Thursday, December 31, 2015
GEORGE LUCAS: HAS ISSUE WITH DIRECTION OF STAR WARS UNDER DISNEY
In an interview with Charlie Rose George Lucas gives details on why he had to cut ties with "Star Wars" so that he and the film could both move on...he goes on to say "They wanted to do a retro movie, I don't like that. Every movie, I worked very hard to make them different."
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
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Friday, December 18, 2015
COLE SWINDELL GETS HUGE RESPONSE FROM NEW SINGLE
If you didn't have a chance to see Dolly Parton's faith-based original movie Coat of Many Colors when it aired on NBC last week, you'll have a second chance gather your family around to watch it. NBC will air an encore special presentation of the TV movie on Christmas Day (12/25) at 9 PM ET, and Dolly couldn't be more excited about it. Parton shares, "I hoped to bring some families together so they could sit and watch a move like this. I really wanted to celebrate the people, my whole family, who made me who and what I am today. I'm so blessed and thankful for everyone who watched and I hope this story reaches many, many more when NBC shows it Christmas night."
Coat of Many Colors got big ratings when it premiered last Thursday (12/10), with nearly 13 million viewers tuning into the initial broadcast. Variety also reported that Coat of Many Colors drew the largest audience for an original movie on the "Big Four" networks -- ABC, CBS and NBC and FOX -- since 2011. The film takes place in the Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains in 1955 and is based on the incidents in Parton's life around the time she was nine years old. The film stars Jennifer Nettles as Dolly's mother and young actress Alyvia Lind as a nine-year-old version of the country star.
"HIGH CLASS" COLLEGE FOOTBALL - ERIC PASLAY
Eric Paslay's current single "High Class" will be featured in the upcoming ESPN/ABC College football postseason. The song can be heard during bumps, montages and promos of ESPN networks' college football bowl game coverage from now through the end of 2015.
One of the games Paslay's single will be featured on is the inaugural Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl that kicks off bowl season tomorrow (12/19) at 12:00 PM ET on ABC.
Eric said, "You have to be a high class player, with a high class team and especially high class fans to make it to the college football postseason. Congratulations to all of these guys on an incredible season and I know I'll be watching these games…with my shades on."
"High Class" was the most added song on country radio when it debuted in October. Paslay co-wrote the tune with Corey Crowder and Jesse Frasure.
JOHN KRASINSKI: FROM JIM TO G.I. JOE
Dang!!! Jim from "The Office" got all buff. Actor John Krasinski is the cover boy this month
for Men's Health magazine. He's showing off his buff new physique after packing on a eye popping 25 pounds of muscle for his new film "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi". In the interview he says that his training for the role was "brutal at times". The issue is available now.
COURTENEY COX: REBOUNDING TO THE BATCAVE?
She just split from her rocker fiance, but it didn't take long for Courteney Cox to find someone else to make beautiful music with. She's reportedly back in the arms of ex-beau Michael Keaton.
The Friends star got dumped by Snow Patrol bassist Johnny McDaid back in September, but regrouped quickly, and has now rekindled her romance with Keaton, who she dated back in the '90s. One of the actress's pals says, “The spark between Courteney and Michael is still there. They’re very comfortable together. He’s making her feel good about herself again. They’re making up for lost time."
And it looks like an old Friend played matchmaker. "On Jennifer Aniston’s suggestion, Michael called her. Once Courteney got over the shock, it was like they’d never been apart.
Courteney has regretted walking out on Michael years ago, and she’s grateful he’s giving her a second chance."
BEN AFFLECK: HIS MOM JOINS TEAM JEN
Ben Affleck couldn't go running to his mom when he and Jennifer Garner called it quits -- because she's totally on Team Jennifer.
A source close to the couple says "[Ben's mom] Christine has always been close to Jennifer throughout her roller-coaster 10-year marriage to Ben, and the two women aren’t letting the possibility of divorce come between them.
Ben’s mother has chosen sides and she’s letting everyone know she’s with Team Jennifer. His mother chastised him about his behavior and told him if he loses Jennifer he’s making the biggest mistake of his life."
Ben and Jen split up earlier this year amid allegations that he was sleeping with their nanny.
KRIS JENNER: FIRES ENTIRE SECURITY TEAM
This is the way President Obama should have dealt with his Secret Service detail -- Kris Jenner has fired her entire security team.
According to TMZ, Kris is none too happy that a crazed Kardashian super-fan managed to get into her house this week, and so she's given everyone the heave-ho. And since North and Saint West were at home at the time, Kanye West is equally displeased. So until Kris is able to bring in new personnel, he's handling security. His team is made up of a legion of off-duty cops.
The West family has been staying with Kris since Saint came home from the hospital -- it's a temporary arrangement.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
KENNY CHESNEY MAKES BILLBOARD TOP 5 TOURS LIST:
Kenny Chesney is the only country act featured on Billboard's "Top 5 Touring Acts of 2015," making the list alongside Taylor Swift, One Direction, U2 and the Rolling Stones. Kenny played just 57 dates on his "Big Revival Tour" this year and rocked more than 1.3 million fans, putting him in third place behind British boy band One Direction, who finished second with more than 2.3 million tickets sold for 80 shows.
Coming in at #1 was Swift, who played for over 1.9 million fans during her 71 shows. Chesney says, "Every year when we hit the road, I'm trying to figure out how to bring it harder, play more music and make it a night the people who live their lives in the songs will remember. We've been doing this enough years, that you know you have to really bring it to just compete with what you've already done."
Kenny will hit the road again next year on his "Spread the Love Tour 2016," which kicks off April 23 at Auburn University's Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama. The tour will feature special guestsMiranda Lambert, Sam Hunt and Old Dominion.
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