Monthly Archives: August 2018

Local TV Connection to Aretha Franklin

NBC10’s Harry Hairston, who previously was an anchorman in Detroit, MI, was friends with Aretha Franklin.

 

 

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BET Will Air Entire Aretha Franklin Funeral

All of the BET networks will air Aretha Franklin’s funeral in its entirety beginning at 10:00 a.m. Friday.

 

Rocky Never Gets Old

The original Rocky airs at 10 p.m. Sunday on INSP. The 1976 classic stars Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, and the city of Philadelphia.

Besides the Art Museum, see The Spectrum, the Italian Market, Pat’s Steaks, the El, and the reporter from the faux WCAU-TV, and listen to Rocky waking up to the late Don Cannon on the radio.

“Maybe I like garbage!”

“Nobody likes garbage!”

Like Father

I just watched another part-movie, part-commercial on Netflix, Like Father, with Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer.

Although the plot was ostensibly about a father and daughter reconnecting, a big part of the movie seemed like it was an ad for Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Another Netflix movie, Set It Up, did the same thing with the plot centering around ESPN.

With everyone fast forwarding through commercials, product placement is another solution for advertisers.

I have to say it may have worked. I want to go on a cruise now!

Hollywood Medium Renewed

Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry will return for season four on E! I normally don’t watch shows with psychics, but isn’t everything better with a celebrity?

 

Franklin Funeral

CNN and Fox News are planning to televise parts of Aretha Franklin’s funeral Friday.

Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Ronald Isley, Chaka Khan, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson are scheduled to perform and former President Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Clive Davis are scheduled to speak. The funeral starts at 10 a.m.

Sutton Foster Coming to Town

Younger star Sutton Foster will be coming to the Delaware Grand Opera House this fall. Younger just concluded its fifth season on TV Land.