Headline Planet TV News & Spoilers, Music News & Charts 2016-07-28T15:50:11Z http://headlineplanet.com/home/feed/atom/ WordPress Brian Cantor <![CDATA[HBO’s “Ballers” Renewed For Season 3]]> http://headlineplanet.com/home/?p=66179 2016-07-28T15:50:11Z 2016-07-28T15:49:48Z HBO’s “Ballers,” which is two episodes into its second season, has been renewed for season three.

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HBO’s “Ballers,” which is two episodes into its second season, has been renewed for season three.

Star and executive producer Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson confirmed the news on his social media account Thursday.

“To all our baller fans out there – THANK YOU,” wrote Johnson on his official Instagram. “Millions of you tune in every week to join us on this crazy journey of chasin’ greatness and dealin’ with life’s pain… and the greatest compliment we always hear from you is that we’re real and authentic. Means the world considering how close this character is to my bones.

“Now that you know there’s gonna be a Season 3.. you’ll be watchin’ this season with a different eye. Enjoy and have fun with it and above all else… Ball so hard.”

Across its two episodes, “Ballers” is averaging a 0.71 live+same-day adults 18-49 rating and 1.44 million live+same-day viewers. The numbers are down year-over-year, but the series has been receiving far lighter lead-in support from “The Night Of” than it did from “True Detective” last year. Its young adult draw is solid by cable standards, and it is outperforming the other components of HBO’s Sunday night lineup.

HBO has not yet confirmed an episode count or premiere date.

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Brian Cantor <![CDATA[James Corden, Cara Delevingne, Dave Franco Compete In “Drop The Mic” Rap Battle (Watch)]]> http://headlineplanet.com/home/?p=66173 2016-07-28T06:57:54Z 2016-07-28T06:55:07Z Wednesday night’s “The Late Late Show With James Corden” featured the latest edition of the “Drop The Mic” rap battle sketch.

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Wednesday night’s “The Late Late Show With James Corden” featured the latest edition of the “Drop The Mic” rap battle sketch.

Competing against each other — and host James Corden — were interview guests Cara Delevingne and Dave Franco.

Each participant received two turns to roast his or her opponents. While not necessarily a classic segment, it did offer some lyrical gems. One such gem? Corden telling Dave Franco that the only funny thing he’s been in is Alison Brie.

We won’t reveal the winner in text – you can get that information, and watch the whole segment, below:

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Brian Cantor <![CDATA[ABC Shares Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan Comments Ahead Of CMA Music Fest Special]]> http://headlineplanet.com/home/?p=66169 2016-07-28T04:38:15Z 2016-07-28T04:38:15Z ABC’s annual “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock” special airs at 8PM ET on Wednesday, August 3.

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ABC’s annual “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock” special airs at 8PM ET on Wednesday, August 3.

While filming the special at this year’s CMA Music Festival, ABC production staff sat down with various superstar performers. Those interviewed include co-hosts/performers Thomas Rhett and Brett Eldredge and performers Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Elle King, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Maren Morris, and Kelsea Ballerini.

Wednesday, ABC made numerous soundbites available to the media. Select comments are featured below:

Brett Eldredge on hosting with Thomas Rhett
I love Thomas Rhett. Like, today, we went boxing. We hang out off-stage, we hang out on-stage, it’s a feeling of – it’s good to work with your buddy. I don’t want to go work with somebody I don’t like, and I certainly like this guy. It’s just been a great experience, and I hope for years to come we can do a lot of things like this and continue to kind of share this journey together and climb up together and play on many stages and host and do everything. we’re going to do something crazy every year.

Thomas Rhett on hosting with Brett Eldredge
It’s nice to be able to host a show with a friend. Me and Brett Eldredge are hosting this year. It was nice to be passed the torch by Little Big Town. [I’ve] been watching the last couple years, and they did such a killer job. We’re just trying to fill some shoes, and to already have an organic relationship with the guy you’re hosting with makes it very easy. We get out there and basically just be idiots for four straight days. It’s been a blast.

Luke Bryan on the magic of performing at the CMA Music Festival
This time of year at CMA Music Fest, you always know as an artist that the most hardcore, diehard fans are in Nashville. So when you try whatever songs that are your big hits, and you watch the whole stadium come alive; it’s so powerful and so inspiring – it’s what I live for as an artist. That moment to walk out on stage, I’ve had a song out on the charts for a couple months, and the next thing you know I get to play it in front of this crowd, and watch them react, and all the flash bulbs go off. It’s pretty magical.

Carrie Underwood on a highlight of the CMA Music Festival

The stadium, of course, is absolutely incredible, and there’s just so much energy, and the crowd is just crazy, and it’s awesome…but we [also] have our fan club party every year, which is really cool. I play out at the Opry usually, and I just get to say hi, and they – some of those people have been in the fan club, been with me for ten years, we celebrated our tenth year this year – it’s just like wow, been there since the beginning. So that’s something that’s really cool, to say thank you.

Chris Stapleton on performing at the CMA Music Festival amid his breakthrough as a performer

It’s a wonderful thing. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with a lot of great artists, and songwriters, and publishers, and record labels, and managers, and all the folks that work in and around the business. So, to publicly get that kind of support is a wonderful thing. I’ve always had it – just not in front of the TV camera. I’ve been real fortune for a lot of years.

Miranda Lambert on the country music fans at CMA Fest
This is our time to celebrate the fans — all the support they give us all year. For country music as a whole and as artists, individually. They’re the reason we have jobs. They’re the reason we get to go out on tours, and put out records. They come from all over the country to this one place for this week to celebrate — in Music City. It’s really cool, it’s sort of like everybody wants the same thing this week, and that’s to just love music, and love what we do, and what we’ve built as a family. They give to us, we give to them, and it’s a beautiful thing.

Dierks Bentley on the experience of playing the CMA Music Festival
There’s nothing like playing the CMA Music Fest. It’s just one of those gigs that just stands out over any other gig over the rest of the year. I kind of refer to this as the Thanksgiving holiday for us country singers. We get a chance to go out there and say ‘thank you’ to as many country music fans as you can say thank you to at one time – there’s like 80,000 people out there in person. These are the most dedicated of the dedicated. They travel from all over the world to be here…I love being part of it, it’s the most special gig of the entire year.

Elle King on playing the CMA Music Festival
I’m very, very nervous and excited. I hope people sing along with me and Dierks tonight. I hope I don’t mess up. It’s a beautiful feeling – it’s a connection, and that’s what’s amazing without shows. You can’t have a show without an audience. It’s a really beautiful, magical thing.

Little Big Town on country fans — and the CMA Music Festival audience
Karen: They really are the most loyal, enthusiastic fans that anyone could ever hope for. They give us a career – this is my favorite night of the year. I love and look forward to walking out on this stage every night, because the energy is palpable.

Kimberly: [CMA Fest] is like the greatest concentration of country music fans.
Phillip: They’re from everywhere.
Karen (jokingly): It’s like an average night for Luke Bryan. But it’s a super cool night for us. He sings to that many people almost every night.

Rascal Flatts on performing with Maren Morris
Jay: We love Maren, she’s awesome. I remember I got her album in advance from Randy Goodman, the [CEO] over at Sony. There are so many great songs on that record; we’re thrilled that she wanted to come out with us.

Maren Morris on performing with Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts asked if I would sing with them here at Nissan Stadium, and I just – I’ve been a fan of theirs for so long, I remember loving “Prayin’ For Daylight.” So singing with them on stage now, doing soundcheck today was definitely crazy. Standing on that stage and looking at how many seats there are in that stadium. It’s definitely going to be the biggest crowd I’ve ever sung in front of. It’s a little nerve-wracking but exciting.

Kelsea Ballerini on her first CMA Fest
I remember the first time I got to go to CMA Fest — my mom surprised me with tickets for Christmas one year. Even just waiting those few months between Christmas and CMA Fest, I remember just being so anxious and excited. That was the year I stood in line to meet Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum. I’ll just never forget – you get thirty seconds with your favorite artist, and it matters. It’s important. And it’s exciting for us too – as an artist now – to be able to see those fans and just be able to thank them in person for everything that they’ve done that year for us.

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Brian Cantor <![CDATA[Sturgill Simpson Performs “All Around You” On Fallon’s “Tonight Show” (Watch Now)]]> http://headlineplanet.com/home/?p=66158 2016-07-28T07:52:55Z 2016-07-28T01:46:48Z Update: Sturgill Simpson performed “All Around You” on Wednesday’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” A video of the performance and photos from the taping follow:

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Update: Sturgill Simpson performed “All Around You” on Wednesday’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” A video of the performance and photos from the taping follow:

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0509 -- Pictured: Musical guest Sturgill Simpson performs on July 27, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC) THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0509 -- Pictured: Musical guest Sturgill Simpson performs on July 27, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC) THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0509 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Matt Damon plays "Box of Lies" with host Jimmy Fallon on July 27, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC) THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0509 -- Pictured: (l-r) Golfer David Feherty during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on July 27, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC) THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0509 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Matt Damon during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on July 27, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC) ==============

Wednesday’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” features interview guests Matt Damon and David Feherty.

It features musical guest Sturgill Simpson.

The critically acclaimed, Americana Music Award-winning artist, who made his previous “Tonight Show” appearance in October 2014, takes the stage late in Wednesday’s broadcast. Simpson opted not to explicitly reveal his song choice ahead of the episode, instead only confirming it would be a song from his “A Sailor’s Guide To Earth.”

In addition to Simpson’s performance and interviews with the aforementioned guests, Wednesday’s “Tonight Show” features a game of “Box Of Lies” between Matt Damon and host Jimmy Fallon.

The broadcast is scheduled to begin at 11:35PM ET/10:35PM CT, but it may be delayed by late-running DNC coverage.

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Brian Cantor <![CDATA[Ratings: “SmackDown Live” Down From Draft Episode, RAW; Way Up From Final Thursday Show]]> http://headlineplanet.com/home/?p=66154 2016-07-27T21:13:00Z 2016-07-27T21:10:47Z Tuesday’s edition of WWE SmackDown! Live could not match the live+same-day ratings posted by the previous week’s roster draft edition.

It did, however, markedly outperform the final Thursday night edition.

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Tuesday’s edition of WWE SmackDown! Live could not match the live+same-day ratings posted by the previous week’s roster draft edition.

It did, however, markedly outperform the final Thursday night edition.

According to live+same-day data posted by Showbuzz, Tuesday’s two-hour broadcast drew a 0.97 adults 18-49 rating and 2.74 million total viewers. The numbers trail the 1.18 rating and 3.17 million viewership sum posted by the previous week’s draft episode.

The numbers are also below the 1.23 rating and 3.34 million viewership sum drawn by Monday’s RAW, which marked the beginning of WWE’s new brand extension.

On the other hand, they dramatically top the 0.56 rating and 2.07 million viewership sum posted by the final, taped Thursday night edition of SmackDown. More broadly, the adults 18-49 and viewership tally for Tuesday’s SmackDown! Live are comfortably above the show’s Thursday night averages.

WWE did not quite create a second RAW, and the ratings may fall as curiosity over the brand extension fades. If they can stay in this general territory, however, they will reveal clear wisdom in transforming SmackDown! from a taped Thursday night show into a live Tuesday night series.

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Brian Cantor <![CDATA[Ratings: “Dead Of Summer” Falls; No “Pretty Little Liars” Lead-in This Week]]> http://headlineplanet.com/home/?p=66151 2016-07-27T20:49:14Z 2016-07-27T20:49:14Z Airing for the first time without lead-in support from network flagship “Pretty Little Liars,” Freeform’s “Dead Of Summer” predictably endured week-to-week losses in adults 18-49 and total viewership.

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Airing for the first time without lead-in support from network flagship “Pretty Little Liars,” Freeform’s “Dead Of Summer” predictably endured week-to-week losses in adults 18-49 and total viewership.

According to live+same-day data posted by Showbuzz, Tuesday’s episode drew a 0.16 adults 18-49 rating and 0.35 million total viewers.

The numbers, which represent new lows for the show, trail the 0.22 rating and 0.46 million audience sum posted by last week’s episode.

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Brian Cantor <![CDATA[Ratings: MTV’s “Scream” Slips Again]]> http://headlineplanet.com/home/?p=66148 2016-07-27T20:41:48Z 2016-07-27T20:41:48Z MTV’s “Scream” suffered a third straight week-to-week decline in adults 18-49. It was down for the fourth consecutive week in live+same-day viewership.

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MTV’s “Scream” suffered a third straight week-to-week decline in adults 18-49. It was down for the fourth consecutive week in live+same-day viewership.

According to live+same-day data posted by Showbuzz, Tuesday’s episode drew a 0.15 adults 18-49 rating and 352,000 total viewers. The numbers trail the 0.16 rating and 362,000 viewership figure drawn last week.

Since posting a 0.20 rating and 446,000 viewership figure for the June 28 episode, which marked the series’ return to its original Tuesday at 10PM timeslot, “Scream” has endured four consecutive losses in total viewership. Its adults 18-49 rating rose to a 0.22 rating for the following episode; the subsequent three episodes then suffered declines.

From a live+same-day standpoint, this Tuesday’s episode was the show’s second-lowest rated episode yet. It was the third-worst performer in total viewership.

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Brian Cantor <![CDATA[Blake Shelton Scheduled For Interview, Performance On “Late Night With Seth Meyers”]]> http://headlineplanet.com/home/?p=66145 2016-07-27T19:10:37Z 2016-07-27T19:10:37Z Blake Shelton’s appearance on the October 27, 2015 “Late Night With Seth Meyers” featured an interview and musical performance.

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Blake Shelton’s appearance on the October 27, 2015 “Late Night With Seth Meyers” featured an interview and musical performance.

His appearance on the August 4, 2016 “Seth Meyers” will also feature both components.

Tentative NBC listings feature Shelton as the episode’s lead interview and musical guest. Michael K Williams, who is currently appearing on HBO’s “The Night Of,” will also appear for an interview.

NBC’s latest “Late Night With Seth Meyers” listings follow:

Wednesday, July 27: Guests Amy Sedaris, John Cho and musical guest Bleached. Show 0400.

Thursday, July 28: Live telecast at 12:35 a.m. ET. Guests Colin Jost & Michael Che and Jessi Klein. Show 0401.

Friday, July 29: Guests Leslie Jones and Carlo Mirarchi. Atom Willard sits-in with the 8G Band. (OAD 7/21/16).

Monday, August 1: Guests Shiri Appleby & Constance Zimmer and Brendan Eyre. Mary Timony sits-in with the 8G Band. Show 0402.

Tuesday, August 2: Guests Craig Robinson and Baz Luhrmann. Mary Timony sits-in with the 8G Band. Show 0403.

Wednesday, August 3: Guests Jonah Hill, Jonathan Franzen and musical guest Gallant. Mary Timony sits-in with the 8G Band. Show 0404.

Thursday, August 4 (not yet advertised): Guests Blake Shelton, Michael K. Williams and musical guest Blake Shelton. Show 0405.

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Brian Cantor <![CDATA[Drake’s “Controlla” Headed For #1 At Rhythmic Radio]]> http://headlineplanet.com/home/?p=66143 2016-07-27T14:50:13Z 2016-07-27T14:50:13Z It was only last month that Drake’s “One Dance (featuring WizKid & Kyla)” concluded its multi-week reign at rhythmic radio.

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It was only last month that Drake’s “One Dance (featuring WizKid & Kyla)” concluded its multi-week reign at rhythmic radio.

This week, he will return to the top of the rhythmic mountain. Drake’s “Controlla” is poised to claim #1 on this week’s Mediabase rhythmic airplay chart.

“Controlla” received 2,729 spins during the first three days of the July 24-30 tracking week. While that narrowly trails the 2,774 received by Rihanna’s reigning #1 “Needed Me” during the tracking period, momentum favors Drake’s tune.

Versus the same time last week, the spin count for “Controlla” is up by 8.4%. The “Needed Me” count, on the other hand, is down by 6.1%. Assuming the trajectories do not radically change, “Controlla” will have no trouble closing the gap before the chart goes final.

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Brian Cantor <![CDATA[AURORA Performs “I Went Too Far” On “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (Watch Now)]]> http://headlineplanet.com/home/?p=66137 2016-07-27T07:53:14Z 2016-07-27T07:52:49Z On August 22, AURORA’s single “I Went Too Far” will officially impact hot adult contemporary radio in the United States.

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On August 22, AURORA’s single “I Went Too Far” will officially impact hot adult contemporary radio in the United States.

To build early momentum, AURORA performed the song on Tuesday’s live edition of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

The performance was utterly captivating — as AURORA performances so often are. Featuring the Norwegian artist’s engaging voice and quirky stage presence, the showcase perfectly illustrated why her US television performances have consistently generated so much buzz.

A video of the performance and CBS’ official broadcast photos follow:

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airing live, Tuesday July 26, 2016 in New York. With guest Aurora. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2016CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airing live, Tuesday July 26, 2016 in New York. With guest Aurora. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2016CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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