Hollywood News Wednesday  July 30, 2014



MOTIVE (ABC) An investigation into the death of a man trampled by his horse; Vega explains his concerns.

BIG BROTHER (CBS) Houseguests vie for the power of veto.

EXTANT (CBS) Sparks tries to quarantine Molly, forcing her to seek refuge with her estranged father.

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (CBS) Recap of the performances by the first 12 acts. Followed by the live results show where five acts advance to the next         round.

TAXI BROOKLYN (NBC) The wife of the Park Slope stalker is found dead, bringing Cat's buried emotions to the forefront.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (FOX) The hopefuls perform; eliminations.

PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (CW) series premiere.Magicians include double act Young & Strange who give stage illusions their own special twist.

YOUNG & HUNGRY (ABC FAMILY) Sparks fly between Gabi and a computer genius; Josh's new bathtub interests Elliot and Yolanda.

MYSTERY GIRLS (ABC FAMILY) Holly gets a visit from her overachieving sister; Nick plots to boost Holly's spirits.

DUCK DYNASTY (A&E) A survival race through the woods; in hopes of finding a new hobby, Si joins Kay in coupon-cutting.

MILLION DOLLAR LISTING MIAMI (BRAVO) Chris, Chad and Sam compete for a big listing; Sam deals with a tough client.

AMERICAN MUSCLE (DISC) Retired NFL star Shawne Merriman trains to become Hollywood's next big action hero.

RESTAURANT STAKEOUT (FOOD) The owner of Mario's Tutto Bene in Union, N.J., needs help with a staff that has run amok.

RESTAURANT IMPOSSILE (FOOD) Marie's at Ummat Cafe is situated next to Atlanta's oldest Mosque.

THE BRIDGE (FX) Marco gains a new ally while discovering the true extent of Fausto's reach.

AMERICAN PICKERS (HIST) An eccentric man commands Mike and Frank to buy; rare cars; a freestyle shop in Kentucky.

BRING IT! (LIFE) back-to-back new episodes. Miss D begins building a new team with annual team tryouts; veteran dancers must compete. PLUS: The                 Dancing Dolls compete against their rivals at the Bay Area Battle in Memphis, Tenn.

BAPs (LIFE) Anisha hosts a dinner party as a way to heal old wounds; Kendrick and Anisha disagree.

TEEN MOM 2 (MTV) Leah begins taking anxiety medicine; Kailyn and Javi visit Joe and Vee's apartment.

PREACHERS OF L.A. (OXYGEN) Michelle joins the first ladies and Loretta for the ultimate "First Lady Tea."

MOVIE (SYFY) "Sharknado II: The Second One" Fin Shepard and April Wexler are the only hope for saving the population and iconic landmarks of New        York City when a freak weather storm unleashes a whirlwind of vicious, man-eating sharks on the Big Apple.

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? (TLC) Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson looks into his ancestry to discover his great-grandfather was a hustler.

SUITS (USA) Mike is reeling after the takeover battle; Jessica allows Louis to name his own reward.

GRACELAND (USA) Mike pledges to do whatever it takes to take down his greatest enemy.

MAKE OR BREAK: THE LINDA PERRY PROJECT (VH1) Linda uses an exercise to learn which contestants have the charisma to lure strangers in.

JIMMY KIMMEL (ABC) Scheduled: Rosario Dawson, Eric McCormack. Self performs.

DAVID LETTERMAN (CBS) Scheduled: Zoe Saldana, Jay Carney. Music from Crash.

CRAIG FERGUSON (CBS) Scheduled: Dana Carvey, Brit Marling

TONIGHT SHOW/JIMMY FALLON (NBC) Scheduled: Heidi Klum, Mike Birbiglia. A performance by Temples

LATE NIGHT/SETH MEYERS (NBC) Scheduled: Chris Pratt, Laverne Cox. Music from Big Data and Joywave

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS: LIVE (BRAVO) Scheduled: Kate Hudson, Zach Braff

THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART (COM) Scheduled: Maggie Gyllenhaal

COLBERT REPORT (COM) Scheduled: James Franco

@MIDNIGHT (COM) Scheduled: Megan Neuringer, Matt Braunger, Emily Heller

CHELSEA LATELY (E!) Scheduled: Kelsey Grammer, Michael Yo, Josh Wolf, Jo Koy.

LAST CALL/CARSON DALY (NBC) repeat. John Slattery, Night Terrors of 1927, Cristela Alonzo



1.Eric Clapton & Friends - The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale) by Eric Clapton (2014)

2. Hypnotic Eye by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (2014)

3. The Voyager by Jenny Lewis (2014)

4. The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings (6 CD Edition) by Allman Brothers Band (2014)

5. Savages (Explicit) by Theory of a Deadman (2014)

6. Guardians of the Galaxy by Soundtrack (2014)

7. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol.1 by Soundtrack (2014)

8. Beck Song Reader by Various Artists (2014)

9. Stars by Collabro (2014) - Import

10. Stuck by Adelitas Way (2014)

11. Get On Up - The James Brown Story -Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by James Brown (2014)

12. Mud Water Air & Blood by Dark Lotus (2014)



Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - Stars:Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana  -An entity from a far corner of the Marvel universe has found itself positioned as the unlikely hero of the flailing summer box office; even the people behind Honest Trailers seemed to think Guardians might be Marvel's Green Lantern. Thinking of Guardians as a champion in this way seems like a classic case of Internet goodwill, but we see the movie more as Marvel's potential cult classic. Troma veteran James Gunn is the director after all, and we love the his unexpected path through Hollywood has brought him to this point. Let's remember that Guardians is a standalone Marvel movie with no ties to its previous films or more recognizable characters. That's a tough sell to a wide audience. In fact, our colleague Ray Subers at Box Office Mojo has already wondered if Guardians is this year's Pacific Rim - an instance of online hype outweighing general interest.


Get on Up (2014) - Stars:Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis - Sometimes we feel burnt out on artist biopics, then we watch a trailer like this one and we're a screaming fan again. Though it might be hard to get an honest, warts-and-all drama made about the entirety of James Brown's life, it seems Taylor Tate is set to make a clearer stamp as a director with live-performance scenes and stronger flourishes than anything we saw in The Help, and it's good to see star Chadwick Boseman break out of sport-drama mode after back-to-back appearances in 42 and Draft Day



Cuban Fury                             The Den

Bad Johnson                             Finding Vivian Maier

"Noah" (PG-13): The epic, biblical tale of Noah and the ark. Starring: Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson,             Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Nick Nolte

"The Other Woman" (PG-13): After discovering her boyfriend is married, a woman tries to get her ruined life back on track.   But when she accidentally meets the wife he’s been cheating on, she realizes they have much in common, and her sworn   enemy becomes her greatest friend. When yet another affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot mutual             revenge on the cheating, lying, three-timing SOB. Starring: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton, Nikolaj Coster Waldau


Adventure Time


Volume 7: Princess Day



The Complete 1st Season

Midsomer Murders


Box Set 24



Box Set 24 (Blu-ray)

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic


The Keys of Friendship

Mystery Science Theater 3000



Teen Titans Go!


Season 1, Part 2: Couch Crusaders

Twin Peaks


The Entire Mystery




1. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 10.43 million.

2. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 10.32 million.

3. "NCIS," CBS, 8.7 million.

4. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.66 million.

5. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 7.13 million.

6. "The Bachelorette," ABC, 7.09 million.

7. "Under the Dome," CBS, 6.74 million.

8. "Big Brother (Wednesday), CBS, 6.63 million.

9. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 6.56 million.

10. "Extant," CBS, 6.483 million.


*"Extant" is getting a kick-start from CBS to try to improve its ratings less than a month into its run...Starting Wednesday, CBS is moving the drama starring Halle Berry back an hour, to 10 p.m. EDT, so that it follows "Criminal Minds."


Orlando Bloom Lays Hands on Justin Bieber - Orlando Bloom is probably the last person we’d think of if someone even mentioned a bar fight, but apparently he had one. According to TMZ, the former Mr. Miranda Kerr punched Justin Bieber early this morning in Ibiza...Eyewitnesses say that Orlando was in the celebrity-infested Cipriani restaurant when the incident occurred. It was witnessed by the likes of Sean “Puffy” Combs and Paris Hilton. Justin apparently ducked the punch and screamed, “What’s up, b---h?” before he left the place. Everyone actually applauded when he left...The bad blood between Orlando and Justin isn’t new. Justin was spotted getting cozy with Miranda back in 2012 while she and Bloom were still very married. And in a case of turnabout is fair play; Orlando was hanging with Justin’s on-and-off girlfriend, Selena Gomez.


It’s a Girl for Maya Rudolph: Maya Rudolph’s fourth child is almost a year old, and now we can tell you that it’s a girl. TMZ obtained the birth certificate that says that she and her longtime partner, director Paul Thomas Anderson, have a daughter named Minnie Ida Anderson. The baby is named in honor of Maya’s mom, the late singer Minnie Riperton. In California, parents have to file a birth certificate before the baby is a year. Since little Minnie’s birthday is Friday, they just made it by filing yesterday in Los Angeles.


Baby Number Two for Sarah Drew: Congratulations are in order for Sarah Drew. Us Weekly says that the “Grey’s Anatomy” star is expecting her second child with her husband, Peter Lanfer. In a statement, Drew said, “We can’t wait to introduce Micah to his little brother or sister.” She’s due in December.


Garner’s Cause of Death Revealed: Thanks to the good folks over at TMZ, we now know what caused James Garner’s death. The 86-year-old succumbed to a heart attack at his home on Saturday, July 19th. According to the death certificate, he also suffered from coronary artery disease. Garner was best known for his Emmy-winning work on “Rockford Files.”


Katy Perry Tops YouTube - Although 2014 is far from over, Katy Perry should be happy to know her video for “Dark Horse,” featuring Juicy J,  is really, really popular. In fact, the clip is YouTube’s Most Popular Video of the Year so far, with over 500-million views...Landing in second place with more than 350 million views is the Shakira and Rihanna collaboration “Can’t Remember to Forget You,” followed by Shakira’s World Cup song “La La La (Brazil 2014)” and the official FIFA World Cup track “We Are One (Ole Ola)” from Pitbull, featuring Jennifer Lopez....Videos rounding out the Top Ten include: Enrique Iglesias’ “Bailando (Espanol),” The Chainsmokers’ “#SELFIE,”  Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” featuring Charli XCX, “Let It Go,” from the “Frozen” soundtrack, Jason Derulo’s “Wiggle,” featuring Snoop Dogg, and Enrique Iglesias again with “El Perdedor,” featuring Marco Antonio Solis.


New *NSYNC Record is a Surprise…to *NSYNC - Did you know a new *NSYNC album came out yesterday? Well, "new" would be a strong term, but technically  “The Essential *NSYNC” is new in stores. The record is basically a best-of album, containing the 90s boy band's major hits, as well as some rarely heard songs, like the “Sesame Street” tune  “Believe in Yourself,” and some tracks that only appeared on the Germany release of their self-titled debut album...Well, if you had no idea bout its release, you’re not the only one. In fact, *NSYNC's Lance Bass was just as shocked as anybody.  “I love when the record label doesn't even tell you they are releasing a new 'NSYNC album tomorrow ! #TheyCare," he tweeted along with a picture of the record's Amazon ad...And thanks to the publicity from Lance’s tweet, *NSYNC diehards got out their credit cards, because Amazon quickly ran out of stock.  Guess old *NSYNC is better than no *NSYNC.


Amy Winehouse’s Dad Releasing Second Album - Amy Winhouse’s father will release his second album in September.  According to Mitch Winehouse, “But Beautiful” will be made up of tracks Amy helped pick out before her 2011 death. It will hit stores September 29th and all the proceeds will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which helps young people battling addiction.


Major "Ninja Turtles" Poster Goof - Fans are hungry for new footage and posters of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," but one Australian promo had one glaring mistake...Paramount Australia tweeted an official poster that showed the four turtles jumping off a burning skyscraper. The movie takes place in New York City. The movie opens on September 11th in Australia. Do you see the connection? Plenty of people on Twitter did, causing a major PR headache for the company. The tweet was deleted pretty quickly but there was no follow up statement.


"Batkid" Doc Fundraising Chugging Along - If you're like Christian Bale or Ben Affleck, your favorite Batman is a five-year-old from San Francisco. The story of Batkid, or Miles Scott, swept the country back in November when the little guy got to save Gotham City, or San Francisco, as part of the Make-a-Wish organization...As a new trailer explains, the organization expected 250 people to help make the wish come true for the five-year-old who battled leukemia. Instead, 25-thousand people lined the streets of "Gotham" and Miles even got a shout out from President Obama. Filmmaker Dana Nachman wanted to make a documentary about the story of Batkid and needs our help to do it...In about two weeks of fundraising on Indiegogo, the campaign has raised $50-thousand, half the goal. The fundraising ends on August 19th. Check out the trailer released earlier this week to the right.


"Romy and Michelle" Sequel? - Will we ever find out what happened to Romy and Michelle? According to actress Mira Sorvino, it's up to Disney. 1997's "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion" became a cult hit and everyone is onboard for a sequel...except the production company..."Disney, if you're listening—everybody wants it!" Sorvino told eOnline. "Me and Lisa [Kudrow] and [creator/writer] Robin Schiff would love to do a sequel. We have asked Disney before. It's Disney that has to decide to say yes." "I don't think they realize what a cult phenomenon it has become. I mean, people dress up as us for Halloween!" the actress added..."People were like, 'Why aren't Romy and Michelle at Comic-Con?'" Sorvino said. "I was like, 'It's not a current movie. It's a while ago.' And it was like, 'When are you coming back? When are you going to come here for the sequel?'" Get on it, Disney!


Michael Egan, the man who accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of molesting him years ago, settle for $100-thousand according to TMZ. Then, he changed his mind...and lost his lawyer in the process. Jeff Herman wanted the case to be over and now that Egan has decided to continue fighting, he's out.


Maksim Chmerkovskiy Leaving "DWTS" - Maksim Chmerkovskiy is leaving “Dancing with the Stars.” According to Page Six, he made his announcement during his appearance on “The View” yesterday, saying, “I’m done dancing.”...Maksim, who’s rumored to be dating Jennifer Lopez, went on to explain, “I’m blessed. I’m very honored. Inside, I’m genuinely honored. I feel like I’ve done a lot and not enough for me. I looked at last season and I fell in love with the show … I’m taking up a huge spot and I don’t want to do that anymore.”...While the pro dancer was vocal about his “DWTS” departure, he was less forthcoming about J-Lo. When Sherri Shepherd asked if he’s leaving because she needed his services, Maksim just smiled and laughed. His brother, Val, wouldn’t comment on Maksim’s love life, saying, “I’m no snitch!” Meanwhile, “DWTS” returns – minus Maksim – on Monday, September 15th on ABC.


Looks like Kirstie Alley’s TV return is short-lived. The Hollywood Reporter says that TV Land has cancelled “Kirstie” after one season. The comedy, which centered on a Broadway star whose son turns up to reconnect with his biological mom dies, featured an all-star cast that included Rhea Perlman and Michael Richards.


Lea Michele has landed a guest spot on “Sons of Anarchy.” According to the New York Daily News, the “Glee” star tweeted about it, along with a picture. She’ll play a truck stop waitress and single mother who “connects with Gemma,” played by Katey Sagal, “during a difficult time.” No word on when Lea’s episode will air, but Season seven of “SOA” premieres in September.


What do Will Ferrell, Daniel Radcliffe, and Melissa McCarthy have in common? It was announced yesterday that they’d all be getting stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year...Dates for the unveiling ceremonies haven’t been announced yet, and might not happen next year. Honorees are expected to attend their star unveilings, so they’re given a five-year window to schedule their event...Here’s a look at the movie stars among the 2015 Hollywood Walk of Fame star recipients:

    Raymond Chandler (posthumous)                    Eugenio Derbez

    Will Ferrell                                                      Jennifer Garner

    Peter Jackson                                                   Bob Kane (posthumous)

    Daniel Radcliffe                                               Paul Rudd

    Snoopy                                                            Melissa McCarthy

    Christoph Waltz                                              James L. Brooks

    Ken Ehrlich                                                     Bobby Flay

    Seth MacFarlane                                               Julianna Margulies

    Chris O'Donnell                                              Jim Parsons

    Amy Poehler                                                    Kelly Ripa

    Sofia Vergara


"Saved by the Bell" Gets the Biopic Treatment - Lifetime is adding yet another biopic to its roster. This time, it’s a behind-the-scenes look at “Saved by the Bell.” The Hollywood Reporter says that “The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story” will focus on the off-camera experiences of Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Dustin Diamond, Mario Lopez, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Elizabeth Berkley, and Lark Voorhies. The movie exposes the challenges of growing up under public scrutiny while trying to maintain the squeaky clean images of their characters both on and off screen. “The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story” stars Dylan Everett, Sam Kindseth, Julian Works, Alyssa Lynch, Tiera Skovbye, and Taylor Russell McKenzie. Look for it to premiere on Monday, September 1st on Lifetime.


"Better Call Saul" extended, delayed: There's good and bad news for fans waiting for "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul." Bad news, the premiere of the show has been pushed back from fall 2014 to early 2015. Good news, it's already been picked up for a second season, meaning there will be at least 23 episodes.


"Saturday Night Live" is getting a bit more delicious. We told you about Ben & Jerry's plans to make "SNL" inspired flavors, and now they're here! Lazy Sunday, based on the Lonely Island digital short is vanilla cake batter ice cream with chocolate & yellow cupcake pieces & a chocolate frosting swirl (supposedly tastes exactly as described). Gilly's Catastrophic Crunch, based on Kristen Wiig's character, has both chocolate and sweet cream ice cream mixed with caramel clusters, fudge-covered almonds, and a marshmallow swirl. Two more flavors are expected to be released to celebrate "SNL's" 40th anniversary. All four will only be available at scoop shops. The upside? At least you can get them somewhere!



Justin Bieber Is a Good Guy Sometimes - Justin Bieber is starting to give us whiplash. One week he’s telling racist jokes, and another he’s making a young fan's dream come true..."Variety" is reporting Grace Kesablak, a 10-year-old Make-A-Wish recipient got to go to the Young Hollywood Awards Show in Los Angeles Sunday night with Justin as her arm candy. Kesablak, who is battling cancer, walked the red carpet and later joined Bieber on stage as he accepted his Champ of Charity Award. She even got a kiss out of the deal...There are quite a few photos of the two having a good time at the show and even hugging before he received his award. Bieber later posted pictures of the two of them together on his Twitter and Instagram accounts.


"OITNB" Feted at the Young Hollywood Awards - It was all about “Orange is the New Black” at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards on Sunday. The Netflix original show, which deals with a bisexual woman living in New York City who is sentenced to 15 months in a women's federal prison, picked up three awards. The show itself was named Bingeworthy TV Show, and Danielle Brooks and Pablo Schreiber picked up kudos for Breakthrough Actress and the We Love to Hate You award, respectively...Another big winner was Ansel Elgort. The “Divergent” star picked up Fan Favorite Actor – Male, along with the Best On-Screen couple award with Shailene Woodley for “The Fault in Our Stars.”

    Fan Favorite Actor - Male: Ansel Elgort

    Fan Favorite Actor - Female: Chloe Grace Moretz

    Coolest Crossover Artist: Nick Jonas

    Breakthrough Actor: Dylan O'Brien

    Breakthrough Actress: Danielle Brooks

    #SocialMediaSuperstar: Ashley Tisdale

    Best Threesome: 'The Vampire Diaries' (Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley)

    Hottest Body (of work): Derek Hough

    Best On-Screen Couple: Shailene Woodley/Ansel Elgort ('The Fault in Our Stars')

    Best Bromance: Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum

    Super Superhero: Kellan Lutz ('The Legend of Hercules')

    Cuz You're Funny: Amy Schumer

    We Love to Hate You: Pablo Schreiber ('Orange Is the New Black')

    Hottest Music Artist: Ed Sheeran

    Breakout Music Artist: Sam Smith

    Song of the Summer/DJ Replay: 'Fancy' Iggy Azalea ft. Charlie XCX

    Most Awesome Athlete: Louie Vito

    Bingeworthy TV Show: 'Orange Is The New Black'

    Favorite Flick: 'The Fault in Our Stars'

    Viral Superstar: Jenna Marbles

    Reality Royalty: 'The Bachelor and The Bachelorette'


Hilary Duff’s Return to Music - Hilary Duff is back on the music scene. The actress/singer's first new music since 2007, a track called “Chasing the Sun," debuted online yesterday, although it appears to have been a leak since it wasn't supposed to come out until today...Over the weekend, Duff teased the track on Instagram, posting a video of her son Luca dancing to it during a day at the beach. In addition she hired airplanes to fly along coastlines in major U.S. cities, pulling a banner that read, “Hilary Duff – Chasing the Sun – July 29th!”...“Chasing the Sun,” written by Colbie Caillat, Jason Reeves and Toby Gad, is the first single off Duff’s fifth studio album, her first since 2007’s “Dignity.”   So far there’s on word on when the album will be  released.


Ed Sheeran Upset with new Facebook App - Ed Sheeran is one of the famous faces linked to the new Facebook Mentions app, which is supposed to make it easy for celebrities to interact with fans on the social networking site.  According to Facebook, anyone who downloads the app can converse with participating public figures, but even though Ed is one of the early VIPs, he’s not feeling it...Sheeran isn’t the first VIP unhappy with Mentions. William Shatner complained about the app after it suggested he follow “Star Trek” co-star George Takei, who he has been feuding with for years.  Seems one of the  requirements of the app is that celebrities follow other celebs.  "I think that is a flaw," he said. "I'm already following those who I want to follow -- why insist I follow that short list of others?"


Sherri Shepherd moving right along to big screen: Sherri Shepherd may be most famous for her work on TV, but Deadline is reporting she's moving to the big screen. The comedienne has been cast in a co-starring role in "Ride Along 2." She joins stars Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, along with Ken Jeong and Olivia Munn. Tim Story is back as director. "Ride Along 2" is set for a January 5th, 2016 release.


Is Lauren Sanchez heading for "The View" cohost?: We may have a major front runner in the battle for "The View." TMZ is reportingLauren Sanchez, who is sitting in on Today's episode, is high on the list of permanent replacements. The site is claiming the show wants two new co-hosts, one conservative and one Latina. Sanchez was almost hired back in 2000 but Lisa Ling got the gig.


"The Evil Dead" gets the TV Treatment: Rolling Stone says that "The Evil Dead" is finally getting the TV treatment, over 30 years later. Apparently Sam Raimi has teamed up with his brother, Ivan, and Bruce Campbell -- the star of the original film and its sequels. -- to write the series. At this point, Campbell is also set to star in it. Stay tuned...



“Today” Summer Concert Series. Mariah Carey kicks things off on Friday, May 16th. This will be her sixth time performing for the series...

•August 1 - Aloe Blacc                                                 

•August 15 - Neon Trees

•August 29 - Ariana Grande                

•September 1 - Maroon 5

•September 5 - Usher