Madonna teases upcoming concert/doc on Paramount+

Paramount+ announced that Madonna’s highly-anticipated documentary film, Madame X, will exclusively debut on Paramount+ in the U.S., Latin America, Australia, the Nordics, and Canada beginning on Friday, October 8. Fans outside of these markets can watch the documentary on MTV. Filmed in Lisbon, Portugal, the film captures the 62-year-old pop icon’s rare and rapturous tour performance, hailed by … Continue reading “Madonna teases upcoming concert/doc on Paramount+”

iCarly: Paramount+ renews reboot for a second season

Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, today announced that its new hit series, iCarly, has been renewed for a second season in all markets the service is available, including the U.S., Australia, Canada, Latin America and the Nordics.  iCarly on Paramount+ picks up nearly 10 years after the beloved original Nickelodeon show ended, finding Carly Shay (Miranda Cosgrove), … Continue reading “iCarly: Paramount+ renews reboot for a second season”

Infinite: Paramount+ releases trailer for sci-fi film

Paramount+ today debuted a new trailer for its upcoming feature film Infinite, starring Mark Wahlberg, which will premiere exclusively on the service on Thursday, June 10.  Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer) Starring Mark Wahlberg (Ted, Shooter, Pain & Gain) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Dr. Strange), Infinite is a high-octane sci-fi action film from … Continue reading “Infinite: Paramount+ releases trailer for sci-fi film”

Paramount releases final trailer for Quiet Place II

It’s Mother’s Day weekend, so what better time than to release a trailer about one of cinema’s strongest moms lately. We are of course talking about Emily Blunt, who starred in the 2018 thriller A Quiet Place. Now, Paramount Pictures has released the final trailer for A Quiet Place Part II. The trailer takes us back … Continue reading “Paramount releases final trailer for Quiet Place II”

‘Cops’ cancelled by Paramount Network

Bad boys are now sad boys. Thirty-two seasons comes to an end as Paramount Network has officially delayed the Season 33 launch of Cops, with no plans of returning. The long-running reality series was scheduled to return on Monday. The decision comes as protests over police brutality and cries to “defund police departments” continue across the … Continue reading “‘Cops’ cancelled by Paramount Network”

SNL to have 4 consecutive first-time hosts

Owen Wilson will kick off the 47th season of Saturday Night Live when he serves as host for the first time on Oct. 2. Wilson recently wrapped the first season of Loki on Disney+ and next stars in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, in theaters Oct. 22.  Kacey Musgraves will make her second appearance as musical … Continue reading “SNL to have 4 consecutive first-time hosts”

Shang-Chi is King of the Box Office Hill 3 weeks in a row

Marvel fans can’t seem to get enough of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the #1 movie for the past three weeks in a row. The Marvel Studios blockbuster, starring Simu Liu as the first big-screen Asian superhero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has grossed an estimated $320 million worldwide since opening only … Continue reading “Shang-Chi is King of the Box Office Hill 3 weeks in a row”

Emmys: Kia drops electric :60-second spot during 73rd event

The introduction of Kia America’s first dedicated all-electric model – the all-new 2022 EV6 Crossover – continues as the brand once again partnered with the 73rd Emmys and NBC’s America’s Got Talent. The initiatives follow the May 2021 launch of the EV6 in New York City’s Times Square and will continue to not only introduce the EV6 to U.S. … Continue reading “Emmys: Kia drops electric :60-second spot during 73rd event”

Emmys: Ratings rise from previous pandemic year

Good news for CBS, and Paramount+. The 73rd annual Emmys saw its viewership rise to 7.4 million, according to Nielsen’s preliminary numbers. Over the past decade, major award shows have seen a steady decline in audience, but last year’s ceremonies saw an even steeper decline due to the pandemic and quarantine. The 72nd Emmys only … Continue reading “Emmys: Ratings rise from previous pandemic year”

Emmys: Ted Lasso’s lovable losers are big winners last night

The fictional team of AFC Richmond may be enormous losers on Apple TV+’s hit series Ted Lasso, but last night they proved to be big winners. The feel-good soccer-themed ensemble scored four Emmys last night, taking home wins for outstanding comedy, series lead actor (Jason Sudeikis), supporting actress (Hannah Waddingham) and supporting actor (Brett Goldstein). … Continue reading “Emmys: Ted Lasso’s lovable losers are big winners last night”

Emmy Predictions: Will ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘The Crown’ own the ceremony?

If you can believe this, it’s already been a year since the subdued, “The Pandemmys” aired. This Sunday, Cedric the Entertainer will host the 73rd Emmys ceremony before a live limited audience on CBS. The traditional Governors Ball will not be held this year (both due to Covid-19 precautions), but that doesn’t mean there won’t … Continue reading “Emmy Predictions: Will ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘The Crown’ own the ceremony?”

The Emmys: Netflix tops Creative Arts Awards with 34, Disney+ nabs 13

The third Creative Arts Emmys ceremony of 2021, held on Sunday evening, ended similarly to the two that preceded it, with Netflix at the top of the winners’ list. In the year’s final Creative Arts presentation, the streamer added nine awards to its 12 from Saturday and 13 from the first Sunday show, for a … Continue reading “The Emmys: Netflix tops Creative Arts Awards with 34, Disney+ nabs 13”

Shang-Chi dominates box office, validates Scar Jo’s beef with Disney

This weekend’s box office results completely validated Scarlett Johansson’s Disney lawsuit AND justified Disney’s decision to provide theater exclusive engagements for their remaining 2021 theatrical releases. Led by a very impressive second weekend at #1 for Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as well as strongholds for Free Guy and Jungle Cruise … Continue reading “Shang-Chi dominates box office, validates Scar Jo’s beef with Disney”

Compadre welcomes Taylor Katai and Daphne Brunelle to strategy team

Creative marketing agency Compadre is scaling up its strategy team with the addition of Taylor Katai as Senior Director of Creative Strategy, and Daphne Brunelle as Brand Strategist. Katai and Brunelle are seasoned entertainment and brand marketers who bring both agency and client-side experience to their respective roles at Compadre, spanning television, film, media, and … Continue reading “Compadre welcomes Taylor Katai and Daphne Brunelle to strategy team”

Kevin Hart, LL COOL J, Brett Favre in new SiriusXM national campaign

Listeners may be upset that Howard Stern has taken the summer off, but that has not stopped SiriusXM from launching its largest multi-media national ad campaign ever. The new creative effort titled “The Home of SiriusXM and created by Translation, brings to life the vibrancy and spontaneity of SiriusXM programming, featuring superstar artists, creators, and … Continue reading “Kevin Hart, LL COOL J, Brett Favre in new SiriusXM national campaign”

Shang-Chi brings in $94m over Labor Day weekend

Disney claims the Friday-Sunday gross for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was $75.5 million, and estimates that with Labor Day added the total will be at least $94 million for the four days.  On Sunday Disney projected that Shang-Chi would finish the extended weekend with $90 million from 4,300 theaters, but the … Continue reading “Shang-Chi brings in $94m over Labor Day weekend”

Nia DaCosta first Black woman to own Box Office as Candyman takes in $22.3 m

Nia DaCosta’s Candyman earned an estimated $22,370,000 in its opening domestic weekend, beating the lowball projection of $15 million by nearly 50% showing the world that there is an audience for Black filmmakers telling Black stories and earning DaCosta the title of the first Black woman director to take the top spot. Some have come … Continue reading “Nia DaCosta first Black woman to own Box Office as Candyman takes in $22.3 m”

The Emmy’s: Debbie Allen to receive Governors Award

The Television Academy announced that entertainment industry trailblazer Debbie Allen will receive the 2021 Governors Award in recognition of her numerous contributions to the television medium through multiple creative forms and her philanthropic endeavors around the world. The entertainment icon was chosen by the Television Academy’s Board of Governors for her unprecedented achievements in television and her … Continue reading “The Emmy’s: Debbie Allen to receive Governors Award”

Chicago 7, Judas, Queen’s Gambit among Location Guild noms

Nominees for the 8th Annual Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) Awards were announced today by LMGI President John Rakich/LMGI. The awards honor the outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals in film, television and commercials from around the globe. The LMGI Awards also recognize outstanding service by film commissions for their support “above and beyond” during the production … Continue reading “Chicago 7, Judas, Queen’s Gambit among Location Guild noms”

The White Lotus renewed for a second season

HBO’s critically-acclaimed six-part limited series, The White Lotus, from Mike White, will return for a second installment.  With the finale episode debuting this Sunday, The White Lotus is a social satire set at an exclusive Hawaiian resort and follows the vacations of various hotel guests over the span of a week as they relax and rejuvenate … Continue reading “The White Lotus renewed for a second season”