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Farrah Specials Beat The Jackson Ones

All four major TV networks aired news specials about Jackson Thursday. In addition, NBC reran its recent documentary about Farrah Fawcett, who also died Thursday and ABC also aired a 20/20 special about the actress....

Michael Jackson Obituary

The news of Michael Jackson's death brings to a close the story of arguably the greatest entertainer of the last 30 years. Michael died after reportedly suffering cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles...

Walsh's Ex Wants All Financial Prospects Revealed

KATE WALSH's estranged husband ALEX YOUNG has filed a court motion requesting the actress' TV bosses detail her future earning potential as he fights for a share of her assets.The Private Practice star has been...

Oscar Nominees To Number 10 Next Year

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group that hands out the annual Oscar awards, touched off an industry-wide controversy Wednesday when it announced that it is doubling the number of nominees for...

Cbs, Abc Newscasts Sink To Lowest Level Yet

Not only were the ratings down for the networks' entertainment programs, but so, too, were the numbers for their nightly newscasts, particularly for CBS and ABC. CBS Evening News drew just 4.89 million viewers, its...

Tv Stations Not Paying Their Bills

CBS's syndication unit sent out a clear signal to its customers Monday that, regardless of the economic challenges local stations are facing, it still expects to be paid for the programming it provides them. CBS...

Judd Thrilled With Husband's Father's Day Race Victory

Actress ASHLEY JUDD celebrated Father's Day and the summer solstice by watching husband DARIO FRANCHITTI race to victory in the Iowa Corn Indy 250.The driver became the first ever repeat winner of the IndyCar Series...

Lohan And Seacrest Hatch Plans For Reality Tv Series

LINDSAY LOHAN is teaming up with U.S. TV personality RYAN SEACREST for a big-money show - they will give a lucky contestant $1 million (£667,000) to turn their life around.The pair was spotted out together...

Gibson's Audience Disappears, Then Reappears

On Friday, the day of the transition from analog to digital television, Nielsen reported that some 2.5 million people were still "completely unprepared" for the switchover. But, to read Nielsen's ratings for the network evening...

Abc Rejects Conservative Ad Critizing Obama's Health Care Package

An advertisement by a group called Conservatives for Patients Rights opposing President Obama's health-care plan and proposing an alternative plan was rejected by ABC prior to next Wednesday night's "Town Hall" telecast on health care,...

Reporters Being Tossed Out Of Iran

Foreign journalists who arrived in Iran last week to report on that country's election are being forced to leave the country after authorities refused to renew their one-week visas, the New York Times reported today...

Abc Draws Viewers; Hbo Draws Blood

What entertainment programs have been unable to do for ABC recently, basketball has -- lifted the network to first place in the weekly Nielsen ratings. Although viewership was down slightly from last year's NBA series...

No Ratings This Week

Nielsen Media Research said today (Monday) that it is delaying the release of all primetime program ratings from last Friday through this coming Thursday following the Friday's switch from analog to digital television. "The 'hold'...

Abc Runs Hoops Around Rivals

The NBA Finals dominated primetime Thursday, with the ABC coverage of the gamebetween the Orlando Magic and the Los Angeles Lakers winning not only every half hour of the game itself but also winning with...

Katie Holmes Thinks She Will Dance

Katie Holmes is to perform on a US TV dance contest.The 30-year-old actress is in talks to appear in Fox's 'So You Think You Can Dance' - which sees a group of dancers compete for...

Fry Considers Putting The Look Of Love Onstage

ABC star MARTIN FRY is considering turning the 80s pop act's hits into a new stage musical - because he thinks the tunes would be perfect for "a bittersweet love story".The idea for the show...

Abc Star Fry To Head African Charity Trek

ABC star MARTIN FRY and GO WEST's RICHARD DRUMMIE are teaming up to trek through Namibia next year (10) in an effort to raise awareness and cash for African medical charities.The 80s hitmakers will spend...

Abc Tastes Victory With Nba Finals

It was not your typical week in the Nielsen ratings for last week -- not by an NBA long shot. ABC's coverage of the first two games of the NBA Finals between the Orlando Magic...

Cbs Wins With Reruns

Despite airing an entire evening of reruns, CBS was able to hold off a strong challenge from ABC's slate of reality shows Monday night to win the night. ABC dominated the first two hours of...

No News Feed West Coast Stations Go To Dead Air

Several ABC stations apparently did not get the word that there would be no West Coast Feed of World News Saturday night and were left scrambling to come up with content to replace it. Dead...

Ad Buyers Balking At Paying Primetime Rates For Leno

Although many advertisers initially praised NBC for its decision to air a Jay Leno variety show in place of its regular 10 00 p.m. programming, citing the cost savings, they are apparently balking at paying...

Fascinating Fact 7480

JOHN LEGEND fans defied a rainy day in New York City to pack Central Park for a free concert on Friday (05Jun09). The gig was broadcast on ABC's Good Morning America, as part of the...

The Abc Suspends Controversial Satire Show

Following a viewer uproar over a sketch spoofing the Make-a-Wish Foundation, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation has ordered its top-rated satirical show The Chaser's War on Everything off the air for two weeks. (In the sketch,...

Nba Wins, But It's No Slam Dunk

The first game of the NBA Finals dominated primetime TV viewing on Thursday, with the ABC telecast attracting an average of 10.47 million viewers between 9 00 p.m. and 11 00 p.m., peaking in the...

Australian Broadcaster Apologizes For Comedy Skit

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has been swamped with complaints after its satirical The Chaser's War on Everything aired a sketch spoofing the Make a Wish Foundation and concluding with an actor advising that there was...

Scrubs Star Maschio Sued Over Bar Brawl

SCRUBS star ROBERT MASCHIO is facing legal action from a bartender who alleges the actor choked him during a drunken brawl at a charity event.The star, who plays Dr. Todd 'The Todd' Quinlan in the...

I'm A Celebrity Scores For Nbc

NBC, which picked up I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! , the reality show that aired on ABC in 2003, posted solid numbers with a two-hour season debut on Monday. Celebrity ,...

Nbc Wins Monday Night

NBC collected a rare ratings win Monday night with two hours of its news magazine Dateline and an episode of Medium , a show that CBS picked up when NBC decided to cancel it last...

Applegate Petitions For Samantha Who?

CHRISTINA APPLEGATE has become the latest celebrity to launch a campaign to save their TV show - she is urging fans to sign a petition for her axed series SAMANTHA WHO? Applegate was nominated for an...

Green Day Fans Take Over Central Park For Free Concert

Punk rockers GREEN DAY sent thousands of screaming fans flocking to New York's Central Park on Friday (22May09), when they played a free concert live on U.S. TV. Followers spilled out onto the streets of the...

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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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