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Chimney Fire To Blame For Cyrus Concert Blaze

8th February 2009

A chimney fire is being blamed for the cancellation of a televised BILLY RAY CYRUS concert on Friday night (06Feb09).Miley Cyrus' dad was forced to abandon a concert in Hesperia, California after fire broke out...

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Fire Forces Cyrus To Abandon Gig

7th February 2009

MILEY CYRUS' rocker father BILLY RAY has been forced to abandon a TV concert after fire broke out in the building next door.The Achy Breaky Heart hitmaker was due to record a performance for U.S....

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Mouse Caught In Financial Trap

4th February 2009

The Walt Disney said on Tuesday that its profit during its first quarter plummeted 32 percent to $845 million vs. $1.25 billion during the same quarter a year ago. Total revenue dropped to $9.6 billion....

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Peacock Struts Again

4th February 2009

Thanks to its must-see-TV telecast of the Super Bowl , NBC returned to first place in the weekly Nielsen ratings last week. The network, which has been relegated to last place throughout most of the...

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Abc Cuts Hundreds Of Employees

30th January 2009

Long expected retrenchments at ABC were announced Thursday, but they were not so severe as many analysts had forecast. But some reports suggested that they might represent merely a first round of layoffs. Responding to...

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Abc Says It Won't Move Up Kimmel's Show

29th January 2009

ABC has denied a New York Times report that its entertainment division is considering moving Jimmy Kimmel to 11 35 p.m. in the fall in order to compete directly against Conan O'Brien when O'Brien takes...

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Idol Faces Tough Challenge From Ncis

28th January 2009

American Idol did not have to compete with inaugural activities Tuesday night, but it did have to go against a new episode of CBS's NCIS , one of the network's strongest shows. While Idol averaged...

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Nbc Continues To Fade

28th January 2009

Without football in the picture, NBC was unable to place a single show in the Nielsen top ten last week. CBS again emerged as the most-watched network overall, while Fox -- thanks mostly to American...

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Abc Denies Ugly Betty Axe

27th January 2009

Officials at U.S. TV network ABC have denied hit series UGLY BETTY is set to be cancelled - after announcing plans to take the show off-air in March (09). The programme, starring America Ferrera, is being...

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Ringwald Pregnant With Twins

24th January 2009

Actress MOLLY RINGWALD is preparing for double trouble - she's expecting twins. The Breakfast Club star, 40, has announced she is pregnant with a boy and a girl, according to People.com. The tots are due...

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Fishburne Makes Solid Debut On Csi

23rd January 2009

CBS's CSI Crime Scene Investigation , in its first episode without star William L. Peterson but with its new star, Laurence Fishburne, attracted 17.53 million viewers Thursday night, making it the most-watched show of the...

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Football Throws Idol For A Loss

22nd January 2009

Both the Tuesday and Wednesday episodes of American Idol drew more than 30 million viewers last week, but Fox fell far short of winning the week, according to ratings figures released by Nielsen Media Research...

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James 'Emotional' As Beyonce Sang At Last

22nd January 2009

Blues singer ETTA JAMES was overcome with pride watching BEYONCE KNOWLES covering her classic song AT LAST for new U.S. President BARACK OBAMA. Knowles, who depicts James in the drama Cadillac Records, sang the icon's...

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Clooney Heading Back To E.r.

22nd January 2009

GEORGE CLOONEY has reportedly agreed to return to medical drama E.R. for the show's final series. The Oceans Eleven actor starred as Dr. Doug Ross from 1994 to 1999 in the long-running series before leaving...

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Er To Be Saved?

21st January 2009

Medical drama ER has been given a lifeline as fans prepare for the show's final episodes. Executive producer John Wells is set to pull the life support system on the hit programme this spring (09),...

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Jonas Brothers Surprise Obama's Daughters

21st January 2009

Teen pop heart-throbs THE JONAS BROTHERS made a special visit to the White House on inauguration day, as a scavenger hunt prize for President BARACK OBAMA's daughters. After watching their father sworn in as America's...

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Will Studios Sponsor Themselves During Oscar Telecast?

19th January 2009

For the first time the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will permit ads for movies to run during the Oscar telecast on February 24. Under new rules adopted in October, studios will be...

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O'connell Debuts Twins On U.s. Tv

17th January 2009

Actor JERRY O'CONNELL has given American audiences their first peek at his newborn twin girls with actress REBECCA ROMIJN. O'Connell was bursting with pride as a new dad during a stint as guest co-host on...

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Citizen Journalists Cover N.y. Plane Crash

16th January 2009

Once again, as it had in Mumbai last month, television relied on "citizen journalists" for video coverage of the crash of a U.S. Airways flight into New York's Hudson River on Thursday. First images of...

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Soap To Be Recycled On The Web

15th January 2009

Fans of the long-running ABC soap opera General Hospital who miss an episode no longer need worry about losing a key plot point. The network announced Tuesday that it would post each episode online, on...

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Ferrell's Tv Ad Gets Axe

15th January 2009

A controversial advert for WILL FERRELL's new Broadway show has been pulled from U.S. TV - after millions of outraged Americans complained the promo was too outrageous for its daytime slot. The foul-mouthed funnyman will...

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The Mentalist Becomes Top-rated Entertainment Show

14th January 2009

CBS's The Mentalist turned out to be not only the top-rated new show of the season but also the most-watched entertainment show of last week, according to Nielsen Research. The show attracted 19.6 million viewers,...

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Braff Scrubs Out Of Tv Series

13th January 2009

SCRUBS star ZACH BRAFF will bow out of the hit U.S. series after completing its next season to pursue a career in directing. The 33-year-old actor has starred in the show as Dr. John 'J.D.'...

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Chenoweth Returns To New York Stage

13th January 2009

Tony Award winner KRISTIN CHENOWETH is returning to the New York stage - two months after producers announced her U.S. TV show was facing cancellation. Pushing Daisies executive producer Bryan Fuller declared in November (08)...

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Walters Special Beats The Competition

9th January 2009

Barbara Walters' interview with Patrick Swayze, who is battling pancreatic cancer, was watched by 12.6 million viewers Wednesday night, making it the most-watched show of the night, according to Nielsen Research. But ABC, which carried...

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Reporting For Abc From Iraq The Bbc

8th January 2009

Challenged by cutbacks and forced to retrench, ABC News, which no longer maintains a full-time correspondent in Iraq, said Monday that it will now get breaking news reports in the country from the BBC, which...

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Big News Week -- Who Knows Why?

8th January 2009

Once again, unaccountably it was a big week for the nightly news shows with NBC averaging 9.5 million viewers for NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams. (The Associated Press observed that the figure would have...

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Nbc Back In First Place -- For Now

8th January 2009

The first week of the new year was dominated by football, with Saturday's NFL Playoff Game between the San Diego Chargers and the Indianapolis Colts watched by 27.8 million viewers. Indeed, while Saturday is ordinarily...

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Oprah's Weight Confession = Ratings

7th January 2009

There's one positive thing that can be said about Oprah Winfrey's 48-pound weight gain it's good for ratings. Monday's Oprah show in which she talked about packing on the pounds and what she plans to...

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Cancer Sufferer Swayze 'May Only Live Two Years'

7th January 2009

Actor Patrick Swayze has admitted pancreatic cancer may kill him in the next two years.The Dirty Dancing star gave his first TV interview since being diagnosed with the disease and revealed he was "scared" and...

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