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Portuguese Dvd Renters Want Pirate Penalties Reduced

An association of Portuguese video rental shops, claiming that prosecutors are reluctant to file charges against persons who download movies illegally because the penalties are too severe, says it plans to begin reporting thousands of...

Onetime Voice Of Abc (And The Lone Ranger ) Dead At 89

Veteran announcer Fred Foy, who was the voice of ABC Television in the 1960s and '70s, but was probably best known for his introduction of The Lone Ranger on radio and TV in the late...

Nbc Ratings Champ Again

With 24 million viewers tuning in to the game itself and another 17 million watching the "Pre-Kickoff" telecast, Monday Night Football gave NBC its second consecutive ratings victory among the key 18-49 demographic last week,...

Google Tv Admits It's Not Ready For Primetime

On virtually the eve of its introduction of Web TV software, Google has told television manufacturers who had planned to integrate it into their new TV sets that the software is not ready and has...

Snf Survives Survivor Finale

Football once again dominated the Sunday-night ratings, with a 7 00 p.m. overrun on CBS capturing 24.7 million viewers and NBC's Sunday Night Football (Green Bay vs. New England) averaging 20.84 million. Despite the huge...

Time Warner Cable Goes The Distance To Battle Balky Stations

Implementing a new tactic in its battle against local TV stations over retransmission consent fees, Time Warner Cable is replacing Smith Media stations in Utica and Plattsburgh, NY and Burlington, VT with affiliates of the...

Jimmy Kimmel Being Sued By Brooklyn Rabbi

Jimmy Kimmel is being sued by a Brooklyn-based rabbi.The 43-year-old US chat shaw host - who used a YouTube video entitled Flying Rabbi to entertain audiences during a segment of one of his shows in...

The Peacock Crows Again

Look who was the No. 1-rated network last week. NBC, that's who -- at least among the key demo of adults 18-49. The struggling network rose to the top spot for the first time this...

Mariah Carey Sings Christmas Duet With Her Mother

Mariah Carey sang a festive duet with her mother on a special Christmas TV show last night (14.12.10).The pregnant star - who was hosting 'Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas To You' for US channel ABC at...

Virginia Madsen Joins Cast Of The Event

VIRGINIA MADSEN, the OSCAR nominated actress best known for her role in the indie comedy 'Sideways', is set to join the cast of 'The Event' when the NBC drama returns next year, reports Deadline.com The...

Wonderful Life Beats Narnia On Tv

The Chronicles of Narnia not only experienced light interest among U.S. moviegoers over the weekend (see separate item), but the earlier movie episode, The Chronicles of Narnia The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe ,...

Networks Drastically Cut Back Foreing News Coverage

With the major television networks' news divisions shutting down many of their overseas bureaus to cut costs and ignoring significant foreign news events because of the lack of resources to cover them, the combined number...

Netflix And Disney Team Up

Episodes from past seasons of ABC's Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives , and the entire saga of Lost will be available on Netflix's streaming service, thanks to a deal between the online video renter and the...

Marilu Henner To Decide The Next Miss America

MARILU HENNER, the 58-year-old American actress best known for her role in the sitcom 'Taxi', is among the seven judges who will decide the next 'Miss America', reports the Associated Press. Henner will join 'The...

Oprah Winfrey Irritated By Gay Rumours

Oprah Winfrey would come out if she was gay.The US media personality has been subject to speculation due to her close relationship with long-term friend Gayle King, but confirms if she was romantically involved with...

Ratings Soar For Nbc News

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams boasted ratings last week that would have been the envy of any of the network's entertainment programming. With an average of nearly 10 million viewers tuned in during the...

Rudolph Lights The Way Again

During a week that saw ratings for each of the networks drop from their season averages by double-digit percentages and the annual visit of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer rank seventh on the Nielsen ratings chart...

Beatles Song Played As Lennon's Life Ebbed Away

THE BEATLES' classic track ALL MY LOVING was eerily playing on hospital loudspeakers as medics desperately battled to save JOHN LENNON's life.On the 30th anniversary of the iconic musician's death, a witness in the hospital...

Willow Smith To Play News Years Eve Show With Ne-yo

WILLOW SMITH, the daughter of Hollywood stars WILL SMITH and JADA PINKETT SMITH, will make her most high-profile television appearance yet when she takes to the stage at 'DICk Clarks' New Year's Rockin' Eve' on...

Abc Names New Abc News President

ABC has named Ben Sherwood, a former executive producer of Good Morning America , to replace David Westin as president of ABC News. Sherwood, who is the very personification of media convergence -- he has...

David Lynch's Twin Peaks To Receive Psych Tribute

David Lynch's cult serial drama 'Twin Peaks' is to be paid homage to tonight (02.12.10).The US show - which premiered on ABC some 20 years ago - is to return in the latest episode of...

Bristol Et Al Lift Ratings For Dwts Finale

The season finale of ABC's Dancing with the Stars shoved aside NBC's Sunday Night Football last week as the results show attracted a whopping 24.2 million viewers and the final performance show drew 23.7 million....

Kara Dioguardi To Speak Out About American Idol In Memoir

KARA DIOGUARDI, the 39-year-old American singer-songwriter and former AMERICAN IDOL judge, is set to release her memoirs entitled 'A Helluva High Note', according to Entertainment Weekly. Despite recently leaving the hit US singing contest 'Idol',...

Longoria Lands New Producing Roles

Actress EVA LONGORIA is throwing herself into work following her marriage breakdown - her production company has signed deals for three new TV series.The Desperate Housewives star filed for divorce from basketball player Tony Parker...

Thankgiving Football & Turkey In That Order

Thanksgiving has become a day of the year when friends and family get together in the late afternoon, watch the network telecast of the NFL game, then sit down together for dinner -- and turn...

Ron Zimmerman Dating Cher

RON ZIMMERMAN, a relatively unknown American screenwriter, is dating the pop superstar CHER. The 'Believe' star revealed the news in an interview with ABC, in which she also discussed her children 'ELIHAJ BLUE' and 'CHAZ...

Cbs Wins November Sweeps

Daily Variety has projected CBS to be the winner among total viewers in the crucial November sweeps, which end tonight (Wednesday) and to tie with Fox among 18-49-year-old viewers. Easily the top-rated "show" of the...

Heidi Montag's Plastic Surgery Regret

Heidi Montag wishes she could go back to her old self.The reality TV star - who has gone under the knife for 10 plastic surgery procedures, including breast augmentation and a nose job - admitted...

Carey's Mum To Appear On Christmas Special

MARIAH CAREY is turning her mum into a TV star after inviting her to be part of a festive special.Patricia Carey, who performs a medley of Christmas tunes with her pregnant daughter on new album...

Bristol Palin Receives Death Threats Before Dancing Final

BRISTOL PALIN, the controversial finalist of DANCING WITH THE STARS season eleven, has received death threats in the run-up to the series finale, reports the UK's Daily Telegraph. Palin, the daughter of Republican vice-presidential candidate...

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Get Your First Look At Jared Leto As The 'Suicide Squad's' Joker

Director David Ayer has shared the first official image of Leto as the DC villain.

Lady Gaga Receive Contemporary Icon Award Songwriters Hall Fame

Lady Gaga will be honoured by the Songwriters Hall of Fame when she receives their Contemporary Icon Award in a ceremony on 19th June.

Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like S**t, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt Album Review

Earl Sweatshirt sounds comfortable and mature on 'I Don't Like S**t, I Don't Go Outside', and his raw style with a high energy sounds at home over...

Johnny Depp Shows Off Acting Talent In Monstrous 'Black Mass' Trailer [Pictures]

For anyone overtaken by Johnny Depp's recent filmography, the trailer for 'Black Mass' can serve as a great reminder that he is a phenomenal actor.

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Bruce Jenner Interview: What We Learned From Former Olympian's Diane Sawyer Special

After months of intrigue and speculation Bruce Jenner’s two hour sit-down with Diane Sawyer aired on ABC Friday night.

Steven Moffat Talks 'Doctor Who' Movie: "There's Money To Be Made But That's Not The Point"

The showrunner has spoken out after leaked Sony emails revealed talk of a ‘Doctor Who’ movie.

Is Tom Cruise Ready To Face The Music In Disney's 'Bob The Musical'?

The ‘Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation’ star is reportedly being eyed for the long in development project.

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