or


[10/23/13 - 12:41 PM]
E! Premieres "Macklemore's Big Surprise" on Thursday, November 7 at 10PM ET/PT
In this intimate one-hour special, Macklemore opens up about his long struggle with drug abuse and how fiancée Tricia Davis and her mother Diana helped him get his life back on track.

[via press release from E!]

E! PREMIERES "MACKLEMORE'S BIG SURPRISE" ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7 AT 10PM ET/PT

A Dream Home Renovation For the Woman He Credits With Saving Him From Drug Addiction Fuels the Special In Which The Music Star Opens Up About The Addiction That Nearly Cost Him His Future Wife ... and His Life

"I love you with all my heart and I want to be there for you the way you guys have been there for me." - Macklemore

Los Angeles, CA, October 23, 2013 - As one of the most celebrated and innovative musical acts in the world today, Macklemore has a lot to be thankful for. A string of prestigious awards and nominations this year make him music's "It" boy, but according to the artist himself, if it weren't for one very special woman, he might not be alive today. In this intimate one-hour special, Macklemore opens up about his long struggle with drug abuse and how fiancée Tricia Davis and her mother Diana helped him get his life back on track. Now on top of the world, Macklemore invites E! cameras into his new studio to talk frankly about the addiction that nearly destroyed him, and how love brought him back from the brink. And in a grand gesture of gratitude to the woman who helped change his life for the better, he orchestrates a gorgeous home makeover, when the new E! special "Macklemore's Big Surprise" premieres Thursday, November 7th at 10pm ET/PT.

During the engaging special, we visit with Macklemore and his partner, producer Ryan Lewis who, together this year, have racked up three MTV Video Music Awards, two Teen Choice Award, a MuchMusic Video Award, an mtvU Woodie Award, a BET Award and the Billboard Music Award for Rap Song of the Year ("Thrift Shop"). Add to that six nominations for the upcoming American Music Awards, and you have a musical act that is one of the industry's most successful. We'll also meet Macklemore's uncle, John Haggerty who, along with his same-sex partner Sean, are depicted on the cover of the single release "Same Love," Macklemore's much-heralded rap paean to equality.

Life was not always so rosy for Macklemore, however, as this special reveals. Born Ben Haggerty, Macklemore first used drugs and alcohol at the age of 14. After completing a stint in rehab several years later, with Tricia and Diana both supporting him all the way, Macklemore relapsed in 2011 when he became addicted to Oxycontin. Tricia recalls that the addiction had taken over Macklemore, and that she was unsure whether their relationship would survive, given his tremendous lying and cheating. However, he credits the unconditional encouragement he got from Diana as the motivation and support he needed to once again get sober. In doing so he not only saved his life but also his relationship with Tricia, which led to the couple's January 2013 engagement. Macklemore talks candidly about what he put Diana and Tricia through, as well as his concerns that he might never fully regain their trust. Still, as an expression of his appreciation and dedication to her family, the hip-hop superstar tries to pull off the biggest surprise of Diana's life.

To execute his plan, Macklemore gets Diana out of her home filled with thrift shop finds and hand-me-downs for 72 hours, during which time he has a crew standing by to swoop in for a makeover that will reflect the loving person she is. With only three days to get it all done, Macklemore, Tricia and their team of family members, friends and neighbors must work fast to get the home renovated - both indoors and out - including designing a new pool area, living room, guest room, and more. Throughout the renovation, Macklemore and Tricia discover family photos that spark reminiscences about their first meeting (made possible by social media) eight years ago, and the proposal that didn't quite work out as planned.

During the makeover there are some major setbacks, including shortage of time, insufficient flooring for the job, not enough help, terrible weather, and the always unwelcome but often amusing combination of children and paint. It's a project of love from start to finish, as everyone works together to try to complete their surprise before Diana returns. And unbeknownst to everyone but Macklemore, if everything comes together, he has one more surprise up his sleeve that will leave Diana speechless.

Produced by Entertainment One Television, executive producers include Tara Long (Mary Mary, Sisters with Voices, The Sheard's), Eric Hoberman (Mary Mary, The Sheard's), Anna Halberg and Spenser Cohen.

"Macklemore's Big Surprise" premieres Thursday, November 7th at 10pm ET/PT

Select quotes from "Macklemore's Big Surprise" :

"I wanted to hold hip-hop accountable. I wanted to stand up against the prejudice and the hatred and make a song that addressed the homophobia." - Macklemore talking about "Same Love" song

"I think more than anything, I want to be someone that Diana trusts. That Diana knows is not going to leave, that is going to love her daughter unconditionally. That accepts their family like it is my own, because it is." - Macklemore

About E! Entertainment

E! is television's top global destination for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 98 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. and E! content is available on all platforms anytime and anywhere from E! Online to social media to mobile to VOD to the latest emerging platforms. Popular programming includes E! core franchises, "E! News," "The Soup," "Chelsea Lately," "Fashion Police" and "True Hollywood Story," as well as the network's popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Kourtney and Kim Take Miami," "Married to Jonas" and "Total Divas." Additionally, E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture's biggest nights. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.

About Entertainment One

Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, Spain, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 35,000 film and television titles, 2,800 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks. http://www.entertainmentone.com/





  [october 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[09/16/14 - 09:01 AM]
"Oprah: Where Are They Now?" Returns with All-New Episodes Beginning Sunday, October 5 at 9:00PM ET/PT on OWN
Raven-Symoné, Singer Charice and Vivica A. Fox are among those featured, plus a reunion of the cast from "A Different World."

[09/16/14 - 09:01 AM]
Investigation Discovery Dives Into the Gritty World of Female Homicide Detectives with "Inside Homicide"
The eight-part series will premiere beginning Thursday, October 9 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[09/16/14 - 09:00 AM]
"People's Choice Awards 2015" to Air Live on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 on the CBS Television Network
Award-winning producer Mark Burnett will return as executive producer of the telecast, which will be the first awards show of 2015.

[09/16/14 - 08:47 AM]
Electus International Acquires "The Moment of Truth"
In the game show, contestants are given a polygraph test and asked 21 hard-hitting, personal and sometimes embarrassing questions in front of a live audience in order to win a cash prize.

[09/16/14 - 08:40 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX Share Demo Crown
The return of "Dancing with the Stars" and the finale of "MasterChef" power their respective networks.

[09/16/14 - 07:57 AM]
"Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia," A Startling Expose of Anti-Gay Violence, Debuts Oct. 6 on HBO
Matt Bomer narrates the film, which looks at this climate of hostility.

[09/16/14 - 07:50 AM]
CMT to Exclusively Premiere Six Tracks from Kenny Chesney's Upcoming Album "The Big Revival"
Fans can visit KennyChesney.CMT.com today for the exclusive stream before they purchase "The Big Revival," which hits stores September 23.

[09/16/14 - 07:39 AM]
Netflix and Legendary Television to Make "Love," A Fresh, Funny New Original Series from Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin
Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust will star in the project, which debuts with 10 episodes in 2016 and 12 the following year.

[09/16/14 - 07:29 AM]
Bravo Media Dines Across the U.S. in New Culinary Competition Series "Best New Restaurant" Premiering January 2015
Tom Colicchio hosts the series, which takes a look at the food world from a fresh direction: the restaurant.

[09/16/14 - 07:17 AM]
IFC Renews Original Comedy "Maron" for a Third Season - Premieres Spring 2015
The series will return to IFC in spring 2015 with Marc confronting new issues, new guest stars and new ways to self-sabotage.

[09/16/14 - 06:41 AM]
Brian Urlacher Departs FOX Sports
Urlacher has decided to resign as a football analyst with FOX Sports to spend more time with his family, effective immediately.

[09/16/14 - 06:30 AM]
Travis Barker and Cyndi Lauper Added to NBC's "America's Got Talent" Finale Lineup Sept. 17 at a Special Time, 8-10 P.M. ET?
They'll previously announced performers Jennifer Hudson, Lenny Kravitz, Pitbull, Ed Sheeran and Train.

[09/16/14 - 06:05 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces Development Deal With New York Times Bestselling Author Karen Kingsbury
The network will produce two original movies based on the author's award-winning contemporary romance titles, "The Bridge" and "A Time to Dance."

[09/15/14 - 01:22 PM]
"Genesis - Sum of the Parts" to Make Its Premiere on Showtime(R)
The film reunites the multi-Platinum-selling, Grammy(R)-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band to tell personal accounts of their rise to fame and fortune.

[09/15/14 - 12:49 PM]
FX Rides "Sons of Anarchy" to Record Ratings
FX spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 9.