Posts by Breanne L. Heldman
- Yahoo TV2 hrs ago
Oh, Lorde! Forget about "Royals;" it's all about "Vikings" these days. The show, "Vikings," on History, that is.
In our exclusive sneak peek of Season 2 of the network's popular series, something tells us your head will be spinning even as your toes tap to the aforementioned Grammy-nominated artist's "Glory and Gore." Yeah, this 30-second, symbolism-filled teaser is that good.
At first glance, this is just a simple clip looking at the show's main character, Ragnar Lothbrok, played by Travis Fimmel. But who are we kidding? There's so much more to it than that, kind of like the complicated – and totally badass – Ragnar himself.
For starters, there's that fire behind his eyes … literally. OK, so this one doesn't really require all that much explanation when you're talking about a ruler and raider who killed his way to the top.
- Yahoo TV2 days ago
Believe it or not, Carrie Underwood isn't the only star of tonight's "The Sound of Music Live" event on NBC.
In addition to "True Blood" star Stephen Moyer, Christian Borle from "Smash," and all those adorable kids, you'll also see 34-year-old Broadway star Laura Benanti. While much has already been said about Underwood stepping into Julie Andrews's massive shoes, not nearly enough has been said about the special's source material, which is the original musical, and not the movie. And, as such, Laura's role as Elsa, the other woman after Captain von Trapp's heart, is decidedly bigger than people might remember.
John Rich's 'Rich at Night' Promises Surprising Stars, Granny in the Kitchen, and Bikini-Clad Girls on the Roofbheldman at Yahoo TV12 days ago
"Rich at Night," a special premiering Monday on TV Guide Network, is a star-studded variety show filled with the Big & Rich crooner's friends in the country world and beyond. And it takes place right in the 39-year-old's Nashville home.
"I thought, man, it'd be cool to have my own show someday and have fun with that. And then I thought, hell, I should just have that in my own house," he told Yahoo TV. "And it just so happens that my house is a little odd as houses go. In Nashville, people come in and they say, 'John, I can't believe you've got a bar in your house!' And I say, 'Oh no, cousin, I have a house in my bar.' Sure enough, they come up through the third floor and there is a full stage, full bar, lights, PA, floor-to-ceiling glass looking right at downtown Music City, USA."
But the ambiance isn't all "Rich at Night" has to offer.
- bheldman at Fall TV2 mths ago
Reunions are only ever fun under the right circumstances, as we're sure the cast of "Glee" can attest.
When the current and former staff and students of McKinley High School reconvened recently to film an episode in homage to their former co-star Cory Monteith, who died of a drug overdose on July 13, we can't imagine it was an easy gathering.
"The whole gang is coming together to celebrate Cory and Finn for the third episode and pay tribute to him," Harry Shum, Jr. – aka Mike Chang – told Yahoo TV at the launch party for SEGA's "Go Dance" game. "[Shooting it was] just like what anyone would expect it to be: rough and difficult at times."
[Related: Cory Monteith on 'Glee' Photo Gallery]
But even through the roughness of the experience and the sadness that such an event had to exist in the first place, the 31-year-old dancer appreciated the camaraderie.
- bheldman at Fall TV2 mths ago
Ryan Seacrest is back on network TV a little early this season.
No, "American Idol" isn't trying a fall cycle, nor is Seacrest taking over as host of "The X Factor." Actually, he's part of something entirely new with NBC's "The Million Second Quiz," which kicks off on Monday night.
Of course, there's nothing new about trivia-based game shows, but this one has a really unique twist: you. The folks playing along through the "Million Second Quiz" app or online game have a chance to land themselves on the show during the two-week television event.
"There will be about 1,000 contestants that will take part in the competition," creator and executive producer Stephen Lambert said at a recent press event. "People who are playing the app at home, if they meet certain [point] thresholds, every night in primetime, somebody somewhere in the country will be chosen as what we call a 'line jumper.' We'll knock on their door live and tell them, 'Tomorrow night, you're going to be in the primetime show.'"
- bheldman at Yahoo! TV Emmys Blog3 mths ago
Allison Holker isn't just a talented dancer and an All-Star on "So You Think You Can Dance" – she's also a 2013 Emmy nominee … and performer.
Since Best Choreography will be presented this year during the Primetime Emmys on September 22, the nominees will be getting the opportunity to show off their skills. According to reports, they'll be getting a little help from host Neil Patrick Harris.
"There might be some special guests you should be looking for" was all Holker would say on that matter, but she did promise that the stars would be aligning for the number.
[Related: 2013 Primetime Emmy Nominees]
"All the choreographers that are nominated are collectively coming together to show why our award is being now presented at the Primetime Emmys," she told Yahoo! TV. "It's at the very beginning stages. We've started the workshopping and production value of things … what our story's about and the music."
- bheldman at Yahoo! TV5 mths ago
The gang hanging at "Sullivan & Son" on TBS – which includes executive producer Vince Vaughn – certainly has plenty to toast when their second season premieres on Thursday.
For starters, they may want to do a shot in honor of the fact that they're even getting a shot at a second season. And then there are the big guest stars.
In fact, Ken Jeong plays prominently in the season premiere, and "Big Bang Theory" star Kunal Nayyar is also set to appear.
The first season had to contend in the ratings with such television behemoths as the Summer Olympics and the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, but still managed to squeak by well enough to earn a round two. Then, just as the gang was gearing up to return to the set, creator Steve Byrne's jaw was broken by another person and had to be wired shut.
- bheldman at Yahoo! TV5 mths ago
Your eyes may be clear and your hearts may be full, but it looks as though you'll have to wait a while longer for that rumored "Friday Night Lights" movie.
If the movie based on a television show based on a movie based on a book based on a true story is ever going to happen, it's not going to be right now.
"We can dream the dream," writer-director David Hudgins said at a show reunion during the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, over the weekend. "There have been talks about making a movie of the series. The producers, Pete [Berg] and his partners, are very passionate about it. I don't think there's any plans for it to move forward right now, but never say never."
Of course, he's hoping for the best, adding, "It sure is fun to get back together with these people for me personally."
Not surprisingly, the cast members would love to be a part of such an onscreen reunion as well.
- bheldman at Yahoo! TV6 mths ago
It's been nearly 20 years since "My So-Called Life" first debuted on television, and it's been nearly that long since four of its stars were in a room with creator Winnie Holzman.
At the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, on Friday, we were among the first to join her, Devon Gummersall (Brian Krakow), Devon Odessa (Sharon Cherski), Wilson Cruz (Ricky Vasquez), and Bess Armstrong (Patty Chase) in that room, and we can confirm that while much has changed, even more has stayed the same.
The biggest change? Devon Gummersall. Gone are those poofy curls and high-waisted pants. He's not nerdy Brian Krakow anymore, ladies!
"He's gorgeous, right?" Wilson Cruz, who played the effervescent Ricky Vasquez on the show, gushed to us.
Even Gummersall understands people's fascination with his transformation.
- bheldman at Yahoo! TV7 mths ago
When you suddenly find yourself the star of the most-watched reality television show on cable, what next? It's time for a big splurge, of course, which is exactly what the ladies of "Duck Dynasty" have in mind.
Of course, in true Robertson fashion, Jep's wife Jessica and Jase's wife Missy are keeping their big purchases practical.
"I'm fixin' to buy a vehicle because mine has broken down on me all year long," Jessica told Yahoo! TV at the A+E Networks upfront presentation on Wednesday. "So I'm going to just bite the bullet and get a vehicle."
Her said vehicle of choice? "A Ford F-150 XLT," she confessed. "I like the burgundy color." The sticker price for the 2013 model currently starts at $29,345 MSRP.
[Related: How the 'Duck Dynasty' Couples Met]
Missy, on the other hand, is going a little bigger. Like, a whole kitchen bigger.