Tationna Bosier Appears Tonight on Law & Order:SVU
Rising actress plays opposite of Ice-T & Kelly Giddish
WHO: Enchanted PR client, Tationna Boiser appears on Law & Order:SVU in the role of Ingrid opposite of Ice-T and Kelly Giddish.
WHAT: Law & Order: SVU episode "Criminal Hatred" is a showdown between the SVU team and an unpredictable defense attorney that stretches the boundaries of the law. The SVU detectives go undercover to arrest a man who target and brutually attacks other men.
WHEN: Tonight, January 30th 9PM EST on NBC
About Tationna Boiser: A New York City native, Bosier grew up in the Bronx and attended Brooklyn Technical High School. Her gift for performing comes as no surprise considering she is the granddaughter of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Jimmy Merchant from doo-wop group "Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers." Currently, Bosier resides in Manhattan where she studies theatre at the City College of New York. For more information and updates on Tationna Boiser, follow her on Twitter @tationnaboiser.
In part 1 of 'NBC NiteCap' Peter Bailey talks with Lupe Fiasco about the business of Hip-Hop, perspectives on Hip-Hop's conscious side vs. 'ignorant' content, the influence of other music genres on Hip-Hop, views on real wealth, and much more. Make sure you check out part 2 of the interview below as they delve into the difference between being a 'rapper' and being an 'artist,' on the influence of today's Hip-Hop on young fans, and more.
Blair Underwood has signed what Deadline calls "a major development/talent holding deal" with NBC/Universal TV.
Included in this agreement will be a starring vehicle for Underwood, developed by Universal, as well as a line item that would see Blair cast in another project, if the one Universal develops for him, which Deadline says is a priority, fails to fly.
Blair's last tango with NBC didn't end very well; the network canceled the sci-fi drama The Event last year - after its first and only season. In it Blair Underwood played the president of the USA.
Sonia Rao a recent finalist on "The Voice" has released her debut album , "Calm Her". This project is the culmination of Sonia's amazing performances on The Voice and a voracious fundraising campaign on Indigogo. Sonia is a rising star that will change the way pop music is perceived in this country and beyond! Get to know Sonia Rao!!
BIO Artist Sonia Rao combines her soulful voice with piano, singing her original songs. Some are haunting, some are joyful, some are gritty and raw, but all feature Sonia's incredible voice and honest lyrics. Fans are struck by how deeply personal her songs are; in listening to her lyrics, one feels they are hearing her innermost thoughts and feelings. These intimate stories, combined with Sonia's striking voice, draw listeners to her music. Following her recent appearance on NBC's The Voice, Sonia released her debut album, 'Calm Her' in August 2011.
Growing up in New Jersey with first-generation immigrant parents, Sonia says that her parents have challenged her decision to pursue music every step of the way, a process that has helped her clarify and articulate why playing music is so important to her. Since childhood, Sonia searched for a way to express herself that "felt like enough". From painting to dancing to acting out, nothing felt like a deep enough expression of her emotions until she wrote her first song in the spring of 2010. Sonia says, "Once I wrote that first song, I spent the rest of that year in San Francisco writing in my little multicolored room, drinking insane amounts of coffee, introducing my classical violin to the blues and country, and collaborating with as many musicians as I could."
'Calm Her' was the result of an amazing fundraising effort in which fans, friends, and fellow artists from The Voice, raised thousands of dollars to help Sonia create her album. When asked about the inspiration for the album title, Sonia says, "I wrote the title track, 'Calm Her', about society's attempt to stifle the intuitive, creative, and sexual energy of women. What I am trying to say with this song, with this album, and with my own actions is that society will never be able to suppress something as enormous as the feminine, and thus, it is impossible to 'Calm Her'.
As she sings about in the delightful track "Here, Now," Sonia is grateful for all of the support in her life and feels incredibly lucky to be living her passion. You can hear her music on iTunes and find her performing in San Francisco and Los Angeles at venues such as The Hotel Café, The Viper Room, and Yoshi's.
Steve Harvey is throwing his name into the 2012 syndication mix, working with Endemol USA to develop and produce a new talk show aimed to launch next fall.
Endemol, which Wednesday announced it was launching a scripted division, has been talking to Harvey about doing a show for at least two years, said David Goldberg, chairman of Endemol North America. NBCUniversal Television Distribution, with whom Endemol did business with the Howie Mandel-starrer Deal or No Deal, will distribute the show to TV stations.
"We go after things that we think make good television and then figure out where they are going to be," says Goldberg. "It isn't like we've been going out and taking tons of meetings so we could go out and get into syndication. We saw Steve Harvey as a huge talent, and thought that was a logical way to get into this business."
Harvey recently has made a splash in daytime television, starring on Family Feud, which is distributed by Debmar-Mercury and produced by FremantleMedia North America. Harvey took over as the show's host from John O'Hurley last fall and since then the show has grown steadily in the ratings. Feud now regularly turns in a third-place performance among game shows, behind CBS Television Distribution's long-running Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!. Feud grew 55% last season among daytime's key women 25-54 audience, making Feud syndication's fastest growing program.
Harvey also hosts the country's top-rated nationally syndicated morning radio show, Steve Harvey Morning Show, and has written two best-selling books. One of those books, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, is slated to be released as an adapted feature film in 2012.
New York City’s Ambassadors of Urban Alternative, Harlem’s own, Stereo Crowd, make their TV debut, announce new performance date with Girl Talk, and gear up to impact the airwaves and the blogosphere with a debut single & music video.
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 28, 2011
Stereo Crowd aims to break down racial and social barriers in music by cleverly blending traditional genres to create New York City’s specific sound of Urban Alternative music. On Friday night, March 25th, Stereo Crowd made their first television appearance; taking their talent to the stage of “All Night With Joey Reynolds” (Radio legend, Rock ’n Roll Hall of Famer), a brand new late night talk show, running on NBC New York Nonstop, NBC’s recently-launched digital channel. They performed “Up and Away” a song featuring Freddy Fuego, with an upbeat feel-good groove about striving to live life right; and “Who Do You Love”, talking about the importance of letting the people around you know how you feel, instead of hiding your true feelings. The show will be airing on Monday, March 28th at 11:59pm via Cablevision NY/NJ 109, Cablevision CT 118,Time Warner Cable 161,Comcast 248,Verizon FiOs 460, RCN 28, and DTV-4.2.
"Stereo Crowd has been fortunate to have an opportunity to perform live in Time Square for the fans who have been with us since the beginning.”, says VFerg of Stereo Crowd. “We represent a combination of many music styles that are the result of being surrounded by the diversity of New York City." With their undeniable stage presence and crowd engagement, they have quickly created a diverse and loyal following.
The band is also very excited to open for Girl Talk, the crowned prince of the Mash Up genre, April 9th at Wagner College. The concert is being held at Spiru Sports Center, located at One Campus Road , in Staten Island, NY 10301. Doors at 8pm.
All these events center around the release of their debut single, “I Got it,” (featuring Ava, ScriyL and introducing Patty Cakes) and the music video of the same name, directed by Ali Powell, a NYC based NYU graduate the band met through his continued attendance at their shows. . The video opens with famed music industry veteran, Barry Bergman, playing an eccentric version of himself criticizing a band he is not yet familiar with and a song he has yet to hear. VFerg simply explains, “Don’t worry. I got it.”
The narrative and the song speak to just how much can, and needs to be done by independent artists these days to succeed in the new musical landscape; making reference of course to the fact that Stereo Crowd does indeed have what it takes to make a lasting impression.
The single and the video are available at StereoCrowd.com, on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook.
Connect on Social Networks: http://www.StereoCrowd.com Facebook.com/StereoCrowd Twitter.com/stereocrowd Reverbnation.com/Stereocrowdnyc
About Stereo Crowd: Stereo Crowd, New York City's Ambassadors of Urban Alternative, mix diverse styles of music to create a unique sound they deliver with passion and energy at their live performance. Incubated on the rooftops of South Harlem, Stereo Crowd is blessed with an extended crew of talents. On stage with them you might catch a lady MC, a trombone player, and a soul singer all in one night. Stereo Crowd operates under the belief that there is no limit to the combination of talent possible in a Stereo Crowd performance. The main members: VFerg, Paul-Anthony, Jamie Robinson and Robert Keith; focus on promoting diversity and helping fans unleash their boogie nature.
NBC is piloting a game show hosted by actor-comedian D.L. Hughley, teaming with ITV Studios on a program called "Who's Bluffing Who?"
In the show, contestants try to bluff their way into winning a half-million dollars. The project is created and executive produced by Jeff Apploff, who executive produced "Don't Forget the Lyrics."
For each episode, seven contestants will use their knowledge and deceptive talents -- and even steal one another's money -- in order to advance in the game as they are gradually reduced to a single winner.
ITV Studios ("Hell's Kitchen," "Celebrity Fit Club") and NBC will co-produce the pilot, which is one of a couple of truth-spotting game shows in the works. ABC is piloting Mark Burnett's "Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host," where contestants try to spot which of two hosts are lying.
One of "The Original Kings of Comedy," Hughley was the star of the ABC sitcom "The Hughleys" and was recently a correspondent for "The Jay Leno Show." He's repped by ICM.
NEW YORK - Late-night mainstay Conan O'Brien is headed to TBS to resume his comedic duties with a talk show expected to debut in November, the network said Monday.
The program will air Mondays through Thursdays at 11 p.m. Eastern, shifting TBS' "Lopez Tonight," starring George Lopez, to midnight.
O'Brien quickly fired out a celebratory tweet.
"The good news: I will be doing a show on TBS starting in November! The bad news: I'll be playing Rudy on the all new Cosby Show," he posted Monday on Twitter.
The surprise announcement hit the same day O'Brien starts a two-month, nationwide comedy tour in Eugene, Ore., amid persistent reports that he was likely to claim Fox as his new late-night home.
Barring Fox, syndication was widely considered O'Brien's most likely option. Few if anyone mentioned TBS as a plausible destination.
O'Brien began serious talks with TBS just last week, the network said.
"In three months, I've gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I'm headed to basic cable," O'Brien said in a tongue-in-cheek-toned statement. "My plan is working perfectly."
O'Brien left NBC in January after hosting "The Tonight Show" for just eight months, as his ratings plunged from those of his longtime "Tonight" predecessor, Jay Leno, who reclaimed the hour. Until last June, O'Brien had followed Leno as host of "Late Night" since 1993.
After giving O'Brien "Tonight," NBC sought to keep Leno on board with a prime-time show that quickly flopped. An attempt to move O'Brien to a post-midnight slot drew O'Brien's ire, and he walked away with a $32 million settlement package.
Although that put him in play for other networks, the deal barred him from appearing on TV until September.
LOS ANGELES - Robert Culp, the actor who teamed with Bill Cosby in the racially groundbreaking TV series "I Spy" and was Bob in the critically acclaimed sex comedy "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," died Wednesday after collapsing outside his Hollywood home, his agent said. Culp was 79.
His manager, Hillard Elkins, said the actor was on a walk when he fell. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead just before noon. The actor's son was told he died of a heart attack, Elkins said, though police were unsure if the fall was medically related.
Los Angeles police Lt. Robert Binder said no foul play was suspected. Binder said a jogger found Culp, who apparently fell and struck his head.
Culp had been working on writing screenplays, Elkins said.
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