William Blinn, a screenwriter for the landmark TV projects “Brian’s Song” and “Roots” and the Prince film “Purple Rain,” has died. He was 83.
Blinn died Thursday of natural causes at an assisted living community in Burbank, California, his daughter, Anneliese Johnson, said Saturday. Read More
The end is coming for “The Walking Dead,” but not until 2022.
The AMC series that became a franchise with current and planned spin-offs will wrap with an 11th season spanning 24 episodes and two years, the channel said Wednesday. Read More
Preliminary estimates show that viewership for the first night of the Democrats’ virtual convention was down compared with the opening of Hillary Clinton’s nominating party four years ago.
An estimated 18.7 million people watched coverage between 10 and 11 p.m. on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC, the Nielsen company said. Four years ago, opening night drew just under 26 million viewers. Read More
A&E Network’s cancellation of its popular police show “Live PD” has backfired, big time.
Average prime-time viewership for the channel has declined by 49 percent year over year since the show’s cancellation, according to the Wall Street Journal. Prior to the show’s cancellation June 10, viewership for the channel in 2020 had been up 4 percent over 2019. Read More
Actress Spencer Grammer says she was trying to calm an agitated man when he slashed her in the arm and stabbed her friend in the back Friday outside a New York City restaurant.
Grammer, 36, told US Weekly that she and her friend “did what anyone else would do in the same situation” and were “attempting to prevent the altercation from escalating” when they were attacked. Read More
Actor John Saxon, a versatile actor with a lengthy and prolific career who starred with Bruce Lee in “Enter the Dragon” and appeared in several “Nightmare on Elm Street” movies, has died at his home in Tennessee, according to the Hollywood Reporter. He was 83.
The entertainment news outlet quotes Saxon’s wife, Gloria, as confirming that the actor died of pneumonia on Saturday in Murfreesboro. Read More
Alex Trebek says he’s responding exceptionally well to treatment for pancreatic cancer and expects to mark his two-year survival next February.
His doctor has said he’s counting on that milestone, the “Jeopardy!” host said, “so I expect to be around ‘cause he said I will be around. And I expect to be hosting the show if I am around.” Read More
Lucas Hoge hails from Hubbell, Nebraska, a tiny town with two churches. He grew up singing in a little Methodist church his family attended. While his parents were rehearsing in the choir, the pastor gave Hoge a little electric drum pad to keep him occupied. He started playing along and the pastor cultivated his love for music at a very young age.
In high school, he was introduced to a music teacher who helped him craft his love of music. “My music teacher was great, Mrs. Riggs. She was amazing,” he said. “She just wanted everyone to explore the love of music that they had in them.” Read More
Comedian D.L. Hughley announced he tested positive for COVID-19 after collapsing onstage during a performance in Nashville, Tennessee.
The stand-up comedian, 57, lost consciousness while performing at the Zanies comedy nightclub on Friday night and was hospitalized, news outlets reported. On Saturday, Hughley posted a video on Twitter in which he said he was treated for exhaustion and dehydration afterward. Read More
The History Channel’s recent series about Ulysses S. Grant was produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and based on the best-selling biography by Ron Chernow. It concluded on Wednesday and was just about what one would expect from a film created by some of academia’s and entertainment’s biggest leftists.
Although the series did fairly well in rehabilitating and humanizing Grant’s better characteristics, it could not resist hammering home trite narratives about Reconstruction, going so far as to omit well-documented history about Grant and his administration to accomplish the task. He who controls how we speak about the past and what we know about the past controls the future. This show, like much of what is created in academia and entertainment, advances that project. Read More
Circle, a new country music and lifestyle television network launching January 1, 2020, announced 16 original shows and two major distribution partnerships that will broadcast Circle in markets covering more than 50 percent of U.S. TV households. Read More
On Friday’s Tennessee Star Report with Steve Gill and Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 am to 8:00 am-the duo welcomed in studio guest Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty to talk about his past, Duck Dynasty, the Gospel, and his… Read More
The celebration of the documentary will feature appearances by Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Brenda Lee, Kathy Mattea, Ketch Secor, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Asleep at the Wheel, Holly Williams and Dwight Yoakam. Read More
by Luis Pablo De La Horra The United States, 1962. It’s been 15 years since the Nazis dropped an atomic bomb on Washington D.C., forcing the US government to surrender to the Axis powers. The United States is now divided into two vast provinces, each of which is controlled by the… Read More
HBO’s record-breaking fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” stormed back onto the Emmys stage on Monday, winning the coveted best drama series prize on a night full of surprises, including an on-air marriage proposal that stunned the audience. The other big story of the Hollywood gala, television’s answer to the Oscars,… Read More
Whiskey Myers has tapped an enthusiastic audience on the Kevin Costner Paramount Network drama “Yellowstone.” With an on-camera appearance and three songs featured on the hit series so far, Whiskey Myers’ music is reaching a new, fervent audience that has propelled three of the band’s albums to the Top 10 of the… Read More
It was difficult to know what to expect when a revival of the classic ’90s sitcom “Roseanne” was first announced. Would this new show be yet another example of Hollywood’s reboot obsession? Could the revival really capture the lightning-in-a-bottle quality of the original? And how would the show bring back… Read More
Comedy revival “Roseanne” has been booked for an 11th season, ABC announced on Friday, after scoring huge premiere ratings and generally positive reviews for its season-10 opener — including from the president who appreciated its star’s pro-Trump perspective. Read More
The anatomical structure of the mummies discovered near Nazca, in southern Peru, last year is not human, Russian scientists who were studying the case said. A team of researchers from St. Petersburg, who collected the tissue samples in Peru and brought them back to Russia to study, have determined that… Read More
Singing ventriloquist, Darci Lynn Farmer, sings to sold-out shows at the Grand Ole’ Opry and Ryman Auditorium. Read More
“Six” is a unique television program. The military drama not only sheds light on Navy SEALs and the brave work they do — it’s enlightened by the experiences of actual veterans. The creators are the father-son duo of William Broyles Jr. and Danny Broyles. William Broyles is a Vietnam veteran;… Read More
Van Dyke brothers Before Jerry Van Dyke sadly passed away on Friday, he and brother Dick reunited on-screen one last time for a hilarious and touching episode of “The Middle.” In the episode, Jerry’s Tag gets a call from his estranged brother Dutch, played by Dick, who wants to bury… Read More
No role better served Chuck Norris’ legendary status in pop culture than that of Texas Ranger Cordell Walker on “Walker, Texas Ranger.” With 196 episodes aired over the course of nine seasons from 1993 to 2001, “Walker” was essentially a modern-day western, a traditional piece of television programming with positive… Read More
“House of Cards” will resume production in 2018 without Kevin Spacey, according to Ted Sarandos, the chief content officer of Netflix. The sixth and final season of the popular series will feature a lead role for Robin Wright, who plays the wife of Spacey’s character. Read More
News of beloved actor Jim Nabors’ death rocked Hollywood fans on Thursday. The actor, best known for his role on “The Andy Griffith Show” as Gomer Pyle, died on Nov. 30 at the age of 87. TV Producer Phil Arnone confirmed the death to WBRC News. (GettyImages-2691974) … Read More
After struggling with dementia and cascading organ failure, David Cassidy has died, as confirmed by his publicist. He was just 67 years old. The Los Angeles Time reports: The singer and actor died in Fort Lauderdale after being hospitalized in Florida for multiple organ failure, including his liver and kidneys.… Read More
It isn’t Thanksgiving time if you haven’t yet watched “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.” Luckily, ABC makes it easy for people to do just that by airing the special each year right around the holiday. The network normally airs the holiday special the day before Thanksgiving, and this year is no… Read More
CMA Country Christmas airs Monday, November 27th on ABC. Read More
The Salvation Army Sally Awards Rest in peace, Della Reese. The “Touched By An Angel” actress and music legend passed away on Sunday, Nov. 19, according to PEOPLE. She was 86 years old. “On behalf of her husband, Franklin Lett, and all her friends and family, I share with you… Read More
Saying Hollywood needs a change in its power structure at this point in time is like saying plants need water to grow. A series of revelations about alleged sexual abusers such as Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey have opened the floodgates to many other stories and allegations from people who… Read More
“House of Cards” showrunners Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese are facing a huge dilemma now that Netflix and Media Rights Capital (MRC) have fired lead star Kevin Spacey from the show. Spacey, who plays the ambitious politician Frank Underwood, was booted from the series after several individuals have come… Read More
There’s a petition going around online urging the creators of House of Cards to replace Kevin Spacey with Kevin James in the role of Frank Underwood. And it doesn’t seem like a joke. “Losing a great show is hard, no matter the circumstances. However with hardship comes the opportunity for… Read More
The 51st Annual CMA Awards – Show If you are a country music fan, you shed tears easily. That’s who we are. We play hard and we love hard. But perhaps we have never cried as much as we have cried in 2017. RELATED: Montgomery Gentry’s Eddie Montgomery returns to… Read More
Garth Brooks Names Entertainer of the Year for the 6th Time; Chris Stapleton, Brothers Osborne Night’s Top Winners at the 51st Annual CMA Awards Read More
Howie Schwab was one of ESPN’s most beloved personalities as he was on SportsCenter and had his own show called “Stump the Schwab.” Now he will be joining FOX Sports as the company announced on Tuesday. Here’s what they said in a press release: Schwab will join FOX Sports studio… Read More
Walmart will bring together a special group of Country Music fans at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville to enjoy a special rendition of “Get Together” performed by Vocal Duo of the Year nominee Dan+Shay, in collaboration with New Artist of The Year nominee Lauren Alaina.… Read More
For a group of people who are ultra-sensitive about political correctness, left-wingers seem to be quite comfortable in attacking right-wing women. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the daughter of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, was the victim last week of attacks from the Left — on television and… Read More
Dear Jimmy, I have watched your career closely over the years and wanted to share a few thoughts , as well as a recent interview you did with Vulture.com. But I want to talk a bit about your career first because it’s remarkable. I watched an awkward young man grow… Read More
Brad Paisley Carrie Underwood CMA The CMA Awards are just around the corner. Gowns are being selected, suits are being pressed, guitars are being strung and the stage is being set. And Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are rehearsing for their role as the show’s hosts for the 10th time.… Read More
Laura Ingraham will debut her new show, “The Ingraham Angle,” at 10 p.m. tonight on the Fox News Channel. The show will address the issues “cutting through the heart of America,” Ingraham told a gathering of Fox News and conservative personalities gathered for her kickoff party in Washington, D.C., on… Read More
The element of surprise and Reagan-era nostalgia rendered the Netflix series “Stranger Things” a breakout when it arrived last year complete with monsters, mad scientists and mullets. For those viewers who happened upon the quirky little show while combing through their congested Netflix queue, it felt as if they’d finally… Read More
The story of the most successful Latin boy band of all time, Menudo, will go to the screen in the first-ever scripted drama series based on the group. “Subete a Mi Moto—The History of Menudo” tells the story of the formation of Menudo through the band’s rise to unprecedented global… Read More
After his 12-game winning streak on “Jeopardy!” came to an end, New York City bartender Austin Rogers collected his $411,000 winnings and stopped by “The Tonight Show” to tell host Jimmy Fallon why he thinks Alex Trebek is actually a hologram. “We got along fairly well. I still have a… Read More
The Walking Dead Season 8 marks 100 episodes for the series. To celebrate the milestone, showrunner Scott Gimple promised to kick off the season with an epic premiere featuring the baddie you love to hate, Negan. At this year’s New York Comic Con, The Walking Dead cast members Andrew Lincoln,… Read More
Comedian Ralphie May has sadly passed away at the young age of just 45, according to reports. The comedian had reportedly been battling pneumonia for six weeks, but was still pushing through and performing all of his shows. According to TMZ, May died at a private residence in Las Vegas… Read More
Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly said that returning to the network last week for an interview on “Hannity” was “like a big party” following the “political hit job” that resulted in his ouster. O’Reilly told LifeZette Editor-in-Chief Laura Ingraham on her radio show Thursday morning that Fox News host… Read More
Kerri Medders is an artist with High School Nation, an organization that promotes music and arts in schools. Read More
LOS ANGELES—Monty Hall, the original host and co-creator of “Let’s Make a Deal,” the long-running game show that debuted in 1963, making kooky audience costumes and carnival-style bartering an institution on daytime television, has died, according to Associated Press. He was 96. Hall, who was also a dedicated philanthropist, died… Read More
Award-winning “Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus has breast cancer, she announced through social media on Thursday. The 56-year-old American actress revealed the diagnosis to her 750,000 Twitter followers, posting a note that read: “One in eight women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one.” “The good news is that I have… Read More
Tim Allen suggested Tuesday during an appearance on “Norm Macdonald Live” that the abrupt cancellation of his hit ABC sitcom “Last Man Standing” had something to do with his character’s politics. Mr. Allen, a conservative comedian who portrayed the politically conservative father of three, Mike Baxter, said “there’s nothing more… Read More