sunday, November 18th

The Annual Voice Arts Awards honoring the best talent in the voiceover industry will be back in Burbank this year at Warner Bros. Studios on Sunday, November 18th.  The annual event takes place the last night of That's Voiceover! Career Expo 2018, and is sponsored by the non-profit Society of Voice Arts & Sciences (SOVA). 

The awards feature nearly 75 categories across multiple genres. Previous winners include, Jon Hamm, James Earl Jones, Kerry Washington, Kate Winslet, Lily Tomlin, Katy Perry, and Lena Dunham. "Current sponsors are Backstage Magazine, Sennheiser, CBS LA, Casting Society of America, Sheraton Universal and OVATION TV. 

Ovation TV will also be live from the red carpet at Warner Bros. with one-on-one interviews, and complete coverage for their social media platforms. We are thrilled to partner with them again this year. They have an amazing audience and we are happy to give Ovation fans a glimpse of the glamour and star power that will be on display." says Emmy Award-winning producer and SOVAS™ CEO, Rudy Gaskins.

Award-winning actress Sigourney Weaver will be in attendance this year to receive the Voice Arts® Icon Award for Arts and Humanities. The special presentation to Ms. Weaver will be delivered by award-winning actor David Oyelowo (Selma). The Voice Arts® Awards also celebrates the power of the voice to impart social responsibility in the world. The 2018 award ceremony will present acclaimed actress Rosario Dawson with the Environmental Voice Arts® Award, for her continued efforts to use her voice to promote the protection and betterment of our environment. This year's recipient of the prestigious Muhammad Ali Voice of Humanity Honor is acclaimed author, activist, and CNN host, Van Jones.

Charlamagne Tha God and Liza Koshy To Co-Host MTV's Election Afterparty

MTV has tapped Charlamagne Tha God and Liza Koshy to co-host the youth brand's +1 The Vote "Election Afterparty" on Tuesday, November 6th at Miami Dade College's (MDC) Kendall Campus.  

Grammy Award-winner Ashanti, Jazz Jennings, the co-founders of "March For Our Lives" David Hogg, Delaney Tarr, Jaclyn Corin, Jammal Lemy, Sarah Chadwick and more are set to make guest appearances.

Ashanti will also join Fat Joe for a special performance, as well as previously announced performers PRETTYMUCH, DJ Nasty and Lauren Jauregui. The "Afterparty" will kick off when the polls close in Florida and celebrate the efforts of young people across the nation getting out the vote.

With just one week until Election Day, MTV's new research reveals:

  • 20% increase in young people's likelihood to encourage a friend to vote in the upcoming midterm election (31% in June, 37% in October)1

  • 84% said they would likely attend a party at their local polling station, and it would serve as further motivation to vote

  • 62% of young people said they had already encouraged someone to register to vote over the past few months

  • 61% of young people reported they are likely to go with a friend to their local polling station to vote

MTV and Tinder teamed up to bolster voter turnout. The dating app's users will see messaging encouraging them to bring a "+1" to the polls on Election Day. The youth brand is also partnering with Postmates to give a food credit to young people across the country who are celebrating the election with a friend. Users will need to tag a friend and use the hashtag #plus1thevote.

For free tickets to the "Election Afterparty" visit gofobo.com/mtv.

"+1 the Vote" was created in order to harness the power of friendship and ignite the most powerful voting bloc in the country. To date, the campaign has featured a first-of-its-kind +1 the Vote Registration Tool, PSAs encouraging young people to bring their friends to the polls, and an interactive election map profiling young candidates for office. MTV News also released an explainer series breaking down the importance of the midterm elections. MTV and Civic Nation's #VoteTogether – with support from "Grown-ish" star Yara Shahidi and "Eighteenx18" – partnered to supercharge youth voter participation by funding parties at the polls in all 50 states. The campaign has generated 80 million impressions to date.

Visit plus1thevote.com for more information.

Gene Simmons To Be Honored at Heroes for Heroes Celebrity Poker Tournament

The Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Heroes for Heroes Celebrity Poker Tournament & Casino Party will take place on Saturday, November 10 at The Avalon in Hollywood.  This year's honoree is rock legend Gene Simmons founder of the rock sensation and iconic band Kiss. 

Simmons is being honored for his above and beyond participation as one of the top celebrity ambassadors at the Cantor Fitzgerald & BGC Partners' annual Charity Days commemorating the 658 friends, colleagues and Eurobroker employees tragically lost on September 11, 2001. On September 11, 2018 Simmons joined licensed brokers on the trading floor, alongside heavyweights like former President Bill Clinton and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair commanding big number sales and trades. The music icon finished the day moving billions of dollars to help charity including, the LAPMF. "I have great respect for our law enforcement, armed forces and first responders. They do jobs the rest of us would never do and when they're in need, it's the least I can do," stated Simmons.

The hottest stars from TV, Film, Music and Sports along with community VIPs will come together to support the families of LAPD officers who were injured or have fallen in the line of duty.

The Heroes for Heroes event will include a distinguished celebrity poker tournament, red carpet arrivals, casino games, delicious food, cocktails by Tito's Handmade Vodka, music by Robo Records, Caliber Photoworks photobooth, raffles, live and silent auctions. 

PokerStars, the world's largest online poker operator and a part of The Stars Group Inc., has been the event's biggest supporter since its inception in 2013 with the late, great host James Gandolfini. The winner of the 2018 Heroes for Heroes poker tournament will head to PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, one of the most prestigious poker events across the globe held at the Atlantis Resort and Casino on Paradise Island in January 2019 where participants will have the chance to win industry prestige and millions of dollars.

Joining the Stars Group as major 2018 supporters are Producer Randall Emmett of Emmett Furla Films and Movie Pass Films. Emmett is best known for producing 2 Guns, Lone Survivor, and Silence. Honoree Gene Simmons' MoneyBag Sodas. Simmons exclaimed, "MoneyBag Sodas are made only with the most elite of ingredients. This is Soda Royalty!"

Additional Sponsors include: AXON, Retired Fire & Police Association, Los Angeles Police Protective League, Los Angeles Police Relief Association, AFLAC, Los Angeles Police Federal Credit Union, Milken Family Foundation, Peter O'Malley, Los Angeles Police Revolver & Athletic Association, Lewis, Marenstein, Wicke, Sherwin & Lee LLP, Park Regency Realty, US Cryotherapy Studio City, Palms Casino Resort & Spa.

Guests expected to attend this year include Honoree Gene Simmons, Board of Directors member Jerry West, Luke Wilson, Dennis Quaid, Tito Ortiz, Tommy Lasorda and over 50 celebrities.

The Motion Picture Association of America Celebrates 50 Years

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in a scene from "Titanic," the most popular movie of all time. 
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)  is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its film rating system. The report, "G" is for Golden: The MPAA Film Ratings at 50, includes the results of a new survey of American parents, never-before-released, comprehensive data on the nearly 30,000 films rated since 1968, and a detailed look at the history, evolution, and process behind the ratings. 
The MPAA's Classification and Rating Administration (CARA) was created by former MPAA President and CEO Jack Valenti and first announced on November 1, 1968. This voluntary program provided an alternative to government censorship of movies, and was designed first and foremost to help parents make informed viewing choices for their children, while protecting the First Amendment, the rights of filmmakers, and the creative process.  
In conjunction with the 50-year milestone, the MPAA today also released: 
  • Digital Archive, featuring a collection of documents relating to the rating system's founding and evolution, as well as the Hays Code, which preceded the MPAA ratings
  • Series of Video Vignettes, featuring CARA Chair Joan Graves answering some of the most frequently asked questions on the MPAA ratings
"We often find that when people have problems or issues with the ratings, they are based on misconceptions about our purpose and role," said Joan Graves, Chair of the Classification and Rating Administration (CARA) and MPAA Senior Vice President. "It is our hope that with the release of these materials, we can promote a greater understanding of how the MPAA ratings serve parents, young audiences, and filmmakers alike."
  • A new 2018 survey of 1,559 parents of children between the ages of seven and 16 conducted by Nielsen on behalf of the MPAA found that the overwhelming majority of American parents are familiar with the rating system and find it helpful and accurate
    • 91 percent of the parents are extremely familiar (54%) or very familiar (37%) with the rating system, and 80% are extremely (40%) or very (40%) familiar with rating descriptors.
    • 95 percent say they agree either strongly (59%) or somewhat (36%) that the ratings are helpful tools. 95% percent also agree that rating descriptors are helpful tools (60% agree strongly, 35% somewhat).
    • 84 percent of parents agree that the rating system is accurate in its classification of movies, and even more – 88 percent – agree the rating descriptors are accurate. 
  • For the first time ever, the MPAA is releasing comprehensive data on all films rated throughout its 50-year history. The rating board is fast approaching an impressive 30,000 films rated since 1968.
    • Over its 50-year history, the MPAA has rated a total of 29,791 films.
      • 1,574 rated
      • 5,578 rated M/GP/P
      • 4,913 rated PG-1
      • 17,202 rated R
      • 524 rated X/NC-17
    • The MPAA has rated an average of 587 movies a year, with a high of 940 films rated in 2003, near the peak of the DVD boom.
    • Since 1968, of the nearly 30,000 films rated, 1.4 percent have been appealed (428), and 0.6 percent have had their rating overturned (165). Since the introduction of the PG-13 rating, most years have seen one percent or fewer ratings appealed.
  • While a lesser-known part of the rating process, the MPAA's Advertising Administration is responsible for reviewing all advertising and publicity materials for rated films – from trailers, one-sheets, and billboards to Facebook ads, Snapchat filters, and promotional gifs. In the last year, the Advertising Administration has reviewed 68,000 pieces of advertising content to determine suitability for different audiences
    • 15,835 pre-show trailers
    • 16,087 online ads
    • 16,448 print/outdoor materials
    • 15,492 TV/radio spots
    • 3,975 clips/promos
To download a complete version of the report, click here.
About the MPAA
The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries from its offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Its members include: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Paramount Pictures Corporation; 20th Century Fox Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; and Sony Entertainment Inc.
SOURCE Motion Picture Association of America

Christopher Cross announces 2019 tour dates

Christopher Cross announces 2019  tour dates
Christopher Cross has announced his tour dates for 2019. The "Take Me As I AM tour dates run from January to the end of March starting in Folsom, California on January 5. Tickets go on sale on  Friday, November 2.

Cross toured this past summer as a part of the Monsters of Yacht Rock Tour with Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins  to sold out crowds across the country.

Cross will be performing several songs including  his  hits, "Sailing", Ride Like The Wind" and Arthur's Theme from his debut album. The album which was released in 1979 won five Grammy Awards.

January 5, 2019 - Folsom, CA @ Harris Center for the Arts

February 15, 2019 - Baton Rouge, LA @ L'Auberge Casino

February 17, 2019 - Nashville, TN @ City Winery Nashville (2 Shows)

February 22, 2019 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage

February 25, 2019 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Broward Center For The Performing Arts

February 26, 2019 - Clearwater, FL @ Capitol Theater

February 27, 2019 - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

March 2, 2019 - New York, NY @ City Winery New York

March 3, 2019 - New York, NY @ City Winery New York

March 4, 2019 - Washington, DC @ City Winery Washington DC

March 7, 2019 - Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino

March 8, 2019 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Music Box at Borgata

March 9, 2019 - Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Casino

March 11, 2019 - Boston, MA @ City Winery Boston

March 12, 2019 - Boston, MA @ City Winery Boston

March 15, 2019 - Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center

March 19, 2019 - Chicago, IL @ City Winery Chicago

March 20, 2019 - Chicago, IL @ City Winery Chicago

March 21, 2019 - Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater

For more information: www.christophercross.com

Tyga drops 'Dip" Single Featuring Nicki Minaj (Video)

October 29, 2018

 Rapper Tyga has dropped a new version of his hit DIP today at 12pm PT ft. Nicki Minaj! The song was originally released as a Tyga solo single in early September and has already amassed over 30 million streams in the first month of release and is also in the Top 30 at rhythmic radio and the Top 50 at urban radio currently.  

DIP  ft. Nicki Minaj is the official version of the single, which is being released along with the official music video. The music video was inspired by Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson's "Scream" video, and is directed by Arrad & Tyga, produced by Riveting Entertainment. 

Song Credits: Written by Tyga & Nicki Minaj, Produced by d.a. doman, who also produced Taste and Swish for Tyga.

Check out the video below (Please note, this is not the radio edit):


Fox's Midseaon Schedule Annnounced For Shows including 'Gotham' and 'The Orville'

FOX has announced the premiere dates for "The Orville" (Dec. 30), "Gordon Ramsy's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (Jan. 2), "Gotham" (Jan. 3), "Proven Innocent" (Feb. 15), and "Cosmos: Possible World" (March 3). As previously announced, new celebrity singing competition "The Masked Singer" will premiere Jan. 2, new epic thriller "The Passage" will premiere Jan. 14 and all-new live musical event "Rent" will air Jan. 27. 

Season Two of Seth MacFarlane’s hit space adventure series, "The Orville," debuts Sunday, Dec. 30 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/5:00-6:00 PM PT live to all time zones), following the NFL on FOX doubleheader. Set 400 years in the future, the series follows The U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship, and its crew, both human and alien, who face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the problems of everyday life. In Season Two, Ed (MacFarlane) and Kelley's (Adrianne Palicki) relationship will take a new turn, while the ship’s crew will meet never-before-seen aliens, face old adversaries the Krill, make first contact with a new civilization and revisit the planet Moclus. 

Season Two of this past summer’s No. 1 new series, "Gordon Ramsy's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" premieres Wednesday, Jan. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The hit restaurant makeover series features Ramsay driving to struggling restaurants across the country in his state-of-the-art mobile kitchen and command center, Hell On Wheels, to bring failing restaurants back from the brink of disaster – all in just 24 hours.  

"The Masked Singer" (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) debuts. Hosted by Nick Cannon, with panelists Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke, this top-secret celebrity singing competition will have everyone asking, “who’s behind the mask?!” Based on an international format, and already a viral phenomenon with over half a billion fans worldwide, the series features celebrities facing off against one another with one major twist: each singer is shrouded from head to toe in an elaborate costume, complete with full face mask to conceal his or her identity. With each performance, the host, panelists, audience, viewers and even the other contestants are left guessing who is singing behind the mask.  

On Thursday, Jan. 3, "The Orville" makes its time period premiere with an all-new episode (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following the fifth and final season premiere of "Gotham" (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). 

The show wraps up in a farewell event that will focus on Bruce Wayne’s (David Mazouz) ultimate transformation into the Caped Crusader, as Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) tries to hold together a city on the edge of chaos‎. 

FOX also has ordered two additional episodes of the hit series, raising the season order to 12 episodes, and bringing the full series order to 100 episodes. Following the events of last season, the fifth season, titled “Gotham: Legend of the Dark Knight,” will pick up with Gotham City split amongst Gordon and the GCPD, and some of the most notorious fan-favorite villains, as the heroes try to gain control and salvage what’s left of the deteriorating city. This season will also introduce new villains, including the iconic Bane (guest star Shane West).

"Gotham" is an origin story of the great DC Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller and executive producers Danny Cannon and John Stephens, "Gotham" follows the rise of Det. James Gordon through a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time. 

The series, from Warner Bros. Television, stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith and Chris Chalk. 

Epic thriller "The Passage" debuts Monday, Jan. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following the winter premiere of "The Resident" (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Based on author Justin Cronin’s best-selling trilogy of the same name, "The Passage" is an expansive, character-driven thriller written by Liz Heldens (“Friday Night Lights”).

Executive-produced by Heldens, Emmy Award winner and Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Ridley Scott (“The Martian,” “Gladiator”) and writer/director Matt Reeves (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “Cloverfield”), "The Passage" focuses on Project Noah, a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race. 

When a young girl (Saniyya Sidney, “Fences,” “Hidden Figures”) is chosen to be a test subject, a federal agent (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, “Pitch”) is tasked with bringing her in, but ultimately, becomes her surrogate father, determined to protect her at any cost – even as Project Noah’s work threatens to unleash an unimaginable apocalypse. 

The live musical production of the groundbreaking, Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT comes to FOX on Sunday, Jan. 27 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). A re-imagining of Puccini’s “La Bohème,” and set in New York City’s gritty East Village, RENT tells the unforgettable story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil. 

Winner of four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, writer/composer Jonathan Larson’s tour de force continues to offer an inspiring message of hope and friendship.  Acclaimed film, television and theater producer Marc Platt (“Grease: Live,” “La La Land,” “Wicked”), along with the estate of writer/composer Jonathan Larson, will executive-produce the live musical event. The cast features Kiersey Clemons, Brandon Victor Dixon, Jordan Fisher, Vanessa Hudgens, Brennin Hunt, Mario, Tinashe and Valentina. Additionally, Keala Settle will perform the iconic solo from “Seasons of Love” and join the ensemble in the live musical. 

New legal drama "Proven Innocent" will premiere Friday, Feb. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner and EMPIRE co-creator Danny Strong partners with David Elliot (“Four Brothers”) to tell the emotional story of one woman’s fight for the innocence of others, as well as her own. "Proven Innocent"  follows an underdog criminal defense firm led by a fierce and uncompromising lawyer, who was wrongfully convicted in a sensational murder case that made her an infamous media obsession, a household name and a national cause célèbre. 

The drama stars Rachelle Lefevre (“Under the Dome,” “A Gifted Man”), Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Kelsey Grammer (“Frasier,” “Cheers,” “Boss”), Russell Hornsby (“Seven Seconds,” “Grimm”), Vincent Kartheiser (“Mad Men”), Tony Award winner Nikki M. James (“BrainDead,” “The Good Wife,” “The Book of Mormon”), Riley Smith (“Frequency”) and Clare O’Connor (“Easy”). Adam Armus is an executive producer and showrunner.

Airing as a global event on FOX and National Geographic in 172 countries and 43 languages, the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning COSMOS will return for its third installment, beginning Sunday, March 3 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). It will once again be executive-produced, written and directed by Ann Druyan (NASA’s Voyager Record, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” “Contact”); executive-produced by Seth MacFarlane, Brannon Braga and Jason Clark; and hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, the famed pop-culture icon and astrophysicist. 

Additional premiere dates and schedule details to be announced


(Times for All-New Episodes are ET/PT Except as Noted)

Sunday, Dec. 30:

8:00-9:00 PM ET/5:00-6:00 PM PT    THE ORVILLE (Special Premiere)

Live to all time zones                        

9:00-9:30 PM                                      FAMILY GUY (encore)

9:30-10:00 PM                                    REL (encore)

Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 1:

8:00-9:00 PM                                      THE GIFTED (Winter Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                                    LETHAL WEAPON (Winter Premiere)

Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 2:               

8:00-9:00 PM                                      GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK (Season Premiere)    

9:00-10:00 PM                                    THE MASKED SINGER (Series Premiere) 

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 3:

8:00-9:00 PM                                      GOTHAM (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                                    THE ORVILLE (Time Period Premiere)

Mondays, beginning Jan. 14:

8:00-9:00 PM                                      THE RESIDENT (Winter Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                                    THE PASSAGE (Series Premiere)

Sunday, Jan. 27:     

7:00-10:00 PM ET live /                      RENT (Live Musical Event)

PT tape-delayed

Fridays, beginning Feb. 15:

8:00-8:30 PM                                      LAST MAN STANDING

8:30-9:00 PM                                      THE COOL KIDS

9:00-10:00 PM                                    PROVEN INNOCENT (Series Premiere)

Sundays, beginning March 3:

7:30-8:00 PM                                      BOB’S BURGERS (Time Period Premiere)

8:00-8:30 PM                                      THE SIMPSONS

8:30-9:00 PM                                      FAMILY GUY (Time Period Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                                    COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS (Premiere)


Vanessa Hudgens, Brandon Victor Dixon Lead Cast of FOX's 'Rent Live'

FOX has announced the full cast for the upcoming live musical event RENT, airing Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).

Actress Kiersey Clemons (“Hearts Beat Loud”), Emmy nominee and Tony Award winner Brandon Victor Dixon (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”), singer/songwriter Jordan Fisher (“Hamilton,” 2017 winner of “Dancing with the Stars”), actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens (“Second Act,” “Grease: Live”), newcomer and singer/songwriter Brennin Hunt (“Nashville”), R&B/Pop superstar Mario (EMPIRE), recording artist Tinashe (“Dancing with the Stars”) and performer Valentina (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”) are set to star in the highly anticipated live musical event. Additionally, Keala Settle will perform the iconic solo from “Seasons of Love” and join the ensemble in the live musical.

The groundbreaking, Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is a re-imagining of Puccini’s “La Bohème,” and set in New York City’s gritty East Village. “Rent” tells the unforgettable story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil. Winner of four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, writer/composer Jonathan Larson’s tour de force continues to offer an inspiring message of hope and friendship.

Below is a cast breakdown:

Kiersey Clemons as JOANNE JEFFERSON, Maureen’s girlfriend and an Ivy League-educated lawyer.

Brandon Victor Dixon as TOM COLLINS, the computer scientist who returns to New York after being expelled from MIT.

Jordan Fisher as MARK COHEN, an aspiring filmmaker, who serves as the show’s narrator, while filming the lives of his friends.

Vanessa Hudgens as MAUREEN JOHNSON, the outgoing performance artist who’s not afraid to take on the establishment.

Brennin Hunt as ROGER DAVIS, a struggling musician and Mark’s roommate and best friend.

Mario as BENJAMIN COFFIN III, Mark and Roger’s former roommate-turned-landlord, who is after their rent.
Tinashe as MIMI MARQUEZ, the dancer who struggles with addiction.

Valentina as ANGEL DUMONT SCHUNARD, a young drag queen and street percussionist who embraces life and lives it to its fullest.

The television adaptation will be broadcast from the historic Fox Studios in Los Angeles. Acclaimed film, television and theater producer Marc Platt (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” “Grease: Live,” “La La Land,” “Wicked”), along with the estate of writer/composer Jonathan Larson, will executive-produce the event. Tony Award-nominated director Michael Greif (“Dear Evan Hansen,” “Rent”), who directed the original New York Theatre Workshop and Broadway productions of “Rent,” is the director overseeing the stage direction; and Alex Rudzinski (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” “Grease: Live,” “Dancing with the Stars”) will serve as the live television director.

“Rent” originally was produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop.

KISS announces 'End of the Road' tour dates

After a 45 year career that launched an era of rock n roll legends, KISS announced that they will launch their final tour ever in 2019, appropriately named END OF THE ROAD. The initial announcement was made a month ago on NBC’s America’s Got Talent which sent the internet into overdrive with fans hoping their city would get one final KISS show.

The band announced today the first set of dates and cities in North America, produced by Live Nation. International markets were also announced simultaneously today. Tour itinerary detailed below; KISS will be offering VIP experiences and special KISS Army fan presales.
KISS Meet & Greet Experiences will be available beginning Tuesday, October 30th at 10am local time through kissonline.com. KISS Army fan club presales will begin Wednesday October 31st  at 10 am local time also through www.kissonline.com. Citi is the official presale credit card for the End of the Road World Tour. As such, Citicardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Wednesday, October 31 at 12:00pm local time until Thursday, November 1 at 10:00pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com

Tickets to the general public will go on sale starting Friday, November 2 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.

Known for their trademark larger-than-life blistering performances, KISS has proven for decades why they are hands down the most iconic live show in rock n roll.  The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide have said this tour is devoted to the millions of KISS Army fans.
"All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who've filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years. This will be the ultimate celebration for those who've seen us and a last chance for those who haven't. KISS Army, we're saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet and we'll go out the same way we came in... Unapologetic and Unstoppable," said KISS. 

January 31, 2019
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Rogers Arena
February 1, 2019
Portland, OR
Moda Center
February 2, 2019
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Dome
February 4, 2019
Spokane, WA
Spokane Arena
February 7, 2019
San Diego, CA
Viejas Arena
February 8, 2019
Fresno, CA
Save Mart Center
February 9, 2019
Sacramento, CA
Golden 1 Center
February 12, 2019
Anaheim, CA
Honda Center
February 13, 2019
Glendale, AZ
Gila River Arena
February 15, 2019
Las Vegas, NV
T-Mobile Arena
February 16, 2019
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum
February 19, 2019
Corpus Christi, TX
American Bank Center
February 20, 2019
Dallas, TX
American Airlines Center
February 22, 2019
New Orleans, LA
Smoothie King Center
February 23, 2019
Memphis, TN
FedEx Forum
February 26, 2019
Oklahoma City, OK
Chesapeake Energy Arena
February 27, 2019
Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center
March 1, 2019
Milwaukee, WI
Fiserv Forum
March 2, 2019
Chicago, IL
United Center
March 4, 2019
Minneapolis, MN
Target Center
March 6, 2019
Sioux Falls, SD
Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
March 7, 2019
Omaha, NE
CHI Health Center Omaha
March 9, 2019
Grand Rapids, MI
Van Andel Arena
March 10, 2019
Moline, IL
TaxSlayer Center
March 12, 2019
Louisville, KY
KFC Yum! Center
March 13, 2019
Detroit, MI
Little Caesars Arena
March 16, 2019
Columbus, OH
Nationwide Arena
March 17, 2019
Cleveland, OH
Quicken Loans Arena
March 19, 2019
Montreal, QC, Canada
Bell Centre
March 20, 2019
Toronto, ON, Canada
Scotiabank Arena
March 22, 2019
Long Island, NY
NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Coliseum 
March 23, 2019
Uncasville, CT
Mohegan Sun Arena
March 26, 2019
Boston, MA
TD Garden
March 27, 2019
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
March 29, 2019
Philadelphia, PA
Wells Fargo Center
March 30, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA
PPG Paints Arena
April 2, 2019
Quebec City, QC, Canada
Videotron Centre
April 3, 2019
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Canadian Tire Centre
April 6, 2019
Raleigh, NC
PNC Arena
April 7, 2019
Atlanta, GA
State Farm Arena
April 9, 2019
Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena
April 11, 2019
Tampa, FL
Amalie Arena
April 12, 2019
Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
April 13, 2019
Birmingham, AL