Hollywood News Friday  OCTOBER 24, 2014

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ON THE TUBE:

LAST MAN STANDING (ABC) Chuck and Mike debate the merits of an inner city school merging one in an upscale neighborhood.

CRISTELA (ABC) Felix helps calm tensions between Daniela and Cristela. Meanwhile, Alberto tries to get closer to Cristela.

SHARK TANK (ABC) An olive oil bar where one can sample oils before purchasing; unique wedding registry idea.

20/20 (ABC) Investigative reports.

THE AMAZING RACE (CBS) The racers face a double U-turn in Morocco. Meanwhile, two teams accuse each other of playing dirty.

HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS) McGarrett meets a woman who helps him reopen his father's last cold case.

BLUE BLOODS (CBS) Jamie becomes a target after intervening in a thug's abusive relationship.

DATELINE NBC (NBC) Investigative journalism

GRIMM (NBC) Nick must face a new reality following the events at Rosalee and Monroe's wedding.

CONSTANTINE (NBC) John Constantine decides to walk away from fighting evil – until a friend's daughter needs help.

2014 WORLD SERIES (FOX) Royals at Giants in Game Three.

AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (CW) An eliminated model returns; a fashion shoot with a focus on HIV and AIDS awareness.

UNTOLD STORIES OF THE E.R. (DFH) back-to-back new episodes. A man with blue skin; un diagnosable abdominal pains; a plane crash survivor. A             man thinks he's constipated; a doctor treats two patients in one.

SAY YES TO THE DRESS (TLC) back-to-back new episodes. A former model flew from St. Louis to find a dress; a picky fashion buyer is back a second     time. A bride wants to look sexy while her mother wants modest; a second-time bride's opinionated mother.

SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING NEW (TLC) back-to-back new episodes. Bride Karlee wants a wedding that is a mix of "Great Gatsby,"                 Marie Antoinette and Liberace. Bride Crystal is a tough soldier who isn't used to wearing dresses; transforming Grandma's dress.

FOO FIGHTERS: SONIC HIGHWAYS (HBO) Dave Grohl sits down with Trouble Funk's Big Tony Fisher to discuss go-go.

JIMMY KIMMEL (ABC) repeat. Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Music from T.I.

DAVID LETTERMAN (CBS) repeat. Jerry Seinfeld; a performance from the stage show, "Michael Jackson ONE."

CRAIG FERGUSON (CBS) Scheduled: Tenacious D performs.

TONIGHT SHOW/JIMMY FALLON (NBC) repeat. Claire Danes; Little League Baseball pitcher Mo'ne Davis; Fences and Macklemore perform.

LATE NIGHT/SETH MEYERS (NBC) repeat. Sarah Silverman; John Mulaney.

LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY (NBC) repeat. Melissa Fumero; The Front Bottoms perform; "Last Hijack."

 

Saturday, October 25th

COLLEGE FOOTBALL (ABC) Ohio State at Penn State

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC) Jim Carrey hosts, and Iggy Azalea performs.

DOCTOR WHO (BBCA) The human race wakes up one morning to discover a surprising invasion: a forest has grown.

THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW (BBCA) Robert Duvall; Robert Downey, Jr.; Stephen Fry.

SEX SENT ME TO THE E.R. (TLC) A couple makes love while skydiving; a quickie at a wake; an early morning romp for two nurses.

 

Sunday, October 26th

ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC) Regina reluctantly teams up with Emma to search for the Snow Queen after Sidney, who is once again Regina's prisoner in              the mirror, discovers her whereabouts and agrees to lead her to the location.

RESURRECTION (ABC) Margaret tries to prevent Barbara from fixing her relationship with Fred and Maggie.

REVENGE (CBS) With Victoria in control and David Clarke in the headlines, Emily works on a new strategy.

MADAM SECRETARY (CBS) Elizabeth asks the president for help with a dire situation in Western Africa.

THE GOOD WIFE (CBS) Elsbeth and Alicia put their fight on hold when their clients face economic espionage charges.

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS) A mass shooting takes place at a forensics conference that Morgan, Finlay and Sidle are attending.

NFL FOOTBALL (NBC) Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints

2014 WORLD SERIES (FOX) Kansas City Royals @ San Fran in Game Five

THE WALKING DEAD (AMC) Rick and the others find themselves pitted against a group of nasty people.

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY (BRAVO) The secrets revealed, part one.

TOTAL DIVAS (E!) Brie goes behind John's back and confronts Nikki leading to explosive consequences.

BOTCHED (E!) The doctors reunite to talk about Season One; updates from some patients.

BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO) series finale. Nucky plans to relocate to Manhattan; Margaret impresses Nucky and a grain company stockholder.

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE (BRAVO) Scheduled: Mark Consuelos, Dina Manzo

 

NEW MUSIC THIS WEEK: (Tuesday)

1985 - by Taylor Swift

My Dream Duets by Barry ManilowAudio CD$11.88

Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics - by Aretha FranklinAudio

The Gray Chapter - by Slipknot

Hope by Susan Boyle

Melody Road by Neil Diamond

Nostalgia (Deluxe Amazon Exclusive) by Annie Lennox

Pain Killer by Little Big Town

Led Zeppelin IV (Deluxe CD Edition) - by Led Zeppelin

Opera, The Ultimate Collection by Andrea Bocelli and Giuseppe Verdi

NOW 52: That's What I Call Music

Houses Of The Holy (Deluxe CD Edition) - by Led Zeppelin

 

MOVIES THIS WEEK:

Ouija - A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. Stars:Olivia Cooke, Ana         Coto, Daren Kagasoff, Bianca A. Santos 

John Wick - An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. Stars:Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie        llen, Willem Dafoe 

 

HITTING DVD & BLU-RAY - (Tuesday)

The Purge Anarchy                              Earth to Echo                           Sex Tape

The Fluffy Movie                                 Le Chef                                    A Coffee in Berlin

Life After Beth                                     Autumn Blood                         Ghost Hunters: Season 9 - Pt 2

Mad Men: the Final Season-Part 1        See No Evil 2                           Seed: Complete First Season

Snowpiercer                                         Scribbler                                  The Soul Man: Season 2

Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort

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The Situation pleads not guilty: Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino pled not guilty to tax fraud on $9-million he made. He and fiancé Lauren Pesce arrived at court together yesterday. Sorrentino's brother, Marc, is also indicted for fraud. The brothers will have their day in court on December 2nd.

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First “American Music Awards” Performers Announced - Sam Smith, 5 Seconds of Summer and Mary J. Blige are the first performers announced for this year’s “American Music Awards,” taking place November 23rd at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Pitbull will host and perform on the telecast, which will air on ABC...Smith and 5SOS are actually competing against each other in the Best New Artist category, along with Iggy Azalea, Meghan Trainor and  Bastille...Azalea leads all nominees this year with six, followed by John legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams, who each have five.

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Christian Bale Will Play Steve Jobs - The rumors are true, Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in a an upcoming movie. The project is untitled as of now, but we do know Aaron Sorkin is the man who adapted Walter Isaacson’s Jobs biography, and he confirmed the former Batman is taking on the role...“We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale,” Sorkin told Bloomberg. As anyone who has watched Sorkin's work before can imagine, one of the challenges for Bale will be learning all the words...

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"Insidious 3" teaser released: "Insidious" fans, get ready for round three. The first teaser for "Insidious: Chapter 3" has been released. This installment is a prequel following a teen targeted by a danger supernatural entity and the psychic who helps do battle. "Insidious: Chapter 3" premieres on May 29th, 2015. Check out your trailer to the right.

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New "Late Late Night" Host Starts in March - According to "Variety" new host James Corden will start his stint behind the desk on March 9th, 2015. Craig Ferguson, who's hosted the show for a decade, is stepping down on December 19th. CBS is expected to use guest hosts to fill in the gap...

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ABC Gives More "Once" - If you love “Once Upon a Time,” you’ll be happy to hear this. The Hollywood Reporter says that on Sunday, November 16th, the show will be supersized to two hours for sweeps. The episode, titled “Smash the Mirror,” will start at 7pm ET/PT...What that means for fans is that they get a bonus episode. Basically, this season will run 23 episodes instead of the usual 22. And the show’s co-creator and executive producer, Adam Horowitz, says that the extra hour will NOT be a special or recap episode.

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Dee From "What's Happening" on Smithsonian Induction, Breast Cancer - Dr. Danielle Spencer is best known for her star turn on the 1970s sitcom, “What’s Happening.”...Spencer is dealing with a health crisis. She was diagnosed with breast cancer last month. At this point, she’s weighing her options, but she thinks surgery will be her best bet. In other news, Spencer has become the only child star to be inducted into the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. The 49-year-old veterinarian will be part of the permanent exhibition when the museum opens next year.  “I still can’t believe it," She said, "That’s something people can look at for years to come, long after I’m gone.”

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"Phantom of the Opera" Heading to TV - "Phantom of the Opera" fans might want to sit down for this one. According to "The Hollywood Reporter," a small screen version is heading to ABC...It's being described as a "contemporary reimagining" of the original Gaston Leroux's novel. The hourlong show will be set in the "sexy and cutthroat world of the modern-day music business" and will be a drama with "musical elements."...So far, there's no release date.

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Melissa Rivers Gets Huge Inheritance - Joan Rivers died last month and while her daughter has been putting on a brave face for the media, now her bank account is feeling the after effects...According to "Us Weekly," Melissa Rivers is set to inherit $75-million in cash along with Joan's $35-million condo in New York City. Melissa's son, 13-year-old Cooper, has his own bequest...The source that spilled the inheritance deets pointed out that while Melissa has plenty of cash coming her way, "It's no consolation for losing her mother so soon."

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"Game of Thrones" Actor Cured of Cancer!? - Wilko Johnson says he’s been cured of cancer. According to E! Online, the “Game of Thrones” actress was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer early last year...Johnson was originally given just a few months to live, so he opted out of chemotherapy. But after having an 11-hour surgery to remove a tumor the size of a baby in April, he claims he’s cancer free...Wilko said he was “absolutely convinced that this thing would kill” him. The former Dr. Feelgood guitarist thought his farewell tour last year was going to be the last thing he ever did. It took him about a year to accept that he was going to die. Now that he’s “cured,” he’s coming to terms with the idea of living.

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Booze Killed Elizabeth Pena - Now it can be told – Elizabeth Pena was an alcoholic. According to TMZ, the 55-year-old’s death certificate listed cirrhosis of the liver “due to alcohol.” She had apparently suffered with the disease for months, but it became acute shortly before she died...The death certificate says that the “La Bamba” star – who died on Tuesday, October 14th at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles – had acute gastrointestinal bleeding hours before her death. That’s why her heart stopped beating...In addition to “La Bamba,” Pena was known her work in "Tortilla Soup," "Jacob's Ladder" and "Rush Hour."  She most recently played Sofia Vergara's mother on ABC's "Modern Family."

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What can $22 million dollars get you? E! Online says that if you’re Jennifer Lopez, a four bedroom, six bathroom penthouse in The Whitman in Manhattan with neighbors like Chelsea Clinton and NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon. J-Lo’s 65-hundred square foot place also has a landscaped roof deck with a putting green, a chef’s kitchen, and a full-service doorman for the building. And get this – the penthouse is one of only four units in the building, which spans an entire city block.

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 “People’s Choice Awards” Voting Opens - Voting to determine the nominees for the “People’s Choice Awards 2015” has now opened, and fans can go to the show’s websiteto guarantee their favorites get recognized in 54 different categories, including  Favorite Movie, Favorite TV Show,  Favorite Pop Artist, Favorite Band, Favorite Album and Favorite Song.New categories this year include Favorite TV Character We Miss Most, Favorite Dramedy and Favorite Country Group, as well as Favorite TV Icon, which will honor someone who’s been on TV for at least 25 years...Voting runs through October 30th, with the official nominees to be announced Tuesday, November 4th at 9 am at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California...The “People’s Choice Awards 2015” will be broadcast January 7th on CBS, live from the Nokia theater in Los Angeles.

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Neil Patrick Harris Was Not the First Choice for the Oscars- Neil Patrick Harris is the 2015 Oscars host, but he wasn't the front runner for the gig. According to "The Hollywood Reporter," Harris was fourth in line...Producers first choice was Ellen DeGeneres, who hosting last year. She brought in good ratings, but mixed reviews. Next in line was Chris Rock, but a deal  never materialized. Julia Louis-Dreyfus was third on the producers' wish list, but she ultimately said no...Neil Patrick Harris took the job, and that's by no means settling. NPH emceed the Tony Awards in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013, each of which landed him an Emmy. He also hosted the Emmy Awards in 2009 and 2013. 

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Topher Grace Gets "One Shot" - Topher Grace is set to produce and star in a low budget movie musical called “One Shot.” According to Showbiz 411, Grace plays a failed Broadway star who now serves as a stage manager for shows. His ex-girlfriend is the star of his new show, and he wants her back. Cue many musical numbers – both real and imagined – and a Greg Kinnear cameo...“One Shot” starts filming in late November in Mexico City. Since no one associated with the film is associated with Broadway, it should definitely be interesting.

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First look at Johnny Depp in "Into the Woods": We've seen Meryl Streep as a witch, and now we have our first look at Johnny Depp as the Big Bad Wolf in "Into the Woods." The much anticipated big screen adaptation is set for a Christmas Day release.

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Bill Burr Heading to Netflix - Bill Burr is going from the stand up stage to Netflix. "F is For Family" is an animated comedy series based on Burr's comedy that follows the Murphy family as they navigate the 1970s...According to Deadline, Vince Vaughn's Wild West Television will produce, Burr will star as Frank Murphy, the family’s extreme patriarch, Laura Dern will voice Frank’s wife Sue, and Justin Long voices the family’s oldest son, Kevin...“'F Is For Family' is the show I’ve always wanted to do,” Burr said. “It captures all the characters of my childhood the way I remember it to be. Fortunately Mike Price and everyone at Wild West seem to know the same people I knew growing up. It’s going to be a lot of fun to tell these stories.” The show is set to premiere in 2015.

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Fox Orders More "Red Band Society" Scripts - If you’re a fan of “Red Band Society,” there might be hope for the show after all. Entertainment Weekly says that Fox has ordered four more scripts...What does that mean? Basically that move keeps the production’s momentum going should the network decide they want more episodes. In renewal/cancellation terms, it means that the network hasn’t made up its mind on whether or not to keep the show on the roster...“Red Band Society” isn’t really doing well ratings-wise, but there’s nothing stronger to replace it. Stay tuned…

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When Does Your Favorite Show Premiere?

Monday, October 27: "2 Broke Girls"

Thursday, October 30: "The Millers", "Two and a Half Men", "Elementary" Season 3 premiere, 10 p.m. ET on CBS

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