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Michael Jackson’s Halloween: New CBS Special Is A Thriller For Jackson Fans

Move over, Great Pumpkin. The late King of Pop has given rise to a brand-new, animated Halloween special called Michael Jackson’s Halloween, voiced by past and present CBS stars and featuring a roster of the icon’s greatest hits. Created by Optimum Productions, owned by the Michael Jackson estate, the hourlong animated feature follows Vincent (Lucas Till, MacGyver) and Victoria (Kiersey Clemons, Extant), who meet cute on Halloween night and, along with their furry friend Ichabod, wind up at This Place Hotel (named after Jackson’s rechristened 1980 tune), located at 777 Jackson St. — an homage to the Gary, Ind., road on […]

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Jackson Impersonator Navi Plays the King of Pop in Lifetime’s ‘Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland’

Navi remembers the very moment he knew Michael Jackson would change his life. It was 1983 and the grade-schooler’s parents let their music-loving boy stay up to watch Don Mischer and Suzanne de Passe’s Emmy-winning documentary Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever — the first time Jackson displayed his signature moonwalk dance move, during a thrilling performance of “Billie Jean.” “I taped the performance and ran upstairs, woke up my parents and played it for them,” the mononymous Londoner recalls. “I played it maybe 20 or 30 times that night. I couldn’t believe this performance … and this man.” As a […]

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Nashville on CMT: Charles Esten Talks The Music-Centric Soap’s New Network Home

Nashies never give up. When ABC announced it would not renew its music-centric drama Nashville, fans of the Callie-Khouri-created nighttime soap took matters into their own hands. “I knew that we weren’t done telling these stories or singing these songs,” says Charles “Chip” Esten, who plays Deacon Claybourne, longtime bandmate and brand-new husband of country superstar turned business mogul Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton). “I have been doing this a long time and understand that nothing’s a given, so I’ve tried to live every single season, every single episode and day here as fully as I can. The love that fans […]

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RFD-TV will re-air “The Joey+Rory Show”

Good news, Joey+Rory fans and RFD-TV viewers. Fans of the country/gospel duo — made up of Rory Feek and his late wife Joey, who bravely battled cancer until her death on March 4 — begged the network to re-air episodes of the pair’s popular series The Joey+Rory Show, which aired from 2012-2014. Beginning Dec. 31, their collective wish comes true. The popular RFD-TV series, produced by the down-home duo, chronicled the Feeks’ life on their small Tennessee farm, their performances and the joy they took in their then-newborn daughter Indiana Boon. As a complement to the encore episodes, Rory has produced a […]

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Empire Season 3 Episode 9 Recap: Wait to Strike

The fall finale of Empire is already here and Cookie is now in charge of putting together Angelo’s People’s Ball, formerly known as the Captain’s Ball, for his political campaign. Will everything run smoothly just like she planned? Uh oh. Looks like Freda’s little rapping session that Shine recorded helped Tariq pin her father’s death on Lucious with some more clues. The initials MM and BK were seen in an email associated with Lucious and once Freda rapped about the men whose initials these belonged to, Tariq had a crystal clear connection between the two men and Lucious. Journalist Edison […]

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Dolly Parton telethon for Tennessee wildfire victims will air on RFD-TV

The Smoky Mountains’ most famous songbird is hosting a telethon for the victims of the area’s recent and devastating wildfires, and you can join in, courtesy of RFD-TV. The network and Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM Radio have partnered with the one and only Dolly Parton and her Dollywood Foundation My People Fund to help raise money for the people directly affected by the blaze, which destroyed more than 1,750 structures, displaced hundreds of families and brought the area’s No. 1 industry, tourism, to a standstill. The nationally-broadcast, three-hour telethon “Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund,” will air Tuesday, Dec. […]

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Empire Season 3 Episode 8 Recap: Catfight on the Catwalk

It’s the final episode before the Empire midseason finale! Cookie has to try to juggle pleasing Angelo’s mom, Diana, while keeping her family and company in check. We’re rooting for you, Cook! Tiana’s headlining the annual HVW Fashion Show for Ms. Helen von Wyeth. That means Cookie has to act a little bougie like Angelo’s mom to keep the designer happy. Angelo can’t stop gushing about Cookie’s work to his mom, but Diana is the one who steals the spotlight. She already knows the fashion show’s designer. Since she’s taken charge now, Diana asks Jamal to record a new song […]

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Empire Season 3 Episode 7 Recap: Tough Love

On last week’s episode of Empire, we almost lost Jamal (again) and Cookie ended her relationship with Angelo because her cookies were shown to the whole world during his run for mayor. With the midseason finale only two episodes away, who knows what’s ahead? Angelo shows up at Cookie’s door with her much-needed coffee and a little extra sugar. He gives her an ultimatum and Cookie tells Angelo that she’s back in. Yay! I ship these two so much. Lucious is still riding Jamal, telling him that he doesn’t have the numbers needed on Empire X Stream because he isn’t […]

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Hairspray Live! We Talk NBC’s Latest Live Masterpiece with Harvey Fierstein and Maddie Baillio!

A peek at the news is all you need to reckon that America needs Tracy Turnblad now more than ever. The fearlessly sunny poster girl for body positivity, self-esteem, racial equality and the power of a good set of dance moves is the creation of avant-garde auteur John Waters, who made her the centerpiece of his 1988 feature film Hairspray. The quirky tale of the Rubenesque teen’s quest to star on, then integrate, her favorite local dance show in 1960s Baltimore was only a minor success, but its do-right-and-dance message resonated with veteran Broadway producer Margo Lion, who hired a […]