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Lady Gaga Will Lead New Year's Countdown

28th December 2011

Lady Gaga has been chosen to lead the New Year's Eve countdown in New York's Times Square this year.The pop superstar - who is a proud New Yorker - has been personally chosen by Major...

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Basketball Returns On Xmas -- No Audience Loss Evident

27th December 2011

It would appear that the NBA lockout that delayed the start of the current season until Christmas Day had little or no effect on viewership -- that is, judging from ratings for Sunday's quadrupleheader carried...

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Christmas Tragedy Hits Australian Tv Star

27th December 2011

Australian TV chef Matt Golinski is in a critical condition in hospital after trying to save his family from a house fire which killed his wife and three daughters.Golinski's partner Rachel, and their three girls...

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Football Crushes Xmas Competition

26th December 2011

NBC's Sunday Night Football coverage of the Chicago Bears/Green Bay Packers game averaged 20.6 million viewers, according to Nielsen overnight ratings. Because of the live nature of the game, that figure is almost certain to...

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X Factor Finale It Was No American Idol

23rd December 2011

Rival networks probably concluded months ago that the season finale of The X Factor would attract a huge audience, and they therefore programmed mostly reruns opposite it Thursday night. But that was when producer/judge Simon...

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Mariah Carey's Twins Take Starring Roles In Xmas Video

22nd December 2011

It's been 17 years since Mariah Carey first topped the charts with her festive Christmas number, 'All I Want For Christmas'. This year, not only has the renowned diva recorded a new version of the...

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Football Is Thrown For A Ratings Loss

21st December 2011

The most-watched television show last week was not NBC's Sunday Night Football. In fact, the contest between Baltimore and San Diego ranked only fourth on the Nielsen ratings list for the week, presumably brought down...

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Daniel Ewing Pleads Not Guilty To Assault

20th December 2011

Australian actor Daniel Ewing has pleaded not guilty to an assault charge following an alleged bust-up with his fiancee.The Home and Away star was detained by police at the couple's apartment in Sydney earlier this...

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Work It Bosses Under Fire For Mocking Transgender Community

20th December 2011

Producers behind upcoming Us Tv series Work It have come under fire from gay rights advocacy groups for poking fun at cross-dressers.The comedy, which is set to premiere on 3 January (12), centres around two...

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Whoopi Goldberg Passes Gas

16th December 2011

Whoopi Goldberg broke wind on live television today (16.12.11). The 'Sister Act' star was interviewing Clare Danes on panel show 'The View' when she farted, and quickly owned up to the incident. Looking around to...

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Broadcast Nets Down, Cable Nets Up In 2011

16th December 2011

The major broadcast networks continued to see an erosion of their audience in 2011, while cable networks saw theirs expand, according to TVbytheNumbers.com. The website said on Thursday that while ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC...

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Khloe Kardashian: My Family Have 'No Talent'

16th December 2011

Khloe Kardashian admits her family have "no talent". The 27-year-old socialite - who rose to fame starring in reality series 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' from 2007 alongside her sisters Kourtney and Kim, half-sisters Kendall...

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Ratings Plummet For Walters's Most Fascinating

15th December 2011

Maybe it was just a case of the 2011 most fascinating celebrities being less fascinating than those of 2011, but Barbara Walters's annual The Ten Most Fascinating People of the year saw a 23-percent ratings...

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Cbs Wears Two Ratings Crowns

14th December 2011

CBS was not only the most-watched network among total adults last week -- a standing that it usually maintains -- but it was also the most-watched among viewers 18-49, a standing that often eludes it....

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Katie Couric, 54, Splits From Boyfriend Brooks Perlin, 37

14th December 2011

Former news anchor Katie Couric has split from her boyfriend Brooks Perlin after a five year relationship. She met Perlin, 17 years her junior, at a cancer research fundraising event in 2006 and the pair...

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Football Posts Huge Ratings Score On Sunday

12th December 2011

Once again football was the name of the game on primetime network television Sunday as NBC's Sunday Night Football (New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys) counted 18.6 million viewers, peaking in the 10 00 p.m....

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Amanda Seyfried's Worries Over Linda Lovelace Role

9th December 2011

Actress Amanda Seyfried is apprehensive about playing porn legend Linda Lovelace in a new biopic, insisting it's "really hard and kind of terrifying" to tackle the tough role.The Mamma Mia! star has replaced Kate Hudson...

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Mccready Attacks Law Officials For Stand-off On Tv

8th December 2011

Troubled country star Mindy Mccready has attacked the U.S. officials who took her son away from her following a stand-off at a home in Arkansas a week ago (02Dec11) in a new TV interview.The singer,...

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Stones Had To Ditch Hollywood Icons Album Cover Over Copyright Rules

7th December 2011

Mick Jagger is still sore about the fact he and his bandmates had to ditch cover art featuring movie stars like Doris Day and Joan Crawford on their album Some Girls.The 1978 album art features...

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Jackson Set For Glee Treatment

7th December 2011

Michael Jackson's relatives have given their personal approval for Glee bosses to make a special tribute episode featuring the King Of Pop's tunes.Co-creator Ryan Murphy has received the Jackson family's "enthusiastic support" after convincing them...

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David Beckham Visits Sick Kids Down Under

5th December 2011

David Beckham took time out from his soccer trip to Australia to visit sick kids at a children's hospital in Melbourne on Monday (05Dec11).The British sportsman is in the country with his Los Angeles Galaxy...

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Cma Country Christmas Sees Jennifer Nettles Perform 'Silent Night'

2nd December 2011

The stars were out in force on Thursday evening (December 1, 2011) for the CMA Country Christmas broadcast on Abc. Newly-married Jennifer Nettles of acclaimed group Sugarland, hosted the annual event which saw live performances...

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Market Soars; Media Stocks Soar Higher

1st December 2011

The Dow Jones Average rose 490 points on Wednesday -- up 4.2 percent -- but many media stocks soared even higher. While none of them were directly affected by the major driving forces of the...

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Dancing Waltzes Off With Ratings Victory

30th November 2011

Dancing with the Stars' s final two broadcasts of the season landed at the top of the Neilsen ratings list for total households last week, but only one episode -- Tuesday's results show -- landed...

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Abc Bosses Deny Pan Am Will Be Grounded

30th November 2011

Bosses at America's Abc network have assured fans of new TV drama Pan Am the show has not been grounded after star Karine Vanasse hinted it's facing the axe.The series, about the airline's jet-setting staff,...

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Macy's Parade Rises Again In Ratings

28th November 2011

The 85th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC drew the kind of ratings that primetime producers dream about. It was watched by 21.4 million viewers, off just 3 percent from the 22.1 million who...

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Lady Gaga Got Naked For Tony Bennett Sketches

25th November 2011

Lady Gaga has sensationally revealed how she stripped down for legendary jazz crooner Tony Bennett, who proceeded to sketch her for Vanity Fair magazine. The pop superstar revealed the news during her Abc special 'A...

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Twilight Breaking Dawn Reportedly Triggers Epileptic Seizures

25th November 2011

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Part 1, the penultimate movie in the huge grossing Twilight movie franchise, is being blamed for triggering a number of epileptic seizures in theatres across America.Californian resident Brandon Gephart was rushed...

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Lady Gaga Stripped Down For Tony Bennett Nude Sketch

25th November 2011

Lady Gaga released her special festive EP 'A Very Gaga Holiday' following a 90-minute Thanksgiving special on Abc last night (24 November, 2011). The show, titled 'A Very Gaga Thanksgiving' was conceived and directed by...

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Thanksgiving Knocks Stuffing Out Of Ratings

24th November 2011

The night before Thanksgiving usually attracts some of the lowest midweek ratings of the entire regular season, and Wednesday was no exception. ABC's Modern Family , the network's highest-rated scripted show, lost 20 percent of...

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