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Queen Latifah Is Positively Maleficent VIDEO


TV Picks: It’s a boo-tiful Halloween as Queen Latifah reveals her Halloween costume surprise – appearing as Maleficent in Friday’s special Halloween edition of The Queen Latifah Show.Queen loved Angelina Jolie’s portrayal of the horned beauty in the Disney movie.A makeup tutorial: Some Halloween Show Trivia…Queen’s wings were designed by the same company that designs the wings for the Victoria’s Secret angels!Her cuff and dagger were provided by Disney and were actual props/accessories from the film.Her dress, made of leather and raw silk, was designed by costume designer Timothy Snell.

Song by Song: Lindsey Stirling on Ovation, Dec. 9


TV Picks: Ovation concludes its new season of the hit original series Song By Song with the premiere of Song by Song: Lindsey Stirling on Tuesday, December 9th at 10PM ET.This Series Looks at the Meteoric Rise of Electronic Violinist Lindsey Stirling, who Launched Her Career Via Her Own YouTube Channel, Which Now Has Over 5.5 Million Subscribers and 760M ViewsThe documentary music series will focus on the wildly successful, classically trained electronic violinist, dancer and composer, who has become an internet phenomenon. Stirling composes, choreographs and directs all of her original music and videos — merging unique violin stylings […]

Holiday Programming on PBS KIDS Kicks Off Nov 26, Details!

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TV Picks for November:  Make sure to note the holiday programming on PBS KIDS which kicks off November 26!‘Tis the season for family favorites on PBS KIDS! On November 26, PBS KIDS will kick off the holidays with the return of CURIOUS GEORGE: A Very Monkey Christmas. In this fun-filled one-hour special, families can join their favorite monkey and the Man with the Yellow Hat as they count down the days until Christmas.The holiday fun continues throughout December with new episodes from other PBS KIDS series. Viewers will help Otto and Olive solve a reindeer case in an all-new episode […]

“Epidemic” of Injuries In Youth Athletics On Next ’60 Minutes Sports’ Nov. 4 VIDEO

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TV Picks: Have kids in school sports? make sure to tune in to the next 60 Minutes Sports.“Epidemic” of Injuries In Youth Athletics on the Next Edition of 60 MINUTES SPORTS; Tues., Nov. 4 on SHOWTIMEA California orthopedist says female soccer players as young as 12 are experiencing a “plague” of serious knee injuries due mainly to the repetitive stress of playing the same game all year.  And they are not alone. More than a million kids incur sports injuries serious enough to require medical attention every year in the U.S., and many of those may be due to playing […]

Re/Max World Long Drive Championship on Golf Channel, Nov. 4 – Details


TV Picks: For the men who live to hit it long, the culmination of a dream can be realized on Tuesday night, Nov. 4, when eight of the longest hitters in the world will showcase the raw power that each hopes will earn him the championship belt and the winner-take-all prize of $250,000 at the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship, airing live on Golf Channel at 10 p.m. ET.The two-hour, live finale will originate from a competition set at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort (pictured below), where the finalists will hit their drives – requiring both distance and accuracy […]

Pivot’s No-Miss “The Water Brothers” Docu-series Nov. 2 VIDEO


TV Picks: Pivot’s new no-miss docu-series “The Water Brothers” airs Sunday November 2 at 10:00PM ET/7:00PM PT!Docu-Series Follows Brothers Alex and Tyler Mifflin Who Travel the Globe to Investigate Issues and Solutions Around Earth’s Most Precious ResourceOn Sunday, November 2nd, Pivot will begin airing “The Water Brothers,” a docu-series that follows Alex and Tyler Mifflin, two brothers and eco-adventurers who travel the world to highlight the importance and impact that water has on the planet and its inhabitants. From California’s serious drought, to the extinction of polar bears in the North Pole, to debating the pros and cons of tap […]

Taylor Swift On ‘1989,’ Ozzy, Anna Faris, Mama June Latest ‘The Talk’ VIDEOS

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TV Rewind: Today Taylor Swift Opens Up on ‘1989,’ Relationships, Ozzy Osbourne & More; Anna Faris Talks ‘Mom’ + Mama June Latest – THE TALK (10/30)Taylor Swift Talks ‘1989’ & MoreTaylor Swift discusses her new album “1989,” her secret sessions and answers some never before asked questions on “The Talk.” Swift says about dressing up for Halloween, “This has to be shrouded in secrecy…It’s not going to be like a sexy anything. It’s not going to be my excuse to wear a bikini in October.”Taylor Swift Talks ‘1989’ & More Taylor Swift on Love Life & Girlfriends Coming FirstTaylor Swift […]

FX ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Cast Rides To TBS’ Conan Nov. 11


How will fans take to the long-running drama “Sons of Anarchy” ending on FX?Will Gemma wind up like ‘Godfather II’s’ Michael Corleone, sitting alone on a bench smoking a cigarette while everyone around her peels off from all her mendacity? Will Bobby look like one of the AHS Freakshow cast members after August Marks’ henchmen are through with him? Will Jax wise up about his mom? Will Tig marry Venus? Will someone eBay that SAMCRO table? We have questions, maybe we will get answers as TBS’s CONAN welcomes the cast of “Sons Of Anarchy.”The ensemble joins Conan on Nov. 11 for their […]

HBO’s ‘Hello Ladies: The Movie’ Airs Nov. 22, Details VIDEO


Good news for fans of “Hello Ladies” on HBO!HBO sadly cancelled Hello Ladies the series, but Stephen Merchant’s comedy will wrap up loose ends with “Hello Ladies: The Movie.”The eight-episode season of “Hello Ladies,” which debuted on HBO in Sept. 2013, tells the story of Stuart, a gawky 6’7” English transplant seeking excitement and romance in Los Angeles. Searching for the woman of his dreams amidst the city’s dazzling nightlife, Stuart’s romantic aspirations far outstretch his looks or appeal. Half as charming – and twice as desperate – as he thinks he is, he’s obsessed with infiltrating the glamorous world of […]

Bellamy Young, Dylan McDermott, John Cho At People’s Choice Awards Noms Press Conference

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The People’s Choice Awards for 2015 will be announced on Tuesday November 4 at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills.Presenters Dave Annable (“Red Band Society”), John Cho (“Selfie”), Anna Faris & Allison Janney (“Mom”), Katharine McPhee (“Scorpion”), Dylan McDermott (“Stalker”), Cristin Milioti (“A to Z”), Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”), Bellamy Young (“Scandal”), Executive Producer Mark Burnett and more will reveal the nominations for these awards at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.A live stream of the press conference, presented by King’s Hawaiian, will be available on, beginning at 11:30am ET / […]

Goth Funeral Planning: IFC Releases First Look at Portlandia’s Fifth Season! VIDEO


IFC has a Halloween treat—a first look at Portlandia’s fifth season!Most people avoid planning their own funeral services, but this goth duo considers it the pinnacle of their life’s celebration. Spoiler alert: must haves include body-dragging jackals, shrieking and an empty coffin.This first look clip will appear inside the special Halloween episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! airing tomorrow night, October 31 at 11:00pm ET/PT on IFC. The series sees guest stars Natasha Lyonne of “Orange is the New Black,” along with “Glee” veteran Jane Lynch. Olivia Wilde, who appeared in Season 4, is back again. Also Paul Reubens and Matt […]

‘Twisty’ Casting News, Neil Patrick Harris, Lily Rabe Coming to ‘Freakshow’


SpoilersSad news to report as Twisty the clown is done doing “clown stuff” and now in the hereafter with Edward Mordrake, and loathsome Dandy is left with his legacy.John Carroll Lynch’s Twisty the Clown was the star of “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” among this sick and wonderful anthology series with conjoined twins, a lobster claw boy, pinheads, a torso lady, a bearded Kathy Bates and a three-breasted hermaphrodite woman played by Angela Bassett. And tonight we learned Elsa (Jessica Lange) was a successful German dominatrix preyed upon during the decadent Weimar Republic. Even bigger news is that Neil Patrick […]

‘Banksy Does New York’ to HBO GO This Friday Oct. 31, HBO Nov. 17 VIDEO


HBO Documentary Films brings ‘Banksy Does New York’ to HBO GO on October 31, and HBO on November 17.‘Banksy Does New York’ is an exhilarating documentation of Banksy’s city-wide exhibit and at the same time a vibrant portrait of the city itself.  Exclusive Premiere on HBO GO, Friday, October 31Run time: 75 minutes From acclaimed director, Chris Moukarbel (HBO’s ME @ THE ZOO & SEX//NOW) comes ‘Banksy Does New York’, a wildly entertaining feature documentary about renowned street artist Banksy and his self-proclaimed citywide residency in New York during October 2013.Over the course of a month-long residency in New York, […]

Alisen Down on Gracepoint, a Look Inside


Gracepoint, Fox and Global TV Thursday, 9 PM ET/PT.                                                                                                 Gracepoint the “American” version of the ground-breaking British drama series Broadchurch follows the original closely.  The backdrop changes from the coast of England to an American coast, but the story is the same. A young boy is found dead beneath the cliffs and the town is changed with tragic consequences, forever. Suddenly everyone is under suspicion. It’s gripping and dramatic and for added tension,  the shows examine the idea that idea that the media is a necessary revealer of truths but it can contaminate the truth under certain circumstances. Canadian actress Alisen Down […]

Mary, Mary! Lifetime Brings ‘Women of the Bible’ From Burnett and Downey

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Prayer to Our LadyRemember, O most loving Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, we turn to you, O Virgins of virgins, our Mother. To you we come, before you we stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, do not despise our petitions, but in your mercy hear us and answer us. Amen.Hail Mary and bring on the other Mary, Ms. Magdalene, as Lifetime has ordered the two-hour special The Women of The Bible from producers […]

‘Alaska Off Road Warriors’ on History Channel in November


In the “it’s not Honey Boo Boo Sugar Bear news,” History brings us some testosterone reality with their new entry, “Alaska Off Road Warriors.:It’s Man vs. Alaska and THE chance to make four wheel history with “Alaska Off Road Warriors” premiering Sunday, November 30 At 10 PM ET/PT on HISTORY®Official poop: The ultimate test of man and machine vs. the wild is coming to HISTORY® with the premiere of the new competition series ALASKA OFF ROAD WARRIORS Sunday, November 30 at 10 PM ET/PT. The clock is ticking as five teams compete against each other and the harsh terrain of […]

‘Survivor’s Remorse’ One To Watch on Starz VIDEOS

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“Survivor’s Remorse,” which debuted October 4th on Starz, is produced by basketball player LeBron James and his childhood friend and business partner, Maverick Carter. James and Carter along with showrunner Mike O’Malley created the show as a very loose adaptation of James’ own meteoric life.We are fans of Mike O’Malley as his new series, a six part comedy that follows Cam Calloway, a promising young basketball player who’s recently signed a multi-million dollar contract.  This is his lottery ticket that lifts him out of a tough upbringing, as he and his cousin and consigliere Reggie relocate to Atlanta along with […]

Kal Penn, Eva Longoria, Gen. Wesley Clark Topline ‘Real Time with Bill Maher,’ Oct. 31


HBO’s political and entertainment salon “Real Time with Bill Maher” is Friday night’s must see, hear and do, as it continues its 12th season Friday, October 31 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at 11:00 p.m., exclusively on HBO.The series continues with a replay at midnight, exclusively on HBO. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with guests. Even conservative watchdogs like Newsmax are glued to Maher’s panels as he books a solid group of left and right guests who thoughtfully hash over […]

Netflix Original Series ‘Marco Polo’ First Look!


Netflix original series Marco Polo premiering on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 12:01am PT in all regions where Netflix is available.In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, Marco Polo, starring newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy, is based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s court in 13th century China.Netflix is putting their money in production and less on big-name stars. Lorenzo Richelmy, 24, has never even had a major English-language part before. Benedict Wong is cast as Kublai Khan, and his fame is greatest in Britain as a TV and stage actor. The most familiar face in […]

Honey Boo Boo Mess, McCarthy’s and Underwood Birthday on The Talk VIDEOS


We cannot get the stink of “Honey Boo Boo” off of our shoes, like dog shit that is pure tar. Awful stuff. More fodder for the ladies of The Talk as the Custody Battle of the century begins: Which felonious parent will claim little Boo Boo?Plus, ‘The McCarthys’ Cast Visits & Host Sheryl Underwood’s Birthday Surprise – THE TALK (10/28)Honey Boo Boo Custody Battle Brewing?Honey Boo Boo’s father Sugar Bear reportedly took her to a police station to keep her from Mama June and her alleged boyfriend who is a convicted child molester. The ladies and guest co-host Kevin Frazier […]

Diane von Furstenberg’s Reality Series Is Going To Be Amazing VIDEOS


It’s Diane von Furstenberg’s house and her rules! Watch fashionistas compete to be the next DVF girl. Docu-series premiere Nov. 2 at 10|9c on E!Once married to Austro-Italian Prince Egon von Furstenberg, Diane designed her bestselling iconic wrap dress for the working woman back in the 70s. He later came out of the closet. From Von Furstenberg and her first husband Prince Egon von Furstenberg were the party couple of the moment in the late 1960s in New York, as defined by New York Magazine. For a few moments they were the style-setters in the New York party world, […]

Hollywood Film Awards Lineup Announced, Airs Nov. 14 on CBS

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The Hollywood Film Awards today announced the live inaugural broadcast of the Hollywood Film Awards will be hosted by Queen Latifah from the Hollywood Palladium Friday, November 14, 2014 (8:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.Scheduled to appear are Gerard Butler, Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Jack O’Connell, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Jean-Marc Vallée, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley. The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season™, has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 17 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars. Additional stars attending will be announced […]

Kim Coates Leads Cast in Syfy’s ‘Mutant World,’ Nov. 8


“Sons of Anarchy” star Kim Coates, who was hilarious as a small division hockey coach in the film “Goon” was snapped up by Syfy to star in one of their classic B Movie horrorshows. A group of survivalists – led by Coates and Holly Deveaux (Hannibal) – emerge from their bunkers 10 years after an apocalyptic meteor strike, only to discover the world is overrun with crazed mutants, in the new Syfy Original Movie Mutant World, premiering Saturday, November 8 at 9PM (ET/PT).Trying to survive through the terrible nights, they meet a mysterious traveler – singer Ashanti (song Foolish) – […]

ESPN To Air Sports-Related Friars Roasts


The Friars Club has reached an agreement with ESPN for the network to televise portions of sports-related Friars Roasts which will benefit the Gift of Laughter Wounded Warriors Program. The first Roast, (subject to be announced) will take place on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at a luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, in Phoenix, AZ. Taped excerpts from the event, which will take place during the week of the Super Bowl, will premiere on ESPN2 in an hour-long special before the Super Bowl, on Friday, January 30th from 8p-9p ET.The Friars Club was founded in 1904 as a meeting place […]

Showtime Series, Sports, Docs, Comedy Previews and Photos For Fall/Winter 2014/2015


It’s here, the official bookmark and save schedule for the Showtime fall to winter programming – from sports to documentaries – plus Showtime series we all love and miss:2014/ 2015 WINTER PROGRAMMING OVERVIEWORIGINAL SERIESSHAMELESS (Season 5) 1 hour, 12 episodesPremieres: Sunday, January 11th 2015 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)The fifth season of SHAMELESS stars Oscar® nominee and Emmy winner William H. Macy as pickled patriarch Frank Gallagher and Golden Globe® nominee Emmy Rossum as daughter Fiona. Recently garnering three Emmy Award nominations in the Comedy category, SHAMELESS season five finds the Gallaghers dealing with both the upside and downside of personal […]