NBA Western Conference Finals Break Viewership Records for TNT

TNT said its May 30 telecast of Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Western Conference Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors ranked as the most-watched program in the Time Warner cable network’s 38-year history and cable TV’s most-viewed NBA telecast of all time. The game  averaged 15.9 million total viewers and an… Read more »

Russell Peters Joins Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried in ‘The Clapper’

Comedian Russell Peters has joined Ed Helms and Amanda Seyfried in the film “The Clapper.” Dito Montiel is writing and directing the comedy with Helms and Mike Falbo producing through their Pacific Electric shingle. Robin Schorr is also producing. The movie follows a professional “infomercial clapper” who gets plucked by a late-night talk show to host his own… Read more »

Broadway Powerhouse Key Brand Entertainment Raises Curtain On New Name, Mission

Key Brand Entertainment, a global powerhouse that develops, produces and markets live theater through Broadway Across America, Group Sales Box Office and several other companies, has renamed itself The John Gore Organization, Inc.
Since Gore, a Tony Award-winning British producer, purchased the company from Live Nation in 2008, revenues have grown from $100 million in 2008 to $600 million in 2016. He now becomes chairman and chief executive officer. Lauren Reid will…

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‘Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller In Plea Deal Talks For $5M Fraud Case; Seeks Another Delay From Judge

EXCLUSIVE: After five previous extensions to giving a response to her indictment last October on 20 counts of fraud with a possible five years behind bars and $5 million in fines, Dance Moms host Abby Lee Miller today asked for a sixth delay in the case – even though the judge told her last time he was running out of patience. This request on the deadline of what was supposed to be her pretrial motions filing comes as sources close to events suggest a plea deal could be…

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Disney Announces Release Date for ‘Mary Poppins’ Sequel

Walt Disney Pictures have officially announced that Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda are set to star in their “Mary Poppins” sequel and have also dated the pic for December 25, 2015. Variety first reported that both Blunt and Miranda were in talks and the studio has now confirmed their involvement. Reuniting the director and producing… Read more »

Jay Som releasing a single on Fat Possum, touring with Mitski & Japanese Breakfast

Jay Som began as the solo project of Bay Area musician Melina Duterte, but she recently turned it into a full five-piece band. Their first release since solidifying the lineup is the “I Think You’re Alright” b/w “Rush” single, which will be out on June 24 via Fat Possum…

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Help Me Build this Musical Playlist for Harambe the Gorilla…

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R.I.P. Harambe (1999-2016).

Over the Memorial Day weekend, endangered western lowland gorilla Harambe was shot dead after an unattended toddler somehow broke through several protective barriers at the Cincinnati Zoo.  Emergency response officials defended their decision to shoot the rare animal on fear that the child was in imminent danger.

Now, a growing number of animal rights activists and observers feel that Harambe was protecting and nurturing the child from a noisy crowd of onlookers.  With zoo officials on the defensive, pressure is mounting for a full investigation and punishment the mother who allowed this to occur.  That includes a fast-growing ‘Justice for Harambe’ campaign, which is garnering hundreds of thousands of followers and signatures (the mother of the child, identified as Michelle Gregg, is also facing a growing wave of outrage online).

Here are shared playlist I created on Spotify to help remember this animal and express some of my frustrations around his death.  I hope you’ll add songs that express your feelings as well.

 

 

 

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See First Photos of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

Pottermore has released the cast photos of a grown-up Harry and Ginny Potter and their child, Albus Severus Potter, a week before the first preview of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” in London’s West End. The two-part “Cursed Child” takes place 19 years after “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” and stars Jamie… Read more »