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While Newspapers Cut Back, Cable News Makes Gains

Newspapers are making enormous cuts in staff and expenditure, broadcast networks are seeing audiences for news programs decrease, and some local television news operations have shut down entirely, but the news for cable news for...

Producer Confirms Chris Brown/rihanna Duet Recording

Chris Brown and Rihanna recorded a duet, weeks after his arrest for allegedly assaulting her, a producer has confirmed.Nineteen-year-old Brown was arrested last month and charged with assault and making criminal threats at a court...

By on 13 March 2009

Hughley's Cnn Show Coming To An End

Comedian D.L. HUGHLEY has quit his weekly show for news network CNN to spend more time with his family. The actor has been travelling between New York, where he films D.L. Hughley Breaks The News, and...

Cnn's Hughley Show Canceled

CNN's experiment with topical comedy is apparently coming to an end. The cable news network confirmed a report by the TVNewser website that the Saturday-night D.L. Hughley Breaks the News will end its run at...

The Simpsons To Become Longest-running Us Series

Animated series The Simpsons is to become the longest-running prime-time show in US TV history after two more seasons were announced.Currently in its 20th season, the Springfield-set cartoon has matched the record of cowboy drama...

By on 27 February 2009

Legend's Newspaper Backlash Prompts Apology

Media magnate RUPERT MURDOCH has apologised to readers of his New York newspaper, after singer JOHN LEGEND criticised editors for running a controversial cartoon featuring the shooting of a chimp. The R&B star called for a...

Clooney Says Obama To Appoint Us Envoy To Darfur

President Barack Obama plans to appoint a full-time US envoy to the wartorn region of Darfur, according to actor and campaigner George Clooney.The Ocean's 11 star missed the Oscars to meet with the president and...

By on 24 February 2009

Jackman Promises "Drunk And Nude" Oscars

Oscar host Hugh Jackman has promised the ceremony is going to involve a few surprises this year.The Australian, recently voted People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, was a surprise choice to host the 81st Oscars and...

By on 22 February 2009

Big-getter Walters Scores Big Gets

Barbara Walters, who is semi-retired from primetime television, where she once competed fiercely for major celebrity and newsmaker interviews -- "the big get," as it's known in the broadcast news business -- said Tuesday that...

Ledger Fans Call For The Joker To Be Retired

A group of HEATH LEDGER fans have demanded THE JOKER be retired from all future BATMAN movies as a mark of respect to the late star. The tragic actor, who died from an accidental drug overdose...

49.5 Million Watched Obama's News Conference

Barack Obama's first news conference broadcast during primetime on Monday attracted 49.5 million viewers, who tuned in to the four major broadcast networks, plus Univision, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC, according to Nielsen. While a...

Van Halen Creates Unbreakable Guitar

Rocker EDDIE VAN HALEN has created an indestructible new guitar with bosses of a top medical tool company. The Wolfgang - named after the rocker's son and Van Halen bandmate - features custom-made stainless steel frets...

Diamond Donates T-shirt Cash To Hurricane Victims

NEIL DIAMOND has handed over the profits from merchandising sales on his recent tour to the victims of Hurricane Ike. The Sweet Caroline singer admits his heart went out to Texans hit by the 2008 storm...

Rourke Won't Step Into Ring

MICKEY ROURKE has dropped plans to step into the ring to tackle wrestler CHRIS JERICHO - days after the fighter took a swipe at him. The Wrestler star declared he was ready to take on WWE...

Rourke Angers Real Wrestler

MICKEY ROURKE's upcoming wrestling smackdown is set to be a fiery affair because the fighter he'll step in the ring with in Houston, Texas isn't happy with the actor's TV threats. WWE wrestling star Chris Jericho...

Millions View Obama Online

Barack Obama's inauguration may have marked a media transition as well as a political one Tuesday as tens of millions of viewers throughout the world accessed the new president's inaugural address on their PCs and...

Obama Makes Life Tough For Comics

The rise to the presidency of Barack Obama has posed a problem for comedians, Chris Rock has told CNN. There's little that is funny about him. "He's just one of those guys, you know, like...

Cnn To Reair "I Have A Dream" Speech

CNN has purchased rights from the Martin Luther King Jr. estate to air King's entire "I Have a Dream" speech, originally delivered in August 1963, today at noon Eastern Time. In 1999 a court ruled...

Technical Glitches Plague Cooper's Show From Israeli Border

The technical production manager of Anderson Cooper's 360 deg. on CNN has disclosed that the show was hit by a plague of technical problems on Monday as Cooper attempted to report from the Israeli border...

Tv Reporter To Become Surgeon General

President-elect Obama has asked CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta to become the next U.S. surgeon general, the Washington Post reported on its website Tuesday, citing two sources with knowledge of the situation. According to...

Rapper Forte Released

Rapper JOHN FORTE has vowed to help young people "understand they have options" following his release from a New Jersey federal prison on Monday (22Dec08) after his sentence for drug-smuggling was reduced by U.S. President...

Cbs, Turner May Make Joint Olympics Bid

CBS and Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting are considering joining up to bid on rights to televise the Olympics in 2014 and 2016, the Associated Press reported today (Thursday), citing no sources. NBC, ABC/ESPN, and Fox...

Cnn Distances Itself From Miles

After having lost his job as co-host of CNN's American Morning last year, Miles O'Brien is being dropped by the cable news network altogether. O'Brien, who had earned much respect as the chief technology and...

Fox Potent During November Sweeps

The presidential election came only a few days into the November sweeps, but its political coverage drew so many viewers during those early days of the month that it was able to claim second place...

Cuts Hurt Coverage Of Mumbai Attacks, Says Trade Magazine

The much criticized TV coverage of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai last week manifested the effects of deep cuts in the broadcast and cable networks' foreign news operations, Broadcasting & Cable magazine said in a...

Holiday Bad Time For Crisis Coverage

Television coverage of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai exposed the weaknessof the broadcast and cable networks in responding to major events over aU.S. national holiday, several media critics have maintained. They wereparticularly critical of reports...

Colmes Quits Fox News Show With Hannity

President-elect Obama may be bringing rivals together in his new administration, but the high-profile rivals on Fox News's 9 00 p.m. hour are splitting after 12 years. Liberal Alan Colmes announced on his website that...

Jones Proud Of Career Achievements In Obituary

Veteran crooner TOM JONES has mixed feelings about reading his own obituary - after he was killed off online last month (Oct08) by a sick Internet prankster. The Delilah singer, 68, was fast asleep in...

Cable News Audiences Go Through Slow Withdrawal

The presidential election may have been held the previous week, but cable news outlets were continuing to draw relatively large audiences last week, with Fox News Channel finishing as the third most-watched cable channel, behind...

Springsteen Gives Clothes Off His Back To Charity

Generous rocker BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN helped to raise over $100,000 (GBP63,290) for wounded war veterans on Wednesday (05Nov08) when he threw his leather jacket in a charity auction. The legendary star took part in the New...

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