The "Real Housewives of New Jersey" (RHONJ) once captured viewers' attention in 2009 with its unabashed show of wealth and constant slandering amid the aftermath of the global financial crisis. However, the reality show is reportedly in trouble for lack of "authenticity," leading to an unlikely seventh season.
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice's compulsory stay at the Federal Correctional Institute in Danbury, Connecticut has evidently affected the franchise. Season 6 was a failure because Bravo did not let the RHONJ stars "sugar-coat" their situation when real life became so messed up, according to NJ.com.
When RHONJ debuted in May 2009, the viewers were attracted to it mainly because it allowed them to express both their envious and judgmental sides, especially when it came to the stars' gaudy taste in stuff. But the situation shifted in late 2010 when Joe and Teresa Giudice filed for bankruptcy and their still lavish televised lifestyle did not match what the news said about them. more >>
It's time to take out those dancing shoes again as "Dancing with the Stars" is coming back to the television for Season 21. The long-time dance competition is opening their doors again to famous personalities to let them show their groove and moves. With previous seasons winners like Rumer Willis, Alfonso Ribeiro and Meryl Davis, the show is currently in the works of casting stars who may be the next one to take home the mirror ball trophy.
Famous people like Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza and actress Bindi Irwin have already been confirmed to be part of the upcoming show. The latest addition to the list is Backstreet Boys heartthrob Nick Carter. According to ET, Carter had already been asked several times to join the dance show but it was only this season that finally made him say "yes" to ABC.
The site revealed that the person who influenced Carter was his friend, Joey Fatone, from rival boyband NSYNC. Fatone had competed on seasons 4 and 15. more >>
"Game of Thrones" season 5 finale has been the most watched episode of all the season. It's no wonder that the new season is already building up speculation even when its premiere is not until 10 months from now.
However, it seems that George R.R. Martin won't be waiting for the premiere of season 6 to reveal a possible major spoiler. The writer has never been one to shy away from fan questions and express his opinions. Recently, a correspondence with one of the fans on his blog had him, purposely or accidentally, slip a big detail.
According to Screenrant, a fan asked Martin directly if Stannis Baratheon was alive or dead, in which the author replied, "In my books? Alive, beyond a doubt." Viewers who would choose to dwell on this fact are inclined to think that Stannis may not have exactly died in Brienne's hands. After all, it wasn't fully shown that he died, only with the last show of Brienne lifting her sword up and then blacking out. more >>
Preachers deal with the same struggles as the rest of the world once they step away from the pulpit, and the BET premiere of the new movie "Let the Church Say Amen" showcases many of those challenges with the help of an all-star cast.
The film is adapted from the novel written by ReShonda Tate Billingsley that bears the same name, and features "Waiting to Exhale" actress Lela Rochon, who plays the film's first lady "Loretta," of the fictitious Zion Hill Church.
Rochon, who portrays the reverend's wife who's working hard to keep her household and the church together, describes "Let the Church Say Amen" as the type of faith-based film that will appeal to Christian as well as secular audiences. more >>
The upcoming superhero series "Legends of Tomorrow" is still set to premiere next year in CW but fans are already catching some great updates from the show. The latest one is the series regular confirmation of Hawkman who was previously thought to be just a guest character.
According to News Arama, executive producer Phil Klemmer confirmed that the winged superhero would be present in every episode of "Legends of Tomorrow" and will also be in the crossovers with "The Flash" and "Arrow." The character will be played by actor Falk Hentschel whose role will most likely be paired up with Hawkgirl played by Ciara Renee.
Klemmer cleared up some speculations like Hawkman taking away the limelight from Hawkgirl. He commented, "It doesn't, because the way we've imagined them is that they've obviously been reincarnated through the ages together. But the fact that he remembers their previous lives and she doesn't...it gives them very much like a Bogie & Bacall sort of [relationship]." more >>
Horror fans are eagerly anticipating the premiere of the horror anthology series "American Horror Story: Hotel" on October 7, 2015, on the FX Network. As if to fuel the anticipation some more, the show's creator and one of the series' lead stars were interviewed by Entertainment Weekly for a special report in the magazine about the show. The EW report cited Ryan Murphy and Lady Gaga who gamely shared additional details on the occupants of Hotel Cortez.
The series, like the previous ones that came before it, features a very macabre and creepy world with equally creepy characters inhabiting it. The setting is an old hotel called Hotel Cortez. It was established in the 1930s by James March, an eccentric gentleman who is described as a "rich and charming but deeply psychotic" person. He built the hotel in order to hide his evil activities. Actor Evan Peters appears as James March and he shows up in flashbacks during the series.
The lead characters are The Countess (played by Lady Gaga) and her lover of 20 years, Donovan (played by "White Collar's" Matt Bomer). Both of them are plagued with what Ryan Murphy called an "ancient blood virus" which makes them crave for human blood. They need to satisfy this craving naturally by killing and feeding on other people - the Countess, according to the cast photos, does this with her "chainmail glove with razor-sharp claws." Murphy was quick to say that they are not vampires with fangs and capes. The Countess is also described as someone who has "limitless hunger" for both sex and blood. She is taken with a new occupant of the hotel, a young model named Tristan, played by Finn Wittrock. She then proceeds to seduce him and manages to infect him with the "ancient blood virus" she carries. Tristan is seen as a source of conflict between the Countess and Donovan. more >>