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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 161: Wicked Prayer

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 161: Wicked Prayer

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jason and Jeremy continue the winning tradition of exploring the outskirts of pop culture. Jason offers up a look inside his recent interview with the likes of legendary rocker Michael Monroe and the ultra-funny Missi Pyle. Jeremy offers up his thoughts on the recently teased “Watchmen” series which is headed to HBO, while taking a look at it’s potential similarities to Adi Shankar’s “Gods and Secrets.” Most importantly, Jeremy comes to a startling realization about “The Crow” franchise, that is not to be missed! The pair cool their jets with thoughts of making the trek to Iceland to see John Carpenter play live in 2016. To finish off an already jam packed episode, they bring you their picks of the week! Download, listen and spread the word!

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Kenny Powers Shines On Four New Posters For ‘Eastbound & Down’ Season Four

Kenny Powers Shines On Four New Posters For ‘Eastbound & Down’ Season Four

Kenny Powers is back for the fourth and final season of EASTBOUND & DOWN on SUNDAY, SEPT. 29, 10pm  ET/PT! . McBride stars in the show as the irrepressible Kenny Powers, the former major league pitcher who is larger than life… and death.

In the third season of EASTBOUND & DOWN, which concluded in April 2012, Kenny Powers finally made it back to the majors and recaptured his former glory, only to fake his own death and run back home to his beloved April, the mother of his child. The upcoming fourth season picks up the action several years later and finds Kenny living the American Dream with his family in North Carolina.

Check out four awesome posters for the final season below!

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HBO and Cinemax To Bring Out The Stars For San Diego Comic Con 2013!

HBO and Cinemax To Bring Out The Stars For San Diego Comic Con 2013!

comiccon2009HBO and CINEMAX are gearing up for  COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2013! The HBO series TRUE BLOOD and GAME OF THRONES and the CINEMAX series BANSHEE and STRIKE BACK are confirmed for panels and autograph sessions at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013. Below is panel information on the four series.
Follow @TrueBloodHBO and @GameofThrones for live coverage of the TRUE BLOOD and GAME OF THRONES panels and use #SavetheVamps and #JoinTheRealm to join the conversation.
For BANSHEE and STRIKE BACK, fans can follow @Cinemax and use #SDCCBanshee or #SDCCStrikeBack.

Friday, July 19

The GAME OF THRONES panel in Hall H at 2:50 p.m. will be moderated by Elvis Mitchell. The panel will include: executive producer David Benioff, executive producer D.B. Weiss, writer and co-executive producer George R.R. Martin and cast members (in alphabetical order) John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Rose Leslie (Ygritte) and Richard Madden (Robb Stark). Autograph signing is at 4:45 p.m.

BANSHEE, the CINEMAX action series, makes its Comic-Con debut with a panel in Room 6A at 7:15 p.m. moderated by TV, film and comic book writer John Rogers. Panelists include: executive producer Greg Yaitanes, writer and executive producer Jonathan Tropper and cast members Antony Starr (Lucas Hood), Ivana Milicevic (Carrie Hopewell), Hoon Lee (Job) and Lili Simmons (Rebecca Bowman). Autograph signing is at 5:45 p.m.

Saturday, July 20

The TRUE BLOOD panel in Ballroom 20 at 3:30 p.m. will once again be moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly. Panelists include: executive producer Brian Buckner and cast members (in alphabetical order) Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam Swynford de Beaufort), Anna Camp (Sarah Newlin), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds), Rob Kazinsky (Ben Flynn), Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse), Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux), Michael McMillian (Steve Newlin), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton) and Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby). Autograph signing is at 1:45 p.m.

STRIKE BACK, the CINEMAX drama series that follows a covert counterterrorism military unit, returns to Comic-Con with a panel in Room 6DE at 7:00 p.m. moderated by Mike Schneider of TV Guide. Panelists include: writer, director and co-executive producer Michael J. Bassett and cast members Philip Winchester (Michael Stonebridge), Sullivan Stapleton (Damien Scott), Dougray Scott (James Leatherby) and Milauna Jackson (Kim Martinez). Autograph signing is Friday, July 19 at 12:30 p.m.

The autograph signings will take place in the Warner Bros. booth #4545. Warner Bros. follows Comic-Con’s random ticket drawing/wristband distribution procedure for all signings. All ticket drawings and wristband distributions will take place in the morning of the day of the specific signing at the Sails Pavilion floor, between Ballroom 20 and Rooms 6A, 6BCF and 6DE.

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2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Rocks HBO Tonight!

2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Rocks HBO Tonight!

rock-and-roll-hall-of-fameAre you ready to rock? The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony debuts on HBO Saturday, May 18 at 9pm!

The Performer Category Inductees this year are Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush and Donna Summer. The Ahmet Ertegun Non-Performer Category Inductees are Lou Adler and Quincy Jones. The HBO special features a star-studded lineup, including: Heart, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush, John Mayer, Foo Fighters, Jennifer Hudson, and rock legends Tom Petty, John Fogerty, and Jackson Browne.

HBO Signature will present a 24-hour marathon of the HBO special beginning at midnight the same day the special debuts on HBO, and concluding May 19 at midnight.

Other HBO playdates: May 24 (5:00 p.m., 12:15 a.m.), 26 (4:10 p.m.), 28 (9:45 p.m., 4:05 a.m.) and 31 (12:30 p.m.), and June 1 (1:00 p.m.), 3 (1:45 p.m.) and 5 (2:20 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: May 20 (9:30 a.m., 10:00 p.m.), 22 (12:10 a.m.) and 30 (10:55 a.m., 10:00 p.m.), and June 9 (7:30 a.m.) and 18 (5:30 p.m.)

Don’t miss the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, May 18 at 9pm, only on HBO.

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Trailer For Season Two of HBO’s ‘VEEP’ Makes It’s Debut

Trailer For Season Two of HBO’s ‘VEEP’ Makes It’s Debut

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HBO has released the trailer for season 2 of VEEP starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer. Veep was one of the best comedies to debut last year, and Season 2 is scheduled to premiere April 14, 2013. To celebrate, HBO has released the promo below to show just how much respect the VP gets in the White House.

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‘Beyonce: Life is But a Dream’ Documentary To Debut On HBO On February 16th

‘Beyonce: Life is But a Dream’ Documentary To Debut On HBO On February 16th

BEYONCE-Final-Poster_RSComing this weekend, multiple Grammy winner, entrepreneur, and actress Beyoncé is the focus of an intimate feature-length HBO documentary film that debuts Saturday, February 16. Directed by the superstar herself, Life is But a Dream is a fusion of video that provides raw, unprecedented access to the private entertainment icon and high-voltage performances.

“HBO has a history of pushing every boundary with class and authenticity,” said Beyoncé. “Some of my favorite shows are on HBO, so I am excited that my film will be part of its bold programming. This film was so personal to me, it had to have the right home.”

The film is a multi-faceted portrait of the 16-time Grammy Award-winning singer, businesswoman, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, wife and mother, showing off the extraordinary gifts that have made her a global phenomenon, and stripping away the veneer of stardom. It includes extensive first-person footage, some of it shot by Beyoncé on her laptop, in which she reflects on the realities of celebrity, the refuge she finds onstage and the transcendent joy of becoming a mother last year.

The film sheds light on her childhood in Houston, with home movies revealing the close bond she built with her family and charts the challenges Beyoncé felt when she decided to manage her career and build her own company, Parkwood Entertainment. It also captures the intense physical and emotional demands she goes through in the studio, preparing for live performances, running a business and her family life, including her return to the spotlight after the birth of her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, in January 2012. Beyoncé also serves as the film’s executive producer.

Don’t miss Beyoncé: Life is But a Dream this Saturday, February 16, exclusively on HBO.

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‘George Lopez: It’s Not Me, It’s You’ Debuts July 14th Only On HBO!

‘George Lopez: It’s Not Me, It’s You’ Debuts July 14th Only On HBO!

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An HBO favorite returns this summer for his third live solo stand-up special on the network when GEORGE LOPEZ: IT’S NOT ME, IT’S YOU debuts SATURDAY, JULY 14 at 10 PM EST. Presented from the famed Nokia Theater L.A. LIVE, which he has previously sold out 24 times (a record for the venue), the exclusive presentation features Lopez in performance before a live audience.

In this all-new special, Lopez discusses the state of Latinos in the United States and is expected to cover topics such as dating and marriage, alcohol and drugs, parenting, irritating pets, Latino environmental firsts, getting old, the behavior of children today and the importance of teaching them “the hard way.” He also talks politics and reveals his thoughts on his visit to the White House.

One of the country’s most popular stand-up comics, Lopez’ varied list of HBO credits includes 2009’s “Tall, Dark & Chicano,” which was the highest rated stand-up special on the network in five years, “America’s Mexican,” his first live HBO special, “Comic Relief™ 2006,” the HBO Films presentation “Real Women Have Curves” and guest commentator duties on HBO Sports’ “Inside the NFL.” He also appeared on 2009’s “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial.”

The Los Angeles native also starred in his own self-titled hit sitcom and talk show. His other credits include twice hosting the Latin Emmy® Awards, co-hosting the Emmy® Awards, the Grammy-nominated CDs “Team Leader” and “El Mas Chignon,” the bestselling autobiography “Why You Crying?” and such feature films as “The Spy Next Door,” “Mr. Troop Mom,” “Balls of Fury,” “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” “Marmaduke,” “Rio” and “The Smurfs.” Lopez is also the host of the provocative broadcast network dating series “Take Me Out,” which premiered in June.

Lopez has received numerous honors for his talents and charitable endeavors, including the 2004 Artist of the Year and Humanitarian Award from Harvard University. That same year, he was honored with the Spirit of Liberty Award by People for the American Way. In 2005, TIME magazine recognized Lopez as one of “The 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America” and TV Guide named him one of the “Top 50 Greatest Television Dads of All Time.” In 2006, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. GEORGE LOPEZ: IT’S NOT ME, IT’S YOU will be produced and directed by Troy Miller, who served as an executive producer and director on the HBO series “Flight of the
Conchords” and “Bored to Death.”

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The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Airs May 5th On HBO!

The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Airs May 5th On HBO!

Music fans rejoice! This weekend you can get a taste of rock ‘n’ roll history! See Donovan, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Beastie Boys, Laura Nyro, Guns N’ Roses and Chris Rock under one roof! That’s right! The 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony premieres this weekend — only on HBO! This special presentation is jam packed with live performances, celebrity appearances and rock-n-roll royalty. Check out the preview below and remember to mark your calendar for SATURDAY MAY 5TH (9:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO!

Honorees and presenters for this year?s show include:

Beastie Boys inducted by Chuck D.

Donovan inducted by John Mellencamp.

Small Faces/The Faces inducted by Stevie Van Zandt.

Red Hot Chili Peppers inducted by Chris Rock.

Laura Nyro inducted by Bette Midler.

Freddie King inducted by Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill.

Don Kirshner inducted by Carole King.

Cosimo Matassa, Tom Dowd and Glyn Johns inducted by RobbieRobertson.

The Blue Caps, the Comets, the Crickets, the Famous Flames, the Midnighters and the Miracles inducted by Smokey Robinson.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Partners With Major League Baseball For Cross Promotional Video!

‘Game of Thrones’ Partners With Major League Baseball For Cross Promotional Video!

Season 2 of GAME OF THRONES premieres THIS Sunday at 9pm. To celebrate the return of the epic series, GAME OF THRONES has partnered with MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL to cross-promote Opening Day around the country on April 4th.

Check out the video below and remember to mark your calendar for the premiere of GAME OF THRONES THIS Sunday, April 1 at 9pm, only on HBO!

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HBO Unveils Official Poster For ‘VEEP’ Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus

HBO Unveils Official Poster For ‘VEEP’ Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus

HBO has unveiled the official poster for their new series, VEEP, which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus. VEEP will premiere on April 22 at 10pm, only on HBO! Check out the poster and official synopsis below!

Official Synopsis: Former senator Selina Meyer was a rising star in her party, a charismatic leader who seemed to have unlimited potential.  Some pundits even thought she might even occupy the White House some day.

Then she became vice president.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Emmy winner for “Seinfeld” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine”) stars as Selena Meyer in VEEP, the story of a woman who becomes vice president, only to discover the job is nothing like she expected, but everything she was warned about.  Created by Armando Iannucci (Oscar nominee for co-writing “In the Loop”), the new comedy series kicks off its eight-episode season on April 22, exclusively on HBO.  VEEP follows the whirlwind day-to-day existence of Vice President Meyer as she puts out political fires, juggles a busy public schedule and demanding private life, and defends the president’s interests, even as she tries to improve her dysfunctional relationship with the chief executive.

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