Daily Archives : Sep 16, 2009

Jay Leno’s Second Show Dips Significantly in Ratings vs. Tougher Competition

The ratings of "The Jay Leno Show" dropped 38% in the key demo of 18-49 year-olds on Tuesday night, and 42% in viewers overall, according to James Hibberd’s Live Feed blog for The Hollywood Reporter. Total viewers for the show…

Kate Gosselin is Talking to Telepictures About a Talk Show. Meanwhile, on the Jon Front, a Former Nanny Says She Had Affair With Him

Double dose of Jon & Kate today.  First, on the TV side, Kate is reportedly talking to Telepictures about a co-hosting a ‘View’-type morning show, according to E! Online. The idea is to get a bunch of women who are…

Game Show First: ‘The Newlywed Game’ to Welcome Gay Couple

"Star Trek" actor George Takei, right, and his spouse Brad Altman will appear on GSN’s "The Newlywed Game," making them the first gay couple ever to appear on the series, reports the Associated Press. Carnie Wilson hosts the show, which has…

Smackdown: Linda McMahon Tries to Give Hip Lock to Sen. Chris Dodd. The CEO of WWE (and Wife of Chairman Vince McMahon) Resigns to Challenge Dodd for Senate Seat. Or Is This Just a Cheap Heat Move? Regardless, Dodd’s Folks Are Likely Going Bonzo-Gonzo

Linda McMahon, the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, has resigned to challenge Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd, whose seat is up for grabs next year, the Associated Press reports. Dodd is a Democrat who will be seeking his sixth term. McMahon…

MTV Greenlights Puppet Comedy Series Starring Warren the Ape

MTV has said yes to a new puppet comedy series called "Warren the Ape," reports B&C. The show will follow the developments in the life of Warren "The Ape" Demontague, a washed up puppet actor, trying to make it in…

Handicapping the Race for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy

It’s not often the host of an awards show is himself up for one of the trophies, but "HIMYM’s" Neil Patrick Harris will be holding his breath when the winner of the outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series is…

‘District 9′ Star Set as Murdock as ‘A Team’ Movie Rounds Out Cast

Jessica Biel and "District 9" star Sharlto Copley may be the final pieces to the casting puzzle for Fox’s feature adaptation of the NBC hit series "The A Team," reports Variety. Already set for the film are Liam Neeson as…

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Lands Musical ‘Hairspray’ Director as Judge

Adam Shankman, the producer-director-choreographer of the musical film "Hairspray," has officially joined Fox’s "So You Think You Can Dance" as the third judge, according to Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello. Fox confirmed that Shankman, who has appeared as a guest judge…

MTV Cancels Remake of ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’

MTV’s plans to remake the cult classic musical "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" have been scuttled, according to The Wrap. A rep for Fox TV Studios, which was to be a co-producer of the film, first announced with fanfare last…

Cablevision Is First Cable Company to Offer Interactive Ads

Cablevision will be the first cable company to offer customers interactive advertising commencing next month, reports Multichannel News. The interactive service, called Optimum Select, will give nearly 3 million Cablevision subscribers the chance to click on a TV ad via…