Monday, July 13, 2020

'Secret Admirer' actress Kelly Preston dies at 57

Kelly Preston has died from breast cancer at the age of 57. She had appeared in numerous movie (Jerry Maguire) and TV (CSI-Cyber) roles. 

In my opinion, Preston was a light comedian who never got those kinds of roles. She was hilarious in the 1985 teen comedy "Secret Admirer." I actually wore out the VHS tape of the movie. The decade of the 1980's had dozens of teen comedies which became a craze. Some bad and some good.... RIP Kelly Preston.

Click movie poster below of SECRET ADMIRER for news.
(MGM DVD. Kelly Preston, C. Thomas Howell & Lori Loughlin).

NFL team logo RED-SKINS to be dropped

The National Football League team from Washington will finally drop their name "Redskins." Native American activists have spent 50 years asking the NFL to stop using a "derogatory" and "offensive" name. 

Click poster below for HUFFINGTON POST news.
(NFL team logo to be replaced).

Sunday, July 12, 2020

48 HOURS episode THE CHOWCHILLA KIDNAPPING hits 2.64 TV Ratings Overall

The 48 HOURS (CBS) episode called, "The Chowchilla Kidnapping" aired last Saturday night (7/11/2020) at 10/9 p.m. In the overnight TV ratings. It garnered 2.64 million TV viewers overall. It reached 0.3 million TV viewers in the all important 18 to 49 adult demographic. "Saturday Night Live" (NBC) grabbed 1.83 overall & 0.3 with adults. "The Good Doctor" (ABC) nabbed 1.40 overall & 0.2 with adults (repeat).
This was a repeat segment. There will be no TV recap.

Click photo below for 48 HOURS on CBS.
(CBS photo).

Saturday, July 11, 2020

DATELINE episode VANISHED grabs 2.89 TV Ratings Overall

The DATELINE (NBC) episode called, "Vanished" aired Friday night (7/10/2020) at 9/8 p.m. It was reported by Keith Morrison. In the overnight TV ratings. It garnered 2.89 million TV viewers overall. It reached 0.5 million TV viewers in the all important 18 to 49 adult demographic. "20/20" (ABC) grabbed 2.97 overall & 0.4 with adults (repeat). "Magnum PI" (CBS) 3.75 overall & 0.3 with adults (repeat).
This is a repeat segment. There will be no TV recap.

Click photos below for DATELINE on NBC.
(NBC TV screenshot).

Friday, July 10, 2020

THE TAX COLLECTOR hits movie theaters August 7, 2020

48 HOURS on Saturday July 11, 2020

48 HOURS on CBS. The next episode is called, "The Chowchilla Bus Kidnapping" that will air this Saturday at 10/9 p.m. This is a repeat. Check it out if you missed it.

CBS says, "Abducted by masked gunmen and buried alive in a truck trailer underground, 26 innocent school children spent 28 hours held hostage in the dark before they made a harrowing escape. As the anniversary of the 1976 kidnapping nears, some of the survivors share their emotional, heart-wrenching stories and their journey...."

Thursday, July 9, 2020

SPACE SUIT from 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY to be auctioned & could fetch $300,000

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY was released back in 1968 and directed by Stanley Kubrick. It was praised by critics and it had grossed $16.4 million in the U.S. It grabbed $21.9 million at the world wide box office. The science film has had many theatrical re-releases since then. The box office total has reached $190 million. 

The space suit worn in the film will be auctioned off to the public on July 17 or 18, 2020. Along with other film and TV memorabilia. 

Click photo below for INDIE-WIRE news.
(A scene from the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey" The famous space suit. 1968).

HALLOWEEN KILLS will open October 15, 2021 with Jamie Lee Curtis

DATELINE Monday July 13, 2020 with Josh Mankiewicz

DATELINE on NBC. The episode is called, "A Sister's Sister" that will air this coming Monday at 10/9 p.m. 

Murder and Mystery fans.... I don't recall seeing this one and it looks intriguing. !!

NBC says, "When actress Aasha Davis and her sister Lesley move to Hollywood, things appear to be going well. But just as Aasha’s star is rising, Lesley suddenly vanishes. Josh Mankiewicz reports."

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

2-Hour DATELINE on Friday July 10, 2020

DATELINE on NBC. The next episode is called, "Vanished" that will air this Friday at 9/8 p.m. This is a repeat. Check it out if you missed it. 

NBC says, "When nursing student Michelle Le vanishes from a parking garage after leaving her training hospital, investigators track security camera footage and her cellphone to find out the truth. Keith Morrison reports."

Monday, July 6, 2020

SAG-AFTRA President says to 'Vote' on 2020 TV & Theatrical Agreements

2020 TV & Theatrical Agreement: SAG-AFTRA members vote by July 22, 2020

"SAG-AFTRA...,  achieved unprecedented increases in residuals in the fastest-growing category, secured ground-breaking protections for members in the areas of nudity, simulated sex and sexual harassment, and strengthened our benefit plans. The board approved the tentative agreement by a super majority and recommends members vote “yes” to ratify the contracts...."

Union members click Logo below to VOTE for this new contract.
(SAG-AFTRA logo).

Country Legend 'Charlie Daniels' dies at 83

Charlie Daniels recorded 30 studio albums, 8 Live albums and 4 Compilation albums. He landed 54 singles on the Country charts and his only number #1 hit was, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." That song came also from his only number #1 album called, "Million Mile Reflections."

"The Devil Went Down to Georgia" was such a massive hit that it became his Signature song. It is still played on radio and rock stations because of the "fiddle" solos. The song even crossed over into the pop charts landing at number #3 in 1979. Daniels was entered into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.

Below is a Live 1979 performance of THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

United Kingdom eases restrictions and reaches out to Tom Cruise 'Mission Impossible 7'

COVID-19 had closed down film and TV production in many countries including the U.K. The pandemic is under control in England and the restrictions are being lifted. Movie and TV productions can resume and Hollywood had always had a presence in the U.K. 

"Mission Impossible 7" was shut down in Europe in 2019. The Culture Secretary named Oliver Dowden has reached out to Tom Cruise about resuming production on MI-7. 

Deadline Hollywood says, "The government said that Dowden contacted Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise last week about the plans and spoke about how Mission Impossible 7 and 8 can resume filming at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden."

"Cast and crew on the production had previously said that filming could re-start in September but UK tabloid The Sun claims that Cruise is already in prep in the country, which could indicate an earlier re-start. We have reached out to Paramount."

Click poster below for DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD news.

(Movie Poster).

48 HOURS episode NATALIE WOOD: DEATH IN DARK WATER grabs 2.16 TV Ratings Overall

The 48 HOURS (CBS) episode called, "Natalie Wood: Death in Dark Water" aired last Saturday night (7/4/2020) at 10/9 p.m. In the overnight TV ratings. It garnered 2.16 million TV viewers overall. It reached 0.2 million TV viewers in the all important 18 to 49 adult demographic. "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" (NBC) grabbed 3.59 overall & 0.6 with adults. "The Good Doctor" (ABC) nabbed 1.52 overall & 0.2 with adults (repeat).
This was a repeat segment. There will be no TV recap.

Click photo below for 48 HOURS on CBS.
(CBS photo. Movie star, Nataile Wood drowned in 1980s).

48 HOURS episode THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF CASEY KASEM hits 1.73 TV Ratings overall

The 48 HOURS (CBS) episode called, "The Mysterious Death of Casey Kasem" aired last Saturday night (7/4/2020) at 9/8 p.m. In the overnight TV ratings. It garnered 1.73 million TV viewers overall. It reached 0.2 million TV viewers in the all important 18 to 49 adult demographic. "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" (NBC) grabbed 4/70 overall & 0.7 with adults. "Shark Tank" (ABC) nabbed 1.49 overall & 0.2 with adults (repeat).
This was a repeat segment. There will be now TV recap.

Click photo below for 48 HOURS on CBS.
(CBS photo. Famous radio host Casey Kasem).

Saturday, July 4, 2020

DATELINE episode DEADLY CONNECTION grabs 2.86 TV Ratings Overall

The DATELINE (NBC) episode called, "Deadly Connection" aired Friday night (7/3/2020) at 9/8 p.m. It was reported by Keith Morrison. In the overnight TV ratings. It garnered 2.86 million TV viewers overall. It reached 0.5 million TV viewers in the all important 18 to 49 adult demographic. "20/20" (ABC) grabbed 2.17 overall & 0.3 with adults (repeat). "Magnum PI" (CBS) 3.31 overall & 0.3 with adults (repeat).
After watching this last night. It is a repeat segment. There will be no TV recap.

Click photos below for DATELINE on NBC.
(NBC logo).

Friday, July 3, 2020

NET-FLIX relaunched UNSOLVED MYSTERIES on July 1, 2020

UNSOLVED MYSTERIES on NET-FLIX. There will be no Robert Stack as host and no re-enactments. But....There will be murder, mystery and the show will travel out of the U.S. It has already begun streaming online - July 1. 

I'm a huge fan of the 1980s-90s TV show and I'm gonna check this out. It looks intriguing and the creators kept the magnificent musical score.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

DATELINE Monday with Andrea Canning on July 6, 2020 at 10/9 p.m.

SAG Awards moves to March 14, 2021 because of COVID-19

Deadline Hollywood says, "The 2021 SAG Awards will take place on March 14, a month and a half later than expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 27th annual awards show had been set for Jan. 24, 2021."

Click SAG Awards logo below for updated schedule.
(SAG Awards logo).