Jerry Lewis dead at 91; entertainer was an icon in comedy

April 20, 2017

by John Larson

Jerry Lewis, who was considered a legend in comedy, died in Las Vegas on August 20, 2017, according to the Associated Press. He was 91.

Lewis (whose real name was Joe Levitch) began entertaining at the age of 5 as part of his parents’ vaudeville act. He rose to fame in his early 20s as a comedy duo with Dean Martin.  It was a partnership that lasted from 1946 to 1956, and included the TV series “The Martin and Lewis Show,” as well a several movies, including “That’s My Boy, “The Stooge” and “Pardners.” Lewis’ other well-known movies included “The Nutty Professor” and “The King of Comedy.”

From 1966 to 2010, Lewis hosted a Labor Day weekend telethon to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He served as MDA chairman until 2011.  He had many health problems that he battled over the years, including Lewis had had prostate cancer, diabetes, pulmonary fibrosis and heart disease.

Lewis had six sons with his first wife Patti Palmer, whom he was married to from 1944 to 1982.  Lewis and his second wide SanDee Pitnick (whom he married in 1983), had a daughter together

2017 Halloween Horror Nights: new ‘Saw’ maze debuts at Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando

August 14, 2017

(Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood)

The following is a press release from Universal Studios:

The “Saw” series – one of the highest grossing horror film franchises of all time – makes its return to “Halloween Horror Nights,” bringing the blockbuster’s most terrifying traps to life in an all-new original maze opening at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, beginning September 15, 2017.

Based on the Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures hit horror film franchise, “SAW: The Games of Jigsaw” will bring to life the scariest game yet. In this all-new maze guests will come face-to-face with the work of master craftsman “Jigsaw” and a collection of his most infamous traps from the ‘Saw’ film series and upcoming eighth installment ‘Jigsaw.’

“We’re thrilled to be partnering again with Universal Studios on an immersive experience that celebrates everything that our ‘Saw’ fans love,” said Lionsgate Senior Vice President of Global Live and Location Based Entertainment Jenefer Brown. “The maze features the most terrifying traps that made the ‘Saw’ franchise such a Halloween tradition, including some of the best from our upcoming film ‘Jigsaw.’ What better way to complement the film’s release this Halloween than taking audiences into the over-the-top action at Halloween Horror Nights.”

SAW is one of the top grossing horror film franchises, and we’re thrilled that the fan-favorite is making its return to ‘Halloween Horror Nights,’” said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.” “‘Saw: The Games of Jigsaw’ will encompass the greatest collection of traps featured in all eight ‘Saw’ movies to bring to life the most twisted ‘Saw’ maze ever produced, and we can’t wait for our fans to relive moments from the films.”

“We’re excited to bring ‘Saw’ back to Halloween Horror Nights and to take fans even deeper into the mind of ‘Jigsaw,’” said Charles Gray, Show Director for Creative Development, “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Orlando Resort. “Filled with unimaginable horrors from the hit saga and the upcoming film ‘Jigsaw,’ this maze is truly a trap in itself.”

Created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell, the SAW film series has ratcheted up tension and invention with each successive film, while rattling millions of nerves worldwide. The eighth film of the powerhouse franchise is scheduled to hit theatres on October 27, 2017 – in its traditional opening weekend slot leading into Halloween. JIGSAW is written by Josh Stolberg & Peter Goldfinger and directed by The Spierig Brothers

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 20 years, guests from around the world have visited Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood and Orlando to become victims inside their own horror film. The streets of each coast’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing “scare-actors” lunge from every darkened corner. Multiple movie-quality haunted houses are erected throughout the event, based on everything from iconic slasher films to hit horror television series to haunting original stories.

Additional details about Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” will be revealed soon. For more information about Halloween Horror Nights at either Universal Studios Hollywood or Universal Orlando Resort, visit

Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood are available online at and on Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood,” Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Watch videos on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube and join the conversation using #UniversalHHN.

2017 Halloween Horror Nights: ‘Trick ‘r Treat,’ ‘The Purge,’ ‘Invasion!,’ ‘Altars of Horror’ announced for Universal Studios Orlando

August 17, 2017

Halloween Horror Nights 2017
Halloween Horror Nights 2017(Photo courtesy of NBCUniversal)

The following is a press release from Universal Studios:

Beginning September 15, Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights will bring unimaginable horrors to life in five spine-chilling “scare zones” filled with menacing scareactors that stalk guests’ as their prey.

This year, these horrifying street experiences will live within a collection of the most unearthly and macabre terrors called The Festival of the Deadliest. From the depths where nightmares are born, this horrifying “scare zone” is an ancient tradition filled with hellish wonders that are hard to resist and impossible to escape. This ghastly collection of madmen and monsters from beyond the veil have joined together to revel in firelight and create the ultimate afterlife of fright. And this is just the beginning.

Once guests enter this hallowed celebration of blood and bone, their nightmares will never end as they’ll attempt to survive two unique “scare zones” based on two celebrated horror films – iconic Halloween film Trick ‘r Treat and popular film franchise The Purge – as well as two additional original “scare zones” reaped from the twisted minds of Universal Orlando’s Entertainment Team. Joining these horrific street experiences are nine disturbingly real haunted houses and two outrageous live shows – creating the ultimate Halloween event that no soul can survive.

•    Trick ‘r Treat: Inspired by the iconic horror film from Legendary Pictures and directed by Michael Dougherty, guests will be thrust into the traditions of Halloween with an authentic showcase to celebrate the haunted holiday. Surrounded by jack-o’-lanterns and door steps awaiting trick-or-treaters, the infamous Sam will be lurking in the shadows to strictly enforce the rules of Halloween – and those who disobey will pay the price…
•    The Purge: An American tradition returns to the streets of Halloween Horror Nights with the annual Purge set to commence. This gory “scare zone” will feature the return of fan-favorite characters from the film saga and the notorious victim auction whose bidders want nothing more than to exercise their right to Purge.
•    INVASION!: Guests will become the grotesque human experiments of fearless alien scientists who continue to plan the preeminent destruction of planet Earth.
•    Altars of Horror: Guests will come face-to-face with some of the most horrifying characters found in this year’s assemblage of haunted mazes – based on iconic horror films and terrifying hit TV shows.

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights will also feature two incredible live shows. This year, Academy of the Villains returns for a second consecutive year with an all-new show, ACADEMY OF VILLAINS: AFTERLIFE – incorporating fearsome elements from this year’s Festival of the Deadliest “scare zone.” Plus, after 26 years of Excellent Halloween Adventures, Bill and Ted are bringing their Farewell Tour to Halloween Horror Nights.

Additional details on this year’s event will be announced soon. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

MTV revives ‘Unplugged’ and ‘TRL’

August 17, 2017

by Carla Hay

In a move aimed at recapturing its former glory,  MTV is reviving two of its most famous music series: “Unplugged” and “TRL” (formerly known as “Total Request Live”). The new “Unplugged” will premiere September 8, 2017 with an episode featuring Shawn Mendes. The new “TRL,” a show that includes celebrity interviews and a countdown of popular music, will premiere on October 2, 2017,

The original “TRL,” which was on the air from 1998 to 2008, was hosted by Carson Daly. The new “TRL” will have a rotating group of five hosts: DJ/actress Amy Pham; rapper/comedian D.C. Young Fly; iHeartMedia personality Erik Zachary; former Revolt correspondent Lawrence K. Jackson; Tamara Dhia, a former writer/producer/host at Complex.

According to a press release that MTV issued in July 2017: “The daily live show will air from the network’s iconic Times Square studio and become the prime destination for youth culture and a meeting point for millions of fans. Expanded by nearly 200 percent, the 8,700 square-foot multi-functional studio allows for bigger audiences, expansive sets and simultaneous productions including new digital extensions of ‘TRL.’ The show will integrate linear, social and digital under the ‘TRL’ brand and bring teen passion points to life, while continuing to incorporate audience requests. The digital extensions will feature platform-specific, premium content across YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and”

“Unplugged,” which debuted in 1989, is a showcase for artists to perform acoustic concerts in an intimate setting. Eric Clapton, Nirvana and Mariah Carey were among those who had critically acclaimed, popular “Unplugged” episodes in the show’s early years. Several artists released their “Unplugged” episodes as albums and/or home videos. The show has been on and off hiatus for the past decade.

MTV launched in 1981 as a 24-hour network for music, but MTV began moving away from music programming in the late 1980s. By the beginning of the 21st century, more than half of MTV’s programming consisted of non-music programs, as shows like “The Hills,” “Jersey Shore” and “Teen Mom” became pop-culture hits for the network. MTV dropped the words “Music Television” from its logo in 2010.

MTV has been experiencing plummeting ratings in recent years, caused by the network failing to have a completely original breakout hit in years, as well as the Internet/social media dominating the media attention of MTV’s teenage target audience.  However, the network has shown signs of ratings improvement with its reboot of the game show “Fear Factor,” which delivered MTV’s highest ratings in two years when the reboot premiered in May 2017. “Fear Factor” was originally on NBC from 2001 to 2006 and 2011 to 2012 with Joe Rogan as host. MTV’s “Fear Factor” is hosted by Ludacris.

2017 Toronto International Film Festival: Masters, World Cinema, Wavelengths, and more Gala and Special Presentations announced

August 15, 2017

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The 42nd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) runs from September 7 to September 17, 2017. Festival ticket packages can be purchased online, by phone (416.599.TIFF or 1.888.599.8433), or in person at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Here are the latest movies and programming to be announced for TIFF 2017:

Gala Presentations

55 Steps | Bille August, Germany/Belgium
World Premiere

Chappaquiddick | John Curran, USA
World Premiere

Hochelaga, Terre des âmes | François Girard, Canada
World Premiere

My Days of Mercy | Tali Shalom-Ezer, USA
World Premiere

The Leisure Seeker | Paolo Virzì, Italy
International Premiere

Three Christs | Jon Avnet, USA
World Premiere

Special Presentations

The Captain (Der Hauptmann) | Robert Schwentke, Germany/France/Poland
World Premiere

The Conformist (冰之下) | Cai Shangjun, China
North American Premiere

The Cured | David Freyne, Ireland/United Kingdom/France
World Premiere

The Escape | Dominic Savage, United Kingdom
World Premiere

The Florida Project | Sean Baker, USA
North America Premiere

Foxtrot | Samuel Maoz, Israel/Germany/France/Switzerland
Canadian Premiere

I Love You, Daddy | Louis C.K., USA
World Premiere

In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) | Fatih Akin, Germany/France
North American Premiere

Journey’s End | Saul Dibb, United Kingdom
World Premiere

The Killing of a Sacred Deer | Yorgos Lanthimos, Ireland/United Kingdom
North American Premiere

Kodachrome | Mark Raso, Canada/USA
World Premiere

Lean On Pete | Andrew Haigh, USA/United Kingdom
Canadian Premiere

Loving Pablo | Fernando León de Aranoa, Spain
North American Premiere

Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D | John Landis, USA
North American Premiere

Preceded By
Making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller | Jerry Kramer, USA
North American Premiere

Manhunt | John Woo, Hong Kong/China
North American Premiere

Mark Felt – The Man Who Brought Down the White House | Peter Landesman, USA
World Premiere

Marrowbone | Sergio G. Sánchez, Spain
World Premiere

Motorrad | Vicente Amorim, Brazil
World Premiere

Molly’s Game | Aaron Sorkin, USA
World Premiere

The Motive (El Autor) | Manuel Martín Cuenca, Spain
World Premiere

Samui Song (Mai Mee Samui Samrab Ter) | Pen-ek Ratanaruang, Thailand/Germany/Norway
North American Premiere

Number One (Numéro Une) | Tonie Marshall, France
World Premiere

On Chesil Beach | Dominic Cooke, United Kingdom
World Premiere

Outside In | Lynn Shelton, USA
World Premiere

Papillon | Michael Noer, Serbia/Montenegro/Malta
World Premiere

Racer and the Jailbird | Michaël R. Roskam, Belgium/France
North American Premiere

Radiance (Hikari) | Naomi Kawase, Japan/France
North America Premiere

Redoubtable | Michel Hazanavicius, France
North America Premiere

Three Peaks (Drei Zinnen) | Jan Zabeil, Germany/Italy
North American Premiere

Unicorn Store | Brie Larson, USA
World Premiere

Who We Are Now | Matthew Newton, USA
World Premiere

You Disappear (Du Forsvinder) | Peter Schønau Fog, Denmark/Sweden
International Premiere

Youth (Fāng Huá) | Feng Xiaogang, China
World Premiere


Dark | Germany, 2 episodes | Showrunners: Baran bo Odar, Jantje Friese
Director: Baran bo Odar
World Premiere

The Deuce | USA, 2 episodes | Showrunners: David Simon, George Pelecanos
Directors: Michelle MacLaren, Ernest Dickerson
Episode 1, Canadian Premiere
Episode 2, World Premiere

The Girlfriend Experience | Season 2, USA, 4 episodes | Showrunners and directors: Amy Seimetz, Lodge Kerrigan
World Premiere

Under Pressure | Brazil, 2 episodes | Showrunners: Andrucha Waddington, Jorge Furtado
Directors: Andrucha Waddington, Mini Kerti
International Premiere

Alias Grace | Canada/USA, 2 episodes | Showrunner: Sarah Polley
Director: Mary Harron
World Premiere
*Previously announced with the Canadian lineup


The Day After (Geu-hu) | Hong Sangsoo, South Korea
North American Premiere

Faces Places (Visages Villages) | Agnès Varda, JR, France
Canadian Premiere

First Reformed | Paul Schrader, USA
Canadian Premiere

Happy End | Michael Haneke, France/Austria/Germany
North American Premiere

The House by the Sea (La Villa) | Robert Guédiguian, France
North American Premiere

Loveless (Nelyubov) | Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia/France/Belgium/Germany
Canadian Premiere

The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) | Aki Kaurismäki, Finland/Germany
Canadian Premiere

Our People Will Be Healed | Alanis Obomsawin, Canada
World Premiere
*Previously announced with the Canadian feature lineup

Rainbow – A Private Affair (Una questione privata) | Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, Italy/France
World Premiere

The Third Murder (Sandome no Satsujin) | Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan
North American Premiere

Zama | Lucrecia Martel, Argentina/Brazil/Spain/France/Netherlands/Mexico/Portugal/USA
North American Premiere

Contemporary World Cinema

A Ciambra | Jonas Carpignano, Italy/France/USA/Germany
International Premiere

A Sort of Family (Una Especie de Familia) | Diego Lerman, Argentina/Brazil/France/Poland
World Premiere

Alanis | Anahí Berneri, Argentina
World Premiere

Ana, mon amour | Călin Peter Netzer, Romania/Germany/France
North American Premiere

Angels Wear White (Jia Nian Hua) | Vivian Qu, China/France
North American Premiere

April’s Daughter (Las Hijas de Abril) | Michel Franco, Mexico
North American Premiere

Arrhythmia | Boris Khlebnikov, Russia/Finland/Germany
North American Premiere

Beyond Words | Urszula Antoniak, Netherlands/Poland
World Premiere

Birds Without Names (Kanojo ga Sono Na wo Shiranai Toritachi) | Kazuya Shiraishi, Japan
World Premiere

Breath | Simon Baker, Australia
World Premiere

Dark is the Night (Madilim ang Gabi) | Adolfo Alix Jr., Philippines
World Premiere

Directions (Posoki) | Stephan Komandarev, Bulgaria/Germany/Macedonia
North American Premiere

Disappearance (Verdwijnen) | Boudewijn Koole, Netherlands/Norway
International Premiere

Euthanizer (Armomurhaaja) | Teemu Nikki, Finland
World Premiere

Félicité | Alain Gomis, France/Senegal/Belgium/Germany/Lebanon
North American Premiere

Good Favour | Rebecca Daly, Ireland/Belgium/Denmark/Netherlands
World Premiere

Hannah | Andrea Pallaoro, Italy/Belgium/France
North American Premiere

Insyriated | Philippe Van Leeuw, Belgium/France/Lebanon
Canadian Premiere

Life and nothing more | Antonio Méndez Esparza, Spain/USA
World Premiere

Longing (Gaagua) | Savi Gabizon, Israel
North American Premiere

Looking for Oum Kulthum | Shirin Neshat, Germany/Austria/Italy/Lebanon/Qatar
North American Premiere

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (Marlina si Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak) | Mouly Surya, Indonesia/France/Malaysia/Thailand
North American Premiere

Miami | Zaida Bergroth, Finland
International Premiere

Motorrad | Vicente Amorim, Brazil
World Premiere

Nina | Juraj Lehotský, Slovakia/Czech Republic
North American Premiere

On Body and Soul | Ildikó Enyedi, Hungary
North American Premiere

Samui Song (Mai Mee Samui Samrab Ter) | Pen-ek Ratanaruang, Thailand/Germany/Norway
North American Premiere

Sergio & Sergei (Sergio & Serguéi) | Ernesto Daranas Serrano, Spain/Cuba
World Premiere

The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales (Le Grand Méchant Renard et autres contes) | Benjamin Renner, Patrick Imbert, France
North American Premiere

The Insult (L’Insulte) | Ziad Doueiri, France/Lebanon
Canadian Premiere

The Journey (Al Rahal) | Mohamed Jabarah Al-daradji, Iraq/United Kingdom/France/Qatar/Netherlands
World Premiere

The Lodgers | Brian O’Malley, Ireland
World Premiere

The Number | Khalo Matabane, South Africa
World Premiere

The Royal Hibiscus Hotel | Ishaya Bako, Nigeria
World Premiere

The Summit (La Cordillera) | Santiago Mitre, Argentina/Spain/France
North American Premiere

Tulipani, Love, Honour and a Bicycle | Mike van Diem, Netherlands/Italy/Canada
World Premiere

Under the Tree (Undir Trénu) | Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, Iceland/Denmark/Poland/Germany
International Premiere

Veronica (Verónica) | Paco Plaza, Spain
International Premiere

Wajib | Annemarie Jacir, Palestine/France/Germany/Colombia/Norway/Qatar/United Arab Emirates
North American Premiere

Western | Valeska Grisebach, Germany/Bulgaria/Austria
North American Premiere

2017 Tribeca TV Festival: inaugural event announces programming and schedule

August 16, 2017

Tribeca TV Festival

The following is a press release from the Tribeca TV Festival:


Series Premieres include truTV’s “At Home with Amy Sedaris,” SundanceTV’s “Liar,” and ABC’s “Ten Days in the Valley”

Sneak Peeks of Upcoming Episodes of FX’s “Better Things” and FOX’s “Gotham”; Season Premieres of ABC’s “Designated Survivor,” and Amazon’s “Red Oaks”

NBC’s “Will & Grace’s” Cast and Creators to Reunite for Exclusive Celebration and Talk

With an overwhelming amount of TV programming currently available to viewers, the Tribeca TV Festival in New York City will be a trusted curator to help audiences connect with the most compelling episodic storytelling in the new age of TV—presenting work premiering on TV, online, as well as VR. Like its cousin in April, the Festival will highlight highly-anticipated new premieres, and also draw attention to under-the-radar work and talent. It will give audiences the opportunity to experience tomorrow’s watercooler moments before they start to trend, and for the fan community to come together to celebrate their love for TV.

‎”Ten years ago we wouldn’t have needed a TV festival. Now, with the change in the TV landscape, both the quality and quantity of shows, it makes sense,” said Robert De Niro, Co-Founder of Tribeca. “As the Tribeca Film Festival has done, the Tribeca TV Festival will act as a curator in bringing people together for this emerging experience.”

Tribeca TV Festival will bring the small screen (and the even smaller screen) to the big screen, offering TV fans a communal, curated experience where they can get an advance look at brand new series and fan-favorite shows and hear from creators. Programming highlights include a special conversation with “Will & Grace” stars Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally and show creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan ahead of the highly anticipated reboot this fall; a sneak peek of an upcoming episode of the FX show “Better Things,” followed by a conversation with Emmy® winner Pamela Adlon speaking with show co-creator Louis C.K.; the series premiere of the upcoming truTV show “At Home with Amy Sedaris,” followed by a conversation with co-creator Amy Sedaris, the series premiere of ABC’s “Ten Days in the Valley,” followed by a conversation with star/EP Kyra Sedgwick, and more.

Television programming has been a part of the Tribeca Film Festival since it screened the series finale of the hit show “Friends” in 2004 at the Tribeca Drive-In®. In 2016, Tribeca launched an official section of the festival dedicated to TV programming, which has featured world premieres of new series and seasons of anticipated shows and special events, including the world premieres of Emmy®-nominated programs “The Night Of” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Television – along with VR, gaming, and online work – has become a key pillar of the Festival as part of Tribeca’s commitment to showcasing the best stories across any screen.

“Tribeca has proven itself to be the ideal home for showcasing excellence in storytelling, no matter the medium,” said Jane Rosenthal, Co-Founder and Executive Chair of Tribeca. “The expansion into television is a natural progression in this evolving entertainment landscape.”

“Some of the best stories are being told on television,” said Paula Weinstein, Executive Vice President of Tribeca Enterprises. “The programming team has developed a slate of fan favorites and discoveries to bring these stories to the Tribeca audience.”

Advance selection presale tickets for Citi® Private Pass members go on sale Tuesday, August 22nd (11 am EST) and for general public on Friday, August 25th (11 am EST). All Citi® Private Pass® presale tickets and general public tickets can be purchased online at For additional information on ticket sales, email [email protected].

The programming slate for the Tribeca TV Festival is as follows:

At Home with Amy Sedaris (truTV) – Series Premiere – World Premiere

“Strangers with Candy,” “BoJack Horseman,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”: Amy Sedaris is one of the great comic performers of our day. But did you know she is also a superlative homemaker and entertainer of guests? In this comedy series, a long-gestating passion project for its star, Amy will show off her diverse but necessary homemaking skills, which range from creating popsicle stick buddies and gutting a fish, to making raisin necklaces and entertaining businessmen.

After the world premiere of their new series, Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello will joined by moderator Andy Cohen to discuss the creation of this truly one-of-a-kind project, how they’ve partnered together through the years and how Amy maintains her unique vision across mediums of film, TV, print, publishing, and live performance.

  • Event time: September 22 at 8:15pm

“Better Things” (FX) – Special Sneak Peek

Emmy winner and New York City native Pamela Adlon is the creative mind behind breakout hit “Better Things,” in which she also stars as working actor and single mom-of-three Sam. Consistently hilarious, but always grounded, “Better Things” is a truly refreshing take on the tried-and-true family sitcom, with Adlon’s signature all over it (in addition to writing and starring duties, Adlon also directs every episode). In the midst of launching Season 2, and in the wake of her Best Actress Emmy nomination, Adlon will be joined by her co-creator Louis C.K. for an only-at-Tribeca conversation about her funny, bawdy, bittersweet brainchild, including the world premiere of Better Things’ upcoming episode Robin.

  • Event time: September 22 at 6pm

“Designated Survivor”(ABC) – Season 2 Premiere – World Premiere

Kiefer Sutherland stars as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the US Capitol, on ABC’s hit drama “Designated Survivor.” In the second season of the dramatic thriller, President Kirkman is a year into his presidency and continuing to navigate the volatile – and sometimes dangerous world of Washington politics – while continuing the search for Patrick Lloyd, the mastermind behind one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.

After the screening we will be joined by stars Maggie Q, Kal Penn, and Italia Ricci for an exclusive conversation about the new season of this propulsive political thriller.

  • Event time: September 24 at 6pm

“Gotham” (FOX) – Special Sneak Peek

Revealing an entirely new chapter in the rise of the great DC Super-Villains, “Gotham” follows one cop as he navigates a dangerously corrupt city, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular superheroes of our time. Season Four will witness the emergence of the criminal landscape Gotham City is best known for, with Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) at the forefront of the fight against the most depraved and unhinged villains. While Gotham City fights for normalcy, a new hero will rise, as Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) begins to assume responsibility for the city’s well-being.

Executive producer Danny Cannon will be joined by several of the remarkable ensemble cast, including
Ben McKenzie, Robin Lord Taylor, Camren Bicondova, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee,  Jessica Lucas & Erin Richards. The panelists will offer a sneak peek at this new phase of New York’s best known alter-ego, as Gotham (the city) and “Gotham” (the show) both enter a new and exciting chapter. The conversation will also feature the world premiere of the show’s upcoming “The Fear Reaper” episode.

  • Event time: September 23 at 4pm

“Liar” (SundanceTV) – Series Premiere International Premiere

After a seemingly innocent date between devoted teacher Laura (Joanne Froggatt) and renowned surgeon Andrew (Ioan Gruffudd), a series of volatile accusations threaten to capsize their lives. Secrets and lies slowly unravel in this tense and gripping psychological thriller, where everyone is lying in some way until the truth ultimately reveals itself. Creators Jack and Harry Williams, who have previously brought us crossover UK hits “The Missing” and “Fleabag,” now debut an intimate, twisting crime thriller where each new clue peels back another layer of these two complex characters.

After the premiere, the creators will be joined by star Joanne Froggatt (“Downton Abbey”) for a conversation about their six-episode shocker: how they use current events to create dramatic tension and approach the thriller from a distinctly character-driven POV and what we can expect next after episode one’s bombshell first date.

  • Event time: September 23 at 7:45pm

“Look But With Love (Within)” – VR Series – World Premiere
Pioneering virtual reality and augmented reality company Within brings us the original documentary series “Look But With Love,” from Academy Award-winning Tribeca alum Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, produced by SOC Films and Here Be Dragons. As the medium of VR continues to evolve, it has emerged as a perfect platform for episodic storytelling. Viewers are encouraged to revisit worlds that they would otherwise be unable to, developing a deeper understanding of story and place through the immersive technology. This 5-episode series follows the fearless and passionate citizens of Pakistan who are changing the socio-political landscape through brave and inspiring actions. From a group of women fighting terrorist insurgency with paramilitary training, to a woman teaching arts-deprived children to tell stories through dance, these subjects are remarkably introduced through moving live-action virtual reality rendered by a master documentarian.

  • Episode 1: A Story of Women and Episode 2: A Story of Dance of Look But With Love will be available to experience at no additional charge for ticket holders at the Festival. These experiences can be found on the 3rd floor of Cinépolis Chelsea.

“Red Oaks” (Amazon) – Season 3 Premiere – World Premiere

It’s the summer of ’87 and change is in the air at Red Oaks. David is chasing his dream to become a director in NYC. Wheeler and Misty have taken their relationship to the next level but face unforeseen obstacles. Getty is making lemonade of lemons in prison. Sam (Richard Kind) and Judy (Jennifer Grey) are finding new and unexplored passions in Jersey. Meanwhile, back at Red Oaks, Nash finds that the club’s future might in danger….

Executive Produced by independent film stalwarts Steven Soderbergh & David Gordon Green, Amazon’s nostalgic coming-of-age comedy returns for a third and final season of life lessons couched in summer shenanigans at Red Oaks country club. Following the premiere of Season 3, stars Paul Reiser, Craig Roberts, Alexandra Turshen, Ennis Esmer & Richard Kind will be joined by Creators Joe Gangemi & Gregory Jacobs to reflect on their delightful gem of a show, its deft balance of comedy, drama, and nostalgia, and what new and returning audiences can look forward to this season.

  • Event time: September 24 at 5:00pm

“Queen Sugar” (OWN) – Season 2 Midseason Premiere

Executive Produced by Ava Duvernay, Oprah Winfrey and Monica Macer, “Queen Sugar” follows the Bordelon siblings as they struggle to move forward with their lives and strive to honor the legacy of their father following his unexpected passing. Directed by Julie Dash, Season 2’s midseason premiere finds Darla sharing engagement news with the family, Micah finally coming to terms with his emotions, and Charley receiving an unexpected visit.

Following the episode, the cast of “Queen Sugar,” Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner and Kofi Siriboe, will join us to discuss their acclaimed performances and rich characters, working with an all-female directing team, and maybe providing a few clues as to how Season 2 will end.

  • Event time: September 24 at 7:15pm

“Ten Days in the Valley” (ABC) – Series Premiere

Jane Sadler is an overworked television producer and single mother, in the middle of a fractious separation, whose life is turned upside down when her young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night. And just like her controversial police TV show, everything is a mystery, everyone has a secret and no one can be trusted.

Emmy winner Kyra Sedgwick, riveting as the complex Jane, also executive produces this new character-driven thriller. She will be joined after the premiere of the series’ first two episodes by the rest of her all-female creative team, Creator Tassie Cameron and fellow Executive Producers Marcy Ross & Jill Littman, for an illuminating conversation about their smart and surprising take on the TV mystery-procedural.

  • Event time: September 24 at 3pm

“Will & Grace” (NBC) – Exclusive Special Conversation

In our era of ubiquitous remakes and reboots, is there any more anticipated reunion than the original cast of “Will & Grace”? A decade after their unforgettable eight-season run, Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally reprise their iconic roles as Will, Grace, Jack and Karen. On the eve of their new series launching September 28th, the fabulous foursome will be joined by co-creators/executive producers Max Mutchnick and David Kohan for an intimate, and sure-to-be hilarious conversation about what to expect from our favorite 2000s New Yorkers in 2017.

  • Event time: September 23 at 7pm

YouTube’s Creators for Change

In September 2016, YouTube launched Creators for Change, to support positive messages of change and tolerance. YouTube tapped top personalities, like John Green, Franchesca Ramsey and Natalie Tran, as Ambassadors to mentor up-and-coming Creators from across the globe in creating original pieces dedicated to spreading messages of tolerance in a particularly divisive time globally.

Join us for a premiere of the much-anticipated Creators for Change pieces, followed by a conversation with an exciting international group of cutting-edge Creators, led by a special guest Ambassador. Audience members will have the opportunity to hear how each Creator chose to creatively speak to their fans using the power of storytelling, music, poetry and more—plus, how they themselves can use the platform to promote the causes they care about

  • Event time: September 22 at 6:30pm

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2017 MTV Video Music Awards: Pink to receive Video Vanguard Award

August 15, 2017

MTV VMA 2017 logo

The following is a press release from MTV:

MTV has announced that the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) will bestow P!nk with its highest honor, the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award,” for her trailblazing impact on music, pop culture, fashion and philanthropy. P!nk will perform live from the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Sunday, August 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. 

Known for her boundary-breaking and rebellious nature, P!nk’s legacy spawns a 17-year long career as a powerhouse vocalist and performer. The prolific singer/songwriter has created some of the most memorable pop songs and music videos of our time from “Don’t Let me Get Me” and “Try,” to “F**kin’ Perfect”  and “Trouble.” With this honor, P!nk joins the prestigious list of past Vanguard recipients including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, Guns N’ Roses, Beastie Boys, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, BEYONCÉ, Kanye West and Rihanna.

On Wednesday, August 16, at 6:00 p.m. ET fans can tune-in to MTV for the exclusive broadcast premiere of the “What about Us” video.

P!nk’s signature vocals have transformed her into a fearless pop artist with an eclectic range allowing her to produce everything from a pop-rock song one day, to a soulful R&B song the next. She is also known for lighting up the stage with her unparalleled acrobats and evocative live shows, dazzling audiences with her memorable performances.  Her latest single, “What About Us” was released last week and hit #1 on iTunes in 26 markets, Top 5 in 36 markets and Top 10 in 48 markets on the day of release (Click Here To Listen).  The track was also the 2nd greatest gainer at Top 40 and Hot AC Radio. Rolling Stone called the single, “an emotional dance floor anthem,” while Billboard said it’s “an anthem for our times.”

Since her debut in 2000, P!NK has released six studio albums, 1 greatest hits album, sold over 42 million albums, over 75 million singles, over 2.4 million DVDs worldwide and has had 15 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (four at #1). In addition, she is the recipient of three Grammy Awards, one Daytime Emmy Award, three Billboard Music Awards, six MTV Video Music Awards, two MTV Europe Awards, two People’s Choice Awards and was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2013.  She has sold out arenas all over the world, made her acting debut in Lionsgate’s Thanks for Sharing and released a side project with singer/songwriter Dallas Green entitled You+Me. Last year, P!NK released “Just Like Fire” from Walt Disney Studios’ feature film Alice Through The Looking Glass.  The track was #1 on the Adult Contemporary Chart for 6 consecutive weeks and has over 155 million views of the music video. P!NK was featured on Kenny Chesney’s “Setting The World on Fire,” marking her first #1 on the Country Airplay Chart and Hot Country Songs Chart.  The track also received a 2017 Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group performance earning P!NK her 18th Grammy nomination.

P!NK is a huge supporter of various charities, including: Make a Wish Foundation, Autism Speaks, Human Rights Campaign and No Kid Hungry.  She was formerly a spokesperson for CoverGirl and remains on the UNICEF team as an Ambassador.

Fans can vote for their favorites across eight VMA categories, including “Video of the Year,” “Artist of the Year,” “Best Collaboration” and more by visiting

Jesse Ignjatovic returns as Executive Producer for the 2017 “MTV Video Music Awards.” Bruce Gillmer, Garrett English and Lee Lodge are Executive Producers. Melanie Block serves as Executive in Charge of Production. Amani Duncan is Music Executive in Charge. Wendy Plaut is Celebrity Talent Executive in Charge.

Official sponsors of the “2017 MTV Video Music Awards” include: Extra® Gum, PEPSI®, Swiffer®, Taco Bell®, truth®, and Verizon.


Lionsgate announces plans for theme park in Korea to showcase ‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Twilight’ movies and more

August 15, 2017

The following is a press release from Lionsgate:

Landing Jeju Development Co., Ltd. (LJDC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Landing International Development Limited and the developer and operator of Jeju Shinhwa World, and global content leader Lionsgate has announced plans to develop Lionsgate Movie World at Jeju Shinhwa World, Korea. Lionsgate Movie World, spanning approximately 1.3 million square feet (approximately 122,000 square meters) and centered around multiple renowned Lionsgate film properties, is Lionsgate’s first branded outdoor theme park and the latest milestone in the continued ramp up of Lionsgate’s location-based entertainment business around the world.

 In addition to being Korea’s first international theme park, Lionsgate Movie World at Jeju Shinhwa World will be the first outdoor theme park built exclusively around world-famous movies.  It is also the largest destination attraction to date in Lionsgate’s growing international network of branded theme parks, entertainment centers and other attractions in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The project will be developed into seven movie zones, each themed around blockbuster Lionsgate properties which have collectively grossed nearly $9 billion at the global box office.  These include “The Hunger Games,” “The Twilight Saga” and “Now You See Me” as well as the eagerly-anticipated March 2018 release “Robin Hood.” Visitors can experience actual movie scenes through state-of-the-art rides, attractions and 4D Intellectual Property (IP) reproduced streets and towns.  Each zone will also feature themed restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops and entertainment performances. Lionsgate Movie World at Jeju Shinhwa World is expected to commence construction in 2018 and is scheduled to open in 2019.
Mr. Yang Zhihui, Chairman and Executive Director of Landing International Development Limited, said, “It is our great honour to have Lionsgate as our partner. We are very excited to have the first Lionsgate Movie World at Jeju Shinhwa World bringing Hollywood movies and their immersive environments to our theme park to deliver a premium guest experience. With Lionsgate’s success in the content creation industry, we strongly believe that Lionsgate Movie World at Jeju Shinhwa World will enhance our offerings and further strengthen Jeju Shinhwa World’s market position as a desired tourist destination in Jeju.”

“We’re pleased to partner with our friends at Landing International, one of Asia’s premier developers, on our first branded outdoor theme park and one of our largest and most exciting location-based entertainment destinations,” said Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer.  “Our partners are creating a world-class resort that will be the perfect home for our theme park.  Under the leadership of Tim Palen, Kerry Phelan and Jenefer Brown, and driven by a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, we have built a global location-based entertainment business in just three short years, and Lionsgate Movie World promises to become one of its crown jewels.”

Lionsgate Movie World will be the centerpiece of Jeju Shinhwa World, one of Korea’s most dynamic integrated resorts spanning an area of approximately 2.5 million square meters (over 20 million square feet).  Opening progressively from earlier this year, Jeju Shinhwa World offers premium guest experience in world class resort facilities including Four Seasons, Marriott and Somerset hotels, upscale resort condominiums and villas, high end retail for international and K-fashion brands. The integrated development will also feature an array of leisure and entertainment options including a waterpark, theme parks, a destination spa, an international style casino and a K-pop entertainment center.

Launched at the beginning of 2017, Jeju Shinhwa World is opening in phases and will be one of Korea’s most exciting and prestigious world-class integrated leisure and entertainment resorts.  More details are available on Jeju Shinhwa World’s website (

2017 Teen Choice Awards: ‘Riverdale,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ Fifth Harmony, Ariana Grande among the big winners

August 13, 2017

by Carla Hay

Teen Choice 2017

Fifth Harmony members Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, and Lauren Jauregui at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Fox)

The live-action movie “Beauty and the Beast,” the TV drama “Riverdale and music stars Fifth Harmony and Ariana Grande were among the big winners at the 19th annual Teen Choice Awards, which were presented August 13, 2017, at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center in Los Angeles. Fox had the live telecast of the show in the United States.

“Riverdale” won the most prizes (seven), while “Beauty and the Beast” won five awards. Fifth Harmony, Ariana Grande and “Teen Wolf” were among the winners that took four prizes each. Most of the show’s winners were not in attendance at the ceremony, whose awards are voted for online by the pubic. According to Fox, more than 63 million votes were cast on Twitter and for the 2017 Teen Choice Awards. To learn more about voting and to see a complete set of rules, visit

Rock band Maroon 5 received the Decade Award, multi-Grammy Award-winning superstar Bruno Mars was honored with the Visionary Award and actress/singer Vanessa Hudgens was presented with the first-ever #SeeHer Award.

Miley Cyrus, who had been announced to receive the Ultimate Choice Award (the show’s highest prize), cancelled her appearance on short notice. She later posted this statement on Instagram: “I am beyond bummed I couldn’t make it to the show as I had every intention of being there to accept and celebrate this honor! I created an unrealistic schedule for myself which leads me to this announcement! ‘ve been tryin to keep the secret but I can’t hide it any longer! My new single / music video #YoungerNow will be dropping this Friday , Aug 18th & I am sooooooo EXCITED to share it with all of you! I hope to always make people smile and shine light thru my work! I look forward to making music for the rest of my life and I’m thankful everyday for those who listen! I am sending so much love and peace into the world right now because THATS what we need most! Love Love & more LOVE!”

Presenters included Anthony Anderson, Fifth Harmony, and Logan Paul announced the most anticipated performances and honorees.

Performers included Louis Tomlinson with Bebe Rexha; Rita Ora and Kyle, alongside Lil Yachty; Clean Bandit with Zara Larsson; French Montana and Swae Lee with Triplets Ghetto Kids; Rae Sremmurd; and “Star” cast members Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady.

Here is the complete list of winners and nominees for the 2017 Teen Choice Awards:

*= winner


Choice Action Movie


“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

“The Fate of the Furious”

“Transformers: The Last Knight”

“Wonder Woman”*

xXx: Return of Xander Cage”


Choice Action Movie Actor

Brenton Thwaites – “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

Chris Pine – “Wonder Woman”*

Dwayne Johnson – “The Fate of the Furious”

Hugh Jackman – “Logan”

Johnny Depp – “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

Vin Diesel – “The Fate of the Furious,” “xXx: Return of Xander Cage”


Choice Action Movie Actress

Deepika Padukone – “xXx: Return of Xander Cage”

Gal Gadot – “Wonder Woman”*

Kaya Scodelario – “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

Michelle Rodriguez – “The Fate of the Furious”

Nina Dobrev – “xXx: Return of Xander Cage”

Ruby Rose – “xXx: Return of Xander Cage”


Choice Sci-Fi Movie


“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”*

“Kong: Skull Island”

“Power Rangers”

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

“The Space Between Us”

Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actor

Asa Butterfield – “The Space Between Us”

Chris Pratt – “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”*

Dacre Montgomery – “Power Rangers”

Diego Luna – “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

Jeremy Renner – “Arrival”

Tom Hiddleston – “Kong: Skull Island”


Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actress

Amy Adams – “Arrival”

Becky G – “Power Rangers”

Brie Larson – “Kong: Skull Island”

Felicity Jones – “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

Naomi Scott – “Power Rangers”

Zoe Saldana – “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”*


Choice Fantasy Movie

“Beauty and the Beast”*

“Doctor Strange”

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”


  Choice Fantasy Movie Actor

Asa Butterfield – “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”

Benedict Cumberbatch – “Doctor Strange”

Dan Stevens – “Beauty and the Beast”

Dwayne Johnson – “Moana”*

Eddie Redmayne – “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Choice Fantasy Movie Actress

Auli’i Cravalho – “Moana

Emma Watson – “Beauty and the Beast”*

Eva Green – “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”

Katherine Waterston – “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Rachel McAdams – “Doctor Strange”


Choice Drama Movie

“Before I Fall”

“Everything, Everything”*


“Hidden Figures”

“The Edge of Seventeen”

“The Shack”


Choice Drama Movie Actor

Andrew Garfield – “Hacksaw Ridge”

Chris Evans – “Gifted”

Kian Lawley – “Before I Fall”*

Nick Robinson – “Everything, Everything”

Taylor Lautner – “Run the Tide”


Choice Drama Movie Actress

Amandla Stenberg – “Everything, Everything”

Emma Watson – “The Circle”*

Hailee Steinfeld – “The Edge of Seventeen”

Taraji P. Henson – “Hidden Figures”

Zoey Deutch – “Before I Fall”


Choice Comedy Movie

“Cars 3”

“Finding Dory”*

“Keeping Up with the Joneses”

“Table 19”

“The LEGO Batman Movie”


Choice Comedy Movie Actor

Dwayne Johnson – “Baywatch”

Owen Wilson – “Cars 3”

Ricky Garcia – “Bigger Fatter Liar”

Will Arnett – “The LEGO Batman Movie”

Zac Efron – “Baywatch”*

Zach Galifianakis – “Keeping Up with the Joneses”


Choice Comedy Movie Actress

Alexandra Daddario – “Baywatch”

Anna Kendrick – “Table 19”

Ellen DeGeneres – “Finding Dory”*

Gal Gadot – “Keeping Up with the Joneses”

Jennifer Hudson – “Sandy Wexler”

Tori Kelly – “Sing”

Choice Movie Villain

Charlize Theron – “The Fate of the Furious”

Elizabeth Banks – “Power Rangers”

James McAvoy – “Split”

Javier Bardem – “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

Luke Evans – “Beauty and the Beast”*

Priyanka Chopra – “Baywatch”

Choice Breakout Movie Star

Auli’i Cravalho – “Moana”*

Deepika Padukone – “xXx: Return of Xander Cage”

Harry Styles – “Dunkirk”

Janelle Monáe – “Hidden Figures”

Tom Holland – “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

Zendaya – “Spider-Man: Homecoming”


Choice MovieShip

Chris Pratt & Zoe Saldana – “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”

Deepika Padukone & Ruby Rose – “xXx: Return of Xander Cage”

Emma Watson & Dan Stevens – “Beauty and the Beast”*

Gal Gadot & Chris Pine – “Wonder Woman”

Michelle Rodriguez & Vin Diesel – “The Fate of the Furious”

Zac Efron & Dwayne Johnson – “Baywatch”

Choice Summer Movie

“Cars 3”

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

“Spider-Man: Homecoming”*

“Transformers: The Last Knight”

“War for the Planet of the Apes”

“Wonder Woman”


Choice Summer Movie Actor

Ansel Elgort – “Baby Driver”

Chris Pine – “Wonder Woman”

Harry Styles – “Dunkirk”

Mark Wahlberg – “Transformers: The Last Knight”

Owen Wilson – “Cars 3”

Tom Holland – “Spider-Man: Homecoming”*

Choice Summer Movie Actress

Bella Thorne – “Amityville: The Awakening”

Cara Delevingne – “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”

Gal Gadot – “Wonder Woman”

Isabela Moner – “Transformers: The Last Knight”

Mandy Moore – “47 Meters Down”

Zendaya – “Spider-Man: Homecoming”*


Choice Drama TV Show


“Famous In Love”

“Pretty Little Liars”



“This Is Us”


Choice Drama TV Actor

Cole Sprouse – “Riverdale”*

Ian Harding – “Pretty Little Liars”

Jesse Williams – “Grey’s Anatomy”

Jussie Smollett – “Empire”

Milo Ventimiglia – “This Is Us”

Sterling K. Brown – “This Is Us”


Choice Drama TV Actress

Ashley Benson – “Pretty Little Liars”

Bella Thorne – “Famous In Love”

Lucy Hale – “Pretty Little Liars”*

Sasha Pieterse – “Pretty Little Liars”

Shay Mitchell – “Pretty Little Liars”

Troian Bellisario – “Pretty Little Liars”


Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show

Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”

“Stranger Things”


“Teen Wolf”

“The Vampire Diaries”*



Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor

Bob Morley – “The 100”

Dylan O’Brien – “Teen Wolf”*

Ian Somerhalder – “The Vampire Diaries”

Jensen Ackles – “Supernatural”

Joseph Morgan – “The Originals”

Matthew Daddario – “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”


Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress

Abigail Spencer – “Timeless”

Eliza Taylor – “The 100”

Emeraude Toubia – “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”

Jennifer Morrison – “Once Upon A Time”

Kat Graham – “The Vampire Diaries”*

Lana Parrilla – “Once Upon A Time”


Choice Action TV Show



“Lethal Weapon”

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”


“The Flash”*


Choice Action TV Actor

Chris Wood – “Supergirl

Clayne Crawford – “Lethal Weapon”

Gabriel Luna – “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

Grant Gustin – “The Flash”*

Stephen Amell – “Arrow”

Wentworth Miller – “Prison Break”


Choice Action TV Actress

Caity Lotz – “Legends of Tomorrow”

Candice Patton – “The Flash”

Danielle Panabaker – “The Flash”

Emily Bett Rickards – “Arrow”

Jordana Brewster – “Lethal Weapon”

Melissa Benoist – “Supergirl”*


Choice Comedy TV Show

“Baby Daddy”

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

“Fuller House”*

“Jane the Virgin”

“One Day at a Time”

“Young & Hungry”


Choice Comedy TV Actor

Andy Samberg – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Anthony Anderson – “black-ish

Hudson Yang – “Fresh Off the Boat”

Jaime Camil – “Jane the Virgin”

Jean-Luc Bilodeau – “Baby Daddy”*

Micah Fowler – “Speechless”

Choice Comedy TV Actress

Candace Cameron Bure – “Fuller House”*

Emma Roberts – “Scream Queens”

Gina Rodriguez – “Jane the Virgin”

Rose McIver – “iZombie

Yara Shahidi – “black-ish

Zendaya – “K.C. Undercover”


Choice Animated TV Show

“Bob’s Burgers”

“Family Guy”*

“Gravity Falls”

“Rick and Morty

“Sonic Boom”

“Steven Universe”

Choice Reality TV Show

“Chasing Cameron”

“Dance Moms”

“Keeping Up with the Kardashians”

Masterchef Junior”

“The Voice”*

“Total Bellas


Choice Throwback TV Show

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

“Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”

“One Tree Hill”*

“Sister, Sister”

“The O.C.”

“Veronica Mars”


Choice TV Personality

Anthony Anderson – “To Tell the Truth”

Blake Shelton – “The Voice”

Ellen DeGeneres – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”*

James Corden – “The Late Late Show with James Corden

Jimmy Fallon – “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

Tyra Banks – “America’s Got Talent”

Choice TV Villain

Cory Michael Smith – “Gotham”

Grant Gustin – “The Flash”

Janel Parrish – “Pretty Little Liars”*

Josh Segarra – “Arrow”

Mark Pellegrino – “Supernatural”

Teri Hatcher – “Supergirl”

Choice Breakout TV Show

“Famous in Love”



“Stranger Things”

“This is Us”



Choice Breakout TV Star

Chrissy Metz – “This is Us”

Finn Wolfhard – “Stranger Things”

K.J. Apa – “Riverdale”

Lili Reinhart – “Riverdale”*

Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things”

Ryan Destiny – “Star”

Choice TVShip

#BELLARKE (Eliza Taylor & Bob Morley) – “The 100”

#BUGHEAD (Lili Reinhart & Cole Sprouse) – “Riverdale”*

#EMISON (Shay Mitchell & Sasha Pieterse) – “Pretty Little Liars”

#KARAMEL (Chris Wood & Melissa Benoist) – “Supergirl”

#MALEC (Matthew Daddario & Harry Shum Jr.) – “Shadowhunters: The Mortal


#STYDIA (Holland Roden & Dylan O’Brien) – “Teen Wolf”

Choice Summer TV Show

“America’s Got Talent”

“Beat Shazam”

“The Bold Type”

“The Fosters”

“So You Think You Can Dance”

“Teen Wolf”*


Choice Summer TV Actor

Cody Christian – “Teen Wolf”

David Lambert – “The Fosters”

Harry Shum Jr. – “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”

Kyle Harris – “Stitchers”

Noah Centineo – “The Fosters”

Tyler Posey – “Teen Wolf”*


Choice Summer TV Actress

Aisha Dee – “The Bold Type”

Cierra Ramirez – “The Fosters”

Hilary Duff – “Younger”

Holland Roden – “Teen Wolf”*

Maia Mitchell – “The Fosters”

Shelley Hennig – “Teen Wolf”


Choice Male Artist

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran

Harry Styles*

Justin Bieber

Shawn Mendes

The Weeknd

Choice Female Artist

Alessia Cara

Ariana Grande*

Hailee Steinfeld

Katy Perry

Miley Cyrus

Selena Gomez

Choice Music Group

Fifth Harmony*

Little Mix

Maroon 5

The Chainsmokers

The Lumineers

The Vamps

twenty one pilots

Choice Country Artist

Blake Shelton

Carrie Underwood*

Florida Georgia Line

Kelsea Ballerini

Luke Bryan

Sam Hunt

Choice Electronic/Dance Artist

Calvin Harris*

David Guetta

Major Lazer

Martin Garrix

Steve Aoki


Choice Latin Artist


Daddy Yankee

Enrique Iglesias

Luis Fonsi




Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist


Chance the Rapper


Kendrick Lamar

Nicki Minaj


Choice Rock Artist

Harry Styles*

Imagine Dragons

Linkin Park


twenty one pilots

X Ambassadors

Choice Song: Female Artist

Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful”

Camila Cabello – “Crying in the Club”*

Hailee Steinfeld– “Most Girls”

Julia Michaels – “Issues”

Miley Cyrus – “Malibu”

Selena Gomez – “Bad Liar”

Choice Song: Male Artist

Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”

Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”

Harry Styles – “Sign of the Times”

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (feat. Justin Bieber) – “Despacito

Niall Horan – “Slow Hands”*

Sam Hunt – “Body Like a Back Road”

Choice Song: Group

The Chainsmokers (feat. Halsey) – “Closer”

Fifth Harmony (feat. Gucci Mane) – “Down”*

Hey Violet – “Guys My Age”

Imagine Dragons – “Believer”

Little Mix – “Shout Out to My Ex”

twenty one pilots – “Heathens”

Choice Collaboration

Cheat Codes (feat. Demi Lovato) – “No Promises”

Florida Georgia Line (feat. Backstreet Boys) – “God, Your Mama, And Me”

Kygo & Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”

Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson – “Just Hold On”*

ZAYN & Taylor Swift – “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”

Zedd & Alessia Cara – “Stay”

Choice Pop Song

“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars

“Closer” – The Chainsmokers (feat. Halsey)

“Don’t Wanna Know” – Maroon 5 (feat. Kendrick Lamar)

“Love on the Brain” – Rihanna

“Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran*

“Stay” – Zedd & Alessia Cara


Choice Country Song

“Body Like a Back Road” – Sam Hunt*

“Craving You” – Thomas Rhett (feat. Maren Morris)

“Every Time I Hear That Song” – Blake Shelton

“The Fighter” – Keith Urban (feat. Carrie Underwood)

“God, Your Mama, and Me” – Florida Georgia Line (feat. Backstreet Boys)

“In Case You Didn’t Know” – Brett Young


Choice Electronic/Dance Song

“2U” – David Guetta (feat. Justin Bieber)

“It Ain’t Me” – Kygo & Selena Gomez

“Just Hold On”– Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson

“Know No Better” – Major Lazer (feat. Travis Scott, Camila Cabello & Quavo)

“Rockabye” – Clean Bandit (feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie)

“Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay


Choice Latin Song

“Chantaje” – Shakira (feat. Maluma)

“Deja Vu” – Prince Royce & Shakira

“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (feat. Justin Bieber)*

“Hey Ma” – Pitbull & J Balvin (feat. Camila Cabello)

“No Le Hablen de Amor” – CD9

“Reggaetón Lento (Bailemos)” – CNCO


Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song

“Glorious” – Macklemore (feat. Skylar Grey)

“I’m The One” – DJ Khaled (feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil*


“Location” – Khalid

“Passionfruit” – Drake

“Redbone” – Childish Gambino

“That’s What I like” – Bruno Mars


Choice Rock/Alternative Song

“Believer” – Imagine Dragons

“Green Light” – Lorde

“Hard Times” – Paramore

“Heathens” – twenty one pilots

“Heavy” – Linkin Park (feat. Kiiara)

“Human” – Rag’n’Bone Man

Choice Breakout Artist

Chance the Rapper*

Dua Lipa


James Arthur

Julia Michaels

Zara Larsson


Choice Next Big Thing

Forever in Your Mind

Grace VanderWaal

Jax Jones

Jonas Blue

New Hope Club

The Tide

Choice Summer Song

“Bad Liar” – Selena Gomez

“Castle on the Hill” – Ed Sheeran

“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (feat. Justin Bieber)

“Malibu” – Miley Cyrus

“Stay” – Zedd & Alessia Cara

“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars


Choice Summer Female Artist

Camila Cabello*


Katy Perry


Miley Cyrus

Selena Gomez

Choice Summer Male Artist

Harry Styles

Justin Bieber

Liam Payne

Niall Horan

Shawn Mendes*



Choice Summer Group

The Chainsmokers


Fifth Harmony*

Florida Georgia Line

Imagine Dragons

Little Mix


Choice Summer Tour

Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman Tour*

Bruno Mars – 24K Magic World Tour

Ed Sheeran – Divide Tour

Kendrick Lamar – The DAMN. Tour

Sam Hunt – 15 in a 30 Tour

Shawn Mendes – Illuminate World Tour


Choice Female Web Star

Bethany Mota

Eva Gutowski

Lilly Singh

Liza Koshy*

Merrell Twins

Niki and Gabi


Choice Male Web Star

Cameron Dallas

Casey Neistat

The Dolan Twins

Logan Paul*

Ryan Higa



Choice Comedy Web Star

Colleen Ballinger

The Dolan Twins

Lele Pons

Lilly Singh

Liza Koshy

Logan Paul*


Choice Music Web Star

Carson Lueders


Jack & Jack

Jake Paul*

Johnny Orlando

Leroy Sanchez


Choice Fashion/Beauty Web Star


Bethany Mota

Gigi Gorgeous

Kandee Johnson




Choice Gamer

Jared Lazar – summit1g

Michael Santana – imaqtpie

Rabia Yazbek – nightblue3

Ryan Ohmwrecker – ohmwrecker*

Saqib Zahid – lirik

Vikram’s Singh Barn – vikkstar123


Choice Twit

Anna Kendrick

Blake Shelton

Chrissy Teigen

Ellen DeGeneres*

Justin Timberlake



Choice Instagrammer


Justin Bieber

Kendall Jenner

Kylie Jenner

Selena Gomez*

Taylor Swift


Choice Snapchatter

Ariana Grande*

Bella Thorne

Brett Eldredge

DJ Khaled

Kylie Jenner

Selena Gomez


Choice YouTuber

Casey Neistat

The Dolan Twins

Jake Paul*

Lilly Singh

Liza Koshy

Logan Paul


Choice Muser

Baby Ariel*

Danielle Cohn

Isaiah Howard

Jacob Sartorius

Kristen Hancher

Lisa and Lena


Choice Comedian 

The Dolan Twins*

Jordan Doww

Kevin Hart

Gabriel Iglesias

Hasan Minhaj

Lilly Singh

Choice Male Athlete

John Cena

Stephen Curry*

Rickie Fowler

LeBron James

Cristiano Ronaldo

Mike Trout

Choice Female Athlete

Sasha Banks

The Bella Twins

Simone Biles*

Elena Delle Donne

Laurie Hernandez

Serena Williams

Choice Style Icon

Cara Delevingne

Harry Styles*


Selena Gomez




Choice Female Hottie

Camila Cabello*

Deepika Padukone

Paris Jackson


Selena Gomez



Choice Male Hottie

Harry Styles

Justin Bieber

Liam Payne

Louis Tomlinson

Shawn Mendes*



Choice Changemaker

Ariana Grande*

Ian Somerhalder

Rowan Blanchard

Selena Gomez

Shailene Woodley

Yara Shahidi


Choice Videogame

Dota 2


Heroes of the Storm

League of Legends

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild



Choice Dancer

Chloe Lukasiak

Derek Hough

Julianne Hough

Kida The Great

Maddie Ziegler*



Choice Model

Ashley Graham

Gigi Hadid

Hailey Baldwin

Kendall Jenner*

Paris Jackson

Winnie Harlow

Choice Liplock

Chris Pine & Gal Gadot – “Wonder Woman”

Dan Stevens & Emma Watson – “Beauty and the Beast”*

Jennifer Morrison & Colin O’Donoghue – “Once Upon a Time”

Matthew Daddario & Harry Shum Jr. – “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”

Melissa Benoist & Chris Wood – “Supergirl”

Orlando Bloom & Keira Knightley – “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”


Choice Hissy Fit

Anthony Anderson – “Black-ish”

Dan Stevens – “Beauty and the Beast”

Kurt Russell – “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”

Luke Evans – “Beauty and the Beast”

Madelaine Petsch – “Riverdale”*

Malcolm Barrett – “Timeless”


Choice Scene Stealer

Camila Mendes – “Riverdale”*

Colin O’Donoghue – “Once Upon a Time”

Josh Gad – “Beauty and the Beast”

Michael Rooker – “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”

RJ Cyler – “Power Rangers”

Taylor Lautner – “Scream Queens”

Glen Campbell dead at 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease

August 9, 2017

by John Larson

After battling Alzheimer’s disease for several years, Glen Campbell, an iconic entertainer in country music, died in Nashville on August 8, 2017, according to the Associated Press. He was 81. Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011.

Campbell rose to fame in the 1960s was best known for his hit 1975 “Rhinestone Cowboy,” which was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. His other hit songs included “Southern Nights,” “Galveston” and “It’s Only Make Believe.” The versatile entertainer was also an actor and TV host. He starred in “Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” on CBS from 1969 to 1972. Campbell, who admitted having addictions to drugs and alcohol for most of his career, won five Grammys and sold 45 million records worldwide.

He was the subject of the 2014 documentary film “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me,” which chronicled his last concert tour and his life dealing with Alzheimer’s. His last studio album, “Adios,” was released in June 2017.

Campbell his survived by his fourth wife, Kim; eight children; and 10 grandchildren.

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