Fall 2014 TV Preview

Spa Week’s got the breakdown of the top 5 returning and new shows to look out for on the small screen this September and beyond.

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By Aaron Escobar [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Fall may be the most anticipated season change of the year. It’s back to school, fashion is at it’s peak, and probably the most exciting–TV premieres! After a long summer filled with action movies, cheesy reality shows and actually enjoying the company of other people, couch potatoes everywhere will set their DVR’s and go back to their favorite pastime–the small screen. These are our top 5 TV shows to look out for this fall!

Parenthood

This much-beloved sitcom returns for its farewell season on September 25th. Fans will finally get the answers to some major season five cliffhangers, plus enjoy a little more time with the beloved Braverman clan. Get your tissues ready, because as if you haven’t cried enough watching (every episode) of Parenthood, the final season is sure to be a tearjerker.

Selfie

Selfie is a show for the millennial generation, with a story line that will ring true– a 20-something, a viral video and image issues. Starring Karen Gillan and John Cho, this is definitely one show to look out for this fall.

Dancing with the Stars

Fan favorite reality series returns this September for its 19th season, this year with new judge, ex-pro dancer Julianne Hough! Tune into Good Morning America on September 4th to find out all of the new celeb dancers. Plus, check back for something special from Karina Smirnoff on SpaWeek.com on September 15th, the night of the show’s premiere!

How to Get Away with Murder

This new show is already getting top marks from critics. Starring Oscar nominated actress Viola Davis, this legal thriller premieres after Scandal, giving it an immediate boost.

Nashville

Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere are at it again in the home of country music! Rumor has it that Hayden’s real life pregnancy will be written into the script. You don’t want to miss this one, because as fans of the show know, there are multiple options for the baby daddy. Drama at its best!

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.

Best Celebrity ALS Bucket Challenge Videos

Your favorite celebrities have joined in the ALS Bucket Challenge, and the videos are a must-see!

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The ALS Bucket Challenge is sweeping Facebook, Instagram and the Internet in general, and now Hollywood’s hottest stars are jumping on the trend! In case you haven’t heard of the philanthropic phenomen, the ALS Bucket Challenge requires you to dump an ice cold bucket of water over your head, or donate to benefit the cause.

Now the celebrities are getting involved in the ALS Bucket Challenge, the ALS Association has received “unprecented” donations, totaling to nearly $13.3 million in the last several weeks! That’s pretty impressive, plus we love getting a sneak peek into the lives of our favorite stars and learning they’re just like us!

Watch the all-time best celebrity ALS Ice Bucket Challenges below and tell us which on is your favorite in the comments!

Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily.

10 Concerts to Catch Before Summer Ends

This summer has been one for the books—make it even better by catching one of these amazing shows before the long days of warm weather end!

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As quickly as it swooped in, summer 2014 is already almost on its way out the door. You’ve made it to the beach, taken a weekend trip, read some incredible books, and even taken advantage of the weather to exercise outdoors. But one summer activity that is an absolute must, year after year, is seeing a live concert. Is there anything better than enjoying a breezy summer evening while listening to one of your favorite performers croon live? Not that we can think of! We’ve rounded up 10 can’t-miss shows for music lovers nationwide to catch before this summer is officially over.

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Lady Gaga

When: August 1st

Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV

For this leg in her ARTPOP Ball Tour, Little Monsters everywhere will be flocking to Sin City to hail to the queen. Get your glitter, lashes, rhinestones and wigs ready to (just) dance for this one! As always, this is sure to be one unforgettable show, flanked with chart-topping hits and dance beats galore.

 

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A. Gilbert / PR Photos

 

Billy Joel

When: August 2nd

Where: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA

Even though NYers can see native Billy Joel every month at MSG, residents of the City of Brotherly Love don’t have him in their backyard on the reg. That’s why we’d suggest taking advantage of this opportunity to see the Piano Man himself live!

 

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Justin Timberlake

When: August 3rd

Where: New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA

Justin Timberlake is bring sexy back to the Big Easy this summer when the 20/20 Experience lands in NOLA. Fans everywhere adore JT and we have no doubt that this show will be yet another crowd-pleaser.

 

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Beyonce and Jay-Z

When: August 6th

Where: AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA

East Coast natives have already had the chance to swoon over homeboy Brooklyn native Jay-Z and his Queen Bey during the On the Run Tour. Now, it’s the West Coast’s turn to revel in everyone’s favorite power couple, right in the stadium of their home team, the San Francisco Giants. The duo doesn’t tour together often, so this is definitely one can’t-miss opportunity.

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Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Katy Perry

When: August 14th

Where: Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH

Katy Perry’s Prismatic Tour has been a worldwide phenomenon this summer. It’s clear that fans everywhere have fallen hard for this “California Gurl.” If you’re living in Middle America and haven’t seen this superstar live yet, now is a good as time as any to live out your inner teenage dreams ;).

 

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Alex Mateo / PRPhotos.com

 

Bruno Mars and Pharrell Williams

When: August 17th

Where: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Englewood, CO

When  this year’s Super Bowl halftime performer and a future coach on “The Voice” team up for a summer tour, you go. Hearing these two soulful crooners perform live will be one of the highlights of your summer, and you’ll surely be happy you went to the show!

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Daniel Locke / PR Photos

Jimmy Buffet

When: August 21st

Where: Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY

Jimmy Buffet is one singer that is made to be seen live in the summer. If you’ve never been to Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, this exquisite summer venue is set right on the edge of the ocean. This will be ‘Margaritaville,’ the way it was meant to be heard.

 

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Izumi Hasegawa / PR Photos

 

Aerosmith

When: August 22nd

Where: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX

Rock and Roll fans, there’s something on the agenda for you, too, this summer: Steven Tyler and gang are touring the country! You can expect to sing along to favorites like “Dream On” and “Walk This Way” performed during the Let Rock Rule Tour, as well as some newer tunes.

 

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Dave Matthews Band

When: August 29th

Where: The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA

One of the final legs of his summer tour, Dave’s performance at The Gorge is notorious for being the best. The spectacular views combined with classic Dave Matthews Band songs will make for one truly unforgettable summer evening.

 

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John Witt / PRPhotos.com

Blake Shelton

When: September 4th

Where: Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque, NM

Accompanied by The Band Perry, America’s favorite country crooner hit the road this summer for the “Ten Times Crazier” tour. See him live before you have to resort back to watching him on the small screen as “The Voice’s” winningest coach!

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily. 

See The 7 Best Celebrity July 4th Photos

See the fun and fabulous July 4th photos that your favorite celebrities shared on Instagram this weekend!

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While we were celebrating the 4th of July at beach bashes and BBQ’s, Hollywood’s A-List were showing their American spirit in the same way. These celebrity Instagram pics prove that even though they’re famous, the stars really are just like us!

Check out our favorite celebrity July 4th photos below, and tell us if you celebrated the U.S. of A in the same fabulous way:

Taylor Swift – Taylor Swift really let loose this holiday weekend! The singer shared this hilarious photo taken at a party she threw at her Rhode Island home.

Lena Dunham – True to form, Lena Dunham had us cracking up on July 4th. She captioned this super-close selfie, “Be free, ya noodles!”

Gwen Stefani and Rachel Zoe – The No Doubt singer and stylist were at the peak of chic on July 4th weekend, rocking boho-inspired caftans.

Kim Kardashian and Christie Brinkley – It looks like North’s mom has a new BFF! The reality star was caught getting close to the supermodel at a Hamptons bash.

Behati Prinsloo – Does Adam Levine’s fiancée already have baby fever? The Victoria’s Secret model shared this selfie with an adorable baby – just weeks before she’s set to wed!

Jay Z and Beyoncé – The power couple showed their softer side, sharing this picturesque and ridiculously romantic photo.

Mindy Kaling – Mindy Kaling showed off her American pride in this adorable U.S.A. flag ensemble. “You’re welcome, people I’m about to see,” she captioned the pic.

Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily. 

 

10 Reasons We Love Channing Tatum

In honor of new movie 22 Jump Street hitting theaters today, we’re counting down all the reasons that we heart Channing Tatum. 

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Laugh-out-loud summer comedy “21 Jump Street” left fans leaving the theater wanting more–and this weekend, they will finally get just that. Before movie-goers flock to the theaters this weekend for the hilarious sequel, “22 Jump Street,” we decided to take a look back at 10 reasons Channing Tatum has stolen hearts worldwide.

1. His adorable bromance with Jonah Hill.

2. Channing’s got serious dance skills—going back to his roots in “Step Up.”

3. He was 2012’s Sexiest Man Alive, per People magazine.

4. Little known fact: he got his start in Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs” music video.

5. His A-list status as a smoldering stud doesn’t stop him from getting goofy with his beautiful wife.

6. Those muscles. He gives us (and hopefully men everywhere, too) gym-spiration.

7. He is a doting father to daughter Everly.

8. He’s anti-war. According to Cosmo, “Tatum almost turned down his big break in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra because he thought it might glorify war. How noble!”

9. Magic Mike. That is all.

10. His new movie, 22 Jump Street, comes out today and it is sure to be a hit!

Let us know in the comments below if you thought “22 Jump Street” lived up to