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Exclusive Interview With “Teen Beach 2″ Stars!

"Teen Beach 2" Premiere Date

Get out your dancing flip-flops and get ready to boogie! Tonight, Disney Channel’s brightest young stars go back to the beach in Teen Beach 2! In the next chapter to the 2013 smash, Teen Beach Movie, modern-day teens Brady (Ross Lynch) and Mack (Maia Mitchell) get a real world visit from their retro surfer and biker pals from the beach party film within a film, West Side Story. I chatted with Mollee Gray who returns to her role as sunny surfette Giggles and Ross Butler who joins the cast as brainy hunk, Spencer and both shared amazing stories about their time shooting … Continue reading

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Not Shackled By Forgotten Words: CNN brings Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me to television

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CNN presents the television debut of the feature-film documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me Sunday at 9/8CT. Glen Campbell’s music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My parents played his LPs on the weekends and gave me change to play “Wichita Lineman” and “Gentle On My Mind” on the jukebox at the local bowling alley and supper clubs. The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour was required family viewing — and a very good time, indeed. And as I got a little older, my friends and I bellowed Campbell’s crossover hits “Southern Nights” and “Rhinestone … Continue reading

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The Sounds of the Series: The Last Ship

The Last Ship

TNT’s dramatic thriller, The Last Ship chronicles a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world’s population. Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James avoided falling victim to the devastating tragedy. But now the crew and its captain exist in a chaotic world with few survivors. As the second season opens, Captain Chandler (Eric Dane), XO Slattery (Adam Baldwin), Dr. Rachel Scott (Rhona Mitra) and the rest of the crew come home to a world they no longer recognize. I spoke to Emmy winning composers Jim Dooley and James S. Levine about the musical elements that turn the … Continue reading

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HBO airs 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

HBO airs 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

HBO will once again be airing the induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the 30th annual ceremony, airs May 30 at 8pm ET/PT on the network, in a two-hour special of the event recorded on April 18. 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Inductees and Performances Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (pictured above) Induction: Miley Cyrus Performance: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts perform “Bad Reputation.” Dave Grohl then joins to perform “Cherry Bomb.” Tommy James with Miley Cyrus then join to perform “Crimson and … Continue reading

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2015 Billboard Music Awards: Date, channel, performers, presenters

2015 Billboard Music Awards: Date, channel, performers, presenters

Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen (pictured) will host the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, which air live from Las Vegas Sunday, May 17, at 8pm ET on ABC. Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, with this year’s awards based on reporting period of March 10, 2014, through March 8, 2015. Fan voting for the 2015 Billboard Chart Achievement Award will continue through the first hour of the show, ending at 9pm ET on May 17. To vote for finalists Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea or Meghan Trainor, go to billboardmusicawards.com/vote, or the @OfficialBBMAs Twitter account. Performing at … Continue reading

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ACM Presents: Superstar Duets pairs up country music legends on CBS

ACM Presents: Superstar Duets

On Friday, May 14, at 9pm ET/PT, CBS airs ACM Presents: Superstar Duets! This two-hour country music special features an unprecedented lineup of legendary performers playing alongside this year’s ACM Award nominees and other chart-topping artists at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. Performers include Dierks Bentley, Clint Black, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Patty Loveless, Ronnie Milsap, Kip Moore, Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, Keith Urban, Dwight Yoakam, Alabama, Brooks & Dunn, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry. Here’s the list of performers that were scheduled for the show’s taping … Continue reading

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2015 CMT Music Awards nominations announced

2015 CMT Music Awards nominations announced

This morning, CMT announced the nominations for the 2015 CMT Music Awards, which will air live from Nashville June 10 at 8pm on the network. Performers, presenters and host will be announced at a later date. (UPDATE 5/29/15: Erin Andrews and Brittany Snow have been announced as hosts.) Carrie Underwood leads the way with five nominations, including two for Video of the Year (“Something in the Water” and “Somethin’ Bad” with Miranda Lambert), two for Female Video of the Year (“Little Toy Guns” and “Something in the Water”) and Collaborative Video of the Year (“Somethin’ Bad” with Miranda Lambert). Lady … Continue reading

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Back To The Beach: “Teen Beach 2″ Premiere Date Announced

"Teen Beach 2" Premiere Date

The premiere date for the long awaited, and highly anticipated sequel to the summer smash, Teen Beach Movie, was announced today by Disney Channel. Teen Beach 2 will premiere Friday, June 26 at 8pm ET/PT. And After the premiere of Teen Beach 2, fans are invited to stay on Disney Channel and check out its newest comedy series, Best Friends Whenever. Teen Beach 2 is packed with hot new songs and cool dance numbers, and picks up at the close of summer when Brady and Mack are headed back to school. they receive a surprise visit from their 1960s friends, … Continue reading

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Queen Latifah impresses as the Empress of the Blues in HBO’s gorgeous “Bessie”

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You don’t have to be a fan of blues legend Bessie Smith — or the musical genre in general — to fall in love with HBO’s Bessie. But oh, the experience that awaits you if you are. Twenty-two years in the making, the project was first brought to a young Queen Latifah — then a successful singer and burgeoning actress — by the prolific producing team Richard and Lili Fini Zanuck, who had tapped To Kill a Mockingbird screenwriter Horton Foote to pen the script. Progress on the film ebbed and flowed until it landed in the hands of writer/director … Continue reading

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2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards: date, time, channel, performers

2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards: date, time, channel, performers

The 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards will air live on Telemundo April 30 at 7pm ET, from Miami. Actress and TV host Gaby Espino, and Mexican singer and actor Pedro Fernandez, will co-host the event. NBC Universo (formerly mun2) will air a live simulcast of the awards. Prior to its simulcast of the ceremony starting at 8pm ET, NBC Universo will air Premios Billboard: All Access, an hourlong behind-the-scenes look at the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards, at 7pm. Topping this year’s finalists are Romeo Santos (21 entries), Enrique Iglesias (19), J Balvin (12), Marc Anthony (7), Drake (7),  Descemer Bueno (6), … Continue reading

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