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CBS TO BROADCAST ITS FIRST CELEBRITY EDITION OF REALITY HIT “BIG BROTHER”

September 8, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS today announced it will broadcast its first celebrity edition of reality hit BIG BROTHER. The special winter edition will feature multiple episodes per week during a concentrated run and include the series’ signature Head of Household and Power of Veto competitions and live evictions. Julie Chen will host.

CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network’s subscription video on demand and live-streaming service, will again share all the action from inside the house with its 24/7 live feed. Also, Pop TV will provide fans the exclusive live television broadcast of BIG BROTHER AFTER DARK, an unfiltered late-night feed from inside the house. Additional details regarding scheduling and casting will be announced at a later date.

The celebrity edition of the series is in addition to BIG BROTHER’s milestone 20th season that will be broadcast in summer 2018.

“BIG BROTHER has been dominating pop culture throughout its 19 seasons, and it is exciting to grow the franchise with the first-ever celebrity edition in the U.S.,” said executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan. “Celebrities will be under the watchful eye of the Big Brother cameras, facing the classic game elements, and of course new twists in this special winter event.”

One of television’s biggest reality franchises, BIG BROTHER has been a summer staple on the Network since 2000. This year’s edition continues to be one of the summer television’s biggest hits, with all three weekly broadcasts ranking among the summer’s top 5 broadcasts in A18-34, A18-49 and A25-54 while averaging 7.35 million viewers.

This season’s numbers have increased online as well, with full episode streams on CBS All Access up nearly 20% over last summer. The 24/7 live feeds are also up, year to year. According to Nielsen social, BIG BROTHER has ranked as the #1 most social series on broadcast television since its June premiere across Facebook and Twitter. Additionally, Pop TV’s broadcast of BIG BROTHER AFTER DARK is out-delivering the past two seasons by double digits among viewers and key demos.

BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 87 HD cameras and more than 100 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. BIG BROTHER is produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol Shine North America.

 

TELEVISION’S LEADING TALENT ANNOUNCED AS PRESENTERS FOR THE “69TH PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS,” TO BE BROADCAST SUNDAY, SEPT. 17 ON CBS

September 7, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Riz Ahmed, Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin, Jason Bateman, Jessica Biel, Edie Falco, Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Rashida Jones, Nicole Kidman, Debra Messing, Lea Michele, Shemar Moore, Kumail Nanjiani, Jim Parsons, Tracee Ellis Ross, Adam Scott, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon Will Appear on the Industry’s Biggest Night

Emmy Award Winner Stephen Colbert, Host ofThe Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Will Host for the First Time

Some of the biggest stars from television will take the stage to present at the 69TH PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS, to be broadcast LIVE from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 17 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/5:00-8:00 PM live PT) on the CBS Television Network. Set to present are Riz Ahmed, Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin, Jason Bateman, Jessica Biel, Edie Falco, Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Rashida Jones, Nicole Kidman, Debra Messing, Lea Michele, Shemar Moore, Kumail Nanjiani, Jim Parsons, Tracee Ellis Ross, Adam Scott, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon. More presenters will be announced at a later date.

As previously announced, Emmy Award winner Stephen Colbert, the multi-talented host of THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, is set to host, marking his first time as master of ceremonies for the event.

The 69TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS is produced by White Cherry Entertainment. Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner are executive producers, Weiss is director and Chris Licht, executive producer of THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, is a producer.

About the Television Academy

The Television Academy seeks to expand the horizons of television excellence. It strives to empower storytellers who shape the evolving television space through the programs, publications and events of the Academy and its Foundation. And it celebrates those who have led excellence by recording their stories and recognizing their achievements through accolades and awards, including television’s most coveted prize, the Primetime Emmy Award. For more information, please visit Emmys.com. For more information and updates on the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, visit Emmys.com and follow @TelevisionAcad on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube.

 

CRASH OUR PARTY! CBS’ “THE TALK” CELEBRATES SEASON EIGHT!

September 7, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

New Season Premieres Monday, Sept. 11

CBS’ Primetime Leading Men Will Be Special Co-Hosts for the Week

Celebrity Guests Include Maria Bello, Jackie Chan, Stephen Colbert, Mark Harmon, Mindy Kaling, Dr. Phil McGraw and More!

LOS ANGELES – Crash Our Party! The eighth season of the Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show THE TALK premieres Monday, Sept. 11 (2:00-3:00 PM, ET; 1:00-2:00 PM, PT/CT) on the CBS Television Network. The season kicks off with some of CBS’ primetime leading men as special guest co-hosts, including Wayne Brady (LET’S MAKE A DEAL), Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T.), Chris O’Donnell (NCIS: LOS ANGELES), Eric Christian Olsen (NCIS: LOS ANGELES)and Wilmer Valderrama (NCIS).

Featured celebrity guests for the week include international superstar Jackie Chan; CBS’ THE LATE SHOW host Stephen Colbert making his first appearance to tease his hosting the 69TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS; actors Mark Harmon and Maria Bello from CBS’ NCIS; actress Mindy Kaling, who will dish on the new season of her streaming series and upcoming films; and television host Dr. Phil McGraw.

Premiere week guests and programming for the week of Sept.11 include:

Monday, Sept. 11 Actor Mark Harmon and actress Maria Bello (CBS’ NCIS) discuss the premiere of their show’s 15th season; “Top Talker” Nancy O’Dell (ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT); television host Wayne Brady (CBS’ LET’S MAKE A DEAL) guest co-hosts
Tuesday, Sept. 12 Actress Mindy Kaling discusses the new season of her streaming series and upcoming films; actor Shemar Moore (CBS’ S.W.A.T.) guest co-hosts
Wednesday, Sept. 13 Actor Jackie Chan discusses his new film “The Lego Ninjago Movie”; actor Eric Christian Olsen (CBS’ NCIS: LOS ANGELES) guest co-hosts
Thursday, Sept. 14 Television host Dr. Phil McGraw discusses the premiere of his talk show’s 16th season; actor Wilmer Valderrama (CBS’ NCIS) guest co-hosts
Friday, Sept. 15 Emmy® Award winner and host of CBS’ THE LATE SHOW Stephen Colbert talks about hosting the 69th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS for the first time on 9/17 and his new book, Stephen Colbert’s Midnight Confessions; Chris O’Donnell (CBS’ NCIS: LOS ANGELES) guest co-hosts

CBS’s Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show THE TALK features a panel of well-known news and entertainment personalities discussing current events, pop culture, contemporary issues, family, celebrity and the trending topics of the day. The daily one-hour series is hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood, who swap stories, challenge each other on issues and engage the studio audience and viewers at home about events in the headlines and their own homes. Show segments include guest interviews with entertainers and newsmakers, musical performances, cooking demos with celebrity chefs, as well as real-world advice. Multiple Daytime Emmy Award winner John Redmann serves as executive producer. Gilbert, who developed the show, is also an executive producer. Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews are co-executive producers.

 

Alexander Bedria’s “The Zim” takes home the prestigious Best of Fest award at the LA Shorts International Film Festival

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Actor Alexander Bedria’s directorial debut The Zim, which he also wrote, took home the top prize when it recently premiered at LA Shorts International Film Festival. Almost 300 shorts were in contention for the award. 

The Zim is the story of one man’s struggle to protect his farm and loved ones from a violent land invasion. Inspired by true events that occurred during the controversial Zimbabwean land seizures in the early 2000’s, The Zim follows the story of farmer Daniel Silva (Alexander Bedria) who must decide between fleeing the country or standing his ground. William Zimunya (native Zimbabwean Tongayi Chirisa), his farmhand, is torn between loyalty to his lifelong friend and fear of the powerful men who lead the charge to invade the farm.

“I was inspired by the men and women who endured extraordinary hardship, yet never lost their humanity. I hope the film honors them,” said writer/director Alexander Bedria who nearly five years researching, developing and crowdfunding the film.

As an actor, Bedria has displayed considerable range, recently guest starring on the Showtime series Ray Donovan and HBO’s The Newsroom. His acting credits also include: Scandal, Criminal Minds, 90210, CSI: Miami and The Amazing Spider-man.

This drama stars Alexander Bedria (The Newsroom, Ray Donovan), Tongayi Chrisa (iZombie, Gaffigan), Amanda Wing (Sunshine State), Constance Ejuma (Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, 24), Shaun Baker (V.I.P) and Caroline Largerfelt (Gossip Girl).

 

BRAVO MEDIA HEADS TO SAG HARBOR FOR A “WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE ONE-ON-ONE WITH LUANN DE LESSEPS” ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 AT 11PM ET/PT

August 28, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Don’t Miss Part Three of “The Real Housewives of New York City” Reunion on Wednesday, August 30 at 8PM ET/PT

NEW YORK, NY – August 28, 2017 –Bravo Media looks to get the answers we’ve all been waiting for when Andy Cohen sits down with Luann de Lesseps at her refuge in Sag Harbor for a very special “Watch What Happens Live One-on-One with Luann de Lesseps.” Airing Wednesday, September 6 at 11pm ET/PT, Luann will appear in a sit down interview for the first time since announcing her divorce. For a sneak peek, visit http://www.bravotv.com/watch-what-happens-live-with-andy-cohen/season-14/videos/luann-de-lesseps-reveals-why-she-filed-for

Viewers witnessed the ups and downs between Luann and Tom play out on “The Real Housewives of New York City” for the past two seasons, but the couple sent shockwaves with the news they would be ending their marriage seven months after saying, “I do.” Now Luann gets candid with Andy about the red flags she ignored, the rumors that questioned Tom’s loyalty, and what ultimately led to the separation of New York’s most talked about couple.

In addition, tune-in Wednesday, August 30 at 8PM ET/PT for “The Real Housewives of New York City” Part III reunion, when the housewives look back on their fun-filled trip to Mexico, from Lu’s tipsy topple to the ladies’ tequila-drinking marathon. However, the reunion takes a turn when Bethenny questions the sincerity of Ramona’s tearful apology. In the hot seat, Ramona is forced to address the accusations she made against Bethenny this season.

“Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” is produced by Embassy Row with Michael Davies, Deirdre Connolly and Andy Cohen serving as Executive Producers.

“The Real Housewives of New York City” is produced by Shed Media with Pam Healey, Lisa Shannon, Andrew Hoegl, and Barrie Bernstein serving as Executive Producers. Andy Cohen is also an Executive Producer.

About Bravo Media:

Bravo Media is the premier lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content focusing on the network’s passion points of food, fashion, beauty, design, digital, and pop culture. The network’s diversified slate includes Bravo’s scripted series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” “Imposters,” and “Odd Mom Out,” in addition to unscripted favorites such as Emmy Award-winning “Top Chef,” “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” “Southern Charm,” and the popular “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises, as well as the only live late-night talk show, “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.” Available in 87 million homes, Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Bravo anywhere: on demand, online, or across mobile and connected TVs. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and first launched in December 1980.

 

NATIONWIDE CASTING CALL UNDERWAY FOR THE ROLE OF “RALPHIE PARKER” IN FOX’S LIVE MUSICAL PRODUCTION OF “A CHRISTMAS STORY”

August 28, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Three-Hour Live Musical Event to Air Sunday, December 17, on FOX

A nationwide digital casting call is underway for “Ralphie Parker,” the lead character in FOX’s live musical production of A CHRISTMAS STORY airing Sunday, Dec. 17 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

“Ralphie” is a bright, but not precocious, nine-year-old boy whose only dream is to get a Red Ryder Range Model Carbine Action BB Gun for Christmas. Auditions for the role are open now through Tuesday, August 29, at 11:59 PM PT. Submissions will be accepted digitally only via castittalent.com/A_Christmas_Story. Candidates, ages 9-12, should express strong singing and dancing capabilities and be able to anchor the live three-hour production. As part of the audition, candidates should submit a video performing the original songs “Red Ryder BB Gun” and “Before the Old Man.”

From Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television, the three-hour live television event, inspired by the holiday classic feature “A Christmas Story” and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production “A Christmas Story: The Musical,” will be executive-produced by award-winning film, television and theater producer Marc Platt (“Grease: Live,” “La La Land”). The epic adaptation will be filmed at the historic Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank.

Emmy Award nominee Maya Rudolph (“Saturday Night Live,” “Bridesmaids”) will star as the mother of nine-year old “Ralphie Parker.”

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, recent Tony Award winners for the musical “Dear Evan Hansen,” and lyricists of “La La Land’s” Academy Award-winning song, “City of Stars,” also scored “A Christmas Story: The Musical,” and will compose several new songs for the live television event, with Jonathan Tolins and Robert Cary (“Grease: Live”) adapting the book.

A CHRISTMAS STORY will be produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. Marc Platt and Adam Siegel will executive-produce, with Jonathan Tolins and Robert Cary (“Grease: Live,” “Anything but Love,” “Ira & Abby”) serving as co-executive producers and writers. Scott Ellis (the 2016 Broadway revival of “She Loves Me,” “Weeds”) is an executive producer and will serve as the director overseeing the stage direction. Alex Rudzinski (“Grease: Live,” “Dancing with the Stars”) is an executive producer and will serve as the live television director. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will compose music and lyrics for the event.

 

“WHO SHOT BIGGIE & TUPAC?,” A NEW TWO-HOUR INVESTIGATIVE CRIME SPECIAL THAT UNCOVERS EXPLOSIVE NEW DETAILS ABOUT TWO OF POP CULTURE’S BIGGEST UNSOLVED MURDERS, TO AIR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, ON FOX

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Hip-Hop Icon Ice-T and Award-Winning Journalist Soledad O’Brien to Lead Investigation that Unveils New Details and Reveals Never-Before-Heard Accounts Surrounding the Deaths of these Hip-Hop Legends

Two-Hour Special Produced by Critical Content

WHO SHOT BIGGIE & TUPAC? is an investigative crime special examining two of the greatest murder mysteries in pop culture history. The special, which digs deep into the entangled murders of hip-hop’s most legendary adversaries – rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls – airs Sunday, Sept. 24 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The two-hour investigation will be led by actor and rap music icon Ice-T and award-winning journalist and documentarian Soledad O’Brien.

 

Biggie and Tupac: two larger-than-life personalities – and former friends – were gunned down within months of each other in the late 1990s. Shakur was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas on September 13, 1996. Smalls, born Christopher George Latore Wallace, was killed by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997. It has been 20 years since their murders, and no one has been held accountable. The plot-twisting mystery surrounding their deaths, combined with allegations of police corruption, gang connections and a fierce rap rivalry, are all theories about what might have played a role in their untimely deaths – and what might have resulted in a failure to close their cases. Both murders remain officially unsolved.

 

WHO SHOT BIGGIE & TUPAC?, from Critical Content, the producers of last season’s “The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey,” will lead viewers through an investigation re-examining these legendary homicides by uncovering new details and revealing never-before-heard accounts. The special will feature interviews with former private investigators, police officers, informants and hip-hop insiders, including Doug E. Fresh, Funkmaster Flex and former Death Row Records executive Suge Knight. For the first time ever, the best friends of Tupac and Biggie – Lil’ Cease and E.D.I. Mean – will reunite on camera to talk about the friendship between the two rappers, their untimely deaths and the East Coast/West Coast fallout. Additionally, an exclusive, never-before-released audio recording of Biggie talking about the shooting of Tupac will be unveiled. The special also will focus on how both artists lived and what those lives meant, as the 20th anniversary of these unsolved mysteries is marked.

 

Ice-T is the original embodiment of Los Angeles hip-hop. He first came onto the music scene rapping in the 1984 feature film “Breakin’.” From there, he went on to become rap music’s original gangster, writing songs such as “Six in the Mornin” and “New Jack Hustler.” In 1989, he formed

Rhyme Syndicate Records and released a string of groundbreaking West Coast rap records. With

 

 

 

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close high school friend and guitarist Ernie C, Ice-T subsequently formed the thrash metal band Body Count, whose 1991 self-titled debut contained the controversial single “Cop Killer.” As an actor, Ice-T has appeared in multiple films, including “New Jack City,” “Ricochet,” “Trespass” and “Johnny Mnemonic.” For the past 19 seasons, he has starred in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” as “Detective Odafin Tutuola.” He also starred in the reality series “Ice loves Coco,” with his wife, Coco. Additionally, he has published three books: “The Ice Opinion,” “Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption – from South Central to Hollywood” and the fictional work “Kings of Vice.” Earlier this year, he released a new Body Count album.

 

Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning documentarian, journalist, speaker, author and philanthropist. She is CEO of the Starfish Media Group, a multi-platform media production and distribution company. O’Brien anchors and produces the political magazine program “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.” She also reports for “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” regularly contributes to “PBS NewsHour” and WebMD and serves as host and executive producer of the cable series “Mysteries and Scandals.” Earlier in her career, O’Brien co-anchored “Weekend Today”, and reported for the “Today” show and “NBC Nightly News.” In 2003, O’Brien transitioned to CNN, where she was the face of CNN’s morning news shows for many years. She also anchored the CNN documentary unit, where she created the “In America” documentary series. “Black in America” and “Latino in America” continue to be produced under Starfish Media Group and are subjects of an annual speaking tour. In 2016, her critically acclaimed documentary film, “The Way Comes Home,” was released and distributed to more than 350 theaters in the U.S. O’Brien has been recognized with three Emmy Awards for her coverage of the Haiti earthquake, the 2012 election and for a series called “Kids and Race.” She was honored twice with the George Foster Peabody Award for her coverage of Hurricane Katrina and for her reporting on the BP Gulf Coast Oil Spill.

 

The special is produced by Critical Content. Tom Forman, Ice-T, Soledad O’Brien, David Metzler, Jon Beyer, Brad Bishop and Jorge Hinojosa will serve as executive producers. Follow the special on Twitter @FOXTV and join the discussion using #WhoShotBiggieAndTupac.

 

About Critical Content 

Critical Content is a leading global independent content studio. Launched in October of 2015, the company focuses on unscripted and scripted programming for broadcast, cable and digital platforms.  Critical Content currently has more than 60 projects in production for more than 30 different networks. Recent series include “The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey” (CBS, Netflix), “Home Free” (FOX), “Catfish” (MTV), “StartUp” (Crackle, Amazon), “Limitless” (CBS), “The Woodsmen” (History), “Pretty.Strong” (Oxygen), “Boonies” (Nat Geo), “The Great Food Truck Race” (Food Network), “Young and Hungry” (Freeform), “Tia Mowry at Home” (Cooking Channel) and “Car Matchmaker” (Esquire).

 

MARIA MENOUNOS AND FORMER MISS AMERICA NINA DAVULURI ADDED TO CELEBRITY JUDGES PANEL FOR THE FINAL NIGHT OF ‘THE 2018 MISS AMERICA COMPETITION’ LIVE ON ABC

August 24, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Show Will Be Hosted by Chris Harrison and Co-Hosted by Sage Steele

The 97th Miss America Competition to Broadcast Live From Historic
Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Sunday, September 10, at 9:00 p.m. EDT/PDT
on The ABC Television Network

The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC today announced that TV and SiriusXM host, CEO of Afterbuzz TV and bestselling author Maria Menounos and former Miss America Nina Davuluri will join ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett, author, actress and model Molly Sims, multi-platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks and PEOPLE Editor in Chief Jess Cagle as the esteemed panel of celebrity judges for the final night of “The 2018 Miss America Competition.” The live broadcast will air from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 (9:00–11:00p.m. EDT/PDT), on the ABC Television Network.

“I understand all too well the emotions of stepping on to the Miss America stage,” said Nina Davuluri. “I’m honored to be able to help shape the legacy of the Miss America Organization over the next year!”

The judges panel will evaluate the contestants’ performances in Lifestyle and Fitness, Evening Wear, Talent, Interview and On-Stage questions during “The 2018 Miss America Competition.” The evening will showcase the intellect, grace and exceptional talent of 51 accomplished women representing their home states (and District of Columbia), as they compete for the coveted title of Miss America.

The seventh judge’s name for the final night of “The 2018 Miss America Competition” will be revealed closer to the competition.

As previously announced, Chris Harrison (ABC’s “The Bachelor” franchise and “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”) returns to host the legendary competition, with Sage Steele (ESPN’s “SportsCenter on the Road” and “SportsCenter: AM”) joining as co-host.

As a journalist, Emmy Award-winner Maria Menounos holds the distinct honor of having conducted the only interview with the entire Obama family. The interview was touted by ABC News as one of the defining moments leading to Obama’s victory. Maria’s achievements have thus far set industry milestones. Her groundbreaking conversational style of reporting led her, at the age of 22, to become the youngest person ever to host “Entertainment Tonight.” She would go on to do the same for the “Today” show and “Nightly News.” The milestones don’t end there. Maria is the first person in the history of Hollywood to report for network news and star in a wide-release feature film. As an actress, on the big screen, she has appeared in “Tropic Thunder,” “Kickin it Old Skool” and “the Fantastic Four.” Small-screen acting endeavors include guest roles on CBS’ “Without a Trace,” NBC’s “Scrubs” and HBO’s “Entourage,” as well as a recurring role on the CW’s “One Tree Hill.” She was also the longest running international spokesperson and face of Pantene hair care products and is the current Host of NCM’s “First Look,” the cinema pre show seen daily on 70% of America’s movie screens. As a digital producer and entrepreneur, Maria, along with partner Keven Undergaro, co-founded AfterBuzz TV, the largest online broadcast network that produces over 300 TV after-shows for favorite TV shows, is comprised of over 250 hosts, features daily celebrity guests and broadcasts weekly to over 20 million people from over 100 countries. In addition, along with Undergaro, she co-founded Popcorn Talk, a movie-discussion network that reaches two million.  Per Maria, the collective networks carry a mission to aid, mentor and nurture the careers aspiring hosts and journalists.  To that point, AfterBuzz has helped launch the careers of former AfterBuzz TV hosts, Beth Behrs (“Two Broke Girls”), Eboni K. Williams (Fox News), Kat Bailess (“Hit the Floor”), Jackie Miranne (VH-1), Stephanie Bauer (“Access Hollywood”), Suri Serano (ESPN), Deidre Behar (“Entertainment Tonight”), AJ Gibson (“Hollywood Today”), Derrial Christon (BET), Chloe West (Moviefone), Cathy Kelley (WWE), Christy St. Cloud (WWE), Daria Berenato (WWE), Roxy Striar (Screen Junkies), Alex Wehrley (E! News) to name a few. In addition to being a champion of talent, Maria is particularly passionate about helping fellow women young and old.  She also loves animals and avid in pet rescue. A girl who did not speak English until the first grade and one who worked as a janitor cleaning Boston nightclubs throughout her adolescence, Maria is proof that you can come from humble beginnings and succeed. Most importantly, she is proof that you can remain true to yourself and humble and still care deeply for others.

Nina Davuluri is an acclaimed host, speaker and ardent advocate. Currently, she is the host and producer of the new weekly reality show, “Made in America,” which made its series premiere August 2017 on ZeeTV Americas in North America. The premise of the show is to empower young women to discover more about themselves through a series of challenges as they embark on a new journey to fulfill their dreams in America. Nina first gained international acclaim by becoming the first Indian American and South Asian Miss America 2014; through her experiences, she realized how much of a need there was in the marketplace for this type of content to be created for young South Asian millennials. Since serving as Miss America 2014, Nina has logged approximately 500,000 miles traveling across the world to address an array of audiences on her platform: “Celebrating Diversity through Cultural Competency.”  As part of her consciousness-raising efforts on behalf of diversity, Nina also launched a social media campaign, #CirclesOfUnity, to encourage constructive and civil dialogue on diversity issues. Through her social media channels, Nina asks people to share “representative thoughts and stories about their experiences on how we as a nation can advance cultural awareness.” In addition to her personal platform, Nina also partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Education promoting women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related fields. Nina’s work in advocacy became apparent when she was first recognized by President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. In April of 2014, she was invited to collaborate with the First Lady on her campaign, “Let’s Move.” She then went on to help launch “Act to Change,” an anti-bullying campaign led by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. In July of 2015, Nina was invited to be a speaker at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya during President Obama’s historic first visit. She was honored to be the youngest speaker on the main stage sharing her experiences as an entrepreneur & trailblazer in the field of diversity.

Voting is still open to the public for the “America’s Choice” contestant. The public can vote at missamerica.org/vote and facebook.com/missamerica and are permitted one vote per day, per user. Voting will close Tuesday, September 5th at 9:00pm ET and the chosen contestant will be announced during the live broadcast of “The 2018 Miss America Competition” with the Top 15. The remaining contestants in the Top 15 are selected by the Miss America Preliminary Judges Panel.  It is possible for America’s Choice to also be among the judges selection.

For the latest news, be sure to follow Miss America on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #MissAmerica.

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Join the Conversation: #MissAmerica

 

“Baywatch”: Raucous Extended Version Hits the Beach August 29, 2017 on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs

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Digital HD Available Two Weeks Early on August 15

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – The “bawdy, sexy” (Neil Pond, Parade) and “ridiculously
fun” (Rachel Smith, FOX-TV) comedy BAYWATCH makes waves with a new extended
version, featuring outrageous footage not seen in theaters, on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and
Blu-ray Combo Pack August 29, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Fans can
dive in two weeks early on Digital HD August 15.

When a dangerous crime wave hits the beach, legendary Lt. Mitch Buchannon
(Dwayne Johnson, The Fate of the Furious) leads his elite squad of badass lifeguards on a
mission to prove you don’t have to wear a badge to save the bay. Joined by a trio of hot-shot
recruits including former Olympian Matt Brody (Zac Efron, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising), they’ll
ditch the surf and go deep undercover to take down a ruthless businesswoman (Priyanka
Chopra, TV’s “Quantico”), whose devious plans threaten the future of the bay.

The BAYWATCH 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include both the extended
and theatrical versions of the film and are loaded with special features, including interviews
with the sensational cast, a look at the “Baywatch” legacy, behind-the-scenes footage of the
spectacular stunts, as well as deleted and extended scenes. The film also boasts a Dolby
Atmos® soundtrack* remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and
move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.

BAYWATCH Blu-ray Combo Pack
The BAYWATCH Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English Dolby Atmos
(Dolby TrueHD compatible), French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese
5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish
and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced
for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby
Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.
The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the theatrical version of the film as
well as the following:

Blu-ray
• Extended Version of the film in high definition
• Theatrical Version of the film in high definition
• Bonus Content:
o Meet the Lifeguards
o Continuing the Legacy
o Stunts & Training
o Deleted & Extended Scenes
DVD
• Theatrical Version of the film in standard definition

BAYWATCH 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack
Fans can enjoy the ultimate viewing experience with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack,
which includes the Blu-ray detailed above, as well as an Ultra HD Disc presented in 4K Ultra
HD with English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD compatible), French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish
5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English,
English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The Combo Pack also includes access
to a Digital HD copy of the theatrical version of the film.

BAYWATCH Single-Disc DVD
The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1
Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio
Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the
theatrical version of the film in standard definition.

 

Attack Force Z 35th anniversary edition staring Mel Gibson on Blu-ray 11/7

August 21, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

ATTACK FORCE Z, the World War II action classic starring
Mel Gibson, makes its high definition debut from
Umbrella Entertainment and MVD Entertainmnet Group
Coming to Blu-ray and digital on November 7th
      The film celebrates its 35th anniversary with a long awaited special edition release

Directed by Tim Burstall (End Play) and written by Roger Marshall (Twisted Nerve), Attack Force Zstars Academy Award© winner Mel Gibson (Braveheart, Lethal Weapon), three-time Golden Globe nominee Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, Thor: Ragnarok), John Phillip Law (Barbarella), Chris Haywood (Shine) and John Waters (Breaker Morant).

 

Attack Force Z was originally released theatrically in North America in June 1982 and is in the company of a collection of films that include Mad Max, The Road Warrior and Gallipoli that introduced Mel Gibson to U.S. audiences before his star making turn in the Academy Award© winning The Year of Living Dangerously.

 

Long before Gibson tackled the subject of World War II in Hacksaw Ridge, Attack Force Z tells the classic story of an elite military team of commandos lead by Captain P.G. Kelly (Gibson) dispatched during World War II to locate and rescue the survivors of a shot down plane stranded on a South Pacific island occupied by the Japanese. One of the castaways, a defecting Japanese official, holds the secret to ending the war and must be saved at all costs.

 

Making its debut in high definition Attack Force Z boasts a brand new 4K scan and restoration from the film’s inter-positive, presented for the first time ever on 1080p Blu-ray in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio along with the original uncompressed dual channel mono audio. Additional special features in the disc include “The 2-Men Debriefed”, a 25 minute featurette that includes interviews with executive producer John McCallum and actors John Waters and Chris Haywood (presented in standard definition) a photo gallery and the film’s original theatrical trailer.

Eric Wilkinson, MVD Entertainment Group’s Director of Acquisitions and Sales shares his excitement about announcing this release…
“Previous home video versions of this film have looked sub-par. Umbrella Entertainment has done an amazing job restoring this film to its original glory. As a collector of physical media, myself,  I’m happy to announce that Attack Force Z represents the first of many classic films on Blu-ray that MVD will be releasing in the near future.”
Attack Force Z makes is home video debut on November 7th 2017 on Blu-ray (UPC# 9344256016103) and Digital / VOD from MVD Entertainment Group in North America.
Pre-order now at MVDshop.com or on Amazon

 

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