EB’s Entertainment Page: MTV’s TRL Returns, Shia LaBeouf Arrested, More…

by Chris 'Blue Shorts' Lingebach
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Singer Ariana Grande to host a one-off revival of MTV’s acclaimed teenage sensation, “Total Request Live (TRL).” (Photo by JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Singer Ariana Grande to host a one-off revival of MTV’s acclaimed teenage sensation, “Total Request Live (TRL).” (Photo by JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – When I was first put in charge of this blog over a year and a half ago (OMG), I had no prior blueprint to lean on, no idea of which direction to go in, and a general feeling of being in over my head.

But I knew, if I could replicate even a sliver of the chemistry the Junkies bring to every show, I’d find my way through the brackish waters of the internet, and a new home for Junkies content to live beyond 10 a.m. every day.

From the start, my guide has always been, ‘What would a Junkies listener want more of?’

It’s with that in mind, I bring you a web roundup of EB’s Entertainment Page from Friday, which is really just a nerdy way of saying ‘Here are the links to the stories which made up EB’s EP today.’

(Follow the links if you’d like to read more, and follow along [CTRL + left click] with the audio provided below.)

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  • Shia LaBeouf arrested for being a jerk in a theater, via USA Today:

“LaBeouf was smoking inside the theater, Studio 54, during a performance of the Broadway show Cabaret, and also slapping random strangers on the rear end, according to ABC News and The New York Post. The Post also reported LaBeouf threatened police with some colorful words.”

  • Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy booted off ‘The View,’ via Fox News:

“Sherri Shepherd is leaving “The View” after seven years and freshman co-host Jenny McCarthy said she’s right behind her, a major upheaval for the daytime talk show a month after creator Barbara Walters’ retirement from on-camera duties.

In a written statement Thursday, Shepherd said that after “careful consideration” she has decided it’s time to move on. …

‘Jenny just didn’t appeal to the daytime audience market. They couldn’t relate to her,” a source told FOX411. “There are a lot of changes taking place now that Barbara [Walters] has left.'”

  • David Muir to replace Diane Sawyer, who’s stepping down from ABC’s ‘World News,’ via LA Times:

“In a series of major changes at ABC News, Diane Sawyer will be stepping down from her role as anchor of “World News” after nearly five years on the job and will be succeeded by David Muir, the network announced Wednesday. …

According to a note sent by ABC News President James Goldston to staff Wednesday, Sawyer, 68, will continue to report for the network ‘for many years to come” but will shift to focus on “original reporting, big ideas and interviews for all platforms.'”

  • ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ movie franchise to be relaunched; filming set to take place in hurting Detroit, via Detroit Free Press:

“Axel Foley is coming home.

The latest installment of the 1984 classic “Beverly Hills Cop” will be filming in metro Detroit, the Michigan Film Office announced Thursday.

The new chapter of the franchise that helped make Eddie Murphy a box-office star has been approved for about $13.5 million in Michigan film incentives based on $56.5 million in anticipated spending in the state.”

  • MTV to revive “Total Request Live” with new host, Ariana Grande, via Billboard:

“MTV is bringing back the popular music video countdown show “Total Request Live” — but there’s a twist: It’s only for one day.

The Viacom-owned network announced Wednesday that it will be reviving the “TRL” format for a 30-minute special with Ariana Grande, renaming it Total Ariana Live, that will air July 2 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. The episode will be available on-demand following the U.S. telecast.”

  • Courtney Cox engaged to Snow Patrol backing vocalist, Johnny McDaid, via US Weekly:

“Congrats! Courteney Cox is engaged to boyfriend Johnny McDaid, the duo revealed on Twitter. The Snow Patrol rocker and the Cougar Town actress both respectively tweeted on June 26: “I’m engaged to him!” and “I’m engaged to her!”

The Friends alum and McDaid, 37, were first spotted in December 2013 as they attended Jennifer Aniston’s holiday party in L.A. In April, the couple’s pal Ed Sheeran spilled the beans that they had moved in together.”

If you found this roundup useful, or if you find it to be utterly useless to your day, please let me know here, so I can either keep it up or avoid wasting my time in the future.

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