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The Success with Superhero TV dramas

April 26th, 2016   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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Since 2012 with the success with CW’s Arrow based on the DC’s hero Green Arrow and also the benchmark of the CW’s TV show Universe with The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and The animated short Vixen (also CBS with Supergirl), not to mention Marvel with its four shows, superhero focused media have never been better. We have other comic book shows based on superheroes before, but not to this scale with multiple shows existing in the same universe. Even being based on comic book characters, these show has gain an audience that usually wouldn’t call themselves comic book fans and yet they can get enough of these shows that portray these characters in a more relatable feel. Again shows before this strategy were set in their own universe and shows that tried something similar in the form of sequel or spin-off shows based on a character that was popular in the main show usually don’t succeed. But now with the internet with sites solely based on discussing the show and its characters; studios can get a better focus on what can be successful of which in today’s age is connected universe.

So what can we expect in the future? Well there could be a chance for more diversity due to comic books have a was list of heroes and villains ranged in many different ethnicities, still capitalizing on comic book craze and use a bigger budget to match Hollywood production levels with a high chance of seeing a return.

 

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Bryan Vallejo

Shondaland Keeps on going!

May 12th, 2015   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

It doesn’t look like Shondaland will be closing up shop anytime soon! Shonda Rhimes, director, producer, screenwriter extraordinaire has picked up a fourth show with ABC. Shonda has taken over our entire Thursday evenings with Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder so she’ll have to find another day to have us on the edge of our seats. Rhimes’ new show, “The Catch” has been described as a thriller where a fraud investigator gets bamboozled by her own fiance. I can feel the heart palpitations already!

February 5th, 2015   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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            ..and the nominees are! The anticipation is building for the 57th Grammy’s airing on CBS this Sunday February 8th, 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Music artists work hard and perfect their craft for the moment they could one day win a Grammy (maybe even more). A prestigious award that can validate all their hard work and love for music.

Some of this year’s categories and nominees are:

RECORD OF THE YEAR

  1. Fancy (Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX)
  2. Chandelier (Sia)
  3. Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) (Sam Smith)
  4. Shake It Off (Taylor Swift)
  5. All About That Bass (Meghan Trainor)

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  1. Morning Phase (Beck)
  2. Beyoncé (Beyoncé)
  3. X (Ed Sheeran)
  4. In The Lonely Hour (Sam Smith)
  5. Girl (Pharrell Williams)

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

  1. All About That Bass (Kevin Kadish & Meghan Trainor, songwriters (Meghan Trainor)
  2. Chandelier (Sia Furler & Jesse Shatkin, songwriters (Sia)
  3. Shake It Off Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
  4. Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith)
  5. Take Me To Church (Andrew Hozier-Byrne, songwriter (Hozier)

 

BEST NEW ARTIST

  1. Iggy Azalea (Label: Def Jam Recordings)
  2. Bastille (Label: Virgin Records)
  3. Brandy Clark (Label: Slate Creek Records)
  4. Haim (Label: Columbia Records)
  5. Sam Smith (Label: Capitol Records)

 

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE

  1. All Of Me (Live) (John Legend)
  2. Chandelier (Sia)
  3. Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) (Sam Smith)
  4. Shake It Off (Taylor Swift)
  5. Happy (Live) (Pharrell Williams)

 

For the FULL list of Nominees visit http://www.grammy.com/nominees and don’t miss out! Tune in to CBS this Sunday February 8th at 8pm/7c!

 

Article by:
Jennifer Montero

Rosie Perez Leaving the View?

January 17th, 2015   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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Oscar Nominated Actress Rosie Perez has already made history on the View in only four months by being the FIRST Latina in “The View’s” 18 year history; but her time may be cut short. Sources say Perez has had some issues with reading from a teleprompter, and also has had many issues with the shows wide range of emotional, serious and then light topics. “The View” has been known to have very constant cast turnovers over the 18 year period the show has been airing. There are rumors that due the constant controversies between hosts the show may actually be coming to an end and will ultimately be cancelled. Controversies between cast members such as Sherry Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy (Both Fired) and in recent months Rosie O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg are what have been sinking the show’s ratings. Rosie Perez was actually hired after the fall out between Shepherd and McCarthy. Rosie Perez has been in Rehearsal for a Broadway play for the month of January but word is she may not be retuning. ABC News did release a statement stating “Rosie Perez is currently in rehearsal for her Broadway play for the month of January. Her status with the show has not changed,”

If Rosie leaves will she be missed?

 

Article by:
Jennifer Montero

Rose Lovers, The Bachelor is back!

January 8th, 2015   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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Welcome, rose lovers.

It’s that time for us to embark on a journey of love, lust, champagne once again.

Chris Soules welcomes us all to Season 19 of The Bachelor. Quick refresher: Chris is 33 and best known for being on the last season of The Bachelorette. He’s a farmer in the small town of Arlington, Iowa. Chris begins the season by saying “Love is a lot like farming: You plant a seed, you hope it grows, sometimes the weather isn’t always on your side but with a little bit of luck, something beautiful can come from it.”

In an introduction to Chris’ life, we watch him fish with his father, enjoy a big family dinner, and head down to the local bar. Chris continues on to working out and casually getting in a few squats before he hops on his motorcycle to leave for The Bachelor Mansion. He makes it a point to make it know he’s is not happy about leaving his farm but he’s “ready to find love”. And step one of finding love involves figuring out what Los Angeles has to offer.

The Ladies this season are Brit, Whitney, Kelsey, Megan, Ashley, Trina, Reegan, Tara, Amber, Nikki, Amanda, Jillian, Mackenzie, Ashley, Kaitlyn, Samantha, Michelle, Becca, Tandra, Alissa, Jordan, Nicole, Brittany, Carly, Tracy, Bo, Kimberly, Cara, and Jade.

This season of The Bachelor starts off very romantic and promising! The beginnings of the weekly butterflies and hope! Tune in every Monday at 8pm on ABC!

 

Article by:
Jennifer Montero

Real World Star Ryan Knight Dies at 29

November 29th, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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As many may know Ryan Knight was featured on many of MTV’s Real Word series and challenges. Knight was a cast member on Real World: New Orleans and also later on MTV’s The Challenge. Knight reportedly died this past Thursday in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He was 29. Knight has had a very open and long past struggle to painkillers during his time on the network show. Knight was found dead on Thursday morning after he was reportedly partying Wednesday night. Friends that were in contact with him that night say he had “taken some pills” but not specific as to what kind they were. An Autopsy was completed after he was found and the official cause of death is still unknown. Some friends believe he may have choked on his own vomit and that may have caused his passing. Officials are waiting on toxicology reports to get further information. This is surprising news due to the fact that less than two weeks ago fellow cast member Diem Brown also died after a long battle with Cancer at the age of 34.

 

Article by:
Jennifer Montero

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 5

November 20th, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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The glamorous diamond studded ladies of the Real Housewives of Beverly are back! The season 5 premiered of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills aired this past Tuesday night on Bravo. This season’s premiere was filled with everything we would expect from the ladies of 90210. The cast remains the same with the exception of the addition of LISA RINNA! Last season of the housewives ended with all cast members being at odds. One of the most damaged relationship being ex best friends Lisa Vanderpump and Brandi Granville, this season does not begin any different.  Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richard’s decide to mend fences and leave everything from past seasons in the past. In this premiere we are also graced by the presence of “ghosts of seasons past” as Bravo refers to them; Camille Taylor, and Adrienne Maloof. This season begins exactly where it left off, with a slew of lavish vacations,  classy dinner parties that end in drama and broken alliances, The ladies of ROHBV are back with a Bang and we cannot wait to see more.

 

Article by:
Jennifer Montero

Scandal is Back!

September 22nd, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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Gear up gladiators! After a very long wait, our favorite Washington DC fixer is back! Olivia Pope & Associates, Fitz, Mellie and Cyrus will be rejoining for season four Sept 25th at 9/8 central on ABC! In light of the new adventure we are about to go on, let’s recap what happened last season. When Olivia Pope left us, she was on a plane going to an undisclosed location with Jake who is the President’s army buddy and friend and who is also part of B613 a government sanctioned group of professional killers. Cyrus’s husband James is dead. Huck and Quinn were a couple but Huck broke things off with her and appeared at this first wife’s doorstep. Mellie consoles Fitz for winning another 4 years at the cost of the life of their child. David Rosen receives a package from Jake with the instructions “Go get the bad guys.” Maya Pope, Olivia’s mom is in the B613 hole annd finally, Olivia’s father is now back as the head of B613.  With a storyline like this we don’t stand a chance. Clear your schedule for every Thursday night for the next months, it’s time for SCANDAL!

 

Article by:
Helen Trieu

Orange is the New Black Writer Divorces Husband, Starts Dating Poussey

September 15th, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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Orange is the New Black Writer Lauren Morelli has taken her work home, literally, as she has just divorced her husband of two years and is now dating Samira Wiley who plays the character of Poussey on the show. Morelli claims she discovered her new found sexuality while writing scenes for Alex and Piper. “I realized I was gay in fall 2012, one of my first days on the set,” said Morelli in an essay for Mic. “I found myself answering to an endless stream of cast members who peppered me with questions like a gaggle of kindergartners curious about their new teacher. ‘Are you dating anyone?’ ‘You’re married?’ ‘To a man?’ ‘But you used to kiss girls?’ ‘Do you miss it?’ I was finally forced to consider a question that had never, ever occurred to me before: Holy sh-t, am I gay?” The couple has been said to have split amicably after two years of marriage.

Article by:
Helen Trieu

American Horror Story Freakshow First Official Trailer

September 8th, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

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After months of 5 second teasers with super creepy clowns, caged creatures and fallen angels, the highly anticipated new season of American Horror Story Freakshow has finally released their first official trailer! The new season will have some returning AHS veterans with Jessica Lange, a German expat managing one of the last remaining freakshows, Sarah Paulson as Dot and Bette Tatler a two headed woman, Kathy Bates is the bearded lady, Effil Darling, with Evan Peters as her son, Jimmy Darling. Emma Robberts will also be returning as Maggie, Angela Bessett as the three breasted Desiree Dupree and Michael Chiklis will be introduced as the strong man Wendell Del Toredo. In addition to Chiklis, other newcomers include Wes Bentley, John Carrol Lynch, Finn Witrock, and Jyoti Amge as the world’s smallest woman. Patti LaBelle and Matt Bomer are also scheduled to make an appearance. Ryan Murphy will be taking the reins, directing the pilot for the season. American Horror Story Freakshow is set to air October 8, on FX.

 

Article by:
Helen Trieu