Hollywood News THURSDAY May 21, 2015

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ON THE TUBE:

KELLY & MICHAEL (ABC) Scheduled: Dwayne Johnson

THE VIEW (ABC) Scheduled: Craig Robinson, Archie Panjabi, guest co-host Raven-Symone & Michelle Collins

THE TALK (CBS) Scheduled: Olivier Martinez, Sean Valentine, David Guas, guest co-hosts Melissa Rivers & Carnie Wilson

ELLEN DEGENERES (SYN) Scheduled: Pamela Anderson, Tyler Oakley

WENDY WILLIAMS (SYN) repeat. E.J. Johnson, Ingrid Hoffman

MEREDITH VIEIRA (SYN) Scheduled: Kelsey Grammer, La La Anthony, Christopher Manzo, Michael Clayton

QUEEN LATIFAH (SYN) repeat. Brooke Shields, Steve Madden, Paul Stanley

THE REAL (SYN) Scheduled: Bryshere "Yazz" Gray.

500 QUESTIONS (ABC) Contestants try to answer a series of rapid-fire questions in this game show, but they're eliminated if they get three wrong in a              row.

JIMMY KIMMEL (ABC) A primetime presentation featuring George Clooney ("Tomorrowland"); the latest castoff from "The Bachelorette."

BIG BAG THEORY (CBS) repeat. There's trouble in paradise when Amy discovers Sheldon signed up for a one-way mission to colonize Mars, and the two          get into a dogfight at a pet store

THE ODD COUPLE (CBS) repeat. Oscar Madison reluctantly agreeing to let Felix Unger move in with him after both of their marriages fail.

MOM (CBS) repeat. Bonnie fumes when Christy's faulty financial decisions jeopardize the family's living situation. Also: Christy sets out to help a newly      sober woman.

MIKE & MOLLY (CBS) repeat. Molly completes her eight-week writers' workshop and returns to Chicago with big news.

ELEMENTARY (CBS) repeat. Holmes returning to New York City with a new apprentice and a renewed interest in working with the NYPD after being       fired by London's MI6.

WAYWARD PINES (FOX) Ethan is helped by Beverly as he continues looking for clues to figure out how Secret Service agent Bill Evans' body ended up in        an abandoned house; and he gets answers to the mystery of why people in Wayward Pines always have to answer their phones. Elsewhere, Theresa   and Ben decide to take their search to Idaho.

RED NOSE DAY (NBC) Comedy and music combine to raise funds for programs that address the needs of children and young people living in poverty in               the U.S. and internationally. Appearing: Will Ferrell; Jennifer Hudson; Jack Black; Sam Smith; John Legend; Adam Levine; Martin Short; and Sean      "Diddy" Combs.

VAMPIRE DIARIES (CW) repeat. Damon and Elena embark on a plan to rescue Damon's mother who is trapped in a 1903 prison world. Meanwhile,                 Caroline's plan for Stefan backfires; Enzo and Alaric's attempt to reel Caroline back in doesn't go as planned; and Bonnie's unexpected gift shakes     up Damon.

THE FIRST 48 (A&E) A late-night pizza delivery turns deadly in New Orleans; and a young man goes out to buy cigarettes and winds up murdered in                 Atlanta.

REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MELBOURNE (BRAVO) The ladies reunite. Included: Pettifleur is confronted for how she treats people; and Gina goes on the     defensive.

REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY (BRAVO) repeat. Ramona's birthday festivities continue after a return from Atlantic City. Meanwhile, the      women attend a boxing match.

PARTY DOWN SOUTH (CMT) Duke returns home to be with his family, while the rest of the roommates explore St. Petersburg. Meanwhile, Kelsie                 struggles with being the new girl in the house

PONTOON PAYDAY (CMT) Two girls and a guy wear bikinis while trying to win money; and another group of contestants try to figure out who                 succeeds the President. Plus: Contestants endure a punishment that leaves them with minty fresh breath; another group of contestants try to win          $1000 while rocking a banana hammock.

MY STRANGE ADDICTION (DFH) A cycling addict spends at least six hours a day on his bike; a 28-year-old woman collects roadkill.

NBA PLAYOFFS (ESPN) Houston at Golden State in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals

BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES (WE) The Braxton sisters attempt to put the past behind them and reunite for a weekend after discovering that their mom       Evelyn needs major surgery.

CUTTING IT: IN THE ATL (WE) series premiere. Maja sets her sights on growing her hair empire, but she needs the help of top salon owners Beautii,    Dedra and Mushiya.

JIMMY KIMMEL (ABC) Scheduled: Ray Liotta, Zedd

JAMES CORDEN (CBS) repeat. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Whitney Cummings, Gavin James

TONIGHT SHOW/JIMMY FALLON (NBC) Scheduled: Dwayne Johnson, Meghan Trainor, John Legend

LATE NIGHT/SETH MEYERS (NBC) Scheduled: Heidi Klum, Richard Lewis, Matt Fraction

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS: LIVE (BRAVO) Scheduled: Kellan Lutz, Vanessa Hudgens

THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART (COM) Scheduled: Jeff Garlin

@MIDNIGHT (COM) repeat. Kathryn Hahn, Adam Pally, Brett Gelman

LAST CALL/CARSON DALY (NBC) Scheduled: Rosemarie DeWitt, Matt & Kim, Marah Strauch

CONAN (TBS) Scheduled: Cobie Smulders, Jay Larson, Jenny Zigrino

 

NEW MOVIES THIS WEEK:

Tomorrowland - PG - Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth   the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.  Stars: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie,     Raffey Cassidy

Poltergeist - PG-13 - A family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions                 take her captive. - Stars: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kennedi Clements, Saxon Sharbino

When Marnie Was There  - PG - A young girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young      girl with flowing blonde hair. As the friendship unravels it is possible that Marnie has closer ties to the protagonist than we might expect.  Stars:       Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, Nanako Matsushima, Susumu Terajima

Aloft - R - Aloft tells of a struggling mother who encounters the son she abandoned 20 years earlier.  Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy, Mélanie                 Laurent, Oona Chaplin

Chocolate City  - R - Life for a struggling college student changes in an instant when he meets the owner of a male strip club who convinces him to give                 amateur night a whirl.  Stars: Robert Ri'chard, Tyson Beckford, DeRay Davis, Vivica A. Fox

The Farewell Party  - Residents of a retirement home build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend, though they are faced        with a series of dilemmas when rumors of the machine begin to spread.  Stars: Ze'ev Revach, Levana Finkelstein, Aliza Rosen, Ilan Dar

 

HITTING DVD & BLU-RAY - (Tuesday)

American Dad

 

Volume 10

Amish Mafia

 

Season 3

Bar Rescue

 

Toughest Rescues

Beauty and the Beast

 

The 2nd Season

Boardwalk Empire

 

The Complete Series

 

 

The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty

 

The Plantagenets

Bronco

 

The Complete 4th Season

Call the Midwife

 

Season 4

 

 

Season 4 (Blu-ray)

Cops

 

Wildest Chases

CPO Sharkey

 

The Complete Season 1

Doctor Who

 

The Cybermen

Duck Dynasty

 

Season 7

Glee

 

The Complete 6th Season

 

 

The Complete Series

Larry Sanders Show, The

 

The Complete Series (Mill Creek)

Married... with Children

 

Season 10 (Mill Creek)

 

 

Season 9 (Mill Creek)

 

 

Seasons 9 & 10

Midsomer Murders

 

Series 14

 

 

Series 15

NewsRadio

 

The Complete Series (Mill Creek)

Orange Is the New Black

 

Season 2

 

 

Season 2 (Blu-ray)

Rogue

 

The Complete 2nd Season

Welcome to Sweden

 

The Complete 1st Season

American Sniper                       Strange Magic              Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Zombeavers                             Before I Disappear       Cymbeline

Leviathan                                  The Living

 

NEW MUSIC THIS WEEK: (Tuesday)

At Your Service (2 CD Set) - by Sammy Hagar & The Circle

Live +2015 by Jeff Beck

On the Twentieth Century (New Broadway Cast Recording) by Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher

Fun Home (A New Broadway Musical) by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron

Rivals by Coal Chamber

Resonance: Limited by VNV Nation

Monterey by The Milk Carton Kids

Saturn's Pattern by Paul Weller

Crystal Visions (Limited Edition Crystal Clear Vinyl) by Stevie Nicks

Why Make Sense? by Hot Chip

Simple Songs by Jim O'Rourke

I Am Alive In Everything I Touch by Silverstein

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"Tomorrowland" Expected to Top the Box Office - Ah, Memorial Day, a time for barbecues and big time movie openings. This year, Disney's "Tomorrowland" and the "Poltergeist" remake are both being released in time for the holiday weekend...According to Deadline, "Tomorrowland" is expected to be number one come Tuesday. The studio is projected an opening around $40-million, helped by the amount of IMAX screens the movie is set to play in. In second and third place come this past weekend's top movies, "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "Pitch Perfect 2."...As for "Poltergeist," it's been getting mediocre reviews but is still expected to sell a good amount of tickets, coming in a close fourth place.

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"Transformers" spinoff gets big name writers: As part of Paramount's plan for a "Transformers" multi-part sequel and spinoff films, the studio has gathered their writers room...and it's pretty impressive. Robert Kirkman from "The Walking Dead," "Iron Man" writers Art Marcum & Matt Holloway, "Pacific Rim 2‘s" Zak Penn and "Amazing Spider-Man 2" and "Lost‘s" Jeff Pinkner are all reportedly on board and more writers are expected to be added.

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"Seinfeld" comes to Hulu in June: "Seinfeld" fans, mark your calendars. The entire show is set to hit the streaming site on June 24th. All 180 episodes cost Hulu almost $160-million in rights, but it's now the only place you'll be able to watch the iconic show online.

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"Show Me a Hero" gets premiere date: "Show Me a Hero," the latest show from "The Wire" creator David Simon, is coming to HBO on August 16th. The show centers around the youngest big-city mayor in the nation, who finds himself in the center of a racial controversy when a federal court orders him to build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his New York town.

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Memorial Day Concert to Air on Sunday - It's almost that time of year again, Memorial Day. Sure, you might have some plans that involve barbecuing, but PBS is here to remind us all what this day is actually about - the men and women who gave it all serving our country. For the 25th year, the network is airing their National Memorial Day Concert this Sunday...Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise are hosting the concert for the 10th year in a row and it's going to be jam packed with a-listers. Colin Powell will be there along with Laurence Fishburne, Laura Benanti, recent "American Idol" winner Nick Fradiani, Gloria Estefan with Patrick Lundy & the Ministers of Music...You can tune in to the live concert from the lawn of the Capitol starting at 8pm on Sunday, May 24th.

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"The Late Show with David Letterman" Ends - As you might have expected, David Letterman went out with a bang last night. His final show was star-studded, memory filled, and full of sincere gratitude as he wrapped up 33 years in late night. There were even pyrotechnics involved...The show opened with clips of presidents – including President Barack Obama – saying that after 33 years, the nightmare that was Dave’s career is finally over. Letterman’s final Top 10 was “The Top 10 Things Guest Always Wanted to Say to Dave.” Participants included Alec Baldwin, Barbara Walters, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Peyton Manning, Tina Fey, and Bill Murray...The rest of show was mostly clips from the past 33 years and a laundry-list of thank yous. He thanked everyone from the makeup artists to the writers and everyone in between – including his bandleader/sidekick/best friend Paul Schaffer...Dave's self-proclaimed favorite band, Foo Fighters, ended the show by playing "Everlong," Dave’s self-proclaimed favorite song, against a collage of pictures of Dave’s A-list guests. There were also fireworks that went off on top of the building. And as if that were not awesome enough, Sting opened up James Corden’s “Late Late Show” by doing an acoustic version of “Every Breath You Take” and dedicating it to Dave.

FAST FACT! Wrapping his illustrious 33-year run with the Foos' performance of "Everlong" offered a special full-circle             moment for Dave. They were the first performers to take the "Late Show" stage after Dave's January 2000 heart bypass surgery -

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The Weeknd Leads 2015 Much Music Video Award Nominees - Nominees for Canada’s 2015 Much Music Video Awards were announced yesterday, with The Weeknd leading the pack with six nods, followed by Shawn Mendes close behind with four, and Ed Sheeran and Arcade Fire, who each nabbed three...This year also saw a lot of artists land their first-ever nomination, including Nick Jonas (his first as a solo artist), Calvin Harris, Hozier, Sia and Sam Smith...The 2015 Much Music Video Awards will take place June 21st, and will be hosted by Ed Sheeran. Sheeran will also perform at the event, along with Jonas, Mendes, The Weeknd, and Jason Derulo. More performers are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

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 “Pitch Perfect 2” Soundtrack Tops the “Billboard” 200 - Just like it did at the box office, “Pitch Perfect 2” has slayed the competition on the “Billboard” 200. The soundtrack to the hit movie moved 107,000 units this week to debut on top the album chart, the third soundtrack to reach number one this year, behind the “Empire” soundtrack and the soundtrack to “Furious 7.”...Meanwhile, last week’s number one, Mumford & Sons’ “Wilder Mind,” slips to two this week, followed by the “Fifty Shades of Grey” soundtrack at three, David Guetta’s “Listen” at four and the “Furious 7” soundtrack at five.

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Wiz Khalifa Holds On To Number One - It’s another week at number one for Wiz Khalifa. The rapper’s “See You Again,” featuring Charlie Puth tops the “Billboard” Hot 100 for a sixth week, but, of course, that’s not all. The track is also on top the Streaming Songs and On-Demand Songs charts for a sixth week and the Digital Songs chart for a seventh week. It is also number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts for a sixth week each...Meanwhile, Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” is once again at number two, followed by The Weeknd’s “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” at three, Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance” at four and Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk!” featuring Bruno Mars at five.

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Ed Sheehan and Walk the Moon have been tapped to open for the Rolling Stones on their upcoming "Zip Code" tour, which kicks off Sunday in San Diego, California. Ed is set for the Stones' June 27th show at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, while Walk the Moon will open the July 8th show at Detroit, Michigan's Comerica Park. Other artists chosen to open for the rock legends include  Kid Rock, Buddy Guy, Avett Brothers, Gary Clark, Jr., Grace Potter, AWOLNATION and Brad Paisley.

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Joe Francis is wanted: Joe Francis, the creator of "Girls Gone Wild," is a wanted man. US District Judge Fernando M. Olguin issued a warrant for his arrest because he hasn't turned over two cars in a bankruptcy case. Francis is currently living in Mexico and says he can't bring the luxury cars back because he gave them to a strip club owner South of the Border.

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Josh Brolin is Engaged: Congratulations are in order for Josh Brolin. Us Weekly says that he’s engaged to Kathryn Boyd. The two made their first appearance together on the red carpet at the premiere of his new movie “Sicario” at Cannes. In case you missed it, he popped the question sometime last month. This will be his third marriage. His first two wives were Alice Adair – with whom he has two children – and Diane Lane.

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A Star for Melissa McCarthy: Melissa McCarthy is now on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. CBSLA says that the 44-year-old was honored for her work with the 2,552nd star on Tuesday. Ellen DeGeneres, husband Ben Falcone, and Paul Feig – who directed her in “Bridesmaids,” “The Heat,” and the upcoming “Spy” – were on hand for the festivities. She also managed to showcase her impressive weight loss in a stunning floral dress that accentuated her slimmer frame.

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"Zack & Cody” Stars are NYU Graduates: Dylan and Cole Sprouse are now college graduates. E! Online says that the 22-year-old “Suite Life of Zack and Cody” stars graduated from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with honors. Dylan’s degree is in video game design while Cole was an archaeology major. Here’s a look at the guys all grown up, courtesy of Instagram.

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Alton Brown's divorce is finalized: The host of "Iron Chef America" and "Good Eats" is officially single. Alton Brown recently finalized his divorce from wife DeAnna Brown, after splitting back in 2014. Yes, apparently he was married! So what went wrong for the couple who share a teenage daughter? Word is that the split had been coming "for a while" and his busy schedule full of speaking engagements and filming multiple shows didn't help.

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Britney Spears Planning a Summer Wedding? - Is Britney Spears getting ready to walk down the aisle for a third time? Well, reports claim that things are going so well with boyfriend Charlie Ebersol that the pair is already planning to tie the knot...A source tells the British magazine, “Closer,” that Brit and Charlie, who’ve been dating since last year, first planned to wed when her “Piece of Me” residency ended in December, but now that she’s extended her Vegas run they are looking to wed when she has a break this summer...

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Sam Smith’s Surgery a Success…Looks like we will soon hear Sam Smith sing again. Massachusetts General Hospital yesterday confirmed that Smith had successful vocal cord surgery in Boston last week, and his doctor Steven Zeitels says he’s expected to make “a full recovery.” According to the hospital, Smith’s condition was the “result of unstable blood vessels in the vocal cord that can rupture and prevent vocal performance."...Zeitels is famous for saving the voices of several superstars including Adele, Steven Tyler and Lionel Richie, all of whom successfully returned to performing...

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Imagine Dragons to Headline Life is Beautiful - The third annual Life is Beautiful Festival is set to take place in Las Vegas September 25th through 27th, and it’s looking like it’s going to be a great weekend of music. This year’s headliners were announced yesterday and they include Vegas natives Imagine Dragons, Stevie Wonder, and Kendrick Lamar...Other artists on the bill include Hozier, Duran Duran, Weezer, Brandon Flowers, Death Cab for Cutie, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Clean Bandit, and Against Me!, with a dance tent featuring Thievery Corporation, Porter Robinson, Major Lazer, DJ Snake, Cashmere Cat and many others.

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Christina Aguilera’s “Finding Neverland” Song Debuts - Christina Aguilera is one of several artists featured on the “Finding Neverland” soundtrack, contributing her version of the track “Anywhere But Here,” which was released yesterday...The musical “Finding Neverland,” based on the 2004 Johnny Depp/Kate Winslet movie, is currently on Broadway starring former “Glee” star Matthew Morrison. The accompanying soundtrack, due out June 9th, features artists such as Nick Jonas,  Jennifer Lopez and man others, interpreting songs from the musical.

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She’s Back: Page Six says that Whoopi Goldberg is back on “The View” after burying her brother last week. Clyde Johnson passed away from a brain aneurysm last Monday. During yesterday's show, she thanked everyone for their outpouring of sympathy and added, “My brother…was an amazing cat. He was the funny one of the family.” Our condolences…

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A Second "Pan" Trailer Has Been Released

    A second trailer for "Pan" has been released

    This clip shows Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara, Garrett Hedlund and Levi Miller as Peter Pan

    "Pan" premieres on October 9th

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Netflix Gets Kevin James' Next Movie - Add Kevin James to list of actors who have made a move to Netflix. According to Variety, the streaming service has purchased the rights to the comedian's next movie..."The True Memoirs of an International Assassin" stars James as an accountant who gets mistaken for an assassin when a novel he is writing gets published as non-fiction by mistake...The budget Netflix has laid out hasn't been announced, but there is apparently big numbers being thrown around. The movie will stream exclusively on Netflix sometime in 2016.

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Season Finale Schedule Is HERE -  

 “Battle Creek,” Sunday, May 24th at 10p

"Bones,” Thursday, June 4th at 8p

“Hell's Kitchen,” Thursday, June 9th at 9p

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