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In celebration of their 100th episode of the hit series Impractical Jokers, hosts Joe, Sal, Q and Murr announced recently that they will take on their most challenging dare yet: a high-wire walk five stories in the air above New York City during the show’s first-ever live “punishment extravaganza,” hosted by Howie Mandel. To prepare for the event, the Jokers upon the expertise of Ringling Bros. Circus clown and “World’s Greatest Dare Devil” Bello Nock, to provide training and tips on the art of successful tightrope walking. With multiple cameras positioned to capture every moment and New York City’s South Street Seaport … Continue reading
PBS has aired live events before, usually of the performing arts or concert variety. But the three-part live event Big Blue Live is unique for the network. A co-production with the BBC, the miniseries brings together scientists, filmmakers and photographers, animal behaviorists and other experts for two weeks to document the rejuvenation of the once endangered, but now thriving, ecosystem of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in California. Creatures as varied as humpback whales (like the one pictured below), blue whales, sea lions, dolphins, elephant seals, sea otters, great white sharks and more converge in a once-a-year confluence in late … Continue reading
Justin Bieber will return to the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) stage when the 2015 MTV VMAs air live Aug. 30 at 9pm ET. This marks Bieber’s first time performing at the VMAs since 2010, when he performed an epic medley of “Baby,” “Somebody to Love” and “U Smile.” This year, Bieber will perform “What Do You Mean,” the lead single from his new album. Miley Cyrus (pictured) hosts the 2015 MTV VMAs. Additionally, Kanye West will join the exclusive club of legendary artists bestowed with the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.” Announced performers, in addition to Bieber, include Nicki Minaj, … Continue reading
The critically acclaimed documentary series Explorer returns to National Geographic Channel on Sunday, Aug. 30, at 8pm ET/PT. Each monthly episode of the series will go deep into a story ripped from the pages of the current issue of National Geographic magazine. In the premiere episode, Warlords of Ivory, special investigative correspondent Bryan Christy, a veteran of wildlife trafficking wars, traces the path of destruction left in the wake of Africa’s illegal ivory trade — a path rife with misery, crime and terrorism that spreads like a dark stain across the map of the world. Christy and his team had an … Continue reading
Monica Ten-Kate is a pretty normal college student — with one heavenly difference. “I am a spirit medium,” she explains. “I have the gift of being able to communicate with those who have crossed over.” How she balances her life as a college student and someone who can talk with the dead is chronicled in ABC Family’s new series Monica the Medium. Ten-Kate says she has always been empathetic, but in high school her intuition went into overdrive and, she recalls, “My friends would be telling a story of their deceased loved one and I would hear or see the … Continue reading