Hollywood News Friday - September 21, 2018
LIVE! WITH KELLY & RYAN (ABC) Scheduled: Jack Black, Josh Groban, Jennifer Nettles, guest co-host Tiffany Haddish
THE VIEW (ABC) Scheduled: Terri, Bindi & Robert Irwin, Cheryl Hines
THE TALK (CBS) Scheduled: Kaley Cuoco, Tyler Florence, guest co-host Carrie Ann Inaba
ACCESS LIVE (SYN) Scheduled: Tom Bergeron, Sanaa Lathan
ELLEN DEGENERES (SYN) Scheduled: Wanda Sykes, Beth Behrs, Bob Moses
STEVE (SYN) Scheduled: Julissa Bermudez, Tamra Judge, Lynn Whitfield
THE REAL (SYN) Scheduled: Meagan Good
WENDY WILLIAMS (SYN) Scheduled: Matt Roush, Judge Frank Caprio
FRESH OFF THE BOAT (ABC) repeat: Honey plans a relaxing vacation before the baby arrives, but Jessica turns the trip into a quest to get Stephen King to endorse her novel; Louis scrambles to make Grandma Huang feel welcome; Eddie and Nicole rebel against the school's dress code.
SPEECHLESS (ABC) repeat: J.J. goes to a film festival where he has been nominated for an award; Jimmy tries to protect Dylan from the truth about an impending eviction; Ray tries to win back Taylor.
CHILD SUPPORT (ABC) repeat: Contestants Darrell, who is from Los Angeles, and Tselane, who is from Studio City, Calif., each try to answer 10 questions correctly.
20/20 (ABC) Interview with Elizabeth Thomas, who was taken at age 15 by her Tennessee high school teacher, resulting in a 38-day nationwide manhunt.
MACGUYVER (CBS) repeat: MacGyver gets a shocking surprise when he tries to tell Matty he's quitting the Phoenix Foundation.
TKO: TOTAL KNOCK OUT (CBS) season finale: The season's top five contestants return to compete for the $100,000 grand prize.
BLUE BLOODS (CBS) repeat: When a series of drive-by murders occurs after six wrongly convicted men are released from prison, Danny and Baez wonder if the murders were orchestrated by the men as an act of revenge; Frank combats feelings of guilt.
THE RESIDENT (FOX) repeat: In a final and drastic attempt to save Nic, Conrad calls in a favor from the one person he promised he never would; Micah is rushed back to Chastain with major heart complications; Dr. Bell's alliance with Lane is put to the test.
THE ORVILLE (FOX) repeat: Ed and Kelly consider getting back together; Ed and the crew discover a planet from another universe; Kelly makes a decision with unforeseen long-term consequences for the planet, putting Ed in a difficult position.
I FEEL BAD (NBC) back-to-back repeats: In the first, Emet begins to worry that her biggest fear is coming true, so she makes a concerted effort to be the opposite of her judgmental mother and her limits are tested when her daughter joins a provocative dance team. In the second, Emet becomes overwhelmed when her parents temporarily move in, but she finds a sneaky way to get a much-needed break.
DATELINE NBC (NBC) A notorious serial killer, nicknamed Hannibal, murders several people while working as a confidential informant for the FBI.
MASTERS OF ILLUSION (CW) Featured magicians include Jarrett and Raja, Shoot Ogawa, Spidey, Rick Smith Jr., Joshua Jay, Bill Cook, Greg Frewin, and Tommy Wind.
LIVE PD (A&E) Police across the country work the Friday night shift in real time.
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (HBO) Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore; humorist P.J. O'Rourke; political commentators Thom Hartmann and Steve Hilton; columnist Catherine Rampell.
THE PAYNES (OWN) Curtis and Nyla call a truce.
THE DEAD FILES (TRAV) Steve and Amy investigate a dangerous poltergeist terrorizing a family in Magna, Utah; Steve digs into the town's mining history, while Amy encounters a dangerous manifestation formed by multiple people living inside the home.
MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: REALITY STARS (WE) The couples must confess their darkest truths or face punishment; a death wish rocks one couple to the core; a truth bomb puts Momma Dee and Ernest on the verge of another divorce; Kim checks Aubrey; Pauly D is ready to flee the house.
DAVID TUTERA’S CELEBRATIONS (WE) Actors Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker hire David to throw a birthday party for their 10-year-old son; Boris wants the party to take place on a yacht, but Nicole disagrees; Slomique tackles her fear; Team Tutera gets seasick.
JIMMY KIMMEL (ABC) Scheduled: Olivia Wilde, Noah Centineo, Jungle
STEPHEN COLBERT (CBS) Scheduled: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Nik Dodani
JAMES CORDEN (CBS) repeat: Ray Romano, Chloe Grace Moretz, Lord Huron
TONIGHT SHOW/JIMMY FALLON (NBC) Scheduled: Chrissy Teigen, Ryan Eggold, Dan White
LATE NIGHT/SETH MEYERS (NBC) repeat: Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen, Dominic West
LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY (NBC) repeat: Charlie Hunnam, Rami Malek, Amen Dunes, Lana Condor
Tomorrow/Saturday, September 22nd
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS (PBS) Miranda Lambert sings her hits and songs from "The Weight of These Wings."
LIVE PD (A&E) Police across the country work the night shift in real time.
PLANET EARTH: YELLOWSTONE (BBCA) As the spring melts the winter snow, the herds of elk, pronghorn and bison return from their winter feeding grounds to take advantage of America's richest natural grasslands.
IYANLA, FIX MY LIFE (OWN) Matilda is forced to face charges in the "Court of Life;" she admits she thought she was going to get away with everything; Matilda's prison daughters and biological daughters take the stand to testify; Judge Iyanla delivers her verdict.
MIND YOUR BUSINESS WITH MAHISHA (OWN) Mahisha bites off more than she can chew while visiting a small popcorn company with a big production problem; when the business owner refuses to release her secret recipe for mass production, Mahisha worries about the survival of this niche company.
GHOST ADVENTURES (TRAV) Zak and the crew travel to New Mexico to investigate the Double Eagle Restaurant and the Dona Ana County Courthouse; both buildings have been plagued by death, leading to poltergeist activity that torments investigators.
Sunday, September 23rd
CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD (ABC) season finale: The Kardashians compete against the Wests; celebrity contestants Jana Kramer and Gary Busey.
THE $100,000 PYRAMID (ABC) season finale: Celebrity battles featuring actress Jenna Fischer, actor Oliver Hudson, figure skater Johnny Weir and gymnast Gabby Douglas. Plus: Celebrity battles featuring TV personality Ross Mathews, actress Vivica A. Fox, TV personality Kelly Osbourne and actor Matt McGorry
BIG BROTHER (CBS) The new head of household takes power and nominates two houseguests for eviction.
NCIS: LOS ANGELES (CBS) repeat: Despite several team members having reservations, the team travels to Mexico to locate and rescue Mosley's son.
MADAM SECRETARY (CBS) repeat: Elizabeth and cabinet members brace themselves as President Dalton prepares for a retaliatory nuclear attack on a country that has reportedly just launched missiles bound for the US.
9-1-1 (FOX) season premiere: On one of the hottest days of the year, the first responders must deal with harrowing incidents all around the city; Buck gets a surprise visit from his sister; Athena questions her relationship with Bobby; Buck worries about a handsome new hire.
FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA (NBC) Mike Tirico, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison recap the day's NFL highlights.
NFL FOOTBALL (NBC) “New England Patriots at Detroit Lions” Tom Brady and the Patriots march onto Ford Field for a duel against Matt Stafford and the Lions. Brady has thrown multiple touchdown passes in each of his last seven appearances. Both clubs look to rebound after they suffered a pair of Week 2 losses.
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD (AMC) The group's hope falters as they seek a way out; Alicia and Charlie reunite with friends.
TALKING DEAD (AMC) Aaron Stanford, Mo Collins, and Jenna Elfman discuss the latest episode of "Fear the Walking Dead."
MARRIED TO MEDICINE (BRAVO) Things continue to heat up at the crab boil when Heavenly and Mariah's feud reaches a fever pitch; Quad opens up to the group; Contessa has a conversation with her father about a life-altering decision; Dr. K encourages Heavenly to dig into her past.
ANTHONY BOURDAIN: PARTS UNKNOWN (CNN) season premiere: Anthony Bourdain introduces W. Kamau Bell to the distinctive sights, tastes and sounds of Kenya.
THIS IS LIFE WITH LISA LING (CNN) 13 years after first reporting on the world's most dangerous gang, Lisa Ling returns to the ultraviolent world of MS-13.
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS (E!) Kourtney lashes out at her mom over issues from the past; Khloé is devastated by an unexpected loss; Kylie welcomes her first baby.
ASHLEE + EVAN (E!) Evan is forced to relive the memory of his father's death when Ross asks him to join him rock climbing; hoping to cheer up her husband, Ashlee and the girls brave a fish market to prepare Evan's favorite cuisine: live seafood.
CHESAPEAKE SHORES (HALL) Battle lines form after Megan reads Bree's manuscript; Trace and Mick disagree over the future of the Bridge; with Jess's B&B's being devoured from within, it appears that the same might be true with the O'Brien family.
YOU (LIFE) Beck isn't certain that Joe is The One, so he sets out to prove he's boyfriend material; balancing this important time in their blossoming relationship with the tricky maneuvers he's been pulling behind the scenes proves challenging for Joe.
SECRETS OF THE LOST (SCI) A series of incredible new discoveries helps unlock the deepest secrets of ancient mysteries; using cutting-edge CGI technology, viewers experience the inner depths of ancient constructions to understand how and why they were built.
90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS (TLC) Ricky's news stuns Ximena; Hazel lets her guard down with Tarik; Michael pleads with Angela; Rachel and John receive tough news; Jesse plans another trip to see Darcey; Marta runs into immigration issues; Paul and Karine deal with shocking news.
UNEXPECTED (TLC) Caelan and Mckayla discuss the next steps in their relationship; Emiley and Diego bring baby Aria home; Chloe's parents finally meet Max's dad; Tylor cheats on Laura; Lexus talks about her sexuality.
THE LAST SHIP (TNT) With nations being rapidly occupied, Chandler tries his hand at diplomacy to unite two hostile countries so they can fight a common enemy.
PARANORMAL SURVIVOR (TRAV) A couple unleashes something terrifying while renovating a classic car; a pair of murderous spirits possess a family in Pennsylvania; something demonic takes over a teenage boy, forcing his parents to take drastic action.
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS (BRAVO) Scheduled: Jerry O'Connell, Toya Bush-Harris
NEW MUSIC THIS WEEK:
Love Is Here To Stay by Tony Bennett & Diana Krall
Cry Pretty by Carrie Underwood
My Way by Willie Nelson
Immortal by Ann Wilson
Hiding Place by Tori Kelly
Both Sides Now - Live at The Isle of Wight Festival 1970 by Joni Mitchell and Murray Lerner
Generation Rx by Good Charlotte
You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll (2CD) by Twisted Sister
Six Evolutions - Bach: Cello Suites by Yo-Yo Ma and Bach
The Casablanca Years [7 CD] by Angel
LIVE AT THE LONDON EVENTIM HAMMERSMITH APOLLO - BANANARAMA
7 - DAVID GUETTA
TRANSMISSION IMPOSSIBLE - ERIC CLAPTON
NEW DVDS THIS WEEK:
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
American Horror Story: Ssn 7
Billionaire Boys Club
Lethal Weapon: The Complete Second Season
Macgyver: Season 2
Madam Secretary: Season Four
Modus Season 2
Supergirl: Season 3
The Looming Tower: The Complete First Season
X-files, The: Season 11
You're The Worst Season: The Complete Fourth Season
NEW MOVIES THIS WEEK:
The House with a Clock in Its Walls - PG - Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller - A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world. Stars: Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, Lorenza Izzo, Owen Vaccaro
Fahrenheit 11/9 - R - Documentary - Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 11/9" is a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live. It will explore the two most important questions of the Trump Era: How the f**k did we get here, and how the f**k do we get out? - Director: Michael Moore - Stars: David Hogg, Michael Moore, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Donald J. Trump
Will Smith Makes Standup Debut - Will Smith has made his standup debut at Dave Chappelle’s star-studded comedy show at the Peppermint Club in Los Angeles. He joined several other big-named funny folks for what Chappelle called “Comedy ‘Fight Club.’” Even though attendees didn’t really know what to expect, they had to surrender their mobile devices at the door. Jon Stewart, Michelle Wolf, Katt Williams, Michael Che, and LeBron James graced the stage, with John Mayer providing musical support and the occasional zinger. Will – who’s about to celebrate his 50thbirthday – said that doing standup was on his bucket list. His set was mostly about life with his wife and kids and their various projects, including Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talks and Jaden’s budding music career. Speaking bucket lists, Will said he was filming the experience for a show called “The Bucket List.” Next week, he’ll be bungee jumping from a helicopter over the Grand Canyon.
Ashton Kutcher Snaps Pic With Dude He Hit On Scooter - Ashton Kutcher made sure to make it up to a fan after accidentally tapping him with his car on Tuesday. According to the victim, 19-year-old nanny Leo Marenghi, the star didn’t see him scooting down the street when he was pulling out of his driveway in his black Tesla. Luckily, Marenghi is okay - he only suffered a few scrapes and bruises. You'll be happy to know that Kutcher was super cool - immediately getting out of his car to make sure Marenghi was alright...and when Marenghi revealed he's a fan - Ashton was happy to take a snap with him.
No Engagement Here: Heidi Klum may have worn a diamond ring to the Emmys, but she denies being engaged to Tom Kaulitz, her boyfriend of less than a year. She explains the bling with, “When you do what I do, you wear a lot of fashion. A lot of jewelry. I always look for something that goes with the outfit. So, I wear big rings.” For the record, she recently called the 29-year-old musician the love of her life.
Michael B. Jordan’s New Gig: Congratulations are in order for Michael B. Jordan. He’s the very first face of Coach’s menswear. In addition, he’ll also design his own capsule collection in the future. He said, “I’m looking forward to jumping into the creative process and exploring fashion through a different lens.”
Pauly D’s Favorite Hookup Place: Don’t look for lasting commitment from Pauly D. The “Jersey Shore” star says he’s definitely a one-night stand kind of guy. As for where he likes to hook up, he says that his favorite place is the beach in Bahamas at Atlantis.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival Kicks Off Today - This year’s fest at the T-Mobile Arena will feature performances by Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Imagine Dragons, Sam Smith, Panic! At The Disco, Kelly Clarkson, Shawn Mendes, Kygo, Rae Sremmurd, Logic, Jack White, Fleetwood Mac, with their new lineup, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and more. In addition, Daytime Village will once again return to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds tomorrow, with performances by Logic, Dua Lipa, 5 Seconds of Summer, Lil Uzi Vert, Dustin Lynch, Bazzi, Belly, Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots and Greta Van Fleet. A two-night special on the fest will air on the CW, October 7th and October 8th from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Another Taylor Swift Stalker Has Been Arrested - Yet another Taylor Swift stalker has been arrested. Eric Swarbrick , a 26-year-old from Austin, Texas, has been busted on federal charges of sending threatening letters to the singer, and also showing up to her Nashville record label. Swarbrick allegedly hand delivered letters to Big Machine Label Group on several occasions, threatening to harm both himself and the singer. He was arrested on August 2nd, but after being released he continued his letters, as well as emails. His official charges include interstate stalking and sending interstate communications with the intent to threaten, and he’s currently in custody in Texas but will be extradited to Tennessee.
Mumford & Sons Announce New Album, Drop New Single - Mumford & Sons fans have reason to get excited. The band just announced their new album “Delta” will drop November 16th and released the first single from the record, “Guiding Light.” In addition, the band promises some live dates soon. They wrote in an email to fans, “More than anything, we love playing our music live and can’t wait to head out on tour to play you some new songs as well as plenty of old. We'll be announcing the dates on October 4th so stay tuned!”
The Chainsmokers & more set for X Games: The Chainsmokers are set to perform at the 2019 X Games in Aspen, Colorado. Other artists confirmed for the event include Lil Wayne, Kygo and Love the Child. Lil Wayne will kick things off on January 25th, with Chainsmokers and Louis the Child performing January 26th, and Kygo wrapping the event on January 27th. The X Games kick off January 24th.
Celine Dion back in the studio: Celine Dion fans can look forward to some new music. The singer shared pictures from in the studio, writing, “Back in the studio… excited about recording some great new tunes!” So far there’s no word on when those tunes may drop. ==================================
Ryan Tedder, Sarah McLachlan set for season two of “The Launch:” Ryan Tedder is set to return for the second season of the Canadian talent competition “The Launch,” where he’ll serve as celebrity mentor and producer. Sarah McLachlan is set to join the series as well, along with Canadian artists Max Kerman and Marie-Mai. “The Launch” follows a group of hand-picked emerging artists as they vie for an opportunity to create a new hit single.
Pentatonix Announce Holiday Album And Tour - Pentatonix is releasing yet another holiday album. “Christmas Is Here,” the band's fourth holiday record, is set to drop October 26th, featuring their take on “The Nightmare Before Christmas” tune “Making Christmas,” which will drop next Friday. The band will also head out on a holiday tour, which kicks off November 24th in Grand Rapids, Michigan, wrapping with four nights at New York’s Beacon Theater, December 18th through 22nd. Tickets go on sale September 28th
A Destiny's Child Reunion In The Works? - Beyoncé might be trying to get the band back together. A few weeks ago, she visited with former Destiny’s Child member LeToya Luckett in Dallas. Now we hear that she kicked it with LaTavia Robertson at her Houston show. LaTavia shared a pic on The ‘Gram with the caption, “It was so wonderful sharing a laugh and spending time with my FRIEND of 30 years.” All of this is making fans think a Destiny’s Child reunion is in the works – especially with the 20th anniversary of “The Writing’s on the Wall” coming up next year.
Marvel Heroes Getting New Disney Series - As Disney gears up to launch its upcoming streaming service sometime next year, they’ve reportedly tapped some of Marvel’s top heroes for a few new series. According to sources close to the production, fans should expect six to eight episodes per series, which are allegedly pretty high budget. Neither Marvel nor Disney have commented on the news yet, but it’s been reported that fans could see characters like Loki and Scarlet Witch star in the series along with other unannounced superheroes. The original actors, like Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen, are expected to return to their roles for the shows. Word is also scarce on the storyline of the upcoming shows, although insiders say that big Avengers like Iron Man and Captain America won’t be featured. Instead, the studio is reportedly focusing on second-tier characters.
Emilia Clarke Gets “Game Of Thrones” Tattoo: Emilia Clarke is paying tribute to her character Daenerys Targaryen’s “children.” She recently took to Instagram to reveal she has a new “Game Of Thrones” tattoo in honor of the show’s final season. The small tattoo depicts the silhouettes of three dragons on her wrist. “@_dr_woo_ made sure this mamma ain’t NEVER forgetting her babies,” she writes in the caption.
Kristen Bell Announces Another “Veronica Mars” Reboot: “Veronica Mars” is the latest show to get a reboot. Kristen Bell recently took to Instagram to make the announcement. “This is a very important marshmallow announcement,” she says in the video. Apparently, all episodes of “Veronica Mars” will be available to stream on Hulu as of summer 2019 as they gear up to bring the series back. “Veronica has always been a super hero without a cape,” she continues. “And I think she’s exactly what the world needs right now.”
Peele’s in the Zone: Jordan Peele had already signed on to produce “The Twilight Zone” reboot. Now we hear that he’s going to narrate and host the show, too. Look for it start shooting this fall and premiere on CBS All Access next year.
Martin Sheen on “West Wing” Reboot: If anyone decides to give “West Wing” the reboot treatment, Martin Sheen says he’d be all in. While he knows he’d be too old to reprise his presidential role, he said he’d be delighted to participate.
Bond Gets a Director & Release Date: Congratulations are in order for Cary Joji Fukunaga. He’s been named the director of the next James Bond film. His appointment is significant because he’s an American directing a distinctly British film. Look for the 25th installment of the Bond franchise – which starts production on March 4th– to hit theaters February 14th, 2020.
Ashley Judd's Big Court Win - Ashley Judd got a win in court yesterday when a federal judge ruled that she could go after Harvey Weinstein for allegedly blackballing her after she turned him down sexually. However, Judge Philip S. Gutierrez dismissed her sexual harassment claim because it would be unprecedented to apply the statute to a prospective employer. This ruling means that the case can proceed to discovery, which includes taking a deposition from Harvey. Also, Judge Gutierrez is giving Ashley’s team the chance to amend the harassment claim, which is due by the October 19th.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Is Back In Action - It’s been almost one year since Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealed she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Although we’ve had a few updates since then, the actress has mostly kept to herself… until now. In a recent interview, she's opening up about her recovery…Since returning to her hit HBO show “Veep,” Julia says she’s “feeling well.” While she doesn’t reveal much about her diagnosis, she does express her gratitude for everyone in her life that has helped along the way. That includes the “Veep” crew, her husband and children, family and friends. “I’m grateful to be alive,” she says. “I’m grateful I have the life I have.” Now that she’s back in action, she’s turning her attention towards political efforts. An outspoken Democrat, Julia has teamed up with federal Political Action Committee (PAC) Local Majority for a new PSA directed by her husband Brad Hall. With the midterm election coming up, she urges citizens to vote and also volunteer. If you want to get in on the action, go to MultiplyYourVote.org.
Heather Locklear Admits “Ferocious” Addiction - We previously told you that Heather Locklear returned to social media for the first time since her arrests and trip to rehab. Now, she’s taken to her Instagram to get real about addiction and recovery. In her heartfelt post, the actress admits that addiction is “ferocious,” but that “recovery is the best revenge.” The message pays tribute to someone named “Josh” who apparently passed away. While it’s unclear who Josh is, Locklear’s message related to her struggle with addiction and journey to recovery is loud and clear.
Burt Reynolds Honored At Memorial Service - Burt Reynolds was honored with a memorial service yesterday in Florida. The 82-year-old passed away earlier this month of a heart attack. Judge Reinhold, Vanilla Ice, and Broadway actress Avery Sommers were in attendance at the hour-long service. A private funeral for Burt’s close family will be held today. Todd Vittum, his co-star in “The Last Movie Star” delivered the eulogy and his “Smokey and the Bandit II” co-star Patrick Moody gave the closing prayer. Afterwards, everyone gathered at ER Bradley’s Saloon. A source said, “Burt was a real person and he loved these kind of casual watering holes.”
Westbrook, Party of Five: Congratulations are in order for Russell Westbrook. The Oklahoma Thunder baller and his wife, Nina, are expecting twin girls. They shared their big news in a YouTube video entitled “The Westbrook Family.” Russell and Nina’s new babies will join 16-month-old Noah.
John Oliver’s Three-Month-Old Secret: Never let it be said that John Oliver can’t keep a secret. He and his wife, Kate Norley, welcomed their second child three months ago. He let the cat out of the bag when he was asked where he’d display his latest Emmy Award. “I have no idea!” he joked. “We have a three-month-old, so as far away from the three-month-old as possible.” The new lad joins his two-year-old big brother.
Trailer For Amy Winehouse Documentary Released - A new Amy Winehouse documentary has been announced. "Amy Winehouse – Back to Black" will tell the story behind the making of her final studio album, "Back to Black," and it arrives November 2. The new documentary features unseen footage of Amy as well as new interviews with collaborators Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, among other musicians who worked on the album. Fans will get a bonus feature as well. “An Intimate Evening in London,” shows footage from the intimate performance Amy gave at Riverside Studios in West London on February 10, 2008, playing for a small group of friends, family, and music industry insiders.
Avril Lavigne Back With New Song - Avril Lavigne has dropped a new single called “Head Above Water” and it's inspired by her well-documented struggle with Lyme disease. This is the first new music from the songstress in five years. She recently talked about how her battle was the inspiration for the song saying, "One night, I thought I was dying, and I had accepted that I was going to die,” She went on to say, “My mom laid with me in bed and held me. I felt like I was drowning.” Avril also said this experience affected her music career, "It was a very spiritual experience. Lyrics flooded through me from that point on.” The Avril Lavigne Foundation has launched a charitable t-shirt campaign that will raise money to benefit individuals affected by Lyme disease. She is currently working on prepping for her sixth album.
Performers For American Music Awards Announced - Get ready for an unbelievable night of music that will include Carrie Underwood, Imagine Dragons, Post Malone, and Ty Dolla $ign are among the performers set for ABC’s 2018 "America Music Awards" show. Malone and $ign will team up for their first-ever "American Music Awards" performance while this will be Carrie Underwood's first appearance on the show since 2015. She recently released her sixth studio album, "Cry Pretty." Imagine Dragons secured nominations for Artist of the Year, Favorite Alternative Rock Artist and Favorite Duo or Group. The show will be hosted once again by Tracee Ellis Ross and will broadcast live from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater Tuesday, October Ninth on ABC. Voting for the AMAs is underway
Heidi Klum And Tim Gunn Confirm New Show In The Works - As you might recall, that iconic “Project Runway” hosts Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn are leaving the show. At the time, they hinted that they’re was something in the pipeline - and they aren't kidding. They're starting a new series with Amazon Fashion.
Kevin Hart Co-Hosts "The Tonight Show" - Jimmy Fallon celebrated turning 44 by having Kevin Hart co-host with him on “The Tonight Show” last night. Kevin – who was there to promote his new film, “Night School” – joining Jimmy while he was doing his monologue and telling him that his jokes were lame. Next, the guys went to the couch, where they FaceTimed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Kevin tried first and was ignored. Jimmy called and not only did he pick up, he proceeded to run Kevin down, calling him a “little gremlin.” To say that Kevin looked crushed was an understatement. The highlight of the night was when Robert Irwin came on and brought exotic animals. The 14-year-old son of the late crocodile hunter Steve Irwin brought a couple of kingsnakes, a tarantula, and a falcon. Kevin was hilariously terrified of the animals.
“Big Brother” Alums Support Julie Chen: Some “Big Brother” alums are sending their love to Julie Chen after her exit from “The Talk.” Josh Martinez, Rachel Reilly and Jessie Godderz have each taken to Twitter to wish her well. “We love you Julie,” writes season 19 winner Josh, replying to her recent video message announcing her departure. Season 13 winner Rachel writes, “Thank you for making us all laugh/cry and just enjoy the middle of our days a bit more. [You’re] the reason we all showed up to watch.” Season 15 houseguest and Rachel’s sister Elissa Reilly Slater also sent her praise, writing, “Julie is such goals - strong - confident - smart - loyal - she has it all.” Jessie, aka Mr. PEC-Tacular, shares a picture with her and says, “Utmost Respect and Admiration. Most importantly, #Friend.”
“Space Jam” Sequel Meets Wakanda: LeBron James is teaming up with Ryan Coogler for the “Space Jam” sequel. Coogler, who directed “Black Panther,” will be a producer this time around. Directing duties will go to Terrence Nance of HBO’s “Random Acts of Flyness” fame. Production is scheduled for next year, after LeBron’s first season as a Los Angeles Laker.
BAFTA Honors Marvel: Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is being honored by BAFTA for entertaining the world. He’s set to pick up the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment. He joins previously announced honorees Steve McQueen and Cate Blanchett at the BAFTA LA-sponsored kudofest, the British organization’s biggest event outside of the UK. McQueen will get the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing while Blanchett will get the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. The Britannia Awards happens on Friday, October 26th.