Fact: New Kids On The Block turned house band on Tuesday (20Jan15) as they took up residence at the ABC studios of U.S. morning show Live! With Kelly And Michael. The pop stars opened and closed the show with musical performances and entertained the studio audience during commercial breaks to promote their upcoming summer tour, The Main Event, with R&B group TLC and rapper Nelly.
Fact: Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville has turned bad for hit new U.S. musical series Galavant - the Brit will play a pirate king in a new episode of the ABC show, which will air on Sunday (11Jan15).
Quote: "I went bright red in the table read... and doing phone sex was actually in a way harder than doing a regular sex scene. Because a regular sex scene, it's all so weird and ridiculous, and you have this other person that you're with. But for the phone sex scene, it was me, alone on the phone, actually having phone sex with someone, and just the crew watching me!... The scene was really hot! I could not believe they aired that on ABC." Scandal star Tony Goldwyn was embarrassed after filming a phone sex scene with onscreen love interest Kerry Washington.
Fact: U.S. newswoman Elizabeth Vargas is returning to work as ABC's anchor next week (beg27Oct14) after she checked into rehab for the second time in August (14) for alcohol abuse. She writes on Twitter.com, "So many thx (thanks) to everyone for your support! It means so much. I am back to work next week, so happy to come back!"
Fact: Comedienne ROSIE O'DONNELL has officially been announced as a new co-host of U.S. talk show The View. The actress originally joined the daytime programme in 2006, but walked away from the project in May, 2007 after just one season as a panellist. However, she will be back for the new run of shows this autumn (14) following the departure of Jenny MCCarthy and Sherri Shepherd. Confirming the news in a Twitter.com post on Thursday (10Jul14), bosses at U.S. network ABC write, "It's official! Abc confirms Rosie O'Donnell returns as co-host of #TheView w/ (with) moderator Whoopi Goldberg for Season 18".
Quote: "Thank you to everyone for making this s**t possible! Oops, sorry, I'm on (U.S. network) ABC!" Miley Cyrus let slip an expletive as she accepted her prize for Top Streaming Artist via satellite at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (18May14). The singer is currently on tour in Europe.
Fact: Christian Slater and Steve Zahn's Tv series, Mind Games, has been cancelled after just five episodes. The drama only debuted in February (14), but bosses at America's ABC network decided to pull the show due to low ratings.
Fact: The Help star Viola Davis is heading back to Tv to star in a new legal thriller. The actress will lead the cast in How To Get Away With Murder as a criminal defence professor who becomes embroiled in a murder plot. The series, co-produced by Scandal's Shonda Rhimes, will air on America's ABC network. Davis previously had a recurring role on crime drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and comedy series United States of Tara.
Fact: New Kids On The Block star Donnie Wahlberg celebrated the start of 2014 by planting a kiss on girlfriend Jenny MCCarthy's lips on live Tv. The actress and Tv personality has rung in the past three New Years by kissing random men in Times Square, New York as part of ABC's televised coverage and this year she bid farewell to the past year by smooching the pop star and actor.
Fact: Reality Tv couple Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici have set a wedding date. The duo will walk down the aisle on 26 January (14) and the ceremony is due to air live in a special episode for U.S. network ABC. The pair, who found love on the bachelor, became engaged earlier this year (13).
Quote: "It was like the Cia. What we went through to keep it a secret. We had code names, we flew on the ABC (Tv network) private jet to the White House." Oscars producer Craig Zadan on keeping Michelle Obama's appearance top secret. The U.S. First Lady appeared via satellite to announce the Best Picture award on Sunday (24Feb13).
Fact: Actors Ethan Hawke, Dave Annable, Tony Danza, Ana Gasteyer and reality Tv star Nicole 'snooki' Polizzi were among the celebrities who helped to man the phones and take donations from viewers of U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America on Monday (05Nov12) to raise funds for Disney and the ABC network's Day of Giving. The charity drive aimed to boost money for the American Red Cross to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy, which battered the East Coast of the U.S. last week (begs29Oct12).
Fact: Rockers The Temper Trap's song Love Lost, Guy Sebastian's All To Myself and Who's That Girl, and ABC News theme remix by Pendulum are set to compete for the coveted Song of the Year prize at Australia's upcoming Apra Music Awards on 21 June (11).
Fact: John Legend fans defied a rainy day in New York City to pack Central Park for a free concert on Friday (05Jun09). The gig was broadcast on ABC's Good Morning America, as part of the show's Summer Concert Series - and kicks off his Summer (09) Evolver tour.
Fact: Homer Simpson is to undergo a colonoscopy in a skit to raise money for the Stand Up To Cancer charity. The sketch, in which doctors scan The Simpsons character's bowels and see his wedding ring, is due to air on ABC, CBS and NBC on 5 September (08).
Fact: Sean Combs has reunited with his RAISIN IN THE SUN co-stars Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald and Sanaa Lathan for a TV version of the Broadway stage play. Raisin In The Sun will air on U.S. television network ABC in February (08).
Fact: <p>Former MELROSE PLACE star Heather Locklear is in talks to play the lead in ABC comedy pilot WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE. Locklear would play a recently widowed woman who embarks on a new life with her two best friends. </p>