Weekend TV: Rolling Stones documentary 'Crossfire Hurricane' debuts on HBO
BY RITA SHERROW World Television Writer
Thursday, November 15, 2012
11/15/12 at 4:53 AM
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This weekend viewers will meet rock royalty up close and personal, dance to the music and get a chance to help rebuild part of the Jersey shore ravaged by superstorm Sandy.
Take more than 1,000 hours of film, add about 500 hours of audio and throw in outtakes from numerous Rolling Stones' documentary films, and you have "Crossfire Hurricane."
This new documentary, which includes previously unheard versions of the band's classics and unseen footage, is a backstage pass to the Stones' journey from "the band everybody hated to the band everybody loves" with all the highs and lows in between. The film premieres at 8 p.m. Thursday on HBO, cable 300. So now the question still is: Would you let your daughter marry a Rolling Stone?
'Restore the Shore'
MTV, the cast of "Jersey Shore" and other celebrities will participate in the live one-hour special "Restore the Shore" Thursday to help rebuild Seaside Heights following superstorm Sandy.
The special, a joint effort with Architecture for Humanity, will collect donations for the rebuilding of the famed boardwalk and for residents of the community affected by the horrific storm.
Viewers can help by donating money to the Red Cross by texting "REDCROSS" to 90999 and donate $10 to the Disaster Relief Fund. According to MTV, funds from this relief effort will focus on meeting people's immediate emergency needs such as shelter, food and health services. The Red Cross also helps feed emergency workers, handles inquiries from concerned family members outside the disaster area and provides blood and blood products to victims.
The special airs at 10 p.m. Thursday on cable 39. For more info, go to tulsaworld.com/restoretheshore or get involved at tulsaworld.com/mtvact
Reba is thrilled to hear one of her songs is to be recorded but not so much when the head guy at the record company wants a rapper to replace her in "Malibu Country," airing at 7:31 p.m. Friday on ABC, channel 8.
Meanwhile, back at the beach house, Lillie Mae discovers she has a secret admirer, and Cash tries to tone down his Southern accent to try to fit in with his school mates.
We'll always love you
Grammy salutes the late, great Whitney Houston with a one-hour entertainment special airing at 9 p.m. Friday on CBS, channel 6.
"We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston" will feature performances by Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Usher and others paying homage to the six-time Grammy winner who died Feb. 11.
The special will also include never-before-seen footage and interviews plus artists sharing their memories of the legendary singer. Houston sold a combined 170 million albums, songs and videos, garnered six Grammys and two Emmys, along with numerous other awards.
Get in the spirit
Hallmark Channel continues its holiday ways with two new Christmas movies this weekend.
First up, "Matchmaker Santa" stars Lacey Chabert, Florence Henderson and Thad Luckinbill in a story about a secret crush and the magic of a mysterious mall Santa (Donovan Scott). It airs at 7 p.m. Saturday on cable 165.
Then on Sunday, Carrie Fisher and Carson Kressley teach ruthless Chicago book publisher Carol (Emmanuelle Vaugier) the true meaning of Christmas and the importance of love in "It's Christmas, Carol," debuting at 7 p.m. Sunday on cable 165. Fisher plays Ghost Eve who takes Carol on a journey to her past and back through to her present in this contemporary "Scrooge" tale.
Dance to the music
"The Karate Kid" Ralph Macchio stars as a former dance champion who agrees to compete in a ballroom dance contest in the new film "Holiday Spin," airing at 8 p.m. Sunday on Lifetime, cable 36. The former champ, who gave up dancing following an injury, gets into the spirit when his estranged son comes to live with him. Working together, they plan to take the grand prize.