Hollywood News FRIDAY DECEMBER 19, 2014

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ON THE TUBE:

20/20 (ABC) Stephen Collins sits down with Yahoo! guru Katie Couric to discuss his being a pedophile.

THE AMAZING RACE (CBS) season finale. The final teams race to the finish line in Los Angeles.

A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (CBS) Inspirational stories of adoption; performers include Jennifer Hudson, Train and Earth, Wind & Fire.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA WITH NICK CANNON (FOX) series premiere. Hijinks captured by cell phones, dash cams, camcorders and security cameras   around the world.

DATELINE NBC (NBC) Investigative reports.

MR. MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL (CW) Mr. Magoo is featured as a man who doesn't believe in Christmas in this animated adaptation of "A                 Christmas Carol.".

DEAL WITH IT! (TBS) back-to-back new episodes.  Bad Boyfriend: a contestant flirts with a waitress; Awards Lunch: an appreciation ceremony. Lifestyle Change: an alternative lifestyle website; Inheritance: a contestant's favorite client.

SAY YES TO THE DRESS (TLC) back-to-back new episodes. A tall bride looks for a gown with extra length to match her vision; a survivor of the Boston     Marathon bombings has one month to find her dream dress. A sale at Kleinfeld’s finds two women shopping for the same gown. Meanwhile, a              bride is very specific about what she wants.

SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING NEW (TLC) back-to-back new episodes  Bride Rameneh wants her mother's gown transformed into her          dream dress for a grand Persian wedding. Sally and her fiance do everything together, including dress shopping.

JIMMY KIMMEL (ABC) repeat. Ryan Seacrest, Rebecca Romijn, and Vintage Trouble.

DAVID LETTERMAN (CBS) Scheduled: Josh Brolin, Jay Thomas, and Darlene Love.

CRAIG FERGUSON (CBS) Scheduled: Jay Leno.

TONIGHT SHOW/JIMMY FALLON (NBC) Scheduled: Ben Stiller, Brie Larson, and Damon Wayans. 

LATE NIGHT/SETH MEYERS (NBC) repeat. Cameron Diaz, Josh Radnor, Richard Engel, and Bob Mould. 

LAST CALL WITH CARSON DAILY (NBC) repeat. Juno Temple, Le Butcherettes, Ho99o99. 

 

Saturday, December 20th

I WANT A DOG FOR CHRISTMAS, CHARLIE BROWN! (ABC) Lucy and Linus' little brother, ReRun, turns to Snoopy and Spike for holiday cheer.

NFL FOOTBALL (CBS) San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! (NBC) repeat. An aspiring nun leaves the abbey to become a governess and ends up falling in love with her boss.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC) Scheduled: Host Amy Adams; One Direction performs.

ATLANTIS (BBCA) While Ariadne lies on her deathbed, Jason's guilt becomes unbearable.

THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW (BBCA) Actor Jim Carrey; actor Jude Law; actress Tamsin Greig; Nicole Scherzinger performs.

HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL RENOVATION (HGTV) A woman from Melbourne joins her fiancé in Tuscany, where they plan to find a              home.

AUCTION HUNTERS (SPIKE) new episode and season finale. A shipping crate auction and a boat auction; finding a tactical blast shield and bass fishing     boat. The guys hit a fast-paced live auction; a ballista and an anvil set made for an explosive sport.

THRIFT HUNTERS (SPIKE) new episode and season finale. Heading to New England; a lesson in techno-thrifting; trying to unload a bundle of KISS dolls.        Jason comes across an electric Smirnoff lamp and Bryan haggles for over a thousand movie posters.

SEX SENT ME TO THE ER (TLC) A man becomes paralyzed after sex; a couple's birth plan leads to shocking symptoms; a special gift.

 

Sunday

THE SOUND OF MUSIC SING-ALONG (ABC) A tuneful, heartwarming story, it is based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of      the world's best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Julie Andrews plays the role of Maria, the tomboyish                 postulant at an Austrian abbey who becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life       and music into the home.

60 MINUTES (CBS) The television magazine series covers a broad spectrum of modern life.

UNDERCOVER BOSS (CBS) Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto goes under cover as a municipal employee.

NFL FOOTBALL (NBC) Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals. 

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA (BRAVO)  Cynthia returns to work and joins forces with Demetria. Meanwhile, NeNe goes live on the air in       Tampa to debut her clothing collection.

KOURTNEY AND KHLOE TAKE THE HAMPTONS (E!) When Scott is consumed by his negative affiliations with the Hamptons, he chooses to leave        early.

HOUSE OF DVF (E!) season finale. Everything is put to the test; Diane has to decide who the new Brand Ambassador will be.

TOP 10 RESTAURANTS WITH FOOD NETWORK MAGAZINE (FOOD) Bobby Flay hosts a coast-to-coast countdown of the 10 must-eat meals of a          lifetime.

CUTTHROAT KITCHEN (FOOD) Breakfast quesadillas; cooking meatloaf from a recliner; walking on boxes while making cupcakes.

THE COMEBACK (HBO) Valerie is exposed to a variety of critical thoughts about her career.

OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW? (OWN) Oprah interviews the mother of Natalie Holloway; updates from Tiffany.

HOMELAND (SHO) season finale. Season 4 ends with Carrie and Saul returning to the US and investigating what she saw in Islamabad.

THE AFFAIR (SHO) season finale.Season 1 ends with the disappearance of Whitney causing Helen to scrutinize Noah and his relationship with Alison and          her family.

90 DAY FIANCE (TLC) Mohamed goes AWOL on Danielle; Jason and Cassia go to Las Vegas to work on their relationship problems; Chelsea gets nervous   before her wedding; Evelin bonds with Justin’s family; Brett faces a difficult choice.

THE LIBRARIANS (TNT) The librarians must rescue Santa and help him accomplish the secret purpose of Christmas.

 

MOVIES THIS WEEK:

(TUE) The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the terrifying                Smaug from acquiring a kingdom of treasure and obliterating all of Middle-Earth.Stars:  Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate       Blanchett

Annie - A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a   thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stars:  Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb - Larry spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic      before it is gone forever. - Stars: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Dick Van Dyke

Mr. Turner  - An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life. Stars:  Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson,                 Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey

Goodbye to All That - When his wife unexpectedly informs him that she wants a divorce, well-meaning but oblivious husband Otto Wall finds himself                 thrust back into bachelorhood, where he searches for the real thing amidst a string of one night stands. Stars:  Paul Schneider, Melanie Lynskey,                 Anna Camp, Heather Graham

 

NEW MUSIC THIS WEEK: (Tuesday)

Player Select

Peter Pan LIVE! (Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event)

The Best of Foreigner 4 & More by Foreigner

We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes by Death Cab for Cutie

Something About Airplanes  by Death Cab for Cutie

Project 1950 by Misfits

PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO (Vinyl) by PARTYNEXTDOOR

Best of Christmas  by Andre Rieu

Beautiful Letdown by Switchfoot

Live At ""Sing Sing"". 3CD+DVD by B.B. & Baez and Joan King

All That Might Have Been by Peter Hammill

 

HITTING DVD & BLU-RAY - (Tuesday)

 

Americans, The

 

The Complete 2nd Season

Arrested Development

 

Season 4

Batman

 

The Complete Television Series (Unlimited) (Blu-ray)

Extant

 

The 1st Season

 

 

The 1st Season (Blu-ray)

Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The

 

Season 4: The Final Season

Uncle Grandpa

 

Vol. 1: Tiger Trails


"Magic in the Moonlight" (PG-13): "Magic in the Moonlight" is a romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask             a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue. The film is set in the south of France in the 1920s against    a backdrop of wealthy mansions, the Côte d’Azur, jazz joints and fashionable spots for the wealthy of the Jazz Age.     Starring: Emma Stone,  Catherine McCormack, Colin Firth, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney

"The Maze Runner" (PG-13): When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of        the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together             fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape.    Source: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Patricia Clarkson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Thomas Sangster, Will Poulter

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (PG-13): The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast             brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with             fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical           plan. Starring: Danny Woodburn, Jeremy Howard, Megan Fox, Noel Fisher, Whoopi Goldberg, Will Arnett, William             Fichtner

"This is Where I Leave You" (R): When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective         adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their          over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed         states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and    emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide— driving us          insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves. Starring: Adam Driver, Connie Britton, Corey Stoll, Jane           Fonda, Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Rose Byrne, Timothy Olyphant, Tina Fey

           

The Skeleton Twins                  The Devil's Hand

At the Devil's Door                 Intruders: Season One

Stonehearst Asylum                 

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Stephen Colbert retires his 'Report' and the host he played - Nine years of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" came to an end Thursday night along with its mythical presiding pundit, as the real-life Stephen Colbert bade the audience farewell...He was last seen gliding through the clouds in the backseat of Santa's sleigh beside Alex Trebek (don't ask)...

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"People" Magazine Held Its First Awards Show -  “People” magazine held its very first awards show last night. Nick Cannon hosted the kudofest, which celebrated the A-listers that they report on every week.  Performers included Gwen Stefani and Pharrell, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Maroon 5. And unlike most awards shows, the majority the winners actually showed up.

    Movie Performance of the Year - Actress:  Jennifer Aniston, "Cake"

    Movie Performance of the Year - Actor: Michael Keaton, "Birdman"

    TV Performance of the Year - Actress: Lisa Kudrow, "The Comeback"

    TV Performance of the Year - Actor: Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"

    TV Couple of the Year: Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina, "The Mindy Project"

    Talk Show Host of the Year: Jimmy Fallon

    Comedy Star of the Year: Kevin Hart

    Breakout Star of the Year: Billy Eichner

    Next Generation Star: Chloe Grace Moretz

    Triple Threat: Jennifer Lopez

    Style Icon of the Year: Gwen Stefani

    "People's" Sexiest Woman: Kate Upton

    Model of the Year: Karlie Kloss

    Celebrity Role Model of the Year: Kate Hudson

    Favorite "People" Cover: Robin Williams Tribute

    Hero of the Year: Nora Sandigo, Executive Director of American Fraternity

    Charity Trend of the Year: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Brad Pitt Too Distracting for Jury Duty - Brad Pitt tried to do his civic duty, but he's too famous for that. According to DailyMail, the actor was called for jury duty in Los Angeles and showed up to the courthouse...Hours after he got there the judge for the trial at hand decided he would distract from the matters at hand. This isn't the first time Pitt has gone down to the courthouse. The site claims he was called back in 2003. It's not known if he actually served, but at least that time he did wear a juror badge...

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Bruce and Kris Are Done - TMZ is reporting a judge signed Bruce and Kris Jenner's divorce papers. As you probably noticed, their split has been drama free, which is definitely not the norm...even more impressive considering they didn't sign a prenup...Neither party will get spousal support and until their youngest, 17-year-old Kylie, becomes a legal adult, they'll share joint custody. Under the agreement, however, Kris has to pay Bruce $2.45-million to "equalize things." ...The divorce will be official sixth months from the date Kris filed papers, which sited irreconcilable differences. If you're counting, that's March 23rd, 2015.

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Jenna – Losing Baby Weight IS Hard: Finally, a celebrity mother comes clean on the struggle to lose weight after having a baby. According to The Daily Mail, Jenna Dewan-Tatum – wife of Channing – says that it’s a challenge to lose the weight. She credits rigorous workouts with trainer Jen Johnson and chasing her daughter Everly everywhere for helping get her back to her pre-baby weight.

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A Simpson-Ross Baby on the Way: Congratulations are in order for Ashlee Simpson. Page Six says that she and her new husband, Evan Ross, are expecting a baby. The child will Diana Ross’ son’s first, and Ashlee’s second. She has a six-year-old son, Bronx Mowgli with her ex-husband, Pete Wentz.

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The Best and Worst Song Lyrics of 2014 - With less than two weeks until we ring in 2015, everyone in the media is coming out with their best and worst lists, and Entertainment Weekly is no exception. The magazine just came out with their choices for the best and worst song lyrics of the year. Let’s see if you agree:

Best Lyrics:

“I eat my dinner in my bathtub / Then I go to sex clubs / Watching freaky people gettin’ it on” – Tove Lo, “Habits (Stay High)”

“Turn down for what?” – DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down for What”

 

Worst Lyrics:

“Why you gotta be so rude? Don’t you know I’m human too?” – Magic!, “Rude”

“I love your lies, I’ll eat ‘em up / But don’t deny the animal / That comes alive when I’m inside you” – Maroon 5 “Animals”

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Jennifer Lawrence’s “The Hanging Tree” Gets a Dance Remix - Forget Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat,” the real hit song from “The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay- Part 1” is “The Hanging Tree, performed by James Newton Howard and  Jennifer Lawrence. Well, the tune is currently at number 23 on the Hot 100 chart and is being played on the radio...And in a sign it’s likely to get even bigger, it now has a dance remix.

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"Team America" Screenings Cancelled - We told you about Sony's decision to pull "The Interview" from theaters following a threat from hackers reportedly employed by North Korea...Theaters in Texas, including Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, planned to play "Team America: World Police" which features plenty of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Paramount put the quash on that, apparently. According to the Drafthouse, the cancellation was "beyond their control." 

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"School of Rock" Hitting Broadway - You're not hardcore, unless you live hardcore, and that includes going to see "School of Rock" on Broadway. BroadwayWorld is reporting a musical version of the 2003 movie...The story of the broadway adaptation is the same as the film,  following down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star Dewey Finn, who was played by Jack Black in the movie, poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school to make ends meet. "When he discovers his students' musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands," the site reports...The man behind the magic is Andrew Lloyd Webber, who did "Phantom of the Opera" and "Evita," and he's excited to be working on the "iconic" adaptation. So far, there hasn't been any news on casting. "School of Rock The Musical" is opening on December 6th, 2015.

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"Fashion Police" announce return: Mark your calendars. "Fashion Police" is making its return post Joan Rivers on January 12th. In lieu of the comedian, Kathy Griffin is joining the panel.

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"Boyhood" Gets Presidential Approval - The Obamas are just like us...they have some serious opinions on movies. For the President, critic darling "Boyhood" won him over. "Boyhood was a great movie," the President said, according to Politico Playbook. "That, I think, was my favorite movie this year." And the first lady? Well the only movie she admits she's seen is "Gone Girl." For the record, she wasn't that impressed. "I've read others [since, but] I read 'Gone Girl' a couple summers ago, which is one of my favorites," Michelle said. "The book is much better than the movie." Hear that David Fincher?

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Writers Guild to Celebrate Shonda Rhimes - There’s no question that Shonda Rhimes has had an impact on television. Now the Writers Guild America West is recognizing her work. Deadline says that the creator of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” and “How to Get Away with Murder” will receive the 2015 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement...The honor, which celebrates a lifetime of achievement in outstanding writing, has been given out since 1976. Past winners include David E. Kelley, Larry David, and last year’s winner, Garry Marshall. Rhimes will receive the award at the 2015 Writers Guild Awards’ West Coast ceremony on Saturday, February 14th.

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Teaser released for "Parks and Recreation": The final season of "Parks and Recreation" is almost upon and according to a teaser released, it's taking us into the future. Well, 2017. From the 30 seconds, we can tell a lot as changed but one thing remains the same, Gerry is still the butt of every joke. "Parks and Rec" finale season premieres on January 13th. You can watch the teaser.

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“Survivor” Chooses a Winner: After 13 weeks, “Survivor: San Juan del Sur” picked Natalie Anderson as its new champion. She beat out Missy Payne and Jaclyn Schultz to take the 29th title. For her trouble, Natalie took home a million-dollar prize.

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Vanderbilt University Takes “Sing-Off” Title: Congratulations to the Vanderbilt Meladores. Bustle.com says that they are the first collegiate a cappella group to take the title on NBC’s “The Sing-Off.” The Meladores beat out five other groups to take the title for the fifth season. This year, the show went to a one-night-only format that featured performances from last year’s winners, Home Free, and Season Three winners, Pentatonix, who sang a medley from their holiday hits album.

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