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Lambert No Apologies

ABC was clearly in a no-win position Tuesday following its decision to cancel Adam Lambert's appearance on Good Morning America following his racy performance Sunday night on the American Music Awards. The network said that...

Donny Osmond Takes Home Disco Ball

Donny Osmond, who had the advantage of spending a lifetime as a performer and commanding an enormous fan base, danced off with the top award, a silver disco ball, on the season finale of ABC's...

Parents Group Insists Lambert Cancellation Is An 'Overreaction'

Officials at the U.S. parental advocacy group upset by gay star ADAM LAMBERT's shocking American Music Awards performance on Sunday (22Nov09) have accused TV bosses who axed the AMERICAN IDOL star from a TV breakfast...

Lambert 'Respects' Morning Tv Show Axe

AMERICAN IDOL star ADAM LAMBERT "respects" U.S. TV bosses' decision to scrap his performance on a national breakfast show following his outrageous American Music Awards finale.The openly gay singer caused controversy at the prizegiving on...

Abc Says It Was Blindsided By Lambert

Reminiscent of CBS's explanation in the aftermath of the Janet Jackson "wardrobe malfunction" in 2004 that it was caught off guard by the incident, ABC maintained on Monday that it had not expected the sexually...

Lambert Cut From Morning Tv Show

AMERICAN IDOL star ADAM LAMBERT's upcoming appearance on a U.S. breakfast show has been axed after he caused a stir with his raunchy performance at the American Music Awards on Sunday night (22Nov09).The openly gay...

Ama Awards Challenge Football

ABC's telecast of Sunday night's American Music Awards averaged 14.16 million viewers and beat out NBC's Sunday Night Football from 9 00 p.m. to 10 30 p.m., according to overnight Nielsen ratings. The football telecast...

Adam Lambert Ignites New Censorship Furor

Almost certain to provoke a new ruckus at the FCC, American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert's live performance at Sunday Night's American Music Awards was regarded as so salacious by ABC, which broadcast it, that portions...

Cox Puts Cougar Town On Hold

COURTENEY COX has halted production on her new TV series COUGAR TOWN while she tends to a "family matter."Cox, who is married to actor David Arquette, stars in and serves as executive producer on the...

Oprah Announces Two-year Fade-out

A teary-eyed Oprah Winfrey announced today (Friday) that she will end her unrivaled daytime talk show at the end of its 25th season in 2011. She told her audience that "after much prayer and months...

Martha Stewart Says She Has Lost More Than $1 Billion

Martha Stewart claimed Wednesday that her conviction and prison sentence in 2004 following a stock-trading scandal cost her more than $1 billion. Appearing on ABC's Nightline show, Stewart said she was "pissed" when she realized...

Fox Scores News Beat With Obama Chat

President Obama's brief interview with Fox News Channel's Major Garrett on Wednesday produced a fair amount of newsworthy copy. Suggesting that a behind-the-scenes truce between the news channel and the White House had been worked...

Chaz Bono: 'Sex Change Was Best Decision'

CHER's former daughter CHAZ BONO has no regrets about undergoing a sex-change - insisting it's "the best decision I've ever made".The 40-year-old writer, born Chastity to the pop superstar and late singer/actor Sonny Bono, began...

Janet Jackson Sharing Weight Issues In New Book

JANET JACKSON is working on her first book - she will document her lifelong weight battle in TRUE YOU.The R&B superstar's figure has fluctuated drastically throughout the years - and she piled on 60 pounds...

Stewart Attacks Rival Ray In News Show

There's a new war of words stewing in America's TV kitchen - lifestyle queen MARTHA STEWART has attacked her rival RACHAEL RAY in a new news special.Interviewed for ABC news show Nightline, Stewart attacked Ray...

Ratings Same Old, Same Old ...

With the exception of ABC's telecast of the Country Music Association Awards last week, the list of top ratings winners for the week looked pretty much the way it has looked throughout the season. The...

Father Of Jackson's Molestation Accuser Dies

The dentist dad of MICHAEL JACKSON's molestation accuser JORDAN CHANDLER has died.An official with the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office in Newark, New Jersey has confirmed that Evan Chandler died on Monday (16Nov09) No further details...

Disney Reports Solid Profits -- Except At Movie Studio

The Walt Disney Company is the latest media conglomerate to report stronger-than-expected earnings in the last quarter. Even as a shake-up of its executives continue on Wednesday with its finance chief, Tom Staggs, and the...

Palin Says Couric Had A "Partisan Agenda" In Her Interview

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has told Oprah Winfrey that she was immediately aware that her interview with Katie Couric was going badly during the first segment but that Republican campaign officials urged her to...

V Ain't For Victory

The alien invasion that ABC launched last week with the debut of V that threatened the status of CBS's NCIS as the No. 1 scripted series, appeared effectively driven back as the second episode of...

Grammer's New Show Axed

KELSEY GRAMMER's latest TV series HANK has been axed after just five episodes.The former Cheers actor has struggled to resurrect his career after his long-running spin-off series Frasier ended in 2004. Grammer's last comedy outing,...

90210 Star Splits From Boyfriend

Former BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 star LINDSAY PRICE has been dealt a double blow after learning her new TV show has been shelved - she has also split from boyfriend JOSH RADNOR.TV bosses at U.S. network...

World Series Nabs Top Ratings Score

The World Series made a surprise comeback last week, drawing an average of 19.4 million viewers and peaking in Game 6 with 22.3 million, according to final figures released this week by Nielsen Research. Last...

Romijn's Witch Show Shelved

The WITCHES OF EASTWICK TV spin-off, EASTWICK, is officially a flop in America - ABC bosses have refused to order additional episodes of the series.Ratings dipped after the show, starring Rebecca Romijn, debuted in September...

Friday The 13th Video Showdown For Brown And Rihanna

Former lovers CHRIS BROWN and RIHANNA are set for another head-to-head clash a week after they faced off against each other on rival American TV interviews.Brown and Rihanna appeared on MTV and ABC news show...

Will Oprah Winfrey Move Her Show To Cable?

CBS TV Distribution says that it has not been apprised by anyone within Oprah Winfrey's Harpo organization that she plans to pull up stakes in Chicago and move her syndicated talk show to her Los...

Jonas Brothers Reveal Jackson Influence At Mtv Emas

The JONAS BROTHERS paid tribute to King Of Pop MICHAEL JACKSON at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Thursday (05Nov09) - revealing how the JACKSON 5 were their first major influence.The trio introduced a tribute...

Tv Series May Become "Sequel" To 2012

While it may not be unusual for producers to be discussing a sequel to a blockbuster movie even before the original is released, it is unusual for them to suggest that the sequel ought to...

Janet Jackson Set For U.s. Tv News Special

JANET JACKSON is to give her first indepth interview since the death of her brother MICHAEL to U.S. newswoman ROBIN ROBERTS.Her In the Spotlight With Robin Roberts special will air on America's ABC network on...

V Debuts With Best Numbers For Any New Show This Year

Aliens reinvaded America's living rooms again Tuesday night -- en masse. According to overnight Nielsen ratings, ABC's V attracted 13.9 million viewers, providing some unexpected competition for the usual winner of the 8 00 p.m....

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