"This is the best idea we've ever had"
Last night, NBC aired a telethon to benefit Red Nose Day here in the US which is an initiative to raise funds for needy families. Among the skits and performances aired during the telethon, was the bit embedded above that shows us what a Game of Thrones musical composed by Coldplay might look and sound like. I didn’t watch the telethon last night but I do love this clip. Check it out, see if you like it, too. And if you would like to donate to support Red Nose Day, you can do so HERE.
Directed by Sofia Coppola
Bill Murray has teamed up with director Sofia Coppola for a new Xmas special that will air on Netflix later this year and as you can see in the first teaser above, it looks like A Very Murray Christmas will have the same feel as their brilliant film Lost In Translation. According to Netflix, this holiday special will be “an homage to the classic variety show featuring Bill Murray playing himself, as he worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a terrible snow storm in New York City. Through luck and perseverance, guests arrive at the Carlyle hotel to help him; dancing and singing in holiday spirit.” Guest stars will include George Clooney, Paul Shaffer, Amy Poehler, Julie White, Dimitri Dimitrov, Michael Cera, Chris Rock, David Johansen, Maya Rudolph, Jason Schwartzman, Jenny Lewis, Phoenix, Frederic Moulin, Rashida Jones, Miley Cyrus, and more … so, yeah, it’s going to be massive. I can’t even tell you how excited I am by the prospect of Murray and Coppola working together again on a new project. There is no release date yet but this special should be out by the holidays. Ho Ho Ho!
“It’s all junk now.”
Not even 24 hours ago, David Letterman bid farewell to hosting The Late Show after 33 years in the business in front of a live studio audience inside the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC which was broadcast on national television. Today, a crew of workman were spotted tearing down the Late Show set and hauling out iconic set pieces to be discarded at the city dump. CBS couldn’t even wait for The Late Show body to get cold. Just last night, Letterman‘s set was the focus of pretty much all eyes … today, it’s been reduced to junk. Dang. More »
Dave is Dunzo
After 33 years on late night TV, David Letterman hosted his final episode of The Late Show on CBS last night, capping off a stellar career that changed the face of television. For the past few weeks, guests on the show have been bidding their farewells to Dave on the show but last night was time for the final goodbye. Click the embed above to watch Dave make his final entrance on The Late Show last night then click below to watch video of Letterman‘s final monologue, final Top 10 List and his very final goodbye at the end of last night’s show. More »
"Get a taste of Paris with Hannibal"
NBC has released a new promo video for the forthcoming third season of Hannibal, which will premiere on June 4, and as you can see above we are introduced to the Cannibal of Paris. I can see in this teaser that things will get right back to normal for Dr. Hannibal Lecter, even tho he was forced to flee the US at the conclusion of last season. It would appear that living on the lam will not be much of a problem for Hannibal … and his bride ;D Remember, Hannibal season 3 will premiere on NBC on June 4, you do not want to miss this show. I am so excited, I can’t even tell you.
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How about that season 1 finale ep last night, eh?
The first season of The Flash ended on The CW last night and I have to say, Wow, what a great debut season it was. As soon as the episode ended, the first teaser video for the upcoming second season was aired … and is embedded above. In all honesty, this season 2 teaser doesn’t really offer anything of real note … it just features show creators Greg Berlanti (who is currently on the cover of Variety) and Andrew Kreisberg talking about how excited they are for the new season … they make promises, blah blah blah. BUT, I did want to post this teaser so that I would have a post where I could talk a bit about what we saw in the season 1 finale ep last night. Now, I don’t want to spoil anything for those of you who have yet to see last night’s ep (but what are you waiting for, go watch it immediately) so I’ll keep my comments below, under the cut. Let’s discuss, shall we? More »
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Season 1 Coach Auditions
Back in February, Christina Aguilera showed off her pretty impressive impersonations of Britney Spears, Cher and Shakira while playing Wheel of Musical Impressions on The Tonight Show. Today, we get to see video of Xtina doing impressions of those same pop stars and a few more in a new video promo for The Voice that, I’m guessing, was inspired by her bit on The Tonight Show last winter. The gimmick is that Xtina is impersonating all of the other singers who auditioned to be coaches on season 1 of The Voice. Some of the impressions are cute, mostly because of the costuming, but I think she did a better job sounding like the other singers back in February. Watch the video above and judge for yourselves. Is Xtina truly the Queen of all Impressions?
"WHY YOU GOT A KNIFE IN YO THROAT?!!!!!!!"
Fox will debut a new Ryan Murphy TV series this fall titled Scream Queens that will star a lot of actors who have starred in his other projects and from the look of the first trailer, is an homage/rip-off of TV shows like Pretty Little Liars and movies like Scream (which shouldn’t be confused with MTV‘s new TV series titled Scream which is actually based on the Scream movie franchise). For much of this 3 minute trailer, I rolled my eyes with bored annoyance … but something about the last 40 secs. or so softened me up a bit. Altho this new TV series already looks like a lot of things we’ve seen before, I am kind of intrigued to see how this series turns out. If the writing is bad, it could be unwatchable. But, then again, Ryan Murphy projects tend to start out strong … but, eventually, get tired and boring (both Glee and American Horror Story were pretty good for at least 3 seasons). Hopefully, Scream Queens won’t start out tired and boring but … we’ll see. I not super amped on this new show but … I’ll give it a chance when it debuts this fall. Will you?
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Mimi's vocal strength continues to improve
On Sunday night, Mariah Carey performed a career-spanning mini-medley of her first single Vision of Love (1990) and her current single Infinity (2015) at the Billboard Music Awards. I, personally, thought Mariah sounded great … especially since she is recovering from a throat illness that forced her to cancel shows from the second week of her just-launched Las Vegas concert residency. Last night, Mimi performed VoL and Infinity again on Jimmy Kimmel Live in support of the release of her new album #1 to Infinity and as you can hear above, her vocal strength continues to improve. Mariah Carey has long ago proven herself to be one of the greatest voices of our generation so she really doesn’t have anything else to prove … but it’s nice when she delivers a strong performance to silence the haters. Listen to MC sing Vision of Love and Infinity above and see how a real elusive chanteuse gets the job done.
E-VERY-THING (plus SPOILERS!!!)
We Mad Men fans are an absolute emotional wreck this morning. What happened? Where are we? WHO are we? There’s going to be plenty to read online this morning about the last episode ever of one of the greatest TV shows ever, but I’m going to focus on the one character who absolutely blew me away last night. All these years I’ve been talking about Peggy Olson, and hailing Elisabeth Moss‘ character as one of the most important TV characters—especially among women. But Joan Holloway-Harris‘ arc has been so fantastic—surprising and fulfilling in every way—that I just have to talk about it. Click inside for more!
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