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18 items from 2015


Randy Jackson Signs Overall Producing Deal With Endemol Shine North America

27 May 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

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Endemol Shine North America co-chairmen and co-CEOs Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin announced Wednesday that the company has signed an overall producing deal with music producer and former “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson.

“We’re thrilled to have Randy joining our team at Endemol Shine North America,” said Abrego and Corwin. “He is one of the most respected talents in both the music and television industries, and we’re looking forward to developing projects with him to produce across our unscripted, scripted and digital businesses.”

Under the deal, Jackson will develop unscripted, scripted and digital programming that he will produce with the Endemol Shine North America team.

“I am so excited to be joining the Endemol Shine family and embark on this journey with one of the best companies in the world,” said Jackson. “Cris and Charlie are incredible leaders. I look forward to working with them and creating some magic. »

- Whitney Friedlander

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The Voice UK: Judging the final four - Emmanuel, Lucy, Sasha & Stevie

2 April 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

We can't quite believe this is already happening, but the grand final of The Voice UK is on Saturday! We've already got the pizza place on our speed dial and we've obviously turned our sofa away from the television, but we felt that wasn't quite enough preparation, so we decided we should take a little time to assess the top four.

So if you've not been watching - or if you just want a reminder of everything that's led to this point - you're in luck. Read on for our complete guide to the final four...

Emmanuel Nwamadi

Basics: 23-year-old student from London (originally from Nigeria)

Team: Ricky Wilson

Songs performed so far: 'Sweetest Taboo' - Sade (blinds); 'The Living Years' - Mike & the Mechanics (battles); 'I've Been Loving You Too Long' - Otis Redding (knockouts); 'Another Day In Paradise' - Phil Collins (first live show); 'A Whiter »

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Own Greenlights 'Iyanla: Fix My Life' Spin-off + Evelyn Lozada Series + Star-Studded 'Master Class'

25 March 2015 11:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Own: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today two new series joining its primetime lineup, in addition to new seasons and episodes of its popular returning series, and a star-studded lineup for its fifth season of "Oprah's Master Class." First, a spin-off of the network's much-discussed "Iyanla: Fix My Life," featuring Jay Williams who says he fathered 34 children by 17 different women; and a new docu-series starring reality TV star Evelyn Lozada. The network has also picked up additional episodes of three of its popular Saturday night docu-series including a second season of "Deion's Family Playbook" and additional episodes of "Flex & Shanice" and "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's." Ellen DeGeneres, Robert Duvall, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Smokey Robinson are all set to appear during the network's star-studded 5th season of "Oprah's Master Class." Full details of each follow below... "Deion's Family...

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- Tambay A. Obenson

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Own Orders ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’ Spinoff & Evelyn Lozada Reality Show

25 March 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Own has greenlit two new unscripted series — a spinoff to the cable net’s hit “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” plus a reality show starring “Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada.

The cabler also ordered more episodes of three returning docuseries, “Deion’s Family Playbook,” “Flex & Shanice” and “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s,” and announced the lineup for Season 5 of “Oprah’s Master Class,” which includes Ellen DeGeneres, Robert Duvall, Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson and Smokey Robinson.

“We are thrilled that Own continues to be one of the fastest-growing cable networks for women,” said Erik Logan, president of Own, of the programming news announced Wednesday. “Oprah and our team are laser-focused on development.”

Sheri Salata, president of Own, also commented on the net’s growing slate: “We are taking our multimedia platforms to the next level with Oprah’s first role in an Own scripted show and our new network anthem »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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The Voice UK: Everything you need to know about tonight's battles

7 March 2015 1:35 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

There were only two steals left going into tonight's round of battles on The Voice UK, so it was always going to be a bit dramatic, right? Sure enough, the 12 remaining battle pairings pulled no punches as they took to the ring to persuade their coaches to put them through to the knockouts.

So without further ado, here are all the details of tonight's action - who made it, who didn't, and who grabbed those final two steals from Will and Rita...

Battle #1: Letitia George vs Vikesh Champaneri

Team: Ricky

Song: 'Under Pressure' - Queen

What happened in rehearsals? Letitia was pulling out the fighting talk pretty quickly (even surprising herself!) whereas Vikesh suddenly had a crisis of confidence - and even got a little bit annoyed with Letitia singing his bits ("Shh! It's my turn!") He admitted to Ricky that he didn't feel he could keep up with Letitia, »

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Smokey Robinson Remembers 'We Are the World' 30 Years Later

6 March 2015 4:31 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It's hard to believe but it was 30 years ago tomorrow that "We Are The World" was released. Smokey Robinson was among the music superstars who were there and Et asked Smokey to relive that historic day back in 1985.

News: Pop Culture History Lesson: "We Are the World" Turns 30

"I had no idea that all those people were going to be there, but everybody in show business was there!" Smokey told Et.

The song featured 45 artists all together, including Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Tina Turner, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Al Jarreau, Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Loggins, Steve Perry, Huey Lewis and Cyndi Lauper. Michael and Lionel wrote the song and charity single meant to raise funds for USA for Africa.

The charity, aimed at easing famine, is still active today and has raised more than $75 million.

News: Pop Songs Meant For Other Singers

The mastermind behind USA for »

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American Idol Top 8 Guys Recap: W(ednesday's) T(errible) F(allout)

4 March 2015 6:19 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

My smile is my makeup

I wear since my break up with you

So Idol, take a good look at my face

You’ll see my smile looks out of place

If you look closer, it’s easy to trace

The tracks of my tears

RelatedReality Check: Agony and Ecstasy of American Idol’s Top 24! Plus: Should Voice Singers Show Their Tax Returns?

My name is not Smokey Robinson, and yet tonight, I feel his pain.

And Yes I Know I Am Being Melodramatic.

After all, on Wednesday’s American Idol Season 14 Top 8 Guys Performance Night, there was only one terrible, »

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The Voice UK spoilers: Who's battling it out this weekend?

3 March 2015 8:47 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

We've already had one episode of Battles on The Voice UK and it got pretty dramatic, so who knows what could happen this weekend? There are still 12 pairs of acts waiting to step into the ring in an attempt to make it through to the Knockouts (or at least get stolen by another coach).

Read on to find out who you'll see battling this weekend - and what they'll be singing (complete with pictures of the battles themselves)...

Team Will

Stephen Cornwell vs Jake Shakeshaft

Song: 'Every Teardrop is a Waterfall' - Coldplay

Remind me who they are! Stephen won over Rita Ora with his muscles but Will snapped him up after his rendition of 5 Seconds of Summer's 'She Looks So Perfect'; Jake, on the other hand, impressed the coaches with his name and, more importantly, his Ed Sheeran cover.

Sheena McHugh vs Hollie Barrie

Song: 'Sisters Are Doing It »

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Inside Oscar’s Glamorous After-Parties

23 February 2015 3:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The night doesn’t end when the final Oscar is handed out. In fact, the party is just getting started as stars and execs exit the Dolby Theater, heading to a flurry of post-awards celebrations, including the Governors Ball, the Vanity Fair Party, Elton John’s AIDS Foundation party and more. See below for an insider timeline of the festivities.

4:00 p.m. Elton John and David Furnish arrive at John’s 23rd annual AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party. The musician rocks red specs while Furnish shows off golden footwear. The theme of the night is “just straight music,” says John.

4:16 p.m. “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland arrives at Elton John’s bash, enjoying a slice of pizza on the white carpet.

4:20 p.m. Musician-producer Nile Rodgers checks in at Elton John’s party ready to perform. “Tonight, it means the world to me,” he says. “I »

- Variety Staff

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Smokey Robinson: Cissy Houston Is "Really Struggling" With Bobbi Kristina Brown Situation

10 February 2015 1:57 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Bobbi Kristina Brown's family needs all the love it can get right now. With the 21-year-old aspiring singer still in a coma more than a week after she was first found unresponsive in a tub on Jan. 31, her loved ones — including dad Bobby Brown and grandmother Cissy Houston — are feeling the full weight of her situation. Entertainment Tonight caught up with family friend Smokey Robinson on Saturday, Feb. 7, at Clive Davis' pre-Grammys gala in L.A., where he spoke a little about how Houston [...] »

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Miley Cyrus Is 'Really Into' New Beau Patrick Schwarzenegger

9 February 2015 1:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Miley Cyrus may have brought mom Tish Cyrus to the Grammy Awards on Sunday, but that doesn't mean things are cooling off between her and beau Patrick Schwarzenegger. The couple had a pre-Grammy date Saturday evening at Clive Davis's Pre-Grammy Gala where they sat side-by-side during performances by Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea and Smokey Robinson. After the event, Cyrus, 22, and Schwarzenegger, 21, continued their Pda at The h.wood Group's new club Henry's. "They were kissing and cuddling at a VIP table," says an onlooker. "They whispered in each other's ears and were smiling and laughing." Dating since November, the duo have been nearly inseparable, »

- Melody Chiu, @chiumelo

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Miley Cyrus Is 'Really Into' New Beau Patrick Schwarzenegger

9 February 2015 1:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Miley Cyrus may have brought mom Tish Cyrus to the Grammy Awards on Sunday, but that doesn't mean things are cooling off between her and beau Patrick Schwarzenegger. The couple had a pre-Grammy date Saturday evening at Clive Davis's Pre-Grammy Gala where they sat side-by-side during performances by Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea and Smokey Robinson. After the event, Cyrus, 22, and Schwarzenegger, 21, continued their Pda at The h.wood Group's new club Henry's. "They were kissing and cuddling at a VIP table," says an onlooker. "They whispered in each other's ears and were smiling and laughing." Dating since November, the duo have been nearly inseparable, »

- Melody Chiu, @chiumelo

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Smokey Robinson on How Cissy Houston Is Coping: 'She's Out Of It'

9 February 2015 12:12 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Smokey Robinson calls Bobbi Kristina Brown's family, his family and so obviously he is overwhelmed by the current situation.

As Bobbi Kristina remains hospitalized after being found in a bathtub unresponsive on Jan. 31, Robinson talked to Et at the Clive Davis Gala on Saturday about how her grandmother Cissy Houston is holding up.

Photos: Bobbi Kristina Brown's Life In the Spotlight

"She's out of it," he said. "She's really struggling with all of this."

Robinson, Jamie Foxx and Jordin Sparks are just a few of the many celebrities who are praying for the family at this time.

"It's such a tragic situation," Robinson said.

News: Bobbi Kristin Found Unresponsive

Three years ago at the Clive Davis Gala, Robinson spoke about Bobbi Kristina's mother Whitney Houston after she passed away on Feb. 11, 2012 of an accidental drowning in a hotel bathtub in Los Angeles.

At the time, he told CNN, "I know that »

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Texts from Our Moms: The Grammys Edition

9 February 2015 12:05 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

You've read what industry insiders, fashion critics and stars had to say about music's biggest night. But the real gems come from another source: our mothers, who really ate into our family plan's data allotment with all the messages they were sending Sunday evening. Read on for the most important reactions to the red carpet looks, the performances, Llcj (that's mom speak for LL Cool J) hosting and, of course, Beyoncé. And if your mom (or dad or aunt or uncle or grandparent) had something hysterical to say about the Grammys, please, please don't keep those texts to yourself. Tweet »

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Grammy Awards presenters: Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, ...

8 February 2015 2:42 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

While Sunday's Grammys include only a dozen or so of the 83 awards (the rest will be handed out earlier in the day in a non-televised ceremony), it is packed full of performances, with 32 acts slated to appear (see the full list of talent here).  All of them need introducing and the winners of the awards need announcing. To handle these duties, the Grammys have turned to 25 people. Among these, eight past champs, five current contenders and a trio of Oscar winners (two of whom also have Grammys).  -Break- Grammy Awards predictions: Winners (and spoilers) in top 24 races Grammy winners Barry Gibb (seven wins) Dave Grohl (15 wins)  Enrique Iglesias (and four Latin Grammys) Smokey Robinson  Nile Rodgers (three wins) Taylor Swift (seven wins & current nominee) Keith Urban (four wins & current nominee) Stevie Wonder (25 wins) Current Grammy nominees Dierks Bentley Miley Cyrus Nicki Minaj Pentatonix Me...' »

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Grammys: Taylor Swift, Stevie Wonder, Dave Grohl Among Presenters

6 February 2015 10:28 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Taylor Swift may not be performing on Sunday's Grammys, but she will be taking the stage. Swift is just one of several stars set to hand out awards during this year's ceremony — a list that also includes the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Stevie Wonder, Dave Grohl and Shia Labeouf. Nick Jonas, Anna Kendrick, Gwyneth Paltrow, Smokey Robinson and Golden Globe-winning Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez are also set to take the stage at the Staples Center. Additional presenters include incoming Late Late Show host James Corden, Jamie Foxx, Barry Gibb, Nile Rodgers, Keith Urban, Meghan Trainor, Pentatonix  ,

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- Hilary Lewis

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Taylor Swift, Shia Labouf, Dave Grohl Are Among Grammy Presenters

6 February 2015 6:45 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Taylor Swift, Shia Labouf and Dave Grohl are part of the diverse lineup of famous faces presenting at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday. The Recording Academy announced the first pack of presenters on Friday, also promising Dierks Bentley, James Corden, Jamie Foxx, Barry Gibb, Jennifer Hudson, Enrique Iglesias, Nick Jonas, Anna Kendrick, Katharine McPhee, Gwyneth Paltrow, Pentatonix, Smokey Robinson, Nile Rodgers, Gina Rodriguez, Meghan Trainor, Keith Urban, The Weeknd and Stevie Wonder. See photos: 19 Best & Worst Moments From the Grammy Awards (Photos) Previously announced performers are (in alphabetical order): AC/DC, Beck, Tony Bennett, Mary J. Blige, »

- Greg Gilman

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Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, LL Cool J, John Legend & More Turn For Ken Ehrlich’s Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Presentation

29 January 2015 1:53 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Ken Ehrlich, the longtime Grammy Awards executive producer, was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Wednesday, and received support from the likes of Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, LL Cool J and John Legend. Ken Ehrlich Gets Walk Of Fame Star Ehrlich received the 2,541st star on the Walk of Fame Wednesday afternoon. Hollywood Chamber […]

The post Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, LL Cool J, John Legend & More Turn For Ken Ehrlich’s Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Presentation appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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