Kevin Hart and other celebs stand with Ellen on social

The Ellen Show and its Emmy award-winning host have come under fire amidst allegations of workplace harassment and bullying on set, but several celebrities have now stepped forward to voice support for DeGeneres. Now, Kevin Hart (Night School, Jumanji, Ride Along, Central Intelligence) has released a statement on instagram expressing his regret that DeGeneres has … Continue reading “Kevin Hart and other celebs stand with Ellen on social”

Ellen: Daytime TV’s “Queen of Mean?”

The great quarantined-cultural-reckoning has come for none other than Ellen DeGeneres. Having built her image around her end of show catchphrase “Be kind to one another,” the multi-talented and successful daytime talk show host has come under blistering heat for fostering a harsh and fearful work environment offscreen. The long running show is now under … Continue reading “Ellen: Daytime TV’s “Queen of Mean?””

REEL AAPI: Actor Tohoru Masamune

Editor’s Note: “REEL AAPI” is our annual celebration of the talented Asian American Pacific Islanders in the worlds of advertising, film, TV, music, radio and media. Through their contributions and creativity they are making a difference on a daily basis. This list includes talented actors like Tohoru Masamune. Tohoru Masamune’s parents emigrated from Japan where they were … Continue reading “REEL AAPI: Actor Tohoru Masamune”

20 years of underwater magic: Celebrating Finding Nemo

Two decades ago, an animated film took audiences on a breathtaking journey through the depths of the ocean, capturing hearts and imaginations along the way. Released on May 30, 2003, Finding Nemo has since become a beloved classic, enchanting both young and old with its heartwarming story, colorful characters, and stunning animation. As we celebrate … Continue reading “20 years of underwater magic: Celebrating Finding Nemo”

Anne Heche’s final toxicology report released

A final toxicology report from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office now says that beloved actress Anne Heche had no narcotics in her system when she crashed her car into a Los Angeles home in August. On August 5, Heche crashed her blue Mini Cooper into a Mar Vista residence, which ignited a fire … Continue reading “Anne Heche’s final toxicology report released”

Actress Anne Heche dead at 53

Daytime Emmy Award-winning actress Anne Heche has passed away at age 53. Her representatives released a statement to the press on Thursday evening when the decision was made to terminate her life support once it was determined she was brain dead. Under California law that is the definition of death. The family’s rep confirmed to … Continue reading “Actress Anne Heche dead at 53”

Anne Heche remains in critical condition after crash

On Friday, Daytime Emmy Award-winning actress, Anne Heche was removed from her burning blue Mini Cooper after the 53-year-old actress plowed into a Mar Vista residence, which ignited a fire that took 59 firefighters and 65 minutes to extinguish the blaze, which caused major damage to the home. The resident of the home was present, … Continue reading “Anne Heche remains in critical condition after crash”

Oscar co-hosts react to the Slap

On Sunday, March 27, 2022, the 94th Academy Award ceremony was marred by an altercation between nominee and now Oscar winner Will Smith and presenter Chris Rock. The comedian inexplicably went off script and made an insensitive crack about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith and her shaved head. Pinkett Smith is especially sensitive about the … Continue reading “Oscar co-hosts react to the Slap”

Daytime Emmys: Trebek, King receive nominations

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the television broadcast of the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards which will be presented on Friday, June 25 (8:00-10:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and streamed on Paramount+. The late host of Jeopardy! is up for Outstanding Game Show Host alongside … Continue reading “Daytime Emmys: Trebek, King receive nominations”

Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman passes

Academy Award winner, and eight-time Emmy Award winner Cloris Leachman, died Tuesday from natural causes at her home in Encinitas, CA. She starred in six television shows and earned 22 Emmy nominations over her exceptional seven-decade career. She was 94. Her longtime manager Juliet Green confirmed the news in a public statement.  The Mary Tyler Moore … Continue reading “Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman passes”

Reel 360’s Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Hanukkah! And we are just around the corner from Christmas and Kwanza, so it’s that time of the year to offer up the Reel 360 / Reel Chicago Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide. To make your last minute holiday gift buying just a l’il bit easier, we’ve compiled an extensive list – and believe us … Continue reading “Reel 360’s Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide”

Daytime Emmy winners announced

Hosted by Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba and Marie Osmond, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the winners of the 47th annual Daytime Emmys Awards. Broadcast on the CBS Television Network, The Young and the Restless was named the year’s outstanding drama series and Jeopardy, The Ellen DeGeneres and … Continue reading “Daytime Emmy winners announced”

NBC announces 2020-21 season, commits to diversity

Heading into the 2020-21 season, NBC unveiled a fall lineup capitalizing on strong incumbency and momentum following a number of multi-year pickups for stalwart shows, including New Amsterdam, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago P.D. Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.  Featuring gripping dramas that include Manifest, fan-favorite comedies Superstore and Brooklyn Nine-Nine and unrivaled alternative programming, including the return of coaches Kelly Clarkson, John … Continue reading “NBC announces 2020-21 season, commits to diversity”

Billie Eilish sweeps subdued night at 62nd Grammys

It was an understandably somber night at The 62nd Grammys as news of the devastating deaths of former LA Laker Kobe Bryant, 41, and his daughter, Gianna, 13, sank in. Having the awards show in the house that, “Kobe built,” cast an even more solemn shadow over the event. Host Alicia Keys, with her hair … Continue reading “Billie Eilish sweeps subdued night at 62nd Grammys”

James Corden is a “fat pussy” & other Ricky Gervais jokes

Last night, “Awards Season” kicked off in Beverly Hills with the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards. As is the case in recent years, the host was bigger news than the winners. Controversial host, Ricky Gervais, returned for a fifth and what he claims to be, “his last time,” as host of the ceremony. Standing before … Continue reading “James Corden is a “fat pussy” & other Ricky Gervais jokes”

Hallmark apologizes for pulling same-sex wedding ad

Kansas City-based The Hallmark Channel, has reversed what it called a “wrong decision,” stating Sunday it will reinstate a Zola commercial featuring a same-sex couple that had been pulled following a complaint from conservative group, One Million Moms, which incidentally only has 96,000 members according to CNN. Zola, an online wedding registry, wedding planner and … Continue reading “Hallmark apologizes for pulling same-sex wedding ad”

Odds-makers place their bets on Oscar noms

For the betting population out there who expect to be on a lull between Super Bowl and March Madness, has something for you. The odds on the Academy Awards! According to their odds-makers, half of the six major categories are expected to be very competitive with Alfonso Cuaron (1/7) nearly a sure thing for … Continue reading “Odds-makers place their bets on Oscar noms”

From handmaids to Jesus, the Emmys announce noms

Al Pacino’s haunting portrayal of Joe Paterno was snubbed. SNL’s Keenan Thompson and Aidy Bryant were nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. Although David Lynch’s 18-episode Twin Peaks was nominated for 9 Emmy’s, the series was largely ignored in major categories. Netflix dethroned HBO as most nominated network. Jesus. He was … Continue reading “From handmaids to Jesus, the Emmys announce noms”