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Effects of Letterman Blackmail Case Hard to Judge

The Associated Press

May 5, 2010

Filed under Entertainment, Global News, Television

NEW YORK – Robert "Joe" Halderman thought he had a $2 million secret and a surefire plan to cash in on it: Pay him, or he'd ravage David Letterman's congenial, clean-cut image by revealing the late-night TV icon's office affairs. Inst...

Star Trek Scripts, Shatner’s Motorcycle for Sale

The Associated Press

April 28, 2010

Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Television

LOS ANGELES – Shoppers can boldly go where no man has gone before when Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's collection of personal effects and show memorabilia go up for auction. Hand-annotated scripts, costumes from the...

Glee a Musical Success as Much as a Cult Success

Matt DiGiovanni

April 14, 2010

Filed under Entertainment, Music, Television

LOS ANGELES – Glee, the award-winning musical comedy about a misfit high school show choir, might be doing more for music than its fellow Fox juggernaut, American Idol. In its first 13 episodes, the show treated viewers to c...

Oscars Make History as Bigelow Pioneers

The Associated Press

March 10, 2010

Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Television

LOS ANGELES – Kathryn Bigelow played field commander to bring her raw, relentless Iraq War thriller The Hurt Locker to the screen. After her film triumphed at the Academy Awards with six prizes and made her the first...

Preliminary Ratings Show Oscars Up Over Last Year

The Associated Press

March 10, 2010

Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Television

NEW YORK – Early indications are that an Academy Awards telecast where The Hurt Locker topped the popular Avatar for best picture was popular with viewers. The Nielsen Co.'s overnight measurement of the nation's 56 biggest...

Sutherland’s Illness Causes Brief Shutdown of 24

The Associated Press

February 17, 2010

Filed under Television

NEW YORK – Production of the Fox network thriller "24" has been temporarily shut down so that star and executive producer Kiefer (KEE'-fur) Sutherland can undergo surgery. Shooting is expected to resume next week with Sutherland's...

America’s Top Dog Show Starts with Razzle Dazzle

The Associated Press

February 17, 2010

Filed under Animals & Wildlife, Television

NEW YORK – By noon, it had been quite a day for Razzle Dazzle. She'd already walked off with a repeat ribbon as the best bulldog at the Westminster Kennel Club show Monday, and now it was time for a catnap. So she put...

The Record is…M-A-S-H’ed! Super Bowl XLIV Outdoes 1983 Finale

Matthew Ezzo

February 17, 2010

Filed under Entertainment, Television

Was it the New Orleans Saints’ opportunity to revive a city that’s longing for some life? Or was it the league’s MVP trying to win his second Super Bowl ring? Or was it simply the fact that Americans love football? Whatever...

Super Bowl TV Spot Brings Leno, Letterman Together

The Associated Press

February 9, 2010

Filed under Television

NEW YORK – Super Bowl viewers were rubbing their eyes at the sight of a TV spot pairing CBS late-night host David Letterman with longtime NBC archrival Jay Leno, plus media magnate Oprah Winfrey. Appearing early in the CB...

Grammys Bring Amazing Night of Music

Erin Ennis

February 3, 2010

Filed under Music, Television

On Sunday, Jan. 31, millions around the United States hunkered down in front of their televisions at 8 pm, Eastern Time, to view the 52 annual Grammy Awards. The top names in the music industry swept up the red carpet, adorned...

Grammy Awards Ratings Are Music to CBS’ Ears

The Associated Press

February 3, 2010

Filed under Music, Television

NEW YORK – The Grammys have made sweet music in the ratings, with the show's biggest TV audience in six years. Preliminary Nielsen figures Monday show the CBS broadcast attracted 25.8 million viewers. That would be th...

NBC Debacle Causes Late Night to Lose Big

Matt DiGiovanni

January 28, 2010

Filed under Television

Recently NBC has had its hands full with the debacle between Jay Leno, of The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and The Jay Leno Show, and Conan O'Brien, of Late Night with Conan O'Brien and  The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. The...

Simon Cowell Says Goodbye to American Idol

Liz De La Torre

January 28, 2010

Filed under Television

Whether it’s “You are a complete and utter drama queen. I’ve never met anyone else in my life, with the exception of Paula, who was so desperate to be famous,” to a Top 36 contestant or “If it’s any consolation, you...

Jon & Kate Plus 8…Minus Jon

Michael Kelly

October 28, 2009

Filed under Entertainment, Television

The twisting tale of the Gosselin’s never seems to end. The local television network, TLC, is suing Jon Gosselin from the TV show Jon & Kate Plus 8. The lawsuit was officially filed on Friday, Oct. 23. “He is the Father...

Tonight Show Hit Hurts Host

Michael Kelly

October 6, 2009

Filed under Television

Following a stunt-gone-wrong on The Tonight Show, the primetime talk show was forced to play a rerun episode. The popular and relatively new host, Conan O' Brien, had been ready for a “business as usual” Friday night before t...

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