MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga To Air December 16

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are coming to MTV Unplugged!

The new episode, which marks the return of the MTV Unplugged franchise, was filmed earlier this year in New York. The duo performed songs from their Billboard 200 top 10 album Love for Sale, which just earned Gaga and Bennett six 2022 Grammy nominations on Tuesday, including for album of the year. The project — which topped Billboard‘s Traditional Jazz Albums and overall Jazz Albums charts after its September debut — follows their first joint project, 2014’s Cheek to Cheek.

MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga will air Thursday, December 16, at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.

Live In Front of A Studio Audience: The Facts of Life And Diff’rent Strokes To Air On ABC December 7

ABC will be presenting a new installment of Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience that will offer reenactments of the classic shows Diff’rent Strokes and The Facts of Life.

The complete cast has been announced and some very famous faces are rounding out a star-studded lineup…

Jennifer Aniston, Gabrielle Union, Allison Tolman, and Kathryn Hahn will be taking on the Facts of Life roles made famous by original stars Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn, and Nancy McKeon, respectively. Aniston will play the character of Blair Warner, a role that returns her to her sitcom role roots, while Union will play the role of Tootie Ramsey. Tolman will take on the role of Natalie Green and Hahn will play Jo Polniaczek.

All four stars join the previously announced Diff’rent Strokes cast members, which include John Lithgow (Mr. Drummond), Kevin Hart (Arnold), Damon Wayans (Willis), and Ann Dowd (Mrs. Garrett).

Diff’rent Strokes ran for eight seasons from 1978 to 1986. The Facts of Life, a spinoff of Diff’rent Strokes, ran for nine seasons from 1979 to 1988.

Live in Front of a Studio Audience has previously offered reenactments of All in the Family, The Jeffersons and Good Times.

The special will air December 7 at 8 p.m. EST.

Ed Sheeran & Elton John’s Christmas Single To Be Released On Friday December 3

Ed Sheeran and Elton John have announced details of their upcoming Christmas duet. The single, titled ‘Merry Christmas’, will be released on Friday, December 3.

In a video inspired by Love Actually, Sheeran wrote on social media: “Last Christmas I received a call from my mate Elton John and he told me we should do a Christmas song, and I replied ‘Yeah maybe in 2022’, but I actually wrote the chorus that day and here we are.”

All UK proceeds from the Christmas track will go to the Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation.

Order the single HERE. Watch the music video HERE.

Apple TV+ Delivers Holiday Cheer With New Trailer For “Snoopy Presents: For Auld Lang Syne”

“For Auld Lang Syne” is the first new original holiday special to come from Apple’s expanded partnership with WildBrain. 

In the special, after Lucy experiences a disappointing Christmas because her Grandma couldn’t visit, she resolves to throw the best New Year’s Eve party ever for the entire Peanuts gang, while Charlie Brown struggles to accomplish just one of his resolutions before the clock strikes twelve.

“For Auld Lang Syne” is based on the “Peanuts” comic strip by Charles M. Schulz and is produced by WildBrain Studios. The new special is from a story by Alex Galatis and Scott Montgomery, and written by Galatis, Montgomery and Clay Kaytis who also directed. 

“Snoopy Presents: For Auld Lang Syne” will premiere on Apple TV+ December 10, 2021.

Theory11 Harry Potter Playing Cards

Theory11 has just released Harry Potter premium playing cards that feature all of your favorite characters in four spellbinding color editions, representing the four houses of Hogwarts: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff! Relive the most memorable moments of the iconic series every time the cards are brought out for play.

The Outer Packaging

 

The outer packaging is simply magical. Opulent, ornate gold foil. Striking house-colored foil accents. Precise, ultra-detailed embossing. A box that is luxurious to the touch and the eyes at every angle.

The World of Harry Potter In Your Hands

  

Your favorite characters have been brought to life! Harry proudly holds the Golden Snitch and his Nimbus 2000. Voldemort wields his wand made of yew. Snape teaches Potions class with his Advanced Potion Making textbook. Luna Lovegood sports her signature Spectrespecs, along with many more characters!

Unrivaled Print Quality

theory11 produces the world’s finest playing cards. The cards themselves are made in the USA – printed on FSC-certified paper derived from sustainable forests, vegetable-based inks, and starch-based laminates.

Custom Artwork

Harry Potter Playing Cards feature completely custom artwork in every aspect of the design, with the Aces, Jokers, box design, & court cards inspired directly by fan-favorite characters and events in the Wizarding World.

Order HERE.

Watch “The Book of Boba Fett” New TV Spot

Disney+ released an exciting TV spot for its new, live-action series from Lucasfilm, “The Book of Boba Fett.” Disney+ also announced that the series will have seven weekly episodes, commencing December 29, exclusively on the streaming channel.

“The Book of Boba Fett,” a thrilling Star Wars adventure teased in a surprise end-credit sequence following the Season 2 finale of “The Mandalorian,” finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.

“The Book of Boba Fett” stars Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen. Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson are the executive producers. Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck serve as co-executive producers, with John Bartnicki producing and John Hampian as co-producer.

Watch The Saturday Morning All Star Hits! Trailer

Saturday Morning All Star Hits! is an adult animated and live action hybrid series celebrating all that is 80s and 90s television. Wildly irreverent and slightly disturbing, twin hosts Skip and Treybor (Kyle Mooney) take us on a trip through the Saturday Morning cartoon experience.

The 8 episode series will premiere Friday, December 10 on Netflix.

Tom Whalen “4×4: The Car” Print

This vibrant Tim Burton Batman inspired print by Tom Whalen can be ordered HERE for $20 from Gallery 1988.

4×4: The Car Screenprint
Inspired by Batman
Artist: Tom Whalen
5-color screenprint
12 x 4 inches
Signed and numbered
Limited edition of 100
$20

Dune To Release Digitally On December 3, 2021 & On Blu-ray January 11, 2022

Dune will release on digital platforms on December 3, followed by a 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD release on January 11, 2022.

The critically acclaimed film, which has garnered more than $350 million at the global box office, was directed by two-time Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049) from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth, based on the seminal bestselling novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert.

Dune stars Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name), Rebecca Ferguson (Doctor Sleep), Oscar Isaac (the Star Wars franchise), Oscar nominee Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War), Stellan Skarsgård (TV’s Chernobyl), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Stephen McKinley Henderson (Lady Bird), Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Chang Chen (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), David Dastmalchian (Blade Runner 2049), Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), with Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling (Assassin’s Creed), with Jason Momoa (Aquaman), and Oscar winner Javier Bardem (Skyfall).

“Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people,” says the official synopsis. “As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.”

Apple Releases ‘Saving Simon’ Holiday Ad

Apple shared its annual holiday ad titled “Saving Simon,” shot on the iPhone 13 Pro.

Directed by Oscar-nominated actor and filmmaker Jason Reitman and his father, Oscar-nominated film director Ivan Reitman, Apple describes the three-minute ad as “a story for everyone who can’t wait for the holidays to get here.” The ad is set to the song “You and I” by Valerie June.

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