Author Archives: Wayne Hodges

‘Knockout’ mogul Steven Marcano talks entertainment on Mass Appeal Radio

Steven Marcano delivers ‘Knockout.’ Blog King, Mass Appeal NEW YORK — East coast mogul Steven Marcano, creator and executive producer of the hit reality television series “Knockout,” joined Mass Appeal’s Wayne Hodges and KPRT’s Reggie Brown on Kansas City radio station 1590 AM recently to discuss what lies ahead for the top-rated boxing competition and his impending entrepreneurial endeavors (listen to the ...

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‘Lip Sync Battle’ season three has arrived

Lip Sync Battle gettin’ popular. Mass Appeal Wire Reports NEW YORK — The third season of Spike TV’s multiplatform megastar, “Lip Sync Battle,” has returned with 20 hilarious half-hour episodes. The A-list celebrity talent competition is hosted by LL Cool, model Chrissy Teigen provides color commentary, and talk show host Jimmy Fallon is the executive producer. The show has brought together ...

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Janelle Monáe relishes her ‘Monster’ experience at London Film Festival

Janelle Monáe seen at ‘Monster’ event. Mass Appeal Wire Reports LONDON — Pop songtress and Kansas City native Janelle Monáe grew up on the murky streets of Quindaro. So she’s used to being encircled by frightening things. On Thursday evening, the 30-year-old Wondaland honcho attended the special screening of “A Monster Calls” at the BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon ...

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Teenage clown impersonators busted terrorizing pedestrians in Roseville

Teen girls busted clowning around. Mass Appeal Wire Reports ROSEVILLE — Two teenage girls were clowning around [pun intended] Thursday night in Roseville, Michigan and now they’re going to jail. According to Roseville Police Chief James Berlin, the two women — both age 18 — took the crazed clown phenomenon too damn far when they jumped out of a car [dressed ...

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John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen embracing challenges of parenthood

John and Chrissy loving parenthood. Mass Appeal Wire Reports LOS ANGELES — Baby Luna is a carbon copy of her father, this according to her mom Chrissy Teigen who spilled the beans during a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Chrissy, 30, couldn’t help but rave about her daughter’s striking resemblance to John Legend. “She is a good baby,” ...

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Lee Daniels and Empire cast members congregate in Hillary Clinton campaign

Empire stars unite for Hillary Clinton. Mass Appeal Wire Reports LOS ANGELES — Hollywood honcho Lee Daniels and his congregate of Empire stars have Hillary Clinton’s back. Daniels and cast members Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Gray, Gabourey Sidibe, Tasha Smith, and Trai and Grace Byers have joined forces in a new advertisement in support of the Democratic presidential ...

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