Daily Archives : Aug 31, 2009

Audrina Patridge Says Goodbye to ‘The Hills’

Audrina Patridge says she is leaving “The Hills” after she finishes filming her last few episodes, reports Us magazine. The “Sorority Row” star is developing a reality show with “Survivor” producer Mark Burnett and says she would also like to do more…

Here’s What Some Opinion Makers Think About the Disney-Marvel Deal

Here are three analysis pieces about Monday’s news that Disney is buying Marvel for $4 billion. First up is Dorothy Pomerantz’s piece for Forbes, "Marvel: How Good a Deal For Disney?" Next is Rick Marshall’s blog on MTV’s Splash Page: "Three…

Is ‘Mad Men’ Too Tame? Ad Vet Jerry Della Femina Remembers More Booze, Broads

You might think that "Mad Men" depicts the 1960′s advertising world with an emphasis on drinking and womanizing as an exaggeration, but Madison Avenue legend Jerry Della Femina reports to USA Today that the times were even raunchier than the…

Disney is Buying Marvel for $4 Billion: It’s Where the Boys Are

With a stable that includes Spider-Man, the X-Men and Iron Man, among many others, the acquisition fills a gap for Disney–popular characters that appeal to boys. Click here to read more. –Chuck Ross

Daytime Emmycast on CW Crashes and Burns in the Ratings, Nosedives From Last-Year’s All-Time Low on ABC

The overnight ratings are in for the Daytime Emmy broadcast on The CW and they were, in a word, dismal, reports Broadcasting & Cable. Last night’s broadcast averaged a 0.5 Nielsen rating and 2 share among viewers 18 to 49 from…

‘Home Improvement’ Creators Are Back at ABC

The creators of “Home Improvement” have landed another comedy at ABC, says The Hollywood Reporter. The show, from Matt Williams, Carmen Finestra, and David McFadzean has received a script commitment and is being produced by ABC Studios. –Alex Jacobius

Michael Irvin Joins the NFL Network

Hall of Famer and former Dallas Cowboy wide receiver Michael Irvin is joining the NFL Network, Daily Variety reports. Irvin will appear on the network’s “NFL GameDay Morning” and “NFL GameDay Highlights.” Irvin is also scheduled to participate on the…

On-Again, Off-Again ‘Arrested Development’ Movie is Off Again

Ever since Fox canceled "Arrested Development," the creators and stars of the show have been in talks about a feature film picking up with the series ended, but now those talks have stalled, reports the New York Daily News. This…

Pat Robertson Undergoes Open-Heart Surgery

Pat Robertson, the 79-year-old founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network, is recovering from open-heart surgery, according to report in the Huffington Post. The religious broadcaster, who is also a political power representing the religious right, underwent a 10-hour procedure to repair…

‘Idol’ Judge DioGuardi Won’t Give Up on ‘No Boundaries,’ Sings It Herself on YouTube

"American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi has recorded her own version of "No Boundaries," the song she tried in vain to get "Idol" champ Kris Allen, and runner up Adam Lambert, to propel into a hit, according to the New York…