Tyler Perry makes TV history !!!

Los Angeles – The series premiere of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s second drama series from Tyler Perry, “If Loving You is Wrong,” (September 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT) broke records delivering 1.93 million viewers making it the most watched series premiere in network history. The episode delivered a 1.47 rating in the key W25-54 demo up triple digits (+206%) vs. one year ago, and built every quarter hour among W25-54 climbing +13% over the course of the hour.

The second episode at 10 p.m. delivered 1.92 million viewers and a 1.48 rating in W25-54, marking the second-highest W25-54 rating in the time period in OWN history. The second episode also delivered triple digit growth in the key W25-54 demo, up +185% vs. one year ago.

On the social media front, “If Loving You is Wrong” was trending on Twitter in the U.S. Additionally, both episodes ranked in the top 5 most social programs on cable and in the top 10 on all of television.





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Chelsea Clinton Leaves $600k NBC Job To Prepare For Baby’s Arrival

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As her baby’s arrival gets closer, Chelsea Clinton is putting her career aside so that she can focus on being a mom for the first time. For Chelsea, that means giving up her NBC correspondent job — and it’s $600,000 a year salary.

Chelsea Clinton, 34, is almost ready to be a first-time mom. In preparation of her baby’s arrival, she has taken a leave from her job as a special correspondent for NBC News. However, the network hopes to work with her again in the future once she has settled into being a mother.

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Lupe Fiasco, Jennifer Hudson & Common Stand Up to Cancer with ‘Remission': Listen

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Lupe FiascoJennifer Hudson and Common have come together in the name of charity.

“Remission,” Lupe’s track that features Hudson and Common, was dreamt up as a way to promote the biennial fundraising telecast Stand Up to Cancer, a program organized by the Entertainment Industry Foundation that raises money for cancer research.

Related: Lupe Fiasco Will Write You a Song for $500

The trio, who will be performing “Remission” at the charitable event, swap verses in the uplifting song about beating the odds.

“If I had a dollar / For every time they counted me out / And my back was up against the wall / I could have died but I came out fighting,” Hudson belts at the chorus, keeping her lyrics vague enough to apply to a variety of situations.

Listen to the song, which contains strong language, here.


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Beyond Lights in theaters Nov 14th

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In Relativity’s new romantic-drama written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love and Basketball), BEYOND THE LIGHTS, Noni Jean (GuGu Mbatha-Raw) is budding pop star facing the many challenges of her new-found fame; selling sex and conforming to society’s depiction of success. Her mother/momager (Mini Driver) defies the nurturing care of parenting to thrust Noni into a world of confusion and hopeless for financial gain. Crumbling under the pressure, Noni’s intense cry for help lands her in the hands of a handsome young cop, Kaz Nicol (Nate Parker) who is willing to give everything he has to save her from herself. But is this what she really wants? Is love the answer to all of her problems?
BEYOND THE LIGHTS is a story relatable as young adults battle an era where social media determines their worth and society rules their decisions; it is a story that proves love conquers all, and life is what you make it!
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Chris Brown: His New Party Plans For ‘X’ Album Release Revealed

Originally posted on Hollywood Life:

Chris’ pre-VMAs party may have been marred by the shocking shooting of Suge Knight but he’s not going to let that stop him from throwing the party of the century when his ‘X’ album finally drops on Sept. 16, a source tells EXCLUSIVELY.

Chris Brown‘s long-awaited album will be here in less than three weeks and he’s already getting in party mode! Breezy is super proud of how hard he’s worked on his upcoming album so he’s planning a “blowout” celebration for his special day!

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Watch ‘Into the Storm’ trailer!! #intothestorm August 8th

Director: Steven Quale
Writer: John Swetnam
Producer: Todd Garner
Executive Producers: Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter,
Mark McNair, Jeremy Stein, Bruce Berman
Cast: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Arlen Escarpeta, Max Deacon, Nathan Kress, Jeremy Sumpter, Kyle Davis, Jon Reep, Scott Lawrence

From New Line Cinema, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, comes the tornado disaster film “Into the Storm.” Steven Quale (“Final Destination 5”) directs the film, which is produced by Todd Garner (“Zookeeper,” “Knight and Day”).

In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.

Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, “Into the Storm” throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.
Quale is directing the film from a screenplay by John Swetnam. The executive producers are Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Mark McNair, Jeremy Stein and Bruce Berman.

The film stars Richard Armitage (“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”), Sarah Wayne Callies (TV’s “The Walking Dead”), Matt Walsh (“Ted”), Alycia Debnam-Carey (“Where the Devil Hides”), Arlen Escarpeta (“Final Destination 5”), Nathan Kress (TV’s “iCarly”), Jon Reep (“Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay”) and Jeremy Sumpter (“Soul Surfer,” TV’s “Friday Night Lights”).
Quale’s behind-the-scenes creative team consists of several members of his “Final Destination 5” roster, including director of photography Brian Pearson, production designer David Sandefur, editor Eric Sears and composer Brian Tyler, as well as costume designer Kimberly Adams (associate costume designer the “Chronicles of Narnia” films).

New Line Cinema production, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Broken Road production, “Into the Storm.” The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village 20140730-103615-38175385.jpg




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