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Jackson Considering Legal Action Against Family Item Sale

5th April 2007

Pop star MICHAEL JACKSON is considering taking legal action to stop the sale of over a thousand of his family items at an auction in Las Vegas next month (MAY07). The Jacksons Auction is scheduled...

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Dribblers Vs. Dancers Tonight

2nd April 2007

The NCAA men's basketball championship game on CBS will tip off against the last half-hour of ABC's Dancing With the Stars tonight (Monday), then face the network's season premiere of The Bachelor. Still, the basketball...

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Donny Osmond Gets Wake-up Call

30th March 2007

After only one week on the air, ABC's Great American Dream Vote has received a no-confidence vote from ABC executives and has been dropped from the network's schedule. Hosted by Donny Osmond, the show offered...

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Movie Reviews: Meet The Robinsons

30th March 2007

The addition of 3D to Meet the Robinsons apparently hasn't succeeded in making the film the equal of Pixar's best, according to the critics. (Actually, the film was already nearly finished by Disney when the...

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Sawyer's "Get" Downplayed By Rivals

29th March 2007

Diane Sawyer has scored an interview with the ex-wife of former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey, who resigned in 2004 after admitting that he had been having an affair with a male staffer. The interview...

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No Stopping Idol

28th March 2007

The juggernaut that is American Idol pressed on last week, joined in the top-ten ratings list by another talent competition, ABC's Dancing With the Stars. Still CBS's coverage of the NCAA men's basketball tournament gave...

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Dancing Misstep

28th March 2007

What was described as a "control room crash" at the ABC Network nerve center in New York knocked the last several minutes of the Dancing With the Stars results show off the air in parts...

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Overseas Audience Seeing U.s. Tv Shows Earlier

28th March 2007

The availability of U.S. television shows on the Internet has forced TV networks and program producers to provide them to overseas TV networks far earlier than they had in the past, the Wall Street Journal...

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Dancing Remains The Big Deal

27th March 2007

ABC's Dancing With the Stars again danced off with ratings gold Monday night, leaving the usual Monday winner, NBC's Deal or No Deal, sidelined like a wallflower. The first hour of the dance contest at...

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Nabet Workers Walk Out Of Contract Talks With Abc

26th March 2007

Only days away from the expiration of their current contract, the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-CWA pulled out of talks with ABC-TV, claiming that the network's demands would devastatingly injure pensions, security and...

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Idol Vs. Dancing

23rd March 2007

In an apparent effort to prevent ABC's Dancing With the Stars from bringing down House, Fox next Tuesday will extend American Idol seven minutes, thereby competing against Dancing during the overrun. Although Fox said that...

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Abc News Chief Surprised By Gibson Ascendancy

23rd March 2007

ABC News President David Westin has acknowledged that when Katie Couric took over as anchor of The CBS Evening News at about the same time that Charles Gibson took over the reins of ABC's World...

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Espn Leads In Sports Emmy Nods

23rd March 2007

As usual, ESPN dominated nominations for Sports Emmy Awards announced Thursday by the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. ESPN received 26 nominations, but NBC, thanks in large part to its coverage...

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World News -- With A Single Sponsor

22nd March 2007

One-upping (or perhaps three-upping) NBC, which broadcast an edition of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams with a single sponsor, Philips Electronics, last December, ABC announced Wednesday that ABC World News with Charles Gibson plans...

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Half-hour Idol Wins Wednesday For Fox

22nd March 2007

Although its ratings were down somewhat from previous weeks, Fox's American Idol nevertheless stood head and shoulder above all other programs Wednesday night as it posted a 15.8 rating and a 24 share for a...

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Movie Academy Sets Dates For 2008 Oscars

22nd March 2007

The 80th annual presentation of the Oscars will be held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, February 24, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday. The movie organization also announced...

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Commercials Without Commercial Breaks?

22nd March 2007

Media buyers attending an ABC program development meeting in Los Angeles Wednesday were given a presentation on how commercials could be integrated "seamlessly" into a show's content. According to the online MediaDailyNews, ABC used 10...

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Gibson Forges Ahead Of Williams

21st March 2007

In a neck-and-neck ratings race among the evening news shows, ABC's World News with Charles Gibson pulled ahead of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams last week. Gibson drew 8.64 million viewers; Williams, 8.32 million....

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Idol Wins Week For Fox

21st March 2007

Thanks mostly to American Idol, Fox again finished first in the ratings last week, averaging a 7.0 rating and an 11 share and edging out CBS, the usual winner when Idol is not on Fox's...

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Heather Mills' Dancing Debut Is Us Tv Hit

21st March 2007

Heather Mills has helped give the US version of Strictly Come Dancing its largest ratings ever for a season premiere.The estranged wife of former Beatle Paul McCartney helped draw in an audience of 22 million...

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Abc Is Starry Eyed Again

20th March 2007

The two-hour return of Dancing With the Stars boosted ABC into the lead Monday night as the first hour recorded a resounding 14.5 rating and a 22 share, shellacking NBC's usual winner in the hour,...

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Mills Faces Abuse After Tv Appearance

20th March 2007

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY'S estranged wife HEATHER MILLS has been subjected to a barrage of online abuse following her appearance on US TV's DANCING WITH THE STARS last night (19MAR07). Angry viewers have bombarded network ABC's...

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Dancing Mills Hailed An 'Inspiration' On Reality Show

20th March 2007

HEATHER MILLS has been hailed an "inspiration" by DANCING WITH THE STARS judges after her first performance on the US reality TV show. The former model - who lost a leg when she was hit...

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Mccartney Fans Call For Mills Reality Show Boycott

20th March 2007

Fans of SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY have started a campaign to boycott his estranged wife HEATHER MILLS' new reality show DANCING WITH THE STARS. The former model made her debut on the show last night (19MAR07),...

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Cbs Scores With March Madness

19th March 2007

An overrun of CBS's coverage of the NCAA basketball tournament knocked CBS's programs out of their usual half-hour blocks Sunday night, but the network nevertheless dominated ratings for the night, averaging an 8.8 rating and...

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Fifth Grader: Still Smart

16th March 2007

Standing on its own, without a lead-in by American Idol, Fox's Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? slipped to second place in the ratings among overall viewers Thursday night with a 7.7 rating and...

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Philbin Fine After Heart Operation

16th March 2007

Regis Philbin came through triple coronary-bypass surgery "with flying colors," Kelly Ripa, his co-host on Live With Regis and Kelly, announced on the air Thursday. ABC said that Philbin was expected to be away from...

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Movie Reviews: Premonition

16th March 2007

In his Good Morning America review of Premonition, ABC's Joel Siegel suggested that the filmmakers were asking for trouble. "It's like naming a car Lemon," he remarked. The critics bear him out. Joe Morgenstern in...

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Even Abbreviated Idol Wins Wednesday For Fox

15th March 2007

Wednesday night's American Idol results show was only a half hour, but that's all it took to give Fox a victory for the night. The show, which aired at 9:00 p.m., drew a whopping 17.2...

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Networks Accused Of Bias In Reports About Drug Industry

15th March 2007

The Business and Media Institute, a conservative TV watchdog, has accused the broadcast networks of portraying pharmaceutical companies as villains and giving them little credit for "breakthroughs and miracle drugs." In a report titled "Prescription...

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