‘Shondaland’ Rules As ABC Brings TGIT Back To Life

shondaland-posterIt’s a big night for ABC as the network premieres new season openers of GREY’S ANATOMY, SCANDAL and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER under their TGIT umbrella. Produced by the industrious SHONDA RHIMES, the shows as a group have been nicknamed SHONDALAND and have captivated audiences since their inceptions.

The leading ladies of SHONDALAND are a collective of some of the best actresses on TV with HTGAWM star VIOLA DAVIS just becoming the first Black actress in history to win an Emmy for lead in a prime-time show. Despite her character’s dubious moral authority, SCANDAL star KERRY WASHINGTON’s Olivia Pope is considered a role model and ELLEN POMPEO as the titular Meredith Grey in GREY’S ANATOMY has been a fan fave for almost a decade.

During a recent TCA press conference to promote TGIT, SCANDAL’s KERRY WASHINGTON talked about her role in the SHONDALAND family and what RHIMES brings to the table. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

New seasons of GREY’S ANATOMY, SCANDAL and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER begin tonight on ABC.

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Her Hispanic Heritage Is Sacred To Selena Gomez

selenaSelena Gomez is one busy girl these days. She currently has the top single at the top of the music charts with her catchy single Good For You, and on Friday she reprises the voice of the adventurous vampire Mavis in Hotel Transylvania 2.

With all the success that she has achieved, the one thing that she covets the most is being a role model. One of the main things she embraces is her Hispanic heritage. Many young Hispanic people look up to her and aspire to follow in her footsteps. In the video below, Gomez talks about the pride she feels in carrying her father’s name and representing her family and culture to the best of her abilities.

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‘EA SPORTS FIFA 16 Ultimate Team’ Hits App Store & Google Play

fifa16ultimateteamNow available as a free download via the App Store and Google Play, EA SPORTS FIFA 16 Ultimate Team promises a more sophisticated A.I. and seamless gameplay mechanic thanks to a third generation engine. Even though sports titles have held an understandably long foothold in the console universe, the swipe and touch aesthetic of tablet and mobile gaming, coupled with its ready to play accessibility, gives an extra dimension to the FIFA franchise.

“In the past, bringing FIFA gameplay to mobile always involved some level of compromise because the devices just didn’t have the muscle to handle what we wanted to do,” said Line Producer Alex Grimbley. “However, with the increased processing power and advancements in graphics on mobile devices today, we can now give fans console-quality gameplay on their phone or tablet, more akin to what they would expect to experience on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.”

With EA SPORTS FIFA 16 Ultimate Team, players can earn, purchase and sell the world’s top players as they craft their dream squad, and the new feature Player Exchange enables gamers to enter the Player Exchange hub and offer players in exchange for random new players. Another new feature, “Accomplishments,” offers limited time challenges and doles out rewards for the achievement of specific milestones.

Since plopping oneself on a couch for hours on end is impossible for many gamers, the on-the-go dynamic of mobile gaming is a perfect substitute, especially when the visuals and addictive gameplay can be experienced in the palm of your hand. Check out the trailer to EA SPORTS FIFA 16 below, and tell us what you think!

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Wesley Snipes Scores Big In His First Major TV Outing: ‘The Player’

the-player-bannerPremiering tonight on NBC, THE PLAYER is an exciting new drama set in Las Vegas and focused on an organization of uber-wealthy bettors who gamble on the ability of a former military operative turned security expert to stop some of the most outrageous crimes imaginable from playing out. Murder and revenge form the backdrop and the action is pretty much non-stop.

Produced and created by JOHN ROGERS (LEVERAGE), the cast includes WESLEY SNIPES, DAMON GUPTON, CHARITY WAKEFIELD, NICK WECHSLER and PHILIP WINCHESTER.

Earlier this summer, we sat down with WESLEY SNIPES to talk about THE PLAYER. It’s his first major television project since his release from incarceration stemming from IRS issues and despite an absence from show-biz of almost three years, he explained why he wasn’t worried about finding work:

THE PLAYER airs Thursday nights on NBC.

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Ice T: Law & Order: SVU 17 Seasons And Still Going Strong

ice-t-arrestedLaw & Order: SVU enters its 17th season tonight on NBC. Over the course of the past few seasons, we’ve seen such series stalwarts Christopher Meloni and Dann Florek depart from the show. One thing that remains constant, however, is continued dedication from Emmy/Golden Globe Winner Mariksa Hargitay and Ice T..

Ice T, who plays Detective Odafin ‘Fin’ Tutuola and has been with the series since the second season, has given gut wrenching performances over the years. With the changes that the drama has seen over the years, he says it doesn’t seem that  SVU has been on for 17 seasons. Though there has been many changes, SVU remains a strong series. (Click on the media bar below to hear Ice T)

Law & Order: SVU airs 9/8c on NBC.

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