'The Waltons' Star Ralph Waite Dies
#TaniaOnTheScene - The iconic TV dad and New York native has died. Ralph Waite, who played the father in the tv series “The Waltons” died yesterday in Palm Desert, California. The cause of death was not released. Waite starred on the Waltons for 9 years and then became a minister at the United Church of Christ in Garden City, Long Island. He was 85 years old.
What’s Next for Jay Leno?
#TaniaOnTheScene - When Jay Leno signs off from “The Tonight Show” Thursday, the comedian will be without a regular TV gig for the first time since he took over for Johnny Carson as “Tonight” host back in 1992. Leno said in several recent interviews that he’s had “all kinds of offers” for post-“Tonight Show” TV work, but adds that he isn’t interested in another late-night gig.
Of course, in Hollywood and television, everything can change. But no matter what, the late-night landscape has changed significantly since 2009, when Leno almost bolted for ABC, which in turn lead to NBC’s creation of “The Jay Leno Show” to keep him from leaving. ABC now has Jimmy Kimmel at 11:30, leaving FOX as the only broadcaster without a late-night show. However, many FOX affiliates have hefty syndication commitments at 11 pm, and if they couldn’t/wouldn’t free them up to make a deal with O’Brien four years ago after his “Tonight” exit, don’t look for them to do it for the older-skewing Leno.
Rest In Paradise, Peter O’Toole
#TaniaOnTheScene - Legendary actor, Peter O’Toole, has died at the age of 81. The star of “Lawrence of Arabia,” and many other great films, passed away peacefully on Saturday in a London hospital, following a long illness. O’Toole was nominated for a record 8 Oscars for best actor and made more than 90 films and TV shows during his colorful career. Actors, politicians, and commentators paid tribute to the star. He is survived by his two daughters and a son.
14th Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square
#TaniaOnTheScene - Tonight, check out New York’s largest holiday festival!
There will be over 20 live, FREE performances featuring Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-stars, Brianna Thomas’ Jazz Quartet, world renowned DJ David Chang at the Winter’s Eve TD Bank Dance Party, GRAMMY nominated Brooklyn-based children’s band The Pop Ups at Kids’ Central, and Big Apple Circus, Kate Davis presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center and Ice Sculpting at Time Warner Center, and that’s not all!
Lincoln Square’s sidewalks and public spaces will come alive with music, performers, processional groups, jugglers, stilt-walkers and more, making for a festive fun-filled evening along the streets of this dynamic Upper West Side neighborhood.
WHEN: Monday, December 2, 2013, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Rain, Snow or Shine!
WHERE: The celebration begins with the lighting of the Upper West Side Holiday Tree in Dante Park at Broadway & 63rd Street and continues along Broadway from Time Warner Center to 68th Street.
BY SUBWAY: Take the 1, A, B, C, or D train to 59th Street/Columbus Circle or the 1 train to 66th Street and Broadway.
Bruk It Down 2.0
#TaniaOnTheScene - Mr. Vegas’ new album is currently in stores. He has a single with Beyonce - Standing on the sun that debuted this summer. I had the chance of talking to him at his album release party, along with Bobby Konders.
Check it out:
#MusicMonday - “Outta This World” by @johnny_LoVe
Breaking Bad Recap
#TaniaOnTheScene - Breaking Bad’s third-to-last episode, “Ozymandias,” was teased by creator Vince Gilligan as the show’s best to date, and it certainly did not lack for drama.
Was it the show’s high water mark? That depends on your perspective, but it’s hard to imagine TV getting any more electrifying than Sunday night.
Every time you thought things couldn’t get any worse, they did, as Breaking Bad continues to find new ways to become mind-numbingly devastating.
Have you ever watched TV and literally gasped out loud, mouthed “holy s—t” to yourself, held your hands to your mouth or sat on the edge of your seat?
This would be the occasion.
Once your stomach settles and blood pressure falls, let’s break down where things stand with just two installments left of the greatest show of our time.
MAJOR spoilers below …