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Producers Prepare Accelerated Filming

13th February 2008

While their strike may have ended, some television writers are discovering that they will have no jobs to return to this week. Some network executives have already replaced scripted shows that were performing marginally and...

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Fallon Weds

30th December 2007

Former SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE star JIMMY FALLON has married his longterm partner NANCY JUVONEN in a ceremony in the Caribbean. The 30-year-old funnyman proposed to Juvonen, 40 - who co-owns Flower Films with Drew Barrymore...

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Ptc Blasts Cbs's Showtime Plans

6th December 2007

Word that CBS might rebroadcast edited versions of adult-oriented shows that aired originally on its sibling Showtime cable network touched off the wrath of the Parents Television Council Wednesday. In a statement, PTC President Tim...

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Meyers: 'Striking Is Harder Than Snl'

6th December 2007

Comedian SETH MEYERS is hoping for a speedy resolution to the ongoing writers' strike - because picketing is harder than writing for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. The 33-year-old, who is head writer for the comedy show,...

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Nbc Quietly Begins Airing Liquor Ads

30th November 2007

NBC's New York flagship, WNBC-TV, began airing, without fanfare, commercials for Bacardi North America last Friday, featuring brands Bacardi rum and Grey Goose vodka, the New York Times reported today (Friday). The spots are airing...

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Network 'Fires Staff' Over Strikes

17th November 2007

American television network NBC has reportedly fired "nearly the entire production staff" on TV show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE following the Hollywood writers strike. Staff working on the hit programme learned of their fate on Friday...

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Movie Reviews: Southland Tales

14th November 2007

A year and a half after it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to a chorus of boos, Richard Kelly's Southland Tales is opening tonight (Wednesday) in New York and Los Angeles and in other...

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Writers Strike Will Cost Winehouse Saturday Night Live Debut

5th November 2007

AMY WINEHOUSE's debut on U.S. satirical show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE is in jeopardy because of the upcoming writer's strike. The walk-out, which is expected to start at midnight on Sunday (04Nov07), will upset TV schedules...

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Nbc Shuts Down Youtube "Channel"

22nd October 2007

NBC, which has had a contentious relationship with websites that have sought to present content from its shows, suddenly shut down its "channel" on YouTube over the weekend without notice, the tech gossip site Valleywag.com...

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Fascinating Fact 4097

15th October 2007

JACK NICHOLSON made a rare TV appearance on Saturday night (13Oct07) in America when he closed comedy show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE by introducing a performance by show host JON BON JOVI and his band....

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Bon Jovi Returns To The Eighties For Saturday Night Live

15th October 2007

JON BON JOVI was whisked back in time for a hilarious skit on America's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE at the weekend (13Oct07) when he helped re-enact show regular AMY POEHLER's childhood dream of meeting the rocker....

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Timberlake Concerts Rescheduled

12th September 2007

Two of Justin Timberlake's concerts have been rescheduled after a doctor ordered the singer to rest his voice.The 26-year-old is suffering from vocal strain following months of touring and a performance at the MTV Video...

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Racy Timberlake Video Wins Emmy

10th September 2007

A risque spoof music video featuring Justin Timberlake received the critical acclaim to match its popular appeal after being awarded with an Emmy last night.The unprintable D*** in a Box, about the practise of presenting...

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Emmy Group Demands Title Of Snl Spoof Video Be Changed

4th September 2007

It may be one of the most-watched videos in the history of YouTube, but the Justin Timberlake-Andy Samberg video "D**k in a Box," originally produced for Saturday Night Live, has hit a stone wall with...

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Thompson Slims To Play Presidential Hopeful Obama

27th August 2007

SNAKES ON A PLANE star KENAN THOMPSON has embarked on a strict diet - so he can parody presidential hopeful BARACK OBAMA on the upcoming season of U.S. satirical show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. The heavyweight...

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A Bourne Leader

6th August 2007

Matt Damon's latest movie proved that it was a Bourne leader at the box office over the weekend. In fact, The Bourne Ultimatum led all movies ever released in August as it drew an estimated...

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Movie Reviews: Hot Rod

3rd August 2007

Hot Rod is the latest movie to be ripped from the pages of Saturday Night Live. It stars SNL regular Andy Samberg as an Evel Knievel-wannabe. Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times predicts that the...

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Fallon To Replace O'brien On Late Night

30th July 2007

When Late Night's Conan O'Brien takes over the Tonight show in 2009, he will most likely be succeeded by former Saturday Night Live co-star Jimmy Fallon, Broadcasting & Cable reported in its current issue, citing...

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Saturday Night Live -- The Reality Show?

20th July 2007

Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels has confirmed that NBC executives have discussed the possibility of a producing a reality series in which the audience would judge which skits performed during the dress rehearsal would...

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Fallen Idol (Ratings, That Is)

24th May 2007

A two-hour American Idol finale that saw 17-year-old Jordin Sparks crowned the sixth Idol winner -- over Blake Lewis -- drew a 17.2 rating and a 28 share Wednesday night representing 29.5 million viewers, according...

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Strip Stripped From Nbc's Schedule

11th May 2007

Marking the end of one of the greatest debacles in its history, NBC is expected to disclose during its upfront season presentation on Monday that it has canceled Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, the...

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Desperate Housewives Remains Tops On Sunday

7th May 2007

Its ratings may not be what they once were, but ABC's Desperate Housewives remained the most-watched TV show Sunday night, scoring an 11.0 rating and a 17 share. A two-hour Saturday Night Live in the...

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Timberlake To Star In New Shrek

2nd May 2007

Justin Timberlake will star in the third instalment of the Shrek franchise as Princess Fiona's teenage cousin Artie.Shrek the Third is one of the summer's most highly-anticipated films and Timberlake will be a central character...

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Year Of The Dog Star Shannon Allergic To Mutts

11th April 2007

Actress MOLLY SHANNON attempted to suffer in silence on the set of new movie YEAR OF THE DOG - because she's allergic to man's best friend. The former SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE regular, kept her medical...

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Movie Reviews: Blades Of Glory

30th March 2007

So long as the shenanigans in Blades of Glory are taking place on the ice rink, the movie succeeds in evoking almost uninterrupted laughter, most critics agree. but, as Kevin Crust observes in his review...

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Rock Not A Smooth Operator Around Crush Sade

26th March 2007

Funnyman CHRIS ROCK missed a golden opportunity to impress his all-time crush, SADE, because she found his comedy costume hilarious. The comedian/actor admits he has always thought the sultry YOUR LOVE IS KING singer is...

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Allen: 'Pressure Makes Me Nervous'

19th February 2007

Rising star LILY ALLEN hates the pressure put on her by her record company - because it causes her to perform badly. The British singer, who is currently wowing America, isn't initially fazed by all...

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Actor Tracy Morgan Pleads Guilty To Drink Driving Charge

15th February 2007

LATEST: Comedian TRACY MORGAN pleaded guilty yesterday (14FEB07) to a misdemeanour drunken driving charge in New York. The 38-year-old submitted the plea in Manhattan Criminal Court in exchange for a conditional discharge, which means he...

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Comedian Franken Confirms Us Senate Candidacy

15th February 2007

LATEST: Comedian-turned-radio host AL FRANKEN has officially announced he will seek the Democratic nomination to run for the US Senate seat now held by Minnesota Republican NORM COLEMAN. The 55-year-old former SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE star...

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Hardy Treatment For Cruise

14th February 2007

Tom Cruise is hoping to get his acting career back on track with a new film inspired by the popular Hardy Boys novels.Cruise was last year ditched by Paramount after his increasingly bizarre public behaviour.With...

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