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Osmond: 'I Can't Dance'

30th August 2007

Former seventies star MARIE OSMOND was stunned when she was invited to appear on U.S. TV talent show DANCING WITH THE STARS, because she can't dance. Osmond, 47, will be partnered with a professional dancer...

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Abc And Nbc Newscasts Finish Neck-and-neck

29th August 2007

ABC's World News and NBC's Nightly News wound up in a virtual dead heat in the ratings last week. Nielsen Research said that the ABC newscast drew 8.08 million viewers, while NBC's drew 7.93 million....

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For Nbc, It Was Almost Like "Must See Tv"

29th August 2007

The final competition among the contestants on NBC's America's Got Talent, won by ventriloquist Terry Fator, drew 13.9 million viewers last Tuesday, making it the most-watched show of the week -- and of the entire...

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Apple To Sell Tv Shows On Itunes

29th August 2007

Apple has announced the launch of a video download service for UK consumers, meaning they will now be able to purchase individual episodes of top US TV shows such as Ugly Betty.In a statement today...

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Roberts Plans Mississippi Cancer Mission

27th August 2007

Breast cancer fighter ROBIN ROBERTS will return to TV in America this week (beg27Aug07) to interview survivors of the disease in Lousiana and Mississippi. The TV news anchorwoman's reports from her home state of Mississippi...

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Cable Show Outdraws All The Networks'

22nd August 2007

NBC's America's Got Talent got No. 1 on the Nielsen ratings list last week, tying with CBS's 60 Minutes but edging out the news magazine in total number of viewers and beating it handily in...

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Wholesomeness Wins On The Tube

20th August 2007

The Disney Channel's High School Musical 2 became the most-watched basic cable TV program in history Friday as it drew 17.2 million viewers, well above the previous record of 12.5 million who watched the 2001...

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Universal Creating Nbc Studio On Its Lot

17th August 2007

In what some Hollywood observers regard as part of a plan to meld GE's Universal and NBC businesses, Universal's historic Stage 1, which had been used most recently to house the permanent sets for ABC's...

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Abc News To Take On Nbc's Dateline Series

16th August 2007

ABC News has confirmed that its news magazine 20/20 will air a critical feature about rival Dateline NBC's "To Catch a Predator" series. The feature will focus on Dateline's episodes filmed in Murphy, TX in...

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Stephen King Mistaken For Book Vandal

16th August 2007

Best-selling horror author Stephen King was mistaken for a book vandal in Australia after signing copies of his own novel.The writer was autographing his latest book, Lisey's Story, in an Alice Springs bookshop when customers...

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Ratings Confusion

15th August 2007

All three episodes of CBS's Big Brother made Nielsen's top-ten ratings list among 18-49-year-olds last week, but not one of them ended up in the overall household category. Indeed, while CBS dominated among overall viewers,...

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Bbc 3 Gets Greek

13th August 2007

BBC3 has acquired the UK broadcasting rights for the ABC family drama Greek, which portrays US college life.The 20-episode series is made by Disney-ABC International Television and follows young people trying to navigate the 'Greek...

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Fbi Is Gangbusters About New Series

9th August 2007

Former ABC newsman John Miller, who currently is the assistant director of the FBI's Office of Public Affairs, and Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer have struck a deal that will see Imagine producing a series based...

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Nbc Singing Praise Of Talent Shows

8th August 2007

NBC continued to notch up the kind of ratings during the summer that itprobably dreamed about getting during the regular season. Tuesday night's90-minute performance episode of the network's America's Got Talent,combined with The Singing Bee...

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Record Low Ratings Being Recorded For Networks

7th August 2007

The four major broadcast networks are recording some of their lowest ratings in history this summer, according to Nielsen Research. The ratings company said that the number of viewers tuning in to the networks has...

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Gay Group Gives Abc High Praise

6th August 2007

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has given ABC top marks for its portrayal of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters, citing especially the shows Ugly Betty and Brothers & Sisters. It's "GLAAD Network...

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Anchor, Management Disciplined At L.a. Station

3rd August 2007

Mirthala Salinas, anchor for KVEA, the Telemundo TV station in Los Angeles, who was identified as "the other woman" in the break-up of the marriage of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, was suspended without pay...

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Bridge Created From Public To Cable News Nets

3rd August 2007

In what Broadcast & Cable magazine described as a case of "you report, we decide," both Fox News and CNN relied heavily on video and cell-phone reports from citizens close to the scene of the...

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Disney Touched By Tinkerbell

2nd August 2007

The Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday that its third-quarter profit increased 4.7 percent to $1.18 billion from $1.13 billion during the same period a year ago. The better-than-expected lift in earnings came despite a 20-percent...

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Whoopi Replaces Rosie

2nd August 2007

The announcement Wednesday that Whoopi Goldberg had been selected to replace Rosie O'Donnell on ABC's The View received prompt approval from O'Donnell herself. In a statement, O'Donnell said Tuesday, "Whoopi is fantastic in every way....

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Singing Bee Loses More Viewers

1st August 2007

NBC's The Singing Bee lost a lot of its sting last week as it lost its top spot on the weekly Nielsen ratings list, falling to No. 6. It was replaced by CBS's CSI: Crime...

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Nicole Richie 'Confirms Pregnancy'

1st August 2007

Nicole Richie has reportedly confirmed that she is expecting a baby with her rocker boyfriend.The US reality TV star ended weeks of speculation about a possible pregnancy after making the confession in an interview...

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Good Morning America Cohost Reveals She Has Cancer

31st July 2007

Robin Roberts, the co-host (with Diane Sawyer) of ABC's Good Morning America disclosed on today's (Tuesday) program that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will be operated on this Friday. She read a...

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Abc's Infotainment Special A Bust

31st July 2007

ABC's attempt to merge news and entertainment into a two-hour special, Six Degrees of Martina McBride, failed to attract a sizable audience Monday night. The show, a kind of combination talent contest, game show, and...

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Pirated Pilots Appear Online

30th July 2007

It may only be the end of July, but several pilots of next season's shows have suddenly appeared online -- including some which are not expected to debut until midseason next year, Television Week reported...

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Beckham Turns Chat Show Host?

30th July 2007

SPICE GIRL VICTORIA BECKHAM is set to add talk show host to her resume after reportedly agreeing to a two week trial presenting U.S. programme The View. The 33-year-old singer, who moved to Los Angeles...

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Whoopi Not Seeing The View -- Yet

27th July 2007

Despite widespread Internet rumors that Whoopi Goldberg has been signed to replace Rosie O'Donnell as a permanent host of ABC's The View, ABC Daytime President Brian Frons told Daily Variety Thursday, "We have no closed...

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That's Infotainment!

27th July 2007

ABC News executive producer David Sloan has indicated that the network will be continuing to move toward the convergence of news and entertainment -- or "infotainment" as the controversial move has been branded. "My definition...

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Beckham Ugly Betty Cameo Confirmed

27th July 2007

SPICE GIRL VICTORIA BECKHAM will cameo in the upcoming second season of UGLY BETTY, the show's executive producer has confirmed. The 33-year-old singer, who moved to Los Angeles earlier this month (Jul07), will star in...

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Jennifer Lopez And Husband To Star In Film

27th July 2007

Singer Jennifer Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony are set to work together in a film about the relationship between a Puerto Rican salsa star and his wife.The film 'El Cantante' is about legendary dancer...

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