19 items from 2015
The movie from director Kenny Ortega tells the story of the teenage children of Disney’s most infamous villains — Maleficent, Cruella de Vil, Jafar and the Evil Queen.
Kristin Chenoweth stars as Maleficent, and “Liv and Maddie” star Dove Cameron plays her daughter, Mal. The rest of the cast is rounded out by more Disney family faces — Sofia Carson (“Austin & Ally”) plays Evie, the daughter of the Evil Queen (Kathy Najimy); Cameron Boyce (“Jessie”) plays Carlos, Cruella de Vil’s (Wendy Raquel Robinson) son; and and Booboo Stewart (“Good Luck Charlie,” “Twilight”) plays Jay, the son of Jafar (Maz Jobrani).
Watch the six-minute “Descendants” sneak peek here:
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Disney star Raven Goodwin was ordered out of the Waffle House in Atlanta Saturday night after she got into a fight with another customer over her choice of table. The 22-year-old "Good Luck Charlie" star was sitting at a table waiting for friends, but it looked like the people at the table next to her were about to leave so she asked to be moved there. The people at the other table lingered, which apparently pissed Raven off. »
- TMZ Staff
Undateable‘s Candace talks a good game about rebuffing late-night booty calls… but is there in fact a way to push her buttons?
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In this exclusive sneak peek from Tuesday’s episode (NBC, 9/8c), Candace (played by Bridgit Mendler) goads one of the boys into trying out their game on her. She puts up a good enough fight at first, but one pointed question and a Hugh Grant movie reference later, someone sure is looking hot and bothered!
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53 and fabulous! Heather Locklear slipped into one very sexy bikini while on vacation with ex-husband Richie Sambora and their 17-year-old daughter Ava in Bora Bora. The "Melrose Place" alum stunned in a striped black and white top with black bottoms, showing off her enviable physique in the tropical paradise. She looked so good, even her ex admitted in a recent interview that Locklear is "still hot" and "looks better than ever" these days. The trio reportedly went on the exotic getaway to celebrate Ava's 4.2 Gpa at school and her 11 scholarship offers for colleges. The couple's daughter, who appeared in "This Is 40" and an episode of "Good Luck Charlie," visited Fordham, Nyu and Syracuse earlier this week with her famous father ... Richie sharing a pic from the Jesuit school with the caption "I'm goin back to college!" This is one good-looking (and clearly smart) family! Check out more '90s »
- tooFab Staff
I hope you’re watching Undateable, because the show is still one of the best times on television, and I think it’s getting even better as the new season progresses.
The addition of Good Luck Charlie‘s Bridgit Mendler was a great move, and she has, so far, been phenomenal on the show. She’s just the right mix of character that slips into the overall structure of the cast, and that’s a tricky thing to pull off.
In tonight’s episode, Justin discovers Danny has been taken advantage of, and Brett teaches Candace to lie – see the above clip.
Photo by: Ben Cohen/NBC
Tune in, and catch up online if you need to.
As a special bonus… there’s this-
Undateable – Singing Precap
- Marc Eastman
Familiar to the younger set (and their folks, ahem) as Good Luck, Charlie‘s Teddy, Mendler has a cool 100 sitcom episodes under her belt, yet the Bill Lawrence comedy marks her first full-on foray into the broadcast-tv waters.
TVLine spoke with the 22-year-old actress/singer about navigating that leap, her Undateable character’s most “un-Disneylike” behavior and more.
Tvline | Was there any »
Every few years at press tour, I find myself sitting down with Bill Lawrence — creator, co-creator and/or showrunner of “Spin City,” “Scrubs,” “Cougar Town,” “Ground Floor” and NBC’s “Undateable,” which returns for a second season Tuesday night at 9:30 — to talk about the state of TV comedy. As a guy who broke into the business during the ‘90s sitcom boom (his early jobs were on “Boy Meets World” and “Friends”), who’s worked extensively on both traditional multi-cam sitcoms and filmed single-cam comedies, and has now worked for both broadcast and cable (with “Cougar Town,” which concludes its run at the end of this month, he’s done both), he can take a global view of the genre in a way many of his contemporaries can’t, and he remains one of the champion talkers among showrunners of comedy or drama. Back in January, we talked about letting »
- Alan Sepinwall
February is known as a sweeps month of major events, with the Super Bowl, Grammys and Oscars annually making life difficult for the competition on their respective Sundays. This year, NBC filled out the month’s other Sunday very nicely, as its “Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special” delivered near-Grammy numbers itself and almost single-handedly carried the network to a weekly victory in young adults.
The Peacock was running fourth in the 18-49 demo until Sunday night’s special but ended up winning with a 2.1 rating, followed by ABC (1.7), CBS and Fox (both 1.5) Univision and TNT (both 1.0), according to Nielsen estimates for the Feb. 9-15 frame. CBS rolled in total viewers, this time by about 1.5 million over runner-up NBC (9.3 million vs. 7.8 million).
The first full week of the February sweep, meanwhile, saw some strong performances in syndication (see below), with “Wendy Williams” and “Dish Nation” setting series highs and several entertainment magazines hit season bests. »
- Rick Kissell
Featuring actors familiar to viewers from the net’s primetime series, Disney Channel scored in the ratings Friday night with “Bad Hair Day,” which averaged nearly 4 million viewers and became cable’s most popular telecast of the year in key kids demos.
The pic, starring Laura Marano (from current series “Austin & Ally”) and Leigh-Allyn Baker (from “Good Luck Charlie,” which wrapped last year), drew about 2 million kids 2-11, 1.6 million kids 6-11 and 1.4 million tweens 9-14, according to Nielsen estimates.
Disney Channel made “Bad Hair Day” available early to verified users on the Watch Disney Xd app, allowing viewers to watch on tablets, phones, computers and set-top boxes. Since Feb. 6, the movie has amassed 435,000 on Watch Disney Channel.
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- Rick Kissell
In anticipation of the Feb. 13 premiere, Variety has a sneak peek clip of “Bad Hair Day,” in which Marano stars opposite Baker, who’s also exec producing. The TV movie follows a high school tech wiz, Monica (Marano), on her disastrous prom day, starting when she wakes up with uncontrollable hair and a destroyed gown, and ending with her leaning on a cop, Liz (Baker) who’s on the search for a missing necklace that’s inexplicably in her possession. Prom day only gets worse when the unlikely duo is pursued by a dogged jewel thief (Christian Campbell) on a wild chase across the city.
The comedic duo tells Variety about their new pic.
You’ve both had huge success on hit Disney Channel shows. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Winners were revealed Thursday night for the Casting Society of America's 30th annual Artios Awards. Winners in the film categories included "The Wolf of Wall Street," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Dear White People." Check out the nominees here, the full list of winners below and all the rest of the season's offerings at The Circuit. Feature Film - Big Budget Comedy "The Wolf of Wall Street," Ellen Lewis Feature Film - Big Budget Drama "12 Years a Slave," Francine Maisler, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting), Melissa Kostenbauder (Associate) Feature Film - Studio or Independent Comedy "The Grand Budapest Hotel," Douglas Aibel, Jina Jay, Henry Russell Bergstein (Associate) Feature Film - Studio or Independent Drama "Dallas Buyers Club," Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee, Rich Delia, Tracy Kilpatrick (Location Casting), Allison Estrin (Associate) Feature Film Low Budget Comedy "Dear White People," Kim Taylor-Coleman Feature Film Low Budget Drama "Boyhood," Beth Sepko Feature Film Animation "Frozen, »
- Kristopher Tapley
GLAAD has announced nominees for the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards in categories covering film, television, comic books, music and journalism. And in the film arena, Oscar season staple "The Imitation Game" was joined by films like "Love is Strange," "Pride," "Dear White People" and "Lilting" in the list of nominations. Check out who else was nominated below. Winners will be announced on March 21. And remember to follow along with the rest of the season at The Circuit. Outstanding Film - Wide Release "The Imitation Game" "Love is Strange" "Pride" "The Skeleton Twins" "Tammy" Outstanding Film - Limited Release "Dear White People" "Life Partners" "Lilting" "The Way He Looks" "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" Outstanding Drama Series "Degrassi" "The Fosters" "Game of Thrones" "Grey's Anatomy" "How to Get Away with Murder" "Last Tango in Halifax" "Masters of Sex" "Orphan Black" "Pretty Little Liars" "Shameless" Outstanding Comedy Series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine »
- Kristopher Tapley
The annual ceremony pays tribute to advocates for the Lgbt community, and those who have represented the community in the media and entertainment industries.
The Outstanding Drama Series category will be contested by Degrassi, The Fosters, Game of Thrones, Grey's Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Last Tango in Halifax, Masters of Sex, Orphan Black, Pretty Little Liars and Shameless.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Glee, Looking, Modern Family, Orange Is the New Black, »
The Weinstein Co.’s “The Imitation Game” Sony Classics’ “Love Is Strange,” CBS Films’ “Pride,” Roadside’s “The Skeleton Twins” and Warner Bros’ “Tammy” have received nominations for best film in wide release for the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.
The noms for best limited-release movies include “Dear White People” (Lionsgate), “Life Partners” (Magnolia Pictures), “Lilting” (Strand Releasing), “The Way He Looks” (Strand) and “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” (Film Movement).
GLAAD announced the nominations Wednesday. The organization said that 52 comedy series and 83 drama series with regular portrayal of Lgbt characters were considered, compared with a decade ago when GLAAD could only find eight comedy series and 17 drama series to consider.
The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor all forms of media for their fair, »
- Dave McNary
52 comedy series and 83 drama series with regular portrayal of Lgbt characters were considered this year, as opposed to 2005, when GLAAD could only...
Amazon Studios’ Golden Globe winner “Transparent” joins Oscar nominee “The Imitation Game” and indie comedy “Dear White People” as nominees for the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards announced on Wednesday.
Other nominees in the film and television categories include ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder,” HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” “Looking” and “The Normal Heart,” while “Pride,” a Golden Globe nominated movie, is also nominated with John Lithgow and Alfred Molina drama “Love Is Strange.”
- Greg Gilman
America’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media-advocacy group has pulled back the curtain on the nominees for its 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards.
The Weinstein Company’s Best Picture Oscar contender The Imitation Game is up for Outstanding Film, Wide Release alongside Sony Classics’ Love Is Strange, CBS Films’ Pride, Roadside’s The Skeleton Twins and Warner Bros’ Tammy. Gunning for the top prize for limited-release movies are Dear White People (Lionsgate), Life Partners (Magnolia Pictures), Lilting (Strand Releasing), The Way He Looks (Strand) and Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Film Movement).
The organization this year expanded its nominees for Outstanding Comedy and Drama Series to 10. Among the shows going for the gold are Amazon Prime Video’s rookie series Transparent — which won star Jeffrey Tambor a surprise Golden Globe last week — ABC’s freshman drama How To Get Away With Murder, Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black, »
- The Deadline Team
Nominees for the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced Wednesday, and freshman series Transparent, How to Get Away With Murder and Playing House were among those to snag nominations.
The awards — which honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community — will be handed out on March 21 (in Los Angeles) and May 9 (in New York).
This year, the categories of Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Comedy Series were expanded to include 10 nominees instead of the usual five.
The full list of this year’s TV nominees follows; the complete round-up can be found at GLAAD. »
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes release details on Amnesiac, The Atticus Institute, and Alien Outpost, multiple trailers, premiere details for Head, and a Q&A with the founder of The Philip K. Dick Film Festival:
Amnesiac Distribution and Release Details: “Amnesiac tells the story of a man (Wes Bentley) who wakes up in bed suffering from memory loss after being in an accident, only to begin to suspect that his wife (Kate Bosworth) may not be his real wife. The web of lies and deceit deepen inside the house where he soon finds himself a prisoner.
XLrator Media has acquired North American distribution rights to the psychological thriller Amnesiac starring Kate Bosworth (Still Alice, Superman Returns) and Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games series, Interstellar). XLrator Media will release the film in Summer 2015 on its acclaimed “Macabre” genre label. »
- Tamika Jones
Friday the 13th of February will indeed be an unlucky day for Austin & Ally‘s Laura Marano, when the Disney Channel original movie Bad Hair Day premieres — and TVLine has an exclusive look at the extended trailer.
In Bad Hair Day, Marano plays Monica, a high school senior who on the morning of her prom can’t even come close to managing her mane. Worse, her dress gets wrecked, and then on top of it all, Monica is mistakenly enlisted by Liz (Good Luck Charlie‘s Leigh-Allyn Baker), a down-on-her-luck cop who’s on the trail of a jewel thief »
19 items from 2015
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