Daily Archives : Sep 17, 2009

‘America’s Got Talent’ Crowns a Winner

Singing "chicken catcher," farmer and Mayfield, Ky., native Kevin Skinner was crowned the new champion of "America’s Got Talent" on the NBC broadcast last night, MTV.com reports. The 35-year-old singer won $1 million — and the headliner’s spot in the…

AWRT President Maria Brennan to Become CEO of WICT

Maria Brennan will become president and CEO of Women in Cable Telecommunications, effective Oct. 19, according to Multichannel News. Brennan, the currrent president of American Women in Radio & Television, succeeds former WICT CEO Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, who left the organization for USA Track and…

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Makes Amends With Gay Community

Fox’s hit dance show "So You Think You Can Dance" has adressed past complaints from the gay community by including a same-sex Latin ballroom couple in this season’s episodes, as well as adding an openly gay judge, film director-producer-choreographer Adam…

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’s’ ‘Seinfeld’ Reunion Will Deal With Michael Richards’ Rant

When the "Seinfeld" cast reunites on HBO’s "Curb Your Enthusiasm" this season, Larry David said they will deal honestly with Michael Richards’ infamous rant in a comedy club when he used the "n" word, according to "Extra." David said Richards…

Oprah Flashes Back to ’60s With ‘Mad Men’ Stars

Monday’s "The Oprah Winfrey Show" will flashback to the 1960s for a salute to the AMC series "Mad Men," including an interview with stars January Jones and Jon Hamm, reports the Baltimore Sun. In addition to talking about the show…

HBO’s ‘Big Love’ Lands Another Big-Name Actress

Entering its fourth season, HBO’s "Big Love" has added Oscar-winning actress Sissy Spacek to its cast, reports the Los Angeles Times. Spacek will play a high-powered Washington lobbyist, starting in the third episode. The series returns to HBO early next year….

Kara DioGuardi Spins New Reality Show

"American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi has been developing a new reality TV show about the music business called "Dropped," reports New York Magazine. "Dropped" will give singers, groups and musicians who have had recording contracts–but lost them–a second chance at…

Sarah Brown Leaving ‘General Hospital’

Three-time Daytime Emmy winner Sarah Brown, who rejoined "General Hospital" as a different character in January, will be leaving the show in October, reports SoapCentral.com. The actress relayed the news to her fans via Twitter, saying, "It’s been nice being…

Sophia: ‘Esther Weinstock is dead.’ Dorothy: ‘What happened?’ Sophia: ‘She was fighting an oil rig fire…’ (then agitated) ‘SHE WAS 88!’ Rose: ‘It’s great she was able to work until the end.’ Classic Is Classic. Disney Sends ‘Golden Girls’ to LatAm

The classic 1980s sitcom "The Golden Girls" is coming back to TV but this time in Spanish. Disney Media Networks Latin America has announced that it’s making "Los Años Dorados,” a Hispanic reversioning of the show. The series, which begins shooting 45 30-minutes episodes…

Comedy Central Turns to Don Mischer to Revive ‘American Comedy Awards’

Comedy Central has teamed up with Don Mischer Productions to relaunch its "American Comedy Awards," an annual television event honoring the best of comedy in film, television, digital shorts and performance, says the network. Mischer, who has produced the Primetime…