Jeff Pfeiffer

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens Cameos Announced, Poster Art Released

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens Cameos Announced, Poster Art Released

Fittingly, Syfy chose May the Fourth — notable for its punny connection with Star Wars Day, as in “May the Fourth Be With You” — to announce cameos for its upcoming installment in the Sharknado franchise, the equally punnily titled Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. The fourth Sharknado entry will debut on Syfy July 31, and has already announced some of its major casting, including returning favorites and new costars. You can see many of them below in the poster art for the film that was released today (like the movie’s title itself, the poster seems pretty reminiscent of the one for Star Wars: The Force Awakens). Looks like … Continue reading

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E!’s Live From the Red Carpet Makes Its Met Gala Debut Tonight

E!'s Live From the Red Carpet Makes Its Met Gala Debut Tonight

It’s one of the high-profile social events of the year, has been known as “the Oscars of the East Coast, and features tons of beautiful celebrities dressed to the nines. So it’s kind of surprising that the E! network’s Live From the Red Carpet franchise has not yet covered the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Met Gala. That situation will be remedied tonight, May 2, when E! cameras will be on hand live on the Met Gala’s red carpet beginning at 7:30pm ET/PT. Things actually get somewhat underway at 7pm ET/PT with E! News talking about anticipated fashion trends for … Continue reading

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You Get a Chair! And You Get a Chair!: Audience Chairs From “The Oprah Winfrey Show” to Be Auctioned Off

You Get a Chair! And You Get a Chair!: Audience Chairs From "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to Be Auctioned Off

Five years after The Oprah Winfrey Show left the air following 25 years of huge popularity, the talk show is being commemorated with an auction that will allow viewers to own their very own piece of the iconic program. Beginning Thursday, May 5, at 3pm ET, a select number of studio audience chairs from the series will be available for a “chair-ity” auction (get it?), with net proceeds going to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation, which supports the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy For Girls in South Africa graduates as they continue their education. According to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, a commemorative plaque … Continue reading

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HBO’s 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Special Will Include Footage From Prince’s 2004 Induction

HBO's 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Special Will Include Footage From Prince's 2004 Induction

The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place in Brooklyn on April 8, when Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, N.W.A. and Steve Miller were welcomed into the esteemed hall. HBO will be airing a broadcast of that special on April 30. The ceremony included an opening tribute to David Bowie, who passed away earlier this year, with The Roots, David Byrne and Kimbra performing “Fame.” Glenn Frey of The Eagles, whom we also lost this year, was remembered in a poignant duet by Sheryl Crow and Grace Potter on “New Kid in Town.” The ceremony took place … Continue reading

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For President Obama’s Last White House Correspondents Dinner, Let’s Look Back at His Epic Trump Takedown From 2011

For President Obama's Last White House Correspondents Dinner, Let's Look Back at His Epic Trump Takedown From 2011

The 2016 White House Correspondents dinner, taking place April 30 (you can catch live coverage, including arrivals, beginning at 6pm ET on C-SPAN) represents President Barack Obama’s eighth and final appearance at the dinner. During the course of the past eight years, a number of hilarious headliners have hosted the event, from Wanda Sykes and Conan O’Brien to Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel, with Comedy Central’s Larry Wilmore hosting this year. But many of them have been overshadowed in entertainment value by the president himself, whose charisma and comic timing have made for some memorable moments at the dinner, and … Continue reading

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2016 Billboard Latin Music Awards Will Be Presented in Special “Billboard Duets” Edition

2016 Billboard Latin Music Awards Will Be Presented in Special "Billboard Duets" Edition

When the 2016 Billboard Latin Music awards ceremony airs live April 28 on Telemundo, it will, for the first time, be presented in a special edition called “Billboard Duets.” All musical performances will feature an exclusive duet or a collaboration between performers. Top artists who will hit the Billboard Latin Music Awards “Billboard Duets” stage for never-before-seen performance include: Juan Gabriel and Alejandro Fernandez Juanes joins Juan Gabriel Marco Antonio Solís with Marc Anthony Lucero with Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga Yandel with Victor Manuelle Alejandro Fernandez with Camila Fernandez Daddy Yankee with Don Omar Performances will also include Alejandra … Continue reading

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History says that Alone Season 3 will move the series to South America

History says that Alone Season 3 will move the series to South America

Although Season 2 of History’s popular survival series Alone is only just premiering tomorrow, April 21, the network has gone ahead and renewed the show for Season 3, it was announced today. For the next season, the series will move from Vancouver to South America. Not changing much are the basics of the competition: Ten hardcore survivalists are placed alone in the wilderness, and the contestants have one mission: to stay alive. There are no camera crews, no teams, and no gimmicks. At stake is a $500,000 cash prize awarded to the person who can last the longest. RELATED: THE COMPETITORS OF … Continue reading

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Fascinating Sherpa documentary chronicles impact of 2014 Mount Everest tragedy

Fascinating Sherpa documentary chronicles impact of 2014 Mount Everest tragedy

Two years ago, I interviewed a man who was planning to jump off of Mount Everest wearing a wingsuit for one of Discovery Channel’s live event specials. The Discovery crew was one of many groups that were at a base camp of Everest at the time, which has actually developed over the years into a little village of sorts during climbing season, hosting everyone from TV crews like this, to Hollywood filmmakers to, most often, adventurous Westerners who strive to scale the mountain and pay up to $75,000 to make the attempt. They all would be on hand for the … Continue reading

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TV One acquires cable rights to hit FOX drama Empire

TV One acquires cable rights to hit FOX drama Empire

Fans of FOX’s mega-hit Empire will still be able to get their fix this summer following the end of Season 2 and as they eagerly await Season 3. TV One announced yesterday that it has acquired cable rights to re-broadcast Empire, and will add it to its summer programming lineup following the original-run’s second season finale in May on FOX. RELATED: CATCH UP ON SEASON 2 RECAPS OF “EMPIRE” “We are ecstatic to partner with 20th Television and Imagine in showcasing one of the biggest hits in television history,” said TV One president Brad Siegel. “Empire dominates the media landscape with a first-rate cast, original music content, … Continue reading

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Ahead of New York primary, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton debate on CNN

Ahead of New York primary, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton debate on CNN

As we head toward the important New York primary next Tuesday, Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will face-off in a Brooklyn debate. Both candidates have roots in New York State, and things have been getting testy recently among the candidates and their supporters, so it should be interesting viewing. The debate, which takes place at the Duggal Greenhouse on the Brooklyn Navy Yard, will begin at 9pm ET on CNN. Wolf Blitzer will moderate, with CNN’s Dana Bash and NY1’s Errol Louis, who is also a CNN political commentator, joining as questioners. The CNN Democratic Debate between … Continue reading

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