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Last week’s episode of Empire ended with Cookie and her sister Candice headed to Philly in search for their other sister Carol. Now that Cookie has to worry about her cookout event, she’s not worried about finding her sister Carol; especially if she’s going to have to search high and low. I guess it’s nice to know that this week’s episode shows Laura safe and practicing for the cookout with Hakeem. I definitely thought she was going to be bait for some twisted plan Anika had. What I will say is I wouldn’t let go of that theory just yet. … Continue reading
Though it’s best known for a myriad of oddly addictive reality shows and specials, TLC gets artsy this Thanksgiving eve with its star-studded hourlong special Broadway at the White House. Hosts Matthew Morrison (currently starring in Finding Neverland) and longtime Broadway favorite Kristin Chenoweth join First Lady Michelle Obama as they welcome a group of specially chosen high-school students for a once-in-a-lifetime, all-day symposium at the White House focusing on careers in theater. • MORE: See First Lady Michelle Obama address the Broadway at the White House audience here With the help of current Broadway performers, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue transforms into a space for students to nurture … Continue reading
Andrea Bocelli: Cinema premieres Friday, November 27 at 9 p.m. on PBS If you need a boost after Black Friday shopping — or are just a fan of the sounds of the cinema — the PBS arts series Great Performances invites you to celebrate some of filmdom’s best-loved songs with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli in a soaring special filmed Sept. 18 at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. Andrea Bocelli: Cinema reunites Bocelli with legendary music producer David Foster, who arranged the concert, and features actors John Travolta, Ryan O’Neal, Ali MacGraw, and Andy Garcia joining Bocelli onstage to speak about the films from which the songs are culled. Bocelli will … Continue reading
Latifah and Ne-Yo And Grier, oh my! Newcomer Shanice Williams stars in NBC’s star-studded The Wiz Live!
The Wiz Live! premieres Thursday, Dec. 3 at 8/7CT on NBC. Get a special preview of the star-studded production on The Making of The Wiz Live! Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 8/7CT. Somewhere over the Rainbow Room marquee that marks the eatery’s shared entrance with NBC Studios at New York City’s legendary 30 Rockefeller Plaza, a brand-new Dorothy prepares to make the “Wizard of Oz” story her own. During an intense, nationwide audition process this past June, 19-year-old, apple-cheeked charmer Shanice Williams — a local-theater standout from Rahway, N.J. — warbled her way into the lead role in NBC’s The Wiz Live!, … Continue reading
Country and gospel music fans were stunned by the news that Joey Feek, half of the husband and wife bluegrass duo Joey + Rory was diagnosed with cervical cancer shortly after the birth of the couple’s youngest daughter 16 months ago. At the end of October, the couple announced that the beautiful singer’s disease had progressed beyond the point of effective medical intervention and she began hospice care soon after. On Thanksgiving Day, RFD-TV and Rural Radio (SiriusXM Channel 147) will honor the Feeks with a special day of programming called “To Joey + Rory with Love.” Beginning at 9am ET, the network … Continue reading
This week’s episode of Empire is starting off with a bang. Lucious wants to make sure Hakeem knows what he’s missing out on. He calls Hakeem out by having Freda perform the new song she made with Lucious. It’s right there in the lyrics: Lucious has some serious beef with Hakeem. Daddy’s little favorite is no longer Hakeem; she’s Freda. Ouch! That has to hurt on so many levels. In order to prove himself to the world, Hakeem announces that he’ll be battling Freda for his last name. Nobody can just “become” a Lyon. You have to be born one. Things aren’t … Continue reading
On the last episode of Empire, Cookie got frisky with her new head of security, Laz. Now it looks like she decided to do her work from Laz’s bed instead of actually showing up in the office. In fact, she hasn’t left his bed in three days. I don’t know if that’s romantic or creepy. I’m also still confused as to how she hasn’t seen this huge longhorn on his back — or be OK with it, if she has. After all, they did kidnap her son. At least Cookie comes up with the idea to host a summer jam … Continue reading
Empire fans, rejoice! Now that the World Series is over, Empire is back on its usual Wednesday nights. • Empire Season 2 recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 We saw Hakeem get kidnapped and thrown into a van in the last episode, and Cookie can’t get ahold of him because of the predicament he’s currently in. Since this wouldn’t be the first time Hakeem has blown off responsibilities, Cookie thinks he’s not answering her calls on purpose so he doesn’t have to work with his group. When she gets … Continue reading
If you’ll recall on last week’s episode of Empire, Lucious and his sly dog of an attorney, Thirsty, placed Vernon’s rotting corpse in Roxanne Ford’s car. As horrifying as that may sound, it worked out in Lucious’ favor. • Empire Season 2 recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 All the charges against Lucious were dropped and Vernon’s death was made out to be a suicide. I’m beginning to worry about the life lessons that this show is teaching. Be smart, kiddos! Following through with what he said for … Continue reading
That’s me musical! Billy Elliot fans, get out your dresses — or your jammies, if you’re so inclined — and prepare to enjoy the rollicking, inspiring tale of a boy who wants to boogie instead of box from the comfort of your sofa. • Purchase Billy Elliot the Musical Live! at the PBS online store here! On Friday, Oct. 23, the ten-time Tony winner Billy Elliot the Musical comes to the PBS staple Great Performances as Billy Elliot the Musical Live, part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. (Check local listings to confirm channel number and air time in your area.) Based on … Continue reading