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Smashing Ratings For The Voice ; For Smash , Too

Ratings for NBC's The Voice and Smash climbed appreciably on Monday with the talent contest drawing 16.3 million viewers (peaking in the second hour with 17 million) and the musical drama 7.9 million. That gave...

Kirk Cameron Defends Himself Over Homosexuality Comments

American actor Kirk Cameron has hit back at critics who've lampooned him since he made some rather risky comments about homosexuality in an interview with Piers Morgan on Cnn. Speaking to the British journalist and...

Nicollette Sheridan Testifies Against Housewives Creator

Nicollette Sheridan claims she was fired from 'Desperate Housewives' after she complained about creator Marc Cherry hitting her. The actress - whose character Edie Britt was written out of the show in 2009 - took...

Courteney Cox Backs Cougar Town Campaign

Courteney Cox is urging fans to spread the word about the new season of her TV series Cougar Town amid fears the show is facing cancellation due to falling ratings.The third series of the star's...

Marc Cherry Still Upset About Striking Sheridan To Demonstrate Scene

Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry has felt awful about striking Nicollette Sheridan for years, the writer told a court in Los Angeles on Monday (05Mar12).Cherry took the stand in Sheridan's wrongful dismissal trial and faced...

Kristin Chenoweth Defends Controversial Gay Storyline

The TV show Gcb (originally entitled Good Christian Bitches) premiered on Sunday night, after Desperate Housewives. Starring Kristin Chenoweth, the show had been raising eyebrows before it had even aired and, with its storyline about...

Gcb Debuts; Tv Survives

GCB , based on Kim Gatlin's saucy novel Good Christian Bitches , premiered ...er ... modestly on ABC Sunday night, a sort of Southern companion to the network's Desperate Housewives , which precedes it. The...

Russell Simmons And Deepak Chopra Raise $5 Million For Obama

Rap mogul Russell Simmons and spiritual guru Deepak Chopra have helped to raise $5 million (£3.13 million) for U.S. President Barack Obama's re-election campaign after co-hosting a fundraiser in New York.Simmons and Chopra teamed up...

Angry Nicollette Sheridan Loses Temper In Trial Cross-examination

Actress Nicollette Sheridan was ordered to "calm down" by a Los Angeles judge on Friday (02Mar12) after becoming frustrated as she was cross-examined over a fight she had with Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry.The star...

Nicollette Sheridan Rises From The Dead

In what is turning out to be a high-profile wrongful-termination case of the first order, former Desperate Housewives star Nicollette Sheridan claimed in court on Thursday that writer-creator Marc Cherry decided to kill off her...

Annasophia Robb Playing Carrie Bradshaw In Sex And The City Prequel

Annasophia Robb has been cast as the iconic Carrie Bradshaw in the Sex and the City spin-off The Carrie Diaries (Sarah Jessica Parker plays the role in the original series). The 18 year-old actress will...

Hayden Panettiere Set For Country Tv Series

Hayden Panettiere is set to show off her singing skills playing a country superstar in new TV soap Nashville.The actress, who played a cheerleader in sci-fi show Heroes, will swap her pom-poms for a microphone...

Nicollette Sheridan Recalls Alleged Cherry Fight In Court

Actress Nicollette Sheridan opened up about the fight she had with Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry in court on Thursday (01Mar12), insisting the altercation eventually led to her firing.Sheridan was testifying in Los Angeles Superior...

Idol No Longer Invulnerable

Fox's American Idol remained the No. 1 show among viewers 18-49 this week, but among total adults, it had to settle for second place on Tuesday night -- beaten by CBS's long-running NCIS, which drew...

Kristin Chenoweth To Play Dolly Parton In New Musical

Kristin Chenoweth, the Tony Award winning actress, returns to prime-time television this week, playing the Botox-injecting religious blogger Carlene Cockburn in 'Gcb'. However, during a brief chat about the show with Reuters, the actress let...

Desperate Housewives Trial: Nicollette Sheridan Breaks Down In Court

Nicollette Sheridan broke down in tears, in court yesterday (February 29,2012). E! Online has revealed that the former Desperate Housewives star let her emotions get the better of her when her attorney read his opening...

And The Winner Is ... Abc

Thanks to its annual broadcast of the Oscars, ABC wound up in first place on the Nielsen ratings chart for last week, averaging 10.68 million viewers. That figure was skewed by the 39.34 million who...

Oscars And Grammys Wind Up Tied

Final Nielsen figures for Sunday night's Oscar telecast on ABC put the audience count at 39.34 million. That number is a tad below the 39.50 million that the Grammys wound up with two weeks earlier,...

Oscars 2012: Was Billy Crystal To Blame For Losing Younger Audience?

There weren't too many shocks or surprises at this year's Academy Awards, and any eyebrow raisers became largely mocked or criticized, like replacement host Billy Crystal 's blackface routine and Angelina Jolie's now infamous show...

'Desperate Housewives' Stars Called To Nicollette Sheridan Court Case

The stars of 'Desperate Housewives' have been called to appear at Nicollette Sheridan's court caseEva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross and Felicity Huffman have all been named as defence witnesses in the wrongful dismissal trial...

Oscars Likely To Remain Year's No. 2 Telecast

Ratings for Sunday night's Oscar awards telecast on ABC were up slightly from 2011, according to preliminary overnight figures from Nielsen Research. The show delivered a 25.5 household rating and a 38 share -- up...

Oscars 2012: The Stars Stun In Neutrals

Nude tones were the order of the day at last night's (26.02.12) Oscars with Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez all opting for neutral shades.Cameron stunned in a floorlength cream strapless Gucci gown complete...

Lucy Lawless Arrested For Oil Tanker Protest

Actress Lucy Lawless has been arrested after spending several days protesting onboard an oil-drilling ship docked in New Zealand.The former Xena: Warrior Princess star was among a group of seven campaigners who climbed aboard the...

Melissa Mccarthy Tears Up On The Oscars Red Carpet After Mum's Tv Tribute

Actress Melissa Mccarthy fought back tears on the Oscars red carpet after watching a pre-taped TV tribute from her mum Sandy.Mother and daughter walked the red carpet together with other members of the family and...

Was Simon Cowell Ready To Recruit Whitney Houston For X Factor?

Simon Cowell and La Reid have both addressed the rumors that suggested Whitney Houston may have been approached as a judge of the US version yesterday. In a teleconference call with the press this week,...

Jennifer Lopez Narrowly Avoids Kiss On American Idol

On last night's episode of American Idol, judge Jennifer Lopez narrowly avoided a passionate kiss from one of the contestants. Heejun Haw told the cameras that if he was eliminated from the show at this...

Ncis Fells American Idol

For the first time, a regularly scheduled entertainment show has knocked American Idol off its perch at the top of the Nielsen ratings chart as the most-viewed show among total adults. According to final figures,...

John Leguizamo To Play Del Boy In American Remake Of Only Fools And Horses

John Leguizamo is set to play Del Boy in the upcoming American pilot of the popular BBC comedy, Only Fools and Horses. The One For The Money actor will be taking on the iconic role...

Abc The Bachelor 2012 -Ben Honors Wishes Of Kacie's Father

Episode 8 of the current season of The Bachelor aired last night and the theme of this week's Abc show was 'Hometown Dates', in which the bachelor (in this case Ben Flajnik - visits the...

'The Bachelor' Down To The Final Four Contestants

'The Bachelor' is really hotting up as it hits week eight of the ten week contest, and the preview for tonight's episode shows that the main man BEN FLAJNIK will be heading to the hometowns...

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