Showing posts from April, 2016

The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards: Winner's List

43rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Winner's List

"Sesame Street" actress Sonia Manzano (Maria) will receive this year's Lifetime Achievement Award during the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy ceremony, which will not be televised, on Sunday May 1. The 43rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony was held on Friday, April 29 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in downtown Los Angeles. The Young and the Restless led the way in the daytime drama categories, picking up 5 awards. General Hospital was next with 4. 
Indie soap The Bay won three Emmys, including being named Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series for the second year in a row.
Presenters include Larry King, Rita Moreno, Mario Lopez, Nancy O'Dell, Kevin Frazier, Sandra Lee and Chris Harrison. Some awards were presented on Friday. The rest will be presented on Sunday.
"Tonight's gala is a tribute to the hundreds of nominees that work tirelessly behind the scenes to make Daytime tel…

5 things we learned from Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' special

It's Lemonade season. By the time Beyoncé dropped Lemonade, her feverishly-anticipated new album, on the world Saturday night via TIDAL, viewers were three-quarters of the way through her heart-stopping, hour-long HBO special of the same name. Before its premiere Saturday night, fans didn’t know what to expect from Lemonade Few details about  it were released. Would it be a music video? A documentary? A little bit of both? Turns out, it was a visual album featuring video treatments for the 11 new songs Bey introduced the world to en masse — as exquisite an introduction to the Lemonade record as we could have imagined.

Here were our the main takeaways from Lemonade, the movie: The ups and downs of marriage Well, somebody messed up. A vengeful string of songs opened the documentary as Bey traces the downfall of a relationship, leaving viewers to wonder  who was the subject of Bey's ire — Jay Z? Her father? All men? As the special progressed  through visual movements with titles such as…

The day the world turned purple

The day the world turned purple to remember Prince

The music industry, nation and world took time to memorializePrincein the best way through his signature color: purple. Here’s a sample of locations choosing to recognize the Purple One after his death at 57 on Thursday.

Los Angeles City Hall is decorated with purple lights in memory of Prince. (Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times)

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans captured a similarly aubergine hue when illuminated in memory of the Artist.

(Gerald Herbert / Associated Press)
Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, went a different way to honor Prince, choosing instead to display on its video screen the unpronounceable symbol (known as the Love Symbol) that the musician temporarily went by .

(Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press)
In Minneapolis, one of the many places remembering their native son (Prince was born in the city in 1958) was Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, which went purple and included a touching message to the d…

Tupac's high school Love letter FOR SALE for $35K

Tupac Shakur came on STRONG to a high school classmate, confessing about heartbreak and his love ofPrincein an emotional letter that’s now up for sale.He wrote the 1988 letter to a girl in his drama class he called “Beethoven.” She says that was his nickname for her because she played piano. It’s clear from the letter, ‘Pac was already a deep cat back then. He wrote, “As u will soon find out, I do not spare words, I say what I feel. So if something I say scares u please don’t panic because I tend 2 get over emotional.” He also said, “It’s almost like I’ve known you 4 years.” That rap worked on “Beethoven” she says they were in love. Tupac’s letter, and one from “Beethoven” explaining their relationship are being sold by memorabilia dealer Moments in Time for $35,000. "He was good, I mean really good," she wrote in a letter on the auction site. "When Tupac's turn came, suddenly you understood what we were reading. He took something as difficult as Shakespeare and gave i…

Lions Gate Looks For New Cash Cows Following 'Hunger Games' Conclusion

CinemaCon 2016Lions Gate Looks For New Cash Cows Following 'Hunger Games' Conclusion

Over the last few days, Hollywood took a trip to Las Vegas for the annual CinemaCon event. It was there that exhibitors from all around the country came to see what movies are going to be burning up their screens through the rest of the year and beyond. This is a studio-by-studio recap of the biggest news to come out of the week-long event. Here are Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (USA) LGF'stop takeaways. Future Franchise Not even a year removed from “The Hunger Games,” and Lions Gate is already seeing signs from investors that they are worried about the studio’s pipeline. With the “Divergent” series not living up to expectations, it's up to executives to win over skeptical exhibitors. The approach Lions Gate took was to harp on its successful brands returning to theaters in 2016. Primarily “John Wick 2,” which re-teams Keanu Reeves with “Matrix” co-star Laurence Fishburne and “Now You…

Tribeca Film Festival 2016: Guide

Robert De Niro and co.'s Tribeca Film Festival has long shown a spotlight on local indie features,documentaries, foreign films, the latest from big-name talent and the greatest from up-and-coming filmmakers. We've got your complete one-stop-shopping guide to Tribeca Film Festival 2016: our personal must-see picks, movie screenings, ticket info, a list of nearby bars and restaurants and oh-so-much more. When is Tribeca Film Festival? The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival will take place in Lower Manhattan from April 13–24, 2016.      Where is Tribeca Film Festival? A range of venues host the TFF. Exact locations will be released closer to the date. How do I get tickets? Buy tickets at the official festival website. Prices are $10 (matinee screenings before 6pm, Mon–Fri), $20 (evening and weekend screenings) or $40 (conversations and special events). You can also purchase passes for individual days or the entire festival.
One new program at Tribeca this year is Tribeca Tune-In,…