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Lowe 'Too Tanned' For Tv Bosses

ROB LOWE has been ordered to stay out of the sun after his TV bosses objected to him becoming too tanned. The actor, who plays Senator Robert MCCallister on hit U.S. show Brothers & Sisters, lives...

Siegfried And Roy Show Taped For Abc News Magazine

As unlikely as it may seem, what was billed as the final on-stage appearance of Siegfried and Roy -- at a charity show in Las Vegas Saturday night -- was taped for a one-hour TV...

U2 To Play Free Show At New York College?

Irish rockers U2 will follow-up their free concert in London last week (27Feb09) by treating students to a secret show at New York's Fordham University, according to U.S. reports. The One hitmakers played a 20 minute...

Idol Still Golden But Slightly Tarnished

Wednesday night's edition of American Idol -- a "performance" night that was delayed because of President Obama's address to Congress on Tuesday -- drew an average of 24.25 million viewers, down 12 percent from a...

Oscars Can't Give Abc A Weekly Win

As usual, ABC's coverage of the Academy Awards was the second-highest-rated telecast of the year, drawing 36.3 million viewers. Although the figure was up about 4 million over last year, it was nevertheless the ceremony's...

Fox Wins Tight Monday-night Ratings Race

Despite presenting a night of reruns, CBS managed to fight off a slew of tough competitors Monday, and although it finished in second place, it scored some impressive numbers, especially with Two and a Half...

California Passes Incentives Package

Despite strong opposition from many legislators, a five-year financial incentives package for Hollywood filmmakers has been included in the California's new budget. It provides up to $100 million annually in tax incentives to film and...

Abc Shells Out For Interview, Doesn't Get It

ABC News paid between $249 and $739 a night for a three-night hotel stay at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes in Orlando for the grandparents of Caylee Anthony, the murdered child whose body was found...

Cut-price Oscars

Because of the current flight of advertisers from television, ABC has been forced to cut the amount it charges for commercials on Sunday night's Oscar telecast by as much as 20 percent, published reports said...

Tv Bosses 'Killing Off' Desperate's Sheridan

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES bosses are making sure NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN's exit from the hit show is permanent - her character will be killed off during a dramatic finale. ABC executives announced last week (begs09Feb09) Sheridan, who plays Wisteria...

Despite Octomom And Idol , Cbs Wins Again

The list of top-ten television shows for last week was composed mostly of the usual players, with NBC remaining on the sidelines. The network's top-rated show was a Dateline feature in which Ann Curry interviewed...

Idol Tops Again

American Idol remained unstoppable Tuesday night as it averaged 25.10 million viewers, peaking in the third half hour with 25.96 million. The wonder is that the competition from CBS and NBC remained strong. In the...

Sam Donaldson Quits Abc After 41 Years

Veteran ABC newsman Sam Donaldson has told the Washington Post that he is leaving the network after 41 years. "Some people leave the business bitter, feeling they've been cast out, or they hang on too...

Kimmel Says Web Will Kill Big Salaries For Tv Hosts

ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel has predicted that the Internet will so fractionize the audience that the networks will be forced to cut the pay of late-night personalities. In an interview with Broadcasting & Cable,...

Desperate Housewives' Same-sex Smooch

Bosses on U.S. TV hit DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES have come up with a steamy way to keep viewers interested following the departure of blonde bombshell NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN - they are planning a passionate same-sex kiss between...

Most Pirated Network Univision

Spanish-language Univision is the most-pirated U.S. broadcast network on YouTube, according to TubeMogul, which monitors network usage on the video website. TubeMogul said Thursday that Univision shows have been pirated 583.75 million times. That compares...

Glaad Hails Lesbian Marriage On Abc Soap

GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, has saluted ABC and the producers of the 39-year-old soap opera All My Children for an episode due to air Monday featuring the first marriage of a...

Octuplet Mom Fuels Media Controversy

Ordinarily the mothers of multiple-birth children are showered with admiration, gifts, endorsement offers, and publicity. Nadya Suleman, the woman who recently gave birth to octuplets, may be receiving plenty of publicity, but little of the...

Gibson Halt The Aggregators

ABC News anchor Charles Gibson appealed Wednesday night for a white knight to rescue the mainstream media. Accepting the Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism at the National Press Foundation's annual dinner, Gibson...

Nicolette Sheridan To Quit Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives star Nicolette Sheridan is to leave the domestic drama, US television network ABC has confirmed.The 45-year-old actress, who stars as the troublesome Edie Britt, is likely to depart during the current fifth series,...

By on 12 February 2009

Sheridan Desperate No More

Actress NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN's run on hit TV show DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES has come to an end. Bosses at ABC, the U.S. network behind the show, have told TV Guide magazine that Sheridan's character Edie Britt will be...

Idol Tops, But Cbs Wins Overall

Fox may have scored the top two spots in the ratings with its unstoppable American Idol last week, but CBS continued to produce the most appealing shows overall -- including its telecast of the 51st...

Dancing With The Nerd

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who reportedly lost $20 million of his own money when he staged two huge open-air rock concerts -- the Us Festivals -- in 1982 and 1983 in Southern California, will try...

Richards, Lil' Kim & Steve-o Confirmed For Dancing With The Stars

Former BOND girl DENISE RICHARDS and rapper LIL' KIM will be among the stars competing to win U.S. TV show DANCING WITH THE STARS.Troubled former Jackass star Steve-O and singer Belinda Carlisle will also try...

Chimney Fire To Blame For Cyrus Concert Blaze

A chimney fire is being blamed for the cancellation of a televised BILLY RAY CYRUS concert on Friday night (06Feb09).Miley Cyrus' dad was forced to abandon a concert in Hesperia, California after fire broke out...

Fire Forces Cyrus To Abandon Gig

MILEY CYRUS' rocker father BILLY RAY has been forced to abandon a TV concert after fire broke out in the building next door.The Achy Breaky Heart hitmaker was due to record a performance for U.S....

Mouse Caught In Financial Trap

The Walt Disney said on Tuesday that its profit during its first quarter plummeted 32 percent to $845 million vs. $1.25 billion during the same quarter a year ago. Total revenue dropped to $9.6 billion....

Peacock Struts Again

Thanks to its must-see-TV telecast of the Super Bowl , NBC returned to first place in the weekly Nielsen ratings last week. The network, which has been relegated to last place throughout most of the...

Abc Cuts Hundreds Of Employees

Long expected retrenchments at ABC were announced Thursday, but they were not so severe as many analysts had forecast. But some reports suggested that they might represent merely a first round of layoffs. Responding to...

Abc Says It Won't Move Up Kimmel's Show

ABC has denied a New York Times report that its entertainment division is considering moving Jimmy Kimmel to 11 35 p.m. in the fall in order to compete directly against Conan O'Brien when O'Brien takes...

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