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Grammys Shine In Ratings

The Grammy Awards were back in the spotlight last week as 25.87 million viewers tuned in to CBS's Sunday-night telecast, up 35 percent from last year, when the telecast attracted 19 million, according to Nielsen...

Williams 'Devastated' By Ugly Betty Axe

VANESSA WILLIAMS is angry at U.S. TV bosses for axing her hit comedy UGLY BETTY, insisting the cast is "devastated" by the news.The U.S. version of the series turned Emmy winner America Ferrera into a...

Avatar, Hurt Locker Tie For Most Oscar Nods

James Cameron's Avatar has received nine Oscar nominations, far short of the 14 that Titanic, his previous blockbuster, received in 1998. Aside from nominations that the film received for best film, director, and score, the...

Hart & Lawrence Land Tv Sitcom

Fallen U.S. TV regulars MELISSA JOAN HART and JOEY LAWRENCE are heading back to the small screen as the stars of a new sitcom.The Sabrina The Teenage Witch actress and Blossom's Lawrence will team up...

Flockhart Not Quitting Brothers & Sisters

TV bosses have dismissed rumours CALISTA FLOCKHART is set to follow in ROB LOWE's footsteps by quitting hit show BROTHERS & SISTERS.The actor recently announced he will bid farewell to his TV family at the...

30.69 Million Watch Obama's State Of The Union Address

President Obama's approval ratings may be way down, but his TV ratings remained high Wednesday night as he delivered his State of the Union address to Congress and the nation. According to preliminary overnight figures,...

'Ugly Betty' Cancelled

'Ugly Betty' has been cancelled. The US show following the life of sartorially-challenged Betty Suarez working at Mode magazine, will end after four series. A joint statement by the show's executive producer Silvio Horta and...

Ugly Betty Cancelled

U.S. TV show UGLY BETTY has been cancelled.The cult comedy, which has become a global hit, debuted in 2006 and turned Emmy Award-winner America Ferrera into a household name. But there won't be a fifth...

Fox Crushes Rivals With Football, Idol

Scoring the highest ratings for a non-Super Bowl NFL telecast in 28 years, Sunday's telecast of the NFC Championship Game between Minnesota and New Orleans easily beat everything else on television last week as it...

Nbc Exec Insists He Had A "Logical" Late-night Plan

NBC Entertainment Chairman Jeff Gaspin admitted Tuesday that he expected everyone to go along with his plan to reshuffle the network's late-night lineup, putting Jay Leno on at 11 30 p.m, Conan O'Brien on a...

Paula Abdul's Million Dollar Deal

Paula Abdul has been offered a $1 million deal to appear on 'Dancing With The Stars'.The 47-year-old singer and choreographer has reportedly been offered the huge sum as a Development Deal by network ABC. If...

Massive Ratings For Nfc Championship Telecast

More than 52 million viewers tuned in to Fox's telecast of the Minnesota Vikings/New Orleans Saints NFC championship game Sunday night, producing a 27.6 rating and a 41 share in preliminary overnight ratings. The telecast...

Grammy-winning Composer Wild Dies

Grammy-winning composer EARL WILD has died, aged 94.Wild, who suffered from congestive heart disease, passed away on Saturday (23Jan10) at his home in Palm Springs, California. He was the first pianist to perform a...

Lowe Leaves Brothers & Sisters Behind

ROB LOWE is bidding farewell to his TV family on hit show BROTHERS & SISTERS after announcing he's quitting the series.According to Deadline Hollywood, the actor felt he was being underused as Senator Robert MCCallister...

Viewers Approve Heavy Coverage Of Haiti Disaster

Seeming to confirm that television viewers wish to see more hard news presented in their nightly news programs and less celebrity-oriented features, a new study released Wednesday indicated that 71 percent of the public approves...

Viewers Aren't Missing Paula

The loss of Paula Abdul has apparently not affected the ratings of American Idol one bit. The Fox talent show attracted 26.05 million on Tuesday night and 26.72 million on Wednesday -- on a par...

O'brien Continues His Laugh Assault On Nbc Execs

Conan O'Brien continued to milk his own predicament at NBC for laughs Tuesday night, saying during his monologue, "I spent the afternoon at Universal Studios' amusement park, enjoying their brand-new ride, The Tunnel of Litigation."...

Saturday Night Lives

Conventional thinking in the front offices of the television networks that few people are willing to spend Saturdays in front of their TV sets was dealt a blow last week when CBS coverage of the...

Leno's 2004 Tonight Comments Are Replayed

Jay Leno's 2004 comments on NBC's announcement that he would be replaced as host of The Tonight Show in 2009 may be coming back to haunt him. Over the weekend, the website FunnyOrDIE.com dug out...

Zucker It Will All Blow Over

NBC chief Jeff Zucker has dismissed criticism that the wrangling over Jay Leno's imminent return to The Tonight Show and the forced departure of Conan O'Brien from the time period have left Leno damaged goods...

Idol Slips -- But No Rival Comes Close

After roaring back with imposing ratings for its season debut on Tuesday, American Idol saw its numbers slump on Wednesday. Although Tuesday's ratings beat last year's opener, Wednesday's were down 11.6 percent from a year...

Nbc Scores A Big Win With Football

Football gave NBC executives something to boast about Tuesday even as they faced ridicule from within and without the company for their handling of the Jay Leno-Conan O'Brien mess. The network's telecast of the NFL...

Aniston Not Planning Trip To Cougar Town

JENNIFER ANISTON's representative has dismissed reports the actress will reunite with her FRIENDS co-star COURTENEY COX in the second season of her U.S. TV hit COUGAR TOWN.The He's Just Not That Into You star was...

Lambert Praises Liberal Parents

Gay singer ADAM LAMBERT is grateful to his parents for accepting his sexuality and supporting him throughout his younger years, insisting he is "fortunate" to have grown up in such a liberal household.The former American...

Bcs Telecast Scores For Abc

Demonstrating that nothing -- absolutely nothing -- can beat football on television, ABC's coverage of the BCS championship game between Alabama and Texas Thursday night averaged a whopping 30 million viewers between 8 30 p.m....

Report Leno To Return To 11 30

Only days after NBC executives were putting out the word that they had no plans to make changes to their 10 00 p.m. hour until they put the rest of their programming house in order,...

Nbc Again Has No. 1 Telecast -- But What Now?

NBC's coverage of the final NFL game of the regular season was the most-watched telecast of the week as it attracted 16.3 million viewers, but it did little to lift NBC out of the weekly...

30 Billion Videos Viewed In November, Says Study

Some 170 million Americans viewed a record 30 billion videos from the principal online video websites in November, according to a study by comScore Video Metrix. Google's YouTube was by far the leader, accounting for...

Gma Does Quite Nicely Without Sawyer

Diane Sawyer's departure from Good Morning America to anchor ABC World News has not cost GMA any viewers. In fact, during the first week after George Stephanopoulos succeeded Sawyer, the show gained viewers, cutting the...

Leno Beats Reruns -- On Nbc

NBC has said all along that once television networks began airing reruns, The Jay Leno Show would shine. And Wednesday night proved the network right. The Leno show did shine Wednesday, but only when compared...

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'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Has Worn Joss Whedon Out

Now that he has unleashed his second 'Avengers' movie to global box...

Rosewater - Movie Review

A harrowing true story infused with sharp humour and bristling intelligence, this riveting film is an auspicious writing...

Music Streaming Dinosaur Grooveshark Shuts Down Overnight After Rights Settlement

With all the fuss around Spotify and Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal, other...

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Ryan Adams Covers Bryan Adams' 'Summer of 69' in Nashville [Video]

Some twelve years after he had a heckler removed for requesting Bryan...

Samba - Movie Review

Some very big themes are given space to breathe in this remarkably naturalistic drama, which is livened up by terrific...

Enrique Iglesias Is Second Biggest Victor At 2015 Latin Music Awards

Romeo Santos, commonly known as The King of Bachata, was not...

'Unfriended' Brings Horror To Screen Addicts

Horror is a reliably profitable genre, generally cheap to make and always popular with young audiences...

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