Hollywood News Friday  February 27, 2015



KELLY & MICHAEL (ABC) Scheduled: Jason Biggs, Lana Parrilla, Echosmith

THE VIEW (ABC) Scheduled: Christie Brinkley, Ming-Na Wen, guest co-hosts Stacy London & Samantha Ponder

THE TALK (CBS) Scheduled: Josh Duhamel, Dean Winters, Rodrigo Santoro, Tienlyn Jacobson

ELLEN DEGENERES (SYN) repeat. Channing Tatum, Nicki Minaj

WENDY WILLIAMS (SYN) repeat. Jennifer Lopez

MEREDITH VIEIRA (SYN) Scheduled: Scott Wolf, Anne Heche, Lauren Ambrose, Jason Isaacs, Alison Sudol

QUEEN LATIFAH (SYN) repeat. A tribute to Queen's mother

THE REAL (SYN) Scheduled: Wayne Brady

LAST MAN STANDING (ABC) Kyle befriends a homeless man who goes missing, so Mike uses his resources to try to locate him. Meanwhile, Kyle's                 actions motivate Mandy to assist a young mom at a women's shelter.

CRISTELA (ABC) Natalia reveals a hurtful secret. Meanwhile, Trent punishes Maddie after she gets into a car accident.

AMAZING RACE 26 (CBS) The race continues in Nagano, Japan.

HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS) Steve and Danny work on their relationship when they stake out the apartment of a woman who fled from a diamond robbery.

WORLD’S FUNNIEST FAILS (FOX) Panelists include Loni Love, Gary Valentine and Chris Franjola.

GLEE (FOX) A pushy, tightly wound tween wants to book New Directions for his bar mitzvah, while Spencer weighs in on Roderick's weight and suggests   he drop a few pounds.

THE NIGHT SHIFT (NBC) season premiere. Topher takes over as chief of the night shift in the Season 2 opener. Also: TC is temporarily suspended;                 Jordan is scrutinized for her mishandling of the man who shot a recovered Topher; a father is trapped under an elevator; Ragosa returns to the ER.

HART OF DIXIE (CW) Zoe catches Wade flirting with some women and asks him to rein in his overly charming behavior, so he turns to Lavon for                 guidance. Meanwhile, Lemon is caught off guard by someone from her past; and George and Annabeth struggle to find a new experience.

GREAT PERFORMANCES (PBS) Memorable themes from Italian cinema written by such composers as Luis Bacalov, Stelvio Cipriani, Ennio Morricone                                                                                  and Nino Rota are performed by the New York Philharmonic, under the baton of Alan Gilbert, with Josh Groban, Renée Fleming and Joshua           Bell. The concert includes selections from "Amarcord" (Rota); "The Anonymous Venetian" (Cipriani); "Cinema Paradiso" (Morricone); "City of        Women" (Bacalov); "Profumo di Donna" (Armando Trovajoli); and "Mondo Cane" (Riz Ortolani and Nino Oliviero).

GOLD RUSH (DISC) back-to-back new episodes. A confession is made by the Hoffman crew; the secretive world of gold processing is discussed.

BRING IT! (LIFE) The Dancing Dolls travel to Mobile, Ala., to challenge the Diamondettes. Meanwhile, Miss D confronts Kayla about her recent weight     gain as she prepares for a solo performance; and Star, Sky and ZaTia perform in their first Field Show.

PREACHERS’ DAUGHTERS (LIFE) Kayla decides to stay in Cabo and gets into a fight with Lolly at the mission. Meanwhile, the other girls grow tired of    Lolly's antics and take action, but Lolly doesn't respond well to the confrontation.

12 MONKEYS (SYFY) Cole, Railly and Aaron race to stop the virus from being deployed as a bioweapon in Chechnya.

HELIX (SYFY) Things go from bad to worse on the island. Elsewhere, Walker decides to go to St. Germain after learning about Brother Michael.

LOVE, LUST OR RUN (TLC) A pet lover whose wardrobe is right out of a horror movie; and a woman with an artistic style that's more shabby than chic         seek attire that's more professional.

STYLE BY JURY (TLC) A 43-year-old woman likes to wear sexy clothes, but her appearance is hindering her job search.

SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ATLANTA (TLC) back-to-back new episodes. A bride's country superstar boss; a runaway bride's short gown; one bride's                 unique request. Surprising a superfan and bride-to-be, Katie, with a special shopping experience at the salon.

DAVID LETTERMAN (CBS) repeat. Jack Hanna, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

CRAIG FERGUSON (CBS) Scheduled: Simon Helberg, Britt Robertson, Owen Benjamin, guest host Kunal Nayyar

TONIGHT SHOW/JIMMY FALLON (NBC) Scheduled: Josh Hutcherson, Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer, Michael Schlow

LATE NIGHT/SETH MEYERS (NBC) repeat. Kathy Griffin, Peter Sarsgaard, the Mavericks

LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY (NBC) repeat. Iliza Shlesinger, King Tuff, Jonny Weston


Saturday, August 30th

WORLD OF X GAMES (ABC) Air + Style Los Angeles.

SHANIA: STILL THE ONE LIVE FROM VEGAS (ABC) Shania Twain's Las Vegas show, which features a 13-piece band, dancers, trained horses and a       flying motorcycle, is presented. Also: behind-the-scenes footage tracks it from conception to the stage.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC) Host Dakota Johnson; Alabama Shakes performs.


Sunday, August 31st

ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC) A banished Gold seeks allies, so he recruits Cruella De Vil to join him and Ursula. Meanwhile, Hook and Belle try to free          the fairies from the Sorcerer's hat; Henry and his mothers search for clues about the Author; and a darkness falls upon the town.

SECRETS AND LIES (ABC) series premiere. In the premiere of this drama series, Ben Crawford becomes the prime suspect in a murder after finding the           body of his neighbor's young son, and he and his family are engulfed in a media firestorm after a detective's routine questioning. In the second                 hour, Ben starts to conduct his own investigation, and the deceased boy's mother suspects his estranged father may be responsible for his death.

MADAM SECRETARY (CBS) A special consultant is hired by Elizabeth after she is humiliated at a public budget hearing due to the fact that her staff failed       to find the corruption that exists in her microloan program; at the same time, the investigation into Marsh's death continues.

THE GOOD WIFE (CBS) Diane and Cary represent Colin Sweeney when he accuses a TV producer of basing an unflattering character and show on him.        Meanwhile, Alicia competes against Frank Prady for a major campaign donation.

BATTLE CREEK (CBS) series premiere. The jaded Det. Russ Agnew reluctantly partners with charming FBI agent Milt Chamberlain to solve a drug-related     double homicide in the premiere of this drama, which follows their rocky relationship as they employ very different tactics when solving crimes in                                                                                     the down-and-out-streets of Battle Creek, Mich.

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (FOX) series premiere. In the premiere of this comedy, Phil Miller suspects he's the sole survivor after a deadly virus sweeps     the planet in 2020, but after searching in vain all over the U.S., Canada and Mexico in his RV, he returns to Tucson to mull the future of mankind.

SNOWBOARDING (NBC) U.S. Grand Prix competition in Park City, Utah.

DOWNTON ABBEY (PBS) season finale. The Crawleys are invited by Lord Sinderby to a shooting party in Northumberland. Later, they return to                 Downton and celebrate Christmas.

THE WALKING DEAD (AMC) Molding into a new lifestyle proves difficult for the group.

TALKING DEAD (AMC) Guests on the couch include Alanna Masterson, Timothy Simons and Denise Huth

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA (BRAVO) Cynthia and Kenya confront Phaedra about illicit texts and an alleged affair with Mr. Chocolate.

THICKER THAN WATER: THE TANKARDS (BRAVO) Jewel arranges a family trip to Austin to visit her sister. Elsewhere, Marcus mulls over leaving    Murfreesboro, and Benji and Shanira settle into their new home.

THE MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER (BRAVO) Actor-rapper Romeo Miller is looking for love in all the wrong places.

TOTAL DIVAS (E!) Ariane is embarrassed for her father to meet Vinnie's family; Nattie struggles with TJ's new career choice, finding it difficult to be                 supportive when he strips down with some hot models; and Paige feels the need to rebel when WWE tells her not to get a tattoo.

CHRISTINA MILIAN TURNED UP (E!) An epic family feud forces Christina to cut the camping trip she planned short. Once back in L.A., she continues                                                                                    to focus on her career. Meanwhile, Danielle's husband Richard tries to get their marriage back on track by surprising her with a grand gesture.

GIRLS (HBO) Hannah goes out for drinks with a new coworker before attending an art show, and later finds herself one-on-one with Mimi-Rose.                 Meanwhile, Adam has an unsettling encounter with one of Mimi-Rose's friends; and Shoshanna gives Ray a hand with his campaign for the                 community board.

TOGETHERNESS (HBO) Michelle hosts a fund-raiser for the charter school, while Brett has a consciousness-raising experience at Linda's house. Also: Tina        struggles with her business venture, but begins to rethink her future after a conversation with Larry.

LOOKING (HBO) Patrick attends a funeral with Dom and Doris in their hometown of Modesto, Cal., after a sudden death in the family.

LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER (HBO) News, politics and current events.

SHAMELESS (SHO) Ian gets upset when he learns he is under a mandatory 72-hour hold at the psych ward; Frank returns home from the hospital and          refuses to apologize to Sammi; Jimmy and Gus have a face-to-face meeting about their futures with Fiona; Lip discovers he never filled out his                 financial aid forms and now owes thousands in tuition; Debbie tries to get out of the "friend zone" with Derek.

SISTER WIVES (TLC) season finale. Shock spreads through the Brown family as each wife learns what Meri is doing.

LONG LOST FAMILY (TLC) People hope for reunions with relatives after years of separation, including a man who hasn't seen his mother for 30 years;       and woman who was adopted but looks forward to meeting her biological family.

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS (BRAVO) Schedule: Kenya Moore, Derek J, Miss Lawrence



Physical Graffiti (Deluxe CD Edition) by Led Zeppelin

First Kiss (Explicit) by Kid Rock

of Beauty and Rage by Red

Complicated Game by James McMurtry

Stripped Down (CD/DVD) by Rick Springfield

The Order of Things by All That Remains

Ol' Glory by JJ Grey

Songs of Anarchy: Volume 4 by Various Artists

Live In '75 (2CD) by Chicago

Killer Instinct 2-cd deluxe by Black Star Riders

Side Show (Original 2014 Broadway Cast Recording) by Erin Davie and Emily Padgett

Revolution Saints by Revolution Saints



Carol Burnett Show, The


Together Again

Midsomer Murders


Set 25



Set 25 (Blu-ray)

Mountain Men


Season 3

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic


Adventures Of The Cutie Mark Crusaders

Sons of Anarchy


Season 7: The Final Season (Blu-ray)



Season 7: The Final Season



The Complete Series Giftset (Blu-ray)



The Complete Series Giftset

"Beyond the Lights" (PG-13): The pressures of fame have music superstar Noni on the edge - until she meets Kaz Nicol, a young cop and aspiring politician who has been assigned to her detail. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard,    despite the protests of those around them who urge them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance. But it is            ultimately Kaz's love that gives Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was             meant to be. Starring: Danny Glover, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Machine Gun Kelly, Minnie Driver, Nate Parker

"Big Hero 6" (PG): Robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and       their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy             Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San    Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion - a robot named Baymax - and transforms the group into a band of high- tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. Starring: Alan Tudyk, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, James         Cromwell, Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph, Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, T.J. Miller

"Horrible Bosses 2" (R): Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick, Dale and Kurt decide to become their own bosses by             launching their own business. But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and   with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son and    ransom him to regain control of their company. Starring: Charlie Day, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx, Jason         Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey 


Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse


Harrison Ford to reprise role in 'Blade Runner' sequel - LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard in a sequel to the dystopian, neo-noir "Blade Runner," more than 31 years after the film first premiered...Ridley Scott directed the 1982 movie, which was adapted from the Philip K. Dick novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep."...Alcon Entertainment announced Ford's role Thursday and said Scott will serve as an executive producer on the sequel...Production on the film will begin in the summer of 2016...Hampton Francher, who co-wrote the original, and Michael Green have written a script based on an idea from Francher and Scott...The story will take place several decades after the events at the conclusion of the 1982 film...A director has not yet been confirmed for the project.


Conan O'Brien takes his show to Cuba for a special hour - On Wednesday's show, Conan O'Brien will be found in a familiar place: behind a desk...Or, rather, what he describes as a borrowed cafe table. In Havana, Cuba...But for most of the hour (11 p.m. EST on TBS), "Conan" will find its host footloose and fancy-free, airing a talk show from this nearby but isolated island country for apparently the first time since Jack Paar took his own late-night show to Cuba in 1959...He tries to learn to play authentic Cuban music and how to rumba. He visits a cigar factory where 400 virtuosos make cigars he calls "works of art." He tries to supplement his 8th-grade Spanish vocabulary with instruction in Spanish slang.



Hilary Duff files for divorce: Finally, Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie are on the road to divorce. The two split back in 2013 but seemed be on very friendly terms. Gossip mags reported that Comrie drunkenly propositioned women at a Beverly Hills restaurant last week and the next day, Duff filed the papers. She has cited irreconcilable differences.


Liv’s Little Sailor: Leave it to Liv Tyler to give her son the cutest name ever. Us Weekly says that the baby – her first with boyfriend, David Gardner – is named Sailor Gene Gardner. She announced it with an Instagram post.


Imagine Dragons On Course For Number One - Sounds like Imagine Dragons are in for some good news this week. According to Billboard.com, the rockers’ latest release, “Smoke + Mirrors,” which dropped last Tuesday, will likely move around 180,000 copies to nab the band their first -ever number one album on the Billboard 200...Original reports suggested the band would be battling it out with Drake for the top spot, but now it looks like the rapper’s current number one, “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late,” will sell about 155,000 to fall short of holding on to its current position...Imagine Dragons’ debut album “Night Visions” only peaked at number two, but went on to sell a whopping 2.4 million copies. It has also never dropped off the Billboard 200 since its release 128 weeks ago.


Madonna’s Outrageous Stage Demands - Producers of the UK version of “The Voice” are desperate to get Madonna to perform on their show, but it sounds like they’re gonna have to jump through hoops if they want it to ever happen...According to “The Mirror,” Madge has told bosses that she’ll only perform on the reality show if they build her a 24-foot by 24-foot bullring for her performance, which will include 10 dancers and 12 gospel singers...So far there’s no word on whether Madonna is actually going to do it, but if she does it will certainly be a blow to Simon Cowell. He reportedly made a strong effort to get Madonna to perform on the finale of his show “The X Factor” but to no avail.


Jason Biggs not returning for season three of "OITNB": Sayonara Larry? Jason Biggs says he's not in season three of "Orange is the New Black." “They’re not focusing on Larry at the moment,” Biggs said. “Larry will not be in season three. But there’s always a possibility he can come back.”


Top box office

1. "50 Shades of Grey" - $23.2M

2. "Kingsman: The Secret Service" - $17.5M

3. "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" - $15.5M

4. "McFarland USA" - $11.3M

5. "The Duff" - $11M


Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs Divorce Includes No Cash - As far as celebrity divorces go, Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs deserve an award. The two were married for 10 years, but lived apart since 2013, according to TMZ. The settlement makes it seem like the duo's split was amicable...probably because they're both making bank...The site is reporting both Menzel and Diggs make enough money that spousal support is "irrelevant." The two also agreed to share custody of their five-year-old son Walker and neither party is asking for child support.


Beyoncé & Jay-Z are Los Angeles Renters Now - Looks like it’s taking Beyoncé and Jay-Z a little longer to find their dream home than they anticipated. That’s why they’ve decided to rent. TMZ says that they signed a year lease on a place in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles...At least the place is familiar to the Carters. They rented it out last summer on a short-term lease for $200-thousand dollars a month. This time, because they did a whole year, they were able to get it for a deal -- $150-thousand bucks a month..So what do you get for that kind of money? A 16-thousand square foot home that has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and an infinity pool with a waterfall. And since Blue Ivy’s already in school, they probably wanted to get out of the hotel they were staying in.


Damon Wayans Sidelined by Diabetes - If you were planning to see Damon Wayans perform, you might be out of luck. According to TMZ, Type 2 diabetes has sidelined the comedian...Apparently the “In Living Color” star was supposed to perform in Missouri on Saturday, but an issue with his illness won’t allow him to fly. That means he’s cancelling gigs. He already had to bail on a six-show engagement in Buffalo next month...Sources say that Damon will try to do gigs that are close enough for him to drive from Los Angeles until his health improves.


Ben Woolf, Dead at 34 - Ben Woolf died Monday. According to Variety, the 34-year-old succumbed to a head injury he suffered last week. The diminutive “American Horror Story: Freak Show” actor was hit in the head by the car mirror of an SUV while he was jaywalking in Hollywood last Thursday night...Woolf first appeared on “AHS” during the first season as Infantata. He returned for the show’s most recent season, “Freak Show,” in a small but beloved role as Meep, who could only say one word: “Meep!”


Taylor Swift is the Global Recording Artist of the Year - There’s no doubt Taylor Swift is the hottest act around right now and she’s got the honors to prove it. The superstar has just been named the Global Recording Artist of 2014 by the international trade group IFPI...IFPI hands out the award each year to the artist with the most physical sales, downloads and streaming worldwide. Considering Taylor’s album “1989” has sold over 8-point-6 million copies  since its release in October, it’s no wonder she earned the title this year...Last year’s winner One Direction came in at number two this year, followed by Ed Sheeran, Coldplay and AC/DC...Rounding out the Top Ten are: Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Sam Smith, Katy Perry and Beyoncé.


Lorde Headed Back Into The Studio Soon - Lorde fans have reason to be excited. Seems the 18-year-old is about to start making some new music...The pop star’s producer and frequent collaborator Joel Little revealed during an interview with Australia’s Triple J radio network that Lorde is getting ready to head into the studio in just a few weeks...“That's the plan, basically. We're just going to start writing some songs,” said Little. “We haven't got some planned out 'this is what it's going to sound like'... I think we're just going to start writing and when it starts to feel right, we'll know that it's right. It's pretty simple really." As for exactly when this is going to happen, Little explained “Really soon. Like within the next month or so we'll be in the studio."


Kelly Clarkson is “Invincible” - While a lot of us are still falling in love with Kelly Clarkson’s latest single “Heartbeat Song,” she’s apparently ready for us to hear another tune. Yesterday Clarkson released the track “Invincible” a girl power anthem that was written by Sia, and features the “Chandelier” singer on background vocals...Kelly recently explained to BBC Radio 1 that “Invincible” was actually the last song recorded for her album, “Piece By Piece,” which drops March 3rd . “The next single was the last one recorded for this album, and they had just written it, she said. “They were like, ‘We think you could nail this.’ And I was like, ‘I think I could too — I want it!’“


Zedd/Selena Gomez Collaboration Finally Released - Selena Gomez and music producer (and possible boyfriend) Zedd have been teasing fans with their collaboration “I Want You To Know” for weeks, and on Sunday they finally shared it with the world...The collaboration is sort of an EDM-inspired love song, which will likely only fuel rumors that they are more than just friends. “I want you to know that it’s our time/ You and me bleed the same light,” Gomez sings. “I want you to know that I’m all yours/ You and me, we’re the same force.”


Sam Smith Adds More U.S. Dates - Well, it sure doesn’t sound like Sam Smith has any plans to slow down. The four-time GRAMMY winner just announced a new set of concert dates that will have him on the road for a good portion of the summer...The latest trek kicks off July 17th at the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, and ends August 17th at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas...Sam is currently on a little break, but will kick off a European tour on March 1st in Brussels, Belgium. He also has tours of Japan, New Zealand and Australia set for the coming months. Sam Smith 2015 U.S. summer tour dates closest to us - 7/27 – Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center/Cleveland State University & 7/29 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center


No Doubt & The Killers Set To Hedline San Diego Festival - Although she recently performed her first solo concert in years, it seems that Gwen Stefani just can’t get away from performing with the boys from No Doubt...The band has just been announced as one of the headliners, along with the Killers and Zac Brown Band, for the first-ever Kaaboo Del Mar Festival, taking place in San Diego, California the weekend of September 18th...More than 100 music acts are expected on the bill, including Snoop Dog, Counting Crows, Foster the People, Spoon, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Spoon and the Roots. The fest will also feature comedy, with Joel McHale, Lewis Black, Jeff Garlin and Tig Notaro all set to perform.


Paul McCartney Named Major Tour of the Year - The Pollstar Touring Awards were recently handed out, and apparently Paul McCartney is as big a draw as ever. Sir Paul took home Major Tour of the Year at the annual event, which was held at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium...Other big winners this year included Katy Perry, whose Prism tour was honored for Most Creative Stage Production, Sam Smith, who was named Best New Touring Artist and Austin City Limits, with a 2014 bill that included headliners Pearl Jam, Eminem and Outkast, was named Major Music Festival of the Year.


U2 released a new video yesterday for their latest single “Every Breaking Wave.”  The clip, which looks back at Northern Ireland in the 80s when violence swept the area, was culled from Belfast-born filmmaker Aoife McArdle’s 13-minute short film, which carried the same name as the U2 song.  The video follows the unlikely romance of a couple, a skinhead teen and a young woman, who meet at a punk show, and quickly fall for each other, only to almost be torn apart by their religions, since one is Catholic and the other is Protestant, and violence. No body in the band appears in the video.


New "House of Cards" trailer: Less than a week to go before "House of Cards" comes back to Netflix, but to hold you over, we have another trailer. The 30 second clip aired during the Oscars last night but thanks to the internet, you can watch it all week to get pumped for Friday's season three debut.


Oprah on “Empire”: If the creators of “Empire” have their way, Oprah Winfrey will be a guest on the show next season. Page Six said that Brian Grazer was seen chatting up Queen O at a pre-Oscar party in Malibu. Although he invited her, there’s no word on whether she accepted. Stay tuned…


NBC Gets Snipes: Deadline says that Wesley Snipes has been cast in “Endgame.” This high-octane thriller centers on the high-stakes world of Las Vegas. This role will be the first time Snipes has been on TV since the 1990s.


Billy Bob Thornton is Married Again! - A little over a month after Billy Bob Thornton said it was his “lifetime goal” to sleep with Jennifer Aniston, E! Online says he’s gotten married. And get this – he’s been married for almost four months!  Thornton’s rep released a statement on Saturday saying, “Billy Bob Thornton, 59, and longtime girlfriend Connie Angland, 49, were wed on October 22nd, 2014 at their home in Los Angeles during a private ceremony before family.” Billy Boy and Connie have a 10-year-old daughter named Bella together, and he has three other children from previous relationships. This is his sixth marriage.