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Abc News Producer Says Gibson Won't Go Easy On Palin

ABC World News producer Jon Banner insisted in an interview with the Associated Press on Monday that no issue is off the table when Charles Gibson interviews Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin in Alaska later...

Nets Raise $100 Million To Fight Cancer

The three major broadcast networks donated an hour of primetime on Friday to a "Stand Up to Cancer" telethon and raised more than $100 million for cancer research as a result, the Entertainment Industry Foundation,...

Stars Banned From Scrubs Finale

HEROES star MASI OKA and actress SARAH LANCASTER have been banned from appearing in the SCRUBS series finale, which will hit TV screens next spring (09). Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence wanted all the significant guest...

Swayze Surprise For Cancer Telethon

PATRICK SWAYZE made his first public appearance since his pancreatic cancer diagnosis to provide a big surprise at the start of America's Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon on Friday night (05Sep08). The Ghost star stepped...

Fox News Beats Broadcast Nets With Rnc Coverage

Once again Fox News trounced the broadcast networks in the ratings for the Republican National Convention. While it also prevailed in 2004, its numbers on Wednesday night  (9.2 million viewers) were nearly 20 percent higher...

Jackson 5 Turn Bmi Urban Awards Into Family Affair

The JACKSON 5 returned to the stage in California on Thursday (04Sep08) night to accept a BMI icon award - but MICHAEL and JERMAINE JACKSON were nowhere in sight. The ABC hitmakers - consisting of...

Deal Back On Top

Last Thursday night's televised address by Sen. BARACK OBAMA to the Democratic Convention may have drawn 30.2 million viewers, but they were divided up among the broadcast and cable networks and barely showed up in...

Record Ratings For Palin Address

On the broadcast networks, Gov. SARAH PALIN's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night drew a bigger audience than last week's address by Sen. BARACK OBAMA at the Democratic National Convention, according to...

$1-Million Deal

NBC which promoted the fact that it finally had its first $1-million winner for its Deal or No Deal Monday night, dominated the ratings with an average 7.1 rating and an 11 share from 8...

Gustav Blows Out Gop Convention Coverage

While meteorologists were predicting widespread disaster as Hurricane Gustav plowed on towards the Gulf Coast over the weekend, the major networks were forced to shift their top anchors and reporters from the Republican National Convention...

Abc Defends Arrested Reporter

Civil liberties and journalist organizations have joined ABC-TV in asking Denver authorities to drop charges against ABC reporter/producer Asa Eslocker. Eslocker was arrested Wednesday while attempting to shoot interviews on the sidewalk outside the Brown...

Obama Address A Big Tv Draw

About 16.5 million viewers tuned in to the broadcast networks Thursday night to watch Sen. Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. NBC once again drew the largest number of viewers,...

Abc News Producer Arrested In Denver

A reporter/producer for Brian Ross's ABC News investigative unit was arrested in Denver Wednesday while he and a cameraman were taking pictures of Democratic senators attending the Democratic convention meeting with potential campaign donors. The...

Abc Unveils Five New Shows

Although some network executives had decided to forego the time-consuming and costly process of filming pilots for prospective new shows and instead go on "gut instinct" on what would likely be popular, ABC decided to...

No Olympics, But Nbc Stays On Top

The ratings weren't quite Olympian, but NBC managed to dominate all three hours of primetime Wednesday night, first with a two-hour edition of America's Got Talent , which averaged 10.13 million viewers, peaking in the...

Deal Draws More Viewers Than Dems

Those who were expecting the Democratic convention in Denver to be a cut-and-dried affair were controverted Monday night by the poignant appearance of Senator Ted Kennedy, who is battling brain cancer, at the podium to...

Obama's Convention Opens Tonight

The Democratic National Convention is due to open tonight (Monday), but with Barrack Obama already established as the party's presidential nominee and Joe Biden it's vice-presidential, some writers were asking whether the convention -- as...

Obama Gives Reporters Wake-up Call

Word that Sen. Barack Obama had chosen Sen. Joe Biden as his vice presidential running mate leaked out in the wee hours of Saturday morning on the East Coast -- hardly the time to garner...

Nbc Acquires British Tv Production Company

In what some interpreted as a hedge against another industry strike, NBC has acquired British TV drama producers Carnival for a reported $55.5 million. In an interview with today's (Thursday) Daily Variety, veteran NBC executive...

Applegate Carries On Filming

Actress CHRISTINA APPLEGATE will continue shooting her U.S. TV series SAMANTHA WHO? as she undergoes reconstructive breast surgery following a double mastectomy. The 36-year-old star revealed on Tuesday (19Aug08) she had both breasts removed after...

Espn Likely To Bid More Than $1 Billion For Upcoming Olympics

ESPN chief George Bodenheimer and ESPN content head John Skipper indicated Tuesday that the cable network and ABC will likely be bidding for the rights to air the 2014 Winter Games and the 2016 Summer...

Last-place Nbc Comes From Behind To Pummel Rivals

If a week had ten days, all of the top ten television shows last week would have been Summer Olympics telecasts. Even the other three programs that made it into the top ten attracted fewer...

You Me At Six Preview Reading/leeds With Free Download

Ahead of their performances at the Reading and Leeds festivals, You Me At Six are offering a track from their debut album as a free download.Though their next single, Jealous Minds Think Alike, is not...

By on 20 August 2008

Christina Applegate Now '100 Per Cent' Free Of Breast Cancer

Christina Applegate is clear of breast cancer following treatment, she has confirmed.It was revealed earlier this month that the actress was suffering from an early form of the disease.But thanks to the cancer being discovered...

By on 19 August 2008

Colbert, Stewart Audiences Smart; Couric's Not So

The overwhelming majority of people who watch cable and broadcast newscasts and topical variety shows are unable to identify the party that now controls Congress, name the current secretary of state, and name Britain's new...

Yung Joc Sued Over Child Support

Rapper YUNG JOC is facing further legal drama after the mother of his son filed a lawsuit against him, claiming he failed to pay child support. Fatimah Jester is suing the Georgia-based star - real...

Ugly Betty Wins Big At Alma Awards

U.S. TV hit UGLY BETTY was the big winner at this year's (08) ALMA awards - scooping four of the ceremony's most prestigious gongs. The ALMA Awards, which took place on Sunday (17Aug08) at the...

Pay Bump For Lost Star Fox

The lovely ladies of Wisteria Lane are able to command a fairly hefty pay packet – and now Lost star Matthew Fox has worked his per-episode wage up to their level.Fox, who plays Jack Shephard...

By on 15 August 2008

Fox Brokers Lucrative New Lost Deal

LATEST: Actor MATTHEW FOX has reached a new pay deal with TV bosses, taking his LOST salary to $225,000 (GBP112,500) per episode. The star's wage negotiations were first highlighted earlier this week (begs11Aug08), when Fox...

Lopez Brings Maid To Tv

Hollywood actress JENNIFER LOPEZ is bringing her 2002 romantic comedy MAID IN MANHATTAN to the small screen. The 39-year-old has teamed up with U.S. TV network ABC to produce a new series based on the...

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