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posted Sep 18, 2019, 7:15 AM by Ryan Quinn

Anthony Anderson, Bill Hader, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Ben Stiller are among the latest group of presenters announced for the 71st Emmy Awards, airing live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 22. They'll be joined by Ike Barinholtz, Cedric the Entertainer, Max Greenfield, Gwyneth Paltrow, RuPaul, Lilly Singh, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and the cast of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. More information is available at Emmys.com...

HBO has snatched up the worldwide rights to the black comedy Bad Education, which stars Hugh Jackman as real-life Roslyn, Long Island, New York School District superintendent Frank Tassone, who became embroiled in an epic case of fraud, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film, which generated a lot of buzz following its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival a little over a week ago, co-stars Allison Janney and Ray Romano. The film is set to open in 2020...

Tim Matheson has landed a recurring role on the in the fourth season of NBC's hit drama series This Is Us, according to Deadline. He'll play the father of Mandy Moore's character, Rebecca. Elizabeth Perkins was introduced as Rebecca's overbearing mother in previous seasons, but her father's identity hasn't been revealed until now. Matheson will also be a regular on the upcoming Netflix series Virgin River. This Is Us returns for its fourth season September 24 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC...

24 and Designated Survivor star Keifer Sutherland will star in a reboot of The Fugitive, from the forthcoming streaming platform Quibi, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sutherland will play Dr. Richard Kimble, who, after being wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife, escapes from custody to find his wife's killer and clear his name. This will be the third re-imaging of the 1960s television series starring David Janssen. A short-lived TV series remake starring Tim Daly ran on CBS from 2000-2001, following the hit 1993 film starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones...

Rocker Marilyn Manson will have a role in the upcoming third season of the Starz drama American Gods. Deadline reports Manson will play a character named Johan Wengren, the lead singer of a Viking death metal band called Blood Death. Wengren has connections to Ian McShane's character, Mr. Wednesday, who also happens to be the Norse god Odin. Manson will be on the show for four episodes. Manson has had roles in shows including Sons of Anarchy and Salem, and also has a role in the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand. American Gods is based on the 2001 Neil Gaiman novel. Its third season will air in 2020...

Backstage at last weekend's Saturn Awards, The Mandalorian executive producer Jon Favreau told Entertainment Tonight he wants to make a new Star Wars Holiday Special for Disney+. The original, a musical science-fiction television film set in the Star Wars galaxy, aired in 1978 and followed Chewbacca and Han Solo to the Wookiee planet of Kashyyyk to spend "Life Day" with Chewie’s family. It starred the original film's main cast and introduced Boba Fett, who would appear in later films. "I would love to do a Holiday Special," said Favreau, telling fans, "If you want to see a Holiday Special, let Disney+ know." The Mandalorian launches November 12 on Disney+...

Matt Jones will reprise his role as Badger, the meth-cooking friend of Aaron Paul's Jessie Pinkman, in the upcoming El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, the sequel to the TV series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The thriller, written and directed by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, focuses on Pinkman, who, in the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity in an El Camino after being rescued by Bryan Cranson's Walter White in the Breaking Bad series finale, must now reconcile his past in order to forge some kind of future. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie debuts on Netflix October 11...

Amazon Studios announced Tuesday that its series based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic fantasy novels The Lord of the Rings will shoot in New Zealand, just as the film trilogy did. Set in Middle-earth, the television adaptation will explore new storylines preceding Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Pre-production has started, and production on the series will begin in Auckland in the coming months. A launch date has yet to be announced...

Morning Cruise Entertainment News

posted Sep 17, 2019, 5:32 AM by Ryan Quinn

Jenny Slate is getting her first ever Netflix original comedy special. The comedian and actress announced Monday that Stage Fright will premiere globally on October 22. She describes it as “part stand-up, part documentary.” It’ll include personal clips of her childhood and interviews with her family, as well as stories about her “visit to a midnight Catholic Mass and the ghosts that haunted her childhood home.”...

M. Night Shyamalan has lined up two new movies at Universal Pictures, Variety reports. The filmmaker will write and direct the currently-untitled thrillers, set for release on February 26, 2021 and February 17, 2023, respectively. Shyamalan independently financed his last three films -- including Split and Glass -- and will self-finance these new projects as well. He’s also currently working on Servant, a 10-episode psychological thriller for Apple TV Plus…

Sophie Turner has landed her first post-Game of Thrones role, according to Deadline. Turner, who played Sansa Stark on the hit HBO series, will star with BlacKkKlansman and Straight Outta Compton's Corey Hawkins in Survive, the upcoming series for the forthcoming streaming platform, Quibi. Adapted from Alex Morel's book of the same name, Survivor follows Turner and Hawkins' character's, who are the only survivors of a plane crash and must battle their way out of the wilderness...

Issa Rae, co-creator of the HBO comedy Insecure, will produce and possibly star in a reboot of Set It Off, the 1996 crime thriller that starred Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox and Kimberly Elise, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie followed four friends who try to better themselves and their families by pulling off a series of bank robberies...

NBC has renewed The Titan Games, the athletic competition series hosted by Dwayne Johnson, for a second season, according to Deadline. The series features men and women battling opponents in unforgiving head-to-head challenges designed by Johnson...

The Los Angeles Times reports that Netflix, which suffered a major blow by losing the streaming rights to Friends and The Office, has made up for it by locking up the rights to all 180 episodes of Seinfeld for five years beginning in 2021, when its current deal with Hulu is set to expire. Netflix fought off bids from Hulu, Amazon, WarnerMedia, NBCUniversal and Viacom to land Jerry Sienfeld's titular classic 1990s sitcom, which co-starred Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards and Jason Alexander...

Catch-22, the critically acclaimed limited series co-starring and directed by George Clooney, arrives on DVD November 19, 2019. The two-DVD set includes all six episodes from the limited series, plus over 60 minutes of exclusive bonus content, including a three-part, behind-the-scenes featurette entitled “The Cogs of War,” and 13 deleted scenes and outtakes from every episode. Catch-22, based on Joseph Heller's groundbreaking 1961 novel, co-stars Hugh Laurie, Giancarlo Giannini, Christopher Abbott and Kyle Chandler...

Play Doh! and Mr. Potato Head Still Favorite Toys

posted Sep 17, 2019, 5:31 AM by Ryan Quinn

For kids -- and adults who are still kids at heart -- there are some toys that just don't get old.

A poll of 2,000 American parents were asked which toys they played with as kids that still entertain their own children, and Play Doh and Mr. Potato Head came out on top.

The survey, which happened to be commissioned by Hasbro, the makers of the beloved spud, revealed that Troll dolls came in third, and My Little Pony and Furby dolls rounded out the top five.

The list of 30 favorite toys also included classic board games like Candyland (#17) and Monopoly (#22), as well as action figures like Transformers (#25) and retro gaming systems like Game Boy (#18). And surprisingly, in this digital age, even the humble Yo-Yo made the list -- it ranked eleventh.

The survey also found where lost toys are most likely to turn up.

Toys that are played with by parents AND their kids: 

1. Play Doh
2. Mr. Potato Head
3. Trolls
4. My Little Pony
5. Furby
6. Puzzles
7. Toy phone
8. Bop It
9. Building blocks
10. Bicycle
11. Yoyo
12. Guess Who?
13. Water blasters
14. Teddy bear
15. Scrabble
16. Tricycle
17. Candy Land
18. Game Boy
19. Spinning tops
20. Toy cash register
21. Plastic animals
22. Monopoly
23. Mouse Trap
24. Game of Life
25. Transformers
26. Clue
27. Baby Alive
28. Plastic food/kitchen supplies
29. Scattergories
30. Perfection

Most common places lost toys are found:

1. Under the bed
2. In the car
3. Left a family member or friend's house
4. Behind the couch
5. In the kitchen
6. In sibling's room
7. In a closet

The Best Work Out Songs... Ever?

posted Jul 31, 2019, 4:35 AM by Ryan Quinn

Supposedly, these are some of the best work out songs.  While we can get behind songs like "Push It" from Salt N Pepa, we're also not so sure we want to sweat to "Little Lion Man" from Mumford & Sons. What do you make of the playlist? What would you add to it? Which songs get skipped?

Morning Cruise Entertainment News

posted Jul 31, 2019, 4:23 AM by Ryan Quinn

The hit third installment in the John Wick franchise, John Wick: Chapter 3: Parabellum, is coming home. The movie will be available on digital download on August 23, and on feature-packed Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on September 10. The movie, in which Keanu Reeves' titular assassin goes on the run -- globally, this time -- earned more than $320 million in its theatrical run, making it the highest-grossing entry in the series. Oscar winners Halle Berry and Anjelica Huston joined Wick for the third go-round. A fourth film has already been green-lighted, as well as a spin-off TV prequel series, The Continental...

The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner has officially determined the cause of death for actor Cameron Boyce was an epileptic seizure, confirming a family spokesperson's statement released earlier this month. Boyce, known for his roles in the Disney channel franchise Descendants and the TV show Jessie, died July 7 at age 20...

FX has greenlit A Teacher, an upcoming limited series starring Love Simon's Nick Robinson and House of Cards' Kate Mara, according to Deadline. The series, based on Hannah Fidell’s 2013 Sundance feature, explores the story of a female high school teacher, played by Mara, whose life unravels after she's caught in an affair with her male student, portrayed by Robinson. Robinson is next set to make his Broadway debut as Jem Finch in Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird... 

The Shawshank Redemption will mark the 25th anniversary of its release on September 23, and Fathom Events and TCM Big Screen Classics will celebrate by re-releasing the movie in select theaters across the country on September 22, 24 and 25. The film, starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman as two prisoners who forge a lifelong friendship is considered by many to be a classic, despite struggling at the box office upon its initial release. Tickets are on sale now at Fathom Events’ website...

Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese, whose previous collaborations include the cinema classics Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Taxi Driver and Casino, are in talks to team up for the true-life drama Killers of the Flower Moon, according to Deadline. De Niro would star alongside the director's's other frequent collaborator, Leonardo DiCaprio. Adapted from David Grann's book, Killers of the Flower Moon explores a series of murders of wealthy Osage Indian tribe members that took place in 1920s Oklahoma after oil was discovered on their lands. De Niro and Scorsese will debut their latest mob drama, The Irishman, at the 57th annual New York Film Festival, kicking off September 27...

Every Band To Perform At Rice Lake's Aquafest

posted Jun 7, 2018, 4:11 AM by Ryan Quinn   [ updated Jun 7, 2018, 4:34 AM ]

The always wonderful Larry James Quinn (my father) has been keeping track of Rice Lake happenings for a number of years on his Facebook page Old School Rice Lake for a number of years, and as we begin the live music portion of the 54th Aquafest I thought I'd share with you his list of every band to ever take the Aquafest stage from 1990-2018. He is still working on 1964 - 1989. you can find that list below.

Aquafest has put it's stage in a few different locations before landing in it's current home next to the Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce. Read the post below to find every band to perform, headliners and opening acts, and interesting facts about your favorite Northwest Wisconsin festival.

And below is the list of bands at Aquafest from 1964 - 1989

Pistons' Ellenson on The Morning Cruise

posted May 16, 2018, 8:50 AM by Ryan Quinn

On Tuesday May 15th Rice Lake native and Detroit Pistons Forward Henry Ellenson joined me on the Morning Cruise. 

Henry spoke with me about the Ellenson Basketball Academy summer  day camp coming up in June at the Rice Lake High School. 

You can download the audio from the conversation below.
Henry Ellenson on the Morning Cruise

Happy Valentine's Day! Those with better sex lives more likely to cheat

posted Feb 14, 2018, 5:13 AM by Ryan Quinn

Just in time for Valentine's Day, a new study of newlyweds reveals those happiest with their sex lives at home are also more apt to cheat on their partners.

Scientists at Florida State University polled 233 newlyweds over three years to try to see what makes some people cheat. While some may think spouses seeking sparks in the sack are more likely to stray, the study revealed that people who have a satisfying sex life "felt more positive about sex in general," and therefore more likely to cheat.

Other findings confirmed some myths, specifically that age and attractiveness has a lot to do with things. However, younger people were more likely to cheat, as are women who were less attractive.

Conversely, men whose partners are less attractive were more likely to cheat, according to the study.

So how do you stay in your lane, when it comes to fidelity? FSU psychology researchers Jim McNulty, Andrea Meltzer, Anastasia Makhanova and Jon Maner found that Attentional Disengagement and Evaluative Devaluation does the trick.

Simply put: the former is finding a way to distract yourself from the looks of a person who is more attractive than your current partner; the latter is the ability to psychologically and subjectively determine that a physically attractive person is less attractive than they objectively are.

The study was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Hollywood Headlines Wednesday February 14th 2018

posted Feb 14, 2018, 5:12 AM by Ryan Quinn

Mark Wahlberg's upcoming action/thriller Mile 22 has been given a July 20 release date from STX Films, according to Variety. John Malkovich co-stars in the film about an American intelligence officer involved in a mission to help a police officer with sensitive information flee the country. The Walking Dead's Lauren Cohen also stars. STX reportedly is eying a potential Mile 22 trilogy, with a sequel already in development...

Thor: Ragnarok's Tessa Thompson has signed on to play notorious jewel thief Doris Payne in a still-untitled film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The now 87-year-old Payne pulled off numerous robberies over six decades, beginning in the 1950s and as recently as last year. She was the subject of a 2013 documentary called The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne. Thompson is also a co-producer on the project...

Melissa McCarthy is close to inking her first dramatic role opposite Tiffany Haddish in the gritty drama The Kitchen, according to Deadline. The film, about 1970s Irish mob wives who take take over after their husbands are arrested and run things in a more vicious fashion that the men, will mark the directorial debut of Straight Outta Compton co-writer Andrea Berloff...

Hollywood Headlines Tuesday February 13th 2018

posted Feb 13, 2018, 5:20 AM by Ryan Quinn

A third film reboot of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is in the works at Warner Brothers, with Paul King, who directed the Paddington movies, in talks to helm, according to Variety. The book, first published in 1964, centers on 11-year-old Charlie Bucket, who is among five kids invited on a tour of eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka's factory after finding a golden ticket in a Wonka Bar. Gene Wilder portrayed Wonka in the 1971 film adaptation titled Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Johnny Depp played him in the 2005 adaptation, titled Charlie and the Chocolate Factory...

Serenity, the big screen drama/thriller starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, has been given an awards season release date of September 28, according to Deadline. The film centers on a fishing boat captain -- played by McConaughey -- who is forced to grapple with his past when a glamorous woman -- portrayed by Hathaway -- enters his life. Serenity will go head-to-head against the Kevin Hart comedy Night School...

Sharon Stone and Bette Midler are set to star in a film adaptation of Charles Busch’s Broadway play, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The odd-couple comedy centers on Midler's' character who, while in the midst of a later-life crisis, takes in a house guest -- played by Stone -- who lifts her out of depression. The project reteams Midler with her Parental Guidance director, Andy Fickman, whose other credits include TV's Kevin Can Wait, starring Kevin James...

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