So NBC is hosting The Wiz Live on December 3rd, which is amazing, because who doesn’t like The Wiz? The show is star studded and includes Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blidge, Common, Ne-Yo, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley and so so many more. We have The Sound Of Music Live, starring Carrie Underwood to thank for this. After it did so well in 2013, NBC decided to keep doing more live musical shows. Last year they did Peter Pan Live, but personally I’m most excited for this one. This first clip reveals part of the choreographed sequence from the musical number “Brand New Day,” which looks flippin’ insane. Also, I am just loving Queen Latifah as the Wizard of Oz. Check it. More »
The AUTHORIZED Toni Braxton Story
Lifetime TV has made a name for itself by producing cheesy made-for-TV movies that have, in recent months, focused on telling unauthorized tales of beloved TV shows like Saved By The Bell, Full House, Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place. Today we learn that they have partnered with singer Toni Braxton to produce an authorized biopic film that will be based on her 2014 memoir Un-Break My Heart. With Toni executive producing the film, there is a slight chance that the production value of this particular biopic TV movie might be elevated above the rest of Lifetime’s TV movie programming but … I’m not holding my breath. But, in all honesty, if Toni is cool with letting Lifetime tell her story, I’m totally cool with it, too. More »
Who's ready for 'Mariah Carey's Christmas Project'?
Oh lord … and Mariah Carey was having such a great year so far. In the spring, Mariah kicked off her concert residency in Las Vegas, then she met and started dating a billionaire, then she was finally approved for her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. All of these things are great. Today, tho, we learn that MC is set to make her directorial debut with a Xmas movie that will be produced for the Hallmark Channel. Furthermore, Mimi will be co-starring in said made-for-TV movie … which has been given the apt title of Mariah Carey’s Christmas Project. This movie will go into production in October (!) and will be released in December (!!!!!!!!!). I mean … that’s not a lot of time for a first-time director to get their first movie right, is it? Yes, it’s can be a career boon for a singer/actress to direct her first project … but something like this? For the Hallmark Channel? Doesn’t this sound like it has “disaster” written all over it? More »