Hollywood News Friday February 21, 2020
LIVE! WITH KELLY & RYAN (ABC) Monica Mangin
THE VIEW (ABC) Katie Hill, Storm Reid, guest co-host Michael Eric Dyson
THE TALK (CBS) Carol Kane
KELLY CLARKSON (SYN) Lauren Graham, the cast of "Impractical Jokers", Roy Choi, Lilly Tartikoff, Dr. Dennis Slamon
ELLEN DEGENERES (SYN) Pete Buttigieg
TAMRON HALL (SYN) Two couples who met on Twitter
THE REAL (SYN) Alfred Molina
WENDY WILLIAMS (SYN) Steve Wilkos, Eboni K. Williams, Nicole Ryan
FRESH OFF THE BOAT (ABC) season finale: Jessica grapples with her vision of the future; the boys are each realizing what to label as their own goals.
20/20 (ABC) An upstate New York woman convicted of murdering her second husband and attempting to murder her daughter whom she tried to frame for the deaths of both her late husbands.
MACGYVER (CBS) MacGyver and the team are on a plane that's in the air when the pilot has a heart attack.
HAWAII FIVE-O (CBS) Harry Langford helps Five-0 investigate some murders that follow the plot of a fabled, unpublished crime novel from the 1920s; Tani and Junior's friendship takes a meaningful new turn.
WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN (FOX) The Superstars of World Wrestling Entertainment do battle in elaborate, long-running rivalries in a weekly two-hour showdown.
LINCOLN RHYME: THE HUNT FOR THE BONE COLLECTOR (NBC) Lincoln and the team hunt a serial killer who stages perfect murders by brilliantly framing suspects in what appear to be open-and-shut cases; the hunt hits home when one of Lincoln's closest friends is accused.
DATELINE NBC (NBC) When two women call 911 after hearing someone break into their apartment, their call for help holds the key to solving the mysterious murder of a young graduate student named Katie Sepich.
CHARMED (CW) Harry can't expel his past so the trio rush to his aid; the Charmed Ones find themselves in the gravest circumstance yet.
DYNASTY (CW) Blake and Cristal contend with their new houseguest; Adam seeks help from Alexis and Colby; Liam gets a significant career opportunity; Sam tries a different kind of relationship; Kirby pines for her crush.
GREAT PERFORMANCES (PBS) Recognizing excellence in a variety of fields, from arts to STEM. Honorees include Daniel Lubetzky, Karol G, MJ Rodrigues, Richard "Crazy Legs" Colon and Sister Norma. The program includes performances and appearances by celebrated Hispanic artists.
LIVE PD (A&E) Police across the country work the Friday night shift in real time.
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (HBO) Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.); Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.); journalist Katie Couric; news commentator Van Jones; columnist Bret Stephens.
KINDRED SPIRITS (TRAV) Amy and Adam investigate strange symbols etched on the walls of an Indiana asylum; Chip Coffey joins the case to help them find out if the symbols are responsible for an up-tick in paranormal activity on the property.
HAUNTING IN THE HEARTLAND (TRAV) Steve Shippy is called to the village of Merrill, Mich., to investigate an evil entity tormenting a young girl; with the help of a local historian, Steve discovers the town's long-forgotten traumatic past and its connection to the girl's home.
LOVE AFTER LOCKUP (WE) Lacey risks everything with a sexy secret date; Sarah's declaration stuns Michael; Andrea makes a surprising find and explodes on Lamar.
EXTREME LOVE (WE) A married duo heats up love life with some kinky fetish play, but when they audition a sexy new love slave, she may not pass their test; plastic surgeon makes a perfect wife; a plus-sized woman and husband face ridicule.
JIMMY KIMMEL (ABC) repeat: Harrison Ford, "Science Bob" Pflugfelder, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty & Sueco the Child
STEPHEN COLBERT (CBS) repeat: Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, a performance by the Broadway cast of "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical"
JAMES CORDEN (CBS) repeat: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin
TONIGHT SHOW/JIMMY FALLON (NBC) repeat: Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley McBryde
LATE NIGHT/SETH MEYERS (NBC) repeat: Billy Porter, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Caitlyn Smith
LILLY SINGH (NBC) repeat: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Tomorrow/Saturday, February 22nd
ALMOST FAMILY (FOX) The trial against Dr. Bechley begins with a powerful opening statement from the prosecution, leaving Tim wondering if Edie should rejoin the defense team; Roxy makes a drastic decision in an attempt to help Isaac; Edie settles in with Amanda.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS (PBS) GRAMMY-winning art-rock performer St. Vincent.
LIVE PD (A&E) Police across the country work the night shift in real time.
SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET (AMC/BBCA/IFC/SUN) Pioneers strive to protect the ocean from the effects of human activity.
51st ANNUAL NAACP AWARDS (BET/CMT/COM/MTV/MTV2/VH1) Presented yearly, the NAACP Image Awards celebrate the superb achievements and performances of people of color in the arts as well as those who promote social justice through their creative ventures.
FAMILY OR FIANCE (OWN) A newly engaged couple leave their families reeling when they surprise them with news of their upcoming wedding; when their bombshell revelation blows up, they are forced to look beyond their fantasy and confront the reality of their lives.
IYANLA, FIX MY LIFE (OWN) Gay, black Southern pastor Mitchell enlists the help of life coach Iyanla Vanzant in making amends with his estranged wife.
THESE WOODS ARE HAUNTED (TRAV) A strange beast terrorizes an Ohio family in their new home; a boy and his cousin are pursued by a supernatural predator while playing deep in the woods of Wisconsin.
HAUNTED HOSPITALS (TRAV) Dark apparitions haunt an abandoned hospital ward; a morgue attendant is confronted by the angry ghost of a car accident victim; a young mother has a terrifying encounter with two mysterious nuns in a hospital.
Sunday, February 23rd
AMERICAN IDOL (ABC) Aspiring singers from Savannah, Ga., Milwaukee, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Sunriver, Ore. perform in hopes of earning a ticket to Hollywood
THE ROOKIE (ABC) Officer Nolan and the entire team are in a desperate search to rescue Officer Chen after her abduction; Officer Lopez discovers Wesley unconscious from a dangerous cocktail of alcohol and pills.
GOD FRIENDED ME (CBS) Miles is confused when the God account sends him his own name as a friend suggestion; Ali begins fertility treatments in an effort to freeze her eggs before beginning chemotherapy.
NCIS LOS ANGELES (CBS) Anna Kolcheck returns to warn Callen that he is in danger and he must now work with an archenemy to stop an underground trafficking ring.
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (CBS) The team must track down a mysterious female assassin responsible for murders in Athens, Rome and London; Wade's son begs her to allow him to go on a police ride-along for an article he's writing on a youth outreach program.
ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST (NBC) Zoey must decide whether or not to get involved in her boss Joan's troubled marriage after she hears Joan sing a heart song; Zoey creates a new program for the family to communicate with Mitch, but his first word is not what they expected.
GOOD GIRLS (NBC) Beth makes a choice that surprises those around her just as an old foe from the past returns; Annie finds a helpful outlet on her road to self- improvement.
BATWOMAN (CW) A new villain sinks her teeth into Gotham; The Hold Up opens in grand fashion; Sophie reluctantly requests that Batwoman keep her distance, knowing their interactions could compromise her career.
SUPERGIRL (CW) Mxyzptlk returns with a proposition for Kara; Kara must decide if she wants to change history to become friends with Lena again.
VIENNA BLOOD (PBS) Suspicion at the military school centers on an elite group of cadets; solving the case will impact Oskar and Max's professional lives.
THE WALKING DEAD (AMC) The group must figure out how to get out of a precarious situation.
BETTER CALL SAUL (AMC) season premiere: Now doing business as Saul Goodman, Jimmy unveils an unorthodox strategy for client development that tests Kim's tolerance of his new legal persona; Lalo searches for the mysterious Michael, only to discover a problem within his own operation.
DOCTOR WHO (BBCA) In the far future, the Doctor and her friends face a brutal battle across the farthest reaches of space to protect the last of the human race against the deadly Cybermen.
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA (BRAVO) The Atlanta housewives live fabulous lives in Georgia's capital city, experiencing ups and downs in their love lives while juggling their personal and professional lives, along with their busy personal calendars.
SHAHS OF SUNSET (BRAVO) As the gang prepares for a mud run, Destiney tries to apologize to Reza; GG undergoes the implantation process in her IVF journey; Mike faces his dad about a large business venture he's looking to pursue by himself.
WADE: LIFE UNEXPECTED (ESPN) For a decade, Dwyane Wade intimately documented his life and career with a film crew. The result is a remarkably candid portrait of one of the greatest NBA players of all-time.
90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS (TLC) season premiere: Ed, Avery, Geoffrey, Lisa, Stephanie, Yolanda and David are on a mission to meet their overseas soulmates in person for the very first time; nothing can stop them from seeing if their dreams of love can become reality.
SISTER WIVES (TLC) Kody tells his friend Kyle, a polygamist who's first wife left him, that he is feeling jaded about polygamy; Kody's wives are refusing to all live under one roof and the roller-coaster ride of houses has everyone at a boiling point.
THE ALASKA TRIANGLE (TRAV) A vicious spirit attacks female guests at a historic hotel in Juneau, Alaska, and a paranormal investigator searches for answers to a mysterious shipwreck off the Alaskan coast.
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS (BRAVO) TBA
Fri, Feb 21st – “Gentefied” (series premiere): Three Mexican-American cousins are chasing the American Dream, but that same dreams threatens their neighborhood, family and family taco shop.
Fri, Feb 21st – “The Last Thing He Wanted”: A veteran D.C. journalist goes from byline to subject in the very story she’s trying to break.
Weds, Feb 26th – “I Am Not Okay With This” (series premiere): Sydney is a teenage girl navigating your typical high school tribulations: family, puberty, and… superpowers?
Thurs, Feb 27th – “Altered Carbon” (season 2): Anthony Mackie returns for the second season of this “Blade Runner”-inspired thriller based on Richard Morgan’s original science fiction books.
Fri, Feb 28th – “I Am Queen Sono” (series premiere): Netflix’s first African original series follows a secret agent balancing fighting crime and her personal life.
Fri, Feb 28th – “All The Bright Places”: This romantic drama based on Jennifer Niven’s original novel tells the store of a couple who changes each other’s lives forever as they come to terms with their turbulent pasts.
“Inception” (2010), starring Leonardo DiCaprio
“Free Willy” (1993), starring Jason James Richter
“Ferris Beuller’s Day Off” (1986), starring Matthew Broderick
“Kill Bill, Vols. 1 & 2” (2003/4), starring Uma Thurman
“Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” (1971), starring Gene Wilder
“Catch Me If You Can” (2002). Starring Leonardo DiCaprio
“Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle” (2004), starring Kal Penn and John Cho
“Shrek Forever After” (2010), starring Mike Myers
Mon, Feb 17th – “Duncanville,” series premiere (Fox): This star-studded sitcom follows an average 15-year-old boy who’s always getting himself into tough situations.
Mon, Feb 17th – “Good Girls,” season 3 mid-season premiere (NBC): The girl gang returns after last season’s cliffhanger, when Beth decided to get Rio out of the picture for good.
Tues, Feb 25th – “The Voice,” season 18 mid-season premiere (NBC): The four-time Emmy Award-winning show is back with a new roster of vocalists hoping to sing their way to the top – this season, Nick Jonas steps in for Gwen Stefani.
“The 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards: Special” (NBC)
“Fox’s New Year’s Eve Special with Steve Harvey” (FOX)
“Star Trek: The Motion Picture” (1979), starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy
“Spider-Man: Far From Home” (2019), starring Tom Holland
“Forrest Gump” (1994), starring Tom Hanks
“Step Up” (2006), starring Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan
“Green Book” (2018), starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali
“Justified” (FX), starring Timothy Olyphant
"Fighting With My Family” (2019), starring Dwayne Johnson and Florence Pugh
“Project Runway All Stars: Complete Season 7” (Lifetime)
“Homeland,” Seasons 6 & 7 (Showtime)
“Chopped,” Seasons 32-35 (Food Network)
“Puppy Bowl,” Seasons 14 & 15 (Animal Planet)
Fri, Feb 21st – “Hunters,” (series premiere): In Al Pacino’s Amazon original debut. A band of Nazi hunters in 1970s New York City discover that hundreds of high- ranking Nazi officials are conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the United States.
“Midsommar” (2019), starring Florence Pugh
“The Skeleton Twins” (2014), starring Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig
“Sherlock Holmes” (2009), starring Robert Downey Jr
“The Goonies” (1985), starring Sean Astin, Josh Brolin & Corey Feldman
“Conan The Barbarian” (2011), Jason Momoa
Fri, Feb 21st – “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” season 7 premiere: “The Clone Wars” is back after five years of waiting, to close out its 11-year legacy of Jedi battles and thought-provoking story arcs.
“Holes” (2003), starring Shia LaBeouf
“Cool Runnings” (1993), starring Leon and Doug E. Doug
“Aladdin” (2019), starring Mena Massoud and Will Smith
“The Proud Family” (Seasons 1 & 2)
“Truth Be Told” (Season 1)
“Servant” (Season 1)
"Dickinson” (Season 1)
“For All Mankind” (Season 1)
“Helpsters” (Season 1)
“The Morning Show” (Season 1)
“Oprah’s Book Club”
“The Elephant Queen”
“On The Basis Of Sex” (2018), starring Felicity Jones as Ruth Bader Ginsberg
“The Upside” (2017), starring Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston
“Groundhog Day” (1993), starring Bill Murray
“Flashdance” (1983), starring Jennifer Beals
“Wet Hot American Summer” (2001), starring Elizabeth Banks and Michael Showalter
“Shaft” (2019), starring Samuel L Jackson
“A League Of Their Own” (1992), starring Geena Davis and Tom Hanks
“Fatal Attraction” (1987), starring Glenn Close and Michael Douglas
“Girl, Interrupted” (1999), starring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie
Mon, Feb 17th – “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” season 7 premiere: John Oliver is back on the air, just as the Presidential primaries are underway. The host will follow the Iowa caucuses, the New Hampshire primary, the Nevada caucuses and more.
Tues, Feb 18th – “We Are The Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest”: This original documentary follows students from schools across Oakland, California as they prepare for the 40th annual MLK Oratorical Festival, hoping for a spot in the finals.
“John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” (2019), starring Keanu Reeves
“Godzilla: King Of Monsters” (2019), starring Millie Bobbie Brown
“Alien” (1979), “Aliens” (1986) and “Alien 3” (1992), starring Sigourney Weaver
“Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993), starring Robin Williams
“Les Miserables” (2012), starring Anne Hathaway
“Scary Movie 3” (2003), starring Anna Faris
“Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer” (2011), starring Jordana Beatty
NEW MUSIC THIS WEEK
COURAGE [VINYL] - CELINE DION
CHORUS (DELUXE) - ERASURE
WEATHER - HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
CHANGES - JUSTIN BIEBER
FUNERAL [CD] - LIL WAYNE
ALL ABOUT LUV - MONSTA X
LOVE SONGS - PAUL CARRACK
Last of the Street Survivors Tour Lyve! CD & DVD by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Parasite (Original Soundtrack) by Jung Jae il
1917 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by VARIOUS ARTISTS
Miss Barbara Eden by EDEN, BARBARA
The Island by MATHIS,JOHNNY
The Biggest Hits (Black Vinyl) by Tim McGraw
Night Songs II by Barry Manilow
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame In Concert by Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, et al.
NEW DVDS THIS WEEK:
“Disturbing the Peace” (Guy Pearce, Devon Sawa)
“Frankie” (Isabelle Huppert, Marisa Tomei, Greg Kinnear)
“Code Black: Season 3”
“Step by Step: The Complete Sixth Season”
“Survivor 38: Edge of Extinction”
“The Twilight Zone: The Complete First”
“21 Bridges” (Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller)
“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” (Tom Hanks)
“JoJo Rabbit” (Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Rebel Wilson)
“Midway” (Luke Evans, Patrick Wilson, Mandy Moore, Nick Jonas)
NEW MOVIES THIS WEEK: (Opening Thursday night)
Emma - PG - Comedy | Drama - In 1800s England, a well meaning but selfish young woman meddles in the love lives of her friends. Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Tanya Reynolds, Josh O'Connor, Johnny Flynn
Brahms: The Boy II - PG-13 - Horror | Mystery | Thriller - After a family moves into the Heelshire Mansion, their young son soon makes friends with a life-like doll called Brahms. Stars: Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman, Christopher Convery, Ralph Ineson
The Call of the Wild - PG - Adventure | Drama | Family - A sled dog struggles for survival in the wilds of the Yukon. Stars: Karen Gillan, Harrison Ford, Cara Gee, Dan Stevens
Greed - R - Comedy | Drama - Satire about the world of the super-rich. Stars: Asa Butterfield, Isla Fisher, Sophie Cookson, Shirley Henderson
Ben Affleck Gets Choked Up Talking About Divorce - We told you that Ben Affleck’s biggest regret was his divorce from Jennifer Garner. He elaborated on that point on Good Morning America. “I never thought that I was gonna get divorced. I didn’t want to get divorced. I didn’t want to be a divorced person. I really didn’t want to be a split family with my children,” the 47-year-old told Diane Sawyer. “And it upset me because it meant I wasn’t who I thought I was. And that was so painful and so disappointing in myself.” Ben and Jen – who share 14-year-old Violet, 11-year-old Seraphina, and seven-year-old Samuel – broke up after 10 years of marriage in 2015. They filed for divorce two years later and everything was finalized in October 2018.
Joaquin Phoenix Saves A Cow & Calf - A cow and her calf are breathing easier, thanks to Joaquin Phoenix. The newly minted Oscar winner made it a point to practice what he preaches about loving the animals. Joaquin visited a slaughterhouse run by Manning Beef in Pico Rivera, California right after the Academy Awards to speak with Anthony DiMaria, the president and CEO of the company. While they didn’t see eye-to-eye on the nature of the industry, they found enough common ground to allow Joaquin and LA Animal Save liberate the cow and her calf. Now mama Liberty and baby Indigo will be able to live out the remainder of their lives at a Farm Sanctuary in northern Los Angeles County. They’re the fifth set of bovines saved.
Shawn Johnson Dismisses Mom-Shamers - When you’re a public figure, haters are par for the course. Just ask Shawn Johnson. “Every single person on social media has haters and negative feedback,” the decorated gymnast explained. “I’ve learned how to thicken my skin to where it doesn’t bother me.” However, the Olympian wasn’t prepared for the trolls to come for her parenting skills. In case you missed it, she and her husband, Andrew East, recently posted a video of their three-month-old daughter’s first flip. To cut the haters off, she included, “[Drew] was PERFECTLY safe so don’t even,” in the caption. But one person managed to get under her skin when she told her that she was rough with the baby and that she should’ve had socks on for a trip to the beach. That was the comment that took Shawn over the edge. “When they come after my kid and start questioning … it’s the first time I felt like they were threatening my love for my child,” she noted. “Because they had said that they were concerned for their health and wellbeing.” But she gets it because every mom thinks that what she did with their child was right. “We almost preach it onto other people, which you can’t do since everybody’s different,” she said
Diddy Surprises Kids With Cancer On "Ellen" - Sean “Diddy” Combs took time of his busy schedule to spread love to some kids who need it. Ellen DeGeneres brought in a group of kids from Fighting All Monsters, which supports the families of children suffering from life-threatening illnesses. The children, who are all fighting cancer, filmed themselves dancing to “Bad Boy for Life.” When it went viral, they caught the attention of both Combs and Ellen. She asked why they picked that one, Will Walker said that the lyrics resonated with them, adding, “In the song, it's ‘survive what you been through,’ and we're all battling cancer and we ain't going anywhere!” Not only did Diddy show up for Will and his friends from all over the country – Layla Mosely, Ke'Yair Stephens, Zoey Nieves, Imani Hollis, Phillip Escalante, Maddie Kelsoe, and Baylee Hankins – Shutterfly also donated $25-thousand bucks.
Lauren London Shuts Down Diddy Rumors - The Marathon Continues for Lauren London…and NOT with Sean “Diddy” Combs. Apparently there were rumors that the two had been dating, but she shut them down with a couple of scathing IG posts. The first one featured Nipsey Hussle and Lauren captioned it, “Still His! King Ermias! Never Forget!” The second was more direct, but she let people know that she’s still grieving her man’s death. Lauren’s friends dropped encouragements in the comment section of both posts, but Snoop Dogg asked her, “Who I need to go get now, sis?” in the second one. Nipsey was gunned down in front of his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles last March.
Fans Demand A Jeffree Star Line Of Asthma Inhaler: He’s known for his makeup, but Jeffree Star may have a future in medical supplies. In one of his promotional pics for his Blood Lust makeup collection, Star posed with an asthma inhaler, and dropped the caption “TAKE A DEEP BREATH…” There’s no telling if the pic sold any eyeshadow palettes, but it clearly made people excited about buying a Jeffree Star Cosmetics brand Inhaler. Several fans commented on the YouTube star’s page asking where they can buy one.
Mattsonswa Under Investigation For Sneaking Into Disney World & Universal Studios: Youtuber MattSonswa is currently under investigation for sneaking into Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando after hours and posting videos of it online. Earlier this week, he shared uploads from the backstage of the Expedition Everest and Stitch’s Great Escape rides while the parks were closed. While he never shows his face on the vids, MattSonswa has acknowledged before that he has snuck into the theme parks and even talked about how he got banned from Disney World twice. There’s no word yet on if Disney or Universal will be pursuing criminal charges but it appears his channels have been demonetized by YouTube.
Elsy Guevara Reveals That She's Expecting: Elsy Guevara dropped a huge announcement on her channel. In a heartfelt video - which was trending pretty much right after she posted it - she announced she’s got a baby on board! Fans took to the comments section to congratulate the 22-year-old YouTuber on her "Baby E" and although the fashion icon didn't reveal a due date, she did reveal that she was at the end of her first trimester. In the video, you can clearly see Elsy is already beginning to show. Sadly, the happy announcement isn’t all joy. In short – people have been horrible. Apparently, there’s been a lot of drama in personal life...but also? People have been SUPER nasty. But now, there’s nothing more to hide...and she’s just trying to stay positive. We get you, girl! Congrats!
Sophie Turner Skips Drinks Amidst Pregnancy Rumors: Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are hitting the streets of Amsterdam but Sophie isn't hitting the bottle. Joe posted to his Instagram page a video where the two enjoyed themselves at a sing-along in an Amsterdam pub yesterday. While everyone appeared to have a drink in their hand during the fun tune, Sophie, who sat by her husband at the bar, was merely holding a piece of paper with the lyrics to the tune in her hands and no pint of beer in sight. This latest footage comes just as reports continue to circulate that Sophie and Joe are expecting their first child together. She has been very careful not to show too much belly either.
Hair Club for Men Founder Sy Sperling Has Died: The man responsible for helping millions of bald-headed men in the 1980s and 90s has passed away in Florida. Sy Sperling was the founder of the Hair Club For Men and was known for his commercials back in those days. Sy began advertising his hair replacement system on TV and went national in 1982, with spots running 400 times daily on late-night TV. They reportedly cost $12 million a year but generated 10,000 calls a month. The ads featured before-and-after photos of happy customers but ended with Sperling himself proclaiming ... "I'm not only the Hair Club president, but I'm also a client." They became a cultural phenomenon almost instantly. He retired and sold the company in 2000 for $45 million dollars. He passed away from an ongoing illness.
Shemar Moore Mourns his Mother: Marylin Joan Wilson-Moore has died. The 76-year-old mother of Shemar Moore passed away earlier this month. At this point, the cause of her death isn’t known, but he revealed that she suffered from heart problems. Also, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999. He posted a series of videos and captioned them, “I miss her more than I ever thought possible and I don’t know how to do this life without her .... but I get my STRENGTH from her and I will be OK because of HER.” ================================================================
The Weeknd Announces “After Hours” Tour - As we previously told you, The Weeknd is set to drop his new album "After Hours” on March 20th, and now he’s announced that he’ll be hitting the road in support of the record. The “After Hours” tour will kick off June 11th in Vancouver, Canada, and wraps September 3rd at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The trek includes a two-night stand at the Staples Center in Los Angeles as well as a two-night stand in Toronto, and shows in Brooklyn, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago and more.
June 24: Chicago, IL - United Center
Jun 27: Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena
June 29 & 30: Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena
Niall Horan Announces Track List For “Heartbreak Weather” - As we previously told you, Niall Horan will drop his sophomore album “Heartbreak Weather,” on March 13th and now he’s released the track list for the record. He announced the news with a fun video of him playing an anchorman, Niall Storm, namedropping all the titles as he reads his script.
Lana Del Rey Cancels European Tour After Losing Voice - Lana Del Rey was supposed to kick off her European tour in Amsterdam today, but instead she’s been forced to cancel the trek after losing her voice. “Sorry to let everyone down so last minute but this illness has taken me by surprise and have totally lost my singing voice,” she shared in a statement. “Dr has advised 4 weeks off for the moment. I hate to let everyone down but I need to get well. Love Lana.” Lana’s trek was supposed to consist of eight dates, including a London show at the 02 Arena.
Billie Eilish Surprises Deserving Super Fan - Bilie Eilish just made the day of one of her biggest fans. The singer surprised a 16-year-old fan named Marissa on Radio 1's Capital Breakfast radio show. Marissa is the caretaker for her diabetic mom and her brother, who deals with severe learning disabilities, and opened up to the show about how Billie’s music helps her escape from the pressure of her life.
"Her music is the type of thing that whenever you're down and depressed and you've had a long day, just go into my room, lie down in my bed and blast up the volume,” she shares. "I've seen her interviews and I know she's had a tough life, especially going into fame. We're very different people and we have very different lives but I can relate to her so much." What Marissa didn’t know was that as she was saying this, Billie was standing right behind her, and when she found out both she and Billie struggled to hold back tears.
Jonas Brothers To Headline Benefit For Women’s Cancer Research Fund - The Jonas Brothers are set to headline “An Unforgettable Evening,” the annual gala to benefit the Women's Cancer Research Fund. The event, set to take place February 27th at the Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles, will honor Renee Zellweger with the Courage Award. It will be hosted by Ken Jeong and feature Honorary Chairs Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg.
Selena Quintanilla-Pérez Tribute Concert Announced - Twenty-five years after the death of Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, her life will be celebrated with an all-star tribute concert in May. The show, “Selena XXV-Veinticinco Años,” is set for May 9th at the Alamodome in San Antonio, featuring such artists as Pitbull, former Fifth Harmony singer Ally Brooke, Becky G, and more. “We are excited to bring this ultimate fan experience to honor and celebrate my sister, Selena,” Suzette Quintanilla, the singer’s sister as well as CEO and president of Q Productions, said in a statement. “Over the past 25 years, her influence and relevance have only grown throughout generations.”
Lady Gaga’s “Makeout-Proof” Lip Liner A Hit - The latest edition to Lady Gaga’s beauty brand seems to be a hit. Earlier this week the singer introduced Le Monster Matte Lip Crayon to her Haus Laboratories cosmetics collection and it’s already one of the site’s Top Ten best-selling lip products. So, why is it so popular? Well, it could be because Gaga insists it’s “makeout-proof.” It’s also not too expensive, at just $18.
Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard’s Daughter Featured On “Yummy” Remix - As we previously told you, Justin Beiber recently released a country remix of his hit “Yummy,” featuring Florida Georgia Line, and it turns out it features another very special guest as well. Tyler Hubbard’s wife Hayley revealed their daughter Olivia is actually featured on the track. She’s the voice that says “yummy” at the beginning of the song. Sharing a picture of Olivia and her daddy in the studio, Hayley writes, “Liv laying her vocals down on the new @justinbieber @floridageorgialine yummy country remix.” Meanwhile, it looks like FGL is hard at work on new music. The duo shared a picture from the studio, noting, “4 songs written this week in LA and also got to be guests on a little extra surprise 🤠⚡️🤙🏼," adding, "can’t wait to share with y’all! I think Thubb in the background is thinking of the 5th song idea 💡haha.”
The NAACP Image Awards -- A Preview - The 51st annual NAACP Image Award will happen this weekend. The kudofest honors the accomplishments of people of color in TV, music, literature, and film and also recognizes individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Netflix goes into the kudofest with 30 TV nominations – including the nine “When They See Us” got. On the movie side, Universal led everyone wit “Us” and “Queen & Slim.” Netflix also picked up seven nods for “Dolemite is My Name” for a total of 12. The NAACP Image Awards will air on BET tomorrow. Here’s a look at some of the major categories.
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Outstanding Motion Picture
“Dolemite is My Name” (Netflix)
“Harriet” (Focus Features)
“Just Mercy” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
“Queen & Slim” (Universal Pictures)
“Us” (Universal Pictures)
Outstanding Comedy Series
“Dear White People” (Netflix)
“The Neighborhood” (CBS)
Outstanding Drama Series
“Godfather of Harlem” (EPIX)
“Queen Sugar” (OWN)
“The Chi” (Showtime)
Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
“American Son” (Netflix)
“Being Mary Jane” (BET Networks)
“Native Son” (HBO)
“True Detective” (HBO)
“When They See Us” (Netflix)
"Grey's Anatomy" to Reveal Alex Karev's Exit: Fans of "Grey's Anatomy" have been left wondering about Justin Chambers’ sudden exit from the series and how his departure will be eventually be explained. Well, we now have an idea after showrunner Krista Vernoff broke her silence. The bottom line is, the answer won't be revealed in just one episode. She described his exit to, "very careful threading of a needle, where we are giving a little bit of information and pain to Jo.” She went on to say that the full story will be told over multiple episodes and that it's going to take us quite a few more episodes to get there and to give the audience clarity.
RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars Switching Networks: For the first time in the spin-off’s eight-year history, "RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars" will have a new home. It was announced that the show will switch networks from VH1 to Showtime for its season 5 premiere. "RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 5" is set to debut via Showtime’s on-air broadcast, streaming, and on-demand services beginning Friday, June 5 at 8:00 p.m. The upcoming "RuPaul’s Drag Race" season 12 will remain on VH1 throughout its run, which kicks off Friday, February 28, and ends one week before All-Stars 5 launches.
Sheinelle Jones to get Vocal Cord Surgery: Sheinelle Jones is taking time off from “Today” to take care of her voice. She announced yesterday that she’s going to have surgery to have a polyp removed from her vocal cords. Apparently she’s been struggling with this issue for the last four years. Today will be her last day for six weeks. We wish her well.
"Bachelor" Peter Isn't Killing Rumors About Show Producer - Is Peter Weber dating “Bachelor” producer Julie LaPlaca? We’re not sure, but it looks like it in a new video. Peter and Julie are seen dancing and drinking wine with his mother, Barbara, at The Stonehaus Winery in Westlake Village, California – close to where he lives. And this isn’t the first time she’s been spotted with his family. Of course, no one in “Bachelor” Nation is doing anything to dispel the rumors. Host Chris Harrison shared a photo of Peter and Julie taken in Peru while filming. He also didn’t try to dispute it when approached by TMZ. “Far be it from me to get in the way of a good rumor.” At this point, Peter is supposed to choose between Hannah Ann Sluss, Madison Prewett, and Victoria Fuller.
Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton Reteam For "Family Jewels" - It's been a long time coming but fans will finally get a chance to see Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton sharing the big screen again in a new upcoming comedy called "Family Jewels." This will be the first time in over two decades the women have been together since their 1996 smash hit "First Wives Club." In “Family Jewels,” Hawn, Midler and Keaton’s characters are forced to spend the Christmas holidays together, along with their kids and grandkids, after the man they were all once married to drops dead in a New York City department store. Screenwriter Peter Hoare penned the movie, which is eyeing a production start date for later this year.
Weinstein Jury Requests Haley, Perez Testimony - As ‘Day Two’ of deliberations in the Harvey Weinstein case came to a close, there is no verdict. The jury asked to rehear testimony – both the graphic statements made by accuser Miriam Haley and the entire testimony of Rosie Perez.
As you might recall, Haley claims she was assaulted by Weinstein in July 2006 – first at his New York apartment and again two weeks later at the TriBeCa Grand Hotel.
As for Perez, the jury had her entire testimony read back, In it, she testified that she was called by friend Annabella Sciorra late one night in the early 1990s. It’s then, she said that Sciorra spoke in a “weird” whispery voice, “I think something bad happened to me…I think I was raped.” Perez said Sciorra later identified Weinstein as her rapist.
The Perez pull is interesting as defense attorneys have disputed Perez’s account, noting that Sciorra had previously said she told no one about the incident at the time. But also, the jury requested emails exchanged between the Weinstein and Haley, as well as emails Weinstein sent to other people discussing Haley. The jury also asked questions about Sciorra and why she didn't have any stand-alone charges against Weinstein. Weinstein maintains argues all sexual encounters were consensual – and faces life in prison if convicted.
Meghan & Harry's New Life Takes Shape - Amid Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s decision to step back from the royal family has caused serious changed...and as we get more details, we're finding out more about their new lives. For one thing, a lot will remain the same - like they'll still be the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But more on that in a sec. The agreement reached between Queen Elizabeth II and the couple last month will be put into effect starting March 31st. This means, starting April 1st, Harry and Meghan will no longer hold an office at Buckingham Palace and will instead be represented by their U.K. charity foundation team. As for all the rumors about titles and things, a spokesperson for the couple is speaking out to clarify a few things. “As the grandson of Her Majesty and second son of The Prince of Wales, Prince Harry remains sixth in the line of succession," the statement offers. "And The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s status in the Order of Precedence is unchanged."
Report: Hayden Panettiere's in Danger w/BF - Friends are really worried about Hayden Panettiere with the latest arrest of her boyfriend Brian Hickerson. We told you that he was arrested on Valentine's Day for punching her in the face. This isn't the first time he's been arrested for domestic violence against her. Those close to her want her to leave him immediately and feel that this is only going to get worse if she stays with him. Friends and family are being isolated from him right now but there is a serious concern for her safety if she returns to him.
Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos' Empty Nest Plans - Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos shed some bittersweet, happy tears when their son Michael and daughter Lola left the nest to go off to college. Now they just have to wait another year and a half for their youngest Joaquin to leave for college. Turns out the couple already has a plan in place for when that happens. That plan doesn't involve wearing any clothes. 'We're going to be totally naked at all times," said Kelly in a recent interview. She also added that they are going to change the locks to the house as well.
Amanda Bynes' Conservator Will Decide On Her Marriage - We told you that Amanda Bynes was engaged to Paul Michael. But whether she’ll actually walk down the aisle isn’t her decision. Since Amanda has battled drug use and has been diagnosed as being bipolar, her mother, Lynn Bynes, has been named as her conservator. And she – not the actress – has the final say on many things. According to West Coast Trial Lawyers president Neama Rahmani, “If [her] parents [don’t] consent to the marriage, they can petition the court to annul the marriage on the basis of Amanda’s ‘unsound mind.’”
Niki Albon Comes Out As Gay: Shoutout to Niki Albon for living his truth! The YouTuber - who is one half of Niki and Sammy channel - was joined by his twin for a special upload where he spoke out for the first time about his sexuality. Niki told his fans “I’m gay and this video has been 27 years in the making” and thanked everyone for tall their love and support. He explained that the first time he admitted he was gay was to his therapist, and that helped him build up the confidence to later go public with it and get over the fear of telling his family.
Jake Paul Mocks KSI For Not Fighting Him In The Ring: Apparently, if you fight one of the Paul brothers, you have to fight all the Paul brothers. In a new interview, Jake Paul vowed to “avenge” their family name after KSI beat his brother Logan in the ring. But he says it might be a while until he gets the chance because he thinks the British YouTuber is too afraid to fight him. “Our teams are talking. I’m telling you I’m going to knock this kid out on the first round.” Jake went on to call out KSI directly by saying “I know you’re going to be watching this. Stop being an embarrassment, you said you would fight me and I embarrassed your friend who you said was going to beat me [...] I’m ready to fight now.”
Tana Mongeau Is Joining Another Reality Show: Tana Mongeau is staying busy after her Jake Paul divorce by having lunch, and getting kissed by his brother Logan, and also joining the cast of “The Reality House” for its upcoming third season. The YouTube star made the announcement during the show’s reunion special and made it Instagram official with a cast pic and a caption saying “third times the charm? secrets out. see u on RHS 3!!!!!!” She has been invited to their first two seasons but had to flake for one reason or another. Now it appears, it’s about to get real.
Elijah Wood is a Daddy: Congratulations are in order for Elijah Wood. He and his partner, Mette-Marie Kongsved, recently welcomed their first child together. While the news is confirmed, no other details are available.
Baby Number Two for “SATC’s” Mr. Big: It’s another boy for Chris Noth. The “Sex &The City” star recently welcomed his second child with his wife, Tara Wilson. Little Mr. Keats joins his 12-year-old big brother, Orion. Both Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristen Davis offered their congratulations.
Steven Spielberg’s Daughter is a Porn Star: Mikaela Spielberg is going into the family business – sort of. The 23-year-old daughter of Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw revealed yesterday that she starring in her own solo porn videos. She also plans to go into exotic dancing once she’s able to get her stripper license from the state of Tennessee where she lives. She apparently just told her parents about her career plans over the weekend. She says they’re “intrigued.”
Orlando Bloom Gets Tattoo Corrected: Orlando Bloom finally got his son’s name right. As we told you last week, the actor got Flynn’s name inked on his arm in Morse code. But instead of Flynn, the artist put "Frynn." Thankfully the fix was an extra dot before the “Y.” You can see the corrected version below, courtesy of Balazs Bercsenyi.
Lizzo Is Out To Spread Kindness - Lizzo seems to be more popular than ever and she thinks she knows why. The singer shares in a new interview that folks are responding to her music because of her desire to spread kindness to everyone. "I wanted to be a kinder, happier person and the fact that now it's impacting the world means the worlds to be kinder and nicer to each other,” she tells the UK press. "I think that's all that means and that's why I'm so popular right now.” She adds, “We have seen some really dark days recently and I just want to be a part of that light."
The Weeknd Reveals Album Release Date & Title Track - As we previously told you, The Weeknd recently announced his next album, “After Hours,” and now we know when to expect it. The R&B star plans to release the album on March 20th. But that’s not all. The Weeknd also just dropped the title track from the album, as well as the album cover art. Fans can catch The Weeknd performing songs from the new record on March 7th when he will be the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live.”
Lewis Capaldi Still Can’t Believe His Year - Lewis Capaldi had a pretty amazing 2019 and he still can’t quite grasp the enormity of it.
"It's been f*****g unbelievable,” Lewis shares. "It's very hard to process because everything's so fast sometimes but it's just been the most incredible last 12 months.” As for the highlight of his past year, Lewis says it was performing at the UK’s Glastonbury Festival, noting, “I've never seen that many f*****g people in one place before." One thing Lewis still needs to work on is his love life. When asked if he’s found anybody yet, he replied, “Not quite yet no but the search continues. On the prowl? I dunno, that makes it sound quite lascivious." ONE MORE THING! ICYMI, Lewis just added a pretty huge London show to his schedule. The singer is set to headline The O2 on October 2nd. In announcing the news he shared, "playing bars less than 3 years ago to a headline show at the O2 Arena in London!!!🎉," adding, " touring ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ has been the wildest 2 years! ending it with this show in case my second album flops ❤x"
Hayley Williams Defends Billie Eilish - As we previously told you, in a recent BBC Breakfast interview Billie Eilish revealed that she stopped reading comments on social media because all the negativity was “ruining” her life. Well, one person who wasn’t happy to hear that is Paramore’s Hayley Williams. In a since-deleted tweet, Hayley defended the 18-year-old Billie, noting, "who’s been mean to Billie on the internet I will absolutely beat somebody’s a-- all the way up." So far Billie hasn’t commented on Hayley’s defense, but she continued to express her disappointment in negative criticism during her speech at the Brit Awards this week. She noted, “I've felt very hated recently and when I was on the stage seeing you guys smiling at me it made me want to cry and I want to cry now."
Chris Martin To Play Benefit Concert Against Drunk Driving - Coldplay’s Chris Martin is set to perform at The Noah Benardout Foundation's first annual LOVR Benefit concert set for March 21st at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. The organization advocates to end DUI fatalities. It was created after musician Noah Bendardout, who performed under the name LOVR, was killed by a drunk driver this past August. The show will also feature performances by Madison Beer, Daya and more. It will take place one day after Benardout’s posthumous EP “Lovers” is released.
Lineup for Los Angeles’ Virgin Fest Announced - Lizzo and ASAP Rocky are set to headline Los Angeles’ Virgin Fest, taking place June 6th and 7th, at Banc of California Stadium and Exposition Park. Other artists on the bill include Ellie Gouldig, Anderson.Paak, Major Lazer, Jorja Smith, Banks, Free Nationals and more.
Bethenny Frankel Announces Business Competition Show - Bethenny Frankel announced her new reality competition series yesterday. HBO Max has ordered eight episodes of "The Big Shot with Bethenny," which will give contestants a chance to score a job on her SkinnyGirl ex" executive team. The competitors will be put through a series of challenges to see who can handle the pressures of working in a high-stress environment for a successful brand. Bethenny and her B Real Productions company teamed up on the show with MGM Television and Mark Burnett. She hopes to begin filming soon for the show.
Greg Louganis Biopic In The Works: The gold medal Olympic diving legend, humanitarian and LGBTQ trailblazer Greg Louganis is hitting the big screen. Greg is putting together a plan to develop a feature about his life story with Matthew Wilder writing the screenplay. "Breaking the Surface," was his book that opened the door for so many to see what his life was all about. That was made into a TV movie for the USA Network with Mario Lopez starring as Louganis. In 2015, HBO released the documentary Greg Louganis: Back on the Board which went on to earn an Emmy nomination. Now he hopes to bring his story to the masses.
“Predator” Gets the Comic Book Treatment: The 1987 unseen first version of the “Predator” screenplay is being adapted into a comic book miniseries. The five-part storyline for “Predator: The Original Screenplay” will be released digitally and in comic book stores on June 11th.