All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘NBC’

Stephanie Mills On Doing “The Wiz” Again After 40 Years

Stephanie Mills absolutely blew everybody’s socks off during NBC’s The Wiz Live! on Thursday. While Stephanie Mills was one of the lesser known cast members to this generation, she made an impression with a voice that hasn’t been touched by age since her original performance 40 years ago as Dorothy. Stephanie Mills held her own against musical superpowers Queen Latifah …

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Miss USA Picked Back Up for TV; Trump Sues for $500 Million

The Miss USA enterprise, run by tycoon and equal opportunity offender Donald Trump, has finally found a channel to land on. After the NBC network unceremoniously severed ties with Donal Trump following his statements that Mexicans were “rapists,” the Miss USA ogle-fest has now landed on Reelz. Yep, Reelz. What’s worse, network insiders claim that they got the event for …

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Dolly Parton: Hit Song ‘Coat Of Many Colors’ To Be Made Into A TV Movie

A day after announcing its 2015-2016 schedule, NBC got down to the brass tacks and unveiled its plan to turn Dolly Parton’s hit “Coat of Many Colors” into a TV movie that will be aired next season. The made-for-TV movie pays homage to Parton’s 1971 hit, which she also claims as “her favorite.” The song, which is largely autobiographical, is …

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NBC Is Pulling a Netflix and Dropping All 13 Episodes of ‘Aquarius’ at Once

NBC has caught the binge-watching bug. The network had decided to take a page from Netflix’s book and just dump an entire season of a new show for viewers to stream at their pleasure. Following its May 28 premiere, the new David Duchovny – Charles Manson show Aquarius will land online. All of it. NBC says you’ll be able to …

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Allison Williams’ Wedding Hampered By Brian Williams Scandal, Says Father Is An Honest Man

Allison Williams has postponed her wedding to College Humor co-founder Ricky Van Neen. Partly because of work, but also because the scandal that led to her father, Brian Williams, being suspended by NBC News. Brian Williams recently confessed that he exaggerated his reporting on the crisis in Iraq back in 2003. During a Q&A with Seth Meyers at 92Y in …

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Betty White: 93-Year-Old Comedy Legend Lip-Locks With Hollywood Hottie Bradley Cooper

Betty White made sure that her appearance during the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special was one to remember when she started making out with hottie Bradley Cooper. The 93-year-old Golden Girls star appeared as a guest on The Californians sketch along with Taylor Swift, who played a hair-eating cousin, and Scandal’s Kerry Washington who played the doctor with the …

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Neil Patrick Harris: Variety Show Preview

Neil Patrick Harris’ new variety show released a promo video that attempted, and failed, to squeeze all of the greatness of the new show into a 15-second super bowl ad spot. Neil Patrick Harris begins the spot with, “I only have 15 seconds to tell you about my new really big show, so I thought, instead, why not perform a …

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NBC to Stream Super Bowl, Halftime Show in Promotional Effort

NBC is looking to promote its NBC Sports Live Extra streaming service, and football fans will reap the benefits on February 1. The Super Bowl will be available to stream – for free and without a login – on NBC.com and NBC Sports Live Extra. All you’ll have to put up with is “consistent messaging in and around the experience …

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Meagan Good: ‘Deception’ Actress On Changes for 2015

Meagan Good, known for her role in NBC’s Deception, is a Christian, and part of living her faith includes some big changes for 2015. One of those changes involves not being taken advantage of, following some unfortunate incidents in her past. Good explained during a recent interview with the Christian Post that she received a revelation of sorts a while …

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Cheryl Burke Ditches DWTS For New TV Show

It has been confirmed that Cheryl Burke will not be joining Dancing with the Stars next season. The news came right after it was revealed that DWTS judge Len Goodman will also be leaving the show after the next season. According to reports, Burke will be leaving the ABC dance competition for a new show at NBC. The still-untitled show …

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Cheryl Burke Leaves ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ for NBC Show

Cheryl Burke is leaving ABC’s Dancing With the Stars for a new, as yet unnamed, show on NBC. Rumor has it the new show will also be a reality competition series, and Cheryl will no doubt use her talent as a dancer–and maybe even more. Us Weekly confirms that both Cheryl Burke’s departure from DWTS and signing with the new …

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Cheryl Burke Will No Longer Be Dancing With The Stars

For the past 18 seasons, Cheryl Burke has been one of two consistent professional partners on Dancing with the Stars. With the latest season just wrapping up, Burke is finally moving on to another series. People reports that Burke is leaving ABC’s Dancing with the Stars for a new series on NBC in 2015. We don’t know what the series …

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Reacts to ‘Peter Pan Live!’

Former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar took to Twitter to relate her take on Peter Pan Live!, along with various other Hollywood personalities. Girls actress Allison Williams played the title role in the NBC production, which aired Thursday. The program was watched by 9.1 million viewers, down from the 18.6 millions viewers garnered by NBC’s The Sound …

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Allison Williams Ready to Take on ‘Peter Pan Live!’

Girls actress Allison Williams will play the title role in NBC’s Peter Pan Live!, which airs Thursday, December 4 at 8/7 c. The live special will be narrated by Minnie Driver, who is also cast as the adult character Wendy. Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook. Commenting on the role, Williams, 26, said, “To most of America I’m going to …

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Christopher Walken, Allison Williams Talk Peter Pan

NBC is releasing previews and a making-of featurette to fire up audiences for its upcoming musical Peter Pan LIVE! The musical is set to air on December 4. It stars Allison Williams (Girls) as Peter Pan and our old friend Christopher Walken as Captain Hook. NBC opted to go with another Live musical following the massive success of The Sound …

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Bill Cosby Dropped by NBC as Netflix Weighs Options

While comedian Bill Cosby’s future with Netflix is still up in the air at this point, NBC has decided to cut ties with the embattled actor. According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has decided not to move forward with an upcoming family comedy that was set to star Cosby. NBC wouldn’t provide any additional comment. NBC’s decision …

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Nick Cannon To Host “Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous” Reboot

“Champagne wishes and caviar dreams” indeed. NBC will be reviving the classic TV show Lifestyles of The Rich and Famous and they have tapped none other than Nick Cannon to host the program. Lifestyles of The Rich and Famous was a popular show back in the 80s and 90s. The TV series was hosted by Robin Leach and showed the …

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Natalie Morales Planning To Leave ‘Today’ Amidst Power Struggle?

Natalie Morales, the popular co-host of the Today show, is reportedly seeking greener pastures. According to speculation, this is due to the tense atmosphere behind the scenes of the NBC Show. Sources have told Page Six that Morales is locked in a power struggle with fellow Today show host Tamron Hall and NBC News chief Deborah Turness. Morales joined the …

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Minnie Driver to Star in NBC’s ‘Peter Pan Live!’

NBC this week announced that Academy Award nominee Minnie Driver will be part of the network’s upcoming Peter Pan Live! special. The actress will narrate the program as an adult version of Wendy Darling. “We’re thrilled to have Minnie as part of this ‘Peter Pan’ adventure,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment. “She appears in the final emotional scene …

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Neil Patrick Harris to Launch Comedy/Variety Show on NBC

As if the recent news that he would be hosting the next Oscars weren’t enough, Neil Patrick Harris also just landed his own show. For years, Harris has been talking about hosting a television variety show. Three years ago, he told Craig Ferguson, “I want to do an Ed Sullivan–y kind of show, with all the variety acts.” As recently …

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Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir to Host NBC Figure Skating

During this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir gained fans as an on-air commentary team that clicked. Now it seems that Lipinski will continue to live out her dream of covering the Olympics. NBC this week announced that Lipinski and Weir have been promoted to head of NBC’s figure skating broadcast team. The pair appeared …

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Real Genius? Adam Sandler, NBC to Reboot 80s Flick as TV Comedy

It won’t star Val Kilmer and it may not focus on lasers, but NBC is reportedly set to reboot the 1985 cult hit Real Genius for the modern age. Deadline reports that Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Sony TV are teaming up to bring an updated version of the 80s flick to NBC. Apparently a “single …

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Maria Shriver Removed from Arnold Schwarzenegger Portrait

Maria Shriver has apparently been removed from a portrait of former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The small image of the former first lady appeared on a lapel pin worn by Schwarzenegger in the portrait, but since the couple have been going through a divorce initially wrought with scandal, it seems the former ‘governator’ has had the image painted over. Arnold …

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Matt Lauer Certainly Has a Sweet Ride to Work Every Day — A Helicopter

Today show cohost Matt Lauer certainly has a sweet ride to work from his residence in the Hamptons to the NBC studios in New York City. The network is reportedly so determined to keep Lauer at the Today show that NBC is footing the bill for Lauer to take a helicopter to and from work so he can spend more …

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Katie Couric: Did She Say Diane Sawyer Traded Sexual Favors For Stories?

In a book coming out in September titled The News Sorority, author Sheila Weller claims that CBS News anchor Katie Couric once made a snide remark about rival Diane Sawyer’s technique in getting stories. The incident involved Sawyer landing an interview with a 54-year-old woman who had just given birth to twins. When Couric heard about it, she allegedly remarked, …

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Netflix May Get The Blacklist for a Whopping $2M an Episode

NBC’s Monday night drama The Blacklist has turned out to be a giant hit, and Netflix is reportedly prepared to pay a pretty penny to acquire its streaming rights. Deadline reports that Netflix has acquired the rights to The Blacklist in a deal that would amount to $2 million an episode. This would most likely be the most Netflix has …

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Tina Fey’s New Show Is Sure To Be Awesome

Tina Fey is working on a new show called Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Tina Fey fans everywhere are waiting with bated breath. If even a premiere date would be set, we could relax a little. Fey created the new series with Robert Carlock. Tristram Shapeero is directing, and if you needed any more proof that Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will be …

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Miley Cyrus: FCC Investigates Indecency, Profanity in NBC’s Bangerz Tour Special

The Federal Communications Commission is investigating NBC’s Fourth of July weekend special Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour to determine if the special violated its rules against broadcast indecency or profanity. The investigation comes as a result of a few complaints the FCC received about the show. According to Rolling Stone, the FCC is deciding whether to take further action. The report …

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Allison Williams Cast as Peter Pan in NBC Live Show

Over the past year, the world has gotten to know a secret side of NBC Nightly News’s Brian Williams – that being the fact that the man can rap. Thanks to the time and effort from Jimmy Fallon and crew from The Tonight Show, Williams has now been featured in seven rap videos, spitting lyrics from Marky Mark and the …

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Lisa Kudrow Previews New Season of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’

Lisa Kudrow recently previewed the new season of TLC’s celebrity genealogy documentary series Who Do You Think You Are? for TV Guide. The season, which kicked off on Wednesday with an episode about former Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixson’s great-great-great grandmother, will feature Valerie Bertinelli, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Lauren Graham, Kelsey Grammer, and Rachel McAdams. Who Do You …

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