Dec 13

The Golden Globe Nominations Are Out

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The Golden Globe nominees were announced yesterday, and the musical “La La Land” leads with seven nominations.  That includes best acting nods for Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling“Moonlight” is next with six. HBO leads all networks with 14 nominations.  FX is next with nine, mostly thanks to “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”, which is up for five awards.

 

“The 74th Annual Golden Globes” air Sunday, January 8th on NBC.  Jimmy Fallon is hosting it for the first time.  He also hosted the Emmy Awards back in 2010.

 

Here’s a complete list of the nominees . . .

 

Movie Awards: Drama

 

Best Drama:

 

“Hacksaw Ridge”

“Hell or High Water”

“Lion”

“Manchester by the Sea”

“Moonlight”

 

 

Best Actress in a Drama:

 

Amy Adams, “Arrival”

Jessica Chastain, “Miss Sloane”

Ruth Negga, “Loving”

Natalie Portman, “Jackie”

Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”

 

 

Best Actor in a Drama:

 

 

Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”

Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”

Joel Edgerton, “Loving”

Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic”

Denzel Washington, “Fences”

 

 


 

 

Movie Awards: Comedy / Musical

 

 

Best Musical or Comedy:

 

“Deadpool”

“20th Century Women”

“Florence Foster Jenkins”

“La La Land”

“Sing Street”

 

 

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy:

 

Annette Bening, “20th Century Women”

Lily Collins, “Rules Don’t Apply”

Hailee Steinfeld, “The Edge of Seventeen”

Emma Stone, “La La Land”

Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins”.

 

She’s also getting the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award.  The last time someone got it AND got nominated the same year was Sofia Loren in 1995.

 

 

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy:

 

Ryan Reynolds, “Deadpool”

Colin Farrell, “The Lobster”

Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”

Hugh Grant, “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Jonah Hill, “War Dogs”

 

 


 

 

Additional Movie Awards

 

 

Best Animated Feature Film:

 

“Moana”

“Zootopia”

“Sing”

“Kubo and the Two Strings”

“My Life as a Zucchini”

 

 

Best Supporting Actress:

 

Viola Davis, “Fences”

Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”

Nicole Kidman, “Lion”

Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”

Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”

 

 

Best Supporting Actor:

 

Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”

Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”

Simon Helberg, “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Dev Patel, “Lion”

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, “Nocturnal Animals”

 

 

Best Director:

 

Mel Gibson, “Hacksaw Ridge”

Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

Tom Ford, “Nocturnal Animals”

Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”

Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”

 

 

Best Original Song:

 

Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feeling from“Trolls”

City of Stars from “La La Land”, by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul

Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande’s Faith from the movie“Sing”

Iggy Pop and Danger Mouse’s song “Gold” from the movie“Gold”

How Far I’ll Go from “Moana”, by “Hamilton’s” Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

 

Best Original Score:

 

Nicholas Britell, “Moonlight”

Justin Hurwitz, “La La Land”

Johann Johannsson, “Arrival”

Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka, “Lion”

Hans Zimmer,Pharrell Williams, and Benjamin Wallfisch, “Hidden Figures”

 

 

Best Screenplay:

 

Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

Tom Ford, “Nocturnal Animals”

Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”

Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”

Taylor Sheridan, “Hell or High Water”

 

 

Best Foreign-Language Film:

 

“Divines” (France)

“Elle” (France)

“Neruda” (Chile)

“The Salesman” (Iran/France)

“Toni Erdmann” (Germany)

 

 


 

 

TV Awards:  Drama

 

 

Best Drama Series:

 

“Game of Thrones”  (HBO)

“Westworld”  (HBO)

“Stranger Things”  (Netflix)

“The Crown”  (Netflix)

“This Is Us”  (NBC)

 

 

Best Actress in a Drama:

 

Caitriona Balfe, “Outlander”

Claire Foy, “The Crown”

Keri Russell, “The Americans”

Winona Ryder, “Stranger Things”

Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld”

 

 

Best Actor in a Drama:

 

Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”

Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”

Billy Bob Thornton, “Goliath”

 

 


 

 

TV Awards:  Comedy / Musical

 

 

Best Musical or Comedy Series:

 

“Atlanta” (FX)

“Black-ish” (ABC)

“Mozart in the Jungle” (Amazon)

“Transparent” (Amazon)

“Veep” (HBO)

 

 

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series:

 

Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

Sarah Jessica Parker “Divorce”

Issa Rae, “Insecure”

Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin”

Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”

 

 

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series:

 

Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”

Gael Garcia Bernal, “Mozart in the Jungle”

Donald Glover, “Atlanta”

Nick Nolte, “Graves”

Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

 

 


 

 

TV Awards: Miniseries Categories

 

 

Best Miniseries or TV Movie:

 

“American Crime”  (ABC)

“The Dresser”  (Starz)

“The Night Manager”  (AMC)

“The Night Of”  (HBO)

“The People vs. O.J. Simpson”  (FX)

 

 

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie:

 

Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”

Riley Keough, “The Girlfriend Experience”

Sarah Paulson, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”

Charlotte Rampling, “London Spy”

Kerry Washington, “Confirmation”

 

 

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie:

 

Bryan Cranston, “All the Way”

Tom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager”

John Turturro, “The Night Of”

 

Riz Ahmed, “The Night Of”

Courtney B. Vance, The People vs. O.J. Simpson”

 

 

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie:

 

Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”

 

Thandie Newton, “Westworld”

Chrissy Metz, “This Is Us”

Mandy Moore, “This Is Us”

Olivia Colman, “The Night Manager”

 

 

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie:

 

Sterling K. Brown, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”

 

John Travolta, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”

Hugh Laurie, “The Night Manager”

John Lithgow, “The Crown”

Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”

 

 

(For more info, hit up GoldenGlobes.com.)

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Nov 16

The People’s Choice Nominees Are Out

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The nominees for the 2017 “People’s Choice Awards” were released yesterday, and Kevin Hart leads the way with five nominations.  There are a ridiculous 64 categories in all, but here’s a rundown of the biggest ones . . .

 

Favorite Movie:

 

“Captain America: Civil War”

“Deadpool”

“Finding Dory”

“Suicide Squad”

“Zootopia”

 

 

Favorite Movie Actor:

 

Kevin Hart

Robert Downey Jr.

Ryan Reynolds

Tom Hanks

Will Smith

 

 

Favorite Movie Actress:

 

Anna Kendrick

Jennifer Lawrence

Margot Robbie

Melissa McCarthy

Scarlett Johansson

 

 

Favorite Animated Movie Voice:

 

Bill Murray in “The Jungle Book”

Ellen DeGeneres in “Finding Dory”

Ginnifer Goodwin in “Zootopia”

Jason Bateman in “Zootopia”

Kevin Hart in “The Secret Life of Pets”

 

 

Favorite Comedic Movie:

 

“Bad Moms”

“Central Intelligence”

“Ghostbusters”

“How to Be Single”

“Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising”

 

 

Favorite Dramatic Movie:

 

“Deepwater Horizon”

“Me Before You”

“Miracles from Heaven”

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”

“Sully”

 

 

Favorite Family Movie:

 

“Alice Through the Looking Glass”

“Finding Dory”

“The Jungle Book”

“The Secret Life of Pets”

“Zootopia”

 

 

Favorite TV Show:

 

“The Big Bang Theory”

“Grey’s Anatomy”

“Outlander”

“Stranger Things”

“The Walking Dead”

 

 

Favorite Competition TV Show:

 

“America’s Got Talent”

“American Ninja Warrior”

“Dancing with the Stars”

“Masterchef”

“The Voice”

 

 

Favorite Daytime TV Host:

 

Dr. Phil

Ellen DeGeneres

Kelly Ripa

Rachael Ray

Steve Harvey

 

 

Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host:

 

Conan O’Brien

James Corden

Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Kimmel

Stephen Colbert

 

 

Favorite Male Musical Artist:

 

Blake Shelton

Drake

Justin Timberlake

Shawn Mendes

The Weeknd

 

 

Favorite Female Musical Artist:

 

Adele

Ariana Grande

Beyoncé

Britney Spears

Rihanna

 

 

Favorite Group:

 

The Chainsmokers

Coldplay

Fifth Harmony

Panic! at the Disco

Twenty One Pilots

 

 

Favorite Breakout Artist:

 

Alessia Cara

The Chainsmokers

DNCE

Niall Horan

Zayn

 

 

Favorite Album:

 

“Anti”, Rihanna

“Dangerous Woman”, Ariana Grande

“If I’m Honest”, Blake Shelton

“Lemonade”, Beyoncé

“Views”, Drake

 

 

Favorite Song:

 

“Can’t Stop the Feeling”, Justin Timberlake

“No”, Meghan Trainor

“One Dance”, Drake featuring Kyla and Wizkid

“Pillowtalk”, Zayn

“Work”, Rihanna featuring Drake

 

 

Favorite Comedic Collaboration:

 

Conan O’Brien’s ‘Ride Along’ with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart

Ellen DeGeneres and Britney Spears’ ‘Mall Mischief’

James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ with Adele

‘Lip Sync Battle’ with Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum

“Saturday Night Live” with Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon

 

 

PeoplesChoice.com has a complete list of all the nominees.  Voting is open in all categories at the show’s website from now through December 15th.  CBS will air the ceremony live on January 18th.  There’s no word on a host yet.

 

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Nov 14

Kate McKinnon Sang “Hallelujah” as Hillary Clinton to Open “SNL”

 

 

Well, you knew “Saturday Night Live” was going to have a few things to say about the election, and they started it off with a tribute to both HILLARY CLINTON and the late LEONARD COHEN, by having KATE MCKINNON sing Hallelujah as Hillary. She even got a little teary-eyed.  At the end she looked at the camera and said, “I’m not giving up and neither should you.  And live from New York, it’s Saturday night.”

 

 

 

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Nov 3

Taylor Swift Tops a List of the Highest-Paid Women in Music

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The unstoppable list-makers at Forbes.com have released their annual list of ‘The Highest Paid Women in Music,’ and this year, TAYLOR SWIFT is #1, raking in $170 million over the past year or so.

Here’s the Top 10, along with the money they made from things like:  Album and merchandise sales, licensing, publishing royalties, endorsements, and touring.

 

 

1.  Taylor Swift, $170 million

 

2.  Adele, $80.5 million

 

3.  Madonna, $76.5 million

 

4.  Rihanna, $75 million

 

5.  Beyoncé, $54 million

 

6.  Katy Perry, $41 million

 

7.  Jennifer Lopez, $39.5 million

 

8.  Britney Spears, $30.5 million

 

9.  Shania Twain, $27.5 million

 

10.  Celine Dion, $27 million

 

 

Others who didn’t make the Top 10, but still made eight figures include:  Carrie Underwood, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, Selena Gomez, Halsey, and G.E.M.

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Oct 17

Ben Affleck and Kevin Hart Took the Top Two Spots at the Box Office

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BEN AFFLECK’s new movie must be a lot more exciting than the title makes it sound . . . because “The Accountant” opened at the top of the box office this weekend, with $24.7 million.“Kevin Hart: What Now?” finished second with $12 million.  It’s an actual concert film . . . but it’s mixed with fictional scenes of Kevin and HALLE BERRY as SPIES.

 

Here’s the Top 10 . . .

 

 

1.  NEW:  “The Accountant”, $24.7 million.

 

2.  NEW:  “Kevin Hart: What Now?”, $11.98 million.

 

3.  “The Girl on the Train”, $11.97 million.  Up to $46.6 million in its 2nd week.

 

4.  “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”, $8.9 million.  Up to $65.8 million in its 3rd week.

 

5.  “Deepwater Horizon”, $6.4 million.  Up to $49.3 million in its 3rd week.

 

6.  “Storks”, $5.6 million.  Up to $59.1 million in its 4th week.

 

7.  “The Magnificent Seven”, $5.2 million.  Up to $84.8 million in its 4th week.

 

8.  “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life”, $4.3 million.  Up to $13.8 million in its 2nd week.

 

9.  “Sully”, $3 million.  Up to $118.4 million in its 6th week.

 

10.  “The Birth of a Nation”, $2.7 million.  Up to $12.2 million in its 2nd week.

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Oct 11

Back In The Day on October 11th

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94 years ago. . . In 1922, the FBI’S FIRST FEMALE “SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR” was appointed.  Her name was Alaska Davidson.

80 years ago. . . In 1936, the first CASH AND PRIZES were given away on the radio . . . on a CBS show called “Professor Quiz”.  Contestants asked Professor Quiz questions, and if they were able to stump the professor, they collected a $25 prize.

41 years ago. . . In 1975, “Saturday Night Live” debuted on NBC.  GEORGE CARLIN was the host.

41 years ago. . . In 1975, BILLY CLINTON and HILLARY RODHAM were married in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Billy was 29 and Hillary was a 27-year-old intellectual MINX.  Today is their 41st Anniversary.

38 years ago. . . In 1978, NANCY SPUNGEN, the girlfriend of SEX PISTOLS bassist SID VICIOUS, was found stabbed to death.  Sid Vicious was arrested for the crime, but he OD’d on The Horse before a trial could begin.  DON’T TAKE DRUGS.

(Sid’s drug habit was so out of control that Nancy had to work as a prostitute to support him.  I don’t know if he ever paid, but rumor has it that she used to nail Henry Winkler.)

32 years ago. . . In 1984, Space Shuttle Challenger astronaut DR. KATHY SULLIVAN became the first U.S. woman to walk in space.

26 years ago. . . In 1990, OCTAVIO PAZ became THE FIRST MEXICAN WRITER to win the NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE.  O’LAY!  (Don’t get mad at ME, Cholo.)

25 years ago. . . In 1991, REDD FOXX (finally) died of complications from a real heart attack at the age of 68.  He had been faking them for YEARS on “Sanford and Son”.

13 years ago. . . In 2003, former “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” co-stars ALYSON HANNIGAN and ALEXIS DENISOF married.  To ME she’ll always be the “band camp girl” from the “American Pie” movies.

 

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Sep 21

Usher Brings His ‘No Limit’ Swagger To Kimmel

Fresh off of his latest album release entitled ‘Hard To Love‘, Usher performed his hit single ‘No Limit’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. The performance featured some of Usher’s fans dancing along to the performance via satellite, and also features Sacramento’s very own Kida ‘Kida The Great’ Burns, who just won SYTYCD Next Generation. Check it out!

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Sep 15

List of the Highest-Paid TV Actresses

 

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“Modern Family” star SOFIA VERGARA tops the annual “Forbes” list of the ‘Highest-Paid TV Actresses’ for the FIFTH year in a row.  She made an estimated $43 million over the past year. Two-thirds of that was for endorsements and licensing deals . . . for stuff like Head and Shoulders shampoo, the Ninja Coffee Bar, a line of furniture, and even nurse scrubs.

Here are the 15 highest paid TV actresses:

 

1.  Sofia Vergara from “Modern Family”, $43 million

 

2.  Kaley Cuoco from “The Big Bang Theory”, $24.5 million

 

3.  Mindy Kaling from “The Mindy Project”, $15 million

 

4.  A tie between Ellen Pompeo from “Grey’s Anatomy” and Mariska Hargitay from “Law & Order: SVU”, both with $14.5 million

 

6.  Kerry Washington from “Scandal”, $13.5 million

 

7.  Stana Katic from “Castle”, $12 million

 

8.  Priyanka Chopra from “Quantico”, $11 million

 

9.  Julianna Margulies from “The Good Wife”, $10.5 million

 

10.  Julie Bowen from “Modern Family”, $10 million

 

11.  Pauley Perrette from “NCIS”, $9.5 million

 

12.  Patricia Heaton from “The Middle”, $8.5 million

 

13.  A tie between Emily Deschanel from “Bones” and Julia Louis-Dreyfus from “Veep”, both with $7.5 million

 

15.  Zooey Deschanel from “New Girl”, $7 million

 

(For more information, hit up Forbes.com.)

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