January 22 in Pop Culture History

January 22 in Pop Culture History 1890 – The United Mine Workers of America was founded in Columbus, Ohio. 1943 – Spearfish, North Dakota experienced a forty-nine degree temperature change over the span of two minutes. 1946 – Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, now the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency). 1947 – KTLA began operating […]

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January 21 in Pop Culture History

January 21 in Pop Culture History 1472 – The great daylight comet of 1472 was visible in daylight for 8 days. 1790 – Dr Joseph-Ignace Guillotin proposed the guillotine to the newly formed National Assembly of Paris as a “humane” method of execution. 1799 – Edward Jenner’s smallpox vaccination was introduced. 1807 – The London […]

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The Flash preview for January 23

This Tuesday, the CW will air an all-new episode of The Flash at 8pm. Here is a  sneak peek of the episode, thanks to CW.  The synopsis is courtesy of IMdB. The Elongated Knight Rises: A familiar villain returns to terrorize Central City; Ralph must rise up to defend the innocent while Barry is detained… Read More

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Give Us a Hug! It’s National Hugging Day! (January 21st)

    (PCM) January 21, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of “National Hugging Day”, a festival of physical affection invented by one Kevin Zaborney (a guy who knew someone who knew someone who made calendars back in 1986). The creators of National Hugging Day embraced January 21st because it is the mid-point between Christmas and […]

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January 20 in Pop Culture History

January 20 in Pop Culture History January 20, 1992 was a Good Day for rapper Ice Cube. 1265 – 1st English Parliament was called into session by Earl of Leicester. 1835 (Volcano Eruption) Cosigüina 1920 – American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was founded. 1929 – In Old Arizona, the first full-length talking motion picture filmed […]

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Def Leppard, Journey Join Forces For 2018 North American Tour

(TRR) – Arena rock giants Def Leppard and Journey have announced a massive co-headlining tour for 2018. The 58-city trek kicks off on May 21 at the XL Center in Hartford, CT and wraps up on October 6 at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets go on sale beginning Saturday, February 3 via… Continue reading

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TV Unleashed: Sammi and Mandi discuss Roseanne

In today’s episode of TV Unleashed, Sammi and Mandi discuss Roseanne, the reboot and how the show impacted America. They also discuss new reboot news and other celebrity gossip. TV Unleashed was founded by TVGrapevine owner Sammi and writer Mandi. The two get together each week to discuss celebrity and entertainment news, snark on old… Read More

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Party Of Five to reboot series with a brand-new family

In advance of today’s first-ever Freeform Summit event in Los Angeles, Disney’s young adult television network, today announced a put pilot commitment for a reboot of the fan-favorite “Party of Five” series with original creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman. From Sony Pictures Television, the reboot will follow the five Buendias children as they navigate… Read More

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RuPaul’s Drag Race announces guest judges

VH1 today announced the guest judges set to join Emmy® Award-winning host RuPaul on the upcoming season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.”  The diverse list of talent from fashion, music, politics and media joining the main stage panel of Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews includes Vanessa Hudgens, Tituss Burgess, Kristin Chenoweth, Marc Jacobs,… Read More

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Happy Thesaurus Day! (January 18th)

  (PCM) On this day in 1779, Peter Mark Roget, the father of the modern thesaurus, was delivered, produced, came into being, born. After a long career as a physician, scientist and tinkerer (he also invented a slide rule), Roget retired from medicine and dedicated his time to cataloging, assembling, gathering, composing, and compiling a […]

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A.A. Milne Born January 18, 1882

(PCM) A.A. Milne (Alan Alexander) was born on January 18, 1882 in London.  He attended Cambridge University to study mathematics but soon found that his true passion was writing. After graduating from Cambridge, Milne began his writing career working for Punch Magazine.  He married Daphne” de Sélincourt in 1903.  He was writing for Punch when […]

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ShipRocked Family Reunion – A Decade Of Vacationing Harder

FIRST SHIPROCKED CRUISE The very first ShipRocked was a five day floating rock festival on the MSC Poesia that departed from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on November 15, 2009 and featured onboard performances by Queensryche, Tesla, Ratt, Skid Row, Broken Teeth, EndeverafteR, Lynam, Niki Barr Band, Stereoside and StoneRider. The original… Continue reading

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The Amazing Race recap for January 17, 2018

This is week three of the Amazing race with nine teams remaining. Who will go home tonight? Where will they go, where did you come from, Cotton-Eyed Joe? Let’s find out. (Also, good luck getting that song out of your head tonight!) Next Stop: Morocco!  The task? Assorting fish to be ready for the market.… Read More

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The Grammys gift suite swag for 2018

Distinctive Assets, the LA-based entertainment marketing company credited with launching the promotional craze of celebrity swag nearly two decades ago, will once again produce the one and only official backstage gift lounge for the 60th GRAMMY Awards®. The legendary show’s presenters and performers will be treated to a bevy of thank you gifts in acknowledgment… Read More

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Benjamin Franklin Born January 17, 1706

Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!In movies and in real life, whenever people talk about large amounts of money, they talk about the Benjamins. This is because of Benjamin Franklin, who is on the $100 bill. When Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706, no one knew then that he would be famous. People […]

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Universal’s Dark Universe Coming Back?

Universal Studios might be bringing 1935’s Bride Of Frankenstein via reboot back to life, and that could lead into a potential re-start to Universal’s ‘Dark Universe’, according to Screen Rant. Director Bill Condon’s Bride of Frankenstein is showing new signs of life, as the project assembles a production crew in order to begin filming sometime […]

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January 17 in Pop Culture History

January 17 in Pop Culture History 1706 – Ben Franklin ‘The First American’ was born. 1773 – Captain James Cook and his crew became the first Europeans to sail below the Antarctic Circle. 1929 – Popeye made his 1st appearance, in comic strip ‘Thimble Theater’ 1929 – From the Mount Wilson Observatory, Carnegie Institution of […]

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The Bachelor recap for January 15, 2018

Tonight is the third week of The Bachelor on ABC. When we last left, Krystal was using drama, Bibiana was angry over not getting enough time with Arie and Jenny through a hissy fit after getting eliminated. Confused? You won’t be at the end of this episode! Date one: GLOB, aka Gorgeous Ladies Of the… Read More

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What started the “Tide Pods Challenge” and is it even real?

What started the “Tide Pods Challenge” and is it even real?Timeline Tide Pods Timeline: In February 2012, Procter & Gamble introduced the Tide PODS laundry detergent packs. By late 2013, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) claimed to have received more than 500 reports of incidents involving the pods with children and adults. On […]

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January 16 in Pop Culture History

January 16 in Pop Culture History 1362 – St. Marcellus Flood or Grote Mandrenke (Great Drowning of Men), Netherlands 1547 – Ivan the Terrible crowned himself 1st Tsar of Moscow. 1581 – The English Parliament outlawed Roman Catholicism. 1605 – The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of […]

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Do Comic Books Still Have Their ‘Entertainment Value’?

I have recently been very disappointed in the state of the modern comic book.  In the last few months, especially with DC’s Rebirth series, I have wanted to see what was going in the lives of my favorite characters.  The New 52 took so much away from the legend of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and […]

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‘Teen Titans: The Complete First Season’ Coming to Blu-ray

The original Teen Titans animated series is headed to Blu-ray! Teen Titans: The Complete First Season will be released Jan. 23, 2018 with all 13 episodes in the best quality that it has ever been. The episode list goes as followed: Final Exam Sisters Divide and Conquer Forces of Nature The Sum of His Parts Nevermore more »

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What is Shadow Banning?

What is Shadow Banning? Shadow Banning is when a social network or website will take a post and make sure nobody, or very few people see it. It began on forums in 2006 to cut back on trolling and spamming, and shortly thereafter major sites like Craigslist and Reddit used it, initially for spammers. Craigslist […]

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Chicago Classics Hit Big At Parx Casino’s Xcite Center Grand Opening

Last night at Parx Casino in Bensalem, PA, classic rock icons Chicago cut the ribbon on the Xcite Center – the casino’s brand new entertainment venue. After the ceremony, the band took the stage to perform some classic cuts from their storied catalog. While Chicago’s 50-year career is cemented in… Continue reading

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January 15 in Pop Culture History

January 15 in Pop Culture History It’s National Hat Day, because in 1797, the 1st top hat was worn, by John Etherington in London. There are 350 days left until next year. (unless it is 2020 or 2024) 1759 – The British Museum, in Bloomsbury, London, the world’s oldest public national museum, opened to the […]

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Sammi’s favorite things: Groove Rings

Many people love to buy rings, whether it is for themselves or for someone else. The biggest problem is, trying to find the right size. Enter Groove Rings, the innovative new product that helps you get it right the first time. What is Groove Rings? Groove Rings started out as an amazing product that allows… Read More

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Three Robins Appear in New ‘Batman: Gotham by Gaslight’ Clip

DC animated’s upcoming film, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment January 23, 2018, on Digital and February 6, 2018, on Blu-ray and DVD. In the animated feature which is based on Elseworlds tale by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, we see Batman in the turn of the century as he attempts more »

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January 14 in Pop Culture History

January 14 in Pop Culture History 1690 – The Clarinet was invented in Nurnberg, Germany 1794 – Elizabeth Hog Bennett became the first woman in the US to successfully give birth to a child by a Cesarean section. Her husband, Dr. Jesse Bennett performed the operation. 1878 – U.S. Supreme Court rules that race separation […]

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Howard’s End, Vida, Sweetbitter Coming to Starz

Pasadena, Calif. – January 12, 2018 – Today at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter 2018 Press Tour, Starz President of Programming Carmi Zlotnik announced premiere dates for three new originals including the eagerly-awaited STARZ Original Limited Series “Howards End,” premiering on Sunday, April 8. Half-hour dramas “Vida” and “Sweetbitter” will premiere on Sunday, May… Read More

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The Unsolved Coming to Investigation Discovery

(Silver Spring, Md.) – Investigation Discovery (ID), the leading destination for true-crime programming, announced today that production has begun on an all-new original series, THE UNSOLVED. From the team that brought you IS O.J. INNOCENT? THE MISSING EVIDENCE, this six-part series follows former Rhode Island Police Sergeant Derrick Levasseur and Forensic Psychologist Kris Mohandie as they… Read More

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HBO celebrates Harry Potter

NEW YORK, NY (January 12, 2018) — In celebration of the Harry Potter film series streaming on the network, unedited and commercial-free for the first time, HBO will host Hogwarts House Challenges in three cities across the country to crown the most dedicated Harry Potter fans. With all eight Harry Potter films joining HBO’s line-up,… Read More

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January 13 in Pop Culture History

January 13 in Pop Culture History 1854 – US patent (#11062) for an accordion was issued to Anthony Faas of Philadelphia, Pa. 1863 – Thomas Crapper invented the portable toilet. 1888 – National Geographic Society was founded in Washington, D.C. 1930 – Disney’s ‘Mickey Mouse’ newspaper strip first appeared. 1906 – The 1st radio set […]

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‘Hellraiser: Judgment’ Trailer with New Details on Its Release

The iconic horror franchise, Hellraiser is back after seven years since its last installment. The Hellraiser franchise has made over $55,864,723 in box office revenue from its first four films which has made Pinhead a terrifying horror icon. Hellraiser: Judgement is the tenth installment in the franchise and a new trailer as long as details for its more »

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‘Venom’ Releases First Official Image

venomSony Pictures has released the first official image from the upcoming ‘Venom’ spin-off. The film, which stars Tom Hardy and is Directed by Ruben Fleischer, is set to be the first of what Sony hopes will be a series of films set in the Spider-Man universe featuring side characters such as Venom.

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Hollywood Undead and Butcher Babies at House of Blues San Diego

Images by Johnnie Crow Words by Melissa Butterfly Butcher Babies first played San Diego in 2010 at the House of Blues with Hollywood Undead so it was a special show to be back at it almost 8 years later. At that time, Hollywood Undead played downstairs and Butcher Babies upstairs.… Continue reading

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WINNERS OF THE 23RD ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

FILM: BEST PICTURE – “The Shape of Water” BEST ACTOR – Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”  BEST ACTRESS – Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”   BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”   BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS – Brooklynn Prince, “The Florida Project”… Read More

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HBO announces cast for Fahrenheit 451 and Paterno

Michael B. Jordan (“Black Panther,” “Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”) and Michael Shannon (“The Shape of Water,” HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”; Oscar® nominee for “Nocturnal Anmals” and Revolutionary Road”) star in HBO Films’ FAHRENHEIT 451. Directed by Ramin Bahrani (“99 Homes”) and written by Bahrani & Amir Naderi (“Vegas: Based on a True Story”), the film is based… Read More

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ In-Home Release Will Be Loaded with Bonus Material

Disney and Marvel’s ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is headed for your kingdom on the all-new Multi-screen (formally known as Blu-ray Combo Pack) and digital HD. ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ earned over $845M at the global box office as we followed Thor when he is imprisoned on the other side of the universe as he tries to get back to more »

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Christian Bale on ‘Terminator Salvation’: “I’ve Got Enormous Regrets”

terminator: salvationChristian Bale is perhaps one of this generation’s best actors. Pretty much every project that attaches Bale immediately adds a certain level of quality. For most of the actor’s career this has remained true, spite for a few misfires here or there. Although it’s been nearly ten years since it’s release in 2009, ‘Terminator: Salvation‘ more »

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Adelitas Way and Joyous Wolf Deliver Holiday Gift to San Diego

Images by Johnnie Crow Words by Melissa Butterfly Adelitas Way brought a musical gift to the Brick By Brick in San Diego, California on December 15, 2018. The show was a very soulful experience, with performances by Down North, Of Limbo, and Joyous Wolf. All of these bands played their… Continue reading

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The Amazing Race recap for January 10, 2018

It is week two of season 30 of The Amazing Race and the remaining teams are ready for their next adventure. This week sends them to Amsterdam and Antwerp, Belgium. Kristi is sick, but powers through the race. Stop one: Chocolate shop! Who doesn’t like chocolate? This would be  dream come true for me! anyway,… Read More

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Celebrity Spotlight: Bill Parks

Bill Parks is probably becoming one of the most recognizable actors in Hollywood today. He has appeared on shows like American Horror Story and Hart of Dixie, winning over fans from all walks of life. Most recently, Bill has been doing several other projects in different aspects of the entertainment business. Last month, he helped… Read More

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January 11 in Pop Culture History

January 11 in Pop Culture History 1693 (Earthquake) Sicily, Italy 1908 – The Grand Canyon National Monument was created. 1922 – Leonard Thompson (1908-35) was the first person to receive an injection of insulin as a treatment for diabetes. 1927 – Louis B. Mayer, head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), announced the creation of the Academy of […]

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‘Stripped’ star Ali Levine talks to TVGrapevine

Ali Levine is a stylist for Hollywood and most recently appeared on Bravo’s newest show Stripped. She recently talked to TVGrapevine about her adventures on the show and what is going on in her life. Tell me about yourself and career.  My name is Ali Levine. I am a celebrity stylist, fashion expert. I started… Read More

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January 10 in Pop Culture History

January 10 in Pop Culture History 1776 – “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine was published. 1863 – London’s Metropolitan, the world’s first underground passenger railway, opened. 1870 – John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil. It is now part of ExxonMobil. 1899 – The US patent (#617592) was issued for an “Electric Device,” invented by David […]

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January 9 in Pop Culture History

January 9 in Pop Culture History 1693 (Earthquake) Sicily, Italy 1788 – Connecticut became the 5th state 1793 – Jean Pierre Blanchard made the first successful balloon flight in the United States, from Philadelphia, PA to Woodbury, NJ. 1857 (Earthquake) Fort Tejon, California 1947 – Elizabeth “Betty” Short, AKA the Black Dahlia, was last seen […]

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Wasted Characters of the Star Wars Films

Star Wars is one of the most successful franchises in cinema history. Not only because of its unique story but also because of its unique characters. The characters of Star Wars are some of the most recognizable characters in the world. For as many great characters that the franchise has, it also has some not more »

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Bourbon & Beyond 2018 Early Bird Ticket Sale Underway Now

Danny Wimmer Presents Announces 2018 Dates For Nationally Acclaimed Festivals In Louisville, KY: 2nd Annual Bourbon & Beyond — September 22 & 23 5th Annual Louder Than Life — September 29 & 30 Bourbon & Beyond 2018 Early Bird Ticket Sale Underway Now With Limited Number Of Tickets Priced At… Continue reading

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Louder Than Life 2018 Early Bird Ticket Sale Underway

Louder Than Life 2018 Early Bird Ticket Sale Underway Limited Number Of General Admission Weekend Tickets Available For $94.50 An Early Bird ticket sale is now underway for the 5th annual Louder Than Life, to be held Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Champions Park in Louisville,… Continue reading

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Fourth Annual Northern Invasion May 12-13, 2018 in Somerset, Wisconsin

Band Lineup Announced For Fourth Annual Northern Invasion Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2018 In Somerset, WI Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, A Perfect Circle, Alice In Chains, Breaking Benjamin, Stone Temple Pilots, The Used, I Prevail & Parkway Drive To Perform All Tickets & Packages On Sale Now Tool,… Continue reading

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Fort Rock Brings South Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience To Fort Lauderdale

Monster Energy Fort Rock Band Lineup Announced South Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience To Feature Performances From Ozzy Osbourne, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Stone Sour, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29, 2018 At The Festival’s New Home In Greater Fort Lauderdale At Markham Park In Sunrise,… Continue reading

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LAS RAGEOUS Music Festival Returns To Downtown Las Vegas April 20-21, 2018

LAS RAGEOUS Music Festival Returns To Downtown Las Vegas Friday, April 20 & Saturday, April 21 Featuring A Perfect Circle, Five Finger Death Punch, Ghost, Judas Priest After a successful debut in 2017, which drew rock and metal fans from around the world with sellout crowds of 10,000 each day,… Continue reading

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January 7 in Pop Culture History

January 7 in Pop Culture History 1608 – Fire destroyed the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia 1714 – The world’s first patent (#395) for a “Machine for Transcribing Letters” was granted in England by Queen Anne to Henry Mill. This first planned typewriter was never actually produced. 1830 – The 1st U.S. Railroad Station opened in […]

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The Best Bromances in Film, TV and Hollywood

Whether it’s on the big screen, the small screen or the streets of Hollywood, guy-love is everywhere these days. Sure, it’s great to catch up on which celebrities are dating, but just as much fun to see who they’re hanging out with and how well they’re getting along. Yes, we’re talking about the bromance. The […]

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