or


[07/21/21 - 09:00 AM]
The Kennedy Center Announces 44th Class of Honorees
The recipients are: operatic bass-baritone Justino Díaz; Motown founder, songwriter, producer and director Berry Gordy; "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels; legendary stage and screen icon Bette Midler; and singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.

[via press release from CBS]

THE KENNEDY CENTER ANNOUNCES 44th CLASS OF HONOREES

Justino Díaz, Berry Gordy, Lorne Michaels, Bette Midler and Joni Mitchell to Receive Kennedy Center Honors in Recognition of Lifetime Artistic Achievement

"The 44th Annual Kennedy Center Honors" to be Broadcast During the 2021-2022 Television Season on CBS

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced the selection of five Honorees who will receive the 44th Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievements.

The recipients to be honored at the annual national celebration of the arts in Washington, D.C. are: operatic bass-baritone Justino Díaz; Motown founder, songwriter, producer and director Berry Gordy; "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels; legendary stage and screen icon Bette Midler; and singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. These artists will receive tributes during THE 44th ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast during the 2021-2022 television season on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. CBS has broadcast the special each year since its debut 44 years ago.

"The Kennedy Center Honors celebrates luminaries whose art and creativity have enriched us beyond measure," stated Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein. "With his distinguished, deeply resonant voice and storied operatic career, Justino Díaz stood on the stages of the world's great opera houses and today stands as one of the greatest bass-baritones of our time; visionary music producer and songwriter Berry Gordy brought the quintessential soulfulness of Detroit into every home in America , elevating the Motown sound to become a national treasure; Lorne Michaels created the most enduring 'must-see television' with 'Saturday Night Live,' a show that is both mirror and muse for life in America; an artistic tour de force and America's Divine Miss M, Bette Midler has enjoyed an unrivaled and prolific career, entertaining millions with her wondrous voice and trademark comedic wit; and songstress Joni Mitchell, blends raw, deeply personal lyrics with her stunningly ethereal voice in 19 albums, becoming one of the most influential singer-songwriters and cultural figures in 20th-century popular music."

"This year's Honorees represent the unifying power of the Arts and surely remind us of that which binds us together as human beings. These artists are equal parts genius, inspiration, and entertainment," said Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter. "After the challenges and heartbreak of the last many months, and as we celebrate 50 years of the Kennedy Center, I dare add that we are prepared to throw 'the party to end all parties' in D.C. on Dec. 5th, feting these extraordinary people and welcoming audiences back to our campus. We look forward to shaping an even more exciting Honors program and broadcast with CBS and the producers based on the success and newfound innovations of our 43rd Honors earlier this year."

In a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage on Dec. 5, the honorees will be saluted by today's leading performers from New York, Hollywood, and the arts capitals of the world. Seated once again in the Box Tier of the iconic Kennedy Center Opera House, the Honorees will accept the recognition and gratitude of their peers through performances and tributes.

ABOUT THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS

The Honors recipients are recognized for their contributions to American culture through the performing arts - whether in music, dance, theater, opera, motion pictures, or television - and are confirmed by the Executive Committee of the Center's Board of Trustees. The primary criterion in the selection process is excellence. The Honors are not designated by art form or category of artistic achievement; the selection process, over the years, has produced balance among the various arts and artistic disciplines.

The Honoree selection process includes solicitation of recommendations from the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees, the artistic community, and the general public. This year's selected Honorees were chosen based on the recommendation of the Center's Special Honors Advisory Committee, which is chaired by David Bohnett and includes David M. Rubenstein, Deborah F. Rutter, Michael Lombardo, Cappy McGarr, and Shonda Rhimes, along with past Honors recipients and distinguished artists Julie Andrews, Gloria Estefan, Herbie Hancock, Judith Jamison, and John Williams. These individuals play a critical role in the evaluation and selection process, and the Kennedy Center is indebted to them for their involvement.

Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will executive produce the special for the seventh consecutive year. Weiss returns as director. The Kennedy Center Honors Founding Producer is George Stevens, Jr.

RATING: To Be Announced





  [july 2021]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[12/08/21 - 12:57 PM]
Video: "The Forgettable Life of Liam White" - Official Trailer - The Roku Channel
A directionless author fights for his life while reconciling his past.

[12/08/21 - 12:45 PM]
What Goes in Must Come Out! New Discovery Series "This Came Out of Me" Takes Audiences Deep Inside Extreme and Unusual Medical Emergencies
The series is a behind-the-scenes look inside the world of emergency medicine, where draining a cyst in an unusual location or removing a workplace tool pierced through the hand is just another day at the office.

[12/08/21 - 12:40 PM]
Video: BET+ Original - "The Business of Christmas 2"
The Franklins are back for the Holidays, just in time to learn that the greatest gift of all is family.

[12/08/21 - 11:59 AM]
"South Park: Post COVID: The Return of COVID" Is Coming to Paramount+ Thursday, Dec. 16
The first exclusive event, "South Park: Post COVID," debuted on the service on Thanksgiving Day and is now available to stream on Paramount+.

[12/08/21 - 11:27 AM]
70th Miss World Pageant Final to Air Live on Thursday, December 16 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT
The live final on Reelz includes special guests YouTuber and social media personality Logan Paul, singer and actor Fernando Allende and singer Elan Allende with musical performances by Don Omar, Gente de Zona, Victor Manuel, Pedro Capo, Angel Velez and the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra.

[12/08/21 - 10:31 AM]
Video: "Twentysomethings: Austin" - Official Trailer - Netflix
In this coming-of-age reality series set in Austin, Texas, 20-somethings navigate love and friendship and start a new adventure: life.

[12/08/21 - 10:02 AM]
Apple TV+ Renews Global Hit Series "Invasion" for Season Two
The news arrives ahead of the epic finale episode of season one, which will premiere globally this Friday, December 10, on Apple TV+.

[12/08/21 - 09:01 AM]
Video: "The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window" - Teaser - Netflix
Kristen Bell, Michael Ealy, Tom Riley, Mary Holland, Cameron Britton, Samsara Yett, Christina Anthony and Benjamin Levy Aguilar star in the series.

[12/08/21 - 09:00 AM]
Emmy Award-Winning Series "Undercover Boss" Returns for Its 11th Season, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 on CBS!
The first four companies are College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving (Jan. 7), Fremont Street Experience (Jan. 14), The Vitamin Shoppe (Jan. 21) and Rita's Italian Ice & Frozen Custard (Jan. 28).

[12/08/21 - 08:23 AM]
Bravo's Favorite Summer Crew Is Back When "Summer House" Returns on Monday, January 17 at 9PM ET/PT
Returning this summer are Lindsay Hubbard, Paige DeSorbo, Kyle Cooke, Amanda Batula, Carl Radke, Danielle Olivera, Ciara Miller and Luke Gulbranson.

[12/08/21 - 08:03 AM]
AMC+ Sets January 20 Premiere Date for the Highly Anticipated New Series "La Fortuna" Starring Stanley Tucci and Clarke Peters
The international production from AMC and Movistar+ is the first television series from acclaimed film director and Academy Award-winner Alejandro Amenábar.

[12/08/21 - 08:01 AM]
TLC Launches Two Brand New Series with David & Annie and Loren & Alexei As They Open the Doors to Their Growing Families in "After the 90 Days"
Each couple is expanding into another dimension and showing us the raw, real and exposed reality of growing a family, beginning Monday, January 10 at 9PM and 9:30PM ET/PT respectively.

[12/08/21 - 08:00 AM]
BET's Tyler Perry Programming Universe Expands with the Addition of the New "Tyler Perry's Sistas" Spin-Off "Tyler Perry's Zatima"
The 10-episode one-hour series follows popular characters Zac, played by Devale Ellis and Fatima, played Crystal Renee Hayslett, as they navigate the ups and downs of their relationship.

[12/08/21 - 07:13 AM]
ALLBLK's "A La Carte" Dramedy Adds Kandi Burruss, Robinne Lee, Kelly Price and Dorien Wilson As Supporting Cast
Created by Breanna Hogan, the series follows Mahogany Rose (Pauline Dyer), an overachiever in her 20's who's had high moral standards her entire life...until now.

[12/08/21 - 07:01 AM]
Video: "Dragons: The Nine Realms" - Trailer
Coming to Peacock on December 23: After 1300 years, the world has changed and a new legend begins. The future of dragons is here in the all-new animated series.