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Exclusive: Topher Grace’s musical comedy One Shot has added another crooner to its cast. Singer-songwriter and record producer Jc Chasez, a founding member of the seminal boy band *Nsync, will join Grace and Taye Diggs in the film about a failed Broadway performer turned stage manager who must wrangle the eccentric cast and crew of a new play to save the show’s opening night.
Grace is starring as said stage manager in addition to producing the indie film, which shoots next month in Mexico City. Chasez will play Grace’s nemesis, the star of the musical play within the movie who sleeps with his ex-girlfriend. Isaac Rentz is directing from a script by Gerry De Leon and Greg Lisi. Daniel Posada and Jason Tamasco are also producing One Shot for Mexico-based Dark Factory Entertainment with Alex Garcia of Ag Studio.
Chasez dabbled in acting with guest starring roles »
- Jen Yamato
It’s hard to believe that American Idol will be entering its 14th season this coming year, but it will be and now we know when it will begin. The newest season of American Idol will kick off on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 with a one-hour episode at 8 p.m. The Season 14 premiere will then continue with a two-hour installment the next night on Thursday, Jan 8, at 8 p.m. The first episodes of American Idol Season 14 will feature auditions in Kansas City, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York and San Francisco. All three of last year’s judges—Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick Jr.—will return, although Idol alum Adam Lambert will be a special guest judge filling in for Urban during the New York auditions. One member of the Idol team who will not be returning is longtime judge and last year’s mentor Randy Jackson, who announced his »
- Chris King
After a somewhat rough fall, Fox is slowly making announcements for the spring of 2015, revealing a two-night premiere for "American Idol" and a launch for the already-heavily-promoted musical drama "Empire." Season 14 of "American Idol," also know as "AI, Ad" ("American Idol, After Dawg"), will begin with a two-night three-hour premiere on Wednesday, January 7 at 8 p.m. and Thursday, January 8 from 8 to 10 p.m. There are still plenty of questions remaining. "Idol" typically has one airing schedule for the auditions through Hollywood Week, followed by a different schedule for live performance shows and results. So will "Idol" be airing twice a week in that initial phase, followed by the previously announced once-per-week plan? Or has everything changed? It's a mystery. For now, we know that "Empire," starring Oscar nominees Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, will premiere on Wednesday, January 7 at 9 p.m. after "Idol." The premiere will air with limited commercial interruption. »
- Daniel Fienberg
Hollywood Film Awards: What Went Down and Why It Mattered Host Queen Latifah, and Hollywood Career Achievement Award winner Michael Keaton, presented by Geena Davis; Hollywood Film Award winner “Gone Girl,” accepted by Ben Affleck, presented by Ron Howard; Hollywood Director Award winner Morten Tyldum for “The Imitation Game,” presented by Robert Pattinson; Hollywood Actor Award winner Benedict Cumberbatch for “The Imitation Game,” presented by Amy Adams; Hollywood Actress Award winner Julianne Moore for “Still Alice,” presented by Kristen Stewart; Hollywood Supporting Actor Award winner Robert Duvall for “The Judge,” presented by Robert Downey Jr.; Hollywood Supporting Actress Award winner Keira Knightley for “The Imitation Game,” presented by Christoph Waltz; Hollywood Ensemble Award winner “Foxcatcher” cast (Steve Carell, Channing Tatum), presented by Jonah Hill; Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress Award winner Shailene Woodley for “The Fault in Our Stars,” presented by Laura Dern; Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor Award winner Eddie Redmayne »
"I think the competition needs talent like...You!" "American Idol" is retuning in 2015, and a new promo reminds viewers that they could be witnessing the birth of a new star, in the tradition of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Phillip Phillips, and Jennifer Hudson, who all appear in the clip, set to Jesse J. and Ariana Grande's infectious "Bang Bang." Judges Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez, and Keith Urban will all be returning, along with host Ryan Seacrest. Randy Jackson recently announced he's exiting the show after 13 seasons. Watch the promo here: "Idol" will cross the country looking for contenders, including stops in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Detroit, Omaha, Salt Lake City and San Francisco. "American Idol" returns in January. »
- Dave Lewis
The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season™, will air tonight, Friday, November 14 (8:00-10:00 Pm, live Et/delayed Pt) on CBS live from the Hollywood Palladium. The Hollywood Film Awards has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 17 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars. Host Queen Latifah will welcome Amy Adams, Gerard Butler, Steve Carell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Johnny Depp, Laura Dern, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Simon Helberg, Jonah Hill, Ron Howard, Randy Jackson, Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightley, Michael Keaton, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lopez, Julianne Moore, Mike Myers, Jack O’Connell, Robert Pattinson, Chris Pratt, Eddie Redmayne, Chris Rock, Hilary Swank, Kristen Stewart, Channing Tatum, Jean-Marc Vallée, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley. Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Janelle Monáe will also take to the stage for a special musical performance. The Hollywood Film Awards kick off at 7:30 Pm live »
Diamond Dan lap dances for everybody!: Fox has ordered more episodes of The Mindy Project.
The network announced on Friday that it has added six additional episodes to Mindy‘s current order, bringing the Season 3 total to 21.
The order suggests that Fox has faith in the comedy, which has struggled in the ratings this season.
Per Fox, Mindy averages 3.1 million viewers each week and sees significant gains when DVR viewing is factored in.
Are you happy to get more Mindy? Sound off in the comments!
Tonight the Hollywood Film Awards® will make their television debut on CBS, but what exactly is this show that has actually trademarked the tagline "Official Launch of the Award Season™" and declares they "launch the awards season" and that "over the past 17 years, prior honorees have gone on to garner many Oscar nominations and wins"c Well, it's just that, it's a so-called "awards" ceremony where the "winners" are more-or-less hand-picked by publicists. They aren't necessarily awards as much as they are curated attempts at headlines on the campaign trail. Carlos de Abreu is listed as the Founder and Executive Producer of the Hfa. His bio lists him as "an Internet pioneer" (whatever that means) and founder and CEO of the Hollywood Network® Inc. He was also a jet pilot in the Portuguese Air Force, but perhaps most importantly he has experience in brand marketing, which is pretty much all the Hollywood Film Awards are. »
- Brad Brevet
Mindy Project fans, you’re about to meet the man who first Crtl+Alt’d Dr. Lahiri’s V.
Related Mindy Kaling on Mindy Project’s Pivotal Pair: ”I Love You’ Is Not Their Issue’
When Mindy knew Pace’s character, Alex, he was a nerdy college student. Now, he’s a millionaire (and rather good-looking, to boot).
Pace, who currently stars in AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, is booked for only one episode as of now. »
"Everything dies, baby, that's a fact," sang Bruce Springsteen in the song "Atlantic City." "But maybe everything that dies someday comes back."
The Boss might have been singing about this week's happenings in the world of television, events that proved once again that TV is a rest home where nothing ever truly dies and everything can someday return to life (with only a minimum of zombie-creepiness). In the world of television (which includes streaming online video, where everything from last night's Jimmy Fallon shenanigans to the most ancient and obscure TV arcane is just a click away), there is a galaxy of possibilities cobbled together from pop culture jetsam; there are alternate universes where amazing shows by unlikely auteurs exist, or where those shows debut when we want them to instead of years too late; and there are realms where the inability of anything to become permanently lost in the »
- Gary Susman
After 20 years, Woody Harrelson is back to host SNL - Splitsider Is Randy Jackson really leaving American Idol? - BuddyTV Watch this hilarious tribute to Charlie Hunnam's back on Sons of Anarchy - Vulture 22 fan-favorite TV characters who appeared late in the show - HitFix See the cast of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunite - HuffPost Entertainment The Big Bang Theory star Carol Ann Susi passes away at 62 - Moviefone Paul Wesley is directing another episode of Tvd - The Vampire Diaries 4 totally untrue facts movies love to quote - Cracked American Horror Story memes that are perfect for Wednesdays - Moviepilot The ultimate gift guide for Disney-loving grown-ups - Popsugar Love & Sex »
Fox is losing their second to last only original member left of American Idol, Randy Jackson. The legendary music producer stepped away this last season as a judge to be a mentor. However, he is now officially leaving the show. He has stayed on for 13 seasons, making him the only original judge who stayed attached to the show. Now with failing ratings he made the announcement to jump ship. Fox is aware of their series losing steam, hence why they have adjusted the schedule for the 14th season coming up.
I am sad to see him leave. He was perhaps one of the better judges as he actually knew what works. However, he has had a long run with the show and we can see why he would desire to leave it. It would allow him to step back to his music world and perhaps work on new projects in »
- Sarah Peel
Randy Jackson is leaving American Idol after 13 seasons, Fox announced Tuesday. Jackson spent his first dozen years on the show as a judge, then returned last season as a mentor. With his departure, Ryan Seacrest is the winner of the Americal Idol season-one tontine; he wins a CD single of Nelly's "Hot in Herre" and an autographed poster of Vanessa Carlton. Jackson's time on Idol's judging panel will be remembered as "just aight, dawg." »
- Nate Jones
The Dawg is done.
"After 13 seasons, I felt now was the perfect time to leave 'American Idol,,'" he said in a statement to Deadline. "I'm proud to have been a part of a series that discovered some incredible artists and will go down in history as one of the most successful television shows ever. A true original, Idol started it all. Onto what's next."
Jackson first tried to leave "Idol" in 2013, after season 12 ended. It was a tumultuous time for the once-juggernaut program - Jackson's fellows judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey departed, leaving only Keith Urban on the panel. "Idol" invited Jackson back as a mentor, to replace Jimmy Iovine, and he accepted.
But now, »
- Kelly Woo
Last month, news broke that Hilary Swank would host The Great American Dog-a-Thon on Fox. Today, Swank gets a co-host, Jane Lynch, and the special gets a new title, Fox's Cause For Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular. The revamped, two-hour special celebrating rescue dogs will allow viewers at home to donate to the Petfinder Foundation and adopt and foster dogs in need. It will feature viral videos starring rescue dogs and an awards segment, which, for example, will hand out the "Shelter Hero of the Year" Award. Kristin Chenoweth, Whitney Cummings, Max Greenfield, Kathy Griffin, Julianne Hough, Randy Jackson, Cesar Millan, »
- C. Molly Smith
If Mindy Project‘s pocket-size Annette Castellano has stolen your heart, it’s no wonder: As we find out in this week’s episode, she steals lots of things.
And when Dr. Lahiri catches her boyfriend’s mom pilfering some goods from a department store, it sets off a series of events that ends with Danny wearing a bomber jacket and aviators and calling Mindy “Goose.”
Wanna know how it all falls into place? Read on as we review what happened in “We Need to Talk About Annette.”
Ma Lives Dangerously | Mindy hates paying for movies and music, so she goes to www. »
It is the end of an era. Randy Jackson is leaving American Idol. "After 13 seasons, I felt now was the perfect time to leave American Idol," Jackson says in a statement released to People. "I'm proud to have been a part of a series that discovered some incredible artists and will go down in history as one of the most successful television shows ever. A true original, Idol started it all. Onto what's next.” Jackson stepped down from the panel after season 12 but returned in season 13 as a mentor. He was still a mainstay at the live show tapings last spring, »
- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA
The Dawg has (once again) (finally) left the House That Kelly Clarkson Built.
Randy Jackson announced today that he will not return as a mentor (or in any other capacity) for Season 14 of American Idol — and whatever feelings of nostalgia you may or may not have about his run on Fox’s reality juggernaut, his exit is long, long overdue.
“After 13 seasons, I felt now was the perfect time to leave,” Jackson told our sister site Deadline, in a statement. “I’m proud to have been a part of a series that discovered some incredible artists and will go down »
"After 13 seasons, I felt now was the perfect time to leave American Idol. I'm proud to have been a part of a series that discovered some incredible artists and will go down in history as one of the most successful television shows ever. A true original, Idol started it all. Onto what's next."
Randy Jackson was one of the original American Idol judges alongside Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul when the show first debuted in 2002. He stayed on as a judge for the first 12 seasons, before he announced in May 2013 that he would be leaving the show. Just a few months later, he came back in a new role as a mentor for Season 13, working with contestants »
Randy Jackson won't be returning to "American Idol" next year. The longtime judge (and later mentor) has announced that he's exiting the Fox reality series after 13 seasons: “I’m proud to have been a part of a series that discovered some incredible artists and will go down in history as one of the most successful television shows ever," Jackson told Deadline in a statement. "A true original, 'Idol' started it all. Onto what’s next.” Jackson was one of the three original "Idol" judges alongside Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul. He first announced he was leaving last May, but decided to return as a mentor, working with contestants during "Rush Week" and later in the finals. His exit leaves host Ryan Seacrest as the series' only remaining original cast member. “Randy has been such an integral part of 'American Idol' since day one, both as a judge and as a mentor, »
- Chris Eggertsen
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