Hollywood News Friday - February 24, 2017
LIVE! WITH KELLY (ABC) Scheduled: F. Murray Abraham, guest co-host Jerry O'Connell
THE VIEW (ABC) Scheduled: Guest co-host Howie Mandel
THE TALK (CBS) Scheduled: Alicia Silverstone, Craig Robinson
ELLEN DEGENERES (SYN) Scheduled: Ryan Seacrest, John Mayer, Rachel Lindsay
HARRY CONNICK, JR. (SYN) Scheduled: Malin Ackerman, Clive Standen
WENDY WILLIAMS (SYN) Scheduled: Melissa Rivers
THE REAL (SYN) Scheduled: Cocoa Brown
LAST MAN STANDING (ABC) After becoming worried that their daughters don't attend church anymore, Mike and Vanessa take it upon themselves to make church more interesting; Ryan has Kyle as a guest on his podcast, but the two don't expect their wives to hear the conversation.
KEN (ABC) Dr. Ken and the HMO gang offer Allison support while she waits to hear back about a lump in her breast; Dave has questions about how he will portray a character in the school play; Pat and Damona share a moment.
SHARK TANK (ABC) Millennial entrepreneurs pitch business ideas including food supplements, drone pilot training and educational courses, elephant-themed apparel and stylish beach towels.
20/20 (ABC) “Shark Tank” investors Mark Cuban, Kevin O'Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec and Lori Greiner talk about the show's biggest successes and failures.
MACGUYVER (CBS) When Mac and the team are blamed for a terrorist bombing, the Phoenix Foundation is forced to disavow them; the team must clear their names without support from back home.
HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS) After tracking down the missing uranium, which has been used to build a bomb in the middle of the jungle, McGarrett and Danny must move the explosive material through treacherous terrain before it detonates.
BLUE BLOODS (CBS) A stray bullet strikes an elderly woman in her home; Frank faces ridicule after he disciplines a disrespectful cop; Erin tries to help Anthony with a case that's personal to him.
ROSEWOOD (FOX) When a female astronaut is found dead, Rosie and Villa launch into an investigation of America's space program; Rosie deals with new dynamics regarding his latest health issue; Villa's long-lost brother returns to Miami.
SLEEPY HOLLOW (FOX) When internet sensation Logan Macdonald arrives in town, a supernatural infection strikes via a viral video; Molly has a terrifying vision.
GRIMM (NBC) Nick and Hank investigate deadly attacks on a team of scientists; research continues on the origins of the cloth, while Eve still feels the effects of the death grip; Capt. Renard looks for help in finding the origins of the symbols drawn by Diana.
EMERALD CITY (NBC) The Wizard arrives in the Kingdom of Ev, where an intense negotiation may lead to a standoff with Langwidere; Dorothy and Lucas find themselves on opposite sides; Jack makes a decision that could have deadly ramifications.
DATELINE NBC (NBC) Michelle Hadley is exonerated after spending three months in jail for attempted forcible rape of her ex-fiance's wife.
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (CW) Damon and Stefan work together to protect Elena's casket from Cade; Caroline and Alaric deal with the twins' magical powers.
REIGN (CW) Gideon shows Mary what life would be like if she chose love; Catherine struggles to cover King Charles' unpredictable behavior; Claude finds an unexpected enemy.
LIVE PD (A&E) Police across the country work the Friday night shift in real time.
MARRIED TO MEDICINE (BRAVO) In part two of the reunion, Andy Cohen welcomes the husbands to tell their sides of the story; Jackie shocks everyone when she drops a bomb about her relationship with Curtis; Dr. Darren confronts the women about the rumors; Simone relives the search for her father.
TRAUMA DOWN UNDER (DLC) Doctors operate on a 22-year-old woman with a brain aneurysm; a young couple who previously experienced tragedy anxiously await the birth of their rainbow baby; a 6-year-old boy suffers a bad break.
REAL TIME (HBO) Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.); author and editor Fran Lebowitz; Sen. Angus King (I-Maine); author Asra Nomani; filmmaker Seth MacFarlane.
BRING IT! (LIFE) Miss D heads to Birmingham to prep her newest Dolls against their big sisters in Jackson for a scrimmage; Kayla rises to the challenge back home but when chaos breaks out in the Jackson studio, Torrey takes matters into his own hands.
THE RAP GAME (LIFE) JD brings the group to his interview with the Durtty Boyz, where they throw the rappers an unexpected challenge; one rapper is shaken to the core.
PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN (TLC) Hidden away in a quiet section of Hartford City, Indiana, the mysterious white house has been at the center of a violent haunting that has caused paranormal investigators to flee the building in fear. Nick and Katrina will spend three days living there.
MAMA JUNE: FROM NOT TO HOT (WE) Mama June is blindsided by Sugar Bear's shocking engagement; when a revenge diet fails and a hot date bails, June considers major surgery – and the most dramatic total body transformation ever begins.
JIMMY KIMMEL (ABC) repeat: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick
STEPHEN COLBERT (CBS) Scheduled: Allison Williams, Cush Jumbo, Carmen Lynch
JAMES CORDEN (CBS) repeat: Vin Diesel, Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Deepika Padukone, OK Go
TONIGHT SHOW/JIMMY FALLON (NBC) Scheduled: Hugh Jackman, Mandy Moore, Chronixx
LATE NIGHT/SETH MEYERS (NBC) repeat: John Oliver, Zosia Mamet, Brann Dailor
LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY (NBC) repeat: Johnny Galecki, Foals, Inbar Lavi
Tomorrow/Saturday, February 25th
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS (PBS) Grammy Award-nominated hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar performs songs from “To Pimp a Butterfly.”
PLANET EARTH II (BBCA) The secretive lives of mountain animals; snow leopards come together to help a mother and cub, trapped between rival males.
WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE’S (OWN) season finale. Miss Robbie hits the stage for her first live solo performance in over 20 years; Charles is offered a starring role but stage fright rears its ugly head again; Tim rewards Chloe's new attitude with a big surprise from St. Louis.
FOR PEETE’S SAKE (OWN) Miss After a final goodbye to NYC, the Peetes head to Philly for a trip down memory lane; Holly and Uncle Matt search for the perfect place to bury their father's ashes; Dolores takes the family to her hometown for a reunion
MYTHBUSTERS: THE SEARCH (SCI) The remaining contestants tackle the two most difficult myths yet: a water heater rocket and a walking-on-water challenge; the winners of the search for the next MythBusters.
THE DEAD FILES (TRAV) A dangerous poltergeist attacking an entire family in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida; a historic graveyard on the property; a powerfully vicious entity that torments every member of the family in a variety of disturbing ways.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC) repeat TBA
Sunday, February 26th
OSCARS OPENING CEREMONY: LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET (ABC) Interviews with nominees, presenters and performers arriving for the awards ceremony; hosts Robin Roberts, Michael Strahan and Lara Spencer.
THE OSCARS (ABC) Honors for achievements in film take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles; Jimmy Kimmel hosts; scheduled performers include Lin- Manuel Miranda, Sting, Justin Timberlake and John Legend.
60 MINUTES (CBS) Studying people with a rare genetic mutation that causes early-onset Alzheimer's in hope of preventing the disease in others someday; J.T. Holmes skis the Eiger, then jumps off the peak with a parachute.
THE WALKING DEAD (A&E) An Alexandrian discovers they must navigate the mysterious, confusing and terrifying world within the Saviors' compound.
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA (BRAVO) repeat. The women reach the woods for a weekend of glamping, but they are shocked to learn they'll be sleeping in tents; Marlo confronts Kenya over unresolved issues; the women bond over outdoor activities; Kandi learns of the rumors being spread about her.
HOMELAND (SHO) Carrie follows a lead; Saul meets an old friend; Keane takes a stand.
BILLIONS (SHO) Axe spars with a rival hedge fund manager; Chuck deploys a team to find a high-profile case; Wendy is questioned.
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM (TLC) Two people who met at one of Theresa's group readings ask her to officiate a wedding, and Larry is asked to be their best man; Theresa surprises a woman on Wall Street with a reading.
TRAPPED (VICE) With no police support able to arrive from Reykjavik until the snowstorm clears, Andri and his colleagues need to work fast.
HITTING DVD & BLU-RAY - (Tuesday)
Grace and Frankie
Transformers: Rescue Bots
"Bad Santa 2" (R): Willie Soke teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Thurman Merman, a 250- pound ray of sunshine dubbed "The Kid," is also along for the ride and the pair is joined by Willie’s less-than-ideal mom, Sunny. As if that weren't enough, Willie is also dealing with his lust for Diane, the charity director. Starring: Kathy Bates, Christina Hendricks, Billy Bob Thornton
"Hacksaw Ridge" (R): During the bloodiest battle of World War II, Army medic Desmond Doss saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. Doss would later become the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Starring: Andrew Garfield, Rachel Griffiths
"Manchester by the Sea": Following the death of his brother, a struggling man must go back to his hometown and figure out how to move forward with both taking care of his nephew and dealing with the tragedy that propelled him to leave. Starring: Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Casey Affleck
"Nocturnal Animals": An art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale. Starring: Amy Adams, Isla Fisher, Jake Gyllenhaal
"Demolition": In order to deal with the tragic death of his wife, a successful investment banker starts to rebuild with the help of a customer service rep and her young son. First, thought, he must begin with the demolition of the life he once knew. Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts
"Tie the Knot": An American woman travels to Mumbai, hoping to escape her overbearing mother's influence. There, she befriends a local Indian woman struggling with finding the right balance of modernity and traditional values. Starring: Tara Reid
"Waffle Street": A Wall Street financier loses his job and ends up finding a friend in a 24-hour diner waiter. Starring: Danny Glover, James Lafferty
"Beauty And The Beast"
NEW MOVIES THIS WEEK:
Get Out - R - Horror - A young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend's mysterious family estate. Stars: Allison Williams, Lakeith Stanfield, Catherine Keener, Daniel Kaluuya
Collide - PG-13 - Action | Thriller - An American backpacker gets involved with a ring of drug smugglers as their driver, though he winds up on the run from his employers across Cologne high-speed Autobahn. Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley
Rock Dog - PG - Animation | Comedy | Family - When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events. Stars: Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons, Lewis Black
Bitter Harvest - R - Drama | Romance | War - Set in 1930s Ukraine, as Stalin advances the ambitions of communists in the Kremlin, young artist Yuri battles to save his lover Natalka from the Holodomor, the death-by-starvation program that ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians. Stars: Max Irons, Terence Stamp, Barry Pepper, Samantha Barks
As You Are - Drama | Mystery - Set in the early 1990's, "As You Are" is the telling and retelling of a relationship between three teenagers as it traces the course of their friendship through a construction of disparate memories prompted by a police investigation. Stars: Owen Campbell, Charlie Heaton, Amandla Stenberg, John Scurti
Punching Henry - Comedy - Hapless satirical songwriter Henry Phillips is lured to LA when a veteran TV producer decides to make a show about the life of a loser. Stars: Henry Phillips, Tig Notaro, J.K. Simmons, Mark Cohen
NEW MUSIC THIS WEEK
Windy City [Deluxe Edition] - Alison Krauss
Prisoner - Ryan Adams
In It To Win It - Charlie Wilson
The Parrot Heads Documentary - Jimmy Buffett, Scott Nickerson
I Decided. - Big Sean
Fifty Shades Darker - Score - Danny Elfman
Plata O Plomo - Fat Joe, Remy Ma
NOBODY SAFE - FUTURE
TRIPPING DOWN THE ALLEYWAYS - SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
BRIT AWARDS 2017 - VARIOUS ARTISTS
From Fast Food to “Hidden Figures”: Before she was an Oscar-winning actress, Octavia Spencer was struggling like everyone else in Hollywood. In fact, she played a lunch in a Subway commercial back in 2003. The ad – which you can see on the right – is for its Chicken Pizzola sandwich. She won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “The Help” in 2012 and is up for the same trophy for her work in “Hidden Figures” this weekend.
Denzel Washington Could Make History At The Oscars - Denzel Washington could make history on Sunday. He's up for the Best Actor Oscar for his role in "Fences" and if he wins, it'll be his third Academy Award. That will be more than any other African-American actor. Denzel is already the most nominated African-American actor with "Fences" nabbing him his seventh nom, but he'll have stiff competition. Casey Affleck is up for the award for his role in "Manchester By the Sea" and the two have been going back and forth when it comes to winning the category at other award shows. One thing in Denzel's corner? His Screen Actors Guild Award. The last 12 actors to win SAG’s best actor award went on to win the Oscar. The only exception is Johnny Depp, who was nominated for the first "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie, but lost out to "Mystic River's" Sean Penn at the 2004 Oscars.
The Oscars Are This Weekend - The biggest night in movies is almost here! The 89th Academy Awards are Sunday and it by the looks of it, it will be "La La Land's" night to lose. The musical is nominated for a record 14 awards and is favorited to win Best Picture, Best Director and Emma Stone is expected to win Best Actress. "Moonlight" could give "La La Land" a run for its money in the Best Picture category, and Mahershala Ali is favorited to win Best Supporting Actor. The Best Actor category, however, is more of a toss up. It's a close race between Denzel Washington for "Fences" and Casey Affleck for his role in "Manchester By the Sea." Based on his Screen Actors Guild Award, Denzel seems to be a bit ahead of Casey. To find out who wins, tune in to the Oscars on Sunday at 8:30pm ET on ABC.
“DWTS” Cast to be Revealed: “Dancing with the Stars” will reveal its latest cast on March 1st. One name that won’t be on the list is Hillary Clinton. Producers revealed that they asked the Democratic presidential nominee to get her boogie on, but she turned them down. Others that said no include former first lady, Michelle Obama, and Ashlee Simpson.
Anthony Anderson to host post-Oscars TV special: Normally, Jimmy Kimmel takes care of the post-Academy Awards show but since he'll be busy hosting the Oscars, Anthony Anderson will host "Live from Hollywood: The After Party." "Good Morning America's" Lara Spencer will join the "Blackish" star on the show, which is set to feature red carpet interviews with celebrities outside the Governor’s Ball and backstage interviews with some Oscar winners.
Scarlett Johansson to host "Saturday Night Live": Scarlett Johansson is heading back to "Saturday Night Live." The actress is set to host the March 11th episode of the show, marking her fifth time in studio 8H. Lorde will be making her debut solo performance on the show. Now also know the March 4th episode will feature musical guest Father John Misty along with the previously announced host, Octavia Spencer.
Beyoncé Bails On Coachella - After watching Beyoncé sit through her GRAMMY performance, it’s no surprise that she’s pulling out of Coachella. She said that her doctor ordered her to take it easy for the rest of her pregnancy. Instead, she’ll headline next year. In the meantime, where does that leave the festival? At this point, they’re trying to find a replacement for Mrs. Carter. And even though they still have Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar on deck, ticket prices have dropped on the secondary market. For the first weekend, prices went from $978 bucks to $872. For the second weekend, it went from $856 to $834 dollars. Meanwhile, Bey’s many fans took to social media to react to the news…
Sara Bareillis Added To Sunday’s Oscars - Sara Bareillis has been added to Sunday night’s Oscar telecast. She will take the stage to perform during the show’s “In Memoriam” segment honoring those in the film industry we lost last year. Sara joins previously announced Oscar performers Justin Timberlake, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Legend and Sting, who’ll perform the tunes nominated for Best Original Song. J.T. will perform his “Trolls” song “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” while Sting will perform “The Empty Chair,” from “Jim: The James Foley Story.” “Hamilton” creator Miranda will perform the “Moana” song “How Far I’ll Go” along with Auli'i Cravalho, the voice of the movie’s lead character. Legend will perform “La La Land’s” two nominated tracks, "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" and "City of Stars." The Oscars air Sunday night at 8:30pm on ABC.
Bruno Mars Tops The Artist 100 - Bruno Mars got quite a bump from his recent performance on the GRAMMY Awards and it was enough to bump him to the top of this week’s “Billboard” Artist 100, which measures artist activity across the mag’s most influential charts. Bruno saw a 63% increase in activity, including a 33% increase in album sales, and a 32% jump in digital song sales. All the other acts in the Artist 100 Top Five also performed or won on the GRAMMYs, including Ed Sheeran at two, Adele at three, The Weeknd at four and Lady Gaga at five.
Lorde Set For “Saturday Night Live” - It’s certainly looking like we’ll be getting some new Lorde music very soon. Not only has she lined up several festival dates this summer, but she’s just been confirmed for a pretty big TV appearance next month. Lorde will be the musical guest on the March 11th episode of “Saturday Night Live,” with host Scarlett Johansson. Since it’s doubtful she’ll be performing any old tunes on the show, that means fans will likely be getting new tracks sometime in the next two weeks.
Roman Polanski hearing delayed: It looks like we'll have to wait even longer to see if Roman Polanski will ever end up behind bars. The Academy Award winning director pled guilty to statutory rape after drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl back in 1977. When he got word that the judge was going to reject his plea deal, he fled the country. A hearing was scheduled for Friday after Polanski's lawyer asked for the testimony of a former prosecutor in the 1977 case to be unsealed. No reason was given, but the hearing was scrapped and no new date has been announced.
Fatherhood, Take Four, for “Quantico” Star: Congratulations are in order for Jake McLaughlin. He and his wife, Stephanie, welcomed their fourth child. Little Miss Freya made her debut on Monday, February 20th. Jake’s “Quantico” co-star, Priyanka Chopra, tweeted her congratulations along with a picture of the family. Freya joins big sisters Rowen and Reagan, and big brother, Logan.
Savannah Guthrie sets "Today" return: Maternity leave is coming to an end for Savannah Guthrie. The "Today" show co-host announced she'll be back at work on March 3rd with a selfie featuring the reason she's been out, her almost three-month-old son Charles. "Hey, little one, you're not the *only* good reason to wake up early!!" Guthrie captioned the photo. "Excited to see you all!"
"Lethal Weapon" gets a second season: It's official, "Lethal Weapon" will be coming back for a second season. FOX has renewed the show, saying it "continues to fire on all cylinders [because of] the chemistry that’s developed not only between Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford, but the entire cast.” No word yet on when season two will premiere.
Harvard To Honor Rihanna - Congratulations are in order for Rihanna. Harvard University is honoring her with their 2017 Humanitarian of the Year award. She’s being recognized for allowing students from Caribbean countries to attend college in the US through her Clara and Lionel Foundation Scholarship Program, which is named for RiRi’s grandparents. In addition, she supports the Global Partnership for Education and the Global Citizen Project. As if that weren’t enough, Harvard Foundation’s director S Allen Counter said, “Rihanna has charitably built a state-of- the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados.” The singer, fashion designer, and philanthropist will accept the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award in Boston on Harvard’s campus next Tuesday.
Bonnaroo Announces Daily Lineup - Folks going to the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee in June can now start planning their schedule. The festival just revealed the daily lineup, with U2 headlining Friday night, the Red Hot Chili Peppers doing the same on Saturday, and The Weeknd closing things out on Sunday. Elsewhere on the bill, Friday’s lineup will feature sets by Major Lazer, The XX and Tove Lo, while Chance the Rapper, Cage the Elephant and Flume are set for Saturday and Lorde and Travis Scott performing on Sunday. The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival takes place June 8th – 11th in Manchester, Tennessee. Single day tickets are on sale now. ========================================================
Ed Sheeran Announces “Today” Concert - We have a feeling a lot of Ed Sheeran fans will be camping out in midtown Manhattan next month. Ed just announced that he’ll be performing a special “Today” show concert on Rockefeller Plaza on March 8th. The concert will come just days after Ed releases his new album “÷” (“Divide”), which is set to drop March 3rd.
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay Team For “Something Just Like This” - The Chainsmokers and Coldplay have teamed up for a new song titled “Something Just Like This.” The EDM duo debuted a snippet of the song on Twitter yesterday, captioning it "dreams do come true. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay!!!" Not long after posting the song online, the EDM duo were joined by Chris on the Brit Awards to perform the song live for the first time. Although it's not confirmed there's a good chance the tune will appear on The Chainsmokers first full-length album, “Memories Do Not Open,” which drops April 7th.
Bindi Irwin pays tribute to dad on his birthday: In honor of what would have been Steve Irwin's 55th birthday, daughter Bindi Irwin took to Instagram with a loving tribute. She posted a photo of her dad looking at a bird with the caption "always in our hearts." The Crocodile Hunter died back in 2006 after being attacked by a stingray off the coast of northern Australia.
Nick’s Newest Edition: Congratulations are in order for Nick Cannon. His ex-girlfriend, Brittany Bell, gave birth to their son, Golden “Sagon” Cannon on Tuesday. He announced it on The ‘Gram with a sweet black and white photo of him holding the baby. The newest Cannon joins Moroccan and Monroe, Nick’s five-year-old twins with Mariah Carey.
Blac Chyna’s Slimming Down: Blac Chyna is working hard to get back to her pre-baby weight. Rob Kardashian’s estranged baby mama shared that she’s already lost 40 pounds in the three months since their daughter, Dream Renee, was born. She’s down to 152-point-4 pounds, and she’d like to get down to 130 by this summer. No word on the status of her and Rob’s relationship, though…
Another "Little People, Big World" baby is on the way: The cast of "Little People, Big World" is growing by one. Jeremy Roloff and wife Audrey are expecting. "The author and creator of life has entrusted us with our first child - wow," Jeremy captions an Instagram announcing the news. "Inevitably this means some big exciting changes for us this year, we're excited to embark on this journey and share it with you all." Jeremy's brother, Zach Roloff, is also expecting baby number one with wife Tori.
Steven Spielberg’s Mom, Dead at 97: Leah Adler has died. The 97-year-old mother of Steven Spielberg passed away on Tuesday surrounded by her children. No cause of death was given. She and her second husband, Bernie Adler, ran a kosher restaurant on Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles called The Milky Way. Leah – an accomplished musician – is survived by Steven and three other kids – Anne, Sue, and Nancy. She also had 11 children and five great-grandchildren.