Actor Alan Thicke, Father of Singer Robin Thicke

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Actor Alan Thicke, best known for his role as Jason Seaver on the 1980’s sitcom ‘Growing Pains’ has died at the age of 69. Thicke has been in the entertainment business for over 30 years, in various capacities including music production.

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We’re told Alan had a heart attack while he was playing hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter. He was transported to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center around noon today, and pronounced dead there.

Law enforcement sources tell us … a company that recovers organs was contacted, so some of Thicke’s organs could be donated.

He’s survived by his 3 sons — Robin, Brennan and Carter … and his wife, Tanya.

Alan played hockey regularly at a rink in Burbank. We’re told he and Carter were on the ice around 11 AM when he started having chest pain, then got nauseous and vomited. The ambulance picked him up around 11:30 and took him to the hospital.

The Canadian born actor was most famous for his role as Jason Seaver, the dad on the ’80s sitcom, “Growing Pains.” Most recently, he was on the Netflix reboot, “Fuller House” … and also had a cameo on the first episode of “This Is Us.”

Alan also hosted game shows, talk shows, and wrote several famous TV show theme songs for “Diff’rent Strokes,” “Wheel of Fortune” as well as “Growing Pains.”

 

Petitions on Raven-Symoné and Don Lemon Useless

raven-symone-don-lemonBoycotts against Raven-Symoné and Don Lemon may sound like a good idea, but according to Shadow and Act, the battle is over and done with.

Examining Symoné and Lemon’s recent string of controversial comments, the site points out that while folks are campaigning for their dismissal, the pair will ultimately end up still attached to their respective networks and shows, ABC’s “The View” and “CNN Tonight” on CNN.

“Why? Because of ratings of course,” Shadow and Act expressed as it referenced “The View’s” surge in ratings with Symoné as part of its panel. “You may hate her, but she’s the smartest move that the producers on “The View” have made in a long time. As of last month, “The View,” according to TV by Numbers, posted its largest total in viewers and women 25-54 in over 8 months, beating CBS’ “The Talk,” which had been topping “The View” for almost a year.

Since her arrival on “The View,” Symoné has generated headlines for her opinions on the show’s hot topics. Most recently, she caught major criticism for stating that she would not hire black people with ghetto names, in addition to seeming to support the violent treatment given to a Spring Valley High School student by a South Carolina resource officer.

“’The View’ needed Raven-Symoné because she is controversial (or it could be some sort of bizarre art performance or experiment) which means she’ll bring in viewers,” Shadow and Act noted while citing a report it did about Symoné in May. “People naturally gravitate towards controversy, said Sergio, the author of the article. “And the producers on the show knew exactly, in advance what they were getting with her. She’s no accident. They were not going to pick anyone who was safe and conventional. They intentionally wanted someone who would get people riled up.

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Malia Obama Gets Summer Job


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Her dad might be the leader of the free world, but that hasn’t stopped Malia Obama from chasing her dreams. And most recently, she followed those dreams to the set of Halle Berry’s new show, Extant.

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President Obama’s daughter Malia, 16, will be collecting a paycheck as a production assistant on the new CBS show ‘Extant’. Malia will drive to work every day. According to Mrs. Obama, Malia already has her license.

According to The Wrap, Malia Obama spent a day on the set of Extant working as a production assistant, even helping the director slate a take on the show that follows Molly (Berry), an astronaut who returns home to learn that her experiences in space will alter her experience on Earth — along with those of every other human being.

Scandal’s Columbus Short not Returning to Show

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It’s official that Columbus Short has been release from the hottest show in prime time television. It is no surprise that Short would have been released in the season 3 finale, which aired last week to record ratings. Harrison’s future was left unknown, as reinstated B613 head Rowan (Joe Morton) and his Secret Service henchman held him at gunpoint in the final minutes.

Short released this statement via a publicist:

“At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for 3 years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today. I would like to first thank [creator] Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast. Thank you GLADIATORS, who have supported me throughout my entire career and of course to ABC and Shondaland for allowing me to play such a pivotal role in the Scandal series. I have enjoyed every single minute of it. Everything must come to an end and unfortunately the time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas. I wish nothing but the best for Shonda, Kerry and the rest of the cast, who have become like a second family to me in such a short amount of time. For this, I will forever be grateful.”

Tiny Reveals New Reality Project with Dwight Eubanks

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On Monday, April 14, 2014, a plethora of media & press outlets gathered at the W Hotel in Buckhead, GA for the official Announcement of the NEW TV Series “The Real Hair Stylists of Atlanta” with Executive Producers Tameka “Tiny” Harris, Shante Traynham (Creator), Mimi Carpenter and hosted by Atlanta’s own Dwight Eubanks.

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During the press conference, each Executive Producer was asked a series of questions relating to the overall TV series franchise (Which is expanding to New York, Los Angeles, and Miami), cast members (Which includes Nicki Minaj’s Wig Master Terrence Davidson and Razor Chick Jazmine Collins) and how this show will be different from the other hair shows already airing.

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The show is currently in a severe bidding war with several TV Networks and a final network announcement with all official cast members will be released shortly.

 

Broncos Lose But Bruno Wins Big

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Bruno Mars rocked the Super Bowl Half Time Game this year (2014). He was joined by the rock legendary Rockers the Red Hot Chili Pepper. Bruno Mars delivered a start-to-finish impressive, entertaining, and fun Super Bowl performance. Bruno Mars performance was one of the most watched Super Bowls in history.

Bruno Mars wasn’t paid for his efforts–as is the custom at the year’s biggest entertainment event, unlike the Broncos and the Sea Hawks.

Forbes reports:

No appearance fee,” confirms NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy. “Same as always.”

For the Super Bowl’s halftime acts, payment comes in the form of exposure–and in the case of Bruno Mars, the dividends should be both considerable and long-lasting. The 28-year-old Hawaiian wowed the audience at MetLife MET -4.62% Stadium and more than 100 million at home with a set that included a dazzling drum solo and a few gravity-defying dance moves in addition to his singing.

“The halftime performance at the Super Bowl is the single most important live appearance an artist can make,” says Gary Bongiovanni, president and editor-in-chief of concert data outfit Pollstar. “And with the pressure on, Bruno Mars crushed it. I would not be surprised if he more than doubled his number of fans overnight.”

Like the legendary acts who’ve played the halftime show before him, he’ll undoubtedly see a bump in record sales–Beyoncé’s album 4 got a 59% boost from her performance in New Orleans last year, while Madonna’s back catalog surged 410% in the wake of her halftime show the year before.

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10 Years after Janet Jackson Super Bowl Performance

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It has been ten years since the single most talked about Super Bowl performance in history aired on CBS television network.  The Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson performance over shadowed the winners of the Super Bowl in 2004!

Who were the winners?…..???

Super Bowl Sunday is really about the fireworks, ads, and drama, surrounding the actual game. Whether it’s and controversial commercial, half-time show antics or some post-game dissing, footballs’s biggest night has always been full of DRAMA. 

You don’t have to like football to like the Super Bowl. That’s because any given year, the lights can go out, or someone’s nipple can pop out, or a certain quarterback’s wife can spew out a post-game rant. Without further ado, here are the Super Bowl moments from over the years that really stand out.

 

Tyler Alvarez star on New Nickelodeon Telenovela

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It seems that telenovelas have made their way to NickelodeonTyler Alvarez stars as Diego in Every Witch Way, a teenage telenovela focused on magic, friendship, and love. The show is based on the successful, award-winning Latin American version, Grachi.

Born in the Bronx and now living in Long Island, this Cuban and Puerto Rican star comes from a big family. With a father in the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) and a mother working for a private hospital, we were curious as to how this teen got into acting! Tyler dishes about his first role (this is his TV debut!), his Latino culture, and the interesting choice of stars he’d like to work with. Read it all below!
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