Daily Archives : Feb 18, 2010

Was an ‘Idol’ Final 24 Contestant Ejected From the Show for Lying?

It pays to be as truthful as you can on application forms, as rumors swirl that an "American Idol" contestant has been bounced from the show for failing to be upfront about his musical experience.  A source close to one…

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered: Classic ’60s Sitcom–the Enchanted ‘Mad Men’ of Its Time, Debuts on TVLand

One of the most beloved sitcoms of the ’60s comes to TVLand beginning March 1. And one of the characters is an Adman so impressive it took actors to portray him. We’re speaking, of course, of "Bewitched," starring Elizabeth Montgomery…

Oprah Brings Together Oscar Nominees James Cameron, Penelope Cruz, and ‘Avatar’ Stars on Her Upcoming Primetime Special

Oprah Winfrey will bring together Oscar nominees and winners to interview one another during "The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special," airing on ABC at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3.  Stars like Halle Berry will sit down with Penelope Cruz, while…

Betty White Still Waiting for That Call as NBC Rolls Out Post-Olympic ‘SNL’ Hosting Details

Despite a massive Facebook campaign that is growing in size, Betty White has been passed over for hosting duty, again, for "Saturday Night Live’s" return from its Olympic hiatus on Feb. 27.  Instead, singer-actress Jennifer Lopez will be hosting, as…

PBS Tops Fox News as Most Trusted News Outlet, Poll Says

The annual GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media poll released its results today and PBS was named the most trusted name in news, as well as one of the most trusted institutions in America, reports B&C. When asked to assess…

Senator Feingold Pens Pointed Letter to NBCU, Comcast

Democratic Senator Russ Feingold has penned a letter filled with tough questions for Comcast and NBC Universal, following a Capitol Hill hearing two weeks ago with NBC Universal President Jeff Zucker and Comcast Chairman Brian Roberts regarding a proposed merger,…

‘American Idol’ Takes Ratings Silver for the First Time in Six Years

Lindsey Vonn’s downhill skiing gold medal run on NBC lured enough viewers away from Fox’s "American Idol" to have it place second in its time period, a feat that hasn’t happened in six years, The Hollywood Reporter says.   The…

‘Nine Lives’ Gets Another Potential Life With NBC

Steven Spielberg’s "Nine Lives," a miniseries developed four years ago for SyFy that was quietly axed, may get its own shot at another life, the Hollywood Reporter reports.   NBC is taking another look at "Lives," which follows a group…

GLAAD To Honor Wanda Sykes With Kolzak Award

Wanda Sykes, co-star of the CBS sitcom "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and the star of the Fox Saturday late night show "The Wanda Sykes Show," has been chosen by GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Discrimination) to receive…

‘Octomom’ to Make Guest Appearance on ‘The View’

Nadya Suleman, the Octomom, is set to appear on ABC’s daily roundtable discussion show, "The View," Wednesday, Feb. 24, the Associated Press reports.  A frequent topic during the show’s Hot Topics segment, Suleman’s octuple birth grabbed international headlines last year,…