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Washington: 'I Have No Time To Sue Abc'

3rd July 2007

Actor ISAIAH WASHINGTON has no plans to sue U.S. TV network ABC for firing him from GREY'S ANATOMY after he was accused of using a homophobic slur against gay castmember T.R. Knight. During an interview...

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Top Emmy Nominees Leaked

3rd July 2007

In a significant breach of security, the top-ten finalists in each category of the Primetime Emmy Awards were disclosed Monday by the website TheEnvelope.com, operated by the Los Angeles Times. According to the website, the...

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Network Reporters Offer Divergent Accounts Of London Car Bombs

2nd July 2007

While it is often said that the nightly network newscasts all seem to cover the same events and present similar information in a similar way, they each offered different accounts Friday about how two car...

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Australian Broadcasting Corp. Celebrates 75th Birthday

2nd July 2007

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation threw open its doors to its audience on the publicly funded corporation's 75th birthday Sunday -- and more than 150,000 people turned out. Longtime ABC anchors, game-show hosts, and kid-show personalities...

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Abc-tv Film Critic Joel Siegel Dies Of Colon Cancer At 63

2nd July 2007

ABC-TV film critic Joel Siegel died Friday, about a week shy of his 64th birthday (July 7), of colon cancer -- a disease that he had battled for more than ten years. Siegel's reviews had...

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Film Reviewer Siegel Loses Cancer Battle

2nd July 2007

Revered U.S. film critic JOEL SIEGEL has lost his battle with cancer. He was 63. A longtime favourite on TV show Good Morning America, Siegel won five New York Emmy Awards for his work. In...

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Grey's Washington: "Rehab ... Was Just Some Crap"

29th June 2007

Former Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington has lashed out at ABC, other cast members of the show, and the television industry in general, blaming his firing on racism and double standards. "I apologized and showed...

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Nba Signs New Contract Worth Nearly $1 Billion Yearly

28th June 2007

ESPN/ABC and TNT seemed willing to jump through hoops to extend their contract with the NBA Wednesday, signing a new eight-year deal worth about $930 million a year, up 22 percent from the $765 million...

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New York Spanish-language Station Wins Monday Night

27th June 2007

A Spanish-language television station in New York handily beat all of its English-language rivals in the ratings Monday night. Univision outlet WXTV, which airs on UHF channel 41, averaged 598,000 viewers for a three-hour marathon...

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Network Ratings Plummet To Lowest Levels Ever

27th June 2007

It was the worst of weeks for the television networks last week as they produced some of their lowest numbers since the modern ratings system began some 20 years ago. Surprisingly, the top-rated show of...

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Paris Liberated; No Cheers From Barbara Walters

26th June 2007

ABC's Barbara Walters, who had interviewed Paris Hilton by telephone when she was in jail, had apparently expected to land an interview with her following her release and had begun preparing for it when a...

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Abc News To Cut 35 Jobs

25th June 2007

In the latest announcement of news media cutbacks, ABC said Friday that it plans to cut about 35 jobs and use the savings to boost its digital divisions. The strategy was outlined in an email...

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Larry King To Interview Paris Hilton

25th June 2007

After days of speculation that NBC and ABC had been offering to pay Paris Hilton for an interview almost as much money as the Las Vegas Hilton earns on a single night, CNN and Hilton's...

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Tuesday Release For Paris Hilton

23rd June 2007

Millionaire heiress Paris Hilton is to be released from jail on Tuesday, it has emerged.The 26-year-old has spent the last three weeks sitting out her 45-day sentence for violating probation on a drink-driving offence in...

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Hilton, Nbc Deny Million-dollar Payment

22nd June 2007

A spokesman for Paris Hilton has denied a report appearing in the New York Post Thursday that the jailed socialite had accepted an offer of $1 million for an exclusive appearance on the Today show...

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Networks Breathe Easier As They Post Upfront Gains

21st June 2007

Worries about the slow start of upfront (advance) sales for the fall season appeared to have been dispelled Wednesday as published reports indicated that the networks are posting significant increases over last year. In particular,...

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Australia Spied On Tv Reporters With Suspected Red Ties -- And Shirts

20th June 2007

The Australian Secret Intelligence Organization (ASIO) a kind of domestic CIA operating in Australia, routinely spied on newspaper and broadcast journalists in the 1960s and '70s in the agency's hunt for possible communist sympathizers, according...

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Nbc's Got No. 1 Again

20th June 2007

NBC, which struggled during the regular season just to place any of its shows on Nielsen Research's top-ten ratings list, had the No. 1 show on the list for the second week in a row....

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Tv Producer Friendly Dies

20th June 2007

Veteran TV executive ED FRIENDLY has died at the age of 85. Friendly died at his home near San Diego, California, on Tuesday (19Jun07) after a year-long battle with cancer. He was best known as...

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Washington Lauded By Gay Activist

19th June 2007

Sacked GREY'S ANATOMY star ISAIAH WASHINGTON has found an unlikely supporter - a gay activist has launched a petition to have him return to the hit show. The actor was being fired from the medical...

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Sheen Urges Congress To Fund Drug Courts

18th June 2007

Screen veteran MARTIN SHEEN appealed to U.S. congress to continue to fund drug courts in Washington D.C. last week (ends15Jun07). The former West Wing star admits an unnamed friend of his was able to conquer...

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Another Hit Series From Colombia?

15th June 2007

Newly appointed NBC Entertainment Co-chairman Ben Silverman, who as head of production company Reveille acquired the Colombian telenovela Yo Soy Betty la Fea and turned it into what eventually became the ABC hit Ugly Betty,...

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Who Really Dumbed Down Cbs News?

14th June 2007

Although former CBS News anchor Dan Rather has denied CBS chief Les Moonves's charge that his remarks that CBS was "dumbing down and tarting up" the news were sexist, the group American Women in Radio...

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Audiences Tuning In New Shows During Rerun Season

13th June 2007

With summer reruns in full force, original episodes of game shows, magazine shows, talent contests, and the NBA finals rushed to the top of the Nielsen list last week. NBC, the usually fourth-ranked network of...

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Abc News And USA Today To Trade Stories

12th June 2007

ABC News and USA Today have agreed to trade political stories on each other's websites through next year's elections, the two companies announced Monday. ABC will get written reports from the newspaper, while USA Today...

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Paris To 'Drop Dumb Act'

12th June 2007

Paris Hilton has said she is not the same person since being jailed and has vowed to no longer "act dumb".In a phone call with ABC journalist Barbara Walters the 26-year-old hotel heiress also revealed...

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Isaiah Washington Fired From Grey's Anatomy

8th June 2007

Five months after igniting an uproar for using the term "faggot" to refer to fellow cast member T.R. Knight, Isaiah Washington has been removed from ABC's Grey's Anatomy. The announcement did not include the usual...

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Anchors Fume Over Paris

8th June 2007

Many local and cable news anchors abandoned any pretense of impartiality Thursday as they openly scorned a decision by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to release Paris Hilton from jail after only three days....

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Couric Newscast Also Touches Bottom

6th June 2007

Meanwhile, members of the audience for the CBS Evening News With Katie Couric continued to desert, dwindling to a new record low of 5,495,000 average total viewers, down 464,000 from a week earlier, the previous...

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Nbc's Worst Week Ever?

6th June 2007

During the week that it lost one entertainment chief and gained another, NBC's ratings plunged to their lowest level since the current ratings system was inaugurated. "It's likely you'd have to go back to the...

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