You have been warned.
We both know it’s due time you put the rock ‘n’ roll back into your life. If your current playlist consists of way too much synthesizer, there’s still time to turn it around. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the JUNO Awards, Bravo!’s YONGE STREET – TORONTO ROCK & ROLL STORIES profiles Canadian music legends Johnny Rhythm, Robbie Robertson, Rompin’ Ronnie Hawkins, Gordon Lightfoot, Daniel Lanois, Jackie Shane, Bob Dylan and more in a documentary-style scrapbook of Toronto’s rich musical history.
From acclaimed Director Bruce McDonald, catch YONGE STREET- TORONTO ROCK & ROLL STORIES, a three-part series, airing March 21-23 at 10 p.m. ET on Bravo!
MuchMusic and MTV announced today what viewers most-loved and most-watched in 2010. From Bieber and The Situation to glitter queens and fashionistas, fans watched and re-watched their favourite TV shows and music videos on muchmusic.com and mtv.ca.
Proving Canadians love their MTV and GTL, JERSEY SHORE became the most-viewed series within the entire CTV online network this year with more than 60 million video views. MuchMusic viewers showed their true patriot love making 10 of the top 20 most-watched music videos on muchmusic.com Canadian. The Young Artists For Haiti music video for K’Naan’s anthem Wavin’ Flag became #1 with MuchMusic viewers.
Top 20 most-watched music videos on muchmusic.com for 2010:
1. Wavin’ Flag Young Artists for Haiti
2. Perfect Hedley
3. Butterflies Stereos
4. If I Had You Adam Lambert
5. Celebrity Status Marianas Trench
6. Your Man Down With Webster
7. Your Love is My Drug Ke$ha
8. Whataya Want From Me Adam Lambert
9. Blah Blah Blah Ke$ha
10. Baby Justin Bieber
11. Somebody To Love (Remix) Justin Bieber
12. Over Drake
13. Stereo Love Edward Maya & Mia Martina
14. California Gurls Katy Perry
15. Break Your Heart Taio Cruz
16. Just The Way You Are Bruno Mars
17. Shiver Shawn Desman
18. Why Don’t You Love Me Beyonce
19. Rude Boy Rihanna
20. Teenage Dream Katy Perry
Top 20 most-watched TV shows on mtv.ca for 2010:
1. JERSEY SHORE
2. TEEN MOM
3. THE HILLS (Season 6)
4. 16 & PREGNANT
5. THE CITY
6. THE REAL WORLD: NEW ORLEANS
7. THE REAL WORLD: DC
8. THE BURIED LIFE
9. FRESH MEAT 2
10. TAKING THE STAGE
11. CUTTHROAT: THE CHALLENGE
12: THE HILLS (Season 5)
13. 1 GIRL 5 GAYS
14. LIFE OF RYAN
15. MY LIFE AS LIZ
16. LAGUNA BEACH
17. THE HILLS (Season 3)
18. IF YOU REALLY KNEW ME
19. 2010 MTV MOVIE AWARDS
20. THE HILLS (Season 4)
Stay tuned for the premiere of the video on August 30th and visit JaredEvan.com for more info.
Canadian singer Michael Buble hams it up with Bubbles (Mike Smith) from the popular Canadian comedy series Trailer Park Boys following the first of Michael’s two sold-out shows at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre as a part of his Crazy Love Tour.
IAN MCSHANE, RUFUS SEWELL, DONALD SUTHERLAND TOPLINE ALL-STAR CAST FOR EPIC STORY, SET IN 12TH CENTURY ENGLAND
SERIES KICKS-OFF WITH TWO BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES AT 10PM ET/PT
Starz Entertainment has acquired U.S. television rights to TANDEM Communications’ ground-breaking eight-hour television adaptation of Ken Follett’s bestselling novel “The Pillars of the Earth.” Starz kicks-off with a two-hour premiere of the series, produced by Tandem Communications, MUSE Entertainment and Ridley and Tony Scott’s SCOTT FREE Films, on July 23 at 10pm et/pt. The hour-long eight-part series will air Fridays at 10pm et/pt.
The $40 million series is directed by three-time DGA award-winner Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (“Heroes,” “Into the West”) and was shot on location in Hungary and Austria with a star-studded cast including: Ian McShane (“Deadwood,” Sexy Beast), Rufus Sewell (The Illusionist, A Knight’s Tale), Matthew Macfadyen (Ridley Scott’s upcoming Robin Hood, Pride and Prejudice), Eddie Redmayne (The Yellow Handkerchief, The Good Shepherd), Hayley Atwell (The Duchess), Sarah Parish (“Merlin”), Donald Sutherland (“Dirty Sexy Money,” The Italian Job), Alison Pill (Milk) and Gordon Pinsent (Away From Her)
“Ken Follett’s storytelling artistry presents a richness and brilliance we dream about when searching for outstanding properties for event television,“ says Ridley Scott of Scott Free. “The eight-hour television adaptation of his monumental novel ‘The Pillars of the Earth‘ is everything we could have hoped for and we’re extremely happy that Starz will be presenting ‘Pillars‘ to a U.S. audience.”
“I am delighted with the series of “The Pillars of the Earth” — script, cast, direction, everything — and thrilled that it is going to be shown on Starz”, world-renowned author Ken Follett says.
Visibility for the television production has already been greatly enhanced through relationships forged by Tandem with both oprah.com and ken-follett.co.uk. These sites, along with the dedicated Pillars site – the-pillars-of-the-earth.tv – are updated regularly and include vast production information, video web diaries and a monthly blog written by Ken Follett.
“The Pillars of the Earth” is a sweeping epic of good and evil, treachery and intrigue, violence and beauty, a sensuous, spirited story set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles in 12th Century England. Ken Follett’s book, first published in 1989, has sold more than 14 million copies worldwide and been published in more than 30 languages. The 60th selection in Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club, the books sold upwards of 1.4 million copies in the U.S. the day after it was featured on her show in 2007.
Please visit the dedicated website: www.the-pillars-of-the-earth.tv
CELEBRATES SOLO DEBUT WITH A PAIR OF MAJOR TELEVISION APPEARANCES
“Billionaire” is currently rising up the radio charts in Canada and the U.S. as well as receiving significant video play on MuchMusic, MuchMoreMusic and Musique Plus in Quebec. Likewise in America, all three major video outlets (MTV, VH1 and Fuse) have the video in high rotation.
Travie is set to celebrate the release of Lazarus with a pair of major television appearances – both accompanied by Bruno Mars. On June 15th, the pair will be performing on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno followed by a June 21st appearance on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, backed by the show’s acclaimed house band and Travie’s former tourmates The Roots.
McCoy first achieved international stardom in 2006 as the frontman of alternative hip-hop superstars Gym Class Heroes with As Cruel As School Children. The next year saw them named “Best New Artist” at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, which was followed by The Quilt, released in 2008. Gym Class Heroes are currently writing a new album, due out next year.
Furthermore, Travis McCoy’s Unbeaten Track, a documentary film chronicling McCoy’s trip to India, South Africa, and the Philippines as the official ambassador of MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation, an international mass media campaign working to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS, has just been honored with a “Global Issues Documentaries” Gold award from this year’s World Media Festival. The film follows McCoy as he visits youth-led projects responding to the threat of HIV/AIDS in their communities. Travis McCoy’s Unbeaten Track is streaming now athttp://www.staying-alive.org/en/videos.
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Bang & Olufsen, the worldwide provider of high-end home theaters and custom multi-room music systems, announces its fifth video product launched in less than 12 months — the BeoVision 8-40 LCD. The new40-inch version of the acclaimed BeoVision 8 television combines a technologically advanced home cinema viewing experience due to its motion compensation and contrast improvement technology. It allows for maximum flexibility in placement options, as this compact television can easily be moved around and placed high or low. BeoVision 8-40 will be available in all Bang & Olufsen retail locations by summer 2010 and includes the Bang & Olufsen three-year international warranty. MSRP $5400.
When it comes to comedy, The Comedy Network means business and no digi-bongo-acapella-rap-funk-comedy-folk act understands business time more than FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS. On Tuesday, May 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT Bret and Jemaine return to The Comedy Network amusing viewers with their unintentional comedic act, as they try to make it or break it in New York City….again.
Despite living as Big Apple bohemians for over a year, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie remain hopelessly out of place in Manhattan. In the Season 2 premiere of FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS, the pair fire their hapless manager Murray and are immediately offered a lucrative opportunity to write a jingle for a female-specific toothpaste.
FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS Season 2 also features alt-com darling Kristen Schaal (THE DAILY SHOW), THE WIRE’s David Costabile and New York stand-up fave Eugene Mirman.
Jemaine and Bret began performing under the names Moustache and Vested Interest before becoming Flight of the Conchords. Flight of the Conchords received the GRAMMY® Award for Best Comedy Album for The Distant Future. Executive producers for FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS are Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, James Bobin, Troy Miller and Stu Smiley.
Aircraft Pictures, Corvid Pictures, and Frantic Films in association with SPACE are pleased to announce production has begun on SPACE’s newest original series. Todd & The Book Of Pure Evil will be shot over ten weeks on location in Winnipeg. The result will be a 13-episode, half-hour supernatural comedy that brings the age-old phrase “high school is hell” to life.
“Getting to make this series is proof that The Book Of Pure Evil is real and actually works!” says co-creatorCraig David Wallace, “We’re super excited that SPACE is supporting our belief that ‘80s flavoured Heavy Metal and Black Magic are back, and more evil than ever.”
Todd & The Book Of Pure Evil is based on the short film of the same title written by Craig David Wallace and Max Reid, and directed by Wallace. The short film was produced through the Canadian Film Centre’s Short Dramatic Film Programme, and kicked off an international festival tour by premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2003. A pilot for Todd & The Book Of Pure Evil was shot for SPACE last winter in Winnipeg.
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