TODAY'S TV PREMIERES: #ProjectRunway (Lifetime), #FlippingOut (Bravo)
TODAY'S TV FINALES: #Alone (History), #KingOfTheRoad (Viceland), #MurderAmongFriends (ID)
Auditions for ABC's American Idol reboot begin at Disney World today. Are you trying out?
It's #BlackCatAppreciation Day, #ThriftShopDay and #VanillaCustardDay.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUGUST 17
Giuliana Rancic, TV host (43)
Donnie Wahlberg, singer/actor (48)
Sean Penn, actor (57)
Belinda Carlisle, singer (59)
Robert De Niro, actor (74)
*Forbes is our with their highest paid actress and Emma Stone tops the list, she's 28 years old and made $26 million in pre-tax money in their 12 month period. Jennifer Aniston is 2nd place, she gets money for movie roles (The Yellow Birds) but makes most of her money off of endorsements like Emirates airlines, Smartwater and Aveeno....Also in the list Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy and Mila Kunis
*Is The “American Idol” Reboot In Jeopardy?-
With auditions starting today and only one judge in place, panic mode may kick in for “American Idol.”
You would think with Ryan Seacrest set to return and Katy Perry locked in, that others would jump on board. So far, Lionel Richie, Charlie Puth, Luke Bryan or Keith Urban haven’t inked a deal and none are close. Record producer Nile Rodgers is now in the mix, but time is running out.
Though auditions start today, the judges aren’t needed for them until cameras roll in six weeks. Part of the problem may be the crazy amount that producers are paying Perry. Lionel reportedly wants 10 million but the show wants to pay him half.
We’ll see who shakes out soon. Source: TMZ
Miss America Pageant Has Its Judges-
Unlike “Idol,” one American tradition is set with its judges.
Celebrity judges for this year's Miss America competition include singer/songwriters Jordin Sparks and Thomas Rhett. Pageant officials also say actress/model Molly Sims and People magazine editor Jess Cagle will be on the judging panel. The contest returns to Atlantic City the week of September 4th with a parade, preliminary rounds and the final competition on September 10th at Boardwalk Hall.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD (Action)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice.
WHO'S IN IT? Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Gary Oldman
- The movie poster with Ryan Reynolds carrying Samuel L. Jackson is a parody of the poster for The Bodyguard starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston.
- The movie was partly shot in Amsterdam.
- The budget $30 million.
LOGAN LUCKY (Action)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.
WHO'S IN IT? Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, Sebastian Stan, Hilary Swank, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes
- Directed by Steven Soderbergh (Ocean's 11).
- Behind the Candelabra was supposed to be Soderbergh's last film, but he reportedly liked the script to Logan Lucky so much that he decided to direct it.
- Six NASCAR drivers appear in the film, including Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano.
*The upcoming episode of Game of Thrones was leaked online Wednesday -- by HBO itself. The cable network accidentally posted episode six on their European and Spain divisions. Though they quickly pulled it, the episode was still passed around the world illegally.
*The season seven finale Suits will serve as a backdoor pilot for a potential spinoff based around Gina Torres’ character, Variety reports. The episode will air on the USA Network early next year.
*Rocker St. Vincent will direct an adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray, according to Variety. The big twist is that the title role will be played by a woman.
*Two days after a stuntwoman died on the Deadpool 2 set, production has restarted. The superhero flick has been filming in Vancouver since late June.
“Halloweentown” Cast Will Reunite To Pay Tribute To Debbie Reynolds-
The cast of “Halloweentown,” well most of it, will gather in October and honor their cast member.
Kimberly J. Brown, the actress who played Marnie Cromwell in the first three of the Disney series of movies, made the announcement via video on Youtube.
On October 14, St. Helen, Oregon…where the movies were filmed… will have a pumpkin lighting ceremony and Brown, Judith Hoag (who played Gwen) and J. Paul Zimmerman (Dylan) and possibly Emily Roeske(Sophie) will be there.
If you’re a fan, get info on the gathering here.
A Guy Has Made Harley-Davidson Infused Gin-
A German man is showing how extreme his love of Harley-Davidson’s go.
Uwe Ehinger, nicknamed The Archaeologist, scours the area for used Harley parts and has now incorporated them into his signature gin. "Every time I make a find of rare bikes, I wonder how to use every single part - because they deserve to be preserved," he said. "That is where the idea for 'The Archaeologist' emerged: presepreserving the spirit of the old machines in an actual spirit and make it possible to experience the taste."
The Flathead, Panhead, and Knucklehead brands are each poured over motorcycle engine parts. There is even a custom glass for each part. In case you’re wondering, the motorcycle piece in each bottle is also covered in a "food safe seal" to keep the metal and the alcohol intact.
If you’re into it, the bottle are as expensive as 13-hundred dollars each. He has an Instagram page to help get the word out.