‘Tis the season . . . Z100 New York & iHeartRadio announce 2017 Jingle Ball line-up

A little over two decades ago, Z100 – New York’s #1 Hit Music Station started what has become one of iHeartRadio’s biggest music events of the year – Jingle Ball. The annual holiday music event features some of the biggest names in music performing their hit songs. Jingle Ball has gone from a Z100 New York annual holiday music event to an iHeartRadio national multi-city Jingle Ball tour. The 2017 Jingle Ball tour will take place across twelve cities.

Earlier this evening, Z100 New York announced this year’s line-up for Z100’s 2017 Jingle Ball presented by Capital One in NYC. The line-up includes: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Sam Smith, Halsey, Fall Out Boy, Demi Lovato, Logic, Charlie Puth, Niall Horan, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Julia Michaels and Why Don’t We. Z100’s iHeartRadio sister stations part of the 2017 Jingle Ball Tour announced their respective line-ups as well. 

Z100’s 2017 Jingle Ball presented by Capital One will take place on Friday, December 8th at Madison Square Garden.

Capital One cardholder pre-sale kicks off tomorrow, October 11th at 10am ET and public on-sale kicks off on Monday, October 16th at 12pm ET.

For more information on Z100’s 2017 Jingle Ball, click here. For a complete list of all cities part of the iHeartRadio 2017 Jingle Ball Tour & their respective line-up as well as how to purchase Jingle Ball tickets, click here.

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Missed the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival? Catch it on the CW!

The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival, a two-night music festival featuring some of the biggest names in music, took place last month (Sept. 22nd & 23rd) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

This year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival featured artists including: Coldplay, The Weeknd, DJ Khaled, Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Kings of Leon, Big Sean, P!NK, Chris Stapleton, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Niall Horan, David Guetta, Thomas Rhett, Harry Styles and Kesha with featured Special Guest Collaborators: Macklemore, Khalid, Bleachers, Bebe Rexha and Louis Tomlinson.

If you missed or want to relive moments from the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival, you’ll have an opportunity to catch the television broadcast this week. The CW will air some of the biggest moments and performances from this year’s two-night festival on Wednesday, October 4th and Thursday, October 5th from 8pm to 10pm ET/PT.

To find your local CW station, visit the link below:

http://www.cwtv.com/thecw/stations

Post Monroe Drops New Music

img_5142Country music group Post Monroe released Digital 45 – Volume 1 on Friday featuring two new songs – “White Noise” and “Psycho” – and they are great!

Formed in 2016, Post Monroe consists of members Shelby McLeod, Ashlee Hewitt & Whitney Duncan. When the talented trio come together, their vocals and sound are nothing less than natural, organic and harmonious.

Post Monroe released their self-titled EP in 2016 with songs including “Red Hot American Summer” and “Half Hearted.” The trio was part of CMT’s Next Women of Country – Class of 2016 and part of the CMT Next Women of Country Tour 2017 joining country music superstar Martina McBride on her Love Unleashed tour. Earlier this year, the trio released the single “Better Place” penned by Duncan as a dedication to her late cousin.

Digital 45 – Volume 1 featuring “White Noise” and “Psycho” is available now.

To learn more about Post Monroe, check out their official website at http://www.postmonroe.com.

2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival & Daytime Village in Las Vegas

The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival takes place this Friday, Sept. 22nd and Saturday, Sept. 23rd at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The two-day music festival, which started back in 2011, brings together some of the biggest names in music under one roof for two nights of incredible music and performances.

This year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival features artists including: Coldplay, The Weeknd, DJ Khaled, Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Kings of Leon, Big Sean, P!NK, Chris Stapleton, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Niall Horan, David Guetta, Thomas Rhett, Harry Styles and Kesha. Macklemore, Khalid, Bleachers, Bebe Rexha and Louis Tomlinson have been announced as Special Guest Collaborators. The event will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Z100’s Elvis Duran.

In addition, the 2017 iHeartRadio Daytime Village, which became a part of the iHeartRadio Music Festival in 2013, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 23rd in Las Vegas Village. The iHeartRadio Daytime Village will feature artists including: Migos, Halsey, Flume, Little Mix, French Montana, Niall Horan, Bleachers, Kelsea Ballerini, Judah & The Lion, Bebe Rexha, Noah Cyrus, Hey Violet, Cheat Codes, All Time Low, Khalid and Julia Michaels.

If you aren’t attending the event, you can catch a live stream of the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival on Friday and Saturday starting at 7pm PT / 10pm ET at CWTV.com or on The CW app. You can listen to the event live on select iHeartRadio stations.

The 2017 iHeartRadio Daytime Village will live stream on Saturday starting at 11am PT / 2pm ET at CWTV.com or via The CW app.

For more information on the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival and 2017 iHeartRadio Daytime Village, check out the links below:

iHeartRadio Music Festival 

http://news.iheart.com/featured/iheartradio-music-festival/

iHeartRadio Daytime Village 

http://news.iheart.com/featured/iheartradio-daytime-village/

Doctor Who: And the Thirteenth Doctor will be . . .

BBC & BBC America officially announced today that British actress Jodie Whittaker will take over the role of The Doctor, marking the first time a female lead has taken over the role of The Doctor in the Doctor Who franchise. Whittaker will make her first appearance as the Thirteenth Doctor in the Doctor Who Christmas Special airing on Christmas Day 2017.

Whittaker takes over for current Doctor Who lead, Peter Capaldi (Twelfth Doctor) who has played the role of The Doctor since taking over for Matt Smith (Eleventh Doctor) in 2013 (“The Time of The Doctor”). Both Capaldi and current showrunner Steven Moffat will depart the show following the Doctor Who Christmas Special.

Whittaker is most recently known for her role as Beth Latimer in the British crime drama series Broadchurch, a series created & written by incoming Doctor Who showrunner, Chris Chibnall and starring former Doctor Who lead, David Tennant (Tenth Doctor).

With the Thirteenth Doctor named, Doctor Who fans will get one final adventure with Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor this Christmas before The Doctor regenerates. What exciting adventures does Chibnall have in store for Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor? We’ll have to wait and see!

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor’s Speech in “The Doctor Falls”

Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor gave quite a speech to Missy (Michelle Gomez) and The Master (John Simm) in the Doctor Who season 10 finale episode “The Doctor Falls.” The Doctor gives this speech in an attempt to convince Missy and The Master to stand with him against the Cybermen assault and help save the people on floor 507 of the spaceship.

Showrunner Steven Moffat and the entire Doctor Who team of writers have written some fantastic stories for the show as well as some really great memorable lines. This speech, with Capaldi’s emotional delivery, should make it one for the Doctor Who record books and archive.

Read The Doctor’s speech and watch Peter Capaldi’s emotional delivery in “The Doctor Falls.”

The Doctor Falls - The Doctor's Speech

 

Nickelodeon’s The Thundermans: 100th Episode Milestone

Nickelodeon’s The Thundermans celebrated their 100th episode milestone this past week. This milestone follows the successful release of their latest one hour special, “Thunder in Paradise,” on Nickelodeon which aired last weekend. “Thunder in Paradise” picks up following the events in the episode “Come What Mayhem”.

The Thundermans is a live action series about a family of superheroes trying to live normal lives in the town of Hiddenville. The show stars Kira Kosarin (Phoebe Thunderman/Thunder Girl), Jack Griffo (Max Thunderman), Addison Riecke (Nora Thunderman), Diego Velazquez (Billy Thunderman), Maya Le Clark (Chloe Thunderman), Chris Tallman (Hank Thunderman/Thunder Man) and Rosa Blasi (Barb Thunderman/Electress) with Dana Snyder (Dr. Colosso) and Audrey Whitby (Cherry) who appear frequently in the series along with numerous recurring cast members.

The show originally focuses on “Thunder Twins” Phoebe and Max . . . Phoebe, who is working to become a superhero and Max, who is working to become a supervillain. The series has evolved and the characters have grown over the past four seasons with Phoebe & Max now working together as a superhero team to compete for a spot in the legendary Z-Force, a group of elite superheroes of the Hero League.

In May 2017, Nickelodeon announced that they had ordered six more episodes of the show for the current season (Season 4) bringing the show over the 100-episode mark and their overall series total to 103 episodes, making Nickelodeon’s The Thundermans the longest running live action series since Nickelodeon favorite iCarly which starred Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress, Noah Munck and Jerry Trainor.

Congratulations to the entire cast & crew of The Thundermans on reaching this incredible milestone! The success and popularity of this show is due in no small part to the great work by both those in front of and behind the cameras. Well done!