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LIVE! WITH KELLY & RYAN (ABC) Vanessa Hudgens, Omari Hardwick, guest co-host Katie Lowes

THE VIEW (ABC) Alicia Menendez

THE TALK (CBS) John Cena, Katja Herbers, Aasif Mandvi

KELLY CLARKSON (SYN) Tyler Perry, Ben Platt

ELLEN DEGENERES (SYN) Milo Ventimiglia, Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen, guest hosts Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin

TAMRON HALL (SYN) Tyler Perry, Phylicia Rashad, Cicely Tyson, Crystal Fox, Bresha Webb

THE REAL (SYN) Ta'Rhonda Jones

WENDY WILLIAMS (SYN) Jeremy Parsons, Kate the Chemist

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: HUNT FOR THE BONE COLLECTOR (NBC) Lincoln and Amelia join forces to find a killer inspired by Greek mythology who is live-         streaming murders; the Bone Collector prepares a terrifying gift to celebrate Lincoln's return to work with his new partner.

DATELINE NBC (NBC) A woman confesses a childhood memory that leads to the reopening of an investigation into the unsolved murder of Iowa bartender Corey       Wieneke.

CHARMED (CW) Maggie and Mel make a startling discovery that turns their world upside down; Macy's chance encounter with a SafeSpace investor takes an                 unexpected turn.

DYNASTY (CW) Blake's trial continues as Alexis shocks the jury with her testimony; Fallon returns to the courthouse to find her mother has returned

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (HBO) season premiere: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang; author and          former Rep. Joe Walsh; journalist and co-founder of Recode Kara Swisher; author Jon Meacham.

HOPELESSLY IN LOVE (LIFE) Photographer Larry Birkhead recollects his tumultuous relationship with Anna Nicole Smith, who died of an overdose in 2007, and                his highly-publicized paternity battle with four of the celebrity's lovers.

AMERICA’S MOST MUSICAL FAMILY (NICK) season finale: The top three family bands perform for the studio audience and celebrity judges Ciara, David Dobrik     and Debbie Gibson, and only one will become "America's Most Musical Family."

KINDRED SPIRITS (TRAV) Paranormal investigators Amy Bruni and Adam Berry and psychic medium Chip Coffey help a family haunted by a demented shadow    creature.

GHOST LOOP (TRAV) Paranormal investigators Amy Bruni and Adam Berry and psychic medium Chip Coffey help a family haunted by a demented shadow                 creature.

LOVE AFTER LOCKUP (WE) Sarah takes drastic action; Megan snoops through Michael's phone and is stunned by a surprise visitor; Cheryl's revelation; Lamar's icy               family reunion; Lacey storms off to find John and makes a shocking discovery; Tracie's revealing jail interview.

EXTREME LOVE (WE) Married cousins want a baby, outraging some of their relatives; a grandmother enjoys Tinder dates with much younger men; a woman in love     with slime gets in a messy situation.

JIMMY KIMMEL (ABC) repeat: Michael B. Jordan, January Jones, Cigarettes After Sex

STEPHEN COLBERT (CBS) repeat: Mark Harmon, Caitlin Weierhauser

JAMES CORDEN (CBS) repeat: Wiz Khalifa, Zach Woods, Sara Bareilles

TONIGHT SHOW/JIMMY FALLON (NBC) Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley McBryde

LATE NIGHT/SETH MEYERS (NBC) repeat: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, David Byrne, H.E.R., Caitlin Kalafus

LILLY SINGH (NBC) Chelsea Handler



Tomorrow/Saturday, January 18th

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS (PBS) Performances from experimental rockers Mitski and Rainbow Kitten Surprise.

LIVE PD (A&E) Police across the country work the night shift in real time.

SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET (AMC/BBCA/IFC/SUN) A land cast adrift at the time of the dinosaurs; kangaroos and wombats brave snowstorms and gum         tree forests are filled with never-before-seen predators.

MOVIE (LIFE) “Stolen By My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story” At the age of 18, Alexis discovers she was abducted as a baby and the mother she thought was          hers is really her kidnapper.

FAMILY OR FIANCE (OWN) A young couple hopes to gain the blessings from the bride's family, including her extremely religious grandmother; in the process, the              groom wonders if his fiancée's insecure and destructive behavior might signal that she isn't ready for marriage.

IYANLA, FIX MY LIFE (OWN) Iyanla Vanzant uses her past experiences to help others overcome their obstacles.

HAUNTED HOSPITALS (TRAV) A teenage girl confronts a malicious entity in the basement of an asylum; a ghostly nurse comforts a man after a terrifying                 encounter; a psychiatric technician is cornered by a patient who is more animal than human.


Sunday, January 19th

SHARK TANK (ABC) A healthy coconut beverage; a unique twist to a typical household item; a food allergy prevention system for babies; a healthy snack product line             uses an ancient grain; an update on Nohbo, a personal care product.

NFL FOOTBALL (NBC) “Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers” The Packers face the 49ers for the NFC title. Green Bay seeks its first Super Bowl appearance               since 2011, while San Francisco's last trip was in 2013. George Kittle's 129 receiving yards paced the 49ers' 37-8 win over the Packers on Nov. 24, 2019.

9-1-1: LONE STAR (FOX) series premiere: Firefighter Owen Strand leaves New York to move to Austin, Texas, with his son to help rebuild a firehouse after a              tragedy.

BATWOMAN (CW) While Gotham busies itself reacting to Batwoman's awkward encounter, Alice celebrates her ultimate act of vengeance; a devastated Mary focuses     on Jacob Kane's trial; Sophie seeks advice about her love life from someone unexpected.

SUPERGIRL (CW) The subsequent complications from the Crisis leave Supergirl to face a chaotic threat.

VIENNA BLOOD (PBS) series premiere: Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt calls on Dr. Max Liebermann to help investigate the murder of a young woman and the                 mysterious circumstances that suggest a supernatural power may be to blame

DOCTOR WHO (BBCA) The year is 1903; on the edge of Niagara Falls, Nikola Tesla's generator plant is behaving strangely; something is sabotaging the maverick inventor's work.

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.

LAST DAYS OF POMPEII (SCI) New archaeological technology reveals the doomed city of Pompeii as it existed during its final hours; experts use cutting-edge         science to uncover the long-lost secrets and treasures buried by the ravages of apocalypse.

RAY DONOVAN (SHOW) season finale: Ray finally learns the truth about his sister Bridget's death; Terry reckons with the death of a friend and his own mortality;                 Mickey's quest for the money he's owed leads to a deadly face-off between the Sullivans and the Donovans.

THE L WORD: GENERATION Q (SHOW) Bette is conflicted about old feelings; Shane is tested by her relationship with Quiara; Alice gets blindsided at home and                 work; with Dani busy with the election, Sophie feels relieved to have Finley around; Micah introduces José to his mother.

26th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS (TBS/TNT) The 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards celebrate the outstanding motion picture and          television performances from the previous calendar year.

90 DAY FIANCE (TLC) Blake and Jasmin argue on a night out; Mike returns to Washington; Emily and Betsy shop for a wedding dress; Michael's family confronts                 Angela about their wedding; Tania's revelation pushes Syngin away; Michael and Juliana's wedding day arrive.

SISTER WIVES (TLC) On Christmas Eve, Kody presents his plan to the family for all four wives to live in one big house; Janelle likes the idea, but Christine is against it.

EXPEDITION BIGFOOT (TRAV) Mireya's nightmare comes true; Russell investigates a possible Bigfoot underwater passageway; Bryce secures an airship to survey      the final square miles for Bigfoot's heat signature.

WITCHES OF SALEM (TRAV) The number of accused individuals keeps growing, hinting at a greater conspiracy of witches; the examinations take place in a packed     meetinghouse, where suspects face harsh questioning, and a mob of young women shout accusations of witchcraft.

DARE ME (USA) Beth reasserts her authority by enticing the squad to a wild, adult party at the Playland Motel.





    Fri, Jan 17th – “Sex Education” (Season 2): Socially awkward high schooler Otis Milburn’s personal life gets even more complicated as he runs a sex therapy clinic at    his school. Not only does he have a new girlfriend… but his fellow students are dealing with an outbreak.

    Fri, Jan 17th – “A Fall From Grace”: In Tyler Perry’s Netflix debut, law-abiding community staple Grace’s fairytale romance quickly turns into her worst                 nightmare… and soon, her only hope is a newbie public defender after she confesses to his murder.

    Fri, Jan 24th – “Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina” (Season 3): Part three of the hit occult series finds Sabrina still reeling from the harrowing events of Part Two: she may have defeated her father Lucifer, but the Dark Lord is still trapped in the body of her boyfriend.

    Fri, Jan 24th – “The Ranch” (Season 4): The final of Ashton Kutcher’s hit comedy picks up at last season’s cliff hanger. Mary’s “bad news” ex Nick is back in town,       and Colt, Beau and Luke aren’t happy about it.

    Fri, Jan 24th – “The Goop Lab”: Gwyneth Paltrow promises the new show about her lifestyle brand will be “goopy as hell” as she explores experimental and                 controversial wellness practices like psychic readings, exorcisms, energy healing, cold therapy and orgasm workshops.

    Fri, Jan 31st – “BoJack Horseman” (Season 6): BoJack is feeling closer to redemption than ever after coming to terms with his mistakes in rehab.

    “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


    Thur, Jan 16th – “Grown-ish,” Season 3 Mid-Season Premiere (Freeform): Picking up on the last season’s cliffhanger, Zoey and her girls move off-campus as Junior      year rolls around… and soon learn that adulthood isn’t all it’s cracked out to be.

    Thur, Jan 24th – “Shrill,” Season 2 (Hulu Original): “Saturday Night Live” star Aidy Bryant is back with another season of her critically-acclaimed series produced by             Lorne Michaels and Elizabeth Banks. This time, Annie is at a crossroads as she changes jobs and embraces her newfound confidence.

    “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, Jan 17th – “Russell Peters: Deported”: Recorded in front of a sold-out audience at Mumbai’s NSCI Stadium, Russell Peters dives into the health woes of being   middle-aged man, relationships, and fatherhood.

    Fri, Jan 17th – “Rob Delaney: Jackie”: In front of a London audience, ex-pat Rob Delaney covers everything from fatherhood to politics to weight gain… all in             tribute to his late, beloved pet lizard, Jackie.

    Fri, Jan 31st – “Ted Bundy: Falling For A Killer” (series premiere): After nearly 40 years of silence, Elizabeth Kendall opens up about her experience with her long-  term ex-boyfriend, infamous serial killer Ted Bundy. She, her daughter Molly and more survivors dive into his crimes – this time, from a female perspective.

    “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, Jan 17th – “Diary Of A Future President” (series premiere): A look at the awkward-yet-formative middle school life of a future              leader of the United States, 12-   year-old Cuban American Elena.

    “Marvel’s Hero Project”: Marvel shares new stories each week about 20 kids across the country proving you can be just as heroic as your favorite comic book and          movie characters in real life. (new episodes January 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th)

    “The World According To Jeff Goldblum”: Jeff Goldblum takes a deep dive into stuff that everyone loves – like sneakers or ice cream – in a way only the iconic,      quirky actor could. (new episodes January 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th)

    “Forky Asks A Question”: The “Toy Story” franchise’s newest quirky but lovable character, Forky, has a lot of big questions about                how the world works. Such as,        “what is love”? Or “what is cheese”? (new episodes January 3rd and 10th)

    “One Day At Disney”: In this documentary series narrated by Sterling K. Brown, fans get a behind-the-scenes work at how Disney                 brings your favorite adventures to life. (new episodes January 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th)

    “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)


    Fri, Jan 17th – “Little America”: Inspired by true stories featured in Epic Magazine, “Little America” dives deeper than the headlines to tell the inspiring stories of immigrants across America.

    “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”


    “The L Word: Generation Q” (Season 1 Finale): Over ten years after the events of “The L Word,” “Generation Q” follows a group of friends dealing with a new          bunch of drama. Dani is newly engaged, but it’s not all a fairytale, Quiara is pregnant, Bette and Felicity are having an affair, and more. (new episodes January    5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th)

    “Work In Progress” (Season 1 Finale): Abby starts to rethink her life perspective and identity after her misfortunes lead to an exciting and transformative                 relationship. (new episodes January 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th)

    “Shameless” (Season 10): After the last season’s cliffhanger, Frank’s exploits lead him to an old friend, Fiona steps in as the new matriarch… meanwhile, Gallavich                 returns. (new episodes January 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th)

    January 19th – “Ray Donovan” (Season 7 Finale): Ray finally learns the truth about the death of his sister Bridget. Meanwhile, Terry and Mickey are dealing with         their own mortality.

    January 26th – “The Circus” (Season 5 Premiere): Plenty has happened in Washington DC since the happenings of season 4. This   time, things kick off with Donald    Trump’s impeachment inquiry, the first caucus and primary voting as Democrats decide who will face Trump in the upcoming election.

    “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


    Sun, Jan 19th – “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (Season 10): Larry David is back as Larry David, making it through life one social faux pas at a time.

    Sun, Jan 19th – “Avenue 5” (series premiere): Set 40 years in the future, the captain and crew of a luxury space cruise ship deal with grumpy passengers, technical difficulties, and more twists.

   “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


Halsey Manic

Various Artists Grammy Nominees 2020 (Ariana Grande, Maren Morris, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, H.E.R., Bon Iver, others)

Emily King Sides




With Teeth [2 LP] by Nine Inch Nails

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series by Various Artists

Killing Eve: Seasons One & Two - Original Series Soundtrack

Bird Box [4 LP] by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

Believers Never Die (Vol. 2) by Fall Out Boy

It's Such A Good Feeling: The Best Of Mister Rogers by Mister Rogers

The Addams Family (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)by Jeff Danna & Mychael Danna

Come and Stay With Me:The UK 45s 1964-1969 by Marianne Faithfull

Blue Suede Shoes: A Rockabilly Session (Incl. DVD) by Carl Perkins & Friends

Charlie's Angels (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Picture Disc] by Various Artists



“Gemini Man” (Will Smith)

“Jexi” (Adam Devine, Alexandra Shipp)

“Maleficent” (Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning)

“2050” (Stefanie Bloom, Dean Cain)

“3022” (Omar Epps, Kate Walsh)

“Angels Fallen” (Michael Madsen, Eric Roberts)

“Beyond the Law” (Steven Seagal, DMX)

“The Death and Life of John F. Donovan” (Kit Harrington, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon)

“I Killed My Husband” (Maria Conchita Alonso)

“Inside Out” (Eriq LaSalle, Steven Weber, Kate Walsh)

“The Knot” (Mena Suvari, Talulah Riley)

“Line of Duty” (Aaron Eckhart, Giancarlo Esposito)

“Running With the Devil” (Nicolas Cage, Laurence Fishburne)

“Krypton: The Second and Final Season”

“No Passport Required: Season Two”

“Veep: The Complete Seventh Season”

“You: Season One”

Code 8

Macgyver: Season 3

The Big Trip

Turkey Bowl


NEW MOVIES THIS WEEK:  (Opening Thursday night)

Bad Boys for Life - R - Action | Comedy | Crime | Thriller - The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett are back together for one last ride in the highly                 anticipated Bad Boys for Life.  Stars: Will Smith, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Joe Pantoliano

Dolittle - PG - Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy - A physician discovers that he can talk to animals.  Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael    Sheen, Jim Broadbent

The Wave - R - Sci-Fi - Frank, an opportunistic insurance lawyer, thinks he's in for the time of his life when he goes out on the town to celebrate an upcoming                 promotion with his co-worker, Jeff. But their night takes a turn for the bizarre when Frank is dosed with a hallucinogen that completely alters his perception               of the world, taking him on a psychedelic quest through board meetings, nightclubs, shootouts, and alternate dimensions. As Frank ping-pongs between         reality and fantasy, he finds himself on a mission to find a missing girl, himself - and his wallet.  Stars: Justin Long, Tommy Flanagan, Katia Winter, Donald       Faison


Jury Selection Underway In Weinstein Case - Jury selection is well underway in the Harvey Weinstein trial. When all was said and done yesterday, seven people had been chosen to hear the case. To review, Harvey is on trial for rape and sexual allegations involving two women.  Among the four men and three women chosen, two are African American, two are White, and one is Afro-Latina. As far as professions are concerned, one juror works at an events/sports venue, one works in banking, and another is a security guard. The nationality and professions of the others not available. One person who did NOT make the cut was Gigi Hadid. The supermodel was dismissed early – an expected move because of the attention she brought - Another juror is facing a fine and possible jail time for tweeting about the case. Howard Mittelmark – who made the initial cut – showed up yesterday and was immediately summoned by Justice James Burke, who gave him a copy of his Twitter feed. He was told to retain a lawyer and return to court on March 10th. He’s facing up to 30 days in jail.  The process is expected to finish up today and opening statements are expected to start on Wednesday.


Kanye West Building An Underground Bunker For Kim & Kids - Kanye West takes his family’s protection seriously. That’s why he’s allegedly building an underground bunker in Wyoming. According to an insider, he’s planning on laying out millions more for a state-of-the-art shelter beneath the main house.   Apparently ‘Ye is doing all he can to make the space comfortable for Kim Kardashian and their four children. The insider said they’d have enough provisions to last them for months.   So why would Kanye think he needed to go to these extremes? It’s been three years since his wife was the victim of a robbery in Paris. At this point, no one has commented on whether or not the story is true.


Tommy Davidson Talks Jamie Foxx In Memoir - Jamie Foxx may be a hero somewhere, but not in Tommy Davidson’s story. In his upcoming memoir, “Living in Color,” he describes the Oscar winner as a kind of bully. They first met on the set of “In Living Color” while filming a sketch featuring Jamie as Wanda giving him a message.   According to Tommy, Jamie veered off script by strenuously pulling on his underwear, trying to rip them off and leaving him naked. Apparently Jamie was all about getting the cheap laugh. Tommy realized that Foxx was “competitive” and his style of humor was to be “mercilessly mean.” And when he found out that he could score points with “In Living Color” creator Keenen Ivory Wayans by making fun of Tommy, he was relentless.   The two were reunited on the set of their 1997 movie, “Booty Call.” The tensions immediately resurfaced because Jamie didn’t understand the concept of “supporting actor” and “was determined to steal every scene he could.” Davidson wants to believe that Foxx is a better person now, but they aren’t friends at all. Meanwhile, “Living in Color” drops on January 28th.   ONE MORE THING! We’re not sure if Jamie has heard about or read about Tommy’s book, but he didn’t seem to be bothered during his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show The two played a round of “Burning Questions” that was completely hilarious.


Beyoncé Hooks Reese Witherspoon Up, Ivy Park Style - There are benefits to having a friend like Beyoncé. Reese Witherspoon is finding this out now.   Ever since the Oscar winner asked Bey and Jay-Z for a swig of champagne at the Golden Globes, she’s experienced the giving nature of the Carters firsthand. As we told you, they sent her some of his Ace of Spades bubbly. Now Bey has hooked Reese up with her entire Adidas x Ivy Park collection days before it’s released.   Reese took to IG to share a video account of her and her mom getting the stuff and modeling the goods. “Does this officially make me the newest member of the #Beyhive?” she asked in the caption before thanking her new BFF.   For those of us who aren’t in the inner circle, the Adidas x Ivy Park collection drops tomorrow.


Aubrey Plaza Reveals Whose DMs She Slid Into - Aubrey Plaza is officially the best sister ever. During her appearance on “Ellen” yesterday, she revealed that she hooked her younger sister Renee with tickets to see the Jonas Brothers. Renee's dream was to see the JoBros in Las Vegas on their "Happiness Begins" tour, and Plaza found a way.  How’d she pull it off? By sliding into Joe Jonas’ Instagram DMs. Next thing, the sisters went to the Vegas concert together, and even got to hang out backstage and become part of the band’s “entourage” that night.  “I DMed [Joe] and was like, ‘I know you don’t know me, but I want to take my sister to your concert for her birthday and would you let us in?’” Plaza explained. “I wore a cloak, I went to the Jonas Brothers concert, they were awesome.”


Pewdiepie Officially On Break From YouTube: Pewdiepie is done with YouTube… for now. The so-called King of YouTube has uploaded his last video and given his last “BroFist” in a while, announcing that he’s taking some time off of the site that he’s championed for a decade. So far, no word on when he’s coming back. “Truth is, I don’t want to go on a break,” he admits. “I love making videos. I just feel like I need to do this.”


Tyler Oliveira slammed for testing whether '1,000,000 paper towels' could absorb a swimming pool: YouTuber Tyler Oliveira uploaded a video called "Can 1,000,000 Paper Towels Absorb A Swimming Pool?" and people online are none too happy about the waste. In the vid, Oliveira throws entire rolls of paper towels into his pool and makes it to about 40,000 paper towels before he gives up and tries to instead blow up the ruined towels in a garbage can. Fellow YouTubers let him have it in the comments. One person wrote "talk about pollution and waste. I can't believe how many trees he wasted.” Oliveira defended himself saying while he "may not have considered it's net consequence on the Earth," those criticizing him "failed to reflect on their own respective impact, and are just as guilty.''


Vitaly Zdorovetskiy spent 5 days in jail after climbing the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt: YouTube star Vitaly Zdorovetskiy known for is over his top stunts, says he was arrested and spent five days in jail after climbing the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. Zdorovetskiy posted an Instagram photo of his sneaker-clad feet dangling over the pyramid and wrote he had been "in jail many times but this one was by far the very worst." Adding "I saw horrible things and I don't wish this upon anybody." Egypt's parliament officially made it illegal to climb the country's monuments in November after a recent string of incidents involving tourists but Vitaly says he “did it for a good cause” and we can expect the video any day now.


Ronnie Gets Restraining Order Against Jen: Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has been granted a restraining order against his ex Jen Harley. The star alleges she entered his home over the weekend and “viciously” assaulted him. According to TMZ, Jen accused him of cheating after finding another woman’s make up in trash… and then allegedly tried to stab him in the eye with the eyeliner – and Ronnie has presented pics to back up his injuries. The judge has ordered Jen to stay 100 yards away from Ronnie.


Walmart Takes Heat Over Paul Walker Joke: Walmart is in trouble with Paul Walker fans after making an off-color joke referencing the late “Fast & Furious” star. Walmart’s Twitter account responded to a GIF of a speeding car on Twitter with a joke referencing the movie, writing, “Hey, Paul Walker. Click it, or ticket.” But fans didn’t think it was very funny given Walker’s tragic death in a speeding

car. Now, Walmart has removed the tweet, and issued an apology to the late actor’s family, friends and fans. ===================================================================

Kat Von D Leaves Namesake Makeup Line: Kat Von D is stepping down from her successful namesake makeup line, Kat Von D Beauty. The reality star and tattoo artist has announced on Instagram that she’s having trouble juggling her professional and personal life after welcoming her first child in 2018. With a shoe line on the way, among other items on the agenda, she’s decided to sell her shares of the makeup line to her trusted partners Kendo.


Julia Roberts Hanging with Hubby for Charity: Julia Roberts was spotted out on a rare date night with her husband, Danny Moder. Earlier this week, the two stepped out to the 2020 CORE Gala at Hollywood’s Wiltern Theater. They went to support Sean Penn's organization, which raises money for disaster relief across the world, including Haiti, the Bahamas, the Caribbean and the US.


Ryan & Blake Step Out Alone: Who says date night dies with the kids? Certainly not Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. The two – who recently welcomed their third daughter – were seen bundled up in New York City earlier this week.


Demi Lovato To Sing National Anthem At Super Bowl - As we previously told you, Demi Lovato is set to make her big return to performing on next week’s GRAMMYs. Well, now she’s booked an even bigger performance.  Demi just announced that she’ll sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl in Miami. "Singing the National Anthem at #SBLIV 🏈🏈🏈,” she shared on social media. “See you in Miami 🌴@NFL.”  Previous artists to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl include Gladys Knight, Pink, Lady Gaga, Lady Gaga, Luke Bryan and Beyoncé.  Super Bowl LIV takes place February 2nd at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, with Jennifer Lopez and Shakira set for the halftime show.


Jonas Brothers Drop “What A Man Gotta Do” - As promised, the Jonas Brothers dropped the new song, “What A Man Gotta Do,” at midnight. The sibling trio also released a video to go along with it, channeling classic movies like “Risky Business,” with Nick and wife Priyanka Chopra, “Grease,” with Joe and wife Sophie Turner, and “Say Anything,” with Kevin and wife Danielle.


Mariah Carey & Pharrell Among This Year’s Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees - The inductees for the 2020 Songwriters Hall of Fame have been announced, with Mariah Carey, the Eurythmics a.k.a. Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, and Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo (The Neptunes) among this year’s honorees.  “I can't believe it... The SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME!!!!” Mariah tweeted. “This is truly one of the greatest honors of my career.” She added “I'm so proud and humbled to be in the company of such legendary songwriters - both previously inducted as well as the incredible class of 2020!”  Other honorees this year include Steve Miller (“The Joker,” “Take The Money and Run” and more) the Isley Brothers ("Shout," "It's Your Thing"), Rick Nowells (Belinda Carlisle's "Heaven is a Place on Earth," Dido's "White Flag") and William “Mickey” Stevenson ("Devil with a Blue Dress On," "Dancing in the Street).  The 2020 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction will take place  June 11th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.


Steve Miller Band, More Set For Beachlife Festival - Beachlife Festival has announced its 2020 lineup. Steve Miller Band, Counting Crows, and Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley’s Bob Marley Celebration are among the headliners.  Festivalgoers can also expect sets by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, and Taylor Hawkins’ Chevy Metal band performing Queen covers. Beachlife will also include a “Yacht Rock Brunch,” a “SideStage” 50-seat restaurant near the headlining stage, a wine village, craft beer bar and more.  Beachlife Festival takes place from May 1st to 3rd in Redondo Beach, California.


New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Lineup Announced - The lineup for the 51st annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is finally here and there’s definitely a little something for everyone. This year’s lineup features such big names as The Who, Foo Fighters, Dead & Company, Stevie Nicks, Lizzo, and Lionel Richie.  Other artists on the bill include: The Black Crowes, Wu-Tang Clan featuring The Soul Rebels, Brandi Carlile, The Avett Brothers, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Lenny Kravitz, The Beach Boys, Norah Jones, John Prine, Maggie Rogers, Kool & The Gang, Nile Rodgers & Chic, H.E.R., The Isley Brothers and more.  As usual the festival takes place over two weekends, April 23rd to 26th, and April 30th to May 3rd, with a completely different lineup per night. Tickets are on sale now


Lineup For New York’s Governor’s Ball Announced - The lineup for this year’s Governor’s Ball in New York is here, featuring such artists as Miley Cyrus, Tame Impala, Stevie Nicks, H.E.R. and Missy Elliot., in her first major New York show in over a decade.  The festival, which takes place June 5th to 7th on Randall’s Island, also features Vampire Weekend, Solange, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ellie Goulding, Alessia Cara, Maren Morris, Of Monsters and Men, Swae Lee, Foals, Danny Brown, Bleachers., Portugal. the Man, and Banks.


Billie Eilish, Lewis Capaldi & More To Perform On The Brit Awards - As we previously told you, Harry Styles is set to perform at the Brit Awards next month, but he won’t be the show’s only entertainment.  Also confirmed to perform on the show, taking place February 18th at the O2 Arena in London, is Bllie Eliish, Lewis Capaldi, Mabel, Celeste and Stormzy.  As we told you, Capaldi leads the list of this year’s nominees with four nods, including Song of the Year for “Someone You Loved,” and Album of the Year for “Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent.”


Ariana Grande Sued Over “7 Rings” - Ariana Grande is facing a lawsuit over her hit “7 Rings.” A songwriter named Josh Stone, who goes by Dot, clams Ari’s tune is a rip-off of his song ‘You Need it, I Got it, “ which he wrote in 2107, two years before Ari’s song was recorded.  Specifically, Stone argues the hooks in both songs are identical, with Ari’s featuring the lyric, "I want it, I got it, I want it, I got it,” while his is, "You need it, I got it. You want it, I got it."  Stone, who says he took meetings in 2017 with execs and producers at the same companies that published “7 Rings,” is seeking profits from Ari’s tune, and also wants the song pulled.


Justin Bieber Takes The Stage At Church Service - It’s been awhile since Justin Bieber took the stage to perform, and while his fans are still waiting, churchgoers in Los Angeles got to see him back in the act.  Justin took the stage at Churchome in Beverly Hills earlier this week, where he sang such spiritual tunes as "Reckless Love," "Good Good Father" and "Sinking Deep."  As for when fans will finally get to see Justin perform, as we previously told you, he’s expected to take the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 29th.


Selena Gomez gets tattoo to commemorate new album: Selena Gomez has added some more ink to her body. The singer shared video of her getting a new tattoo on her neck, the title of her new album “Rare,” in script, just like the album’s cover art.


Harry Styles headed to the Super Bowl: Harry Styles is headed to Miami for the Super Bowl. The singer is set to headline the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl party, taking place January 31st at Meridian Island in Miami. "I'm excited to be playing the Pepsi Super Bowl party this year," Harry shares. "I hear they're amazing and I'm looking forward to it. See you in Miami." 


The Screen Actors Guild Awards - The 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards is happening on Sunday. In the television categories, the “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” leads the pack with four nods – that includes acting nominations for stars Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, and Tony Shahloub. Also noteworthy, Leonardo DiCaprio will be presenting the Life Achievement Award to Robert De Niro.

The SAG Awards air on TNT and TBS starting at 8 pm ET/5pm PT. So far, no host has been announced.

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

    “Big Little Lies”

    “The Crown”

    “Game Of Thrones”

    “The Handmaid’s Tale”

    “Stranger Things”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

    Jennifer Aniston, “The Morning Show”

    Helena Bonham Carter, “The Crown”

    Olivia Colman, “The Crown”

    Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”

    Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid's Tale”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

    Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”

    Steve Carell, “The Morning Show”

    Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show”

    Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”

    David Harbour, “Stranger Things”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series



    “The Kominsky Method”

    “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

    “Schitt’s Creek"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

    Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me”

    Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

    Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

    Catherine O'Hara, “Schitt's Creek”

    Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

    Alan Arkin, “The Kominsky Method”

    Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method”

    Bill Hader, “Barry”

    Andrew Scott, “Fleabag”

    Tony Shahloub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture


    “The Irishman”

    “Jojo Rabbit”

    “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”


Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

    Cynthia Erivo, “Harriet”

    Scarlett Johansson, “Marriage Story”

    Lupita Nyong'o, “Us”

    Charlize Theron, “Bombshell’

    Renée Zellweger, “Judy”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

    Christian Bale, “Ford v Ferrari”

    Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

    Adam Driver, “Marriage Story”

    Taron Egerton, “Rocketman”

    Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

    Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”

    Scarlett Johansson, “Jojo Rabbit”

    Nicole Kidman, “Bombshell”

    Jennifer Lopez, “Hustlers”

    Margot Robbie, “Bombshell”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

    Jamie Foxx, “Just Mercy”

    Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”

    Al Pacino, “The Irishman”

    Joe Pesci, “The Irishman”

    Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”


NBC Unveils New Streaming Service - NBC is almost ready to unveil its brand new streaming service, Peacock. Now, we know which shows will be binge-able once it launches in 2021.  Peacock will be an ad-supported streaming service, complete with a free version, subscription tiers, more than 600 movies and 400 shows: for Free members, that’s more than 7,500 hours of programming. For Premium members paying $9.99 per month? 15,000 hours.  Were you sad to learn that “The Office” is leaving Netflix at the end of 2020? Well, here’s some good news. The fan-favorite mockumentary will be available on Peacock when it launches a year later.

Scripted Series Titles

    “30 Rock”

    “Bates Motel”

    “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

    “Chicago P.D.”



    “Parks & Recreation”

    “The Office”

    “Two and a Half Men”

    “Will & Grace”

Current Season Broadcast: Next-Day Airing Titles

    “America’s Got Talent: Champions”

    “Ellen’s Game of Games”

    “Hollywood Game Night”

    “Making It”


    “This Is Us”

    “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”

    “The Kelly Clarkson Show”

    “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

    “Late Night with Seth Meyers”


“Great British Bake Off” Host Leaving: “The Great British Bake Off” is losing a host. Sandi Toksvig has announced that she’s leaving the show after co-hosting with Prue Leith, Paul Hollywood and Noel Fielding since 2017. She’s got some other projects to focus on, like hosting “The Write Offs,” which seeks to give eight illiterate adults the chance to learn how to read, write and spell.


“Mindhunter” Season Three On Hold: Fans will have to wait for another season of Netflix’s “Mindhunter”... if it happens at all. “Variety” has confirmed that the show’s cast have been released from their contracts as the third season is put on hold. That doesn’t mean there won’t be another season, just not for now. We’ll keep you updated.


“Punky Brewster” Sequel Gets Picked Up: Punky is making a comeback. NBCU has given a 10-episode series order to a new “Punky Brewster” sequel with original stars Soleil Moon Frye and Cherie Johnson. The show will air on NBC’s new Peacock streaming platform. As Frye says in a statement, “Punky Power Forever!”


“Today with Hoda & Jenna” Gets an Audience: Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager are getting what almost every other talk show has – a live studio audience. Starting on February 6th, the ladies will have a live studio audience every Thursday and Friday. “Hoda & Jenna & Friends” will take over Studio 6A – former home of David Letterman’s “Late Night” and Megyn Kelly’s “Megyn Kelly Today.”


Bradley Whitford Calls Out Stephen King For Oscars Comments - Bradley Whitford is calling out Stephen King over his comments about Oscar voting. As we told you before, King ticked off the Twitterverse by saying he would “never consider diversity in matters of art.”  Speaking to “TMZ,” Whitford has two words for the horror author: “white privilege.” In his mind, King is “expressing his ignorance” about just how “limited” the number of people who have had the same opportunities as “white men” really is.  “I think it reveals that [King’s] not conscious of that,” he adds. And about the Oscar nominations, Whitford thinks it’s “insane” that “Queen & Slim” director Greta Gerwig was left out.


Independent Spirit Awards Presenters: The presenters for this year’s Independent Spirit Awards, celebrating the best indie films, have been announced. Rachel Brosnahan, Jim Gaffigan, Mindy Kaling, Nick Kroll, Natasha Lyonne, Elisabeth Moss, Octavia Spencer, and Alfre Woodard will hit the stage of the 35th-annual kudofest. The Independent Spirit Awards happen the day before the Oscars, February 8th at 5pm ET no IFC. Aubrey Plaza will once again host the ceremony.


Taika Waititi In Talks For “Star Wars” Movie: Taika Waititi may jump on the “Star Wars” franchise. The director of “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Jojo Rabbit” is reportedly in early talks to develop a new “Star Wars” movie. So far, no word on any other details of the negotiations.


Motherhood Limits Eva Mendes’ Career: Eva Mendes says that motherhood limits the roles she’s willing to take. She opened up on IG when a follower asked her about new movies. “There are many roles I won’t do,” Eva explained. “There are many subject matters that I don’t want to be involved with, so it limits my choices and I’m fine with that. I have to set an example for my girls now.” She shares five-year-old Esmeralda and three-year-old Amada with Ryan Gosling.



Paris Hilton Debuts Her Cooking Show - To ask her, Paris Hilton is “one of the best cooks ever.” At least, that’s what she says on her brand new cooking show, “Cooking with Paris.”  The jack-of-all-trades heiress has launched the cooking show on her YouTube channel, cooking up her “famous lasagna” for the first ep. Sure, she forgets to put onions and garlic in her sauce, but she stays fabulous in the process, wearing some fingerless gloves, a rainbow unicorn sweater, her hair down and done. So does her little sous chef chihuahua Diamond Baby, whom she describes as “killing it” in a custom Chanel apron.  Paris is a businesswoman, after all, so she gets some product placement in there, too. Taking a quick break from cooking in the middle of the episode, she gives herself a refreshing spritz of her own body spray.


Archie's Birth Changed Everything For Meghan & Harry - We’ve been keeping you up to date on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s “Megxit.” While the couple’s decision to step down as senior royals and become “financially independent” may have been a bombshell for Royal watchers and the Royal family alike, it’s apparently been a long time coming.  More specifically, Meghan and Harry have reportedly been bracing themselves for the possibility of a big shift ever since they welcomed baby Archie. A source tells “People,” that by the time they were becoming a family of three in May, they “knew they were going to hit the nuclear button.”  With Meghan’s struggle with the British press coming to a head amid rumors of a rift developing between them, Prince William and Kate Middleton, Meghan and Harry started focusing on the bigger picture: “doing what’s right for their family.” 


Brad & Jen -- Doing What Friends Do - We’ve told you that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have rekindled their friendship. Apparently things are so good that she’s lending him her longtime stylists and friends Nina and Clare Hallworth. They hooked him up for Brioni's Spring/Summer 2020 “Tailoring Legends” advertising campaign.  In other Brad and Jen news, the home that they owned during their marriage is back on the market. For the low, low price of $44-point-5 million bucks, you can have an 11,173-square-foot French Normandy Revival-style mansion that includes features like a swimming pool, tennis courts, and a guesthouse.  The two – who lived there from 2001 to 2006 – reportedly spent three years renovating the historic property when they moved in. Some of their improvements included replacing the kitchen floor with heated marble, installing a pub, and installing their own private screening room.


It’s Really Over For Pete Davidson & Kaia Gerber - It looks like it really is over for Pete Davidson and Kaia Gerber. Yesterday, we told you that they’re “cooling off,” and now “Page Six” has confirmed the rumors.  The two haven’t been spotted together again since Pete met Kaia’s parents last month. Both Pete and Kaia are keeping busy with modeling, and Pete has the extra load of focusing on getting treatment for his mental health. Apparently, things became “very overwhelming” for Kaia.  “It looks like Pete and Kaia are over. Pete has a certain M.O. and he’s very intense to his girlfriends,” a source tells “Page Six.” “Kaia is only 18 and it’s a lot to deal with.”


Jeffree Star responds to criticism over cancelled makeup tour: Jeffree Star says it’s more than just his breakup that made him cancel his European makeup masterclass tour. In case you missed it, Star put the kibosh on things just four days before the tour was set to start in Dublin citing "unforeseen personal reasons." The makeup mogul took to his Instagram stories to clear the air. “Minus what I announced to the world, there's a lot more I'm going through [...] I think some people need to show a bit more compassion.” He also cited his pomeranians as a big part of the cancellation saying "it's really hard to leave the dogs, I have a lot less help now” and “the thought of leaving my dogs for that long when their father is not here... couldn't even fathom.”


MrBeast ups prize money for half-court shot winner: Anthony Peterson made a half-court shot during a contest at last Friday’s New York Knicks game. Usually this would mean he took home a big prize but not this time. The contest was sponsored by the NY State Lotto so instead of getting 1-grand he got $1,000 in scratch offs. "[I made] $500 off the scratchers," Peterson told ESPN in an interview. His shot went viral online after the internet got pretty mad about his not so grand prize. The outcry made its way to Jimmy "MrBeast" Donaldson and the YouTuber went into his pocket to make it right. Peterson says "(MrBeast) tweeted telling people to tell me to DM him for $10,000. I thought it was a joke but then my friends were like "nah this guy is for real for real.” And he is. MrBeast followed Peterson, DM'd him, and immediately made good on his tweet.



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