Heading into the 2015 Billboard Music Awards telecast, Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea’s first performance of “Pretty Girls” was without a doubt the performance everyone was looking most forward to. About two hours in, the duo did themselves proud. It wasn’t at all a trainwreck, and in fact, both ladies looked sensational. Britney, IMHO, hasn’t looked this great and comfortable on stage in years. Well done.
Mariah Carey also made a notable appearance as well. She hit the Billboard stage for the first time in 17 years. Perhaps she’s still recuperating from bronchitis, but Mimi wasn’t at her vocal best. Every note felt so laborious as opposed to the ease she belted out those notes years ago.
Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson absolutely slayed her vocals during her “Invincible” performance as did Tori Kelly and Nick Jonas on “Nobody Love” and “Jealous” respectively.
Speaking of Jonas, he was in fine form tonight. Dude looked beyond sexy. Charlie Puth and Empire‘s Jussie Smollett also smoldered on stage during their respective performances. Check out all the videos below.
Earlier this week, Jennifer Lopez announced her first Las Vegas residency beginning January 2016 at Planet Hollywood. While the 45-year-old singer isn’t the best vocalist around, there’s no denying she’s one of the best performers in the industry. Woman knows how to put on an entertaining show.
J. Lo gave fans a taste of what to expect with her Vegas stint. She performed a medley of her greatest hits, including “If You Had My Love,” “Love Don’t Cast a Thing,” “Jenny From a Block,” “Get Right,” and “On the Floor” on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Watch her energetic performance below. Props for singing live.
The second FOX canceled The Mindy Project, there were rumblings that it had already found a new home. Much to the delight of the show’s loyal fans, those rumors turned out to be true.
Hulu, which already has the exclusive streaming rights to the show, has officially resurrected the sitcom for a fourth season. And a super-sized one at that. The streaming service ordered a whopping 26 episodes, bringing the series closer to the magical 100-episode syndication mark.
No date has been revealed on when Mindy Kaling and company will return. Check out statements from both Hulu and Kaling below.
If you love Portia de Rossi on Scandal, it’s your lucky day. Her character, Elizabeth “Lizzie Bear” North won’t be hibernating anytime soon. The 42-year-old actress has been promoted to series regular for the ABC drama’s fifth season. She revealed the news in an interview with TVLine.com.
“I’ve been here for the entire season, so, honestly, I already feel like I’m part of the family. It would’ve been very sad for me not to come back. And to come back with a guarantee of a few more episodes than [I was in this season] is really fantastic. It’s just a great ensemble cast. And we’re all really excited about the show — still. I came on as a fan, but all the actors are just as excited as when they first started the show. And I love Shonda Rhimes. I love Shonda Rhimes.” Portia tells TVLine.com
The CW was the last to make their presentation at this year’s upfronts. With less timeslots to fill than the other major broadcast networks, they had less than a handful of new programs to debut. In this case, quality definitely wins over quantity. There’s some serious breakout potential here.
By far, the most anticipated is the network’s latest superhero drama. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow follows the adventures of a ragtag team of heroes and villains confronting an unstoppable threat to the planet. Familiar faces from both Arrow and The Flash appear on the new show. Caity Lotz who played Black Canary reemerges in the spinoff as White Canary. Apparently, she’s not dead after all. Sadly though, we’ll have to wait til midseason when it premieres to learn how and why.
The CW also found the perfect program to complement the critically-acclaimed Jane The Virgin. I get a modern-day Ally McBeal vibe from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. It’ll feature plenty of inner monologues which segue into irreverent musical interludes. Check out the trailer below, along with the descriptions and promos for the other new shows.
HBO just dropped another 60-second clip promoting the second season of True Detective. Like the first, this teaser trailer doesn’t shed too much light on the plotline, but hints at a darker tone for its sophomore run.
Each of the main cast members- Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Vince Vaughn and Taylor Kitsch- are prominently featured and provide short voiceovers while new intense and violent footage is shared. True Detective 2 premieres on June 21. Check out the new promo below.
True Detective Season 2 Synopsis
A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California. Colin Farrell is Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective in the all-industrial City of Vinci, LA County. Vince Vaughn plays Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his life’s work, while his wife and closest ally (Kelly Reilly), struggles with his choices and her own. Rachel McAdams is Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective often at odds with the system she serves, while Taylor Kitsch plays Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle cop for the California Highway Patrol who discovers a crime scene which triggers an investigation involving three law enforcement groups, multiple criminal collusions, and billions of dollars.
When you’re number one, not much tweaking is required. CBS has finished on top 12 out of the last 13 years. With that in mind, the eye network still plans on rolling out seven new shows in hopes they maintain their crown.
Arguably, one of the most anticipated shows is Supergirl featuring Glee alum Melissa Benoist in the titular role. Based on the trailer, it appears Greg Berlanti is going more in the vein of The Flash as opposed to Arrow. It’s more lighthearted and dare I say campy. Calista Flockhart, IMHO, steals the spotlight in the trailer.
Other new offerings include, Rush Hour and Limitless which are both based on feature films. The latter starred Bradley Cooper, who’s now one of the producers. He won’t reprise his role but he’s agreed to play a recurring character. Jane Lynch books her first post-Glee gig in the comedy Angel From Hell.
With regards to veteran programs, CBS decided to yank the once-dominate CSI. It’ll end its run with a special two-hour movie featuring the returns of original stars William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger. Fans of 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly and The Odd Couple will have to wait til midseason, as well as Person of Interest viewers.
Check out CBS’ new schedule below, along with the trailers and descriptions of their shiny brand new shows.
During its upfronts presentation, ABC revealed they have ten new programs on deck- six dramas and four comedies. The ones that immediately caught my eye were Quantico, a thriller about a group of FBI recruits which includes a suspected terrorist mastermind, the Shonda Rhimes con drama, The Catch and the comedy The Real O’Neals about a gay boy and his religious Irish family. Sadly though, the latter two won’t premiere until midseason. The alphabet network is only premiering half of their new offerings in the Fall.
In terms of schedule, ABC is keeping things relatively status quo. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights remain mostly the same. The only notable slot change is Secret & Lies. It moves to Wednesday nights, sharing the 10pm slot with Nashville. Speaking of Secret & Lies, it was announced that only Juliette Lewis is set to return for the sophomore season.
ABC’s other new programs include a Muppets revival, Uncle Buck reboot and two former Gossip Girl alums headlining their own shows. Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick star in OIL and Wicked City respectively. The latter seems the more intriguing of the two. Check out all the trailers and show descriptions below.