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Mixed Notes Wednesday

By Rich Heldenfels Published: August 21, 2013

Dr. Phil, or whoever tweets in his name, has proven to be spectacularly insensitive. And this clarification does not really change that.

TNT seems to have it in for Northeast Ohio, On Monday's "Major Crimes," a murder victim (and a killer) were from Akron. On Tuesday's "Rizzoli & Isles," Cleveland was the location of an old murder.

NBC has ordered more of "Hollywood Game Night," AKA Parlor Games With Cocktails. The official word: NBC has given a second-season, 10 episode-renewal to Thursday night alternative series “Hollywood Game Night.” The game show, hosted by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jane Lynch, is the brainchild of award-winning actor-producer Sean Hayes and is based on his real-life game nights. The announcement was made by Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment.

Latest performance addition to the VMAs is Drake. The announcement: MTV today announced via  its various social media channels that Grammy® Award winner, multi-platinum selling, recording artist Drake will perform his VMA-nominated top-10 smash “Started from the Bottom,” for the first time on television live during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Sunday, August 25th at 9pm ET/PT. 
Drake’s music video for “Started From the Bottom” is up for 2 VMAs this year including “Best Direction and “Best Hip Hop Video,” the category he won last year with “HYFR” with Lil Wayne. The song is the first single from his forthcoming third studio album “Nothing Was The Same,” to be released this fall, which also includes his latest hit single, “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” This marks Drake’s second overall VMA performance since “Fancy” in 2010.  To celebrate the forthcoming performance, MTV Hits, MTV’s 24-hour music channel, and MTV Jams, MTV’s 24-hour hip hop music channel, will feature a block of Drake music videos and musical performances at 3pm ET/PT.
Drake joins previously announced performers Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke.

The Jaden & Will Smith movie "After Earth" will be on DVD,  Blu-ray and digital on Oct. 8. "The Way, Way Back" is due two weeks later.




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