TV News Flash
Just when you think you can’t get enough of Reese Witherspoon in HBO’s Emmy winning drama series Big Little Lies, Hulu releases a first look at Reese in another domestic lighting rod role, Little Fires Everywhere, based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller.
Little Fires Everywhere follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.
The cast also includes Kerry Washington, Rosemarie DeWitt, Joshua Jackson and more. Too bad we have to wait until 2020 to see it!
Yesterday I attended one of the most gut wrenching presentations I’ve ever seen. Oprah Winfrey and director Ava DuVernay lead a panel discussion on the absolute MUST SEE four part limited series, When They See Us on Netflix, which should be required viewing for, well…everyone.
When They See Us is based on a true story of the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. It focuses on the five teenagers from Harlem — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series spans 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.
Oprah lead the discussion with actors and producers of the series, but also with the five gentleman featured in the film. It has heartrending. Thank heavens they made a special of the event so you can see it too. The full special, Oprah Winfrey Presents When They See Us Now premiers June 12 at 10:00 pm on OWN and Netflix.
So many of you have been asking where you can watch the inaugural Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards, so I thought I’d give you the scoop. An hour-long, highlights version of the show will be which will be telecast on VH1 TONIGHT (Sunday, June 9), at 11pm ET/10pm CT. Here in Hollywood and other western locations, the show will air at 8pm on satellite – check local listings for cable air times. Find the full results here.
I know all of your are on the edge of your seats, breathlessly awaiting to find out about the winners of the inaugural Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards, held live at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.
We all worked really hard on this show, and I think in the end many shows that were truly worthy won awards. My boys the Property Brothers picked up a statuette, for example, and James Cordon won two. But my girl Marie Kondo did not win. Sigh. And Dr. Pimple Popper? Don’t get me started.
Find out who won what here. And yes, Marie Kondo really is that tiny.
Waaaah! HBO has just announced that tech nerd sitcom Silicon Valley will end with Season 6, which is currently in pre-production and will air later this year.
And it will be a shortened season—only seven more episodes! “Silicon Valley has been a career and life highlight for us. We’ll miss it desperately, but we’ve always let Pied Piper’s journey guide the way, and Season Six seems to be the fitting conclusion,” said series creators and exec producers Mike Judge and Alec Berg. Find out more at HollywoodReport.com.
With HBO’s Game of Thrones and Veep ending, hope you’re getting your money’s worth by watching Gentleman Jack. It should be the NBT—it’s FAB!
Attention reality TV lovers (a group to which I proudly belong): Don’t you wish you could see all our favorite reality TV stars together in one place? Tonight you’ll get the chance!
The Red Carpet for the Inaugural Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards will air live tonight, with our very own Sam Rubin as host. The action starts at 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT. Go to https://www.facebook.com/CriticsChoiceAwards/Red Carpet to catch all the action.
See you there! Look for me in a slinky black jumpsuit.
So excited to be attending the inaugural Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday night! They’ve just announced that comedian and co-host of The Real, Loni Love, will host.
She will be joined by additional presenters including Joey Fatone (Common Knowledge), Terri, Bindi, and Robert Irwin (Crikey! It’s The Irwins), Matt Iseman (American Ninja Warrior), Lala Kent (Vanderpump Rules), Jack Osbourne (Portals To Hell), Alfonso Ribeiro (AFHV), Phil Rosenthal (Somebody Feed Phil), RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Colton Underwood (The Bachelor), Justin Willman (Magic For Humans), and many more!
See all the nominees here.
Those of you who couldn’t access CBS All Access will be thrilled to hear that CBS will be running the first season of The Good Wife spinoff on regular TV, starting June 16. The Christine Baranski starrer is some of the best TV out there. But I wonder what they’re going to do with the naught words that are not ready for prime time? Get details.
Rent the Pamela Anderson Malibu Beach House at a Discount
You can now rent the Pamela Anderson Malibu Beach House for a $40,000 song Pamela Anderson is at it again. No, she’s not starring as a buxom blonde in a TV show. She’s put her beautiful Malibu Beach compound back on the rental market. It’s available for lease at a “bargain” price of $40,000 a month. While that…
Goodbye PROJECT RUNWAY — Hello New Fashion Show With Heidi and Tim
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Start TV — A New Network Showcasing Procedural Dramas Lead By Strong Women
Start TV Series to Include The Closer, Medium, The Good Wife, Crossing Jordan, Cold Case, Profiler and The Division CHICAGO, IL – Weigel Broadcasting Co. is launching the new multicast entertainment television network- Start TV, beginning Monday, September 3, 2018, in association with CBS Television Stations. Start TV showcases strong and resourceful female leading characters in a lineup of contemporary…
Who Bought the Brady Bunch House? Mystery Solved!
‘Twas HGTV who bought the Brady Bunch house Word spread quickly that Lance Bass of ‘NSync fame partied prematurely after being led to believe that he was the lucky one who bought the Brady Bunch House in sleepy little Tujunga Village. Unfortunately (for him), the iconic abode was snatched away at the last minute by a…
What Will Be the Fate of the Brady Bunch House? Tourist Trap or Tear Down?
The Brady Bunch House is getting all sorts of traffic…online. On the street where it lives, it’s surprisingly quiet Marcia, Marcia, Marcia, what’s going to happen to the iconic homestead? It’s a question worthy of a season-ending cliffhanger since thechBrady Bunch house landed on the market last week—for the first time in 45 years. The three-bedroom, three-bath house…
UnREAL Moves to Hulu for Its Final Season and is Available NOW!
The Fourth and Final Season of the Peabody Award-winning Drama UnREAL Debuts Today as a Hulu Original Series Here’s the official press release: SANTA MONICA, CA [July 16, 2018] Everlasting has moved its set to Hulu. In a new deal between Hulu and A+E Studios, the fourth and final season of fan favoritedrama series, UnREAL, is…
Cue the Piano and Strings! The DOWNTON ABBEY MOVIE is ON!
Woo Hoo! Production has been officially announced on a Downton Abbey movie, with many members of the original cast coming back Here’s the official press release from Focus: LONDON, UK, July 13, 2018 – Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski announced today that Focus has set production with Carnival Films on the Downton Abbey movie. The original…
2018 Emmy Nominations — It’s a Mixed Bag This Year
Game of Thrones is the most nominated, with Westworld and SNL right behind Nominees for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards were just announced, and as usual, I think some shows were overrated, some were underrated, but I do applaud the diversity. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” grabbed the most nods with 22; NBC’s SNL and HBO’s “Westworld,”…
Hulu’s CASTLE ROCK Review – Get Caught Dead Watching It
Staci Layne Wilson’s Castle Rock review says the J.J. Abrams-produced Stephen King series on Hulu is off to a smooth and scary start Castle Rock is not a very nice place to live. Or die, for that matter. In the opening moments of this scary new series based on Stephen King’s stories (all of them!),…
SOMEBODY FEED PHIL Rosenthal Pizza!
Phil Rosenthal, host of Netflix SOMEBODY FEED PHIL, shows us where to get the pizza best pizza in the whole wide world — hint: it could be as close as your own backyard. When assigned to do a feature on homes with custom built pizza ovens for Realtor.com, I knew there was one expert, and…