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Football, Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Score Big Ratings Thursday

27 November 2015 12:52 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC scored early and late on Thanksgiving with the Macy’s Parade and primetime football, while CBS notched the day’s highest rating with its helping of late-afternoon NFL action.

According to Nielsen’s metered market overnights, NBC’s coverage of the 89th annual “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” delivered a 12.6 household rating/27 share, down a tick from last year but standing as the top non-sports telecast of the fall season. The previous high had been the Nov. 15 episode of “60 Minutes” on CBS, which did a 12.5.

The parade registered a strong 7.0 rating in adults 18-49, according to the 25 Nielsen markets with local people meters, up a tenth from last year and the second highest in the last dozen years. This is also the second best of the fall television season excluding sports, behind only the Oct. 11 season premiere of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” (7.4).

Following the parade on the Peacock, »

- Rick Kissell

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Andy Grammer takes a joyride in new upbeat ‘Good To Be Alive’ music video

20 November 2015 12:51 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Andy Grammer’s got the moves and he’s got the car to prove it’s “good to be alive.” His music video for his latest single, “Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah),” just dropped, and it has him playing a valet who goes for a joyride in an orange Lamborghini. At Grammer’s side in the passenger seat, you’ll see his bassist buddy Zach Rudulph as a fellow valet joining in on the fun. Paying homage to one of the most memorable joyride moments on the big screen, the video also features a cameo from Richard Edson, who played the valet in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Things come full circle here — he’s the owner of the Lamborghini is this video. When the catchy, upbeat single was released in August, we declared it a late-in-the-game contender for Song of the Summer. Watch the video below. Grammer can be »

- Emily Rome

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Paper Planes review – Aussie family drama hits the spot

25 October 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A big-hearted story about a boy aiming for a place in the Tokyo paper-plane finals

Dami Im’s cover of Macy Gray’s Beauty in the World sets the upbeat tone for this Australian domestic hit about a kid aiming for the Tokyo paper-plane finals. Inspired by a 2009 episode of the TV series Australian Story, Robert Connolly’s big-hearted drama finds redemption in folded paper as young Dylan (The Visit’s Ed Oxenbould) aims his darts at his bereaved father’s heart. Sam Worthington looks suitably bereft as the widower who can’t connect with his motherless child, but Terry Norris steals the show as the irrepressible grandpa who has little intention of putting his rakish fighter-pilot past behind him.

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- Mark Kermode Observer film critic

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Two Prestigious Space Movies Battle It Out for October Box Office Record - Which Actually Belongs to a Lowbrow Comedy

3 October 2015 9:48 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Martian' with Matt Damon: Box office record? 'The Martian' fights 'Gravity' for October box office record; actual winner, however, is an Earthbound comedy Released by 20th Century Fox, Ridley Scott's extremely well-received The Martian, starring Matt Damon in the title role as a U.S. astronaut fighting for his life after being left behind all alone on Mars, opened with an estimated $18 million on Friday, Sept. 30, '15, at 3,831 North American theaters, about two thirds of which in 3D. Bear in mind that the Friday estimate includes $2.5 million from Thursday evening and midnight screenings. Directed by eventual Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuarón, Warner Bros.' Gravity, another extremely well-received space movie about a pioneering American fearlessly kicking death's ass while stranded in a – literally – alien realm, collected $17.48 million over the same weekend back in 2013. Sandra Bullock starred as the lost-in-space astronaut and middle-American Mom struggling to »

- Zac Gille

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Emmys 2015: winners and performances – as it happened

20 September 2015 8:04 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Game of Thrones, Olive Ketteridge and Veep won big, with HBO cleaning up in all categories while Viola Davis, Amy Schumer and host Andy Samberg starred

Emmys 2015: full list of winnersInside Amy Schumer wins first-ever variety sketch show awardEmmy 2015: red carpet fashion – in picturesTransparent star Jeffrey Tambor dedicates Emmy to transgender community - videoSee all our 2015 Emmys coverage here

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Alright, here is a quick rundown of my Top 10 Moments from this Year’s Emmys.

10. Allison Janney’s hot Emmy date.

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More on that Viola Davis speech. Here’s a transcript of the first half:

I am going to hang this speech on a wall! That is all.

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Game of Thrones. A huge upset for Mad Men and it now won 12 trophies this year on 24 nominations. One of TV’s biggest shows is now one of its most decordated. »

- Morwenna Ferrier in London, Brian Moylan, Lanre Bakare, Ruth Spencer , Ryan Kincaid andAlex Needham in New York

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Emmy Parties 2015: The Ultimate Guide

14 September 2015 11:09 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After last year’s unconventionally timed telecast on a Monday night in August, the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards are once again on a Sunday, back on the third week of September (the start to the television season). Likewise, the most beloved awards shindigs have returned to their traditional nights as well. Here’s where the small screen’s biggest stars will be wining, dining, donating and dancing off during the decadent week-long toast to primetime TV.

Wednesday, Sept. 16

“The Best in Television” Emmy Exhibit Opening: 5 p.m., The Hollywood Museum

A VIP reception will launch this exclusive showcase featuring the largest selection of costumes and props from this year’s nominated shows (like “American Horror Story,” “Orphan Black” and “Orange is the New Black”), on display through Nov. 1.

Writers Nominee Reception: 7 p.m., Montage Beverly Hills Terrace

Writers Peer Group members, plus governors Chip Johannessen and Terence Winter, will toast »

- Jasmin Rosemberg

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Watch THR's Full, Uncensored Drama Writers Roundtable With Lee Daniels and Others...

31 August 2015 11:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, here's the 4th part of its annual Emmy season roundtable chats that we all love so much, released leading up to the September 20 Primetime Emmys this fall.  Today's hour-long conversation features the writers, including Lee Daniels (Fox's "Empire"); Damon Lindelof (HBO's "The Leftovers"); Alex Gansa (Showtime's "Homeland"); Michelle King (CBS' "The Good Wife"); Sarah Treem (Showtime's "The Affair"); and Beau Willimon (Netflix's "House of Cards"). In the "raw, uncensored" conversation, the writers speak candidly about everything (almost) you'd want to know about the business, from a hit-show writer's Pov.  For example, a snip of Daniels' contribution: "There was a character that I wrote into the original pilot who was Hakeem's love interest, a mother figure, [played by] Macy Gray... There was a love scene, and [network executives] said, 'This is too...


- Tambay A. Obenson

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Watch THR's Full, Uncensored Drama Writers Roundtable With Lee Daniels, Damon Lindelof and More

30 August 2015 7:55 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Which singer-turned-actress got the boot from Fox's ratings juggernaut Empire? "There was a character that I wrote into the original pilot who was Hakeem's love interest, a mother figure, [played by] Macy Gray," says series co-creator Lee Daniels. "There was a love scene, and [network executives] said, 'This is too much.'" That's just one revelation to come out of THR's candid — and at times heated — roundtable featuring six top drama writer-producers, including Daniels, 55; Damon Lindelof, 42 (HBO's The Leftovers), Alex Gansa, 54 (Showtime's Homeland, up for a best drama series Emmy this

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- THR Staff

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Bobby Brown Performs Again For First Time Since Daughter Bobbi Kristina’s Death

26 August 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Bobby Brown took to the stage once more on Sunday, Aug. 23, after taking a break when his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, died on July 26. Bobby Brown Performs Again On Sunday, at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Brown made a surprise appearance and joined Macy Gray in performing “Real Love.” “Thank you for all your […]

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- Elisabet Stenberg

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Bobby Brown Thanks Fans for Prayers at First Concert Appearance Since Bobbi Kristina’s Death (Video)

25 August 2015 1:32 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Bobby Brown has returned to the stage following the death of his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, last month. The singer performed at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday during Macy Gray‘s concert, marking his first onstage appearance since Bobbi Kristina’s July 26 death. Brown appeared as Gray’s guest to perform their duet “Real Love.” Also Read: Bobbi Kristina Brown Given 'Toxic Cocktail,' Nearly Drowned by Nick Gordon, New Court Filing Claims During the performance, Brown expressed his gratitude to fans, saying, “Thank you for all your prayers, everybody,” according to TMZ. Bobbi Kristina died after clinging to life for six months. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Bobby Brown – First Time Onstage Since Bobbi Kristina’s Death (Video)

25 August 2015 11:15 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Bobby Brown returned to the stage Sunday night at the Hollywood Bowl … the first time since laying daughter Bobbi Kristina to rest. Brown wasn’t on the bill. He came out dressed to the nines as Macy Gray’s surprise guest and they performed their duet “Real Love." The crowd cheered wildly for Bobby, but he kept the banter short and sweet saying, "Thank you for all your prayers, everybody."  Brown’s often used music »

- TMZ Staff

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Bobby Brown Performs at First Concert Since Daughter Bobbi Kristina's Death

25 August 2015 11:09 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Moving forward. Bobby Brown took to the stage for the first time on Sunday, Aug. 23, since the tragic death of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown on July 26. The R&B singer, 46, performed alongside singer Macy Gray at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston was not scheduled to appear, instead surprising the crowd to duet with Gray on the song “Real Love.” TMZ posted a video of the performance, in which Brown tells the audience, “Thank you for all your [...] »

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Melissa McCarthy Wants to Ban the Term 'Plus-Size'

18 August 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

As Melissa McCarthy prepares to launch her first clothing line, the comedienne is speaking out about some of the more negative aspects of fashion -- and how she hopes to combat them.

At the top of McCarthy's list is the term "plus-size," which the Oscar nominee says is disrespectful and dismissive. In an interview with Refinery29, McCarthy said her line, Melissa McCarthy Seven7, would cater to a wider group of women, and be more inclusive than your typical brand, celebrity or otherwise.

"Women come in all sizes," the actress explained. "Seventy percent of women in the United States are a size 14 or above, and that's technically 'plus-size,' so you're taking your biggest category of people and telling them, 'You're not really worthy.' I find that very strange."

McCarthy added that she thought the plus-size terminology was "very bad business" and "doesn't make a lot of sense numbers-wise." To that end, »

- Katie Roberts

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Macy Gray's "B.O.B." Video Is a Love Song to Her Vibrator—Watch!

28 July 2015 4:13 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

If you've ever wanted to see an animated singing vibrator, now is your chance thanks to Macy Gray. The Grammy winner, who is best known for her late-'90s hit "I Try," recently released the music video for her song "B.O.B."   At first glance, it looks like we're watching Blue's Clues, but we then realize the happy, dancing, blue-faced toy is not for children but for Macy's vagina. This video could be great in sex-ed classrooms because it does a really great job alluding to what a vibrator does without actually telling us. "I turn him on/ We go, baby, go." Uh, Mr. Stevenson, what does that mean? And reading into the blue color and male name of her vibrator, »

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My Fearless, Somewhat Frightening 2015 Emmy Predictions

14 July 2015 2:16 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

I have a bad feeling that Jane the Virgin is about to get royally screwed.

Emmy Nominations will be announced this Thursday at 11:30 am/Est, and my gut is telling me that the sublime freshman comedy — and its sterling ensemble led by Gina Rodriguez —will fall victim to the Academy’s long-held bias against The CW.

I really hope I am wrong.

VideosEmmy Screening Room: Jaime Camil’s Jane the Virgin ‘Death’ Scene

I also fear that FX’s dramatic one-two punch of The Americans and Justified, as well as HBO’s immensely satisfying revival of The Comeback, will »

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Wahlberg to Mayweather -- You're a Great Boxer, But that Jewelry ... Fabulous! (Photo)

9 May 2015 12:55 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Mark Wahlberg was blown away at the Clippers game last night, but it had nothing to do with the Clippers rout over the Rockets ... he was mesmerized by Floyd Mayweather's bling. Mark and Floyd were sitting courtside, not beside each other, when Mark walked over to Floyd to admire his ridiculously expensive bracelet. Meanwhile, Khloe and Kendall had laser focus on the game ... at least for a second or two.  Tons of stars showed, »

- TMZ Staff

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Queen Latifah Exec Produced Indie Drama 'Brotherly Love' (Starring Cory Hardrict, Keke Palmer) Opens in Theaters Today

24 April 2015 2:17 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The Queen Latifah/Flavor Unit-produced drama, "Brotherly Love," is written and directed by Jamal Hill, with Eric D. Hill Jr.Cory Hardrict, and Keke Palmer starring. The Overbrook High School, Philly-set film follows basketball star Sergio Taylor (Eric D. Hill Jr.) and his struggles navigating the fame that comes with being a star athlete.  Hardict plays his older brother June, and Palmer plays his sister Jackie - both siblings who saw their own dreams and ambitions sidetracked by their father's death. Romeo MillerLogan BrowningEric HillQuincy BrownFaizon LoveMacy Gray, and Malik Yoba round out »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Bet to Revamp Ashton Kutcher’s ‘Punk’d’

23 April 2015 3:24 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bet has also hopped on board the nostalgia train, announcing at its upfront presentation Thursday that it plans to revamp “Punk’d,” the hidden-camera show originally hosted by Ashton Kutcher that ran on sister network MTV. A host was not named at the presentation.

The upcoming slate also includes “Zoe Moon,” a sitcom starring Brandy Norwood as a single mom, and “Chasing Destiny,” a singing competition show featuring Destiny’s Child alum Kelly Rowland as she searches for the next big girl group.

“Black consumers experience Bet Networks differently than any other network because of our 35 years of history, tremendous experience and insights. We continue to give our viewers what they want – high-quality content that respects, reflects and elevates them,” said Bet Networks chair-ceo Debra Lee. “With more hours of original programming than ever before, our new shows coupled with our returning hits like ‘Being Mary Jane’ and ‘Nellyville’ make »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Macy Gray Drama ‘Where Children Play’ Picked Up by Urban Movie Channel

5 April 2015 3:36 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Where Children Play,” a drama starring Grammy Award-winning singer Macy Gray, has been acquired by the Urban Movie Channel. Robert L. Johnson, chairman and founder of Umc’s parent company Rlj Entertainment, made the announcement Sunday. “Where Children Play” tells the story of a young woman who is estranged from her parents for a decade and, after returning to Compton for her mother’s funeral, is forced to stay and care for her sick father. Also Read: Mo’Nique Says Hollywood Treated Her Like She ‘Just Got Off the Greyhound Bus’ After Oscar Win Leila Djansi directs the film, which »

- Todd Cunningham

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‘Empire’ Dream Cast: 12 Actors We Want to Reunite with Lee Daniels on Season 2

11 March 2015 5:41 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

When it comes to appearing on Empire, there seems to be one common thread: Lee Daniels. The director, who helped creator Fox’s hit new series with writer/actor Danny Strong, comes from a critically acclaimed film background. Both Terrence Howard (Lucious Lyon) and Gabourey Sidibe (Becky Williams) earned Oscar recognition thanks to Daniels work behind the camera.

Daniels has worked with an impressive pool of actors, which includes everyone from Dame Helen Mirren to SeanP. Diddy” Combs. While we’d never expect to see Mirren on the show -- though it would be delightful if she made a voice cameo like she did on Glee -- we do love the idea of Combs getting back into acting, Nicole Kidman returning to her camp days, or even Zac Efron revisiting the musical world that first made him a star.

1. Eve

Lee Daniels connection: The Woodsman

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It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from Eve »

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