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ENTERTAINMENT BIZ - 2015

Entertainment BIZ - Radio’s ‘Mike & Mike’ to Be Inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame - December, 2015
Golic is a nine-year NFL veteran, where he played defensive tackle for the Houston Oilers, Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins. While in Philadelphia, he began his television career with a weekly segment on the “Randall Cunningham Show.”

Entertainment BIZ - Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wonder Woman Feature Film - December, 2015
Production Begins on Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wonder Woman Feature Film - Gal Gadot stars under the direction of Patty Jenkins in the famed DC Amazon Princess’s first time headlining on the big screen

Entertainment BIZ - PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS - November, 2015
Actress Jane Lynch to Host PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016 - Show to air LIVE on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 on CBS Television Network- The People’s Choice Awards is the only major awards show voted on entirely by the public for fan favorites in movies, music, television and digital

Entertainment BIZ - GRAMMY Week Celebration, Honoring Rick Rubin - November, 2015
The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing Announces Ninth Annual GRAMMY Week Celebration, Honoring Rick Rubin - Annual Celebration Will Pay Homage to Eight-Time GRAMMY Winner Rubin at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles on Feb. 11, 2016

Entertainment BIZ - Nickelodeon HALO Awards - November, 2015
Justin Bieber, Fifth Harmony, DNCE, Flo Rida, Tori Kelly, WALK THE MOON and More Join Nick Cannon for 2015 Nickelodeon HALO Awards, Concert Special Honoring Young Community Leaders, Sunday, Nov. 29, at 7 P.M. (ET/PT)

Entertainment BIZ - Maddie & Tae Win CMA Award - November, 2015
Their debut video for “Girl in a Country Song” was recognized as Music Video of the Year. The team was also nominated for the New Artist of the Year and Duo of the Year categories.

Business & Entertainment - Hillary Clinton on TV One - November, 2015
The broadcast will showcase the town hall, which is being hosted the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus, and moderated by News One Now’s host and managing editor Roland S. Martin. During the event, Martin will question Clinton on a variety of issues, including Black unemployment, HBCUs, criminal justice reform, the Black Lives Matter Movement, and more

Entertainment BIZ - Ellie Goulding & Scarlett Johansson for the Next “American Express Unstaged” Concert - November, 2015
Multi-Platinum Selling Singer-Songwriter Ellie Goulding Joins Forces with Triple-Threat Entertainer Scarlett Johansson for the Next “American Express Unstaged” Concert - Following the Release of Ellie Goulding’s Third Studio Album, “Delirium”, Live Concert Event To Be Streamed Globally on November 11th From Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, Show Will be Directed by Scarlett Johansson

Entertainment BIZ - "Sinatra 100 — An All-Star GRAMMY Concert" - October, 2015
To Be Broadcast Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, on CBS - GRAMMY-Winning Superstars Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Adam Levine, Carrie Underwood, and Usher Set to Salute the Legendary Nine-Time GRAMMY Winner - Only Televised Sinatra Centennial Celebration Will Take Place At Wynn Las Vegas

Entertainment BIZ - Jimmy Kimmel Live! Post-Show Concert - October, 2015
Concert Streams on Yahoo, Presented by MasterCard - Concert Streams Featured Performances from Duran Duran and Fall Out Boy Exclusively on Yahoo

Entertainment BIZ - Johnny Depp is the #1 All Time star - October, 2015
Johnny Depp is the #1 star of all time as determined by page views on IMDb; IMDb launches Top Rated TV Shows and Most Popular TV Shows charts that reflect the preferences and page views of IMDb’s more than 250 million monthly unique visitors worldwide - IMDb Celebrates its 25th Anniversary by Revealing the IMDb Top 25 Stars of All Time and Launching Two New TV Charts

Entertainment BIZ - Oprah Winfrey Joins Main Stage at QuickBooks Connect - October, 2015
Winfrey joins a lineup of main stage speakers at QuickBooks Connect, including Robert Herjavec, a leading shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit “Shark Tank” and founder of Herjavec Group; Jessica Alba, founder and chief creative officer of The Honest Company; Brian Lee, co-founder and chief executive officer of The Honest Company; Brian Grazer, Academy Award-winning producer and co-founder of Imagine Entertainment; Sekou Andrews, poetic voice and entrepreneur; and Bill Rancic, entrepreneur and first winner of NBC’s “The Apprentice.”

Entertainment BIZ & China - Twentieth Century Fox Names Sirena Liu Managing Director of China Office - October, 2015
Liu will be responsible for the studio’s activities in all media in China. She will report to Mr. Gianopulos and will work directly with 20th Century Fox Co-Chairman Stacey Snider on Fox’s film productions in China under the Fox International Pictures banner

Entertainment BIZ - Sean Atkins Named President of MTV - October, 2015
Atkins will overseeing all creative and business operations for the youth entertainment brand and its sister networks, MTV2 and mtvU

Entertainment BIZ - Porn Industry Breaks the Law on Condoms- September, 2015
AHF: Porn Industry Admits It Breaks the Law on Condoms, Film & Health Permits and Will Not Leave L.A. - Advocates file over 557,000 signatures on California ballot measure requiring condom use in adult films.- Move prompts Mark Kernes, Board Secretary for the Free Speech Coalition, the porn producers’ trade group, to admit in print article and likely KPCC public radio interview that the porn industry is breaking the law on condoms, film & public health permits; also states the industry is unlikely to leave L.A. County

Entertainment BIZ - “My Fair Lady” is Newly Restored - September, 2015
Academy Award-Winning “My Fair Lady” is Newly Restored for Theatrical Re-Release and Special Blu-ray/DVD - Audrey Hepburn/Rex Harrison Star

Entertainment BIZ - BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” - September, 2015
Nicki Minaj is HOT with 9 BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” nominations - The awards will be taped on Friday, October 9, 2015 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, GA for the tenth year running, and will premiere on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. ET

Entertainment BIZ - The top 20 TV episodes on Xfinity On Demand - September, 2015
Ranking for the top 20 TV episodes is based on the total Xfinity On Demand views on the TV within seven days of an in-season show’s original airing. Shows marked with an (*) indicate it premiered on Xfinity On Demand in advance of the live airing

Entertainment BIZ - The Kardashian/Jenner Sisters Launch Individual Personal Media Apps - September, 2015
The apps and sites will be updated throughout the day. The websites will be a mix of free and subscriber content, while the apps will be predominately subscription based

Entertainment BIZ - Jennifer Hudson’s Julian D. King Gift Foundation - August, 2015
Academy and Grammy Award winning artist Jennifer Hudson and sister Julia Hudson help celebrate the Julian D. King Gift Foundation's Hatch Day with support from Staples for Students and the Entertainment Industry Foundation. Staples announced a $95,450 donation to fulfill all STEM projects in the Chicago Public School district on DonorsChoose.org during her Hatch Day event

Entertainment BIZ - Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin to Headline in “Going in Style” - August, 2015
“Going in Style” is being produced by Donald De Line (“The Italian Job”). The executive producers are Tony Bill, who was a producer on the 1979 film “Going in Style,” Jonathan McCoy, and Andrew Haas.

Entertainment BIZ - PUNK’D Reveals New Host DeStorm Power - August, 2015
And... Special Guest Host King Bach to Kick Off New Season on BET Joined by Amberia Allen and Ron G. - R&B POWERHOUSE K. MICHELLE SQUARES OFF WITH HER DRIVER ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF PUNK’D AIRING TUESDAY, AUGUST 18 AT 10:30 PM ET/PT

Entertainment BIZ - The Tragic Event and Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina - August, 2015
BET Networks Remembers the Tragic Event and Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina with New Original BET News Special "KATRINA 10 YEARS LATER: THROUGH HELL IN HIGH WATER” Premiering on Wednesday, August 26, at 8 PM ET/PT Hosted by BET News Correspondent Jeff Johnson

Entertainment BIZ - PBS Announces New Programming - August, 2015
PBS’ annual arts programming showcase. The 2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival returns October 9, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. ET, celebrating its fifth season, with eight new weekly programs. The Festival will launch with the inventive, high-energy UNITY– THE LATIN TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON, hosted by the legendary and world-renowned percussionist Sheila E. and featuring Michael Jackson’s greatest hits

Entertainment BIZ - Hunter Hayes and ACM Lifting Lives Support the 2015 Special Olympics - July, 2015
Hunter Hayes and ACM Lifting Lives Support the 2015 Special Olympics World Games by Performing at Family’s Picnic in the Park - Country Artist Hunter Hayes Performed at a Private Reception for Over 5,000 Special Olympics Athletes’ Family Members

Entertainment BIZ - UDN Beats ESPN 2, Fox Sports 1 and NBC Sports Network in Primetime in July - July, 2015
Three Year Old Sports Network UDN set new ratings records in July, tying with ESPN for #1 among men 18-34 and #2 delivering more Total Viewers 2+, Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 than every cable sports network beside ESPN in primetime, regardless of language.

Entertainment BIZ - Hollywood Blockbusters Comes to Dolby Cinema - July, 2015
Next Wave of Hollywood Blockbusters Comes to Dolby Cinema - Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox, and Universal to Bring Audiences Heart-Pounding, Eye-Popping Action to the Total Cinema Experience

Entertainment BIZ - Kids’ Choice Sports - July, 2015
Stephen Curry, Alex Morgan, Lindsey Vonn, Serena Williams, Marshawn Lynch, and Russell Wilson, among Sports Stars Winning Top Honors at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2015 - Five-Time World Series Champ Derek Jeter Honored with Legend Award and Doused in Gold Slime - U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Champions Appear at Sports Slime-Fest - Two Kids Win Soccer and Basketball Challenges and Each Take Home $50,000

Entertainment BIZ - Ellen’s Design Challenge - July, 2015
First conceptualized by television icon Ellen DeGeneres, one of the world’s most popular and influential stars, the furniture design competition from Telepictures adds more competitors and jumps from six to nine episodes, including a fun, 60-minute special that captures humorous behind-the-scenes moments

Entertainment BIZ - Warner Bros. Pictures Comic-Con - July, 2015
Warner Bros. Pictures Reveals Superlative Line-up for This Year’s Comic-Con - The Studio gets set to hit Hall H with Fan Favorites and a few surprises - Keen to deliver a taste of one of next year’s most eagerly awaited pairings, director Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill

Entertainment BIZ - Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj Win Big at the Annual “BET AWARDS” 2015 - June, 2015
Always one to keep the party going, NICKI MINAJ got the crowd popping when she joined MEEK MILL on stage with CHRIS BROWN to perform their brand new single “All Eyes on Us.”

Entertainment BIZ - Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai Documentary - June, 2015
Fox Searchlight Pictures announced that National Geographic Channel has joined forces with Fox Searchlight Pictures for the global theatrical release of Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim’s upcoming feature documentary HE NAMED ME MALALA, an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban

Entertainment BIZ - iHeartRadio Music Awards - June, 2015
TBS, TNT & truTV Land Star-Studded iHeartRadio Music Awards Unique, Fan-Fueled Musical Event to be Simulcast Live on All Three Networks Sunday, April 3, The Same Weekend as TBS’s Exclusive Coverage of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four and National Championship

Entertainment BIZ - CCTV6 Debuts Entertainment News Show - May, 2015
“Talking to Hollywood with Betty Zhou" - Host Zhou Will Offer Exclusive Look at Hollywood on Friday Evenings - It was co-created by Rob Moore, Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures, and Zhou

Entertainment BIZ - BET Networks Announces Official Nominees for The “BET Awards” - May, 2015
Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj Lead with Six Nominations Followed by Beyoncé and Lil Wayne with Four - Sam Smith Receives Two Nods, and Newcomer FKA Twigs is Nominated for Best International Artist: UK - “BET Awards” to Air Live on Sunday, June 28 from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA at 8 P.M. ET

Entertainment BIZ - “Mad Max: Fury Road” Roars to a $109.4 Million Worldwide Opening - May 2015
George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” Roars to a $109.4 Million Worldwide Opening With a Global Day-and-Date Release - Film is the #1 new release at the worldwide box office “Mad Max: Fury Road” gives George Miller his biggest opening ever and is already the top-grossing “Mad Max” film

Entertainment BIZ - iHeartMedia Real-Time Radio Ad Buying Platform - May, 2015
iHeartMedia Creates Groundbreaking Programmatic, Real-Time Radio Ad Buying Platform - Deal Will Offer Automated Broadcast Radio Ad Buying from Industry Leader iHeartMedia’s 850+ Stations to Advertisers, Using Cutting-Edge Technology from Cloud-Based Jelli - Katz Media Group Launches “Expressway from Katz,” First Industry Programmatic Buying Ad Exchange at Scale for Broadcast Radio, Using Same Technology

Entertainment BIZ - AOL & NBCUniversal Announce Video Content Partnership - May, 2015
Licensing and Distribution Deal Brings NBCUniversal’s Premium Video Content to AOL’s Platform - Creates New, Scaled Audience Opportunities for Advertisers, and Delivers High-Quality Viewing Experiences for Consumers Across all Screens

Entertainment BEAT - AMERICAN IDOL'S TITANIC SINKING SHIP - May, 2015
FOX DROPPED THE BOMB - IDOL 2-B CANCELED - It was a bitter pill for the shows creator Simon Fuller to swallow but from a business standpoint it was a decision that Fox to make. Fuller appeared to be a no happy man as he had a perturbed look on his face at this seasons final a few days later following the Fox announcement. Missing was the usual interview of Fuller by the shows host Ryan Seacrest that usually results in how happy he is for the show success. On this day Fuller was living in NO HAPPY LAND

Entertainment BIZ - AOL Renews Making a Scene with James Franco - May, 2015
Making a Scene with James Franco was born out of James Franco's love for movies and is back, but with a twist. Each episode of the new season will feature Franco and one or more fellow artists reimagining classic television shows for a digital audience

Entertainment BIZ - CONtv with over 2,500 Fan-Centric Films, TV Episodes - April, 2015
CONtv Launches with over 2,500 Fan-Centric Films, TV Episodes, Exclusive Original Programming, Comic Con Panels and More!- No Badge? No Problem! Need Your Fan Fix? CONtv is now available! No Cable Required!

Entertainment BIZ - Macy’s Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Nigel Barker - April, 2015
After 17 seasons as a judge on the hit show, “America’s Next Top Model,” Barker is now the co-host on the Oxygen Network’s “The Face,” alongside Naomi Campbell.

Entertainment BIZ - Dancing with the Stars Mark Ballas and Derek Hough host ‘Mark & Derek’s Excellent Flip’ - April, 2015
From demolition to design, Hough and Ballas will play an active role on the work site as they help renovate and prep the home to sell in the ultra-competitive L.A. real estate market

Entertainment BIZ - Sling TV Delivers A+E Networks’ Channels - April, 2015
A&E, HISTORY, H2 and Lifetime to join “Best of Live TV” core package priced at $20 per month - * “Lifestyle Extra” launches with truTV, Cooking Channel, DIY and WE tv, with FYI and LMN coming soon, priced at $5 per month - * “World News Extra” launches with Bloomberg TV, HLN, Euro News, France 24 and more, priced at $5 per month

Entertainment BIZ - King Arthur Movie Now in Production - April, 2015
Director Guy Ritchie’s New King Arthur Movie Now in Production - Charlie Hunnam Stars as Arthur, joined by Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, with Jude Law and Eric Bana

Entertainment BIZ - Nickelodeon 2015 Kids’ Choice Awards - March, 2015
Angelina Jolie Pitt, Liam Hemsworth, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, One Direction, Selena Gomez, SpongeBob SquarePants, Fifth Harmony, The Voice, Austin & Ally and More Win Top Honors at Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards

Entertainment BIZ - Late-Night Talk Show StarTalk Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson - March, 2015
National Geographic Channel’s Late-Night Talk Show StarTalk Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson - President Jimmy Carter, to Premiere Monday, April 20, at 11 PM ET/10 PM CT - Director Christopher Nolan, Evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins, Astronaut Chris Hadfield, Author Ariana Huffington, Actor George Takei and Television Writer Norman Lear Named as Guests; Features Weekly Appearances by Bill Nye the Science Guy

Entertainment BIZ - Shooting Begins on “Arms & the Dudes” - March, 2015
Jonah Hill (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Moneyball”) and Miles Teller star under the direction of Todd Phillips - Filming began on location in Romania, and shooting is also being accomplished in Las Vegas, Southern California, Miami, and in Morocco

Entertainment BIZ - Top 20 TV Series - March, 2015
With nearly 3 billion hours viewed each year, Xfinity On Demand is one of the most viewed platforms for time-shifting on TV. It includes 55,000 choices

Entertainment BIZ - FOX's TV Everywhere Content Now Available - March, 2015
More Than 20 Million DIRECTV Customers Nationwide - DIRECTV Customers Now Have Access to FOX NOW, FXNOW, Nat Geo TV Websites and Mobile Apps - DIRECTV Everywhere Now Offers Out-of-Home Streaming for Fox National Networks

Entertainment BIZ - CW and Media General Affiliation Agreements - March, 2015
THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, made its debut on September 20, 2006 - Media General, Inc. is one of the nation's largest multimedia companies that operates or services 71 television stations in 48 markets

Entertainment BIZ - Kelly Clarkson's New Music - March, 2015
Kelly Clarkson’s Piece By Piece was officially released on March 3, 2015 but Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups will made the tracks available to fans February 26 on MTV.com and VH1.com.

Entertainment BIZ - SHOWTIME ANYTIME is Now Available to DISH Subscribers - March, 2015
SHOWTIME ON DEMAND programming will soon be added to Video-On-Demand content available on broadband-connected DISH set-top-boxes, on DISHAnywhere.com and the DISH AnywhereTM app for tablets and smartphones

Entertainment BIZ - Emmy Awards Rules Changes