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Indoor Fireworks A Hit On 4th Of July

5th July 2011

Perhaps it's a sign of the growing number of big-screen HDTV sets that have been installed in households throughout the country, but Macy's annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on NBC drew its biggest audience...

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The Voice Goes Out Shouting

29th June 2011

The final performance show of the season of NBC's The Voice averaged 12.55 million viewers Tuesday night. The two-hour telecast was also the No. 1 show among adults 18-49. Earlier in the evening, a one-hour...

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Nbc Owns Half Of Top-ten Rated Shows

29th June 2011

Time was when NBC's Thursday lineup alone would provide five contenders or more for Nielsen's list of the top ten television shows of the week. These days, however, it is extraordinary when any five NBC...

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Charlie Sheen On Steroids During 'Major League'

29th June 2011

Charlie Sheen, the controversial American actor, has revealed he was taking steroids during the filming of his classic 1989 baseball movie 'Major League'. Charlie Sheen famously played 'Ricky 'Wild Thing Vaughn' in the satirical comedy...

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Raven Symone Returns To Tv In State Of Georgia

29th June 2011

Raven-Symone has made a TV comeback in 'State of Georgia'.The 'Dr. Dolittle' actress - who previously starred in 'The Cosby Show' and 'Hangin' With Mr. Cooper' - has returned to screens in the 30-minute ABC...

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Cars 2 Drives Overall Box Office To Victory

28th June 2011

With the top two films raking in far more than even the most optimistic forecasters had envisaged, the box office resumed its summer march forward, erasing a little more of the shortfall from 2010. After...

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Ratings For The Bachelorette Hit Season High

28th June 2011

On a night that saw reruns filling most of the schedules of its rivals, ABC came out on top Monday with an all-new two-hour edition of The Bachelorette averaging 8.04 million viewers, its best showing...

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Survivor 'S Jeff Probst To Host New Talk Show

28th June 2011

CTD, the syndication arm of CBS, which had been preparing to announce a new daytime talk show with Katie Couric until Couric jumped to ABC, has a new host for the show that Couric shunned...

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Nbc Few Viewers But Still No. 1

27th June 2011

Its ratings -- an average of only 4.75 million total viewers -- were nothing to cheer about except for the fact that with a 1.4 rating and a 4 share among 18-49-year-olds they gave NBC...

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Peter Falk Dead At 83

24th June 2011

Columbo star Peter Falk has died at the age of 83.The beloved actor passed away peacefully at his Los Angeles home on Thursday (23Jun11). Falk was born in New York in 1927 and enjoyed a...

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Obama's Speech On Afghanistan Not A Big Draw -- For Him

24th June 2011

President Obama's 15-minute address to the nation on Afghanistan Wednesday night was watched by 25 million viewers on nine networks, Nielsen Research reported on Thursday. It was the smallest audience for any Obama address during...

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Peter Falk Dead At 83

24th June 2011

Columbo star Peter Falk has died at the age of 83.The beloved actor passed away peacefully at his Los Angeles home on Thursday (23Jun11). Falk was born in New York in 1927 and enjoyed a...

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Justin Bieber Reacts To Macys 'Attack'

24th June 2011

Justin Bieber, the 17-year-old Canadian pop sensation, has taken to his Twitter page to describe yesterday's events in New York as "wild". Justin Bieber was tackled to the ground by an undercover police officer while...

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Smith Estate Loses Latest Round In Marchall Family Cash Battle

23rd June 2011

Anna Nicole Smith's estate has been dealt a bitter blow in its bid to land a large slice late oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall's fortune - a Supreme Court Chief Justice in Washington, D.C, has...

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Is Hulu A Takeover Target?

22nd June 2011

Hulu, the video site owned by the corporate parents of ABC, NBC, and Fox-TV as well as Providence Equity, may be the target of a possible takeover attempt by Yahoo!, published reports, led by the...

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Peacock Roosts Atop Ratings Again

22nd June 2011

In her TV column in today's (Wednesday) Washington Post , Lisa de Moraes writes, "Once upon a time, when NBC did not win a week, it was big news. Now, NBC's winning a week is...

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Suspects Charged Over Bananas In Pyjamas Theft

22nd June 2011

Two suspects have been charged over the alleged theft of the iconic costumes from hit kids' TV show Bananas In Pyjamas.The famous banana outfits, named B1 and B2, were stolen from the Adelaide headquarters of...

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Jon Hamm And Mad Men Dominate Critics Choice Awards

21st June 2011

Jon Hamm, the American actor best known for playing the suave advertising executive Don Draper in 'Mad Men', scooped the award for 'Best Actor in a Drama' at Monday's Critics Choice Television Awards. Hamm's co-stars...

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Eulogies For Dying Soaps At Daytime Emmys

20th June 2011

Sunday night's presentation of the Daytime Emmy awards was more like a funeral for soap operas than a celebration of top talent. The ABC soaps All My Children and One Life to Live were up...

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David Blaine Plans Tv Magic Special For May, 2012

19th June 2011

Master illusionist David Blaine is plotting a magical new TV special for 2012 he hopes to turn into a global event.The stunt magician, who has wowed fans around the world with his televised feats of...

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Bruce Springsteen In Heartfelt Message Following Death Of Saxophonist

19th June 2011

Bruce Springsteen today spoke of the loss of the long-time Saxophonist in his E-Street Band, Clarence Clemons, who died following complications from a stroke on Saturday. Clemons was key member of the band and played...

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Tatum O'neal: Farah Fawcett Death Led To Reconciliation

19th June 2011

TATUM O'NEAL, the former child star and ex-wife of John Mcenroe, has revealed that she made up with her long-estranged father, ex-Hollywood star RYAN O'NEAL, following the death of his wife Farah Fawcett. The father-daughter...

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James Franco 'Sad' About U.s. Soaps Axe

16th June 2011

James Franco is "sad" about the recent cancellation of two top U.S. soap operas, as the shows were "always around" in his childhood.TV bosses at Abc announced in April (11) that All My Children and...

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A Bad Week For Lebron Is Great For Abc

15th June 2011

ABC's telecasts of the NBA finals between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat dominated the primetime ratings for the second week in a row among total viewers and those 18-49. Along with Monday's The...

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Marini Joins Cast Of New Family Drama

15th June 2011

Actor Gilles Marini has bounced back from the cancellation of his family drama Brothers & Sisters by landing a role as a dad on hit new U.S. series Switched At Birth.The Sex and the City:...

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Abc's Cuomo Defends Checkbook Journalism

13th June 2011

The ethics of paying sources for stories came under renewed scrutiny over the weekend when 20/20 co-anchor Chris Cuomo confirmed that he had arranged for Meagan Broussard to receive $15,000 ostensibly for photos that were...

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Corgan's Brother Mugged

11th June 2011

Billy Corgan's younger brother has been left shaken after he was mugged on Thursday (09Jul11).Jesse Andersen, The Smashing Pumpkins rocker's half-brother, was riding the subway in Chicago, Illinois when a young woman and a group...

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Jennifer Hudson Hospitalised, Scraps U.s. Tv Performance

10th June 2011

Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson has been hospitalised after experiencing "abdominal pain" moments before she was due to perform on U.S. TV.The Grammy and Oscar winner had two big gigs lined up for Friday morning (10Jun11) and...

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Jennifer Hudson Hospitalised, Scraps U.s. Tv Performance

10th June 2011

Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson has been hospitalised after experiencing "abdominal pain" moments before she was due to perform on U.S. TV.The Grammy and Oscar winner had two big gigs lined up for Friday morning (10Jun11) and...

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Networks' Upfront Sales Are Way Up

10th June 2011

Judging from their success selling ads during the just-completed upfront market, the major television networks appeared to be returning to health -- robust health at that. (The upfront market is a period in May and...

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