May 2012

Since 1998, the Milken Institute Global Conference  has been convening some of the world’s most extraordinary people to explore solutions to today’s most pressing challenges.

This Tuesday and Wednesday, BNN’s HEADLINE with Howard Green brings viewers to the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles with two half-hour specials starting at 1 p.m. ET on BNN, with encore presentations the next night at 10 p.m. ET.

In addition, BNN offers viewers a front row to interviews with top global business leaders, political figures, economists, and thought leaders on Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the day.

BNN has secured interviews with extraordinary international business leaders inclduing: Mohamed El-Erian, CEO of PIMCO, the world’s largest bond fund manager, with over $1.77 trillion in assets under management; Pierre Beaudoin, CEO of Bombardier, the Montreal-based global leader in aerospace and rail transportation with 76 production and engineering sites in 25 countries and 70,000 employees globally; T. Boone Pickens, founder of BP Capital, the legendary Texas oil man turned environmentalist is one of America’s best-known entrepreneurs who once built one of the largest independent oil companies in the United States; Richard Fisher, CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, one of the most outspoken and influential non-voting members of the Federal Open Market Committee; David Simon, Chairman and CEO of Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group, the largest publicly-traded real estate company in the United States; and more.

Viewers can take in the half-hour HEADLINE specials post-broadcast online and follow @howardgreenbnn for exclusive quotes, tweets, and photos from inside the Milken Institute Global Conference.

It was confirmed last week that Todd & the Book of Pure Evil has been cancelled by Space.

The Canadian sci-fi hit will not return for a third season despite proving popular with both fans and critics.

Creator Craig David Wallace broke the news at the Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Awards before it was officially confirmed by Space.

Source: Huffington Post

Next Week (April 30 – May 4) on THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW, Golden Globe® and Academy Award®-winning actress Diane Keaton (April 30) discusses her new film Darling Companion, and DANCING WITH THE STARS’ (Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV Two) Donald Driver and dance partner Peta Murgatroyd (April 30) give a show stopping performance.

Then, Golden Globe®-nominated actress, Jessica Alba (May 1) talks about her organization “The Honest Company,” and Bill Clinton (May 3) discusses his daughter’s beautiful New York wedding and his wife’s appointment as Secretary of State.

Plus, two-time Golden Globe®-winning actor Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson discuss their new highly-anticipated sci-fi film, The Avengers. THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW airs weekdays at 2 p.m. ET on CTV and 4 p.m. ET on CTV Two (check to confirm local broadcast times).


Monday, April 30

Diane Keaton: Golden Globe® and Academy Award®-winning actress Diane Keaton (Because I Said So) stops by THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW to discuss her new film, Darling Companion.

Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: DANCING WITH THE STARS (Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV Two) contestant – Green Bay Packers wide receiver – Donald Driver and his professional dance partner Peta Murgatroyd, flaunt their moves in the ELLEN studio with a show-stopping performance.


Tuesday, May 1

Jessica Alba: Golden Globe®-nominated actress Jessica Alba (Sin City), discusses her two adorable girls, Honor Marie and Haven Garner. With the help of her organization “The Honest Company”, a supplier of non-toxic, safe and healthy products for babies, Jessica also gives the inside scoop on what moms need to know to keep their children healthy.


Wednesday, May 2

Sophia Grace & Rosie: The dynamic duo from Essex, England are back on ELLEN after taking the world by storm and delivering some of the funniest and most impressive performances all season. 

Julianna Margulies: Two-time Emmy® Award-winning actress Julianna Margulies discusses her role in the hit series, THE GOOD WIFE.

Kevin Nealon: Best known as one of the long-standing cast members on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, Kevin Nealon (WEEDS) reveals what happened when ELLEN flew him to Las Vegas to officiate at weddings. 


Thursday, May 3

Bill Clinton: The 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, catches up with ELLEN about his daughter Chelsea’s beautiful New York wedding and his wife’s appointment as Secretary of State. It’s been six years since Clinton has been on ELLEN, so there’s a lot to talk about!

Beth Stern: Howard Stern’s wife, Beth Stern, is stepping the spotlight as the host of her new interior design show, MOM CAVES, and is here to tell Ellen all about it. Plus, Beth dishes about her life with her headline-making husband!


Friday, May 4

Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr.: Two-time Golden Globe® Award-winning actor Robert Downey Jr. and three-time Golden Globe® Award-nominated actress, Scarlett Johansson, stop by THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW to discuss their new highly-anticipated sci-fi film, The Avengers. The stars share details on their big screen chemistry and what it was like working with such an epic cast.

This week (April 30- May 4) on ANDERSON, Emmy® Award-winning actress Kristen Johnston (THE EXES) (April 30) co-hosts an episode on women who undergo plastic surgery to look like celebrities; while Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning Actress Dame Judi Dench (J. Edgar)(May 1) reveals a medical condition affecting her life.

Then, PARKS AND RECREATION’s Aziz Ansari (May 2) shares what it’s like to work with co-star Amy Poehler; Emmy® Award-nominated actress Vanessa Williams (CTV’s DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) (May 3) and her mother discuss their new memoir.


Monday, April 30 

Kristen Johnston Co-Hosts and PRIVATE PRACTICE’s Kate Walsh

ANDERSON’s first ever co-host is Emmy® Award-winning actress Kristen Johnston (THE EXES), who explores the topic of women who undergo plastic surgery to look like celebrities. Then, Kate Walsh (PRIVATE PRACTICE) joins ANDERSON to reveal secrets about working at her hit show and why she has a new ‘Billionaire Boyfriend,’ then Kristen and Kate face off in a game of “Buzz That Billionaire.” Plus, Kristen, a former addict herself, teaches ANDERSON about a new high school dedicated to helping teens who struggle with substance abuse. See how two teens are overcoming their addictions and learn what all parents should do if they suspect their children are abusing drugs.


Tuesday, May 1

Daytime Exclusive: Judi Dench, Plus Anderson Investigates: Why Are We Rude?

ANDERSON is joined by Golden Globe® and Academy Award®-winning actress Dame Judi Dench (J. Edgar) who addresses rumors of going blind, reveals the medical condition that is affecting her life and discusses the highlights of her career. Then, a hidden camera investigation reveals how everyday people respond to rude situations. Learn the best ways to deal with rudeness and find out how to be assertive without being rude.


Wednesday, May 2


Aziz Ansari (PARKS AND RECREATION) surprises ANDERSON by sending his own look-a-like out on stage to fool him. Then, Aziz shares what it’s like to work with his co-star, Amy Poehler, and what happened when he ran into rapper 50 Cent at a restaurant. Plus, ANDERSON discusses the headline making stories that are capturing the nation’s attention.


Thursday, May 3


ANDERSON is joined by the husband of Soccer Mom Madam, Anna Gristina, to speak out for the first time in a Daytime Exclusive about the future of his family after his wife was charged with running a brothel in New York City. Then, Emmy® Award-nominated actress Vanessa Williams (DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on CTV) and her mother, Helen, discuss their new candid memoir You Have No Idea. Vanessa opens up about her childhood abuse, getting pregnant in high school and offers tips on how everyone came overcome adversity. 


Friday, May 4

Daytime Exclusive: Inside the Jailhouse with a Teen Killer

ANDERSON is talking with a 19-year-old girl convicted of murder from her prison cell. This teen shares what happened on the chilling night of the murder and why she found herself in these tragic circumstances. Then, the parents of the convicted teen share how they felt the moment they heard their daughter was found guilty, and the parents of the victim speak out. 

Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) present the compelling, tragic and courageous story of the former NHL superstar in the documentary Theo Fleury: Playing With Fire.

From Pyramid Productions and producer/director Larry Day, this feature-length film debuts on Wednesday, May 9 at 9 pm ET/MT on The Movie Network and Movie Central, following its premiere at the 2012 Hot Docs Festival in Toronto.

Fleury’s success on the ice – a Stanley Cup in his rookie season with the Calgary Flames, Olympic Gold for Team Canada and amassing over 1,000 points in his NHL career – was overshadowed later by a string of scandalous headlines that painted a picture of a troubled soul.

While trying to dull the pain of a terrible childhood secret, he betrayed people who loved him and threw millions away on booze, drugs, gambling and strippers.

In 2009, Theo Fleury and Kirstie McLellan Day wrote Playing With Fire, revealing that, as a teen, Fleury had been sexually abused by his coach, Graham James. The book created a firestorm of publicity and went on to become a number-one bestseller.

The documentary, commissioned by The Movie Network and Movie Central, follows Fleury across North America as he promotes the book, competes in the figure-skating reality series Battle of the Blades and supports sexual abuse survivors.

Fleury offers unprecedented access to the film crew and shares his candid thoughts as he confronts the triumphs and transgressions of his past. He is a walking contradiction – a mercurial, charismatic, outspoken character, at times funny, at times tragic but always fascinating.