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Oh yes, it’s Wednesday night and the feeling’s right! That could only translate into one thing — it’s Empire night! Last week, we left off with Jamal and Lucious making it clear that they weren’t going to let Cookie and her gang take over Empire. Lucious is a powerful man so those bars aren’t going to hold him for long. I cannot believe my eyes: Cookie Lyon is walking out of Empire with a box full of her things?! Looks like she’s taking Andre and Hakeem with her now that Jamal is in charge. That boy has some nerve by … Continue reading
Hello, all you wonderful Boo Boo Kitties! That’s right, Empire is back on FOX for another explosive season. Needless to say, I’m excited for the return of my favorite girl Cookie, and to see what she’s done with Empire Entertainment. The Season 2 premiere starts off three months after Lucious (Terrence Howard) was arrested and incarcerated into federal prison. Cookie (Taraji P. Nelson) is in charge of hosting a #FreeLucious concert to show her support for her ex-lover. Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) doesn’t seem too interested in trying to help out his father by putting on this show because he … 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
SundanceTV’s series Deutschland 83 ends its run Aug. 5 at 11pm ET, so this is a good time to get into the mind of the man who composed the musical score for the series, Reinhold Heil. In a twist, Heil and another composer, Charlie Clouser — who most recently scored Wayward Pines — both interviewed each other recently about their art and business, exclusively for Channel Guide. They chatted about everything from finding the right tone for a series to what happens when the series they have invested their creative energy in is canceled, and here are some of the highlights. Reinhold Heil: Nina Hagen, I … Continue reading
Mick Rock and his iconic photographs of Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Lou Reed and Blondie helped define the 1970s glam rock era. Now the man who has photographed everyone from Queen to Queens of the Stone Age is looking at music’s biggest stars through a new lens. In his newest adventure, Ovation’s On the Record With Mick Rock, the photographer travels to the hometowns of music legends to gain an insider’s view of how each city shaped them. Two of the stars he’ll join for an unforgettable day are singer Josh Groban (who also serves as a series producer) and … Continue reading
MTV unleashes the freaks! Todrick Hall @toddyrockstar lights it up at #TCA15. pic.twitter.com/1nvu7Hx4iB — Channel Guide (@ChannelGuide) July 29, 2015 On a Wednesday morning at the TCA Summer Press Tour, there’s nothing that will wake a person up faster than “Who Let the Freaks Out?” I grew up in the 1980s, and it was my understanding that the freaks came out at night, not at 9am on a Wednesday. So I had to pose the question to YouTube star Todrick Hall, who is getting his own MTV series premiering Aug. 31. ME: Hi, guys. Good morning. First question, who did let the freaks … Continue reading
This morning, MTV announced the nominations for the 2015 Video Music Awards (VMAs), which will be awarded in a ceremony airing live on the network Aug. 30 at 9pm ET/PT. It was announced yesterday that Miley Cyrus will be this year’s host. Beginning today, fans can vote in VMA categories including Video of the Year, Best Male Video, Best Female Video and more at vma.mtv.com. Votes for MTV Artist to Watch will remain live through the awards pre-show airing at 8pm ET/PT on Aug. 30. At that time, two artists will be revealed, kicking off a live hashtag vote with … Continue reading
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
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
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