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‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live’ Tops Easter Night Programming With 9.6 Million Viewers

NBC’s broadcast of “Jesus Christ Superstar Live” topped its Easter Sunday competition, garnering 9.607 million total viewers for the night. The live TV musical earned a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49, which was also better than ABC’s “American Idol” and all other competition during the broadcast’s primetime hours. “Jesus Christ Superstar Live” aired from 8 p.m. to 10:23 p.m. Elsewhere, a two-hour “Idol” from 8-10 put up a 1.6 rating and 7.4 million viewers, per fast national numbers. Also of note, CBS’ “60 Minutes” nabbed 8.1 million viewers. Those were the closest any other show came to the NBC musical’s numbers. NBC edged ABC across primetime averages by one-tenth of a Nielsen point in the key 18-49 demographic. It beat CBS by a couple hundred thousand viewers. ...Read more

Taylor Swift Defends Hayley Kiyoko After Fans Call Her Out

Taylor Swift has come to the defense of Hayley Kiyoko after some Swift fans thought Kiyoko was taking a shot at her with recent comments she made. During a March 30 interview, Kiyoko said,”I’ve had several music industry execs say, ‘You’re doing another music video about girls? I literally looked at them and was like, um, yeah… Taylor Swift sings about men in every single song and video, and no one complains that she’s unoriginal.” While some fans thought Kiyoko was throwing shade at Swift, Taylor quickly shot down any notions of bad blood between the two, commending Kiyoko for her comments. “We should applaud artists who are brave enough to tell their honest romantic narrative through their art, and the fact is that I’ve never encountered homophobia and she has,” Swift wrote. “It’s her right to call out anyone who has double standards about gay vs straight love interests.”  You can check out Taylor Swift’s Tumblr post in the article below. ...Read more

Arnold Schwarzenegger In ‘Good Spirits’ After Heart Surgery

Arnold Schwarzenegger is in good spirits as he recovers from heart surgery in a Los Angeles hospital. The 70-year-old actor and former California governor underwent a scheduled procedure to replace a valve on Thursday. His spokesman Daniel Ketchell says he played with one of his old action movie catchphrases when he regained consciousness and announced, “I’m back.” Ketchell said Saturday in an email Schwarzenegger “continues to be doing very well, in good spirits, and recovering.” The pulmonic valve originally was installed in 1997 for a congenital heart defect and had to be replaced. ...Read more

Selena Gomez And Jennifer Aniston Join WE Day 2018 Lineup

Selena Gomez will be taking the stage at WE Day once again, and Jennifer Aniston will be among those joining her. WE Day is an educational and inspirational event that celebrates the power of young people to make a positive difference in the world by taking action on local and global social issues. Aniston and Gomez were both just announced as part of the annual event, billed as the world’s largest youth empowerment event, which is set to take place on April 19th at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.  John Stamos will host the event which will also be attended by  Morgan Freeman, Sofia Carson, The Chainsmokers, Will Ferrell, and Nicole Richie. This year’s event will bring together over 16,000 students and educators from across the state for a powerful, life-changing experience featuring renowned speakers, innovative thought leaders and celebrity performers.  WE Day is set to air a one-hour special will on August 17th on ABC at 8 PM. ...Read more

‘Roseanne’ Reboot On ABC Pulls In Over 18 Million Viewers

The revival of the 1990s classic TV comedy Roseanne debuted on its original home, ABC, on Tuesday, March 27, and it did outstanding in the ratings department. The two-episode premiere started with a whopping 17.7 million viewers during the first half hour, and then grew to 18.6 million in the second. Over the course of the hour, Roseanne had an average of 18.2 million viewers and a 5.1 rating in the 18-49 demo. Ratings such as this haven’t been seen during a Tuesday entertainment telecast for six years. News of the series reboot came in May 2017. At that time, the ABC network announced an eight-episode run that was slated to return in the middle of the TV season. ...Read more

‘Scooby-Doo’s’ Daphne And Velma Are Getting Their Own Live-Action Movie

Scooby-Doo fans are about to find out what Daphne and Velma were like before they joined the Mystery Gang. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Daphne & Velma, a new live-action film, on digital, Blu-ray and DVD on May 22, 2018. The film, which stars Sarah Jeffery and Sarah Gilman and is produced by Ashley Tisdale and Jennifer Tisdale’s Blondie Girl Productions, focuses on Ridge Valley High, an innovative center of learning for some of the brightest minds in the nation. Together, the girls discover a number of questionable disappearances on campus as kids who were once full of life appear to become “zombified.” The mystery brings Daphne and Velma together to see if they can solve the case.  You can check out the first trailer for Daphne and Velma in the linked article below. ...Read more

Former Disney Channel Star Caroline Sunshine Joins President Trump’s White House Press Team

A Disney Channel alum is the newest member of the Trump administration. Caroline Sunshine, 22,  best known for her role in the Disney Channel show Shake It Up opposite Zendaya about teenage dancers, played Tinka Hessenheffer. Now the former actress will be starring in her latest role as a member of the White House’s press team. It’s not Sunshine’s first time serving in the White House, as she was previously an intern. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said in a statement  “Caroline Sunshine was a White House intern. In college, she was involved with the American Enterprise Institute and an active member of her school’s Model United Nations team. Prior to her internship at the White House, Carolina interned for the Office of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the College Republican National Committee and the California Republican Party.”  ...Read more

Serena Williams Documentary ‘Being Serena’ Coming To HBO

Serena Williams will be featured in a documentary series coming up that will take you through the tennis legend’s journey to motherhood and beyond. Being Serena will premiere on HBO on May 2, and based on the preview Serena shared, the film will chronicle the changes she’s gone through as an athlete, wife, and human. The five-part documentary series will give fans a more intimate look into the icon’s life than ever before. In the trailer, we hear Serena say, “When I realized that I was pregnant, I was like, ‘Oh my god, how am I gonna play?'” Touching on whether or not she’ll put as much focus on her tennis career as she always has, she said, “I put so much pressure on myself. I want to make sure that I’m the best. I don’t know if there’s anything left for me in tennis, but I’m not done yet.” You can see HBO’s sneak peek of the series in the article below, which includes clips of Serena’s husband, Alexis Ohanian, and their adorable baby, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. ...Read more

Prince Toxicology Report Shows High Levels Of Fentanyl At Time Of Death

According to a toxicology report obtained from his autopsy, legendary music artist Prince had what experts call an “exceedingly high” concentration of fentanyl in his body at the time of his death. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is said to be 50 times more powerful than heroin. Prince was found dead in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate; news that he had the drug in his system is not new, as that information came to light roughly six weeks after his death.  Experts say the amount in his system was high, even for someone suffering from chronic pain. The report notes that he had 67.8 micrograms per liter in his system. Based on findings of the drug in his stomach and blood, it’s clear that he took the drug orally and had enough time for it to spread into his system a bit before he died. Reports from the time of Prince’s death indicated that police found multiple bottles of pills around his residence and that the origin of those pills was still undetermined. ...Read more

Gina Rodriguez To Produce And Star In Live-Action ‘Carmen Sandiego’ Movie For Netfli

Gina Rodriguez, the start of the TV show Jane the Virgin, is set to produce and star in a live-action film adaptation of the beloved computer game and media franchise Carmen Sandiego – which centers around a globe-trotting thief. Netflix has acquired the rights to the project, which is being billed as a standalone adventure. Rodriguez will also voice Carmen in a new animated series for Netflix, and publisher and learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is set to release a new series of Carmen Sandiego books tied to the series’ planned 2019 premiere. No release date, writer or director has yet been announced for the live-action film. The animated series was announced last spring; it will see Carmen “back and ready for a new crop of international capers” in addition to exploring “who in the world is Carmen Sandiego, and why she became a super thief.” ...Read more