Hollywood News Thursday  July 24, 2014



BLACK BOX (ABC) season finale. An increasingly manic Catherine refuses Dr. Hartramph's urgings to be admitted into a hospital.

NY MED (ABC) Part 5 of the 8 part series documenting the toggles of doctors and surgeons of a major New York and New Jersey hospitals.

BIG BROTHER (CBS) A houseguest is evicted; the head of household competition.

HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT (NBC) Seth Green, Monica Potter, Jenna Elfman, Dave Foley, Michael Ealy and Katy Mixon.

WELCOME TO SWEDEN (NBC) Bruce and Emma move into their apartment in Stockholm; Emma thinks Bruce is being stalked.

WORKING THE ENGELS (NBC) Jimmy gives his grandmother's ring to a stripper; Sandy wins free mother/daughter hip-hop classes.

LAST COMIC STANDING (NBC) The comics take part in a roast of Gilbert Gottfried; two comics compete in a showdown.

HELLS KITCHEN (FOX) season finale. The final two contestants must prepare five unique dishes; a winner is chosen.

GANG RELATED (FOX) Ryan proves his loyalty to the GTF by arresting Javier; Daniel decides to embrace his true identity.

AFTER THE FIRST 48 (A&E) A residential Houston neighborhood is rocked by an armed robbery and a vicious murder.

BEYOND SCARED STRAIGHT (A&E) A combative Georgia teenager lies to a judge and is sent to the Douglas County Jail.

MARRIED TO MEDICINE (BRAVO) Previously unseen footage and cast interviews are featured in a special edition.

DON’T BE TARDY (BRAVO) Kim tries to manage her children, her assistant and her quirky nanny as chaos in the house escalates. Before long, Kim                 concludes that she needs more domestic help; one of the children has an accident and breaks his leg.


MEDICAL DETECTIVES (DFH) Only one show combines brilliant medicine and cutting edge techniques to solve crimes.

MYTHBUSTERS (DISC) Testing heights; bobbing for an apple when jumping with a bungee cord.

MARRIED (FX) AJ and Jess hijack Russ and Lina's night out.

YOU’RE THE WORST (FX) Jimmy attempts to take Gretchen on a date.

PAWN STARS (HIST) back-to-back new episodes. Corey checks out a vehicle built to fight off a zombie apocalypse. PLUS: A Colt Army Model 1860                 comes into the shop; Rick barters for a Viking coin.

PAWNOGRAPHY (HIST) back-to-back new episodes. Rick goes up against a figure skater and a history professor. PLUS: An attorney and a real estate                 agent try to win a rare firearm.

PROJECT RUNWAY (LIFE) back-to-back new episodes.  19 designers are chosen to participate in the 13th season of "Project Runway." PLUS: The                 designers learn that there is another audition they must pass to be accepted on the show.

SNACK-OFF (MTV) Wannabe chefs try to invent a new kind of snack-on-a-stick.

DEFIANCE (SYFY) After an Arkfall crash, Pottinger recruits Nolan to lead their salvage mission.

DOMINION (SYFY) Alex seeks Michael and Claire's help to exorcise captive eight-balls of their angel possessors.

SPARTCAUS: BLOOD AND SAND (SYFY) Batiatus is given a gladitorial opportunity of a lifetime; Crixus and Spartacus must act as a team.

HERES COMES HONEY BOO BOO (TLC) back-to-back new episodes. June and Sugar Bear decide it’s time for some home improvement. The girls                 repaint their "doo-doo" colored walls. PLUS: It’s Spring break and the girls are bored. June and Sugar Bear take the family away to a houseboat                 vacation and invite Anna, Michael, and Kaitlyn to join in on some quality family time.

LEAH REMINI: IT’S ALL RELATIVE (TLC) back-to-back new episodes. After an earthquake, Leah tasks husband Angelo with preparing the house for           disasters.. PLUS: When Shannon’s 30th Birthday approaches, Leah and Vicki offer to fulfill her wish for a boob job.

RUSH (USA) Rush helps an up-and-coming MMA fighter with a past medical condition; Alex tries to save his job.

SATISFACTION (USA) Adriana tries to convince Neil to pursue his secret life; Grace joins the workforce.

DATING NAKED (VH1) A new social experiment provides daters with a radical dating experience where before they bare their souls they bare everything              else first.

CANDIDLY NICOLE (VH1) Nicole acts as the responsible adult supervisor to Sofia while her parents are away.

LEANN & EDDIE (VH1) LeAnn's friends join her for a girls’ weekend full of ATV riding, line dancing and songs.

JIMMY KIMMEL (ABC) Scheduled: Justin Theroux, Angie Harmon. Music from 5 Seconds of Summer

DAVID LETTERMAN (CBS) Scheduled: Former Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts, Michael Somerville, Sharon Van Etten.

CRAIG FERGUSON (CBS) Scheduled: David Duchovny, Gloria Estefan.

TONIGHT SHOW/JIMMY FALLON (NBC) Scheduled: Morgan Freeman, Kesha, Tweedy

LATE NIGHT/SETH MEYERS (NBC) Scheduled: Mary Lynn Rajskub, Brendan Gleeson.

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE (BRAVO) Scheduled: Kristin Chenoweth


THE COLBERT REPORT (COM) Scheduled:Elon Musk

@MIDNIGHT (COM) Scheduled: Kyle Kinane, Marc Maron, Sara Schaefer.

CHELSEA LATELY (E!) Scheduled: Natasha Lyonne, Uzo Aduba, Jeff Wild, Arden Myrin, Ross Mathews

LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY (NBC) repeat. Nicholas Stoller, Cerebral Ballzy, Theo Von



1. Heaven & Earth by Yes (2014)

2. Acoustic Classics by Richard Thompson (2014)

3. White Devil Armory by Over Kill (2014)

4. Lowborn by Anberlin (2014)

5 Seconds Of Summer by 5 Seconds Of Summer (2014)

6. Trouble in Paradise by La Roux (2014)

7. The Very Baddest (2xCD) by ZZ Top (2014)

8. Live at Montreux 2013 [Blu-ray] by ZZ Top (2014) - Multiple Formats

9. Do You Wanna Start a War by Fozzy (2014)

10. Resistance: Rise of the Runaways by Crown the Empire (2014)

11. The Power And The Glory (5.1 Blu-ray/CD Mixed by Steven Wilson) by Gentle Giant (2014)

12. Comes Out Swinging! by Forbidden Broardway (2014)



Hercules (2014) - Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the          King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord. Stars:Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane,                 Joseph Fiennes 

Lucy (2014) - A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.  Stars:Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked 

The Fluffy Movie (2014) - A cmedy concert film that captures the on-stage performance and inspirational success story of Gabriel "Fluffy"                 Iglesias. Stars:Gabriel Iglesias, Jacqueline Obradors, Gina Brillon, Alfred Robles



Made in America                      All Cheerleaders Die                Blue Ruin

Cesar Chavez” (PG-13)             Heaven is for Real” (PG)          Sabotage”

Transcendence” (PG-13)            Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club” (PG-13)


Dalziel and Pascoe


Season 10

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys


Season 5 (Universal)

Shogun (mini-series)


Shogun (Blu-ray)



The Complete 1st Season

Xena: Warrior Princess


Season 5 (Universal)


Sinister Six' spinoff to come next for Spider-Man - The Spider-Man franchise will detour next with a "Sinister Six" spinoff in 2016, pushing "The Amazing Spider-Man 3" to 2018, Sony's Columbia Pictures said Wednesday...By ordering "Sinister Six" ahead of the next "Spider-Man" movie, the studio hopes to expand the franchise with the group of Marvel super-villains....Sony had previously pegged "Spider-Man" sequels for 2016 and 2018, but "The Amazing Spider-Man 3" will now be pushed to 2018. In its place, Sony has slotted in "Uncharted," an action film based on the PlayStation video game.


CBS says Colbert keeping CBS' 'Late Show' in NYC - Stephen Colbert will not only be following in David Letterman's footsteps, he'll be doing it on the same stage...CBS said Wednesday that Colbert, who is replacing Letterman as the "Late Show" host next year, will keep the show in New York City's Ed Sullivan Theatre. Colbert's debut date is still uncertain, dependent on when Letterman officially retires from late-night TV.


It's a Boy for Ryan Gosling & Eva Mendes! - Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are expecting a baby boy in September...


Adele's Toddler SON Wins Pap Lawsuit - Adele's son isn't even two and he's already won his first lawsuit...for a cool five figures! Corbis Images UK was sued after paparazzi took pictures of little Angelo Adkins' "milestone moments" and published them...


Zoe Saldana Preggers? - "The Hollywood Reporter" published a story yesterday morning announcing actress Zoe Saldana and hubby Marco Perego were expecting a baby...By the afternoon, the story was deleted from the mag's site with no explanation. Neither Saldana or Perego have addressed the rumors, but recent pictures seem to suggest there's a bun in the oven..."Us Weekly" is reporting the actress is three months along but "will only announce the news when she's ready."


Lineup for Fourth Annual iHeart Radio Festival Announced - Las Vegas is always an exciting place, but it will be the place to be September 19th and 20th when the fourth annual iHeartRadio Festival comes to town. This year’s star-studded lineup includes Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Usher, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Mötley Crüe, Zac Brown Band, One Direction Ed Sheeran, Paramore, Iggy Azalea, Eric Church, Lorde and Calvin Harris, as well as some surprise guests.


MAGIC!’s “Rude” Holds on to Number One - Canadian band  MAGIC! is at number one on the “Billboard” Hot 100 chart for a second week with their hit reggae tune “Rude.” The song is also number one on the Digital Songs chart for a second week and at number one on the Adult Pop Songs chart for the first time...Former seven-week number one, Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” featuring Charli XCX, is at number two, Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” jumped up two spots to number three, followed by Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” featuring Iggy Azalea at four and Nico & Vinz’s “I Am Wrong,” at five. Rounding out the Top Ten are: John Legend’s “All of Me,”  Maroon 5’s “Maps," Jason DeRulo’s  “Wiggle,” featuring Snoop Dogg, Disclosure’s “Latch” featuring Sam Smith, and Calvin Harris’ Summer.


Weird Al Yankovic's album “Mandatory Fun” is at number one this week, the album’s first single “Word Crimes,” a parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” entered the Hot 100 at number 39. It’s Weird Al's fourth Top 40 hit, with the others being “Eat It” (which went to number 12 in 1984),  “Smells Like Nirvana” (which peaked at number 35 in 1992) and “White & Nerdy” (which landed at number nine in 2006).


Who's Going to Win on Emmy Night?


MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY —Likely winner!,  "True Detective",  If he wins this year, he'll be the first actor to win an         Oscar and an Emmy in the same year since George C. Scott.

BRYAN CRANSTON -  "Breaking Bad",  If he wins this year, he'll tie the record for most wins for a single character.

JEFF DANIELS - "The Newsroom", Shocking win last year aside, Daniels is a dark horse.

JON HAMM - "Mad Men", Seven years nominated, never won. Next year is his last year so he'll have a better chance in 2015.

WOODY HARRELSON - "True Detective", It's a shame he's up against his "True Detective" costar, because if not, he'd have a   better chance.

KEVIN SPACEY - "House of Cards",  Eh, there's newer things out there.



ROBIN WRIGHT —Likely winner! - "House of Cards",  Did you see last season? Wright's Lady MacBeth style character is a       hit.

LIZZY CAPLAN - "Masters of Sex", It doesn't bode well that her costar Michael Sheen was gypped.

CLAIRE DANES - "Homeland", "Homeland" isn't as big of a hit this past season, so momentum has definitely slowed.

MICHELLE DOCKERY - "Downton Abbey", "Downton" scored a show nom, but Dockery is up against ladies with "more   episodes and more grit."

JULIANNA MARGULIES - "The Good Wife", The show didn't score a nom, so it's unlikely Margulies will pull this one out.

KERRY WASHINGTON - "Scandal",  Last season's "Scandal" was much stronger and Washington didn't get a win, so             probably a no go this year, too.


Billy Bob Thornton Does Not Like "Cupcake Wars" - Billy Bob Thornton does not watch "Cupcake Wars." The actor was on "Oprah's Master Class" over the weekend and made it clear he is not a fan of competition shows, especially when sweets are involved..."We're living in a time that's just become judgmental and everybody wants to see failure," the 58-year-old actor explained. "They want to see people knocked off the hill. You can't have a television show without a competition because they want to see who cries this week and who goes downhill, who gets kicked out." He went on to hilariously call out the cupcake competition. "We don't need one show about cupcakes, as far as I'm concerned, but you know what, if you want one—okay, that's fine. Let's have a show about cupcakes. But does it have to be a f--king competition? Do you have to have cupcake wars? You know?" he asked. "And I'm sure people who have been in war kind of take offense to that because seriously, it's not that goddamn dangerous to make a cupcake."


We told you that Kendra Wilkinson was going to allow her marital issues with Hank Baskett to play out on her reality show. Now we have a better understanding on why she’d do that. For one, Kendra and Hank are co-executive producers on the show. Also, she gets somewhere in the neighborhood of $15-thousand dollars an episode. As for the state of her marriage, she’s holding off making major decisions for the sake of their children. “Kendra on Top” will be returnin to WE TV in the fall. Stay tuned…


*The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

1. Rude, MAGIC!

2. Stay With Me, Sam Smith

3. Fancy (feat. Charli XCX). Iggy Azalea

4. Problem (feat. Iggy Azalea), Ariana Grande

5. Maps, Maroon 5


Top Albums

1. Mandatory Fun, "Weird Al" Yankovic

2. YES!, Jason Mraz

3. The Black Market, Rise Against

4. Based On a True Story... (Delu..., Blake Shelton

5. Shawn Mendes - EP, Shawn Mendes


ICYMI: Sarah Palin Blames Sammy Hagar For Her Speeding - Sarah Palin not only has a thing for speeding, she also apparently has an odd appreciation of Sammy Hagar. In case you missed it, the former Alaskan governor and city mayor was given a speeding ticket in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska...When pulled over for driving 63-mile-per-hour in a 45-miles-per-hour zone, he joked she "wasn't speeding, [she] was qualifying," according to TMZ. The almost vice president of the United States also told police it wasn't "entirely" her fault because she was listening to Sammy Hagar’s “I Can’t Drive 55” on the radio.


Britney Launches Lingerie Line - Britney Spears is getting into the lingerie business. The singer, who is currently lip-syncing her way through a Las Vegas residency, announced her new line of lady’s undergarments, named “The Intimate,” and showed off her merchandise in a sexy bra shot on her Twitter page...The line is expected to hit stores in the U.S. on September 9th.


"Best Man Wedding" Coming in 2016 - "The Best Man" was released in 1999 and became a smash hit that spawned the much awaited sequel,  2013's "The Best Man Holiday." Luckily, fans will only have to wait three years for the next installment...According to "Entertainment Weekly," "The Best Man Wedding" will be hitting theaters in 2016. Director Malcolm D. Lee, who has made it known he always imagined the series as a trilogy, is back to write and direct. Sean Daniel is returning as producer, but there's no word on the cast yet. Considering the entirety of the original group came back for the sequel, why not finish out the series?  "The Best Man Wedding" will be in theaters on April 15th, 2016 and will focus on the "gang returning to celebrate the group's most unexpected wedding to date."


Today the first official trailer for "50 Shades of Grey" will be released. The "Today" show will interview the two stars of the movie, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, then play the entirety of the trailer. Tomorrow, the show will get a behind the scenes look at the set and chat with author E.L. James.


Looks like there’ll be a “Pirates of the Caribbean 5” after all. Variety reports that the Johnny Depp-headlined flick will hit theaters on July 7th, 2017. While it has the date to itself, it’ll face competition from the June 30th release of “Despicable Me 3” and the July 14th release of “Fantastic Four 2.”


You Can Really Call Saul! - The people at "Better Call Saul" know how to get their fans excited! What we know so far about the "Breaking Bad" spinoff is that it starts in 2002, when Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk, was going by the name "Jimmy McGill."...Don't worry, he's still helping out the criminals and other undesirable characters. Vulture is reporting there's now a billboard up in Albuquerque, New Mexico advertising the law services of James M. McGill, complete with a phone number...Turns out the phone number works and leads callers to a voicemail promising a "lawyer you can trust."


Portia De Rossi on "Scandal" - E! Online says that Portia De Rossi is going to be on “Scandal” next season. Her wife, Ellen DeGeneres, let the cat out of the bag with this tweet...Naturally, Portia’s part on the political drama is being kept under wraps. But we do KNOW that she’ll be for more than one episode. Stay tuned.


Malcolm Returns to Genoa City - Shemar Moore got his start on “The Young & The Restless” back in 1994. Now CBS.com is saying that “Criminal Mind” star is going back to Genoa City for one last hurrah. He’s scheduled to reprise his role of Malcolm on Wednesday, September 10th and Thursday, September 11th...Apparently Malcolm is returning after leaving town years before without a proper goodbye. Now, he’s back for an important visit with the Winters family to make amends and catch up on everything he’s missed...Shemar was a “Y&R” series regular for 11 years – from 1994 through 2002, and again from 2004 through 2005. He picked up a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2000.


Les Moonves, the CBS head honcho, thinks President Obama did the right thing by pulling out of his "Jimmy Kimmel Live" appearance. It doesn't matter Kimmel is on ABC, a competing network. Moonves just thinks the president has bigger fish to fry with all that's going on in the world.


Okay, so maybe Billy Bob Thornton doesn't really hate "Cupcake Wars." He does, however, think the show's people need to learn how to take a joke. He said he definitely doesn't like reality TV, but that he was kidding when he took a swipe at "Cupcake Wars."



Sherri Shepherd Wins Over Ex-Husband - A victory for Sherri Shepherd! TMZ says that she was triumphant in the custody case that was brought by her ex-husband, Jeffrey Tarpley. As we told you before, Jeff wanted custody of their nine-year-old son because Sherri wasn’t taking good care of him...The judge didn’t buy any of Tarpley’s claims against soon-to-be-former co-host of “The View,” including blaming her for his namesake not being able to read or tie his shoes. According to the court documents, the judge said, “There has not been a change in circumstances to grant the request.”...Now that Sherri’s won that case, she’s got one more to go – with her soon-to-be ex-husband, Lamar Sally. She sent out a tweet asking for support.


Bill Clinton Reportedly "Energized" By Another Mistress -  If a new book is to be believed, Bill Clinton had a blonde mistress that visited the Clinton home in Chappaqua (pr: CHAP-ah-KWA), New York so much that the former president's secret detail gave her a nickname, "Energizer."...According to PageSix, Ronald Kessler writes all about this woman in his upcoming book "The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents," including a pretty predatory description of the so-called "Energizer."  “It was a warm day, and she was wearing a low-cut tank top," he wrote, "and as she leaned over, her breasts were very exposed. They appeared to be very perky and very new and full … There was no doubt in my mind they were enhanced.” She also brought cookies to the Secret Service men. Both Bill and wife Hillary Clinton's secret service detail worked to keep the former First Lady and the mistress from crossing paths, calling each other when Mrs. Clinton was on her way back to their home...Kessler also writes about Hillary, saying she was "nasty" to agents and being put on her detail was a form of punishment. Bill's people didn't answer calls for comment and when Hillary's spokesperson, Nick Merrill, got word, he responded "Another book?"


Shia LaBeouf has Brad Pitt to Thank for Sobriety - Shia LaBeouf is doing his best to get over his alcoholism, and it looks like Brad Pitt may be the catalyst for change. According to TMZ, the two are set to co-star in the upcoming World War Two film, “Fury.”...While Shia is taking his outpatient alcohol treatment program seriously, that’s only one part of the equation. The other part is that the idea of embarrassing Brad is especially sobering...As you know, LaBeouf’s drunken debauchery is well-documented – picking a fight outside a strip club, being banned from a Los Angeles restaurant, and being booted from a Broadway show.


HBO Sets Date for “On The Run” Special - Fans of Beyoncé and Jay-Z  unable to snag tickets to their “On The Run” stadium  tour, or who just want to relive it,  will have to clear their plans (or their DVRs) for September 20th. That’s because HBO announced yesterday that that’s the day they’ll air their “On The Run” special, which will tape September 12th and 13th at Stade de France in Paris, the trek’s only international date...“On The Run,”  which hit Dallas, Texas last night, kicked off June 25th in Miami. While the 40-song show has received good reviews, it is taking place amidst rumors of marital trouble between the two superstars. Just recently the “New York Post” reported the couple was planning to separate once the tour was over.


One Direction Announce Second Concert Film - One Direction is coming back to theaters.  The UK boy band, whose concert movie “One Direction: This Is Us “was released last year, announced Monday that their second concert movie, “One Direction: Where We Are,”  is coming to theaters in October...The film, which is centered around the band’s June show at Milan’s San Siro stadium, features 75 minutes of concert footage, along with 15 minutes of interviews and never-before-scene clips...“One Direction: Where We Are” will be in theaters for only two nights, October 11th and 12th, with tickets going on sale next week.


"Frozen" Still on Fire - "Frozen" is still on fire. Deadline is reporting the animated sensation has topped the list of most movie purchases and rentals on video on demand for the first half of 2014. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" round out the top three. Of the 10 movies on the top of the list, nearly all were at least Oscar nominated, including "Bad Grandpa" which got a make-up and hairstyling nom. As the site points out, however, NBCUniversal movies were not factored in on the list. Check out the rest of the top movies below:



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

•July 25 - OneRepublic                                   

•July 29 - Jennifer Hudson (Tuesday)

•August 1 - Aloe Blacc                                                 

•August 15 - Neon Trees

•August 29 - Ariana Grande                

•September 1 - Maroon 5

•September 5 - Usher