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Abc Star Fry Gives Hugh Grant Vocal Lessons

ABC frontman MARTIN FRY has become HUGH GRANT's unlikely voice coach as the movie star attempts to hit the high notes in a new movie. The POISON ARROW singer, famed for the gold lame suits...

Kevin Smith Named Guest Critic On Ebert And Roeper

Writer-director-actor Kevin Smith, who famously tangled last week with ABC-TV critic Joel Siegel after Siegel showily walked out on a screening of Smith's Clerks II, is set to become a film critic himself next week....

Abc Failed To Consider Tivo Viewers When It Renamed Newscast

When ABC News dropped the word "tonight" from its World News Tonight, it said that one of the reasons it was doing so was that new technology was allowing people to watch the program at...

Pirates Takes Aim At Emmys

ABC plans to challenge the annual Emmy ceremonies by airing Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl opposite the awards show on Aug. 27, the New York Post observed today (Tuesday). The...

Country Music Special Fails To Rally Fans

ABC's telecast of the CMA Music Festival failed to make much of a dent in CBS's usual Monday-night ratings supremacy. With a slate of reruns, CBS easily won the night with an average 5.6 rating...

Pirates' Treasure Grows

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest outran every film in history to the $300-million mark over the weekend as it piled up an additional $35 million to bring its total to $321.7 million according...

Miss Universe Sets New Ratings Low

Donald Trump's Miss Universe contest slumped to a new record ratings low Sunday night, registering a 5.6 rating and a 9 share in the 9:00 p.m. hour and a 6.4/11 in the 10:00 p.m. hour....

Movie Reviews: Clerks Ii

Joel Siegel, the ABC critic who famously walked out of a screening of Kevin Smith's Clerks II, announcing aloud that it was the first time he had done so in 30 years of reviewing, will...

Talent's Got Ratings

Talent contests once again dominated the Wednesday-night ratings with NBC's America's Got Talent taking the lead between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. The first half of the Regis Philbin-hosted show scored a 5.3 rating and...

Title Of World News Tonight Shortened So Is Gibson's Time On It

On the same day that ABC announced that its signature evening newscast World News Tonight will be shortened to just World News, Charles Gibson, the program's anchor, called for ABC executives to provide greater support...

Fox To Debut New Morning Show

Fox plans to launch a morning show next January that will go head-to-head against the third hour of Today on NBC and Live with Regis & Kelly on ABC, published reports said today (Wednesday). The...

Tv News Anchors See Rockets' Glare

NBC News anchor Brian Williams and Fox News Channel's Shepard Smith were forced to flee to safety Tuesday as rockets dropped perilously close to where they were covering the latest hostilities in the Middle East....

Abc Critic Siegel And Director Kevin Smith Clash Over Clerks Ii

Today's (Wednesday) New York Post prints director Kevin Smith's online rant over ABC critic Joel Siegel's noisy departure from a press screening of Smith's Clerks II. According to the newspaper's "Page Six" column, Siegel rose...

Emmy Voting Should Go Back To Drawing Boards, Says Abc Head

ABC Entertainment President Steve McPherson lashed out at the current voting system for Emmy nominations, clearly miffed that the network's two top dramas, Lost and Desperate Housewives, which performed strongly at last year's awards ceremonies,...

Pbs Shines In News Emmy Nominations

Although it operates with a budget that is only a fraction of that of the major broadcast networks and cable news networks, PBS received 33 nominations Tuesday for the 27th annual News & Documentary Emmy...

All-star Game Stars In Ratings

Major League Baseball's All-Star Game, together with a double play of So You Think You Can Dance and a strong performance by the out-of-left-field reality series Hell's Kitchen, easily gave Fox a win for the...

Cbs To Promote Katie On Rivals' Cable Sites

CBS is maneuvering to buy ads on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC to promoteKatie Couric's takeover at the helm of the CBS Evening News.According to Advertising Age, the network is getting around the cable networks'...

Pirates' Success Can't Help Disney Stock

Despite strong performances from Pirates of the Caribbean andCars, Disney shares remained in a funk Monday following yet another media analyst's downgrade. Cowen and Company analyst LowellSinger removed his "outperform" rating, replacing it with "neutral.""We...

Talent's A Summer Success -- But Will It Be In The Fall?

Although NBC's new America's Got Talent has managed to draw strong ratings and even rise to the top spot of the Nielsen ratings list for the past two weeks, the jury's still out on whether...

J.j. Abrams, The Next Spielberg?

J. J. Abrams, the 40-year-old writer-producer who co-created ABC's Lost and went on to direct Paramount's Mission: Impossible 3, has signed separate deals with Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. TV that together are worth more...

Anchors "Parachuted" Into Middle East

As hostilities escalated in the Middle East, network and cable news operations began shifting resources to the region. NBC's Brian Williams and ABC's Charles Gibson were reportedly heading toward the Middle East. On CBS Friday,...

Movie Reviews: You, Me And Dupree

Critics seem to agree that Owen Wilson plays what the Philadelphia Inquirer's Steven Rea describes as "a pop-eyed, lovably obnoxious bachelor oaf" and "a spirited slacker" well. The problem is, most of them suggest, You,...

Koppel: "Tell People What They Need To Know"

Former ABC Nightline anchor Ted Koppel on Wednesday chastised network executives for attempting to manipulate its newscasts to attract younger viewers in the same way that it does with its other programs. "In entertainment programming,"...

Eisner Credits Sun Valley Conference For His Biggest Deals

Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner disclosed Wednesday that the Allen & Company Sun Valley conference of media moguls was the setting for his two biggest deals as Disney chief, the acquisition of ABC and the...

Broadcast Tv Ratings Sink To Record Low

Never in television history have the four major television networks drawn fewer viewers than they did last week, according to the latest Nielsen ratings. CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox together averaged just 20.8 million viewers,...

France And Italy Shut Down For World Cup

Not even America's Super Bowl game can claim the kind of audience share that Sunday's World Cup Final produced in the countries of the two participants. In Italy, 84 percent of the audience, representing 25...

Field Joins Flockart And Griffiths For Family Drama

SALLY FIELD has signed on to play the mother of CALISTA FLOCKHART and RACHEL GRIFFITHS in the new US TV drama BROTHERS + SISTERS. The Oscar-winning actress has replaced EIGHT IS ENOUGH star BETTY BUCKLEY,...

Nbc Shuts Down Moscow Bureau

NBC has disbanded its bureau in Moscow, fired correspondent Preston Mendenhal, and moved resources of the bureau to Beijing, according to the TVNewser website, which quoted an unnamed tipster. The website said that it had...

Abc With Charles Gibson Closing In On Nbc News Lead

ABC has narrowed the ratings gap with NBC in the contest for nightly news viewers, according to the current issue of Broadcasting & Cable magazine, which cited Nielsen Research figures for the last week of...

Bbc Overwhelms Rivals With World Cup Coverage

The total audience in the U.K. for the World Cup final match between Italy and France Sunday peaked at 20.5 million Sunday, with 17 million watching coverage by the BBC and just 3.5 million on...

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