TV Lineup for Fall 2018 | Premiere Dates

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Hey there, TV watchers!

I know that this time of year can be a bit daunting because of cancelled shows and renewed shows and new shows and new schedules, etc., etc. I also know that it’s impossible to keep track of premiere dates. So, I’ll make it easier for you! Here’s a list of premiere dates for Fall TV shows, both old and new.

What will you be watching? Are there any you’d like me to recap via podcast or short blog reviews? Let me know!

Friday, Sept. 21

The Good Cop     –     Netflix
Maniac     –     Netflix

 

Sunday, Sept. 23

8 pm     –     9-1-1     –     FOX

 

Monday, Sept. 24

8 pm     –     The Voice     –     NBC
8 pm     –     The Big Bang Theory     –     CBS
8 pm     –     The Resident     –     FOX
8 pm     –     Dancing With the Stars     –     ABC
8:30 pm     –     Young Sheldon     –     CBS
9 pm     –     Magnum P.I.     –     CBS
10 pm    –    Manifest     –     NBC
10 pm    –    Bull     –     CBS
10 pm    –    The Good Doctor     –     ABC

 

Tuesday, Sept. 25

8 pm     –     NCIS     –     CBS
8 pm     –     The Gifted     –     FOX
9 pm     –     This Is Us     –     NBC
9 pm     –     FBI     –     CBS
9 pm     –     Lethal Weapon     –     FOX
10 pm    –    New Amsterdam     –     NBC
10 pm    –    NCIS: New Orleans     –     CBS

 

Wednesday, Sept 26

8 pm     –     The Goldbergs     –     ABC
8 pm     –     Chicago Med     –     NBC
8 pm     –     Empire     –     FOX
8 pm     –     Survivor     –     CBS (90 minute premiere)
8:30 pm     –     American Housewife     –     ABC
9 pm     –     Modern Family     –     ABC
9:31 pm     –     Single Parents     –     ABC
9 pm     –     Chicago Fire     –     NBC
9 pm     –     Star     –     FOX
10 pm    –    Chicago P.D.     –     NBC
10 pm    –    A Million Little Things     –     ABC

 

Thursday, Sept. 27

8 pm     –     The Good Place     –     NBC
8 pm     –     Grey’s Anatomy     –     ABC (2 hour premiere)
9 pm      –     Mom     –     CBS
9:30 pm     –     Murphy Brown     –     CBS
9 pm     –     Law & Order: SVU     –     NBC
10 pm    –    How to Get Away w/Murder     –     ABC
10 pm    –    S.W.A.T.     –     CBS

 

Friday, Sept. 28

7 pm     –     America’s Funniest Home Videos     –     ABC
8 pm     –     The Simpsons     –     FOX
8 pm     –     Last Man Standing     –     FOX
8:30 pm     –     Bob’s Burgers     –     FOX
8:30 pm     –     God Friended Me     –     CBS
8:30 pm     –     The Cool Kids     –     FOX
9 pm     –     Family Guy     –     FOX
9 pm     –     Hawaii Five-0     –     CBS
9:30 pm     –     NCIS: Los Angeles     –     CBS
10 pm     –     Blue Bloods     –     CBS

 

Monday, Oct. 1

8 pm     –     The Neighborhood     –     CBS
8:30 pm     –     Happy Together     –     CBS

 

Wednesday, Oct. 3

9 pm     –     Seal Team     –     CBS
10 pm    –    Criminal Minds     –     CBS

 

Thursday, Oct. 4

8 pm     –     Superstore     –     NBC
9 pm     –     Will & Grace     –     NBC
9 pm     –     Station 19     –     ABC
9:30 pm     –     I Feel Bad     –     NBC

 

Friday, Oct. 5

8 pm     –     Fresh Off the Boat     –     ABC
8:30 pm     –     Speechless     –     ABC
9 pm     –     Child Support     –     ABC

 

Sunday, Oct. 7

8 pm     –     DWTS: Juniors     –     ABC (2 hour premiere)
9 pm     –     The Walking Dead     –     AMC
10 pm    –    Madam Secretary     –     CBS
10 pm    –    Shark Tank     –     ABC

 

Tuesday, Oct. 9

8 pm     –     The Flash     –     The CW
9 pm     –     Black Lightning     –     The CW

 

Wednesday, Oct. 10

8 pm     –     Riverdale     –     The CW
9 pm     –     All American     –     The CW

 

Thursday, Oct. 11

8 pm     –     Supernatural     –     The CW

 

Friday, Oct. 12

8 pm     –     Dynasty     –     The CW
8 pm     –     Blindspot     –     NBC
9 pm     –     Crazy Ex-Girlfriend     –     The CW
The Haunting of Hill House     –     Netflix

 

Sunday, Oct. 14

8 pm     –     Supergirl     –     The CW
9 pm     –     Charmed     –     The CW
10 pm    –    The Alec Baldwin Show     –     ABC

 

Monday, Oct. 15

8 pm     –     Arrow     –     The CW

 

Tuesday, Oct. 16

8 pm     –     The Conners     –     ABC
8:30 pm     –     The Kids Are Alright     –     ABC
9 pm     –     black-ish     –     ABC
9:30 pm     –     Splitting Up Together     –     ABC
10 pm     –     The Rookie     –     ABC

 

Monday, Oct. 22

9 pm     –     DC’s Legends of Tomorrow     –     The CW

 

Thursday, Oct. 25

9 pm     –     Legacies     –     The CW

 

Friday, Oct. 26

9 pm     –     Midnight, Texas     –     NBC

@Thisfunktional talks with Ana Claudia Talancon, Ignacio Serricchio EL RECLUSO

@Thisfunktional talks with Ana Claudia Talancon, Ignacio Serricchio EL RECLUSO

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actors Ana Claudia Talancon and Ignacio Serricchio talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about Telemundo’s “El Recluso.”

The actors talk about the incredible time they had on set with amazing extras, how Telemundo is stepping up from just airing novelas and the preparation they went through to do the best job they could.

TELEMUNDO’S EL RECLUSO
Airing Now On Telemundo

 

Highlights from the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards aired on MTV August 20th at 8/7c. From Radio City Music Hall in NYC, there were so many great performances that I thought I’d share some of my favorites. What were your favorite moments? Let me know!

Another good (but too short) performance that is not yet online was from PRETTYMUCH. You can also check out the full winners list below:

Video of the Year:
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B]
WINNER: Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug]
The Carters – “APES**T”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Drake – “God’s Plan”

Artist of the Year:
Ariana Grande
Bruno Mars
WINNER: Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Drake
Post Malone

Song of the Year:
Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B]
Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug]
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Dua Lipa – “New Rules”
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
WINNER: Post Malone – “rockstar” [ft. 21 Savage]

Best New Artist:
Bazzi
WINNER: Cardi B
Chloe x Halle
Hayley Kiyoko
Lil Pump
Lil Uzi Vert

Best Collaboration:
Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”
Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B]
The Carters – “APES**T”
WINNER: Jennifer Lopez – “Dinero” [ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B]
Logic – “1-800-273-8255” [ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid]
N.E.R.D – “Lemon” [ft. Rihanna]

Best Pop Video:
WINNER: Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug]
Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry”
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
P!nk – “What About Us”
Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Best Hip Hop Video:
Cardi B – “Bartier Cardi” [ft. 21 Savage]
The Carters – “APES**T”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
J. Cole – “ATM”
Migos – “Walk It Talk It” [ft. Drake]
WINNER: Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li”

Best Dance Video:
WINNER: Avicii – “Lonely Together” [ft. Rita Ora]
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”
The Chainsmokers – “Everybody Hates Me”
David Guetta & Sia – “Flames”
Marshmello – “Silence” [ft. Khalid]
Zedd & Liam Payne – “Get Low (Street Video)”

Best Latin Video:
Daddy Yankee – “Dura”
WINNER: J Balvin – “Mi Gente” [ft. Willy William]
Jennifer Lopez – “Dinero” [ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B]
Luis Fonsi – “Échame La Culpa” [ft. Demi Lovato]
Maluma – “Felices los 4”
Shakira – “Chantaje” [ft. Maluma]

Best Rock Video:
Fall Out Boy – “Champion”
Foo Fighters – “The Sky Is A Neighborhood”
WINNER: Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
Linkin Park – “One More Light”
Panic! at the Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”
Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Walk On Water”

Video With a Message:
WINNER: Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Dej Loaf and Leon Bridges – “Liberated”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Janelle Monáe – “PYNK”
Jessie Reyez – “Gatekeeper”
Logic – “1-800-273-8255” [ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid]

Best Cinematography:
Alessia Cara – “Growing Pains”
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
WINNER: The Carters – “APES**T”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Eminem – “River” [ft. Ed Sheeran]
Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Best Direction:
The Carters – “APES**T”
WINNER: Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
Justin Timberlake – “Say Something” [ft. Chris Stapleton]
Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Best Art Direction:
WINNER: The Carters – “APES**T”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
J. Cole – “ATM”
Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel”
SZA – “The Weekend”
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Best Visual Effects:
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together”
Eminem – “Walk On Water” [ft. Beyoncé]
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars”
Maroon 5 – “Wait”
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Best Choreography:
Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B]
Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug]
The Carters – “APES**T”
WINNER: Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Dua Lipa – “IDGAF”
Justin Timberlake – “Filthy”

Best Editing:
Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B]
The Carters – “APES**T”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel”
WINNER: N.E.R.D – “Lemon” [ft. Rihanna]
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Push Artist of the Year:
July 2018 – Chloe x Halle
June 2018 – Sigrid
May 2018 – Lil Xan
WINNER: April 2018 – Hayley Kiyoko
March 2018 – Jessie Reyez
February 2018 – Tee Grizzley
January 2018 – Bishop Briggs
December 2017 – Grace VanderWaal
November 2017 – Why Don’t We
October 2017 – PRETTYMUCH
September 2017 – SZA
August 2017 – Kacy Hill
July 2017 – Khalid
June 2017 – Kyle
May 2017 – Noah Cyrus

Song of Summer:
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”
WINNER: Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper & Quavo – “No Brainer”
Drake – “In My Feelings”
Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
Juice WRLD – “Lucid Dreams”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
Post Malone – “Better Now”

 

Interview: New Boy Band 4TH AVE – Initiation EP Drops Today!

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I had the chance to speak with up-and-coming boy band 4TH AVE about their new EP, Initiation, which is out today! We talk ABC’s Boy Band, how the band was formed, their musical influences, and more.

4TH AVE is made up of Camry Jackson, Jaden Gray, Marcus Pendleton and Mikey Jimenez

If you weren’t already aware, I featured 4TH AVE as one of my ‘Artist to Watch’ posts back when they were first introduced. Their sound is so organic and soulful and fun. Not to even mention the level of maturity and talent these young men possess. You can check out that original post HERE. Now, I’m not trying to say, “I told you so,” but . . . (I told you so).

  • Can you introduce yourselves to those who might not be familiar with you from Boy Band?

    We are 4 individuals who came from the show Boy Band on ABC. The judges were Timbaland, Nick Carter, and Emma Bunton. On the show every week we competed against each other in different groups throughout the season. Unfortunately we didn’t make it to the final band, but we were blessed enough to make our own, titled 4th Ave!

  • How did the decision to form 4th Ave come about? Was this something that was discussed prior to the show ending? I also want to high five you all for your maturity throughout the process of Boy Band and the unveiling of the final five.

    Thank you! After the finale, Timbaland came up to all of us on stage and said he felt that we should be a group. He knew that each of us had something special, and together we’d be unstoppable! We are so very humbled that he input his opinion into our hearts. It was the best choice we could’ve ever made!

  • What has the song writing/recording process been like so far?

    Before the show, each of us had some type of familiarity of singing in the studio, song writing, and singing front of big crowds. So when that process began to come our way it was a breeze due to the fact that we had been doing it for some time.

  • Did you get a say on which songs were going to be chosen for your first EP, Initiation? How many songs have you recorded so far?

    Yes, we had a major say as to which songs were able to be on the first EP! Of course with the help of our manager Jared Rosenberg, and Musical Director Adam Blackstone, we were able to make the eight choices as to which should be on it. In addition to that, we have recorded at least 19-21 songs!

  • What do you hope fans take away from the EP?

    From this EP, we hope that fans take away the raw emotion and passion we put into it! We want them to experience the life of the songs, just as we did when we were singing/writing them! This EP is an emotional roller coaster!

  • Since the formation of 4th Ave, you’ve performed back up for Charlie Puth on national television and you took part in a performance at the March for Our Lives event in Washington, D.C. How excited are you to finally be going out on tour with your own music and your own fans that have been patiently waiting for this for the past year?

    What an honor it was to be able to perform behind Charlie Puth on the Voice, and Vic Mensa on March For Our Lives! It’s quite unreal being that we’ve only been a band for 7-8 months, and we are so humbled. Now that we are going on our own tour, with our own music, the only thing that goes through our mind is wow this is really happening this early. We never would’ve thought the ball would get rolling this early!

  • You’ve had incredible fan interactions since your formation. How important is that to you?

    Fan interaction is our main focus. In fact we don’t even call them fans, we call them our supporters! They are so important because they keep us going, and they support us no matter what. If there is a meet and greet, they are there, if an EP comes out, they buy it, and if there is a concert, they are there, etc. So we love them with all of our heart!

  • Who are your musical influences? Who would you like to work with in the future?

    Individually we have many, but as a group they would have to be:Boys To Men, Michael Jackson, Usher, Chris Brown, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, and Justin Bieber just to name a few.

  • Can you let your fans know of any upcoming projects to look out for?

    As of right now continue to share our new EP! Lookout for our first Tour, and after tour we may have quite a few surprises for you as well!

  • Where can people find you online?

    4th Ave Music on all social platforms!
    Website | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

 

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Trailers From San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Trailers From San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Hello, ladies and gents!

If you’re like me, you’ve been watching trailers coming out of Comic-Con this past weekend like it’s your job. I wasn’t lucky enough to make it out to Cali this year, but I’m hopeful that one year I will be! To make things a bit easier for you, I’ve compiled some of the trailers I’ve checked out so far.

Which ones are your favorites? Is there one that I missed? Let me know which others I should check out!

Don’t forget to click ‘CONTINUE READING’ for more trailers below!

 

You can also check out my previous posts for the AQUAMAN and ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL trailers!

Continue reading “Trailers From San Diego Comic-Con 2018”

Chef Aaron Sanchez Returns to MasterChef as a Permanent Judge

Chef Aaron Sanchez Returns to MasterChef as a Permanent Judge
Written by Jesus Figueroa
A new exciting season of MasterChef brings Chef Aaron Sanchez to the MasterChef kitchen and this season sees the judges in the role of mentors.
Sanchez comes back with more experience and confidence to compete with the other judges.

“It feels great to be back on the show with a whole new round of home cooks competing for the title,” Sanchez said. “I’ve really honed my ability to be a mentor through this show and feel like I am part of a family with the cast and crew, so it’s great to be back again this season.”

There is a new dynamic with judges now acting as mentors, this changes the way judges/mentors do their judging.
Having the competition aspect between the judges/mentors gets a larger investment into the home cooks, especially the team the judges/mentors build.

“This new element is so much fun because Joe, Gordon and myself are now competing with each other. I still have to be as unbiased as possible when judging, but it is really hard when someone on my team lets me down, but on the flip side it makes it that much better when someone really succeeds,” Sanchez said. “Being a mentor has been so fulfilling and it’s great to take this journey with the contestants and impart as much knowledge on them as I possibly can. It definitely deepens my investment because I put my own name on the line for all my team members and it really reflects on my judgement when they fail or rise to the top.”

The friendship between the judges has always been apparent, so has the friendly rivalry, but as the judges now go head-to-head the excitement is increased.
The judges get to be a bigger part of the success of the home cooks that join the show.

“Well, we always had fun but now we are really playing around with taking digs at each other and fighting for our team to win,” Sanchez said. “Is there anything else that will surprise audiences in what remains of the season? I mean the challenges are just getting more and more difficult as the show progresses and we put these home cooks under extreme pressure. The real life experiences are getting so authentic and there are so many shocking moments as to who rises to the occasion and who falls flat.”

The season really becomes more competitive, both for the home cooks and the chefs as the seasons comes to the finale.
The home cooks get pushed to be their best and even rise to the occasion.
But, as Sanchez sees this season through to the end, he looks to continue to help people realize their culinary dreams.

“I have the Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund and this is really another place where I get to empower cooks through education and mentorship,” Sanchez said. “I am extremely passionate about helping the next generation of Latino and Latina chefs rise up and become the next wave of culinary leaders. You can get more information at aaronsanchezscholarshipfund.com

 

Enter to Win! ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK: SEASON 5 DVD | #oitnb

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IMG_0748A new state of chaos decends upon Litchfield Penitentiary in the Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh™ “Orange Is the New Black”: Season Five, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital June 12 from Lionsgate. From Emmy® Award-winner Jenji Kohan, the “Orange Is the New Black” fifth season “manages to feel more relevant than ever” (Sara Stewart, New York Post) as the inmates riot afer Poussey’s death and gain control of the prison. Nominated for 19 Primetime Emmy® Awards and winner of the 2017 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black”: Season Five features an all-star cast including:

  • Taylor Schilling – 2014 Emmy® Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black,” and nominated for two Golden Globe® Awards (2014, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama; 2015, Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy), “Orange Is the New Black”
  • Natasha Lyonne – 2014 Emmy® Nominee, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black”
  • Laura Prepon (TV’s “That 70s Show,” The Girl on the Train)
  • Kate Mulgrew (TV’s “Star Trek: Voyager,” Star Trek: Nemesis)
  • Uzo Aduba  – 2014 Emmy® Winner, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, and 2015 Primetime Emmy® Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, “Orange Is the New Black”; Golden Globe® Nominee in 2015 and 2016, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, “Orange Is the New Black”; Winner, 2015 and 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award® for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black”
  • Michael Harney (TV’s “True Detective” and “Weeds”)
  • Nick Sandow (In the Blind)
  • Jessica Pimentel (TV’s “Person of Interest”)
  • Taryn Manning (TV’s “Sons of Anarchy”)
  • Yael Stone (TV’s “Spirited”)
  • Danielle Brooks (The Angry Brids Movie)

    Guest stars:

  • Lori Petty (A League of Their Own)
  • Laverne Cox (TV’s “Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again” and “The Mindy Project”)
  • Samira Wiley (TV’s “You’re the Worst” and “The Handmaid’s Tale”).

The power dynamics at Litchfield shift dramatically as the inmates react to tragedy in the explosive fifth season of “Orange Is the New Black.” When the standoff at the prison turns into a full-blown riot, the inmates take advantage of the confusion by conducting séances, holding prisoner auctions, and preening for the morning news. But with relationships tested and friendships starting to fray, will life at Litchfield ever return to normal?

The “Orange Is the New Black”: Season Five Blu-ray and DVD include a hilarious, never-before-seen gag reel; a “72 Hours in 6 Months: Stories of the Season” featurette, which includes personal anecdotes from cast about what it was like to film the season; and audio commentaries, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.97 and $34.98, respectively. Also available is “Orange Is the New Black”: Seasons One – Four, available on DVD June 12 for the suggested retail price of $49.98.

BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Gag Reel
  • “72 Hours In 6 Months: Stories of the Season” Featurette
  • Audio Commentaries (on Episodes “Tattoo You” and “Storm-y Weather)

I have 3 copies to give away and here’s what you have to do to enter…

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER, INSTAGRAM AND/OR FACEBOOK & MESSAGE ME ON THE RESPECTIVE PLATFORM(S) WITH THE HASHTAG #A2Koitnb

Hint: The more places you follow, the better your chances at winning!  😉

As a bonus entry, feel free to answer the following:

Tell me the funniest story you told the police to get off the hook

Yes, that’s all you have to do!

 

This promotion will end June 15 at 10:00 AM (eastern time). Only one entry per person. No purchase necessary. U.S. residents are eligible to enter. Winners will be contacted via email. AccordingtoKristin.com and other promotional partners are not responsible for lost, stolen, or misdirected mail.


 

@Thisfunktional At The Roundtable Discussion With Alex Rich GENIUS PICASSO

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actor Alex Rich talks with press about his role as young Picasso on NatGeo “Genius: Picasso.”

Rich talks about working with Antonio Banderas to capture a similar Picasso voice and attitude, the inspiration he has taken from portraying Picasso and the incredible time it has been while getting to portray Picasso.

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DEAL OR NO DEAL Auditions To Be Held In Miami This Sunday, May 20! | #dealornodeal #miami #tv

In the successful game of DEAL OR NO DEAL, contestants play and compete for a maximum prize of $1,000,000. With 26 briefcases full of cash, ranging from a penny to a million, contestants face a game of odds and possibilities.

So, Miami peeps, try your luck and head to the open casting call this Sunday, May 20th at Gulfstream Park! & if you make it (& win), don’t forget who sent ya! 😉

Dancing With the Stars: Athletes recap: Who’s in the finals on Season 26?

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Ladies and gentlemen, I know it seems like we only just started watching Season 26 of Dancing With the Stars, but we’re already at the finals! I have to admit, I do not like the shortened season. I’m extra salty that they included Adam Rippon on the short season because we all need a little Adam sass in our lives . . . 4 weeks is just not enough.

Now, yes, I might be a bit biased because I’m Team Adam all the way, BUT I can be objective for the purpose of this post. I was shocked after last night’s elimination because I was certain that it would come down to Adam and Mirai Nagasu in the end. Yes, Josh Norman and Chris Mazdzer were fan favorites, but Adam and Mirai just have that wow factor. Not because they’re skaters, but because of the graceful way they express their movements. If you need a reminder of Mirai’s graceful Foxtrot, here ya go:

She was fantastic, and I definitely think her and Alan deserved a spot in the finals alongside Adam & Jenna and Josh and Sharna. Not to hate on Tonya Harding or anything, but she just wasn’t as good, technically, as the others. But also, like, she plead guilty to the whole Nancy Kerrigan situation, sooooo . . . I don’t want her hurting anyone else for that mirrorball trophy. I do think a lot of time has passed since the incident, but putting her in another competitive situation just doesn’t sit right. #justsaying  Oh, and before I get pounced on for saying that, I do think she’s done a great job on the show. I just don’t think she’s as good as Mirai and Alan have been.

With that being said, and with my bias showing, Adam is my favorite to win. If you know anything about him, you know that he is definitely not a dancer. He’s a skater, yes, but they glide, they don’t dance. His dances with Jenna have been spot-on for the past 3 weeks and I think it has a lot to do with the chemistry they’ve had from the beginning. They have something with each other that I don’t remember seeing with other partners. Sure, there was the brother/sister relationship between Val and Zendaya, and Val and Laurie, but never quite like Adam and Jenna.

What do ya’ll think? Is Adam your favorite or are you rooting for Josh/Sharna or Tonya/Sasha? Let me know! How did you feel when Mirai/Alan, Chris/Whitney and Jennie/Keo were eliminated? Did they make the right call? Talk to me!

And while you ponder those questions, refresh your memory from the past 3 weeks and watch Adam and Jenna SLAY their dances:

As an added bonus, check out the dance battle between Adam/Jenna and Mirai/Alan, where Adam and Jenna jump into what he calls “drag queen splits.” Yes, they did that:

Also, let’s not forget that I recently met Adam when I took myself and my family to see Stars On Ice here in Ft. Lauderdale for my birthday last month. He’s a beautiful human being and deserves all of the attention he’s been getting. Not because he’s an out and proud gay man, but because he’s showing people how important it is to be yourself. Even with his crazy schedule, he manages to meet fans at the shows with grace and humility. So, I’m not saying you should vote for #TeamJustFriends, but I kind of am. (DO IT!)

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Tune in to ABC on Monday to watch Adam Rippon, Josh Norman and Tonya Harding face off in the finale for the coveted mirrorball trophy!

 

THE ORIGINALS | S5E3 | “Ne Me Quitte Pas” Review [Podcast]

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Hello there! Welcome to The Elijah Show! Mike and I got together to talk about this Elijah-centered episode of The Originals that was actually directed by the ever-so-talented Joseph Morgan aka Klaus himself!

Again, we apologize for being a bit late in getting these out to ya’ll, but we should be back on track now for this week’s episode.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter (@ThisIsKristin_ and @mikethemovieguy) and Instagram! You can tweet us or comment on Insta and we just might read your comments on air next week.

SYNOPSIS: In the immediate aftermath of having his memory erased by Marcel, Elijah awakens to find himself in the middle of nowhere and without a clue as to who he is. Unable to control his instinctive vampire ways, Elijah encounters Antoinette, a beautiful and free-spirited vampire, who helps him navigate his new life. However, a run-in with Klaus threatens to destroy the peace he’s finally found.

Don’t forget! Send us your thoughts, favorite moments and fan theories and we’ll try to answer you On Air!

Tune in to The CW on Wednesday nights at 9/8c for more of the 5th and final season of The Originals!

THE ORIGINALS | S5E2 | “One Wrong Turn On Bourbon” Review [Podcast]

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Heyyyyyy…I know we’re a bit late in getting these out to ya’ll, but better late than never, right? One of us was busy taking care of two sick kiddies and it wasn’t me! So here is the first of three catch-up reviews!

Make sure to follow us on Twitter (@ThisIsKristin_ and @mikethemovieguy) and Instagram! You can tweet us or comment on Insta and we just might read your comments on air next week.

SYNOPSIS: When a mysterious disappearance brings Klaus back to New Orleans, Hope looks forward to the prospect of seeing her father again. However, when the dark magic that had been keeping them apart begins to manifest in dangerous ways across the city, Vincent turns to Ivy for guidance about what it may mean. Elsewhere, Marcel returns to New Orleans amidst increased tensions between the supernatural factions, while Freya makes a decision about her future with Keelin. Finally, Roman’s surprise visit to the Mikaelson compound forces Hope to reveal some dark truths about her family.

Send us your thoughts, favorite moments and fan theories and we’ll try to answer you On Air!

Tune in to The CW on Wednesday nights at 9/8c for more of the 5th and final season of The Originals!

Multi-Platinum International Superstar LUIS FONSI Joins As Coach For The First Season Of TELEMUNDO’S Newly Announced LA VOZ (THE VOICE)

The Twelve Time Billboard Latin Music Awards Winner, and Seven Time Finalist at the Upcoming 2018 Billboard Music Awards Singer and Songwriter, Known for his Worldwide Hit “Despacito,” and Latest Smash Single “Échame La Culpa” is the First Coach to Join the Highly-anticipated Hit Singing Competition Coming for the First Time to U.S. Spanish-Language Television

Auditions for “La Voz” Will Begin this Summer in Miami, Puerto Rico, New York, Chicago, San Antonio and Los Angeles

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Telemundo announced that Global Latin pop singer Luis Fonsi, is the first Coach to join the newly announced La Voz, the Spanish-language version of NBC’S hit singing competition The Voice, coming for the first time to U.S. Hispanic television in 2019. Three other Coaches will join the multi award-winning artist in the first non-scripted program to be produced at Telemundo Center in Miami, where Coaches will be in search for the nation’s most promising unknown Hispanic vocalists and make their decisions based solely on one factor, La Voz (The Voice).

“I feel honored to join Telemundo’s La Voz as a Coach for the U.S. Hispanic audience.” said Fonsi. “I have been fortunate to be a Coach on the show in other countries, and I am extremely happy to finally be able to do it at home in the U.S., because it’s always been a wonderful experience. There is so much talent in our community and nothing makes me happier than being part of a platform that promotes Latin music’s new artists,” he concluded.

With numerous awards and unprecedented achievements, Luis Fonsi continues to break world records, cross borders and make history with his music. Recently, “Despacito” completed 52 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Song list, one year being the most listened-to single of Latin music, another historic milestone worthy of celebration. His latest global hit “Échame La Culpa” featuring Demi Lovato, continues to dominate Top 10 charts, has certified Gold and Platinum in multiple countries and the video has accumulated more than 1.2 billion views to date. The Puerto Rican singer and songwriter, has won a total of five Latin Grammy Awards, and most recently seven 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards and is a finalist in seven categories at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. Fonsi recently completed his first tour in Brazil, and will continue the successful “Love & Dance World Tour” in several countries including Panama, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Ecuador.

Castings for the first season of La Voz will begin in Miami on Saturday, June 23, followed by Puerto Rico (June 30), New York (July 7), Chicago (July 14), San Antonio (July 21) and Los Angeles (July 21 & 28), for vocalists 18 years of age an over. For further details on locations and rules, please visit http://www.lavozcasting.com/.

For more information about Telemundo, please visit nbcumv.com and connect on Facebook, Twitter, telemundo.com and YouTube.

“La Voz” is a presentation of Telemundo, Talpa Media USA, Inc. and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. The series is created by John de Mol, who serves as an executive producer along with Cisco Suarez (for Telemundo), Stijn Bakkers and Tim van Rongen.

Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights Enters an Alternate Dimension with the Highly-Anticipated Arrival of Netflix’s Original Series STRANGER THINGS as All-New Supernatural Mazes

Award-winning Sci-Fi Thriller Comes to Life for the First Time Ever at Premier Halloween Events in Hollywood, Orlando 
and Singapore

 

For the first time ever, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Singapore are partnering with Netflix to bring “Stranger Things” to life at this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” events.

Fans of the series will get the chance to brave the Upside Down and confront the supernatural as each park debuts all-new mazes inspired by season one of the critically-acclaimed series.

The parallel universe, referred to as the Upside Down that terrorized the small town of Hawkins, Indiana in Netflix’s mega-hit “Stranger Things,” will bring the chittering, predatory Demogorgon to “Halloween Horror Nights” to stalk unwitting guests as they encounter iconic scenes, characters and environments from the mesmerizing series.

​Working collaboratively with Netflix, along with the creators and executive producer of the blockbuster series—Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer and Shawn Levy, the mazes at Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Singapore will be authentic representations of “Stranger Things,” designed to transport guests into artfullyrecreated scenes and storylines.

From the menacing Hawkins National Laboratory, under theU.S. Department of Energy, to the Byers home adorned with an erratic display of flashing Christmas lights and the eerie Upside Down woods oozing a shower of floating orb-like spores, the chilling new mazes will offer surprising twists and unexpected turns around every corner.

​Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event.

For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” to become victims inside their own horror film.

Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror television shows, films and original stories come to life season after season.

And, the streets of each park’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing scare-actors lunge from every darkened corner.

Halloween Horror Nights begins Friday, September 14 in Hollywood and Orlando and on September 28 in Singapore.

Additional details about the events will be revealed soon. Select tickets and vacation packages for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights are on sale now. For more information about “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort or Universal Studios Singapore, visit HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

About Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”. Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™.” and the “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction. The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such authentic thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.” Coming in Summer 2018, Universal Studios Hollywood will welcome debut The DreamWorks Theatre featuring the premier attraction, “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalkCinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood are available online at HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood and on Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood,” on Instagram at @HorrorNights and Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Watch videos on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube and join the conversation using #UniversalHHN.

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THE ORIGINALS | S5E1 | “Where You Left Your Heart” Review [Podcast]

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Hey there, vamp fans!

Welcome back to another season recapping The Originals! Unfortunately, this is the last season for the show, but I’m sure we have a heck of a season ahead of us.

Check out the podcast below and let us know what you thought of the premiere episode!

Also, make sure to follow us on Twitter (@ThisIsKristin_ and @mikethemovieguy) and Instagram! You can tweet us or comment on Insta and we just might read your comments on air next week.

SYNOPSIS: Desperate to see her father Klaus after seven years, Hope resorts to drastic measures to bring her father back to New Orleans. Hayley attempts to minimize the fallout from Hope’s actions, but not before news of what she’s done ripples through the city. Meanwhile, Freya’s guilt over not being able to reunite her family gets in the way of her happiness with Keelin, while Rebekah struggles with her inability to fully commit to Marcel. Finally, struggling without Elijah by his side, Klaus’ murderous rampage throughout Europe leads to an unexpected encounter with Caroline Forbes.

Special shout out to our friends over on Twitter this week:

@theoriginalsaaf, @fairlyliterary, @_inthenova, @mrlsmith21, @jkimmay5, @the7thmatrix, @nerdette, @toomuchtelly, @hailqueenebony

Send us your thoughts, favorite moments and fan theories and we’ll try to answer you On Air!

Tune in to The CW on Wednesday nights at 9/8c for more of the 5th and final season of The Originals!